Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Great Totham 16 Jan 2021 08:55 - 09:00 Snowing. Malcolm Corbett 6 Goosander (3m. Totham Pit (M.A.S.) Gt. Totham South.)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 16 Jan 2021 08:45 - 10:15 Overcast, snow, then sleet fading to rain. Cold. Plotlands, Lincewood & Marks Hill. Andrew Cox Common Gull (Recreation ground.), 9 Black-headed Gull (Recreation ground.), 4 Green Woodpecker (Including three feeding on recreation ground.), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Redwing (At least.), 2 Song Thrush (At least.), 3 Goldcrest, 20 Long-tailed Tit (At least. Three different flocks.), Nuthatch (Lincewood.), 45 Magpie (Feeding on recreation ground.), 60 Starling (Recreation ground.), 5 Goldfinch (Edge of recreation ground.), 2 Bullfinch (At least. Heard calling in Marks Hill.)
Waltham Abbey 15 Jan 2021 15:00 - 15:10 Light Drizzle (All sightings for field beyond Holyfield farm Crooked Mile Road) Melvin Shepherd-Wells White-fronted Goose (Mixed flock of 100+Geese individual quantities unknown ), Greylag Goose (Mixed flock of 100+Geese individual quantities unknown ), Canada Goose (Mixed flock of 100+Geese individual quantities unknown )
Laindon 15 Jan 2021 09:00 - 12:00 Overcast. Cold. Back garden & environs. Andrew Cox Dunnock, 2 Robin (Presumably a pair.), 3 Blackbird (Pair plus another male.), 3 Redwing (At least.), 5 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Great Tit, 3 Blue Tit, House Sparrow (Female.), 8 Chaffinch, 15 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch
Rayne 15 Jan 2021 07:30 - 12:15 Full cloud, bright Andrew Goodey Barn Owl (Hunting in meadow by flooded river), Grey Wagtail, 34 Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose (On pond edge along Fairy Hall Lane), Kestrel (Great Notley CP), 160 Redwing (Various small flocks), Chiffchaff (Great Notley CP), 85 Fieldfare (Various small flocks)
Tilbury 15 Jan 2021 11:00 - 12:00 Overcast, light NW wind, rising tide Paul Larkin 249 Teal (29 on the foreshore in front of the fort, the rest on the river in Gravesend Reach), 39 Avocet (Nine on the foreshore in front of the fort, the rest just east of the old P Stn site), Redshank (On the foreshore by the ferry terminal), 33 Shelduck (Three on the foreshore in front of the fort, the rest east of the old P Stn site), Oystercatcher (East of the old P Stn site), 6 Gadwall (On the river in Gravesend Reach)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 15 Jan 2021 14:15 - 14:45 Cloudy, starting to clear. Cold. Plotlands. Andrew Cox 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bullfinch (Male.)
Galleywood, near Chelmsford 15 Jan 2021 14:10 - 15:30 Cloudy Kevin Cook 500 Fieldfare (In horse field Deadmans Lane. ), 300 Starling (In field with fieldfare), Moorhen (In horse field.), 8 Long-tailed Tit (In bush.), Jay (In road)
Leigh-on-Sea 15 Jan 2021 09:00 - 09:20 Cloudy Andrew Dodd 15 Little Egret (Meadows north of railway line between Leigh-on-Sea and Benfleet)
Great Notley 15 Jan 2021 13:05 - 13:16 Cold, clear. Paul Everett Bullfinch (Male( In bushes on footpath between London Road and Green)), Robin, 2 Blackbird (male and female), Blue Tit
