Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Beckton 13 Oct 2019 08:15 - 12:30 Cloudy sw wind, rising tide Gary A James Great White Egret, Dark-bellied Brent Goose (upriver), 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Redshank, Black Tern, Cetti's Warbler
Brightlingsea 13 Oct 2019 10:00 - 14:00 Brightlingsea to Wivenhoe on barge "Thistle" with Yvonne Watling Richard Allen 4 Swallow, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Peregrine Falcon (m & f hunting Geedon), 3 Marsh Harrier, Purple Sandpiper (on Point Clear with Turnstones), Eider (female)
South Woodham Ferrers 12 Oct 2019 07:30 - 07:30 Rain Alan Shearring Ring Ouzel (First winter dived into cover on the Washlands)
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 12 Oct 2019 10:00 - 11:00 Steve Swinney Black-necked Grebe (Black-necked Grebe still Golden gates lake TTNP Mucking Essex. NE side. 11 am)
Manningtree 12 Oct 2019 07:45 - 08:30 From white bridge to Co-op, low tide; usual blackwits, redshank, lapwing, teal etc. Matt Turner 2 Greenshank, 2 Avocet, Kingfisher, 5 Egyptian Goose, 9 Little Egret
South Woodham Ferrers 12 Oct 2019 14:30 - 14:45 More rain Alan Shearring Yellow-browed Warbler (50+ tit flock moving through the Washlands including a calling YB warbler)
Naze, The 12 Oct 2019 06:50 - 13:45 mild, overcast with frequent showers, light westerly wind, high tide Brian Combes 23 Chiffchaff, 11 Redwing, 21 Goldcrest, 50 Robin (+), 18 Meadow Pipit (South), 15 Blackcap, 2 Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing), Grey Heron (Flushed from ‘cricket pitch’), Ring Ouzel (1 of 2 males present on the common), 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 in hedge to the west of main sycamore clump with tit flock and 1 with goldcrests below west side of escarpment), 8 Swallow (South), 6 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat, 13 Skylark (South)
Naze, The 12 Oct 2019 10:45 - 13:45 Heavy showers, with periods of lighter rain. Light wind. Sean Nixon Yellow-browed Warbler, Ring Ouzel, Siskin, 5 Redwing, 10 Song Thrush, 10 Blackbird, 5 Blackcap, 8 Swallow, 5 Chiffchaff, 15 Goldcrest
Abberton Reservoir 12 Oct 2019 09:45 - 15:30 Constant light rain, calm, 14c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale Long-tailed Duck (Gwens hide.), 2 Egyptian Goose (Gwens hide.), Wheatear (On Tern raft, Gwens hide.), 2 Swallow (Gwens hide, heading South.), 7 Great White Egret (4 LBC, 3 Billets Screen. Large Egrets, yellow dagger bill, towering over Little Egrets.), 13 Little Egret, 30 Common Gull (Circa. ), 40 Great Black-backed Gull (Circa. With Common Gull on shore between Gwens & Island hides.), 15 Pintail (Circa, Billets Screen.), 43 Goldeneye (Rafts of 25 & 18, Island hide. ), 500 Tufted Duck (Circa.), 50 Pochard (Circa.), 300 Shoveler (Circa.), 200 Teal (At least.), 25 Lapwing (Plus.), 30 Meadow Pipit (Circa.), 50 Goldfinch (Plus, Gwens hide.), Redshank (LDHC.), Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon (New Bay hide.), 2 Kestrel, 5 Grey Heron, 20 Great Crested Grebe (Circa.), 2 Stonechat (Pair.), 7 Skylark (Gwens hide.)
