December 14th. Cold start, with decreasing south-westerly wind.
Birds around included a Common Buzzard, a Goldcrest and a Fieldfare. On Jackson's Marsh was an immature Whooper Swan.
December 13th. Around were 50 Pink-footed Goose and 5 Goldcrest. On Jackson's Marsh was an immature Whooper Swan.
A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue provided 10 new birds: 6 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit and a Chaffinch; and 4 retraps: a Blue Tit and 3 Great Tit.
December 12th. Frozen start, slowly thawing out.
At Greenshanks Creek were 3 Shorelark. On Jackson's Marsh was an immature Whooper Swan. Birds around included 900 Pink-footed Goose, a Marsh Harrier, 450 Golden Plover, 360 Lapwing, a Goldcrest, 5 Stonechat, 3 Fieldfare and 3 Snow Bunting. Heading south were 28 Lapwing; and west 4 Pink-footed Goose.
December 11th. Moderately strong north-easterly wind.
A Great White Egret flew down the River Steeping. Over Croftmarsh were 1500 Pink-footed Goose. Around were a Red Kite, a Barn Owl, a Goldcrest and a Bullfinch.