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).

Saturday 26 May 2018

Kelvedon Hatch google map for Kelvedon Hatch
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, 14:35 to 14:45

1 Red Kite (Over garden heading high SE - different from this morning's) [David Jobbins]

TL8511 google map for TL8511
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About TL8511
OS 1km grid square TL8511
(5Km N of Maldon), 11:50 to 11:50

1 Cuckoo (Calling), 9 Swift (+. Screaming party over garden.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Vange Marsh RSPB google map for Vange Marsh RSPB
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, 11:45 to 13:45, Sunny, warm. Cooling breeze.

5 Mute Swan (Adult & five cygnets. Many other swans present.), 17 Pochard (All on saline lagoon.), 2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female.), 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, 1 Pied Wagtail (Caught & ate a hairy dragonfly.), 2 Bearded Tit (At least.), 1 Reed Bunting (Singing male.) [Andrew Cox]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB google map for Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
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About Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
A permit is required to use the small car park. Apply in advance to oldhallmarshes@rspb.org.uk. Alternative parking is available in Tollesbury
, 10:40 to 12:40, sunny, wind NE. With Neil Murphy

2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Cuckoo, 7 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat (+), 10 Reed Bunting (+) [Simon Satchell]

Laindon google map for Laindon
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, 10:15 to 10:45, Sunny, warm.

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hobby, 5 Swift, 2 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]

Kelvedon Hatch google map for Kelvedon Hatch
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, 09:55 to 10:05

1 Red Kite (W of village heading W towards Navestock ) [David Jobbins]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 09:00 to 18:00

1 Peregrine Falcon (Cymbelene way ), 5 Stock Dove (Hilly fields), 1 Green Woodpecker (Cymbelene way ), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Cymbelene ), 3 Skylark (2 on hillys pair and 1 on cymbelene way ), 1 House Martin (Over hillys), 5 Song Thrush (3 cymbelene and 2 hillys), 8 Blackcap (7 on hillys 1 on cymbelene way ), 3 Whitethroat (2 hillys 1 on cymbelene way ), 6 Chiffchaff (3hillys 3 on cymbelene way), 1 Jay (Cymbelene ) [Karl Kennedy]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 07:40 to 09:50, cloudy, some rain, NE wind. With Neil Murphy

2 Great White Egret (between the causeways at 13.00), 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Little Gull (1st summer), 4 Nightingale (including 3 showing well on the old road by the Centre), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Yellowhammer (1 Layer Breton Causeway, 3 School Lane) [Simon Satchell]

Billericay google map for Billericay
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, 06:25 to 09:05, Queen's Park Country Park

1 Pheasant (Heard), 1 Cormorant, 3 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove (Flew over Buckwyns with Woodpigeons), 30 Wood Pigeon (+), 1 Collared Dove (Heard), 1 Swift (Over scrub), 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Adult male seen, nest hole located in woodland - young calling from within), 1 Skylark (Heard, distant), 10 Swallow (At least, Buckwyns), 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Wren, 3 Dunnock, 2 Robin (Many more singing), 5 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush (1 seen in scrub), 1 Mistle Thrush (Heard nr Buckwyns), 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler (Singing in scrubby area north east of car park, gave good views for roughly 5 minutes), 3 Whitethroat (Fields just past Buckwyns), 1 Chiffchaff (Heard), 2 Long-tailed Tit (Flew over scrub), 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 7 Jay, 4 Magpie, 1 Jackdaw (Over car park), 2 Carrion Crow, 20 Starling (+), 20 House Sparrow (+, Buckwyns), 1 Chaffinch (Heard), 1 Greenfinch (Buckwyns), 2 Bullfinch (At least, 1 calling from scrubby area north east of carpark and other in woodland) [Ben Mapp]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 05:20 to 14:20, misty first thing with long periods of rain, gradually clearing; easterly wind; cool; rising tide; 22 species in song

1 Fulmar (south first thing), 1 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Montagu's Harrier (first summer bird; saltmarsh towards Stone Point, seen briefly in flight and on the ground at about 9.00 - it was somewhat bedraggled possibly having just arrived in off; relocated around 11.00 by Darrell Stile and then we watched it hunting over the marshes - last seen about 1.00 heading north to the Oakley side of Hamford Water. Superb.), 1 Sparrowhawk, 14 Sanderling, 1 Little Stint (Walton Hall Marshes), 18 Dunlin, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Turnstone, 1 Cuckoo (singing), 37 Swift (moving north in small groups, mainly first thing), 50 Sand Martin (+, mainly around colony site which has moved about 100m north this year), 2 Wheatear, 5 Cetti's Warbler (singing,2 escarpment, 1 south of escarpment, 1 John Weston, 1 north of decoy ponds), 4 Sedge Warbler (singing), 2 Reed Warbler (singing), 2 Blackcap (singing), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing), 7 Whitethroat (singing), 2 Chiffchaff (singing), 2 Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Friday 25 May 2018

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 19:00 to 20:00

Turtle Dove Wrabness (Matt Turner) (134412 bytes) 2 Turtle Dove (At least 2 purring, 1 seen - distant record shot), 1 Cuckoo (Heard calling), 2 Nightingale (At least 2 singing) [Matt Turner]

Copt Hall, Little Wigborough google map for Copt Hall, Little Wigborough
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, 15:25 to 16:20, Dry, overcast, calm, 20c. Sightings with Brenda.

1 Little Owl (Showing well, perched on barn roof.), 2 House Martin (2 Fox seen from car park.), 2 Whitethroat [David Hale]

Great Holland Pits NR google map for Great Holland Pits NR
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, 14:45 to 16:45

1 Mandarin Duck (male), 4 Little Grebe (+, 2 pairs with chicks), 1 Buzzard, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Blackcap (+), 2 Chiffchaff, spotted flycatcher (Liz Huxley) (86086 bytes) 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Jay [Liz Huxley]

Cressing, near Braintree google map for Cressing, near Braintree
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, 14:00 to 15:00, Overcast , humid

1 Red Kite, 3 Skylark, 5 Swallow, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit (Feeding on pine cones in churchyard ), 5 Yellowhammer [Tony Marsala]

Deal Hall, Dengie google map for Deal Hall, Dengie
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, 14:00 to 16:30, Unfortunately there isn't public access to Deal Hall due to electronic gates blocking off the roads to Deal Hall and Holliwell.

