Sitename Details
Hamford Water

Hamford Water 09:30 to 14:40, Mainly dry, cool, rather windy, tide quite high and rising
2 Swallow (2 near Beaumont Quay) 2 Reed Bunting (Singing) 1 Chiffchaff (Singing) 1 Great White Egret (West of Skipper Island) 2 Little Egret [Simon Banks]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 13:00, Broken cloud NNW wind, HT
4 Stonechat (A pair and a male near the VC, male Golden Gates) 1 Corn Bunting (Singing male near VC) 54 Tufted Duck (30 (16 drakes) Golden Gates, 24 (11drakes) on the pit to the south of the tip) 11 Pochard (Six (five drakes) Golden Gates, five (three drakes) on the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Swallow (Golden Gates) 4 Sand Martin (Golden Gates) 8 Greylag Goose (Plus a brood of seven Golden Gates) 8 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 20 Mediterranean Gull (Three, two adults and a 2nd summer Golden Gates, plus at least 17 over during the day, including a flock of five) 4 Shoveler (On the pit to the south of the tip) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 186 Rook (Occupied nests, Golden Gates) 2 Red-legged Partridge (Golden Gates) 3 Goldeneye (Females Golden Gates) 56 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat) 4 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 3 Pintail (Mucking Bay) 12 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 2 Wheatear (Pair near the VC) 38 Teal (Two Golden Gates, four on the pit to the south of the tip, 32 Stanford Creek) 2 Egyptian Goose (Over the tip to Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Singles by the outer car park and Golden Gates) 2 Willow Warbler (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:32 to 12:10, Fine, sunny, windy and cold
2 Kestrel 2 Little Egret 5 Oystercatcher 2 Great Crested Grebe 1 Curlew 4 Brent Goose 4 Skylark 2 Grey Heron 58 Black-tailed Godwit (+) 11 Greylag Goose 9 Canada Goose 1 Mute Swan 3 Shoveler 2 Reed Bunting 3 Swallow 32 Shelduck 5 Avocet 5 Cattle Egret (In field with cattle- small stature and obvious yellow bill (Thanks to Ben for pointing them out))) 1 Dunnock 1 Lapwing 4 Meadow Pipit 4 Black-headed Gull 3 Barnacle Goose 1 Black Brant [Paul Everett]


Danbury 14:30 to 16:30, Danbury Country Park. Stoat also seen
5 Song Thrush 2 Mistle Thrush 10 Redwing 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull (adults around lakes) 2 Linnet 1 Treecreeper 2 Swallow (feeding over lakes) 2 Egyptian Goose (pair on lake) [James Hudson]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 17:30,
1 Greenshank (From strood causeway 5.15pm SE ) 1 Swallow (Youth camp boating lake DU) 1 Little Owl (Youth camp seen fro seawall 6th popular tree back DU) 1 Great Northern Diver (Off waldegraves DU) 25 Great Crested Grebe (Off waldergraves DU) [Stephen Entwistle]


Wickford 13:00 to 14:00, Sunny, broken cloud, slight wind
2 Yellowhammer (Wickford Memorial Park, path by the River Crouch under the railway bridge) 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Buzzard [Les Finn]


Elsenham 16:00 to 16:15,
1 Goldcrest [Anthony Gales]


Birch 13:50 to 13:50,
1 Red Kite (Circling over rear of Colchester Zoo) [Steve Grimwade]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 11:30 to 13:30, Selected sightings in area around old carpark
1 Crane (2 adults circled the reserve and drifted off southwest) 3 Nightingale 1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult) 8 Blackcap 5 Chiffchaff [Steve Grimwade]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 13:00 to 15:00, Highlights
1 Whimbrel 22 Redshank 19 Oystercatcher 11 Grey Plover 52 Shelduck 2 Blackcap (singing) 1 Swallow 1 Buzzard 2 Green Woodpecker 9 Teal 12 Chiffchaff (singing) 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Lone bird on saltmarsh with shelduck, sharp demarcation between dark breast and underparts which appeared very pale, almost whitish in bright sunlight.) [Marsh Stitchman]


Beckton 08:30 to 13:00, Sun/Cloud. Cold
6 Pochard 8 Shoveler 3 Buzzard 25 Redshank 1 Whimbrel 2 Curlew 2 Common Sandpiper 5 Common Tern 4 Swallow 6 Sand Martin 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing) 1 Blackcap 1 Chiffchaff 4 Lesser Redpoll [Gary A James]