Please note there is currently a severe tick problem at Old Hall Marshes. Dog walkers should avoid and birdwatchers need to make regular checks to legs and avoid any strands of grass hanging over the footpath. This is a really bad infestation.
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Bird News - Table of Recent Sightings

Date Site Sightings Observer Duration Conditions Custom
Monday 16 Sep Abberton Reservoir 2 Spoonbill (Juvs LB c/way), 2 Hobby, 1 Cuckoo (Billets Screen), 1 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Great White Egret Sean Nixon 16:15 to 18:15 Grey, but mild Spoonbill at Abberton Reservoir on 16 Sep 2019, (Sean Nixon, ) , , ,
Sunday 15 Sep Abberton Reservoir 2 Spoonbill, 7 Great White Egret Stephen Entwistle 15:00 to 16:00 LB mid afternoon
Sunday 15 Sep Naze, The 5 Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 150 Grey Plover (+ looking for high tide roost), 1 Buzzard Martin Richards 12:00 to 16:00 warm, pleasant - from seawall
Sunday 15 Sep Epping 80 Rook, 90 Jackdaw (Actual count of rooks and jackdaws probably much higher, not all flock visible feeding on fields), 5 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe Roger Emmens 11:00 to 12:30 Sunny, warm, light winds
Sunday 15 Sep Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 118 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Osprey (On post, Marshouse Outfall), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2050 Oystercatcher (Very few Arctic waders back yet ), 1 Grey Phalarope (On sea, Marshhouse Outfal. In view 3-4 minutesl), 200 House Martin (PPower Station - feeding on midge swarm ), 10 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 1 Stonechat, 1 Whinchat, 37 Reed Bunting Graham Smith 09:00 to 13:00 Hot and sunny
Sunday 15 Sep Beckton 1 Little Egret, 6 Teal, 3 Common Sandpiper, 11 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher Gary A James 08:15 to 12:30 Sunny clear SW wind
Sunday 15 Sep Weald CP, near South Weald 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Goldcrest (At least.), 7 Nuthatch (At least.), 2 Goldfinch Andrew Cox 08:15 to 10:00 Sunny, chilly. Becoming warmer.
Saturday 14 Sep Abberton Reservoir 2 Common Tern (adult + juvenile), 1 Common Sandpiper (LBC (with 3 green sandpipers)), 8 Buzzard (at least), 1 Wheatear (LBC), 2 Whinchat (LdLH c'way towards Billets Farm), 2 Greenshank (at least), 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing LBC), 1 Cuckoo (in trees behind spoonbills), 1 Grey Wagtail (LBC), 1 Common Gull (LBC), 2 Mediterranean Gull (LBC - adult and 2nd winter birds) Mark Gregory 14:10 to 15:50 sunny, light winds, warm. Cauesways only; other sightings; different maxima
Saturday 14 Sep Canvey Island, Thames Estuary 30 Grey Plover (On mudflats as tide ebbed. Many more seen in flight. Some still in full summer plumage.), 60 Curlew (Approx.), 1 Arctic Skua (Chasing terns near green buoy.), 4 Mediterranean Gull (At least.), 20 Sandwich Tern (At least. Many juvs.), 10 Common Tern (At least.), 2 Eider (Immature males.) Andrew Cox 13:00 to 17:30 Sunny, chilly breeze.
Saturday 14 Sep Geedon Saltings, Colne Estuary 1 Eider (female eider in south geedon creek) David Underwood 13:00 to 13:00 high tide
Saturday 14 Sep Holland Haven 10 Buzzard (over marshes including white-rumped and pale headed bird), 3 Avocet (scrape), 1 Snipe (scrape), 3 Stonechat (near hide), 1 Reed Warbler (scrape), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (near hide), 1 Whitethroat Mark Gregory 10:50 to 12:50 sunny, light winds, warm; other sightings to shrike
Saturday 14 Sep Abberton Reservoir 2 Spoonbill (LBC, juveniles. See proof photo.), 2 Kingfisher (LBC. Overflow bridge area.), 20 Black-tailed Godwit (3 LBC, rest Wig Bay.), 1 Grey Wagtail (LBC. ), 4 Chiffchaff (LBC), 1 Willow Warbler (LBC), 4 Lesser Whitethroat (LBC. Good views of all small birds in dried out overflow area.), 4 Green Sandpiper (LBC.), 5 Great White Egret (Large white Egret, big yellow dagger of a bill. ), 16 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard (LBC.), 1 Kestrel, 3 Greenshank (1 LDHC, 2 Wig Bay.), 8 Grey Heron, 10 Egyptian Goose (Plus.), 20 Lapwing (Circa.), 15 Ruff (Wig Bay.), 4 Little Grebe, 2 Pintail (Females, Wig Bay.), 50 Shoveler (Circa.), 1 Cattle Egret (Billets screen, on Reservoir bank, later feeding amongst cattle in opposite meadow. Short stocky, white, yellow bill. ), 1 Wheatear (Adult male, Wig Bay fence.), 1 Stonechat (Male. Wig Bay fence.), 1 Whinchat (Female. Wig Bay fence.) David Hale 10:15 to 16:45 Dry, hot, sunny, light breeze, max 28c. Sightings with Brenda. Spoonbill at Abberton Reservoir on 14 Sep 2019, (David Hale, NIKON BRIDGE.) , , , , , ,
Saturday 14 Sep Thorndon CP (North) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Nuthatch (At least.), 1 Bullfinch (Juvenile.) Andrew Cox 09:00 to 10:00 Sunny, chilly. Becoming warmer.