2 Buzzard, 1 Whimbrel (Deal Hall sea wall per Dave Wagstaff), 3 Greenshank (Deal Hall sea wall per Dave Wagstaff), 1 Short-eared Owl (Deal Hall sea wall per Dave Wagstaff), 4 Spotted Flycatcher (2 Deal Hall, thicket (found by Dave Wagstaff). 2 Deal Hall seawall (1 found by Dave Wagdstaff and another found by Chris Harris)), 1 Red-backed Shrike (Female. Found by Dave Wagstaff. If anyone is keen to try for this bird I would suggest either walking/cycling along the sea wall from Burnham-on-Crouch, or parking near one of the gates (without blocking the road, heavy farm vehicles use this road) and cycling in (it is quite a long walk).) [John Sutherby]

Hanningfield Reservoir google map for Hanningfield Reservoir
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, 11:20 to 14:30, Cloudy, max 20C

14 Mute Swan, 50 Greylag Goose (+), 50 Canada Goose (+), 2 Egyptian Goose (Point Hide), 2 Shelduck (Pair, Grazing Meadow), 10 Gadwall (+), 2 Teal (Pair around island), 30 Mallard (+, Many broods), 28 Red-crested Pochard (At least, around island viewable from Rawl/Point Hides), 20 Pochard (+), 20 Tufted Duck (+), 10 Great Crested Grebe (+), 13 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron (Causeway, other side to main res.), 1 Moorhen, 20 Coot (+), 2 Oystercatcher (Grazing Meadow and Island), 30 Black-headed Gull (+), 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull (2 pairs), 4 Herring Gull (Island), 1 Great Black-backed Gull (Juvenile on island), 30 Common Tern (+), 3 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon (Over fishing lodge), 2 Stock Dove (Visitor centre), 10 Wood Pigeon (+), 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Flew across Grazing Meadow), 6 Swallow (Around cows on Grazing Meadow), 1 Pied Wagtail (Causeway), 3 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 3 Robin, 10 Blackbird (+, Very vocal), 2 Song Thrush (Near Oak Hide), 4 Blackcap (At least, singing), 2 Whitethroat (Between Fishing Lodge and Oak Hide), 1 Chiffchaff (+, Heard), 1 Long-tailed Tit (+, Heard), 1 Coal Tit (Calling between Rawl/Lyster Hides), 3 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Magpie, 7 Carrion Crow, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch (Heard), 1 Goldfinch [Ben Mapp]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 10:35 to 15:15, Dry, calm, overcast, 16c to max 24c. Sightings with Brenda.

1 Black Swan (LDH.), 1 Marsh Harrier (male, LBC.), 3 Oystercatcher (LDH.), Little Ringed Plover (David Hale) (106769 bytes) Little Ringed Plover (David Hale) (128186 bytes) Little Ringed Plover (David Hale) (132458 bytes) Little Ringed Plover (David Hale) (139674 bytes) 5 Little Ringed Plover (LDH Causeway.), 10 Common Tern (circa.), 1 Cuckoo (Rufous bird. Nearly killed by van as it flew across LBC. Other birds heard), 6 Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail (male, Billets Farm. 1 Weasel in farmyard.), 2 Nightingale (heard only, opposite weir LBC.) [David Hale]

Abbotts Hall Farm NR EWT google map for Abbotts Hall Farm NR EWT
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, 09:00 to 11:15, Cloudy and misty

1 Marsh Harrier (Male hunting over lake), 1 Turtle Dove (Purring at lake), 2 Cuckoo (One seen at lake and a second heard calling) [John Thorogood]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea google map for Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
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, 09:00 to 12:30, Cloudy, warm.

60 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 6 Shelduck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Oystercatcher (At least), 10 Curlew, 6 Redshank (At least), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Common Tern (At least), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing male.), 3 Greenfinch (At least), 5 Goldfinch (At least), 4 Linnet (At least), 1 Reed Bunting (Singing male.) [Andrew Cox]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 08:15 to 08:45, Cloudy and misty

1 Kingfisher (Flew over weir at LBC) [John Thorogood]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 08:00 to 20:00, Dry .

15 Swift (Salisbury avenue..), 20 House Martin (Tollgate ) [Karl Kennedy]

Deal Hall, Dengie google map for Deal Hall, Dengie
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, 08:00 to 08:00

1 Red-backed Shrike (Forgot to mention, the shrike is along the concrete track leading to Deal Hall thicket) [John Sutherby]

Little Waltham google map for Little Waltham
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, 08:00 to 08:30, sunny

long tailed tit fledglings (David Saville) (40758 bytes) 3 Long-tailed Tit [David Saville]

Thursday 24 May 2018

Boreham google map for Boreham
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About Boreham
Boreham Village
, 18:30 to 18:50, Cloudy

2 Mute Swan, 1 Canada Goose, 9 Egyptian Goose (2 Adults with 7 Chicks.), 8 Mallard (Mostly males), 2 Garganey (Pair circled low over Trifarm Pit then headed North.), 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Pheasant, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Coot, 2 Lapwing, 1 Cuckoo (Male Calling), 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Goldfinch [Thomas Gilbert]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
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, 17:10 to 18:50, Sun & clouds. Warm. Records from Holly Cottage hide.

1 Little Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Common Tern (At least. ), 2 Cuckoo, 6 Swallow (At least. Horse sanctuary.) [Andrew Cox]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 16:30 to 17:00

5 Peregrine Falcon (Female feeding wood pigeon to three chicks. Male nearby has silver ring on right foot: A CS) [Michael Padmore]

Galleywood, near Chelmsford google map for Galleywood, near Chelmsford
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, 16:00 to 16:15, Mostly cloudy. Seen on Tile Kiln

8 Swift (At least. Nested on Cormorant Walk last year.) [Thomas Gilbert]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 12:45 to 14:00, around the fishing lakes

2 Egyptian Goose (on larger fishing lake), 1 Shoveler (drake on Keelar flood), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Hobby (showing well, hunting over Keelar flood), 2 House Martin (high over smaller fishing lake), 1 Garden Warbler [Keith Brooke]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 12:00 to 14:00, Warm, max 24C - No sign of Garganeys at LBC

