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).

Thursday 17 August 2017

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 14:00 to 14:10, Sunny and warm. SW wind.

2 Red-crested Pochard (2 fem./imms. among Coots in Wigborough Bay (one pale).), 5 Ruff (Wigborough Bay), 120 Black-tailed Godwit (circa, Wigborough Bay.), 1 Redshank (Wigborough Bay) [George Brown]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 13:00 to 15:30, Sunny breezy 23 deg

6 Egyptian Goose (LB causeway ), 4 Little Egret (LB causeway ), 1 Greenshank (LdH causeway ), 3 Common Sandpiper (One at LdH causeway Two from Gwens Hide), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Juvs from Gwens), 1 Whitethroat (LB causeway ) [Stephen Dutton]

The Hythe, Colchester google map for The Hythe, Colchester
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, 13:00 to 14:00

5 Lapwing, 3 Ruff, 6 Redshank, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper [Chris Poole]

Heckfordbridge google map for Heckfordbridge
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, 12:30 to 12:30, Sunny and Breezy

1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult male) [Stephen Dutton]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
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, 12:00 to 12:30, Overcast

1 Spoonbill (Still on intertidal area) [Tim Barritt]

TL7034 google map for TL7034
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About TL7034
OS 1km grid square TL7034
(12Km WNW of Halstead), 11:45 to 11:50, broken cloud,light breeze

7 Mistle Thrush [Ian Tarbin]

Langham google map for Langham
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, 11:00 to 12:30, cloudy then sunny

4 Little Grebe (pair feeding 2 chicks - Docura's Farm), 1 Kestrel (juv), 4 Black-tailed Godwit (Broomhouse), 1 Common Tern (Broomhouse), 2 Swift (downriver - Broomhouse), 1 Kingfisher, 2 Sand Martin (moved through - Broomhouse), 5 Yellow Wagtail (lagoons), 1 Grey Wagtail (juv - lagoons), 2 Bullfinch (juvs) [Martin Peers]

East Tilbury google map for East Tilbury
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, 09:30 to 15:15, Cloudy early, sunny later, strong SSW wind, falling tide

17 Greylag Goose (In field west of Coalhouse Fort), 83 Canada Goose (In field west of Coalhouse Fort), 62 Shelduck, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard (Over the tip), 4 Kestrel (Over the tip), 1740 Avocet, 120 Ringed Plover, 68 Grey Plover, 23 Knot (All in bp), 1 Sanderling (Moulting adult), 1 Little Stint (Moulting adult), 39 Dunlin, 32 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 88 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 24 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Swift [Paul Larkin]

Beckton google map for Beckton
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, 09:00 to 12:00, rain/cloud

2 Little Egret, 17 Common Sandpiper, 20 Common Tern (+), 75 Arctic Tern (+) [Gary A James]

TL7537 google map for TL7537
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About TL7537
OS 1km grid square TL7537
(8Km S of Clare), 08:00 to 08:00, broken cloud

15 Swallow, 4 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff [Ian Tarbin]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 06:30 to 12:45, rain at first, then showers - southerly wind - cool - ebbing tide

1 Fulmar (south, first thing), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Stone Curlew (a real surprise and a real delight; 100m north of the Tidal Lagoons, flushed from the vegetation above the high tide line at 9.00, made its way inland to the south-west - not relocated), 21 Golden Plover, 29 Grey Plover, 96 Knot (many in summer plumage), 23 Sanderling, 1 Little Stint (juvenile, Stone Point Lagoon), 7 Curlew Sandpiper (Stone Point Lagoon, most moulting out of summer plumage), 185 Dunlin, 82 Black-tailed Godwit, 88 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank (Walton Channel), 2 Green Sandpiper (Tidal Lagoons), 1 Wood Sandpiper (Walton Hall Marshes - main drain), 4 Common Sandpiper, 16 Turnstone, 38 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, 2 Little Tern, 25 Swift (+, first thing), 100 House Martin (++, around The Tower first thing and over sewage works and Walton Hall Marshes), 6 Yellow Wagtail, 33 Pied Wagtail, 5 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler (including one in subsong) [Brian Combes]

Wednesday 16 August 2017

The Hythe, Colchester google map for The Hythe, Colchester
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, 14:00 to 14:15, overcast,warm

1 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper [Ian Tarbin]

Mount Bures google map for Mount Bures
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, 11:15 to 12:45, warm with sunny intervals

