Sitename Details
Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 11:15 to 12:15, Sunny and hot
1 Cattle Egret (adult.) 6 Little Egret 8 Cormorant [Sean Nixon]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 14:00 to 16:30, Sun & clouds. Warm.
1 Hobby (Immature, harassing curlers & starlings on the eastern salt marsh.) 200 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx.) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Non- breeding plumage.) 7 Greenshank 1 Green Sandpiper 2 Common Tern [Andrew Cox]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 11:45 to 13:45, Sun & cloud, warm, breezy. Then storm with heavy showers.
2 Oystercatcher 14 Curlew 17 Redshank (At least.) 4 Spotted Redshank (Feeding in the saline lagoon. Now moulting.) 1 Greenshank (Possibly two.) 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Common Tern (Caught fish & headed for Wat Tyler) 3 Bearded Tit (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 17:15 to 18:00, All sightings from causeway
2 Black-necked Grebe (Adult summer plumage and juv/winter plumage ) 50 Pochard (Including 8 young) 50 Tufted Duck 200 Coot 20 Cormorant 1 Grey Heron 10 Common Tern 8 Lapwing 4 Little Grebe (pair with 2 young) 1 Great Crested Grebe [Thomas Gilbert]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 16:00, Sunny and breezy
50 Black-tailed Godwit 15 Little Ringed Plover 1 Dunlin 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Ruddy Shelduck 100 Common Tern 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Corn Bunting 7 Yellow Wagtail [Yvonne Watling]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:15 to 11:15, brisk westerly wind, warm, mainly overcast with some sharp showers; low tide, rising
3 Blackcap (Singing ) 2 Mediterranean Gull 23 Swift (South) 3 Chiffchaff 12 Swallow (South) 3 Lesser Whitethroat 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ) 1 Green Woodpecker 7 Whimbrel 11 Bar-tailed Godwit 2 Marsh Harrier 64 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Ruddy Shelduck (Roosting at Stone Point - only the second time I have seen this species at the Naze; first time was a single bird in March 2015) 22 House Martin (Over Walton Hall Marshes ) 3 Sanderling 7 Dunlin 2 Knot 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Green Sandpiper 2 Yellow Wagtail 2 Reed Warbler (Halfheartedly singing) [Brian Combes]

Rowney Wood, Debden

Rowney Wood, Debden 17:00 to 18:00, Overcast brief sunny spells
4 Marsh Tit 2 Yellowhammer (Pair near entrance opposite Carver) [Stephen Dutton]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 07:15 to 08:00, Overcast and mild
2 Egyptian Goose (Pair? ) 1 Common Sandpiper (No sign of Turtle dove yesterday or today but it was seen by George Brown on eve of 17th ) [Brian Bolton]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 17:30 to 18:30, Sun & clouds. Warm.
7 Grey Heron 5 Little Egret 2 Oystercatcher 25 Lapwing (At least.) 9 Curlew 1 Greenshank 30 Black-headed Gull (At least.) 3 Swallow [Andrew Cox]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:30 to 10:00, Raining
1 Common Sandpiper (LBC ) [Antony Braun]