Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 14 Sep 2019 07:30 - 09:15 Sunny and calm Matt Turner 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, Greenshank, 4 Curlew Sandpiper (All juv, in group behind co-op. Phone died so couldn't take pic!), Osprey (Flew east sending everything into mad panic!), 200 Black-tailed Godwit (+), Sparrowhawk (Female being chased by crow), 7 Little Egret, 2 Pintail, Grey Wagtail
Thorndon CP (South) 14 Sep 2019 08:00 - 09:00 Sunny, chilly. Becoming warmer. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Nuthatch (At least.), Crossbill (Heard calling overhead.)
Thorndon CP (North) 14 Sep 2019 09:00 - 10:00 Sunny, chilly. Becoming warmer. Andrew Cox 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Willow Warbler, 3 Nuthatch (At least.), Bullfinch (Juvenile.)
Naze, The 14 Sep 2019 06:20 - 12:40 northerly wind, clear, warm, rising tide Brian Combes 12 Goldcrest (First of the autumn ), 10 Chiffchaff (Including 1 singing), 13 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 8 Grey Heron (7 south together first thing and 1 very high west), 12 Whitethroat, 15 Meadow Pipit, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ), 11 Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler, Grey Wagtail (South), 2 Mistle Thrush (South, very uncommon here), Mediterranean Gull, Sparrowhawk, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Walton Hall Marshes ), 5 Wheatear (Walton Hall Marshes ), Whinchat (Walton Hall Marshes )
Beckton 14 Sep 2019 08:15 - 13:00 Sunny light north wind Gary A James Great White Egret, 4 Little Egret, 3 Pochard, 5 Shoveler, Merlin (male), Hobby, Redshank, 3 Whinchat, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Redpoll
Rayne 14 Sep 2019 07:00 - 07:30 Sunny light breeze Chris Turner Hobby
Geedon Saltings, Colne Estuary 14 Sep 2019 13:00 - 13:00 high tide David Underwood Eider (female eider in south geedon creek)
Canvey Island, Thames Estuary 14 Sep 2019 13:00 - 17:30 Sunny, chilly breeze. Andrew Cox 30 Grey Plover (On mudflats as tide ebbed. Many more seen in flight. Some still in full summer plumage.), 60 Curlew (Approx.), Arctic Skua (Chasing terns near green buoy.), 4 Mediterranean Gull (At least.), 20 Sandwich Tern (At least. Many juvs.), 10 Common Tern (At least.), 2 Eider (Immature males.)
Abberton Reservoir 14 Sep 2019 10:15 - 16:45 Dry, hot, sunny, light breeze, max 28c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 2 Spoonbill (LBC, juveniles. See proof photo.), 2 Kingfisher (LBC. Overflow bridge area.), 20 Black-tailed Godwit (3 LBC, rest Wig Bay.), Grey Wagtail (LBC. ), 4 Chiffchaff (LBC), Willow Warbler (LBC), 4 Lesser Whitethroat (LBC. Good views of all small birds in dried out overflow area.), 4 Green Sandpiper (LBC.), 5 Great White Egret (Large white Egret, big yellow dagger of a bill. ), 16 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard (LBC.), Kestrel, 3 Greenshank (1 LDHC, 2 Wig Bay.), 8 Grey Heron, 10 Egyptian Goose (Plus.), 20 Lapwing (Circa.), 15 Ruff (Wig Bay.), 4 Little Grebe, 2 Pintail (Females, Wig Bay.), 50 Shoveler (Circa.), Cattle Egret (Billets screen, on Reservoir bank, later feeding amongst cattle in opposite meadow. Short stocky, white, yellow bill. ), Wheatear (Adult male, Wig Bay fence.), Stonechat (Male. Wig Bay fence.), Whinchat (Female. Wig Bay fence.)
