Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Great Totham 12 Jul 2020 11:15 - 11:45 Cloudy, warm. Great Totham South. Malcolm Corbett 500 Black-headed Gull (circa. Mixed flock, majority B-h G. Feeding frenzy. In from SE and moved off E.), 30 Swift (+. Screaming party. Feeding ahead of gull flock. Most seen over village this year.)
Copford 12 Jul 2020 10:00 - 11:00 Emma Robinson 5 Spotted Flycatcher (2 adults and 3 juveniles in churchyard )
Thorndon CP (South) 12 Jul 2020 08:00 - 09:15 Sunny, scattered clouds. Warm. Andrew Cox 4 Black-headed Gull, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Skylark (Singing male, adjacent arable.), 2 Goldcrest (In trees next to car park.), Coal Tit, 2 Nuthatch, Bullfinch
Thorndon CP (North) 12 Jul 2020 09:15 - 10:30 Sunny, scattered clouds. Warm. Andrew Cox 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Swallow (At least. Vicinity of Hatch Farm.), House Martin (Vicinity of Hatch Farm.), Goldcrest (Singing Male.), 4 Coal Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit (At least.), 3 Treecreeper, 5 Nuthatch, Bullfinch
Beckton 12 Jul 2020 07:45 - 13:00 Sun/Cloud Gary A James 3 Little Egret, Pochard, Hobby, 9 Common Sandpiper, 1000 Black-headed Gull (+ feeding on flying insects), 16 Swift, Garden Warbler
Naze, The 12 Jul 2020 11:00 - 15:00 bright, some cloud Martin Richards Cuckoo (saltmarsh), 14 Bar-tailed Godwit, Mediterranean Gull, 5 Dunlin, 2 Turnstone, 3 Whimbrel
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 12 Jul 2020 12:15 - 13:00 Sunny Stuart Anderson 11 Common Tern, Oystercatcher, Great Crested Grebe, Buzzard, 6 Mute Swan, 150 Black-headed Gull
Abberton Reservoir 12 Jul 2020 08:00 - 13:00 Steve Grimwade 4 Mandarin Duck, Hobby, Peregrine Falcon (2cy female), 5 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Little Ringed Plover (2 adults and 4 chicks), Oystercatcher, 3 Greenshank, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Great White Egret, Cetti's Warbler, Yellowhammer, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard
Hanningfield Reservoir 12 Jul 2020 16:00 - 16:00 Dry, sunshine and light breeze Ian Dewsnap Red-crested Pochard (Female and chick close to causeway)
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 12 Jul 2020 07:45 - 13:15 Fine and sunny, light SE wind, LT Paul Larkin 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), 2 Common Tern (Plus one fledged chick, Golden Gates), 173 Coot (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 6 Great Crested Grebe (Two, plus two young, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 109 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 29 Canada Goose (Golden Gates), 10 Mute Swan (Golden Gates), 17 Pochard (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 30 Gadwall (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 76 Tufted Duck (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates), 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), Marsh Harrier (Male over the tip), 4 Common Sandpiper (Stanford Creek), Stonechat (Female near the VC), 10 Redshank (In the managed retreat), 2 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat), 50 Curlew (Mucking Bay), 2 Little Egret (In the managed retreat), 84 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 227 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 292 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), Mediterranean Gull (Adult in Mucking Bay), 8 Yellow-legged Gull (Mucking Bay), Corn Bunting (Sing near the approach road to the VC)
Tilbury 11 Jul 2020 07:00 - 09:00 Fine and sunny, NW wind, LT Paul Larkin 16 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort), 3 Raven (Two adults and a juv), Mediterranean Gull (Adult down river), 2 Peregrine Falcon (Female over from Kent with kill)
Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury 11 Jul 2020 08:15 - 10:30 Sunny, warm. Andrew Cox 2 Little Grebe, 60 Avocet (Approx.), 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Curlew (At least.), Whimbrel, Mediterranean Gull (2nd summer. Near tower.), Yellow Wagtail (Female/ juv.), 20 Sand Martin (At least.), 2 Stonechat (Pair.), 2 Greenfinch (Pair.), 10 Linnet (At least. At least four males singing.), 3 Reed Bunting (Two singing males; female elsewhere.)
