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Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 19 Oct 2021 10:00 - 12:00 high tide 12.30pm. windy SW Liz Huxley 40 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 200 Golden Plover (+), 3 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, Ruff, 20 Ringed Plover (+), Kestrel
Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 19 Oct 2021 12:30 - 16:30 Sun & clouds. Warm; gusty breeze. Andrew Cox Kestrel (Immature.), Peregrine Falcon (Adult.), 80 Ringed Plover (At least. East of slipway.), 360 Grey Plover (At least. East of slipway.), 500 Dunlin (At least. East of slipway.), 25 Turnstone (Ròsting on a boat near the slipway.), Greenshank (Lagoon.), 72 Black-headed Gull (Slipway area. More elsewhere.), 30 Common Gull (Slipway area. More elsewhere.), 2 Rock Pipit (Near slipway.)
Naze, The 19 Oct 2021 07:00 - 11:00 very mild, overcast but mainly dry, strong SW wind Brian Combes 10 Blackbird, 21 Redwing (Moving inland, including a flock of 14), 8 Chiffchaff (Including at least 4 with one of the tit flocks ), 15 Meadow Pipit, Sparrowhawk, 300 Wood Pigeon (+, including 250+ feeding in the fields west of double hedge), 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 1 escarpment, 1 north of cricket pitch and 2 in John Weston Reserve ), 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chinese Muntjac, 8 Skylark (West), 2 Gannet (South, 1 adult, 1 immature), 7 Goldcrest, 7 Goldfinch (South), 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Chaffinch (South), Swallow (South), 2 Song Thrush
Mersea Island 19 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Seen Dougal urquhart Strood channel Stephen Entwistle 2 Cetti's Warbler, Stonechat, 20 Blackbird (Plus), Blackcap, Small Copper (Worn my west Mersea garden SE.)
Layer Breton 19 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Dry, sunny very windy Michael Davies 3 Mute Swan, 3 Lapwing, 20 Black-headed Gull, 10 Greylag Goose, 20 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 100 Tufted Duck, Coot
Wrabness 19 Oct 2021 14:45 - 16:00 Overcast Peter Brittain 80 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Estimated ), 150 Wigeon (At least), 10 Oystercatcher, 8 Shelduck, 7 Curlew, 15 Little Egret, 4 Lapwing, Jay, Kestrel, 3 Great Crested Grebe
Gosbeck's Farm, Colchester 18 Oct 2021 16:00 - 16:00 Oliver Cottis Brambling (closely associating with a pair of chaffinch, amongst a larger flock of tits (Butcher's Wood)), 2 Chaffinch, 17 Blue Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff (quite late. With some long-tailed tits), 35 Skylark (roughly), 5 Meadow Pipit, 4 Linnet, Kestrel, Buzzard, 5 Goldfinch, Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Herring Gull, 5 Black-headed Gull, 150 Jackdaw (at-least)
East Tilbury 18 Oct 2021 12:30 - 12:35 Overcast south wind Paul Larkin White Stork (Seen circling low and moving west near Bowater’s Farm the bird has primary missing from the right wing)
Wivenhoe 18 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Dry, breezy, cloudy Michael Davies Kestrel, 4 House Sparrow, Grey Heron, 2 Greylag Goose
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 18 Oct 2021 11:30 - 16:30 High tide c11:40 - highlights David L Smith 2 Water Rail (One seen and another heard), Kingfisher, Merlin (Male - Geedon Marsh), 5 Marsh Harrier (+), 2 Buzzard (+), 3 Kestrel (+), 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+ ), Stonechat
Naze, The 18 Oct 2021 07:00 - 11:30 mild, mainly overcast, southerly wind Brian Combes 285 Wood Pigeon (+, including a flock of 40+ in off ), Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 1 north of escarpment and 2 John Weston Reserve ), Pallas's Warbler (Undercliff below Sunny Point, favouring a stand of birch but mobile and very elusive, seen at 8:40 when calling a lot and 11:00 when it wasn’t. An absolute delight (Thanks Nik!)), 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 85 Starling (In off), 19 Meadow Pipit, 4 Linnet, 15 Goldfinch (South), 2 Redpoll sp. (South), 2 Chinese Muntjac
Mersea Island 18 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Sightings Dougal urquhart/Martin cock. Stephen Entwistle Red-throated Diver (Off Coopers beach DU.), Peregrine Falcon (Rewsells marsh DU. ), Rock Pipit (Coopers beach.), 2 Kingfisher (Maydays seawall sluice MC.), Little Owl (Maydays. ), 2 Buzzard (Maydays. ), 2 Marsh Harrier (Maydays. ), 2 Sparrowhawk (Maydays. ), Mistle Thrush (Cudmore carpark SE.)
