The EBwS Bird News provides a summary of sightings for the past 14 days.
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Bird News - Table of Recent Sightings

Date Site Sightings Observer Duration Conditions Custom
Friday 26 Feb Great Totham 1 Goosander (Female. Totham Pit.), 100 Fieldfare (+. Forrester Park golf course.), 1 Grey Wagtail (Spickets Brook, Spickets Wood.) Malcolm Corbett 16:00 to 17:00 Sunny, light N. wind.
Friday 26 Feb Galleyhill Wood, near Waltham Abbey 2 Grey Wagtail (Breach barns mobile home site), 1 Red Kite (Breach barns mobile home site), 6 Goldfinch (Breach barns mobile home site), 4 Red-legged Partridge (Breach barns mobile home site) Melvin Shepherd-Wells 14:00 to 14:10 Sunny mild
Friday 26 Feb High Ongar 1 Chiffchaff (Clear sighting perched in shrub singing in back garden) Neil Warner 14:00 to 14:00 Good
Friday 26 Feb High Ongar 1 Chiffchaff (Clear sighting perched in shrub singing in back garden) Neil Warner 14:00 to 14:00 Good
Friday 26 Feb Roman River Valley 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming), 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Siskin, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest (1 singing, 1 with coal tits), 1 Buzzard (heard), 1 Nuthatch, 4 Long-tailed Tit Oliver Cottis 10:30 to 11:30 hot, sunny, no clouds
Friday 26 Feb TQ7899 1 Little Owl, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Canada Goose, 5 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe Andrew Ducat 10:00 to 11:00 Sunny
Friday 26 Feb Chigborough Lakes 4 Mute Swan, 3 Shoveler (2m.), 1 Gadwall, 100 Mallard (circa.), 19 Pochard, 70 Tufted Duck (circa.), 3 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 30 Cormorant (circa. Some nesting.), 8 Grey Heron (Some nesting.), 1 Buzzard (Harassed by crows.), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Male and female), 1 Kestrel (Male.), 2 Jay (Pair.), 10 Long-tailed Tit (Three groups.), 5 Greenfinch (One singing.) Malcolm Corbett 09:30 to 11:15 Sunny, light N. wind. Lots of common birdsong.
Friday 26 Feb Brightlingsea 4 Black-tailed Godwit (Feeding on mud), 2 Oystercatcher (Feeding on mud), 6 Mallard (Feeding on mud), 2 Redshank (Feeding on mud), 1 Little Egret (On the stretch of water next to horse fiekd opposite), 2 Black-headed Gull (On mud) Susie Jenkins 09:15 to 09:25 Tide out
Friday 26 Feb Wivenhoe 1 Collared Dove Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Sunny Collared Dove at Wivenhoe on 26 Feb 2021, (Michael Davies)
Friday 26 Feb Wivenhoe 1 Chiffchaff (singing in garden) Richard Allen 09:00 to 13:00
Friday 26 Feb Colchester 7 Red Kite (drifting east), 12 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Water Rail, 50 Redwing Richard Allen 09:00 to 13:00 Salary Brook/Churn Wood area
Friday 26 Feb Tilbury 26 Teal (On STW outfall), 4 Avocet (To the east of the fort), 2 Shelduck (On foreshore in front of the fort), 1 Redshank (By the ferry terminal), 2 Gadwall (Gravesend Reach), 13 Wigeon (Gravesend Reach), 1 Red Kite (Over west), 8 Buzzard (Local pairs chasing off passing dispersing birds), 2 Oystercatcher (To the east of the fort), 2 Sparrowhawk (Over east) Paul Larkin 09:00 to 11:00 Find and sunny, rising tide, variable light wind
Friday 26 Feb West Bergholt 3 Red Kite, 31 Buzzard (Kettles of 9 & 12 were probably migrants which all drifted northeast plus at least 5 other pairs (resident birds)), 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Kingfisher (Perched on roadbridge briefly near Fordham), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 200 Fieldfare (Large flock near Fordham), 1 Sparrowhawk (Female), 1 Kestrel, 14 Skylark Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 10:00 Walk along Essex Way from Eight Ash Green to West Bergholt and Fordham
Friday 26 Feb Langdon Hills NR EWT 1 Sparrowhawk (Female. Attacked a group of magpies. Unsuccessful.), 1 Kestrel (Perched on an oak branch, feeding on unknown prey item.), 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker Andrew Cox 07:30 to 08:15 Sunny, chilly. Plotlands.
Thursday 25 Feb High Ongar 1 Red Kite (Gliding over Nine Ashes Road, Nine Ashes) Neil Warner 15:00 to 15:00 Good
Thursday 25 Feb Doddinghurst 1 Red Kite (2 sightings a mile apart (probably same bird)), 2 Green Woodpecker (At least 2 heard), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark (Singing), 120 Fieldfare ( flock of 120-150c flying around trees & fields), 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Red-legged Partridge (Seen 2 previous days in same field) Ian Swanson 14:30 to 16:00 Dull, cloudy, fairly warm. Fields between Doddinghurst Rd & Days Lane
Thursday 25 Feb Stanford Warren 14 Coot (Fishing lakes), 7 Mallard (Fishing lakes), 6 Canada Goose (Fishing lakes), 2 Tufted Duck (Fishing lakes), 1 Great Crested Grebe (Fishing lakes), 2 Moorhen (1 on fishing lake, 1 on pond in reedbed), 2 Cormorant (On pylon by fishing lakes), 10 Wood Pigeon (Along border of reedbed north of footpath), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Trees on western border of lakes), 1 Greenfinch (Trees on western border of lakes), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 5 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 1 Green Woodpecker (On wooden pylon in reedbed south of the lakes), 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Blackbird, 1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 1 Kestrel, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Robin Jamie Thornton 13:00 to 14:00 Overcast
Thursday 25 Feb Burnham-on-Crouch 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cetti's Warbler (First singing bird this year, Burnham Wick), 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Photographed in a Burnham garden at lunchtime today) Steven Swaby 11:00 to 13:00
Thursday 25 Feb Copford 1 Little Owl, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Male flew wesr), 1 Treecreeper, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 150 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 600 Black-headed Gull Steve Grimwade 10:00 to 11:00
Thursday 25 Feb Maldon 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Chiffchaff (Calling.), 2 Song Thrush (Singing.) Malcolm Corbett 09:15 to 09:45 Overcast, mild. Elms Farm Park.
