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
Sunday 21 Jul Kelvedon Hatch 1 Raven (Calling from BT mast) David Jobbins 13:00 to 13:05
Sunday 21 Jul Wrabness 3 Turtle Dove, 15 Sand Martin (The majority of the Sand Martins have gone,just a few left,still feeding young.), 2 Whitethroat, 1 Linnet, 1 Blackcap (Female), 1 Green Woodpecker Peter Brittain 10:30 to 12:00 Excellent. Tide Out
Sunday 21 Jul Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 1 Red Kite (Quite low over my garden on the eastern edge of the town. (Do not leave your Guinnea Pigs in the garden.)) Robert Pease 10:30 to 11:30 High cloud, bright.
Sunday 21 Jul Beckton 2 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 12 Common Sandpiper, 16 Arctic Tern (upriver), 8 Swift, 20 House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap Gary A James 09:45 to 13:15 Cloudy some sun
Sunday 21 Jul Hanningfield Reservoir 2 Black-necked Grebe (Ad and juv from causeway ), 2 Common Sandpiper David Jobbins 09:00 to 13:00
Sunday 21 Jul Whetmead NR, nr Witham 1 Kingfisher, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Whitethroat (Juvenile) Paul Shuttleworth 09:00 to 13:00 Sunny, slight breeze
Sunday 21 Jul Tendring 60 House Sparrow (Flushed from hedge-row whilst on dog walk beside field of corn in Wolfs Hall Lane.) Tony Faulkner 09:00 to 09:00 Very light breeze, high thin cloud, warm
Sunday 21 Jul Abberton Reservoir 150 Mute Swan (also pair Black Swan Hide Bay), 23 Egyptian Goose, 50 Gadwall (+, including at least 4 broods juvs), 360 Pochard (+), 12 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret (Wig Bay), 1 Buzzard (young calling LB), 1000 Coot (circa), 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover (juvs Wig Bay), 21 Lapwing (Hide Bay (min 10 juvs)), 124 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper (Wig Bay), 2 Greenshank (Wig Bay), 30 Common Tern (+), 1 Mediterranean Gull (Hide Bay), 1 Common Gull (my first return), 2 Willow Warbler (singing near VC), 15 Whitethroat (+ juvs), 12 Yellow Wagtail (juvs. Also noted Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly VC.) Martin Peers 08:00 to 11:00 cloudy at first then sunny intervals, little wind.
Saturday 20 Jul Langham 4 Tufted Duck (3 juvs seen this evening), 4 Kestrel (pair with 2 fledged young), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail (juvs), 40 Pied Wagtail (including c30 juvs) Martin Peers 19:40 to 20:10 sunny
Saturday 20 Jul Broomhouse, Langham 8 Gadwall (two broods still), 1 Little Egret, 175 Lapwing (inc 60+ juvs (they've bred well somewhere!)), 2 Dunlin (sp adults), 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher Martin Peers 18:45 to 19:30 sunny and breezy
Saturday 20 Jul Hanningfield Reservoir 2 Black-necked Grebe (Adult summer plumage and juv/winter plumage ), 50 Pochard (Including 8 young), 50 Tufted Duck, 200 Coot, 20 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 10 Common Tern, 8 Lapwing, 4 Little Grebe (pair with 2 young), 1 Great Crested Grebe Thomas Gilbert 17:15 to 18:00 All sightings from causeway Black-necked Grebe at Hanningfield Reservoir on 20 Jul 2019, (Thomas Gilbert)
Saturday 20 Jul Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 1 Hobby (Immature, harassing curlers & starlings on the eastern salt marsh.), 24 Avocet, 200 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx.), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Non- breeding plumage.), 7 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern Andrew Cox 14:00 to 16:30 Sun & clouds. Warm.
Saturday 20 Jul Vange Marsh RSPB 1 Avocet, 2 Oystercatcher, 14 Curlew, 17 Redshank (At least.), 4 Spotted Redshank (Feeding in the saline lagoon. Now moulting.), 1 Greenshank (Possibly two.), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Tern (Caught fish & headed for Wat Tyler), 3 Bearded Tit (At least.) Andrew Cox 11:45 to 13:45 Sun & cloud, warm, breezy. Then storm with heavy showers.
Saturday 20 Jul Chigborough Lakes 1 Cattle Egret (adult.), 6 Little Egret, 8 Cormorant Sean Nixon 11:15 to 12:15 Sunny and hot Cattle Egret at Chigborough Lakes on 20 Jul 2019, (Sean Nixon) , ,
Saturday 20 Jul Abberton Reservoir 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 100 Common Tern, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Corn Bunting, 7 Yellow Wagtail Yvonne Watling 11:00 to 16:00 Sunny and breezy
Saturday 20 Jul Naze, The 3 Blackcap (Singing ), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 23 Swift (South), 3 Chiffchaff, 12 Swallow (South), 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ), 1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Whimbrel, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Marsh Harrier, 64 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruddy Shelduck (Roosting at Stone Point - only the second time I have seen this species at the Naze; first time was a single bird in March 2015), 22 House Martin (Over Walton Hall Marshes ), 3 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 2 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Reed Warbler (Halfheartedly singing) Brian Combes 06:15 to 11:15 brisk westerly wind, warm, mainly overcast with some sharp showers; low tide, rising
Friday 19 Jul Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 2 Egyptian Goose (Pair? ), 1 Common Sandpiper (No sign of Turtle dove yesterday or today but it was seen by George Brown on eve of 17th ) Brian Bolton 07:15 to 08:00 Overcast and mild
Thursday 18 Jul Vange Marsh RSPB 7 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet, 25 Lapwing (At least.), 9 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 30 Black-headed Gull (At least.), 3 Swallow Andrew Cox 17:30 to 18:30 Sun & clouds. Warm.
