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The Naze at Walton 26 Sep 2021 11:10 - 13:50 Fairly warm. Mostly sunny, but brief drizzle towards end. Tide high and rising. Simon Banks 11 Sandwich Tern (With Black-headed Gulls. Mostly clustered on shore, but a few flying around.), 8 Common Gull, Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler (Singing in John Weston), 7 Ringed Plover, 50 Brent Goose (Flew south close in), Red-legged Partridge
Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead 26 Sep 2021 09:00 - 11:00 Ian Tarbin 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven, Bullfinch, 6 Yellowhammer, 120 Golden Plover, Red Kite, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Wren, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 100 Common Gull (Behind plough )
Wivenhoe 26 Sep 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Cloudy, light wind, tide making Michael Davies Lapwing, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Redshank, 2 Little Egret, Lesser Black-backed Gull
Westley Heights 26 Sep 2021 10:45 - 13:45 Cloudy, some sun. Breezy. Andrew Cox 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30 House Martin (At least.), Nuthatch, 3 Meadow Pipit, 13 Cormorant (Overhead, moving south.)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 26 Sep 2021 13:45 - 15:30 Cloudy, some sun. Breezy. Lincewood. Andrew Cox 5 Buzzard (Circling in the distance over Church Lane area.), Sparrowhawk (Stooped at some magpies, which chased it. Also tussling with a hobby at times.), 3 Hobby (Adult & two juvs hunting insects over Lincewood & adjacent fields/ hedgerows. Present the whole time.), 2 Swallow (Unmolested.)
Abberton Reservoir 26 Sep 2021 14:45 - 16:00 Fine, overcast with some sunny periods Paul Everett Buzzard, 10 Grey Heron, 15 Mallard (+), 40 Little Egret (+), 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Great White Egret, 6 Pied Wagtail (+), 38 Cormorant (+), 24 Mute Swan, Lapwing, 3 Starling, 7 Teal, 2 Grey Wagtail, 25 Shoveler (+), Common Sandpiper, Chiffchaff
Naze, The 26 Sep 2021 11:00 - 15:00 cloudy, warm Martin Richards 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 13 Golden Plover, 600 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+ groups of up to 70 birds all headed south), Gannet (immature far offshore), Eider (resident female), Guillemot (Off Stone Point), 2 Wheatear, 17 Grey Plover, 5 Sandwich Tern
Epping 26 Sep 2021 17:30 - 17:50 Sunny, mild, SSW2-3 Roger Emmens 30 Swallow (Tight flock, much twittering, looks like pre-roost gathering)
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 26 Sep 2021 13:00 - 14:00 Dull, cloudy, dry, light wind, incoming tide Jim Hume American Golden Plover (Adult moulting )
Frinton-on-Sea 26 Sep 2021 06:30 - 18:30 S1-SW4 8-0/8, good vis becoming moderate. Movement to south unless stated. Selected totals Paul Brayshaw 311 Meadow Pipit, 7 Grey Wagtail, 80 Teal, Fulmar (North), 4 Yellow Wagtail, 14 Linnet (first movement for a couple of weeks), 34 Swallow, Rock Pipit, Wheatear, 6 Pintail, 36 Wigeon, 30 Gannet (26 North, 4 south), 5 Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver (close summer plumaged bird), Red-breasted Merganser, Guillemot, 1325 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (1N in am, 1324S in 48 flocks from 1330-dark)
Wivenhoe 26 Sep 2021 07:00 - 13:00 Dull, misty Glyn Evans 6 Whooper Swan (All juveniles), 2 Osprey (One on Geedon Saltings eating a fish and another fishing on lower Colne at the same time, scattering waders.), Brambling (Called a couple of times from hedge), Green Sandpiper (Called over Alresford Creek), Common Tern (Juvenile, creek mouth), 12 Greenshank (Alresford Creek), Whimbrel (Alresford Creek), Yellow Wagtail (Over Plumptons ), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Across creek around Ford Lane)
Frinton-on-Sea 26 Sep 2021 09:34 - 10:44 Little wind, some clouds, mist out to sea Simon Banks Teal (flying south, low), 25 Wigeon (south, high), 2 Mallard (north, high), Peregrine Falcon (Flew purposefully south close in at 9:42. Probable immature.), 8 Brent Goose (south), 10 Swallow (south), 37 Meadow Pipit (35 south, 2 in off sea), 20 Goldfinch (south, but just over land, so possibly a local movement)
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 26 Sep 2021 11:00 - 16:00 Cloudy with slight breeze Yvonne Watling Osprey, Red-throated Diver (On river), 2 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 30 Ringed Plover, 20 Dunlin, 70 Avocet, 10 Grey Plover, 50 Golden Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Curlew, 10 Greenshank, American Golden Plover (Thanks to Jim Hume all waders seen on intertidal area), Mistle Thrush, 2 Kingfisher, 10 Knot, Turnstone
