Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Colchester 26 Jul 2021 20:20 - 20:25 Graham Barber 20 Swift (+ St Albrights breeding area new farm Road stanway )
Great Totham 26 Jul 2021 17:30 - 17:35 Malcolm Corbett 7 Mute Swan (Pair with five young, inc. one leucistic cygnet. Totham Pit. (Confirmation of previous third party report).)
Vange Marsh RSPB 26 Jul 2021 10:50 - 14:30 Cloudy, some sun. Warm, becoming hot. Andrew Cox Great White Egret, 7 Pochard (Female with six well grown young.), 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Curlew, 34 Redshank (At least.), 2 Spotted Redshank (WP.), 8 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Bearded Tit (Juvs, western end.)
Beckton 26 Jul 2021 09:30 - 11:30 Cloudy/warm Gary A James 2 Oystercatcher, Common Sandpiper, 20 Common Tern (+), 4 Arctic Tern (upriver), Sandwich Tern (downriver), 40 Swift (+), 15 House Martin
Layer Breton 25 Jul 2021 12:00 - 14:00 Sunny, clouds Michael Davies 4 Spoonbill, 7 Cormorant, Pied Wagtail, 5 Common Tern, 7 Egyptian Goose
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 25 Jul 2021 05:00 - 09:45 Low tide & overcast. Walk from Salcott village to Joyces Head Fleet & back Tony Kennelly 2 Whimbrel (Salcott channel), 8 Spotted Redshank (Salcott Channel), 3 Marsh Harrier (1m & 2f/juv hunting all over reserve), 3 Ruff (Pools), Common Gull, 2 Common Sandpiper (Pools), 2 Green Sandpiper (Pools), Greenshank (Salcott channel), Bar-tailed Godwit (Salcott channel), 2 Bearded Tit (Heard at southern end of short walk), Corn Bunting (singing male), 4 Yellow Wagtail (fledglings along salcott channel seawall)
Thorndon CP (South) 25 Jul 2021 08:00 - 09:15 Overcast, warm. Andrew Cox 7 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Coal Tit (At least.), 3 Nuthatch (At least.)
Holland Haven 25 Jul 2021 09:00 - 09:30 Paul Brayshaw 2 Wood Sandpiper (On scrape, found by Pete loud)
Birch 24 Jul 2021 18:40 - 18:48 Overcast, warm, dry Paul Everett Yellowhammer (Singing)
Naze, The 24 Jul 2021 05:45 - 09:45 strong NE wind, overcast, warm, rising tide; 10 species in song Brian Combes 2 Reed Warbler (Singing), Sparrowhawk, 8 Sand Martin (Around colony), 33 Sanderling (On beach by tidal lagoons), 64 Sandwich Tern (51 roosting Cormorant Creek ), 2 Whimbrel, 2 Green Woodpecker (Juveniles), 122 Black-tailed Godwit (+, including 75 feeding/roosting on Walton Hall Marshes ), 7 Grey Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper (2 Walton Hall Marshes, 1 Walton Channel ), 11 Bar-tailed Godwit (Walton Channel/Cormorant Creek ), 2 Avocet, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Dunlin, Cetti's Warbler (Singing, John Weston Reserve )
Colchester 24 Jul 2021 10:00 - 11:30 (Cymbeline Meadows) Oliver Cottis 4 Bullfinch (2 pairs. Unlikely to be the same pair twice unless they moved very far), Kingfisher (heard only), 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawk (heard only, from in dense woodland), House Martin, 3 Swift, 3 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch, 5 Wren, 2 Jay, 2 Stock Dove, 9 Blue Tit, Robin, 2 Blackbird, 76 Wood Pigeon, 8 Carrion Crow, 6 Magpie
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 24 Jul 2021 11:00 - 12:00 Overcast, warm and dry Paul Everett 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, Pochard, 4 Cormorant (1 on island, 3 on platform), 7 Common Tern, 6 Great Crested Grebe (pair with 4 chicks), 30 Canada Goose, Grey Heron, 3 Pied Wagtail (1 adult , 2 juv), 16 Greylag Goose (Flyover), 2 Blue Tit (juv.), Green Woodpecker (heard only)
Wivenhoe 24 Jul 2021 12:00 - 13:00 Michael Davies 15 Starling, 8 Swallow
Abberton Reservoir 24 Jul 2021 07:00 - 16:00 Overcast with spots of rain and thunder, then becoming partly cloudy and warm. Mick Woodruff 25 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret (Possibly 3? -LDLH Causeway), 22 Teal (LB Causeway ), 20 Gadwall (At Least - LB Causeway ), 500 Canada Goose (Estimated), Black Swan (Gwen's Hide), Hobby (Bay Hide Bay), 40 Lapwing (At least), 3 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Common Sandpiper (Both Causeways), Tawny Owl (Wood mouse Trail - West), Song Thrush (LB Causeway ), 2 Reed Warbler (LB Causeway ), 5 Yellow Wagtail (Wood mouse Trail - West), 2 Bullfinch (♂♀ - Wood mouse Trail - West), 2 Green Woodpecker (Heard only), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Heard only -Butterflies include Purple Emperor, Comma, Meadow Brown, Grayling, Wall Brown, )