Thursday 18 Jul Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 1 Red Kite (Actually seen from Flatford side of the river, but it went off over Judas Gap, hence in Essex!) Paul Saward 17:15 to 17:30 Clear, sunny, little breeze. Red Kite at Cattawade Marsh/Splodge on 18 Jul 2019, (Paul Saward)
Thursday 18 Jul Rowney Wood, Debden 4 Marsh Tit, 2 Yellowhammer (Pair near entrance opposite Carver) Stephen Dutton 17:00 to 18:00 Overcast brief sunny spells
Thursday 18 Jul Kelvedon 1 Red Kite (Flew east over A12 towards Braxted Park) Steve Grimwade 15:30 to 15:30
Thursday 18 Jul West Canvey Marshes RSPB 4 Common Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull (At least), 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 15 Lapwing, 12 Avocet, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, 2 Shelduck (Pair.), 1 Shoveler (Female.), 8 Mallard, 4 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Swallow, 4 Swift, 2 Skylark, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Kestrel (Male.), 1 Marsh Harrier (Female.), 2 Stock Dove David Hale 13:45 to 16:30 Dry, sun & cloud, light W breeze, 24c. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen.
Thursday 18 Jul Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 35 Greenshank (Scrape), 2 Spotted Redshank (Scrape), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker Liz Huxley 13:00 to 15:00
Thursday 18 Jul Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 200 Black-tailed Godwit (Plus.), 50 Redshank (Circa.), 30 Avocet (Plus.), 2 Whimbrel, 12 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 30 Shelduck (At least.), 50 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Circa.), 2 Little Egret, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Skylark, 3 Dunnock, 12 Lapwing David Hale 10:45 to 13:30 Rain clearing turning dry with a light W breeze. 20c. Sightings with Brenda from hide.
Thursday 18 Jul Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 30 Greenshank (Intertidal ), 1 Common Sandpiper (Intertidal ), 50 Black-tailed Godwit (Intertidal ), 1 Turtle Dove (Calling near Kingfisher hide), 3 Marsh Harrier (Adult female and two juveniles, intertidal area), 50 Avocet (Intertidal ), 1 Bullfinch (Male), 1 Hobby (From Robbies hide) Antony Braun 10:30 to 15:30 Rain & Shine
Thursday 18 Jul Abberton Reservoir 1 Common Sandpiper (LBC ) Antony Braun 09:30 to 10:00 Raining
Thursday 18 Jul Maldon 3 Little Grebe (Pair with one young. Dump Pool.), 2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard (Lawling Hall Farm.), 7 Curlew (Five, Mundon Creek.), 13 Black-tailed Godwit (Summer plumage. Four opp. Dump Pool, nine, Mundon Creek.), 1 Common Sandpiper (New Hall No.1, TL8904), 2 Turtle Dove (Flew from and returned to hedgerow just beyond Northey causeway.), 30 Swift (+. Brick house No.1 TL9004. Moving south as they fed.), 4 Kestrel (Three male.), 30 Skylark (+. Many singing.), 4 Swallow, 3 House Martin (Lawling Hall Farm.), 1 Sedge Warbler (Lawling Hall Farm.), 2 Reed Warbler (Nr. Mundon Creek), 1 Song Thrush (Singing, Dump Road.), 60 House Sparrow (circa. Lawling Hall Farm.), 7 Yellow Wagtail (Inc. pair with juvenile.), 4 Linnet (Brick House No.3 TL9004), 6 Corn Bunting (Five singing.), 1 Reed Bunting (Male.), 1 Clouded Yellow (Stunning male, near Brick House No.2 TL9004. Flew from sea wall and settled in crop of linseed (?) Gatekeepers throughout walk.) Malcolm Corbett 09:00 to 13:30 Sea wall walk, Maldon Recycling Centre to Mayland. Overcast, some light rain, heavy shower 11:30 to 12:10, moderate W. wind.
