The EBwS Bird News provides a summary of sightings for the past 14 days.
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Date Site Sightings Observer Duration Conditions Custom
Tuesday 19 Oct Wrabness 80 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Estimated ), 8 Shelduck, 150 Wigeon (At least), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Oystercatcher, 4 Lapwing, 7 Curlew, 15 Little Egret, Kestrel, Jay Peter Brittain 14:45 to 16:00 Overcast
Tuesday 19 Oct Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 360 Grey Plover (At least. East of slipway.), 80 Ringed Plover (At least. East of slipway.), 25 Turnstone (Ròsting on a boat near the slipway.), 500 Dunlin (At least. East of slipway.), Greenshank (Lagoon.), 72 Black-headed Gull (Slipway area. More elsewhere.), 30 Common Gull (Slipway area. More elsewhere.), Kestrel (Immature.), Peregrine Falcon (Adult.), 2 Rock Pipit (Near slipway.) Andrew Cox 12:30 to 16:30 Sun & clouds. Warm; gusty breeze.
Tuesday 19 Oct Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 200 Golden Plover (+), 20 Ringed Plover (+), 40 Black-tailed Godwit (+), Ruff, 3 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel Liz Huxley 10:00 to 12:00 high tide 12.30pm. windy SW
Tuesday 19 Oct Mersea Island 2 Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap, 20 Blackbird (Plus), Stonechat, Small Copper (Worn my west Mersea garden SE.) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00 Seen Dougal urquhart Strood channel
Tuesday 19 Oct Layer Breton

10 Greylag Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 6 Shoveler, 20 Teal, Coot, 3 Lapwing, 20 Black-headed Gull, 2 Pied Wagtail, 100 Tufted Duck

Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Dry, sunny very windy Greylag Goose at Layer Breton on 19 Oct 2021, (Michael Davies) , , , , , , , , ,
Tuesday 19 Oct Naze, The 300 Wood Pigeon (+, including 250+ feeding in the fields west of double hedge), 2 Gannet (South, 1 adult, 1 immature), Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 8 Skylark (West), Swallow (South), 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 1 escarpment, 1 north of cricket pitch and 2 in John Weston Reserve ), 8 Chiffchaff (Including at least 4 with one of the tit flocks ), 7 Goldcrest, 10 Blackbird, 21 Redwing (Moving inland, including a flock of 14), 2 Song Thrush, 15 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch (South), 7 Goldfinch (South), 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Chinese Muntjac Brian Combes 07:00 to 11:00 very mild, overcast but mainly dry, strong SW wind
Monday 18 Oct Gosbeck's Farm, Colchester 5 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Buzzard, Kestrel, 150 Jackdaw (at-least), 17 Blue Tit, 35 Skylark (roughly), 10 Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff (quite late. With some long-tailed tits), 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, Brambling (closely associating with a pair of chaffinch, amongst a larger flock of tits (Butcher's Wood)), 4 Linnet, 5 Goldfinch Oliver Cottis 16:00 to 16:00
Monday 18 Oct East Tilbury White Stork (Seen circling low and moving west near Bowater’s Farm the bird has primary missing from the right wing) Paul Larkin 12:30 to 12:35 Overcast south wind
Monday 18 Oct Dovercourt Jay (One bird flying west, high, just behind my garden. Not a usual Dovercourt/Harwich bird. Strongly suspect it had just come in off the North Sea.) Simon Banks 12:00 to 12:02
Monday 18 Oct Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+ ), 2 Water Rail (One seen and another heard), 5 Marsh Harrier (+), 2 Buzzard (+), Kingfisher, 3 Kestrel (+), Merlin (Male - Geedon Marsh), Stonechat David L Smith 11:30 to 16:30 High tide c11:40 - highlights
Monday 18 Oct Wivenhoe

2 Greylag Goose, Grey Heron, Kestrel, 4 House Sparrow

Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Dry, breezy, cloudy Greylag Goose at Wivenhoe on 18 Oct 2021, (Michael Davies) , , ,
Monday 18 Oct Mersea Island Red-throated Diver (Off Coopers beach DU.), 2 Sparrowhawk (Maydays. ), 2 Marsh Harrier (Maydays. ), 2 Buzzard (Maydays. ), Little Owl (Maydays. ), 2 Kingfisher (Maydays seawall sluice MC.), Peregrine Falcon (Rewsells marsh DU. ), Mistle Thrush (Cudmore carpark SE.), Rock Pipit (Coopers beach.) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00 Sightings Dougal urquhart/Martin cock.
Monday 18 Oct Naze, The 285 Wood Pigeon (+, including a flock of 40+ in off ), Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 1 north of escarpment and 2 John Weston Reserve ), Pallas's Warbler (Undercliff below Sunny Point, favouring a stand of birch but mobile and very elusive, seen at 8:40 when calling a lot and 11:00 when it wasn’t. An absolute delight (Thanks Nik!)), 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 85 Starling (In off), 19 Meadow Pipit, 4 Linnet, 15 Goldfinch (South), 2 Redpoll sp. (South), 2 Chinese Muntjac Brian Combes 07:00 to 11:30 mild, mainly overcast, southerly wind
Sunday 17 Oct Abberton Reservoir 4 Cattle Egret, 29 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail Steve Grimwade 17:00 to 18:30 With Matt Turner
Sunday 17 Oct Mersea Island 6 Cattle Egret (Seen from Mersea side of pye fleet, flown west from Langenhoe ranges ,after one seen sitting on a cow.) Stephen Entwistle 14:00 to 14:15 Seen by Dougal urquhart
Sunday 17 Oct Dovercourt 188 Brent Goose, Stock Dove, Kestrel (Male), Yellow-browed Warbler (In bushes behind seawall from caravan park to Bramble Island, SW of reservoir and just before footpath to Little Oakley. Very actively and noisily feeding at about 1:15; not to be seen on my return later.), Stonechat, 20 Linnet Simon Banks 12:50 to 14:30 Mainly sunny, but a few drops of rain. Tide fairly far out. Brisk wind from SW easing.
Sunday 17 Oct Copford Mandarin Duck (Female on pond), 2 Mallard, 200 Wood Pigeon (large flocks over the farmland), 2 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, Jay, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 3 Meadow Pipit, Linnet Oliver Cottis 11:00 to 12:00 Pits Wood
Sunday 17 Oct Frinton-on-Sea 55 Wigeon (flew south between 10.12 and 10.16), Lesser Black-backed Gull, Gannet (Flew south, 10.20) Simon Banks 09:53 to 10:53 Clear, brisk wind from SSW.
