Date Details Sitename
Sunday 13 Sep

Maldon 16:00 to 18:00, Garden sightings
1 Red Kite (seen from garden but it was over the town centre on Saturday 12th) 1 Buzzard 1 Hobby (Several passes over) 1 Sparrowhawk (Several passes over) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female heading east) 4 Swallow (Heading south) 1 Coal Tit (Visiting garden feeders) 1 Chiffchaff [Tony Kennelly]

Saturday 05 Sep

Maldon 06:00 to 08:00, Morning walk Maldon to & from beeleigh weir. Low tide
1 Black Redstart (female/juvenile In yard of derelict building by flour mill & opposite boat yard at fullbridge. Viewable (when it eventually pops up) from public footpath of anchorage hill & chandlers quay) 2 Kingfisher 2 Common Gull (In prom Park) 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Grey Wagtail (Beeleigh weir) 8 Little Egret (Feeding in low tide pools of river) 4 Little Grebe 3 Reed Warbler (Calling from reedbeds along golf course) 10 Chiffchaff (Probably more, heard calling along walk) 2 House Martin 4 Teal 200 Black-headed Gull (Plenty of small flocks heading West & others feeding in river.) [Tony Kennelly]

Sunday 30 Aug

Maldon 09:00 to 09:05,
1 Black Redstart (Female or juvenile on river wall by boatyard at anchorage hill before disappearing into flour mill yard. Viewable from public footpath) [Tony Kennelly]

Saturday 01 Aug

Maldon 05:00 to 07:00,
1 Black Redstart (Female dropping off beam full of food at industrial estate. Haven't located nest yet but it it's within a working area! ) 2 Whimbrel (Northey island causeway. Possibly more as I didn't have my telescope.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female close to limbourne creek.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Located by looking at a noisy lesser black-backed gull over a field, peregrine pops up to immediately make a failed chase for a lapwing before heading east.) 1 Green Sandpiper (Feeding in drying out borrow duke by dump pool) 100 Black-tailed Godwit (30 feeding in dump pool) 1 Common Gull (My first of summer/autumn migration) 1 Red-legged Partridge (On roof top of a house by footpath along Limebrook way, it's probably avoiding a pair of fox cubs nearby!) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Calling by limbourne creek) [Tony Kennelly]

Monday 27 Jul

Maldon 07:00 to 18:00,
2 Black Redstart (Male and female either side of river a few hundred yards East of Fullbridge) 1 Wheatear (One along sea wall towards Limbourne Creek) 6 Tufted Duck (Female & 5 ducklings at Dump Pool (first breeding record there? shows how deep it is now)) 20 Sand Martin (Passing South by Limbourne) 10 Swift (Party heading South) 1 Canada Goose (Start of the usual autumnal increase on the estuary) [John Buchanan]

Wednesday 08 Jul

Maldon 05:00 to 08:00, walk to & from Beeleigh Weir
2 Grey Wagtail (Beeleigh weir) 1 Common Sandpiper (On river Blackwater near beeleigh weir) 6 Song Thrush (Singing males) 1 Black Redstart (Male singing in industrial estate) 20 Black-tailed Godwit (On river Blackwater by Prom Park) 11 Little Egret (Fishing together in low tide pool) [Tony Kennelly]

Friday 03 Jul

Maldon 16:30 to 17:00,
1 Black Redstart (Singing male on roof top of industrial estate) 4 Mute Swan 2 Oystercatcher 1 Blackcap (Singing male) [Tony Kennelly]

Friday 19 Jun

Maldon 15:00 to 17:00, Low tide, warm, dry, part cloud
2 Black Redstart (Pair, collecting insects.) 1 Hobby (Langford) [Ken Hudgell]

Wednesday 27 May

Maldon 05:00 to 08:00,
1 Corn Bunting (Singing male on telegraph wires in fields between mundon & Fambridge roads, heard then seen from Limebrook way.) 1 Black Redstart (Singing male on roof tops of industrial estate) 20 Swift 1 Kestrel (Male hunting over seawall by Tesco) 1 Cuckoo (Heard over elms farm park & golf course) [Tony Kennelly]

Thursday 21 May

Maldon 05:00 to 16:10,
1 Black Redstart (Singing male on roof top of industrial estate) 1 Red Kite (Heading N) 5 Buzzard (Circling together over Fambridge road before separating. Found by call so possible territorial dispute) 2 Cuckoo (Golf course / elms farm park) 12 Reed Warbler (Riverside reed beds from Tesco to beeleigh weir) 3 Cetti's Warbler 1 Little Egret (Feeding in low tide pools by Tesco) 1 Hobby (Stooping dive into poets estate!) [Tony Kennelly]