Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Weald CP, near South Weald 18 Aug 2019 08:00 - 09:30 Cloudy, some sun. Warm. Andrew Cox Red Kite, 7 Green Woodpecker (At least. Including at least two juvs.), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Nuthatch (At least.), Bullfinch, 2 Goldfinch
Heybridge GP 18 Aug 2019 06:00 - 08:30 Low tide Tony Kennelly 32 Golden Plover (Most in summer plumage), Grey Plover (Summer plumage), Turnstone, 4 Greenshank, 50 Redshank, 100 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (1 adult losing breeding plumage & 1 juvenile), Whimbrel, 10 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper (Small corner pit), Common Sandpiper (Small corner pit), 6 Lapwing, 10 Ringed Plover, 10 Little Egret, 12 Cormorant, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males), 10 Pied Wagtail (Leaving reed bed roost), 40 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, Swift (With swallows)
Abberton Reservoir 18 Aug 2019 15:50 - 16:00 Stephen Entwistle Osprey (Found by yvonne flying poss tollesbury way), Wood Sandpiper (Close in LDLH east side)
Vange Marsh RSPB 18 Aug 2019 13:15 - 15:15 Sun & cloud. Warm, breezy. Andrew Cox 5 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, Marsh Harrier (Adult male.), 23 Curlew (Roosting on dry area. ), 2 Redshank (Saline lagoon.), 2 Greenshank (Saline lagoon.), 3 Green Sandpiper (Saline lagoon.), 3 Common Sandpiper (Saline lagoon.), 100 Black-headed Gull (At least. Roosting on dry area.), 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Roosting on dry area.), 4 Bearded Tit, 2 Goldfinch (Pair.)
Wrabness 18 Aug 2019 15:00 - 17:00 Dry sunny warm Kevin Tunnicliffe Spotted Flycatcher (In oak tree near entrance EWT), 8 Blackcap (In elder bushes ), 2 Pied Wagtail (In horse field), 13 Swallow, 17 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, 10 Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat (In elder bushes with whitethroat), 16 Blue Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 6 Goldfinch
Thorndon CP (North) 17 Aug 2019 08:00 - 08:45 Sunny, warm. Some breeze. Andrew Cox 2 Green Woodpecker, 6 Swallow (At least.), 10 House Martin (At least.), 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper
Thorndon CP (South) 17 Aug 2019 08:45 - 09:30 Sunny, warm. Some breeze. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper
Kelvedon Hatch 17 Aug 2019 10:00 - 11:00 David Jobbins Raven (Calling from BT mast), Buzzard
Weald CP, near South Weald 17 Aug 2019 07:45 - 11:00 Andrew Stroud Raven (Flew over Sand pit Lane northwards calling (probably one of the Kelvedon Hatch birds)), Red Kite, 6 Buzzard (Group of 4, & 2 together. Lots of calling going on), Sparrowhawk (Female), 2 Willow Warbler (1 in swallows just west of Sand pit Lane, & 1 at South Weald Cricket ground), 5 Chiffchaff, 10 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 3 Swift, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrest (Two large mobile tit flocks. One in the valves are and the other in the sandpits)
Abberton Reservoir 17 Aug 2019 10:35 - 16:15 sunny, clouding over; breezy Mark Gregory 2 Great White Egret (Hide Bay Hide), 2 Red-crested Pochard (male + female, Wigborough bay), Ruddy Shelduck, Ring-necked Duck (male eclipse LdLH c'way SE corner), 5 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 3 Hobby, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Green Sandpiper (Hide Bay Hide), 5 Common Sandpiper (at least), Redshank, 2 Greenshank (Gwen's Hide), Whimbrel (Wigborough Bay), 2 Mediterranean Gull (juveniles Gwen's Hide), 2 Swift, Wheatear (Wigborough Bay), 5 Yellow Wagtail (at least)
