Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Thorndon CP (South) 24 Nov 2020 10:00 - 10:45 Sun & clouds. Breezy. Andrew Cox Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit (At least. Many milling about among the trees.), Nuthatch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch (At least.)
Abberton Reservoir 24 Nov 2020 12:00 - 13:00 overcast, fairly mild, brief stop LDHC Marsh Stitchman Caspian Gull (1st winter bird, larger than nearby Herring Gulls, white head, dark beady eye, striking white underwing.), 3 Great White Egret, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 150 Lapwing, 5 Goldeneye, 15 Goosander, 2 Marsh Harrier
Gunpowder Park, Sewardstone 24 Nov 2020 15:30 - 16:10 Melvin Shepherd-Wells 2 Short-eared Owl (Hunting in usual rough ground ), 40 Ring-necked Parakeet
Fishers Green, Lea Valley 24 Nov 2020 11:30 - 14:30 Melvin Shepherd-Wells 6 Goldcrest (In various Tit flocks), 25 Long-tailed Tit (In various Tit flocks), 3 Great Tit (In Various Tit flocks), 6 Blue Tit (In Various Tit flocks), 20 Tufted Duck, 8 Lapwing, 10 Little Egret, 8 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, Stonechat, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 5 Common Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Goldfinch
Abberton Reservoir 24 Nov 2020 11:30 - 14:30 Mild with light wind and cloud. Paul Chamberlain 3 Long-tailed Duck, 14 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, Red-crested Pochard, 3 Great White Egret, 4 Cattle Egret, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, 3 Kestrel
Laindon 24 Nov 2020 07:45 - 08:05 Cloudy, cool. Andrew Cox Peregrine Falcon (Flying over Tescos car park.), 2 Little Egret (Overhead. )
Stanford Warren 24 Nov 2020 12:15 - 13:15 Mostly sunny, breezy Jamie Thornton 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 35 Coot (Fishing lake), 4 Mallard (Fishing lake), 3 Canada Goose (Fishing lake), Mute Swan (Fishing lake), Great Crested Grebe (Fishing lake), 6 Cormorant (On pylons), 2 Teal (Mucking Creek, not far north of sluice), Kingfisher (By sluice), 3 Robin, Blackbird, 2 Magpie
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 24 Nov 2020 10:10 - 16:10 Sun & cloud, cool S breeze, 12c. Sightings with Brenda. Low tide. David Hale 2 Merlin (Possible same bird seen twice. ), Peregrine Falcon (On field with cattle then up harassing waders. Male.), 3 Kestrel, 4 Marsh Harrier (M & F. Possibly more.), 2 Buzzard, 2000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Circa. ), 6 Little Egret, Grey Heron, 500 Golden Plover (Circa.), 50 Grey Plover (Plus.), 30 Curlew (Plus.), 40 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa.), 40 Dunlin (Circa.), 12 Ringed Plover, 8 Avocet, 200 Lapwing, 70 Redshank (Circa.), 60 Pintail (Circa, M & F.), 100 Wigeon (Circa.), 12 Shelduck, 24 Shoveler, 100 Teal (Plus), Raven (Landed amongst Cattle. Very large Corvid, dwarfing Crows.), 6 Stonechat (3 pair.), Greenfinch, 20 Meadow Pipit (Circa. ), 6 Skylark (5 Brown Hare. )
Holland Haven 24 Nov 2020 10:30 - 12:30 Liz Huxley 2 Goldcrest, Buzzard, 3 Purple Sandpiper (by sluice), 2 Turnstone, 2 Stonechat (pair), 20 Teal (+), 40 Lapwing, Great Skua (south), 9 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (south), 8 Shelduck, 2 Kestrel
Thorndon CP (South) 23 Nov 2020 08:15 - 09:00 Sunny, some cloud & mist. Cold. Andrew Cox Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Nuthatch (Foraging in Scots pines.)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 23 Nov 2020 09:15 - 11:30 Sunny, some cloud. Marks Hill & Willow Park. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk (Appeared to be carrying prey. Marks Hill.), 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest (At least.), 12 Long-tailed Tit (At least.), Bullfinch (Female, Marks Hill.)
