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Great Notley 13 Oct 2021 22:00 - 22:05 Clear, chilly Paul Everett Little Owl (Heard calling - possibly two)
Rayne 13 Oct 2021 06:00 - 07:30 1/8 cloud Andrew Goodey 18 Meadow Pipit, Brambling, 4 Linnet, 45 Redwing, 6 Skylark
Shrub End 13 Oct 2021 07:00 - 07:35 Oliver Cottis Green Woodpecker (New garden tick)
Wivenhoe 13 Oct 2021 08:00 - 09:00 Richard Allen 1000 Redwing (at least NW), 20 Song Thrush, 14 Brambling (NW with Redwings), 7 Fieldfare
Halstead 13 Oct 2021 11:45 - 11:50 Sunny, mild and still with partial cloud cover. Jeremy Hurley Brambling (Seen and heard, perched in an oak tree, before flying strongly north.)
Witham 13 Oct 2021 12:15 - 12:30 Town centre David L Smith 8 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Female )
Chigborough Lakes 13 Oct 2021 09:10 - 11:10 Cloudy and cold to start, turning sunny and mild. Calm. Malcolm Corbett 10 Mute Swan (Inc. family of eight.), 34 Shoveler, 19 Gadwall, 68 Wigeon, 28 Mallard, 18 Pochard, Tufted Duck, 12 Moorhen, 30 Coot, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 17 Robin, 40 Goldfinch (circa. One flock just east of reserve.)
Abberton Reservoir 13 Oct 2021 09:45 - 14:45 Daryl Rhymes Scaup (LDLH causeway), 350 Redwing (Flying west, flocks up to 110), 2 Brambling, Redpoll sp., Spoonbill (Juv off Abberton church), 2 Little Stint (Peldon bay), 6 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 2 Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 85 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Goosander, 21 Goldeneye, Mediterranean Gull (Adult Wig bay), Barnacle Goose, 35 Great White Egret, 15 Ruff, 5 Snipe
Abberton Reservoir 13 Oct 2021 10:00 - 16:00 highlights Oliver Cottis Scaup (female, LDLHCauseway), 8 Goldeneye, 2 Golden Plover (Wig bay), 32 Black-tailed Godwit (minimum), 14 Ruff, 2 Dunlin (Gwen's hide briefly), 3 Snipe, Common Sandpiper (LBC), Green Sandpiper (Billets), 2 Spotted Redshank (Wig bay), 3 Cattle Egret (Garr farm), 29 Great White Egret, Sparrowhawk, 5 Marsh Harrier (at-least 4 individuals), 10 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Island Hide and LBC), 10 Skylark, 160 Redwing (over Layer village), 5 Stonechat, Wheatear, 15 Meadow Pipit (minimum), Reed Bunting
Naze, The 13 Oct 2021 07:00 - 11:30 Westerly wind, mainly overcast, chilly first thing Brian Combes 16 Blackbird, 7 Song Thrush, 27 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Fieldfare (My first of the autumn ), 3 Lesser Redpoll, 17 Lapwing (In off and west, in four groups), 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 common, 1 by cricket pitch and 2 John Weston Reserve ), 3 Reed Bunting, 5 Greenfinch, 7 Siskin, 13 Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, 11 Brambling (Mainly over but 4 landed briefly), 250 Wood Pigeon (++, several large flocks, but difficult to assess numbers, while as some flocks carried on inland, others moved around the site), 20 Jay (+, mainly moving west, including groups of 8 and 6), 5 Redwing, 3 Buzzard, 3 Skylark, 3 Grey Wagtail
Naze, The 13 Oct 2021 13:30 - 16:00 walk along Walton Channel Liz Huxley Song Thrush, Grey Heron, 400 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Redwing, 20 Meadow Pipit (+), Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 5 Brambling, Jay, 15 Grey Partridge (dust-bathing - Walton Hall Marshes), Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark
Ardleigh Reservoir 13 Oct 2021 07:45 - 08:45 Matt Turner 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, 30 Redwing (3 separate groups, all heading west)
Ardleigh Reservoir 12 Oct 2021 08:30 - 09:30 Selected sightings from both causeways Matt Turner 4 Pochard (Seldom seen on the reservoir), Little Grebe (1), 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Greenfinch, 6 Gadwall, 3 Great Crested Grebe, Jay (1), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1)
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 12 Oct 2021 08:50 - 11:40 Cloud and sun, light NW wind. Malcolm Corbett 122 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 32 Mute Swan, 5 Egyptian Goose, 2 Gadwall, 24 Mallard, 2 Pochard, 25 Tufted Duck, Moorhen, 104 Coot, 7 Little Grebe, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel (Female.), 6 Jay, Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.), 2 Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, 5 Robin, Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer
Mersea Island 12 Oct 2021 09:00 - 18:00 Stephen Entwistle 6 Common Scoter (4.30pm Seawatch off Coopers beach MC SE), Red-throated Diver (4.35pm(full summer)seawatch off Coopers beach SE MC.), Greenshank (Morning flew up Strood channel DU.)
