Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
West Canvey Marshes RSPB 15 Sep 2020 10:30 - 13:00 Clear sky, hot , light breeze, 30c. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen. David Hale 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 50 Lapwing (Circa.), 7 Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull (Plus. ), 2 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 12 Herring Gull, 3 Jackdaw, Whimbrel (Fly over. ), 20 Shoveler (Circa. ), 10 Teal, 2 Mute Swan, 25 Greylag Goose (At least.), 50 Starling (Plus. ), 7 Pied Wagtail
Laindon 15 Sep 2020 14:15 - 15:15 Sunny, hot, humid. Some light cloud. Back garden. Andrew Cox 2 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Hobby
Naze, The 15 Sep 2020 09:20 - 13:30 High Tide, bright, sunny and warm. Nor-easterly breeze. Sightings with John Slee Mike Harris 4 Brent Goose (3 + 1 S), 2 Gannet (Juvs S, close inshore together), 5 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel (M & F), 35 Oystercatcher, 30 Ringed Plover, 13 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 20 Turnstone, 2 Curlew, Pomarine Skua (Pale ph Juv S @ 11:25), 3 Sandwich Tern, Skylark, Swallow (N), 2 House Martin, 8 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 6 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 10 Long-tailed Tit (Min), 2 Jay, 4 Greenfinch
Naze, The 15 Sep 2020 11:00 - 14:00 hot, clear sky - perfect day Martin Richards Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Merlin (low and fast over salt marsh towards point), 33 Sanderling, 40 Oystercatcher (+ Stone Point lagoon)
Thorndon CP (South) 14 Sep 2020 08:00 - 09:00 Sunny, warm. Andrew Cox 16 Egyptian Goose (All in flight.), Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit, Treecreeper (At least.), 5 Nuthatch (At least.)
Thorndon CP (North) 14 Sep 2020 09:00 - 09:45 Sunny, warm. Andrew Cox 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap (At least. Both males.), Coal Tit, 10 Siskin (At least.)
Holland Haven 14 Sep 2020 12:15 - 15:00 Warm sunny Kevin Tunnicliffe 2 Stonechat (On second hide roof), 4 Swallow (Flying over golf course), Wheatear (On sea wall ), 2 Meadow Pipit (On golf course ), 3 Pied Wagtail (On golf course ), 10 Starling (Small group flying over reedbed ), 3 House Martin (Flying over sea wall )
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 14 Sep 2020 08:45 - 11:15 Sunny, clear sky, calm. Malcolm Corbett 14 Mute Swan (Inc. pair with seven established young.), 2 Gadwall, 10 Pochard, 80 Tufted Duck (circa.), 7 Little Grebe, 12 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. five juvs.), 6 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, Buzzard (Also one long dead in harvested wheat field. Cause of death unknown.), 100 Coot (circa.), Cetti's Warbler (Heard and seen.), 10 Long-tailed Tit (circa.), Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, Goldcrest
TL8005 14 Sep 2020 16:30 - 16:30 Hot and sunny. Malcolm Corbett 2 Buzzard (Flying together into Thrift Wood.)
Hanningfield Reservoir 14 Sep 2020 14:00 - 18:40 Fox creating mayhem between Point and RAWL Hides Simon Satchell Common Sandpiper (RAWL Hide), Ruff (RAWL and Point Hides, probably the same bird), Yellow-legged Gull (adult, Oak Hide), 2 Dunlin (Point Hide), Snipe (Point Hide), 2 Garganey (Fishing Lodge Bay), 4 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Buzzard, 2 Hobby (causeway), Kingfisher (fishing by causeway, then flew towards RAWL Hide), Grey Wagtail (causeway)
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 14 Sep 2020 10:45 - 16:30 From Tollesbury David L Smith Red Kite, 4 Buzzard (+), 3 Marsh Harrier (+), 6 Kestrel (+), 6 Hobby (+), Wood Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Whimbrel (Heard only), Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 8 Cattle Egret, 2 Spoonbill (Flying), 2 Kingfisher, 8 Wheatear, 2 Yellowhammer, 5 Bearded Tit (Others heard), 6 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only )
Broomfield, Chelmsford 14 Sep 2020 07:30 - 08:00 Clear, warm Kevin Poulton 3 Green Woodpecker (At least 2 Juveniles and 1 adult bird tending them)
Broomfield, Chelmsford 13 Sep 2020 09:00 - 10:00 Clear, breezy Kevin Poulton Yellow-browed Warbler (Calling from trees in my back garden, sighted as well)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 13 Sep 2020 08:30 - 10:00 Sunny. Warm. Some breeze. Lincewood, Marks Hill & Willow Park. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 3 Green Woodpecker (Including a juvenile in Lincewood.), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Including two together in Lincewood.), 3 Nuthatch (At least one in Lincewood & at least two in Marks Hill.)
