The EBwS Bird News provides a summary of sightings for the past 14 days.
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Date Site Sightings Observer Duration Conditions Custom
Wednesday 06 Jul Heybridge Basin 50 Black-tailed Godwit Ian Tarbin 14:00 to 16:00
Wednesday 06 Jul Mersea Island 2 Shelduck (A pr with 6 young off shop lane/reeves hall MC ), 32 Avocet (Off shop lane MC. ), Whimbrel (Off maydays SE.), 20 Curlew (Pye fleet SE MC), 87 Black-tailed Godwit (1 summer,1 winter maydays, SE, 85 off shop lane MC), 20 Redshank (Off maydays SE), 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Maydays ), 3 Marsh Harrier (Off shop lane MC), Peregrine Falcon (Juv chasing curlews of maydays seawall, then sat on Langenhoe seawall.SE), 6 House Martin (Maydays farm house SE. ), 4 Reed Warbler (Singing maydays dyke SE), Yellowhammer (Male bill full of inspects maydays dyke SE.) Stephen Entwistle 13:00 to 15:30 MC = Martin Cock , SE= me
Wednesday 06 Jul Ashdon 17 Swallow (Same place as yesterday ) Phil Harling 09:00 to 14:00 Cloudy
Wednesday 06 Jul Langenhoe 3 Cattle Egret (On private land), Great White Egret (Private land) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Wednesday 06 Jul Great Totham 3 Green Woodpecker (Two together, Sains Drive. One, Totham Pit.), 25 Swallow (circa. Inc many juveniles. In and around farm buildings, Sains Farm.) Malcolm Corbett 08:20 to 08:50
Wednesday 06 Jul Naze, The Cuckoo (Independent juvenile, Walton Hall Marshes ), 11 Avocet (Walton Hall Marshes ), Whimbrel (First of the autumn), 44 Black-tailed Godwit (Walton Hall Marshes and Cormorant Creek), 3 Greenshank (Walton Hall Marshes ), 2 Grey Heron, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Juvenile ), 3 Green Woodpecker (1 juvenile), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 north of cricket pitch, 1 sycamore clump, 1 John Weston Reserve ), 4 Chiffchaff (Singing ), 3 Sedge Warbler (Singing ), 9 Reed Warbler (Singing ), 11 Blackcap (Singing ), 12 Whitethroat (Singing ), 3 Song Thrush (2 singing, 1 dispersing juvenile on seawall ), Stonechat (Juvenile, Walton Hall Marshes ), 4 Yellow Wagtail (Juvenile birds, 2 by Tower and 2 Walton Hall Marshes ), 8 Linnet, Chinese Muntjac, Brown Hare (Walton Hall Marshes ) Brian Combes 06:15 to 10:30 Sunny periods, warm, light wind, ebbing tide; 16 species singing Cuckoo at Naze, The on 06 Jul 2022, (Brian Combes) , ,
Tuesday 05 Jul Abberton Reservoir 300 Canada Goose, 60 Greylag Goose, 180 Mute Swan, 20 Egyptian Goose, Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Tern, 2 Spoonbill, Cattle Egret, 9 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 12 Little Egret, 2 Swallow, 2 Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit, 5 Goldfinch Richard Salenius 11:00 to 13:00 Hot and sunny
Tuesday 05 Jul Abberton Reservoir 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, Pied Wagtail Michael Davies 10:30 to 11:00 Dry, warm, cloudy, light breeze Great Crested Grebe at Abberton Reservoir on 05 Jul 2022, (Michael Davies) , , , ,
Tuesday 05 Jul Naze, The Turnstone (with Dunlin), 4 Dunlin (all in summer plumage), 3 Sandwich Tern, 10 Little Tern (in single group flying in off sea to Horsey), 3 Common Tern, Short-eared Owl (disturbed from hide wall - very surprising for July) Martin Richards 10:00 to 15:00 warm, broken cloud
Tuesday 05 Jul Layer Breton

50 Canada Goose, 50 Greylag Goose, 10 Egyptian Goose, 4 Common Tern, 15 Cormorant, Spoonbill, 4 Grey Heron, Carrion Crow, 2 Pied Wagtail

Michael Davies 09:30 to 10:30 Dry, warm, cloudy, light breeze Canada Goose at Layer Breton on 05 Jul 2022, (Michael Davies) , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Tuesday 05 Jul Ashdon 10 Swallow (Adults feeding juveniles on telephone wire , been here all day ) Phil Harling 09:00 to 16:30 Sunny spells
Tuesday 05 Jul Mersea Island Barn Owl (9.15am Sitting in front of triangular nest box back of pond from cudmore Grove pond hide.( feeding young)) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 10:40 1 white letter hairstreak SW corner play area brambles 30yds behind danger cliff sign.(coupleShop la BeforeStepsSidefishwood
