Sitename Details
Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 18:00, DU= Dougal urquhart
2 Common Sandpiper (Rewsells saltings & natural side lake DU) 2 Avocet (A pr rewsells natural side lake DU) 2 Common Tern (A pr rewsells natural side lake DU) Reed Warbler (Rewsells area DU) Wheatear (Rewsells area DU) 2 Sand Martin (Rewsells area) House Martin (Cross lane DU , 2 green hairstreaks firs chase garden DU ) 4 Pochard (Cudmore Grove pond , plus 3 brimstone SE SE) 2 Greylag Goose (Cudmore Grove pond SE ) 6 Whitethroat (Singing cudmore Grove SE also hairy dragonfly SE) [Stephen Entwistle]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:00 to 15:30,
Hobby 12+ Ringed Plover 9 Grey Plover 3 Dunlin 2 Mediterranean Gull Turtle Dove (Purring but not seen) Cuckoo (Female bubbling call heard) Swift [John Thorogood]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 12:00 to 16:30, Clear, breezy. High tide 11:55
3 Skylark 10+ Swallow 4 Carrion Crow Great Spotted Woodpecker Kestrel (Male by nest box by Crawshaw hide) 5 Oystercatcher 2 Little Egret 40 Shelduck (At least From Margaret hide) Blackcap 4 Herring Gull 20+ Black-headed Gull Blackbird 10+ Mallard 2 Mute Swan (From Crawshaw Hide) 6 Nightingale (Males heard only singing throughout reserve) 6 Wren (Males at least heard only singing throughout reserve) 4 Chaffinch 6 Chiffchaff (At least throughout reserve) Willow Warbler (Heard only) Greenfinch (Seen from Robbie's hide) 2 Reed Warbler (Males, heard only at Kingfisher hide and pond) 2 Moorhen 2 Pochard (Kingfisher hide) 3 Tufted Duck 4 Greylag Goose (Kingfisher Hide) 2 Coot 4 Grey Plover (From Margaret Hide) 2 Cormorant (Margaret Hide) Canada Goose (Margaret Hide) 2 Common Tern (Margaret Hide) Little Grebe (Thurstable Hide) Grey Heron (Thurstable Hide) Buzzard Goldfinch 2 House Martin [Kevin Poulton]

Copford

Copford 10:30 to 10:30,
Red Kite [Emma Robinson]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 13:30 to 15:45, Sunny, warm but fresh west wind. Lots of hairy dragonflies and small heath butterflies. Tide going out
8 Pochard (in the borrowdyke down from 36 last week) 2 Common Tern (fishing in borrowdyke) Swallow Arctic Tern (fishing with the common terns) Brent Goose (Brandy Hole) 6 Great Crested Grebe (on the Crouch) Whimbrel Corn Bunting (on territory) Cuckoo [Alan Shearring]

Great Totham

Great Totham 16:20 to 16:25,
3 Swift (Feeding. First over village this year.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 10:30 to 13:15, mainly cloudy, SW breeze, high tide just going out (short walk)
Red Kite Whimbrel 4 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard Ringed Plover 12 Dunlin Cuckoo Cetti's Warbler Lesser Whitethroat [Sean Gregory]

Langdon Hills NR EWT

Langdon Hills NR EWT 12:30 to 13:30, Cloudy, breezy. Becoming sunny & warm. Plotlands.
Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk Kestrel Hobby 5 Swift (At least.) Green Woodpecker 13 Swallow (At least.) 14 House Martin (At least.) Lesser Whitethroat (Singing male.) 2 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]

Naze, The

Naze, The 05:45 to 11:30, mild, brisk westerly wind, mainly clear, high tide; 20 species in song
8 Barnacle Goose (South, over sea) 12 Shelduck (South, over sea) Garganey (Male, Walton Hall Marshes ) Pochard 11 Swift (In off) Cuckoo (Singing ) 14 Grey Plover 2 Knot 9 Sanderling 15 Dunlin 2 Greenshank Red Kite (North over John Weston Reserve and towards Stone Point ) 5 Sand Martin 17 Swallow 3 House Martin 7 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 1 cricket pitch, 3 John Weston Reserve, 1 Walton Hall Marshes ) 5 Willow Warbler (3 singing ) 4 Chiffchaff (Singing ) 6 Sedge Warbler (Singing ) 6 Reed Warbler (Singing ) 5 Blackcap (Singing ) 27 Whitethroat (Singing ) Nightingale (Singing below Sunny Point ) Redstart (Female, south of the new sea-wall) 10 Wheatear 2 Chinese Muntjac 7 Spotted Flycatcher (2 Sunny Point, 2 sycamore clump, 1 John Weston Reserve, 2 east of decoy ponds, second significant fall in three days, other birds elsewhere on site) [Brian Combes]