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).

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) google map for Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
This is a map showing Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 10:00 to 15:30

6 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby (adults), 9 Lapwing, 50 Curlew, 1 Great Black-backed Gull (adult), 2 Turtle Dove (under Obs feeders), 2 Cuckoo [John Sutherby]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
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, 09:30 to 10:30, Grey and cloudy

2 Turtle Dove (2 males purring and 1 viewed well in flight), 5 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff (5 singing males) [Sean Nixon]

Sunnymead Farm google map for Sunnymead Farm
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, 07:35 to 08:25

1 Tufted Duck (female with 2 young), 4 Moorhen (2 pairs each with 4 chicks), 5 Common Tern (2-3 pairs plus 5 chicks), 3 Stock Dove (pair with juv), 1 Turtle Dove (singing from birches) [Richard Allen]

Little Totham google map for Little Totham
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, 07:15 to 07:30, overcast - dull

Green Woodpecker (Peter Triston) (146009 bytes) 2 Green Woodpecker (in our garden ( adult with juvenile )) [Peter Triston]

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Alresford google map for Alresford
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, 21:00 to 21:00

1 Little Owl (ford lane alresford), 1 Song Thrush (churchyard of ruined church) [David Underwood]

Great Leighs google map for Great Leighs
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, 16:45 to 17:00, Overcast with light rain.

35 Mistle Thrush (spread out feeding on recently cut grass field beside road on W side of Phyllis Currie EWT reserve, + 1 Song thrush & 10 Stock doves.) [George Brown]

Hanningfield Reservoir google map for Hanningfield Reservoir
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, 10:15 to 16:00, Overcast, showers from 14 10hrs, light E breeze. 24c.

200 Greylag Goose (following Canada Goose.), 200 Canada Goose (large line on water past Lyster hide.), 1 Wigeon (female, Rawl hide.), 30 Gadwall (circa.), 3 Teal (drakes.), 3 Shoveler (females.), 10 Red-crested Pochard (circa.), Tufted Duck (David Hale) (57411 bytes) 50 Tufted Duck (circa.), Great Crested Grebe (David Hale) (63276 bytes) 20 Great Crested Grebe (circa.), 5 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, Moorhen (David Hale) (121912 bytes) Moorhen (David Hale) (113554 bytes) 6 Moorhen (pair with 4 young. Lyster hide.), 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Avocet (on island.), 1 Little Ringed Plover (juvenile, on island from Point hide.), Lapwing (David Hale) (121750 bytes) 20 Lapwing (circa, 2 juveniles.), 20 Common Tern (circa.), 500 Swift (plus. Probably 100s more, all over W bank tree tops.), 3 Sand Martin (Close to Point hide.), 1 Blackcap (male, Lyster hide. ), 3 Jackdaw (many Ringlet Butterflies on the wing. Brenda &) [David Hale]

Clacton-on-Sea google map for Clacton-on-Sea
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, 10:05 to 10:10, Dry, full cloud, light breeze

1 Song Thrush (Breaking open snail on stone in car park near air-strip) [Tony Faulkner]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 08:00 to 16:00, Dry turning damp

2 Green Woodpecker (One adult +one juvenile.mill road ), 1 Song Thrush (Mill road .), 1 Goldcrest (Mill road .), 1 Coal Tit (Mill road), 1 Jay (North station) [Karl Kennedy]

Monday 26 June 2017

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford google map for Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford
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, 17:50 to 17:55, Sunny and warm. Light E wind.

1 Peregrine Falcon (adult flew quite low over Black-headed gulls on pit then went off to NE without having captured any prey.) [George Brown]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea google map for Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
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, 13:00 to 17:20, Dry, sun & cloud 20c in stiff E breeze. Hot, 26c in hide.

