Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Colne Pt 22 Oct 2019 08:30 - 11:00 Richard Allen Merlin (imm seen twice), Peregrine Falcon (ad probably stole prey from Merlin), Marsh Harrier (juv), Sparrowhawk (imm m), 2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, Water Rail, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Brambling, 9 Stonechat, Black Redstart (male), Kingfisher, Greenshank, 25 Corn Bunting, 8 Fieldfare
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 22 Oct 2019 09:30 - 11:00 Water levels very low at all three hides Paul Gymer Kestrel (female), 4 Stonechat (2m, 2f), 100 Skylark (c), 35 Barnacle Goose (some with obvious Canada DNA, plus larger nos of Canadas and Grey Lags), 22 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (only), 51 Avocet (on Crouch), 4 Bearded Tit (maybe more, at third hide), Fieldfare
East Mersea 22 Oct 2019 11:31 - 11:45 Seen by dougal urquhart Stephen Entwistle Crane (Heading east over stone point(DU)), Little Auk (Flew past point up colne (DU)), 2 Gannet (Imm 11.10 mouth of estuary seen by Colin Mac from old hall looking to mersea feeding with big gulls)
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 22 Oct 2019 07:45 - 08:30 3/4 tide receeding Matt Turner Peregrine Falcon (Adult male, not the usual bird), 10 Meadow Pipit, 12 Little Grebe, 25 Wigeon, 150 Black-tailed Godwit, Kingfisher, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Curlew, 10 Avocet
Hanningfield Reservoir 22 Oct 2019 10:00 - 15:15 Dry, sun & cloud, light W breeze 16c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 20 Meadow Pipit (Circa, Point hide.), 30 Linnet (Circa, Point hide.), 3 Yellow-legged Gull (Oak hide.), 7 Goldeneye (1 drake, 6 female. Rawl hide.), 6 Pintail (2 drake, 4 female. Rawl hide.), 100 Shoveler (Plus. ), 10 Wigeon (Rawl hide.), 200 Teal (At least.), 8 Little Grebe, Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 50 Lapwing, 5 Ruff (Lyster hide.), Green Sandpiper (Lyster hide.), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Rawl hide.), Treecreeper (Rawl hide.), 5 Grey Heron, Coal Tit (VC feeders.), 100 Tufted Duck (Circa.), 30 Great Crested Grebe
Frinton-on-Sea 22 Oct 2019 07:00 - 14:00 Early watch then glances to sea during the day. Selected totals, movement to south unless indicated Paul Brayshaw 94 Skylark, Brambling, 40 Robin, 76 Gannet (north), Short-eared Owl (in off and south @0957), Woodlark (Calling high south @ 0908), 279 Goldfinch, 51 Common Scoter (17N 34S)
Mersea Island 21 Oct 2019 12:00 - 13:00 Seen by dougal urquhart Stephen Entwistle 2 Gannet (Feeding off waldegraves), 20 Fieldfare (Cross lane), Little Owl (Fish pond wood (A Field)), 480 Redshank (Golf house pools (SE)), 34 Little Egret (Golf house pools (SE))
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 21 Oct 2019 08:30 - 15:30 Heavy rain for most of the day, NNW wind, falling tide Paul Larkin 57 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), 137 Dunlin (In the managed retreat), 8 Grey Plover (In the managed retreat), 201 Redshank (Mucking Bay), 43 Wigeon (In the managed retreat), 87 Teal (Mucking Bay), 73 Gannet (All up river before the rain stopped, most returned some not for three hours), Yellow-legged Gull (In the managed retreat), 9 Turnstone (In the managed retreat), 348 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), Goldeneye (Female up river before returning to Mucking Bay), 36 Curlew (Mucking Bay), 211 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 418 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 3 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river and out again), Peregrine Falcon (Over from Kent), Sparrowhawk (Over from Kent), Kestrel (Over from Kent), 2 Stonechat (Pair on the approach road to VC), Black-necked Grebe (Golden Gates), 93 Tufted Duck (28 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 16 Pochard (13 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 3 Great Crested Grebe (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 2 Shoveler (One each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates), 159 Coot (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 9 Mute Swan (Golden Gates), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates), Aythya sp. (Female TuftedXPochard hybrid on the pit to the south of the tip)
Frinton-on-Sea 21 Oct 2019 07:00 - 16:00 Light SE overnight then rain from 0630 N4. Early watch then glances to sea during the day. Paul Brayshaw 343 Redwing (c200 pre dawn, then 143 in off at first light), 94 Blackbird (c30 pre dawn then 64 in off at first light), 30 Fieldfare, 62 Robin (+ large influx onto undercliff apparent once the rain stopped), 49 Common Scoter, 33 Dunnock (+ including a group of 8 in a small bare tree on The Esplande), Guillemot (North), 2 Black Redstart (fem type on beach below Third Avenue plus a male on seawall south of beach huts adjacent to GC (per PRD)), 40 Goldcrest (+ marked influx apparent once the rain stopped), 26 Gannet (North)
Hanningfield Reservoir 20 Oct 2019 09:00 - 13:00 David Jobbins Black-necked Grebe (From Lyster hide then flew to middle of res.)
