Sitename Details
Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00, Barrier Marsh
2 Whinchat 5 Reed Warbler [Richard Allen]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 11:00 to 15:00, sunny, rising tide
10 Little Egret 2 Great White Egret 6 Spoonbill Marsh Harrier (female) 2 Hobby 120 Oystercatcher 200 Avocet 10 Golden Plover 5 Little Stint 4 Ruff 6 Snipe 80 Black-tailed Godwit 100 Curlew 4 Green Sandpiper Wood Sandpiper 2 Whinchat 5 Cetti's Warbler [John McLaughlin]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:15 to 16:00,
28 Ruff 16 Great White Egret 2 Wood Sandpiper (Wigborough bay) 35 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Little Ringed Plover (Juveniles) 8 Ringed Plover Goldeneye Turnstone 3 Greenshank 3 Green Sandpiper Marsh Harrier (Male) 6 Snipe 9 Mediterranean Gull (8 Lodge Lane 1 Abberton Church) Barnacle Goose 10 Little Grebe [Daryl Rhymes]

Stanway Green

Stanway Green 19:30 to 20:00, Roosting bird count in the quarry
2 Green Sandpiper 2 Lapwing 3 Shelduck 15 Teal 2 Little Grebe 50 Canada Goose (exact count) 2 Coot 13 Herring Gull Kestrel (male) Grey Heron (flyover) 3 Mallard [Oliver Cottis]

Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 11:00 to 15:30,
Hobby 2 Chiffchaff Willow Warbler 9 Gadwall 8 Wigeon 28 Little Egret [Graham Barber ]

Wrabness

Wrabness 15:30 to 16:30, Sunny
67 Mute Swan (From Sea Wall) Black Swan (From Sea Wall, following the Swans) 3 Red-legged Partridge (From Wall Lane ) [Peter Brittain]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 13:50 to 14:45, Sun & clouds. Breezy. Warm.
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Coal Tit 3 Nuthatch [Andrew Cox]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00,
50 Golden Plover (Strood channel DU ) 50 Grey Plover (Strood channel DU ) 100 Black-tailed Godwit (Strood channel DU ) 4 Green Sandpiper (Reeves hall pool AF) 3 Greenshank (Strood channel DU ) 2 Sandwich Tern (Pye fleet AF ) 2 Common Tern (Strood channel DU ) Osprey (10.30am Pewit Island on withey pole then fly around ranges & geedon marshes AF ) Kingfisher (Shop lane borrow dyke AF) Hobby (Cossed over pye fleet seen from shop lane seawall AF ) Chiffchaff (Shop lane AF) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Entrance to Reeves hall SE) 2 Whitethroat (Entrance to Reeves hall SE) Stonechat (Juv from shop lane seawall AF ) 3 Yellow Wagtail (Strood channel DU ) 10 Greenfinch (Entrance to Reeves hall SE) 12 Reed Bunting (Strood channel DU ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:30 to 09:40, overcast, with some low cloud, warm, westerly wind, rising tide
2 Yellow Wagtail 2 Sand Martin 4 Blackcap 5 Lesser Whitethroat 9 Whitethroat 2 Chiffchaff (One briefly in song) 22 Pied Wagtail (Including 14 feeding north of The Tower) 22 Swallow (A trickle mainly moving south) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, John Weston Reserve ) 4 Sandwich Tern 5 Grey Wagtail (2 south first thing, 3 over sewage works) Green Woodpecker Sparrowhawk 6 House Martin [Brian Combes]