Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Tilbury 23 Aug 2019 07:30 - 08:30 Fine and sunny, light E wind, falling tide Paul Larkin 2 Raven (Over south into Kent), Marsh Harrier (Over from Kent), Common Sandpiper (Over from Kent), 30 Common Tern (Up river, largest flock 23)
Hanningfield Reservoir 22 Aug 2019 09:00 - 11:00 Sunny David Petts 3 Green Sandpiper (Fremnals lagoon), 36 Lapwing (Causeway), 2 Little Gull (From RAWL hide flying along west bank), 2 Blackcap (Female), 6 Chiffchaff
Wormingford, Colchester 22 Aug 2019 08:30 - 10:30 warm and sunny Martin Peers 5 Tufted Duck (female + 4 juvs: all records WORMINGFORD AIRFIELD), 10 Little Grebe (2 pairs each with 1 dependant youngsters; 2 failed pairs from elsewhere.), Great Crested Grebe (adult), Sparrowhawk (adult female not yet fully moulted), Buzzard (young calling from Wormingford Hall), 12 Coot (3 pairs each with 2 juvs), 3 Green Sandpiper (small farm reservoir), 2 Kestrel (juvs hunting together), Hobby (flew NE across airfield towards village), 5 Lesser Whitethroat (juvs), 3 Whitethroat (juvs), 70 Starling (near large reservoir), Wheatear (first winter female), 2 Yellow Wagtail (potatoes), 30 Linnet (several family parties), 20 Yellowhammer (min 10 juvs; also 50+ Painted Ladies on airfield.)
Naze, The 22 Aug 2019 07:45 - 13:30 Combined total from myself and Darrell Stile Glen Moore 10 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Redstart, 2 Garden Warbler, Marsh Tit (I finally caught up with it on my 3rd visit. Present 18 days)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 22 Aug 2019 17:00 - 18:30 Sunny, warm. Andrew Cox 15 Little Egret (At least; some settled out of sight behind a sallow.), Cattle Egret (Flew several times around the scrape. Yellow bill obvious. Eventually went down in fields between Pitsea Marsh & Bowers.), Oystercatcher, 50 Lapwing (At least.), Black-tailed Godwit (Summer plumage.), 3 Greenshank (Roosting on the scrape.), Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern (Three adults & one juvenile.), 50 Swallow (At least, around horse sanctuary. Many juveniles.)
Naze, The 22 Aug 2019 15:00 - 20:00 Calm and sunny, high tide Matt Turner 25 Sandwich Tern (Very vocal and plunge diving), 9 Sanderling (1 adult, 8 juv), 6 Turnstone, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 6 Willow Warbler, Whimbrel, Swift, 4 Ringed Plover, 3 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Jay
East Tilbury 22 Aug 2019 08:15 - 13:30 Fine and sunny, SW breeze, falling tide Paul Larkin 59 Knot, 2498 Black-tailed Godwit, 53 Curlew, 72 Ringed Plover, 26 Dunlin, Turnstone, 77 Grey Plover, 2 Sparrowhawk, 8 Teal, Garganey (Eclipse drake), Buzzard, 2 Cetti's Warbler
Tilbury 21 Aug 2019 07:30 - 08:45 Fine and sunny, light W wind, falling tide Paul Larkin 187 Common Tern (Largest flock 93 all high up river bar nine which returned down), 2 Sandwich Tern (With flock of nine Common Tern all eventually turned and went back down river), Common Sandpiper (Over from Kent)
Naze, The 21 Aug 2019 05:50 - 10:10 warm, westerly wind, sunny Brian Combes 3 Pied Flycatcher (1 by path leading to Sunny Point, 1 at south end of double hedge, 1 on southern edge of John Weston Reserve ), 20 Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker, 35 Whitethroat, 17 Blackcap, 5 Swift (South first thing), 40 House Martin (+, circling around the Tower first thing), 14 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Little Owl (By farm pond), 2 Reed Warbler (Passage birds, south of escarpment ), Marsh Tit (Near sycamore clump, located by call and then seen briefly. Very unusual here, this bird has been here for a number of days. ), Cetti's Warbler (Singing), Chinese Muntjac, Sparrowhawk
Friday Wood 21 Aug 2019 08:45 - 10:00 field near sub-station corner Richard Allen Garden Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 4 Yellow Wagtail
Epping 21 Aug 2019 14:00 - 15:30 (Swaines Green) Warm, watery sunshine, light southerly breeze Roger Emmens 55 Linnet, 4 Greenfinch, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff (At least 3), Sparrowhawk, Hobby
Holland Haven 21 Aug 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Sunny Yvonne Watling Spotted Flycatcher (Behind metal gates just before house), 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Wheatear (In field behind metal hide), 15 Swallow (All over), 15 House Martin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Avocet, 3 Dunlin
Childerditch 21 Aug 2019 19:00 - 19:00 Andrew Stroud Spotted Flycatcher (fly catching in trees at back of car park of The Greyhound pub.)