3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk (Over Hadleigh Castle.), 20 Oystercatcher (circa.), 8 Grey Plover, 20 Lapwing (circa.), 6 Black-tailed Godwit (all in breeding colours.), 1 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank, 100 Redshank (circa.), 7 Mediterranean Gull (adults.), 3 Common Tern (Many Butterflies on the wing, including Marbled White in good numbers.), 1 Swift (Sightings from W side & scrape hide.), 2 Swallow, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, Blackcap (David Hale) (112379 bytes) Blackcap (David Hale) (93429 bytes) 2 Blackcap (pair.), 1 Whitethroat, 3 Greenfinch (Brenda &) [David Hale]

Elmstead google map for Elmstead
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, 11:45 to 11:45, Sunny

1 Red Kite (Over A133 between village and Wivenhoe junction), 2 Hobby (Mobbing Red Kite) [James Davidson]

Southend Pier google map for Southend Pier
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, 11:10 to 11:20, sunny light NW breeze flood tide

40 Mediterranean Gull (+, 1 ml SE of pier by outfall, from barge. No other gull sp. in flock. Observed the same concentration three weeks ago. ) [Paul Jeffries]

Wickford google map for Wickford
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, 10:00 to 10:10, Dry, sun & cloud, warm, calm.

1 Sparrowhawk (high up Sparrowhawk being harassed by Swifts. Hawk went into a stoop from way up, ending with a fast low swish through our rear garden. All passerines escaped, this time.), 10 Swift, 2 Dunnock, 2 Blackbird (pair.), 4 Starling (2 juveniles.), 15 House Sparrow ( adults with 10 juveniles, at least, rear garden.), 3 Goldfinch (regular on feeders. Brenda &) [David Hale]

Alresford google map for Alresford
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, 08:00 to 08:00, low tide at creek

4 Oystercatcher (pair plus 2 half grown young), 2 Lapwing, 17 Black-tailed Godwit (flew down river), 4 Curlew [Richard Allen]

Sunday 25 June 2017

Bardfield google map for Bardfield
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, 13:30 to 13:35, light wind

1 Red Kite (near blue egg) [Ian Tarbin]

Wix google map for Wix
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, 13:00 to 13:05, Cloudy

3 Red Kite (All birds north - @ 1:00, 1:04 & 1:05, the first quite low, the latter two higher and both in view at the same time) [James Davidson]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) google map for Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)
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, 10:00 to 16:30, Cloudy with some sunshine. Warm with a brisk SW breeze.

2 Mallard (Females), 3 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier (Imm female, adult male and female.), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult female at the Power Station.), 450 Oystercatcher, 6 Grey Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 16 Curlew, 10 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult), 7 Common Tern, 2 Turtle Dove (Obs feeders), 2 Cuckoo, 300 Swift (A steady passage south between 11:00 & 16:00.), 1 Sand Martin, 75 Swallow [Robert Pease]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) google map for Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
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About Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
TQ6980
, 09:00 to 15:00, Broken cloud, west wind, high tide

11 Mute Swan (Golden Gates), 138 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 66 Canada Goose (Golden Gates), 13 Gadwall (Golden Gates), 19 Mallard (In the managed retreat), 6 Pochard (Golden Gates. Four drakes, females with broods of 5 and 8 downy young), 23 Tufted Duck (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates, where one female with one downy young), 5 Little Grebe (One well grown juv on Golden Gates, the rest on the pit to the south of the tip), 10 Great Crested Grebe (Two with two young on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates, four pairs), 1 Black-necked Grebe (Smart bp bird on the pit to the south of the tip), 149 Coot (21 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 5 Mediterranean Gull (All adults, three over east and later two over south), 2 Common Tern (Golden Gates. One apparently sitting, the other chasing off crows suggests breeding attempt), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Outer car park), 50 Sand Martin (Golden Gates), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Behind the managed retreat), 1 Yellowhammer (Singing male in field behind the managed retreat), 1 Corn Bunting (By track to visitors centre) [Paul Larkin]

TM0222 google map for TM0222
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About TM0222
OS 1km grid square TM0222
(4Km SE of Colchester), 08:00 to 08:00, Low water level in lagoon, sunny with cloud

1 Teal, 1 Kestrel, 36 Avocet, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Lapwing, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Song Thrush (Flying while holding large snail), 2 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer [Matt Turner]