Stanford-le-Hope 15 Jan 2021 12:00 - 13:15 Stanford Wharf RSPB. Overcast Jamie Thornton Kestrel (Female, by information board, at one point literally on it! ), Pied Wagtail (By information board), Dunnock, 3 Blackbird, 6 Long-tailed Tit (Reeds along ditch), 2 Stonechat (Reeds along ditch), 2 Redwing, 2 Canada Goose, 13 Mallard (11 on balancing pond, 2 other side of ditch), Moorhen (2 on balancing pond, 2 other side of ditch), 4 Coot (Balancing pond), 2 Little Grebe (Balancing pond), 18 Corn Bunting (Near balancing pond), Yellowhammer (Near balancing pond), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Snipe (Stanford-le-Hope Marshes), Cormorant (Near Stanford-le-Hope Marshes), 30 Curlew (At least, flying near Stanford-le-Hope Marshes), 300 Avocet (Atleast, on mudflats), 100 Redshank (Atleast, on mudflats), 10 Shelduck (On Mudflats), 3 Linnet, Reed Bunting
TM1512 15 Jan 2021 11:00 - 15:00 Brief sunny periods light variable wind still cold. - high tide count check Malcolm Riddler 5 Brent Goose (east to clacton then Uturn back along beach), 50 Cormorant (west), Great Northern Diver (harassed by gulls flew south west in the direction of mersea), 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 130 Herring Gull (feeding on fish at surface 500m out), Common Gull, 25 Black-headed Gull, Oystercatcher, 8 Turnstone (high tide roost groyne), 6 Ringed Plover, 28 Sanderling (well down on peak c55 at the end of 2020), Dunlin, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 5 Skylark (beach dunes), 6 House Sparrow (community centre grounds), 70 Starling, Pied Wagtail, 9 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon, 3 Carrion Crow
Laindon 14 Jan 2021 08:30 - 10:30 Overcast, raining. Back garden. Andrew Cox Blackbird (Female.), 2 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Chaffinch, 15 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch
Hatfield Peverel 14 Jan 2021 10:00 - 16:00 Cold, wet and miserable. Pouring down all day. Ken Hudgell Brambling (Ringed male again.), 15 Goldfinch, 12 Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, 2 Redwing (On holly, not many berries left.), 2 Coal Tit (Arrived and left together so I guess we have a pair.)
Waltham Abbey 14 Jan 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Light rain (All sightings for Breach Barns arable field near greenhouses) Melvin Shepherd-Wells 9 Red-legged Partridge, 12 Yellowhammer (Largest flock I’ve ever seen), 100 Starling (Mixed flock of Starling,Fieldfare,Redwing all approx figures), 75 Fieldfare (Mixed flock of Starling,Fieldfare,Redwing all approx figures), 50 Redwing (Mixed flock of Starling,Fieldfare,Redwing all approx figures), 2 Egyptian Goose
Langdon Hills NR EWT 13 Jan 2021 08:30 - 09:30 Misty, murky. Some light rain. Plotlands & Lincewood. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Redwing (At least.), 2 Song Thrush (At least.), 4 Goldcrest (At least.), 6 Long-tailed Tit
Stanford Warren 13 Jan 2021 12:00 - 13:00 Light rain Jamie Thornton 55 Coot (Fishing lake), 6 Mallard (Fishing lake), Great Crested Grebe (Fishing lake), 2 Cormorant (On pylon by fishing lake), 5 Redwing, Dunnock, 2 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blackbird, 3 Moorhen (Hassenbrooke River), 6 Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Kingfisher (Pond on the eastern edge of the reedbed south of the fishing lakes)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 12 Jan 2021 10:30 - 11:30 Cloudy, milder. Lincewood & Plotlands. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Redwing (At least.), 3 Fieldfare, 13 Blue Tit (Feeding in Elms at the top of the ridge. Many more generally.), 6 Goldfinch (At least.)
