Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Elsenham 21 Jan 2020 14:15 - 14:20 Bright and clear 3/10 cloud cover 4c Wind 5 west Michael Rimmell Raven (Picked up calling then flying in direction of Stan air )
Great Totham 21 Jan 2020 16:00 - 16:00 Malcolm Corbett Sparrowhawk (Male. Totham Pit, Gt. Totham South.)
Wrabness 21 Jan 2020 10:15 - 11:45 bright and sunny Martin Peers 86 Pintail, 5 Goldeneye, 26 Red-breasted Merganser, 20 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe (+ 4 more in Suffolk water [Holcombe Bay].)
Mistley 21 Jan 2020 12:45 - 13:45 bright and cold Martin Peers 250 Avocet (circa), 8 Ringed Plover (Cattawade), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (+), 750 Black-tailed Godwit (circa [+150 on Suffolk side of river]), 2000 Knot (+ [mostly on Suffolk side of river]), 2000 Dunlin (circa [as for Knot]), 200 Redshank (+), Greenshank
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 21 Jan 2020 12:20 - 16:15 Low tide, flat calm, lagoons partly iced over. David Torrice Hen Harrier (Male hunting over far end of reserve), 4 Stonechat (1 pair around the beach and another beside short walk causeway), 2 Barn Owl (Hunting along short walk causeway.), Great Northern Diver (On the estuary between mersea island and the power station, I didnt see it but did manage a common seal very close to shore.)
Abberton Reservoir 21 Jan 2020 12:30 - 13:30 Cold still sunny. Much ice LBC end David Dives 3 Long-tailed Duck (East of LDHC), Scaup (F. East of LDHC), Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper (on LDHC wall est side), 50 Goldeneye (Wigborogh bay and Est of LDHC)
Warley Place NR 21 Jan 2020 11:00 - 15:30 Dry & bright, calm, 6c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch (At least.), 4 Coal Tit, Wren, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Great Tit (At least.), 10 Blue Tit (At least.), 3 Moorhen, 6 Jackdaw, 2 Blackbird (M & F.), Sparrowhawk (Male. Twice landed on feeders having missed it's prey.), Dunnock, 2 Robin
Wivenhoe 20 Jan 2020 09:15 - 09:30 Richard Allen Firecrest (in holly with tit flock Alresford Grange wood), 7 Goosander (flew over)
Ardleigh Reservoir 20 Jan 2020 08:00 - 08:30 Matt Turner Kingfisher, Little Egret, 30 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose, Grey Heron
Wivenhoe 20 Jan 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Low tide, sunny, cold Michael Davies Little Egret
Hanningfield Reservoir 20 Jan 2020 14:30 - 15:50 Dry, calm, clear sunny sky. Cold 6c. Sightings with Brenda from W end of causeway. David Hale Goosander (Fly by female.), 200 Wigeon (Circa, on grazing meadow.), 50 Greylag Goose (Circa.), White-fronted Goose (Flew in with 7 Greylag, landing out of site behind meadow hedge.), 50 Canada Goose (Circa.), 16 Common Gull (On fence posts.), 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Jay, 8 Fieldfare (At least. Feeding on worms behind meadow hedge. ), Blackbird (Female.), Robin, 3 Pied Wagtail, 50 Black-headed Gull (Plus.), 4 Mallard (2 pair. ), 4 Great Crested Grebe
TQ6293 20 Jan 2020 09:45 - 13:15 Very light westerly wind, cold and sunny Clive Tanner 30 Fieldfare (Flying West to East as a loose flock then landing in local fields), Mistle Thrush (Territory singing), 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Calling as flew North)
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 20 Jan 2020 12:30 - 15:15 Sun and cloud then sunny later. Paul Chamberlain Hen Harrier (Ringtail), Marsh Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl, 3 Kestrel
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 20 Jan 2020 10:45 - 17:00 Highlights: BHF to Burnham along the Crouch. Cold, clear and very still conditions. Steven Swaby Marsh Harrier (Hunting on reserve and over Bridgemarsh Island), 7 Buzzard (3 reserve, 3 Althorne, 1 Creeksea), Peregrine Falcon, 45 Avocet, Short-eared Owl (E end of reserve; briefly mobbing the Marsh Harrier), Barn Owl, 2 Bearded Tit (BWA hide)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 19 Jan 2020 08:15 - 09:15 Sunny, cold. Lincewood & Marks Hill. Andrew Cox Buzzard, 4 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Song Thrush (Singing.), Coal Tit (Mark's Hill.), Treecreeper (Singing, Lincewood.), 2 Nuthatch (One each in Lincewood & Marks Hill.)