Naze, The 20 Aug 2019 06:00 - 11:15 warm, mainly clear, westerly wind, low tide Brian Combes 26 Willow Warbler, 27 Swift (South, first thing ), 18 Blackcap, 19 Lesser Whitethroat, 50 House Martin (+, over Old Hall Lane first thing), 31 Whitethroat, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Green Woodpecker, Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler (Passage bird north of the Tower ), Sparrowhawk, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Juveniles, dispersing birds), 3 Tree Pipit (John Weston Reserve, together in north paddock), Spotted Flycatcher (John Weston Reserve, north paddock ), 52 Sandwich Tern (Roosting on beach), 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Whinchat (Walton Hall Marshes ), 15 Wheatear (Walton Hall Marshes ), 4 Common Sandpiper (Walton Hall Marshes ), 2 Ruff (Walton Hall Marshes ), 171 Black-tailed Godwit (Roosting in Walton Channel )
Colne Pt 20 Aug 2019 09:45 - 11:30 Richard Allen 6 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 2 Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Grey Partridge (chased by Red-i Partridge), 2 Hobby, Marsh Harrier (juv), Sparrowhawk (ad f), 6 Kestrel, 10 Swift
Friday Wood 20 Aug 2019 11:00 - 13:00 Sunny and breezy Yvonne Watling Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Goldcrest (In with tit flock), Coal Tit, 10 Blackcap (Seen around the woods), 2 Sparrowhawk, Hobby, 5 Buzzard (Circling over my home but came from the woods )
Rettendon 20 Aug 2019 14:00 - 16:15 Warm and sunny with a light breeze. Robert Pease 10 Chiffchaff (Hyde Hall RHS gardens - At least around the gardens.), Hobby (Hyde Hall RHS gardens - Low overhead.)