Saturday 14 Sep Beckton 1 Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 3 Pochard, 5 Shoveler, 1 Merlin (male), 1 Hobby, 1 Redshank, 3 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Redpoll Gary A James 08:15 to 13:00 Sunny light north wind
Saturday 14 Sep Thorndon CP (South) 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Nuthatch (At least.), 1 Crossbill (Heard calling overhead.) Andrew Cox 08:00 to 09:00 Sunny, chilly. Becoming warmer.
Saturday 14 Sep Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 4 Curlew Sandpiper (All juv, in group behind co-op. Phone died so couldn't take pic!), 1 Osprey (Flew east sending everything into mad panic!), 200 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 1 Sparrowhawk (Female being chased by crow), 7 Little Egret, 2 Pintail, 1 Grey Wagtail Matt Turner 07:30 to 09:15 Sunny and calm
Saturday 14 Sep Holland Haven 1 Red-backed Shrike (1st winter showing incredibly well in Dell and surrounding scrub), 1 Mistle Thrush (North), 1 Gannet (Adult north), 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sparrowhawk (Made attempt to catch Red-backed Shrike but failed!), 15 Dunnock Steve Grimwade 07:30 to 09:00
Saturday 14 Sep Rayne 1 Hobby Chris Turner 07:00 to 07:30 Sunny light breeze
Saturday 14 Sep Naze, The 12 Goldcrest (First of the autumn ), 10 Chiffchaff (Including 1 singing), 13 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Grey Heron (7 south together first thing and 1 very high west), 12 Whitethroat, 15 Meadow Pipit, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ), 11 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail (South), 2 Mistle Thrush (South, very uncommon here), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Walton Hall Marshes ), 5 Wheatear (Walton Hall Marshes ), 1 Whinchat (Walton Hall Marshes ) Brian Combes 06:20 to 12:40 northerly wind, clear, warm, rising tide
Friday 13 Sep Holland Haven 1 Red-backed Shrike (Very good views), 5 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 2 Meadow Pipit Peter Brittain 14:30 to 16:30 Excellent
Friday 13 Sep Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 2 Peregrine Falcon (1 Bird plucking Starling low on salt marsh pylon.), 1 Marsh Harrier (Female, over salt marsh.), 1 Kestrel, 10 Spotted Redshank (9 on scrape, 1 Marina mud.), 3 Ruff (Scrape.), 4 Cattle Egret (On salt marsh opposite Marina. See proof photo.), 8 Little Egret (2 scrape, 6 Marina.), 1 Redshank (Marina.), 1 Curlew (Marina.), 2 Shoveler (Pair on scrape.), 1 Green Sandpiper (Marina.), 1 Common Sandpiper (Marina.), 80 Lapwing (Circa, scrape.) David Hale 14:00 to 16:45 Dry, hot & sunny, light breeze, 26c. Sightings with Brenda from scrape hide & Marina. Cattle Egret at Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea on 13 Sep 2019, (David Hale, NIKON BRIDGE.)
Friday 13 Sep Burnham-on-Crouch 1 Buzzard, 1 Crossbill (one flew west calling following the Crouch), 4 Yellow Wagtail, 12 Swallow Alan Shearring 13:00 to 13:30 Sunny. Two Wall butterflies
Friday 13 Sep West Canvey Marshes RSPB 1 Kestrel (6 Clouded Yellow, many Small White Butterfly.), 1 Buzzard, 20 Pied Wagtail (Circa.), 3 Common Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull (Circa.), 2 Goldfinch, 8 House Sparrow (Poor sightings due to empty reservoir.) David Hale 12:30 to 13:30 Dry, hot & sunny, light breeze 26c. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen. Reservoir dried out !.
Friday 13 Sep Naze, The 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Wheatear, 1 Buzzard Martin Richards 12:00 to 16:00 warm - from seawall
Friday 13 Sep Holland Haven 1 Red-backed Shrike (The first-winter giving incredible views in the Dell), 1 Little Egret, 198 Greylag Goose, 7 Canada Goose, 45 Teal, 2 Curlew, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Avocet, 10 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, 8 Whinchat (In scrub in area of vandalised hide), 10 Wheatear (Between sluice and vandalised hide), 2 Stonechat (Pair by sewage works), 70 Linnet, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel, 110 Starling Lee G R Evans 11:00 to 13:00 Superb weather
Friday 13 Sep Colne Pt 1 Osprey (Over north end of saltmarsh) Clive Atkins 10:45 to 11:15
Friday 13 Sep Frinton-on-Sea 2 Siskin, 3 Tree Sparrow, 1 Swift, 6 Buzzard, 45 Meadow Pipit, 59 Swallow Paul Brayshaw 09:00 to 13:00 NW-E3-4, 0/8. Selected totals, movement to south. Very quiet after the day before!
Friday 13 Sep TM0519 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Green Woodpecker (At least. One poss. two juveniles.), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 8 Blackcap (Mostly females/ jugs.), 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Treecreeper (At least.), 7 Nuthatch Andrew Cox 08:00 to 11:15 Sunny, warm. Some breeze.
Thursday 12 Sep Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 1 Kestrel, 78 Lapwing (At least.), 1 Snipe, 1 Ruff (Male.), 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper Andrew Cox 17:00 to 18:30 Sun & cloud.
