Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Westley Heights 19 Oct 2019 08:00 - 10:30 Sunny, mild. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk (Possibly two.), Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Goldcrest (At least.), 10 Long-tailed Tit (At least.), 4 Nuthatch, 6 Goldfinch (At least.)
Beckton 19 Oct 2019 08:00 - 10:00 Sunny SW wind Gary A James Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Meadow Pipit, 4 Jackdaw (Unusual here)
Thorndon CP (South) 19 Oct 2019 15:00 - 16:00 Sun & cloud. Mild. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 10 House Martin (At least.), 5 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch
Naze, The 19 Oct 2019 12:00 - 16:30 bright, mild - highlights mainly from seawall Martin Richards 6 Goldcrest (+), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap (pair), Merlin, Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (usual place), 2 Sandwich Tern, 6 Stonechat, 100 Golden Plover (+), 40 Swallow (+ drifting south)
Naze, The 19 Oct 2019 07:00 - 10:30 mild, cool and strong south-westerly wind, some sun, ebbing tide Brian Combes 3 Sparrowhawk, 5 Song Thrush, 23 Blackbird, 40 Robin (+), 25 Goldcrest, 34 Meadow Pipit (South), 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ), 80 Wood Pigeon (+, south), 6 Stonechat (2 first thing, 4 at the end of session - all on common), 6 Chiffchaff, 18 Chaffinch (South), 120 Goldfinch (+, south), 2 Blackcap, 6 Swallow (South)
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 19 Oct 2019 12:00 - 15:30 mainly sunny SW breeze increasing Sean Gregory Gannet (juvenile S from BBO), 8 Little Egret (at least ), 7 Red-breasted Merganser (drake + female types), 2 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon (pair), Merlin (on shinglebank), Kestrel, Little Owl (calling), Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stonechat, Rock Pipit (at least)
Abberton Reservoir 19 Oct 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Sunny Yvonne Watling 6 Great White Egret, 7 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander, 2 Marsh Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Ruff, Redshank, Snipe, 15 Egyptian Goose, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear, Long-tailed Duck
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 19 Oct 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Mainly sunny Anthony Gales 2 Bearded Tit, Marsh Harrier
Thorndon CP (South) 18 Oct 2019 08:45 - 09:45 Sunny, breezy. Andrew Cox 4 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper
Thorndon CP (North) 18 Oct 2019 09:45 - 10:45 Sunny, breezy. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 4 Linnet (At least.)
West Mersea 18 Oct 2019 11:00 - 11:00 Firs road cemetery seen by A Field Stephen Entwistle Ring Ouzel
Abberton Reservoir 18 Oct 2019 09:30 - 11:30 Overcaste, with sun breaking through. SW breeze Sean Nixon Ring Ouzel (1W male in Wild wood), 3 Song Thrush, 37 Stock Dove, Buzzard, Great White Egret
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 18 Oct 2019 12:15 - 16:00 Sunny, breezy. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk (Took great tit from feeder.), Peregrine Falcon (Immature male.), 3 Avocet, 3 Grey Plover, 4 Turnstone, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 47 Curlew, Green Woodpecker, Stonechat
Naze, The 18 Oct 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Liz Huxley 8 Goldcrest (+), Jay (+), Green Woodpecker, Rock Pipit, 2 Sandwich Tern, 50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 10 Turnstone (+), Brambling
East Mersea 18 Oct 2019 16:45 - 16:45 Seen by M Cock Stephen Entwistle 2 Spoonbill (Roosting on langenhoe point ), Kingfisher (Oyster fishery ), 12 Swallow (Oyster fishery ), 3 Stonechat (Oyster fishery )
Chelmsford City Centre 18 Oct 2019 08:45 - 08:45 mainly sunny, still cool Sean Gregory Cetti's Warbler (singing near ERO)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 17 Oct 2019 08:00 - 09:00 Sunny, cool. Lincewood & Plotlands. Andrew Cox 4 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 6 Meadow Pipit (South over top ridge.), 3 House Martin, 2 Song Thrush, Chiffchaff (Singing.), 2 Goldfinch
