Sitename Details
Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00,
10 Fieldfare (NE over garden) [Richard Allen]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00,
1 Great White Egret (Strood channel pond JonB) 20 Sanderling (Cobmarsh Island DU) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Cobmarsh Island DU) 2 Ringed Plover (Cobmarsh Island DU ) 50 Oystercatcher (Cobmarsh Island DU ) 1 Red-legged Partridge (Dawes lane SE) [Stephen Entwistle]

Westley Heights

Westley Heights 13:00 to 13:00, Clear sky. Cold
1 Tawny Owl (heard call then seen in canopy of conifer in south-west corner of The Park) [James Hudson]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 17:00, NNW5-6, concerted watch to 0800 then glances to sea. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated
38 Red-throated Diver 114 Gannet (110N 4S - mostly very distant passage only really visible in the afternoon light) 21 Sandwich Tern 1 Great Skua (@ 1532) 4 Fulmar 207 Kittiwake (south in 9 groups 2-48 in pm - no doubt many more missed!) 73 Common Tern (two groups) [Paul Brayshaw]

Danbury Common

Danbury Common 10:00 to 12:00, Clear skies and cold. Spring flowers are out - anemones - aconites - primrose and bluebells along the woodland trails.
2 Nuthatch 1 Treecreeper 10 Chiffchaff (At least singing.) 8 Blackcap (At least singing.) [Robert Pease]

Tilbury

Tilbury 12:00 to 16:30, Falling to low tide. NW wind, a bit of light snow
1 Whimbrel (With 9 Curlew) 2 Wheatear (Male and female, on horse field next to fort) 25 Linnet 1 Mediterranean Gull (Over Thames) [Sean Huggins]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 14:00 to 16:00, Selected highlights
1 Little Ringed Plover 2 Cetti's Warbler 1 Snipe 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Buzzard 2 Swallow [Steve Grimwade]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 09:00 to 13:00, Selected highlights
1 Great White Egret 1 Little Ringed Plover 4 Swallow 16 Bearded Tit 40 Mediterranean Gull 1 Water Rail (Heard only) 14 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males ) [Steve Grimwade]

Writtle

Writtle 16:15 to 17:15, Broken Cloud with a breezy & chilly NNW wind. Only certain species recorded.
1 House Martin (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 2 Sand Martin (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 15 Swallow (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 1 Teal (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 1 Greylag Goose (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 10 Tufted Duck (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 1 Buzzard 4 Yellowhammer 4 Pheasant (Heard only.) [Andrew Allen]

Wrabness

Wrabness 11:00 to 12:30,
1 Whimbrel 1 Blackcap 3 Chiffchaff 1 Swallow [Simon Cox]