Thursday 18 Jul Chigborough Lakes 1 Hobby (One over the main lake), 4 Little Egret Antony Braun 08:00 to 09:00 Overcast
Thursday 18 Jul Wormingford, Colchester 2 Grey Heron (adult + juvenile - all records from airfield), 4 Great Crested Grebe (pair with 2 half-grown young), 3 Coot (pair with one young), 2 Lapwing (adult + juv), 6 Swallow (family party), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Whitethroat (+: 4 family parties), 1 Sedge Warbler (passage bird), 6 Yellow Wagtail (4 territorial males [2018=4] + 2 juvs), 25 House Sparrow (with Linnets etc.), 4 Meadow Pipit (family party?), 24 Linnet (4 families + 4 pairs), 3 Reed Bunting (family party), 8 Corn Bunting (males - some with active nests) Martin Peers 07:45 to 09:15 overcast then rain
Wednesday 17 Jul Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 1 Marsh Harrier (Female seen twice), 2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Swift, 4 Little Egret, 2 Common Gull (1 adult, 1 juv), 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 3 Common Tern (Adult hunting, 2 juv in flight), 1 Curlew (v distant flying high west), 4 Greenshank (flew overhead east calling), 1 Black Swan, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20 Long-tailed Tit (delightful flock calling and moving through hedgerow), 1 Whimbrel (on breached area to north), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (both summer males), 1 Peregrine Falcon (On chimney at Mistley Quay a mile away - I could see it so I'm counting it!) Matt Turner 19:15 to 20:15 All sightings from road, low tide, setting sun. Black Swan at Cattawade Marsh/Splodge on 17 Jul 2019, (Matt Turner)
Wednesday 17 Jul Abbotts Hall Farm NR EWT 1 Cattle Egret (From Lake Hide, on a dead tree to the right. Very clear view.), 15 Little Egret (Also fom Lake Hide but not mixed with the Cattle Egret.), 1 Grey Heron (Sharing the tree with Cattle Egret), 6 Red-legged Partridge Brian Dodd 13:30 to 14:45 Bright but rather cloudy with fresh breeze
Wednesday 17 Jul Wrabness 2 Turtle Dove (Both heard and seen,possibly a third bird.) Peter Brittain 11:30 to 12:00 Very Hot but also very quiet
Wednesday 17 Jul Braintree 10 Swift (In usual location in town. Christchurch Medical Centre, London Rd.) Martin Iddon 11:00 to 11:00 Hot and humid
Wednesday 17 Jul Alresford 18 Greenshank, 5 Whimbrel, 242 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Grey Plover, 200 Redshank (including one well grown chick), 25 Shelduck (4 broods of 2,3,5,7), 2 Yellow Wagtail (over calling), 2 Bullfinch (pair), 2 Marsh Harrier (male passed food to juv in flight) Richard Allen 08:00 to 09:00 low tide at the creek
Wednesday 17 Jul Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Turtle Dove (My first ever sighting so a Lifer for me, sitting on overhead power lines and spotted shortly after I arrived. (Good to meet Brian Bolton and confirm still there) ), 4 Long-tailed Tit (Juveniles with Blue Tit in bush ), 3 Blue Tit (With LTTs), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Common Tern (Feeding on small pit ), 3 Stock Dove (On power lines), 2 Linnet, 2 Lapwing Paul Fletcher 06:45 to 08:00 Sunshine and cloud with a slight breeze Turtle Dove at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 17 Jul 2019, (Paul Fletcher) , , ,
Tuesday 16 Jul Alresford 2 Little Owl (Roosting together in distant tree, thanks to local birder 'Chris' for pointing them out. If he reads this, join EBwS - it's great!), 1 Hobby (Had a go at a blackbird then settled in bare tree for 30 seconds before flying off), 3 Grey Partridge (2 seen, 1 heard), 1 Marsh Harrier (Male seen 3 times, last 2 carrying prey - maybe a young duck...), 2 Greenshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Sedge Warbler (heard singing), 1 Yellowhammer, 8 Linnet (1 male making a repeating single two tone call v. similar to bullfinch), 4 Green Woodpecker (at least inc minimum 1 juv) Matt Turner 17:45 to 20:45 Sightings from Alresford Creek, sunny evening with some cloud Marsh Harrier at Alresford on 16 Jul 2019, (Matt Turner) , , ,
Tuesday 16 Jul Abberton Reservoir 2 Ruddy Shelduck (LdlH causeway), 1 Great White Egret (Billets Farm), 102 Black-tailed Godwit (Billets Farm), 5 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm, at least 3 juveniles), 21 Egyptian Goose, 15 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher David Allen 17:15 to 18:00 Sunny and pleasant
Tuesday 16 Jul Epping 1 Hobby (First of the year here, they usually turn up in July for the juv House Martin crop!) Roger Emmens 16:00 to 16:10 Sunny, warm, light winds
Tuesday 16 Jul South Woodham Ferrers 40 Swift (At least. Over my garden through the past week. With so many flying ants taking to the air, I am sure it is these on which the Swifts are feasting.) Robert Pease 12:00 to 14:00 Clear, warm and sunny.
Tuesday 16 Jul Hanningfield Reservoir 5 Little Ringed Plover (Point hide.), 2 Common Sandpiper (Point & Lyster hide.), 3 Black-tailed Godwit (Rawl hide.), 10 Red-crested Pochard (9 female, 1 drake, Oak hide.), 8 Pochard (4 drakes, 3 females with 8, 3, & 1 duckling.), 20 Common Tern (Circa including juveniles.), 1 Common Gull, 40 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Circa.), 12 Great Black-backed Gull (Muntjac Deer, VC.), 1 Mallard (Female with 13 juveniles, pond near VC.), 1 Buzzard (West Bank.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (VC feeders.), 100 Tufted Duck (Circa.), 3 Teal (Females.), 4 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret (Variety of Butterflies on the wing.), 2 Little Grebe (Lyster hide.), 5 Egyptian Goose (Oak hide.), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Jay (Rawl hide) David Hale 10:00 to 16:00 Dry, hot, sun & cloud. Calm 26c. Sightings with Brenda. Pochard at Hanningfield Reservoir on 16 Jul 2019, (David Hale) , ,
