Sitename Details
Doddinghurst

Doddinghurst 15:00 to 15:15,
1 Great White Egret (still in arable field just east of Arllaide Boarding Kennels, Wyatts Green) 1 Red Kite (by sewage treatment works, Wyatts Green ) [Andrew Stroud]

Doddinghurst 11:00 to 11:30, Warm, spring-like, clear sky.
4 Buzzard (Circling and displaying.) 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (regular fly-overs) 1 Wren 2 Coal Tit 7 Redwing 3 Blackbird 1 Song Thrush (Singing from perch high in tree) 3 Goldfinch 2 Bullfinch (Pair) 1 Jay [Gary Boyes]

Writtle

Writtle 15:00 to 16:30, Bright clear skies. Only certain species recorded.
1 Great Crested Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 1 Wigeon (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 2 Gadwall (Pair on Titchmarsh Reservoir) 2 Cormorant (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 1 Little Egret (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 5 Grey Heron (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 10 Tufted Duck (+, Titchmarsh Reservoir) 1 Buzzard 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Mistle Thrush [Andrew Allen]

Braintree

Braintree 12:30 to 12:30, Fine, clear and warm
4 Red Kite (In flight in area above A120) 1 Buzzard (In flight being mobbed by Corvids) [Paul Everett]

Great Leighs

Great Leighs 15:15 to 17:45, Patch Birding , Great Leighs racecourse area, weather fine, dry and warm
1 Green Woodpecker (Heard in Lyndeswood) 23 Rook (Flew over from Race course towards London Road) 1 Bullfinch ((Male) with blue tits) 1 Chaffinch ((Male) ) 1 Wren 3 Great Tit 5 Blue Tit 4 Coot (On gravel pit lake nearest to footpath) 2 Mallard (Pair) 1 Buzzard 1 Pheasant ((Cock)) 1 Blackbird 2 Robin 1 Dunnock [Paul Everett]

Shrub End

Shrub End 14:00 to 15:00, All sightings Westlands country park exercise walk, 14 Degrees, cloud with sun, windy from South.
25 Robin (all singing males) 23 Blue Tit 10 Blackbird 5 Magpie 35 Wood Pigeon 2 Dunnock (singing males) 10 Great Tit 2 Starling 3 Greenfinch 8 Goldfinch 8 Long-tailed Tit (pair gathering nest material) 3 Collared Dove 4 Carrion Crow 1 Jay 3 Chaffinch 3 Lesser Redpoll (flying between feeding areas) 1 Song Thrush (singing male) [Ashley Gooding]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:50 to 10:30, mild; S wind; light cloud; ebbing tide; 11 species singing
4 Song Thrush (Singing ) 4 Barnacle Goose (North) 2 Barn Owl (At least 2, 1 quartering the common first thing and 2 John Weston Reserve/Walton Hall Marshes ) 14 Chaffinch 5 Greenfinch 1 Sparrowhawk 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 north of escarpment and 3 John Weston Reserve ) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Chinese Muntjac 5 Goldcrest 2 Woodcock (Flushed from John Weston Reserve ) 1 Grey Heron (Flew high and east, got over the sea then changed its mind, turned round and headed W) 5 Skylark (South) [Brian Combes]