Essex Birdwatching Society Bird News

Records submitted in the last 14 days, most recent first. Amber indicates local or uncommon, red indicates EBwS requires notes, bold red indicates EBwS requires a description, green indicates category D (reasonable doubt of natural occurrence) or category E (escapes or non-sustaining introductions).

Thursday 22 June 2017

Terling google map for Terling
This is a map showing Terling with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:30 to 08:35, Warm , sunny

Little owl  (Tony Marsala) (93272 bytes) Little owl  (Tony Marsala) (84094 bytes) Little owl  (Tony Marsala) (93272 bytes) Little owl  (Tony Marsala) (84094 bytes) 1 Little Owl (Perched in dead oak tree ) [Tony Marsala]

Earls Colne google map for Earls Colne
This is a map showing Earls Colne with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:00 to 08:00, Warm and sunny

1 Quail (Still calling (6th week) from bend in Curds Rd.) [Mick Tracey]

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
This is a map showing Wrabness with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 15:00 to 16:00, Very Hot/Tide out

1 Little Egret, 1 Turtle Dove (Heard and seen in the open,may have heard a second one), 4 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer [Peter Brittain]

Marks Tey google map for Marks Tey
This is a map showing Marks Tey with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:30 to 08:40

1 Turtle Dove (Purring opposite The Barn Brasserie, GT.Tey) [Phil Carter]

Wormingford, Colchester google map for Wormingford, Colchester
This is a map showing Wormingford, Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:30 to 10:30, warm and sunny

1 Kestrel (male), 10 Swallow (pairs - final total [9]), 9 House Martin (pairs - final total [9]), 2 Reed Warbler (males - Bowdens river [3]), 14 Blackcap (territories - final total [14]), 4 Lesser Whitethroat (males - final total [2015=4]), 21 Whitethroat (territories - final total [2015=22]), 1 Treecreeper (near church), 14 Linnet (pairs (3 families) -final total [2015=18]), 3 Bullfinch (territories [3]), 21 Yellowhammer (territories - final total [21]), 3 Reed Bunting (territories [5]) [Martin Peers]

Bradwell-on-Sea google map for Bradwell-on-Sea
This is a map showing Bradwell-on-Sea with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:00 to 08:00

3 Peregrine Falcon (Adult male and female with recently fledged juv at Bradwell Power Station (only one young raised this year).) [John Sutherby]

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 17:00 to 19:00

1 Peregrine Falcon (Heading towards hilly fields adult from jumbo), 12 Swift (6 Salisbury avenue. 3 cymbelene 3 near jumbo ), 1 Green Woodpecker (Cymbelene), 2 Swallow (Cymbelene seen with 3 swifts above and 1 house martin), 1 House Martin, 2 Mistle Thrush (Cymbelene ), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Hilly fields.), 4 Whitethroat (3 hilly 1 cymbelene ), 3 Chiffchaff (2 hilly 1 cymbelene way), 3 Greenfinch (2 hilly 1 cymbelene ) [Karl Kennedy]

Monday 19 June 2017

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) google map for Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
This is a map showing Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
TQ6980
, 19:00 to 20:00, Sunny and Warm

1 Barn Owl (near the hedge to the old tip), 1 Kingfisher (Fishing lakes) [Mark Fisher]

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 16:00 to 16:30

Dazed young peregrine in flowerbed at Colchester Sixth Form College (Michael Padmore) (115220 bytes) 1 Peregrine Falcon (On leaving the nest, one of the youngsters from the water tower hit a wall and ended up in a flower bed at the sixth form college. 30 minutes later it seems to have flown off.) [Michael Padmore]

Hanningfield Reservoir google map for Hanningfield Reservoir
This is a map showing Hanningfield Reservoir with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 13:30 to 16:45, Sunny, hot.

2 Marsh Harrier, 10 Common Tern (+), 4 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 15 Long-tailed Tit (+), 85 Jackdaw (+), 2 Bullfinch (pair) [Simon Satchell]

Nayland google map for Nayland
This is a map showing Nayland with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 13:00 to 13:00, Suuny, v.warm

1 Red Kite (Single bird being seen quite frequently) [David Lowe]

Sunnymead Farm google map for Sunnymead Farm
This is a map showing Sunnymead Farm with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 07:40 to 08:30

2 Oystercatcher (pair plus 2 young), 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Stock Dove (pair plus another singing) [Richard Allen]

Sunday 18 June 2017

Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead google map for Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead
This is a map showing Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 18:00 to 18:30, warm,light breez

