Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Wrabness 15 Aug 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Overcast and windy Peter Brittain 12 Sand Martin (C12 + 3 young at the entrance of a hole), Green Woodpecker, Whitethroat, Kestrel, Moorhen, 15 Goldfinch (Adults with young), Buzzard (Calling,over car park.)
Chigborough Lakes 15 Aug 2019 08:40 - 10:50 And 13:15 to 14:00. Overcast, becoming brighter, fresh W. wind. With Graham Barber. Malcolm Corbett 3 Green Woodpecker (At least.), Willow Warbler (Possibly two. Brief song heard.), 11 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 15 Aug 2019 10:50 - 13:15 Cloudy, sunny intervals, fresh W. wind. Lots of hirundine and warbler movement. With Graham Barber. Malcolm Corbett 2 Egyptian Goose (Large lake.), 23 Great Crested Grebe, Common Tern, 3 Swift, Kingfisher (Male.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 100 Sand Martin (circa. Two separate flocks during visit, most feeding low over lake.), 3 Swallow, 150 House Martin (+. Three separate flocks during visit, most feeding high over lakes.), 10 Long-tailed Tit (+. Among mixed warbler flock.), 5 Willow Warbler (+. Conservative estimate. Among mixed warbler flock moving E to W along hedgerows.), 40 Chiffchaff (circa. Conservative estimate. Had counted 13 individuals before encountering mixed warbler flock working their way W along hedgerows.), 2 Blackcap, 10 Lesser Whitethroat (+. Conservative estimate. Among mixed warbler flock moving W. along hedgerows.), Song Thrush
Sudbury, Suffolk 15 Aug 2019 12:00 - 14:00 cloudy then sunny; breezy Martin Peers 8 Mute Swan (pair + 4 cygnets & pair: all records GLEMSFORD PITS), 20 Moorhen (including 8 juvs + 2 small chicks), Herring Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker (one juv.), Hobby, Marsh Tit (+), Whitethroat (juv), Nuthatch (calling), 2 Bullfinch (juvs)
The Hythe, Colchester 15 Aug 2019 17:30 - 19:15 Dry and calm, lagoon bone dry Matt Turner 2 Peregrine Falcon (Both sat on tallest pylon, looked like male and female from distance), 24 Redshank, Curlew, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Being mobbed by a crow), Kestrel, Green Sandpiper, 51 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Swift, 7 Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 8 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch, 100 Starling, 2 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 15 Aug 2019 10:00 - 14:00 Cloudy, stiff W breeze, high tide John McLaughlin 10 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 35 Avocet, 20 Ringed Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Dunlin, 8 Ruff, 250 Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 12 Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Sandpiper, 40 Common Tern (about 30% juveniles), Wheatear, 2 Bearded Tit
Rayne 14 Aug 2019 06:45 - 06:45 Clear sunny Andrew Goodey Tree Pipit (One flew over village calling three times)
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 14 Aug 2019 07:15 - 08:00 Dry, warm and overcast Brian Bolton 4 Common Sandpiper (At least), 2 Greenshank (On West shore), Snipe (On West shore), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Female type & juv on South shore)
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 14 Aug 2019 09:30 - 11:45 Cloudy turning to rain. All sightings from walk to 1st hide, all waders on Scrape Paul Fletcher 8 Skylark (+ In second field), 40 Starling (+ mobile ), Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 5 Pied Wagtail, 6 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck (Female and large ducklings), Greenfinch (Car park area), Goldfinch (On feeders at car park), Robin (Near feeders at car park), 12 Curlew (+ Overhead dropping into field to far left of hide)
Frinton-on-Sea 14 Aug 2019 06:00 - 19:00 SW1-6, rain setting in during pm. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated Paul Brayshaw 2 Black-tailed Godwit (a scarce seawatch record), 21 Redshank (a good day total), 2 Arctic Skua (offshore @ 0600 then north, my first autumn birds), Fulmar (north), Black Tern (@ 1354), Kittiwake (north), 2 Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit (@ 0707), Grey Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 131 Swift
TL7006 14 Aug 2019 17:30 - 17:45 no rain after heavy showers Andrew Stroud 6 Swift (Birds low over Central Park, Chelmsford as the storm clouds cleared briefly), 3 House Martin
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 13 Aug 2019 07:15 - 08:00 Dry and sunny & chilly Brian Bolton 6 Common Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, Turtle Dove (On usual wires then flushed by Sparrowhawk)
South Woodham Ferrers 13 Aug 2019 07:15 - 08:15 Clear overnight and a clear sunny early morning. Robert Pease 6 Lesser Whitethroat (One adult and five juveniles working the hawthorn and brambles around Saltcoats marsh.), 8 Reed Warbler (Saltcoats marsh), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Saltcoats marsh. Three calling birds in three separate areas.), Buzzard (Saltcoats grazing meadows)
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 13 Aug 2019 07:50 - 09:10 Sunny, light W. wind. Malcolm Corbett 21 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. two juveniles.), Swift, 2 Green Woodpecker, 10 Sand Martin (circa.), 7 Swallow, 30 House Martin (circa.), Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.)
