Sitename Details
Alresford

Alresford 18:00 to 20:30, High tide when I arrived, sunny and calm
1 Turtle Dove (Flew south over car as I got out) 1 Marsh Harrier (Distant south of river) 2 Sparrowhawk 3 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Kingfisher (At mill pond) 2 Greenshank 1 Whimbrel 3 Common Sandpiper 4 Grey Partridge (Flushed from near footpath, red tail and 'scaly' wing pattern visible - flew 50 yards whilst calling) 1 Yellowhammer 6 Whitethroat 150 Goldfinch (Lovely flock flying around wild meadow farmland) 40 Swallow 20 House Martin 10 Sand Martin 5 Stock Dove [Matt Turner]

Stow Marsh

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 16:00, Hot, low tide SW wind picking up. Egg laying pair of southern migrant hawkers.
94 Swallow (heading low south including a flock of 91) 1 Dunlin (summer plumage) 1 Wheatear 5 Great Crested Grebe (on Crouch) 28 Stock Dove 15 Whimbrel 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Greenshank 55 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Yellow Wagtail (along seawall) 400 Starling (flock on the saltmarsh) 380 Redshank 3 Buzzard 1 Raven (soaring with one of the buzzards) [Alan Shearring]

Stanford Warren

Stanford Warren 17:45 to 18:30, Sunny
2 Kingfisher (Regulars on the fishing lakes, I dont think they are a pair.) [Mark Fisher]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 17:00 to 18:30, Sun & clouds. Warm. All sightings from saline lagoon.
1 Sparrowhawk 3 Lapwing (At least.) 1 Redshank 2 Greenshank 4 Green Sandpiper 1 Common Sandpiper 5 Curlew (At least. Roosting on the dry flood.) 2 Bearded Tit (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

East Tilbury

East Tilbury 08:00 to 13:15, Fine and sunny, light W wind, falling tide
12 Yellow Wagtail 36 Yellow-legged Gull (In field) 107 Lapwing (In field) 26 Little Egret 46 Grey Plover 27 Dunlin 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Wheatear 2322 Black-tailed Godwit 71 Curlew 2 Whimbrel 2 Buzzard 64 Shelduck 4 Green Sandpiper 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Stonechat (Male) 32 Ringed Plover [Paul Larkin]

TM1626

TM1626 18:45 to 18:45, Dry sunny warm
1 Hobby (Flying over garden towards Harwich ) [Kevin Tunnicliffe]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:45 to 17:00, + up to 7 SOUTHERN MIGRANT HAWKER DRAGONFLIES
53 Greenshank 3 Spotted Redshank 1 Curlew Sandpiper (adult moulting) 400 Grey Plover 45 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Knot (juvenile) 4 Dunlin 1 Coal Tit 9 Whimbrel 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 7 Buzzard 4 Marsh Harrier 3 Kestrel [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 15:45 to 17:15, sunny and warm strong wind
14 Yellow Wagtail (minimum, + birds calling all around.Billets farm screen) 2 Common Sandpiper (billets farm screen) 4 Garganey (eclipsed birds, 1 male +3 fem/juv wigborough bay hide) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (wig' bay hide) 1 Greenshank (wig' bay hide) 2 Little Ringed Plover (wig' bay hide) 7 Cattle Egret (1 full breeding plumage, 2 adults, 1 non breeding and 3 juveniles LDLH causway) 1 Green Sandpiper (LDLH causeway) [Ashley Gooding]

Abberton Reservoir 06:30 to 10:30,
1 Ring-necked Duck (Adult drake in eclipse plumage east of Layer de la haye cway) 6 Cattle Egret (2 adults in breeding plumage, 1 non-breeding plumaged adult and 3 juveniles) 1 Great White Egret 3 Greenshank 11 Common Sandpiper 12 Black-tailed Godwit 5 Green Sandpiper 1 Oystercatcher 2 Little Ringed Plover 2 Marsh Harrier (adult male and adult female) 1 Ruddy Shelduck 2 Black Swan 2 Corn Bunting 1 Yellowhammer 350 Sand Martin 16 Swift 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Buzzard 60 Yellow Wagtail [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Light winds, hot, sunny & clear
6 Cattle Egret (3 adults and 3 juveniles west of de la Haye causeway) 21 Little Egret 2 Great White Egret (Feeding together by inlet near pumping station (north end)) 578 Pochard (Total count between causeways and west of Layer Breton) 4 Yellow Wagtail 2 Ruddy Shelduck (Both moulting adults present but separate!) 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Common Sandpiper 10 Egyptian Goose 1 Kingfisher [Lee G R Evans]

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 18:30, Windy, variable with some sun.
1 Wood Sandpiper (from Gwen Hide and LdlH causeway) 1 Cattle Egret (adult in dead tree on LdlH causeway with GW Egret and 8 little egrets) 2 Great White Egret (one LdlH causeway and one from Layer church) 4 Egyptian Goose 4 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm including 2 young) 2 Green Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 1 Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 10 Swift (Abberton Church over pumping station) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Abberton Church graveyard) 2 Kestrel 12 Sand Martin (Billets Farm) 16 Little Egret [David Allen]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 11:30 to 13:05, Sunny, hot, variable SW breeze. With Graham Barber.
1 Tufted Duck (Female with circa 17 recent young.) 5 Little Grebe (+.) 23 Great Crested Grebe 1 Green Woodpecker 10 Swallow (circa.) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (+.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 09:00 to 11:30, And 13:05 to 14:15. Sunny, becoming hot, variable SW breeze. With Graham Barber.
5 Little Grebe (Pochard Lake.) 1 Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker (+.) 8 House Martin 3 Willow Warbler (+.) 1 Garden Warbler 2 Treecreeper 1 Song Thrush 1 Brimstone (Male.) 3 Purple Hairstreak (Thanks to Terry.) [Malcolm Corbett]