Sitename Details

TL6907 13:00 to 15:00, Dull and still
11 Redwing (never seen species before in this tree in Chelmsford garden ) [Winifred Simmonds]


Jaywick 10:30 to 11:00,
7 Snow Bunting (on beach by Martello tower) [Liz Huxley]

East Mersea

East Mersea 16:00 to 16:00,
1 Little Owl (Bromans lane (on barn roof)) [Stephen Entwistle]

East Mersea 00:00 to 00:00,
600 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Golf house (DU)) 1 Water Rail (Hide cudmore grove (DU)) 15 Gadwall (Hide ) 15 Goldfinch (Hide cudmore grove (DU)) [Stephen Entwistle]

West Mersea

West Mersea 14:00 to 14:10,
1 Great Northern Diver (Off Victoria esplanade (Liz huxley)) [Stephen Entwistle]

West Mersea 15:00 to 15:00,
1 Mediterranean Gull (Off Victoria esplanade( SE)) [Stephen Entwistle]

West Mersea 13:30 to 14:30, from Victoria Esplanade
1 Great Northern Diver (poss 2) 3 Mediterranean Gull (winter adults) 6 Sanderling 500 Cormorant (approx. large groups flying in to estuary) 500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (approx) 10 Great Crested Grebe (+) [Liz Huxley]

West Mersea 09:00 to 13:00, Strood channel (DU)
15 Avocet 1 Buzzard 15 Little Grebe 2 Knot 120 Shelduck 200 Lapwing 50 Golden Plover [Stephen Entwistle]

Earls Colne

Earls Colne 10:00 to 10:05, overcast
30 Siskin (alders below Chappel viaduct, with Goldfinches) [Martin Peers]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, cold and stiff SW breeze
2 Long-tailed Duck (immature drake and female east of LdlH c/way) 3 Scaup (W of LdlH c/way) 1 Smew (E of LB c/way) 70 Goosander (W of LdlH c/way) 7 Great White Egret (Roosting in trees E of LB c/way) 2 Black-necked Grebe (E of LdlH c/way) 33 Great Crested Grebe 13 Goldeneye [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 13:30, Overcast
1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake, West of layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Smew (1 Drake) 1 Black-necked Grebe (East of layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Long-tailed Duck (East of layer de la Haye causeway) 80 Goosander (+ most East of layer de la Haye causeway) 1 Marsh Harrier (East of layer de la Haye causeway) 5 Bewick's Swan (From original Billets Screen) 1 Great White Egret (West of Layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Scaup (West of Layer de la Haye causeway) [Andrew Allen]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 16:00, Layer de la Haye causeway
70 Goosander (+ feeding by sluice) 2 Long-tailed Duck (E of causeway) 1 Smew (drake with goosanders) 4 Black-necked Grebe (NE corner) 2 Scaup (females W of causeway) 2 Goldeneye 2 Redshank 2 Black-tailed Godwit 40 Great Crested Grebe (+) [Liz Huxley]


Southend-on-Sea 12:00 to 15:45, Cloudy, chilly breeze.
1 Gannet (Immature, close to western side of pier approx half way.) 300 Turnstone (Approx. Roosting on old jetty.) 5 Sanderling (One roosting on old jetty with turnstones. Four on the beach east of pier.) 32 Mediterranean Gull (At least. Mostly adults. One almost showing black hood (much flecked with white).) 1 Kittiwake (Adult. Often perched on old jetty.) 1 Razorbill (Quite close to end of pier.) [Andrew Cox]


Thaxted 10:00 to 10:15,
50 Golden Plover (Circling arable fields NE side of the town ) [Stephen Dutton]

Thaxted 15:00 to 15:15,
50 Yellowhammer (Adjacent to town and farmland SE of town) [Stephen Dutton]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 08:00 to 08:40, Quick look before work, not much around - no sign of usual kingfishers or green sand
10 Long-tailed Tit (Small flock near burger van car park) 2 Grey Heron 30 Redshank (+) 50 Black-tailed Godwit (+) 300 Lapwing (2 flocks, very flighty. No sign of raptors) 1 Snipe (In flight with lapwings) 1 Little Egret 2 Great Black-backed Gull (One calling whilst being chased by black headed gull!) 1 Chaffinch (Single female) 1 Reed Bunting (either female or 1w male, not good view) 6 Blue Tit 2 Great Tit 1 Dunnock (Calling) 1 Robin (Singing) [Matt Turner]

Naze, The

Naze, The 07:45 to 13:15, strong westerly wind, cool, mainly overcast - a surge tide has washed away much of the fencing around Stone Point Lagoon
2 Goldcrest 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Buzzard (At least ) 3 Marsh Harrier 2 Cetti's Warbler (1 singing) 7 Red-breasted Merganser (Off Stone Point) 2 Redwing 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Crested Grebe (Walton Channel) 23 Little Grebe (Walton Channel) 21 Avocet (Roosting at corner of Walton Channel) 2 Stonechat (Walton Hall Marshes) 1 Black Brant (Feeding with many hundreds of Brents in fields to the east of Walton Channel) [Brian Combes]