Thorndon CP (North) 20 Oct 2019 08:15 - 09:15 Sunny, some cloud. Chilly. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, Raven (Flew over, at no great height, calling. Near Hatch Farm.)
Thorndon CP (South) 20 Oct 2019 09:45 - 13:00 Sunny, some cloud. Chilly. Andrew Cox 2 Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper
West Mersea 20 Oct 2019 10:45 - 10:45 Stephen Entwistle Redstart (Female Found by dougal urquhart seen by me.from seawall bottom of firs chase caravan site (briefly)), 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Juv maydays farm pye fleet seen Martin cock), Wheatear (Maydays (MC)), Greenshank (Maydays (MC))
Beckton 20 Oct 2019 09:30 - 13:30 Cloudy light North wind Gary A James Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 3 Buzzard, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Redshank, 2 Snipe, Ring Ouzel, Redwing, Stonechat, Chiffchaff, 70 Chaffinch
Langdon Hills NR EWT 20 Oct 2019 14:00 - 15:15 Cloudy, cool. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Kestrel, 22 Black-headed Gull (Feeding over lake.), Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 14 Goldfinch
Tilbury 20 Oct 2019 15:00 - 16:30 Overcast, N wind, HT Paul Larkin 370 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (All but 17, which went down river again, SW into Kent, largest flock 256)
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 20 Oct 2019 14:45 - 16:45 Sunny. Crisp. David Allen Red-throated Diver (Tollesbury Fleet), 5 Bearded Tit (5 calling, one showed well), 110 Avocet, 105 Knot, 140 Grey Plover, 20 Golden Plover, 15 Ringed Plover, 4 Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harrier, 10 Greenshank, 55 Dunlin, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Redshank, 22 Curlew, 3 Kestrel, 30 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 24 Shelduck, 8 Mute Swan
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 20 Oct 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Mild, some cloud, generally sunny and clear. Late afternoon tide. Robert Pease Great White Egret (A fly-by, east to west across the salt marsh 200m south of the Observatory.), 2 Grey Heron, 10 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier (Juvenile ), Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Adult male and female.), Little Owl (Usual spot, easy to find opposite the Chapel.), 20 Meadow Pipit, 12 Skylark (New arrivals ), Mistle Thrush (New arrivals ), Song Thrush, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Goldcrest, 80 Siskin (At least. Two flocks, 60 then 20 flew passed the Obs in tight formations.), Brambling (Obs garden calling.), 10 Robin (An in flux since last week.), 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (At least.)
East Mersea 20 Oct 2019 17:00 - 23:00 Seen by Andy Field Stephen Entwistle 9 Marsh Harrier (Langenhoe point roost), 2 Spoonbill (Langenhoe point roost), Spotted Redshank (Mouth of our fleet), Kingfisher (Oyster fishery (SE))
Alresford 20 Oct 2019 10:45 - 12:45 Cool, but still and hazy Sean Nixon Woodlark (Calling low overhead by old bridge), Curlew Sandpiper (juv (found by Glyn Evans)), 36 Avocet, 26 Dunlin, Greenshank, Stonechat
Westley Heights 19 Oct 2019 08:00 - 10:30 Sunny, mild. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk (Possibly two.), Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Goldcrest (At least.), 10 Long-tailed Tit (At least.), 4 Nuthatch, 6 Goldfinch (At least.)