Holland Haven 14 Sep 2019 07:30 - 09:00 Steve Grimwade Red-backed Shrike (1st winter showing incredibly well in Dell and surrounding scrub), Mistle Thrush (North), Gannet (Adult north), Sandwich Tern, 3 Whitethroat, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Wheatear, Sparrowhawk (Made attempt to catch Red-backed Shrike but failed!), 15 Dunnock
Colne Pt 13 Sep 2019 10:45 - 11:15 Clive Atkins Osprey (Over north end of saltmarsh)
TM0519 13 Sep 2019 08:00 - 11:15 Sunny, warm. Some breeze. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk, 7 Green Woodpecker (At least. One poss. two juveniles.), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 8 Blackcap (Mostly females/ jugs.), Willow Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Treecreeper (At least.), 7 Nuthatch
Naze, The 13 Sep 2019 12:00 - 16:00 warm - from seawall Martin Richards Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 7 Wheatear, Buzzard
Burnham-on-Crouch 13 Sep 2019 13:00 - 13:30 Sunny. Two Wall butterflies Alan Shearring Buzzard, Crossbill (one flew west calling following the Crouch), 4 Yellow Wagtail, 12 Swallow
Holland Haven 13 Sep 2019 14:30 - 16:30 Excellent Peter Brittain Red-backed Shrike (Very good views), 5 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear, 2 Meadow Pipit
West Canvey Marshes RSPB 13 Sep 2019 12:30 - 13:30 Dry, hot & sunny, light breeze 26c. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen. Reservoir dried out !. David Hale Kestrel (6 Clouded Yellow, many Small White Butterfly.), Buzzard, 20 Pied Wagtail (Circa.), 3 Common Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull (Circa.), 2 Goldfinch, 8 House Sparrow (Poor sightings due to empty reservoir.)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 13 Sep 2019 14:00 - 16:45 Dry, hot & sunny, light breeze, 26c. Sightings with Brenda from scrape hide & Marina. David Hale 2 Peregrine Falcon (1 Bird plucking Starling low on salt marsh pylon.), Marsh Harrier (Female, over salt marsh.), Kestrel, 10 Spotted Redshank (9 on scrape, 1 Marina mud.), 3 Ruff (Scrape.), 4 Cattle Egret (On salt marsh opposite Marina. See proof photo.), 8 Little Egret (2 scrape, 6 Marina.), Redshank (Marina.), Curlew (Marina.), 2 Shoveler (Pair on scrape.), Green Sandpiper (Marina.), Common Sandpiper (Marina.), 80 Lapwing (Circa, scrape.)
Holland Haven 13 Sep 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Superb weather Lee G R Evans Red-backed Shrike (The first-winter giving incredible views in the Dell), Little Egret, 198 Greylag Goose, 7 Canada Goose, 45 Teal, 2 Curlew, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Avocet, 10 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, 8 Whinchat (In scrub in area of vandalised hide), 10 Wheatear (Between sluice and vandalised hide), 2 Stonechat (Pair by sewage works), 70 Linnet, Whitethroat, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, 110 Starling
Frinton-on-Sea 13 Sep 2019 09:00 - 13:00 NW-E3-4, 0/8. Selected totals, movement to south. Very quiet after the day before! Paul Brayshaw 2 Siskin, 3 Tree Sparrow, Swift, 6 Buzzard, 45 Meadow Pipit, 59 Swallow
Colne Pt 12 Sep 2019 08:15 - 10:00 Richard Allen 1000 Swallow (in 90mins, continuous passage west still going as I left), 10 Sand Martin, 100 House Martin, 100 Meadow Pipit (west), Grey Wagtail (west), 5 Yellow Wagtail, 100 Linnet, Wheatear, 5 Stonechat, 2 Sparrowhawk (juv m & f), 2 Buzzard, 6 Kestrel, 4 Sandwich Tern, Yellowhammer (near hut, unusual here?), Blue Tit (in sueda near hut), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (one appeared to come in off, 2 near sewage wks)
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 12 Sep 2019 10:05 - 11:30 Sunny, warm, fresh SW wind. Small Copper also seen. With Graham Barber. Malcolm Corbett 15 Mute Swan (Inc. pair with five well grown young.), 3 Pochard, 40 Tufted Duck (circa.), 25 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Cormorant, Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel (Female.), Hobby (Chasing hirundines.), 40 Sand Martin (circa. In mixed hirundine movement to SW with similar numbers of Swallow and House Martin.), Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.)