1 Buzzard (juv), 30 Swallow, 50 House Martin (circa), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 30 Linnet (+), 7 Bullfinch (two families) [Martin Peers]

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
, 11:00 to 13:00, Hazy warm sunshine

1 Spoonbill (Joyces fleet (seen by Colin Mackenzie-Grieve)), 30 Black-tailed Godwit (+, Irongate), 7 Common Tern (Irongate), Turtle Dove (Peter Triston) (66675 bytes) 1 Turtle Dove (on wires near farmyard ( looks like it has an injured right wing)), 1 Wheatear (paddock area) [Peter Triston]

Wormingford, Colchester google map for Wormingford, Colchester
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, 10:30 to 14:30, warm with sunny intervals

3 Little Grebe (pair with young bird), 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Whitethroat, 200 Rook (circa), 50 Linnet (circa), 2 Bullfinch (adults), 1 Corn Bunting (also male Clouded Yellow) [Martin Peers]

Tuesday 15 August 2017

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
, 16:00 to 22:00

Taken late evening by Pat Cox (Simon Cox) (65580 bytes) Taken late evening by Pat Cox (Simon Cox) (64966 bytes) 1 Bluethroat (Found in mist net at dusk near Pennyhole Fleet, ringed & released.) [Simon Cox]

Holland Haven google map for Holland Haven
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, 15:30 to 16:45

120 Greylag Goose (+), 12 Teal (+), 2 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 1 Kestrel, 60 Lapwing (circa), 2 Little Stint (adults), 11 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Whinchat, 18 Goldfinch [Liz Huxley]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
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, 12:00 to 17:00, Low tide, warm, part cloud, light winds

1 Spoonbill (Intertidal area), 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Avocet (Intertidal area), 30 Ringed Plover (+ Intertidal area), 1 Golden Plover (Intertidal area), 200 Grey Plover (+ Intertidal area and along river), 25 Dunlin (Intertidal area), 500 Black-tailed Godwit (+ Large flock along river), 30 Bar-tailed Godwit (Intertidal area), 200 Curlew (+ Geedon Saltings), 1 Spotted Redshank (Scrape), 30 Greenshank (Intertidal area and scrape), 2 Common Sandpiper (Intertidal area), 2 Kingfisher (Intertidal area), 2 Bullfinch [Ken Hudgell]

TL9521 google map for TL9521
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About TL9521
OS 1km grid square TL9521
(5Km NW of Abberton Rsvr), 11:00 to 13:00, Sunny, warm.

1 Sparrowhawk (Juvenile calling.), 4 Buzzard (Up together.), 1 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher [Graham Barber]

Stow Marsh google map for Stow Marsh
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, 09:40 to 14:00, Including part of Marsh Farm CP. very warm with a variable wind. Much less activity due to low tide

3 Teal (M and 2f), 1 Marsh Harrier (Juv), 2 Buzzard, 33 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 3 Whimbrel, 210 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, 11 Stock Dove, 16 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Reed Warbler (Two family parties), 2 Whitethroat (Rescued one from a male sparrowhawk that was chasing it around a bush), 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler [Alan Shearring]

TL7031 google map for TL7031
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About TL7031
OS 1km grid square TL7031
(10Km NW of Braintree), 08:30 to 09:40, cloudy,lighr breeze

2 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 2 Blackcap, 10 Whitethroat, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 50 Starling, 10 Linnet, 7 Yellowhammer [Ian Tarbin]

TL7031 google map for TL7031
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About TL7031
OS 1km grid square TL7031
(10Km NW of Braintree), 08:30 to 09:40, cloudy,lighr breeze

2 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 2 Blackcap, 10 Whitethroat, 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 50 Starling, 10 Linnet, 7 Yellowhammer [Ian Tarbin]

The Hythe, Colchester google map for The Hythe, Colchester
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, 08:00 to 10:00, Cloudy with sunny breaks

5 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper [Matt Turner]

TL7130 google map for TL7130
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About TL7130
OS 1km grid square TL7130
(9Km NW of Braintree), 07:20 to 08:30, cloudy,light breeze

1 Mallard, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Bullfinch (F), 1 Yellowhammer [Ian Tarbin]

Tilbury google map for Tilbury
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, 07:00 to 08:30, Broken cloud, calm till 0730 then light W wind, HT

77 Mallard (On foreshore in front of fort), 4 Oystercatcher (On foreshore in front of fort), 19 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of fort), 22 Common Tern (Flocks of 14,7 & 1 no further movement after wind change) [Paul Larkin]