Beckton 19 Oct 2019 08:00 - 10:00 Sunny SW wind Gary A James Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Meadow Pipit, 4 Jackdaw (Unusual here)
Thorndon CP (South) 19 Oct 2019 15:00 - 16:00 Sun & cloud. Mild. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 10 House Martin (At least.), 5 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch
Naze, The 19 Oct 2019 12:00 - 16:30 bright, mild - highlights mainly from seawall Martin Richards 6 Goldcrest (+), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap (pair), Merlin, Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, Wheatear (usual place), 2 Sandwich Tern, 6 Stonechat, 100 Golden Plover (+), 40 Swallow (+ drifting south)
Naze, The 19 Oct 2019 07:00 - 10:30 mild, cool and strong south-westerly wind, some sun, ebbing tide Brian Combes 3 Sparrowhawk, 5 Song Thrush, 23 Blackbird, 40 Robin (+), 25 Goldcrest, 34 Meadow Pipit (South), 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ), 80 Wood Pigeon (+, south), 6 Stonechat (2 first thing, 4 at the end of session - all on common), 6 Chiffchaff, 18 Chaffinch (South), 120 Goldfinch (+, south), 2 Blackcap, 6 Swallow (South)
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 19 Oct 2019 12:00 - 15:30 mainly sunny SW breeze increasing Sean Gregory Gannet (juvenile S from BBO), 8 Little Egret (at least ), 7 Red-breasted Merganser (drake + 6 female types), 2 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon (pair), Merlin (on shinglebank), Kestrel, Little Owl (calling), Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Stonechat, Rock Pipit (at least)
Abberton Reservoir 19 Oct 2019 12:00 - 16:00 Sunny Yvonne Watling 6 Great White Egret, 7 Goldeneye, 6 Goosander, 2 Marsh Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Ruff, Redshank, Snipe, 15 Egyptian Goose, 2 Stonechat, Wheatear, Long-tailed Duck
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 19 Oct 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Mainly sunny Anthony Gales 2 Bearded Tit, Marsh Harrier
Abberton Reservoir 19 Oct 2019 08:00 - 16:00 Mick Woodruff Little Grebe (LBC), 10 Little Egret (At least), 4 Great White Egret (At least), Long-tailed Duck (Female - In front of Visitors Centre), 6 Goosander (LBC - All females), 2 Shelduck (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide), 2 Egyptian Goose (LDLH Causeway), Black Swan (Billets Farm), 2 Buzzard (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide), Marsh Harrier (Female - Billets Farm), 6 Golden Plover (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide), 16 Black-tailed Godwit (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide), Green Sandpiper (LDLHC Causeway), Redshank (LDLHC Causeway), 6 Ruff (Wigbourgh Bay viewing hide - At least), Green Woodpecker (At least - Reserve), Wheatear (Female-Tern Raft,front of Gwen's Hide), 3 Fieldfare (Wild Wood), 2 Stonechat (Front of Visitors Centre), 2 Cetti's Warbler (LBC 1 sighting+1 calling), 3 Goldcrest (Old Road - At Least 3), 2 Grey Wagtail (LBC), Yellowhammer (LBC), Kingfisher (LBC ( 65 species sighted today )
Frinton-on-Sea 19 Oct 2019 07:00 - 14:00 SW3-4 8/8 clearing to 0/8. Movement to south, passage best observed from seawall adjacent to GC where focused flight lines Paul Brayshaw 2765 Goldfinch, 182 Meadow Pipit, 3 Siskin, 31 Swallow, 981 Linnet, Redpoll sp., 709 Stock Dove, 172 Wood Pigeon, 9 Grey Wagtail, 52 Chaffinch, 134 Skylark, 16 Greenfinch, 2 Brambling, 3 Twite (@ 0845, callling, two pink rumped males), Bearded Tit (+ in reed below southern most beach hut adj GC), 21 Reed Bunting
Thorndon CP (South) 18 Oct 2019 08:45 - 09:45 Sunny, breezy. Andrew Cox 4 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper
Thorndon CP (North) 18 Oct 2019 09:45 - 10:45 Sunny, breezy. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 4 Linnet (At least.)
West Mersea 18 Oct 2019 11:00 - 11:00 Firs road cemetery seen by A Field Stephen Entwistle Ring Ouzel
Abberton Reservoir 18 Oct 2019 09:30 - 11:30 Overcaste, with sun breaking through. SW breeze Sean Nixon Ring Ouzel (1W male in Wild wood), 3 Song Thrush, 37 Stock Dove, Buzzard, Great White Egret
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 18 Oct 2019 12:15 - 16:00 Sunny, breezy. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk (Took great tit from feeder.), Peregrine Falcon (Immature male.), 3 Avocet, 3 Grey Plover, 4 Turnstone, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 47 Curlew, Green Woodpecker, Stonechat
Naze, The 18 Oct 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Liz Huxley 8 Goldcrest (+), Jay (+), Green Woodpecker, Rock Pipit, 2 Sandwich Tern, 50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 10 Turnstone (+), Brambling