Saturday 24 June 2017

Dedham google map for Dedham
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, 18:00 to 18:40, Cloudy with sunny spells

6 Mistle Thrush (Foraging on field behind church) [Matt Turner]

Leyton Marsh google map for Leyton Marsh
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, 15:00 to 15:00

1 Barn Owl (Dead bird on A12 hard shoulder opposite Fitness First), 2 Sand Martin (Eastward just north of Olympic park) [Andrew Stroud]

Heybridge GP google map for Heybridge GP
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, 12:15 to 12:25, Overcast WSW breeze

1 Peregrine Falcon (Circling over pit) [Paul Jeffries]

Brightlingsea google map for Brightlingsea
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, 10:00 to 22:00

1 Black Redstart (Briefly along sea defence @ 11:00.), 2 Stonechat (Breeding pair with at least 4 fledged young.) [Darrell Stile]

Navestock google map for Navestock
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, 09:00 to 09:05

2 Spotted Flycatcher (Pair just south of Navestock church, in poplar plantation) [Andrew Stroud]

Friday 23 June 2017

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 19:10 to 19:45, Grey and breezy

5 Peregrine Falcon (Both adults and three juveniles (initially on the roof of the Mercury Theatre, then flew to Water tower when adult brought prey in)) [Sean Nixon]

Brightlingsea google map for Brightlingsea
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, 19:00 to 22:00

1 Turtle Dove, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler [Darrell Stile]

Ingatestone google map for Ingatestone
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, 14:00 to 15:10, Sunny, fresh breeze

1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male, flew S. along Wid valley between Ingatestone and Billericay, 1400-1410 and reappeared an hour later, quartering the fields near the river. Disappeared to N. 1510) [Jon Hunter]

South Woodham Ferrers google map for South Woodham Ferrers
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, 14:00 to 16:00, Dry and mild. An afternoon walk around SWF country park turned into an informal breeding bird survey when I realised that there were plenty of birds in song.

2 Mute Swan (2 Adults with 2 cygnets.), 4 Pochard (4 Adults including a female with 3 ducklings.), 1 Quail (A bird calling briefly at the east end of East Marsh where Clements Green Creek meets the river Crouch. ), 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe (Clements Green Creek.), 2 Meadow Pipit (In display flight.), 1 Cetti's Warbler (calling), 1 Sedge Warbler (singing male.), 4 Reed Warbler (singing males.), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males.), 4 Whitethroat (singing males.), 8 Linnet (At least 4 males seen singing.), 4 Reed Bunting (singing males.) [Robert Pease]

TL4834 google map for TL4834
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About TL4834
OS 1km grid square TL4834
(7Km WSW of Saffron Walden), 11:30 to 11:30

2 Spotted Flycatcher (Arkesden pair around Compasses pub) [Alan Harris]

Broomhouse, Langham google map for Broomhouse, Langham
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, 09:40 to 10:55, sunny and breezy

8 Gadwall (female with 7 ducklings), 2 Grey Partridge (pair flushed from field where seen last year), 2 Kestrel (pair hunting actively, so presumably young nearby), 1 Hobby, 13 Lapwing (3 juvs), 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper (my first return here), 2 Common Tern (pair), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 24 Starling (mostly juvs) [Martin Peers]

Langham google map for Langham
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, 09:00 to 09:35, sunny but breezy

1 Barnacle Goose, 7 Mallard (female + 6 ducklings at lagoons), 6 Tufted Duck (female + 5 ducklings - lagoons), 4 Little Grebe (2 pairs Docura's farm), 10 Coot (Docura's Farm - 1 pair + 6 juvs), 6 Swallow (family party), 2 Yellow Wagtail (males - both in barley), 4 Linnet (family party), 2 Bullfinch (territories), 3 Yellowhammer (territories) [Martin Peers]

Nayland google map for Nayland
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, 08:00 to 08:00

2 Spotted Flycatcher (Nesting in our garden) [David Lowe]

Witham google map for Witham
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, 08:00 to 08:00