Great Baddow, Chelmsford 17 Aug 2019 18:15 - 18:30 David Pallash 2 Egyptian Goose (New for patch), Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, 4 Linnet
Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 17 Aug 2019 12:00 - 17:30 Sun & clouds. Breezy. Andrew Cox Kestrel, 15 Teal, 12 Oystercatcher (Lagoon.), 50 Ringed Plover (At least. East of slipway.), 50 Grey Plover (At least. Across from slipway, roosting on salt marsh. Many in summer plumage.), 26 Lapwing (Lagoon.), 11 Dunlin (At least. East of slipway.), 7 Knot (Roosting on lagoon with Godwits. Four in summer plumage.), 2 Turnstone (Flew across to Canvey side from near slipway.), 2 Whimbrel (At least.), Bar-tailed Godwit (East of slipway. Winter plumage/ juvenile.), 2000 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx. Roosting on lagoon.), 16 Greenshank (Lagoon.), Common Sandpiper (Lagoon.), Mediterranean Gull (Adult, from slipway.), 5 Common Gull (Slipway.), Common Tern (Close to slipway. Many more across creek, roosting on wooden jetty.), 5 Sandwich Tern (One very close to slipway. Others roosting across creek; or in flight.), 3 Little Tern (Across from slipway, fishing saltmarsh edge & channels.), 4 Yellow Wagtail (At least. Including a still nicely coloured male having a dust bath in the slipway car park.), Sparrowhawk (Flew over lagoon.), 30 Goldfinch (At least, landward side of bridge. Mostly juveniles.), 5 Greenfinch (Landward side of bridge.)
Alresford 17 Aug 2019 18:30 - 20:30 Chris Stuttle 3 Hobby (Hawking above woods and showing very well), 2 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard, 100 Goldfinch (Flock of 100 plus)
Wivenhoe 17 Aug 2019 18:00 - 18:00 Michael Padmore 2 Swift
Westley Heights 16 Aug 2019 08:00 - 10:15 Cloudy, warmish. Breezy. Andrew Cox 5 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30 Swallow (At least. Feeding over Westley Heights, often at ground level. Many juvs.), 30 House Martin (At least. Feeding over Westley Heights. Mostly higher up than the swallows.), Sand Martin (At least one among the other hirundines.), Whitethroat (Male.), Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap (Male & female.), 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 10 Goldfinch (Several juvs.)
Abberton Reservoir 16 Aug 2019 09:30 - 12:15 Clouding over, breeze picking up, starting to rain at end of visit Paul Hargreaves 8 Little Egret (Hide Bay), 2 Great White Egret (Hide Bay), 3 Cattle Egret (Adult in breeding plumage, 2 juveniles all in tree south west of LDLHC), Egyptian Goose (In flight in Hide Bay), Ruddy Shelduck (On reservoir bank, south-east corner of LDLHC), Ring-necked Duck (On reservoir bank, south-east corner of LDLHC with coot and tufted duck), 2 Ringed Plover (One on north side of Hide Bay, one in Wigborough Bay), 20 Black-tailed Godwit (At least, in Wigborough Bay), Greenshank (Wigborough Bay), 4 Green Sandpiper (North side of Hide Bay), Wood Sandpiper (Distant, on bund to left of viewing screen in Wigborough Bay), 2 Common Sandpiper (North side of Hide Bay), Common Gull (Wigborough Bay), Swift (Many over reservoir with swallows and sand martins), 4 Stock Dove (North side of Hide Bay)
Hanningfield Reservoir 16 Aug 2019 09:15 - 13:15 SW breeze, overcast, light showers pm. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 7 Common Sandpiper (Rawl hide.), Greenshank (Rawl hide.), 50 Swift (Circa.), 20 House Martin (Circa.), 100 Sand Martin (Plus. ), Turnstone (Point hide.), Black-tailed Godwit (Oak hide.), 3 Little Ringed Plover (Oak hide.), 3 Little Grebe (Oak hide.), 15 Red-crested Pochard (Circa. Oak hide.), 4 Great Black-backed Gull (Point hide.), Common Tern, 4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Buzzard, 4 Lapwing (Oak hide.)
