Essex Birdwatching Society Bird News

Records submitted in the last 14 days, most recent first. Amber indicates local or uncommon, red indicates EBwS requires notes, bold red indicates EBwS requires a description, green indicates category D (reasonable doubt of natural occurrence) or category E (escapes or non-sustaining introductions).

Monday 22 May 2017

Witham google map for Witham
This is a map showing Witham with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 11:30 to 11:30, Sunny clear sky

1 Red Kite (Heading NNW at 11.30am) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Harlow google map for Harlow
This is a map showing Harlow with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:00 to 08:00

1 Whitethroat (male singing at Harlow Mill station) [Jan Swan]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB google map for Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
This is a map showing Rainham Marshes NR RSPB with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 07:00 to 08:00, GOOD

1 Crane [Bill Moss]

Tiptree google map for Tiptree
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, 06:00 to 06:15, High cloud and sunny

1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Calling from Black Poplar tree in garden nearby. Have seen LSW in Shut Heath Wood, 3 miles away, but never before round here.) [Brian Dodd]

Sunday 21 May 2017

Thaxted google map for Thaxted
This is a map showing Thaxted with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 17:00 to 18:00, Sunny warm breeze

1 Kingfisher (Upper Chelmer), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Calling and briefly seen W side of town) [Stephen Dutton]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
This is a map showing Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 14:00 to 16:00, Sunny and warm

4 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 4 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo (Heard), 2 Wren, 4 Nightingale (Heard), 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff (Heard), 5 Goldfinch [Emma Robinson]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
This is a map showing Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 14:00 to 16:00, Pleasant, lowish tide

1 Whimbrel (Or maybe 2), 1 Mediterranean Gull (At least), 1 Nightingale (Actually lots, and one even visible!), 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Graham Upton]

Hamford Water google map for Hamford Water
This is a map showing Hamford Water with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 11:00 to 13:00

2 Shelduck, 2 Gadwall, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 Avocet, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 10 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 1 Sedge Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 20 Goldfinch, 16 Linnet (Rugby pitch), 7 Reed Bunting [Karl Kennedy]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 10:45 to 11:45, Sunny, warm

1 Sparrowhawk (Willow Park), 1 Green Woodpecker (Willow Park), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least. One still drumming in Willow Park. Two active nests in Marks Hill), 2 Mistle Thrush (Lincewood), 2 Linnet (Pair, feeding in recreation ground adjacent to Lincewood.), 4 Bullfinch (Willow Park. Presumably two pairs) [Andrew Cox]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) google map for Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
This is a map showing Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
TQ6980
, 09:05 to 14:15, Bright and sunny, light SSW wind, falling tide

3 Mute Swan (Golden Gates), 6 Greylag Goose (4 on the main track to reserve centre, 2 Golden Gates), 2 Canada Goose (In Stanford Creek), 67 Shelduck (In the managed retreat), 5 Pochard (Four drakes, Golden Gates), 24 Tufted Duck (A pair on the river, a pair on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates including 8 drakes), 5 Little Grebe (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, one in ditch at Stanford Wharf), 8 Great Crested Grebe (7, 3 pairs , on Golden Gates, one on the pit to the south of the tip), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Soaring over Stanford Wharf), 50 Coot (18 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 3 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat), 1 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat), 4 Curlew (In the managed retreat), 3 Cuckoo (One Stanford Creek, a pair Golden Gates), 5 Cetti's Warbler (One Stanfod Creek, 2 Golden Gates, 2 behind Stamford Wharf) [Paul Larkin]

Sawbridgeworth Marsh google map for Sawbridgeworth Marsh
This is a map showing Sawbridgeworth Marsh with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:00 to 12:00, River Stort - Sawbridgeworth to Harlow Mill

2 Mallard (Two brrodsoof 3 and 2), 1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard (D isplaying pair ), 6 Grey Wagtail (3 pairs including one with fledged young), 1 Song Thrush (Singing male), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males), 5 Sedge Warbler (Singing males), 23 Blackcap (Singing males), 3 Garden Warbler (Singing males), 5 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing males), 18 Whitethroat (Singing males), 4 Chiffchaff (Singing males), 1 Willow Warbler (Singing males) [Graham Smith]

Westley Heights google map for Westley Heights
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About Westley Heights
TQ 6886
, 08:45 to 10:45, Sun & clouds. Warm

2 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 7 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least. Four active nests: two in Hall Wood, one Coombe Wood, one Crown Wood), 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Possibly two: one flying from Coombe Wood to Hall Wood. A bit later, it or another, was present one the edge of Coombe Wood/Dry Street.), 8 Swallow (At least), 1 Mistle Thrush, 3 Nuthatch (Two Hall Wood, one Coombe Wood), 3 Treecreeper (Singing males: one Hall Wood, two Coombe Wood), 2 Goldfinch (Pair) [Andrew Cox]

Saturday 20 May 2017

Vange Marsh RSPB google map for Vange Marsh RSPB
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, 15:15 to 16:10, Cloud & sun. Breezy. Muddy.