Sunday 17 Oct Wormingford, Colchester 4 Little Grebe, 120 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 550 Linnet, 30 Corn Bunting, 10 Yellowhammer Neil Murphy 09:45 to 10:45
Sunday 17 Oct Mersea Island 2 Knot (Ivy dock. ), 4 Green Sandpiper (3 reeves hall, 1 maydays. ), Greenshank (Strood ), 16 Marsh Harrier (Langenhoe point roost AF.), 2 Buzzard (Langenhoe point .), Short-eared Owl (Over on Langenhoe DU.), 2 Merlin (Langenhoe point roost AF. 1 hard coast road DU.), Peregrine Falcon (Langenhoe point roost AF.), Reed Warbler (Ivy dock. ), 1000 Starling (Reeves hall marsh. ), 2 Stonechat (A pr golf house.) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 19:30 Sightings by dougal urquhart/Andy field. Second update
Sunday 17 Oct Bradwell-on-Sea 6 Common Scoter, Water Rail, 5 Mediterranean Gull, Gannet, 2 Marsh Harrier, Merlin (1cy male), Peregrine Falcon, 2 Bearded Tit, 3 Rock Pipit, 4 Brambling, 12 Corn Bunting Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 16:00 Selected highlights from EBwS Field Trip
Sunday 17 Oct Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 2 Mute Swan (In the managed retreat), 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates), 177 Shelduck (In the managed retreat), 25 Shoveler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 6 Gadwall (Golden Gates), 45 Wigeon (In the managed retreat), 29 Mallard (In the managed retreat), Pintail (Female with Shelduck in Mucking Bay), 171 Teal (In the managed retreat), 14 Pochard (Golden Gates), 2 Goldeneye (Golden Gates), Water Rail (Golden Gates), 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 2 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates), Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat), 171 Avocet (Mucking Bay), Grey Plover (In the managed retreat), 48 Curlew (In the managed retreat), 208 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 5 Turnstone (In the managed retreat), 41 Redshank (Mucking Bay), 2 Little Egret (In the managed retreat and Stanford Creek), Peregrine Falcon (Over the VC), 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates), 7 Stonechat (Pairs by the VC, the VC approach road, by the railway line and a male by the pit to the south of the tip), 39 Tufted Duck (Golden Gates) Paul Larkin 09:00 to 14:15 Overcast, light SSE wind, over the HT
Sunday 17 Oct Thorndon CP (South) 2 Egyptian Goose (Flying over.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Heard calling, Rookery Wood.), Green Woodpecker, 17 Long-tailed Tit (At least.), 2 Redwing, Grey Wagtail (Near Hatch Farm. Perched on a horse trough.), Goldfinch (At least. Car park.), 2 Yellowhammer (Car park hedge.) Andrew Cox 08:15 to 09:40 Cloudy, cool.
Saturday 16 Oct Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water 2 Water Rail (Calling from reeds and borrowdyke), 4 Cattle Egret (Little Oakley quay roost - rather a surprise given local scarcity), Great White Egret (Little Oakley quay roost), 43 Little Egret (Little Oakley quay roost), 15 Marsh Harrier (Bramble island roost - interestingly no ad or subad males), 5 Buzzard, Tawny Owl, 3 Kestrel, 4 Bearded Tit (In reedbed) Paul Brayshaw 17:15 to 18:30
Saturday 16 Oct Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 269 Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Shoveler, 5 Wigeon, Pintail, 9 Little Grebe, 12 Cormorant, Grey Heron Paul Everett 16:15 to 17:15 Fine and dry
Saturday 16 Oct Gosbeck's Farm, Colchester 3 Red-legged Partridge, 60 Lapwing (flock in flight), 2 Sparrowhawk (pair circling together), Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 2 Coal Tit, 70 Skylark (enormous flock on the fields), Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail (flying over. Good local record), 3 Meadow Pipit, Linnet Oliver Cottis 14:30 to 16:00
Saturday 16 Oct Abberton Reservoir 20 Egyptian Goose, 50 Pintail, 30 Goldeneye, 9 Goosander, 3 Little Grebe, 30 Great Crested Grebe, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Ruff, 8 Snipe (Around reservoir ), 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Spotted Redshank (Wig bay), 400 Cormorant (Rough estimate ), Cattle Egret (In cow field ), 25 Great White Egret (Wigbay), 2 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard Yvonne Watling 12:00 to 16:00 Mild
Saturday 16 Oct Wivenhoe 40 Canada Goose, 4 Greylag Goose, 2 Teal, 8 Lapwing, Curlew, 4 Redshank, 4 Magpie Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Dry, cloudy, low tide Canada Goose at Wivenhoe on 16 Oct 2021, (Michael Davies) , , , , , ,
Saturday 16 Oct Mersea Island 300 Golden Plover (Rewsells marsh. ), 15 Black-tailed Godwit (Rewsells marsh. ), Little Owl (Cross lane. ), Short-eared Owl (High Over rewsells marsh.), Merlin (Waldegraves. ), Cetti's Warbler (Youth camp. ), Rock Pipit (Rewsells marsh. ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00 Sightings by DU (,unless added extra).
Saturday 16 Oct Harwich 10 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Jay, 7 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, Yellow-browed Warbler (In amongst tit flock; a year to the day since I had one here), 2 Goldcrest, 4 Blackbird, 6 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, Siskin Andrew Goodey 08:00 to 11:00 2/8 then clouded over
Saturday 16 Oct Thorndon CP (South) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 3 Skylark (Heading north.), 4 Goldcrest (At least.), Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 10 Redwing, 6 Mistle Thrush (At least. Close to car park.), 3 Meadow Pipit (At least.), 4 Linnet Andrew Cox 08:00 to 09:15 Cloudy, cool.
Saturday 16 Oct Frinton-on-Sea 439 Wigeon, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Sandwich Tern (2n 4s), 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Guillemot, 32 Red-throated Diver (29s 3n), Black-throated Diver, 54 Gannet (46n 8s), 2 Sparrowhawk (Singles in off), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (High flying singles), 27 Jay, 36 Skylark, 181 Starling, 5 Grey Wagtail, 74 Meadow Pipit, 282 Chaffinch, 35 Brambling, 146 Linnet, 1095 Goldfinch (In 73 flocks. Passage stopped my 1215), 87 Siskin, 24 Reed Bunting, 3 Redpoll sp. Paul Brayshaw 07:00 to 16:30 S1-2 later sw3 8/8
Saturday 16 Oct Naze, The 287 Wood Pigeon (+), 153 Oystercatcher (Roosting on Stone Point ), 2 Red-throated Diver (South), Great White Egret (West over Walton Channel and Horsey Island ), 4 Sparrowhawk (Including 2 moving slowly south just offshore, first thing), 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, Short-eared Owl (West over marshes, probably freshly in), 8 Jay, 19 Skylark (In off ), 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 3 John Weston Reserve and 1 by the drain on the northern edge of Walton Hall Marshes (not heard here before)), 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 321 Starling (In off and continuing west, mainly in small groups mid morning onwards ), 3 Redwing, 2 Stonechat (Pair, just north of decoy ponds), 27 Meadow Pipit, 15 Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting Brian Combes 07:00 to 12:40 gentle SE wind swinging round to SW, mainly overcast, mild, high tide
Friday 15 Oct Beeleigh Cattle Egret (In field with cows between weir and museum of power.) David Torrice 17:30 to 17:30
Friday 15 Oct Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 2 Snipe (Both in flight, one calling), Greenshank (Very vocal bird on scrape then flew south), 2 Marsh Harrier (Male and distant female type), Buzzard, Kestrel, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Stonechat (2 pairs) Matt Turner 16:30 to 18:00 Selected sightings between carpark and scrape viewpoint
Friday 15 Oct Abberton Reservoir

Teal (Hybrid Eurasian x Baikal Teal still present), 3 Red-crested Pochard (All fem/imm), 27 Goldeneye, 9 Goosander, 10 Little Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, 4 Ringed Plover, 11 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Common Tern (Juvenile), Spoonbill, 36 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Stonechat (Pair), Siskin

Daryl Rhymes 13:00 to 16:30 Eurasian x Baikal Teal at Abberton Reservoir on 15 Oct 2021, (Daryl Rhymes) ,
Friday 15 Oct TL9812 Brent Goose (One on the Bale Field), 20 Grey Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Hen Harrier (Female harassed by carrion crow. Flew from Abbots Hall over reserve towards Tollesbury.), Peregrine Falcon (Possibly two. Distant views), 3 Stonechat Antony Braun 10:30 to 14:30 Dull start, brightening up early afternoon.