50 Mute Swan (+), 20 Greylag Goose (+), 20 Canada Goose (+), 3 Egyptian Goose (LBC), 3 Shelduck (LBC), 20 Mallard (+), 4 Pochard (Drakes, LBC), 4 Tufted Duck (2 pairs), 1 Pheasant, 20 Great Crested Grebe (+, Many pairs), 50 Cormorant (+), 10 Little Egret (+, LBC), 1 Great White Egret (Between causeways, from LBC ), 20 Grey Heron (+), 2 Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 30 Black-headed Gull (+), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (LBC), 2 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull (Juvenile), 20 Common Tern (+, Pair at LBC, rest tern raft from Island Hide), 4 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon (Over LBC), 10 Wood Pigeon (+), 1 Cuckoo (Calling from LBC, fairly distant ), 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard from LDLH), 6 Skylark (At least), 1 House Martin (LBC), 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Nightingale (Singing from bushes opposite weir at LBC / singing from bushes along old access road), 1 Sedge Warbler (LBC), 2 Blackcap (Heard), 3 Whitethroat (At least), 1 Chiffchaff (Heard), 10 Jackdaw (+), 3 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow (+), 2 Starling, 4 Chaffinch, 5 Goldfinch, 5 Linnet (2 pairs + 1 female), 3 Reed Bunting [Ben Mapp]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge google map for Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge
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, 11:35 to 12:15

4 Buzzard (Viewed from Slough House Farm.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming.), 1 Nightingale (Briefly heard.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) google map for Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
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About Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
TQ6980
, 11:20 to 11:35, Overcast, N wind

5 Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck, 14 Coot, 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adults over NW), 2 Common Tern (Pair), 2 Cuckoo [Paul Larkin]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 11:00 to 15:00, Hot,sunny with strong NE breeze

65 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Shelduck (2 pairs), 1 Kestrel (Male ), On dead tree west of car park (Peter Heath) (38584 bytes) 4 Turtle Dove (Mainly around car park), 1 Nightingale (In full song), 2 Blackcap (1 pair), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Along Wall Lane), In scrub adjacent to car park (Peter Heath) (48274 bytes) 6 Whitethroat (Throughout reserve), 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Linnet (Around car park) [Peter Heath]

Chigborough Lakes google map for Chigborough Lakes
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, 10:00 to 11:30

3 Cuckoo (Two male calling throughout and one hepatic female.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming.), 1 Song Thrush [Malcolm Corbett]

Mount Bures google map for Mount Bures
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, 09:30 to 10:30, warm and sunny

1 Kestrel (male), 2 Turtle Dove (territories - Sergeant's & Josselyn's farms), 6 Skylark (males), 4 Swallow (2 pairs), 2 Song Thrush (territories), 2 Mistle Thrush (territories), 5 Blackcap (males), 8 Whitethroat (males), 5 Chiffchaff (males), 2 Coal Tit (territories), 7 Greenfinch (males), 3 Linnet (males), 1 Bullfinch (male), 4 Yellowhammer (males) [Martin Peers]

Stanford-le-Hope google map for Stanford-le-Hope
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, 09:15 to 12:15, Cloudy, warm.

1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Black Tern (W. along Thames), 4 Yellow Wagtail (Farmland behind Stanford Wharf), 2 Yellowhammer (Farmland behind Stanford Wharf), 1 Corn Bunting (Farmland behind Stanford Wharf) [Andrew Gouldstone]

East Tilbury google map for East Tilbury
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, 08:15 to 13:00, Overcast, N wind, HT

7 Greylag Goose, 64 Shelduck, 3 Pochard, 7 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe (On the river), 1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard, 5 Oystercatcher, 41 Avocet, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Ringed Plover, 8 Grey Plover, 1 Sanderling (In bp), 2 Dunlin (In bp), 155 Black-tailed Godwit (Mainly in nbp), 6 Bar-tailed Godwit (One in bp), 1 Curlew, 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adults), 664 Black-headed Gull (Hawking over the river), 1 Kittiwake (1st summer), 19 Common Tern, 10 Black Tern (Six closely followed by another four down river), 1 Cuckoo, 8 Swift, 1 Nightingale [Paul Larkin]

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

3 Greylag Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kingfisher (All sightings on and around building site frating hill.), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 2 Mistle Thrush, 8 Goldfinch [Karl Kennedy]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 07:45 to 10:45, No sign of Garganey's

1 Black Swan (Island Hide), 4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Cuckoo (Female LBC), 1 Nightingale (In full view and full song opp LBC weir), 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Corn Bunting [Matt Turner]

Wormingford, Colchester google map for Wormingford, Colchester
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, 07:45 to 11:30, sunny with occasional cloud

1 Grey Partridge (male Site B (airfield)), 1 Kestrel (male Lodge Hills), 16 Swallow (8 pairs), 14 House Martin (7 pairs [7] including 6 collecting mud), 4 Yellow Wagtail (territories [2017= 8]), 12 Whitethroat (males - incomplete count as yet), 1 Spotted Flycatcher (male across road from church), 16 Linnet (8 pairs), 2 Bullfinch (males on territories), 11 Corn Bunting ( territorial males [average= 11] all airfield) [Martin Peers]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
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, 05:00 to 21:00, NE3-4, generally cloudy, showers nearby in pm. Selected totals, movement to north

3 Fulmar, 7 Grey Plover, 64 Sanderling (incl flocks of c40 and 14), 1 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Whimbrel, 14 Sandwich Tern, 16 Common Tern, 7 Little Tern, 16 Black Tern (single group @ 1932 (also seen at Holland Haven by Matt Lonsdale)), 3 Willow Warbler (undercliff early am), 2 Siskin [Paul Brayshaw]

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Laindon google map for Laindon
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, 19:20 to 19:25, Cloudy, some clear skies. Breezy.

2 Hobby (Adults, flying low. One flew low over my garden & house @ 30 minutes later.) [Andrew Cox]

Braintree google map for Braintree
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, 19:10 to 19:15, Cloudy and Dull

7 Swift (Over London Road (Town Centre end)) [Peter Dwyer]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge google map for Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
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, 18:45 to 19:20

1 Gadwall (Male on splodge), 4 Avocet, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (On splodge) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 18:15 to 19:40

Garganey (Simon Satchell) (133000 bytes) 2 Garganey (pair, Layer Breton Causeway), 1 Great White Egret (Layer de la Haye Causeway), 6 Little Ringed Plover (Layer de la Haye Causeway), 1 Sanderling (Layer de la Haye Causeway), 2 Cuckoo, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Nightingale, 1 Willow Warbler [Simon Satchell]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 18:00 to 18:45, Grey and cloudy

Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (126311 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (144338 bytes) Peregrine (Sean Nixon) (151215 bytes) 2 Peregrine Falcon (Both adults around jumbo), 6 Swift [Sean Nixon]

TM1327 google map for TM1327
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About TM1327
OS 1km grid square TM1327
(5Km SE of Manningtree), 16:15 to 16:15, Fairly warm, clear, windy

1 Corn Bunting (Singing by A120) [Simon Banks]

TL7607 google map for TL7607
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About TL7607
OS 1km grid square TL7607
(6Km E of Chelmsford), 15:00 to 15:30, intermittant sunny periods, light winds NNE.

