Sitename Details
Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00, Seen by Dougal Urquhart seawall along Strood channel
Hobby 20 Swift (Strood hill. ) 10 Whimbrel [Stephen Entwistle]


Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00,
Osprey (low over garden and Wivenhoe wood mobbed by gulls, headed NE 08.20) Bullfinch (calling Wivenhoe Wood) Cuckoo (calling Wivenhoe Wood) [Richard Allen]

Richmond's Green, Thaxted

Richmond's Green, Thaxted 05:30 to 18:00, Showers
Nightingale (Singing in garden early mornings and evenings) [Elizabeth Leeder]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:30 to 11:30, warm, strong and gusty SW wind, overcast; 21 species in song
24 Swift (12 north and great to hear 12 screaming over the town) Cuckoo (Singing ) 10 Grey Plover Whimbrel Knot 12 Dunlin 3 Sand Martin 23 Swallow 2 House Martin 7 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 1 cricket pitch, 3 John Weston Reserve, 1 decoy ponds ) 3 Willow Warbler 8 Chiffchaff (Singing ) 5 Sedge Warbler (Singing ) 8 Reed Warbler (Singing ) 8 Blackcap (Singing ) 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ) 22 Whitethroat (Singing ) 2 Song Thrush (Singing) 4 Spotted Flycatcher (3 double hedge, 1 John Weston Reserve, always lovely to see, other birds also on site) Nightingale (Singing, Sunny Point ) Whinchat (Double hedge, briefly ) 2 Wheatear [Brian Combes]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, overcast and cold
Hooded Merganser Little Ringed Plover Black Swan [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 19:40 to 20:20, Sunny,All sightings from LBC, Only Highlights!!!
Black Swan (Distant but came close after a while.) 16 Common Tern (Photobombing Black Swan.) Little Ringed Plover (On causeway before flying towards LDHC.) Yellow Wagtail Hooded Merganser (Male with Tufted Ducks originally before moving on it’s own.) [Zane Sargent ]

Great Totham

Great Totham 08:30 to 09:30, Cloudy, moderate SW wind.
2 Red-legged Partridge (On autumn sown wheat field.) Cuckoo (Calling. Totham Pit.) Yellowhammer (Female. Church Road.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden 09:00 to 13:00, Cloudy
20 Swift 16 House Martin ((Approx)) [Phil Harling ]