Tuesday 05 Jul Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 2 Red-legged Partridge, Canada Goose (with Greylags.), 69 Greylag Goose (Trout Lake.), 6 Mute Swan (Plus two broods, 5 and 5, on Carp Lake.), 22 Mallard (Plus a brood of seven.), 11 Pochard, Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon, Stock Dove, 40 Wood Pigeon (circa.), 3 Collared Dove, 8 Moorhen, 137 Coot, 5 Little Grebe (Plus two young.), 11 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. two nesting on Carp Lake.), 57 Black-headed Gull (Mostly on recently cut meadow.), 9 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern (Trout Lake.), 3 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (Male and female. Female harassed by three Magpie.), 10 Magpie, 3 Jackdaw, 9 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 4 Skylark (Singing.), 2 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaff (Two singing.), 6 Reed Warbler (Four singing.), Blackcap (Singing.), 2 Wren (Singing.), 2 Starling, 8 Blackbird, Song Thrush (Singing.), 3 Robin (One juvenile.), 6 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch (Singing.), Linnet, 5 Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, 27 Tufted Duck (Plus brood of seven.) Malcolm Corbett 07:20 to 11:25 Mostly sunny, cloud increasing, light W wind.
Monday 04 Jul Broomfield, Chelmsford 2 Swift (Patching Hall Lane) Bruce Brown 18:00 to 18:10 Cloudy
Monday 04 Jul Naze, The 12 Swift, Curlew (West), 2 Sandwich Tern, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Juvenile), 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 on the common, 1 escarpment, 1 sycamore clump, 1 north of cricket pitch, 1 John Weston Reserve ), 6 Chiffchaff (Singing ), Sedge Warbler (Singing ), 2 Reed Warbler (Singing ), 8 Blackcap (Singing ), 13 Whitethroat (Singing ), 2 Song Thrush (Singing ), Chinese Muntjac Brian Combes 06:30 to 10:30 mainly clear, westerly wind, mild; 17 species in song
Sunday 03 Jul Maldon 3 Teal (Dump Pool), 2 Lapwing, 4 Curlew, 113 Black-tailed Godwit (88 opposite Dump Pool, 25 east of causeway), 10 Redshank, 4 Tufted Duck (Dump Pool- bred again (female & 3 ducklings)) John Buchanan 18:00 to 20:00 Evening walk along south side of river Blackwater from Maldon
Sunday 03 Jul Abberton Reservoir 6 Little Ringed Plover (At LDHC.), Caspian Gull (At LBC before flying off towards LDHC!!!), Spoonbill (At LBC.), 2 Cattle Egret (Pair at LBC.), Great White Egret (At LBC.), Kestrel (At LDHC.), Linnet (At LDHC.), Black Swan (At LDHC.) Zane Sargent 15:55 to 17:05 Sunny, Only Highlights!!! Little Ringed Plover at Abberton Reservoir on 03 Jul 2022, (Zane Sargent ) , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Sunday 03 Jul Whetmead NR, nr Witham 20+ Swift, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite, 8+ Buzzard, Kestrel, Song Thrush David L Smith 11:00 to 16:00 via River Walk - highlights
Sunday 03 Jul Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT Teal (♂-Kingfisher Hide), 10 Little Grebe (Kingfisher Hide and Lake), 17 Avocet (Margaret Hide), 115 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Greenshank (Laune's Hide), 3 Common Tern (Margaret Hide), 7 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk (♂-Margaret Hide), Marsh Harrier (♀- Geedon Marsh), 2 Buzzard (Geedon Marsh), Green Woodpecker (Heard only), Jay (Lake), 2 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Song Thrush (Visitor Centre), 2 Yellowhammer (Fenced Paddocks) Mick Woodruff 10:00 to 16:00 Partly cloudy with good spells of sunshine. 23c
Sunday 03 Jul Abberton Reservoir 4 Chiffchaff ( (Up to 3 possible 4 Purple Emperor's seen around oaks on left)), 4 Blackcap (Plus singing), Garden Warbler (On left before wooden gate with barber wire on), Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Nightingale (Possibly 6+ croaking/loud ticking and feeding alot on edges of old road.) Stephen Entwistle 10:00 to 13:00 Old road ,next to entrance to visitors centre with D Rhymes
Sunday 03 Jul Copford 2 Red Kite (along School Road) Andrew Goodey 09:50 to 10:00
Sunday 03 Jul Mersea Island 3 Swift (Empress drive SE. ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00 SimonPatient 4 white letterhairstreak at cudmore Grove in overflow car park SW corner elms,& SW corner of play area nr cliffs