Chigborough Lakes 13 Aug 2019 09:10 - 11:15 Sunny, warm, light to fresh W. wind. Malcolm Corbett 10 Little Grebe (Inc. two young.), 3 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. one juvenile.), 3 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret (Nine Pochard Lake, seven Main Lake.), 25 Cormorant, Buzzard (Heard only.), 16 Moorhen, 3 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 11 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Bullfinch (Male.), Greenfinch
Walton-on-The-Naze 13 Aug 2019 10:30 - 10:30 Cloudy, sunning spells, 18c Ron Colson Common Sandpiper (From a boat trip out nr Horsey Island), 8 Barnacle Goose (Horsey Island)
Abberton Reservoir 13 Aug 2019 09:50 - 16:50 Dry, sun & cloud, light W breeze, max 24c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 2 Wheatear (Juveniles, Billets Farm.), Green Woodpecker (Billets Farm.), 10 Swallow (Circa. Pair with 2 juveniles Billets Farm.), Wood Sandpiper (Hide Bay hide, far bank.), 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail (LBC.), 2 Great White Egret (1 Hide Bay hide, 1 Wig Bay screen.), 8 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret, 50 Sand Martin (Circa, Billets Farm.), Ruff (Gwens hide.), 12 Egyptian Goose, 3 Greenshank, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Pair, Wig Bay screen.), 12 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay screen.), 2 Buzzard (2 Brown Hare.), 3 Kestrel (1 juvenile Gannet, fly over on route at Maldon.), Ruddy Shelduck (LDHC.), 12 Pied Wagtail (At least.), 12 Stock Dove (At least.)
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 13 Aug 2019 13:30 - 17:00 Sun and cloud. David Curle Wheatear (Along river wall.), 2 Corn Bunting, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 3 Whinchat (Along fence line between hides two and three.), Kestrel (Hide one.), 3 Buzzard
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 13 Aug 2019 11:00 - 15:00 High tide SW breeze sunny. 5 Southern migrant hawkers Alan Shearring 12 Swallow, 3 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (chasing a pied wagtail unsuccessfully around scrape), Sparrowhawk (female), 2 Marsh Harrier (one with red wing tags, to far away to read.), 2 Whinchat, Ruff, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 10 Teal, 2 Bearded Tit, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Avocet, 3 Wheatear
Wrabness 13 Aug 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Sunny and pleasant David Allen 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Bullfinch, Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 10 Whitethroat, 8 Pied Wagtail, 30 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin, 8 Goldfinch
Tilbury 13 Aug 2019 15:00 - 16:00 Sunshine, some cloud, warm with SW 3 breeze, ebbing/low tide Murray Orchard 1975 Avocet (on foreshore from Coalhouse Fort to Mucking Bay, counted from Cliffe), 58 Grey Plover (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, counted from Cliffe), 120 Curlew (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, counted from Cliffe), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, one flying across to Higham Bight), 210 Black-tailed Godwit (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, before arrival of roosting birds from Cliffe)
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 13 Aug 2019 11:30 - 13:30 High Tide. Also 3 Clouded Yellows. Mike Harris 150 Canada Goose, 30 Greylag Goose, 5 Teal, 6 Pochard (2FF + 4Y), 15 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 5 Kestrel, Whimbrel, Cuckoo, 50 Swallow (Minimum), 100 Yellow Wagtail (Minimum), 2 Wheatear
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 13 Aug 2019 18:30 - 19:00 Matt Turner 7 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank
Tilbury 12 Aug 2019 09:00 - 09:30 Broken cloud then heavy rain with nil visibility, HT Paul Larkin 5 Common Tern (Single flock up river), Arctic Tern (Up river with Common a Tern flock)
Wix 12 Aug 2019 15:30 - 16:00 Overcast James Davidson Cuckoo (Juv flew along back of gardens ), Hobby (Regularly 1 or 2 about for last couple of weeks), Yellow Wagtail (+ Still about)
Frinton-on-Sea 12 Aug 2019 05:30 - 18:30 SW-NW1-3, occ showers. Selected totals movement to south. Early morning arrival of warblers on the undercliff Paul Brayshaw 23 Willow Warbler, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Whitethroat, 102 Sand Martin, 55 Swallow, 205 Swift, 30 Whimbrel, 7 Greenshank, 24 Golden Plover