Monday 14 August 2017

The Hythe, Colchester google map for The Hythe, Colchester
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, 18:00 to 19:00

8 Greenshank, 15 Green Sandpiper (+), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper (+) [Phil Carter]

Alresford google map for Alresford
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, 17:00 to 17:00, high tide

1 Kingfisher (alresford creek flew past as i rowed ashore) [David Underwood]

Tilbury google map for Tilbury
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, 15:15 to 16:30, Broken cloud, light SE wind, HT

36 Common Tern (Single flock low up river at 1602hrs) [Paul Larkin]

TL9524 google map for TL9524
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About TL9524
OS 1km grid square TL9524
(4Km WSW of Colchester), 15:00 to 15:00, Sunny, warm.

5 Swift (Over St. Albrights breeding area.) [Graham Barber]

Holland Haven google map for Holland Haven
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, 10:00 to 12:15

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel (+), 1 Ruff, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 16 Pied Wagtail, 3 Whinchat, 3 Northern Water Vole, 1 Clouded Yellow [Liz Huxley]

Tilbury google map for Tilbury
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, 07:00 to 08:45, Broken cloud, light SE wind, HT

2 Little Egret (In off from Kent), 13 Black-tailed Godwit (Up river), 556 Common Tern (Largest flock 176. Many went SW into Kent, those that went up river were high. One group going up high river contained a marsh tern possible a moulting WWBT) [Paul Larkin]

Sunday 13 August 2017

TL9624 google map for TL9624
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About TL9624
OS 1km grid square TL9624
(3Km WSW of Colchester), 17:00 to 17:00, Sunny

1 Sparrowhawk (Juvenile calling for food off New Farm Road.) [Graham Barber]

Lexden google map for Lexden
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, 16:00 to 16:00, Sunny and warm (Lexden Park Colchester)

1 Goosander (1 male on Lake ), 2 Buzzard (Over woods) [Emma Robinson]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge google map for Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
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, 14:25 to 18:15, Sunny, light NW wind. 1 Water Vole, 5 Hare, 1 Clouded Yellow. Spitfire south at 15.42.

15 Little Egret, 5 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 50 Ringed Plover (+), 3 Golden Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 35 Yellow Wagtail (+), 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear [Simon Satchell]

Tollesbury Wick NR EWT google map for Tollesbury Wick NR EWT
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, 12:30 to 16:00

25 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 400 Black-headed Gull (Feasting on the high flying insects (I presume flying ants). Also 3 Clouded Yellows.), 1 Sand Martin, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler [Andrew Stroud]

Tollesbury Wick NR EWT google map for Tollesbury Wick NR EWT
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, 12:30 to 16:00

25 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 400 Black-headed Gull (Feasting on the high flying insects (I presume flying ants). Also 3 Clouded Yellows.), 1 Sand Martin, 15 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler [Andrew Stroud]

Walton-on-The-Naze google map for Walton-on-The-Naze
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, 11:30 to 16:00, Backwater end pools.

2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 100 Sandwich Tern (+), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whinchat [Barbara Leport]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 11:00 to 14:00, Sunny with slight breeze

1 Great White Egret (Hide bay ), 1 Spoonbill (Saw from centre flew towards wig bay but could not locate it later), 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard, 3 Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black Tern, 1 Yellow Wagtail [Yvonne Watling]

Great Baddow, Chelmsford google map for Great Baddow, Chelmsford
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, 11:00 to 12:30, some clouds becoming sunnier

2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Hobby [Sean Gregory]

Sible Hedingham google map for Sible Hedingham
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, 10:40 to 10:45, Sunny,light breeze

1 Peregrine Falcon (Low over football ground) [Ian Tarbin]

Goldhanger google map for Goldhanger
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, 10:00 to 13:00, sunny patchy cloud

6 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 3 Moorhen, 1 Coot, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 25 Turnstone (turning stones), 50 Black-headed Gull (mainly feeding over rough field), 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Swallow, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler (feeding young), 15 Starling, 4 Goldfinch, 8 Linnet (flying with starling) [Bryn Knight]

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, Fine and sunny, light WNW wind, rising tide