West Canvey Marshes RSPB 20 Aug 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Dry, bright & breezy. 20c. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen. David Hale 2 Common Sandpiper (Water very low.), Avocet, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 50 Goldfinch (Circa. A nice Charm, most appeared to be juveniles.), Swallow, 12 Black-headed Gull, 10 Pied Wagtail (At least.), 3 Shoveler (Females.), 12 Mallard
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 20 Aug 2019 12:25 - 15:00 Dry, bright & breezy. Sun & cloud, 24c. Incoming tide. Sightings with Brenda from hide. David Hale 32 Curlew, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover (Circa.), 100 Avocet (Circa.), 100 Redshank (At least.), 4 Little Egret, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Shelduck (Pair.), 20 Mallard, 2 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Greenfinch (Juveniles.), 2 Great Black-backed Gull
Naze, The 20 Aug 2019 15:15 - 16:45 Liz Huxley Sparrowhawk, 10 Blackcap (+), 10 Whitethroat (+), 2 Willow Warbler (+), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff (+), Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Painted Lady
Great Braxted 20 Aug 2019 16:00 - 18:00 Sunny. Excellent visibility especially of the hornets nest 50 yards from the Golf Club entrance. David Allen Hobby, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 5 Buzzard, 10 Linnet, 4 Treecreeper, 3 Coal Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 52 Pheasant, 4 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch
Dagnam Park, Harold Hill 20 Aug 2019 14:15 - 17:30 Andrew Stroud Wood Warbler (in oaks around small ponds east of car park with Tit flock (all birds seen by Colin Jupp)), 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, Hobby (adult), 3 Swift
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 19 Aug 2019 08:00 - 09:05 And 11:15 to 11:50. Sunny, light to moderate SW wind. Malcolm Corbett 45 Tufted Duck (+. Inc. 20+ young in two broods.), Little Grebe, 29 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. two juvenile.), 7 Grey Heron, 10 Cormorant, 70 Coot (circa.), 3 Swift, 2 Green Woodpecker, Kestrel (Female.), 40 Sand Martin (circa.), 5 Swallow, 40 House Martin (circa.), Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.), 5 Willow Warbler (+.), 15 Chiffchaff (+.), Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat
Chigborough Lakes 19 Aug 2019 09:05 - 11:15 Sunny, some cloud, moderate SW wind. Malcolm Corbett 14 Mute Swan (Two pair with seven and three well grown young still present.), 9 Little Grebe (Inc. one young.), 2 Cattle Egret (Roosting with G. Heron and Cormorant in fallen tree, Pochard Lake. (Yellow bill, greenish legs). Seen around 10:00.), 10 Grey Heron, 14 Cormorant, 15 Moorhen (+.), 2 Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 10 Long-tailed Tit (+.), 4 Willow Warbler (Some brief song.), 14 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat
Abberton Reservoir 19 Aug 2019 10:00 - 16:00 John Thorogood Ruddy Shelduck, 5 Red-crested Pochard, Goldeneye (Female (possibly an oversummering individual)), 2 Great White Egret, 30 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 2 Ruff, 95 Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 7 Spotted Redshank (Wigborough Bay with Godwits), Greenshank (Heard), Wheatear (Billets Farm viewpoint)
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 19 Aug 2019 19:00 - 20:30 Calm, outgoing tide, setting sun Matt Turner 4 Green Sandpiper (2 on splodge and 2 over calling), 2 Common Sandpiper, 40 Black-tailed Godwit (inc 1 Juv moulting into 1w on splodge), 5 Little Egret, Peregrine Falcon (Young male had an unsuccessful pop at a passing stock dove that ended up sitting above him!!), Greenshank (Feeding at sunset), Green Woodpecker (Heard only), 80 Greylag Goose (circa - 5 flocks of 10-20 over calling), Barn Owl (Spotted on quick scan before I headed home)
Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 19 Aug 2019 18:45 - 19:30 Mild and calm with hazy sun. Robert Pease 25 Sand Martin (Passing through south), 2 Golden Plover (Clements Green Creek), 8 Turnstone (Clements Green Creek.)
