Sitename Details
Copford

Copford 07:30 to 07:30,
2 Little Owl [Steve Grimwade]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 17:30,
2 Barn Owl (Pr cudmore grove park DU) 1 Siskin (Fm on feeders firs chase garden DU ) 1 Short-eared Owl (PM Reeves hall marshes/maydays marshes SE) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing maydays Barrow dyke SE) 7 Linnet (Maydays SE ) 2 Marsh Harrier (Male langenhoe .fm maydays SE) 2 Mute Swan (1pr maydays ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Wix

Wix 14:00 to 16:00, Sunny spells
1 Goshawk (Considered to be second calendar year due to plumage and female due to size - slightly longer than Buzzard, wing span similar. Rounded tip to the tail, slight buldging to the secondaries and extended head and neck and powerful soaring. 14:40 gained height then soared in proximity to single Common Buzzard, which casually buzzed it. Shortly after when out of sight big eruption of gulls and a few Rooks from a field being worked could have been caused by this bird ) 2 Mediterranean Gull (+) 2 Swallow 3 Buzzard 1 Cormorant [James Davidson]

Manuden

Manuden 09:00 to 13:00, Broken cloud, cold
1 Red Kite (Over village) 2 Buzzard (Pair displaying) 1 Chiffchaff (Singing) [Mark Pegrum]

Hutton

Hutton 06:20 to 09:05, Hutton Country Park. Clear sky. Cold.
25 Chiffchaff 15 Blackcap (14 singing males, 1 female) 8 Redwing 3 Bullfinch 5 Skylark 10 Jay 10 Greenfinch 5 Song Thrush 1 Buzzard 1 Mistle Thrush 1 Meadow Pipit 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (flew north) [James Hudson]

Moverons, near Brightlingsea

Moverons, near Brightlingsea 18:30 to 20:00, Chilly, still, broken cloud
1 Barn Owl 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Chiffchaff 2 Oystercatcher 10 Redshank [Marsh Stitchman]

Birdbrook

Birdbrook 16:30 to 17:00,
12 Golden Plover (Flock included eight stunning summer-plumaged males, in field just south of village.) 45 Fieldfare (In field opposite plover.) [Barry Williams]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:00 to 16:00, Selected highlights
1 Purple Heron (Adult in area west of first hide) 3 Little Ringed Plover 1 Peregrine Falcon (Immature) 4 Mediterranean Gull (Adults) 1 Green Sandpiper 17 Ruff [Steve Grimwade]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 16:00 to 19:00, Broken Cloud with a chilly NNW wind. Only certain species recorded.
1 Purple Heron (Seen in flight) 1 Barn Owl 1 Short-eared Owl 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Mediterranean Gull 2 Raven (Flew east towards Burnham-on-Crouch, calling.) 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel [Andrew Allen]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:00 to 13:00, sunny
1 Golden Plover 5 Oystercatcher [David Saville]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:20 to 08:45, clear, cold, icy N wind, high tide; 14 species in song
2 Blackcap (1 singing ) 1 Peregrine Falcon (North) 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 3 John Weston Reserve ) 6 Chiffchaff (3 singing ) 5 Meadow Pipit (North ) 1 Song Thrush (Singing ) 2 Chinese Muntjac 3 Goldcrest 3 Siskin (North) [Brian Combes]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 17:30 to 18:00, Dry with strong wind
6 Sand Martin (Probably more) 6 Swallow (Probably more) 2 House Martin 4 Common Gull 1 Pochard 2 Egyptian Goose (Pair) [Brian Bolton]