Sitename Details
Maldon

Maldon 08:30 to 08:30,
1 Cuckoo (Singing male heard from a friend's garden in the vicinity of West Maldon community centre) 1 Skylark (Singing male across Limebrook wa) 6 House Martin (Over Limebrook way estate) [Tony Kennelly]

Naze, The

Naze, The 05:30 to 11:15, cool, mainly overcast, northerly wind, high tide ebbing; 26 species in song
20 Whitethroat (Singing) 4 Willow Warbler (3 singing) 1 Hobby (North) 8 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 3 south of John Weston, 2 in the Reserve, 1 decoy ponds, 1 north and 1 east of ponds ) 1 Cuckoo (Singing) 8 Blackcap (Singing ) 7 Whimbrel 2 Chiffchaff (Singing ) 1 Buzzard 1 Chinese Muntjac 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ) 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Grey Heron 7 Sedge Warbler (Singing) 4 Reed Warbler (Singing) [Brian Combes]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:30 to 14:00, Grey but mild. Highlights from 69 species recorded
20 Shelduck (+) 10 Pochard (Drakes) 3 Little Grebe 1 Cattle Egret (Showed well on Purfleet Scrape around cattle. Seen well from centre and river wall) 6 Little Egret 2 Grey Heron 2 Marsh Harrier (Butts Hide/Target Pools) 3 Buzzard (1 on post, 2 circling high over railway) 1 Kestrel (Carrying Short-tailed Vole) 4 Oystercatcher 4 Avocet (Aveley Bay) 2 Ringed Plover (Aveley Bay) 3 Dunlin (Aveley Bay) 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Aveley Bay) 10 Whimbrel (Aveley Bay) 3 Common Tern (Over river) 1 Cuckoo (Flew over shooting butts numbers, calling) 100 Swift (+) 2 Sand Martin (Target Pools) 3 House Martin (Purfleet Scrape) 10 Swallow (+) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Heard on River Wall) 2 Song Thrush 7 Blackcap (At least) 8 Whitethroat (Many singing) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Heard near woodland feeders and seen along entrance road) 8 Sedge Warbler (At least) 6 Reed Warbler (At least) 10 Cetti's Warbler (+) 10 Reed Bunting (+) [Ben Mapp]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 15:15 to 15:45, Sunny with showers
1 Cattle Egret (West of layer b causeway in heronry) [Ashley Gooding]

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 18:15, Cool and grey, brighter by early evening
1 Whimbrel 1 Ringed Plover 1 Little Ringed Plover 2 Black Tern 5 Yellow Wagtail 100 Swift 25 House Martin 2 Corn Bunting 1 Garganey 1 Cuckoo 1 Garden Warbler 3 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Willow Warbler 6 Whitethroat 2 Nightingale [Sean Nixon]

Great Leighs

Great Leighs 08:00 to 13:00,
1 Reed Bunting 5 Reed Warbler (Singing males) 2 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Garden Warbler 4 Whitethroat 1 Great Crested Grebe (Pair with four young) 3 Blackcap 1 Willow Warbler 6 Stock Dove 2 Coot 2 Chiffchaff [Andrew Goodey]

Great Baddow, Chelmsford

Great Baddow, Chelmsford 11:30 to 12:45,
1 Lesser Whitethroat (First for patch) 6 Whitethroat 5 Reed Bunting 3 Blackcap 3 Sedge Warbler 6 Linnet [David Pallash]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 08:15 to 09:45, Cloudy. Cool.
1 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing Male.) 4 Whitethroat (Singing males.) 3 Garden Warbler (Two singing males. Another seen but not singing.) 1 Treecreeper (Singing Male.) 1 Nuthatch 3 Bullfinch (Two males, one appeared to be seeing of the other. Third bird not seen; likely a female.) [Andrew Cox]