Date Details Sitename
Saturday 01 Aug

Maldon 05:00 to 07:00,
1 Black Redstart (Female dropping off beam full of food at industrial estate. Haven't located nest yet but it it's within a working area! ) 2 Whimbrel (Northey island causeway. Possibly more as I didn't have my telescope.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female close to limbourne creek.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Located by looking at a noisy lesser black-backed gull over a field, peregrine pops up to immediately make a failed chase for a lapwing before heading east.) 1 Green Sandpiper (Feeding in drying out borrow duke by dump pool) 100 Black-tailed Godwit (30 feeding in dump pool) 1 Common Gull (My first of summer/autumn migration) 1 Red-legged Partridge (On roof top of a house by footpath along Limebrook way, it's probably avoiding a pair of fox cubs nearby!) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Calling by limbourne creek) [Tony Kennelly]

Monday 27 Jul

Maldon 07:00 to 18:00,
2 Black Redstart (Male and female either side of river a few hundred yards East of Fullbridge) 1 Wheatear (One along sea wall towards Limbourne Creek) 6 Tufted Duck (Female & 5 ducklings at Dump Pool (first breeding record there? shows how deep it is now)) 20 Sand Martin (Passing South by Limbourne) 10 Swift (Party heading South) 1 Canada Goose (Start of the usual autumnal increase on the estuary) [John Buchanan]

Wednesday 08 Jul

Maldon 05:00 to 08:00, walk to & from Beeleigh Weir
2 Grey Wagtail (Beeleigh weir) 1 Common Sandpiper (On river Blackwater near beeleigh weir) 6 Song Thrush (Singing males) 1 Black Redstart (Male singing in industrial estate) 20 Black-tailed Godwit (On river Blackwater by Prom Park) 11 Little Egret (Fishing together in low tide pool) [Tony Kennelly]

Friday 03 Jul

Maldon 16:30 to 17:00,
1 Black Redstart (Singing male on roof top of industrial estate) 4 Mute Swan 2 Oystercatcher 1 Blackcap (Singing male) [Tony Kennelly]

Friday 19 Jun

Maldon 15:00 to 17:00, Low tide, warm, dry, part cloud
2 Black Redstart (Pair, collecting insects.) 1 Hobby (Langford) [Ken Hudgell]

Wednesday 27 May

Maldon 05:00 to 08:00,
1 Corn Bunting (Singing male on telegraph wires in fields between mundon & Fambridge roads, heard then seen from Limebrook way.) 1 Black Redstart (Singing male on roof tops of industrial estate) 20 Swift 1 Kestrel (Male hunting over seawall by Tesco) 1 Cuckoo (Heard over elms farm park & golf course) [Tony Kennelly]

Thursday 21 May

Maldon 05:00 to 16:10,
1 Black Redstart (Singing male on roof top of industrial estate) 1 Red Kite (Heading N) 5 Buzzard (Circling together over Fambridge road before separating. Found by call so possible territorial dispute) 2 Cuckoo (Golf course / elms farm park) 12 Reed Warbler (Riverside reed beds from Tesco to beeleigh weir) 3 Cetti's Warbler 1 Little Egret (Feeding in low tide pools by Tesco) 1 Hobby (Stooping dive into poets estate!) [Tony Kennelly]

Sunday 17 May

Maldon 08:00 to 13:00,
1 Hobby (Over garden) 1 Kestrel (Over garden) 1 Sparrowhawk (Over garden) 1 Buzzard (Over garden) 1 Red Kite (Over garden) 2 Pied Wagtail (Adult feeding fledgling in Maldon yacht club) 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Still on river Blackwater) [Tony Kennelly]

Friday 08 May

Maldon 06:00 to 06:00, Maldon wick - hazeleigh wood
4 Nightingale (2 singing males along the wick & another 2 heard in hazeleigh wood) 4 Corn Bunting 1 Yellow Wagtail 4 Yellowhammer 1 Sand Martin (A surprise sight over the pond) 2 Linnet 2 Swallow 2 Red-legged Partridge 8 Skylark 40 Rook (Fledglings seen by Morrisons rookery) 1 Kestrel 1 Buzzard [Tony Kennelly]

Maldon 10:00 to 10:00, Garden sightings
1 Hobby 2 Buzzard (Pair over the town) 2 Mediterranean Gull [Tony Kennelly]

Monday 04 May

Maldon 07:00 to 07:00,
1 Hobby (Seen at dawn at north of Maldon & later another seen from garden) 1 Turtle Dove (Purring male heard from public footpath at north of Maldon) 1 Greenshank (Feeding in low tide pools by Tesco) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (non breeding plumage, Feeding opposite prom park) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Breeding plumage with bar-tailed for handy & easy comparison) 12 Reed Warbler (2 singing in prom park, old bathing pool reed beds) 3 Swift (Over garden, several screams heard so probably residents) 2 Swallow (Over garden) [Tony Kennelly]