Sitename Details
Doddinghurst

Doddinghurst 20:45 to 21:00, Fairly dull. Mild
2 Swift (Had swifts caller volume on to attract to swift boxes) [Ann Darnell]

Wrabness

Wrabness 19:00 to 20:30, broken sunshine with a westerly breeze
1 Cuckoo (Calling regularly) 2 Nightingale (2 heard singing in far west of reserve) 1 Bullfinch (single call heard) 1 Yellowhammer (Cracking male singing at close range) 2 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 3 Turtle Dove (All heard/seen from main path nw of car park) [Matt Turner]

Mountnessing

Mountnessing 17:30 to 17:45, Sightings from St Giles Church and farmland area
1 Grey Heron 1 Little Egret 2 Kestrel (Hunting together) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Flew over calling) 1 Skylark (Very vocal) 1 Whitethroat 3 Blackcap (+) 10 House Sparrow (+) 3 Linnet (Males singing on overhead wires) [Ben Mapp]

Crowsheath Wood, near Hanningfield Reservoir

Crowsheath Wood, near Hanningfield Reservoir 16:30 to 17:10, Warm
1 Pheasant (Heard) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Song Thrush 4 Blackcap (+, pair seen well) 2 Chiffchaff 1 Jay [Ben Mapp]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 15:00 to 16:25, Warm but windy
8 Egyptian Goose (1 Causeway, 3 Meadow Pool and 4 Rawl Hide) 1 Swan Goose (Causeway) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (With Egyptian Geese at Rawl Hide) 20 Red-crested Pochard (+, mainly drakes) 2 Grey Heron 2 Oystercatcher 3 Common Gull 1000 Swift (+, all over reservoir) 3 Swallow (Causeway) 1 Song Thrush 1 Reed Warbler (Singing by woodland clearing in Chestnut Wood) [Ben Mapp]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:50 to 13:30, Mild, very windy
20 Pochard (+, many young on Butts Scrape) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Ken Barrett Hide) 5 Little Grebe (1 with 3 young by river wall turnstile, 1 other heard) 8 Little Egret 4 Grey Heron 2 Marsh Harrier (Over Target Pools) 1 Oystercatcher (Flew along river) 5 Avocet (1 on Purfleet Scrape, pair with 2 young on Butts Scrape) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Near woodland feeders) 50 Sand Martin (+, Butts Scrape) 4 Blackcap (At least) 5 Whitethroat (At least) 3 Sedge Warbler (Showed fairly well) 6 Cetti's Warbler (At least) 1 Linnet [Ben Mapp]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 15:00 to 16:00, Sun & cloud. Windy.
2 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Green Woodpecker (At least.) 1 Willow Warbler (Singing Male.) 2 Goldfinch (Pair. Male singing.) [Andrew Cox]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:15 to 09:45, strong westerly wind, overcast with some rain, cool; ebbing tide
5 Blackcap (Singing) 6 Whitethroat (Singing ) 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ) 2 Chiffchaff (Singing ) 50 Swift (+, moving south in small groups many flying low) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ) 1 Buzzard 1 Fulmar (South) 1 Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Colchester

Colchester 18:15 to 18:30, Breezy and cool
2 Peregrine Falcon (Male and chick in nest alcove) 5 Swift [Sean Nixon]

Langdon Hills NR EWT

Langdon Hills NR EWT 08:00 to 09:15, Cloudy, windy. Some rain.
2 Common Tern (One flew off westward, the other caught a fish & departed NE. One returned @ 45 min later.) 1 Kestrel (Male, hovering near the lake.) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Reed Warbler (Singing Male.) [Andrew Cox]