West Mersea 12 Oct 2019 11:00 - 13:30 Firs road cemetery found by dougal urquhart Stephen Entwistle Ring Ouzel (Male very mobile)
Abberton Reservoir 12 Oct 2019 13:00 - 15:30 Raining with slight breeze Yvonne Watling 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Great White Egret, 5 Ruff, 2 Goosander, Redshank, 2 Stonechat, Long-tailed Duck, 10 Pintail, 20 Great Crested Grebe, 200 Cormorant, 2 Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon
South Woodham Ferrers 11 Oct 2019 11:15 - 12:15 North of the town. Wet and windy from the SW Alan Shearring Song Thrush (the only thrush apart from one blackbird), Buzzard, 3 Swallow (heading south), Peregrine Falcon (low south), Hobby (heading east along the ridge), 6 House Martin (in one group south)
Naze, The 11 Oct 2019 10:00 - 13:00 Liz Huxley 4 Jay (4-5), 6 Goldcrest (+), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, 20 Sandwich Tern (c), 2 Common Scoter (females), 50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+), 5 Turnstone, Rock Pipit, 7 Chiffchaff (7-8), Stonechat (female), 4 Cetti's Warbler
Harwich 10 Oct 2019 09:00 - 09:00 Fine Peter Brittain Wheatear (Same place as yesterday)
Holland Haven 10 Oct 2019 08:00 - 12:00 Matt Turner 4 Chiffchaff, 15 Meadow Pipit, 100 Linnet (+), 150 Goldfinch (+ Small flocks moving south along with linnet), 6 Stonechat, 8 Reed Bunting, Kingfisher, 2 Snipe, Avocet, Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 5 Wigeon, Tree Pipit (Over south calling), 20 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Redwing
Wrabness 10 Oct 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Fine / Tide on the ebb Peter Brittain 70 Brent Goose (c), 5 Little Egret, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Long-tailed Tit (Blue tit), 3 Great Tit, Jay
Abberton Reservoir 10 Oct 2019 10:30 - 12:00 All seen from visitor centre Steve Grimwade 3 Spoonbill (1st years flew in from west and roosted in front of Gwen’s hide then flew east), 5 Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier (Adult male), 4 Kestrel
Walton-on-The-Naze 10 Oct 2019 10:30 - 14:30 Sunny, W. wind, falling tide John McLaughlin 3 Little Egret, 50 Brent Goose, 45 Oystercatcher, 12 Grey Plover, 25 Sanderling, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30 Curlew, 18 Turnstone, 20 Sandwich Tern, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Snow Bunting (at Stone Point)
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 10 Oct 2019 14:30 - 14:45 Cloudy; fresh W wind George Brown Great White Egret (flying over NW, but not stopping, at 2.40p.m.), Red Kite, 25 Wigeon
East Tilbury 10 Oct 2019 08:15 - 12:00 Sunny, strong W wind, rising tide Paul Larkin 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1195 Dunlin, 22 Ringed Plover, 276 Grey Plover, Curlew Sandpiper (Juv), 95 Curlew, Knot, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Little Grebe, Buzzard, 15 Chiffchaff, 51 Lapwing, 76 Teal, 54 Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 8 Gadwall, Tufted Duck, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Stonechat (Males)
Tilbury 10 Oct 2019 12:30 - 14:00 Sunny, st.rong W wind, HT Paul Larkin 3 Teal (In the fort), 38 Mallard (18 in the fort, the rest on the STW outfall), 23 Pied Wagtail (In the fort), Grey Heron (In the fort), 3 Little Egret (In the fort), Kingfisher (In the fort), 10 Black-tailed Godwit (On the foreshore), Curlew (In the fort), 19 Little Grebe (In the fort)
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 10 Oct 2019 17:30 - 17:45 Mark Fisher Kingfisher (Mucking sluice)
Stanford Warren 10 Oct 2019 17:00 - 17:15 Mark Fisher Kingfisher (Regular on the fishing lakes)