Wrabness 12 Aug 2019 14:00 - 15:00 Fine - walking Essex Way Stuart Anderson 10 Lapwing (River Stour - low tide), 2 Turtle Dove, Whitethroat
Beckton 11 Aug 2019 08:15 - 13:00 Sun/cloud Sw wind Gary A James 12 Common Tern, 4 Common Sandpiper, Sand Martin, Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff
Abberton Reservoir 11 Aug 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Sunny and breezy Yvonne Watling Great White Egret, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 5 Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 2 Turnstone, 2 Ruff, Little Ringed Plover, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, Ring-necked Duck, Cattle Egret, Marsh Harrier, 30 Egyptian Goose
Thorndon CP (South) 11 Aug 2019 08:00 - 09:00 Sun & clouds. Breezy. Andrew Cox 4 Green Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, Coal Tit
Thorndon CP (North) 11 Aug 2019 09:00 - 10:00 Sun & clouds. Breezy. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 11 Aug 2019 08:30 - 14:15 Broken cloud, strong W wind, falling tide Paul Larkin 91 Redshank (In the managed retreat), 5 Turnstone (In the managed retreat), 2 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat), 8 Knot (In the managed retreat, including two juvs and four red birds), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat, bp birds), 3273 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat, including the first juv), 31 Curlew (Mucking Bay), Dunlin (In the managed retreat, juv), 15 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), 151 Avocet (Mucking Bay), Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates), Little Egret (On the pit to the south of the tip), Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 35 Sand Martin (Golden Gates), 129 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 11 Mute Swan (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 63 Tufted Duck (Golden Gates), 11 Pochard (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 69 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 24 Canada Goose (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates)
Hanningfield Reservoir 11 Aug 2019 10:45 - 12:30 Bright & warm with a breeze Andrew Allen Wood Sandpiper (Oak Hide), 5 Egyptian Goose (Oak Hide), 6 Red-crested Pochard (Oak Hide), 3 Yellow-legged Gull (Oak Hide), Little Ringed Plover (Oak Hide), Buzzard (Rawl Hide), 100 Tufted Duck (+, Fremnells Causeway), 20 Lapwing (+, Fremnells Causeway), 20 Common Sandpiper (+, Mainly from Rawl Hide, but also noted from both Oak & Point Hide), 5 Grey Heron (Rawl Hide), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Oak Hide), 5 Sand Martin (+, Fremnells Causeway)
Weald CP, near South Weald 11 Aug 2019 08:15 - 09:15 Warm, sunny Andrew Stroud 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper, Green Woodpecker, 4 Coal Tit, 10 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Goldcrest (Tit flock on the Belvedere)
Abberton Reservoir 11 Aug 2019 13:40 - 16:30 Warm but very windy Ben Mapp 8 Egyptian Goose (7 LBC, 1 Island Hide ), Ruddy Shelduck (On bank E of LDLH), Shelduck (Juvenile at Wig Bay), 2 Red-crested Pochard (Females E of LBC), Ring-necked Duck (With Tufted Ducks close in at SE end of LDLH), 2 Great White Egret (One either side of LBC), 6 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay), 2 Redshank, 6 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper (2 LBC, 1 distant from Island Hide), 30 Stock Dove (+), Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 20 Yellow Wagtail (+), Whitethroat (Scrub near VC)
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 11 Aug 2019 18:00 - 18:30 Sightings from bridge and splodge Matt Turner 2 Green Sandpiper (Feeding on splodge), 3 Common Sandpiper (Bathing and preening east of bridge), 2 Hobby (High to the west, looked in hunting mode - lots of swallows around.), Swift
Mistley 11 Aug 2019 19:00 - 20:30 From Quay and walls Matt Turner 7 Greenshank, 80 Turnstone, 7 Common Tern (4 adult, 3 juv), Common Sandpiper, Black Swan
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 10 Aug 2019 16:45 - 18:00 Sunny with strong SW wind. George Brown 5 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail (one a typical juv.; the other a grey and white type with c8 Pied wagtails along muddy edge on W side of main pit. )
TQ5893 10 Aug 2019 09:00 - 09:45 Andrew Stroud 3 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Robin, 2 Blackbird, Treecreeper, 2 Goldfinch (All birds London Road Cemetery Brentwood. Most sheltering in the lee of the conifers.)