Sunday 03 Jul Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) Red-legged Partridge (On the tip), 28 Canada Goose (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 66 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 2 Mute Swan (Golden Gates), Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates), 175 Shelduck (Mucking Flats), 37 Gadwall (Golden Gates), 2 Teal (Golden Gates), 13 Pochard (One, plus one downy young, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 27 Swift (Golden Gates), Cuckoo (Golden Gates), 2 Moorhen (Two each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates), 66 Coot (18 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 3 Great Crested Grebe (Including a well grown juv Golden Gates), 4 Oystercatcher (Mucking Flats), 43 Curlew (Mucking Flats), Green Sandpiper (On the pit to the south of the tip), 5 Yellow-legged Gull (Mucking Flats), Buzzard (Over the tip), 3 Green Woodpecker (Two by the railway line and one Golden Gates), 3 Peregrine Falcon (Two female juvs and an adult male on the cranes), Ring-necked Parakeet, Sand Martin (Golden Gates), Nightingale (Juv by the pit to the south of the tip), 2 Stonechat (Pair by the railway line), 31 Tufted Duck (Golden Gates) Paul Larkin 07:00 to 11:45 Fine and sunny, west wind, rising tide
Saturday 02 Jul Broomfield, Chelmsford 2 Swift (Patching Hall Lane) Bruce Brown 18:30 to 18:40 Cloudy
Saturday 02 Jul Halstead 26 Swift, Red Kite (Flying in Halstead.), Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Flying.), 4 Skylark, 11 House Martin, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, Chaffinch (Male singing.), 2 Linnet, 12 Yellowhammer (Many across fields!) Zane Sargent 14:45 to 18:25 Sunny, All birds seen between Halstead and Greenstead Green (Fields) unless said, Only Highlights!!! Red Kite at Halstead on 02 Jul 2022, (Zane Sargent ) , , , , , , , , , , ,
Saturday 02 Jul Belchamp Otten, near Sudbury 3 Moorhen (2 juveniles), Coot (on nest - pools behind St Andrews church), Buzzard, 3 Kestrel (female + 2 fledged young near St Andrews church), 2 Swallow (presumed pair Belchamp St Paul), House Martin (Belchamp St Paul), Reed Warbler (+ calling from reedbed behind St Andrews church), 3 Whitethroat (singing males (at least one family)), Bullfinch (+ , family party), 2 Greenfinch (+, family party), 4 Yellowhammer (males on territory), 2 Reed Bunting (singing males in oilseed rape.) Martin Peers 13:30 to 15:00 warm and sunny with cloud later
Saturday 02 Jul Hornchurch Black Swan (At Harrow Lodge Park Hornchurch ) Bill Hedden 09:00 to 13:00 Dry and Sunny Black Swan at Hornchurch on 02 Jul 2022, (Bill Hedden)
Saturday 02 Jul Naze, The Cuckoo (Juvenile, independent), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Juvenile), Green Woodpecker, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 south of John Weston Reserve and 2 in it), 3 Chiffchaff (Singing ), Sedge Warbler (Singing ), Reed Warbler (Singing ), 9 Blackcap (Singing), 15 Whitethroat (Singing ), Song Thrush (Singing ) Brian Combes 06:30 to 10:15 mainly clear, warm, brisk southerly wind; 14 species singing
Saturday 02 Jul Maldon Quail (Singing male in wheat field south of limebrook way), 2 Nightingale (croaking call heard where singing birds were in may) Tony Kennelly 04:30 to 07:00
Friday 01 Jul Broomfield, Chelmsford 3 Swift Bruce Brown 19:40 to 19:45 Low cloud
Friday 01 Jul TL4741 2 Yellow Wagtail (In field possibly breeding area) Andrew Goodey 13:00 to 13:00
Friday 01 Jul Mersea Island Pochard (Fm With 2+ chick's cudmore dyke ), 2 Ringed Plover (A pr with 2 chicks(4 chicks in there).stone point ), Hobby (Flypass at junction haycocks Lane/Chapman lane ), 3 Sand Martin (Golf house dyke ), 9 Long-tailed Tit (Cudmore ), 4 Reed Warbler (Cudmore Grove ), 3 Blackcap (Cudmore ), 2 Linnet (A pr Stone point ), 2 Reed Bunting (Both males cudmore Grove ) Stephen Entwistle 09:01 to 18:01
Thursday 30 Jun Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 12 Shelduck, 12 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 10 Swallow (including adults feeding 3 fledglings on jetty), Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Reed Warbler, 6 Blackcap, Garden Warbler (Heard), Lesser Whitethroat (Heard), Whitethroat, Song Thrush (Heard), Nightingale (Heard) Ken Hudgell 11:00 to 17:00 High tide. Clear, warm and dry, light breeze.
