Sitename Details
TL4808

TL4808 15:00 to 17:00, Overcast and cold
1 Lesser Whitethroat (1 singing male) 2 Blackcap (Two males in same area as Lesser Whitethroat) [Jan Swan]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 18:00,
2 Swift (Empress drive SE ) 3 Lesser Whitethroat (1 meeting lane SE, 1 maydays MC , 1 strood Reservoir SE) 7 Whitethroat (4 strood AF, 1 meeting lane ,1 shop lane SE) 6 Common Tern (2 strood channel AF, 4 pye fleet DU ) 5 Cuckoo (1 strood hill layby SE, 1 strood channel AF, 3 maydays/Reeves hall DU ) 6 Buzzard (Strood channel AF ) 4 Yellow Wagtail (Strood channel AF ,2 Bowers farm DU ) 24 Whimbrel (6 Plus strood channel AF ,3 strood DU ,15 pye fleet DU ) 4 Blackcap (2 female, feldy view cemetery JB, 2 Male strood fishing Reservoir SE, ) 2 Mute Swan (A pr strood fishing Reservoir SE) 3 Reed Warbler (Maydays DU) 7 Sedge Warbler (4 Maydays DU, 1 golf house dyke, 1 strood, 1 golf house sluice DU) 2 Corn Bunting (Maydays DU) 14 Grey Plover (Pye fleet DU ) 1 Garden Warbler (10mins only from strood layby looking into fishing Reservoir SE DU) 4 Avocet (2prs breeding golf house pools DU) 1 Greenshank (Golf house pools DU) 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (Pye fleet DU ) 4 Greylag Goose (2pr with chicks DU) 4 Mediterranean Gull (2prs over Mersea Ave IB) 2 Meadow Pipit (Maydays DU ) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Large over west Mersea IB) [Stephen Entwistle]

Shrub End

Shrub End 10:00 to 17:00,
1 Kestrel 2 Peregrine Falcon (possibly the same bird twice. Stooping distantly above Colchester) 4 Sparrowhawk (3 females and 1 male. Probably the same female repeated) 2 Buzzard 1 Grey Heron 2 Cormorant 2 Stock Dove (pair in my tree) [Oliver Cottis]

Bradwell-on-Sea

Bradwell-on-Sea 15:00 to 17:00, Sunny. Showers. Light wind.
21 Little Egret 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Shelduck 2 Skylark 2 Sedge Warbler (Heard only) 2 Mute Swan 2 Chaffinch 10 House Sparrow 1 Whitethroat 2 Yellow Wagtail 6 Swallow 2 Rook 1 Raven 2 Pheasant 1 Cuckoo (Heard only) 1 Moorhen 5 Greylag Goose 2 Cormorant 3 Reed Bunting [Philip Davie]

Bridgemarsh Island, Crouch Estuary

Bridgemarsh Island, Crouch Estuary 07:30 to 09:30, Cool. Still. Sunny.
8 Oystercatcher 6 Cormorant 2 Little Tern 1 Great Crested Grebe 12 Black-headed Gull 1 Grey Heron [Philip Davie]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 07:00 to 13:05, Broken cloud, variable wind, showers, LT
1 Nightingale (Still in Butts Lane by reserve entrance) 1 Little Egret (Stanford Creek) 8 Greylag Goose (Three by the VC, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Corn Bunting (Singing males on the VC approach road) 3 Stonechat (Pair and a male on the VC approach road) 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing males. One each by Stanford Creek, next to the VC and near the pit to the south of the tip) 26 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 33 Tufted Duck (Nine, five drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including 15 drakes, Golden Gates) 9 Pochard (One drake on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including four drakes, Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 1 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 5 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 7 Swift (Golden Gates) 1 Shoveler (Drake Golden Gates) 10 Reed Warbler (Singing males. Two by the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Reed Bunting (Singing male Golden Gates) 8 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 6 Swallow (Over the tip) 6 Sand Martin (Over the tip) 5 Red-legged Partridge (On the tip) 1 House Martin (Over Stanford) 2 Hobby (Over the tip) 54 Shelduck (Mucking flats) 7 Oystercatcher (Mucking flats) 3 Curlew (Mucking flats) 1 Short-eared Owl (On the tip) 1 Long-eared Owl 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Pochard x Tufted Duck on the pit to the south of the tip) 4 Whimbrel (Mucking Flats) 8 Common Tern (Mucking Flats) 1 Buzzard (Over the tip) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Near the VC) [Paul Larkin]

Stanford Warren

Stanford Warren 07:30 to 08:30, Broken cloud, light variable wind, LT
4 Cetti's Warbler 2 Cuckoo 1 Nightingale (In song by the creek) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Ring-necked Parakeet [Paul Larkin]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 14:45 to 15:30, overcast but warm
1 Cuckoo (on fence post by grazing meadow viewing west from the causeway ) 100 Swallow 25 House Martin 1 Red-crested Pochard (male) 4 Gadwall 2 Pochard 1 Sparrowhawk 10 Black-headed Gull [Andrew Stroud]

Fuller Street, River Ter

Fuller Street, River Ter 18:00 to 20:30,
1 Garden Warbler 2 Blackcap 1 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Nightingale 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Green Woodpecker 14 Red-legged Partridge ((2 Wild Boar in Sandy Wood, 7 Muntjac Deer) ) [Philip Chalk]

Brookes Reserve EWT, near Greenstead Green

Brookes Reserve EWT, near Greenstead Green 14:30 to 17:00,
1 Cuckoo 3 Tawny Owl 1 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Nuthatch 3 Red-legged Partridge ((4 Brown Hare, 1 Roe Deer, 3 Muntjac Deer)) 1 Kestrel 2 Buzzard 1 Long-eared Owl (Male calling, north track) [Philip Chalk]