2 Marsh Harrier (Young male & adult female), 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, 40 Swift (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
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, 13:25 to 15:00, Cloud & sun. Becoming breezy

2 Oystercatcher, 7 Common Tern (At least), 50 House Martin (Approx. Over & around hedgerow running parallel to the entrance road), 1 Bearded Tit (Possibly two) [Andrew Cox]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 13:00 to 16:00, bright, windy

2 Buzzard (over farm fields), 1 Hobby (over farm fields), 2 Cuckoo (calling from farm fields) [Martin Richards]

Point Clear, St Osyth google map for Point Clear, St Osyth
This is a map showing Point Clear, St Osyth with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 13:00 to 15:00, Cloudy .grey.

2 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Oystercatcher (Same area as dotterel last seen friday), 2 Lapwing, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Barn Owl (One with prey ), 3 Skylark, 14 Swallow, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Stonechat (Both adults 1 juv), 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat [Karl Kennedy]

Henny Street google map for Henny Street
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, 09:45 to 11:15, sunny but windy away from shelter

1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 2 Swift, 6 Swallow, 10 Blackcap (males), 1 Garden Warbler (male [2]), 6 Whitethroat (males [8]), 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Linnet (pairs. Skylark,Yellowhammer,Chiffchaff as April) [Martin Peers]

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 09:30 to 11:00, Blustery sunny periods

3 Wheatear (On the fields S of sewage works unable to find Dotterel though and no other birders about ) [Stephen Dutton]

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:00 to 10:00, Dry bright.

8 Swift (All sightings on and near hillyfields), 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 House Martin, 1 Nightingale, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 10 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Jay, 5 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch [Karl Kennedy]

Heybridge GP google map for Heybridge GP
This is a map showing Heybridge GP with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:00 to 11:30, Large areas of brambles, bushes and trees seem to have been totally killed by brown-tail caterpillars.

1 Egyptian Goose (with Greylags and Canadas), 10 Pochard (7m,3f plus 6 small ducklings (also large nos of Tufted Ducks)), 11 Oystercatcher, 4 Avocet (adults, 2 nests, plus 3 small chicks - the parents are having to fend off large gulls.), 7 Turnstone (On the 'Oxygen'; only these 3 spp of waders), 2 Cuckoo (prob.3), 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing, plus many Reed and Sedge Warblers), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (and many Commons), 2 Linnet (or more), 5 Reed Bunting (singing) [Paul Gymer]

Thorndon CP (North) google map for Thorndon CP (North)
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, 08:15 to 10:15, Sunny, warm

1 Buzzard, 1 Skylark (Singing male), 3 Garden Warbler (Singing males), 3 Whitethroat (Singing males), 1 Willow Warbler (Singing male), 4 Nuthatch (At least), 2 Goldfinch (Pair) [Andrew Cox]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
This is a map showing Naze, The with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 05:30 to 11:00, mainly sunny; mild; westerly breeze; high tide first thing; 23 species in song

18 Common Scoter (north), 1 Fulmar (wheeling around the cliffs first thing then moved south), 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 9 Avocet, 8 Grey Plover, 10 Sanderling, 1 Curlew Sandpiper (Stone Point lagoon), 135 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 7 Turnstone, 3 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, 2 Little Tern, 1 Cuckoo (singing), 1 Barn Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Wheatear (by tidal lagoons), 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 3 Sedge Warbler (singing), 4 Reed Warbler (singing), 3 Blackcap (singing), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing), 14 Whitethroat (singing), 5 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Spotted Flycatcher (hawking from bushes and trees in John Weston Reserve just north of sewage works), 4 Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Friday 19 May 2017

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford google map for Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford
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, 14:00 to 14:30, Overcast. Light NW wind.

1 Black Tern (adult in summer plumage) [George Brown]

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 12:45 to 12:45

Dotterel (Sean Nixon) (82287 bytes) Dotterel (Sean Nixon) (65565 bytes) Dotterel (Sean Nixon) (82950 bytes) Dotterel (Sean Nixon) (81676 bytes) 2 Dotterel (Still just SE of sewage works amongst Mallard !) [Clive Atkins]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 12:40 to 13:40, Cloudy, cool

1 Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Swallow, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing male), 2 Goldfinch (Pair) [Andrew Cox]

Pebmarsh google map for Pebmarsh
This is a map showing Pebmarsh with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:30 to 12:00, showery and cool

8 Canada Goose (pair + 6 well grown goslings), 6 Great Crested Grebe (3 pairs), 2 Common Tern (pair), 1 Turtle Dove (purring male), 11 Skylark (males [12]), 20 Swallow, 5 House Martin (active nests [5]), 7 Song Thrush (singers [best year since 2008]), 14 Blackcap (males [14]), 2 Garden Warbler (males [3]), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (male [1]), 7 Whitethroat (males [11]), 15 Chiffchaff (males [15]), 1 Willow Warbler (singing male in 2015 territory), 3 Goldcrest (territories), 5 Marsh Tit (pair with 2 young; bird calling at site B), 3 Nuthatch (pair taking food to nest + 1 calling elsewhere), 6 Treecreeper (+, pair feeding 2 young + 2 other sites), 40 Starling (adults taking food to nests), 6 Linnet (3 pairs [4]) [Martin Peers]

Thursday 18 May 2017

Stansted Mountfitchett google map for Stansted Mountfitchett
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, 15:25 to 15:25, Overcast and mild.