Friday 15 Oct Mersea Island 3 Pintail (Flypass cudmore Grove SE.), 300 Golden Plover (Plus off golf house seawall SE. ), 120 Black-tailed Godwit (Strood ), 100 Dunlin (Plus off golf house seawall SE. ), 2 Greenshank (Strood channel DU. ), Guillemot (Off golf house seawall SE. ), Red-throated Diver (Off golf house seawall SE. ), Great White Egret (Flyover Strood SE.), 2 Marsh Harrier (Strood ), 4 Buzzard (Strood ), 2 Bearded Tit (A pr cudmore Grove pond hire MC.), Grey Wagtail (Flyover feldy view DU.), Rock Pipit (Strood ), 4 Siskin (Feldy view SE.) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 18:30
Friday 15 Oct Wivenhoe 40 Canada Goose, 4 Redshank, 2 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 8 House Sparrow Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Dry, sunny, low tide Canada Goose at Wivenhoe on 15 Oct 2021, (Michael Davies) , , , ,
Thursday 14 Oct Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 3 Shoveler (Male & 2 females (9 this morning) ), 9 Wigeon (Males & females), Pintail (Female ( thanks G Brown) ), 2 Teal Brian Bolton 17:30 to 18:00 Cloudy Pintail at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 14 Oct 2021, (Brian Bolton)
Thursday 14 Oct Halstead Raven (Flew strongly north-west, over arable fields south of town, calling and being mobbed by other corvids.) Jeremy Hurley 12:57 to 13:01 Mild and overcast with a moderate SW breeze.
Thursday 14 Oct Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 5 Shoveler, Pintail (feeding near Shovelers some of the time), Little Egret, 2 Red Kite (flew over NW together at 12.40pm), Buzzard, 2 Kestrel George Brown 12:30 to 14:00 Cloudy with sunshine at times. Light SW wind. Pintail at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 14 Oct 2021, (George Brown) ,
Thursday 14 Oct TL4305 2 Skylark, 2 Brambling, Goldfinch, 7 Yellowhammer Thomas Simon 11:15 to 13:00 Overcast.
Thursday 14 Oct The Naze at Walton 27 Brent Goose, 3 Grey Plover, Turnstone, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Jay (Group of 4 seen circling around 12:00 before flying south, quite high for Jays. Could have been locals, but I fancy not. ), 2 Swallow (Hawking at landslip), 13 Robin, 7 Goldfinch Simon Banks 10:00 to 12:50 Starting mild, clear, sunny, little wind. Wind got up, some clouds came in and it was cooler. Tide middling.
Thursday 14 Oct Mersea Island 500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Off cudmore Grove DU. ), 22 Shoveler (From cudmore hide DU SE. ), 2 Gadwall (A pr cudmore Grove DU. ), 2 Water Rail (Calling only cudmore Grove pond DU SE.), 15 Great Crested Grebe (Off cudmore Grove DU.), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (From cudmore Grove hide SE DU.), 2 Bearded Tit (A pr cudmore Grove pond from hide DU SE), 4 Swallow (Cudmore Grove DU. ), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Cudmore Grove DU. ), 2 Goldcrest (MC Mersea garden ), Redwing (Cudmore Grove pond from hide DU SE.), Stonechat (Stone point East Mersea DU. ), 2 Rock Pipit (Stone point DU. ), Lesser Redpoll (Cudmore Grove flowover DU. ), 3 Siskin (Cudmore Grove pond from hide DU. ), Tufted Duck (Males cudmore Grove DU. ), 16 Clouded Yellow (Plus cudmore Grove DU. ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Thursday 14 Oct East Tilbury 2 Mute Swan, 97 Shelduck, 6 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall, 27 Wigeon, 281 Teal, 2 Water Rail, 28 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 1004 Avocet, 100 Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, 94 Curlew, 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 919 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 9 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Little Egret, Ring-necked Parakeet, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Stonechat (Two pairs), Rock Pipit, 5 Tufted Duck Paul Larkin 08:15 to 13:00 Broken cloud, W wind, falling tide
Thursday 14 Oct Frinton-on-Sea 9 Jay, 41 Blackbird, Brambling, 325 Goldfinch, 6 Redpoll sp. Paul Brayshaw 08:00 to 17:00 W1-NW3 8-0/8
Thursday 14 Oct TM2622 2+ Bearded Tit (Heard only, flying over John Weston Reserve) Glen Moore 07:30 to 12:00 The only additional species to Brian’s report
Thursday 14 Oct Naze, The 190 Wood Pigeon (+, groups moving around the site, some moving inland ), 2 Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker (High to the west, probably in off), 2 Green Woodpecker, 13 Jay (Including group of 6), 8 Skylark, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 common, 1 escarpment, 3 John Weston Reserve ), Yellow-browed Warbler (John Weston Reserve - in the hedge to the eastern side of the track running from the seawall to the sewage works. Briefly showed very well - an absolute delight (2 very poor photos attached!)), 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 13 Blackbird, 8 Redwing, 9 Song Thrush, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Brambling, 10 Siskin, 2 Chinese Muntjac Brian Combes 07:00 to 10:30 westerly wind, mild, mainly overcast Naze, The on 14 Oct 2021, (Brian Combes) ,
Wednesday 13 Oct Great Notley Little Owl (Heard calling - possibly two) Paul Everett 22:00 to 22:05 Clear, chilly
Wednesday 13 Oct Naze, The 15 Grey Partridge (dust-bathing - Walton Hall Marshes), 5 Little Grebe, 5 Avocet, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 400 Black-tailed Godwit (+), Grey Heron, Buzzard, Jay, 4 Skylark, 4 Redwing, Song Thrush, 20 Meadow Pipit (+), 5 Brambling, Reed Bunting Liz Huxley 13:30 to 16:00 walk along Walton Channel
Wednesday 13 Oct Witham Sparrowhawk (Female ), 8 Buzzard David L Smith 12:15 to 12:30 Town centre
Wednesday 13 Oct Halstead Brambling (Seen and heard, perched in an oak tree, before flying strongly north.) Jeremy Hurley 11:45 to 11:50 Sunny, mild and still with partial cloud cover.
Wednesday 13 Oct Abberton Reservoir Scaup (female, LDLHCauseway), 8 Goldeneye, 2 Golden Plover (Wig bay), 32 Black-tailed Godwit (minimum), 14 Ruff, 2 Dunlin (Gwen's hide briefly), 3 Snipe, Common Sandpiper (LBC), Green Sandpiper (Billets), 2 Spotted Redshank (Wig bay), 3 Cattle Egret (Garr farm), 29 Great White Egret, Sparrowhawk, 5 Marsh Harrier (at-least 4 individuals), 10 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Island Hide and LBC), 10 Skylark, 160 Redwing (over Layer village), 5 Stonechat, Wheatear, 15 Meadow Pipit (minimum), Reed Bunting Oliver Cottis 10:00 to 16:00 highlights
Wednesday 13 Oct Abberton Reservoir Barnacle Goose, Scaup (LDLH causeway), 21 Goldeneye, 8 Goosander, 6 Ringed Plover, 85 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Ruff, 8 Dunlin, 2 Little Stint (Peldon bay), 5 Snipe, 2 Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, Mediterranean Gull (Adult Wig bay), Spoonbill (Juv off Abberton church), 35 Great White Egret, 350 Redwing (Flying west, flocks up to 110), 2 Brambling, Redpoll sp. Daryl Rhymes 09:45 to 14:45
Wednesday 13 Oct Chigborough Lakes 10 Mute Swan (Inc. family of eight.), 34 Shoveler, 19 Gadwall, 68 Wigeon, 28 Mallard, 18 Pochard, 12 Moorhen, 30 Coot, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 17 Robin, 40 Goldfinch (circa. One flock just east of reserve.), Tufted Duck Malcolm Corbett 09:10 to 11:10 Cloudy and cold to start, turning sunny and mild. Calm.