1 Turtle Dove (Heard and seen by local farmer, ) [Ian Tarbin]

Stour Reserve google map for Stour Reserve
This is a map showing Stour Reserve with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 17:00 to 18:00, Warm, sunny

3 Grey Plover (nb plumage), 6 Lapwing, 4 Turnstone, 5 Blackcap (circa, All singing on 2 mile walk through woods), 1 Garden Warbler (Singing in low scrub), 8 Long-tailed Tit (circa) [Matt Turner]

Witham google map for Witham
This is a map showing Witham with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:15 to 09:15, Hot, sunny, clear sky

1 Red Kite (Circling, harassed by gull) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Saturday 17 June 2017

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 17:30 to 18:30, Hot and sunny

Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (75857 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (98797 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (85998 bytes) 5 Peregrine Falcon (Both adults, 1 fledged juvenile and 2 juveniles still (just) in nest alcove.) [Sean Nixon]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
This is a map showing Langdon Hills NR EWT with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 10:15 to 10:45, Sunny, hot. Lincewood only.

2 Treecreeper (At least), 1 Bullfinch (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Wix google map for Wix
This is a map showing Wix with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 10:00 to 12:00, Sunny intervals, warm

1 Marsh Harrier (Male hunting low over field of wheat), 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby (Unsuccessful attempt at a Swift, i rarely see Hobby over Wix) [James Davidson]

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:30 to 11:15, Hot sunny

4 Peregrine Falcon (Jumbo water tower) [Karl Kennedy]

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:00 to 11:00

4 Peregrine Falcon (3 juve 1 male.1 juve fledged and seen flying), 5 Moorhen (3 young), 2 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 2 House Martin, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Blackcap (Hillys), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff (Hilly fields), 1 Coal Tit (Near jumbo), 2 Jay, 3 Greenfinch (Hilly ) [Karl Kennedy]

Great Horkesley google map for Great Horkesley
This is a map showing Great Horkesley with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:00 to 10:30, hot and sunny

2 Red-legged Partridge (pair - all records for Little Horkesley), 2 Stock Dove (males), 2 Turtle Dove (pair), 18 Skylark (males), 3 Song Thrush (males), 1 Reed Warbler (male), 6 Blackcap (males), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (males (1 family)), 10 Whitethroat (males (2 families)), 8 Chiffchaff (males), 5 Yellowhammer (males), 1 Reed Bunting (male) [Martin Peers]

Westley Heights google map for Westley Heights
This is a map showing Westley Heights with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About Westley Heights
TQ 6886
, 07:45 to 10:00, Sunny, hot

5 Green Woodpecker (At least. Including adult & at least two young in Coombe Wood), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least), 3 Goldcrest (At least. Two singing males.), 2 Coal Tit (Singing males, Coombe Wood), 2 Nuthatch (Coombe Wood) [Andrew Cox]

Friday 16 June 2017

Loughton google map for Loughton
This is a map showing Loughton with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 19:00 to 19:00

1 Hobby (Flew low over M11 whilst I was stuck in traffic ) [Andrew Stroud]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
This is a map showing Wivenhoe with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 17:30 to 18:30

1 Buzzard, 1 Little Tern, 6 Swift, 1 House Martin, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellowhammer, 5 Reed Bunting (All sightings from yacht club and beyond towards brightlinsea.) [Karl Kennedy]

Wakering Stairs google map for Wakering Stairs
This is a map showing Wakering Stairs with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 15:50 to 17:50, Sunny and warm, light SW breeze

4 Turtle Dove (4 heard, 2 of which also seen, between the Broomway and Haven Point ) [David Selley]

Braintree google map for Braintree
This is a map showing Braintree with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 15:00 to 15:05, Hot and clear

20 Long-tailed Tit (At least 20 noisy long tailed tits in holly tree In patio garden) [Martin Iddon]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
This is a map showing Langdon Hills NR EWT with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 12:00 to 15:45, Sunny, hot. Marks Hill & Willow Park

2 Treecreeper (Marks Hill), 4 Bullfinch (Two Marks Hill & two Willow Park) [Andrew Cox]

Thaxted google map for Thaxted
This is a map showing Thaxted with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 11:30 to 11:35, Hot some cloud cover W breeze

2 Bullfinch (Two seen but evidence of more present by contact calls, council woody scrubby area between housing development, NE side of town) [Stephen Dutton]

Danbury Common google map for Danbury Common
This is a map showing Danbury Common with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:30 to 10:30, Sunny and warm

1 Turtle Dove (Heard calling), 1 Nightingale (Heard and seen), 5 Blackcap (Singing), 3 Chiffchaff (Singing) [Robert Pease]

