Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Weald CP, near South Weald 16 Jun 2019 08:15 - 09:45 Cloudy, breezy. Some light rain. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, 8 Nuthatch (At least.), Reed Bunting (Singing Male, lower lake.)
Great Waltham 16 Jun 2019 11:00 - 11:00 Sunny Paul Shuttleworth 2 Bullfinch (Assumed a pair as flew off together)
Thorndon CP (South) 15 Jun 2019 08:00 - 09:15 Sunny, some clouds. Warm. Andrew Cox Kestrel (Female, chasing crow.), Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), Skylark (Singing Male.), 2 Nuthatch (At least.), Yellowhammer (Singing Male.)
Thorndon CP (North) 15 Jun 2019 09:15 - 10:30 Sunny, becoming cloudier & breezy. Andrew Cox 2 Buzzard, Skylark (Singing Male.), 5 Swallow (At least.), Goldcrest (Singing Male.), 6 Nuthatch (At least.), 2 Goldfinch (Pair.), 2 Linnet (Pair.), Garden Warbler (Singing Male.. )
WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth 15 Jun 2019 13:45 - 13:45 Clive Atkins Red-backed Shrike (Nice male )
Vange Marsh RSPB 15 Jun 2019 12:45 - 16:00 Cloud & sunny intervals. Breezy. Andrew Cox 12 Teal (Males; one female.), 2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female.), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (Male.), Hobby (Hunting dragonflies from the ditch.), 2 Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover (Appeared to be display lighting.), 40 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Spotted Redshank (Summer plumage. Far SE corner, then feeding all along the back of the flood. Resting occasionally.), 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern (Flying over , heading north. One carrying a fish.), Cuckoo (Male, somewhere on the old tip.), 10 Swift (At least.), 4 Bearded Tit (At. Least. Male carrying food & at least one young.)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 15 Jun 2019 16:15 - 17:15 Cloudy, breezy. Andrew Cox 2 Mediterranean Gull (One adult plus the usual hybrid.), 20 Common Tern (At least.), Bearded Tit, 2 Cuckoo (Male & female. Possibly a second Male.)
Abberton Reservoir 15 Jun 2019 10:00 - 16:30 Dry, sun & cloud, light SW breeze. Warm 20c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 7 Little Ringed Plover (3 adults 4 tiny chicks. Usual corner on LDH Causeway.), 2 Oystercatcher, 20 Common Tern (Circa.), Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm.), 12 Pied Wagtail (At least. ), 50 Sand Martin (Plus. Hide Bay hide.), 10 Swallow (Circa.), 10 House Martin (Circa.), Black Swan (New Bay hide.), Green Sandpiper (Hide Bay hide.), Cuckoo (Seen & heard, LDHC.), Nightingale (Old road, VC entrance.), Blackcap (Male. Old road.), Chiffchaff (Seen, few more heard. Old Road.), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Old Road.), 4 Buzzard, Marsh Harrier (Female, Hide Bay hide.), 2 Kestrel, 5 Shoveler (3 drakes, 2 female.), 6 Teal (Drakes.), 20 Black-tailed Godwit (Fly over's, Billets Farm.), 100 Mute Swan (Circa. Pair with 2 small Cygnets.), 5 Egyptian Goose, 20 Skylark (At least.)
WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth 15 Jun 2019 20:15 - 20:15 Clive Atkins Red-backed Shrike (Male still this evening)
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 15 Jun 2019 09:15 - 15:00 Warm, cloudy with Sunny intervals, moderate breeze. Nick Boxall Red Kite (Gliding over grazing area near car park.), 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, Cuckoo (In flight around Flying Fields, heard another across saltings towards Tollesbury.), Curlew, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. Immediate Car park area and Reed beds by wooden steps leading to the sea wall.), Sedge Warbler, 13 Avocet (+), 6 Redshank, 3 Swallow, 10 Lapwing (+), 10 Oystercatcher (+), 5 Common Tern, 4 Goldfinch, 7 Linnet, Chiffchaff (Heard only, car park area), 4 Chaffinch, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Little Egret, 10 Shelduck (+ ), 10 Pochard (+), 2 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 10 Greylag Goose (+), 10 Canada Goose (+)
Nayland 15 Jun 2019 09:30 - 11:00 sunny then cloudy Martin Peers Cuckoo (male calling - all records Nayland & Little Horkesley), Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Kingfisher, 5 Skylark (males), 2 Swallow (pair), 6 Chiffchaff (males - several families), 6 Blackcap (males - some with young), Garden Warbler (male), 10 Whitethroat (males - most with nests or young), Reed Warbler (male), 2 Grey Wagtail (+), 2 Bullfinch (pair), 3 Yellowhammer (males)
Chipping Ongar 15 Jun 2019 08:00 - 08:15 Warm, some cloud but bright. Nick Boxall 2 Whitethroat (Near reserve car park, Bobbingworth Nature Reserve)
Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham 15 Jun 2019 15:45 - 16:30 Warm, overcast and breezy. Nick Boxall Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 4 Wren, Chiffchaff (Heard only.)