13 Mute Swan (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, one in the managed retreat, the rest Golden Gates), 2 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 23 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 10 Gadwall (Golden Gates), 22 Mallard (Mucking Bay), 1 Shoveler (Golden Gates), 1 Aythya sp. (Hybrid on the pit to the south of the tip, last winter's bird?), 6 Pochard (Golden Gates), 43 Tufted Duck (Seven on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 8 Great Crested Grebe (Six plus broods of one and three Golden Gates, 2 plus 2 full grown juvs on the pit to the south of the tip), 4 Little Egret (In the managed retreat), 5 Moorhen (Golden Gates), 64 Coot (19 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 2 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat), 171 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 26 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 2 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat), 92 Curlew (Mucking Bay), 4 Redshank (Mucking Bay), 1 Greenshank (In the managed retreat), 6 Yellow-legged Gull (Mucking Bay), 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (In outer car park), 12 Swift (Golden Gates), 1 Kingfisher (Golden Gates), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Brightlingsea google map for Brightlingsea
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, 08:10 to 08:10

1 Tree Pipit (South calling.) [Darrell Stile]

Heybridge Basin google map for Heybridge Basin
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, 06:30 to 08:30, Sunny 13-17c, receding tide

6 Little Grebe, 11 Cormorant, 9 Little Egret, 10 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 300 Black-tailed Godwit (colour ringed individual, report sent & awaiting details), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 50 Redshank, 2 Turnstone, 20 Common Tern (some chicks still on island about to fledge), 1 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 20 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 10 Yellow Wagtail (juveniles with pieds along sea wall), 20 Pied Wagtail (mostly juveniles), 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff (singing male by lock), 25 Goldfinch, 10 Linnet [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 05:30 to 07:00, Sunny, bit chilly

1 Great White Egret (Ldlh causeway, flew towards layer church), 1 Sparrowhawk (Female hunting ), 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Black-tailed Godwit (Ldlh and wig hide), 3 Green Sandpiper (Ldlh ), 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Black Tern (Ldlh), 1 Swift, 20 Sand Martin, 1 Corn Bunting [Bob Hoskinz]

Saturday 12 August 2017

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) google map for Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
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, 13:50 to 16:00, cloudy with sunny spells

1 Sparrowhawk (female), 2 Avocet, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Common Gull, 3 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 1 Bearded Tit [Sean Gregory]

Langham google map for Langham
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, 10:30 to 10:30

1 Buzzard [Emma Robinson]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham google map for Whetmead NR, nr Witham
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, 10:00 to 13:00, via River Walk

2 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Swift, 1 Kingfisher [David L Smith]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge google map for Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
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, 09:30 to 16:30, Dry, sun & cloud, W breeze, 22c.

7 Mute Swan (pair with 5 cygnets.), 9 Teal (females, 2nd hide.), 1 Shoveler (female), 3 Little Grebe, 6 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Red Kite (from 2nd hide. Holding in thermals for 20 minutes. Drifted away NE.), 1 Sparrowhawk (2nd hide.), 1 Buzzard (1st hide.), 4 Kestrel, 3 Hobby (possibly same bird showing all day. Last seen with 3 Swallow on its tail on way back to car park.), Little Ringed Plover (David Hale) (118563 bytes) Little Ringed Plover (David Hale) (91021 bytes) Little Ringed Plover (David Hale) (98003 bytes) 1 Little Ringed Plover (juvenile. On shingle close to 1st hide.), Lapwing (David Hale) (56268 bytes) 50 Lapwing (circa.), 1 Ruff (1st hide.), 1 Green Sandpiper (1st hide.), 1 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow (circa.), 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wren, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Linnet (male.) [David Hale]

Writtle google map for Writtle
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, 07:15 to 07:45

2 Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch [Andrew Stroud]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 07:00 to 11:00

57 Little Egret, 1 Red Kite (north over Great Wigborough Church), 1 Marsh Harrier, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 1 Snipe ((heard only)), 150 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 11 Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Gull, 2 Black Tern, 93 Pied Wagtail, 12 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff [Steve Grimwade]

Friday 11 August 2017

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 19:30 to 19:55, overcast, breezy

12 Swift, 5 Meadow Pipit [Lesley Collins]

TL9723 google map for TL9723
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About TL9723
OS 1km grid square TL9723
(2.8Km SW of Colchester), 16:00 to 16:00

3 Swift (Over in a southerly direction) [John Thorogood]

Langford, near Maldon google map for Langford, near Maldon
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, 14:55 to 15:45, Sunny, warm