Thursday 30 Jun Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 5 Canada Goose, 63 Greylag Goose, 7 Mute Swan (Plus two broods 5,5. ), 2 Gadwall, 23 Mallard (Plus three broods, 7,4,1.), 9 Pochard, 2 Swift, Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon, 25 Wood Pigeon (circa.), 2 Collared Dove, 5 Moorhen, 96 Coot, 6 Little Grebe (Plus one young.), 9 Great Crested Grebe (Inc, pair possibly nesting on Carp Lake.), 5 Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern (Trout Lake.), 2 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron (Flyovers.), 8 Little Egret (Inc. two flyovers.), Buzzard (Present throughout visit.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, Hobby, 7 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 12 Carrion Crow, 8 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 5 Skylark (Three singing.), 8 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff (Singing.), 7 Reed Warbler (Inc. five singing. Two carrying food.), 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat (Two singing.), 3 Wren (Singing.), 10 Blackbird (Inc. two singing and a pair nesting.), Song Thrush (Singing.), 2 Robin, 4 Dunnock, Pied Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch (Three singing.), 6 Linnet, 22 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting (Males.), 31 Tufted Duck (Plus brood of seven on Carp Lake.) Malcolm Corbett 08:50 to 13:45 Cloudy. Light SW wind. With Graham Barber.
Thursday 30 Jun Langdon Hills NR EWT Red Kite, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (Possibly two, close to lake.), Kestrel (Male.), 2 Goldfinch (At least.) Andrew Cox 07:45 to 08:45 Cloud & sun. Cool. Plotlands.
Thursday 30 Jun East Tilbury 13 Greylag Goose, 3 Mute Swan (Plus 4 young), 102 Shelduck, 35 Gadwall (Plus two broods of nine), 8 Teal (On the river), 10 Pochard (Plus a brood of six), Cuckoo (Male), 4 Stock Dove, 12 Little Grebe (Plus a brood of two), 3 Great Crested Grebe (Plus two young), 12 Oystercatcher (Plus a brood of one), 335 Avocet, 13 Lapwing, Ringed Plover, 9 Little Ringed Plover (Including a moribund juvenile), Whimbrel, 70 Curlew, 234 Black-tailed Godwit, Mediterranean Gull (Adult), Common Gull (Adult), 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Common Tern, 2 Little Egret, Buzzard, Barn Owl, Peregrine Falcon (Juvenile), 10 Tufted Duck Paul Larkin 07:30 to 12:30 Overcast, light W wind, rising tide
Thursday 30 Jun Naze, The 4 Swift (South), 2 Lapwing (South), 2 Mediterranean Gull (Heard), 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Sparrowhawk, Little Owl (By farm pond), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dispersing juvenile ), Green Woodpecker, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 cricket pitch, 1 escarpment, 3 John Weston Reserve ), 4 Chiffchaff (Singing ), 2 Reed Warbler (Singing ), 7 Blackcap (Singing ), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ), 15 Whitethroat (Singing ), Song Thrush (Singing ) Brian Combes 06:30 to 10:30 overcast with some rain, light southerly wind, warm; 19 species in song Little Owl at Naze, The on 30 Jun 2022, (Brian Combes) , , ,
Wednesday 29 Jun Great Totham 24 Swift (circa. Four flying over Gt.Totham South briefly joined by 20 circa others. Most I've seen over village this year.) Malcolm Corbett 18:05 to 18:05
Wednesday 29 Jun Layer Breton 100 Canada Goose, Barnacle Goose, 100 Greylag Goose, 6 Egyptian Goose, 2 Moorhen, 2 Spoonbill, 15 Little Egret, Starling, 4 Pied Wagtail Michael Davies 12:30 to 13:30 Cloudy, dry, light breeze Canada Goose at Layer Breton on 29 Jun 2022, (Michael Davies) , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Wednesday 29 Jun Langdon Hills NR EWT 20 Swift (At least.), 12 Moorhen (Pair with four well grown young & six newly hatched young from 2nd brood.), 2 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker (Juv.), 2 Kestrel (Male & female. Not together.), 3 Goldfinch Andrew Cox 12:00 to 15:00 Cloudy, some sun. Breezy, mild. Plotlands.