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 17 Oct 2019 07:30 - 08:30 Low tide, all sightings from white bridge Matt Turner Sparrowhawk (Female chasing flock of linnet, then harassed by crow), 100 Lapwing, 10 Skylark (inc one in full flight song), 8 Meadow Pipit, 50 Linnet, Kingfisher (Fishing off railway bridge), 3 Little Grebe, 3 Pintail (1 drake, 2f), Dunlin (single juv feeding distant west, had to walk closer to confirm!), Grey Plover (juv feeding same area as dunlin), Shoveler (female), 20 Wigeon (+)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 17 Oct 2019 11:30 - 14:00 Sun, cloud & showers. S wind strengthening, 16c. Sightings with Brenda from Scrape hide. David Hale Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier (M&F.), Kestrel (Harassing Buzzard.), Sparrowhawk, 100 Lapwing (Circa.), 5 Ruff, 2 Snipe, Spotted Redshank (Suffering with injured leg.), 10 Shoveler (5 pair.), 4 Gadwall (2 pair.), 10 Mallard (Circa.), 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Reed Bunting (Male.), Stonechat (Female.), Cetti's Warbler (Heard only from below hide.), 100 Starling (At least.), 4 Jackdaw, 2 Stock Dove
Ardleigh Reservoir 17 Oct 2019 12:00 - 12:15 clear and sunny Martin Peers Mediterranean Gull (adult wp.), Chiffchaff
Broomhouse, Langham 17 Oct 2019 13:00 - 14:00 cloud building with heavy shower Martin Peers 11 Mute Swan, 130 Teal, Sparrowhawk (female), Water Rail, Snipe, Kingfisher, 6 Skylark (passage), Chiffchaff (also 2 Migrant Hawkers + 8 Common Darters)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 17 Oct 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Sun & clouds, warm. Becoming chillier with heavy shower. Andrew Cox Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier (Adult female & adult male.), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 7 Snipe (At least.), 3 Ruff (At least.), Spotted Redshank (Bird with injured leg.), Stonechat (Female.), 150 Lapwing (At least.), 28 Mallard (At least.), 15 Shoveler (At least.)
Vange Marsh RSPB 17 Oct 2019 16:15 - 18:00 Sun & cloud. Mild. Showers. Andrew Cox Little Grebe, Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier (Adult female & immature.), 4 Curlew, 2 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 12 Meadow Pipit, 40 Pied Wagtail (At least.), 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Swallow, 4 Bearded Tit (At least.), 30 Linnet, 5 Reed Bunting (At least.)
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 17 Oct 2019 13:00 - 17:00 High tide, light winds, heavy shower later Ken Hudgell Scaup (Male on river, first I've seen here.), 6 Marsh Harrier, 2 Bullfinch, Peregrine Falcon (Geedon Saltings), 250 Avocet (Langenhoe point and intertidal area), 200 Black-tailed Godwit (Geedon Saltings and intertidal area), 30 Wigeon (Intertidal area), 100 Grey Plover (Geedon saltings), 200 Redshank (+ All over), 100 Curlew, 50 Dunlin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel
West Mersea 17 Oct 2019 10:45 - 10:45 Firs road cemetery found by dougal urquhart Stephen Entwistle Ring Ouzel (Feldy view (back of cemetery )), Greenshank (Strood seawall), Peregrine Falcon (Strood seawall), Wheatear (Strood seawall)
Frinton-on-Sea 17 Oct 2019 07:00 - 15:30 SW2-3 initially 8/8 slowly clearing. Massive movement to south at all heights and ranges, selected totals Paul Brayshaw 733 Wood Pigeon, 4475 Goldfinch (in 216 flocks up to 80 strong), 171 Meadow Pipit, 74 White / Pied Wagtail, 619 Chaffinch, 22 Reed Bunting, 1243 Linnet, 6 Jay, 104 Swallow, 91 Skylark, 2 Grey Wagtail, 46 Siskin, 6 Brambling, 475 Starling, 32 Greenfinch, 18 Redpoll sp., Short-eared Owl, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear
Halstead 16 Oct 2019 09:15 - 09:15 Light rain Barbara Leport Ring Ouzel (Very briefly with Blackbirds at back of house.Only description I can give is black bird blackbird size and broad pure white band on neck.)