Thursday 25 Feb Galleyhill Wood, near Waltham Abbey 4 Yellowhammer (All sightings at Breach barns (near greenhouses)), 3 Red Kite (All sightings at Breach barns (near greenhouses)), 5 Red-legged Partridge (All sightings at Breach barns (near greenhouses)) Melvin Shepherd-Wells 09:00 to 13:00 Mild overcast
Thursday 25 Feb Copford SW, near Stanway 100 Linnet, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 16 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 31 Chaffinch Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 09:45
Thursday 25 Feb Westley Heights 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk (Looked to be a male, by size.), 4 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 2 Mistle Thrush (Pair.), 24 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch (Coombe Wood/ Hall Wood territories.), 1 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Goldfinch (At least.), 2 Tawny Owl (Calling to each other, Coombe Wood.) Andrew Cox 08:30 to 11:30 Cloudy, mild.
Thursday 25 Feb Langdon Hills NR EWT 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Redwing Andrew Cox 07:45 to 08:15 Coudy, mild. Plotlands ridge field.
Wednesday 24 Feb Brightlingsea 1 White Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart Darrell Stile 16:55 to 16:55
Wednesday 24 Feb Woodford Green 1 Red Kite (A single bird being mobbed by gulls flying Northwards) Nick Taylor 15:30 to 15:35 Blustery, mild for time of year, clear sky, dry
Wednesday 24 Feb Harlow 1 Red Kite (flew south), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Nuthatch (calling), 1 Song Thrush (singing) James Hudson 15:15 to 15:45 Town Park adventure playground area
Wednesday 24 Feb Laindon 1 Red Kite (South.), 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk (Mobbing Buzzard. Seen several times.), 7 Greenfinch (At least.), 6 Goldfinch (At least.) Andrew Cox 12:30 to 13:30 Sun & clouds. Quite warm. Back garden.
Wednesday 24 Feb Great Totham 3 Buzzard (Over South Wood. Possibly Lofts Farm birds seen earlier.), 1 Song Thrush (Singing. Totham Pit.) Malcolm Corbett 10:40 to 11:10 Sun & cloud, light S. wind. Sadly also found eight dead red fox in various stages of decay, some very recent, dumped together
Wednesday 24 Feb Halstead 1 Blackcap (the singing male still present in my garden) Jeremy Hurley 10:00 to 10:10 Mild and bright with a moderate southerly breeze.
Wednesday 24 Feb Shrub End 1 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk Oliver Cottis 09:00 to 11:00
Wednesday 24 Feb Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 3 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Canada Goose (Damaged wing.), 2 Greylag Goose, 20 Mute Swan, 1 Shoveler (Male.), 8 Mallard, 70 Pochard, 31 Tufted Duck, 4 Moorhen, 21 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. pair displaying.), 120 Black-headed Gull (circa.), 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard (Two pair?), 8 Skylark (Six singing.), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.), 8 Long-tailed Tit (Together.), 1 Greenfinch (Calling.), 6 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch Malcolm Corbett 08:50 to 10:30 Sun & cloud, light S.wind.
Wednesday 24 Feb Wivenhoe 3 White-fronted Goose (Over garden, due SW), 2 Whooper Swan (Over garden, due WNW toward University ) Glyn Evans 08:00 to 16:00
Wednesday 24 Feb Langdon Hills NR EWT 1 Buzzard (Seen over the open land to the west.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Redwing, 1 Blackcap (Singing male, close to the entrance to 'Duckingham Palace' pond), 4 Goldfinch Andrew Cox 08:00 to 08:30 Sun, some cloud. Breezy, mild. Plotlands ridge.
Wednesday 24 Feb Bardfield 150 Fieldfare Matt Trevillion 08:00 to 08:30 sunny, fairly mild - huge flock in field
Wednesday 24 Feb Great Notley 8 Long-tailed Tit (including a group of 4), 10 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Dunnock (displaying), 1 Wren, 1 Green Woodpecker (in flight), 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch Paul Everett 07:03 to 09:30 Sunny and dry Long-tailed Tit at Great Notley on 24 Feb 2021, (Paul Everett) , ,
Tuesday 23 Feb Stapleford Tawney 1 Little Owl (Just coming out of roost) Ann Darnell 17:45 to 17:45 Dusk windy
Tuesday 23 Feb Chelmer Village, Chelmsford 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron Philip Davie 17:30 to 18:30 Dusk
Tuesday 23 Feb Epping 2 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 20 Linnet, 1 Chiffchaff (Tantalisingly, not a good enough view, but looked a bit Tristis like.) Roger Emmens 15:00 to 16:30 Breezy, mild
Tuesday 23 Feb Great Notley 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Robin, 1 Siskin (Female in bushes near to Reed bed) Paul Everett 13:00 to 13:45 sunny, dry slight wind
Tuesday 23 Feb Doddinghurst 2 Buzzard (Flying together ) Ann Darnell 12:00 to 12:00 Fair breezy
Tuesday 23 Feb Fingringhoe 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap Richard Allen 09:00 to 13:00
Tuesday 23 Feb Great Totham 3 Goosander (3f flew up from Totham Pit.), 1 Buzzard (Harassed by jackdaws.), 3 Jay (Pair + one. South Wood.), 2 Song Thrush (One singing, South Wood. One, Totham Pit.) Malcolm Corbett 09:00 to 10:00 Sunny, light but strengthening S. wind.
Monday 22 Feb Copford 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Tawny Owl (Male calling at dusk), 2 Little Owl (Pair calling), 1 Little Egret, 3 Song Thrush (Singing males) Steve Grimwade 17:30 to 18:10
Monday 22 Feb Doddinghurst 1 Siskin, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Wren (all above in garden this morning), 2 Starling (rare visitor to garden: first time more than 1!), 1 Tawny Owl (heard briefly first wood, Days Lane at 2pm!), 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 3 Yellowhammer (all at top of adjacent trees, calling. Days Lane), 1 Red Kite (Fields nr Doddinghurst Rd), 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (flying, Swallows Cross a.m.) Ian Swanson 14:00 to 16:00 Dull, warm
Monday 22 Feb Halstead 1 Blackcap (a male in sub-song, heard only, in my garden. ) Jeremy Hurley 11:30 to 11:40 Mild, light cloud and a gentle breeze.