1 Little Owl (hunting from oak tree) [Kevin Wilson]

Warley google map for Warley
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, 14:40 to 14:45, sunny

1 Red Kite (flying west near Brentwood Station) [David Dunn]

TL7608 google map for TL7608
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About TL7608
OS 1km grid square TL7608
(6Km ENE of Chelmsford), 14:00 to 14:15, intermittant sunny periods, light winds NNE.

1 Reed Bunting (singing male atop 'rape crop' in centre of large field.) [Kevin Wilson]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 13:00 to 13:40, Sunny but breezy.

Showing well. (Paul Chamberlain) (54949 bytes) Showing well. (Paul Chamberlain) (54949 bytes) Showing well. (Paul Chamberlain) (52464 bytes) Showing well. (Paul Chamberlain) (52464 bytes) Showing well. (Paul Chamberlain) (67344 bytes) Showing well. (Paul Chamberlain) (67344 bytes) 2 Garganey (Layer Breton causeway by weir.), 1 Great White Egret (Amongst trees from Layer Breton causeway.) [Paul Chamberlain]

TL7406 google map for TL7406
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About TL7406
OS 1km grid square TL7406
(4Km E of Chelmsford), 13:00 to 13:10, intermittant sunny periods, light winds NNE.

1 Marsh Harrier (perched on 'pill box' - distinct cream wing patches and cream head) [Kevin Wilson]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
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, 12:30 to 12:35

1 Great Northern Diver (summer plumaged bird north close inshore) [Paul Brayshaw]

Mistley google map for Mistley
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, 12:30 to 12:45

1 Peregrine Falcon [Steve Moore]

TL7206 google map for TL7206
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About TL7206
OS 1km grid square TL7206
(2Km ESE of Chelmsford), 12:00 to 12:20, intermittant sunny periods, light winds NNE.

1 House Martin (collecting mud beside marsh), 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting [Kevin Wilson]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
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, 05:00 to 11:00, Selected totals

3 Manx Shearwater (Group of 3 north @ 0935), 1 Honey Buzzard (In off sea directly in front of my desk window 0938-0940, mobbed by gulls then low inland), 1 Buzzard (Amazingly another buzzard watched in off from a long way offshore @ 1008 before drifting slowly north over the greensward) [Paul Brayshaw]

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Stanford Warren google map for Stanford Warren
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, 18:00 to 19:00

1 Kingfisher, 2 Nightingale (Singing Stanford Wharf & Mucking Sluice) [Mark Fisher]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 17:00 to 18:00, warm and sunny, with stiff breeze

Garganey  (Sean Nixon) (94357 bytes) Garganey  (Sean Nixon) (76235 bytes) Garganey  (Sean Nixon) (74782 bytes) 2 Garganey (LB causeway), Great White Egret (Sean Nixon) (109411 bytes) Great White Egret (Sean Nixon) (76015 bytes) Great White Egret (Sean Nixon) (125257 bytes) Great White Egret (Sean Nixon) (97298 bytes) 2 Great White Egret (LdlH causeway), 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cuckoo, 10 Swift [Sean Nixon]

Mistley google map for Mistley
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, 16:00 to 16:00

80 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+ ) [Matt Turner]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 10:00 to 10:10, warm and sunny

1 Red-rumped Swallow (individual with missing tail streamer seen over visitor centre mid-morning) [Janet Avery]

Hanningfield Reservoir google map for Hanningfield Reservoir
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, 09:50 to 10:10

1 Black Tern (Mid res, viewable from RAWL hide) [David Jobbins]

Elmstead google map for Elmstead
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, 08:00 to 13:00, Sunny day.

5 Greylag Goose, 3 Buzzard (2 just past berh chatto 1 later at 3.30 over ardleigh crown), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Near beth chatto gardens also 1 hare on farm fields.), 2 House Martin (Elmstead village), 1 Blackcap [Karl Kennedy]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 06:00 to 08:30, Sun and cloud slight breeze and cold to start

4 Egyptian Goose (L.B.C.), 1 Mandarin Duck, 2 Great White Egret (Seen from Layer De lay Haye Causeway ), 4 Little Ringed Plover (LDH Causeway ), 6 Common Tern, 2 Nightingale (Singing from L.B.C. south end opposite side to weir ), 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing from reed beds near weir), 1 Reed Warbler (Singing from reed beds south end near weir), 2 Blackcap (Old Road), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (L.Breton Causeway sightings), 2 Chiffchaff [Paul Fletcher]

Monday 21 May 2018

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 20:00 to 21:00

3 Grey Partridge (+, 2 singing plus one other), 2 Redshank (pair), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Tern, 2 Cuckoo (pair), 1 Barn Owl [Richard Allen]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
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, 19:20 to 20:30

1 Arctic Skua (dark phase adult north @ 1954) [Paul Brayshaw]

Stanford Warren google map for Stanford Warren
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, 19:00 to 20:00

2 Nightingale (Singing Stanford Wharf & Mucking Sluice) [Mark Fisher]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) google map for Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
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About Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
TQ6980
, 18:00 to 19:00

1 Kingfisher (Flew over), 1 Nightingale (Singing by entrance gate) [Mark Fisher]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 17:00 to 17:30

4 Peregrine Falcon (Female feeding at least two young birds in nest on Jumbo (water tower). Male bird nearby.) [Michael Padmore]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 14:30 to 16:00, Warm, sunny, not much wind

2 Egyptian Goose (Layer Breton causeway), 2 Garganey (Pair from Layer Breton causeway on W side at S end - very close), 1 Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway, east side), 3 Reed Bunting (At least 3 singing on reserve), 1 Corn Bunting (Singing, heard from Gwen's hide, probably not close) [Simon Banks]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 11:25 to 11:55, fish pond region; fine

2 Egyptian Goose (small pond), 2 Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo (Distant, but calling continuously), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (On telegraph pole), 2 Chiffchaff (+, Lots), 1 Willow Warbler (or 2) [Graham Upton]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge google map for Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
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, 10:00 to 12:15, cloudy