Westley Heights 19 Jan 2020 09:15 - 10:30 Sunny, cold. Andrew Cox 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 7 Song Thrush (At least.), 2 Coal Tit, Nuthatch
Abberton Reservoir 19 Jan 2020 07:30 - 10:30 Tony Kennelly 2 Whooper Swan (LBC flew to W), 16 White-fronted Goose (Fields to SW of LBC), 3 Smew (LBC Red heads), Water Rail (Heard calling LBC), 4 Bewick's Swan (Wig bay), Buzzard (Wig bay), Golden Plover (With 100 lapwing wig bay), 2 Stonechat (Pair billets farm screen), Swallow (LdlHC), Chiffchaff (Trees W of LdlHC), 2 Great White Egret (Trees W of LdlHC), 3 Long-tailed Duck (E of LdlHC), Black-throated Diver (E of LdlHC), Green Sandpiper (LdlHC), 1000 Teal, 500 Wigeon, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Goosander (LdlH), Marsh Harrier (M LdlH), 50 Great Crested Grebe (2 in breeding plumage)
Hanningfield Reservoir 19 Jan 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Sunny ,cold breeze Matthew Davison 6 Goosander (Point Hide), Marsh Harrier (Male distant reed bed Rawl Hide), 15 Goldeneye, 8 White-fronted Goose (Field next to causeway)
Naze, The 19 Jan 2020 11:00 - 15:00 cold, but very nice day - from seawall Martin Richards Short-eared Owl, 35 Avocet (at mouth of Twizzle), 700 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+ majority in single flock in Walton Channel between Eagles hard and concrete barge)
Witham 19 Jan 2020 11:30 - 13:00 River Walk David L Smith 200 Pied Wagtail (+ AW Plant), 2 Grey Wagtail (River Walk & AW Plant), 2 Meadow Pipit (AW Plant), 2 Little Egret, Harris's Hawk, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush (River Walk & Town Park), Blackcap (Male - garden feeders)
Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 19 Jan 2020 13:00 - 14:00 Sunny, cold. Andrew Cox 10 Barnacle Goose, 20 Pintail (At least.), 2 Marsh Harrier (Immatures.), Kestrel, Bearded Tit (Pinging briefly from adjacent reeds.), Stonechat (Female.)
