Sitename Details
Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:01 to 19:30,
3 Long-tailed Tit (Juv cross lane SE ) 1 Blackcap (Fm food in bill cross lane SE ) 1 Chiffchaff (Singing cross lane SE ) 2 Ringed Plover (A pr fenn farm beach DU ) 5 Reed Bunting (1 fenn farm DU.4 maydays SE) 20 Sand Martin (Off fenn farm DU ) 1 Sedge Warbler (Coopers beach caravan park DU ) 14 Whitethroat (EM church, coopers, fenn farm DU) 1 Mistle Thrush (With food Coopers beach caravan park DU ) 21 Grey Plover ( Pye fleet off Reeves hall marshes SE) 5 Mediterranean Gull (3 ad 2 juv/1st winter off maydays SE ) 16 Stock Dove (Maydays SE ) 2 Cuckoo (Maydays SE ) 6 Reed Warbler (Maydays SE) [Stephen Entwistle]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11:00 to 17:00, High tide. Clear, warm and dry, moderate breeze. Also Green Hairstreak, Small Heath, Small Copper, Grass Snake, damselflies.
5 Red Kite (All together in a stack over Geedon Saltings) 2 Kestrel 2 Bullfinch (Pair, possibly with fledged young close by.) 10 Nightingale (Surprising number still singing.) 4 Garden Warbler (At least 4 singing males.) 4 Chiffchaff 6 Blackcap 4 Whitethroat 1 Lesser Whitethroat 3 Buzzard 12 Common Tern 1 Redshank 4 Reed Warbler 1 Cuckoo 2 Cetti's Warbler [Ken Hudgell]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 13:00 to 16:30, Hot and sunny.
2 Cattle Egret (with cows just past Joyce's Head) 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (also at Joyce's Head) 5 Cetti's Warbler 2 Cuckoo 1 Curlew 3 Bar-tailed Godwit 75 Avocet (only a few juveniles) 40 Lapwing 12 Redshank (very few waders within the "Short Walk") 3 Sedge Warbler 5 Reed Warbler 4 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 3 Red-legged Partridge 2 Lesser Whitethroat 4 Whitethroat [David Allen]

Little Waltham

Little Waltham 07:00 to 08:00, sunny
1 Song Thrush [David Saville]

Colchester

Colchester 11:55 to 12:00,
1 Little Owl (Brick wall farm, shrub end) [Graham Barber ]

Colchester 21:00 to 21:05,
14 Swift (Over breeding site st Albrights new farm Road stanway ) [Graham Barber ]

Colchester 15:00 to 15:15,
4 Peregrine Falcon (3 chicks, 4-5 weeks old.) [Michael Padmore]

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00, Dry, sunny light breeze
2 Robin 1 Oystercatcher 2 Great Black-backed Gull 4 House Martin [Michael Davies]

Langdon Hills NR EWT

Langdon Hills NR EWT 10:30 to 11:00, Sun & clouds. Warm. Willow Park.
1 Buzzard 1 Nightingale (Singing Male.) 3 Whitethroat (Including a male carrying food to presumed nest.) [Andrew Cox]

Westley Heights

Westley Heights 09:15 to 10:30, Sunny, warm.
1 Sparrowhawk 9 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Including one active nest & at least two fledged young.) 3 Goldcrest (Singing males.) [Andrew Cox]

Great Totham

Great Totham 06:55 to 08:45, Sunny, warm.
1 Cuckoo (Calling, 06:55, Prince of Wales Road. Possibly same bird calling 08:45, Church Road.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing. Prince of Wales Road.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Great Totham 20:40 to 20:45, Clear sky.
10 Swift (Screaming party. Most seen together over village so far this year.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 07:30 to 08:00, Sunny and warm
14 Common Tern (9 x nests on island and first chicks ) 2 Oystercatcher (Plus chick ) 1 Willow Warbler (By gate singing briefly) 3 Whitethroat 2 Shoveler (Pair) [Brian Bolton]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 17:30 to 17:30, Sunny and warm
2 Turtle Dove (Feeding along track under height restriction pole. View from double metal fishing gates. They flew off over trees to north) [Brian Bolton]