Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Wivenhoe 28 Feb 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Sunny Michael Davies Blackcap, Chaffinch
Great Totham 28 Feb 2021 08:50 - 09:50 Fog slowly lifting, fresh. Malcolm Corbett 2 Goosander (Females, Totham Pit.), Kestrel (Sheepcoates Farm), 5 Skylark (Singing, arable fields.), 2 Greenfinch (Singing. One, Totham Pit, one Brook Close.), 8 Goldfinch (Totham Pit.), Yellowhammer (Singing, Church Road.)
Walton-on-The-Naze 28 Feb 2021 10:00 - 14:00 sunny, hazy, gentle breeze. tide going out Claire Panting Red-breasted Merganser (poor picture quality but believe this to be a red breasted merganser), 2 Great Crested Grebe (not a great pic but have been trying to snap these for a while.), Shelduck, 200 Curlew (The sunlight across the pools made for some amazing silhouettes of resting curlews)
Chelmer Village, Chelmsford 27 Feb 2021 16:00 - 17:00 Mild, sunny. Philip Davie 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Rook, 8 Black-headed Gull, 4 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, Blackbird, 12 Wood Pigeon, 4 Magpie
Westley Heights 27 Feb 2021 08:15 - 11:00 Sunny, cool. Becoming warmer. Andrew Cox 5 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 5 Goldcrest (At least. Includi g two singing males.), 2 Coal Tit, Treecreeper (At least.), 3 Nuthatch (Male, vocal & active in Coombe Wood; pair vocal & active in Hall Wood.)
Doddinghurst 27 Feb 2021 11:00 - 11:30 Bright, clear blue sky. Clearly a good day for Raptors! Gary Boyes 2 Buzzard (Displaying), Peregrine Falcon (High, occasionally dropping at speed and being harassed by a Sparrowhawk), Sparrowhawk (Harassing the Peregrine), Red Kite (Flyover heading North West), 2 Goldcrest (In conifer), 7 Blue Tit (Several birds prospecting), Nuthatch (Calling from high in tree ), Kestrel, 7 Jackdaw (Mobbing the raptors), 11 Magpie, 5 Wood Pigeon, 3 Chaffinch
Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 27 Feb 2021 09:30 - 11:00 Clear skies, cool, very pleasant. Robert Pease 1174 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (A flock on East Marsh. Counted from photograph.), Black Brant (One in with the large Brant flock on East Marsh. Photograph available.), Water Rail (One calling from the reed in the borrow dyke.), Cetti's Warbler (One calling from reeds.), Corn Bunting (East Marsh.)
Halstead 27 Feb 2021 13:30 - 14:00 Sunny Anthony Wells Brambling (Seen along Star Stile)
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 27 Feb 2021 14:00 - 14:45 Sunny, Dry Paul Everett 5 Buzzard, 3 Great Crested Grebe (1 pair +1), Little Grebe, 22 Tufted Duck, 15 Wigeon, Cormorant, Long-tailed Tit (missing its long tail), 5 Canada Goose, 2 Shelduck (Pair), 20 Black-headed Gull ((+)), 2 Oystercatcher
Writtle 27 Feb 2021 09:30 - 11:45 Sunny, still, 10 degrees. with David Winifred Simmonds Lapwing (On far bank of Titchmarsh Reservoir), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming by River Can, seen and heard), 10 Redwing (In College Fields), Greenfinch, 3 Tufted Duck (On Reservoir), Buzzard (Flying over Reservoir), 200 Linnet (In set aside field off Lawford Lane, thanks to Nick Green), 20 Reed Bunting (In set aside field), 20 Yellowhammer (In set aside field)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 27 Feb 2021 06:15 - 11:00 Cold to start with. Sunny and warm. David Pallash Chiffchaff (Singing near visitor centre), 20 Redwing (+)
Kirby-le-Soken 27 Feb 2021 14:40 - 16:10 Backwaters. lovely sunny spring day. tide out Liz Huxley Kestrel, 5000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 6 Mediterranean Gull (+, breeding adults), 3 Marsh Harrier, Yellowhammer (male), 2 Song Thrush, Jay
Wrabness 27 Feb 2021 09:20 - 12:15 Mild, sunny, tide high Simon Banks Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming), 2 Green Woodpecker (Yaffling), 2 Yellowhammer (Males singing near woodland burial car park), Great Crested Grebe, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Goldeneye, Shoveler (Drake on floods), 3 Long-tailed Tit, Kestrel (Female), 7 Dunnock (6 singing on reserve.)