Monday 22 Feb TL6807 3 Little Egret (1 on ground, 2 in trees), 1 Green Woodpecker Winifred Simmonds 09:30 to 10:00 Warm and bright. Sightings by David Little Egret at TL6807 on 22 Feb 2021, (Winifred Simmonds) ,
Monday 22 Feb Westley Heights 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 7 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Pair, Coombe Wood. Displaying plus calling & drumming.), 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Goldcrest (At least.), 9 Long-tailed Tit (At least. Now starting to pair up.), 2 Treecreeper (Both heard singing. Hall Wood & Coombe Wood.), 2 Nuthatch (Coombe Wood & horse paddock.), 30 Chaffinch (Approx. Hall Wood.), 2 Goldfinch (At least.) Andrew Cox 08:30 to 12:00 Cloudy, mild.
Monday 22 Feb Rayne 1 Merlin (Female seen twice harassing Skylarks over arable), 9 Yellowhammer (Singing males), 10 Skylark (Singing males), 1 Little Grebe (On small farm reservoir ), 1 Reed Bunting (Small farm reservoir), 10 Greylag Goose, 8 Canada Goose, 8 Rook (Nests in small rookery), 5 Siskin (Shalford green) Andrew Goodey 07:30 to 13:00 Full cloud; mild
Sunday 21 Feb Stanford Warren 1 Barn Owl (Flying over reedbed south of the fishing lakes) Jamie Thornton 17:45 to 17:45
Sunday 21 Feb Halstead 1 Stonechat (a female along a hedgerow, in fields south of town. A personal first sighting of this species for the area.) Jeremy Hurley 16:15 to 16:15 Mild with sunny periods and a gentle breeze. A pleasant, spring-like afternoon.
Sunday 21 Feb Great Totham 1 Red Kite (Over B1022 nr. Gt. Mountains Farm. ) Malcolm Corbett 15:50 to 15:50 Bright, mild.
Sunday 21 Feb Chelmer Village, Chelmsford 1 Little Grebe, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Cormorant, 9 Rook, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Moorhen, 1 Kestrel, 3 Great Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 30 Wood Pigeon (30+), 1 Skylark Philip Davie 15:30 to 17:00 Dry, sunny.
Sunday 21 Feb Great Baddow, Chelmsford 8 Skylark, 23 Linnet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 3 Robin, 1 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 2 Wren, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck, 60 Black-headed Gull (+), 5 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Common Gull (Rare for patch ), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Starling, 50 Wood Pigeon (+), 7 Cormorant, 30 Carrion Crow (+), 10 Magpie David Pallash 14:45 to 15:45 Warm and sunny
Sunday 21 Feb Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 6 Mallard (3 pairs), 19 Greylag Goose, 5 Wigeon, 17 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Goose (On fishing lake), 4 Cormorant, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit Paul Everett 13:30 to 14:30 Sunny, dry and clear Canada Goose at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 21 Feb 2021, (Paul Everett) ,
Sunday 21 Feb Brightlingsea 2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Woodcock Darrell Stile 12:00 to 17:00
Sunday 21 Feb Stapleford Tawney 1 Skylark (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), 3 Robin (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), 7 Blue Tit (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), 20 Fieldfare (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), 1 Wren (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), 4 Buzzard (Kettling above arable field ), 2 Red Kite (Kettling with Buzzards), 2 Blackbird (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), 4 Goldfinch (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ) Melvin Shepherd-Wells 12:00 to 14:00 Very mild light winds bright
Sunday 21 Feb Witham 1 Bullfinch (Male, over Blue Mills bridge) Paul Shuttleworth 11:00 to 11:00 Cloudy/sunny, warm
Sunday 21 Feb Good Easter 1 Red Kite (first locally since Oct 29th and 26th locally since 2008 !) Martin Henry 11:00 to 11:00
Sunday 21 Feb Halstead 2 Siskin (On feeders, Sunflower Hearts), 5 Goldfinch (On feeders feeding on Sunflower Hearts ignoring Niger) Peter Dwyer 10:30 to 10:45 Sunny Intervals , Light Southerly Wind, Temp 11 C
Sunday 21 Feb TM0224 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail (Heard squealing, then saw it at edge of brook), 2 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff (In trees near where water rail observed), 1 Goldcrest, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only, near where water rail observed) Paul Hargreaves 09:45 to 11:45 Sunny, calm, mild (all sightings in Salary Brook valley between Goldcrest Close and Clingoe Hill on exercise walk from home)
Sunday 21 Feb Great Totham 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush (Singing.), 1 Greenfinch (Male.) Malcolm Corbett 09:15 to 09:30 Mild. All Totham Pit.
Sunday 21 Feb Wormingford, Colchester 1 Corn Bunting (Singing persistently from the top of a bush next to an irrigation lagoon on the airfield) Steve Hallam 09:00 to 13:00 Thin, broken cloud
Sunday 21 Feb Writtle 1 Wren, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Dunnock, 1 Redwing, 8 Linnet, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Jay, 10 Tufted Duck (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Little Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Cormorant (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 4 Goldfinch Winifred Simmonds 09:00 to 11:00 Warm 12C; Bright. Only highlights
Sunday 21 Feb Langdon Hills NR EWT 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 8 Song Thrush (All singing.), 2 Long-tailed Tit Andrew Cox 08:15 to 09:45 Cloudy, mild. Plotlands/Lincewood path.
