Sitename Details
Writtle

Writtle 10:45 to 11:15, Clear blue skies with an easterly breeze. First Comma and Brimstone butterfly of 2020 observed
2 Egyptian Goose (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 1 Little Egret (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 2 Grey Heron (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 1 Little Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 3 Cormorant (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 1 Kestrel (Female) 6 Tufted Duck (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 6 Canada Goose (Titchmarsh Reservoir) [Andrew Allen]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 10:30 to 15:15, Bright and sunny with a cold easterly wind
1 Black-necked Grebe 1 Little Ringed Plover 2 Chiffchaff 221 Avocet 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Green Woodpecker 5 Greenfinch 2 Kestrel 70 Lapwing 12 Linnet 2 Marsh Harrier [Alan Shearman]

Great Baddow, Chelmsford

Great Baddow, Chelmsford 09:00 to 13:00,
2 Woodcock (In flight heading north) [David Pallash]

Langdon Hills NR EWT

Langdon Hills NR EWT 07:30 to 09:00, Sunny, cool.
1 Buzzard 4 Green Woodpecker 6 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.) 2 Goldcrest [Andrew Cox]

Ardleigh Reservoir

Ardleigh Reservoir 08:00 to 08:30, Sightings from both causeways
3 Grey Heron 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing from same area as last week) 3 Chiffchaff (All singing) 7 Goosander (3m, 4f) 40 Tufted Duck 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Stock Dove (heard only) 6 Great Crested Grebe 1 Green Woodpecker (heard only) [Matt Turner]

Naze, The

Naze, The 09:00 to 13:00, bright, wind not quite as horrendous as last two days. From seawall
2 Red-breasted Merganser (pair, Walton Channel) 1 Buzzard 10 Tufted Duck (five pairs) 250 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+ mainly over Horsey) [Martin Richards]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 13:45, Fine and sunny, strong ENE wind, rising tide
53 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 172 Shelduck (Two on the tip the rest Mucking Bay) 1657 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 1 Little Egret (In the managed retreat) 5 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 67 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 58 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 1 Marsh Harrier (Over to Kent) 141 Redshank (Stanford Creek) 61 Teal (39 Stanford Creek, 12 Golden Gates, 10 on the pit to the south of the tip) 23 Greylag Goose (Eight on the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (On the pit to the south of the tip) 30 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Goldeneye (Fems, Golden Gates) 72 Tufted Duck (31 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 20 Pochard (14 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 6 Gadwall (Three each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates) 10 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 6 Little Grebe (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 18 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Kingfisher (Golden Gates) 4 Chiffchaff (Two near the pit to the south of the tip, two Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (One near the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (GoldenGates) 60 Rook (45 occupied nests Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Copford SW, near Stanway

Copford SW, near Stanway 12:00 to 13:45,
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Sparrowhawk (Female) 1 Grey Wagtail 9 Chiffchaff (Singing males) 1 Blackcap (Singing male) 20 Pied Wagtail 2 Grey Heron 1 Goldcrest (Singing) [Steve Grimwade]

Terling

Terling 13:45 to 13:45, Bright sunshine
2 Red Kite (Pair sharing a thermal and interacting with 2 buzzards. All 4 slowly drifting towards boreham. Couple of minutes later either side of fullers cross came across 4 more buzzards and another red kite.gh up) [David Torrice]

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe 12:30 to 13:00,
2 Little Egret 1 Little Egret [Michael Davies]