1 Kingfisher (flew from trees in flooded cattle field), 1 Goldcrest [Stephen Shelley]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 12:00 to 16:00, windy, mild

3 Eider, 1 Marsh Harrier (over farm fields), 2 Green Sandpiper (in drainage chaneel on farm fields), 2 Common Sandpiper (in drainage channel on farm fields), 5 Wheatear (around sea wall) [Martin Richards]

TM1626 google map for TM1626
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About TM1626
OS 1km grid square TM1626
(8Km SE of Manningtree), 11:50 to 11:55, dry sunny warm

1 Buzzard (flying over house ), 1 Hobby (mobbing a buzzard over house with lots of calling and diving(stones green)) [Kevin Tunnicliffe]

TL9521 google map for TL9521
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About TL9521
OS 1km grid square TL9521
(5Km NW of Abberton Rsvr), 11:30 to 13:30, Sunny , warm.

2 Sparrowhawk (+. Juveniles calling.), 3 Buzzard (Flying together.) [Graham Barber]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 11:00 to 15:00, Sunny with slight breeze

1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff (Wb), 50 Black-tailed Godwit (Wb), 3 Greenshank (Abberton church), 1 Green Sandpiper (Abberton church), 9 Common Sandpiper (Abberton church), 3 Black Tern (Hide bay) [Yvonne Watling]

TL9324 google map for TL9324
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About TL9324
OS 1km grid square TL9324
(6Km W of Colchester), 11:00 to 12:00

5 Buzzard (3 juveniles and 2 adults circling over garden ), 3 Stock Dove [Steve Grimwade]

Thaxted google map for Thaxted
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, 10:30 to 10:30, Fine dry 20 deg

1 Swift (Still occasional sightings this week) [Stephen Dutton]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 08:30 to 12:30, warm and sunny

3 Barnacle Goose, 5 Gadwall (female + 4 young), 9 Tufted Duck (2 females + 3 and 4 young), 2 Little Grebe (males), 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 2 Kestrel (juvs), 30 Oystercatcher (+, 6 juvs), 60 Ringed Plover (pair + 2 juvs; 3 pairs + half-grown juvs), 7 Golden Plover, 46 Sanderling (beach by Stone Point), 75 Dunlin, 5 Snipe (flew through), 130 Black-tailed Godwit (also 3+ Bar-tails), 2 Whimbrel (12 Curlews), 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper (appeared to move off), 3 Common Sandpiper, 12 Turnstone, 48 Sandwich Tern (several juvs - John Weston beach), 15 Common Tern (including juv + 2 chicks), 36 Little Tern (off Horsey island 11 o'clock), 25 Sand Martin (flew through), 20 Meadow Pipit, 20 Yellow Wagtail (+), 3 Wheatear (juvs), 3 Sedge Warbler (families), 2 Willow Warbler (juvs), 300 Starling (circa), 24 Linnet (including family parties) [Martin Peers]

Thursday 10 August 2017

Brightlingsea google map for Brightlingsea
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, 20:30 to 21:00

1 Short-eared Owl [Darrell Stile]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
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, 17:15 to 18:50, Sunny

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 11 Lapwing, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (At least), 25 Common Tern (At least (at least 10 young)), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Bearded Tit [Andrew Cox]

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 16:00 to 17:00, Dry bright...

2 Swallow (Abbey fields ), 50 Pied Wagtail (At least.most I've seen on Abbey fields in one hit.), 2 Goldfinch (Abbey fields ) [Karl Kennedy]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
This is a map showing Wrabness with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 14:45 to 15:45, Fair

1 Turtle Dove (Flew onto marsh between sea wall and high tide,watched it for about 10 minutes), 1 Green Woodpecker, 20 House Martin, 5 Greenfinch, 1 Linnet [Peter Brittain]

Stow Marsh google map for Stow Marsh
This is a map showing Stow Marsh with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 13:00 to 16:00, High tide. Cloudy

2 Teal (pair), 25 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 3 Avocet (adult and 2 juvs), 22 Golden Plover, 5 Knot, 4 Dunlin, 236 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Whimbrel, 2 Spotted Redshank, 525 Redshank, 24 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 17 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 17 Common Tern (incl family party of adult plus two juvs), 1 Short-eared Owl (hunting Brandy Hole saltmarsh), 1 Sand Martin, 23 Swallow (southwest), 3 Yellow Wagtail [Alan Shearring]

Great Baddow, Chelmsford google map for Great Baddow, Chelmsford
This is a map showing Great Baddow, Chelmsford with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 12:50 to 12:50

40 Starling (+, In garden and houses) [Oliver Mann]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) google map for Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
This is a map showing Bowers Marsh (RSPB) with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 12:30 to 16:30, Dry. Signposted Bowers Gifford.

