Sitename Details
Stapleford Tawney

Stapleford Tawney 16:00 to 16:45, Fair warm
4 Pied Wagtail (Regular ) 6 Goldfinch 10 Swallow (Nesting in farmyard) 4 Skylark (In arable fields ) 10 Red-legged Partridge 2 Buzzard 1 Kestrel (Hovering ) 10 Dunnock 2 Moorhen (With a chick ) 12 Mallard [Ann Darnell]

Maldon

Maldon 07:30 to 08:30, Fine and sunny, light breeze
2 Shelduck (pair with 8 large ducklings in Heybridge Creek) 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing males in upper reaches of Heybridge Creek) 18 Swift (flying around over the town) [Murray Orchard]

South House Farm, Maldon

South House Farm, Maldon 12:30 to 13:00, Fine and sunny with light breeze
1 Teal (drake Cinnamon Teal feeding in fresh water fleet, viewable from sea wall) [Murray Orchard]

Heybridge GP

Heybridge GP 07:30 to 08:30, Fine and sunny with light breeze
420 Black-headed Gull (minimum number of breeding pairs with many young seen. Birds present on ten islands and a raft.) 17 Common Tern (total of sitting birds/AON with one chick seen. All except one pair on 3 small/low bare islands in middle/south side of pit.) 2 Avocet (a pair breeding on one of the small low/bare islands with a sitting bird seen) 2 Cuckoo (male and female heard calling) [Murray Orchard]

Stondon Massey

Stondon Massey 08:00 to 09:30,
2 Cuckoo (two birds between Hallsford Bridge and Langford Bridge - one flew along the hedge line as another was calling) 2 Garden Warbler (Great Myles - 2 singing) 1 Reed Warbler (Great Myles - singing) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing) 1 Little Owl 2 Ring-necked Parakeet 4 Grey Heron 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Linnet 3 Swallow 21 Swift 5 Stock Dove (BBS Breeding bird survey - 38 species) [Andrew Stroud]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 09:00 to 10:00, Sun & cloud. Warm.
2 Kestrel 6 Ring-necked Parakeet 1 Treecreeper (Singing Male.) 3 Goldfinch (At least.) 1 Yellowhammer (Singing Male.) [Andrew Cox]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 08:00 to 09:00, Sun & cloud. Warm.
2 Swallow 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing Male.) 6 Nuthatch (At least.) 3 Goldfinch 2 Linnet (Pair.) [Andrew Cox]

Wormingford, Colchester

Wormingford, Colchester 07:45 to 11:15, warm and sunny with some cloud later
1 Red-legged Partridge (Lodge Hills) 4 Stock Dove (Wormingford total 8 territories [average= 6]) 1 Cuckoo (male - Lodge Hills) 2 Swift 1 Kingfisher 1 Green Woodpecker (Wormingford total 4 territories [5]) 1 Kestrel (Lodge Hills) 6 Swallow (7 territories [8]) 5 House Martin (territories [7]) 11 Chiffchaff (total territories [15]) 10 Blackcap (total territories= 15 [14]) 10 Whitethroat (territories; total= 22 [21]) 5 Reed Warbler (territorial males: my best ever here) 3 Mistle Thrush (territories [3]) 1 Grey Wagtail 10 Linnet (5 pairs - total= 15 pairs [14]) 1 Bullfinch (male) 13 Yellowhammer (territories; total= 21 [22]) 4 Reed Bunting (territorial males) [Martin Peers]