Sitename Details
Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 14:00 to 16:45, Cloudy, becoming cold. Showers.
10 Pintail (Four pairs plus two males.) 43 Shoveler (At least.) 9 Pochard (At least.) 2 Marsh Harrier (Adult Male, immature.) 1 Kestrel 50 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Greenshank 300 Black-headed Gull (Approx.) [Andrew Cox]

Colchester

Colchester 10:15 to 10:30, Sunny and mild
2 Peregrine Falcon (The Dutch ringed female in N alcove and male flying south) 2 Stock Dove (In town centre garden.) [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 10:00, Sunny and mild
7 Scaup 2 Long-tailed Duck 2 Kingfisher 5 Goosander 10 Great Crested Grebe (5 pairs, including a pair displaying W of LB c/way) 3 Smew [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 13:00,
2 Black-necked Grebe (LDLH) 8 Scaup (LDLH 4 Male,4female) 2 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH) 5 Smew (LB all Redheads) 1 Goosander (LB) 40 Corn Bunting (on wires at Abb Church) [Barbara Leport]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 11:50 to 12:45,
2 Egyptian Goose (Pair on arable field.) 12 Pied Wagtail (At least.) 10 Reed Bunting (At least.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Twinstead

Twinstead 10:15 to 11:45, sunny at first
2 Red-legged Partridge 1 Little Grebe (territorial male) 4 Buzzard 3 Stock Dove (territories) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker ([2017= 1]) 5 Jay 2 Coal Tit (territories) 9 Skylark (territories [9]) 1 Chiffchaff (singing male) 2 Nuthatch (both "singing" - village & Furzeground) 4 Redwing 3 Song Thrush (territories [4]) 1 Mistle Thrush ([1]) 7 Chaffinch (territories [6]) 7 Greenfinch (territorial males [7]) 1 Lesser Redpoll (fly over bird) 4 Siskin 2 Yellowhammer [Martin Peers]

Great Henny

Great Henny 09:30 to 12:30, sunny with increasing cloud
24 Canada Goose (2 pairs in territory) 15 Mute Swan (Stour meadows) 4 Red-legged Partridge 1 Grey Partridge (flushed by horse rider) 4 Buzzard 5 Stock Dove (territories [2018= 4]) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Coal Tit (territories) 1 Marsh Tit (Loshes meadows) 13 Skylark (males, including Henny Street [13]) 1 Chiffchaff (singing male) 1 Nuthatch (song - Loshes meadows) 6 Starling (3 pairs) 6 Fieldfare (headed north) 2 Song Thrush (territories [2]) 3 Mistle Thrush (territories [3]) 3 Meadow Pipit 7 Greenfinch (territorial males [7]) [Martin Peers]

Brookes Reserve EWT, near Greenstead Green

Brookes Reserve EWT, near Greenstead Green 06:30 to 08:00, Cloud clearing to sunny 3c
1 Green Woodpecker (heard only.) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (one drumming.) 1 Goldcrest 2 Long-tailed Tit 3 Coal Tit (3 singing at least (possibly 4)) 4 Marsh Tit (pair then shortly after in another part of the wood 2 (both singing - not obviously a pair) – a pair seen some time after in a new area but not far enough away to exclude previously seen birds. ) 2 Nuthatch (2 singing at least (probably 3)) 1 Treecreeper 1 Yellowhammer (singing male by entrance) 20 Fallow Deer (in adjacent field) 1 Chinese Muntjac (seen in woods twice) 2 Brown Hare (one in adjacent field and 1 in wood (first time I’ve seen a Hare in dense woodland).) [Richard Gray]

South Woodham Ferrers

South Woodham Ferrers 07:30 to 07:30, Sunny. First Bee fly
1 Blackcap (singing) [Alan Shearring]

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham 08:30 to 10:45, Clear and sunny
2 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Left side immediately after entering. Calling and drumming. Still around when I left two hours later but towards the bench ) 1 Nuthatch 5 Goldfinch 1 Great Tit (Many seen) 1 Blue Tit (Many seen) 5 Coal Tit (Max seen together at one time) 1 Tawny Owl (Calling from trees behind ant logs. I failed to locate it) 3 Treecreeper (Max seen at one time ) 4 Long-tailed Tit 2 Green Woodpecker (Calling) 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least. Drumming and calling actively) 2 Buzzard (Overhead) 1 Raven (Fly over called once, single bird) 3 Cormorant (Fly overs) 1 Woodcock (Watched foraging anongst the tree logs immediately right of the entrance gate for 3/4 minutes as I was leaving) 2 Mallard (Pair on the field as I arrived) 1 Skylark (Singing around the field at the back. Not seen ) 5 Jackdaw 1 Carrion Crow 1 Robin 8 Blackbird 3 Chaffinch (Seen separately ) 1 Jay 1 Pheasant 6 Wren (At least, singing throughout the wood) [Ian Dewsnap]

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham 14:30 to 16:00, Grey. Started raining 3:50.
1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (flew over my head near upturned farm machinery into wood near car park at 3:30) 2 Treecreeper 1 Raven (Calling from outside main wood near large house) 1 Nuthatch (Also calling from outside main wood) 2 Red-legged Partridge 3 Pheasant 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 10 Redwing (near upturned farm machinery) 1 Song Thrush 2 Great Tit 10 Blue Tit 2 Wren 2 Canada Goose 1 Little Egret (Flew over brigadier seat) 1 Bullfinch (near upturned farm machinery) 1 Buzzard [David Allen]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 09:15 to 10:15, Sunny, warm.
2 Green Woodpecker (Calling.) 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing Male.) 1 Chiffchaff (Singing Male.) 2 Nuthatch (Two territories, Childerditch Wood.) 4 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]