Wednesday 29 Jun Copford 2 Nuthatch (Pits Wood ) Emma Robinson 12:00 to 13:00
Wednesday 29 Jun Broomfield, Chelmsford 5 Swift (Woodhall Parade shops.) Bruce Brown 12:00 to 12:15 Cloudy
Wednesday 29 Jun Hanningfield Reservoir 10 Mallard (2 females, with 4 & 6 ducklings.), 3 Teal (2 drakes 1 female.), 3 Red-crested Pochard, 30 Swift (At least. ), 3 Moorhen (Juveniles.), 100 Coot (Circa. ), Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 15 Lapwing (Circa.), Little Ringed Plover, 20 Black-headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Common Tern, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Red Kite (Slowly flying South over West Bank tree's at 13 50 hours. ), 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 6 Pied Wagtail, 4 Tufted Duck (2 pair. ) David Hale 11:15 to 16:30 Sunny spells, lots of cloud. Light SW breeze, 20c. Sightings with Brenda from Rawl hide.
Wednesday 29 Jun Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 4 Pochard (female with 3 large juvs), 9 Swift, 4 Little Grebe (incl 2 juvs), Whimbrel, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, Kingfisher, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel (juvs), 2 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat Liz Huxley 10:00 to 12:00
Wednesday 29 Jun Tilbury 5 Common Tern (Single flock down river) Paul Larkin 10:00 to 11:00 Rising tide, S wind, overcast
Wednesday 29 Jun The Naze at Walton 10 Brent Goose (On sea (early, late, or never left?)), 2 Oystercatcher (Pair), 8 Ringed Plover (3 definite pairs (I was below high tide mark!)), Redshank (Displaying), 3 Chiffchaff (3 singing), 3 Blackcap (3 singing), 2 Garden Warbler (2 singing), 3 Lesser Whitethroat (3 singing), 8 Whitethroat (8 singing), Nightingale (Near John Weston - seen not heard), 2 Linnet Simon Banks 09:30 to 12:30 Mostly cloudy, just a few spots of rain, quite cool but becoming warmer, little wind, tide half out
Wednesday 29 Jun Mersea Island 7 Avocet, 2 Ringed Plover (With 4 chicks), 10 Curlew, 2 Common Tern Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00 Seen by MC = Martin Cock at east mersea Stone point
Wednesday 29 Jun Thorndon CP (South) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker (At least. Including two juvs.), 2 Coal Tit (At least.), Goldcrest, 6 Nuthatch (At least.), 4 Treecreeper (At least. Including an adult with at least one young.), 2 Goldfinch Andrew Cox 08:00 to 09:15 Cloudy, warm.
Tuesday 28 Jun Copford Red Kite Emma Robinson 13:30 to 13:30
Tuesday 28 Jun Cockaynes Wood, near Alresford 5 Canada Goose, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blue Tit Michael Davies 12:00 to 13:30 Sun, cloud, breezy Canada Goose at Cockaynes Wood, near Alresford on 28 Jun 2022, (Michael Davies) , , , , , ,
Tuesday 28 Jun Westley Heights 2 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Hobby, 2 Coal Tit, Treecreeper Andrew Cox 11:00 to 13:00 Sunny & clouds. Breezy, warm.
Tuesday 28 Jun Mersea Island Buzzard, 3 Cetti's Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00 MC = Martin Cock shop lane
Tuesday 28 Jun Dobbs Weir, Nazeing Cetti's Warbler Paul Gymer 09:00 to 09:30
Tuesday 28 Jun Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 7 Canada Goose, 77 Greylag Goose (Trout Lake.), 7 Mute Swan (Adults. Inc. two pair with young, (5 and 5) on Carp Lake.), 11 Mallard (Plus eight young 7 and 1.), 18 Pochard (Carp lake.), Cuckoo (Calling.), 20 Wood Pigeon (circa.), 2 Collared Dove, 5 Moorhen (Plus one dead on north bank of Trout lake.), 86 Coot, 6 Little Grebe (Plus two young.), 8 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Black-headed Gull (Following hay cutting.), 18 Herring Gull (Following hay cutting.), 26 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Following hay cutting.), 2 Common Tern (Trout Lake.), 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron ( ), 2 Little Egret (Flyovers.), Red Kite (Prolonged flight over meadow area being cut for hay.), 2 Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Magpie, 8 Jackdaw, 9 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, Great Tit, 2 Skylark (Singing.), 3 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Reed Warbler (Singing. Three, Trout Lake, one Holding Pond.), Blackcap (Female.), 4 Whitethroat (Three singing.), 2 Blackbird (Singing.), 2 Song Thrush (Singing.), Chaffinch (Singing.), 3 Goldfinch, Reed Bunting (Male. ), 21 Tufted Duck Malcolm Corbett 08:30 to 11:55 Sunny at first, cloud increasing, light to moderate S wind.