East Mersea 18 Oct 2019 16:45 - 16:45 Seen by M Cock Stephen Entwistle 2 Spoonbill (Roosting on langenhoe point ), Kingfisher (Oyster fishery ), 12 Swallow (Oyster fishery ), 3 Stonechat (Oyster fishery )
Chelmsford City Centre 18 Oct 2019 08:45 - 08:45 mainly sunny, still cool Sean Gregory Cetti's Warbler (singing near ERO)
Frinton-on-Sea 18 Oct 2019 07:00 - 13:00 SW4-5 rain clearing to 0/8 and SW6. Movement to south. Selected totals Paul Brayshaw 392 Dunlin, Velvet Scoter (very close male @ 0818), 2 Arctic Skua, 124 Goldfinch, Purple Sandpiper (on sea wall rocks opposite GC), Woodlark (calling bird low over GC @ 1220)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 17 Oct 2019 08:00 - 09:00 Sunny, cool. Lincewood & Plotlands. Andrew Cox 4 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 6 Meadow Pipit (South over top ridge.), 3 House Martin, 2 Song Thrush, Chiffchaff (Singing.), 2 Goldfinch
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 17 Oct 2019 07:30 - 08:30 Low tide, all sightings from white bridge Matt Turner Sparrowhawk (Female chasing flock of linnet, then harassed by crow), 100 Lapwing, 10 Skylark (inc one in full flight song), 8 Meadow Pipit, 50 Linnet, Kingfisher (Fishing off railway bridge), 3 Little Grebe, 3 Pintail (1 drake, 2f), Dunlin (single juv feeding distant west, had to walk closer to confirm!), Grey Plover (juv feeding same area as dunlin), Shoveler (female), 20 Wigeon (+)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 17 Oct 2019 11:30 - 14:00 Sun, cloud & showers. S wind strengthening, 16c. Sightings with Brenda from Scrape hide. David Hale Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier (M&F.), Kestrel (Harassing Buzzard.), Sparrowhawk, 100 Lapwing (Circa.), 5 Ruff, 2 Snipe, Spotted Redshank (Suffering with injured leg.), 10 Shoveler (5 pair.), 4 Gadwall (2 pair.), 10 Mallard (Circa.), 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Reed Bunting (Male.), Stonechat (Female.), Cetti's Warbler (Heard only from below hide.), 100 Starling (At least.), 4 Jackdaw, 2 Stock Dove
Ardleigh Reservoir 17 Oct 2019 12:00 - 12:15 clear and sunny Martin Peers Mediterranean Gull (adult wp.), Chiffchaff
Broomhouse, Langham 17 Oct 2019 13:00 - 14:00 cloud building with heavy shower Martin Peers 11 Mute Swan, 130 Teal, Sparrowhawk (female), Water Rail, Snipe, Kingfisher, 6 Skylark (passage), Chiffchaff (also 2 Migrant Hawkers + 8 Common Darters)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 17 Oct 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Sun & clouds, warm. Becoming chillier with heavy shower. Andrew Cox Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier (Adult female & adult male.), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 7 Snipe (At least.), 3 Ruff (At least.), Spotted Redshank (Bird with injured leg.), Stonechat (Female.), 150 Lapwing (At least.), 28 Mallard (At least.), 15 Shoveler (At least.)
Vange Marsh RSPB 17 Oct 2019 16:15 - 18:00 Sun & cloud. Mild. Showers. Andrew Cox Little Grebe, Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier (Adult female & immature.), 4 Curlew, 2 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Kingfisher, 12 Meadow Pipit, 40 Pied Wagtail (At least.), 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Swallow, 4 Bearded Tit (At least.), 30 Linnet, 5 Reed Bunting (At least.)
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 17 Oct 2019 13:00 - 17:00 High tide, light winds, heavy shower later Ken Hudgell Scaup (Male on river, first I've seen here.), 6 Marsh Harrier, 2 Bullfinch, Peregrine Falcon (Geedon Saltings), 250 Avocet (Langenhoe point and intertidal area), 200 Black-tailed Godwit (Geedon Saltings and intertidal area), 30 Wigeon (Intertidal area), 100 Grey Plover (Geedon saltings), 200 Redshank (+ All over), 100 Curlew, 50 Dunlin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel
West Mersea 17 Oct 2019 10:45 - 10:45 Firs road cemetery found by dougal urquhart Stephen Entwistle Ring Ouzel (Feldy view (back of cemetery )), Greenshank (Strood seawall), Peregrine Falcon (Strood seawall), Wheatear (Strood seawall)
Frinton-on-Sea 17 Oct 2019 07:00 - 15:30 SW2-3 initially 8/8 slowly clearing. Massive movement to south at all heights and ranges, selected totals Paul Brayshaw 733 Wood Pigeon, 4475 Goldfinch (in 216 flocks up to 80 strong), 171 Meadow Pipit, 74 White / Pied Wagtail, 619 Chaffinch, 22 Reed Bunting, 1243 Linnet, 6 Jay, 104 Swallow, 91 Skylark, 2 Grey Wagtail, 46 Siskin, 6 Brambling, 475 Starling, 32 Greenfinch, 18 Redpoll sp., Short-eared Owl, Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear