Sitename Details
Naze, The

Naze, The 07:15 to 11:45, clear first thing then overcast, westerly wind, cool, rising tide
304 Black-tailed Godwit (Roosting/feeding Walton Channel) Snipe (West) Grey Heron Sparrowhawk 2 Green Woodpecker Peregrine Falcon (Over Horsey Island ) 9 Jay (Including one group of 5 south) 16 Skylark 8 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 1 north of cricket pitch, 2 John Weston Reserve, 2 Walton Hall Marshes and 1 north of decoy ponds ) 2 Chiffchaff 2 Blackcap 250 Starling (+, a number of groups mainly moving inland) 19 Blackbird 3 Redwing (West) 5 Song Thrush 4 Stonechat (Two pairs on Walton Hall Marshes ) Grey Wagtail (John Weston Reserve ) 21 Pied Wagtail 38 Meadow Pipit 4 Rock Pipit 12 Chaffinch 6 Brambling 10 Linnet 33 Goldfinch (Mainly south) 6 Reed Bunting 2 Redpoll sp. (Over John Weston ) Chinese Muntjac Mistle Thrush (West, uncommon here) [Brian Combes]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 10:30 to 12:00, Found by Dougal urquhart seen also SE.AF
8 Cattle Egret (From seawall on reeves hall marsh inwith cows.) [Stephen Entwistle]

Broadfields Farm, Cranham

Broadfields Farm, Cranham 10:50 to 11:10, Cloudy, cool.
2 Kestrel 2 Green Woodpecker 6 Skylark (At least. Flying over.) 4 Goldcrest (At least.) 19 Siskin (Flying over.) 3 Bullfinch (Male plus two others.) [Andrew Cox]

Rayne

Rayne 06:30 to 11:00, Full cloud, S warm
6 Brambling 16 Chaffinch 25 Goldfinch 13 Linnet 29 Redwing 2 Greenfinch 2 Yellowhammer 40 Wood Pigeon 2 Skylark 10 Meadow Pipit Cormorant [Andrew Goodey]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 11:30 to 15:30, High tide c 14:20 - highlights
Red-throated Diver 2 Great Skua Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Substantial numbers) Common Scoter Marsh Harrier Kestrel Rock Pipit 80 Little Egret (+) [David L Smith]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 13:50 to 17:00,
3 Gannet (Adults going west passed Coopers beach 14.48pm SE . (13.50pm to 14.20pm a message from colin mackenzie grieve he had up to 7 off east Old hall. He also had guillemot, red throated diver & 6 red-breasted mergansers there.) 4 Red-breasted Merganser (Off Coopers beach ) Mediterranean Gull (On sea off Coopers beach SE. ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 15:00, W4-6 2-4/8 wind freshening rapidly in the morning
11 Pink-footed Goose (N/in 0920-0923) 1164 Wood Pigeon (in 14 groups. First few groups headed north before u-turning. Some birds headed out to sea a long way before aborting and arriving at height (could easily have been considered arrivals)) 2 Woodcock (singles in off) 2 Sparrowhawk (singles in off) Buzzard (in off) Short-eared Owl Peregrine Falcon (imm male) Ring Ouzel 141 Meadow Pipit 87 Chaffinch 19 Brambling 232 Linnet 1308 Goldfinch (103 groups) 66 Siskin 20 Redpoll sp. [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 17:00, NW6 0-8/8 occ showers
507 Goldfinch 67 Meadow Pipit 53 Siskin 17 Guillemot (north) Hen Harrier (ringtail south out to sea) Lapland Bunting (@ 0809) 9 Redpoll sp. 4 Greylag Goose (watched in from the horizon to the SE) Ring Ouzel (male in off) Little Gull Short-eared Owl Woodcock (in off) Fulmar 57 Linnet [Paul Brayshaw]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 14:30 to 18:15, Sunny, breezy.
2 Buzzard Marsh Harrier (Female.) Sparrowhawk 2 Kestrel (Mobbing buzzards at one point.) 4 Water Rail (At least. Calling towards dusk.) 4 Avocet 2 Ringed Plover 355 Lapwing Little Stint (Showing well in front of middle viewing mound.) 500 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx.) 8 Curlew 3 Ruff 4 Redshank 9 Spotted Redshank 3 Greenshank 215 Black-headed Gull (At least.) 9 Common Gull 25 Herring Gull 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Grey Wagtail 2 Stonechat (Pair.) 2 Bearded Tit (Flew along main ditch & into the fringe of reeds.) [Andrew Cox]

Great Totham

Great Totham 16:00 to 16:10,
Little Owl (Back on regular perch. Church Road.) Kestrel (Male. Church Road.) [Malcolm Corbett]