Little Waltham 12 Oct 2021 15:00 - 16:00 overcasr David Saville 2 Red Kite
Wrabness 12 Oct 2021 14:30 - 15:30 Cloudy. Peter Brittain Jay, Green Woodpecker, Stonechat (Male), Dark-bellied Brent Goose (200 (Good estimate )), 80 Wigeon (Estimate ), 5 Little Egret
Naze, The 12 Oct 2021 07:00 - 11:00 NW wind, overcast, cool first thing Brian Combes Guillemot (On sea first thing), 15 Pied Wagtail, 17 Meadow Pipit, Jack Snipe (West over common, first thing), 5 Reed Bunting, 72 Goldfinch (+, in groups mainly moving south), 2 Green Woodpecker, Redwing (West, first for me of the autumn, several others flying over the house this afternoon ), 2 Sparrowhawk (+, several sightings, including one bird circling offshore before drifting south), Chinese Muntjac, 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 common, 1 escarpment, 1 by main sycamore clump, 1 south of John Weston Reserve and 2 in it), 4 Goldcrest, 5 Skylark (West), Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least 1 on site), Grey Heron, 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Siskin, 2 Brambling
Great Totham 12 Oct 2021 16:30 - 16:30 Malcolm Corbett Sparrowhawk (Female. Flew fast and low over arable field and put up two birds, one of which it took.)
Great Holland Pits NR 12 Oct 2021 14:20 - 15:30 Liz Huxley Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, 6 Song Thrush, 700 Redwing (+ in total; flocks heading W over reserve, with some dropping in briefly ), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel (+)
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 12 Oct 2021 11:30 - 16:30 High tide c 17:00 - highlights David L Smith Stonechat, 45 Redwing (+ Mobile flock), Kingfisher, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Calling males), Curlew Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, House Sparrow, Snipe
Stanway Green 12 Oct 2021 14:40 - 14:45 Sunny. David Allen White Stork (unringed, circled Warren Lane and eventually landed near the Tarmac entrance. Viewed from footpath TL946.230), 3 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit
Manuden 11 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Sunny Mark Pegrum 2 Red Kite (Over village centre)
Whetmead NR, nr Witham 11 Oct 2021 10:00 - 16:30 via River Walk - highlights David L Smith 2 Kingfisher, Cormorant, 2 Red Kite, 6 Buzzard (Peak count), 2 Sparrowhawk (Females), 2 Kestrel, Raven (Being mobbed by Buzzards)
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 11 Oct 2021 15:40 - 18:25 Sun and cloud, light NW wind. Sunset 18:12. Malcolm Corbett 38 Canada Goose (Plus one hybrid.), 39 Mute Swan, 8 Egyptian Goose, 16 Gadwall, 70 Mallard (circa.), 33 Tufted Duck, 4 Moorhen, 136 Coot, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Snipe, 3 Cormorant, Grey Heron, Barn Owl (With prey.), Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel (Female.), 2 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.), 14 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Robin, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 11 Oct 2021 12:00 - 15:45 Dry & sunny. Light NW breeze, rising tide. David Hale 200 Shelduck (Circa.), 30 Wigeon (Circa.), 40 Mallard (Plus), 70 Teal (Plus), Oystercatcher, 100 Avocet (Plus.), 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Redshank, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Little Egret, Kestrel, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, Wren, 100 Starling (Single flock. ), Robin, Stonechat (Male. ), 3 Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 25 Lapwing
