Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 10 Jul

TL4911 (4Km ENE of Harlow), 21:00 to 21:30, Fine evening
60 Swift (Screaming flock over 'swift-friendly' housing scheme at Fitzwilliam Court, Churchgate Street. Birds entering nests below eaves. Best colony I've seen for years.) [Toby Spall]

Saturday 07 Jul

TL4502 (8Km S of Harlow), 10:00 to 10:15, (NW Epping) hot, sunny
1 Hobby (Actively hunting the Swifts and House Martins), 40 Swift (Regular feeding flock above Epping Forest ridge ), 20 House Martin (Regular feeding flock above Epping Forest ridge ) [Roger Emmens]

Saturday 07 Jul

TL8446 (6Km NNW of Sudbury), 10:30 to 11:45, hot and sunny
3 Mute Swan (pair + cygnet. All records Foxearth meadows reserve), 5 Mallard (3 half-grown juvs), 1 Sparrowhawk (female), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 10 Moorhen (3 broods), 2 Coot (pair + nest), 2 Green Woodpecker (+, including at least one juvenile), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail (male at bridge), 1 Reed Warbler (alarm calls), 8 Blackcap (singers - territorial), 1 Garden Warbler (alarm calls), 3 Whitethroat (feeding young + 2 males outside reserve), 6 Chiffchaff (singers - territorial), 4 Marsh Tit (adults with young), 3 Coal Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer (male outside reserve), 2 Reed Bunting (males in territory) [Martin Peers]

Monday 25 Jun

TQ8286 (5Km W of Southend), 06:30 to 07:30, Bright sunshine, warm, calm
14 Swift (Screeming up and down the road below roof height) [Mark Bridges]

Sunday 24 Jun

TL9912 (5Km SSE of Abberton Rsvr), 09:15 to 09:20, sunny & warm light wind
4 Lesser Black-backed Gull (birds breeding on shingle island), 32 Herring Gull (birds breeding on shingle island) [Ashley Gooding]

Friday 22 Jun

TL6315 (7Km S of Great Dunmow), 05:30 to 05:30
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult flew NW) [Alan Harris]

Wednesday 20 Jun

Chelmer Village, Chelmsford , 06:30 to 06:30, Overcast.
1 Hobby (Flying along A138 from Chelmer village retail park towards Army and Navy roundabout.) [Kevin Cook]

Chelmer Village, Chelmsford
Tuesday 19 Jun

TM0433 (6Km WNW of Manningtree), 08:15 to 08:15
1 Red Kite (Drifting over A12, seen here before at this time) [Matt Turner]

Friday 15 Jun

TL9532 (8Km NNW of Colchester), 09:00 to 10:30, warm and sunny
2 Cuckoo (male + female calling. All records from TL9531 also (Little Horkesley)), 4 Swift, 2 Green Woodpecker (territories), 8 Skylark (territorial males/pairs), 10 Swallow (3 pairs; one family [4 young]), 4 House Martin (2 pairs), 4 Mistle Thrush (family party), 6 Whitethroat (males [mostly with nests]), 4 Linnet (2 pairs), 6 Yellowhammer (males on territory) [Martin Peers]

Friday 15 Jun

Chelmsford City Centre , 16:00 to 16:20
1 Cormorant (Fishing in Chelmer near John Lewis, caught a large fish), 1 Little Egret (Flew over road) [Thomas Gilbert]

Chelmsford City Centre