Mersea Island 25 Sep 2021 09:00 - 18:00 Stephen Entwistle 2 Corn Bunting (Maydays DU SE.), 2 Yellowhammer (Males maydays DU SE.), 4 Reed Bunting (Maydays SE), Little Owl (Maydays paddock seen from seawall SE, ), Osprey (Am on fence post behind pewit Island DU, seen again 4pm on crewsfix post on geeden marshes SE.), Kingfisher (Cudmore Grove pond AF.), Water Rail (Calling from cudmore pond AF.), 2 Sandwich Tern (Off Stone point AF.), Stonechat (Stone point AF.), 30 Meadow Pipit (Plus off cudmore AF,), 250 Oystercatcher (Off cudmore seawall AF.), 157 Black-tailed Godwit (Off cudmore seawall AF.), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Cudmore/golf house AF. ), 6 Chiffchaff (Golf house AF, ), Lesser Whitethroat (Golf house AF. ), Peregrine Falcon (Off maydays DU.), 5 Marsh Harrier (Off maydays DU. ), 5 Buzzard (Off maydays seawall DU. ), 4 Greenshank (Maydays DU. ), Green Sandpiper (Reeves hall pool DU.), 2 Knot (Reeves hall marsh DU.), 30 Dunlin (Off maydays/Reeves hall DU. ), 10 Mediterranean Gull (Maydays/reeves hall DU. ), 60 Golden Plover (Off reeves hall SE.), 200 Grey Plover (Off reeves hall DU. ), 30 Teal (Maydays SE), 2 Wheatear (Maydays/reeves hall DU.), Starling (Leucistic in flock starlings maydays DU.), Sparrowhawk (Maydays SE. ), 3 Kestrel (Maydays SE. ), 3 Grey Heron (Maydays DU SE. )
Broomhouse, Langham 25 Sep 2021 09:30 - 10:45 overcast Martin Peers 150 Canada Goose, 230 Greylag Goose, 2 Egyptian Goose, 38 Gadwall, 3 Wigeon, 60 Mallard, 16 Teal, Little Grebe (juvenile), 2 Little Egret, Water Rail, 6 Common Gull, Raven (flew over calling and landed in distant field), 12 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, Pied Wagtail, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Linnet, Reed Bunting
Elmstead 25 Sep 2021 09:00 - 13:00 cloudy then sunny Martin Gathercole 185 Rook, 15 Black-headed Gull, 9 Robin, 7 Wren, 2 Green Woodpecker, 9 Common Gull, 85 Wood Pigeon, 7 Collared Dove, 4 Blackbird, 25 House Sparrow, 76 Mallard, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck, 8 Mute Swan, 110 Starling, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard, 2 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, Yellowhammer, 9 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet, 3 Carrion Crow, 6 Jackdaw, Dunnock, 7 Magpie, Lesser Black-backed Gull
Elmstead 25 Sep 2021 17:00 - 17:30 sunny Martin Gathercole 4 Swallow
Naze, The 25 Sep 2021 06:30 - 11:40 early mist gradually clearing then some sun, mild, SW wind, rising tide Brian Combes Sparrowhawk, 39 Swallow (+, including a flock of 20+ in off, through the mist, feeding over the reserve before drifting south), 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 north of sycamore clump, 3 John Weston Reserve ), 9 Chiffchaff (1 singing ), 15 Blackcap, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest, Song Thrush, 3 Stonechat (Male and two females on the common ), 11 Meadow Pipit, 26 Linnet, 7 Goldfinch, Chinese Muntjac
Laindon 25 Sep 2021 12:30 - 13:30 Overcast, mild. Andrew Cox Buzzard, 40 House Martin, 5 Greenfinch, 9 Goldfinch
Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 25 Sep 2021 09:30 - 14:00 Grey, sill Steve Swinney Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 8 Shoveler, 20 Gadwall, 20 Wigeon, 10 Mallard, 10 Pintail, 20 Teal, Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Moorhen, 100+ Coot, Little Grebe, 5 Lapwing, Grey Plover, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Cattle Egret (photo submitted), 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret (photo submitted), 10 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, 2 Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, Great Tit, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 150+ Starling, Blackbird, Whinchat (photo submitted)
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 25 Sep 2021 14:30 - 16:30 Sun cloud, still Steve Swinney 2 Common Sandpiper, 200+ Black-headed Gull, Shelduck, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 7 Wigeon, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Avocet, 10 Dunlin, Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Pheasant, 5 Teal, 10 Greylag Goose, Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Oystercatcher, Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Cormorant, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Little Egret, Jay, 3 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, Rook, 2 Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Goldcrest, Wren, 20 Starling, Blackbird, Robin, 6 Linnet