Wednesday 13 Oct Mersea Island 2 Common Scoter (Off cudmore Grove AF. ), 320 Golden Plover (Rewsells marsh. ), Marsh Harrier (Cudmore Grove AF. ), Tawny Owl (Cudmore Grove. ), 4 Swallow (East Mersea ), 10 Long-tailed Tit (Cudmore Grove. ), 5 Chiffchaff (2 East Mersea , 3 feldy view. ), 2 Blackcap (Feldy view. ), 28 Redwing (3 maydays MC, 25 feldy view DU. ), Mistle Thrush (1 Feldy view. 1 cudmore Grove. ), Stonechat (Strood. ), Rock Pipit (Strood. ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 18:00
Wednesday 13 Oct Sunnymead Farm Brambling (feeding in garden bed) Moira Jackson 09:00 to 13:00 cloudy Brambling at Sunnymead Farm on 13 Oct 2021, (Moira Jackson)
Wednesday 13 Oct Wivenhoe 7 Fieldfare, 1000 Redwing (at least NW), 20 Song Thrush, 14 Brambling (NW with Redwings) Richard Allen 08:00 to 09:00
Wednesday 13 Oct Ardleigh Reservoir 4 Little Grebe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 30 Redwing (3 separate groups, all heading west), 2 Grey Wagtail, 12 Tufted Duck Matt Turner 07:45 to 08:45
Wednesday 13 Oct Frinton-on-Sea 331 Wood Pigeon (flocks coming in from W-NW, circling and then heading N), 3 Guillemot (North), Razorbill (close offshore drifting north), 16 Jay, 5 Swallow, 143 Redwing, 7 Tree Sparrow, 5 Rock Pipit, 50 Chaffinch, 25 Brambling, 872 Goldfinch, 32 Siskin, 29 Redpoll sp. Paul Brayshaw 07:00 to 15:00 NW1-2 2/8 cloud clearing
Wednesday 13 Oct Naze, The 250 Wood Pigeon (++, several large flocks, but difficult to assess numbers, while as some flocks carried on inland, others moved around the site), 17 Lapwing (In off and west, in four groups), Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 20 Jay (+, mainly moving west, including groups of 8 and 6), 3 Skylark, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 common, 1 by cricket pitch and 2 John Weston Reserve ), 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 16 Blackbird, Fieldfare (My first of the autumn ), 5 Redwing, 7 Song Thrush, 3 Grey Wagtail, 13 Pied Wagtail, 27 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch, 11 Brambling (Mainly over but 4 landed briefly), 5 Greenfinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Siskin, 3 Reed Bunting Brian Combes 07:00 to 11:30 Westerly wind, mainly overcast, chilly first thing Naze, The on 13 Oct 2021, (Brian Combes) ,
Wednesday 13 Oct Shrub End Green Woodpecker (New garden tick) Oliver Cottis 07:00 to 07:35
Wednesday 13 Oct Rayne 6 Skylark, 45 Redwing, 18 Meadow Pipit, Brambling, 4 Linnet Andrew Goodey 06:00 to 07:30 1/8 cloud
Tuesday 12 Oct Great Totham Sparrowhawk (Female. Flew fast and low over arable field and put up two birds, one of which it took.) Malcolm Corbett 16:30 to 16:30
Tuesday 12 Oct Little Waltham 2 Red Kite David Saville 15:00 to 16:00 overcasr Red Kite at Little Waltham on 12 Oct 2021, (David Saville) ,
Tuesday 12 Oct Stanway Green White Stork (unringed, circled Warren Lane and eventually landed near the Tarmac entrance. Viewed from footpath TL946.230), 3 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit David Allen 14:40 to 14:45 Sunny.
Tuesday 12 Oct Wrabness Dark-bellied Brent Goose (200 (Good estimate )), 80 Wigeon (Estimate ), 5 Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Stonechat (Male) Peter Brittain 14:30 to 15:30 Cloudy.
Tuesday 12 Oct Great Holland Pits NR Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel (+), 700 Redwing (+ in total; flocks heading W over reserve, with some dropping in briefly ), 6 Song Thrush Liz Huxley 14:20 to 15:30
Tuesday 12 Oct Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT Curlew Sandpiper, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Calling males), 45 Redwing (+ Mobile flock), Stonechat, House Sparrow David L Smith 11:30 to 16:30 High tide c 17:00 - highlights
Tuesday 12 Oct Mersea Island 6 Common Scoter (4.30pm Seawatch off Coopers beach MC SE), Greenshank (Morning flew up Strood channel DU.), Red-throated Diver (4.35pm(full summer)seawatch off Coopers beach SE MC.) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 18:00
Tuesday 12 Oct Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 122 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 32 Mute Swan, 5 Egyptian Goose, 2 Gadwall, 24 Mallard, 2 Pochard, Moorhen, 104 Coot, 7 Little Grebe, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, Kestrel (Female.), 6 Jay, Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.), 2 Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, 5 Robin, Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer, 25 Tufted Duck Malcolm Corbett 08:50 to 11:40 Cloud and sun, light NW wind.
Tuesday 12 Oct Ardleigh Reservoir 6 Gadwall, 4 Pochard (Seldom seen on the reservoir), 4 Stock Dove, Little Grebe (1), 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker (1), Jay (1), 4 Greenfinch, 2 Tufted Duck Matt Turner 08:30 to 09:30 Selected sightings from both causeways
Tuesday 12 Oct Frinton-on-Sea Great Skua, Arctic Skua, 44 Blackbird (in off and west), 18 Fieldfare (in off and west), 720 Redwing (in off and west), 48 Song Thrush (in off and west), 123 Chaffinch (in off and west), 34 Brambling (in off and west), 454 Goldfinch, 21 Siskin Paul Brayshaw 08:00 to 17:00 N2-4 initially 0/8 then weather front 8/8
Tuesday 12 Oct Naze, The Jack Snipe (West over common, first thing), Guillemot (On sea first thing), Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk (+, several sightings, including one bird circling offshore before drifting south), Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least 1 on site), 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Skylark (West), 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 common, 1 escarpment, 1 by main sycamore clump, 1 south of John Weston Reserve and 2 in it), 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, Redwing (West, first for me of the autumn, several others flying over the house this afternoon ), 15 Pied Wagtail, 17 Meadow Pipit, 2 Brambling, 72 Goldfinch (+, in groups mainly moving south), 5 Siskin, 5 Reed Bunting, Chinese Muntjac Brian Combes 07:00 to 11:00 NW wind, overcast, cool first thing
Monday 11 Oct Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 38 Canada Goose (Plus one hybrid.), 39 Mute Swan, 8 Egyptian Goose, 16 Gadwall, 70 Mallard (circa.), 4 Moorhen, 136 Coot, 6 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, Snipe, 3 Cormorant, Grey Heron, Barn Owl (With prey.), Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel (Female.), 2 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.), 14 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Robin, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, 33 Tufted Duck Malcolm Corbett 15:40 to 18:25 Sun and cloud, light NW wind. Sunset 18:12.