Tuesday 16 Jul Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard, 31 Greenshank, 3 Whimbrel, 600 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Bullfinch, 9 Nightingale, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Kestrel (2 family groups), 120 Swift, 5 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Common Tern Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 17:00 5 Purple Emperors, Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral, White-letter & Purple Hairstreak, Willow Emerald, Sm Red-eyed Damsel
Tuesday 16 Jul Chalkney Wood 3 Raven (Flew out of wood towards Chappel. Calling often) Glen Moore 09:00 to 09:00
Tuesday 16 Jul Chelmsford City Centre 1 Peregrine Falcon (flying north over Highbridge Road near the Meadows - calling) Mark Gregory 08:00 to 08:00 sunny, few clouds warm
Tuesday 16 Jul Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Turtle Dove (On fishing pit edge then wires at back(1st sighting this year by me) flew off towards paddock at back of fields) Brian Bolton 07:30 to 08:00 Warm and sunny light wind Turtle Dove at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 16 Jul 2019, (Brian Bolton)
Tuesday 16 Jul Abberton Reservoir 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hobby, 31 Egyptian Goose, 1 Cetti's Warbler Steve Grimwade 06:45 to 08:30 + Purple Hairstreak
Monday 15 Jul Langham 2 Egyptian Goose (ad + juv - all records from lagoons), 4 Shelduck (pair + 2 half-grown young), 4 Gadwall (fem + 3 half-grown young), 4 Tufted Duck (pair + 2 juvs), 1 Green Sandpiper, 20 House Martin (mainly juvs), 2 Yellow Wagtail (juvs), 20 Pied Wagtail (adults + juvs) Martin Peers 20:25 to 20:55 clear and sunny
Monday 15 Jul Broomhouse, Langham 2 Shelduck (pair), 8 Gadwall (fem + 4 juvs (as June); fem + 2 ducklings (new)), 3 Lapwing (juvs (presumably from 2 breeding pairs May/June)), 28 Black-tailed Godwit (majority still in bp (Icelandic race)), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher (river), 2 Sedge Warbler (nests/young), 4 Reed Warbler (nests/young), 5 Linnet (pair + 3 juvs), 4 Reed Bunting (nests/young) Martin Peers 19:20 to 20:20 clear and sunny after cloud
Monday 15 Jul Moverons, near Brightlingsea 1 Hobby, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Grey Wagtail Richard Allen 19:00 to 20:00
Monday 15 Jul Halstead 1 Whimbrel (Circling and calling going North/South) Barbara Leport 12:30 to 12:35 Cloudy
Monday 15 Jul Colne Pt 1 Hobby (prob 1st sum, on hay bales), 1 Whimbrel (hay bale field), 1 Cuckoo (juv), 1 Golden Plover (flew over calling) Richard Allen 08:00 to 09:00
Sunday 14 Jul Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 1 Corn Bunting (On the VC approach road), 1 Stonechat (Male on the VC approach road), 1136 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 76 Redshank (Mucking Bay), 181 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 1 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Adult in the managed retreat), 86 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 37 Mallard (Mucking Bay), 3 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), 6 Lapwing (In the managed retreat), 17 Curlew (In the managed retreat), 15 Mute Swan (Two in Mucking Bay, the rest Golden Gates), 11 Grey Plover (In the managed retreat), 1 Greenshank (In the managed retreat), 1 Dunlin (In the managed retreat), 2 Little Egret (One each Mucking Bat and Golden Gates), 129 Coot (24 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 48 Tufted Duck (47 Golden Gates, plus a brood of seven, the rest on the pit to the south of the tip), 26 Pochard (Three, plus one young, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 63 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 15 Canada Goose (Golden Gates), 5 Great Crested Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) Paul Larkin 08:15 to 13:00 Dull and overcast, rain early, NE breeze, rising tide
Sunday 14 Jul Thorndon CP (North) 1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 3 Green Woodpecker (At least. At least one juvenile.), 2 Nuthatch (At least.), 1 Treecreeper, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Linnet Andrew Cox 08:15 to 10:15 Cloudy, cool. Showers. Becoming warmer.
Saturday 13 Jul Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 1 Peregrine Falcon (Sat on pylon north of river then flew east), 1 Greenshank, 4 Egyptian Goose (3 adult, 1 juv), 50 Swallow (lovely group swooping, calling and feeding low over bridge at 19.45), 4 Common Tern (2 adult, 2 juv on north bank looking a bit sheepish!), 12 Little Egret, 5 Black-tailed Godwit (male in breeding plumage feeding then 4 overhead east later) Matt Turner 18:45 to 19:45 sightings from bridge and splodge, all the usual bh gulls, lapwing, mallard etc there Common Tern at Cattawade Marsh/Splodge on 13 Jul 2019, (Matt Turner)
Saturday 13 Jul Langdon Hills NR EWT 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch (At least. Male plus at least one other.) Andrew Cox 14:00 to 17:00 Cloudy, some sun. Warm, breezy. Willow Park.
Saturday 13 Jul Chigborough Lakes 3 Cattle Egret (Young in and around nest), 1 Kingfisher (Flew across Pochard Lake), 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Great Crested Grebe (Adult with two young), 4 Little Grebe Thomas Gilbert 13:30 to 15:45
Saturday 13 Jul Chigborough Lakes 4 Cattle Egret Paul Chamberlain 12:30 to 13:30 Overcast and warm Cattle Egret at Chigborough Lakes on 13 Jul 2019, (Paul Chamberlain)
Saturday 13 Jul Abberton Reservoir 2 Ruddy Shelduck Paul Chamberlain 10:30 to 11:45 overcast and warm Ruddy Shelduck at Abberton Reservoir on 13 Jul 2019, (Paul Chamberlain) , ,
Saturday 13 Jul South Woodham Ferrers 12 Swift (+ circling overhead as I drove through Woodham Ferrers village near church/ public house) Paul Fletcher 09:00 to 09:00 Cloudy and overcast
Saturday 13 Jul Beckton 8 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Gull (Adult), 11 Swift, 8 House Martin Gary A James 08:30 to 10:30 Sun/Cloud North wind
Saturday 13 Jul TQ5993 9 House Martin (Over Primrose Hill, Brentwood), 4 Swift Andrew Stroud 07:30 to 08:00
Saturday 13 Jul Langdon Hills NR EWT 2 Common Tern (Fishing the lake. Both headed NW with their catches.), 3 Green Woodpecker (At least two juveniles.), 1 Reed Warbler (Singing Male.) Andrew Cox 07:15 to 07:45 Sun & cloud. Dunton Plotlands.
