Sitename Details
Great Totham

Great Totham 09:30 to 10:30, Gt. Totham South.
1 Sparrowhawk (Male. St. Peter's church.) 3 Buzzard (Over Captain's Wood.) 17 Swallow (Moving SW. St. Peter's church.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 07:30 to 09:00,
1 Red-backed Shrike (1st winter showing incredibly well in Dell and surrounding scrub) 1 Mistle Thrush (North) 1 Gannet (Adult north) 1 Sandwich Tern 3 Whitethroat 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Wheatear 1 Sparrowhawk (Made attempt to catch Red-backed Shrike but failed!) 15 Dunnock [Steve Grimwade]

Holland Haven 10:50 to 12:50, sunny, light winds, warm; other sightings to shrike
10 Buzzard (over marshes including white-rumped and pale headed bird) 3 Avocet (scrape) 1 Snipe (scrape) 3 Stonechat (near hide) 1 Reed Warbler (scrape) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (near hide) 1 Whitethroat [Mark Gregory]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 16:45, Dry, hot, sunny, light breeze, max 28c. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Spoonbill (LBC, juveniles. See proof photo.) 2 Kingfisher (LBC. Overflow bridge area.) 20 Black-tailed Godwit (3 LBC, rest Wig Bay.) 1 Grey Wagtail (LBC. ) 4 Chiffchaff (LBC) 1 Willow Warbler (LBC) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (LBC. Good views of all small birds in dried out overflow area.) 4 Green Sandpiper (LBC.) 5 Great White Egret (Large white Egret, big yellow dagger of a bill. ) 16 Little Egret 2 Buzzard (LBC.) 1 Kestrel 3 Greenshank (1 LDHC, 2 Wig Bay.) 8 Grey Heron 10 Egyptian Goose (Plus.) 20 Lapwing (Circa.) 15 Ruff (Wig Bay.) 4 Little Grebe 2 Pintail (Females, Wig Bay.) 50 Shoveler (Circa.) 1 Cattle Egret (Billets screen, on Reservoir bank, later feeding amongst cattle in opposite meadow. Short stocky, white, yellow bill. ) 1 Wheatear (Adult male, Wig Bay fence.) 1 Stonechat (Male. Wig Bay fence.) 1 Whinchat (Female. Wig Bay fence.) [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir 14:10 to 15:50, sunny, light winds, warm. Cauesways only; other sightings; different maxima
2 Common Tern (adult + juvenile) 1 Common Sandpiper (LBC (with 3 green sandpipers)) 8 Buzzard (at least) 1 Wheatear (LBC) 2 Whinchat (LdLH c'way towards Billets Farm) 2 Greenshank (at least) 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing LBC) 1 Cuckoo (in trees behind spoonbills) 1 Grey Wagtail (LBC) 1 Common Gull (LBC) 2 Mediterranean Gull (LBC - adult and 2nd winter birds) [Mark Gregory]

Canvey Island, Thames Estuary

Canvey Island, Thames Estuary 13:00 to 17:30, Sunny, chilly breeze.
30 Grey Plover (On mudflats as tide ebbed. Many more seen in flight. Some still in full summer plumage.) 60 Curlew (Approx.) 1 Arctic Skua (Chasing terns near green buoy.) 4 Mediterranean Gull (At least.) 20 Sandwich Tern (At least. Many juvs.) 10 Common Tern (At least.) 2 Eider (Immature males.) [Andrew Cox]

Geedon Saltings, Colne Estuary

Geedon Saltings, Colne Estuary 13:00 to 13:00, high tide
1 Eider (female eider in south geedon creek) [David Underwood]

Rayne

Rayne 07:00 to 07:30, Sunny light breeze
1 Hobby [Chris Turner]

Beckton

Beckton 08:15 to 13:00, Sunny light north wind
1 Great White Egret 4 Little Egret 3 Pochard 5 Shoveler 1 Merlin (male) 1 Hobby 1 Redshank 3 Whinchat 2 Willow Warbler 3 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap 1 Whitethroat 1 Reed Warbler 1 Cetti's Warbler 1 Spotted Flycatcher 1 Lesser Redpoll [Gary A James]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:20 to 12:40, northerly wind, clear, warm, rising tide
12 Goldcrest (First of the autumn ) 10 Chiffchaff (Including 1 singing) 13 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Willow Warbler 8 Grey Heron (7 south together first thing and 1 very high west) 12 Whitethroat 15 Meadow Pipit 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ) 11 Blackcap 3 Reed Warbler 1 Grey Wagtail (South) 2 Mistle Thrush (South, very uncommon here) 1 Mediterranean Gull 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Common Sandpiper 4 Yellow Wagtail (Walton Hall Marshes ) 5 Wheatear (Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Whinchat (Walton Hall Marshes ) [Brian Combes]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 09:00 to 10:00, Sunny, chilly. Becoming warmer.
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Mistle Thrush 1 Willow Warbler 3 Nuthatch (At least.) 1 Bullfinch (Juvenile.) [Andrew Cox]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 08:00 to 09:00, Sunny, chilly. Becoming warmer.
1 Sparrowhawk 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Mistle Thrush 6 Nuthatch (At least.) 1 Crossbill (Heard calling overhead.) [Andrew Cox]