Sitename Details
Danbury Common

Danbury Common 18:00 to 19:15,
6 Nightingale (At least six singing males around common) 1 Cuckoo [David Pallash]


Wivenhoe 19:00 to 19:00,
1 Barn Owl (quartering the river wall between wivenhoe sailing club and alresford grange.) [David Underwood]

Stansted Mountfitchett

Stansted Mountfitchett 13:00 to 13:30, Sun, cloud, rain
1 Buzzard (Sightings between Stansted and Hazel end) 1 Cuckoo (Heard not seen ) 1 Whitethroat 1 Long-tailed Tit 2 Stock Dove 51 House Martin ( 51 + All circling round together) [Chris Turner]

Heybridge Basin

Heybridge Basin 15:15 to 16:15, Mainly sunny and calm. High tide 4.18p.m.
135 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (along NW side of Northey Island at high tide, seen from Heybridge Basin seawall.) 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (among Brent geese along NW side of Northey Island at high tide. ) [George Brown]

Richmond's Green, Thaxted

Richmond's Green, Thaxted 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny period 14deg
15 Stock Dove (In field approaching Lindsell ) [Stephen Dutton]


Ingatestone 16:00 to 16:00, Cumulus clouds
1 Honey Buzzard (Soaing below clouds for 3-4 minutes before speeding up and flapping and gliding its way SE over garden. A bird with a classically marked underwing pattern. Was looking for Swifts but had to do with this..............) [Graham Smith]

Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 09:40 to 11:20, Cloudy with sunny spells.
7 Mute Swan (Pairs nesting, Bean Mere, Main Lake and Pochard lake. One, Teal pond.) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Pair nesting Gadwall Lake.) 40 Cormorant (+. 20+ occupied nests.) 1 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 2 Swift 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.) 10 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 8 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 15 Blackcap (Singing.) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 4 Whitethroat (Singing.) 14 Wren (Singing.) 4 Song Thrush (Singing.) 10 Robin (Singing.) 1 Nightingale (Heard only. North of Teal Pond.) 1 Bullfinch 2 Greenfinch (Pair?) 2 Reed Bunting (Pair.) 1 Brimstone (Speckled Wood, Holly Blue and Orange Tip also seen.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:15 to 14:00, Mainly sunny, little wind, one light shower
1 Yellow Wagtail (On entrance road) 5 Nightingale (Post 16 area) 2 Garden Warbler (Between main track and post 18) 1 Cuckoo (Old Meadow) 1 Marsh Harrier (Old Meadow) 2 Reed Warbler (Small pond south of Kingfisher Hide) 3 Little Grebe (Kingfisher Hide) [Gordon Cooper]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 19:00 to 21:10, Organised Nightingale evening walk around scrub
8 Pheasant 1 Little Grebe (On lake) 4 Little Egret 2 Grey Heron (Lake) 2 Oystercatcher (Pair) 4 Common Tern 1 Turtle Dove (In tree c.100 yards from centre at picnic area) 1 Cuckoo (Calling distantly from picnic area) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Visitor Centre) 6 Swallow 14 Nightingale (At least) 1 Song Thrush (Heard) 7 Blackcap (At least) 5 Whitethroat (At least) 6 Chiffchaff (At least) 2 Chaffinch (Pair) [Ben Mapp]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:20 to 09:40, Cloudy, sunny spells. Mink and Red Fox also seen.
50 Greylag Goose (+. Inc. seven pairs with young.) 3 Mute Swan (Pair nesting, male seeing off another.) 2 Egyptian Goose (On arable field.) 10 Tufted Duck (+.) 11 Great Crested Grebe 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo 9 Swift 1 Kestrel (Male.) 3 Swallow 6 House Martin 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 6 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 4 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing.) 4 Whitethroat (Three singing.) 5 Wren (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 6 Robin (Singing.) 3 Pied Wagtail 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) 3 Reed Bunting (Two singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 16:15, Warm and sunny
1 Bonaparte's Gull (Hawking Wig. Bay (same bird)) 2 Garganey (Drakes) [Sean Nixon]