Tuesday 28 Jun Langdon Hills NR EWT 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker ( One adult & at least two juvs.), Nuthatch (At least. First record from the Plotlands.) Andrew Cox 07:45 to 08:45 Sunny, warm. Plotlands.
Tuesday 28 Jun Holland Haven 7 Swift, 10 Lapwing (South), Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 30 Swallow (+), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ), 3 Sedge Warbler (Singing ), 7 Reed Warbler (Singing), Blackcap (Singing ), 6 Whitethroat (Singing ), Goldcrest (Juvenile), Song Thrush (Singing), 2 Stonechat (Juveniles ), Yellow Wagtail (West over golf course), 10 Linnet, 6 Corn Bunting (3 singing), 4 Reed Bunting (Singing ) Brian Combes 06:30 to 10:15 warm, mainly clear, brisk SE wind - Frinton/Haven/Farm loop; 20 species in song
Monday 27 Jun Coggeshall Sparrowhawk (Juvenile. Flew onto branch before flying off 15 seconds later!) Zane Sargent 20:10 to 20:12 Sunny,1 Bird!!!
Monday 27 Jun Mersea Island Corn Bunting (Singing at maydays (Martin cock)) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Monday 27 Jun Naze, The Cuckoo, Grey Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Juvenile, presumably a dispersing bird), 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 by cricket pitch, 1 John Weston Reserve ), 4 Chiffchaff (Singing), 2 Reed Warbler (Singing ), 5 Blackcap (Singing ), 14 Whitethroat (Singing ), 2 Song Thrush (Singing ), Chinese Muntjac, Brown Hare (Walton Hall Marshes, first record for me at The Naze) Brian Combes 06:20 to 10:15 mainly clear, southerly wind, warm; 15 species in song
Sunday 26 Jun Stanway Green Swift, Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite, Buzzard, Raven (Flew east, carrying food), Swallow, Goldcrest, Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail David L Smith 12:00 to 16:30 At Colchester Zoo
Sunday 26 Jun Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury 5 Mallard (included 3 juvenile. All records near Belchamp Walter church.), 6 Moorhen (included 2 juveniles), 2 Buzzard (pair), Kingfisher (calling - traditional site), 3 Reed Warbler (adults plus minimum one unfledged young), 4 Whitethroat (two active nests), 3 Goldcrest (at least one calling young), Nuthatch (calling from traditional territory), Treecreeper (as Nuthatch), 3 Chaffinch (singing males: at least one with unfledged young.) Martin Peers 10:45 to 11:45 sunny with a fresh breeze
Sunday 26 Jun Sudbury, Suffolk Red-legged Partridge (calling. All records near Bulmer village, Essex), Red Kite (over church), 5 Skylark (singing males), 18 Swallow (4 families), Lesser Whitethroat (singing male), 10 Whitethroat (3 families + 2 singing males), 3 Pied Wagtail (male + 2 fledged young), 3 Chaffinch (singing males), 5 Greenfinch (2 males; at least one with family), 2 Linnet (pair), Yellowhammer (singing male) Martin Peers 09:30 to 10:45 warm and sunny with strong breeze
Sunday 26 Jun Great Totham Little Owl (Usual perch. Church Road.), 6 Swallow (Pair with four recent young. The Old Vicarage, Church Road.) Malcolm Corbett 09:05 to 09:15 Sunny, moderate S wind.