Dovercourt 18 Oct 2021 12:00 - 12:02 Simon Banks Jay (One bird flying west, high, just behind my garden. Not a usual Dovercourt/Harwich bird. Strongly suspect it had just come in off the North Sea.)
Copford 17 Oct 2021 11:00 - 12:00 Pits Wood Oliver Cottis Mandarin Duck (Female on pond), 2 Mallard, 200 Wood Pigeon (large flocks over the farmland), 2 Moorhen, 2 Cormorant, Jay, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 3 Meadow Pipit, Linnet
Wormingford, Colchester 17 Oct 2021 09:45 - 10:45 Neil Murphy 120 Skylark, 4 Little Grebe, 30 Meadow Pipit, 550 Linnet, 10 Yellowhammer, 30 Corn Bunting
Mersea Island 17 Oct 2021 09:00 - 19:30 Sightings by dougal urquhart/Andy field. Second update Stephen Entwistle 2 Knot (Ivy dock. ), 4 Green Sandpiper (3 reeves hall, 1 maydays. ), Greenshank (Strood ), 16 Marsh Harrier (Langenhoe point roost AF.), 2 Buzzard (Langenhoe point .), Short-eared Owl (Over on Langenhoe DU.), 2 Merlin (Langenhoe point roost AF. 1 hard coast road DU.), Peregrine Falcon (Langenhoe point roost AF.), Reed Warbler (Ivy dock. ), 1000 Starling (Reeves hall marsh. ), 2 Stonechat (A pr golf house.)
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 17 Oct 2021 09:00 - 14:15 Overcast, light SSE wind, over the HT Paul Larkin 7 Stonechat (Pairs by the VC, the VC approach road, by the railway line and a male by the pit to the south of the tip), 48 Curlew (In the managed retreat), Pintail (Female with Shelduck in Mucking Bay), Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat), 45 Wigeon (In the managed retreat), 5 Turnstone (In the managed retreat), Grey Plover (In the managed retreat), 171 Teal (In the managed retreat), 177 Shelduck (In the managed retreat), 2 Mute Swan (In the managed retreat), 2 Little Egret (In the managed retreat and Stanford Creek), 29 Mallard (In the managed retreat), Peregrine Falcon (Over the VC), 14 Pochard (Golden Gates), 39 Tufted Duck (Golden Gates), 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates), 25 Shoveler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 2 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates), 2 Goldeneye (Golden Gates), 6 Gadwall (Golden Gates), Water Rail (Golden Gates), 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates), 171 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 41 Redshank (Mucking Bay), 208 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay)
Abberton Reservoir 17 Oct 2021 17:00 - 18:30 With Matt Turner Steve Grimwade 4 Cattle Egret, 29 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Wagtail
Bradwell-on-Sea 17 Oct 2021 09:00 - 16:00 Selected highlights from EBwS Field Trip Steve Grimwade Merlin (1cy male), 2 Marsh Harrier, Gannet, 6 Common Scoter, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Brambling, 3 Rock Pipit, 2 Bearded Tit, Water Rail, Peregrine Falcon, 12 Corn Bunting
Dovercourt 17 Oct 2021 12:50 - 14:30 Mainly sunny, but a few drops of rain. Tide fairly far out. Brisk wind from SW easing. Simon Banks Yellow-browed Warbler (In bushes behind seawall from caravan park to Bramble Island, SW of reservoir and just before footpath to Little Oakley. Very actively and noisily feeding at about 1:15; not to be seen on my return later.), Stonechat, 188 Brent Goose, Kestrel (Male), 20 Linnet, Stock Dove
Frinton-on-Sea 17 Oct 2021 09:53 - 10:53 Clear, brisk wind from SSW. Simon Banks 55 Wigeon (flew south between 10.12 and 10.16), Gannet (Flew south, 10.20), Lesser Black-backed Gull
Mersea Island 17 Oct 2021 14:00 - 14:15 Seen by Dougal urquhart Stephen Entwistle 6 Cattle Egret (Seen from Mersea side of pye fleet, flown west from Langenhoe ranges ,after one seen sitting on a cow.)