Thursday 12 Sep Stanford Warren 4 Kingfisher (Regulars on the fishing lakes, one juvenile.), 1 Sparrowhawk Mark Fisher 17:00 to 18:00
Thursday 12 Sep Abberton Reservoir 5 Greenshank (From LDLHC in channel on far right), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Seen from Wigborough hide along far bank and then coming around to unsuccessfully to catch waders/ducks in Wig bay), 6 Great White Egret (5 in or under tree West of LB causeway and one still feeding to right of LB c’way) Paul Kingston 16:30 to 18:30 Warm and breezy Greenshank at Abberton Reservoir on 12 Sep 2019, (Paul Kingston) ,
Thursday 12 Sep Holland Haven 5 Whinchat (In bushes near wooden hide), 6 Wheatear (One on sea wall, others in grass between hides), 1 Red-backed Shrike (Juvenile showing well in the Dell) Paul Kingston 13:00 to 15:30 Sunshine, with occasional cloud Red-backed Shrike at Holland Haven on 12 Sep 2019, (Paul Kingston) ,
Thursday 12 Sep Leigh-on-Sea 7 Swallow (heading south), 90 Little Egret (on Two Tree island saltmarsh), 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Sandwich Tern Alan Shearring 12:00 to 13:00 High tide
Thursday 12 Sep Naze, The 5 Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 150 Swallow (+ moving south in small groups), 50 Sandwich Tern (+ resting on shoreline opp JW reserve) Martin Richards 11:00 to 16:00 breezy, warm - from seawall
Thursday 12 Sep Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 15 Mute Swan (Inc. pair with five well grown young.), 3 Pochard, 40 Tufted Duck (circa.), 25 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel (Female.), 1 Hobby (Chasing hirundines.), 40 Sand Martin (circa. In mixed hirundine movement to SW with similar numbers of Swallow and House Martin.), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) Malcolm Corbett 10:05 to 11:30 Sunny, warm, fresh SW wind. Small Copper also seen. With Graham Barber.
Thursday 12 Sep Chigborough Lakes 30 Gadwall (circa.), 1 Wigeon (Pochard Lake.), 9 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret (Main Lake. At foot of heronry with Little Egrets. (Large egret with yellow bill).), 22 Little Egret (Seven Main Lake, fifteen Pochard Lake.), 8 Cormorant (Pochard Lake.), 1 Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaff (Singing. Many others contact calling.), 1 Small Copper (Comma also seen.) Malcolm Corbett 08:45 to 10:05 And 11:30 to 12:05. Sunny, warm, strengthening SW wind. With Graham Barber.
Thursday 12 Sep Colne Pt 1000 Swallow (in 90mins, continuous passage west still going as I left), 10 Sand Martin, 100 House Martin, 100 Meadow Pipit (west), 1 Grey Wagtail (west), 5 Yellow Wagtail, 100 Linnet, 1 Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, 2 Sparrowhawk (juv m & f), 2 Buzzard, 6 Kestrel, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Yellowhammer (near hut, unusual here?), 1 Blue Tit (in sueda near hut), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (one appeared to come in off, 2 near sewage wks) Richard Allen 08:15 to 10:00
Thursday 12 Sep Frinton-on-Sea 164 Meadow Pipit, 5 Grey Wagtail, 137 Sand Martin, 54 House Martin, 2373 Swallow Paul Brayshaw 06:00 to 12:00 W1 0/8, movement to south. Selected totals. Swallow count continued by the family after I had to leave!
Wednesday 11 Sep Stanford Warren 3 Kingfisher (Regular on the fishing lakes diving, a juvenile bobbing & one at the sluice) Mark Fisher 18:00 to 19:00
Wednesday 11 Sep Abberton Reservoir 1 Manx Shearwater (Distantly off Causeway, then drifted into Hide Bay and later seen towards Wigborough Bay), 2 Spoonbill, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (Female) Steve Grimwade 17:00 to 18:45
Wednesday 11 Sep Abberton Reservoir 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Spoonbill, 5 Great White Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 10 Lapwing Sean Nixon 14:45 to 16:00 Mild, breezy and overcaste Manx Shearwater at Abberton Reservoir on 11 Sep 2019, (Sean Nixon, ) , , , , , ,
Wednesday 11 Sep Stow Marsh 1 Willow Warbler (in a Marsh Farm hedge), 1150 Starling (some in fields and mobile flocks), 120 Golden Plover, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 85 Teal, 3 Ringed Plover, 110 Swallow (low across fields heading west), 2 Sand Martin (heading west), 18 Wigeon, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Yellow Wagtail (on saltmarsh with meadow pipits), 1 Grey Wagtail (flew west along Crouch) Alan Shearring 14:00 to 16:30 Tide going out. Strong SW wind, rain and sun.
Wednesday 11 Sep Abberton Reservoir 1 Manx Shearwater Paul Chamberlain 13:00 to 15:00 Overcast but mild. Manx Shearwater at Abberton Reservoir on 11 Sep 2019, (Paul Chamberlain, Canon  7Dmk2 500mm lens + 1.4 extender) , , , , ,
Wednesday 11 Sep Holland Haven 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Red-backed Shrike, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Stonechat Sean Nixon 12:00 to 14:00 Sunny and warm, then cloud and light drizzle Spotted Flycatcher at Holland Haven on 11 Sep 2019, (Sean Nixon) , , , , ,
Wednesday 11 Sep Abberton Reservoir 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Spoonbill, 4 Great White Egret, 8 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm), 17 Ruff, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Kingfisher (LB causeway), 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 22 Egyptian Goose, 3 Common Tern, 10 Pintail (Billets Farm) David Allen 11:30 to 16:30 Sunny. Pleasant.
Tuesday 10 Sep Copt Hall, Little Wigborough 1 Little Owl, 1 Whimbrel, 25 Corn Bunting, 30 Goldfinch, 5 Yellowhammer, 2 Curlew David Allen 18:00 to 19:00 Breezy
Tuesday 10 Sep Kelvedon Hatch 2 Raven (Calling loudly from BT mast) David Jobbins 14:20 to 14:30
Tuesday 10 Sep Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 50 Ringed Plover (Hawbush Creek roost.), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Saltcoats reed marsh.) Robert Pease 12:00 to 13:00 Warm and still, gathering cloud.
