Sitename Details
Little Waltham

Little Waltham 15:00 to 16:00, overcast
1 Chiffchaff [David Saville]

Harold Wood SW

Harold Wood SW 15:00 to 15:30, Clear sky
1 Sparrowhawk (Male hunting in back garden tried to take a juvenile starling feeding on the grass but was unsuccessful.) 1 Red Kite (Juvenile Red Kite circling extremely low over gardens around this area) [Claire Hodgr]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 04:45 to 20:00, W-SW2-3 8/8 rain in morning and evening. Movement to south unless stated
2448 Swift (2079 during light rain to c0600 when heavier rain stopped passage. 369 ahead of evening rain) 6 Siskin 54 Curlew 45 Whimbrel 2 Crossbill (@ 1158) 3 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Black-headed Gull (first fledged juveniles here) 4 Mediterranean Gull (including first fledged juvenile here) 3 Kittiwake (2 north) [Paul Brayshaw]

Maldon

Maldon 05:00 to 08:00, walk to & from Beeleigh Weir
2 Grey Wagtail (Beeleigh weir) 1 Common Sandpiper (On river Blackwater near beeleigh weir) 6 Song Thrush (Singing males) 1 Black Redstart (Male singing in industrial estate) 20 Black-tailed Godwit (On river Blackwater by Prom Park) 11 Little Egret (Fishing together in low tide pool) [Tony Kennelly]

Ardleigh Reservoir

Ardleigh Reservoir 15:00 to 16:00, Overcast but dry, selected sightings from both causeways
2 Turtle Dove (Heard then seen in flight - headed north) 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 Hobby (Swallows alarm calls notified me, bird high up hawking insects) 1 Sparrowhawk (Distant female with prey) 1 Buzzard (Heard only) 2 Egyptian Goose 3 Reed Warbler (1 juv) 5 Common Tern 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard) 1 Song Thrush (Heard) 2 Chiffchaff (Heard) 3 Blackcap (Heard) 2 Great Crested Grebe [Matt Turner]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 13:30 to 16:00, Cloudy, some light showers. Warm.
2 Oystercatcher 1 Little Ringed Plover 80 Lapwing 12 Curlew 30 Black-tailed Godwit 35 Redshank (Approx.) 4 Spotted Redshank (All summer plumage.) 2 Greenshank 1 Green Sandpiper 3 Bearded Tit (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Naze, The

Naze, The 01:00 to 15:00, very grey but warm - from seawall. Nice mixed species high tide roost on Cormorant Creek
1 Cuckoo (on salt marsh) 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Whimbrel 31 Black-tailed Godwit 9 Sandwich Tern 3 Mediterranean Gull 5 Avocet [Martin Richards]

Friday Wood

Friday Wood 09:00 to 16:00,
1 Hobby 1 Bullfinch 4 Song Thrush 10 Mistle Thrush 6 Chiffchaff 10 Whitethroat 4 Blackcap 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Green Woodpecker 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Pied Wagtail 1 Kestrel 10 Swift 2 Common Tern 1 Siskin (Northwest) 1 Treecreeper [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:00, Cloudy
6 Green Sandpiper (Layer breton causeway ) 2 Yellow Wagtail 1 Little Grebe 5 Little Egret 50 Egyptian Goose 3 Great Crested Grebe 2 Goldeneye 3 Lapwing 30 Cormorant 5 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig bay) 2 Greenshank (Wig bay) 20 Common Tern 5 Little Ringed Plover (2 adults 3 chicks ) 1 Hobby 2 Great White Egret 3 Whitethroat 4 Linnet 100 Swift 50 House Martin 1 Swallow 1 Sand Martin 15 House Sparrow 3 Skylark [Yvonne Watling]

Boreham

Boreham 10:30 to 10:45, Light SSW, occasional rain showers;mild.
2 Sandwich Tern (2 adults Flew west at a moderate height. rare here, less than annual. ) 2 Turtle Dove (Both male and female of one of the 2 pairs has visited over the last 24 hours but sightings much reduced over the last 3 days. ) [Graham Ekins]