Sunday 21 Feb Walton-on-The-Naze 1 Barn Owl (Beautiful owl very busy hunting), 100 Lapwing (Lapwings taking flight (numbers too many to count)) Claire Panting 08:00 to 10:00 low tide, grey skies, gentle breeze 8C Barn Owl at Walton-on-The-Naze on 21 Feb 2021, (Claire Panting) , , , , , , , ,
Sunday 21 Feb Navestock 6 Brambling (in tall trees along Old Road), 3 Yellowhammer (from footpaths around Alma pub), 4 Linnet (from footpaths around Alma pub) James Hudson 07:45 to 11:00 Mild, little wind
Saturday 20 Feb Great Leighs 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard in Lyndeswood), 23 Rook (Flew over from Race course towards London Road), 1 Bullfinch ((Male) with blue tits), 1 Chaffinch ((Male) ), 1 Wren, 3 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 4 Coot (On gravel pit lake nearest to footpath), 2 Mallard (Pair), 1 Buzzard, 1 Pheasant ((Cock)), 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock Paul Everett 15:15 to 17:45 Patch Birding , Great Leighs racecourse area, weather fine, dry and warm
Saturday 20 Feb Writtle 1 Great Crested Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Wigeon (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Gadwall (Pair on Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Cormorant (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Little Egret (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 5 Grey Heron (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 10 Tufted Duck (+, Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Mistle Thrush Andrew Allen 15:00 to 16:30 Bright clear skies. Only certain species recorded.
Saturday 20 Feb Doddinghurst 1 Great White Egret (still in arable field just east of Arllaide Boarding Kennels, Wyatts Green), 1 Red Kite (by sewage treatment works, Wyatts Green ) Andrew Stroud 15:00 to 15:15
Saturday 20 Feb Shrub End 25 Robin (all singing males), 23 Blue Tit, 10 Blackbird, 5 Magpie, 35 Wood Pigeon, 2 Dunnock (singing males), 10 Great Tit, 2 Starling, 3 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 8 Long-tailed Tit (pair gathering nest material), 3 Collared Dove, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Jay, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll (flying between feeding areas), 1 Song Thrush (singing male) Ashley Gooding 14:00 to 15:00 All sightings Westlands country park exercise walk, 14 Degrees, cloud with sun, windy from South.
Saturday 20 Feb Braintree 4 Red Kite (In flight in area above A120), 1 Buzzard (In flight being mobbed by Corvids) Paul Everett 12:30 to 12:30 Fine, clear and warm
Saturday 20 Feb Doddinghurst 4 Buzzard (Circling and displaying.), 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (regular fly-overs), 1 Wren, 2 Coal Tit, 7 Redwing, 3 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush (Singing from perch high in tree), 3 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch (Pair), 1 Jay Gary Boyes 11:00 to 11:30 Warm, spring-like, clear sky.
Saturday 20 Feb Naze, The 4 Song Thrush (Singing ), 4 Barnacle Goose (North), 2 Barn Owl (At least 2, 1 quartering the common first thing and 2 John Weston Reserve/Walton Hall Marshes ), 14 Chaffinch, 5 Greenfinch, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 north of escarpment and 3 John Weston Reserve ), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chinese Muntjac, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Woodcock (Flushed from John Weston Reserve ), 1 Grey Heron (Flew high and east, got over the sea then changed its mind, turned round and headed W), 5 Skylark (South) Brian Combes 06:50 to 10:30 mild; S wind; light cloud; ebbing tide; 11 species singing
Friday 19 Feb Doddinghurst 1 Great White Egret (by ditch in arable field just east of Arlaide Boarding Kennels between Wyatts Green and Swallows Cross.) Andrew Stroud 17:00 to 17:15
Friday 19 Feb Great Totham 1 Red Kite (Checking out horse paddocks Prince of Wales Road.) Malcolm Corbett 16:00 to 16:00
Friday 19 Feb Heybridge Basin 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (30+), 1 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher David Webb 14:00 to 15:00 Overcast, dry
Friday 19 Feb Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 2000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Estimate. These birds were grazing east marsh, which is the eastern most field on Marsh Farm. ), 20 Curlew (Feed on a wet meadow.), 100 Black-tailed Godwit (Estimate. Feeding on a wet meadow with curlew.), 2 Stonechat (A pair. I believe this pair have been here all winter.), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Calling from reed bed.) Robert Pease 12:00 to 13:00 Mild, breezy and overcast
Friday 19 Feb Witham 1 Red Kite (Drifting east) David L Smith 11:00 to 11:00 Town Centre
Friday 19 Feb Wrabness 2 Gadwall (Pair. On floods alongside reserve. Year tick!), 1 Shoveler (Female on floods.), 1 Pintail (Male on floods.), 130 Wigeon (Estimate. On floods, plus some on estuary.), 150 Teal (Estimate - on floods.), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Snipe (Flew from shore to floods. Year tick.), 400 Dunlin (Estimate. On estuary.), 200 Knot (Estimate. On estuary.), 11 Red-breasted Merganser (On estuary), 12 Goldeneye (On estuary), 30 Black-tailed Godwit (Estimate. On estuary.), 7 Skylark (Singing.), 35 Lapwing (Estimate. Some on estuary, some on floods.) Simon Banks 10:00 to 13:00 Fairly mild, no precipitation, mostly overcast, tide well out but coming in
Friday 19 Feb Great Totham 5 Goosander (2m, 3f. Totham Pit.), 2 Little Grebe (Totham Pit.), 4 Skylark (Singing. Arable fields.), 8 Redwing (Horse paddock adj. St. Peter's Church.) Malcolm Corbett 09:10 to 09:45
Friday 19 Feb Wivenhoe 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Blue Tit Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Cloudt, windy Great Crested Grebe at Wivenhoe on 19 Feb 2021, (Michael Davies) , , , ,
Friday 19 Feb Witham 1 Blackcap (Apart from sightings in November and December of male and female blackaps ive currently logged this female in my garden every day since 31st December, jealously guarding the sunflower seeds!) Paul Shuttleworth 09:00 to 13:00 Cloudy.
Friday 19 Feb Thorndon CP (South) 2 Goosander (Pair on the lake.), 1 Kestrel, 10 Black-headed Gull (Lake.), 17 Common Gull (Feeding on Old Park area.), 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Stock Dove (At least. Two pairs.), 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (At least.), 1 Skylark (Singing from arable field adjacent car park.), 1 Grey Wagtail (Small stream in woods north of lake.), 100 Redwing (At least.), 5 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush (At least.), 1 Goldcrest (Singing Male), 2 Treecreeper (At least. Two singing.), 1 Nuthatch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Kingfisher (Lake.) Andrew Cox 08:15 to 09:15 Cloudy, some sun. Chilly breeze.
