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Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Heybridge GP 09 Oct 2021 08:30 - 17:00 High tide c15:30 - selected highlights David L Smith Kingfisher, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 2 Rock Pipit, 10 Meadow Pipit (+), 10 Skylark (+), Stonechat (Female), Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Large flock east of Northey Island), Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit (Large high tide roost), Bar-tailed Godwit (One individual with Blackwits), Redshank, 30 Greenshank (+), Turnstone, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Snipe (One flying west), 10+ Cetti's Warbler (Singing males), 12 Bearded Tit (+ ), Golden Plover, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Greenfinch
Mersea Island 09 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Stephen Entwistle Water Rail (Heard only from seawall oyster fishery to golf house DU.), 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (Off ivy dock DU. ), 3 Knot (Ivy dock DU. ), 4 Sandwich Tern (Ivy dock DU.), Sparrowhawk (Golf house/cudmore seawall SB.), Little Owl (From seawall paddock maydays farm sunning on fence SE.), 2 Peregrine Falcon (Over on Langenhoe from oyster fishery DU.), Swallow (Golf house/cudmore seawall SB.), Chiffchaff (Little paddocks MT.), 2 Blackcap (Females from cudmore park hide SE.), Song Thrush (1st for a month From cudmore Park hide SE.), Rock Pipit (Ivy dock DU.), 3 Yellowhammer (From seawall oyster fishery to golf house DU.), 3 Clouded Yellow (1 park pond SE,2 ivy dock to golf house DU.)
Abberton Reservoir 09 Oct 2021 10:30 - 16:30 Dry, calm & very warm, sun & cloud. 24c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 2 Peregrine Falcon (LBC on separate pylons.), 4 Greenshank (Wig Bay), 9 Ruff (Wig & Biilets farm screen.), 16 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay, 3 LDHC.), 29 Little Egret, 8 Great White Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 200 Lapwing (Circa.), 30 Meadow Pipit (Plus, Billets Farm Screen.), 50 Pintail (Circa. Wig Bay. ), 3 Buzzard, 2 Reed Bunting (Pair.), 20 Pied Wagtail (At least. Billets Farm.), 4 Skylark, Green Sandpiper (LDHC.)
Ardleigh Reservoir 09 Oct 2021 08:00 - 08:30 Selected sightings from both causeways Matt Turner Little Grebe (1), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Grey Heron (1), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Male), 4 Skylark, Grey Wagtail (1), Greenfinch (1), 6 Tufted Duck
Tilbury 09 Oct 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Light E wind, fine and sunny, HT Paul Larkin 2 Razorbill (Down river), Avocet (Down river), 22 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (17 sitting off Coalhouse Point, five up and out)
Abberton Reservoir 08 Oct 2021 07:30 - 15:15 Daryl Rhymes American Golden Plover (Adult with 50 Eurasian GP in Wigborough bay over high tide), Rock Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Little Tern (Juvenile Wigborough bay), 2 Common Tern, 3 Marsh Harrier, 5 Spotted Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 95 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 21 Ruff, 10 Snipe, Goldeneye, Black-necked Grebe, Spoonbill, 36 Great White Egret, 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Stonechat, 2 Dunlin, Redshank, 32 Ringed Plover, Scaup (Female LDLH cway)
Mersea Island 08 Oct 2021 09:00 - 19:00 Stephen Entwistle 8 Pintail (Flypass Golf house pools SE. ), 13 Shoveler (Golf house pools SE. ), 8 Long-tailed Tit (Golf house SE.), Lesser Whitethroat (Golf house dyke SE.), 3 Red-legged Partridge (Opposite Bocking hall farm SE.), Sandwich Tern (Flypass Strood causeway SE.), Guillemot (17.40pm Off Coopers beach SE. ), 2 Mistle Thrush (Overflow cudmore Grove car park SE.), 4 Chiffchaff (Martin cock west mersea garden MC.)