Gunners Park, Shoebury 10 Oct 2019 10:55 - 12:55 High Tide. Strong Westerly. Bright and Sunny. Mike Harris 10 Little Grebe (On Mere), Sparrowhawk (West), 80 Ringed Plover (Barge Pier), 350 Sanderling (Barge Pier), 100 Turnstone (Barge Pier), 300 Redshank (Mere island), 29 Swallow (West), 10 Meadow Pipit, 10 Pied Wagtail, Wheatear, 3 Stonechat (MFF), 3 Ring Ouzel (M,F,1stW), 2 Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler (M), 2 Chiffchaff, 200 Starling, 25 House Sparrow, 10 Linnet, 20 Goldfinch, Greenfinch (M), 4 Reed Bunting
Whetmead NR, nr Witham 10 Oct 2019 11:00 - 14:00 via River Walk (also egg-laying Willow Emerald Damselflies) David L Smith 3 Kingfisher, 4 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Linnet, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Bullfinch
Harwich 09 Oct 2019 09:00 - 09:00 Fine Peter Brittain Wheatear ((F) near Low Lighthouse. Seen yesterday and today), Grey Heron, 50 Turnstone, 5 Brent Goose, 3 Pied Wagtail
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09 Oct 2019 08:45 - 09:50 And 11:25 to 11:45. Sunny, light but increasing SW wind. Malcolm Corbett 2 Egyptian Goose (Large lake.), 21 Pochard, 14 Great Crested Grebe, Buzzard, Arctic Tern (Juvenile. Seen at rest and in flight on large lake; short legs, dark bill, extensive but not full black cap, grey upper parts with noticeable white trailing edge to upper wing. (Thanks to SDW).), Kingfisher
Chigborough Lakes 09 Oct 2019 09:50 - 11:25 Sunny, light but increasing SW wind. Malcolm Corbett 74 Canada Goose, 3 Egyptian Goose (Pochard Lake.), 60 Shoveler (circa. Main Lake.), 15 Gadwall, 6 Little Grebe, 43 Cormorant, 2 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, House Martin (Heading south.), Willow Warbler (Briefly in song. (Another observer reported "several" among a mixed flock with chiffchaff and long-tailed tit).), 7 Chiffchaff (One in full song.), 3 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch (Males.)
Naze, The 09 Oct 2019 09:00 - 13:45 Steve Grimwade Yellow-browed Warbler (Both Yellow-browed and Firecrest in main Sycamores), Firecrest, Wheatear (Early morning only ), Common Scoter (Female south), 4 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Sandwich Tern, Barred Warbler (1st winter found by Darrell Stile and Nick Allen), Short-eared Owl (High over marsh flew towards Harwich), Marsh Harrier (Green wing-tagged individual over Walton Hall marshes), Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 4 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 20 Goldcrest, 17 Jay, 2 Stonechat, 9 Skylark, 3 Song Thrush, Redwing, 60 Brent Goose, 8 Turnstone, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Swallow
Holland Haven 09 Oct 2019 14:30 - 16:15 Steve Grimwade Mediterranean Gull (Adult), Yellow Wagtail (1st winter on greensward with Pieds), 4 Buzzard, Stonechat, Coal Tit, Green Woodpecker, Snipe, 2 Dunlin, Avocet, House Martin, 24 Swallow
Hanningfield Reservoir 09 Oct 2019 10:45 - 16:30 Dry, sun & cloud, brisk SW breeze, 14c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale Marsh Harrier (Female.), 2 Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk (All Raptors over W bank treetops.), Black-necked Grebe (Rawl hide.), 32 Black-tailed Godwit (Oak & Rawl hide.), Ringed Plover (Rawl hide.), 2 Common Sandpiper (Rawl hide.), Yellow-legged Gull (Oak hide.), 50 Lapwing (Circa.), Great White Egret (Rawl hide. W bank with L Egret. Much taller than L Egret, large yellow dagger bill.), 7 Little Egret, 13 Grey Heron (Rawl hide.), 3 Ruff (Lyster hide.), Wheatear (Juvenile, Point hide. Our first ever at Hanningfield Res.), 30 Meadow Pipit (Plus.), 50 Pied Wagtail (At least. Point & Oak hide. ), 12 Long-tailed Tit (Circa. Comma, Small White & Red Admiral butterflies on the wing), Goldcrest (In with L T Tits, Lyster hide.), 6 House Martin (At least.), 3 Wigeon (1 drake, 2 female.)