Naze, The 11 Jul 2020 11:00 - 15:00 cloudy, light breeze Martin Richards 2 Hobby (quite far out over the sea), Cuckoo (salt marsh), Bar-tailed Godwit (very smart plumage), 38 Dunlin, Knot (with Whimbrel), 41 Sandwich Tern (some juv), 4 Whimbrel
Naze, The 11 Jul 2020 06:00 - 09:30 Mainly clear, mild, SW wind, ebbing tide - 18 species in song Brian Combes 4 Blackcap (Singing ), 9 Whitethroat (Singing + plenty of fledglings), 9 Swift (West), 2 Chiffchaff (Singing), Green Woodpecker, 2 Siskin (South), Chinese Muntjac, 2 Sedge Warbler (Singing ), 5 Reed Warbler (Singing ), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ), Great Spotted Woodpecker (West, dispersing juvenile), Buzzard, Green Sandpiper (Walton Hall Marshes ), Common Sandpiper (Walton Hall Marshes ), 17 Black-tailed Godwit (Walton Hall Marshes ), 8 Avocet, Sparrowhawk, 80 House Sparrow (+, probably in three digits but mobile and split flock, post breeding flock southern end of Walton Hall Marshes )
Easton Lodge, near Dunmow 11 Jul 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Dry 17 deg Stephen Dutton 3 Great Crested Grebe (Adult and 2 juvs)
Shotgate Thickets, near Wickford 11 Jul 2020 21:00 - 21:30 Clear skies David Livings Peregrine Falcon
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 10 Jul 2020 10:30 - 10:30 Martin Henry 2 Black-tailed Godwit
Tilbury 10 Jul 2020 10:00 - 11:00 Fine and sunny, NW wind, LT Paul Larkin 3 Shelduck (On foreshore in front of the fort), 10 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort)
Broadfields Farm, Cranham 10 Jul 2020 08:00 - 09:15 Sun & clouds. Cool. Andrew Cox 3 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 8 Goldfinch (At least. Including a pair with three young.)
Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 10 Jul 2020 10:15 - 12:45 Sun & clouds. Some breeze, occasional light showers. Warm Andrew Cox 3 Little Grebe (Adult with two young.), Black-necked Grebe, Buzzard, Marsh Harrier (Adult male.), Hobby (Hunting low along edge of landfill. Later it (or another) shot low across the track leading to the first viewpoint.), 3 Oystercatcher (Saline lagoon.), 7 Black-tailed Godwit (Four flew across the Manorway. Seven on saline lagoon.), 2 Greenshank (Main lagoon.), Common Sandpiper (Main lagoon.), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Common Tern (At least. Much coming & going. Some carrying fish.), 3 Yellow Wagtail (Pair, with female carrying food to presumed nest site in a wheat field. Juvenile not far from car park.), 2 Sand Martin (At least.), Swallow, 3 Stonechat (Male with at least two young in tow. Associating with white throats & goldfinches.), Sedge Warbler (Singing male.), 3 Bearded Tit (At least. Male & at least one juv.), 5 Greenfinch (At least.), 2 Linnet (Pair), 7 Reed Bunting (Five males (four singing). Two females.), Corn Bunting
Alresford 09 Jul 2020 09:00 - 13:00 low tide at the creek Richard Allen 18 Shelduck (pair with 16 young), 4 Oystercatcher (pair with 2+ nearly grown young), 4 Kestrel (ad plus 3 fledged young), Greenshank, 30 Black-tailed Godwit
Thorndon CP (South) 09 Jul 2020 08:00 - 09:30 Cloudy, some breeze. Warm. Andrew Cox Common Tern (Perched on post in lake.), 6 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark (Singing males. Adjacent arable.), 10 Swallow (At least. Some juveniles. Many feeding round & round a big hedgerow oak.), 10 House Martin (At least. Hawking above fringing properties westward.), Treecreeper (At least.), 5 Nuthatch (At least.), Greenfinch (Singing male.), Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer (Singing males.)
Thorndon CP (North) 09 Jul 2020 09:30 - 10:30 Cloudy, some breeze. Warm. Andrew Cox 2 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 10 Siskin (Approx.)