Holland Haven 16 Oct 2019 15:45 - 17:15 Liz Huxley 92 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (in 4 groups heading S), 2 Shoveler, 4 Canada Goose, 107 Lapwing, Avocet (imm), 2 Kestrel, 10 Reed Bunting (+), Cetti's Warbler, Barn Owl, 2 Short-eared Owl, Stonechat
East Mersea 16 Oct 2019 11:00 - 11:00 Seen by Brian Stephen Entwistle 2 Spoonbill (On golf house pools. (Flooded pools on saltings seen from seawall looking towards stone point.)only second time there)
Wivenhoe 15 Oct 2019 07:45 - 08:45 vis mig, all birds going SW Richard Allen 41 Song Thrush, 107 Redwing, 16 Skylark, 21 Chaffinch, 9 Siskin, Fieldfare, 3 Blackbird, Reed Bunting
Wormingford, Colchester 15 Oct 2019 09:00 - 12:00 overcast Martin Peers Teal (all records from airfield unless stated), Red-legged Partridge (calls only), Grey Partridge (male), 3 Little Grebe, Golden Plover (over and calling), 21 Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, 70 Common Gull (with 50 Black-headed), 50 Collared Dove (Wellhouse Farm), Little Owl (calling -western edge of airfield), 2 Kestrel (1 juv), Peregrine Falcon (adult male), 170 Skylark (circa), 5 Swallow (flew south), 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush (just one Song Thrush), 70 Meadow Pipit (circa), 30 Chaffinch, 200 Linnet (circa), 2 Bullfinch, 30 Yellowhammer (+), 2 Reed Bunting, 15 Corn Bunting
Abberton Reservoir 15 Oct 2019 10:30 - 14:30 Dry, sun & cloud, light breeze. Max 24c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 5 Goosander (Females, VC side of LDHC.), 2 Goldeneye (Pair. Today's sightings from both causeways & Billets Farm screen.), 100 Pochard (At least.), 200 Teal (Circa.), 200 Shoveler (At least.), 200 Tufted Duck (At least.), 4 Great White Egret (Between causeways.), 12 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, Green Sandpiper (Billets Farm screen.), 20 Meadow Pipit, 200 Goldfinch (Circa. 2 Large flocks of 100 plus. B F screen.), 20 Pied Wagtail (Circa.), 6 Skylark (B F screen.), Jay, Grey Wagtail (LBC overflow.), Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Robin, 100 Starling (Circa.)
Colne Pt 15 Oct 2019 15:30 - 17:30 Dry, tide on way out Matt Turner Peregrine Falcon (Prob young male distant on beach), 2 Sandwich Tern, Gannet (Juv east), Rock Pipit, 6 Meadow Pipit, Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, 3 Stonechat, 120 Golden Plover, 40 Wigeon, 20 Turnstone, 60 Dunlin, 25 Curlew (+), 15 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 15 Swallow, 22 Linnet, 20 Goldfinch
Stow Marsh 15 Oct 2019 13:00 - 15:45 Very high tide, sunny and warm Alan Shearring 2 Raven (pair flew east at medium height calling at 10.30am), 6 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk (male plus female), 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing Saltcoats reedbed), 143 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Grey Plover, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Rock Pipit, 45 Linnet, 2 Stonechat (pair), 5 Greenshank, 500 Lapwing, Peregrine Falcon (large female perched in its usual place in the fields), Avocet, 460 Wigeon, 20 Meadow Pipit, Common Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier (male), 700 Redshank (in high tide roost), Water Rail (Saltcoats reedbed)
East Mersea 15 Oct 2019 00:00 - 00:00 Seen by Andy Field Stephen Entwistle Curlew Sandpiper (Juv between golf house and lvy dock ), 2 Stonechat (Pair stone point ), Tawny Owl (Calling from area triangle wood/victory road West mersea (DU))