1 Hobby (Moving west.) [Jeremy Hurley]

Friday Wood google map for Friday Wood
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, 13:00 to 14:00, from Cherry Tree Lane

3 Buzzard, 1 Cuckoo, 7 Nightingale (pos 8 singing), 2 Willow Warbler (one singing plus the mixed singer) [Richard Allen]

Stow Marsh google map for Stow Marsh
This is a map showing Stow Marsh with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 12:15 to 14:15, Sunny then cloudy light rain. Low tide. First painted lady and common blue butterfly

7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier (Female), 1 Whimbrel, 3 Common Tern, 3 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear [Alan Shearring]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
This is a map showing Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 11:40 to 16:00, Sun, turning to overcast skies & rain. Light breeze.

9 Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck (circa.), 2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier (female.), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard ( All sightings from scrape hide.), 1 Oystercatcher, 15 Common Tern (plus.), 1 Cuckoo (seen calling from power wire.), 4 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard.), 2 Swallow, 1 Wren (Fox stalking reeds around hide. Water Rail squealing in panic & Reed Warblers evacuating the area !.), 4 Blackbird (including the resident male with white head.), 2 Cetti's Warbler (showing well, perched with food items.), 4 Reed Warbler (possibly more. Collecting nest material.), 5 Goldfinch (Brenda &) [David Hale]

Broomhouse, Langham google map for Broomhouse, Langham
This is a map showing Broomhouse, Langham with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 10:30 to 11:30, clear and sunny

1 Barnacle Goose (usual feral bird), 26 Shelduck (one on nest), 1 Gadwall (drake), 6 Mallard (well grown young birds), 1 Kestrel (male), 1 Hobby (catching dragonflies), 2 Avocet (pair + nest), 1 Little Ringed Plover (male on territory), 2 Redshank (males - guarding), 2 Common Tern (pair), 1 Cuckoo (male), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler (males [2016=2]), 1 Sedge Warbler (male [4]), 4 Reed Warbler (males [4]), 5 Reed Bunting (males [5]) [Martin Peers]

East Tilbury google map for East Tilbury
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, 10:15 to 15:15, Sunny early, showers and overcast later. LT

2 Mute Swan, 2 Pochard (Pair), 2 Tufted Duck (Pairs), 1 Great Crested Grebe (On the river), 1 Sparrowhawk (Soaring), 23 Oystercatcher, 27 Avocet, 78 Grey Plover (Mainly in non bp), 68 Dunlin (All in bp), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (One in bp), 2 Turnstone, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Long-eared Owl (Flew across a gap in a hedge and landed on top of a post, turned and looked at me for a few seconds then flew off! Presumably out in the day as it could not hunt last night because of the rainfall.), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Painted Lady [Paul Larkin]

Danbury Common google map for Danbury Common
This is a map showing Danbury Common with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:30 to 10:30

1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nightingale (singing), 3 Garden Warbler (singing near car park), 1 Treecreeper, 0 Yellowhammer (Haven't seen any here for several years now.) [Paul Gymer]

Backwarden, Danbury google map for Backwarden, Danbury
This is a map showing Backwarden, Danbury with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:45 to 10:45

1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nightingale (singing), 1 Willow Warbler (singing, none in Danbury Common) [Paul Gymer]

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
This is a map showing Colne Pt with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 11:30 to 11:30, Breezy

2 Dotterel (In the field, as advertised. Thanks to those who showed us where to look!), 1 Barn Owl (Hunting back and forth over the road) [Graham Upton]

Tilbury google map for Tilbury
This is a map showing Tilbury with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 10:15 to 13:15, Humid and overcast, light east wind, LT

2 Greylag Goose (In horse paddocks), 14 Shelduck (In the Fort), 43 Mallard (34 on the STW outfall, the rest on foreshore east of the P Stn), 2 Little Grebe (In the Fort), 5 Little Egret (In the Fort), 2 Grey Heron (In the Fort), 4 Oystercatcher (On foreshore east of the P Stn), 3 Little Ringed Plover (In the Fort), 2 Ringed Plover (On new landfill site to the east of the power station), 49 Wood Pigeon (In horse paddocks), 2 Cuckoo (On the old landfill), 1 Nightingale (In song, in the STW), 2 Stonechat (Pair on the old landfill), 1 Mistle Thrush (In the Fort), 1 Cetti's Warbler (In song on the old landfill) [Paul Larkin]

Sunnymead Farm google map for Sunnymead Farm
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, 08:40 to 09:45