Thursday 18 Feb Copford 2 Little Owl (Pair calling in potential nesting habitat), 2 Tawny Owl (Pair heard in Copford Sewage Works), 2 Little Egret, 3 Song Thrush Steve Grimwade 17:40 to 18:00
Thursday 18 Feb Stapleford Tawney 6 Goldfinch, 1 Buzzard (Resident), 2 Kestrel, 1 Red Kite Ann Darnell 16:15 to 16:45 Fair but cold
Thursday 18 Feb Little Waltham 1 Red Kite David Saville 16:00 to 16:15 sunny, dusk Red Kite at Little Waltham on 18 Feb 2021, (David Saville)
Thursday 18 Feb Naze, The 300 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 2 Greenfinch, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Woodcock, 30 Turnstone (+), 60 Sanderling (+), 10 Dunlin (+), 20 Ringed Plover (+), 1 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Grey Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Kestrel (male), 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard only) Liz Huxley 14:40 to 17:00 sunny! high tide 3.50pm Purple Sandpiper at Naze, The on 18 Feb 2021, (Liz Huxley)
Thursday 18 Feb Hanningfield Reservoir 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (with Canada Geese in field next to causeway), 1 White-fronted Goose (1st winter feeding with Greylags on grazing marsh close to pond by track to RAWL hide), 2 Egyptian Goose James Hudson 13:45 to 15:00 10 degrees. Sunshine. Light wind White-fronted Goose at Hanningfield Reservoir on 18 Feb 2021, (James Hudson) ,
Thursday 18 Feb Colchester 1 Great White Egret Matt Trevillion 13:00 to 13:05 Overcast, windy - Cymbeline Meadows
Thursday 18 Feb Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 1 Canada Goose (Damaged wing.), 12 Mute Swan, 2 Egyptian Goose (Trout lake.), 4 Gadwall, 1 Teal (Trout lake.), 5 Red-crested Pochard (4m, 1f. Trout lake.), 98 Pochard (90% males.), 19 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye (Female. Carp lake.), 64 Coot, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 28 Lapwing (Flew over.), 2 Common Gull, 3 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 2 Jay (Pair.), 100 Carrion Crow (circa.), 1 Skylark (Singing.), 2 Chaffinch (Pair.) Malcolm Corbett 09:10 to 10:45 Sunny then overcast. S. breeze.
Thursday 18 Feb Kelvedon Hatch 2 Raven (One flew from mast, second calling and visible near top. Am going to suspend reports for a few weeks.) David Jobbins 09:00 to 13:00
Wednesday 17 Feb Doddinghurst 1 Buzzard, 250 Common Gull (Approx. On fields along Warren Lane, with a few Lesser black backed, herring and black headed gulls), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Flying over fields), 1 Green Woodpecker (On Playing Field.), 20 Pied Wagtail (Approx,, with meadow pipits), 10 Meadow Pipit (Approx) Ian Swanson 14:30 to 16:30 Dull, drizzle.
Wednesday 17 Feb Laindon 2 Robin, 1 Blackbird (Male.), 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Great Tit, 21 Greenfinch (At least.), 14 Goldfinch (At least.), 6 Chaffinch (At least.) Andrew Cox 13:30 to 15:00 Overcast, breezy. Back garden.
Wednesday 17 Feb Kelvedon Hatch 1 Red Kite Ian Swanson 12:45 to 12:45 Dull, light showers
Wednesday 17 Feb Billericay 60 Redwing (60+ in one flock feeding in leaf litter. Many others flying around.), 2 Egyptian Goose (Pair on lake), 1 Nuthatch, 4 Tufted Duck (On lake) James Hudson 10:40 to 12:30 Lake Meadows
Wednesday 17 Feb Great Totham 7 Goosander (3m, 4f. Totham Pit (M.A.S.)), 1 Sparrowhawk (Male. Over St. Peter's Church.), 8 Redwing (Horse paddock adj. St. Peter's Church.) Malcolm Corbett 09:50 to 10:00 Overcast.
Wednesday 17 Feb Black Notley 4 Lesser Redpoll (at Niger feeders in garden) George Brown 09:00 to 13:00 Mainly dull, mild, SW wind.
Wednesday 17 Feb Manuden 1 Red Kite, 1 Sparrowhawk (Male attacking bird feeders) Mark Pegrum 09:00 to 13:00 Dull
Wednesday 17 Feb Maldon 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush (Singing.), 8 Pied Wagtail, 1 Greenfinch (Calling.) Malcolm Corbett 09:00 to 09:30 Overcast, light rain. Elms Farm Park.
Wednesday 17 Feb Langdon Hills NR EWT 10 Tufted Duck (Seven males, three females.), 2 Mute Swan (Pair. No sign of last years cygnets.), 1 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Redwing (At least.), 2 Fieldfare (Flying over.), 4 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Goldfinch (At least. Six near the lake. Three feeding on elm buds at the top of the ridge could have been some of these birds.), 10 Siskin (At least. Feeding on alder seeds by the lake. First this winter.) Andrew Cox 08:45 to 11:15 Cloudy, breezy, some light rain. Mild. Plotlands.
