Sitename Details
Great Yeldham

Great Yeldham 10:00 to 11:15, cloudy with sunny spells
4 Red-legged Partridge (2 pairs - all records from Ridgewell airfield at Ashen) 6 Buzzard (3 pairs) 2 Stock Dove (pairs [2018= 1]) 4 Swift 2 Kestrel (territorial males - Ashen & Tilbury-juxta-Clare) 1 Hobby (male hunting low over airfield) 2 Jay (pair) 16 Skylark (males [15]) 2 Swallow (territories) 4 Chiffchaff (males [3]) 5 Blackcap (males [3]) 3 Lesser Whitethroat (territories, at least two with nests) 7 Whitethroat (males (all with nests)) 2 Reed Warbler (males in hedgerows (my first here)) 2 Song Thrush 8 Linnet (pairs [7]) 3 Bullfinch (pair + male elsewhere) 11 Yellowhammer (males [12]) 4 Reed Bunting (territorial males in oilseed rape [1]) [Martin Peers]

Belchamp Otten, near Sudbury

Belchamp Otten, near Sudbury 08:30 to 09:45, sunny but cool
1 Red-legged Partridge (all records from Paul's Hall area) 1 Little Grebe (territorial male) 2 Buzzard (singles) 2 Stock Dove (territories [2018= 3]) 2 Turtle Dove (purring males [2]) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel (male) 8 Skylark (males [6]) 1 Swallow 4 Chiffchaff (males [5]) 5 Blackcap ([6]) 5 Whitethroat (males) 2 Reed Warbler (males [3]) 1 Song Thrush 1 Yellow Wagtail (as last year - male in field beans) 4 Linnet (2 pairs) 4 Yellowhammer (males [5]) 1 Reed Bunting (male in same field as Yellow Wagtail) [Martin Peers]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:15 to 11:00, Cloudy with intermittent sunshine, SW breeze
6 Cetti's Warbler 1 Kestrel 33 Little Tern (fishing Hamford water off stone point) 1 Cuckoo 2 Curlew 14 Ringed Plover 1 Sedge Warbler 1 Reed Warbler 10 Sanderling 6 Turnstone [Matt Turner]

Heybridge GP

Heybridge GP 09:15 to 11:00,
2 Cuckoo (males) 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (probably more, some juveniles) 2 Avocet (pair, on one of the small islands) 1 Turtle Dove (purring) [Paul Gymer]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 07:30 to 08:00, Cloudy
1 Redshank (On West Bank of pit below gate) 2 Little Ringed Plover (Pair but flew off at 7.50am) 6 Lapwing 1 Common Tern [Brian Bolton]