TM0224 27 Feb 2021 10:15 - 11:30 Sunny, calm, mild (sighting from Salary Brook Trail) Paul Hargreaves Cetti's Warbler (Good sighting in and around bramble scrub to rear of Avon Way House , called several times and flew between bushes.)
Mersea Island 27 Feb 2021 09:00 - 15:30 Stephen Entwistle Stonechat (Fm strood channel SE), Peregrine Falcon (Youth camp DU), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Rewsalls marsh DU ), 4 Slavonian Grebe (Off coopers beach caravan park DU ), Yellowhammer (West of east Mersea church DU), Great Northern Diver (Victoria esplanade DU)
Stapleford Tawney 27 Feb 2021 15:00 - 15:15 Cold but very sunny Ann Darnell 2 Red Kite, Kestrel (Resident ), Green Woodpecker (Heard calling )
TM1412 27 Feb 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Low Tide sunny warm Malcolm Riddler 4 Sanderling, 7 Turnstone, 139 Herring Gull, 3 Skylark, 2 Cormorant, 7 Pied Wagtail (3 pairs ), 104 Black-headed Gull, 6 Starling (nest building)
Colne Pt 27 Feb 2021 10:00 - 16:00 Sunny Warm light SSE Malcolm Riddler 6 Linnet, 12 Pied Wagtail, 2 Little Grebe (calling / song), 6 Gadwall (flooded field), 21 Shelduck (flooded field and salt marsh), 7 Shoveler (salt marsh lagoon scrap), 2 Red-throated Diver (well off shore), 2 Kestrel (fields and powerlines), 2 Marsh Harrier (displaying farmland), 22 Knot (salt marsh scrap), 17 Grey Plover (salt marsh scrap), 500 Golden Plover (flew on to salt marsh flushed by Spitfire ), 180 Curlew (flew in over farmland ), 45 Turnstone (along shoreline), 20 Redshank, 40 Ringed Plover (displaying at least 8 pairs throughout), 65 Sanderling, 120 Oystercatcher (roosting on beach at Colne point), 4 Reed Bunting (2 pairs males reluctant song), 150 Jackdaw (distant around around farm), 62 Carrion Crow, 30 Rook, 250 Herring Gull, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull
TL7205 27 Feb 2021 08:00 - 15:30 sunny, mild, light breeze; observations at various times. Highlights of 25 species seen from garden Sean Gregory 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon (adult female SE), Kestrel, Blackcap (male), 2 Coal Tit, Song Thrush, 20 Greenfinch (pre-roost flock)
Galleyhill Wood, near Waltham Abbey 26 Feb 2021 14:00 - 14:10 Sunny mild Melvin Shepherd-Wells 2 Grey Wagtail (Breach barns mobile home site), Red Kite (Breach barns mobile home site), 6 Goldfinch (Breach barns mobile home site), 4 Red-legged Partridge (Breach barns mobile home site)
Mersea Island 26 Feb 2021 09:00 - 17:30 Stephen Entwistle Chiffchaff (Strood channel MC), 60 Corn Bunting (Strood channel MC ), 7 Pochard (Cudmore grove pond SE), 6 Gadwall (3pr cudmore grove park pond SE), 9 Redwing (Cudmore grove (SE)), 25 Knot (Cudmore grove (SE) ), 26 Greenfinch (Cudmore grove park roost SE), Barn Owl (Maydays farm MC), Peregrine Falcon (Strood channel DUl), Cetti's Warbler (Strood channel (DU) ), Stonechat (Fm strood channel DU ), Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Strood channel DU )