Frinton-on-Sea 10 Aug 2019 06:00 - 19:00 SW7-9 occ showers. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated Paul Brayshaw 2 Fulmar (north), 14 Sandwich Tern, 24 Common Tern (north), Greenshank, Marsh Harrier, 217 Swift, 2 Wheatear
Tilbury 09 Aug 2019 10:15 - 11:15 Broken cloud, strong S wind, falling tide Paul Larkin 22 Common Tern (Up river, largest flock 19)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 09 Aug 2019 08:00 - 09:00 Cloudy, warm. Dunton Plotlands. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Treecreeper (Singing.), 9 Goldfinch (At least. Including at least one juvenile.), Bullfinch (At least. Calling.)
Hanningfield Reservoir 09 Aug 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Cloud & sun. Warm. Andrew Cox 3 Garganey (From Oak Hide.), 3 Red-crested Pochard (At least. From Oak Hide.), 17 Tufted Duck (Female with 16 young, RAWL Hide.), Sparrowhawk, Little Ringed Plover (Oak Hide.), Redshank, Wood Sandpiper (Oak Hide, far right hand bank.), 4 Green Sandpiper (RAWL Hide.), 8 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Oak Hide.), 10 Common Tern (At least. Including at least one young being fed on raft.)
Hanningfield Reservoir 09 Aug 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Dry, sun & cloud, warm, 24c / 26c. SW breeze. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 3 Garganey (Females in eclipse. Oak hide.), 12 Red-crested Pochard (Females. Oak hide.), 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Oak hide.), Wood Sandpiper (Oak hide. Far bank right of fishing lodge from the hide.), 16 Common Sandpiper (14 from Rawl hide, 2 from Oak hide.), 8 Shoveler (Oak hide, all females.), Little Ringed Plover (Oak hide.), Redshank (Point hide.), Hobby (Over W bank tree tops.), 8 House Martin (Circa, distant from Oak hide.), 10 Great Black-backed Gull (Circa.), 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Circa.), 100 Black-headed Gull (Plus.), 50 Great Crested Grebe (Circa, Rawl hide, far bank.), 100 Mute Swan (At least.), 2 Tufted Duck (Adult females one with 5 ducklings the other with 16 tiny ducklings.), 50 Mallard (Circa.), 4 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 12 Pied Wagtail (At least.), 10 Common Tern (Few juveniles.), 500 Coot (Plus.), 4 Egyptian Goose (Point hide.)
Mistley 09 Aug 2019 18:00 - 18:00 Mistley Quay. Sunny intervals, breezy. A cancelled train meant I missed the incoming tide along the Walls and most of the waders James Davidson Little Tern (Adult on the mud bar by the quay. Not seen this far up the river before), 4 Little Egret, Common Tern (Over river), 100 Black-headed Gull (+ also a few Herring and LBb), 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Redshank
Abberton Reservoir 09 Aug 2019 15:30 - 18:30 Windy, variable with some sun. David Allen Wood Sandpiper (from Gwen Hide and LdlH causeway), Cattle Egret (adult in dead tree on LdlH causeway with GW Egret and 8 little egrets), 2 Great White Egret (one LdlH causeway and one from Layer church), 4 Egyptian Goose, 4 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm including 2 young), 2 Green Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway), Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway), 10 Swift (Abberton Church over pumping station), Peregrine Falcon (Abberton Church graveyard), 2 Kestrel, 12 Sand Martin (Billets Farm), 16 Little Egret
Frinton-on-Sea 09 Aug 2019 06:00 - 19:00 SE-S5-6, rain clearing. Select totals, movement to south Paul Brayshaw 389 Swift, 18 Whimbrel, 131 Oystercatcher, 37 Bar-tailed Godwit, 24 Grey Plover, 33 Knot, 6 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, Little Gull (per Matt Lonsdale), 2 Black Tern (@ 0838)