Tuesday 10 Sep TQ5894 2 Raven (Flying West to East calling and tumbling in flight. towards Shenfield) Clive Tanner 12:00 to 12:15 Sunny with cloud and light SW wind.
Tuesday 10 Sep Abberton Reservoir 1 Tree Sparrow (Our first for Essex. On top of power pole at Billets Farm car park entrance.), 20 Yellow Wagtail (Circa, Billets Farm.), 50 Goldfinch (A Charm of 50 plus, Billets Farm.), 10 Meadow Pipit (At least. Billets Farm.), 3 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm screen.), 50 Swallow (Circa.), 10 Sand Martin (Circa.), 7 House Martin, 1 Green Sandpiper (LBC), 5 Common Sandpiper (Causeways.), 3 Greenshank (LDHC.), 1 Snipe (LDHC.), 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Great White Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret, 40 Egyptian Goose (Plus.), 2 Spoonbill (Island hide. Distant proof photo.), 20 Lapwing, 1 Black Swan, 30 Pied Wagtail (Circa.), 1 Common Tern, 50 Great Crested Grebe (At least.), 2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair. Hunting around pump station. Failed attempt to take a Wood Pigeon.), 4 Buzzard David Hale 10:15 to 17:45 Dry, mostly overcast, some sun. Light breeze. Max 24c. Sightings with Brenda, Reserve & both causeways. Yellow Wagtail at Abberton Reservoir on 10 Sep 2019, (David Hale) , , , , ,
Tuesday 10 Sep Holland Haven 1 Red-backed Shrike (Bushes to west of the Dell), 2 Whinchat (Near Frinton Golf Club), 1 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 1 Sand Martin (30+), 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat (c10), 1 Snipe, 3 Turnstone David Wrycraft 09:45 to 12:45 Mainly sunny, warm, light breeze Red-backed Shrike at Holland Haven on 10 Sep 2019, (David Wrycraft)
Tuesday 10 Sep Tilbury 3 Common Tern (Up river), 2 Sandwich Tern (Up river then out again 10 mins later) Paul Larkin 08:15 to 09:00 Broken cloud, light W wind, rising tide
Tuesday 10 Sep Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Yellow Wagtail (Possibly 10? Inc juvs on island), 10 Teal Brian Bolton 07:15 to 08:00 Dry and misty
Monday 09 Sep Abberton Reservoir 2 Spoonbill (flew South from Layer Breton causeway at 4:30 pm), 5 Great White Egret, 2 Mandarin Duck (pair asleep under tree at Layer Breton causeway), 1 Peregrine Falcon (mobbed by a crow and then sat in tree at LB causeway), 18 Ruff (Billets Farm), 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper (pair at LB causeway), 18 Egyptian Goose, 17 Moorhen, 200 Swallow (plus), 1 Ruddy Shelduck (LdlH causeway), 32 Lapwing, 7 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Heron David Allen 16:00 to 17:45 Raining. 12 degrees. It felt colder.
Monday 09 Sep Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 1 Kingfisher (By Cattawade bridge), 1 Grey Heron (Also by Cattawade bridge, notably taking an eel, c300mm in length. Eventually eaten.) Paul Saward 13:45 to 14:15 Overcast, slight rain.
Monday 09 Sep Holland Haven 1 Red-backed Shrike (Bushes nr. sluice), 1 Swift Ron Colson 13:00 to 13:30 cool,12c ,overcast, drizzle Red-backed Shrike at Holland Haven on 09 Sep 2019, (Ron Colson) , ,
Monday 09 Sep Abberton Reservoir 3 Great White Egret, 2 Spoonbill Paul Chamberlain 12:45 to 13:15 Overcast with drizzle Great White Egret at Abberton Reservoir on 09 Sep 2019, (Paul Chamberlain) ,
Monday 09 Sep Abberton Reservoir 2 Spoonbill (Juv LBC), 3 Great White Egret (LBC.1 LDLH.1Wig bay), 1 Wood Sandpiper (LBC), 2 Green Sandpiper (LBC), 6 Yellow Wagtail (LDLH), 100 Swallow (+House Martin,Sand Martin), 10 Ruff (Wig bay), 6 Dunlin (Wig Bay), 30 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay), 2 Common Sandpiper (LDLH), 2 Greenshank (LDLH), 30 Pintail (+Wig Bay), 1 Marsh Harrier (Wig Bay), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard LBC) Barbara Leport 11:45 to 16:00 Wet.
Monday 09 Sep Holland Haven 1 Red-backed Shrike Paul Chamberlain 11:00 to 12:00 Overcast with rain. Red-backed Shrike at Holland Haven on 09 Sep 2019, (Paul Chamberlain, ) ,
Monday 09 Sep TQ6293 2 Raven (Feeding , flying and calling on fields between Middle Road and Hanging Hill Lane , Brentwood) Clive Tanner 10:00 to 10:15 Light rain with gentle southerly wind
Monday 09 Sep Abberton Reservoir 6 Great White Egret (5 between Causeways & 1 Wigborough Bay), 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 18 Ruff, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 250 Swallow Steve Grimwade 08:00 to 09:30 Wet!