Saturday 13 Jul Abberton Reservoir

2 Little Grebe (Visitor Centre), 25 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret (LB Causeway), 20 Teal (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide), 9 Wigeon (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide), 2 Ruddy Shelduck (LB Causeway), 2 Black Swan (Island Bay Hide), 1 Buzzard (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide), 2 Oystercatcher (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide), 1 Little Ringed Plover (LDLH Causeway), 25 Black-tailed Godwit (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide), 2 Common Sandpiper (LDLH Causeway), 2 Whinchat (Gwen's Hide), 4 Reed Warbler (LB Causeway / Visitor Centre), 11 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm / LB Causeway), 2 Yellowhammer (Billets Farm), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Old Road)

Mick Woodruff 07:00 to 14:00 Overcast with a few sunny spells
Saturday 13 Jul Bures

1 Red Kite (Flying West)

Mick Woodruff 06:15 to 06:30 Overcast
Saturday 13 Jul Naze, The 3 Whitethroat (Singing), 127 Swift (North, small groups mainly flying low), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ), 2 Chiffchaff (Singing), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap (Singing ), 2 Marsh Harrier, 14 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 3 Cuckoo (2 south across saltings near Stone Point, 1 Walton Hall Marshes ), 4 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Sedge Warbler (Singing ), 3 Reed Warbler (Singing ), 55 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Avocet, 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Ruff, 3 Green Sandpiper Brian Combes 06:00 to 11:15 overcast, mild, light northerly wind, high tide
Friday 12 Jul Navestock 1 Tawny Owl (By Dudbrook House ) Andrew Stroud 21:00 to 21:15
Friday 12 Jul Great Baddow, Chelmsford 1 Red Kite (flying south), 1 Hobby (flying south), 1 Kestrel Sean Gregory 16:00 to 17:20 mainly sunny, warm; NW breeze
Friday 12 Jul Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 3 Little Ringed Plover (At least.), 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 7 Common Tern (All carrying fish towards Wat Tyler.) Andrew Cox 11:00 to 12:00 Sun & cloud. Warm.
Friday 12 Jul Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 1 Wigeon (Aveley Pools), 1 Red Kite (near pylons - seen off by male marsh harrier), 5 Marsh Harrier (2 male, 1 female, 2 juv), 1 Curlew (Aveley Pools), 2 Bearded Tit (2 juveniles Target pools) Sean Gregory 10:00 to 13:20 sunny, light winds, warm
Friday 12 Jul Langdon Hills NR EWT 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Bullfinch (At least.) Andrew Cox 09:00 to 09:45 Sun & cloud. Warm. Willow Park.
Friday 12 Jul Frinton-on-Sea 12 Swift (Screaming over hight street shop) Kevin Tunnicliffe 08:45 to 09:00 Dry warm
Friday 12 Jul Wivenhoe 2 Common Sandpiper (on river below Wivenhoe Wood), 1 Greenshank, 22 Black-tailed Godwit (on river below Wivenhoe Wood) Richard Allen 07:00 to 08:00
Thursday 11 Jul Great Totham 23 Swift (At least. Screaming over Gt. Totham South. Most seen together so far this year at this location) Malcolm Corbett 20:50 to 21:00
Thursday 11 Jul Chigborough Lakes 2 Cattle Egret (Adults plus at least 2 fledgling), 1 Common Tern, 4 Little Egret (At least) Brian Bolton 17:15 to 18:15 Very warm and sunny Cattle Egret at Chigborough Lakes on 11 Jul 2019, (Brian Bolton) ,
Thursday 11 Jul Wrabness 80 Sand Martin (I have never seen so many Sand Martins,although I say 80 there could well be 100), 1 Turtle Dove (Heard and seen in tree near car park) Peter Brittain 16:00 to 16:00 Excellent
Thursday 11 Jul Great Baddow, Chelmsford 1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Kestrel (female), 1 Hobby, 1 Blackcap (female), 1 Coal Tit (juvenile) Sean Gregory 15:00 to 16:30 sunny, light winds, warm
Thursday 11 Jul Southend-on-Sea 11 Mediterranean Gull (Five adults, three 2nd summers, three 1st summers. Many more in melee of feeding gulls & terns off the piers end.), 5 Sandwich Tern (At least.), 20 Common Tern (At least. Many catching & carrying fish westward.) Andrew Cox 11:15 to 15:00 Becoming sunny, warm. Pier.
Thursday 11 Jul Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 2 Mute Swan (Pair with five young), 20 Great Crested Grebe (+. At least five occupied nests.), 3 Common Tern, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) Malcolm Corbett 11:00 to 12:25 With Graham Barber.
Thursday 11 Jul Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 7 Pochard (On the pit to the south of the tip), 1 Tufted Duck (Plus a brood of seven on the pit to the south of the tip), 1 Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) Paul Larkin 11:00 to 11:30
Thursday 11 Jul Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury 1 Tufted Duck (female + 5 ducklings), 1 Little Grebe (territory), 6 Moorhen (juvs in 4 broods), 1 Kestrel, 5 Swallow (pair + 3 young), 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Nuthatch (+ adult with juv), 2 Treecreeper (calling) Martin Peers 09:30 to 11:00 sunny
Thursday 11 Jul Chigborough Lakes 6 Mute Swan (Three pair. One Teal Pond, seven young. One Bean Mere, three young. One Pochard Lake, three (previously four) young.), 1 Pochard (Female with three young, Main Lake.), 1 Tufted Duck (Female with nine young, Pochard Lake.), 1 Cattle Egret (Adult, breeding plumage, in heronry but some distance from nest with young.), 2 Buzzard (Spiralling together north of reserve.), 2 Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake. Seen at same time. Two terrapin now present.), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch (Female.) Malcolm Corbett 09:25 to 11:00 And 12:25 to 13:20. Busy! Sightings with Graham Barber. Two terrapin seen on Gadwall Lake.
Thursday 11 Jul Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 1 Cattle Egret (Adult non breeding (so definitely not one of the Chigborough birds). Seen from 2nd hide from 10:15 to 13:00 at least. Frequenting the dry vegetation beyond the edge of the water snapping up the odd prey item.), 1 Marsh Harrier, 42 Avocet, 5 Little Ringed Plover (2 adults, 3 juvs.), 124 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel (Both adult males having a very loud "disagreement" on the fence outside the 2nd hide.), 3 Yellowhammer John Sutherby 09:15 to 13:00
Thursday 11 Jul Sudbury, Suffolk 25 Swift (Batt's Hall between Bulmer & Sudbury: good breeding season here.) Martin Peers 09:15 to 09:15 sunny
Thursday 11 Jul Wivenhoe 1 Hobby (over garden after flying ants) Richard Allen 09:00 to 13:00
Thursday 11 Jul Cressing, near Braintree 1 Red Kite (Flying south east, seems to be a regular flight path), 4 Green Woodpecker (2 adults, 2 noisy juveniles) Paul Shuttleworth 09:00 to 11:00 Sunny, humid
Thursday 11 Jul Vange Marsh RSPB 1 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier (Juvenile.), 1 Kestrel, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Curlew, 4 Spotted Redshank (At least. Beginning to moult out of summer plumage.), 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper Andrew Cox 08:15 to 10:00 Cloudy, warm.
Thursday 11 Jul East Tilbury 12 Mediterranean Gull (All adults bar one 1st summer), 35 Lapwing, 125 Shelduck, 1 Marsh Harrier (Female type), 29 Common Tern (Over the Thames), 2 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Little Ringed Plover (Adult), 2 Mute Swan, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 10 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin, 28 Curlew, 689 Avocet, 89 Black-tailed Godwit Paul Larkin 08:00 to 12:30 Overcast, sunny later, light W wind, rising tide
Thursday 11 Jul Rayne 2 Yellow Wagtail (High over village calling heading south) Andrew Goodey 06:45 to 06:45 Drizzle 8/8
Wednesday 10 Jul Beeleigh 2 Egyptian Goose (Golf course outflow, heading downstream.), 1 Common Sandpiper (Flying downstream.), 4 Green Woodpecker (Golf course.), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only, nr. Falls House.), 1 Reed Warbler (Singing. Beeleigh Falls.), 2 Song Thrush (Singing. Golf course outflow and Museum of Power.) Malcolm Corbett 19:30 to 20:00 High tide.
Wednesday 10 Jul The Hythe, Colchester 4 Greenshank, 8 Redshank, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Lapwing Michael Padmore 16:00 to 16:15
Wednesday 10 Jul Chigborough Lakes 5 Cattle Egret (Adult with 4 large young on nest, tree's at back of Main lake. 2 proof photo's provided.), 2 Kingfisher (Probable pair on Gadwall Lake. Male showing off his fishing skills.), 6 Chiffchaff (1 seen, 5 more heard.), 4 Reed Warbler (Large dark coloured Turtle / Terrapin on Gadwall lake.), 4 Mute Swan (Pair with 2 Cygnets on fishing lake.), 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only. Many Butterflies on the wing.), 1 Common Tern (Fishing lake.) David Hale 12:30 to 15:15 Dry, overcast, humid, calm. Max 28c. Sightings with Brenda. Cattle Egret at Chigborough Lakes on 10 Jul 2019, (David Hale) ,
Wednesday 10 Jul Wrabness 2 Whimbrel, 1 Common Gull, 4 Turtle Dove (2 seen at least another 2 purring), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch (calling), 1 Yellowhammer (male) Mark Gregory 10:30 to 12:30 sunny, light winds, warm
Wednesday 10 Jul Richmond's Green, Thaxted 1 Turtle Dove (Feeding in garden) Elizabeth Leeder 09:00 to 10:30 Warm Overcast
Tuesday 09 Jul Tilbury 18 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort, first of the Autumn.), 121 Wood Pigeon (Continuous trickle flying SW into Kent) Paul Larkin 14:30 to 15:30 Overcast, warm, virtually no wind, rising tide