Westley Heights 23 Nov 2020 11:30 - 12:45 Sunny, some cloud. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Goldcrest (At least.), 5 Long-tailed Tit (At least.), Nuthatch
Mistley 23 Nov 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Walls & Quay Liz Huxley 500 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 100 Avocet (+), Greenshank (Walls), Grey Wagtail (Walls), 4 Black Swan (Quay), 12 Pintail (Quay), Mediterranean Gull (Quay), Goldeneye (male. Quay), Coal Tit (by Towers)
Abberton Reservoir 23 Nov 2020 10:40 - 13:20 Blue sky, not windy, moderate temperature. Water level quite low at Hide Bay hide. Simon Banks 20 Goosander, 24 Goldeneye (2 Hide Bay hide, 22 Billet's Farm), 8 Great White Egret, 9 Stock Dove (In flock with similar number of Woodpigeons, from Hide Bay hide to west.), 25 Black-tailed Godwit (Mostly from Layer-de-la-Haye causeway, east side), Buzzard, Stonechat (Billet's Farm), Green Woodpecker, 4 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir 23 Nov 2020 07:00 - 16:00 Plus escaped White-cheeked Pintail Steve Grimwade Caspian Gull (1cy), Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 3 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Raven, 5 Cattle Egret, 13 Great White Egret, 36 Goosander, Red-crested Pochard (Leucistic Male ), 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Adult female and immature male), 4 Marsh Harrier, 9 Buzzard, Kingfisher, Scaup, Grey Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 80 Skylark (Large flock west of EWT reserve), Green Woodpecker, 2 Shelduck, 2 Mediterranean Gull (2cy and adult)
Frinton-on-Sea 23 Nov 2020 07:30 - 16:00 Early watch then glances to sea. Selected totals, movement to south Paul Brayshaw 74 Common Scoter, 24 Red-throated Diver (1N 23S), Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe (bizarrely leading a flock of Scoter), 124 Starling (in off), Swallow (@ 1204)
Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water 23 Nov 2020 16:00 - 16:30 Darrell Stile Hen Harrier (Adult Male.)
TM1531 23 Nov 2020 12:00 - 16:45 sunny clouding late on light wind / moderate wind SW Malcolm Riddler 18 Wren (heard ), Firecrest (Old tree along foreshore), 4 Goldcrest, 25 Blue Tit, 11 Great Tit, 28 Long-tailed Tit (mobile 2or3 x feeding groups), 86 Blackbird (birds calling at dusk probably more), 3 Song Thrush, 6 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 23 Wood Pigeon, 15 Robin, 11 Dunnock, 2 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 45 Linnet, 12 Goldfinch, 24 Chaffinch, Bullfinch, 35 Carrion Crow, 450 Jackdaw (100 at dusk flew NW to Suffolk bank callling further large number to roost south Wrabness ), 40 Rook (NW to Suffolk bank at dusk calling in with jackdaw), Blackcap (Female feeding on Sloe), Kestrel, Barn Owl (declining at this site (Use to see at least 2-3)), 500 Dunlin (best estimate of numbers in Jacques Bay), 250 Knot, 600 Grey Plover, 3 Little Egret, 16 Oystercatcher, 25 Redshank, 9 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 40 Common Gull, 57 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30 Lapwing, 10 Golden Plover, 2 Goldeneye, 10 Teal, Gadwall, 3 Pintail (along shore), 12 Shelduck, 55 Wigeon, Little Owl, 10 Curlew, 150 Brent Goose
Walton-on-The-Naze 22 Nov 2020 05:30 - 05:45 Night! Brian Combes Tawny Owl (Male calling woke me up! First record in two decades living here.)