1 Common Gull (adult overhead-very early return?) [Alan Harris]

Thursday 22 June 2017

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 20:45 to 21:30, Warm

Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (61230 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (38215 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (48535 bytes) 5 Peregrine Falcon (two adults and three juveniles around Water Tower), 25 Swift (Feeding over Lower Castle Park), 2 House Martin [Sean Nixon]

TL9412 google map for TL9412
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About TL9412
OS 1km grid square TL9412
(6Km SW of Abberton Rsvr), 16:30 to 16:35, Bright sun - very warm - breezy

1 Red Kite (Over road driving south towards Tollshunt D'Arcy.) [John Smart]

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham google map for Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham
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About Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham
Shut Heath Wood nature reserve EWT Great Totham Map Ref: TL 853 133
, 09:30 to 10:40

1 Buzzard, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch [Paul Gymer]

Terling google map for Terling
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, 08:30 to 08:35, Warm , sunny

Little owl  (Tony Marsala) (93272 bytes) Little owl  (Tony Marsala) (84094 bytes) Little owl  (Tony Marsala) (93272 bytes) Little owl  (Tony Marsala) (84094 bytes) 1 Little Owl (Perched in dead oak tree ) [Tony Marsala]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 08:00 to 15:25

2 Green Woodpecker (1 at mill road.1 at Abbey fields ), 2 Swallow (Cymbelene way), 5 Pied Wagtail (Abbey fields), 1 Goldcrest (Mill road ), 3 Coal Tit (Mill road ) [Karl Kennedy]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 08:00 to 08:05, Dry and sunny

3 Swift (Over houses opposite rugby ground 2 days running) [Lesley Collins]

Earls Colne google map for Earls Colne
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, 08:00 to 08:00, Warm and sunny

1 Quail (Still calling (6th week) from bend in Curds Rd.) [Mick Tracey]

TQ6292 google map for TQ6292
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About TQ6292
OS 1km grid square TQ6292
(3Km ESE of Brentwood), 06:35 to 06:35, Very warm, 18C, Sunny, light breeze.

1 Alpine Swift (Seen briefly swooping over a hedge in fields east of Ingrav village and then returning again heading north towards Brentwood. Too quick to get a photo and totally unexpected in this area so didn't report it as I wasn't 100% convinced that's what it was, but have now seen Birdguides report of one seen this evening over Hutton, so assume this was most probably the bird I saw this morning. ) [Denis Tuck]

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 15:00 to 16:00, Very Hot/Tide out

1 Little Egret, 1 Turtle Dove (Heard and seen in the open,may have heard a second one), 4 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer [Peter Brittain]

Little Waltham google map for Little Waltham
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, 13:50 to 14:00

1 Willow Warbler (singing) [Paul Gymer]

Marks Tey google map for Marks Tey
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, 08:30 to 08:40

1 Turtle Dove (Purring opposite The Barn Brasserie, GT.Tey) [Phil Carter]

Wormingford, Colchester google map for Wormingford, Colchester
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, 08:30 to 10:30, warm and sunny

1 Kestrel (male), 10 Swallow (pairs - final total [9]), 9 House Martin (pairs - final total [9]), 2 Reed Warbler (males - Bowdens river [3]), 14 Blackcap (territories - final total [14]), 4 Lesser Whitethroat (males - final total [2015=4]), 21 Whitethroat (territories - final total [2015=22]), 1 Treecreeper (near church), 14 Linnet (pairs (3 families) -final total [2015=18]), 3 Bullfinch (territories [3]), 21 Yellowhammer (territories - final total [21]), 3 Reed Bunting (territories [5]) [Martin Peers]

Bradwell-on-Sea google map for Bradwell-on-Sea
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, 08:00 to 08:00

3 Peregrine Falcon (Adult male and female with recently fledged juv at Bradwell Power Station (only one young raised this year).) [John Sutherby]

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 17:00 to 19:00

1 Peregrine Falcon (Heading towards hilly fields adult from jumbo), 12 Swift (6 Salisbury avenue. 3 cymbelene 3 near jumbo ), 1 Green Woodpecker (Cymbelene), 2 Swallow (Cymbelene seen with 3 swifts above and 1 house martin), 1 House Martin, 2 Mistle Thrush (Cymbelene ), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Hilly fields.), 4 Whitethroat (3 hilly 1 cymbelene ), 3 Chiffchaff (2 hilly 1 cymbelene way), 3 Greenfinch (2 hilly 1 cymbelene ) [Karl Kennedy]

