Sitename Details
Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 06:15 to 17:30, N1 2/8 then variable. Selected totals, movement to south
104 Meadow Pipit 74 Siskin 5 Grey Wagtail 4 Buzzard 1 Osprey (south out to sea @ 0754, seen earlier over Walton Hall Marsh by Darrell Stile) 7 Swift 3 Short-eared Owl (together close inshore @ 1720. Continuing the early and high numbers of this species) [Paul Brayshaw]

Hamford Water

Hamford Water 09:55 to 15:35, Warm, cloud cover 2/8 - 4/8, moderate breeze
1 Ruff 80 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Grey Plover (summer plumage) 2 Wheatear 20 Common Gull (one flock) 3 Pintail 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (adult) [Simon Banks]

Manningtree

Manningtree 14:00 to 16:30, walk along the river W from the Co-op
60 Little Egret (approx) 500 Black-tailed Godwit (approx total) 50 Avocet (approx) 3 Swallow 10 Pied Wagtail (+) 3 Greenshank 40 Lapwing (+) 2 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Kingfisher 2 Ruff 1 Osprey (near rail bridge and flew towards Stutton) 2 Common Tern [Liz Huxley]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 10:00 to 18:00, via River Walk
1 Kingfisher (4 sightings of possibly the same bird, carrying fish to late brood? ) 5 Buzzard (At least 5 individuals) 1 Red Kite 4 Sparrowhawk (At least 4 individuals) 3 Kestrel (+) 1 Hobby (3 sightings) 1 Reed Warbler 1 Swallow 6 House Martin (+ Flying SW, High) 1 Treecreeper [David L Smith]

Stow Marsh

Stow Marsh 13:45 to 15:45, Warm and sunny. Tide coming in. Clouded yellow heading west along seawall
8 Buzzard 2 Chiffchaff (juvs) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 8 Grey Plover 90 Golden Plover 1 Hobby (flew in and plonked itself down on the mud scaring off all the golden plover) 3 Yellow Wagtail (all the cattle have gone) 1 Wheatear 1 White Wagtail 1 Swallow [Alan Shearring]

Stapleford Tawney

Stapleford Tawney 13:00 to 16:30, Sunny. No wind.
20 Siskin (Flying North) 4 Red Kite 2 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 2 Yellow Wagtail 1 Meadow Pipit 3 Whitethroat 2 Chiffchaff 10 Linnet 2 Goldfinch [Nicholas Weston]

Galleyhill Wood, near Waltham Abbey

Galleyhill Wood, near Waltham Abbey 11:00 to 11:00, Warm sunny
3 Buzzard (Riding thermal up high) 1 Red Kite (Riding high with Buzzard ) 1 Sparrowhawk [Melvin Shepherd-Wells]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 10:30 to 11:35, mainly sunny; viewing at Marina
1 Little Egret 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Raven (flew towards Vange Marsh) 2 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Blackcap 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard) [Sean Gregory]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 12:00 to 13:15, Fremnells Causeway only; mainly sunny light NW winds
9 Red-crested Pochard 1 Osprey (over south lagoon for 10 minutes from 13:00) 2 Marsh Harrier 5 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Hobby 1 Kestrel 5 Avocet (on main island) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Grey Wagtail (heard) 2 Little Egret [Sean Gregory]

Hanningfield Reservoir 11:30 to 17:00, Sunny & warm
5 Avocet (RAWL hide) 3 Dunlin (RAWL hide) 4 Ringed Plover (Point Hide) 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Hobby (Causeway) 1 Wigeon (Lyster Hide) 2 Red-crested Pochard (Oak Hide) [James Hudson]

Nazeing, Lea Valley

Nazeing, Lea Valley 10:45 to 11:00,
1 Kingfisher 7 Gadwall [Paul Gymer]