Abberton Reservoir 24 Jul 2021 17:00 - 18:40 Overcast, warm and dry Paul Everett 15 Pochard (+), 5 Great Crested Grebe (including young), 4 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 5 Egyptian Goose, 6 Lapwing, 2 Goldfinch, Common Sandpiper, 5 Cormorant (+)
Shrub End 24 Jul 2021 19:00 - 20:15 Oliver Cottis 5 Corn Bunting (a family, with 3 chicks!), 10 Meadow Pipit (including at-least 2 individuals parachuting), 18 Skylark, 100 Swift (minimum count), 13 Linnet, 20 Goldfinch, 9 Swallow, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker
Stapleford Tawney 24 Jul 2021 16:00 - 17:00 Warm humid Ann Darnell Buzzard (Juvenile perching on telegraph pole each day), 6 Goldfinch, 4 Swallow (Have nested in farmyard), 2 Skylark (Over barley field )
Chipping Ongar 24 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Warm sunny evening Ann Darnell 20 Swift (Very high over car park )
Abberton Reservoir 23 Jul 2021 10:30 - 15:00 Dry, sun & cloud cooling E breeze 22c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 17 Little Egret, 8 Grey Heron, 8 Lapwing, 2 Little Ringed Plover (LDHC. East end. ), Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, 10 Common Tern (At least.), Black Swan (LDHC. ), 50 Linnet (Flock, Billets Farm.), 6 Swallow, 3 Stock Dove (Billets Farm.), 5 Skylark (Juveniles.)
Hanningfield Reservoir 23 Jul 2021 11:00 - 16:00 Sunny spells Paul Dawtrey 6 Red-crested Pochard (In Eclipse - near Fishing lodge), 53 Great Crested Grebe (Counted - maybe more), 8 Pochard, 300 Tufted Duck (Likely this quantity understated), 200 Coot (Likely this quantity understated), 20 Mute Swan (Likely this quantity understated), 20 Egyptian Goose, Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, 50 Mallard (Numerous), 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull (Numerous ), 40 Greylag Goose, 40 Canada Goose, Bar-headed Goose (Spectacular bird even if an escape), Little Egret, 20 Cormorant, Green Woodpecker (Heard in woods), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Heard in woods), Chiffchaff (Heard in woods )
Abberton Reservoir 23 Jul 2021 14:00 - 18:00 Oliver Cottis Great White Egret, 27 Little Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 430 Canada Goose, 130 Greylag Goose, 55 Mute Swan, 11 Egyptian Goose, 37 Pochard, 107 Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, 5 Great Crested Grebe (including one chick), 3 Stock Dove, 50 Coot, 13 Lapwing, Great Black-backed Gull, 19 Common Tern, 45 Cormorant, 3 Swallow, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Starling, 11 Skylark, 5 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Chaffinch, Marsh Harrier, Black Swan, Peregrine Falcon, Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 50 Gadwall (plus)
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 23 Jul 2021 16:00 - 17:00 Martin Henry 5 Little Egret (much disturbance from 6+ youths)
Thorndon CP (South) 23 Jul 2021 08:00 - 09:00 Sun & clouds. Breezy. Andrew Cox 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch
Mersea Island 23 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Stephen Entwistle Whinchat (Well marked summer male strood hill (first field from layby 25m from dyke on top of wheat, just as seawall straighten out.))
Harlow 22 Jul 2021 17:30 - 17:30 Alan Harris 200 Swift (large flock feeding on flying ants over the Old town.), Peregrine Falcon
Wickford 22 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Dry, sunny, hot, calm. Garden sightings with Brenda. David Hale 40 Swift (Conservative estimate over garden most days. Usual number of summer birds.), Sparrowhawk (Chased away by circa 20 plus Swift. Happens here every summer. ), 3 Blackbird (2 juveniles & one male taking Mealworms to it's 2nd brood. ), 20 House Sparrow (Circa. A successful breeding season in our porches again. ), 2 Goldfinch (Pair, regular visitors to our Sunflower Hearts. Often with juveniles in tow. ), Great Tit (Pair bred in usual porch, young fledged about a month ago. ), 4 Collared Dove (Still nest behind Satellite dishes much to the delight of local Magpie's.)