3 Black Swan, 173 Canada Goose (23 goslings), 32 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 8 Gadwall (pair & 6 drakes), 1 Mallard (8 ducklings), 1 Little Grebe (male), 1 Hobby, 10 Oystercatcher, 8 Avocet, 11 Lapwing (males), 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Redshank, 2 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 4 Swift (Lawford), 18 Swallow (9 pairs), 6 Sedge Warbler (males [average 10]), 22 Reed Warbler (males [average]), 4 Blackcap (males), 1 Garden Warbler (Judas Gap), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat (males), 10 Linnet (5 pairs), 1 Bullfinch, 8 Reed Bunting (males [same as 2016]) [Martin Peers]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 09:15 to 10:00

red rumped swallow (Liz Huxley) (24037 bytes) red rumped swallow (Liz Huxley) (17661 bytes) 1 Red-rumped Swallow (only one tail streamer - over farm buildings and grassland N of visitor centre) [Liz Huxley]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 08:45 to 09:45, sunny at first, cloud cover later

82 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Shelduck (pair), 1 Kestrel, 4 Oystercatcher, 6 Common Tern, 5 Turtle Dove (pair near car park + 3 males purring (all seen) spaced out across reserve), 1 Nightingale (brief song), 2 Song Thrush (one in song; one with food elsewhere), 6 Blackcap (males), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (males), 10 Whitethroat (males), 5 Chiffchaff (males), 10 Linnet (5 pairs), 1 Bullfinch (male), 2 Yellowhammer (male in song + another calling some distance away), 1 Reed Bunting (male) [Martin Peers]

Burnham-on-Crouch google map for Burnham-on-Crouch
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, 08:00 to 09:00, Early sunshine then clouding up. Also 3 Adder and 1 Slow-worm on seawall.

1 Common Sandpiper (Crouch), 3 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Common Tern, 3 Cuckoo, 4 House Martin (gathering mud on foreshore; first local breeder didn't appear until 7th May this year – same date as local Swifts), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Reed Warbler [Steven Swaby]

Thaxted google map for Thaxted
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, 08:00 to 08:00, Warm light E breeze

2 Bullfinch (Pair flying across North edge of town ) [Stephen Dutton]

Walton-on-The-Naze google map for Walton-on-The-Naze
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, 08:00 to 09:00

1 Red-rumped Swallow (Red Rumper, West over Farm Buildings near Naze Tower/ EWT centre, then directly over EWT centre and ranging the general Clifftop area. Mixing with Swallows. Different bird to the individual on 19th. Part of tail and streamer missing on one side.) [Darrell Stile]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 06:00 to 07:30, no Cetti's on Ferry Marsh since snow/ice

1 Shoveler (male on Ferry Marsh, a new record for here), 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad pair over King George field), 12 Reed Warbler (singing Ferry Marsh) [Richard Allen]

Sunday 20 May 2018

The Hythe, Colchester google map for The Hythe, Colchester
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, 17:30 to 19:30, Sunny evening

5 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler (Male), 1 Sparrowhawk (Female flew directly overhead), 1 Kestrel, 2 Avocet, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Jay, 1 Yellowhammer (Male), 1 Reed Bunting [Matt Turner]

Maldon google map for Maldon
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, 15:00 to 17:00, Garden sightings - sunny & hot!

1 Red Kite (drifting north), 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Swift, 1 House Martin (not as many as last year!) [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 14:45 to 15:45, Sunny

Mandarin Duck (Emma Robinson) (115804 bytes) 1 Mandarin Duck (Male (LBC)), 1 Great White Egret (LBC), 2 Oystercatcher (LDLH ), 4 Little Ringed Plover (LDLH ), 1 Cuckoo (Heard LBC)), 1 Yellow Wagtail (LDLH ) [Emma Robinson]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB google map for Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
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, 12:00 to 16:00, Warm, Sunny

4 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Lapwing, 10 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 10 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 1 House Martin, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting [Mark Peters]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers google map for Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
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, 10:30 to 10:35

1 Spotted Flycatcher (Flew off rapidly west) [Alan Shearring]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers google map for Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
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, 10:00 to 15:30, Warm, low tide

8 Pochard, 2 Grey Partridge (Pair), 5 Common Tern, 2 Cuckoo (Male and a bubbling female), 105 Swift (In small groups arriving from SE feeding then moving on), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (On the pastures!), 3 Skylark (Singing birds), 3 House Martin, 5 Sedge Warbler (Singing birds), 97 Reed Warbler (Singing birds), 13 Reed Bunting (Singing birds), 1 Corn Bunting (Singing bird) [Alan Shearring]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB google map for Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
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About Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
A permit is required to use the small car park. Apply in advance to oldhallmarshes@rspb.org.uk. Alternative parking is available in Tollesbury
, 10:00 to 14:00, Warm and sunny

3 Egyptian Goose, 1 Avocet (Many), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Cetti's Warbler [Mike Hardwick]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 09:50 to 10:20, Sunny,warm.

Garden Warbler (David Curle) (63742 bytes) 1 Garden Warbler (In low trees within reserve. Beautiful songster, difficult to photograph.) [David Curle]

Maldon google map for Maldon
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, 09:15 to 09:20

1 Turtle Dove (Still at back of Dump Pool- purring) [John Buchanan]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
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, 09:00 to 10:30, Sunny, warm.

1 Buzzard, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Nightingale (Singing male (old tip).), 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing male), 1 Reed Bunting (Singing male) [Andrew Cox]

TM0020 google map for TM0020
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(4Km NNE of Abberton Rsvr), 08:45 to 11:30

3 Cuckoo (2 males and 1 female), 3 Nightingale (heard), 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard) [John Thorogood]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 08:00 to 08:30, Layer breton Causeway

1 Mandarin Duck (male by causeway), 2 Cuckoo (males calling on northern end), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (calling from near heronry), 1 Nightingale (singing male in woods on southern end), 1 Corn Bunting (male singing along road from south) [Tony Kennelly]

Little Baddow google map for Little Baddow
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, 07:40 to 08:40, Cloudy

1 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing (Nesting), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Little Owl (Usual spot ), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Calling on river bank a littleness towards Maldon from PMLock), 1 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat [David Pallash]

Markshall Wood, Coggeshall google map for Markshall Wood, Coggeshall
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, 07:00 to 07:10, cloudy, warm

1 Mandarin Duck (male flying around woodland calling then perched in oak tree) [Andrew Goodey]

Tollesbury google map for Tollesbury
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, 06:00 to 07:45, bird survey to south of village

8 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Marsh Harrier (seen on Tollesbury Wick), 2 Moorhen (pair with chicks), 1 Coot (with chicks), 1 Avocet, 4 Stock Dove (calling males), 3 Turtle Dove (purring males), 2 Cuckoo (calling males), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nightingale (singing male), 2 Reed Warbler (singing males), 3 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males), 1 Corn Bunting (singing male) [Tony Kennelly]

Saturday 19 May 2018

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 18:30 to 19:15, Sunny, warm. Dunton Plotlands.