Monday 09 Sep Tilbury 8 Common Tern (Single flock up river and out again), 1 Arctic Tern (Juv up and out with flock of Commons), 1 Tufted Duck (One up river then over the sea wall into the moat), 29 Mallard (On STW outfall), 12 Teal (First of the Autumn on STW outfall), 9 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort) Paul Larkin 07:30 to 09:00 Cloudy with light rain, SE breeze, rising tide
Monday 09 Sep Frinton-on-Sea 302 Teal, 114 Wigeon, 28 Common Scoter, 22 Shelduck, 16 Shoveler, 1 Great Skua (North), 1 Guillemot, 55 Dunlin Paul Brayshaw 06:00 to 14:00 S4-5 later SW2. Selected totals, movement to south
Sunday 08 Sep Holland Haven 1 Red-backed Shrike (juv quite mobile around mounds) Liz Huxley 17:45 to 18:15 Red-backed Shrike at Holland Haven on 08 Sep 2019, (Liz Huxley)
Sunday 08 Sep Holland Haven 1 Red-backed Shrike (1w bird, thanks to all on what's app group for heads up), 2 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat (Male and female), 7 Curlew, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Common Scoter (Thanks to Matt Lonsdale for the spot), 6 Sandwich Tern (Flying low north), 1 Gannet (Juv bird picked up following scoter) Matt Turner 17:30 to 19:30 Red-backed Shrike at Holland Haven on 08 Sep 2019, (Matt Turner) , , ,
Sunday 08 Sep Abberton Reservoir 1 Black Tern (Juvenile), 73 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult female), 3 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 14 Ruff, 37 Black-tailed Godwit (Inc colour-ringed bird), 1 Buzzard, 120 Goldfinch Steve Grimwade 15:30 to 17:00 In addition to Yvonne Watlings sightings
Sunday 08 Sep Naze, The 200 Golden Plover (+), 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel Martin Richards 11:00 to 16:00 pleasant - all from seawall
Sunday 08 Sep Abberton Reservoir 2 Spoonbill (Layer breton causeway ), 5 Great White Egret (Layer breton causeway ), 5 Green Sandpiper, 50 Egyptian Goose, 1 Meadow Pipit, 30 Yellow Wagtail (Billets farm), 2 Greenshank, 1 Snipe, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Common Tern Yvonne Watling 11:00 to 16:00 Sunny
Sunday 08 Sep Tendring 100 Starling (On power lines above field at end of Parsonage Lane. (Approx count)) Tony Faulkner 09:30 to 09:30 Chilly but full sun, dry.
Sunday 08 Sep Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 2 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 2 Buzzard, 32 Golden Plover, 1 Little Owl (Othona hedgerow), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male), 1 Kestrel, 70 Swallow (+), 20 House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Othona pond area), 8 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 30 Yellow Wagtail (+), 20 Pied Wagtail (+) John Sutherby 09:15 to 15:45
Sunday 08 Sep Galleywood, near Chelmsford 1 Spotted Flycatcher (between Margaretting Raod and the Horse & Groom), 14 House Martin (steady flow of birds moving south), 15 Swallow (3 or 4 still around the farm on the common and other moving through south), 2 Linnet (flew over south), 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Sparrowhawk (females - immatures soaring low over the common), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (perched on top of conifer. A nice view for the people on the bird walk), 30 Lapwing (visible in teh distance flying over fields of Margaretting Tye), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Robin (possibly some autumn incease in numbers), 1 Blackbird Andrew Stroud 09:15 to 12:00 warm, sunny
Sunday 08 Sep Tilbury 1 Eider (Drifting down with the tide), 12 Common Tern (Up river), 1 Raven (Over the river) Paul Larkin 09:00 to 10:30
Sunday 08 Sep Thorndon CP (North) 5 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch (At least.) Andrew Cox 09:00 to 10:00 Sunny, becoming warm.
Sunday 08 Sep Wix 1 Redstart (Approx 400m along Spinnels Lane from Bradfield Road), 7 Meadow Pipit (Flying over W, first of the autumn for me), 1 Yellowhammer James Davidson 09:00 to 09:30
Sunday 08 Sep Beckton 6 Little Egret, 4 Teal, 1 Osprey (over East 10.15), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Buzzard, 20 Common Tern, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap Gary A James 08:30 to 13:00 Sunny
Sunday 08 Sep Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 47 Teal (One on the pit to the south of the tip, four Golden Gates, the rest in the managed retreat), 54 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), 347 Shelduck (In the managed retreat), 92 Mallard (In the managed retreat), 202 Redshank (In the managed retreat), 1004 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Juv over the managed retreat), 2 Buzzard (Over the tip), 225 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 136 Canada Goose (Golden Gates), 3 Shoveler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 12 Mute Swan (One on the Thames, the rest Golden Gates), 110 Tufted Duck (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 11 Pochard (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 160 Coot (Ten on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 3 Wigeon (Imm drake on Golden Gates, two in the managed retreat), 21 Gadwall (Seven on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 6 Yellow-legged Gull (One on Golden Gates, the rest in the managed retreat), 1 Water Rail (Golden Gates), 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), 1 Little Grebe (Golden Gates), 5 Great Crested Grebe (One on the Thames, two plus four juvs on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 1804 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 1 Greenshank (In the managed retreat) Paul Larkin 08:15 to 14:00 Fine and sunny, NNW wind, falling tode
Sunday 08 Sep Thorndon CP (South) 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch (At least.) Andrew Cox 08:00 to 09:00 Sunny, chilly.