Tuesday 16 Feb Copford 2 Little Owl (Heard calling and seen) Nico Devereaux 17:50 to 18:00 Clear skies
Tuesday 16 Feb Stapleford Tawney 2 Egyptian Goose (Pair in fields (large flock of Canada geese often in area)), 1 Kestrel (Over farmyard resident), 6 Pied Wagtail (Farmyard residents), 6 Yellowhammer (Often in farmyard), 10 Collared Dove (Roosting in their bush) Ann Darnell 16:15 to 16:45 Dusk. Very wet fields
Tuesday 16 Feb Stanford Warren 25 Coot (Fishing lakes), 6 Canada Goose (Fishing lakes), 5 Tufted Duck (Fishing lakes), 2 Moorhen (1 fishing lakes, 1 Hassenbrooke River), 5 Cormorant (1 fishing lakes, 4 on adjacent pylon), 4 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 2 Mallard (Flying south towards TTNP), 9 Wood Pigeon, 50 Redwing (At least, flying east), 3 Blackbird, 4 Magpie, 3 Robin, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Wharf Road, in between fishing lakes), 1 Dunnock (Wharf Road, in between fishing lakes), 1 House Sparrow (Wharf Road, in between fishing lakes) Jamie Thornton 12:15 to 13:15 Overcast then light shower
Tuesday 16 Feb Wix 1 Great White Egret (Flew over NW, assumed to be same bird seen at Cattawade about 30mins later) James Davidson 09:15 to 09:15 Overcast
Tuesday 16 Feb Mersea Island 3 Velvet Scoter (Between colney point & mersea seen by chris Balchin), 1 Little Owl (Youth camp MC), 1500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Strood channel DU), 13 Corn Bunting (Strood channel DU), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (Strood channel DU) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Tuesday 16 Feb Cindery Island, Brightlingsea Creek 1 Song Thrush (Singing from the hedge down Back Waterside Lane), 1 Redshank (Feeding on the mudflat next to the sea wall opposite Cindery Island), 3 Turnstone (Feeding on the mudflat next to the sea wall opposite Cindery Island) Susie Jenkins 08:45 to 09:15 Overcast. War. Tide out Redshank at Cindery Island, Brightlingsea Creek on 16 Feb 2021, (Susie Jenkins)
Tuesday 16 Feb Colchester 1 Blackcap (Male in my garden) John Thorogood 08:30 to 08:30
Tuesday 16 Feb Laindon 2 Green Woodpecker (Likely a pair.), 6 Goldfinch, 2 Blue Tit (Pair.) Andrew Cox 07:15 to 08:45 Overcast. Back garden.
Monday 15 Feb Burstead 2 Lesser Redpoll (1m, 1f (laindon common, little burstead) ) Jan Lewis 14:30 to 15:30 Overcast
Monday 15 Feb TL9423 1 Great White Egret (A second bird flew over me coming in from low east (Tollgate) and dropped into Roman River Valley), 1 Water Rail (1 calling from reed-fringed pond at Bellhouse Farm), 8 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, 33 Lapwing, 5 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel Steve Grimwade 12:00 to 12:00 Great White Egret at TL9423 on 15 Feb 2021, (Steve Grimwade)
Monday 15 Feb Tilbury 64 Teal (On STW outfall), 16 Gadwall (On STW outfall), 1 Avocet (On foreshore in front of the fort) Paul Larkin 11:00 to 13:00 Low tide
Monday 15 Feb Stanway GP 21 Teal, 9 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 17 Gadwall, 8 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk Steve Grimwade 11:00 to 11:00
Monday 15 Feb Writtle 1 Little Egret (asleep on the front lawn of Writtle Ag Coll Lordship Rd Writtle) Martin Henry 11:00 to 11:00
Monday 15 Feb Great Totham 4 Goosander (3m. 1f. Totham Pit.), 2 Little Grebe (Totham Pit.), 1 Buzzard (South Wood.), 1 Carrion Crow (Individual with some v. prominent white wing and tail feathers.), 21 Redwing (circa. One, horse paddock adj. St. Peter's Church. Others flying strongly NE.) Malcolm Corbett 10:55 to 11:30 Overcast, light SW wind.
Monday 15 Feb Laindon 2 Redwing, 4 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit (Pair.), 5 Chaffinch, 12 Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch, 1 Robin Andrew Cox 10:30 to 12:00 Cloudy, milder. Back garden.
Monday 15 Feb White Colne 1 Great White Egret (Chalkney Mill), 2 Raven (Flew along line of pylons ), 1 Woodcock (Flushed in Chalkney Wood) Glen Moore 10:00 to 12:30 Great White Egret at White Colne on 15 Feb 2021, (Glen Moore) ,
Monday 15 Feb Copford 1 Great White Egret (Flew south past Copford Church towards Abberton/Layer Breton until lost to view), 50 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Little Egret (In wet meadows) Steve Grimwade 09:50 to 09:50
Monday 15 Feb Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 1 Canada Goose (Usual individual with damaged wing.), 16 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 9 Gadwall, 30 Mallard (circa.), 4 Pintail (Males. Trout lake.), 5 Red-crested Pochard (4m, 1f. Trout lake.), 97 Pochard (90% males.), 14 Tufted Duck, 84 Coot, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Woodcock, 2 Snipe, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk (Male), 1 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Skylark (Singing.), 12 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Redpoll sp. Malcolm Corbett 09:10 to 10:40 Overcast, some early light drizzle, light SW wind.
Monday 15 Feb Mersea Island 1 Peregrine Falcon (Fm maydays farm MC ), 1 Woodcock (Cudmore grove DU), 1 Purple Sandpiper (Cudmore grove DU), 1000 Wigeon (Cudmore grove (DU)), 150 Black-tailed Godwit (Cudmore grove DU), 20 Snipe (Cudmore grove DU), 3 Pochard (Cudmore grove pond DU ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Monday 15 Feb Wivenhoe 1 Blackbird (Feathers ruffled in high wind) Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Windy, cold Blackbird at Wivenhoe on 15 Feb 2021, (Michael Davies)
Monday 15 Feb Copford SW, near Stanway 1 Grey Wagtail, 300 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 25 Pied Wagtail, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Nuthatch, 30 Redwing, 1 Siskin, 1 Bullfinch (Male) Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 09:00
Sunday 14 Feb Maldon 1 Buzzard, 10 Magpie (+.), 10 Redwing, 15 Pied Wagtail (circa.), 4 Meadow Pipit Malcolm Corbett 16:00 to 16:30 Overcast, cold, mod S wind. Elms Farm Park.