Cressing, near Braintree 09 Jul 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Overcast Paul Shuttleworth Kingfisher (Unusual for here), Swift (Numerous groups heading south/south west all morning. All sightings at Cressing Temple Barns)
Broomfield, Chelmsford 09 Jul 2020 11:00 - 11:00 Overcast Stuart Anderson 5 Green Woodpecker (2 adults + 3 Juveniles West Park, Chelmsford nowhere near Broomfield)
Beckton 09 Jul 2020 09:45 - 12:00 Cloudy light drizzle Gary A James Curlew, Yellow-legged Gull (adult), Mediterranean Gull (adult), 61 Common Tern (feeding flock), 6 Swift
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 09 Jul 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Overcast Brian Bolton Black-tailed Godwit (On mud. Not sure about race though? ), Little Ringed Plover (On mud), 12 Common Tern (Approx plus juvs on island)
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09 Jul 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Overcast Oliver Cottis 3 Marsh Harrier, Peregrine Falcon (disturbing gulls/waders), Barn Owl (Joyce's head), 2 Spotted Redshank (salcott channel), 2 Redshank (salcott channel), 4 Curlew, 6 Little Egret, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit (Joyce's head, male and female, possibly a third with them), 5 Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, 10 Egyptian Goose, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Green Sandpiper (reserve pools), 2 Common Sandpiper (McClures marsh)
Writtle 09 Jul 2020 17:45 - 19:15 Drizzle but warm. Only certain species counted. Andrew Allen 27 Black-tailed Godwit (Summer plumaged birds dropped in at Titchmarsh Reservoir around 6pm ), Common Tern (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Great Crested Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 6 House Martin (Over Titchmarsh Reservoir), Swift (Over Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Greylag Goose (Titchmarsh Reservoir), Moorhen (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Stock Dove (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 3 Song Thrush, Chiffchaff (Heard Only), Little Egret (Titchmarsh Reservoir.)
East Tilbury 09 Jul 2020 08:30 - 12:15 Overcast, W wind, rising tide Paul Larkin 73 Curlew, 403 Avocet, 19 Yellow-legged Gull (Including several adults), 7 Mediterranean Gull (Adults), 503 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Oystercatcher, 11 Little Grebe, 11 Tufted Duck, 344 Shelduck, Marsh Harrier (Female type over from Kent), 2 Little Egret, 27 Sand Martin, 3 Great Crested Grebe (Including a juvenile), Peregrine Falcon, 2 Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull (Juvenile, only the second I’ve seen this year), Whimbrel, Corn Bunting (In song)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 08 Jul 2020 09:30 - 10:00 Cloudy, warm, damp. Plotlands. Andrew Cox 2 Bullfinch (Including male.)
Boreham 08 Jul 2020 10:30 - 10:45 Light SSW, occasional rain showers;mild. Graham Ekins 2 Sandwich Tern (2 adults Flew west at a moderate height. rare here, less than annual. ), 2 Turtle Dove (Both male and female of one of the 2 pairs has visited over the last 24 hours but sightings much reduced over the last 3 days. )
Abberton Reservoir 08 Jul 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Cloudy Yvonne Watling 6 Green Sandpiper (Layer breton causeway ), 2 Yellow Wagtail, Little Grebe, 5 Little Egret, 50 Egyptian Goose, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Lapwing, 30 Cormorant, 5 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig bay), 2 Greenshank (Wig bay), 20 Common Tern, 5 Little Ringed Plover (2 adults 3 chicks ), Hobby, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Linnet, 100 Swift, 50 House Martin, Swallow, Sand Martin, 15 House Sparrow, 3 Skylark
Friday Wood 08 Jul 2020 09:00 - 16:00 Steve Grimwade Hobby, Bullfinch, 4 Song Thrush, 10 Mistle Thrush, 6 Chiffchaff, 10 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sparrowhawk, Pied Wagtail, Kestrel, 10 Swift, 2 Common Tern, Siskin (Northwest), Treecreeper
Naze, The 08 Jul 2020 01:00 - 15:00 very grey but warm - from seawall. Nice mixed species high tide roost on Cormorant Creek Martin Richards Cuckoo (on salt marsh), Common Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 31 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Avocet
Vange Marsh RSPB 08 Jul 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Cloudy, some light showers. Warm. Andrew Cox 2 Oystercatcher, Little Ringed Plover, 80 Lapwing, 12 Curlew, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 35 Redshank (Approx.), 4 Spotted Redshank (All summer plumage.), 2 Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, 3 Bearded Tit (At least.)