Sunday 08 Sep Broomhouse, Langham 15 Wigeon, 34 Gadwall, 140 Teal (circa), 1 Pintail (female or immature), 2 Shoveler, 40 Lapwing, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 150 Black-headed Gull (circa), 1 Kingfisher, 10 House Martin ([+ 50 with 2 Sand Martins at the lagoons]), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit (first autumn passage here this year) Martin Peers 07:45 to 09:00 sunny and cool
Sunday 08 Sep Frinton-on-Sea 45 Wigeon, 55 Teal, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Brent Goose, 1 Kittiwake, 26 Sandwich Tern, 1 Pomarine Skua (Superb close adult S past the Haven @ 0724. Subsequently seen by Matt Lonsdale off Albany Gardens Clacton), 1 Great Skua (N), 102 Meadow Pipit, 9 Gannet (N) Paul Brayshaw 06:00 to 18:00 Combined totals from Frinton and Holland Haven around triathlon supporting! Selected totals for offshore movement
Saturday 07 Sep Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 1 Kingfisher (By breached area to north), 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Greenshank, 50 Redshank (circa), 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Coal Tit (With small blue and great tit flock), 1 Avocet Matt Turner 18:45 to 19:45 High tide, setting sun
Saturday 07 Sep Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 2 Turtle Dove (Along track and wires from fishing gate) Brian Bolton 15:45 to 16:00 Sunny dry and windy
Saturday 07 Sep Holland Haven 1 Wryneck (One still present in the Dell (rather busy with triathlon) on seaward side of toilet blocks (no sign on 8 Sep)) Paul Brayshaw 15:40 to 15:40
Saturday 07 Sep Tilbury 33 Common Tern (Two flocks 26&7 up river), 1 Hobby (Over from Kent), 1 Sparrowhawk (Over from Kent) Paul Larkin 15:00 to 16:00 Sunny, strong NNW wind, rising tide
Saturday 07 Sep Tendring 14 House Sparrow (Feeding and dust batheing under rose bushes in back garden.) Tony Faulkner 14:30 to 14:45 Light breeze, sunny spells, cooler than of late.
Saturday 07 Sep Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 1 Mute Swan, 1 Kestrel, 200 Grey Plover (Approx.), 8 Turnstone, 20 Greenshank (At least.), 4 Sandwich Tern (Possibly six. At least one juvenile.) Andrew Cox 13:00 to 18:30 Sun & clouds. Breezy.
Saturday 07 Sep Abberton Reservoir 2 Black Tern, 5 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wheatear, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 10 Egyptian Goose, 2 Marsh Harrier Yvonne Watling 12:00 to 16:00 Sunny and windy
Saturday 07 Sep Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 50 Swallow (Plus, feeding all over reserve.), 25 Sand Martin (Circa.), 1 House Martin, 11 Yellow Wagtail (6 from middle hide, 5 from first hide.), 2 Wheatear (First hide.), 250 Teal (Circa. Put up from first hide scrape by M Harrier.), 15 Mallard (Last hide.), 2 Whinchat (Distant from first hide.), 10 Pied Wagtail (First & middle hide.), 1 Meadow Pipit (Sea wall. ), 1 Marsh Harrier (Female.), 1 Hobby (Failed attempt to take a Sand Martin, sea wall.), 3 Kestrel, 8 Grey Heron, 100 Starling (Circa. Roving flock.), 1 Oystercatcher (Only bird on river with the obvious B H Gulls.), 1 Buzzard, 4 Little Egret David Hale 09:45 to 16:45 Dry, sun & cloud, Brisk NW breeze. 18 to 22 c. Sightings with Brenda. Sea wall & 3 hides. Pied Wagtail at Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge on 07 Sep 2019, (David Hale, NIKON BRIDGE.)
Saturday 07 Sep Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead 5 Golden Plover (On usual fields), 18 Yellowhammer Ian Tarbin 08:15 to 09:15
Saturday 07 Sep Thorndon CP (North) 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch Andrew Cox 08:00 to 10:00 Cloudy, some sun. Breezy.
Saturday 07 Sep Frinton-on-Sea 44 Sandwich Tern (35N 9S), 88 Meadow Pipit, 9 Chiffchaff, 596 Swallow, 10 Gannet (N), 31 Swift, 566 House Martin (N - strong pulse as cloud came in from N then lots feeding along the frotn), 4 Hobby (singles in off/south), 1 Peregrine Falcon (in off), 1 Osprey (Circling high over town drifting south before moving back inland and being lost to view. Seen earlier by Darrell Stile @ The Naze), 1 Sparrowhawk (in off), 1 Arctic Skua Paul Brayshaw 07:00 to 19:00 Selected totals, movement to south
Saturday 07 Sep TL9700 1 Osprey (Circling over Colne Point), 2 Peregrine Falcon (Male and female Bradwell Power Station), 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adult and 1st cal yr), 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Gannet (Off East Mersea), 1 Little Tern (Juvenile), 13 Greenshank, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 28 Common Tern, 350 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Knot, 5 Avocet, 40 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 14 Little Egret, 70 Grey Plover Steve Grimwade 07:00 to 18:00 Thames Barge Trip on Rivers Blackwater & Colne
Saturday 07 Sep Naze, The 11 Blackcap, 8 Willow Warbler, 12 Whitethroat, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ), 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Green Woodpecker, 28 Meadow Pipit (First real sign of passage this autumn for this species), 7 Chiffchaff (Same comment as for meadow pipit, 1 singing), 4 Wheatear (Walton Hall Marshes ), 2 Whinchat (Walton Hall Marshes ), 3 Green Sandpiper (Walton Hall Marshes ), 1 Osprey (In off and across Walton Hall Marshes for Darrell Stile. He alerted me (I was on the sea wall along Walton Channel) and I watched it as it flew over the Channel. It continued west gaining considerable height.) Brian Combes 06:15 to 12:15 clear first thing gradually clouding over, cool, brisk north westerly wind, high tide
Friday 06 Sep TQ5993 6 House Martin (small flock over Bay Tree Centre, Brentwood just as it was getting dark) Andrew Stroud 19:00 to 19:00
Friday 06 Sep Abberton Reservoir 1 Wheatear, 1 Redstart (Seen briefly in flight, hedgeline behind Gwen Hide), 1 Greenshank (Hide bay), 1 Green Sandpiper (Hide bay), 1 Common Sandpiper (SW corner LDHC), 3 Great White Egret (SE corner LBC, viewed from LDHC), 61 Egyptian Goose (Wig Bay), 1 Yellow Wagtail (Billets), 8 Ruff (Wig Bay), 1 Marsh Harrier (Female over Wig Bay) Matt Turner 15:30 to 18:00 Cloudy, stiff breeze and rain later
Friday 06 Sep Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 2 Turtle Dove, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 10 Teal, 6 House Martin (+), 10 Swallow (+), 6 Sand Martin (+) Brian Bolton 14:15 to 15:00 Dry and windy Turtle Dove at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 06 Sep 2019, (Brian Bolton)
Friday 06 Sep Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Hobby, 1 Kestrel, 500 Avocet (At least.), 3 Knot, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1000 Black-tailed Godwit (At least.), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 16 Linnet, 5 Greenfinch, 8 Turnstone Andrew Cox 13:00 to 16:45 Cloudy, breezy. Some light rain.