Holland Haven 16 Aug 2019 14:15 - 15:30 rather wet & windy! Liz Huxley 2 Willow Warbler (+), Kestrel, Whinchat, Wheatear, 15 Avocet (most juvs), 2 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 16 Aug 2019 07:55 - 09:35 And 11:35 to 11:55. Overcast, moderate SW wind. Malcolm Corbett 26 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. two juveniles.), Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Swift, 40 Swallow (+.), 50 House Martin (+. Circa twenty moved SW.), 11 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat
Chigborough Lakes 16 Aug 2019 09:35 - 11:35 Overcast, moderate SW wind. Malcolm Corbett 8 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 21 Cormorant, 2 Sparrowhawk (Males, up together.), 17 Moorhen, 2 Green Woodpecker, Hobby (Perched by Gadwall Lake.), Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch (Pair.)
Frinton-on-Sea 16 Aug 2019 06:00 - 18:00 W1-SW5, cloudy, rain from early pm. Selected totals, movement to south Paul Brayshaw 15 Willow Warbler (influx on undercliff early am), 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenshank, Great Skua
Wrabness 15 Aug 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Overcast and windy Peter Brittain 12 Sand Martin (C12 + 3 young at the entrance of a hole), Green Woodpecker, Whitethroat, Kestrel, Moorhen, 15 Goldfinch (Adults with young), Buzzard (Calling,over car park.)
Chigborough Lakes 15 Aug 2019 08:40 - 10:50 And 13:15 to 14:00. Overcast, becoming brighter, fresh W. wind. With Graham Barber. Malcolm Corbett 3 Green Woodpecker (At least.), Willow Warbler (Possibly two. Brief song heard.), 11 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 15 Aug 2019 10:50 - 13:15 Cloudy, sunny intervals, fresh W. wind. Lots of hirundine and warbler movement. With Graham Barber. Malcolm Corbett 2 Egyptian Goose (Large lake.), 23 Great Crested Grebe, Common Tern, 3 Swift, Kingfisher (Male.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 100 Sand Martin (circa. Two separate flocks during visit, most feeding low over lake.), 3 Swallow, 150 House Martin (+. Three separate flocks during visit, most feeding high over lakes.), 10 Long-tailed Tit (+. Among mixed warbler flock.), 5 Willow Warbler (+. Conservative estimate. Among mixed warbler flock moving E to W along hedgerows.), 40 Chiffchaff (circa. Conservative estimate. Had counted 13 individuals before encountering mixed warbler flock working their way W along hedgerows.), 2 Blackcap, 10 Lesser Whitethroat (+. Conservative estimate. Among mixed warbler flock moving W. along hedgerows.), Song Thrush
Sudbury, Suffolk 15 Aug 2019 12:00 - 14:00 cloudy then sunny; breezy Martin Peers 8 Mute Swan (pair + 4 cygnets & pair: all records GLEMSFORD PITS), 20 Moorhen (including 8 juvs + 2 small chicks), Herring Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker (one juv.), Hobby, Marsh Tit (+), Whitethroat (juv), Nuthatch (calling), 2 Bullfinch (juvs)
The Hythe, Colchester 15 Aug 2019 17:30 - 19:15 Dry and calm, lagoon bone dry Matt Turner 2 Peregrine Falcon (Both sat on tallest pylon, looked like male and female from distance), 24 Redshank, Curlew, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Being mobbed by a crow), Kestrel, Green Sandpiper, 51 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Swift, 7 Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 8 Linnet, 30 Goldfinch, 100 Starling, 2 Little Egret, 3 Lapwing