Wivenhoe 11 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Dry, sunny, light wind Michael Davies Jay, 2 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank
Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 11 Oct 2021 13:20 - 15:55 Calm. Excellent visibility. 1-2/8 cloud cover. Andrew Dodd 2050 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (On mudflats at eastern end of island), 25 Little Egret, Peregrine Falcon (Adult male, seen twice.), 101 Ringed Plover (From Monty’s Lookout), 12 Greenshank (Monty’s Lookout), 150 Redshank (Monty’s Lookout ), 11 Avocet (Monty’s Lookout ), 400 Curlew (Several hundreds but too distant to count accurately )
Mersea Island 11 Oct 2021 09:00 - 18:00 Stephen Entwistle 11 Avocet (Strood channel DU. ), Greenshank (Strood channel DU. ), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Strood channel DU. ), Chiffchaff (Ivy dock to stone point MC. ), Blackcap (Male ivy dock to stone point MC. ), 2 Stonechat (1 ivy dock to stone point MC., 1 Strood channel DU. ), 2 Grey Wagtail (1 flyover Ivy dock to stone point MC, 1 flyover feldy view DU.), 3 Rock Pipit (1 ivy dock to stone point MC. 2 Strood channel DU.), Pintail (Off shop lane seawall SE. ), 70 Dunlin (Plus off shop lane seawall SE.), 52 Turnstone (On pontoon off oyster fishery SE. ), 35 Black-tailed Godwit (Plus off shop lane seawall SE. ), Marsh Harrier (Off shop lane seawall SE. ), 5 Ringed Plover (Off shop lane seawall SE. )
Naze, The 10 Oct 2021 07:30 - 12:30 Glen Moore Dartford Warbler (At top of undercliff below Sunny Point), Great White Egret (Flew over sycamore clump), Whinchat, Brambling
Chelmsford City Centre 10 Oct 2021 10:30 - 10:30 Overcast Brian Bolton Cetti's Warbler (Heard burst of song along canel adjacent to great Baddow car park)
Harwich 10 Oct 2021 07:00 - 12:00 Sunny and clear. E turning foggy; Beacon Hill Fort Andrew Goodey 4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 6 Skylark, 3 Swallow, Cetti's Warbler (singing bird, site tick for me), 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Song Thrush, 4 House Sparrow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit, 14 Goldfinch, 12 Siskin, Redpoll sp. (one flying over)
Naze, The 10 Oct 2021 07:00 - 12:00 misty and chilly first thing, then clear before clouding over, light westerly wind Brian Combes 15 Blackbird (+), 48 Meadow Pipit (+, 10+ feeding in western paddock of John Weston Reserve, others mainly in off and west/south), 6 Chiffchaff (1 singing ), 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 1 escarpment, 1 by main sycamore clump, 2 John Weston Reserve ), 6 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, 7 Song Thrush, Firecrest (East of cricket pitch ), 3 Chinese Muntjac, 2 Skylark (South), 4 Jay (High in off and west), Sparrowhawk, Swallow (South, only hirundine of the weekend), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Siskin (South), Jack Snipe (Heard it from the reserve, when Glen and Ken kindly flushed it from the tidal lagoons!)