5 Little Grebe, 12 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Avocet, 44 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Bearded Tit (showed well) [David Allen]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge google map for Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
This is a map showing Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 11:00 to 14:00, Overcast

1 Shelduck (Juv), 1 Garganey (Juv flew in stayed briefly ), 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier (Over fields looking from second Hide to third hidea), 2 Kestrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover (Juv showing well in front of hide), 40 Ringed Plover (All sightings from 1st hide and surrounding fields, most sightings after 13:00 hrs), 10 Lapwing (Plus scattered across pools), 10 Dunlin (Plus), 2 Ruff, 2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Between hides), 2 Wheatear (Between first and second hides) [Stephen Dutton]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
This is a map showing Naze, The with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 11:00 to 14:00, dull, windy, more like October

27 Shelduck (Stone Point lagoon), 1 Marsh Harrier (marshes), 45 Ringed Plover (+ along beach), 70 Sanderling (+ along beach), 6 Whimbrel (towards Stone Point), 50 Sandwich Tern (+ on beach near John Weston reserve), 2 Common Tern (with 2 young chicks - nesting raft at Stone Point), 12 Little Tern (group, off Horsey Island), 1 Yellow Wagtail (juv near Stone Point) [Martin Richards]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
This is a map showing Abberton Reservoir with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 10:15 to 17:00, Dry, mainly overcast, light N breeze, 22c max.

1 Barnacle Goose (still in Hide Bay.), 11 Egyptian Goose (LBC.), 1 Wigeon (drake. Hide Bay.), 2 Shoveler (females, Hide Bay.), 200 Pochard (circa, mostly drakes.), 1 Little Grebe, 50 Great Crested Grebe (circa. 1 pair with 1 youngster.), Little Egret. (David Hale) (101542 bytes) 29 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier (male, Wig Bay.), 2 Buzzard (Wig Bay.), 4 Kestrel, 4 Little Ringed Plover (3 juveniles. LDH.), 30 Lapwing (circa, LBC.), 1 Dunlin (Wig Bay.), 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank (LDH.), 2 Greenshank (Wig Bay.), 7 Common Sandpiper (2 Island hide, 5 LDH.), 1 Common Gull (LDH.), 30 Common Tern (inc juveniles.), 3 Black Tern (Hide Bay, juveniles.), 20 Swift, 100 Sand Martin (circa, showing all over.), 10 House Martin, 4 Yellow Wagtail (Gwens hide.), 100 Goldfinch (circa, roving flock, Gwen's hide foreshore. Brenda &) [David Hale]

East Tilbury google map for East Tilbury
This is a map showing East Tilbury with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 10:00 to 15:30, Overcast, NNW wind, rising tide

76 Shelduck (Including well grown juvs), 8 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk (Over saltmarsh), 2408 Avocet, 9 Ringed Plover, 77 Grey Plover, 113 Lapwing, 5 Knot (In bp), 8 Dunlin, 530 Black-tailed Godwit (Good numbers of juvs), 1 Whimbrel, 61 Curlew, 2 Turnstone, 54 Common Tern (Moving up river from 1200hrs, largest flock 19), 1 Arctic Tern (Adult), 300 Sand Martin (Moving west all day in small numbers. Estimated total) [Paul Larkin]

Great Dunmow google map for Great Dunmow
This is a map showing Great Dunmow with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:30 to 09:30, Overcast Northern breeze

1 Raven (Flying overhead E to W regular croaking good view diamond shaped tail) [Stephen Dutton]

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

10 Egyptian Goose, 8 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Common Sandpiper [Steve Moore]

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

20 Knot, 3 Mediterranean Gull (2 ads, 1 1st sum), 25 Common Tern (+), 1 Little Tern [Richard Allen]

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

50 House Sparrow (+, Ferry Marsh) [Richard Allen]

Wednesday 09 August 2017

Langford, near Maldon google map for Langford, near Maldon
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, 13:00 to 13:05, Overcast, drizzly

50 Sand Martin (at least; the main species in the flock), 1 Swallow (in a mixed hirundine flock feeding over conifers on ESW land), 2 House Martin [Stephen Shelley]