Thorndon CP (South) 17 Oct 2021 08:15 - 09:40 Cloudy, cool. Andrew Cox 2 Egyptian Goose (Flying over.), Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Heard calling, Rookery Wood.), Grey Wagtail (Near Hatch Farm. Perched on a horse trough.), 2 Redwing, 17 Long-tailed Tit (At least.), Goldfinch (At least. Car park.), 2 Yellowhammer (Car park hedge.)
Wivenhoe 16 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Dry, cloudy, low tide Michael Davies 40 Canada Goose, Curlew, 4 Magpie, 2 Teal, 4 Redshank, 8 Lapwing, 4 Greylag Goose
Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water 16 Oct 2021 17:15 - 18:30 Paul Brayshaw 15 Marsh Harrier (Bramble island roost - interestingly no ad or subad males), 5 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail (Calling from reeds and borrowdyke), 4 Bearded Tit (In reedbed), Tawny Owl, 43 Little Egret (Little Oakley quay roost), Great White Egret (Little Oakley quay roost), 4 Cattle Egret (Little Oakley quay roost - rather a surprise given local scarcity)
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 16 Oct 2021 16:15 - 17:15 Fine and dry Paul Everett 269 Greylag Goose, Grey Heron, 9 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler, 5 Wigeon, Pintail, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Cormorant
Abberton Reservoir 16 Oct 2021 12:00 - 16:00 Mild Yvonne Watling 5 Spotted Redshank (Wig bay), 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Ruff, 8 Snipe (Around reservoir ), 50 Pintail, 9 Goosander, Cattle Egret (In cow field ), 25 Great White Egret (Wigbay), 30 Goldeneye, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 20 Egyptian Goose, 400 Cormorant (Rough estimate ), 3 Little Grebe, 30 Great Crested Grebe
Gosbeck's Farm, Colchester 16 Oct 2021 14:30 - 16:00 Oliver Cottis 70 Skylark (enormous flock on the fields), 3 Meadow Pipit, 60 Lapwing (flock in flight), 3 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Sparrowhawk (pair circling together), Linnet, Green Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, Grey Wagtail (flying over. Good local record), 3 Jay
Mersea Island 16 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Sightings by DU (,unless added extra). Stephen Entwistle Little Owl (Cross lane. ), Merlin (Waldegraves. ), Short-eared Owl (High Over rewsells marsh.), Cetti's Warbler (Youth camp. ), 300 Golden Plover (Rewsells marsh. ), 15 Black-tailed Godwit (Rewsells marsh. ), Rock Pipit (Rewsells marsh. )
Frinton-on-Sea 16 Oct 2021 07:00 - 16:30 S1-2 later sw3 8/8 Paul Brayshaw 439 Wigeon, 32 Red-throated Diver (29s 3n), 181 Starling, 1095 Goldfinch (In 73 flocks. Passage stopped my 1215), 87 Siskin, 282 Chaffinch, 36 Skylark, 35 Brambling, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 74 Meadow Pipit, 146 Linnet, 2 Arctic Skua, 54 Gannet (46n 8s), 2 Guillemot, 6 Sandwich Tern (2n 4s), 3 Redpoll sp., 2 Sparrowhawk (Singles in off), 24 Reed Bunting, 5 Grey Wagtail, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (High flying singles), 27 Jay, Black-throated Diver
Thorndon CP (South) 16 Oct 2021 08:00 - 09:15 Cloudy, cool. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylark (Heading north.), 3 Meadow Pipit (At least.), 6 Mistle Thrush (At least. Close to car park.), 10 Redwing, 4 Goldcrest (At least.), 2 Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 4 Linnet