TL6808 14 Jun 2019 07:45 - 08:00 Overcast Stuart Anderson Turtle Dove (Visiting back garden in West Chelmsford)
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 14 Jun 2019 07:30 - 08:30 stiff southerly breeze, overcast Matt Turner 2 Marsh Harrier (Male and female in same area as before), Peregrine Falcon (Juv male flew low over bridge then onto pylon), Kestrel, 3 Egyptian Goose (2 adult, 1 young), Song Thrush (Singing male), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males north and south of bridge), Red-legged Partridge (north marsh), 2 Stock Dove, 22 Avocet
Boxted 14 Jun 2019 08:30 - 11:15 cloudy, with occasional sunny spells; breezy Martin Peers 3 Mallard (brood), 2 Buzzard, Turtle Dove (Boxted Hall - male purring), Kestrel, 10 Swallow (5 pairs - all with nests), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (territories, at least one with nest [2018= 2]), 7 Whitethroat (territories - all with nests [8]), Nuthatch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Spotted Flycatcher (pair with nest at Boxted Hall), 2 Bullfinch (pair with nest)
Great Horkesley 14 Jun 2019 09:45 - 10:30 overcast, breezy Martin Peers 6 Canada Goose (pair with 4 goslings - all wildfowl records from lakes near Ridgnalls), 36 Mallard (including two broods), 8 Tufted Duck (6 males), Red-legged Partridge, 2 Grey Partridge (pair flushed near Ridgnalls), 3 Little Grebe (trilling males), 2 Great Crested Grebe (pair), 3 Moorhen (broods), 9 Coot (including pair + 3 fully grown juvs), 6 Stock Dove (3 pairs), Kestrel, 10 Swallow (5 pairs), 4 Chiffchaff (territories), 5 Blackcap (territories), 3 Whitethroat (territories), 3 Reed Warbler (territorial males - Ridgnalls), 3 Spotted Flycatcher (pair in large garden corner Green Lane; singing male in large garden Holly Lane opposite Coveneys), 4 Linnet, Reed Bunting (male Ridgnalls)
Broomhouse, Langham 14 Jun 2019 11:45 - 13:00 sunny intervals, breezy Martin Peers 8 Mute Swan (pair + 6 cygnets (2 'Polish' types)), 10 Shelduck (no sign of duckling today), 5 Gadwall (duck with 4 ducklings ), 8 Coot (including pair + 4 juvs [Docura's Farm]), 2 Oystercatcher (pair with nest in crops [another pair at lagoons]), 24 Lapwing (20 failed breeders (many in moult); pair with chicks in crops), 2 Redshank (pair with suspected young in cover), 2 Swift, 2 Cetti's Warbler (male in song; female? alarming), Sedge Warbler (+ feeding young in nest), Yellow Wagtail (in barley [Docura's Farm]), Grey Wagtail (+ female with calling young at pump station. Also noted one adult + one hind Fallow Deer)
Ardleigh Reservoir 14 Jun 2019 13:20 - 13:55 sunny but breezy Martin Peers 100 Greylag Goose (+, including many juvs), 40 Canada Goose (pair + 6 juvs & 30+ adults), 4 Gadwall (duck with 3 fully grown juvs), Tufted Duck (male), 8 Great Crested Grebe (4 pairs; 2 nests seen), 2 Common Tern, 6 Sand Martin (a few persist despite destruction of nesting cliff by contractors in March), Garden Warbler (territorial male), 3 Reed Warbler (territorial males), 2 Bullfinch (pair, probably with nest)
Westley Heights 14 Jun 2019 07:45 - 09:30 Cloudy with sunny intervals. Breezy. Andrew Cox 3 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 10 Swift, 3 Swallow, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch (At least.), 7 Goldfinch (At least.)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 14 Jun 2019 08:30 - 10:15 Sun & cloud. Breezy. Mark's Hill & Lincewood. Andrew Cox 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), Treecreeper (Male singing.)