Sunday 14 Feb Alresford 6 Jack Snipe Darrell Stile 14:30 to 14:30
Sunday 14 Feb Great Notley 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Jay, 1 Dunnock, 1 Fieldfare, 10 Black-headed Gull ((+) One starting to develop breeding plumage), 3 Great Tit, 2 Pied Wagtail (With flock of Meadow Pipit), 18 Meadow Pipit (drinking from thawing ice), 1 Kestrel, 2 Redwing (With Pipits and Wagtails), 1 Bullfinch (Male feeding on tree buds) Paul Everett 14:05 to 15:40 Cold and dry. Patch birding - Great Notley and CP Dunnock at Great Notley on 14 Feb 2021, (Paul Everett, SONY A77ii with 150-500 lens) , , , ,
Sunday 14 Feb Chigborough Lakes 1 Jay (feeding on ground with 2 male Blackbirds), 8 Fieldfare, 3 Mute Swan, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cormorant (in flight), 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck (2 m 1f), 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Shoveler (1m 1f), 1 Kestrel (Hovering over Chigborough Rd), 10 Gadwall (7m 3f - mainly on Pochard lake), 1 Robin, 20 Coot, 20 Mallard David Webb 12:00 to 13:30 Cold, Dry
Sunday 14 Feb Alresford 3 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe, 5 Rock Pipit, 200 Avocet Sean Nixon 12:00 to 13:00 Bitterly cold, ice and snow cover. Jack Snipe at Alresford on 14 Feb 2021, (Sean Nixon) , ,
Sunday 14 Feb Whetmead NR, nr Witham 1 Red Kite (Sighted over the golf club, usual place) Paul Shuttleworth 11:30 to 12:00 Cold wind, 3 degrees
Sunday 14 Feb Danbury 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 1 Greenfinch, 3 Robin, 4 Goldfinch, 8 Blackbird, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Magpie, 4 Chaffinch, 100 Jackdaw (+), 9 Red-legged Partridge, 50 Carrion Crow (+), 3 Stock Dove, 1 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 13 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Wren, 12 Long-tailed Tit (+), 1 Buzzard, 55 Wood Pigeon (+), 50 Black-headed Gull (+), 1 Meadow Pipit David Pallash 11:00 to 13:30 Overcast and cold
Sunday 14 Feb Brightlingsea 4 Marsh Tit (Small mature woodland remnant in town with pine trees) Susie Jenkins 10:30 to 11:00 Frozen ground some lingering snow and ice Marsh Tit at Brightlingsea on 14 Feb 2021, (Susie Jenkins)
Sunday 14 Feb Greensted Green 1 Red Kite, 1 Raven, 2 Buzzard, 20 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush Neil Murphy 10:15 to 11:45 Great Monks Wood
Sunday 14 Feb Colchester 1 Blackcap (Male feeding on apples still adhering to tree. Also reported from nearby in the same O.S square by another observer in the last day or so.), 1 Fieldfare (1 or more feeding on apples in same tree as blackcap.) John Thorogood 10:00 to 13:00 Cold and breezy, still some lying snow
Sunday 14 Feb Writtle 2 Snipe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Grey Heron (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Little Egret (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Little Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Cormorant (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Yellowhammer (+), 6 Reed Bunting (+), 100 Linnet (+) Andrew Allen 10:00 to 12:00 Dry with a cold wind. Only some species recorded
Sunday 14 Feb Kelvedon Hatch 2 Raven (On and around BT mast), 3 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 1 Coal Tit David Jobbins 10:00 to 10:30
Sunday 14 Feb Manuden 2 Redpoll sp. (Probably Lesser Redpoll), 1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 20 Fieldfare Mark Pegrum 09:00 to 13:00 Cold and dry
Sunday 14 Feb Wivenhoe 1 Redwing (In tree rear garden) Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Hazy, windy Redwing at Wivenhoe on 14 Feb 2021, (Michael Davies)
Sunday 14 Feb Mersea Island 4 Woodcock (Cudmore grove AF below alders 100yds before hide in/out of ditch), 1 Water Rail (Cudmore grove AF same ditch), 20 Snipe (Cudmore grove AF same area), 28 Yellowhammer (Mayday farm SE feeding on grain), 1 Corn Bunting (Maydays SE ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Sunday 14 Feb TL9324 1 Little Egret (Flew past garden), 14 Wood Pigeon (Feeding on seed in garden ), 4 Stock Dove (Feeding on seed), 9 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 20 Blue Tit, 9 Chaffinch, 5 Greenfinch, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Carrion Crow (Family group), 2 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 1 Wren, 7 Pheasant (4 males and 3 females feeding on seed), 10 Great Tit Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 13:00 Garden Sightings
Sunday 14 Feb Langdon Hills NR EWT 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Redwing (At least.), 25 Fieldfare (At least. Mostly overhead. Some still feedingin scrub.), 2 Goldcrest, 10 Chaffinch (At least.), 4 Greenfinch (At least.), 2 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch (At least. Two males,one female. Feeding on blackthorn buds. Marks Hill.) Andrew Cox 08:45 to 11:15 Cloudy, some weak sun. Still snowy, cold.
Sunday 14 Feb Galleywood, near Chelmsford 1500 Fieldfare (Probably closer to 2000 across all of Lathcoats orchards.), 3 Redwing (2 with fieldfare 1 in holly tree Firecrest Road.), 1 Lapwing (In field with horse jumps.), 1 Sparrowhawk (In orchards ), 6 Greenfinch (Singing/calling from trees), 1 Chaffinch, 2 Mistle Thrush (Heard only), 2 Green Woodpecker Kevin Cook 07:15 to 10:00 Cloud with very cold breeze. Sightings Beehive lane Deadmans lane and Firecrest Road. Fieldfare at Galleywood, near Chelmsford on 14 Feb 2021, (Kevin Cook, Sony bridge camera DSC-HX400V) , , , , , , ,
Saturday 13 Feb Maldon 1 Buzzard, 25 Redwing (circa. With pied wagtails on meadow.), 4 Song Thrush, 6 Pied Wagtail (With redwings on meadow.) Malcolm Corbett 16:00 to 16:30 Cold SE. wind, frozen ground. Elms Farm Park.