Kelvedon Hatch 12 Jan 2021 14:30 - 14:45 David Jobbins 2 Blackcap (Male and female feeding in garden), Redwing
Great Leighs 12 Jan 2021 09:00 - 13:00 overcast David Saville 3 Red Kite
Little Waltham 12 Jan 2021 14:00 - 16:00 cloudy David Saville Sparrowhawk (also Wood Pigeon)
Dovercourt 12 Jan 2021 14:55 - 15:30 Relatively mild, sunny, little wind Simon Banks Short-eared Owl (Fields west of caravan park)
Bicknacre 12 Jan 2021 09:00 - 12:00 Cloudy with some occasional sunshine Paul Fletcher 8 Redwing (Feeding on holly berries in neighbours garden), 15 Goldfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 15 Blue Tit (+ coming and going on feeders ), 10 Great Tit (+ coming and going on feeders), 3 Coal Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Dunnock, 4 Robin, 6 Blackbird, 10 Stock Dove (number increasing with colder weather), 8 Collared Dove, 15 Starling, 10 Jackdaw, 8 Magpie
Cold Norton 12 Jan 2021 10:30 - 10:30 Cloudy with some occasional sunshine Paul Fletcher Red Kite (Seen circling overhead )
TM1631 12 Jan 2021 12:00 - 16:00 cold sunny Temperature 3c Malcolm Riddler 350 Brent Goose (150 flooded fields interchange with estuary where further 200 birds counted), 100 Wigeon (minimum), 90 Shelduck (minimum), 2 Red-breasted Merganser (offshore), 7 Goldeneye (long way off shore), Grey Heron (floods), 200 Teal (minimum (good numbers on floods)), 30 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 55 Grey Plover (minimum), 65 Redshank (minimum - good numbers on flood), 150 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Bar-tailed Godwit, 45 Curlew, 100 Knot, 200 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 35 Oystercatcher, 3 Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Collared Dove, 45 Goldfinch, 35 Linnet, 4 Bullfinch (Annoyingly elusive), 20 Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 2 Barn Owl, Little Owl, Robin, 3 Wren (not as many !), 10 Dunnock (showing really well), 2 Song Thrush, 25 Redwing (very mobile), Fieldfare (not many seen), 2 Goldcrest, Blue Tit (lots around feeds and along access track), Great Tit, 16 Long-tailed Tit (two groups), Chiffchaff ((tristis)? did not hang about long enough for photo, Initial ID by frequent contact call ), Moorhen, Snipe (probably a lot more given the flooded grazing fields), 3 Little Egret
Shrub End 12 Jan 2021 09:30 - 10:30 morning run Oliver Cottis Buzzard, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming already), 2 Redwing, 10 Common Gull, 25 Lapwing
Langdon Hills NR EWT 11 Jan 2021 08:00 - 08:15 Cloudy, some clear patches. Breezy, cool. Lincewood. Andrew Cox 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Both drumming.), Goldcrest, Nuthatch
Westley Heights 11 Jan 2021 08:15 - 09:00 Cloudy, some clear patches. Breezy, cool. Hall Wood only. Andrew Cox 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest (At least.), Treecreeper (At least.), Nuthatch
Wivenhoe 11 Jan 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Richard Allen Firecrest (in Alresford Grange wood, singing a little)
Witham 11 Jan 2021 10:00 - 10:00 Town Centre garden David L Smith Blackcap (Female), 2 Redwing
Witham 11 Jan 2021 12:00 - 12:00 David L Smith Red Kite (Over town centre)
Wivenhoe 11 Jan 2021 12:40 - 12:40 Keith Brooke Merlin (low over field to the north of Keelar's quarry road)
Halstead 11 Jan 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Barbara Leport 12 Redpoll sp. (On Silver Birch tree behind house )
Colchester 11 Jan 2021 11:00 - 12:10 Walk round High Woods Oliver Cottis 4 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon, 40 Wood Pigeon, 6 Moorhen, 65 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, 21 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 2 Coal Tit, 17 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, Treecreeper, Wren, 103 Redwing, 3 Robin, 10 Meadow Pipit
Laindon 10 Jan 2021 09:00 - 12:00 Overcast,frosy, cold. Back garden. Andrew Cox Great Spotted Woodpecker (Eating sunflower hearts.), 2 Collared Dove, Dunnock, Robin, 30 Redwing (At least. Mostly sitting in surrounding trees. At least the same number had flown over moments before.), Fieldfare (Sitting in a tree overlooking garden, immediately behind.), 2 Blue Tit (Looks to be a pair.), 3 Great Tit, 9 Chaffinch (At least.), 17 Greenfinch (At least.), 11 Goldfinch (At least.)