Monday 11 Oct Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 2050 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (On mudflats at eastern end of island), 11 Avocet (Monty’s Lookout ), 101 Ringed Plover (From Monty’s Lookout), 400 Curlew (Several hundreds but too distant to count accurately ), 150 Redshank (Monty’s Lookout ), 12 Greenshank (Monty’s Lookout), 25 Little Egret, Peregrine Falcon (Adult male, seen twice.) Andrew Dodd 13:20 to 15:55 Calm. Excellent visibility. 1-2/8 cloud cover.
Monday 11 Oct Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 200 Shelduck (Circa.), 30 Wigeon (Circa.), 40 Mallard (Plus), 70 Teal (Plus), Oystercatcher, 100 Avocet (Plus.), 25 Lapwing, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Redshank, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Little Egret, Kestrel, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, Wren, 100 Starling (Single flock. ), Robin, Stonechat (Male. ), 3 Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch David Hale 12:00 to 15:45 Dry & sunny. Light NW breeze, rising tide. Great Tit at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) on 11 Oct 2021, (David Hale, NIKON BRIDGE.) , , , , ,
Monday 11 Oct Whetmead NR, nr Witham Cormorant, 2 Sparrowhawk (Females), 2 Red Kite, 6 Buzzard (Peak count), 2 Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, Raven (Being mobbed by Buzzards) David L Smith 10:00 to 16:30 via River Walk - highlights
Monday 11 Oct Mersea Island Pintail (Off shop lane seawall SE. ), 11 Avocet (Strood channel DU. ), 5 Ringed Plover (Off shop lane seawall SE. ), 35 Black-tailed Godwit (Plus off shop lane seawall SE. ), 52 Turnstone (On pontoon off oyster fishery SE. ), 70 Dunlin (Plus off shop lane seawall SE.), Greenshank (Strood channel DU. ), Marsh Harrier (Off shop lane seawall SE. ), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Strood channel DU. ), Chiffchaff (Ivy dock to stone point MC. ), Blackcap (Male ivy dock to stone point MC. ), 2 Stonechat (1 ivy dock to stone point MC., 1 Strood channel DU. ), 2 Grey Wagtail (1 flyover Ivy dock to stone point MC, 1 flyover feldy view DU.), 3 Rock Pipit (1 ivy dock to stone point MC. 2 Strood channel DU.) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 18:00
Monday 11 Oct Manuden 2 Red Kite (Over village centre) Mark Pegrum 09:00 to 13:00 Sunny
Monday 11 Oct Wivenhoe 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Jay Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Dry, sunny, light wind Black-tailed Godwit at Wivenhoe on 11 Oct 2021, (Michael Davies) , , , ,
Sunday 10 Oct Abberton Reservoir

12 Egyptian Goose, 2 Shoveler, Gadwall (Male), 6 Teal (4 female, 2 male. Plus one yellow billed teal), 10 Pochard, 8 Lapwing, 3 Cattle Egret (LBC ), Grey Heron, 3 Great White Egret (Ldhc), Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtail

Paul Everett 16:20 to 18:05 Fine and sunny Cattle Egret at Abberton Reservoir on 10 Oct 2021, (Paul Everett, SONY A77ii with 150-500 lens) , , ,
Sunday 10 Oct Abberton Reservoir Grey Plover, 24 Ringed Plover, 19 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 2 Little Stint, 17 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 3 Cattle Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, Stonechat, Wheatear (pale looking bird in Wig bay) Daryl Rhymes 15:00 to 17:00 Wheatear at Abberton Reservoir on 10 Oct 2021, (Daryl Rhymes) ,
Sunday 10 Oct Holland Haven 10 Greylag Goose (On pond ), 5 Stonechat (Near top hide slow moving to Frinton ) Kevin Tunnicliffe 13:30 to 14:45 Dry sunny
Sunday 10 Oct Abberton Reservoir 20 Wigeon, 30 Pintail, 6 Goldeneye, 3 Goosander, 75 Golden Plover, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Ruff, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, 5 Spotted Redshank (Wig bay), 4 Greenshank, 2 Common Tern, 500 Cormorant (Around reserve ), 3 Cattle Egret (Lb causeway ), 21 Great White Egret (Hide bay ), 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, Skylark, 3 House Martin, Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 20 Meadow Pipit Yvonne Watling 11:00 to 17:00 Sunny
Sunday 10 Oct Naze, The 70 Wigeon (+), 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot, 13 Sandwich Tern, Red-throated Diver (close inshore towards Stone Point), Marsh Harrier (Stone Point), 3 Swallow (over beach heading north), Stonechat (Stone Point) Martin Richards 11:00 to 15:00 dull, drizzle
Sunday 10 Oct Chelmsford City Centre Cetti's Warbler (Heard burst of song along canel adjacent to great Baddow car park) Brian Bolton 10:30 to 10:30 Overcast
Sunday 10 Oct Mersea Island Red-legged Partridge (Bowers hall farm from seawall SE.), 15 Grey Partridge (Bowers hall farm from seawall 2 DU, 13 SE.), 1000 Golden Plover (Off reeves hall seawall DU. ), 500 Dunlin (Off reeves hall seawall DU. ), 2 Sandwich Tern (1 off reeves hall seawall DU. 1 off Coopers beach SE. ), Common Tern (Off reeves hall seawall DU. ), Sparrowhawk (Bowers hall farm from seawall SE. ), Marsh Harrier (Wing tagged on Langenhoe DU. ), Peregrine Falcon (Sitting on fence post behind pewit Island pye fleet DU. ), 4 Chiffchaff (3 Bowers hall farm SE. 1 little paddocks MT.), 500 Starling (Inc 1 Leucistic reeves hall marsh DU.), 4 Rock Pipit (1 Off reeves hall seawall DU. 3 Strood channel DU.), 130 Linnet (100 Strood channel DU. 25 Bowers hall farm from seawall SE ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 18:30
Sunday 10 Oct Manuden Red Kite, Buzzard, 2 Grey Wagtail (x2 feeding on bank of River Stort) Mark Pegrum 09:00 to 13:00
Sunday 10 Oct Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates), 189 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 39 Shoveler (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 14 Gadwall (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 39 Wigeon (Two Golden Gates, the rest in the managed retreat), 196 Teal (Mucking Bay), 17 Pochard (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), Water Rail (Golden Gates), 2 Moorhen (Golden Gates), 20 Coot (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 5 Little Grebe (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 5 Great Crested Grebe (Four on the Thames, one Golden Gates), 279 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 3 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), 44 Curlew (Mucking Bay), 16 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), Dunlin (In the managed retreat), Green Sandpiper (In Stanford Creek), 64 Redshank (In Stanford Creek), Yellow-legged Gull (In the managed retreat), 3 Little Egret (Two in the creek, one in the managed retreat), Kingfisher (Golden Gates), 4 Cetti's Warbler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 4 Stonechat (Pairs next to the VC approach road and by the railway line), 40 Tufted Duck (Seven on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) Paul Larkin 08:30 to 14:00 Overcast, light NNW wind, rising tide