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 15 Aug 2019 10:00 - 14:00 Cloudy, stiff W breeze, high tide John McLaughlin 10 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 35 Avocet, 20 Ringed Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Dunlin, 8 Ruff, 250 Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 12 Green Sandpiper, 8 Common Sandpiper, 40 Common Tern (about 30% juveniles), Wheatear, 2 Bearded Tit
Vange Marsh RSPB 15 Aug 2019 17:00 - 18:30 Sun & clouds. Warm. Andrew Cox Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, 6 Curlew, Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron
East Tilbury 15 Aug 2019 08:15 - 12:30 Overcast, W wind, rising tide Paul Larkin 33 Yellow-legged Gull, 105 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 114 Ringed Plover, 165 Dunlin, 48 Lapwing, 11 Knot (All grey birds bar one), 48 Grey Plover, 3567 Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit (Juv), 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 9 Little Grebe (Plus one downy young), 97 Shelduck (Plus a crèche of four), 5 Yellow Wagtail
Frinton-on-Sea 15 Aug 2019 06:00 - 19:00 SW1-4, selected totals, movement to south Paul Brayshaw 12 Mediterranean Gull (including three juveniles), Tree Pipit (@ 1302)
Rayne 14 Aug 2019 06:45 - 06:45 Clear sunny Andrew Goodey Tree Pipit (One flew over village calling three times)
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 14 Aug 2019 07:15 - 08:00 Dry, warm and overcast Brian Bolton 4 Common Sandpiper (At least), 2 Greenshank (On West shore), Snipe (On West shore), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Female type & juv on South shore)
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 14 Aug 2019 09:30 - 11:45 Cloudy turning to rain. All sightings from walk to 1st hide, all waders on Scrape Paul Fletcher 8 Skylark (+ In second field), 40 Starling (+ mobile ), Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 5 Pied Wagtail, 6 Teal, 8 Tufted Duck (Female and large ducklings), Greenfinch (Car park area), Goldfinch (On feeders at car park), Robin (Near feeders at car park), 12 Curlew (+ Overhead dropping into field to far left of hide)
Frinton-on-Sea 14 Aug 2019 06:00 - 19:00 SW1-6, rain setting in during pm. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated Paul Brayshaw 2 Black-tailed Godwit (a scarce seawatch record), 21 Redshank (a good day total), 2 Arctic Skua (offshore @ 0600 then north, my first autumn birds), Fulmar (north), Black Tern (@ 1354), Kittiwake (north), 2 Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit (@ 0707), Grey Wagtail, 4 Wheatear, 131 Swift
TL7006 14 Aug 2019 17:30 - 17:45 no rain after heavy showers Andrew Stroud 6 Swift (Birds low over Central Park, Chelmsford as the storm clouds cleared briefly), 3 House Martin
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 13 Aug 2019 07:15 - 08:00 Dry and sunny & chilly Brian Bolton 6 Common Sandpiper, Sparrowhawk, Turtle Dove (On usual wires then flushed by Sparrowhawk)
South Woodham Ferrers 13 Aug 2019 07:15 - 08:15 Clear overnight and a clear sunny early morning. Robert Pease 6 Lesser Whitethroat (One adult and five juveniles working the hawthorn and brambles around Saltcoats marsh.), 8 Reed Warbler (Saltcoats marsh), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Saltcoats marsh. Three calling birds in three separate areas.), Buzzard (Saltcoats grazing meadows)
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 13 Aug 2019 07:50 - 09:10 Sunny, light W. wind. Malcolm Corbett 21 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. two juveniles.), Swift, 2 Green Woodpecker, 10 Sand Martin (circa.), 7 Swallow, 30 House Martin (circa.), Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.)