Great Totham 22 Nov 2020 10:30 - 10:30 Sunny. Malcolm Corbett 30 House Sparrow (+. Present as soon as feeders topped up. 40+ not uncommon. Gt. Totham South.), Song Thrush (Regularly singing at first light of late.)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 22 Nov 2020 13:00 - 13:05 Sunny, clear Karl Price 2 Raven (Heard cronking, flew low over Mark's Hill. Unmistakable)
Hanningfield Reservoir 22 Nov 2020 11:15 - 11:15 Clear sky with odd cloud. Kevin Cook Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (One with tit flock behind oak hide briefly viewed.), Slavonian Grebe (Viewable from both Oak and Point hides)
Abberton Reservoir 22 Nov 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Layer Breton cway and Wigborough Bay only Steve Grimwade Hen Harrier (2cy Male hunting over fields at Wigborough Bay), 5 Cattle Egret (In sheep fields near Garr House Farm), 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bullfinch (Male and female west of Layer Breton causeway), 3 Stonechat, 7 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 12 Dunlin, 28 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwing, 8 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, Black Swan, 43 Pintail, 7 Goosander, 60 Fieldfare
West Mersea 22 Nov 2020 11:00 - 13:30 Walk along Strood channel, tide low, light breeze, warm for November Marsh Stitchman Marsh Harrier (male), 3 Kestrel, 11 Little Egret, Grey Heron, 600 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 100 Teal, 60 Wigeon, 100 Cormorant (most flying over in V formations), 20 Oystercatcher, 100 Lapwing, 200 Redshank, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Curlew, 50 Dunlin, 12 Knot, 10 Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, 5 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Meadow Pipit
Abberton Reservoir 22 Nov 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Calm, bright sunshine, viewing from LDHC Marsh Stitchman 3 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Scaup, 6 Goldeneye, 14 Goosander, 500 Pochard (estimate), 500 Tufted Duck (estimate), 600 Teal (estimate), 8 Great White Egret
Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 22 Nov 2020 11:15 - 11:20 Sunny with light breeze Paul Frampton Raven (Flying over calling )
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 22 Nov 2020 10:15 - 16:15 Mild and bright. David Curle Spotted Redshank (Salcott Creek), 17 Red-breasted Merganser (One group in Salcott Channel.), 8 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk, 3 Marsh Harrier, 4 Short-eared Owl (One over field on Old Hall Marshes towards end of Salcott Channel. Three interacting over Abbotts Hall.), 11 Greenfinch (One flock.), Peregrine Falcon, 20 Pintail (Abbotts Hall managed breach area.)
Salcott 22 Nov 2020 10:30 - 14:00 Still and quiet. Partly cloudy. Pleasant in decent periods of sunshine. Jeremy Hurley Pink-footed Goose (In company with Brent Geese.), Merlin (A female in pursuit of a Skylark.), Peregrine Falcon (An adult, showing very well perched on a post.)
Abberton Reservoir 22 Nov 2020 14:45 - 15:45 Still and quiet. Partly cloudy. Good visibility and light maintained as the day wore on. Jeremy Hurley Caspian Gull (The first-winter individual still present, viewable from Gwen's Hide. All salient features noted. Seen in company with Sean Nixon who took more photos of the bird.)