6 Greylag Goose (3 broods on fishing lake), 5 Little Grebe (2 pair, one with well grown chick), 4 Great Crested Grebe (pair with 2 well grown young), 1 Turtle Dove (singing and displaying near old weighbridge), 2 Cuckoo (male singing, female flew past), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (nest with young), 1 Nightingale, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler (prob 3 singing) [Richard Allen]

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Howlands Marsh NR, St Osyth google map for Howlands Marsh NR, St Osyth
This is a map showing Howlands Marsh NR, St Osyth with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 19:30 to 20:30

1 Pochard (male), 2 Marsh Harrier (pos 3 males), 200 Wood Pigeon (feeding in flock), 4 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 1 Corn Bunting [Richard Allen]

Stanford Warren google map for Stanford Warren
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, 19:00 to 19:00, Warm

1 Barn Owl (it flew alongside the hedge to the fishery and into some bushes next to the reeds) [Mark Fisher]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 18:30 to 19:30, Warm bright.

4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 6 Little Ringed Plover (+4 young), 6 Stock Dove, 2 Cuckoo (1 rufous), 14 Swallow, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Corn Bunting [Karl Kennedy]

Birdbrook google map for Birdbrook
This is a map showing Birdbrook with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 15:45 to 15:45, warm but overcast

1 Red Kite (soaring near A1017) [Martin Peers]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
This is a map showing Abberton Reservoir with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 12:00 to 13:00, Sunny and warm - stiff N/E breeze

2 Egyptian Goose (LB causeway), 6 Little Ringed Plover (LDH causeway ( this No includes 3 chicks)), 1 Greenshank (LDH causeway), 2 Cuckoo (LDH causeway), 3 Yellow Wagtail (LDH causeway), 1 Whitethroat (LB causeway) [Peter Triston]

Tollesbury Wick NR EWT google map for Tollesbury Wick NR EWT
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, 12:00 to 13:00

1 Ring-necked Duck (male visible from hide in counterwall) [John Thorogood]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
This is a map showing Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 11:30 to 17:00, Warm, dry, rising tide.

3 Mute Swan (Adult with two recently hatched cygnets on lake.), 3 Marsh Harrier (1 over new area, 2 Geedon Marsh), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (With prey, a vole.), 1 Hobby, 6 Common Tern (On islands in new area.), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Nightingale (Also a good number still singing), 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Bullfinch [Ken Hudgell]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 10:15 to 14:30, 20c, breezy, part sunny

1 Skylark (One solitary male singing on Boat Field.), 1 Willow Warbler (One male still singing west of lake. Eleven species of butterfly seen, including good emergence of small heaths and the first common blues. Burnet companion and small yellow underwing in good numbers. All sightings at High Woods C.P.), 2 Nuthatch (Parents feeding chicks from hole entrance, returning every few minutes.) [Brian Goodey]

TL8511 google map for TL8511
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About TL8511
OS 1km grid square TL8511
(5Km N of Maldon), 09:30 to 09:30

1 Buzzard (Driven away by rooks.), 1 Starling (Adult feeding three juveniles on fat balls at feeding station.), 1 House Sparrow (Nested in garden. Female feeding one juvenile on fat balls at feeding station.) [Malcolm Corbett]

University of Essex, Colchester google map for University of Essex, Colchester
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, 09:00 to 09:05, Warm and sunny

1 Red Kite (Flew over the Wivenhoe end of Boundary Road, drifting towards The Hythe) [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 08:30 to 09:00

Digiscoped (John Thorogood) (47379 bytes) 4 Sanderling (north end and east of Layer causeway) [John Thorogood]

TL8811 google map for TL8811
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About TL8811
OS 1km grid square TL8811
(6Km NNE of Maldon), 07:00 to 08:15, Overcast warm

1 Kestrel (Male), 1 Cuckoo (Calling), 1 Spotted Flycatcher (In suitable breeding habitat on farm S E of Little Totham ( while carrying out Turtle Dove survey for RSPB)) [Chris Poole]

Monday 15 May 2017

WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth google map for WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth
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, 19:35 to 20:15

1 Hen Harrier (Adult male) [Clive Atkins]

Great Dunmow google map for Great Dunmow
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, 17:50 to 17:50

1 Red Kite (over A120) [Andrew Goodey]

Mill Green google map for Mill Green
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, 14:30 to 14:45

1 Garden Warbler (singing on Mill Green Common opp Cricketers pub) [Andrew Stroud]

Langford, near Maldon google map for Langford, near Maldon
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, 12:25 to 12:25, Overcast, drizzly

7 Starling (3 adults feeding 4 juveniles; first ones seen in garden this year) [Stephen Shelley]

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 09:00 to 10:00

2 Dotterel (in bare field opposite sewage works), 2 Whimbrel (in bare field opposite sewage works), 1 Wheatear (in bare field opposite sewage works) [Richard Allen]

TL6919 google map for TL6919
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About TL6919
OS 1km grid square TL6919
(8Km ESE of Great Dunmow), 06:00 to 07:05, dull, cloudy; fishing pit nr Leez Lodge