Frinton-on-Sea 25 Sep 2021 06:30 - 18:15 Misty early, then slowly clearing. Early watch then again from mid afternoon. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated Paul Brayshaw Guillemot (offshore drifting south), Little Tern, 6 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern (South), 4 Jay (seemed to come in off early am through the mist - first for the year I believe), 4 Gannet, 2 Common Scoter, Mediterranean Gull (south), Purple Sandpiper (on rocks, GC seawall pm), Rock Pipit (GC seawall), Whimbrel (on GC with Curlew)
Abberton Reservoir 25 Sep 2021 07:00 - 13:30 Daryl Rhymes Pectoral Sandpiper (Juv in Peldon bay), 2 Dunlin, 29 Ruff, 110 Black-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover (Juvenile), 3 Common Tern, 3 Marsh Harrier, Goosander, 5 Swallow, Tree Pipit (Close to Abberton church, flew over calling then dropped in to grass), Coal Tit (Singing Abberton church), Peregrine Falcon, Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper
Dovercourt 25 Sep 2021 10:30 - 11:10 Fairly warm and sunny; tide high Simon Banks 11 Sandwich Tern (Mostly by shore off caravan park. One tight group: two or three flying round. ), Cetti's Warbler (Singing), Gadwall (Drake)
North Ockendon 25 Sep 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Overcast and cloudy, but warm Clive Tanner 6 Blackbird, 2 Jay, 7 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, Black-headed Gull (Flew overhead heading East), 2 Dunnock, 5 Wood Pigeon, Robin, Wren, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Magpie, 5 Jackdaw (Flew overhead), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, 20 Starling, Song Thrush, 3 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon
Abberton Reservoir 25 Sep 2021 09:00 - 16:45 Steve Grimwade Goosander, 2 Goldeneye, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Grey Wagtail, 5 Red-crested Pochard (4 females 1 drake), 24 Great White Egret, 2 Wheatear, Stonechat, Grey Plover, 2 Common Tern, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 20 Ruff, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Greenshank, 7 Ringed Plover, 7 Snipe, 3 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Yellow Wagtail, Reed Warbler (singing!), 5 Swallow
Wivenhoe 25 Sep 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Overcast, no wind, half tide Michael Davies 10 Wood Pigeon, 4 Mallard, 6 House Sparrow, Cormorant, 2 Little Egret
Langdon Hills NR EWT 25 Sep 2021 08:00 - 08:15 Cloudy, misty. Plotlands Top Meadow. Andrew Cox 11 Goldfinch
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 24 Sep 2021 11:30 - 12:00 Sunny, warm. Some breeze. Andrew Cox 6 Little Egret, Cattle Egret (Marina, left hand side. Perched upon a boat at one point.), Buzzard, Kestrel (Mobbing the buzzard.)
Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 24 Sep 2021 09:45 - 11:15 Becoming warm & sunny. Breezy. Andrew Cox 2 Avocet, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Snipe, Green Woodpecker, 4 Kestrel (At least.), 7 Bearded Tit, 4 Swallow, 4 Cetti's Warbler (At least. Singing.), 2 Stonechat, 50 Goldfinch (At least.), Reed Bunting
Wivenhoe 24 Sep 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Richard Allen Hobby (over garden)
Colne Pt 24 Sep 2021 11:00 - 11:30 Richard Allen Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 500 Starling, 2 Marsh Harrier, 7 Grey Partridge
Naze, The 24 Sep 2021 06:40 - 11:15 misty and cold first thing gradually lifting, NW wind, rising tide Brian Combes 8 Brent Goose, Grey Heron (South, just offshore ), 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 north of sycamores, 3 John Weston Reserve ), 15 Chiffchaff (1 singing), 11 Blackcap, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Blackbird, Song Thrush, 2 Stonechat (Pair on the common), 18 Pied Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, 5 Greenfinch, 23 Linnet, 28 Goldfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Goldcrest
Copford 24 Sep 2021 05:05 - 05:05 Steve Grimwade Little Owl
Great Braxted 24 Sep 2021 05:20 - 05:20 Steve Grimwade Tawny Owl
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 24 Sep 2021 06:15 - 10:00 Selected highlights Steve Grimwade 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 17 Barnacle Goose, 8 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 24 Sep 2021 10:38 - 17:00 Selected highlights with Matt Turner, David Smith & Elaine & Steve Swinney Steve Grimwade Red-breasted Goose (Presumed escape on Joyce's Fleet), Egyptian Goose, Little Stint (juvenile), 3 Spoonbill (other observers reported 5 birds), 14 Cattle Egret, Short-eared Owl, 3 Hobby, Peregrine Falcon