Epping 19 Aug 2019 09:00 - 09:00 Roger Emmens 2 Hobby (Male and female on size, no bins so couldn't assess age)
Epping 19 Aug 2019 13:30 - 13:35 Roger Emmens 2 Buzzard (Male and female on size)
Epping 19 Aug 2019 16:30 - 16:35 Roger Emmens Sparrowhawk (Female. There's been daily sightings of a male and a female, sometimes together, for the past several days)
Weald CP, near South Weald 18 Aug 2019 08:00 - 09:30 Cloudy, some sun. Warm. Andrew Cox Red Kite, 7 Green Woodpecker (At least. Including at least two juvs.), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Nuthatch (At least.), Bullfinch, 2 Goldfinch
Heybridge GP 18 Aug 2019 06:00 - 08:30 Low tide Tony Kennelly 32 Golden Plover (Most in summer plumage), Grey Plover (Summer plumage), Turnstone, 4 Greenshank, 50 Redshank, 100 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (1 adult losing breeding plumage & 1 juvenile), Whimbrel, 10 Curlew, 6 Oystercatcher, Green Sandpiper (Small corner pit), Common Sandpiper (Small corner pit), 6 Lapwing, 10 Ringed Plover, 10 Little Egret, 12 Cormorant, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males), 10 Pied Wagtail (Leaving reed bed roost), 40 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin, Swift (With swallows)
Abberton Reservoir 18 Aug 2019 15:50 - 16:00 Stephen Entwistle Osprey (Found by yvonne flying poss tollesbury way), Wood Sandpiper (Close in LDLH east side)
Vange Marsh RSPB 18 Aug 2019 13:15 - 15:15 Sun & cloud. Warm, breezy. Andrew Cox 5 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, Marsh Harrier (Adult male.), 23 Curlew (Roosting on dry area. ), 2 Redshank (Saline lagoon.), 2 Greenshank (Saline lagoon.), 3 Green Sandpiper (Saline lagoon.), 3 Common Sandpiper (Saline lagoon.), 100 Black-headed Gull (At least. Roosting on dry area.), 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Roosting on dry area.), 4 Bearded Tit, 2 Goldfinch (Pair.)
Wrabness 18 Aug 2019 15:00 - 17:00 Dry sunny warm Kevin Tunnicliffe Spotted Flycatcher (In oak tree near entrance EWT), 8 Blackcap (In elder bushes ), 2 Pied Wagtail (In horse field), 13 Swallow, 17 Sand Martin, 10 House Martin, 10 Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat (In elder bushes with whitethroat), 16 Blue Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 6 Goldfinch
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 18 Aug 2019 08:15 - 13:30 Clear with W wind, rain midday, rising tide Paul Larkin 12 Mute Swan (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 5 Great Crested Grebe (One, plus four juvs, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 148 Tufted Duck (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), 18 Pochard (Golden Gates), 184 Coot (13 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 35 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 20 Sand Martin (Golden Gates), 26 Canada Goose (Golden Gates), 207 Redshank (In the managed retreat), 52 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), Teal (Mucking Bay), 8 Dunlin (In the managed retreat), 8 Turnstone (In the managed retreat), 27 Curlew (In the managed retreat), 643 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 241 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 86 Mallard (Mucking Bay), Mediterranean Gull (Adult down river), Whimbrel (In the managed retreat), Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Hates)
Thorndon CP (North) 17 Aug 2019 08:00 - 08:45 Sunny, warm. Some breeze. Andrew Cox 2 Green Woodpecker, 6 Swallow (At least.), 10 House Martin (At least.), 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper
Thorndon CP (South) 17 Aug 2019 08:45 - 09:30 Sunny, warm. Some breeze. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper
Kelvedon Hatch 17 Aug 2019 10:00 - 11:00 David Jobbins Raven (Calling from BT mast), Buzzard
Weald CP, near South Weald 17 Aug 2019 07:45 - 11:00 Andrew Stroud Raven (Flew over Sand pit Lane northwards calling (probably one of the Kelvedon Hatch birds)), Red Kite, 6 Buzzard (Group of 4, & 2 together. Lots of calling going on), Sparrowhawk (Female), 2 Willow Warbler (1 in swallows just west of Sand pit Lane, & 1 at South Weald Cricket ground), 5 Chiffchaff, 10 Swallow, 10 House Martin, 3 Swift, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrest (Two large mobile tit flocks. One in the valves are and the other in the sandpits)