Ardleigh Reservoir 08 Jul 2020 15:00 - 16:00 Overcast but dry, selected sightings from both causeways Matt Turner 2 Turtle Dove (Heard then seen in flight - headed north), Yellow Wagtail, Hobby (Swallows alarm calls notified me, bird high up hawking insects), Sparrowhawk (Distant female with prey), Buzzard (Heard only), 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Reed Warbler (1 juv), 5 Common Tern, Green Woodpecker (Heard), Song Thrush (Heard), 2 Chiffchaff (Heard), 3 Blackcap (Heard), 2 Great Crested Grebe
Maldon 08 Jul 2020 05:00 - 08:00 walk to & from Beeleigh Weir Tony Kennelly 2 Grey Wagtail (Beeleigh weir), Common Sandpiper (On river Blackwater near beeleigh weir), 6 Song Thrush (Singing males), Black Redstart (Male singing in industrial estate), 20 Black-tailed Godwit (On river Blackwater by Prom Park), 11 Little Egret (Fishing together in low tide pool)
Frinton-on-Sea 08 Jul 2020 04:45 - 20:00 W-SW2-3 8/8 rain in morning and evening. Movement to south unless stated Paul Brayshaw 2448 Swift (2079 during light rain to c0600 when heavier rain stopped passage. 369 ahead of evening rain), 6 Siskin, 54 Curlew, 45 Whimbrel, 2 Crossbill (@ 1158), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-headed Gull (first fledged juveniles here), 4 Mediterranean Gull (including first fledged juvenile here), 3 Kittiwake (2 north)
Harold Wood SW 08 Jul 2020 15:00 - 15:30 Clear sky Claire Hodgr Sparrowhawk (Male hunting in back garden tried to take a juvenile starling feeding on the grass but was unsuccessful.), Red Kite (Juvenile Red Kite circling extremely low over gardens around this area)
Little Waltham 08 Jul 2020 15:00 - 16:00 overcast David Saville Chiffchaff
Braintree 07 Jul 2020 07:45 - 07:48 Overcast Martin Iddon Kingfisher (Near bridge at Hoppits bridge), Song Thrush (In patio garden...first for months)
Great Totham 07 Jul 2020 12:00 - 12:05 Cloudy, breezy and warm. Malcolm Corbett Red Kite (Low over Gt. Totham South. Harassed by corvids and glided NE.)
Naze, The 07 Jul 2020 09:00 - 13:00 warm, mainly sunny Martin Richards 2 Cuckoo (on tamarisk / marsh around hide wall), 2 Grey Plover (flying past Stone Point), 3 Dunlin, Fulmar (along cliff edge), 6 Sandwich Tern
Ingrebourne Valley 07 Jul 2020 08:00 - 10:00 Sunny, warm. All sighting from Bonnetts Wood, except the bullfinches; these from Berwick Glades. Andrew Cox Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylark (Singing males.), 2 Swallow, Willow Warbler (Singing Male.), 3 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet (Pair.), 2 Bullfinch
Abberton Reservoir 07 Jul 2020 09:45 - 14:45 Overcast after a sunny start. Light SW breeze. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 6 Little Ringed Plover (3 adults & 3 tiny chicks. LDHC.), 4 Green Sandpiper (3 LBC, 1 Wig Bay.), Whitethroat (LBC.), 12 Swallow (Circa.), 4 Sand Martin, 20 Swift (Circa. LBC), Sparrowhawk (LBC. ), 2 Buzzard (LBC.), Kestrel, 30 Lapwing (Circa. ), 18 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 15 Common Tern (Circa, 1 chick. Most from Abberton Church.), 18 Egyptian Goose (10 juveniles.), Great White Egret (From Abberton Church), 3 Linnet, Skylark
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 07 Jul 2020 16:45 - 17:15 Overcast and drizzle Brian Bolton 3 Little Ringed Plover (All adults (pair +1?)), 18 Common Tern (Approx includes juvs. ), 20 Tufted Duck (At least plus 7 ducklings )
Rolls Farm, nr Tollesbury 07 Jul 2020 07:30 - 08:00 Low tide Jonathan Smith 130 Curlew (Feeding on the mudflats at low tide)
Terling 06 Jul 2020 14:00 - 15:30 Tony Kennelly 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Feeding in oaks by cricket pitch), 4 Mistle Thrush (Adults & 2 juveniles on pitch), Bullfinch (Male feeding by footbridge), Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Buzzard, Red Kite, 10 Swift, 4 Swallow