Friday 06 Sep Loughton 3 Common Gull Melvin Shepherd-Wells 13:00 to 13:15 Chilly light breeze
Friday 06 Sep Stow Marsh 42 House Martin (heading low south), 57 Sand Martin (heading low south), 352 Swallow (heading low south), 3 Yellow Wagtail, 123 Golden Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 5 Grey Plover (summer plumage), 1 Merlin (female battling low south against the wind), 1 Wheatear, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Greenshank, 1 Little Stint (juv in with a group of redshank in Stow Creek), 1 Marsh Harrier (juv male), 1 Sparrowhawk (hunting low along the borrowdykes), 45 Curlew, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 42 Teal, 2 Water Rail, 500 Starling (mobile flocks), 1 Ruff (juv female) Alan Shearring 12:00 to 15:30 Low tide. Fresh to strong SW wind and rain
Friday 06 Sep Grays 1 Guillemot (One in nbp drifting down river) Paul Larkin 09:00 to 09:30 Overcast, SW wind, falling tide Guillemot at Grays on 06 Sep 2019, (Paul Larkin, )
Friday 06 Sep Thorndon CP (South) 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch (At least.), 2 Treecreeper (At least.), 2 Goldfinch, 1 Blackcap (Male.) Andrew Cox 08:15 to 09:45 Cloudy, chilly.
Friday 06 Sep Wivenhoe 1 Arctic Skua (pale adult chasing waders 9.10-9.20 along Colne before headed up river disappearing over Wivenhoe), 20 Swallow (west), 2 Shoveler (flew over, unusual here), 4 Chiffchaff Richard Allen 08:00 to 10:00
Friday 06 Sep Little Waltham 1 Lesser Whitethroat David Saville 06:45 to 08:15 dry, cloudy Lesser Whitethroat at Little Waltham on 06 Sep 2019, (David Saville)
Thursday 05 Sep TQ5894 2 Raven (Flew overhead calling and good view of wedge tail, heading South over Brentwood) Clive Tanner 18:45 to 19:00 Calm bright evening with good light.
Thursday 05 Sep Wrabness 1 Turtle Dove (Seen) Peter Brittain 14:30 to 14:30 Sunny / very quiet
Thursday 05 Sep Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 6 Little Egret, 20 Gadwall, 30 Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Golden Plover, 40 Lapwing, 2 Ruff, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Whinchat, 3 Whitethroat (common darter, migrant hawker, hairy dragonfly, emperor dragonfly) John McLaughlin 10:45 to 12:30 Sunny, breezy
Thursday 05 Sep Abberton Reservoir 110 Great Crested Grebe (at least - one mobile flock from island hide), 5 Great White Egret (2 LBC, 2 LdLHC, 1 Wigborough bay), 60 Wigeon (at least), 5 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon (juvenile male), 3 Greenshank, 14 Ruff (Wigborough bay), 10 Mediterranean Gull (Wigborough bay - roosting on dry mud (8 adults 2 first winters)), 2 Wheatear (Billets Farm Screen), 1 Whinchat (Billets Farm screen), 1 Goldeneye (female close in east side of LBC), 7 Yellow Wagtail (Billets farm) Mark Gregory 10:35 to 15:30 mainly sunny;NW winds easing during the day
Thursday 05 Sep Wivenhoe 1 Red Kite (over garden 14.30) Richard Allen 09:00 to 13:00
Thursday 05 Sep East Tilbury 185 Ringed Plover, 115 Dunlin, 21 Knot, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (Juvs), 79 Curlew, 165 Grey Plover, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 91 Shelduck, 1 Little Stint, 2907 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Golden Plover, 429 Common Tern (Movement started at 1300hrs and none seen after 1430hrs. Largest flock 168. All lingered in Mucking Bay before flying up river.) Paul Larkin 08:00 to 16:00 Fine and sun, NW wind, falling then rising tide Cattle Egret at East Tilbury on 05 Sep 2019, (Paul Larkin, )
Thursday 05 Sep Langdon Hills NR EWT 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Swallow, 12 Goldfinch (At least.) Andrew Cox 07:15 to 08:30 Sunny, breezy.