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
This is a map showing Colne Pt with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:00 to 08:00

1 Hen Harrier (Ring-tail went west north of sewage farm at 07:20, very distant views, seemed to have more of Hen Harrier jizz.to me. ), 15 Mediterranean Gull (At least fifteen birds including 7 full summer plumage on field behind Wall Street this evening) [Chris Balchin]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
This is a map showing Langdon Hills NR EWT with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 06:45 to 09:15, Sunny, warm. Plotlands only

1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Tern (Fishing Dunton lake), 1 Reed Warbler (Singing male), 2 Goldcrest (Singing males), 10 Long-tailed Tit (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Thursday 15 June 2017

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 17:15 to 17:40, Warm, sunny but breezy

Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (68316 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (79511 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (64621 bytes) 3 Peregrine Falcon (3 juveniles on water tower) [Sean Nixon]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
This is a map showing Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 17:10 to 18:10, Sunny, warm

1 Marsh Harrier (Male), 30 Black-tailed Godwit (At least. Dropped down onto scrape, out of sight.), 20 Common Tern (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Nayland google map for Nayland
This is a map showing Nayland with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 16:00 to 16:00, Sunny, Warm

1 Red Kite (Over Stoke Rd) [David Lowe]

Hatfield Forest google map for Hatfield Forest
This is a map showing Hatfield Forest with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 14:00 to 16:00, Sunny cloudy spells 22 deg W breeze

3 Great Crested Grebe (Pair with juv), 2 Common Tern, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Only heard), 1 Willow Warbler [Stephen Dutton]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
This is a map showing Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 13:25 to 16:00, Dry, sun & cloud, W breeze. A hot 30c in scrape hide.

31 Greylag Goose, 8 Mallard (plus, 2 broods of ducklings, 4 each brood.), 2 Pochard (pair.), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk (high over W Canvey.), 1 Hobby (passing through at 15 30.), 2 Oystercatcher, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull (possibly more.), 100 Herring Gull (circa.), 20 Common Tern (possibly more.), 6 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker (distant, on long flight to far woods.), 1 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler (very vocal for duration, just below hide window. Unseen.), 2 Reed Warbler (Brenda &) [David Hale]

Dedham google map for Dedham
This is a map showing Dedham with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:30 to 10:00, Sunny

2 Spotted Flycatcher (Been here for over a week, first time I've seen the female.) [Matt Turner]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
This is a map showing Wivenhoe with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 07:30 to 08:15, back of cricket pitch/allotments

1 Little Owl (nesting in hole in tree), 1 Nightingale (creaking) [Richard Allen]

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Beazley End google map for Beazley End
This is a map showing Beazley End with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 11:55 to 12:00, clear,sunny,light wind

1 Red Kite [Ian Tarbin]

Sunnymead Farm google map for Sunnymead Farm
This is a map showing Sunnymead Farm with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 07:40 to 08:00

1 Hobby, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler [Richard Allen]

Stondon Massey google map for Stondon Massey
This is a map showing Stondon Massey with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 06:00 to 07:00, warm , still

1 Kingfisher, 5 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler (three singing along the brook by / around Great Myles lakes), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting (BTO Breeding Bird Survey) [Andrew Stroud]

Stondon Massey google map for Stondon Massey
This is a map showing Stondon Massey with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 06:00 to 07:00, warm , still

1 Kingfisher, 5 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler (three singing along the brook by / around Great Myles lakes), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting (BTO Breeding Bird Survey) [Andrew Stroud]

Stondon Massey google map for Stondon Massey
This is a map showing Stondon Massey with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 06:00 to 07:00, warm , still

1 Kingfisher, 5 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler (three singing along the brook by / around Great Myles lakes), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting (BTO Breeding Bird Survey) [Andrew Stroud]

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
This is a map showing Wrabness with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 20:00 to 21:15, Warm, still and sunny

2 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo, Barn owl (Sean Nixon) (65980 bytes) Barn owl (Sean Nixon) (59246 bytes) Barn owl (Sean Nixon) (68201 bytes) 1 Barn Owl, 10 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellowhammer [Sean Nixon]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
This is a map showing Wrabness with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 15:15 to 16:15, High Tide, good weather

1 Kestrel, 1 Turtle Dove (Heard only), 1 Cuckoo (Heard and seen), 6 House Martin (Around Church), 2 Song Thrush, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Near car park), 2 Blackcap, 10 Whitethroat (Lots of young about), 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Jay, 5 Magpie, 1 Goldfinch [Peter Brittain]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries google map for Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries
This is a map showing Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 14:00 to 21:00

40 Mediterranean Gull (plus, all adults), 3 Sandwich Tern (at least joining Common Tern colony) [Richard Allen]

Hanningfield Reservoir google map for Hanningfield Reservoir
This is a map showing Hanningfield Reservoir with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 10:35 to 16:35, Dry, sun & cloud, calm, 22c.