Naze, The 10 Oct 2021 11:00 - 15:00 dull, drizzle Martin Richards Red-throated Diver (close inshore towards Stone Point), Stonechat (Stone Point), 13 Sandwich Tern, 3 Swallow (over beach heading north), 70 Wigeon (+), 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot, Marsh Harrier (Stone Point)
Abberton Reservoir 10 Oct 2021 11:00 - 17:00 Sunny Yvonne Watling 3 Cattle Egret (Lb causeway ), 21 Great White Egret (Hide bay ), 500 Cormorant (Around reserve ), Grey Wagtail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, Common Sandpiper, 5 Spotted Redshank (Wig bay), 4 Greenshank, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 75 Golden Plover, 20 Ruff, Snipe, 30 Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 20 Wigeon, Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit, Stonechat, 2 Common Tern, 3 House Martin, 3 Goosander
Holland Haven 10 Oct 2021 13:30 - 14:45 Dry sunny Kevin Tunnicliffe 5 Stonechat (Near top hide slow moving to Frinton ), 10 Greylag Goose (On pond )
Naze, The 10 Oct 2021 07:00 - 14:00 Daryl Rhymes Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher, 9 Swallow, 8 Sandwich Tern, Great White Egret (West past JW reserve), 18 Siskin, 4 Brambling (One flock N), Mediterranean Gull (adult), 4 Grey Wagtail, 5 Reed Bunting, Song Thrush
Abberton Reservoir 10 Oct 2021 15:00 - 17:00 Daryl Rhymes Grey Plover, 24 Ringed Plover, 19 Ruff, 3 Cattle Egret, 6 Greenshank, 17 Spotted Redshank, 2 Dunlin, 3 Marsh Harrier, Stonechat, Wheatear (pale looking bird in Wig bay), 2 Little Stint
Abberton Reservoir 10 Oct 2021 16:20 - 18:05 Fine and sunny Paul Everett 3 Cattle Egret (LBC ), 6 Teal (4 female, 2 male. Plus one yellow billed teal), 12 Egyptian Goose, 3 Great White Egret (Ldhc), 8 Lapwing, 2 Shoveler, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail, 10 Pochard, Gadwall (Male)
Manuden 10 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Mark Pegrum 2 Grey Wagtail (x2 feeding on bank of River Stort), Red Kite, Buzzard
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 10 Oct 2021 08:30 - 14:00 Overcast, light NNW wind, rising tide Paul Larkin 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates), 189 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 39 Shoveler (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 14 Gadwall (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 39 Wigeon (Two Golden Gates, the rest in the managed retreat), 196 Teal (Mucking Bay), 17 Pochard (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), Water Rail (Golden Gates), 2 Moorhen (Golden Gates), 20 Coot (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 5 Little Grebe (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 5 Great Crested Grebe (Four on the Thames, one Golden Gates), 279 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 3 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), 44 Curlew (Mucking Bay), 16 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), Dunlin (In the managed retreat), Green Sandpiper (In Stanford Creek), 64 Redshank (In Stanford Creek), Yellow-legged Gull (In the managed retreat), 3 Little Egret (Two in the creek, one in the managed retreat), Kingfisher (Golden Gates), 4 Cetti's Warbler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 4 Stonechat (Pairs next to the VC approach road and by the railway line), 40 Tufted Duck (Seven on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates)