Wednesday 04 Sep Geedon Saltings, Colne Estuary 1 Osprey (Perching for approx 20minutes and looking as if it was feeding then headed towards the estuary.) Chris Stuttle 19:00 to 19:30 Windy
Wednesday 04 Sep Margaretting 1 Red Kite (mobbed by Jackdaws and drifting west) Martin Henry 17:00 to 17:00
Wednesday 04 Sep Langdon Hills NR EWT 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel (Had quite a fierce tussle with the sparrowhawk. No obvious injuries to either.) Andrew Cox 15:00 to 15:30 Sunny, some clouds. Breezy. Dunton Plotlands.
Wednesday 04 Sep Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 1 Osprey (on post on Geedon Marsh, and later fishing along channel), 1 Red Kite (over Geedon Marsh, and later over visitor centre), 1 Hobby, 1 Marsh Harrier, 50 Mallard (+ on Lake), 20 Teal (+ on Lake), 200 Grey Plover (c), 50 Knot (c) Liz Huxley 10:00 to 12:00
Wednesday 04 Sep Abberton Reservoir 64 Egyptian Goose (mostly Wig Bay), 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 50 Gadwall (+), 8 Pintail (LB c/way), 470 Pochard (+ incomplete count), 26 Little Egret, 5 Great White Egret (east of LB c/way), 4 Little Grebe (+: family of 3 LB; 1 calling LDLH), 300 Great Crested Grebe (+: mostly Wig Bay), 1 Marsh Harrier (adult female), 80 Lapwing (circa.), 1 Dunlin (Wig Bay), 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper (LDLH), 2 Green Sandpiper (LB), 2 Greenshank, 3 Common Tern, 2 Black Tern (in front of pumping station), 3 Kestrel (juvs), 10 Sand Martin (+), 100 Swallow (circa. 60 moved straight through.), 20 House Martin (+), 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing LB), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 40 Yellow Wagtail (circa. 37 Billet's/LDLH; 3 LB.), 50 Pied Wagtail (circa.), 1 White Wagtail (sp male - Billets), 40 Goldfinch (+), 25 Linnet (circa.), 2 Red-crested Pochard (pair in Wig Bay) Martin Peers 09:30 to 12:00 overcast after rain then sunny periods; brisk westerly wind
Wednesday 04 Sep Mount Bures 200 Common Gull (circa. on plough) Martin Peers 09:05 to 13:05 cloudy
Wednesday 04 Sep Stansted Airport Lagoons 27 Little Grebe (influx), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 2 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Yellowhammer Mike Harris 08:00 to 09:50 Constant Drizzle, overcast, light westerly.
Tuesday 03 Sep Stanford Warren 4 Kingfisher (Parent & 3 fledglings. A Sparrowhawk tried to take one.) Mark Fisher 18:00 to 18:15 Kingfisher at Stanford Warren on 03 Sep 2019, (Mark Fisher)
Tuesday 03 Sep Wrabness 1 Whinchat (In horse field Pn fencing ), 1 Stonechat (On fence with whinchat), 8 Blackcap (Near main path in bushes ), 1 Chiffchaff (In bushes near 2nd hide), 10 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler (Eating elder berries ), 1 Kestrel (Over sheep field at EWT ) Kevin Tunnicliffe 16:00 to 17:00 Dry sunny warm
Tuesday 03 Sep Abberton Reservoir 2 Great White Egret (NW side in pool) Mark Gregory 15:30 to 15:30 mainly sunny. Brief stop Layer Breton Causeway
Tuesday 03 Sep Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 1 Osprey (distant!), 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Little Grebe, 5 Wigeon, 110 Ringed Plover, 610 Black-tailed Godwit, 60 Knot, 65 Avocet, 1 Marsh Harrier, 18 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 55 Grey Plover, 8 Dunlin, 1 Jay, 1 Curlew David Allen 12:30 to 16:30 Sunny. Pleasant. One common lizard on footpath.
Tuesday 03 Sep Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 5 Wigeon, 1 Osprey, 2 Sparrowhawk, 7 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 1 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank (at least), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail Mark Gregory 10:30 to 14:45 initially overcast; cloudy clearing SW breeze
Tuesday 03 Sep Holland Haven 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Meadow Pipit, 40 Linnet, 17 Curlew, 8 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, 2 Wryneck Matt Turner 09:45 to 16:00 Overcast and breezy am, sunny pm Whinchat at Holland Haven on 03 Sep 2019, (Matt Turner, ATS80/S6 -Canon SX50HS) , , , , ,
Tuesday 03 Sep Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 1 Osprey (On post on saltings, later over river from Robbie's hide.), 3 Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier (Pair.), 800 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa, on island in front of Kingfisher hide. 1 bird showing leg rings. Right leg, red, green, red. Left leg, bottom up, white, orange, blue.), 50 Knot, 50 Grey Plover (Plus, many in fine breeding colours.), 2 Kestrel, 4 Green Sandpiper, 20 Swallow (At least.), 10 House Martin, 50 Dunlin (Circa.), 50 Curlew (Circa.), 25 Ringed Plover (Circa.), 2 Greenshank, 50 Redshank (Circa), 20 Avocet (Circa.), 10 Oystercatcher, 20 Little Egret, 5 Little Grebe, 8 Wigeon (Female's.), 2 Common Tern, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Great Crested Grebe (On river.), 1 Common Gull, 2 Shelduck (Juveniles.) David Hale 09:30 to 17:00 Dry, sun & cloud, light SW breeze, warm 24c. Sightings with Brenda. Black-tailed Godwit at Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT on 03 Sep 2019, (David Hale, NIKON BRIDGE.) , , , , ,
Tuesday 03 Sep Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Turtle Dove (From fishing Gate bird flew up from path ), 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Flew over) Brian Bolton 07:00 to 07:30 Dry and overcast