Abberton Reservoir 22 Nov 2020 10:30 - 13:00 Selected sightings Matt Turner 2 Cattle Egret, 6 Great White Egret, 3 Long-tailed Duck (Adult & 2 juv), Black-necked Grebe, Hen Harrier (Stunning male found by Steve Grimwade), 3 Ruff, 12 Dunlin, 11 Goosander, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Scaup, Grey Wagtail, Caspian Gull (1w)
TM2227 22 Nov 2020 11:00 - 15:00 sunny light wind 10c Malcolm Riddler Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 14 Meadow Pipit (coming to roost on saltmarsh), 29 Skylark (in stubble field including 1 singing bird), 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Bearded Tit, 2 Water Rail, 7 Reed Bunting, 2 Moorhen, 11 Curlew (arable field stubble), 14 Common Gull, 36 Black-headed Gull, 38 Herring Gull (Loafing off shore ), 140 Golden Plover (flush off distant stubble field to north), 100 Starling (roosting in reedbed), 5 Robin, 2 Dunlin, 13 Chaffinch (feeding on apples), Brambling (in with chaffinch), 9 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 35 Wood Pigeon, 9 Pheasant, 60 Lapwing (over north east), 150 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Short-eared Owl (1 foraging along sea wall and borrow dyke reedbed (Roost) second over saltmarsh ), Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 28 Linnet (in to roost shrub along borrow dyke and Pines), 2 Cetti's Warbler (calling), 55 Little Egret (coming to roost in pines (maybe more)), 14 Redshank, 5 Grey Plover, 28 Carrion Crow (stubble field), 4 Rook, 2 Mallard, 10 Shelduck, Stonechat
TQ5993 22 Nov 2020 15:00 - 16:00 Andrew Stroud 12 Greenfinch (all birds London Road Cemetery, Brentwood), 41 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 22 Nov 2020 08:15 - 13:30 Broken cloud, light WSW wind, LT Paul Larkin 3 Chiffchaff (Golden Gates), 22 Coot (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 85 Tufted Duck (Eighteen on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 2 Water Rail (One each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates), 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates), Goldeneye (Female Golden Gates), 28 Gadwall (Ten on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 18 Teal (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, two Golden Gates, the rest Mucking Bay), 4 Moorhen (Two each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates), 32 Mallard (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates), 14 Fieldfare (Golden Gates), 18 Pochard (On the pit to the south of the tip), Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 5 Redwing (Golden Gates), Canada Goose (Golden Gates), 572 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 55 Curlew (Mucking Bay), 64 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 97 Lapwing (Mucking Bay), Little Egret (In the managed retreat), Stonechat (Male on the approach road to the VC), 87 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 11 Grey Plover (Mucking Bay), 12 Wigeon (Mucking Bay), 10 Dunlin (Mucking Bay), 16 Redshank (Mucking Bay), Aythya sp. (The usual female Tufted x Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip)
Frinton-on-Sea 22 Nov 2020 07:30 - 16:00 W-NW1 warm in the sun. Selected totals, Movement to south unless stated. Paul Brayshaw Great Black-backed Gull (224), 8 Great Skua, 412 Common Scoter (4N 408S), 53 Goldfinch, 15 Redpoll sp., 63 Siskin, 3 Kittiwake, 203 Red-throated Diver (1N 202S. Heavy, distant passage from c0900-1100), 264 Cormorant, Great Northern Diver, Eider (female), 7 Gannet, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Swallow (south together @ 0916, then seen at Holland Haven where a further 3 seen (Matt Lonsdale)), 3 Little Gull (adults), Shag (adult), Guillemot (N)
Epping 22 Nov 2020 14:30 - 15:30 Roger Emmens 15 Ring-necked Parakeet
Tilbury 21 Nov 2020 08:00 - 09:00 Overcast, light SW wind, LT Paul Larkin 8 Shelduck (On foreshore I front of the fort), 37 Teal (On foreshore I front of the fort), 2 Curlew (On foreshore I front of the fort), 13 Mallard (On STW outfall), 4 Gadwall (On STW outfall)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 21 Nov 2020 09:30 - 10:30 sun & cloud. Breezy. Lincewood, Marks Hill & Willow Park. Andrew Cox Woodcock (Lincewood. Flew past a couple of feet from my head after coming down through the canopy almost like a sparrowhawk.), 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Nuthatch (Willow Park.), 10 Goldfinch (At least. Scattered.)
Westley Heights 21 Nov 2020 10:30 - 11:00 Sun & clouds. Breezy. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest (At least.), 30 Goldfinch (At least. Including a group of ten feeding on birch seeds.)