2 Mute Swan (pair with 2 cygnets.), Greylag Goose (David Hale) (81205 bytes) 100 Greylag Goose (circa.), 100 Canada Goose (plus.), Egyptian Goose (David Hale) (65738 bytes) Egyptian Goose (David Hale) (65738 bytes) 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Mallard (females with 10 ducklings in tow. Oak hide.), 28 Red-crested Pochard (including 5 ducklings, 1 less than last Thursday !.), 54 Pochard (all drakes. The single female & her 1 duckling seen last Thursday, appear to be missing !.), Great Crested Grebe (David Hale) (62040 bytes) Great Crested Grebe (David Hale) (62040 bytes) 6 Great Crested Grebe (1 pair nest building, Rawl hide.), 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier (female.), 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (all raptors over W bank tree tops.), 2 Oystercatcher (on island.), 20 Common Tern (circa, 14 on raft from Lyster hide.), 1 Green Woodpecker (heard only.), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (adult & juvenile VC feeders.), 3 Swallow (Not a single Swift, House Martin, or Sand Martin today.), 2 Pied Wagtail (pair, back & forth to island, Point hide.), 2 Blackcap (heard only.), 4 Chiffchaff (heard only. Brenda &) [David Hale]

Marks Tey google map for Marks Tey
This is a map showing Marks Tey with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 07:50 to 07:50, Sunny

2 Cuckoo (Flying by the station) [Emma Robinson]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
This is a map showing Wrabness with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 07:30 to 08:30, Bright, warm and sunny

2 Turtle Dove, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 12 Whitethroat (Brambles were alive with fledging youngsters), 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer [David North]

Monday 12 June 2017

Terling google map for Terling
This is a map showing Terling with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 22:30 to 22:30, Mild

2 Little Owl (Saw 2 owls and then another about 5 mins later.) [Alan Adkins]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
This is a map showing Wivenhoe with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 19:00 to 20:00

30 Shelduck (pair with 18 ducklings, plus 28 other adults), 2 Turtle Dove (flew over towrads Alresford Creek), 1 Cuckoo (calling) [Richard Allen]

Brightlingsea google map for Brightlingsea
This is a map showing Brightlingsea with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 18:00 to 22:00

3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Little Owl, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (1.5 miles North of Batemans tower along sea wall just beyond fenced enclosure by farm lake. Reeling from Reed lined drain @21;00hrs-22:00hrs.) [Darrell Stile]

Galleywood, near Chelmsford google map for Galleywood, near Chelmsford
This is a map showing Galleywood, near Chelmsford with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 17:30 to 17:30, Overcast & Breezy-Tile Kiln Estate

1 Red Kite (flying quite low over houses then chased off by Crows-David Atkins &) [Janice Bright]

Earls Colne google map for Earls Colne
This is a map showing Earls Colne with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 16:30 to 16:30

1 Quail (Still calling from grass field at junction of Curds Road and Newhouse Road ) [Glen Moore]

Sunday 11 June 2017

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
This is a map showing Colne Pt with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 20:10 to 20:10

1 Whimbrel (One on field behind Wall Street briefly in evening . Noticeable pure white underwing when wing raised.) [Chris Balchin]

Copt Hall, Little Wigborough google map for Copt Hall, Little Wigborough
This is a map showing Copt Hall, Little Wigborough with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 14:00 to 16:30, Sunny. Very windy. Tide in.

1 Hobby, 2 Meadow Pipit [David Allen]

Shrub End google map for Shrub End
This is a map showing Shrub End with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 13:30 to 14:00, sunny intervals and breezy

1 Hobby (overhead, flying towards Roman River area), 14 Swift (local birds), 50 Starling (only 10 juvs seen), 3 Greenfinch (males round allotments - the only ones found this year to date) [Martin Peers]

Ingrebourne Valley google map for Ingrebourne Valley
This is a map showing Ingrebourne Valley with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 10:45 to 13:45, Sun & cloud, warm, humid. Breeze picking up

