Sitename Details
Thaxted

Thaxted 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny
1 Raven [Claire Fishwick]

Hullbridge

Hullbridge 09:00 to 10:00,
39 Little Egret 12 Lapwing 8 Redshank [M Savage]

Gunners Park, Shoebury

Gunners Park, Shoebury 14:30 to 15:30, Dry mild
4 Little Grebe 3 Mediterranean Gull 15 Sand Martin 19 Turnstone 20 Swallow 25 House Martin (A thriving colony on the town houses near the car park ) 5 Swift [Melvin Shepherd-Wells]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:45 to 16:30, Sun & clouds, breezy. Light shower at one point.
1 Buzzard 1 Hobby (1st summer.) 8 Mute Swan (Pair with six well grown cygnets.) 85 Lapwing 13 Black-tailed Godwit 13 Curlew 3 Ruff 40 Redshank 7 Spotted Redshank (Two still in summer plumage.) 4 Greenshank 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Common Tern 1 Sedge Warbler 3 Bearded Tit (At least.) 1 Reed Bunting (Juv.) [Andrew Cox]

Langham

Langham 07:15 to 09:15, clear and sunny
3 Egyptian Goose (lagoons - female + 2 juveniles.) 20 Gadwall (five family groups - one lagoons, four Broomhouse flash) 2 Teal (juveniles. All records below from Broomhouse unless stated.) 1 Little Grebe (trilling.) 12 Moorhen (juveniles.) 16 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Snipe (brief display flight then feeding) 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Common Tern (caught fish and carried it away.) 10 Swift 3 Green Woodpecker (territories) 2 Kestrel (juveniles) 1 Raven (calling below Langham church first thing) 30 Sand Martin (20 at lagoons.) 30 House Martin 2 Cetti's Warbler (males - at least one family group.) 2 Sedge Warbler (family groups - 4 Reed Warbler families.) 2 Garden Warbler (juveniles in mixed flock.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (juvenile with Garden Warblers.) 3 Treecreeper (+ : family near pumping station.) 3 Yellow Wagtail (first brood juvenile + pair using distraction display.) 6 Linnet (two family parties) 1 Yellowhammer (singing male.) [Martin Peers]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, Sunny
1 Ruddy Shelduck (Layer breton causeway ) 10 Egyptian Goose 1 Mandarin Duck 1 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Little Grebe 50 Cormorant 5 Little Egret 1 Great White Egret 2 Black Swan 6 Little Ringed Plover 10 Great Crested Grebe 5 Common Tern 1 Buzzard 2 Yellow Wagtail 3 Skylark 7 Grey Heron 2 Blackcap 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Yvonne Watling]

Naze, The

Naze, The 11:00 to 14:00, cloudy with strong breeze. All sightings along beach to Stone Point
1 Hobby (in off the sea) 55 Bar-tailed Godwit 50 Sanderling (+) 17 Turnstone 10 Dunlin 18 Grey Plover 75 Sandwich Tern 12 Little Tern (single group at Stone Point) [Martin Richards]

Felsted

Felsted 10:30 to 11:00, Fine but muggy
5 Red Kite (All over same small recently mowed field with 2 buzzard) [Mike Hardwick]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 07:30 to 10:00, sunny, stiff breeze
3 Little Grebe 5 Reed Warbler 12 Whitethroat (at least, several juv's) 10 Linnet (+ inc' juv's) 5 Swallow 3 Lesser Whitethroat 11 Goldfinch (inc juv's) 8 Blue Tit 1 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap (female) 8 Long-tailed Tit (all from sluice area) 18 Lapwing 2 Oystercatcher 28 Avocet (inc' 2 juv's) 3 Stock Dove 4 Cormorant 1 Snipe 79 Black-headed Gull 9 Dunlin 1 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Moorhen 2 Grey Heron (adult +juv) 3 Shelduck [Ashley Gooding]

Weald CP, near South Weald

Weald CP, near South Weald 08:15 to 09:45, Sun & clouds. Breezy.
4 Egyptian Goose 4 Black-headed Gull 4 Green Woodpecker (At least. At least one juvenile.) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Adult male & young. Both on the same dead tree.) 1 Swallow 4 Nuthatch (At least.) 2 Goldfinch (Adults, feeding on thistles.) 2 Buzzard (At least.) 2 Red Kite [Andrew Cox]