Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Langdon Hills NR EWT 13 Dec 2019 08:30 - 09:00 Cloudy, breezy, chilly. Lincewood only. Andrew Cox 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest, Treecreeper
Westley Heights 13 Dec 2019 09:00 - 10:00 Cloudy, breezy, chilly. Andrew Cox 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Song Thrush (At least.), 4 Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, 20 Goldfinch
Mistley 13 Dec 2019 12:15 - 13:15 Grey, cold. Sean Nixon 7 Scaup (incl 2 1W drakes), 21 Goldeneye, 6 Pintail, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, Grey Wagtail
Canvey Island, Thames Estuary 13 Dec 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Sun & cloud. Chilly breeze. Andrew Cox 56 Sanderling (Castle Point yacht club. Feeding on the shoreline & on bird seed left on the path.), 120 Turnstone (As sanderlings.)
Halstead 13 Dec 2019 13:00 - 13:00 Barbara Leport Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Female again very briefly)
Wrabness 12 Dec 2019 09:30 - 10:45 Overcast and cold with a bit of rain Matt Turner 3 Bullfinch (Poss 4 - 3 seen and 1 heard later), 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Goldeneye (Distant females), 4 Common Scoter (4 Juv birds flew west ), 90 Wigeon (circa), Curlew (Feeding in paddock), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+)
Mistley 12 Dec 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Steady rain, high tide. All sightings from Quay Matt Turner 30 Red-breasted Merganser, 40 Goldeneye, 38 Pintail, Mediterranean Gull, 6 Little Grebe, 7 Scaup
Tollesbury Wick NR EWT 12 Dec 2019 10:45 - 13:00 Rising tide. Vile rain plus sleet. Thanks ITV, great job. David Allen Red-necked Grebe (three quarters the way from marina to pill box), 50 Avocet, 2 Reed Bunting, 5 Curlew, 30 Dunlin, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 50 Grey Plover, 4 Sanderling, 5 Skylark, 2 Sparrowhawk, Mistle Thrush
Abberton Reservoir 12 Dec 2019 08:00 - 15:00 Dry,cold start becoming wet and cold later. Miserable day weather wise! Mick Woodruff Black-necked Grebe (Gwen's Hide), Little Grebe (LDLH Causeway), Cattle Egret (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide - Towards School Lane), 7 Great White Egret (5 from Bay Hide), 8 Pintail (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide), 4 Scaup (Gwen's Hide), Ring-necked Duck (LDLH Causeway), 2 Long-tailed Duck (Gwen's Hide), 33 Goosander (Most from the LDLH Causeway), Smew (Female - LDLH Causeway), 6 Shelduck (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide), Black Swan (LBC), 2 Bewick's Swan (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide), 2 Buzzard (Billets Farm), Sparrowhawk (Female - Visitor Centre), 3 Marsh Harrier (1 male,2 Females), Peregrine Falcon (Bay Hide), 4 Kestrel (At least), 2 Green Sandpiper (Bay Hide), 6 Redshank (LDLH Causeway), Dunlin (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide), Ruff (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide), 150 Fieldfare (Estimated - Reserve), Stonechat (Male - Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide), 3 Goldcrest (Bay Hide/Billets Farm. 71 Species recorded today at Abberton with help from Steve Grimwade and Glen Moore)
Halstead 11 Dec 2019 08:30 - 08:30 Cold and brighter Barbara Leport Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Female on peanut feeder briefly again)
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 11 Dec 2019 10:15 - 15:00 John Sutherby Dartford Warbler (Female. Now half mile south of Obs in Suaeda.)
Wormingford, Colchester 11 Dec 2019 09:30 - 13:00 bright and sunny Martin Peers 3 Buzzard, 20 Golden Plover (circa - only 3 on airfield), 5 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Peregrine Falcon (pair chasing Kestrel on airfield), 100 Skylark (circa - 70 on airfield), 100 Starling (+ - 70+ on airfield), 40 Blackbird (circa - dispersed), 100 Fieldfare (+ all on airfield), 2 Song Thrush, 14 Redwing, 40 House Sparrow (village), 120 Meadow Pipit (+ - 60 on airfield), 100 Linnet (circa - 70 on airfield), 15 Yellowhammer
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 11 Dec 2019 09:10 - 11:10 Sunny, calm. Low numbers on lakes lately; weekly (Fri) shoot a factor? Malcolm Corbett 2 Egyptian Goose (South House Farm.), Pochard, Tufted Duck, 8 Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk (Female.), Buzzard, 150 Wood Pigeon (circa. South House Farm.), Green Woodpecker, 30 Long-tailed Tit (circa.), Chiffchaff, 15 Fieldfare
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11 Dec 2019 10:00 - 13:00 Liz Huxley 50 Chaffinch (+), Brambling, 10 Linnet (+), 10 Reed Bunting (+), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 100 Lapwing (+), Kestrel, Buzzard, Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 10 Skylark (+), 10 Meadow Pipit (+), 2 Stonechat (pair), Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, 300 Avocet (+), Kingfisher, Marsh Harrier (adult male)
Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury 11 Dec 2019 10:45 - 15:30 Sean Huggins 3 Twite (c1m NE of fort by seawall), 27 Corn Bunting
Abberton Reservoir 11 Dec 2019 14:30 - 16:00 5 degrees. David Allen Black-necked Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Bewick's Swan, 6 Great White Egret (4 in Wigborough Bay), 900 Coot, 8 Pintail, 4 Gadwall, 250 Lapwing, 6 Redshank, 30 Red-breasted Merganser, 15 Goldeneye, 2 Scaup
The Hythe, Colchester 10 Dec 2019 08:00 - 10:00 Alf Mullins 2 Peregrine Falcon, Common Sandpiper
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 10 Dec 2019 07:45 - 08:30 Cold, dry, low tide. All sightings from bridge, splodge frozen Matt Turner 60 Wigeon, 8 Little Grebe, 5 Little Egret, 4 Snipe, 4 Egyptian Goose (Flying west), 8 Curlew (Flying west)
Halstead 10 Dec 2019 10:00 - 10:15 Dull Barbara Leport Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Female on peanut feeder)
Hanningfield Reservoir 09 Dec 2019 10:45 - 14:30 Dry, sunny, NW wind, 8c. Most birds sheltering tight to W bank. Sightings With Brenda from Rawl, Lyster hides & Causeway. David Hale 12 Goosander (9 drakes, 3 females.), 10 Goldeneye (Circa.), 200 Wigeon (Circa. Grazing meadow.), 1000 Coot (At least.), 100 Teal (Circa. ), 4 Egyptian Goose, 3 Little Grebe, 5 Grey Heron, 2 Gadwall (Pair.), 6 Mallard (3 pair. ), 6 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Moorhen, 5 Common Gull, 100 Black-headed Gull (Plus. ), Black-tailed Godwit (Wind felled tree across woodland footpath !.), Peregrine Falcon (Looking like a juvenile. Failed sortie in front of Rawl hide.), 2 Buzzard (Red Fox & Muntjac Deer, Rawl hide.), 3 Jay, 4 Mute Swan
Wickford 08 Dec 2019 09:15 - 09:15 Sunny and breezy David Petts Blackcap (Male in my garden . Now had wintering blackcaps for 17 years in a row)
Broadfields Farm, Cranham 08 Dec 2019 08:15 - 09:30 Sunny, chilly. Some breeze. Andrew Cox Kestrel, 5 Green Woodpecker (Including one with no tail.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Pied Wagtail (Golf course.), 2 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing (At least.), 8 Egyptian Goose (Golf course.)
The Hythe, Colchester 08 Dec 2019 08:00 - 11:00 Alf Mullins Marsh Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard, 2 Ruff, 2 Stonechat
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 08 Dec 2019 14:15 - 16:00 Dry and overcast and very cold wind Brian Bolton Hen Harrier (Female type ), Short-eared Owl (Distantly over seawall), 2 Great White Egret
Thorndon CP (North) 07 Dec 2019 08:00 - 09:00 Cloudy, cool. Andrew Cox Kestrel (Male.), 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (One feeding on hornbeam seeds.), 2 Goldcrest, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Nuthatch, 10 Siskin (At least.)
Thorndon CP (South) 07 Dec 2019 09:00 - 10:00 Cloudy, cool. Andrew Cox Kestrel (Female.), Green Woodpecker, 3 Fieldfare, Yellowhammer (Calling.)
Colne Pt 07 Dec 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Chris Balchin 5 Snow Bunting
Naze, The 07 Dec 2019 07:20 - 12:30 cool, overcast, brisk westerly wind, ebbing tide Brian Combes Chiffchaff (Double hedge ), 2 Chinese Muntjac, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Off Stone Point), 2 Goldcrest, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ), 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, Grey Heron, Merlin (Near Stone Point Lagoon, later this bird or another Walton Hall Marshes ), 2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair sitting on Horsey Island seawall across from Stone Point ), 15 Snow Bunting (Tip of Stone Point, flew in from Horsey, fed for a while, flew back to Horsey and then after a few minutes returned to the Point), Buzzard, 4 Stonechat (Two pairs on Walton Hall Marshes ), Green Woodpecker, 10 Pintail (Walton Hall Marshes ), 18 Little Grebe (Walton Channel )
Canvey Island, Thames Estuary 07 Dec 2019 13:00 - 15:45 Sun & clouds. Chilly. Low tide. Andrew Cox 26 Great Crested Grebe, Peregrine Falcon (Stooping at waders.), 45 Grey Plover (At least.), 2000 Knot (At least.), Mediterranean Gull (Adult.), Rock Pipit, Pied Wagtail
Abberton Reservoir 07 Dec 2019 14:00 - 15:00 Mild and dry David Curle Scaup (East of LDLH Causeway. Thanks Sean for the heads up,), Black-necked Grebe (East of LDLH Causeway.)
Abberton Reservoir 07 Dec 2019 12:30 - 16:00 Mild, still and grey Sean Nixon 2 Long-tailed Duck, Scaup, 29 Goosander (Lodge Lane), 7 Goldeneye, 4 Great White Egret, 41 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 3 Stonechat, Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, Bullfinch, 23 Skylark
West Mersea 07 Dec 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Grey, mild Sean Nixon Black Brant
Great Baddow, Chelmsford 07 Dec 2019 10:30 - 12:30 cloudy, mild, windy Sean Gregory Little Egret, Blackcap (male), Redwing