Naze, The 12 Sep 2019 11:00 - 16:00 breezy, warm - from seawall Martin Richards 5 Wheatear, Whinchat, Green Sandpiper, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 150 Swallow (+ moving south in small groups), 50 Sandwich Tern (+ resting on shoreline opp JW reserve)
Leigh-on-Sea 12 Sep 2019 12:00 - 13:00 High tide Alan Shearring 7 Swallow (heading south), 90 Little Egret (on Two Tree island saltmarsh), Chiffchaff, 3 Sandwich Tern
Stanford Warren 12 Sep 2019 17:00 - 18:00 Mark Fisher 4 Kingfisher (Regulars on the fishing lakes, one juvenile.), Sparrowhawk
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 12 Sep 2019 17:00 - 18:30 Sun & cloud. Andrew Cox Kestrel, 78 Lapwing (At least.), Snipe, Ruff (Male.), Greenshank, Green Sandpiper
Holland Haven 12 Sep 2019 13:00 - 15:30 Sunshine, with occasional cloud Paul Kingston 5 Whinchat (In bushes near wooden hide), 6 Wheatear (One on sea wall, others in grass between hides), Red-backed Shrike (Juvenile showing well in the Dell)
Abberton Reservoir 12 Sep 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Warm and breezy Paul Kingston 5 Greenshank (From LDLHC in channel on far right), Peregrine Falcon (Seen from Wigborough hide along far bank and then coming around to unsuccessfully to catch waders/ducks in Wig bay), 6 Great White Egret (5 in or under tree West of LB causeway and one still feeding to right of LB c’way)
Frinton-on-Sea 12 Sep 2019 06:00 - 12:00 W1 0/8, movement to south. Selected totals. Swallow count continued by the family after I had to leave! Paul Brayshaw 164 Meadow Pipit, 5 Grey Wagtail, 137 Sand Martin, 54 House Martin, 2373 Swallow
Abberton Reservoir 11 Sep 2019 17:00 - 18:45 Steve Grimwade Manx Shearwater (Distantly off Causeway, then drifted into Hide Bay and later seen towards Wigborough Bay), 2 Spoonbill, Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier (Female)
Stanford Warren 11 Sep 2019 18:00 - 19:00 Mark Fisher 3 Kingfisher (Regular on the fishing lakes diving, a juvenile bobbing & one at the sluice)
Abberton Reservoir 11 Sep 2019 14:45 - 16:00 Mild, breezy and overcaste Sean Nixon Manx Shearwater, 2 Spoonbill, 5 Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, Ruff, 10 Lapwing
Stow Marsh 11 Sep 2019 14:00 - 16:30 Tide going out. Strong SW wind, rain and sun. Alan Shearring Willow Warbler (in a Marsh Farm hedge), 1150 Starling (some in fields and mobile flocks), 120 Golden Plover, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 85 Teal, 3 Ringed Plover, 110 Swallow (low across fields heading west), 2 Sand Martin (heading west), 18 Wigeon, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Yellow Wagtail (on saltmarsh with meadow pipits), Grey Wagtail (flew west along Crouch)
Abberton Reservoir 11 Sep 2019 11:30 - 16:30 Sunny. Pleasant. David Allen Manx Shearwater, 2 Spoonbill, 4 Great White Egret, 8 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm), 17 Ruff, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Kingfisher (LB causeway), 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 22 Egyptian Goose, 3 Common Tern, 10 Pintail (Billets Farm)
Holland Haven 11 Sep 2019 12:00 - 14:00 Sunny and warm, then cloud and light drizzle Sean Nixon Spotted Flycatcher, Red-backed Shrike, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Stonechat
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 10 Sep 2019 07:15 - 08:00 Dry and misty Brian Bolton 2 Green Sandpiper, 8 Yellow Wagtail (Possibly 10? Inc juvs on island), 10 Teal
Tilbury 10 Sep 2019 08:15 - 09:00 Broken cloud, light W wind, rising tide Paul Larkin 3 Common Tern (Up river), 2 Sandwich Tern (Up river then out again 10 mins later)
Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 10 Sep 2019 12:00 - 13:00 Warm and still, gathering cloud. Robert Pease 50 Ringed Plover (Hawbush Creek roost.), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Saltcoats reed marsh.)