Sunday 26 Jun Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 49 Canada Goose (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 75 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 6 Mute Swan (Golden Gates), 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates), 176 Shelduck (In the managed retreat), 8 Gadwall (Golden Gates), 20 Pochard (One drake on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including three drakes, Golden Gates), 17 Swift (Golden Gates), 2 Cuckoo (Pair Golden Gates), 3 Stock Dove (Golden Gates), 66 Coot (16 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates), Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat), 17 Curlew (In the managed retreat), Green Sandpiper (On the pit to the south of the tip), Marsh Harrier (Female type west over the pit to the south of the tip), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Golden Gates), 55 Sand Martin (Golden Gates), 4 Cetti's Warbler (One by the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 3 Stonechat (Pair plus a juv near the railway line), 30 Tufted Duck (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including 17 drakes, Golden Gates) Paul Larkin 07:00 to 11:00 Fine and sunny, south wind, rising tide
Sunday 26 Jun Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 3 Cuckoo (single by salcott & pair by southern end of short walk (a hepatic female & I mistook it for a kestrel at first)), 23 Grey Plover (non breeding plumage by abbots hall breech), 9 Bar-tailed Godwit (non breeding plumage), 4 Black-tailed Godwit (breeding plumage), 2 Green Sandpiper (possibly 3 ), 2 Spotted Redshank (only brief & distant flying views, still in breeding plumage), Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, 8 Bearded Tit (possibly 3-4 family groups along the short walk & joyce's head fleet reedbeds, plenty of pinging heard) Tony Kennelly 05:30 to 09:30 sunny & strong SE breeze, 12c - 19c
Sunday 26 Jun Chigborough Lakes 2 Little Owl (I have eventually found the resident pair by accident, after several years of trying.), Lesser Whitethroat (singing male), Corn Bunting (singing male), 4 Yellowhammer (pair) Tony Kennelly 04:40 to 04:45 Sunrise. The fields & back roads north of the reserve
Saturday 25 Jun Maldon 2 Mute Swan (Pair with seven cygnets (originally eight). Elms Farm Park Lake.) Malcolm Corbett 17:00 to 17:05
Saturday 25 Jun Abberton Reservoir Goldeneye, 5 Moorhen, Little Ringed Plover, 10 Cormorant Michael Davies 13:00 to 13:30 Cloudy, strong wind Goldeneye at Abberton Reservoir on 25 Jun 2022, (Michael Davies) , , , , , , ,
Saturday 25 Jun Layer Breton

4 Great Crested Grebe, Common Tern, 2 Spoonbill, 10 Sand Martin, 4 Pied Wagtail, 2 Tufted Duck

Michael Davies 12:30 to 13:30 Cloudy, strong wind Great Crested Grebe at Layer Breton on 25 Jun 2022, (Michael Davies) , , , , , , , , , ,
Saturday 25 Jun Langdon Hills NR EWT 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 3 Nuthatch (At least.), 2 Treecreeper Andrew Cox 11:00 to 11:45 Sun & clouds. Breezy, warm. Lincewood.
Saturday 25 Jun Westley Heights 30 Swift (At least.), Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 5 Green Woodpecker (Two juveniles.), Kestrel, 2 Coal Tit (At least on juv.), 3 Goldcrest (Two singing males.), 3 Nuthatch (At least.), 2 Treecreeper, Spotted Flycatcher Andrew Cox 08:15 to 11:00 Sun & clouds. Breezy, warm.
Saturday 25 Jun Naze, The 2 Avocet (Walton Hall Marshes ), Marsh Harrier, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 by cricket pitch, 2 John Weston Reserve ), 4 Chiffchaff (Singing ), 4 Sedge Warbler (Singing ), 11 Reed Warbler (Singing ), 7 Blackcap (Singing ), 10 Whitethroat (Singing), 280 Starling (++, Walton Hall Marshes ), Song Thrush (Singing ), 30 House Sparrow (+, post-breeding flock north of decoy ponds), Chinese Muntjac Brian Combes 06:30 to 10:45 mainly overcast, brisk southerly wind, warm; high tide; 18 species in song
Friday 24 Jun Wivenhoe 2 Oystercatcher, 20 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Carrion Crow, 20 House Sparrow Michael Davies 12:30 to 13:30 Cloudy, warm, stiff breeze, lowish tide Oystercatcher at Wivenhoe on 24 Jun 2022, (Michael Davies) , , , , , , , ,
Friday 24 Jun Walton-on-The-Naze 24 Barnacle Goose, Shoveler (♀), Teal (♂), 4 Little Grebe, 2 Avocet, 5 Lapwing, Grey Heron, Marsh Harrier (♀), 2 Kestrel (♂♀), Cetti's Warbler (Heard Only), Chiffchaff (Heard Only), 6 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap (Heard Only), 10 Whitethroat (At Least), 4 Meadow Pipit (Circular Walk) Mick Woodruff 12:00 to 15:00 Partly cloudy, Wind South Westerly light to Moderate. 24c / 75.2f
Friday 24 Jun Mersea Island Golden Plover (Golf house saltings pools MC SE), 2 Ringed Plover (With 4 chicks on stone point MC), 3 Sanderling (At high tide on stone point MC SE), 4 Common Tern (Off cudmore Grove SE), Barn Owl (Shows well from cudmore Grove pond hide best as park opens 8am) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Friday 24 Jun Wivenhoe Sparrowhawk (young calling Wivenhoe Wood), Firecrest (singing in Wivenhoe Wood), 2 Goldcrest (Wivenhoe Wood), 2 Treecreeper (Wivenhoe Wood) Richard Allen 09:00 to 13:00
Friday 24 Jun Broomfield, Chelmsford 2 Swift (Patching Hall Lane.) Bruce Brown 09:00 to 13:00 Cloudy
Friday 24 Jun Thorndon CP (South) Cuckoo (Male in flight. Silent.), 6 Coot (Pair with four well grown young, Hatch Farm Pond.), 3 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker (At least two juvs; separate locations.), 2 Kestrel, 3 Skylark (Singing males, including one near Hatch Farm.), 4 Swallow (At least one juv.), 2 Nuthatch (At least.), 3 Treecreeper (At least.), 10 Tufted Duck (Pair plus female with at least seven young, Hatch Farm Pond.) Andrew Cox 08:00 to 09:30 Sunny, warm. Breezy.
