Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Abberton Reservoir 15 Mar 2019 17:30 - 17:45 Stiff NW wind, but mild Sean Nixon 2 Long-tailed Duck (All E of LdlH c/way), 8 Scaup, 18 Goldeneye, Black-necked Grebe, 15 Great Crested Grebe, 59 Tufted Duck
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 15 Mar 2019 11:40 - 12:45 Cloud with sun, brisk W wind. With Graham Barber. Malcolm Corbett 2 Mute Swan (Pair, large lake.), 30 Shelduck, 11 Pochard, 13 Tufted Duck, Kestrel (Male.), Skylark (Singing.), Song Thrush (Singing.), Reed Bunting (Female.), 200 Black-headed Gull (+. Large lake, feeding.)
Thorndon CP (South) 15 Mar 2019 08:15 - 09:15 Sun & cloud. Windy. Andrew Cox 2 Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch (Possibly two), 2 Treecreeper (Male singing.), Song Thrush (Singing Male.), 20 Redwing (At least.), Goldcrest (Singing Male low in hawthorn. Showing well.), 4 Goldfinch, 50 Jackdaw (At least.)
Mistley 14 Mar 2019 15:30 - 16:00 Simon Cox Mediterranean Gull (1st winter)
Stanford Warren 14 Mar 2019 17:15 - 18:00 Mark Fisher Kingfisher (Regular on the fishing lakes)
Holland Haven 14 Mar 2019 11:00 - 14:00 Strong W wind, hour seawatch with little success then onto scrape Matt Turner Red-throated Diver (Flying south), 7 Brent Goose (North), 2 Buzzard, 9 Stock Dove, Cetti's Warbler (Singing well in front of scrape), 120 Wigeon, 2 Avocet, 29 Curlew, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Gadwall, 7 Shoveler, 2 Adder (Thanks to Mick Rodwell)
Theydon Garnon, near Theydon Bois 13 Mar 2019 06:30 - 17:15 M25 junction 27 with M11 Tony Kennelly 2 Kestrel (Hovering almost wing tip to wing tip in the morning gales, over slip road), Red Kite (Possibly 2 as another large pale head Bird was more distant, but couldn't rule out a buzzard, as driving at the time!)
Warley 13 Mar 2019 13:30 - 13:30 windy & overcast Andrew Stroud Red Kite (flew low over the trees over Warely Hill / Pastoral Way, in to the breeze)
Sunnymead Farm 13 Mar 2019 09:00 - 13:00 very windy Moira Jackson 2 Egyptian Goose (with 4 young)
Epping 13 Mar 2019 14:00 - 14:15 Gusty Roger Emmens Red Kite
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 13 Mar 2019 07:45 - 08:20 Strong westerly wind, river low. Matt Turner 4 Snipe (Sheltering from wind together in long grass close to bridge), 160 Wigeon, 18 Gadwall, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, Kestrel, Marsh Harrier (Young male low west then probable same bird high east), 2 Stock Dove