Hanningfield Reservoir 10 Jan 2021 09:00 - 10:30 Cold Trevor Bufton Goosander, Kingfisher, 15 Goldeneye, Little Owl (IN USUAL OAK TREE NEAR BUTTSBURY CHURCH)
Brightlingsea 10 Jan 2021 10:00 - 10:00 Frozen, low temperatures, no sun Susie Jenkins Curlew
Wrabness 10 Jan 2021 14:00 - 14:55 Cold, cloudy, little wind, tide out Simon Banks 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Goldeneye, 17 Brent Goose (13 on flood by horse field), 8 Redwing, Song Thrush
Langdon Hills NR EWT 10 Jan 2021 13:00 - 14:00 Cloudy and very cold Karl Price 2 Nuthatch (Coming to feeders in Mark's Hill), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Two pairs. Regulars at the feeders in Mark's Hill), 8 Long-tailed Tit (On feeders at Marks Hill as well as numerous Blue and Great tits)
Wivenhoe 10 Jan 2021 15:15 - 15:15 Fine and still Graham Upton Greenshank (On the mud with redshank at bottom of Bath street)
Limbourne Creek, Blackwater Estuary 10 Jan 2021 08:00 - 10:00 High tide, Frosty & overcast. Northey Island causeway - Mundon wash sluice/southey creek. Tony Kennelly 250 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 200 Shelduck, 100 Pintail, 2 Rock Pipit (Mundon wash sluice), Water Rail (calling from mundon wash), Green Sandpiper (feeding in ditch), 200 Linnet (feeding between Limbourne creek & mundon road houses), Marsh Harrier (m crossing southey creek), Buzzard (resting on south tip of northey island & buzzed by harrier briefly)
Wivenhoe 10 Jan 2021 15:15 - 16:15 Calm, chilly Marsh Stitchman 3 Fieldfare (Essex University grounds), 19 Lapwing (Arable field near University), 30 Red-legged Partridge (Arable fields near University), 22 Mallard (University lakes)
Fordham 10 Jan 2021 15:00 - 15:00 Cloudy Steve Hallam Bullfinch
Wormingford, Colchester 10 Jan 2021 15:30 - 16:00 Cloudy Steve Hallam 33 Golden Plover (All sightings on north side of Wormingford airfield), 25 Lapwing, 30 Linnet, 50 Skylark, 30 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, Buzzard
Little Baddow 10 Jan 2021 15:50 - 16:50 Cold, overcast David Pallash Nuthatch, Green Woodpecker, 5 Meadow Pipit, 6 Lesser Redpoll (Flew overhead), Kingfisher, 2 Teal, 12 Wren, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, Grey Heron, 20 Carrion Crow (+), 30 Rook (+), 5 Dunnock, 10 Moorhen (+), 7 Stock Dove, 15 Wood Pigeon (+), 7 Blue Tit (Also potential water vole. Recognisable plop into water from river bank. )
Alresford 10 Jan 2021 12:19 - 12:19 Darrell Stile 2 Raven (@ Plumptons Farm, In Cattle field.)
Doddinghurst 10 Jan 2021 15:30 - 15:45 Cold, dull, muddy Ian Swanson Green Woodpecker, 8 Yellowhammer (At least. Hedges in fields between Days Lane & Doddinghurst Rd. Pair in tree in garden on Days Lane. ), Great Tit (Very vocal everywhere)
Leez Reservoir 10 Jan 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Neil Murphy 20 Reed Bunting (feeding on set aside / game cover), 40 Yellowhammer (feeding on set aside / game cover)
Billericay 10 Jan 2021 15:00 - 16:15 Footpaths and roads west to Mountnessing Church Simon Satchell 9 Robin, 6 Greenfinch, 14 Blackbird, 4 Redwing, 2 Kestrel, 26 Fieldfare, 3 Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, 7 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, Stock Dove, 37 Black-headed Gull, Little Egret, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chaffinch, Cormorant, 2 Moorhen