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09 Oct 2019 11:30 - 15:30 Liz Huxley 2 Kingfisher (Lake), 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 100 Avocet (+), 6 Greenshank, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Sparrowhawk, Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Shoveler, 100 Wigeon (+), 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+)
Manningtree 08 Oct 2019 07:45 - 08:30 Sightings between white bridge and Co-op, high tide Matt Turner Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 55 Ringed Plover, 24 Little Egret, 200 Black-tailed Godwit (Roosting on Hogmarsh Island), 6 Skylark (Overhead calling), 4 Greenshank, 4 Grey Plover, 6 Knot, 3 Curlew, 3 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Pintail (Flying high east)
Beeleigh 08 Oct 2019 09:00 - 10:45 Paul Gymer 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing), Swallow, Buzzard, 2 Kingfisher (at the weir), 2 Chiffchaff, Common Sandpiper (near Beeleigh Abbey)
Rayne 07 Oct 2019 09:00 - 13:00 cloudy 4/8 cloud Andrew Goodey Brambling (overhead calling), 3 Redwing, 6 Meadow Pipit (south)
Colne Pt 07 Oct 2019 09:00 - 10:30 Richard Allen 40 Swallow, Wheatear, Stonechat, 6 Song Thrush (dropped in), 2 Marsh Harrier (ad m, juv), 4 Corn Bunting
Naze, The 07 Oct 2019 07:00 - 14:30 Steve Grimwade Yellow-browed Warbler (In main Sycamore clump but v elusive), Ring Ouzel (Fem/I’m at northern end of double hedge then flew north), Firecrest (Naze Park Road), Brambling, 37 Blackbird, 36 Song Thrush, 60 Robin, 20 Redwing, 27 Jay, 32 Goldcrest, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 180 Goldfinch, 12 Greenfinch, 18 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tawny Owl (Heard), Reed Bunting (High north), Grey Wagtail, 3 Sparrowhawk, 15 Swallow, 35 House Martin, 23 Sandwich Tern, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Marsh Harrier
Warley 07 Oct 2019 11:00 - 11:00 overcast Andrew Stroud 10 Redwing (flying over walrley hill)
TQ6293 07 Oct 2019 11:45 - 12:30 Grey and heavy cloud , very light wind. Clive Tanner 50 House Martin (50 plus all flying through feeding between 10 - 50m), 6 Ring-necked Parakeet (Along with Crowsf lying over tree tops chasing a Sparrow Hawk )
Manningtree 06 Oct 2019 09:30 - 10:30 Steady rain, sightings from Co-op to splodge Matt Turner 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Greenshank, Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Snipe, 33 Avocet, 400 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 3 Dunlin (Flew overhead), Grey Plover, 3 Grey Heron, Song Thrush
Beckton 06 Oct 2019 09:00 - 11:00 Cloudy NW wind Gary A James 2 Little Egret, Sandwich Tern, Yellow Wagtail
Good Easter 06 Oct 2019 17:00 - 17:00 Martin Henry Wheatear, 195 Linnet
Abberton Reservoir 06 Oct 2019 16:00 - 16:15 Grey and breezy Sean Nixon 10 Great White Egret (West of LdlH c/way)
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 06 Oct 2019 08:15 - 14:30 Wet early with ESE wind, dry later W wind, falling tide Paul Larkin 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Outer car park), 91 Teal (Singles Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay), 53 Wigeon (Mucking Bay), 449 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 69 Dunlin (In the managed retreat), 30 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), 7 Mute Swan (Golden Gates), 95 Tufted Duck (23 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 10 Pochard (Five each Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip), 3 Great Crested Grebe (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 23 Gadwall (Five on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 182 Coot (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), Merlin (Male chasing Skylarks on the track to the VC), Sparrowhawk (Over the tip), Black-necked Grebe (Golden Gates), 244 Rook (Golden Gates), 68 Shoveler (63 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), Aythya sp. (Female Tufted Duck x Pochard hybrid on the pit to the south of the tip), 3 Buzzard (Over the tip), 10 Stock Dove (Golden Gates), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), 16 Knot (Mucking Bay), 1204 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 611 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 4 Yellow-legged Gull (In the managed retreat), 36 Curlew (Mucking Bay)