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 19 Jan 2020 15:00 - 17:00 Sunny but cold Mark Buckley Hen Harrier (Ringtail - likely adult female)
Abberton Reservoir 19 Jan 2020 11:00 - 14:00 Sunny and bright, light breeze, chilly. Kevin Colling Hen Harrier (Ringtail hunting over fields around Abberton Church. ), 50 Corn Bunting (Being spooked by hen harrier. ), 4 Stonechat, 6 Yellowhammer, Pintail (Male in with wigeon), 20 Wigeon, Great White Egret, Kestrel, 4 Goosander, Green Woodpecker, 4 Meadow Pipit
Colne Pt 19 Jan 2020 15:45 - 16:45 3 Chinese Water Deer Richard Allen Little Owl (at sewage works), Peregrine Falcon, 3 Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, Snipe
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 19 Jan 2020 07:45 - 15:15 Bright and sunny, light NW wind, LT Paul Larkin Stonechat (Near the creek), 165 Tufted Duck (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 16 Pochard (Nine on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 48 Coot (17 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 118 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 11 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 4 Great Crested Grebe (Two each Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip), 31 Gadwall (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 2 Raven (W over Golden Gates), Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), Buzzard (On the tip), Aythya sp. (Female Tufted X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip), Water Rail (In the alder wood), Goldeneye (Female on GoldenGates), 25 Ringed Plover (Mucking Bay), 630 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 219 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 1296 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 692 Dunlin (Mucking Bay), 126 Wigeon (Mucking Bay), 2 Common Scoter (On the river), 132 Redshank (Mucking Bay), 38 Curlew (Mucking Bay), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (On feeders in the outer car park)
East Mersea 19 Jan 2020 15:00 - 17:00 Stephen Entwistle Peregrine Falcon (Perched up on langenhoe point AF), Merlin (Perched up on langenhoe point AF), Hen Harrier (Langenhoe roost AF), 13 Marsh Harrier (Langenhoe roost AF )
Thorndon CP (North) 18 Jan 2020 08:00 - 10:00 Sunny, cold. Andrew Cox Egyptian Goose, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming.), Mistle Thrush (Singing Male.), 5 Song Thrush (Singing.), 3 Coal Tit, 4 Treecreeper (Including a pair investigating possible nest site.), 5 Nuthatch (Including what appeared to be two pairs.), 4 Siskin (At least. Feeding in alders.), Lesser Redpoll (At least. Heard in flight.)
Ardleigh Reservoir 18 Jan 2020 08:00 - 09:30 Cloudy then sunshine, calm Matt Turner Great White Egret (Hunting at very far end then flew east), 6 Goosander, 3 Grey Heron, Little Grebe, 30 Tufted Duck, Grey Wagtail, Little Egret
Abberton Reservoir 18 Jan 2020 10:00 - 12:30 bright and sunny Martin Peers 15 White-fronted Goose (Layer Breton c/way [13 adults]), 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay), 6 Egyptian Goose (3 pairs), 10 Pintail, 170 Goldeneye (+), 9 Goosander, 5 Great White Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Redshank, 60 Skylark (+, VC & Billets), Swallow, Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat (pair Billets screen), 20 Meadow Pipit (+, Billets)
Naze, The 18 Jan 2020 07:40 - 10:30 clear, cold, north-westerly breeze, ebbing tide - very quiet Brian Combes Chinese Muntjac, Marsh Harrier, 37 Skylark (+, feeding on marsh between tidal lagoons and Stone Point ), 4 Rock Pipit, Grey Heron
Naze, The 18 Jan 2020 11:00 - 15:00 cold, but lovely day Martin Richards Merlin (Stone Point), 30 Bar-tailed Godwit (near Stone Point), 300 Cormorant (roosts on Pye Sands and Oakley beach)
Vange Marsh RSPB 18 Jan 2020 13:45 - 16:45 Sunny, cold. Andrew Cox 14 Shelduck, 166 Wigeon (At least.), 5 Teal (On flood. More on creek.), 2 Gadwall (Pair.), 21 Shoveler, 4 Pintail (Two pairs.), Buzzard, Marsh Harrier (Female/imm.), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Water Rail, 400 Lapwing (Approx.), 6 Snipe, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 400 Black-headed Gull (Approx.), 20 Common Gull, 2 Stonechat (Pair.)
West Mersea 18 Jan 2020 13:15 - 16:00 Lower Kingsland Road and Victoria Esplanade, rising tide David L Smith Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, Mediterranean Gull, 30 Sanderling (+), 2 Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard
East Tilbury 18 Jan 2020 07:45 - 12:45 Cold, fine and sunny, falling tide Paul Larkin 52 Linnet, Twite (With Linnet flock), 3 Stonechat (Pair and a male), 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 343 Grey Plover, 2 Barn Owl, 643 Black-tailed Godwit, 312 Teal, Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Flew down river), 2 Common Scoter (On the river), Buzzard, 10 Oystercatcher, 86 Curlew, 14 Wigeon (On the river), Great Crested Grebe (On the river), 9 Knot, 15 Ringed Plover
West Mersea 18 Jan 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Stephen Entwistle Blackcap (Firs chase garden (DU) male)
Thorndon CP (South) 17 Jan 2020 08:00 - 09:00 Sunny, some cloud. Mild. Andrew Cox 5 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Redwing (At least.), 6 Long-tailed Tit (At least.), Treecreeper (Singing Male.), 2 Kestrel (Male & female.)