Abberton Reservoir 14 Jun 2019 15:00 - 17:00 Bright, mild and breezy. David Curle Ring-necked Duck (Layer Breton Causeway )
Wrabness 14 Jun 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Sunny evening, slight breeze Matt Turner 40 Sand Martin (+), 12 Swallow, 2 Yellowhammer, Kestrel, Cuckoo, 2 Bullfinch (both males), 4 Turtle Dove (At least 4 on site, possibly more), 3 Common Tern, 10 Linnet, Little Egret, Lesser Whitethroat
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 13 Jun 2019 09:40 - 10:55 Overcast, sunny spells, brisk S. wind, dry. Red Admiral and Painted Lady butterfles also seen. Malcolm Corbett 200 Greylag Goose (circa. On and around small lake.), 7 Mute Swan (Inc. one nesting.), 2 Shelduck, 2 Mallard (Females with six and seven well grown young.), 28 Pochard (22 male.), 9 Tufted Duck (Eight male.), 12 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, Cormorant, 30 Coot (circa.), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Tern, Cuckoo (Calling.), 5 Swift, Kestrel (Male.), Hobby, 2 Skylark (Singing.), 2 Swallow, 10 House Martin (+.), 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.), Sedge Warbler (Singing.), 3 Reed Warbler (Singing.)
Harlow 13 Jun 2019 16:45 - 16:45 Rain, warm breeze and overcast. Nick Boxall Red Kite (Gliding overhead, heading south over Templefields.)
Colchester 13 Jun 2019 17:45 - 17:45 Matt Turner Turtle Dove (Had top down in light rain as collecting bookcase. Not too happy until I heard t/d purring at a12/a120 junction!)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 13 Jun 2019 17:15 - 18:30 Cloudy, breezy. Andrew Cox Marsh Harrier (Adult Male.), Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 60 Black-headed Gull (At least 60 young, many well grown.), 20 Common Tern (At least. Including at least four hatched young.), 4 Cuckoo (Three males, one female.), 4 Swift, Mediterranean Gull (Adult.), 4 Bearded Tit (At least. Male & at least three young.)
Ardleigh Reservoir 13 Jun 2019 19:30 - 20:30 Sightings from Lodge Lane causeway Matt Turner 3 Great Crested Grebe (Female on nest with male close by and another bird opposite side), Grey Heron (Landed near the female GCG and the male came to her rescue and saw the heron off!), 2 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 15 Swift (Feeding very low over water at 20:30, I could hear their wings over my head), 2 Common Tern, 25 Sand Martin (+), Kingfisher (Very brief glimpse low over waters edge near causeway), 2 Blackcap (singing males ), 3 Cormorant, 50 Jackdaw (+ noisy roost frequently taking to the air), Bullfinch (called twice)
Broomfield, Chelmsford 13 Jun 2019 19:00 - 19:15 Windy Stuart Anderson Turtle Dove (Observed in back garden by my wife Christine (2nd visit in a week))
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 13 Jun 2019 20:00 - 21:15 Cold & Windy - RSPB boat trip out of West Mersea Stuart Anderson 4 Little Tern, 3 Common Tern, Marsh Harrier, Ringed Plover, 6 Oystercatcher, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Swift, 30 Black-headed Gull (At least), 30 Herring Gull (At least)
Hanningfield Reservoir 12 Jun 2019 20:45 - 21:15 Much rain during the day - Overcast - Threat of more rain. John Smart 200 Swift (Approx 200 - Feeding high over the Visitor Centre during a maternity bat Roost count. Only a small patch of sky could be seen.)