Alresford 21 Nov 2020 10:00 - 11:00 Sightings from where Alresford Creek meets the River Colne. Blustery wind, low tide rising Marsh Stitchman 300 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 250 Shelduck, 500 Teal, 200 Wigeon, 2000 Knot, 1000 Dunlin, 200 Avocet, 180 Golden Plover, 100 Lapwing, 30 Grey Plover, 75 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 25 Curlew, 10 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, Kestrel, Skylark, 2 Cormorant
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 21 Nov 2020 09:00 - 13:45 windy but not too cold Oliver Cottis 1000 Golden Plover, 15 Grey Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 21 Pintail, 2 Barnacle Goose (with canada geese), 55 Avocet, 11 Red-breasted Merganser (Salcott channel), 5 Slavonian Grebe (Salcott channel), 5 Marsh Harrier, 8 Kestrel, 8 Stonechat, Peregrine Falcon, 13 Rock Pipit, Great Northern Diver, 3 Buzzard, 8 Little Egret
Witham 21 Nov 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Paul Shuttleworth 2 Blackcap (male and female on separate days, in garden on Callicarpa berries)
Naze, The 21 Nov 2020 07:00 - 12:15 mild, overcast, blustery SW wind, ebbing tide Brian Combes 13 Blackbird, Chinese Muntjac, 6 Goldfinch (South ), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Common Scoter (South ), 11 Goldcrest, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 north of escarpment, 2 John Weston Reserve ), Sparrowhawk, 2 Greenfinch, 7 Chaffinch, Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 5 Stonechat (Walton Hall Marshes, 2 pairs and a single), 37 Linnet (Flock, Walton Hall Marshes ), Merlin (On a hunting run, low over Walton Hall Marshes, over the sea wall and across to Horsey), 600 Brent Goose (+, in two large flocks on Walton Hall Marshes and small flock on Walton Channel ), Great Crested Grebe (Walton Channel), 22 Avocet (Roosting on mud at eastern end of The Twizzle)
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 21 Nov 2020 15:15 - 16:15 Cloudy and slight wind Paul Everett 5 Mallard, 10 Tufted Duck, 20 Wigeon, Pochard (Solitary male ), Teal (Solitary Male with Tufted Ducks), 3 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe (non breeding plumage), Kestrel (Hunting over island), 2 Cormorant (In Flight)
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 21 Nov 2020 11:30 - 13:00 Sean Nixon Black Brant (Salcott-cum-Virley (11.30-14.30 visit)), Pink-footed Goose (Salcott-cum-Virley), 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 90 Golden Plover, 39 Avocet, 10 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Cattle Egret (Great Wigborough), Great White Egret
Weald CP, near South Weald 21 Nov 2020 08:00 - 09:00 Andrew Stroud Raven (in oaks just outside park entrance by Brookweald Cricket Club. Calling loudly. I'm now seeing them low down. In the past they were normally calling from some height), 10 Redwing
Frinton-on-Sea 21 Nov 2020 07:30 - 16:00 NW2-3. Intermittent watching throughout the day. Movement to south unless stated. Selected totals Paul Brayshaw 1044 Great Black-backed Gull, 110 Common Scoter, 12 Great Skua, 33 Gannet (1N 32S)
Stanford-le-Hope 20 Nov 2020 09:00 - 09:30 Light frost Steve Swinney Sparrowhawk (Adult Male (3rd different Autumn Spawk to visit our Linford Garden))
Langdon Hills NR EWT 20 Nov 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Cloudy,cold. Plotlands & Lincewood. Andrew Cox Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan (Usual pair with family.), Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Redwing (At least.), 3 Song Thrush (At least.), 4 Goldcrest (At least.), 16 Long-tailed Tit (At least. Three flocks.), 4 Goldfinch (At least.)
Frinton-on-Sea 20 Nov 2020 07:00 - 16:00 W0-6. Early watch then glances to sea during the day. Movement to south unless stated Paul Brayshaw 2 Little Gull (ad+imm N), Arctic Tern (juv N @ 0826), 2 Goldeneye, 3 Pintail, 78 Common Scoter, 7 Great Skua, Pomarine Skua (distant immature N @ 1230), 2 Kittiwake (N), Snow Bunting (on beach and seawall opposite GC between beach huts and raised tee), 113 Goldfinch, 87 Siskin, 58 Redpoll sp., 14 Blackbird (in off), 5 Fieldfare (in off), Black-throated Diver
Wivenhoe 20 Nov 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Dry, Cool Michael Davies Greylag Goose (This bird was flying in the opposite direction of a large flock - probably lost)