Harwich 16 Oct 2021 08:00 - 11:00 2/8 then clouded over Andrew Goodey Yellow-browed Warbler (In amongst tit flock; a year to the day since I had one here), 2 Goldcrest, Siskin, 10 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Great Tit, 7 Blue Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Redwing, 4 Jay, 4 Blackbird
Naze, The 16 Oct 2021 07:00 - 12:40 gentle SE wind swinging round to SW, mainly overcast, mild, high tide Brian Combes 6 Chiffchaff, 27 Meadow Pipit, 287 Wood Pigeon (+), 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 3 John Weston Reserve and 1 by the drain on the northern edge of Walton Hall Marshes (not heard here before)), 2 Goldcrest, 8 Jay, 4 Sparrowhawk (Including 2 moving slowly south just offshore, first thing), 19 Skylark (In off ), 3 Redwing, 15 Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Red-throated Diver (South), 3 Buzzard, 153 Oystercatcher (Roosting on Stone Point ), Short-eared Owl (West over marshes, probably freshly in), 2 Stonechat (Pair, just north of decoy ponds), Great White Egret (West over Walton Channel and Horsey Island ), 3 Marsh Harrier, 321 Starling (In off and continuing west, mainly in small groups mid morning onwards )
Wivenhoe 15 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Dry, sunny, low tide Michael Davies 2 Cormorant, 40 Canada Goose, 2 Little Egret, 4 Redshank, 8 House Sparrow
TL9812 15 Oct 2021 10:30 - 14:30 Dull start, brightening up early afternoon. Antony Braun Hen Harrier (Female harassed by carrion crow. Flew from Abbots Hall over reserve towards Tollesbury.), Brent Goose (One on the Bale Field), 3 Stonechat, Snipe, Peregrine Falcon (Possibly two. Distant views), 20 Grey Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwit
Beeleigh 15 Oct 2021 17:30 - 17:30 David Torrice Cattle Egret (In field with cows between weir and museum of power.)
Abberton Reservoir 15 Oct 2021 13:00 - 16:30 Daryl Rhymes 11 Ruff, 4 Ringed Plover, Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Common Tern (Juvenile), 9 Goosander, 27 Goldeneye, 10 Little Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Spoonbill, 36 Great White Egret, 3 Red-crested Pochard (All fem/imm), 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Stonechat (Pair), Siskin, Teal (Hybrid Eurasian x Baikal Teal still present)
Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 15 Oct 2021 16:30 - 18:00 Selected sightings between carpark and scrape viewpoint Matt Turner 2 Snipe (Both in flight, one calling), 2 Marsh Harrier (Male and distant female type), 4 Stonechat (2 pairs), 4 Cetti's Warbler, Kestrel, Buzzard, Greenshank (Very vocal bird on scrape then flew south)
Mersea Island 15 Oct 2021 09:00 - 18:30 Stephen Entwistle 2 Bearded Tit (A pr cudmore Grove pond hire MC.), Great White Egret (Flyover Strood SE.), 4 Siskin (Feldy view SE.), Grey Wagtail (Flyover feldy view DU.), 2 Greenshank (Strood channel DU. ), Rock Pipit (Strood ), 4 Buzzard (Strood ), 2 Marsh Harrier (Strood ), 120 Black-tailed Godwit (Strood ), Guillemot (Off golf house seawall SE. ), Red-throated Diver (Off golf house seawall SE. ), 3 Pintail (Flypass cudmore Grove SE.), 300 Golden Plover (Plus off golf house seawall SE. ), 100 Dunlin (Plus off golf house seawall SE. )
East Tilbury 14 Oct 2021 08:15 - 13:00 Broken cloud, W wind, falling tide Paul Larkin 2 Green Sandpiper, 27 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, 919 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Shoveler, 281 Teal, 28 Little Grebe, 9 Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Water Rail, 4 Stonechat (Two pairs), Ringed Plover, 94 Curlew, 35 Dunlin, 100 Grey Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, 1004 Avocet, 97 Shelduck, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 Gadwall, Rock Pipit, 2 Mute Swan, 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, Ring-necked Parakeet