Beckton google map for Beckton
This is a map showing Beckton with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:30 to 12:30, Rain NNW wind

1 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 20 Common Tern (+), 8 Arctic Tern [Gary A James]

Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead google map for Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead
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, 08:00 to 08:05, cloud

1 Common Sandpiper (Edge of farm dam) [Ian Tarbin]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 08:00 to 09:00

3 Sparrowhawk (+, juv over Wet Dock, 2 separate juvs calling from Wivenhoe Wood, 2 pairs? Male with 2 females?) [Richard Allen]

Tuesday 08 August 2017

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 19:00 to 20:30

1 Hobby (ad caught a swallow), 1 Barn Owl, 100 Swallow (+), 35 Yellow Wagtail (south over sewage wks), 400 Starling (+) [Richard Allen]

Boxted google map for Boxted
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, 18:00 to 18:00, Showery

1 Kingfisher (Boxted Mill 'Pool') [David Lowe]

Brightlingsea google map for Brightlingsea
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, 18:00 to 18:00

1 Osprey (Over Geedon Saltings) [Darrell Stile]

Heybridge Basin google map for Heybridge Basin
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, 14:30 to 16:00, Heavy rain

3 Little Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Plover, 10 Lapwing, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone, 25 Common Tern [David Allen]

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
   
, 10:00 to 12:00, Overcast and drizzly

2 Turtle Dove (Heard only) [Martin Iddon]

Alresford google map for Alresford
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, 08:00 to 09:00

1 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank, 14 Greenshank (low tide) [Richard Allen]

Halstead google map for Halstead
This is a map showing Halstead with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:00 to 16:00, Wet afternoon

1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Male rather bedraggled on feeder/female again yesterday) [Barbara Leport]

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

16 Common Tern (Same details as Sunday) [Peter Brittain]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
This is a map showing Frinton-on-Sea with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 06:00 to 21:00, Initially calm, period of rain late am followed by a pulse of passage with a few unseasonal species, Intermittent looks to sea during the day, movement to south unless stated otherwise. Selected totals

8 Wigeon, 169 Common Scoter (11N 158S), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (male @ 1300), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe (@ 1324 - rather unseasonal!), 13 Cormorant, 141 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Plover, 37 Whimbrel, 1 Arctic Skua (lp @ 1230, my first of the autumn), 34 Sandwich Tern (7N 27S), 313 Common Tern (6N 307S), 9 Black Tern (flock @ 1316, also distant flock of four marsh terns @ 1413 almost certainly this species) [Paul Brayshaw]

Monday 07 August 2017

TL7028 google map for TL7028
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About TL7028
OS 1km grid square TL7028
(8Km NW of Braintree), 12:30 to 12:35, Overcast

2 Red Kite (A pair flying low and alighting in treetops) [Simon Taylor]

Richmond's Green, Thaxted google map for Richmond's Green, Thaxted
This is a map showing Richmond's Green, Thaxted with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 10:00 to 11:10, broken cloud

1 Red Kite (Hunting over stubble fields) [Elizabeth Leeder]

Broomhouse, Langham google map for Broomhouse, Langham
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, 09:00 to 10:15, sunny intervals

3 Shelduck (juvs), 3 Teal (2 juvs), 2 Little Egret, 5 Avocet (3 juvs (bred on Suffolk side of Stour)), 122 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin (juv), 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Reed Warbler (family parties), 2 Garden Warbler (juvs) [Martin Peers]

Tilbury google map for Tilbury
This is a map showing Tilbury with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 07:00 to 09:00, Sunny early, overcast later, SW wind, LT

17 Canada Goose (Flock flew east), 59 Mallard (On STW outfall), 1 Little Egret (Flew west), 30 Lapwing (In the fort but flew off west), 6 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Adult on STW outfall) [Paul Larkin]

Sunday 06 August 2017

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 17:00 to 19:00, Sunny

1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby, 2 Ruff, 30 Black-tailed Godwit (circa) [Matt Turner]

Lexden google map for Lexden
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, 16:00 to 16:00, Sunny (Lexden Park Colchester)

1 Kingfisher [Emma Robinson]

TL7031 google map for TL7031
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About TL7031
OS 1km grid square TL7031
(10Km NW of Braintree), 15:00 to 15:10, light wind,sun and cloud

1 Grey Wagtail (sewer beds) [Ian Tarbin]

Iron Latch NR EWT, Eight Ash Green google map for Iron Latch NR EWT, Eight Ash Green
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, 11:00 to 11:00, Sunny.