Wakering Stairs 13 Sep 2020 09:55 - 12:10 Falling tide, bright and sunny, SW breeze. Wall Brown and Common Lizard on seawall. Mike Harris 20 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier (Imm.), 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Imm.), 3 Kestrel, Hobby (Imm.), 11 Mediterranean Gull (All W/P Ads.), 30 Swallow (All juvs SW into headwind), 14 Meadow Pipit (All SW into headwing), Stonechat, Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff
Beckton 13 Sep 2020 08:00 - 13:00 Sunny Gary A James 4 Little Egret, 40 Teal, 3 Buzzard, 2 Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Kingfisher, 6 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler
Naze, The 13 Sep 2020 11:00 - 15:00 clear sky, pleasant breeze Martin Richards Peregrine Falcon (swooped on Green Sandpiper over Walton Channel, causing it to ditch and dive. Continuous attacks exhausted the sandpiper and it was eventually siezed and carried off to Horsey. Fantastic and sad at the same time.), Wheatear (sea wall), 6 Sandwich Tern (beach towards the point), 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (beach towards the point - 2 in smart plumage still)
Heybridge Basin 13 Sep 2020 06:15 - 09:15 Tony Kennelly Knot, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 200 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Avocet, 150 Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, 50 Golden Plover, 10 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 500 Redshank, 100 Dunlin, 20 Little Egret, 30 Greenshank, Marsh Harrier, Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 20 Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Wigeon
Maldon 13 Sep 2020 16:00 - 18:00 Garden sightings Tony Kennelly Red Kite (seen from garden but it was over the town centre on Saturday 12th), Buzzard, Hobby (Several passes over), Sparrowhawk (Several passes over), Marsh Harrier (Female heading east), 4 Swallow (Heading south), Coal Tit (Visiting garden feeders), Chiffchaff
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 13 Sep 2020 07:45 - 12:00 Fine and sunny, light W wind, HT Paul Larkin Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park), 20 Meadow Pipit (Flock around the head of the creek), Common Sandpiper (Stanford Creek), 4 Stonechat (Near the VC), 347 Shelduck (In the managed retreat), 56 Curlew (In the managed retreat), Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat), 30 Teal (Stanford Creek), 72 Redshank (Stanford Creek), 55 Mallard (In the managed retreat), Barnacle Goose (Golden Gates), 39 Tufted Duck (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates.), 5 Pochard (Golden Gates), 46 Shoveler (Golden Gates), 3 Great Crested Grebe (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, plus one downy young, Golden Gates.), 94 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 67 Canada Goose (Golden Gates), 7 Coot (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates.), Peregrine Falcon (Golden Gates), 3 Buzzard (Golden Gates), 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip.), Sparrowhawk (Over the tip)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 12 Sep 2020 08:00 - 09:30 Sun & clouds. Cool, breezy. Becoming warmer. Lincewood & Plotlands. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk, Hobby (Hunting over & around Lake Meadows area.), 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch (Lincewood.)