1 Little Grebe (pair breeding), 1 Great Crested Grebe (pair breeding), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Turtle Dove (singing male), 0 Sedge Warbler (none present despite apparently suitable habitat), 6 Reed Warbler (singing males), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 0 Willow Warbler (none present despite apparently suitable habitat) [Andrew Goodey]

Sunday 14 May 2017

Writtle google map for Writtle
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, 15:00 to 15:00

1 Red Kite (being mobbed by crow along Highwood Road (un-tagged bird)) [Andrew Stroud]

WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth google map for WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth
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, 11:45 to 11:45

2 Red Kite (One put up from my lawn, then joined by another. ) [Clive Atkins]

Great Baddow, Chelmsford google map for Great Baddow, Chelmsford
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, 10:45 to 12:15, sunny;partly cloudy

1 Red Kite (SW at 1120), 2 Buzzard [Sean Gregory]

Galleywood, near Chelmsford google map for Galleywood, near Chelmsford
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, 09:30 to 12:30

5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Swift, 6 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Bullfinch [Andrew Stroud]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) google map for Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
This is a map showing Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
TQ6980
, 09:10 to 14:35, Sunny with broken cloud, strong WSW breeze

2 Mute Swan (Golden Gates), 9 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 8 Canada Goose (Golden Gates), 62 Shelduck (60 in the managed retreat, two Golden Gates), 2 Gadwall (Pair, Golden Gates), 1 Shoveler (Drake on the pit to the south of the tip), 13 Pochard (Eight drakes, Golden Gates, and a pair on the pit to the south of the tip), 16 Tufted Duck (Eight drakes, Golden Gates), 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 3 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates), 54 Coot (48 Golden Gates, the rest on the pit to the south of the tip), 2 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat), 21 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), 11 Dunlin (In the managed retreat), 5 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat), 7 Curlew (In the managed retreat), 15 Common Tern (On rocky island in Mucking Bay), 2 Cuckoo (Golden Gates, male and female with much interchange of calls and chasing), 20 Sand Martin (Golden Gates), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), 3 Reed Bunting (Singing males Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 08:00 to 09:00, Cloudy and windy

Dotterel (Peter Triston) (151583 bytes) 2 Dotterel (In field opposite sewerage works 150yards along road) [Yvonne Watling]

TL6931 google map for TL6931
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About TL6931
OS 1km grid square TL6931
(11Km NW of Braintree), 07:00 to 07:30, Warm,light rain

1 Cuckoo (Haerd by river,wrong grid code before) [Ian Tarbin]

TL9331 google map for TL9331
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(8Km NW of Colchester), 07:00 to 07:30, warm, light rain

1 Cuckoo (heard by river) [Ian Tarbin]

TL9331 google map for TL9331
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(8Km NW of Colchester), 07:00 to 07:30, warm,light rain

1 Cuckoo (heard by river) [Ian Tarbin]

Saturday 13 May 2017

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 17:55 to 17:55

2 Dotterel (Both still opposite sewage works ) [Clive Atkins]

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, 15:00 to 15:05, Overcast but dry

1 Red Kite (Flying over Eight Ash Green roundabout) [Lesley Collins]

Cornmill Meadows, Lea Valley google map for Cornmill Meadows, Lea Valley
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, 14:00 to 15:00

1 Hobby, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff [Simon Satchell]

Writtle google map for Writtle
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, 13:30 to 13:30

1 Red Kite (Flew south up Nathan's Lane from Margaretting Road) [Andrew Stroud]

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, 11:20 to 12:30

Record shot of both birds (Chris Balchin) (64593 bytes) 2 Dotterel (A pair in bare field beside Leewick Lane, SE of sewage works, found by Chris Balchin.) [Clive Atkins]

TL3909 google map for TL3909
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(6Km W of Harlow), 11:15 to 12:30, Warm, sunny intervals.

1 Nightingale (Singing male. Still singing now at intervals.), 1 Garden Warbler (One male singing.), 1 Willow Warbler (One male singing.) [Andy Hawksworth]

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, 11:00 to 13:30, overcast and windy

4 Little Ringed Plover (LDH causeway), 1 Greenshank (LDH causeway), 1 Turtle Dove (Layer viilage towards Abberton church), 3 Cuckoo (LDH causeway seen and heard) [Peter Triston]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 10:30 to 16:30, Overcast with sunny spells

40 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Eider ((pair by the point nr Shore Farm)), 1 Whimbrel ((by Shore Farm)), 5 Turtle Dove ((EWT)), 1 Cuckoo ((EWT)), 1 Barn Owl ((EWT)), 2 Nightingale ((EWT)), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler ((EWT)), 1 Yellowhammer [Dan Foulston]

The Hythe, Colchester google map for The Hythe, Colchester
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, 10:10 to 10:50, Overcast, warm, light breeze, tide out.