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 11 Jun 2019 07:15 - 07:45 Dry and overcast Brian Bolton Spoonbill (Flew low around island at 7.20 mobbed by BH gulls then off low over trees N/E didn't land. ), Little Ringed Plover (Along West bank)
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 11 Jun 2019 07:45 - 08:30 Water level high but falling, calm and cloudy. Young greylag, canada, blue tit and oystercatcher seen Matt Turner Peregrine Falcon (Young male having his breakfast on regular pylon), Kestrel, 28 Avocet (16 adult, 12 young), Red-legged Partridge, Lesser Whitethroat (Singing male heard), 4 Egyptian Goose (2 adult, 2 young), Black Swan, 2 Tufted Duck (male and female), 30 Gadwall (out of sight initially but sent up by distant jogger), Stock Dove, 2 Reed Bunting ( both males on marsh), Sedge Warbler (on marsh), 12 Cormorant
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 11 Jun 2019 14:00 - 15:40 Increasing cloud, sunny spells, dry and humid. Malcolm Corbett 30 Canada Goose (+.), 120 Greylag Goose (+.), 7 Mute Swan (Inc. one on nest.), 13 Pochard (Nine male.), 24 Tufted Duck (Only two female.), 2 Little Grebe (Pair.), 11 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. pair displaying.), 12 Grey Heron (circa.), 2 Common Tern, Cuckoo (Calling.), 4 Chiffchaff (Singing.), Sedge Warbler (Singing.), 5 Reed Warbler (Singing.), Reed Bunting (Male.)
Great Leighs 11 Jun 2019 10:30 - 11:00 Dry but overcast Martin Iddon 5 Yellowhammer (Along side of lane), 30 Long-tailed Tit (Large, noisy very mobile flock in hedgerow next to St Johns Church)
Wormingford, Colchester 09 Jun 2019 07:45 - 11:15 warm and sunny with some cloud later Martin Peers Red-legged Partridge (Lodge Hills), 4 Stock Dove (Wormingford total 8 territories [average= 6]), Cuckoo (male - Lodge Hills), 2 Swift, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker (Wormingford total 4 territories [5]), Kestrel (Lodge Hills), 6 Swallow (7 territories [8]), 5 House Martin (territories [7]), 11 Chiffchaff (total territories [15]), 10 Blackcap (total territories= 15 [14]), 10 Whitethroat (territories; total= 22 [21]), 5 Reed Warbler (territorial males: my best ever here), 3 Mistle Thrush (territories [3]), Grey Wagtail, 10 Linnet (5 pairs - total= 15 pairs [14]), Bullfinch (male), 13 Yellowhammer (territories; total= 21 [22]), 4 Reed Bunting (territorial males)
Thorndon CP (North) 09 Jun 2019 08:00 - 09:00 Sun & cloud. Warm. Andrew Cox 2 Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat (Singing Male.), 6 Nuthatch (At least.), 3 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet (Pair.)
Thorndon CP (South) 09 Jun 2019 09:00 - 10:00 Sun & cloud. Warm. Andrew Cox 2 Kestrel, 6 Ring-necked Parakeet, Treecreeper (Singing Male.), 3 Goldfinch (At least.), Yellowhammer (Singing Male.)
Stondon Massey 09 Jun 2019 08:00 - 09:30 Andrew Stroud 2 Cuckoo (two birds between Hallsford Bridge and Langford Bridge - one flew along the hedge line as another was calling), 2 Garden Warbler (Great Myles - 2 singing), Reed Warbler (Great Myles - singing), Lesser Whitethroat (singing), Little Owl, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 4 Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 2 Linnet, 3 Swallow, 21 Swift, 5 Stock Dove (BBS Breeding bird survey - 38 species)
Heybridge GP 09 Jun 2019 07:30 - 08:30 Fine and sunny with light breeze Murray Orchard 420 Black-headed Gull (minimum number of breeding pairs with many young seen. Birds present on ten islands and a raft.), 17 Common Tern (total of sitting birds/AON with one chick seen. All except one pair on 3 small/low bare islands in middle/south side of pit.), 2 Avocet (a pair breeding on one of the small low/bare islands with a sitting bird seen), 2 Cuckoo (male and female heard calling)
South House Farm, Maldon 09 Jun 2019 12:30 - 13:00 Fine and sunny with light breeze Murray Orchard Teal (drake Cinnamon Teal feeding in fresh water fleet, viewable from sea wall)
Maldon 09 Jun 2019 07:30 - 08:30 Fine and sunny, light breeze Murray Orchard 2 Shelduck (pair with 8 large ducklings in Heybridge Creek), 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing males in upper reaches of Heybridge Creek), 18 Swift (flying around over the town)
Stapleford Tawney 09 Jun 2019 16:00 - 16:45 Fair warm Ann Darnell 4 Pied Wagtail (Regular ), 6 Goldfinch, 10 Swallow (Nesting in farmyard), 4 Skylark (In arable fields ), 10 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel (Hovering ), 10 Dunnock, 2 Moorhen (With a chick ), 12 Mallard