Great Baddow, Chelmsford 12 Sep 2020 10:30 - 11:15 David Pallash Kingfisher (In tiny stream next to fishing lake. ), 2 Stonechat
Beckton 12 Sep 2020 08:00 - 12:30 Cloudy Gary A James Spoonbill, 4 Gadwall, Hobby, 6 Chiffchaff
Broomhouse, Langham 12 Sep 2020 08:30 - 09:45 sunny intervals Martin Peers 54 Canada Goose, 300 Greylag Goose (circa), 4 Shoveler, 54 Gadwall, 80 Mallard (circa), 90 Teal (+), 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler (males), 2 Bullfinch
Langham 12 Sep 2020 11:00 - 11:30 cloudy Martin Peers 5 Egyptian Goose, 2 Red-legged Partridge (+), 3 Buzzard (one juv calling), Blackcap, 2 Yellow Wagtail (juvs with other wagtails at waterworks lagoons), Grey Wagtail (juv), 30 Pied Wagtail (+), White Wagtail (sp male), 4 Meadow Pipit
Boxted 12 Sep 2020 11:45 - 12:05 sunny intervals Martin Peers 5 Mute Swan (pair with 3 juvs), 2 Kingfisher, Coal Tit
TL6907 12 Sep 2020 08:55 - 09:00 Sunny, still, several fish seen in River Can, sightings with David Winifred Simmonds Kingfisher (flying west along River Can just past weir ), Grey Wagtail (resting beside River Can just past weir), 2 Moorhen (In River Can just past weir)
Naze, The 12 Sep 2020 06:00 - 12:00 mild, mainly overcast, N wind swinging W and strengthening, high tide ebbing Brian Combes 8 Chiffchaff, 34 Pied Wagtail (19 by Tower, 15 Walton Hall Marshes ), 3 Yellow Wagtail (By Tower ), Sparrowhawk, 21 House Martin (9 south, 12 north ), 39 Meadow Pipit (12 south, 3 north, 24 Walton Hall Marshes ), 2 Whimbrel, 13 Blackcap, Chinese Muntjac, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 escarpment, 3 John Weston Reserve ), Willow Warbler, 25 Siskin (13 south (2,2,7,2) one group of 12 north ), Green Woodpecker, 24 Turnstone, Garden Warbler (By sewage works north entrance), Reed Warbler, 2 Wheatear (One by tidal lagoons, one Walton Hall Marshes ), 2 Buzzard, 15 Swallow (A trickle south), 2 Yellowhammer (Uncommon here, south end of Walton Hall Marshes )
Vange Marsh RSPB 12 Sep 2020 12:45 - 14:45 Sun & clouds. Warm. Light breeze. All small waders showing wellclose to 2nd viewing mound. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 18 Curlew, 118 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail
Naze, The 12 Sep 2020 11:00 - 14:00 windy, broken cloud Martin Richards 4 Yellow Wagtail (by tower), Peregrine Falcon (near Stone Point), 29 Sandwich Tern (group on beach), 35 Bar-tailed Godwit (flying toward Horsey), 2 Wheatear (sea wall), Green Sandpiper (sea wall)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 12 Sep 2020 15:00 - 16:15 Sun & cloud. Warm. Andrew Cox Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon (Usual marina pylon.), 100 Lapwing (Approx. Scrape.), Curlew, 2 Redshank
Abberton Reservoir 12 Sep 2020 07:30 - 16:00 Partly cloudy with good sunny spells.Wind: South Westerly moderate.22c Mick Woodruff Little Grebe (LB Causeway), 34 Little Egret (LDLH Causeway), 7 Great White Egret (LDLH Causeway), Cattle Egret (LDLH Causeway), 35 Wigeon, 12 Pintail, 18 Egyptian Goose, Black Swan (LDLH Causeway), 3 Buzzard (LDLH Causeway), 2 Sparrowhawk (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing hide), Marsh Harrier (♀LB Causeway), Hobby (Bay Hide Bay), Peregrine Falcon (♀Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide), 2 Kestrel (Reserve), Snipe (LB Causeway), 135 Black-tailed Godwit (Bay Hide Bay - Plus more LDLH Causeway and other 2 hides), 2 Green Sandpiper (LB Causeway), Common Sandpiper (LB Causeway), 2 Ruff (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing hide), Great Spotted Woodpecker (LB Causeway), 4 Swallow (LB Causeway), 3 Sand Martin (LB Causeway), Wheatear (♀ LDLH Causeway), Stonechat (♀ Island Hide), 10 Blackcap (At least), 10 Whitethroat, 20 Chiffchaff (At least -Fleeting Glimpses), 10 Meadow Pipit (At least - Mainly LDLH Causeway), Grey Wagtail (LB Causeway)
Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury 12 Sep 2020 08:45 - 14:00 Falling tide Sean Huggins 90 Dunlin, 30 Ringed Plover, 25 Curlew, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Meadow Pipit, 45 Goldfinch, 800 Avocet, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Buzzard, 160 Grey Plover, 2 Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail, 20 Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull, Raven
Thorndon CP (South) 11 Sep 2020 08:15 - 09:00 Cloudy,cool. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 17 Goldfinch (At least.), Bullfinch (Heard calling.)