2 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 49 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Nightingale (Singing in bushes on opposite side if the river Colne towards Haven Road.), 1 Grasshopper Warbler ( Heard reeling briefly in bushes to left of viewing screen.) [Denis Tuck]

Fishers Green, Lea Valley google map for Fishers Green, Lea Valley
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, 09:30 to 13:00

1 Red Kite, 2 Cuckoo, 4 Kingfisher (including 2 birds interacting), 3 Nightingale, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff (+), 2 Willow Warbler [Simon Satchell]

Maldon google map for Maldon
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, 09:15 to 09:30, Overcast Low Water

2 Avocet (Pair opposite Hythe Quay) [Paul Jeffries]

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, 09:00 to 11:15, Brightenig up.grey start.

1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 5 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff (All sightings at highwoods country park.), 3 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Pair) [Karl Kennedy]

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, 09:00 to 11:15

1 Swift, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 at nest .could hear young), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (All sightings at highwoods country park.), 1 Coal Tit, 3 Jay [Karl Kennedy]

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, 08:00 to 10:00

1 Cetti's Warbler (On private land near Shonky ) [Andrew Stroud]

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, 08:00 to 10:00

2 Mandarin Duck (Drakes along River Roding - Warerways Breeding Bird Survey), 1 Yellow Wagtail (2), 1 Cetti's Warbler (On private stretch of River Roding near Shonks Mill), 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting [Andrew Stroud]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 07:45 to 09:30, Cloudy, some light rain

1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing male. From scrubby area on south side.), 2 Reed Warbler (Singing males. Present in very small patch of reeds by the lake.), 2 Whitethroat (Singing males) [Andrew Cox]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 05:30 to 11:30, mainly overcast with rain first thing; mild; south-westerly breeze; rising tide - 25 species in song

2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Grey Heron (south), 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 8 Avocet, 16 Grey Plover, 1 Lapwing (at least one pair with chicks), 17 Sanderling, 194 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Turnstone, 2 Common Tern, 4 Little Tern, 2 Cuckoo (singing), 1 Barn Owl, 13 Swift, 40 Sand Martin (+, including about 20 around colony ), 25 Swallow (+, mainly around sewage works), 30 House Martin (+, mainly around sewage works), 3 Wheatear (Walton Hall Marshes), 3 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler (singing), 8 Reed Warbler (singing), 7 Blackcap (singing), 4 Lesser Whitethroat (singing), 21 Whitethroat (singing), 4 Chiffchaff (singing), 2 Spotted Flycatcher (one first thing in John Weston Reserve just south of the pond, mid-morning was hawking from the new posts/wires; another by Foundry Lane ponds at the end of the morning - first spring birds I have seen here since 2013), 1 Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
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, 04:30 to 08:30, Dawn Chorus walk

1 Marsh Harrier (Male), 3 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Nightingale (20 singing males (warden reports 40-45 singing males in whole reserve)), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing male), 3 Reed Warbler (Singing males), 2 Garden Warbler (Singing males), 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing males), 7 Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff (Singing males), 2 Willow Warbler (Singing males), 1 Bullfinch [Steve Grimwade]

Friday 12 May 2017

Langford, near Maldon google map for Langford, near Maldon
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, 19:00 to 19:00, Sunny, slighty breezy

2 Turtle Dove (pair allopreening in cherry tree behind back garden) [Stephen Shelley]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 14:30 to 16:00, Sunny.High Tide

2 Turtle Dove (Seen at far end of reserve), 1 Cuckoo (Heard and seen close up.), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 3 Nightingale (Heard singing in three different places), 1 Song Thrush, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff [Peter Brittain]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 10:45 to 12:15, warm, but brisk S wind; overcast

2 Avocet (LDH causeway), 2 Little Ringed Plover (one at either end of LDH causeway), 3 Cuckoo (2 billetts farm, 1 north of reservoir), 1 Yellow Wagtail [Michael Lane]

Bocking google map for Bocking
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, 10:00 to 10:10, warm'cloudy

1 Cuckoo (Heard) [Ian Tarbin]

Sudbury, Suffolk google map for Sudbury, Suffolk
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, 09:30 to 09:30, Cloudy with some sun

1 Red Kite (Over A131 between Bulmer and Ballingdon Hill) [Peter Dwyer]

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 08:00 to 08:00

1 Ring Ouzel (Female type early morning on Brambles on ridge to Jetty hide at 07:30), 1 Jackdaw (Bird showing Characters of "nordic" Jackdaw still around paddocks at Leewick Farm) [Chris Balchin]

Thursday 11 May 2017

The Hythe, Colchester google map for The Hythe, Colchester
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, 19:30 to 20:15

4 Little Ringed Plover, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler [Richard Allen]

Slough House Farm, near Heybridge google map for Slough House Farm, near Heybridge
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, 12:00 to 12:00

2 Turtle Dove (On wires by Scraley Road, then flew to Chigborough Lakes EWT Reserve. Same location as last year.) [Graham Barber]

Beeleigh google map for Beeleigh
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, 10:30 to 13:30, overcast but hazy and warm when out of cool breeze

3 Mute Swan, 2 Shelduck, 10 Mallard (+), 1 Buzzard (circling in distance), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap (male singing), 2 Whitethroat (heard only), 2 Great Tit, 1 Jay, 4 Magpie, 10 Jackdaw (+) [Steve Jellett]

TL9723 google map for TL9723
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(2.8Km SW of Colchester), 10:15 to 10:20

1 Red Kite, 1 Swift (My first over Colchester) [John Thorogood]

Althorne google map for Althorne
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, 10:00 to 13:50, Rising tide, light E wind with sunny spells. Burnham to Althorne.

