Date Details Sitename
Friday 07 Aug

Braintree 06:30 to 16:30,
2 Crossbill (flew over heading S whilst processing Moth trap) [Neil Murphy]

Monday 03 Aug

Braintree 12:30 to 12:35, Hot and overcast
1 Buzzard (Buzzard high over Notley Road being mobbed by a very vocal gull.) [Martin Iddon]

Tuesday 28 Jul

Braintree 15:15 to 15:18, Windy and overcast
1 Little Egret (Bird took evasive into trees at Hoppit Meads Reserve. Didn’t see what was chasing it) [Martin Iddon]

Friday 24 Jul

Braintree 17:30 to 18:00,
3 Sparrowhawk (Juv has finally fledged, branched out into willow tree away from nest) [Neil Murphy]

Thursday 23 Jul

Braintree 09:00 to 20:00,
3 Sparrowhawk (Pr still feeding Juv, looks ready to fly any day soon) [Neil Murphy]

Tuesday 14 Jul

Braintree 11:25 to 11:30, Humid and overcast
12 Swift (About 12 low down hunting and going under eaves of a house in Buckwood Rd) [Martin Iddon]

Braintree 09:00 to 13:00, Oppressive overcast with black clouds
14 Swift (Guesstimate. Birds circling and nesting under eaves of medical centre by traffic lights where London Rd and Clare Rd meet.) [Martin Iddon]

Braintree 19:00 to 19:00,
3 Sparrowhawk (Pr feeding well grown chick, lots of flight feathers, still about 50% down) [Neil Murphy]

Tuesday 07 Jul

Braintree 07:45 to 07:48, Overcast
1 Kingfisher (Near bridge at Hoppits bridge) 1 Song Thrush (In patio garden...first for months) [Martin Iddon]

Thursday 02 Jul

Braintree 20:00 to 20:00,
4 Sparrowhawk (Pr finally eggs hatched & at least 2 white downy young being fed in large willow tree beyond back garden) [Neil Murphy]

Tuesday 30 Jun

Braintree 09:30 to 09:31, Drizzly
1 Kestrel (First sighting here....near junction of Godlings and Notley Rd on Hoppits Mead reserve.) [Martin Iddon]

Tuesday 23 Jun

Braintree 09:00 to 13:00, Cloudless sky temperature rising
20 House Sparrow (Guesstimate of numbers. Thriving colony nesting in very dense bushes near postbox in Godlings. Few suitable sites in nearby houses with modern eaves and fascias. ) [Martin Iddon]