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 14 Oct 2021 12:30 - 14:00 Cloudy with sunshine at times. Light SW wind. George Brown Pintail (feeding near Shovelers some of the time), 5 Shoveler, Little Egret, 2 Red Kite (flew over NW together at 12.40pm), Buzzard, 2 Kestrel
Mersea Island 14 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Stephen Entwistle 22 Shoveler (From cudmore hide DU SE. ), 2 Water Rail (Calling only cudmore Grove pond DU SE.), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (From cudmore Grove hide SE DU.), 2 Bearded Tit (A pr cudmore Grove pond from hide DU SE), Redwing (Cudmore Grove pond from hide DU SE.), Stonechat (Stone point East Mersea DU. ), 2 Rock Pipit (Stone point DU. ), Lesser Redpoll (Cudmore Grove flowover DU. ), 3 Siskin (Cudmore Grove pond from hide DU. ), 2 Gadwall (A pr cudmore Grove DU. ), 4 Swallow (Cudmore Grove DU. ), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Cudmore Grove DU. ), Tufted Duck (Males cudmore Grove DU. ), 15 Great Crested Grebe (Off cudmore Grove DU.), 500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Off cudmore Grove DU. ), 16 Clouded Yellow (Plus cudmore Grove DU. ), 2 Goldcrest (MC Mersea garden )
Frinton-on-Sea 14 Oct 2021 08:00 - 17:00 W1-NW3 8-0/8 Paul Brayshaw 41 Blackbird, 325 Goldfinch, 6 Redpoll sp., 9 Jay, Brambling
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 14 Oct 2021 17:30 - 18:00 Cloudy Brian Bolton 9 Wigeon (Males & females), 2 Teal, 3 Shoveler (Male & 2 females (9 this morning) ), Pintail (Female ( thanks G Brown) )
TM2622 14 Oct 2021 07:30 - 12:00 The only additional species to Brian’s report Glen Moore 2+ Bearded Tit (Heard only, flying over John Weston Reserve)
TL4305 14 Oct 2021 11:15 - 13:00 Overcast. Thomas Simon 2 Skylark, 2 Brambling, Goldfinch, 7 Yellowhammer
Naze, The 14 Oct 2021 07:00 - 10:30 westerly wind, mild, mainly overcast Brian Combes 3 Goldcrest, 7 Chiffchaff, 9 Meadow Pipit, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 common, 1 escarpment, 3 John Weston Reserve ), Great Spotted Woodpecker (High to the west, probably in off), 2 Green Woodpecker, 190 Wood Pigeon (+, groups moving around the site, some moving inland ), 2 Chinese Muntjac, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Blackcap, 9 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing, Stonechat, 10 Siskin, 13 Blackbird, 2 Brambling, Grey Wagtail, 13 Jay (Including group of 6), 8 Skylark, Yellow-browed Warbler (John Weston Reserve - in the hedge to the eastern side of the track running from the seawall to the sewage works. Briefly showed very well - an absolute delight (2 very poor photos attached!))
The Naze at Walton 14 Oct 2021 10:00 - 12:50 Starting mild, clear, sunny, little wind. Wind got up, some clouds came in and it was cooler. Tide middling. Simon Banks 3 Grey Plover, Turnstone, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Jay (Group of 4 seen circling around 12:00 before flying south, quite high for Jays. Could have been locals, but I fancy not. ), 2 Swallow (Hawking at landslip), 13 Robin, 7 Goldfinch, 27 Brent Goose
Halstead 14 Oct 2021 12:57 - 13:01 Mild and overcast with a moderate SW breeze. Jeremy Hurley Raven (Flew strongly north-west, over arable fields south of town, calling and being mobbed by other corvids.)