5 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Andrew Cox]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge google map for Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
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, 17:00 to 18:30, Sunny

Shoveler at Cattawade (Matt Turner) (96790 bytes) 2 Shoveler, 1 Marsh Harrier (Male quartering field to North), 11 Avocet, BTG at Cattawade (Matt Turner) (99829 bytes) 29 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, Common Tern at Cattawade (Matt Turner) (160595 bytes) Common Tern at Cattawade (Matt Turner) (117331 bytes) 2 Common Tern, 1 Reed Bunting [Matt Turner]

Maldon google map for Maldon
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, 14:00 to 17:00, Garden sightings - sunny & hot!

3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard (heading north chased by crows), 1 Kestrel [Tony Kennelly]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB google map for Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
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About Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
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, 13:00 to 14:45, sunny, breezy

1 Wigeon (male), 1 Marsh Harrier (male and female), 1 Buzzard, 2 Hobby, 5 Black-tailed Godwit (Bale Field), 4 Mediterranean Gull (two seen including ad + sub adult others calling), 1 Common Gull (Irongate Flash), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Bearded Tit (calling) [Mark Gregory]

Laindon google map for Laindon
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, 11:00 to 16:00, Sunny, warm. Sporadic watching.

2 Sparrowhawk (Pair), 3 Buzzard, 1 Hobby (Immature.), 4 Swift, 1 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 10:30 to 11:15, Warm and sunny.

3 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, Turtle Dove (Sean Nixon) (77932 bytes) Turtle Dove (Sean Nixon) (70795 bytes) 1 Turtle Dove (male singing at N end of LB in heronry), 3 Cuckoo (including hepatic female, LB south end), 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 10:15 to 12:10, sunny, breezy - different sightings to S Nixon all from LBC

3 Egyptian Goose, 1 Teal, 15 Little Egret (at least), 2 Great White Egret (flew into NW side at 1155), 1 Nightingale (singing) [Mark Gregory]

Thaxted google map for Thaxted
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, 10:00 to 13:00, 18 Deg clear blue sky

1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard (Soaring and guiding away), 5 Swift (Recently back), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sedge Warbler (Highlight of birds during Thaxted Bioblitz event,new sp for this semi urban location), 2 Blackcap (Max has been 8 in the area in recent weeks), 1 Chiffchaff, 0 Willow Warbler (Sadly absent for first time in 3 years) [Stephen Dutton]

Hamford Water google map for Hamford Water
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, 09:45 to 14:00

15 Canada Goose (inc brood of 5+ on Horsey Is), 10 Barnacle Goose (on Horsey Is), Common Scoter in Hamford Water, north of Horsey Is (Simon Cox) (55787 bytes) 1 Common Scoter, 13 Moorhen (inc broods of 3 & 6 Titchmarsh's Marina), 35 Grey Plover (+), 30 Bar-tailed Godwit (+), 11 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Little Tern (+), 1 Barn Owl (on Horsey Is) [Simon Cox]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 09:00 to 10:00, Sunny day

2 Greylag Goose, 1 Kestrel (Male), 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 1 Lapwing (Lagoons), 15 Swift (Also 3 over salisbury avenue), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 1 Nightingale, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 9 Whitethroat, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (All sightings at hythe lagoons..), 9 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer (Males ), 5 Reed Bunting [Karl Kennedy]

Walton-on-The-Naze google map for Walton-on-The-Naze
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, 09:00 to 09:30

1 Red-rumped Swallow (Superb Red Rumper, seen by myself and Brian Combes. Bird slowly moving W/NW with small group of Swallows, gaining height and away.) [Darrell Stile]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 08:30 to 11:45

6 Little Ringed Plover (Two at northern end of LC, 4 at southern end.) [John Thorogood]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 05:10 to 11:40, overcast and chilly first thing gradually clearing and becoming warm; easterly wind; ebbing tide; 22 species in song

1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hobby (south, first thing), 4 Whimbrel, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cuckoo (singing), 1 Barn Owl, 40 Swallow (+, most moving north in small groups (mainly twos)), 1 Red-rumped Swallow (just after 9.00, directly north of John Weston reserve; seen briefly as it drifted west along the sea wall with a few swallows. Also seen by Darrell Stile; we could not relocate it and it probably flew north or west towards Horsey Island. Superb.), 4 Cetti's Warbler (1 - undercliff, 2 - John Weston, 1 - north of decoy ponds), 4 Sedge Warbler (singing), 3 Reed Warbler (singing), 6 Blackcap (singing), 15 Whitethroat (singing), 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Friday 18 May 2018

Leez Reservoir google map for Leez Reservoir
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, 18:55 to 19:25, Sunny and fairly calm

1 Osprey (made a couple of unsuccessful fishing attempts and perched in a tall willow tree some of the time.) [George Brown]

The Hythe, Colchester google map for The Hythe, Colchester
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, 18:30 to 20:00, Sunny evening

5 Gadwall (Lagoon), 1 Shoveler (Male on lagoon), 6 Tufted Duck (3 Pairs on Lagoon), 1 Little Grebe (Lagoon), Cormorant at Hythe (Matt Turner) (29941 bytes) 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 4 Avocet (Lagoon), 8 Black-tailed Godwit (Lagoon), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing), 1 Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler at Hythe (Matt Turner) (110853 bytes) 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Jay, Greenfinch singing (Matt Turner) (103734 bytes) 4 Greenfinch, 4 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer (Singing), 3 Reed Bunting [Matt Turner]

TL9930 google map for TL9930
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About TL9930
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(5Km N of Colchester), 14:45 to 14:45, Sunny

1 Red Kite (Circling holding prey) [Matt Turner]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea google map for Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
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, 13:15 to 16:30, Sunny, chilly wind

2 Shelduck (Pair), 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adults. Probablya pair.), 6 Common Tern (Three pairs) [Andrew Cox]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 13:00 to 14:30, Sunny, warm and still. Tide well up.