Chigborough Lakes 26 Feb 2021 09:30 - 11:15 Sunny, light N. wind. Lots of common birdsong. Malcolm Corbett 4 Mute Swan, 3 Shoveler (2m.), Gadwall, 100 Mallard (circa.), 19 Pochard, 70 Tufted Duck (circa.), 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 30 Cormorant (circa. Some nesting.), 8 Grey Heron (Some nesting.), Buzzard (Harassed by crows.), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Male and female), Kestrel (Male.), 2 Jay (Pair.), 10 Long-tailed Tit (Three groups.), 5 Greenfinch (One singing.)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 26 Feb 2021 07:30 - 08:15 Sunny, chilly. Plotlands. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk (Female. Attacked a group of magpies. Unsuccessful.), Kestrel (Perched on an oak branch, feeding on unknown prey item.), Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
TQ7899 26 Feb 2021 10:00 - 11:00 Sunny Andrew Ducat Little Owl, 2 Goldcrest, Goldfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Canada Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, Little Grebe
Roman River Valley 26 Feb 2021 10:30 - 11:30 hot, sunny, no clouds Oliver Cottis Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Siskin, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest (1 singing, 1 with coal tits), Buzzard (heard), Nuthatch, 4 Long-tailed Tit
Tilbury 26 Feb 2021 09:00 - 11:00 Find and sunny, rising tide, variable light wind Paul Larkin 26 Teal (On STW outfall), 4 Avocet (To the east of the fort), 2 Shelduck (On foreshore in front of the fort), Redshank (By the ferry terminal), 2 Gadwall (Gravesend Reach), 13 Wigeon (Gravesend Reach), Red Kite (Over west), 8 Buzzard (Local pairs chasing off passing dispersing birds), 2 Oystercatcher (To the east of the fort), 2 Sparrowhawk (Over east)
Wivenhoe 26 Feb 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Richard Allen Chiffchaff (singing in garden)
Colchester 26 Feb 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Salary Brook/Churn Wood area Richard Allen 7 Red Kite (drifting east), 12 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, Water Rail, 50 Redwing
Brightlingsea 26 Feb 2021 09:15 - 09:25 Tide out Susie Jenkins 4 Black-tailed Godwit (Feeding on mud), 2 Oystercatcher (Feeding on mud), 6 Mallard (Feeding on mud), 2 Redshank (Feeding on mud), Little Egret (On the stretch of water next to horse fiekd opposite), 2 Black-headed Gull (On mud)
High Ongar 26 Feb 2021 14:00 - 14:00 Good Neil Warner Chiffchaff (Clear sighting perched in shrub singing in back garden)
High Ongar 26 Feb 2021 14:00 - 14:00 Good Neil Warner Chiffchaff (Clear sighting perched in shrub singing in back garden)
West Bergholt 26 Feb 2021 09:00 - 10:00 Walk along Essex Way from Eight Ash Green to West Bergholt and Fordham Steve Grimwade 3 Red Kite, 31 Buzzard (Kettles of 9 & 12 were probably migrants which all drifted northeast plus at least 5 other pairs (resident birds)), Yellowhammer, Kingfisher (Perched on roadbridge briefly near Fordham), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 200 Fieldfare (Large flock near Fordham), Sparrowhawk (Female), Kestrel, 14 Skylark
Great Totham 26 Feb 2021 16:00 - 17:00 Sunny, light N. wind. Malcolm Corbett Goosander (Female. Totham Pit.), 100 Fieldfare (+. Forrester Park golf course.), Grey Wagtail (Spickets Brook, Spickets Wood.)
