Sitename Details
TL6011

TL6011 13:30 to 13:30,
1 Red Kite (Flying over the A1060 Margaret Roding) [Andrew Stroud]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:30 to 12:00,
4 Nightingale (singing) 1 Turtle Dove (purring) 2 Garden Warbler (singing) [Paul Gymer]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 12:15 to 16:15, Sunny, calm.
1 Cuckoo (Heard only, near car park and again from direction of wind pump.) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Red Kite 1 Sparrowhawk (Female, flew over car park) 5 Sand Martin 2 Avocet 3 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only, 3 at least, car park area particularly noisy, and path back to car park from Flying Field.) 3 Common Tern 2 Whimbrel 10 Redshank (10+ uncounted) 6 Oystercatcher 20 Pochard (20+ uncounted.) 20 Gadwall (20+ uncounted) 18 Shelduck (18+ uncounted.) 4 Shoveler 20 Lapwing (20+ uncounted.) 7 Reed Bunting 2 Goldfinch (In car park) 1 Chaffinch 1 Kestrel 1 Buzzard [Nick Boxall]

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham 11:00 to 11:30, Sunny, calm.
1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Blackcap 1 Treecreeper 1 Chiffchaff [Nick Boxall]

Stow Marsh

Stow Marsh 14:30 to 16:30, Low tide warm East wind
2 Swallow 1 Cetti's Warbler (Saltcoates) 4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Marsh Harrier 4 Buzzard (three of which came low from the east) 4 Teal (two pair) 1 Whimbrel 4 Stock Dove [Alan Shearring]

Mount Bures

Mount Bures 10:00 to 11:00,
2 Grey Partridge (pair - not far from airfield Site A, where not recorded since 2017) 2 Buzzard 4 Stock Dove (2 pairs) 1 Turtle Dove (purring male near last year's territory) 1 Green Woodpecker 5 Skylark (males) 2 Swallow (territories) 5 Chiffchaff (territories) 5 Blackcap (territories) 1 Garden Warbler (male on territory (Sergeant's Orchard EWT)) 8 Whitethroat (territories) 2 Song Thrush (territories) 1 Mistle Thrush (male on territory) 3 Greenfinch (males) 10 Linnet (5 pairs) 1 Bullfinch (Sergeant's Orchard EWT) 2 Yellowhammer (territories) [Martin Peers]

Wormingford, Colchester

Wormingford, Colchester 08:45 to 11:45, warm and sunny
2 Mallard (juvs - airfield unless stated) 2 Tufted Duck (pair) 1 Great Crested Grebe 1 Swallow (territory) 8 House Martin (4 pairs) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 12 Whitethroat (males on territory) 3 Yellow Wagtail (males on territory [2018= 4]) 20 Linnet (10 pairs) 8 Yellowhammer (males on territory (airfield= 6)) 1 Reed Bunting (male in oilseed rape) 11 Corn Bunting (males on territory (mostly paired) [10 year average= 11]) [Martin Peers]

Abbotts Hall Farm NR EWT

Abbotts Hall Farm NR EWT 11:00 to 13:00,
4 Swallow 2 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap (+) 4 Whitethroat 1 Buzzard 1 Turtle Dove (male at Lake) 2 Tufted Duck (pair) 3 Pochard (2 males, 1 female) 1 Cuckoo 1 Reed Bunting (male) 1 Reed Warbler 1 Yellow Wagtail [Liz Huxley]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 09:20 to 11:00, Sunny, warm, light E wind.
2 Mute Swan (Pair nest building, R. Blackwater.) 5 Red-legged Partridge 2 Buzzard 1 Cuckoo (Heard only.) 1 Kestrel (Male.) 4 Song Thrush (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]