Abberton Reservoir 17 Aug 2019 10:35 - 16:15 sunny, clouding over; breezy Mark Gregory 2 Great White Egret (Hide Bay Hide), 2 Red-crested Pochard (male + female, Wigborough bay), Ruddy Shelduck, Ring-necked Duck (male eclipse LdLH c'way SE corner), 5 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 3 Hobby, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Green Sandpiper (Hide Bay Hide), 5 Common Sandpiper (at least), Redshank, 2 Greenshank (Gwen's Hide), Whimbrel (Wigborough Bay), 2 Mediterranean Gull (juveniles Gwen's Hide), 2 Swift, Wheatear (Wigborough Bay), 5 Yellow Wagtail (at least)
Great Baddow, Chelmsford 17 Aug 2019 18:15 - 18:30 David Pallash 2 Egyptian Goose (New for patch), Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, 4 Linnet
Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 17 Aug 2019 12:00 - 17:30 Sun & clouds. Breezy. Andrew Cox Kestrel, 15 Teal, 12 Oystercatcher (Lagoon.), 50 Ringed Plover (At least. East of slipway.), 50 Grey Plover (At least. Across from slipway, roosting on salt marsh. Many in summer plumage.), 26 Lapwing (Lagoon.), 11 Dunlin (At least. East of slipway.), 7 Knot (Roosting on lagoon with Godwits. Four in summer plumage.), 2 Turnstone (Flew across to Canvey side from near slipway.), 2 Whimbrel (At least.), Bar-tailed Godwit (East of slipway. Winter plumage/ juvenile.), 2000 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx. Roosting on lagoon.), 16 Greenshank (Lagoon.), Common Sandpiper (Lagoon.), Mediterranean Gull (Adult, from slipway.), 5 Common Gull (Slipway.), Common Tern (Close to slipway. Many more across creek, roosting on wooden jetty.), 5 Sandwich Tern (One very close to slipway. Others roosting across creek; or in flight.), 3 Little Tern (Across from slipway, fishing saltmarsh edge & channels.), 4 Yellow Wagtail (At least. Including a still nicely coloured male having a dust bath in the slipway car park.), Sparrowhawk (Flew over lagoon.), 30 Goldfinch (At least, landward side of bridge. Mostly juveniles.), 5 Greenfinch (Landward side of bridge.)
Alresford 17 Aug 2019 18:30 - 20:30 Chris Stuttle 3 Hobby (Hawking above woods and showing very well), 2 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard, 100 Goldfinch (Flock of 100 plus)
Wivenhoe 17 Aug 2019 18:00 - 18:00 Michael Padmore 2 Swift
Bradwell-on-Sea 17 Aug 2019 15:30 - 18:00 sunny, light westerly breeze Andrew Stroud 40 Swallow (around observatory bushes. Feeding on insects then resting in elm clump), 21 Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, Marsh Harrier, 5 Yellow Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, 400 Black-headed Gull (Feeding on flying ants emerging above salt marsh and land behind sea wall)
Hanningfield Reservoir 16 Aug 2019 09:15 - 13:15 SW breeze, overcast, light showers pm. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 7 Common Sandpiper (Rawl hide.), Greenshank (Rawl hide.), 50 Swift (Circa.), 20 House Martin (Circa.), 100 Sand Martin (Plus. ), Turnstone (Point hide.), Black-tailed Godwit (Oak hide.), 3 Little Ringed Plover (Oak hide.), 3 Little Grebe (Oak hide.), 15 Red-crested Pochard (Circa. Oak hide.), 4 Great Black-backed Gull (Point hide.), Common Tern, 4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Buzzard, 4 Lapwing (Oak hide.)
Holland Haven 16 Aug 2019 14:15 - 15:30 rather wet & windy! Liz Huxley 2 Willow Warbler (+), Kestrel, Whinchat, Wheatear, 15 Avocet (most juvs), 2 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, 2 Common Tern
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 16 Aug 2019 07:55 - 09:35 And 11:35 to 11:55. Overcast, moderate SW wind. Malcolm Corbett 26 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. two juveniles.), Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Swift, 40 Swallow (+.), 50 House Martin (+. Circa twenty moved SW.), 11 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat
Chigborough Lakes 16 Aug 2019 09:35 - 11:35 Overcast, moderate SW wind. Malcolm Corbett 8 Grey Heron, 8 Little Egret, 21 Cormorant, 2 Sparrowhawk (Males, up together.), 17 Moorhen, 2 Green Woodpecker, Hobby (Perched by Gadwall Lake.), Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Bullfinch (Pair.)