Sunday 10 Oct Naze, The Great White Egret (Flew over sycamore clump), Dartford Warbler (At top of undercliff below Sunny Point), Whinchat, Brambling Glen Moore 07:30 to 12:30
Sunday 10 Oct Naze, The Mediterranean Gull (adult), 8 Sandwich Tern, Great White Egret (West past JW reserve), 9 Swallow, Song Thrush, Pied Flycatcher, Whinchat, 4 Grey Wagtail, 4 Brambling (One flock N), 18 Siskin, 5 Reed Bunting Daryl Rhymes 07:00 to 14:00 Pied Flycatcher at Naze, The on 10 Oct 2021, (Daryl Rhymes) , ,
Sunday 10 Oct Naze, The Jack Snipe (Heard it from the reserve, when Glen and Ken kindly flushed it from the tidal lagoons!), Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay (High in off and west), 2 Skylark (South), Swallow (South, only hirundine of the weekend), 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 1 escarpment, 1 by main sycamore clump, 2 John Weston Reserve ), 6 Chiffchaff (1 singing ), 6 Blackcap, Firecrest (East of cricket pitch ), 4 Goldcrest, 15 Blackbird (+), 7 Song Thrush, 48 Meadow Pipit (+, 10+ feeding in western paddock of John Weston Reserve, others mainly in off and west/south), 4 Siskin (South), 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Chinese Muntjac Brian Combes 07:00 to 12:00 misty and chilly first thing, then clear before clouding over, light westerly wind
Sunday 10 Oct Harwich 4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 6 Skylark, 3 Swallow, Cetti's Warbler (singing bird, site tick for me), 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Song Thrush, 4 House Sparrow, 3 Grey Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit, 14 Goldfinch, 12 Siskin, Redpoll sp. (one flying over) Andrew Goodey 07:00 to 12:00 Sunny and clear. E turning foggy; Beacon Hill Fort
Saturday 09 Oct Abberton Reservoir Mandarin Duck (LdlH), Common Sandpiper (LdlH), 2 Green Sandpiper (LdlH), Mediterranean Gull (adult winter behind raft LdLH), 2 Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier (female type), 5 Buzzard, Hobby, Peregrine Falcon (LBC on pylon), Cetti's Warbler (calling), Grey Wagtail (LBC) Sean Gregory 14:15 to 15:40 mainly sunny very light winds - causeways only
Saturday 09 Oct Tilbury 22 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (17 sitting off Coalhouse Point, five up and out), Avocet (Down river), 2 Razorbill (Down river) Paul Larkin 14:00 to 15:00 Light E wind, fine and sunny, HT
Saturday 09 Oct Tollesbury Wick NR EWT Water Rail (squealing), 45 Avocet, 5 Golden Plover, Greenshank, 3 Sandwich Tern, 5 Cattle Egret (From viewing mound before reserve entrance (with cattle)), Bearded Tit (calling), 2 Cetti's Warbler (calling), 2 Stonechat, Rock Pipit Sean Gregory 10:55 to 13:25 Mainly sunny, tide incoming to HT
Saturday 09 Oct Abberton Reservoir 50 Pintail (Circa. Wig Bay. ), 200 Lapwing (Circa.), 16 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay, 3 LDHC.), 9 Ruff (Wig & Biilets farm screen.), Green Sandpiper (LDHC.), 4 Greenshank (Wig Bay), 11 Grey Heron, 8 Great White Egret, 29 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon (LBC on separate pylons.), 4 Skylark, 20 Pied Wagtail (At least. Billets Farm.), 30 Meadow Pipit (Plus, Billets Farm Screen.), 2 Reed Bunting (Pair.) David Hale 10:30 to 16:30 Dry, calm & very warm, sun & cloud. 24c. Sightings with Brenda.
Saturday 09 Oct Colchester Black Redstart (On rooftops along Mabbitt Way opposite recreation ground) James Davidson 10:10 to 10:15 Mist clearing to sunshine, SE wind
Saturday 09 Oct Abberton Reservoir 30 Pintail (minimum), 13 Golden Plover (flew over), 23 Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, 3 Snipe (2 bay hide. Possible Jack Snipe flushed on main reserve but un-confirmed), 9 Spotted Redshank (wig bay), 6 Greenshank (wig bay), 4 Common Tern (all juvs), 600 Cormorant, 12 Great White Egret, 20 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier (female, wig bay), 6 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon (wig bay), 10 Skylark, Grey Wagtail (over main reserve), 30 Meadow Pipit (minimum), 3 Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting Oliver Cottis 10:00 to 16:00
Saturday 09 Oct Layer Breton 50 Greylag Goose, Gadwall, 20 Mallard, 2 Teal, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Lapwing, 10 Cormorant, Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, Carrion Crow, 4 Pied Wagtail Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Dry, sunny, windless Greylag Goose at Layer Breton on 09 Oct 2021, (Michael Davies) , , , , , , , , , , ,
Saturday 09 Oct Mersea Island Water Rail (Heard only from seawall oyster fishery to golf house DU.), 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (Off ivy dock DU. ), 3 Knot (Ivy dock DU. ), 4 Sandwich Tern (Ivy dock DU.), Sparrowhawk (Golf house/cudmore seawall SB.), Little Owl (From seawall paddock maydays farm sunning on fence SE.), 2 Peregrine Falcon (Over on Langenhoe from oyster fishery DU.), Swallow (Golf house/cudmore seawall SB.), Chiffchaff (Little paddocks MT.), 2 Blackcap (Females from cudmore park hide SE.), Song Thrush (1st for a month From cudmore Park hide SE.), Rock Pipit (Ivy dock DU.), 3 Yellowhammer (From seawall oyster fishery to golf house DU.), 3 Clouded Yellow (1 park pond SE,2 ivy dock to golf house DU.) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Saturday 09 Oct TQ5993 Yellow-browed Warbler (in trees in back gardens of Kings Chase, Brentwood. Calling & showing well), Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest Andrew Stroud 09:00 to 10:00
Saturday 09 Oct Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 15 Barnacle Goose (+), Mute Swan, 3 Shelduck, 4 Wigeon, 4 Mallard, 9 Teal, Little Grebe, 8 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, Redshank, 3 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 6 Blue Tit, Reed Warbler, 2 Robin, 5 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit (+), 4 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting Paul Everett 08:39 to 11:00 Misty clearing to sunny and warm Kestrel at Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge on 09 Oct 2021, (Paul Everett, SONY A77ii with 150-500 lens) , , ,
Saturday 09 Oct Heybridge GP Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Large flock east of Northey Island), Oystercatcher, Avocet, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Ringed Plover, Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit (One individual with Blackwits), Black-tailed Godwit (Large high tide roost), Turnstone, Dunlin, Snipe (One flying west), Redshank, 30 Greenshank (+), Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kingfisher, Kestrel, 12 Bearded Tit (+ ), 10 Skylark (+), 10+ Cetti's Warbler (Singing males), Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Stonechat (Female), 10 Meadow Pipit (+), 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Greenfinch David L Smith 08:30 to 17:00 High tide c15:30 - selected highlights