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 24 Sep 2021 17:00 - 18:05 Fine , warm, sunny Paul Everett 2 Grey Heron, 10 Cormorant, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 130 Greylag Goose, 5 Canada Goose, Red Kite (Distant over Brent hall area), 3 Little Grebe, Moorhen, 3 Teal, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard (3 males in full plumage and 1 female), 5 Gadwall (2 Males in full plumage ), 2 Green Woodpecker, Tufted Duck, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Wigeon (Eclipse )
Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 24 Sep 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Sunny, warm, light wind, Tim Hayward 3 Little Stint (Very small and very busy amongst the Wigeon )
Elmstead 24 Sep 2021 07:00 - 08:00 misty Martin Gathercole 2 Magpie, Dunnock, Robin, 4 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 6 House Sparrow, 4 Wood Pigeon, Common Gull, 2 Collared Dove
Alresford 24 Sep 2021 09:30 - 11:00 misty Martin Gathercole 6 Common Gull, 5 Mallard, 4 Carrion Crow, Green Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Robin, 4 Wren
Wivenhoe 24 Sep 2021 09:00 - 13:00 low tide, misty Martin Gathercole 57 Rook, 6 Magpie, 4 Robin, 3 Blackbird, Green Woodpecker, 13 Curlew, 5 Buzzard, 17 Linnet, 10 Meadow Pipit, 13 Little Egret, 12 Herring Gull, 220 Redshank, 13 Canada Goose, 620 Black-tailed Godwit, 31 Avocet, 40 Lapwing, 15 Black-headed Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Turnstone, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Shelduck, Grey Heron, 7 Greenshank, 12 Greylag Goose, 20 Ringed Plover, 20 Wigeon, 26 Teal, 10 House Sparrow, 9 Goldfinch, 2 Mallard
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 24 Sep 2021 09:00 - 13:00 tide coming in, sunny Martin Gathercole 5 Wigeon, 44 Little Egret, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Blackbird, 5 Wren, 4 Shelduck, 110 Avocet, 80 Redshank, 3 Mute Swan, 7 Greenshank, 9 Oystercatcher, 5 Grey Plover, 10 Golden Plover, 330 Black-tailed Godwit, 27 Dunlin, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, Kestrel, 11 Teal, 4 Moorhen, Cetti's Warbler, 7 Mallard, 13 Long-tailed Tit, Green Woodpecker, 10 Coot, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 7 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, Whitethroat, 7 Magpie, 6 Robin, 3 Pheasant, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 6 Starling, 15 Wood Pigeon, 7 Collared Dove, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Pied Wagtail, 13 Cormorant, 2 Skylark
Fingringhoe GP 24 Sep 2021 09:00 - 13:00 sunny Martin Gathercole 5 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 8 Mallard, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 4 Greylag Goose, 45 Rook, 55 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 9 Goldfinch, 2 Chiffchaff
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 24 Sep 2021 09:00 - 09:30 Steve Swinney 5 Black-headed Gull, 30 Teal, Great Black-backed Gull, Blackbird, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler, Little Egret, 5 Redshank, 3 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, Sparrowhawk, Carrion Crow, Jay, 2 Blue Tit
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 24 Sep 2021 12:30 - 17:00 Sunny light SW breeze Steve Swinney Brent Goose, Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Red-breasted Goose, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, Shelduck, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Pintail, Teal, Pochard, Wood Pigeon, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Avocet, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, Knot, Dunlin, Little Stint, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Cattle Egret, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Short-eared Owl, Kestrel, Cetti's Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Wren, Starling, Robin, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Tufted Duck, 2 Bearded Tit, 6 Swallow
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 24 Sep 2021 11:00 - 12:00 Steve Swinney Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Shoveler, Gadwall, Wigeon, Mallard, Teal, Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Moorhen, Coot, Little Grebe, Lapwing, Ruff, Pectoral Sandpiper, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Jay, Magpie, Skylark, Snipe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Wren, Great Tit, Starling, Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler, Robin, Chiffchaff, House Sparrow, Greenfinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting
Abberton Reservoir 24 Sep 2021 17:15 - 17:30 Steve Swinney Common Sandpiper, 3 Great White Egret
Hanningfield Reservoir 24 Sep 2021 18:00 - 18:10 Steve Swinney Common Sandpiper
TQ6778 24 Sep 2021 07:00 - 08:00 Steve Swinney Goldfinch, Starling, Blackbird, Collared Dove, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Dunnock