Monday 19 June 2017

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
, 19:00 to 20:00, Sunny and Warm

1 Barn Owl (near the hedge to the old tip), 1 Kingfisher (Fishing lakes) [Mark Fisher]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 16:00 to 16:30

Dazed young peregrine in flowerbed at Colchester Sixth Form College (Michael Padmore) (115220 bytes) 1 Peregrine Falcon (On leaving the nest, one of the youngsters from the water tower hit a wall and ended up in a flower bed at the sixth form college. 30 minutes later it seems to have flown off.) [Michael Padmore]

Hanningfield Reservoir google map for Hanningfield Reservoir
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, 13:30 to 16:45, Sunny, hot.

2 Marsh Harrier, 10 Common Tern (+), 4 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 15 Long-tailed Tit (+), 85 Jackdaw (+), 2 Bullfinch (pair) [Simon Satchell]

Nayland google map for Nayland
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, 13:00 to 13:00, Suuny, v.warm

1 Red Kite (Single bird being seen quite frequently) [David Lowe]

Sunnymead Farm google map for Sunnymead Farm
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, 07:40 to 08:30

2 Oystercatcher (pair plus 2 young), 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Stock Dove (pair plus another singing) [Richard Allen]

Sunday 18 June 2017

Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead google map for Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead
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, 18:00 to 18:30, warm,light breez

1 Turtle Dove (Heard and seen by local farmer, ) [Ian Tarbin]

Stour Reserve google map for Stour Reserve
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, 17:00 to 18:00, Warm, sunny

3 Grey Plover (nb plumage), 6 Lapwing, 4 Turnstone, 5 Blackcap (circa, All singing on 2 mile walk through woods), 1 Garden Warbler (Singing in low scrub), 8 Long-tailed Tit (circa) [Matt Turner]

Witham google map for Witham
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, 09:15 to 09:15, Hot, sunny, clear sky

1 Red Kite (Circling, harassed by gull) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Saturday 17 June 2017

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 17:30 to 18:30, Hot and sunny

Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (75857 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (98797 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (85998 bytes) 5 Peregrine Falcon (Both adults, 1 fledged juvenile and 2 juveniles still (just) in nest alcove.) [Sean Nixon]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 10:15 to 10:45, Sunny, hot. Lincewood only.

2 Treecreeper (At least), 1 Bullfinch (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Wix google map for Wix
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, 10:00 to 12:00, Sunny intervals, warm

1 Marsh Harrier (Male hunting low over field of wheat), 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby (Unsuccessful attempt at a Swift, i rarely see Hobby over Wix) [James Davidson]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 09:30 to 11:15, Hot sunny

4 Peregrine Falcon (Jumbo water tower) [Karl Kennedy]

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:00 to 11:00

4 Peregrine Falcon (3 juve 1 male.1 juve fledged and seen flying), 5 Moorhen (3 young), 2 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 2 House Martin, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Blackcap (Hillys), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff (Hilly fields), 1 Coal Tit (Near jumbo), 2 Jay, 3 Greenfinch (Hilly ) [Karl Kennedy]

Great Horkesley google map for Great Horkesley
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, 09:00 to 10:30, hot and sunny

2 Red-legged Partridge (pair - all records for Little Horkesley), 2 Stock Dove (males), 2 Turtle Dove (pair), 18 Skylark (males), 3 Song Thrush (males), 1 Reed Warbler (male), 6 Blackcap (males), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (males (1 family)), 10 Whitethroat (males (2 families)), 8 Chiffchaff (males), 5 Yellowhammer (males), 1 Reed Bunting (male) [Martin Peers]

Westley Heights google map for Westley Heights
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About Westley Heights
TQ 6886
, 07:45 to 10:00, Sunny, hot