Thorndon CP (North) 11 Sep 2020 09:00 - 09:45 Cloudy, cool. Starting to warm up Andrew Cox 5 Nuthatch (At least.)
Beckton 11 Sep 2020 09:30 - 11:45 Cloudy; Gary A James 3 Common Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff
Wrabness 11 Sep 2020 14:10 - 14:45 Warm, clear Simon Banks Red Kite (Wrabness reserve, rose from ground and soared), Kestrel (Wrabness reserve, female or juv), Chiffchaff (Wrabness reserve), 3 Grey Plover (1 in summer plumage)
Hanningfield Reservoir 11 Sep 2020 10:05 - 13:00 Mostly cloudy - sunny spells Nicholas Weston Garganey (Female still present in front of Rawle Hide), Hobby (In flight from Rawle Hide), 3 Common Sandpiper (3+ from Rawle Hide), 5 Pintail (From Oak Hide)
Manningtree 11 Sep 2020 14:30 - 17:00 Sunny,light breeze Peter Brittain 500 Black-tailed Godwit (Estimated), 50 Canada Goose (Estimated), 20 Ringed Plover, 30 Little Egret (Estimated), 4 Gadwall, 4 Little Grebe, Kingfisher, 20 Cormorant, Common Tern, Osprey (Good sighting at 5pm)
Harwich 11 Sep 2020 08:30 - 08:30 Peter Brittain Sparrowhawk (Female,in off the sea,may have come from Felixstowe)
Hanningfield Reservoir 11 Sep 2020 10:10 - 13:00 Fremnells Causeway only; overcast Sean Gregory 2 Little Egret, 7 Wigeon, 10 Red-crested Pochard, 6 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 3 Hobby, Kestrel, Ringed Plover, Yellow-legged Gull (first winter), Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Raven (far bank), Spotted Flycatcher
Ardleigh Reservoir 11 Sep 2020 18:30 - 19:00 Sightings from both causeways Matt Turner 2 Green Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Buzzard, Stock Dove, 2 Grey Heron
Hanningfield Reservoir 11 Sep 2020 08:00 - 18:00 Morning & evening vists to causeway either side of work. Tony Kennelly Osprey (Sitting in tree, eating a fish. South of fremnalls causeway / downham road), 9 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Coal Tit, 500 Coot
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 10 Sep 2020 08:45 - 09:30 Sunny dry and mild Brian Bolton 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Teal (Maybe more? ), 8 Wigeon, Buzzard (Posing on high gate )
Great Totham 10 Sep 2020 09:25 - 09:30 Sunny, warm. Very pleasant. Malcolm Corbett 18 Linnet (18 to 26, two flocks sighted among sugar beet east of St. Peter's Church.)
Nazeing, Lea Valley 10 Sep 2020 10:45 - 11:00 Paul Gymer Kingfisher, 7 Gadwall
Galleyhill Wood, near Waltham Abbey 10 Sep 2020 11:00 - 11:00 Warm sunny Melvin Shepherd-Wells 3 Buzzard (Riding thermal up high), Red Kite (Riding high with Buzzard ), Sparrowhawk
Stow Marsh 10 Sep 2020 13:45 - 15:45 Warm and sunny. Tide coming in. Clouded yellow heading west along seawall Alan Shearring 8 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff (juvs), Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Grey Plover, 90 Golden Plover, Hobby (flew in and plonked itself down on the mud scaring off all the golden plover), 3 Yellow Wagtail (all the cattle have gone), Wheatear, White Wagtail, Swallow
Abberton Reservoir 10 Sep 2020 00:00 - 00:00 Stephen Entwistle Bittern (Track at layer bretton seen by phil (farmer) & Glenn Moore (very tame)), Gannet (Juv flyover about 5.40pm seen by Glenn Evans )
Frinton-on-Sea 10 Sep 2020 06:15 - 17:30 N1 2/8 then variable. Selected totals, movement to south Paul Brayshaw 104 Meadow Pipit, 74 Siskin, 5 Grey Wagtail, 4 Buzzard, Osprey (south out to sea @ 0754, seen earlier over Walton Hall Marsh by Darrell Stile), 7 Swift, 3 Short-eared Owl (together close inshore @ 1720. Continuing the early and high numbers of this species)