Saturday 09 Oct Ardleigh Reservoir Little Grebe (1), 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Green Sandpiper, Grey Heron (1), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Male), 4 Skylark, Grey Wagtail (1), Greenfinch (1), 6 Tufted Duck Matt Turner 08:00 to 08:30 Selected sightings from both causeways Great Spotted Woodpecker at Ardleigh Reservoir on 09 Oct 2021, (Matt Turner) ,
Saturday 09 Oct Naze, The 8 Sandwich Tern, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon (In off and west), 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 on the common, 1 escarpment, 3 in and around John Weston Reserve ), 9 Chiffchaff (1 singing), 5 Blackcap, Firecrest (At the bottom of the slope along the eastern side of the escarpment), 16 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, Red-breasted Flycatcher (In the main sycamore clump; yesterday’s bird. Took over an hour to locate first thing and remained very elusive all morning. An absolute delight. ), 15 Meadow Pipit (South), 2 Brambling (South), 7 Siskin (South), 4 Reed Bunting (South), Chinese Muntjac Brian Combes 06:50 to 12:40 misty first thing then clear, mild, light easterly wind
Friday 08 Oct Mistley Mediterranean Gull (adult) Liz Huxley 15:00 to 15:00 Mistley Quay Mediterranean Gull at Mistley on 08 Oct 2021, (Liz Huxley)
Friday 08 Oct Tilbury Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river), 2 Black-necked Grebe (One drifted up river on the tide an hour later a second bird flew up river and settled), Little Tern (With 12 Common Tern), 26 Common Tern (Flocks of 1, 12 and 13 up river) Paul Larkin 14:00 to 16:00 Overcast with clearance from the east later, no wind, almost HT Black-necked Grebe at Tilbury on 08 Oct 2021, (Paul Larkin, )
Friday 08 Oct Mersea Island 3 Red-legged Partridge (Opposite Bocking hall farm SE.), 13 Shoveler (Golf house pools SE. ), 8 Pintail (Flypass Golf house pools SE. ), Sandwich Tern (Flypass Strood causeway SE.), Guillemot (17.40pm Off Coopers beach SE. ), 8 Long-tailed Tit (Golf house SE.), 4 Chiffchaff (Martin cock west mersea garden MC.), Lesser Whitethroat (Golf house dyke SE.), 2 Mistle Thrush (Overflow cudmore Grove car park SE.) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 19:00
Friday 08 Oct Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge Canada Goose (Carp Lake; appeared to have blood down breast. At least two shot.), Greylag Goose (Trout Lake; with Mute Swans.), 40 Mute Swan (26 Trout Lake, 14 Carp Lake.), 11 Egyptian Goose (Carp Lake.), 18 Mallard (Carp Lake.), 7 Pochard (Carp Lake.), 171 Coot (40 Trout Lake, 131 Carp Lake.), 5 Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, 2 Kingfisher (Together, Carp lake.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 17 Long-tailed Tit (3, 14.), 4 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler (Brief song.), 14 Robin, 14 Tufted Duck (Carp Lake.) Malcolm Corbett 09:00 to 11:35 Early mist clearing, cloudy, calm. Wildfowling in progress around Trout Lake.
Friday 08 Oct Heybridge GP c12 Little Grebe, 8 Bearded Tit (in four separate groups), 8 Cetti's Warbler (singing) Paul Gymer 08:30 to 10:00
Friday 08 Oct TQ6293 3 Asian Ring-necked Parakeet (Flying overhead heading South), 2 Raven (Calling pair flying between recently ploughed fields, feeding with other corvids) Clive Tanner 08:30 to 08:45 Overcast with heavy cloud cover, light wind
Friday 08 Oct Frinton-on-Sea 1710 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (1703s 7n), 613 Wigeon (602s 11n), 12 Pintail, 174 Teal, 193 Common Scoter (170s 23n), 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 20 Lapwing, 4 Little Gull (4n), 11 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Arctic Tern (Juvs), 7 Red-throated Diver (7n), 14 Chiffchaff, 53 Blackbird, 16 Redwing, 39 Song Thrush, 40 Robin, 4 Brambling, 21 Tufted Duck Paul Brayshaw 08:00 to 15:15 Sw1 low cloud and drizzle am slowly clearing
Friday 08 Oct Tilbury 6 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river), 4 Shelduck (On foreshore by the STW outfall), Garganey (Eclipse drake up river with a Teal), 51 Teal (One up river with Garganey, the rest on the foreshore by the STW outfall), Curlew (On foreshore by the STW outfall), 3 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by the STW outfall) Paul Larkin 08:00 to 09:45 Overcast with some drizzle, light S wind
Friday 08 Oct Abberton Reservoir Scaup (Female LDLH cway), Goldeneye, Black-necked Grebe, 50 Golden Plover, American Golden Plover (Adult with 50 Eurasian GP in Wigborough bay over high tide), 2 Grey Plover, 32 Ringed Plover, 95 Black-tailed Godwit, 21 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 10 Snipe, Redshank, 5 Spotted Redshank, 7 Greenshank, Little Tern (Juvenile Wigborough bay), 2 Common Tern, Spoonbill, 2 Cattle Egret, 36 Great White Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Stonechat, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, Rock Pipit Daryl Rhymes 07:30 to 15:15 American Golden Plover at Abberton Reservoir on 08 Oct 2021, (Daryl Rhymes) ,
Thursday 07 Oct Mersea Island 8 Wigeon (Flypass SE.MT), 400 Golden Plover (Possible 500 on nearby saltings SE MT,), Grey Plover (Saltings SE. ), 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (Saltings SE. ), 12 Black-tailed Godwit (Saltings SE.), Curlew Sandpiper (Ivy dock (simon banks).), 2 Sanderling (Flypass MC.), Dunlin (Saltings SE.), 2 Mediterranean Gull (Odd possible a few in large gull flock off youth camp.SE MT.), 10 Common Gull (Nearby playing fields SE.), Red-throated Diver (11.45pm Full summer 300yds out on sea,on view for an hour.MC SE MT), 9 Gannet (2.20pm all juv , for 10min 3 singles came in the colne from Colne point direction.a group of 6 wrst to east then landed on sea.MC SE), 15 Swallow (Around East Mersea Church SE.), Chiffchaff (Entrance to Coopers beach park SE.), Brambling (Male golf house seawall (simon patient)) Stephen Entwistle 12:15 to 17:30 Martin cock (MC) & me (SE).seawatching from Coopers beach caravan park.
Thursday 07 Oct Cudmore Grove CP, Mersea Island 2 Sandwich Tern, Wheatear (Along beach to stone point ), Brambling (Male briefly on hawthorn bush N of stone point. ) Simon Patient 10:00 to 14:30
Thursday 07 Oct East Mersea 3 Little Grebe, 70 Avocet, 120 Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew Sandpiper (With 80-100 Dunlin! Between Cudmore Grove and Reeveshall Marsh.), 4 Sandwich Tern, 60 Little Egret (35 at pool, Cudmore Grove, from hide), Great Spotted Woodpecker (East Mersea car park), Green Woodpecker, 20 Swallow (Hawking low over ditch just W of Cudmore Grove), House Martin (With Swallows above), 4 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Long-tailed Tit (East Mersea car park), 3 Chiffchaff, Wheatear, 25 Linnet Simon Banks 09:40 to 14:20 Mild, mainly cloudy, little wind. Tide high at midday.