40 Canada Goose (just up river from west end of reserve), 3 Shelduck (On fields ), 1 Great Crested Grebe (on river), 2 Kestrel (On owl box by hide.), 1 Hobby (Flyover from west to east), 2 Turtle Dove (One by car park, one along Wall Lane, as yesterday), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nightingale (singing,along access road), 3 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat (Generally heard and seen) [Paul Saward]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 10:15 to 11:15, Sunny, warm. Dunton Plotlands.

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 8 Moorhen (Pair with six young. Visitor centre pond.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Reed Warbler (Singing male, visitor centre pond.), 1 Greenfinch (Singing male.) [Andrew Cox]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham google map for Whetmead NR, nr Witham
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, 10:00 to 10:25, Sunny, calm

1 Red Kite (Heading ESE @ 10.23) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB google map for Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
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About Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB
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, 07:30 to 13:45, Cool and cloudy at first then clearer and sunny

34 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Tollesbury channel), 1 Garganey (Drake, showing quite well but briefly on water at the NE of the Bale Field), 40 Pochard (At least 10 pairs and the same number of individuals, mostly drakes, across the reserve as a whole), 3 Little Egret (Pennyhole Fleet), 1 Great White Egret (Seen in several locations around Pennyhole Fleet), 4 Marsh Harrier (At least two males (Including one calling and doing spectacular display flight) one imm. and one female, possibly up to eight birds in total.), 2 Kestrel (Two birds seen together at opposite ends of the reserve so possibly two different pairs), 1 Hobby (Near short walk wind pump), 10 Avocet (Salcott Channel and on Irongate), 10 Mediterranean Gull (Maximum seen together at one time but probably twice this number in total), 50 Common Tern (At least on Irongate) [John Fell]

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 06:00 to 07:00

Serin - Wall Street (Chris Balchin) (102247 bytes) 1 Serin (Female type, from house this morning. Number 126 for the house list. ) [Chris Balchin]

Thursday 17 May 2018

Stanford Warren google map for Stanford Warren
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, 20:00 to 20:10

2 Nightingale (Singing Stanford Wharf) [Mark Fisher]

Ashdon google map for Ashdon
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, 19:00 to 19:15, Sun, fresh e breeze

1 Barn Owl (Quartering meadow adjacent Beeches Nursery) [Alan Bidwell]

Great Baddow, Chelmsford google map for Great Baddow, Chelmsford
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, 18:00 to 18:10

1 Hobby (Over garden - seen several times) [David Pallash]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
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, 17:10 to 18:50, Sunny, chilly wind

1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail (Possibly two.), 1 Oystercatcher, 20 Common Tern (At least. Some perching on telegraph wires & poles.), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Goldcrest (Singing male), 1 Reed Bunting (Male) [Andrew Cox]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 16:00 to 17:15, Sunny.

5 Pied Wagtail, 6 Mistle Thrush (2 adults 4 juvinile on abbey fields) [Karl Kennedy]

TL7306 google map for TL7306
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About TL7306
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(3Km E of Chelmsford), 14:30 to 15:00, sunny

2 Buzzard, 1 Hobby (flew towards Chelmer Village) [Sean Gregory]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 14:00 to 15:00, High tide, sunny and warm but slight breeze

1 Little Egret (Over the paddocks), 2 Buzzard (pair seen from car park), 2 Turtle Dove (one by car park, and one along wall Lane), 1 Barn Owl (Quartering the paddocks and new EWT area.), 1 Little Owl (In oak along Wall Lane), 1 Nightingale (One only heard), 1 Whitethroat (Generally seen) [Paul Saward]

Manningtree google map for Manningtree
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, 12:15 to 13:30, Warm, sunny, not very windy

1 Avocet (Estuary), 15 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Estuary), 2 Stock Dove (Estuary) [Simon Banks]

Mistley google map for Mistley
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, 11:00 to 12:00, Warm, not very windy, sunny

2 Egyptian Goose (Artificial lake SE of Mistley), 1 Pochard (One male, artificial lake SE of Mistley, seems to be in residence. Could be a female nesting on the island??), 1 Stock Dove (Just other side of lane from ruined church), 2 Mistle Thrush (Presumed pair, Mistley Heath), 1 Corn Bunting (Singing, just other side of lane from ruined church - same location as last year) [Simon Banks]

Mistley google map for Mistley
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, 11:00 to 12:00, Warm, not very windy, sunny

1 Nightingale (Singing in woods by fishing lake, Mistley Heath - first I've had there) [Simon Banks]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 09:30 to 11:00, Cool initially, becoming hot. Breezy from NNW, calming down. Tide fairly far out at start.

107 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Strung out, mainly off Wrabness reserve), 2 Turtle Dove (Both singing. One at seaward end of reserve; other near woodland burial site.), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing, Wrabness reserve) [Simon Banks]

Chigborough Lakes google map for Chigborough Lakes
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, 09:25 to 11:15, Sunny, fresh N. breeze.

2 Mute Swan (Pair nesting Pochard Lake.), 20 Canada Goose (Two pair with ten and six young. Bean Mere), 14 Mallard (Two pair with six and four young. Pochard lake. ), 2 Buzzard (Together over reserve.), 1 Kestrel, 2 Cuckoo (Calling throughout visit.), 2 Swift, 1 Kingfisher (Pochard Lake.), 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.), 12 Wren (Singing.), 14 Robin (Singing.), 1 Song Thrush (Singing.), 2 Sedge Warbler (Singing.), 9 Reed Warbler (Singing.), 6 Blackcap (Singing.), 2 Garden Warbler (Singing.), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 11 Chiffchaff (Singing.), 4 Long-tailed Tit (Two pair.) [Malcolm Corbett]

TL8511 google map for TL8511
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(5Km N of Maldon), 09:00 to 09:00

50 Goldfinch (circa. Flew up from horse paddock north of Captain's Wood.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford google map for Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford
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, 07:00 to 07:30, bright and sunny chilly

1 Turtle Dove (on wires at back of fishing lake) [Brian Bolton]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford google map for Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford
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, 07:00 to 07:30, bright and sunny chilly

turtle dove (Brian Bolton) (50050 bytes) 1 Turtle Dove (on wires at back of fishing lake) [Brian Bolton]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
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, 05:00 to 20:00, Early arrival of migrants on undercliffl Hard work at sea in fresh NE wind

2 Arctic Skua (Cracking close dark phase @ 1716, more distant light phase @ 1807. Both also seen at Holland Haven), 2 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher [Paul Brayshaw]

Kelvedon Hatch google map for Kelvedon Hatch
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, 03:15 to 03:30

1 Tawny Owl (Single hoot then a call audibly different from typiCal keewick) [David Jobbins]

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Chelmsford City Centre google map for Chelmsford City Centre
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, 18:50 to 18:50

1 Hobby (Over garden near Army & Navy) [Antony Braun]

Hatfield Peverel google map for Hatfield Peverel
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, 12:45 to 12:45

1 Red Kite (drifting above A12) [Michael Lane]

TL7305 google map for TL7305
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(3Km ESE of Chelmsford), 11:00 to 11:30, sunny

1 Buzzard, 1 Cuckoo [Sean Gregory]

Beeleigh google map for Beeleigh
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, 09:45 to 11:20, Circular walk from Fullbridge via Falls and Abbey. Overcast, fresh N. wind. High tide 14:09.