Wivenhoe 22 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Dry, very warm Michael Davies 2 Carrion Crow, Starling
Shenfield 22 Jul 2021 08:35 - 08:35 Warm, sunny, no wind James Hudson Red Kite (drifted north-east over Sebastian Avenue)
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 22 Jul 2021 07:30 - 08:00 Sunny and warm Brian Bolton 5 Common Sandpiper (Still), Kingfisher (Male On fishing lake)
Friday Wood 21 Jul 2021 13:30 - 16:00 Sunny warm Andrew Goodey Red Kite (Over Miltary corrective training centre into wood), 2 Bullfinch (Calling birds)
Donyland Wood 21 Jul 2021 11:15 - 13:15 Sunny warm Andrew Goodey Hobby (Watched hawking for dragonflies just by weir lane), 2 Nuthatch
Naze, The 21 Jul 2021 12:00 - 15:00 Very hot - all sightings on beach towards Stone Point Martin Richards 26 Whimbrel (flying south in V formation and calling), 10 Bar-tailed Godwit (summer plumage), 25 Knot (summer plumage), 31 Sanderling (summer plumage), 11 Dunlin (summer plumage), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Sandwich Tern
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 21 Jul 2021 09:00 - 11:00 Selected highlights Steve Grimwade Great White Egret, 9 Spotted Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, Water Rail, 3 Bearded Tit, Dark-bellied Brent Goose
Abberton Reservoir 21 Jul 2021 06:30 - 08:45 Selected highlights Steve Grimwade 6 Cattle Egret (5 adults in breeding plumage and 1 juvenile), Great White Egret, 2 Bullfinch (Male and Female), Oystercatcher, 3 Mandarin Duck (Eclipse drakes)
Thorndon CP (South) 21 Jul 2021 09:00 - 10:00 Sunny hot. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Common Tern, 2 Treecreeper (At least.), 4 Nuthatch (At least.)
Epping 20 Jul 2021 14:00 - 14:00 Hot, sunny, still Roger Emmens 80 Jackdaw (Feeding flock)
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 20 Jul 2021 07:30 - 08:00 Sunny and warm Brian Bolton 4 Common Sandpiper (Still)
TL8609 20 Jul 2021 06:05 - 07:35 Sunny, warm, light SE wind. Turtle Dove Survey. Malcolm Corbett 12 Linnet, Corn Bunting (Brief song.), Reed Bunting (Male.)
Great Totham 20 Jul 2021 07:55 - 07:55 Sunny, warm, light SE wind. Malcolm Corbett Little Owl (Flew from tree cavity when passer-by attempted to take photo.)
Thorndon CP (South) 20 Jul 2021 08:35 - 09:20 Sunny, hot. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Langdon Hills NR EWT 20 Jul 2021 10:00 - 11:00 Sunny, hot. Marks Hill. Andrew Cox 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch (At least.)
Stapleford Tawney 20 Jul 2021 20:30 - 20:30 Warm dusk Ann Darnell Little Owl (Perched on post)
Chipping Ongar 20 Jul 2021 20:45 - 21:00 Very warm dusk Ann Darnell 25 Swift (Screaming high over Sainsbury’s. Saw last week too)
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 20 Jul 2021 05:30 - 07:30 Richard Allen 5 Turtle Dove (2 males purring and two and one in flight), 10 Nightingale (whistling and croaking), 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 4 Whimbrel
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 19 Jul 2021 07:30 - 08:00 Sunny and warm Brian Bolton 4 Common Sandpiper (Possibly 5?), Green Sandpiper (Still on East shore around tyres ), Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose (Pair), 2 Lapwing
Naze, The 19 Jul 2021 13:00 - 16:00 Dry, sunny, breeze, hot; low tide at 13:40. Walk to Stone Point and return. Paul Hargreaves Buzzard, Kestrel, 8 Ringed Plover (at least), 2 Knot (summer plumage), 60 Sanderling (at least, all in summer plumage), 2 Dunlin (summer plumage), 12 Bar-tailed Godwit (summer plumage, mainly males), 4 Whimbrel, 2 Turnstone (summer plumage), Mediterranean Gull, 10 Sandwich Tern (at least, flyovers or on the sea), 2 Little Tern (from Stone Point), 2 Skylark, 6 Sand Martin (near John Weston reserve), Whitethroat
Dovercourt 19 Jul 2021 15:50 - 15:50 Hot, clear, little wind Simon Banks Hobby (Over A 120 between Ramsey and Parkeston roundabouts.)
Kelvedon Hatch 19 Jul 2021 17:50 - 17:55 David Jobbins Raven (Over garden, chased by locally resident Carrion Crow.)
Wivenhoe 19 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Very warm, sunny Michael Davies 2 Treecreeper, 7 Mute Swan
Langdon Hills NR EWT 19 Jul 2021 15:30 - 16:00 Sunny, some cloud. Hot. Plotlands ridge. Andrew Cox Kestrel (Hovering in the distance.), Hobby (Hunting insects. Mobbed by swifts at one point.), 17 Swift (At least.), Green Woodpecker