Tuesday 09 Jul Great Holland Pits NR 2 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff (+ incl juvs), 1 Bullfinch (female), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Mandarin Duck (on Lake - all appeared to be juvs) Liz Huxley 14:00 to 16:00
Tuesday 09 Jul Abberton Reservoir 30 Egyptian Goose, 1 Ruddy Shelduck ( Female. LDHC.), 4 Common Sandpiper (LDHC.), 1 Mandarin Duck (Female, LBC.), 700 Coot (At least. Wigborough Bay.), 200 Mute Swan (Plus.), 4 Little Ringed Plover (1 adult, 3 juveniles. LDHC.), 1 Great White Egret (Wigborough Bay. Much larger than Little Egret, large yellow bill.), 37 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Shoveler (Female.), 1 Little Grebe, 200 Canada Goose (Plus.), 12 Swallow (Circa.), 20 Swift (Circa), 1 House Martin, 30 Sand Martin (Plus.), 1 Marsh Harrier (Male. Wig Bay.), 1 Buzzard (Wig Bay.), 2 Kestrel (Wig Bay.), 20 Great Crested Grebe (Circa, 1 juvenile.), 1 Ruff (Billet's Farm screen.), 78 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay.), 3 Stock Dove David Hale 11:15 to 18:30 Dry, overcast, light S breeze, max 24c. Sightings with Brenda. Ruddy Shelduck at Abberton Reservoir on 09 Jul 2019, (David Hale, NIKON BRIDGE.) , , , ,
Tuesday 09 Jul Abberton Reservoir 1 Great White Egret (Billets Farm Screen), 20 Little Egret (at least ), 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 30 Egyptian Goose (at least), 1 Marsh Harrier (male Billets Farm Screen), 3 Buzzard (circa), 1 Hobby (Hide Bay hide), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Hide Bay hide ), 4 Greenshank (Billets Farm Screen), 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Billets Farm screen), 3 Little Ringed Plover (1 Billets Farm Screen, 2 LDLH Causeway), 1 Common Sandpiper (LDLH Causeway), 1 Whinchat (Hide Bay hide), 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Corn Bunting (Billets Farm Screen), 1 Yellowhammer (On telegraph wires between causeways), 2 Black Swan (Island hide) Sean Gregory 10:30 to 15:20 overcast cool Whinchat at Abberton Reservoir on 09 Jul 2019, (Sean Gregory) , ,
Tuesday 09 Jul Chigborough Lakes 4 Mute Swan (One pair with seven young, Teal Pond (from Main Lake) and one pair with three young, Bean Mere.), 130 Mallard (circa. 90+ Pochard Lake, 40+ Main Lake.), 4 Tufted Duck (Females with four young, Pochard Lake, three and one young, Main Lake, and circa five young, meadow.), 1 Great Crested Grebe (Adult with one young, Gadwall Lake.), 1 Cattle Egret (Adult with two young visible in heronry from metal gate. (Sighting of three adult at same location on 27/6 previously withheld on request. Description as then.)), 4 Grey Heron, 15 Little Egret (+.), 20 Cormorant (+.), 1 Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake.), 2 Green Woodpecker, 11 Chiffchaff (Seven singing.), 7 Reed Warbler (Singing.), 1 Song Thrush (Singing.), 16 Goldfinch (Together.) Malcolm Corbett 10:05 to 11:45 Cloudy, light S. wind.
Tuesday 09 Jul Tollesbury Wick NR EWT 2 Marsh Harrier (Adult male & adult female.), 2 Kestrel, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank (Possibly more.), 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern (At least. Including an adult with one fledged young.), 1 Turtle Dove (Near Mells Farm.), 25 House Martin (25 nests on buildings near marina. Many birds around the vicinity & over the marshes.) Andrew Cox 09:45 to 12:15 Cloudy, cool.
Tuesday 09 Jul Pebmarsh 130 Greylag Goose (Prestons Lake), 70 Mallard, 5 Great Crested Grebe (one nest), 1 Buzzard (young bird calling), 3 Swift (flying round church tower), 1 Kestrel (fresh juv), 1 Marsh Tit (near Prestons Lake), 50 Blue Tit (two juv flocks, including 5 Coal Tit & c30 Great Tits), 10 House Martin (including several juvs), 2 Garden Warbler (active nests), 1 Reed Warbler (seemingly taken up new territory at Spoon's Hall), 1 Nuthatch (juv in mixed flock), 6 Treecreeper (3+3 juvs in two flocks), 4 Bullfinch (2 pairs), 2 Yellowhammer (pair at Prestons Lake), 2 Reed Bunting (pair building nest at Spoon's Hall - presumably the pair that seem to have deserted Prestons Lake) Martin Peers 09:20 to 11:45 overcast
Tuesday 09 Jul Chigborough Lakes 6 Cattle Egret (Pair feeding 4 well grown young in nest on island), 9 Little Egret (At least 4 active nests), 4 Grey Heron, 5 Pochard (Adult female with 4 well grown juveniles), 5 Gadwall, 21 Greylag Goose, 2 Swift, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker Lee G R Evans 09:00 to 13:00
Tuesday 09 Jul Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 100 Greylag Goose (+.), 8 Mute Swan (Inc. pair with five young.), 2 Mallard (Females with five and four young.), 16 Pochard, 22 Tufted Duck, 28 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. one well grown young and five on nests.), 50 Coot (+.), 2 Common Tern, 2 Skylark (Singing.), 1 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Seen and briefly heard.), 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.), 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.), 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) Malcolm Corbett 08:50 to 10:05 Cloudy, light S. wind.
