Sitename Details
Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 11:00 to 16:00, Sunny spells
6 Red-crested Pochard (In Eclipse - near Fishing lodge) 53 Great Crested Grebe (Counted - maybe more) 8 Pochard 300 Tufted Duck (Likely this quantity understated) 200 Coot (Likely this quantity understated) 20 Mute Swan (Likely this quantity understated) 20 Egyptian Goose 1 Oystercatcher 2 Common Tern 50 Mallard (Numerous) 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull 50 Black-headed Gull (Numerous ) 40 Greylag Goose 40 Canada Goose 1 Bar-headed Goose (Spectacular bird even if an escape) 1 Little Egret 20 Cormorant 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard in woods) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Heard in woods) 1 Chiffchaff (Heard in woods ) [Paul Dawtrey]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 18:00,
1 Great White Egret 27 Little Egret 7 Grey Heron 430 Canada Goose 130 Greylag Goose 55 Mute Swan 11 Egyptian Goose 37 Pochard 107 Tufted Duck 1 Goldeneye 5 Great Crested Grebe (including one chick) 3 Stock Dove 50 Coot 13 Lapwing 1 Great Black-backed Gull 19 Common Tern 45 Cormorant 3 Swallow 4 Whitethroat 5 Starling 11 Skylark 5 Linnet 30 Goldfinch 2 Corn Bunting 2 Chaffinch 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Black Swan 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Sparrowhawk 4 Kestrel 50 Gadwall (plus) [Oliver Cottis]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 15:00, Dry, sun & cloud cooling E breeze 22c. Sightings with Brenda.
17 Little Egret 8 Grey Heron 8 Lapwing 2 Little Ringed Plover (LDHC. East end. ) 1 Kestrel 3 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier 10 Common Tern (At least.) 1 Black Swan (LDHC. ) 50 Linnet (Flock, Billets Farm.) 6 Swallow 3 Stock Dove (Billets Farm.) 5 Skylark (Juveniles.) [David Hale]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 16:00 to 17:00,
5 Little Egret (much disturbance from 6+ youths) [Martin Henry]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 08:00 to 09:00, Sun & clouds. Breezy.
3 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Nuthatch [Andrew Cox]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00,
1 Whinchat (Well marked summer male strood hill (first field from layby 25m from dyke on top of wheat, just as seawall straighten out.)) [Stephen Entwistle]

Mersea Island 09:01 to 13:01,
1 Marsh Harrier (Male Reeves hall MC) 1 Buzzard (Reeves hall MC) 25 Avocet (Reeves hall marshes (MC)) 1 Yellowhammer (Reeves hall marshes MC) 1 Willow Warbler (Shop lane MC) 1 Whitethroat (Shop lane MC) 3 Green Woodpecker (Adult with 2 young meeting lane SE ) 1 Chiffchaff (Shop lane SE ) [Stephen Entwistle]