Wivenhoe 26 Feb 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Sunny Michael Davies Collared Dove
Burnham-on-Crouch 25 Feb 2021 11:00 - 13:00 Steven Swaby Mediterranean Gull, Cetti's Warbler (First singing bird this year, Burnham Wick), Yellow-browed Warbler (Photographed in a Burnham garden at lunchtime today)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 25 Feb 2021 07:45 - 08:15 Coudy, mild. Plotlands ridge field. Andrew Cox Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Redwing
Westley Heights 25 Feb 2021 08:30 - 11:30 Cloudy, mild. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Looked to be a male, by size.), 4 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 2 Mistle Thrush (Pair.), 24 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch (Coombe Wood/ Hall Wood territories.), Lesser Redpoll, 6 Goldfinch (At least.), 2 Tawny Owl (Calling to each other, Coombe Wood.)
Maldon 25 Feb 2021 09:15 - 09:45 Overcast, mild. Elms Farm Park. Malcolm Corbett 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, Chiffchaff (Calling.), 2 Song Thrush (Singing.)
Stanford Warren 25 Feb 2021 13:00 - 14:00 Overcast Jamie Thornton 14 Coot (Fishing lakes), 7 Mallard (Fishing lakes), 6 Canada Goose (Fishing lakes), 2 Tufted Duck (Fishing lakes), Great Crested Grebe (Fishing lakes), 2 Moorhen (1 on fishing lake, 1 on pond in reedbed), 2 Cormorant (On pylon by fishing lakes), 10 Wood Pigeon (Along border of reedbed north of footpath), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Trees on western border of lakes), Greenfinch (Trees on western border of lakes), Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 5 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, Green Woodpecker (On wooden pylon in reedbed south of the lakes), 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Blackbird, Jay, 2 Magpie, Kestrel, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Robin
Copford SW, near Stanway 25 Feb 2021 09:00 - 09:45 Steve Grimwade 100 Linnet, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, 16 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 31 Chaffinch
Copford 25 Feb 2021 10:00 - 11:00 Steve Grimwade Little Owl, Peregrine Falcon (Male flew wesr), Treecreeper, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 150 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 600 Black-headed Gull
Mersea Island 25 Feb 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Stephen Entwistle Bearded Tit (Strood channel AF), 2 Corn Bunting (Strood channel AF ), 2 Great Northern Diver (Coopers beach DU 1 Victoria esplanade DU ), Slavonian Grebe (Coopers beach DU)
Doddinghurst 25 Feb 2021 14:30 - 16:00 Dull, cloudy, fairly warm. Fields between Doddinghurst Rd & Days Lane Ian Swanson Red Kite (2 sightings a mile apart (probably same bird)), 2 Green Woodpecker (At least 2 heard), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark (Singing), 120 Fieldfare ( flock of 120-150c flying around trees & fields), 2 Yellowhammer, Red-legged Partridge (Seen 2 previous days in same field)
Galleyhill Wood, near Waltham Abbey 25 Feb 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Mild overcast Melvin Shepherd-Wells 4 Yellowhammer (All sightings at Breach barns (near greenhouses)), 3 Red Kite (All sightings at Breach barns (near greenhouses)), 5 Red-legged Partridge (All sightings at Breach barns (near greenhouses))
High Ongar 25 Feb 2021 15:00 - 15:00 Good Neil Warner Red Kite (Gliding over Nine Ashes Road, Nine Ashes)
Maydays Farm, Mersea Island 24 Feb 2021 14:00 - 15:30 Stephen Entwistle Barn Owl (Maydays MC), 12 Pintail (Maydays MC), 4 Marsh Harrier (Maydays MC)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 24 Feb 2021 08:00 - 08:30 Sun, some cloud. Breezy, mild. Plotlands ridge. Andrew Cox Buzzard (Seen over the open land to the west.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Redwing, Blackcap (Singing male, close to the entrance to 'Duckingham Palace' pond), 4 Goldfinch