14 Mute Swan, 6 Greylag Goose (Pair with four young.), 15 Canada Goose ( Pair with six young. Pair with five young.), 6 Shelduck, 16 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 6 Moorhen, 1 Cuckoo (Calling.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Female.), 10 Wren (Singing.), 6 Robin (Singing.), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing. Between Fullbridge and by-pass.), 2 Sedge Warbler (Singing.), 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.), 2 Blackcap (Singing.), 2 Garden Warbler (Singing.), 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Fordham google map for Fordham
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, 08:45 to 11:45, overcast with fresh N. wind

1 Red Kite, 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Kestrel (male - all records Fordham Estate WT), 2 Cuckoo (males [average 2013-18= 2]), 2 Green Woodpecker (continued decline as open areas disappear [average= 5]), 9 Skylark (males [10]), 6 Swallow (3 pairs [4]), 4 House Martin (2 pairs in village [2]), 2 Song Thrush (males [4]), 1 Garden Warbler (male [1]), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (male [3]), 16 Whitethroat (males - big decline from last year [average= 25]), 17 Chiffchaff (males [average 17 but 24 in 2017]), 3 Willow Warbler (males [3]), 3 Jay (territories [increasing, average= 2]), 6 Linnet (3 pairs [average= 7]), 6 Bullfinch (3 pairs [average= 2]), 11 Yellowhammer (males [13] - declining as woodland encroaches) [Martin Peers]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
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, 05:00 to 20:00, NE3-4, good vis. Generally very little movement offshore but some interesting species for mid-May. Selected totals, movement to the north unless stated

3 Barnacle Goose (@ 0602), 2 Eider (adult pair @ 0613), 16 Common Scoter, 3 Fulmar, 1 Manx Shearwater (@ 1841), 17 Gannet (16S 1N), 42 Sanderling, 1 Siskin [Paul Brayshaw]

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Stanford Warren google map for Stanford Warren
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, 19:00 to 20:00

2 Nightingale (Singing Stanford Wharf & Mucking Sluice) [Mark Fisher]

Writtle google map for Writtle
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, 18:30 to 18:30

1 Cuckoo (Calling along Lawford Lane) [Andrew Stroud]

Highwood, Mill Green google map for Highwood,  Mill Green
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, 18:15 to 18:15

1 Red Kite (Flew west over Pools Lane) [Andrew Stroud]

TL9425 google map for TL9425
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(5Km W of Colchester), 17:45 to 18:45, Warm and sunny

1 Cuckoo (Bird calling for long periods in woodland to west of Iron Latch Lane), 50 Jackdaw (Bird calling for long periods in woodland to west of Iron Latch Lane) [John Thorogood]

TL9425 google map for TL9425
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(5Km W of Colchester), 17:45 to 18:45, Warm and sunny

50 Jackdaw (Pre-roost gathering of 50plus in field to east of Iron Latch Lane (obviously incorrect comment applied to previous submission).) [John Thorogood]

Little Totham google map for Little Totham
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, 17:00 to 17:00, sunny with light NE breeze

1 Red Kite (over garden), 1 Sparrowhawk (over garden) [Peter Triston]

TL7305 google map for TL7305
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(3Km ESE of Chelmsford), 11:45 to 11:50, sunny

1 Hobby (behind Manor Farm shop) [Sean Gregory]

Wix google map for Wix
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, 11:30 to 12:00, Generally clear

1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Hobby (together), 3 Swift, 4 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 3 Corn Bunting (+, Barley field opp Equestrian Centre) [James Davidson]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
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, 11:00 to 17:00, High tide, sunny and dry. NW breeze.

5 Little Grebe (Pair with 3 newly hatched chicks, new area reedbed), 1 Marsh Harrier, 12 Buzzard (+ Birds all round reserve), 2 Kestrel, 1 Grey Plover, 12 Dunlin, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Common Tern (Intertidal area), 1 Little Tern (Made brief visit to intertidal area), 1 Turtle Dove (One bird calling late afternoon), 2 Cuckoo, 12 Nightingale (+ Still many birds singing), 4 Reed Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch [Ken Hudgell]

Stone Point, The Naze google map for Stone Point, The Naze
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, 11:00 to 11:30

35 Sanderling, 1 Little Stint [Simon Cox]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 11:00 to 12:15, high tide

61 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Turtle Dove (+, 4 purring, one on display flight), 1 Nightingale (+), 1 Blackcap (+), 1 Garden Warbler (+), 12 Whitethroat (circa), 6 Chiffchaff (circa) [Keith Brooke]

TM0433 google map for TM0433
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(6Km WNW of Manningtree), 08:30 to 08:30, Sunny

1 Red Kite (Flying E over A12 being mobbed by corvid ) [Matt Turner]

Walton-on-The-Naze google map for Walton-on-The-Naze
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, 06:00 to 09:00

2 Red Kite, 1 Kentish Plover, 1 Little Stint, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail [Darrell Stile]

Monday 14 May 2018

Stanford Warren google map for Stanford Warren
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, 19:00 to 19:30

1 Nightingale (Singing Stanford Wharf) [Mark Fisher]

Hanningfield Reservoir google map for Hanningfield Reservoir
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, 10:00 to 11:00

2 Red-crested Pochard (pair by relief channel at waterworks - north end of reservoir), 200 Swift, 10 House Martin [Andrew Stroud]

Rayne google map for Rayne
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, 06:20 to 06:20, sunny clear

1 Turtle Dove (singing male (presumed returning bird for third year). ) [Andrew Goodey]

Walton-on-The-Naze google map for Walton-on-The-Naze
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, 06:00 to 19:00

1 Kentish Plover, 1 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Turtle Dove, 2 Wheatear, 1 Siskin [Darrell Stile]

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