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 15 Oct 2019 14:00 - 16:30 Mild and dry. David Curle Wheatear (On sea wall. All other sightings from 3rd hide.), 6 Green Sandpiper, Yellowhammer, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 15 Oct 2019 11:30 - 15:30 Warm, overcast with sunny spells, gentle breeze. Nick Boxall 28 Curlew (28+ on Flying field, more seen on Joyce's Salting.), Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 15 Redshank (15+ seen at Irongate lake.), 5 Cattle Egret (5 seen on field opposite car park, amongst the cattle.), 11 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 3 Little Egret (Mudflats adjacent to car park, tide in.), 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. Near car park, hedgerow at start of path. 2nd from hedgerow along path at lower end of Flying Field/Irongate. 3rd at Wind Pump area. ), 20 Teal (20+ uncounted.), 12 Wigeon (12+ uncounted. Saltings, tide in.), 7 Brent Goose (7+ Likely more just out from clear sight. Saltings, tide in.), 20 Canada Goose (Possibly double that amount, uncounted.), 20 Greylag Goose (20+ uncounted, mostly Near Joyce's Head.), 7 Lapwing (Saltings, tide in.), 10 Shoveler (10+)
St Osyth 14 Oct 2019 14:45 - 15:30 Richard Allen 5 Little Gull (3 ads, 2 juvs east), 3 Swallow (in off), 10 Sanderling, 35 Ringed Plover
East Mersea 14 Oct 2019 00:00 - 00:00 Stephen Entwistle Purple Sandpiper (East mersea stone point), 2 Gannet ((Imm) f/o high up colne), Ring Ouzel (Waldergrave hol park main fishing lake (west mersea))
Beckton 13 Oct 2019 08:15 - 12:30 Cloudy sw wind, rising tide Gary A James Great White Egret, Dark-bellied Brent Goose (upriver), 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Redshank, Black Tern, Cetti's Warbler
Brightlingsea 13 Oct 2019 10:00 - 14:00 Brightlingsea to Wivenhoe on barge "Thistle" with Yvonne Watling Richard Allen 4 Swallow, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Peregrine Falcon (m & f hunting Geedon), 3 Marsh Harrier, Purple Sandpiper (on Point Clear with Turnstones), Eider (female)
Great Baddow, Chelmsford 13 Oct 2019 09:00 - 13:00 David Pallash 3 Stonechat (At least), 100 Meadow Pipit (+), Buzzard
Naze, The 13 Oct 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Highlights from EBWS field trip part 1 Matt Turner 5 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 6 Rock Pipit, 4 Sandwich Tern, 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 20 Swallow, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Curlew
Holland Haven 13 Oct 2019 14:00 - 17:30 EBWS field trip part 2 highlights Matt Turner 3 Stonechat, 3 Kestrel, Avocet (1st year ), Snipe, Stock Dove, 2 Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Bearded Tit, Cetti's Warbler, Sparrowhawk (Female hunting close front of hide), Buzzard, Whinchat, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 13 Oct 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Occasional rain to early afternoon then clear sky’s Robert Pease Gannet (Juvenile heading north), 4 Sandwich Tern, 12 Kittiwake, Marsh Harrier (Juvenile ), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Merlin (Sitting on the shell beach.), 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Swallow (North Fambridge)
WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth 13 Oct 2019 08:00 - 16:00 Clive Atkins 4 Ring Ouzel, 24 Siskin, Peregrine Falcon
Manningtree 12 Oct 2019 07:45 - 08:30 From white bridge to Co-op, low tide; usual blackwits, redshank, lapwing, teal etc. Matt Turner 2 Greenshank, 2 Avocet, Kingfisher, 5 Egyptian Goose, 9 Little Egret
Naze, The 12 Oct 2019 06:50 - 13:45 mild, overcast with frequent showers, light westerly wind, high tide Brian Combes 23 Chiffchaff, 11 Redwing, 21 Goldcrest, 50 Robin (+), 18 Meadow Pipit (South), 15 Blackcap, 2 Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing), Grey Heron (Flushed from ‘cricket pitch’), Ring Ouzel (1 of 2 males present on the common), 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 in hedge to the west of main sycamore clump with tit flock and 1 with goldcrests below west side of escarpment), 8 Swallow (South), 6 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 13 Skylark (South)
Naze, The 12 Oct 2019 10:45 - 13:45 Heavy showers, with periods of lighter rain. Light wind. Sean Nixon Yellow-browed Warbler, Ring Ouzel, Siskin, 5 Redwing, 10 Song Thrush, 10 Blackbird, 5 Blackcap, 8 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 15 Goldcrest
West Mersea 12 Oct 2019 11:00 - 13:30 Firs road cemetery found by dougal urquhart Stephen Entwistle Ring Ouzel (Male very mobile)