Frinton-on-Sea 08 Oct 2021 08:00 - 15:15 Sw1 low cloud and drizzle am slowly clearing Paul Brayshaw 40 Robin, 39 Song Thrush, 53 Blackbird, 16 Redwing, 193 Common Scoter (170s 23n), 4 Brambling, 14 Chiffchaff, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 613 Wigeon (602s 11n), 20 Lapwing, 1710 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (1703s 7n), 174 Teal, 12 Pintail, 21 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Gull (4n), 3 Arctic Tern (Juvs), 11 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Red-throated Diver (7n)
Mistley 08 Oct 2021 15:00 - 15:00 Mistley Quay Liz Huxley Mediterranean Gull (adult)
TQ6293 08 Oct 2021 08:30 - 08:45 Overcast with heavy cloud cover, light wind Clive Tanner 2 Raven (Calling pair flying between recently ploughed fields, feeding with other corvids), 3 Asian Ring-necked Parakeet (Flying overhead heading South)
Tilbury 08 Oct 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Overcast with clearance from the east later, no wind, almost HT Paul Larkin 2 Black-necked Grebe (One drifted up river on the tide an hour later a second bird flew up river and settled), 26 Common Tern (Flocks of 1, 12 and 13 up river), Little Tern (With 12 Common Tern), Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river)
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08 Oct 2021 09:00 - 11:35 Early mist clearing, cloudy, calm. Wildfowling in progress around Trout Lake. Malcolm Corbett Canada Goose (Carp Lake; appeared to have blood down breast. At least two shot.), Greylag Goose (Trout Lake; with Mute Swans.), 40 Mute Swan (26 Trout Lake, 14 Carp Lake.), 11 Egyptian Goose (Carp Lake.), 18 Mallard (Carp Lake.), 7 Pochard (Carp Lake.), 14 Tufted Duck (Carp Lake.), 171 Coot (40 Trout Lake, 131 Carp Lake.), 5 Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, 2 Kingfisher (Together, Carp lake.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 17 Long-tailed Tit (3, 14.), 4 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler (Brief song.), 14 Robin
Heybridge GP 08 Oct 2021 08:30 - 10:00 Paul Gymer Little Grebe, 8 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 8 Bearded Tit (in four separate groups)
Tilbury 08 Oct 2021 08:00 - 09:45 Overcast with some drizzle, light S wind Paul Larkin 51 Teal (One up river with Garganey, the rest on the foreshore by the STW outfall), 4 Shelduck (On foreshore by the STW outfall), Curlew (On foreshore by the STW outfall), 3 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by the STW outfall), Garganey (Eclipse drake up river with a Teal), 6 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river)
Great Totham 07 Oct 2021 05:40 - 05:40 Malcolm Corbett Tawny Owl (Calling. Prince of Wales Road.)
Frinton-on-Sea 07 Oct 2021 07:00 - 17:30 Sw2 8/8 good vis Paul Brayshaw 585 Meadow Pipit, 228 Cormorant (211s 17n), 324 Linnet, 866 Goldfinch, 42 Siskin, 45 Skylark, 14 Red-throated Diver (9n 5s), 39 Chaffinch, 5 Rock Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, 17 Brambling, 276 Knot, 38 Reed Bunting, 2 Tree Sparrow, Short-eared Owl, 2 Scaup, 2 Sparrowhawk (In off), Arctic Skua
East Tilbury 07 Oct 2021 08:00 - 13:30 Overcast light SW wind, rising tide Paul Larkin 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river then out again), 2 Mute Swan, 41 Shelduck, 6 Shoveler, 28 Wigeon, Pintail (Up river with 15 Wigeon), 283 Teal, 6 Pochard, 23 Little Grebe, 390 Avocet, 43 Grey Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 72 Curlew, 32 Bar-tailed Godwit, 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, 13 Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Gannet (Up river, all imms), Little Egret, 8 Jay (Single flock west), 6 Stonechat (Two pairs and two males), 38 Linnet, 3 Tufted Duck
Mersea Island 07 Oct 2021 12:15 - 17:30 Martin cock (MC) & me (SE).seawatching from Coopers beach caravan park. Stephen Entwistle 8 Wigeon (Flypass SE.MT), 400 Golden Plover (Possible 500 on nearby saltings SE MT,), Grey Plover (Saltings SE. ), 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (Saltings SE. ), 12 Black-tailed Godwit (Saltings SE.), Curlew Sandpiper (Ivy dock (simon banks).), 2 Sanderling (Flypass MC.), Dunlin (Saltings SE.), 2 Mediterranean Gull (Odd possible a few in large gull flock off youth camp.SE MT.), 10 Common Gull (Nearby playing fields SE.), Red-throated Diver (11.45pm Full summer 300yds out on sea,on view for an hour.MC SE MT), 9 Gannet (2.20pm all juv , for 10min 3 singles came in the colne from Colne point direction.a group of 6 wrst to east then landed on sea.MC SE), 15 Swallow (Around East Mersea Church SE.), Chiffchaff (Entrance to Coopers beach park SE.), Brambling (Male golf house seawall (simon patient))
The Naze at Walton 07 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Cloudy, dry, tide flooding Michael Davies 50 Sanderling, 50 Turnstone, 50 Ringed Plover, 2 Cormorant
Cudmore Grove CP, Mersea Island 07 Oct 2021 10:00 - 14:30 Simon Patient Brambling (Male briefly on hawthorn bush N of stone point. ), 2 Sandwich Tern, Wheatear (Along beach to stone point )
East Mersea 07 Oct 2021 09:40 - 14:20 Mild, mainly cloudy, little wind. Tide high at midday. Simon Banks Curlew Sandpiper (With 80-100 Dunlin! Between Cudmore Grove and Reeveshall Marsh.), 70 Avocet, 120 Black-tailed Godwit, Wheatear, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 20 Swallow (Hawking low over ditch just W of Cudmore Grove), House Martin (With Swallows above), 4 Sandwich Tern, 25 Linnet, 3 Little Grebe, 60 Little Egret (35 at pool, Cudmore Grove, from hide), Great Spotted Woodpecker (East Mersea car park), Green Woodpecker, 5 Long-tailed Tit (East Mersea car park)