2 Sparrowhawk (Juveniles. Practising skills attacking magpies.), 2 Buzzard [Graham Barber]

Thorndon CP (South) google map for Thorndon CP (South)
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, 09:10 to 10:10, Sunny, warm

4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Green Woodpecker (At least), 1 Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch (Together. Feeding on a dead tree.), 2 Treecreeper (Separate locations. One was a male, still singing occasionally) [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
, 09:00 to 14:30, Sunny, light W wind, rising tide

16 Mute Swan (6 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 18 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 1 Teal (Golden Gates), 16 Mallard (In Mucking Bay), 2 Shoveler ( One on the pit to the south of the tip, the other a 3/4 grown juv Golden Gates), 7 Pochard ( 3 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 57 Tufted Duck (18 plus 5 well grown juvs on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 5 Little Grebe (One on Golden Gates, the rest plus 2 juvs on the pit to the south of the tip), 8 Great Crested Grebe (6 plus 3 small juvs on Golden Gates, 2 plus 2 well grown young on the pit to the south of the tip), 4 Little Egret (In the managed retreat), 1 Buzzard (Golden Gates), 4 Kestrel (Over the tip), 78 Coot (7 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 2 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat), 26 Avocet (In Mucking Bay), 3 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat), 6 Curlew (In the managed retreat), 3 Redshank (In the managed retreat), 3 Mediterranean Gull (Pristine juvs, Golden Gates with a dozen BHGs), 7 Yellow-legged Gull (One adult in the managed retreat, 5 adults and one juv amongst 200 Herring Gulls on Golden Gates), 19 Common Tern (Following boats up river), 31 Swift (Drifting west over Stanford-le-hope), 1 Kingfisher (Golden Gates), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), 350 Starling (Round the visitors centre first thing) [Paul Larkin]

Harwich google map for Harwich
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, 08:20 to 08:20

8 Common Tern (Adults and Juvs each one sitting on a groyne post close to shore,being fed), 1 Green Woodpecker (In Park), 4 House Martin [Peter Brittain]

Thorndon CP (North) google map for Thorndon CP (North)
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, 08:10 to 09:10, Sunny, warm

3 Green Woodpecker, 50 House Martin (At least. Also many swallows), 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet (Both males) [Andrew Cox]

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

2 Green Woodpecker (Hilly fields.), 6 House Martin (Hilly fields ), 2 Chiffchaff (Juviniles) [Karl Kennedy]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 05:00 to 06:30, clear skies..all sighting from Layer Breton causeway

1 Scaup (female,probable hybrid), 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff [Bob Hoskinz]

Saturday 05 August 2017

Halstead google map for Halstead
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, 14:40 to 14:50

1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Female on peanut feeder.Male last seen on 18th July) [Barbara Leport]

Beaumont google map for Beaumont
This is a map showing Beaumont with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 11:30 to 12:30, Beaumont Quay area

7 Buzzard (family parties of 4 and 3 over area, very vocal juveniles, all joined together at one stage) [Paul Brayshaw]

Ingrebourne Valley google map for Ingrebourne Valley
This is a map showing Ingrebourne Valley with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:20 to 12:00, Sunny, warm

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Green Woodpecker (At least), 50 Goldfinch (At least. Mostly juveniles), 1 Bullfinch (Calling), 2 Yellowhammer (Male & female) [Andrew Cox]

Maldon google map for Maldon
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, 09:00 to 09:00

12 Swift (A group of 12 hanging on in Maldon screaming over Spital Road.) [John Sutherby]

Tilbury google map for Tilbury
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, 07:00 to 09:00, Overcast, light NW wind

1 Shelduck (On foreshore in front of fort), 27 Mallard (On foreshore in front of fort), 1 Oystercatcher (On foreshore in front of fort), 19 Black-tailed Godwit (7 on foreshore in front of fort plus flock of 12 high up river), 1 Curlew (On foreshore in front of fort), 1 Redshank (On foreshore in front of fort), 16 Common Tern (Up river, largest flock 7) [Paul Larkin]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
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, 06:00 to 21:00, Intermittent watching during the day. Selected totals, movement to the south unless stated otherwise

22 Little Egret (single flock in from SE then S @ 1855), 192 Common Tern, 380 Swift, 236 Sand Martin, 146 Swallow [Paul Brayshaw]

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