Thorndon CP (North) 17 Jan 2020 09:00 - 10:00 Sunny, some cloud. Mild. Andrew Cox 5 Egyptian Goose, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Nuthatch (At least.), 2 Bullfinch (Male plus one other calling nearby. Edge of Childerditch Wood.)
Colchester 17 Jan 2020 09:00 - 09:05 Phil Carter Black Redstart (Female in Silverton's yard, Haven Rd.)
Wivenhoe 17 Jan 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Richard Allen 2 Peregrine Falcon (pair fast NW over Wivenhoe Wood)
Mersea Strood 17 Jan 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Stephen Entwistle 2 Kingfisher (Strood channel DU), Stonechat (Strood (DU)male), 6 Reed Bunting (Strood channel DU), Buzzard (Strood channel DU), 105 Shelduck (Strood channel DU)
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 16 Jan 2020 09:05 - 11:20 Bright. Light but increasing S. wind. Malcolm Corbett 8 Canada Goose, 49 Greylag Goose, 7 Egyptian Goose (Together on ploughed field.), Shoveler (Silt lake.), 5 Gadwall (Silt lake.), 3 Pochard (Carp lake.), 100 Tufted Duck (circa. Carp lake.), 4 Little Grebe (Carp lake.), 2 Great Crested Grebe (Trout lake. Displaying.), Great White Egret (Flew over from north. Appeared to drop into Chig. Lakes E.W.T. (Clearly much larger than Little Egret with yellow bill)), Little Egret, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Skylark (At least three singing.), 12 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch
West Canvey Marshes RSPB 16 Jan 2020 10:00 - 12:30 Dry, sun & cloud, S breeze, 8c. Sightings with Brenda from road side screen. David Hale Marsh Harrier (Male. After quartering the marsh he eventually caught a wader of some kind.), Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 1000 Lapwing (Large flock up over Bowers Marsh.), 200 Wigeon (Circa.), 50 Teal (Circa.), 6 Shoveler, 4 Pochard (2 pair.), Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Skylark, 20 Goldfinch (At least.), 300 Starling (At least. Mobile flocks.), 4 Moorhen, 9 Barnacle Goose, Green Sandpiper (Flushed by M Harrier.), 2 Curlew, 100 Canada Goose (Circa.), 20 Greylag Goose, 4 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Black-headed Gull (Circa.)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 16 Jan 2020 12:45 - 13:45 Dry, sun & cloud, S breeze, 8c. Sightings with Brenda from scrape hide. David Hale Buzzard, Marsh Harrier (Female.), 20 Teal (Circa.), 20 Shoveler (Circa. ), Little Egret, Grey Heron, Stock Dove, 10 Cormorant (Not one gull on or over scrape.)
Braxted Park 16 Jan 2020 14:15 - 15:45 warm.sunny/cloudy with slight breeze. Malcolm Cresswell Red Kite, 5 Buzzard, 4 Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker
Gloucester Park, Basildon 16 Jan 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Mark Fisher Kingfisher (By the inlet & then in the inlet tunnel. I could hear it calling.), Grey Wagtail (On the outlet bridge)
Fingringhoe 16 Jan 2020 14:00 - 15:00 Grey, light drizzle and some sunshine Sean Nixon 3 Chiffchaff (At least 2 common chiffchaff and 1 Tristis-type at Sewage Farm found by Richard Allen. Not calling.), Grey Wagtail
Hanningfield Reservoir 16 Jan 2020 13:00 - 15:00 Overcast with some light rain Matt Turner 2 Goosander (both female), 19 Goldeneye, Mistle Thrush, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 120 Common Gull (+), 3 Buzzard, 4 Egyptian Goose, 3 Jay
East Mersea 16 Jan 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Stephen Entwistle 30 Fieldfare (Meetings lane DU), Redwing (Meetings lane D)