Thursday 07 Oct The Naze at Walton

50 Ringed Plover, 50 Turnstone, 50 Sanderling, 2 Cormorant

Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Cloudy, dry, tide flooding Ringed Plover at The Naze at Walton on 07 Oct 2021, (Michael Davies) , , , ,
Thursday 07 Oct East Tilbury 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river then out again), 2 Mute Swan, 41 Shelduck, 6 Shoveler, 28 Wigeon, Pintail (Up river with 15 Wigeon), 283 Teal, 6 Pochard, 23 Little Grebe, 390 Avocet, 43 Grey Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 72 Curlew, 32 Bar-tailed Godwit, 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Dunlin, 13 Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Gannet (Up river, all imms), Little Egret, 8 Jay (Single flock west), 6 Stonechat (Two pairs and two males), 38 Linnet, 3 Tufted Duck Paul Larkin 08:00 to 13:30 Overcast light SW wind, rising tide
Thursday 07 Oct Frinton-on-Sea 2 Scaup, 276 Knot, Arctic Skua, 14 Red-throated Diver (9n 5s), 228 Cormorant (211s 17n), 2 Sparrowhawk (In off), Short-eared Owl, 45 Skylark, 2 Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail, 585 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit, 39 Chaffinch, 17 Brambling, 324 Linnet, 866 Goldfinch, 42 Siskin, 38 Reed Bunting Paul Brayshaw 07:00 to 17:30 Sw2 8/8 good vis
Thursday 07 Oct Great Totham Tawny Owl (Calling. Prince of Wales Road.) Malcolm Corbett 05:40 to 05:40
Wednesday 06 Oct Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 9 Pheasant, 141 Canada Goose (Flew in at start of visit and out just after sunset. Flew north following 500+ that flew over from the south in flocks of 50 - 100.), 87 Greylag Goose (Flew in at start of visit and out during half hour prior to sunset. Flew north following 300 circa that flew over from the south.), 52 Mute Swan, 15 Egyptian Goose (First to leave. Flew north in three groups.), 3 Gadwall, 30 Mallard (circa. 150+ flew over north in small flocks.), 5 Pochard, Little Egret (Flew west. None roosting on island during visit.), Barn Owl (Watched hunting just after sunset.), Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1000 Jackdaw (+. Conservative estimate. Flew over from west into Chigborough roost around sunset.), Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.), 100 Starling (+. To roost on Carp Lake Island.), Pied Wagtail, 5 Tufted Duck Malcolm Corbett 15:55 to 18:45 Clear sky, light SW wind. Sunset 18:23.
Wednesday 06 Oct Bowers Marsh (RSPB) Grey Plover, 2 Ruff, Red-necked Phalarope (Juvenile (found by Graham Oakes earlier in the day)), Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, Great White Egret, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Hobby, 3 Stonechat Steve Grimwade 14:30 to 16:15 Swallow Birding guided walk Red-necked Phalarope at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) on 06 Oct 2021, (Steve Grimwade, ) , ,
Wednesday 06 Oct West Canvey Marshes RSPB 2 Pintail, Short-eared Owl, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon (Adult male), Bar-headed Goose Steve Grimwade 13:20 to 14:00 Swallow Birding Guided walk Short-eared Owl at West Canvey Marshes RSPB on 06 Oct 2021, (Steve Grimwade, ) ,
Wednesday 06 Oct Mersea Island 8 Canada Goose (Maydays SE. ), 5 Greylag Goose (Maydays SE. ), Common Scoter (Off Coopers beach MC. ), 7 Dunlin (Maydays SE. ), Great Skua (1.00pm east to west MC. (Also another skua !! seen)), 13 Spoonbill (Mid day ,East to west(same as Holland haven had)MC), Marsh Harrier (In off sea Coopers beach MC. ), Hen Harrier (Ring tail in off sea from Coopers beach MC.), 3 Buzzard (Maydays SE. ), Barn Owl (Maydays SE. ), 2 Wheatear (Maydays SE. ), Corn Bunting (Maydays seawall SE. ), Yellowhammer (Maydays SE. ), 7 Reed Bunting (Maydays seawall SE.) Stephen Entwistle 12:00 to 15:00 Seawatch by Martin Cock off Coopers beach caravan park MC. Plus maydays SE.
Wednesday 06 Oct Canvey Island, Thames Estuary 500 Brent Goose (Circa.), 30 Wigeon, Mallard (Drake.), 500 Oystercatcher (Circa.), Grey Plover, 20 Ringed Plover (At least.), 14 Curlew, 20 Turnstone (Circa.), 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 6 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, Manx Shearwater (Came across the river to the pier head & flew half the pier length on the W side. ), 51 Gannet (Mix of adults & juveniles.), 10 Little Egret, 5 House Martin, Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtail, Linnet David Hale 11:00 to 17:00 Stiff W breeze dropping to light in the afternoon. Bright sun clouding over pm. 25c in sun, 20c under the cloud. With Brenda.
Wednesday 06 Oct Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 9 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 3 Mediterranean Gull (Adults), 3 Little Tern (2 adults, 1 juvenile (with dark leading-edges)), Common Tern (Juvenile), 3 Marsh Harrier, 6 Buzzard (Peak count), 3 Kestrel, 4 Sand Martin, Swallow David L Smith 11:00 to 16:30 High tide c13:00 - Highlights, all from Robbie's Hide
Wednesday 06 Oct Langdon Hills NR EWT Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper Andrew Cox 10:30 to 12:30 Sunny, some clouds. Breezy.
Wednesday 06 Oct Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 6 Oystercatcher (incl 1 leucistic), 200 Avocet (+), 800 Golden Plover (+), 100 Ringed Plover (+), 20 Knot (+), 2 Curlew Sandpiper (1 winter ad, 1 juv), 200 Dunlin (+), 16 Greenshank, Common Tern, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Jay (+), 2 House Martin, 5 Chiffchaff (+), Lesser Whitethroat, 30 Goldfinch (+) Liz Huxley 10:00 to 15:00 high tide c1pm
Wednesday 06 Oct Abberton Reservoir 2 Goldeneye, 4 Goosander, Grey Plover, 19 Ruff, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, 3 Common Tern, 29 Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Sand Martin (Wigborough bay), 15 Swallow, 22 House Martin, Grey Wagtail Daryl Rhymes 09:30 to 14:30
Wednesday 06 Oct Canvey Island, Thames Estuary 3 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, Arctic Skua, 5 Guillemot, 5 Gannet, Grey Wagtail Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 13:00 Swallow Birding Guided walk
Wednesday 06 Oct Great Totham Little Owl (In cavity of usual Oak tree, Church Road.), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Female. Adj. Totham Pit.), 3 Skylark (Singing, over field E. of St. Peter's.), 30 Swallow (+. Loose flock feeding low over fields E. of St.Peter's then moving SW. Three passed over Prince of Wales Road at 07:10 heading W.), 10 House Martin (circa. With Swallows.), Pied Wagtail (Flew N.) Malcolm Corbett 08:50 to 09:50
Wednesday 06 Oct Ardleigh Reservoir Green Sandpiper (1), Grey Heron (1), Kingfisher (1), Great Spotted Woodpecker (1) Matt Turner 08:30 to 08:30 V quick 'micro-birding' stop by Dragonfly Hotel
Wednesday 06 Oct Sandon GP, Great Baddow Peregrine Falcon (Over A12/A130 junction) Steve Grimwade 08:10 to 08:10
Wednesday 06 Oct Boreham Peregrine Falcon (carrying prey over A12) Steve Grimwade 08:00 to 08:00
Wednesday 06 Oct Frinton-on-Sea 870 Wigeon (865s 5n), 331 Teal (329s2n), 169 Common Scoter (164s 5n), 117 Dunlin, 6 Little Gull (5s 1n), 17 Mediterranean Gull, 33 Sandwich Tern, Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 5 Guillemot, 10 Red-throated Diver (1n 9s), 34 Gannet (14n 20s), 13 Spoonbill (@1200. Seen earlier passing bawdsey and then Holland haven), 3 Grey Heron, Hen Harrier (Ringtail south close inshore then seen over holland haven scrape ), Short-eared Owl, Hobby, 3 Sand Martin, 7 Tree Sparrow, 138 Meadow Pipit Paul Brayshaw 07:00 to 15:15 W-NW-N3-6 8/8