5 Green Woodpecker (At least. Including adult & at least two young in Coombe Wood), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least), 3 Goldcrest (At least. Two singing males.), 2 Coal Tit (Singing males, Coombe Wood), 2 Nuthatch (Coombe Wood) [Andrew Cox]

Friday 16 June 2017

Loughton google map for Loughton
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, 19:00 to 19:00

1 Hobby (Flew low over M11 whilst I was stuck in traffic ) [Andrew Stroud]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 17:30 to 18:30

1 Buzzard, 1 Little Tern, 6 Swift, 1 House Martin, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellowhammer, 5 Reed Bunting (All sightings from yacht club and beyond towards brightlinsea.) [Karl Kennedy]

Wakering Stairs google map for Wakering Stairs
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, 15:50 to 17:50, Sunny and warm, light SW breeze

4 Turtle Dove (4 heard, 2 of which also seen, between the Broomway and Haven Point ) [David Selley]

Braintree google map for Braintree
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, 15:00 to 15:05, Hot and clear

20 Long-tailed Tit (At least 20 noisy long tailed tits in holly tree In patio garden) [Martin Iddon]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 12:00 to 15:45, Sunny, hot. Marks Hill & Willow Park

2 Treecreeper (Marks Hill), 4 Bullfinch (Two Marks Hill & two Willow Park) [Andrew Cox]

Thaxted google map for Thaxted
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, 11:30 to 11:35, Hot some cloud cover W breeze

2 Bullfinch (Two seen but evidence of more present by contact calls, council woody scrubby area between housing development, NE side of town) [Stephen Dutton]

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, Sunny and warm

1 Turtle Dove (Heard calling), 1 Nightingale (Heard and seen), 5 Blackcap (Singing), 3 Chiffchaff (Singing) [Robert Pease]

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

1 Hen Harrier (Ring-tail went west north of sewage farm at 07:20, very distant views, seemed to have more of Hen Harrier jizz.to me. ), 15 Mediterranean Gull (At least fifteen birds including 7 full summer plumage on field behind Wall Street this evening) [Chris Balchin]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 06:45 to 09:15, Sunny, warm. Plotlands only

1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Tern (Fishing Dunton lake), 1 Reed Warbler (Singing male), 2 Goldcrest (Singing males), 10 Long-tailed Tit (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Thursday 15 June 2017

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 17:15 to 17:40, Warm, sunny but breezy

Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (68316 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (79511 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (64621 bytes) 3 Peregrine Falcon (3 juveniles on water tower) [Sean Nixon]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
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, 17:10 to 18:10, Sunny, warm

1 Marsh Harrier (Male), 30 Black-tailed Godwit (At least. Dropped down onto scrape, out of sight.), 20 Common Tern (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Nayland google map for Nayland
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, 16:00 to 16:00, Sunny, Warm

1 Red Kite (Over Stoke Rd) [David Lowe]

Hatfield Forest google map for Hatfield Forest
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, 14:00 to 16:00, Sunny cloudy spells 22 deg W breeze

3 Great Crested Grebe (Pair with juv), 2 Common Tern, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Only heard), 1 Willow Warbler [Stephen Dutton]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
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, 13:25 to 16:00, Dry, sun & cloud, W breeze. A hot 30c in scrape hide.

31 Greylag Goose, 8 Mallard (plus, 2 broods of ducklings, 4 each brood.), 2 Pochard (pair.), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk (high over W Canvey.), 1 Hobby (passing through at 15 30.), 2 Oystercatcher, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull (possibly more.), 100 Herring Gull (circa.), 20 Common Tern (possibly more.), 6 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker (distant, on long flight to far woods.), 1 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler (very vocal for duration, just below hide window. Unseen.), 2 Reed Warbler (Brenda &) [David Hale]

Dedham google map for Dedham
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, 09:30 to 10:00, Sunny

2 Spotted Flycatcher (Been here for over a week, first time I've seen the female.) [Matt Turner]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 07:30 to 08:15, back of cricket pitch/allotments

1 Little Owl (nesting in hole in tree), 1 Nightingale (creaking) [Richard Allen]

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