Thursday 23 Jun Colchester 20 Swift Graham Barber 21:00 to 21:10
Thursday 23 Jun Broomfield, Chelmsford 5 Swift (Patching Hall Lane.) Bruce Brown 18:00 to 18:10 Cloudy
Thursday 23 Jun Copford SW, near Stanway Stock Dove (In tree. This has been around for a couple of days now), Kingfisher (Taking fish from pond!), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (On peanut feeder), Treecreeper (On sycamore tree a couple of days ago ), Greenfinch (Singing from top of cypress tree) Nico Devereaux 16:00 to 17:45 Warm with patchy cloud
Thursday 23 Jun Westley Heights 2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker (Juvs.), Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 6 Swallow (At least. Church Lane Farm.), 5 Treecreeper (At least. To Gravel Hill Wood, three Hall Wood.) Andrew Cox 14:00 to 16:30 Sun & clouds. Hot, sultry.
Thursday 23 Jun TL6705

Red Kite (Nice breeding male, surveying the area flying in circles and causing much unrest with the locak crows. First time ive ever seenna red kite this far east, they're everywhwere further west around the chilterns, seen several in epping area and a few recently near Ongar, but over the garden in Writtle, thats a first ! )

Herve Groleau 14:00 to 14:15 Nice weather, no wind Red Kite at TL6705 on 23 Jun 2022, (Herve Groleau)
Thursday 23 Jun Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 37 Greylag Goose, 8 Mute Swan, 17 Mallard, 2 Pochard, Swift, Cuckoo, 3 Moorhen, 58 Coot, 6 Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Black-headed Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Common Tern, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, 10 Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 6 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, Wren, 2 Blackbird, Song Thrush, 2 House Sparrow, Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, Linnet, 23 Tufted Duck Graham Barber 09:30 to 12:25
Thursday 23 Jun Great Totham Little Owl (In usual Oak, Church Road.), 3 Green Woodpecker (N and E of South Wood.), 4 Skylark (At least. Singing over wheat fields.), 2 Swallow (Great Totham Hall.), Whitethroat (Singing. St.Peter's Churchyard.), Song Thrush (Singing. Scrub adj. Totham Pit.) Malcolm Corbett 09:10 to 10:05 Cloudy, light NE wind.
Thursday 23 Jun Langenhoe 15 House Martin (Hall farm), 2 Yellowhammer (Males hall farm ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Thursday 23 Jun Langdon Hills NR EWT 8 Swift (At least.), Sparrowhawk (Plotlands.), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), Hobby (Flying over Lincwood.), 2 Goldfinch (At least.) Andrew Cox 08:00 to 09:00 Cloudy, warm. Lincewood/ Plotlands.
Thursday 23 Jun High Ongar Stock Dove (ground feeding in back garden in Nine Ashes Road) Neil Warner 08:00 to 08:05 Good
Thursday 23 Jun East Tilbury 3 Mute Swan (Including a pair with2 young), 2 Egyptian Goose, 259 Shelduck (Plus a crèche of 11 downy young), 36 Gadwall (Plus a brood of 9), 2 Pochard (Females with broods of 7 and 6), Cuckoo (Male), 2 Stock Dove, 8 Little Grebe (Plus broods of 1, 4, and 2), 3 Great Crested Grebe (Including a pair with 3 young), 15 Oystercatcher (Including one with at least one chick), 15 Little Ringed Plover (Including 7 juvs), 37 Curlew, 3 Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull (3/4th year), 3 Common Tern, 2 Little Egret, Barn Owl, Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Tufted Duck Paul Larkin 07:00 to 12:30 Broken cloud, showers, E wind, rising tide
Thursday 23 Jun Naze, The Cuckoo, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 by cricket pitch, 2 John Weston Reserve ), 4 Chiffchaff (Singing ), 2 Sedge Warbler (Singing ), Reed Warbler (Singing ), 8 Blackcap (Singing ), Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ), 12 Whitethroat (Singing ), Song Thrush (Singing ), Chinese Muntjac Brian Combes 06:30 to 09:30 warm, easterly wind, mainly overcast, high tide; 18 species in song