Tuesday 09 Jul Abberton Reservoir 1 Great White Egret, 1 Hobby (Adult), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Male), 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Greenshank, 14 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Cuckoo (Adult), 11 Corn Bunting, 3 Yellowhammer, 237 Lapwing, 56 Little Egret, 9 Yellow Wagtail Steve Grimwade 07:30 to 10:30
Monday 08 Jul Braintree 8 Swift (Orchard Drive. Sadly none using nest boxes at town museum.) Martin Iddon 15:00 to 15:00 Humid overcast
Monday 08 Jul Abberton Reservoir 1 Common Sandpiper (West side of Layer-de-la-Haye causeway), 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Distant view, east of Layer Breton causeway on south side of reservoir with other ducks/geese of several species) Paul Hargreaves 13:15 to 14:30 Calm and warm, some cloud
Monday 08 Jul Lamarsh 1 Buzzard (young bird calling - all records Daws Hall), 3 House Martin (only 3 occupied nests now), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (nest along railway line) Martin Peers 10:30 to 11:15 sunny and warm
Monday 08 Jul Braintree 5 Swift (Junction of Clare Rd and London Rd) Martin Iddon 10:00 to 10:00 Warm overcast humid
Monday 08 Jul Naze, The 1 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 1 Hobby, 10 Ringed Plover (possibly more), 1 Sanderling, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 10 Sandwich Tern (including a few juveniles), 1 Common Tern, 25 Little Tern (at least), 10 Whitethroat (mostly juveniles) Paul Hargreaves 09:45 to 12:30 From car-park to Stone Point overlooking Horsey Island and return; tide coming in on return
Monday 08 Jul Henny Street 1 Spotted Flycatcher (catching flies in usual large garden; contact calls heard) Martin Peers 09:30 to 10:00 sunny and warm
Monday 08 Jul Good Easter 1 Red Kite (low over my chimney pots gained height headed off NW) Martin Henry 09:30 to 09:30
Monday 08 Jul Langdon Hills NR EWT 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Including one juv.), 12 Swift, 15 Swallow (Approx. Hawking for insects over the lake & adjacent meadows.), 1 Reed Warbler (Singing Male.), 1 Whitethroat (Singing Male.), 2 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch (At least.), 1 Common Tern (Fishing the lake. Flew off NW with catch.) Andrew Cox 07:30 to 09:00 Sun & cloud. Warm. Dunton Plotlands.
Sunday 07 Jul Great Baddow, Chelmsford 1 Honey Buzzard (Glided east over house and circled twice before continuing. First I’ve seen in the area. ) David Pallash 19:24 to 19:28 Sunny
Sunday 07 Jul Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 2 Grey Heron, 5 Cormorant, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Swallow, 20 Mallard (6 young), 11 Little Egret, 150 Canada Goose, 4 Gadwall, 10 Oystercatcher, 5 Greylag Goose (+1 grey/can hybrid), 3 Common Tern, 6 Goldfinch, 1 Collared Dove, 5 Shelduck, 2 Pied Wagtail, 180 Black-headed Gull, 6 Linnet, 6 Swift, 1 Song Thrush (Heard a couple of brief phrases), 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Marsh Harrier (pair soaring high), 12 Jackdaw, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Magpie, 7 Carrion Crow, 1 Blackbird, 25 Rook, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Moorhen, 30 Starling, 1 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Stock Dove, 15 Wood Pigeon Matt Turner 17:15 to 18:15 All sightings from bridge/splodge, high tide but receeding
Sunday 07 Jul Langdon Hills NR EWT 4 Sparrowhawk (Juveniles seen and heard. Also two Purple Emperor seen high in ash trees behind memorial bench) Karl Price 15:45 to 16:00 Warm, sunny spells
Sunday 07 Jul Vange Marsh RSPB 1 Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harrier (Adult female & two juveniles.), 2 Kestrel, 2 Avocet, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 50 Lapwing (Including one juv.), 44 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Curlew, 50 Redshank (Approx.), 3 Spotted Redshank (At least. Summer plumage.), 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher Andrew Cox 14:00 to 17:15 Sun & cloud. Warm, breezy.
Sunday 07 Jul Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 180 Sand Martin (150 over Golden Gates, the rest near the VC), 9 Mute Swan (Golden Gates), 71 Coot (18 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 29 Tufted Duck (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 4 Pochard (Three, plus one young, on the pit to the south of the tip, one Golden Gates), 65 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 26 Canada Goose (Golden Gates), 2 Great Crested Grebe (One each, the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates), 6 Little Grebe (Plus two young, on the pit to the south of the tip), 25 Redshank (In the managed retreat), 37 Curlew (In the managed retreat), 3 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat), 698 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 2 Yellow-legged Gull (In the managed retreat), 75 Avocet (In the managed retreat), 90 Shelduck (In the managed retreat), 3 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), 1 Egyptian Goose (In the managed retreat), 3 Little Egret (In the managed retreat), 2 Stonechat (Pair on the approach road to the VC) Paul Larkin 08:00 to 14:45 Overcast, light E wind, rising tide
Sunday 07 Jul Beckton 2 Little Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult), 8 Swift, 8 House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Marbled White Gary A James 08:00 to 13:00 Cloudy NE wind
Sunday 07 Jul Colchester 2 Bullfinch (Male and Female feeding on Amelanchier berries in garden) Steve Grimwade 08:00 to 08:15
Sunday 07 Jul South House Farm, Maldon 2 Chiffchaff (By Dump), 1 Sand Martin (Dump Pool), 3 Green Sandpiper (Dump Pool), 1 Redshank (Dump Pool) John Buchanan 06:30 to 07:15 Walk along sea wall from Prom Park after some rain. A few signs of early dispersal/ passage