21 Mallard (Three broods: female & two well grown young; plus two females with eight small ducklings each.), 1 Shoveler (Male), 1 Sparrowhawk (Female), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Cuckoo (Male), 4 Willow Warbler (Singing males), 1 Yellowhammer (Singing male), 3 Reed Bunting (Singing males) [Andrew Cox]

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
This is a map showing Colne Pt with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:00 to 08:00

2 Knot (Also in front of jetty hide), 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Possible pair, one in good summer plumage on scrape in front of jetty hide at hide tide.) [Chris Balchin]

Saturday 10 June 2017

TL8511 google map for TL8511
This is a map showing TL8511 with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About TL8511
OS 1km grid square TL8511
(5Km N of Maldon), 19:05 to 19:40

1 Song Thrush (Singing vociferously from neighbours tree.) [Malcolm Corbett]

TL8817 google map for TL8817
This is a map showing TL8817 with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About TL8817
OS 1km grid square TL8817
(7Km ENE of Witham), 11:00 to 11:20, sunny 2/8; south of Inworth

2 Hobby (presumed pair seen and heard over possible breeding area) [Andrew Goodey]

Langham google map for Langham
This is a map showing Langham with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 10:40 to 11:00, sunny and windy

2 Gadwall (drakes - all records ww lagoons), 3 Oystercatcher (adult with 1 or 2 juvs), 2 Common Tern, 1 Green Woodpecker (male feeding on ants), 2 Pied Wagtail (juvs) [Martin Peers]

Broomhouse, Langham google map for Broomhouse, Langham
This is a map showing Broomhouse, Langham with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:30 to 10:30, sunny and windy

22 Shelduck, 0 Avocet (failed and gone), 6 Black-tailed Godwit (2 in fsp (L.l islandica)), 5 Redshank (pair + juvenile; failed pair), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler (singers), 2 Whitethroat (pairs with fledged young) [Martin Peers]

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:30 to 09:50, sunny 1/10 cloud

1 Peregrine Falcon (female seen perched on north side of Jumbo water tower) [Andrew Goodey]

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:20 to 10:00, Dry bright..

2 Stock Dove, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nightingale, 2 Song Thrush (All sightings at hilly fields ...), 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Blackcap (Also 2 red admiral butterfly and 2 tortoiseshell), 5 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greenfinch [Karl Kennedy]

Westley Heights google map for Westley Heights
This is a map showing Westley Heights with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About Westley Heights
TQ 6886
, 09:15 to 10:45, Sunny, warm. Breezy

1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Swallow (At least), 1 Treecreeper (Singing male, Hall Wood) [Andrew Cox]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
This is a map showing Langdon Hills NR EWT with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:30 to 09:15, Sunny, warm. Lincewood only

12 Long-tailed Tit (At least), 1 Nuthatch [Andrew Cox]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB google map for Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
This is a map showing Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
A permit is required to use the small car park. Apply in advance to oldhallmarshes@rspb.org.uk. Alternative parking is available in Tollesbury
, 07:00 to 09:00, breezy

1 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Avocet, 1 Cuckoo, 10 Swift, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat [Graham Upton]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
This is a map showing Naze, The with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 05:40 to 10:30, cloudy start with some light rain then sunny; mild; southerly wind; low tide rising

1 Fulmar (south), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 10 Avocet, 17 Grey Plover, 15 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 6 Turnstone, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Tern, 2 Little Tern, 1 Cuckoo (singing), 1 Short-eared Owl (over Walton Hall Marshes, first thing - unusual June record), 5 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 6 Sedge Warbler (singing), 4 Reed Warbler (singing), 7 Blackcap (singing), 3 Lesser Whitethroat (singing), 14 Whitethroat (singing), 2 Chiffchaff (singing), 2 Chinese Muntjac (one fawn) [Brian Combes]

Friday 09 June 2017

Vange Marsh RSPB google map for Vange Marsh RSPB
This is a map showing Vange Marsh RSPB with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 17:30 to 18:45, Sun & clouds. Warm, breezy

20 Gadwall, 1 Garganey (Male, NE corner), 2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female), 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank [Andrew Cox]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) google map for Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
This is a map showing Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
TQ6980
, 13:30 to 16:30, Sun & clouds. Warm, breezy

1 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Common Tern (At least), 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Stanford Warren google map for Stanford Warren
This is a map showing Stanford Warren with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 13:15 to 13:30, Sun & cloud. Warm

1 Cuckoo, 3 Bearded Tit, 3 Reed Bunting (Singing males) [Andrew Cox]

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, 07:30 to 09:30, Sun & cloud

1 Buzzard, 1 Common Tern, 2 Whitethroat [Andrew Cox]

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