Saturday 13 Feb Great Notley 3 Redwing, 1 Great Tit, 13 Magpie, 5 Robin, 1 Jay, 30 Mallard (On lake, males and females), 6 Mute Swan (2 adults with 4 juvenile), 5 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 6 Blackbird, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard), 1 Wren, 1 Snipe (in flight, put up from hedgerow), 1 Fieldfare, 1 Dunnock (Missing its tail feathers), 1 Carrion Crow, 5 Yellowhammer (2 males and 3 females) Paul Everett 15:30 to 17:00 Cold and dry, brisk wind. Patch Birding Great Notley, CP and surrounding fields Redwing at Great Notley on 13 Feb 2021, (Paul Everett) , , ,
Saturday 13 Feb Danbury Common 2 Robin (One recently deceased on ground. No signs of predation. ), 2 Bullfinch, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Blue Tit David Pallash 15:00 to 16:00 Overcast and cold
Saturday 13 Feb Seventy Acres Lake, Lea Valley 1 Bittern (flew over reedbed at 1430), 1 Smew (redhead) Alan Harris 14:00 to 16:00
Saturday 13 Feb Alresford 3 Jack Snipe, 1 Firecrest Darrell Stile 13:00 to 13:00
Saturday 13 Feb High Ongar 1 Red Kite (clear sighting gliding across garden) Neil Warner 12:45 to 12:45 icy
Saturday 13 Feb Navestock 250 Stock Dove, 250 Wood Pigeon, 2 Snipe, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 120 Skylark, 500 Jackdaw, 50 Carrion Crow, 20 Rook, 12 Brambling, 1 Linnet, 150 Chaffinch, 20 Yellowhammer (all birds in maize stubble fields Alma Arms / Old Road / Tan House Road / Sabines Road area of Navestock ), 10 Fieldfare Andrew Stroud 12:00 to 16:00
Saturday 13 Feb Writtle 1 Mandarin Duck (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Teal (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Wigeon (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Lapwing (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Kestrel, 5 Cormorant (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Grey Heron (Titchmarsh Reservoir) Andrew Allen 11:45 to 13:30 Bright but with a very chilly wind blowing. Selected avian highlights.
Saturday 13 Feb The Hythe, Colchester 6 Rock Pipit (6 birds along salt marsh, including a female ringed at Maletagen, Norway in September 2017) Sean Nixon 11:00 to 13:00 Bitterly cold. Heavy snow cover & ice. Rock Pipit at The Hythe, Colchester on 13 Feb 2021, (Sean Nixon)
Saturday 13 Feb Witham 1 Kingfisher (On R. Brain, water still very muddy) Paul Shuttleworth 11:00 to 12:00 Sunny, icy cold with wind -2 degrees
Saturday 13 Feb Tilbury 20 Dunlin (On foreshore in front of the fort), 51 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort), 2 Avocet (On foreshore in front of the fort), 1 Grey Plover (On foreshore in front of the fort), 38 Teal (On STW outfall), 4 Gadwall (On STW outfall), 1 Great Crested Grebe (On the river), 5 Wigeon (Drifting up with the tide), 1 Great Northern Diver (Drifting up with the tide), 1 Kittiwake (Adult down river) Paul Larkin 10:30 to 12:00 Fine and sunny, SE wind, rising tide
Saturday 13 Feb Wickford 20 Fieldfare (At least, frequent flights over garden & in Oak tree again.), 10 Redwing (At least, in with Fieldfare.), 1 Sparrowhawk (Sent the Thrushes out of the Oak in panic. ), 30 Starling (Taking Mealworms off lawn. ), 1 Blackbird (Regular to Mealworms. Male.), 2 Magpie David Hale 10:00 to 12:00 Dry, sunny & cold -1c. SE cold breeze. Garden sightings with Brenda. Wick Meadows Estate. Fieldfare at Wickford on 13 Feb 2021, (David Hale) ,
Saturday 13 Feb Great Baddow, Chelmsford 6 Blue Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Skylark, 14 Lapwing (Flock flew in to rest), 1 Snipe, 30 Carrion Crow (+), 1 Magpie, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming), 2 Great Tit, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush (A lot more than usual), 1 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 4 Little Egret, 2 Moorhen, 8 Coot, 100 Black-headed Gull (+), 3 Herring Gull, 1 Wren, 40 Wood Pigeon (+), 3 Cormorant David Pallash 10:00 to 11:30 Sunny, sub-zero temps and wind chill.
Saturday 13 Feb Great Totham 1 Snipe (Flushed from ditch off Church Road.) Malcolm Corbett 09:45 to 09:45 Sunny, cold SE. wind, frozen ground.
Saturday 13 Feb Wickford 1 Blackcap (Male, in garden) David Petts 09:15 to 09:30 Sunny, Breezy, Sub-zero
Saturday 13 Feb Mersea Island 2 Woodcock (Cudmore grove AF), 1 Water Rail (Cudmore grove SE), 2 Song Thrush (Cudmore grove ), 1 Redwing (Cudmore grove) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Saturday 13 Feb TL9324 4 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Chaffinch, 5 Greenfinch, 7 Pheasant, 6 Wood Pigeon, 2 Dunnock, 1 Wren, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Male), 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Robin, 1 Stock Dove Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 11:00 Garden sightings
Saturday 13 Feb Copford SW, near Stanway 500 Linnet (+), 20 Redwing, 1 Nuthatch (Heard), 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great White Egret (Roman River ), 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Heard) Emma Robinson 09:00 to 10:30 Sunny and chilly
Saturday 13 Feb Markshall Wood, Coggeshall 2 Woodcock, 3 Buzzard, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch (1 Pr), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming), 1 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 40 Redwing Neil Murphy 08:00 to 10:00
Saturday 13 Feb Dovercourt 1 Fieldfare (Not only the first ever in my garden, but the first I've seen in Harwich/Dovercourt!), 1 Greenfinch (Footpath near Harwich oil refinery. First of the year!), 14 Goldfinch (Flock, Ramsey) Simon Banks 07:30 to 16:05 Cold, snow on ground but no new snow
Saturday 13 Feb Great Oakley 1 Woodcock (Flying over stones green road ), 200 Fieldfare (With mix of redwings ) Kevin Tunnicliffe 07:30 to 07:35 Cold snow about cold strong cold wind
Saturday 13 Feb Naze, The 2 Firecrest (Together below Sunny Point, first thing - delightful in the early morning light), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chinese Muntjac, 38 Meadow Pipit, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Woodcock (Flushed, one from edge of cricket pitch, one in John Weston Reserve, one from Walton Hall Marshes ), 27 Chaffinch, 1 Eider (Immature male off Stone Point ), 65 Avocet (Roosting southern end of Walton Channel ), 2 Pintail (Walton Hall Marshes ) Brian Combes 07:00 to 12:30 below freezing with significant wind chill; strong, penetrating SE wind; mainly clear; icy; some snow remaining; tide flooding