1 Shag (imm on Crouch at Creeksea), 14 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Common Tern, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Sand Martin, 21 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 28 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler (still on territory in Bass Wood), 5 Corn Bunting [Steven Swaby]

Halstead google map for Halstead
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, 10:00 to 16:00, Sunshine wall to wall

6 Swift (House Martin 1 flying around, first this year) [Barbara Leport]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 05:10 to 06:00, dry warm sunny

5 Turtle Dove (seen in tree near car park (ewt) and on main walk round), 1 Cuckoo (heard and seen flying over head ), 1 Nightingale (only 1 singing ), 5 Chiffchaff (calling ), 1 Willow Warbler (singing ), 1 Bullfinch (seen in tree near pond (ewt)) [Kevin Tunnicliffe]

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Writtle google map for Writtle
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, 20:30 to 20:30

1 Little Owl (On Margaretting Rd, 1 mile south of Writtle), 4 Swift (Finally back on territory in Chequers Rd.) [John McLaughlin]

Holland Haven google map for Holland Haven
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, 17:00 to 17:15

1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper [Simon Cox]

Southend-on-Sea google map for Southend-on-Sea
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, 16:05 to 16:35, Sunny, warm

6 Mediterranean Gull (Four adults, two juveniles (ist winter/second summer).) [Andrew Cox]

TL8511 google map for TL8511
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(5Km N of Maldon), 15:30 to 16:00

1 Sparrowhawk (Female. Over village.), 2 Swift (Year first from garden.), 1 House Martin (Year first from garden.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 14:35 to 16:35, Dry, bright sunshine, cool E breeze.

4 Mallard (females, total of 13 ducklings in tow, LBC.), Little Ringed Plover (David Hale) (108653 bytes) Little Ringed Plover (David Hale) (132091 bytes) 4 Little Ringed Plover (LDH.), 2 Lapwing (LDH.), 1 Temminck's Stint (LDH Causeway.), 2 Common Sandpiper (LDH.), 2 Sandwich Tern (LBC.), 4 Common Tern (LDH.), 2 Sand Martin (LBC.), 1 Nightingale (heard, LBC. Brenda &) [David Hale]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 14:30 to 16:00, Sunny/very quiet

150 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Counted), 4 Shelduck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Tern, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nightingale (Heard only), 1 Song Thrush, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer [Peter Brittain]

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, 14:00 to 17:30, sunny with easterly breeze

TEMMINCK'S STINT (Peter Triston) (173792 bytes) TEMMINCK'S STINT (Peter Triston) (172055 bytes) 1 Temminck's Stint (LDH causeway), 2 Greenshank (LDH causeway), 2 Common Sandpiper (LDH causeway), 1 Turnstone (Gwens Hide), 3 Little Gull (LDH causeway), 2 Cuckoo (LDH causeway), 3 Yellow Wagtail (LDH causeway) [Peter Triston]

Gosfield google map for Gosfield
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, 14:00 to 15:00, Warm sunny

1 Sparrowhawk (Female soaring above woodland ), 2 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, 1 Dunnock, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch (Male and female both seen together in blackthorn ), 1 Reed Bunting (Male ) [Tony Marsala]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 12:30 to 13:30

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cuckoo (heard only), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (by the smaller fishing lake), 1 Reed Warbler (singing from reeds by smaller lake), 6 Blackcap (circa), 2 Garden Warbler (both singing; excellent views of first one), 8 Whitethroat (circa), 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler (including one with a song that started sounding like a chiffchaff before transitioning mid-song into willow warbler), 2 Long-tailed Tit [Keith Brooke]

Coggeshall google map for Coggeshall
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, 12:00 to 15:40, MARKS HALL ESTATE. Sunny, little wind so warmer at last.

4 Egyptian Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (+ drumming), 25 House Martin ( transient mobile flock over the Upper Lake), 3 Blackcap (+ singing ), 2 Garden Warbler (+ singing), 5 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Raven (seen and heard over Memorial Site, also 2 Brown Hare) [David Selley]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
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, 10:15 to 14:10, Dry, cloud clearing, turning sunny & warm. Cooling E breeze.