Chigborough Lakes 13 Aug 2019 09:10 - 11:15 Sunny, warm, light to fresh W. wind. Malcolm Corbett 10 Little Grebe (Inc. two young.), 3 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. one juvenile.), 3 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret (Nine Pochard Lake, seven Main Lake.), 25 Cormorant, Buzzard (Heard only.), 16 Moorhen, 3 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 11 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Bullfinch (Male.), Greenfinch
Walton-on-The-Naze 13 Aug 2019 10:30 - 10:30 Cloudy, sunning spells, 18c Ron Colson Common Sandpiper (From a boat trip out nr Horsey Island), 8 Barnacle Goose (Horsey Island)
Abberton Reservoir 13 Aug 2019 09:50 - 16:50 Dry, sun & cloud, light W breeze, max 24c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 2 Wheatear (Juveniles, Billets Farm.), Green Woodpecker (Billets Farm.), 10 Swallow (Circa. Pair with 2 juveniles Billets Farm.), Wood Sandpiper (Hide Bay hide, far bank.), 4 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail (LBC.), 2 Great White Egret (1 Hide Bay hide, 1 Wig Bay screen.), 8 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret, 50 Sand Martin (Circa, Billets Farm.), Ruff (Gwens hide.), 12 Egyptian Goose, 3 Greenshank, 2 Red-crested Pochard (Pair, Wig Bay screen.), 12 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay screen.), 2 Buzzard (2 Brown Hare.), 3 Kestrel (1 juvenile Gannet, fly over on route at Maldon.), Ruddy Shelduck (LDHC.), 12 Pied Wagtail (At least.), 12 Stock Dove (At least.)
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 13 Aug 2019 13:30 - 17:00 Sun and cloud. David Curle Wheatear (Along river wall.), 2 Corn Bunting, Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 3 Whinchat (Along fence line between hides two and three.), Kestrel (Hide one.), 3 Buzzard
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 13 Aug 2019 11:00 - 15:00 High tide SW breeze sunny. 5 Southern migrant hawkers Alan Shearring 12 Swallow, 3 Green Sandpiper, Hobby (chasing a pied wagtail unsuccessfully around scrape), Sparrowhawk (female), 2 Marsh Harrier (one with red wing tags, to far away to read.), 2 Whinchat, Ruff, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 10 Teal, 2 Bearded Tit, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Avocet, 3 Wheatear
Wrabness 13 Aug 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Sunny and pleasant David Allen 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Bullfinch, Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 10 Whitethroat, 8 Pied Wagtail, 30 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin, 8 Goldfinch
Tilbury 13 Aug 2019 15:00 - 16:00 Sunshine, some cloud, warm with SW 3 breeze, ebbing/low tide Murray Orchard 1975 Avocet (on foreshore from Coalhouse Fort to Mucking Bay, counted from Cliffe), 58 Grey Plover (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, counted from Cliffe), 120 Curlew (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, counted from Cliffe), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, one flying across to Higham Bight), 210 Black-tailed Godwit (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, before arrival of roosting birds from Cliffe)
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 13 Aug 2019 11:30 - 13:30 High Tide. Also 3 Clouded Yellows. Mike Harris 150 Canada Goose, 30 Greylag Goose, 5 Teal, 6 Pochard (2FF + 4Y), 15 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 5 Kestrel, Whimbrel, Cuckoo, 50 Swallow (Minimum), 100 Yellow Wagtail (Minimum), 2 Wheatear
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 13 Aug 2019 18:30 - 19:00 Matt Turner 7 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank
Tilbury 12 Aug 2019 09:00 - 09:30 Broken cloud then heavy rain with nil visibility, HT Paul Larkin 5 Common Tern (Single flock up river), Arctic Tern (Up river with Common a Tern flock)
Wix 12 Aug 2019 15:30 - 16:00 Overcast James Davidson Cuckoo (Juv flew along back of gardens ), Hobby (Regularly 1 or 2 about for last couple of weeks), Yellow Wagtail (+ Still about)
Frinton-on-Sea 12 Aug 2019 05:30 - 18:30 SW-NW1-3, occ showers. Selected totals movement to south. Early morning arrival of warblers on the undercliff Paul Brayshaw 23 Willow Warbler, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Whitethroat, 102 Sand Martin, 55 Swallow, 205 Swift, 30 Whimbrel, 7 Greenshank, 24 Golden Plover