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Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Rayne 13 Oct 2021 06:00 - 07:30 1/8 cloud Andrew Goodey 18 Meadow Pipit, Brambling, 4 Linnet, 45 Redwing, 6 Skylark
Shrub End 13 Oct 2021 07:00 - 07:35 Oliver Cottis Green Woodpecker (New garden tick)
Wivenhoe 13 Oct 2021 08:00 - 09:00 Richard Allen 1000 Redwing (at least NW), 20 Song Thrush, 14 Brambling (NW with Redwings), 7 Fieldfare
Halstead 13 Oct 2021 11:45 - 11:50 Sunny, mild and still with partial cloud cover. Jeremy Hurley Brambling (Seen and heard, perched in an oak tree, before flying strongly north.)
Witham 13 Oct 2021 12:15 - 12:30 Town centre David L Smith 8 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Female )
Chigborough Lakes 13 Oct 2021 09:10 - 11:10 Cloudy and cold to start, turning sunny and mild. Calm. Malcolm Corbett 10 Mute Swan (Inc. family of eight.), 34 Shoveler, 19 Gadwall, 68 Wigeon, 28 Mallard, 18 Pochard, Tufted Duck, 12 Moorhen, 30 Coot, 7 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 2 Jay, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 17 Robin, 40 Goldfinch (circa. One flock just east of reserve.)
Abberton Reservoir 13 Oct 2021 09:45 - 14:45 Daryl Rhymes Scaup (LDLH causeway), 350 Redwing (Flying west, flocks up to 110), 2 Brambling, Redpoll sp., Spoonbill (Juv off Abberton church), 2 Little Stint (Peldon bay), 6 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 2 Spotted Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 85 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Goosander, 21 Goldeneye, Mediterranean Gull (Adult Wig bay), Barnacle Goose, 35 Great White Egret, 15 Ruff, 5 Snipe
Abberton Reservoir 13 Oct 2021 10:00 - 16:00 highlights Oliver Cottis Scaup (female, LDLHCauseway), 8 Goldeneye, 2 Golden Plover (Wig bay), 32 Black-tailed Godwit (minimum), 14 Ruff, 2 Dunlin (Gwen's hide briefly), 3 Snipe, Common Sandpiper (LBC), Green Sandpiper (Billets), 2 Spotted Redshank (Wig bay), 3 Cattle Egret (Garr farm), 29 Great White Egret, Sparrowhawk, 5 Marsh Harrier (at-least 4 individuals), 10 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Island Hide and LBC), 10 Skylark, 160 Redwing (over Layer village), 5 Stonechat, Wheatear, 15 Meadow Pipit (minimum), Reed Bunting
Naze, The 13 Oct 2021 07:00 - 11:30 Westerly wind, mainly overcast, chilly first thing Brian Combes 16 Blackbird, 7 Song Thrush, 27 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chaffinch, 4 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Fieldfare (My first of the autumn ), 3 Lesser Redpoll, 17 Lapwing (In off and west, in four groups), 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 common, 1 by cricket pitch and 2 John Weston Reserve ), 3 Reed Bunting, 5 Greenfinch, 7 Siskin, 13 Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, 11 Brambling (Mainly over but 4 landed briefly), 250 Wood Pigeon (++, several large flocks, but difficult to assess numbers, while as some flocks carried on inland, others moved around the site), 20 Jay (+, mainly moving west, including groups of 8 and 6), 5 Redwing, 3 Buzzard, 3 Skylark, 3 Grey Wagtail
Naze, The 13 Oct 2021 13:30 - 16:00 walk along Walton Channel Liz Huxley Song Thrush, Grey Heron, 400 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Little Grebe, 4 Redwing, 20 Meadow Pipit (+), Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 5 Brambling, Jay, 15 Grey Partridge (dust-bathing - Walton Hall Marshes), Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark
Ardleigh Reservoir 13 Oct 2021 07:45 - 08:45 Matt Turner 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Grey Wagtail, Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, 30 Redwing (3 separate groups, all heading west)
Great Notley 13 Oct 2021 22:00 - 22:05 Clear, chilly Paul Everett Little Owl (Heard calling - possibly two)
Sunnymead Farm 13 Oct 2021 09:00 - 13:00 cloudy Moira Jackson Brambling (feeding in garden bed)
Frinton-on-Sea 13 Oct 2021 07:00 - 15:00 NW1-2 2/8 cloud clearing Paul Brayshaw 872 Goldfinch, 331 Wood Pigeon (flocks coming in from W-NW, circling and then heading N), 50 Chaffinch, 25 Brambling, 32 Siskin, 143 Redwing, 29 Redpoll sp., Razorbill (close offshore drifting north), 16 Jay, 7 Tree Sparrow, 5 Swallow, 5 Rock Pipit, 3 Guillemot (North)
Mersea Island 13 Oct 2021 09:00 - 18:00 Stephen Entwistle 2 Common Scoter (Off cudmore Grove AF. ), Marsh Harrier (Cudmore Grove AF. ), 5 Chiffchaff (2 East Mersea , 3 feldy view. ), 4 Swallow (East Mersea ), 28 Redwing (3 maydays MC, 25 feldy view DU. ), 2 Blackcap (Feldy view. ), Mistle Thrush (1 Feldy view. 1 cudmore Grove. ), Stonechat (Strood. ), Rock Pipit (Strood. ), 10 Long-tailed Tit (Cudmore Grove. ), Tawny Owl (Cudmore Grove. ), 320 Golden Plover (Rewsells marsh. )