2 Ringed Plover (Butterflies, few Small Copper, 1 Orange Tip, few Peacock.), 40 Grey Plover (circa, from Kingfisher hide.), 1 Common Sandpiper (Kingfisher hide.), 1 Cuckoo (seen in flight, others heard.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Swallow, 1 Nightingale ( 1 bird showing well & singing loudly. Many others heard.), 1 Garden Warbler (seen & heard.), 1 Chiffchaff ( 1 seen, many others heard. Brenda &) [David Hale]

Alresford google map for Alresford
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, 07:30 to 08:40

1 Marsh Harrier (male doing acrobatic display flight over Alresford pits), 2 Buzzard (pair), 27 Grey Plover, 28 Dunlin, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone, 2 Cuckoo (males) [Richard Allen]

Hatfield Forest google map for Hatfield Forest
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, 07:00 to 08:20, sunny 3/8 cloud; Woodside Gn area

1 Hobby (pair displaying), 1 Lapwing (pair ), 1 Yellow Wagtail (1-2) [Andrew Goodey]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 07:00 to 08:30, Bright, sunny and warm

3 Turtle Dove (1 seen, heard two others calling), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nightingale (heard but not seen), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat (many more heard), 4 Chiffchaff (more heard) [David North]

Tuesday 09 May 2017

Hatfield Forest google map for Hatfield Forest
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, 13:00 to 14:00, cloudy warm

1 Red Kite (flying over from Canfield area), 1 Little Owl (near entrance to car park), 1 Raven (not seen but heard calling from perched bird(s) ) [Andrew Goodey]

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(4Km NNW of Abberton Rsvr), 12:30 to 12:30, Cloudy. Roman River Valley.

1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nightingale, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat [Graham Barber]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 12:00 to 12:15

2 Sparrowhawk (pair), 6 Buzzard (pos 7 over garden/Wivenhoe Wood displaying and interacting), 11 Swallow (north) [Richard Allen]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea google map for Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
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, 11:30 to 17:00, Dry, overcast, cold NE breeze, max 16c.

6 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk (hunting through reedbeds.), 2 Cuckoo (males, very vocal & showing well, possibly more birds present. All sightings East side.), 6 Swift, 6 Swallow, 1 Nightingale (heard in scrub in front of hide that overlooks pond.), 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard only. 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small White butterfly.), 1 Sedge Warbler (1 Water Vole, in front of hide.), 1 Reed Warbler, Blackcap (David Hale) (70998 bytes) 4 Blackcap (2 pair.), 10 Whitethroat (circa, many more for sure.), 4 Chiffchaff (heard only.), 1 Jay (spooked from feeders.), Magpie (David Hale) (149073 bytes) 2 Magpie (sharing Sunflower Hearts with a young Fox in car park. All we had to offer.), 4 Greenfinch (Brenda &) [David Hale]

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(5Km NW of Abberton Rsvr), 10:30 to 10:30, Cloudy

40 Swift (+. Butcher's Wood.) [Graham Barber]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge google map for Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
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, 10:00 to 16:00, cloudy and cool

1 Black-winged Stilt (Round Marsh 12.00-15.00), 15 Avocet (3 pairs with young 4,3 and 3 and 4 on eggs), 41 Ringed Plover (Round Marsh), 6 Dunlin (Round Marsh), 1 Little Gull (Juv Round Marsh 11.00 - 11.30), 50 Black-headed Gull (34 nests - one pair observed eating own eggs!), 8 Common Tern (4 pairs Round Marsh), 25 Swift [Graham Smith]

Thaxted google map for Thaxted
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, 09:30 to 10:00, Cold but breeze speed lower

2 Swift (Flying North), 3 Blackcap (All around north side of town.), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (High hedgerow on North side of town), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler [Stephen Dutton]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
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, 09:15 to 11:45

1 Marsh Harrier, 15 Golden Plover (circa, in winter plumage), 1 Grey Plover (in summer plumage), 12 Dunlin (circa, in summer plumage), 5 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Tern, 2 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Kingfisher, 8 Nightingale, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Garden Warbler (and many more Blackcaps), 4 Lesser Whitethroat (and more Common Whitethroats), 1 Linnet [Paul Gymer]

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 08:00 to 09:00, some pea fields that look good for Dotterel!

1 Marsh Harrier (male), 4 Whimbrel (in bare field opposite sewage works), 10 Little Tern, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Stonechat (pair), 6 Wheatear (in bare field opposite sewage works) [Richard Allen]

Holland-on-Sea google map for Holland-on-Sea
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, 08:00 to 08:00, cool, overcast

1 Herring Gull (Immature, comes to bird table in garden), 1 Wood Pigeon (+, regulars to bird bath), 1 Collared Dove (+, regulars), 1 Dunnock (resident), 1 Blackbird (+, residents), 1 Blue Tit (at feeder), 1 Great Tit (at feeder), 1 Jackdaw (of local colony at bird bath), 1 Starling (+, several coming to obtain food for broods), 1 House Sparrow (+, breeding ) [Michael Daniels]

Stondon Massey google map for Stondon Massey
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, 05:45 to 06:45

1 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler (Great Myles - BTO BBS Survey), 5 Whitethroat, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting [Andrew Stroud]

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