Sitename Details
Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 18:30 to 19:30, Sunny
2 Cuckoo (Heard, not seen) 2 Whitethroat 3 Lesser Whitethroat 12 Blackcap (9 male, 3 female) 3 Cetti's Warbler (1 seen, 2 heard only) 2 Sedge Warbler 1 Reed Warbler 1 Jay 2 Song Thrush (I found a piece of camera equipment in disused hide on main lake. If anyone lost this when visiting please let me know and can arrange return.) [Tony Thomas]

The Hythe, Colchester

The Hythe, Colchester 19:30 to 20:30, Calm sunset although someone had started a fire on north bank near Wivenhoe. Called fire brigade who extinguished.
1 Snipe 2 Ruff 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Sedge Warbler (Heard singing, couldn't locate) 2 Yellowhammer 1 Reed Bunting (One calling) 1 Whitethroat (Heard one phrase, not seen) 1 Song Thrush 1 Swallow [Matt Turner]

Stow Marsh

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 15:15, High tide, very warm East breeze
1 Whitethroat 1 Reed Warbler 142 Black-tailed Godwit 12 Great Crested Grebe 11 Whimbrel 38 Teal 6 Buzzard 2 Common Tern 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Pink-footed Goose (heading high west over the Crouch) 1 Cuckoo 1 Swallow 26 Stock Dove 2 Tree Pipit (feeding on seawall) 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Alan Shearring]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 13:00 to 17:00, Sunny, warm. Cool breeze.
100 Brent Goose (At least.) 1 Sparrowhawk 50 Black-tailed Godwit (Lagoon.) 3 Whimbrel (At least.) 2 Greenshank (Lagoon.) 1 Turnstone (Lagoon) 10 Mediterranean Gull (At least. Mainly from the slipway area & adjacent saltmarsh.) 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Sandwich Tern (Across from slipway.) 8 Common Tern (Slipway area.) [Andrew Cox]

Elsenham

Elsenham 13:00 to 14:00, Sunny
1 Blackcap (Male singing) [Anthony Gales]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 10:45 to 16:00, sunny, few clouds, occasional light breeze; warm
1 Cattle Egret (mobile on Purfleet Marshes) 3 Little Egret 3 Wigeon (2 males+ female - Butts scrape) 2 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Red Kite 2 Hobby (behind shooting butts) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Snipe 2 Curlew 3 Whimbrel 7 Avocet 3 Ruff (target pools) 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults east along Thames) 1 Swallow 4 Cetti's Warbler (seen + more singing) 3 Reed Warbler 2 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 Black-tailed Godwit [Mark Gregory]

Galleywood, near Chelmsford

Galleywood, near Chelmsford 16:30 to 18:00, Sightings from Galleywood Common
5 Speckled Wood 40 Blue Tit 10 Great Tit 6 Chiffchaff (Singing) 12 Blackcap (At least) 1 Goldcrest (Singing) 2 Coal Tit 6 Long-tailed Tit 3 Mallard 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Heard only) 3 Song Thrush (2 heard, 1 seen) 4 Mistle Thrush 20 Robin 20 Blackbird 4 Chaffinch (Singing) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only) 6 Swallow 1 Jay 2 Greenfinch [Thomas Gilbert]

Rowney Wood, Debden

Rowney Wood, Debden 15:00 to 17:00, Lovely 23 deg
10 Blackcap (singing males) 6 Willow Warbler (Singing males out numbering singing Chiffchaff, including interesting interaction. Willow Warbler “hovering “ and trilling as they chased around the favoured trees) 1 Garden Warbler (Singing high from tree top ) 1 Cuckoo (Heard only from east side of wood.) 1 Buzzard [Stephen Dutton]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 14:30, Fine and sunny, light E wind, HT
2 Lesser Whitethroat 12 Greylag Goose (Four on the tip, eight Golden Gates) 2 Stonechat (Pair on the approach road) 2 Cuckoo (One by the creek, one Golden Gates) 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park) 8 Blackcap (One by the creek, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Chiffchaff (One by the outer car park, two Golden Gates) 1 Fieldfare (Golden Gates) 33 Coot (10 in the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 52 Tufted Duck (44(20 drakes) Golden Gates, eight (5 drakes) on the pit to the south of the tip) 7 Pochard (Including 3 drakes Golden Gates) 2 Goldeneye (Females Golden Gates) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 8 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 3 Reed Warbler (Golden Gates) 7 Mediterranean Gull (Five adults and 1st and 2nd summers hawking insects over the tip) 3 Buzzard (Soaring over the tip) 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Stock Dove (Golden Gates) 538 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 3 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 254 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat) 15 Teal (In the managed retreat) 3 Common Tern (On the river) 1 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 45 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 122 Redshank (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton-on-Sea 10:45 to 11:00, Full sun, warm with very light breeze
1 Buzzard (Soaring over Waterglade Retail Park, being mobbed by gulls.) [Tony Faulkner]