Kelvedon Hatch 10 Sep 2019 14:20 - 14:30 David Jobbins 2 Raven (Calling loudly from BT mast)
Holland Haven 10 Sep 2019 09:45 - 12:45 Mainly sunny, warm, light breeze David Wrycraft Red-backed Shrike (Bushes to west of the Dell), 2 Whinchat (Near Frinton Golf Club), Stonechat, Wheatear, Greenfinch, 2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, Sand Martin (30+), Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat (c10), Snipe, 3 Turnstone
Abberton Reservoir 10 Sep 2019 10:15 - 17:45 Dry, mostly overcast, some sun. Light breeze. Max 24c. Sightings with Brenda, Reserve & both causeways. David Hale Tree Sparrow (Our first for Essex. On top of power pole at Billets Farm car park entrance.), 20 Yellow Wagtail (Circa, Billets Farm.), 50 Goldfinch (A Charm of 50 plus, Billets Farm.), 10 Meadow Pipit (At least. Billets Farm.), 3 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm screen.), 50 Swallow (Circa.), 10 Sand Martin (Circa.), 7 House Martin, Green Sandpiper (LBC), 5 Common Sandpiper (Causeways.), 3 Greenshank (LDHC.), Snipe (LDHC.), 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Great White Egret, 11 Grey Heron, 16 Little Egret, 40 Egyptian Goose (Plus.), 2 Spoonbill (Island hide. Distant proof photo.), 20 Lapwing, Black Swan, 30 Pied Wagtail (Circa.), Common Tern, 50 Great Crested Grebe (At least.), 2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair. Hunting around pump station. Failed attempt to take a Wood Pigeon.), 4 Buzzard
TQ5894 10 Sep 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Sunny with cloud and light SW wind. Clive Tanner 2 Raven (Flying West to East calling and tumbling in flight. towards Shenfield)
Copt Hall, Little Wigborough 10 Sep 2019 18:00 - 19:00 Breezy David Allen Little Owl, Whimbrel, 25 Corn Bunting, 30 Goldfinch, 5 Yellowhammer, 2 Curlew
Holland Haven 09 Sep 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Overcast with rain. Paul Chamberlain Red-backed Shrike
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 09 Sep 2019 13:45 - 14:15 Overcast, slight rain. Paul Saward Kingfisher (By Cattawade bridge), Grey Heron (Also by Cattawade bridge, notably taking an eel, c300mm in length. Eventually eaten.)
Holland Haven 09 Sep 2019 13:00 - 13:30 cool,12c ,overcast, drizzle Ron Colson Red-backed Shrike (Bushes nr. sluice), Swift
Abberton Reservoir 09 Sep 2019 12:45 - 13:15 Overcast with drizzle Paul Chamberlain 3 Great White Egret, 2 Spoonbill
Abberton Reservoir 09 Sep 2019 08:00 - 09:30 Wet! Steve Grimwade 6 Great White Egret (5 between Causeways & 1 Wigborough Bay), 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 18 Ruff, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 250 Swallow
Abberton Reservoir 09 Sep 2019 16:00 - 17:45 Raining. 12 degrees. It felt colder. David Allen 2 Spoonbill (flew South from Layer Breton causeway at 4:30 pm), 5 Great White Egret, 2 Mandarin Duck (pair asleep under tree at Layer Breton causeway), Peregrine Falcon (mobbed by a crow and then sat in tree at LB causeway), 18 Ruff (Billets Farm), 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper (pair at LB causeway), 18 Egyptian Goose, 17 Moorhen, 200 Swallow (plus), Ruddy Shelduck (LdlH causeway), 32 Lapwing, 7 Little Grebe, 6 Grey Heron