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Dunton 17:50 to 20:00, Warm, Sunny
1 Cuckoo (Calling frequently and mobile but mostly SE Corner S.Essex Golf Course, Herongate) [David Cornwell]


Wivenhoe 08:30 to 13:00, Sunny, light cloud, tide half ebb
2 Oystercatcher (Flying downstream) 2 Mute Swan (Feeding on grass on bank of River Colner) 2 Mallard (Guarding her mate in the reeds) [Michael Davies]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:55 to 11:20, Sunny, fresh E. wind.
60 Greylag Goose (+. Inc. eleven young.) 4 Mute Swan (Two pair, one with three cygnets, other nesting.) 4 Egyptian Goose (Pair with two well grown young.) 2 Shelduck (Resting on barn roof.) 4 Mallard (Females with 28 young [5, 6, 8, 9]) 11 Tufted Duck 1 Little Grebe 9 Great Crested Grebe 8 Grey Heron 1 Buzzard 4 Moorhen (+. Two pair with six young [4, 2]) 6 Coot (+. Three pair, two with young [3, 4], one nest building. ) 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Common Tern 3 Cuckoo (At least. Two calling, one from Chig. Lakes. Pair seen flying together.) 1 Barn Owl 6 Swift 1 Kingfisher 3 Skylark 1 Swallow 1 Chiffchaff 4 Reed Warbler 4 Blackcap 1 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Whitethroat 20 Starling (+.) 2 Reed Bunting (Males.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chignall St James

Chignall St James 12:45 to 13:00, Bright and still
2 Cuckoo (Pair seen in flight and one heard bubbling. Meadows to the immediate west of the village.) [Alan Roscoe]


Fordham 10:00 to 13:00,
1 Red Kite (Adult flew south over Essex Way footpath) [Steve Grimwade]


Wrabness 15:30 to 15:30, Very nice
1 Cuckoo (Very Vocal and very good sighting) [Peter Brittain]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 12:30 to 13:00, Fine and sunny, E wind
1 Common Tern (Golden Gates) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury

East Tilbury 07:30 to 13:30, Fine and sunny, E wind, falling tide
430 Shelduck 5 Curlew 3 Oystercatcher 1 Buzzard 4 Stonechat (Two pairs with broods of 3 and one) 4 Cuckoo (At least one female) 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Marsh Harrier (Female type.) [Paul Larkin]

Danbury Common

Danbury Common 13:00 to 14:30, Sunshine, warm with a SE breeze.
5 Nightingale (Three adults and two recently fledged juveniles seen that lingered along the edge of the gravel path. One adult seen giving alarming calls at a Magpie and two Jays that were searching the gorse. The peep alarm call was so persistent that at first though I was hearing a ‘Tree frog’.) 10 Chiffchaff (Perhaps more. Four singing males, five calling birds and an adult carrying food.) 5 Blackcap (Singing males.) 2 Buzzard [Robert Pease]


Epping 11:30 to 12:00, Sunny, light cloud, warm
1 Red Kite (low over my head over Epping Foresters cricket ground, chased by corvids!) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (calling from woodland either side of Green Ride track, ca 0.5 miles south of Bell Common tunnel) [Graham Pentelow]

Epping 19:45 to 19:45, Breezy, sunny
1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Flew down Shaftesbury Road from Lindsey Street) 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Possible, heard potential calls from gardens between Crows Road & Tower Road throughout past couple of days) [Graham Pentelow]