Mersea Island 10 Oct 2021 09:00 - 18:30 Stephen Entwistle Peregrine Falcon (Sitting on fence post behind pewit Island pye fleet DU. ), Marsh Harrier (Wing tagged on Langenhoe DU. ), 2 Sandwich Tern (1 off reeves hall seawall DU. 1 off Coopers beach SE. ), Common Tern (Off reeves hall seawall DU. ), 1000 Golden Plover (Off reeves hall seawall DU. ), 500 Dunlin (Off reeves hall seawall DU. ), 4 Rock Pipit (1 Off reeves hall seawall DU. 3 Strood channel DU.), 500 Starling (Inc 1 Leucistic reeves hall marsh DU.), Red-legged Partridge (Bowers hall farm from seawall SE.), 15 Grey Partridge (Bowers hall farm from seawall 2 DU, 13 SE.), 130 Linnet (100 Strood channel DU. 25 Bowers hall farm from seawall SE ), 4 Chiffchaff (3 Bowers hall farm SE. 1 little paddocks MT.), Sparrowhawk (Bowers hall farm from seawall SE. )
TQ5993 09 Oct 2021 09:00 - 10:00 Andrew Stroud Yellow-browed Warbler (in trees in back gardens of Kings Chase, Brentwood. Calling & showing well), Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09 Oct 2021 08:39 - 11:00 Misty clearing to sunny and warm Paul Everett 2 Kestrel, 2 Robin, 5 Meadow Pipit (+), 4 Linnet, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Reed Bunting, 8 Lapwing, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Snipe, 15 Barnacle Goose (+), 9 Teal, 4 Wigeon, Little Grebe, Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, Redshank, 3 Shelduck, 3 Little Egret, Reed Warbler
Abberton Reservoir 09 Oct 2021 14:15 - 15:40 mainly sunny very light winds - causeways only Sean Gregory Mandarin Duck (LdlH), Common Sandpiper (LdlH), 2 Green Sandpiper (LdlH), Mediterranean Gull (adult winter behind raft LdLH), 2 Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier (female type), 5 Buzzard, Hobby, Peregrine Falcon (LBC on pylon), Grey Wagtail (LBC), Cetti's Warbler (calling)
Tollesbury Wick NR EWT 09 Oct 2021 10:55 - 13:25 Mainly sunny, tide incoming to HT Sean Gregory Water Rail (squealing), 45 Avocet, 5 Golden Plover, Greenshank, 5 Cattle Egret (From viewing mound before reserve entrance (with cattle)), Bearded Tit (calling), 2 Cetti's Warbler (calling), 2 Stonechat, Rock Pipit, 3 Sandwich Tern
Layer Breton 09 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Dry, sunny, windless Michael Davies Grey Heron, 50 Greylag Goose, 2 Little Egret, Gadwall, 10 Cormorant, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Lapwing, 2 Teal, 4 Pied Wagtail, 20 Mallard, Carrion Crow
Naze, The 09 Oct 2021 06:50 - 12:40 misty first thing then clear, mild, light easterly wind Brian Combes 9 Chiffchaff (1 singing), 15 Meadow Pipit (South), 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 on the common, 1 escarpment, 3 in and around John Weston Reserve ), 2 Green Woodpecker, 16 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk, 5 Blackcap, 7 Siskin (South), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon (In off and west), 8 Sandwich Tern, 4 Reed Bunting (South), 2 Brambling (South), Chinese Muntjac, Firecrest (At the bottom of the slope along the eastern side of the escarpment), Red-breasted Flycatcher (In the main sycamore clump; yesterday’s bird. Took over an hour to locate first thing and remained very elusive all morning. An absolute delight. )
Abberton Reservoir 09 Oct 2021 10:00 - 16:00 Oliver Cottis Peregrine Falcon (wig bay), 6 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Marsh Harrier (female, wig bay), 12 Great White Egret, 4 Common Tern (all juvs), 23 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Spotted Redshank (wig bay), 6 Greenshank (wig bay), 13 Golden Plover (flew over), Ruff, 3 Snipe (2 bay hide. Possible Jack Snipe flushed on main reserve but un-confirmed), 30 Pintail (minimum), 3 Reed Bunting, 30 Meadow Pipit (minimum), 10 Skylark, Grey Wagtail (over main reserve), 3 Linnet, 3 Chaffinch, 600 Cormorant, 20 Little Egret
Colchester 09 Oct 2021 10:10 - 10:15 Mist clearing to sunshine, SE wind James Davidson Black Redstart (On rooftops along Mabbitt Way opposite recreation ground)