The EBwS Bird News provides a summary of sightings for the past 14 days.
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Bird News - Table of Recent Sightings

Date Site Sightings Observer Duration Conditions Custom
Wednesday 21 Apr Thorndon CP (South) 2 Buzzard (Pair, pavillion meadow.), 1 Tufted Duck (Male.), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Yellowhammer (At least.) Andrew Cox 14:45 to 15:30 Sunny, breezy.
Wednesday 21 Apr Laindon 1 Red Kite (South.), 1 Buzzard (North.) Andrew Cox 14:15 to 14:30 Sunny, breezy. Back garden.
Wednesday 21 Apr Kelvedon Hatch 2 Red Kite (SW over village) David Jobbins 12:00 to 12:15
Wednesday 21 Apr Rayne 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff (further heard), 1 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit Paul Everett 11:15 to 12:05 Dry , sunny with cloud - Flitch Way Sparrowhawk at Rayne on 21 Apr 2021, (Paul Everett) , , , ,
Wednesday 21 Apr TL6907 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (In tree to south of Beachs Drive. Same place as seen on 12 April) Winifred Simmonds 09:30 to 09:30 Bright Ring-necked Parakeet at TL6907 on 21 Apr 2021, (Winifred Simmonds)
Wednesday 21 Apr Kelvedon Hatch 1 Red Kite (Low NE over village) David Jobbins 09:20 to 09:25
Wednesday 21 Apr Great Totham 7 Tufted Duck (Totham Pit.), 1 Red Kite (Low over Prince of Wales Road at 09:15.), 1 Buzzard (South Wood.), 1 Kestrel (Totham Pit.), 2 Linnet (Pair, Totham Pit.), 2 Goldfinch (Pair, St. Peter's Church.) Malcolm Corbett 09:15 to 10:15 Overcast, moderate NE wind.
Wednesday 21 Apr Ashdon 1 Swallow (First sighting this year ) Phil Harling 09:00 to 13:00
Wednesday 21 Apr Laindon 1 Peregrine Falcon (Over garden. Drifted off westwards.), 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing male. First I've heard here for a long time.), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldfinch (At least.), 2 Greenfinch (Pair.) Andrew Cox 07:45 to 10:15 Sunny, clouding over. Becoming chilly.
Wednesday 21 Apr Point Clear, St Osyth 16 Sanderling, 9 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Ringed Plover, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Brent Goose, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Egyptian Goose Graham Upton 07:00 to 08:00 Sunny, but cool
Tuesday 20 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 2 Common Tern (First back for GP this year? ) Brian Bolton 16:15 to 16:45 Dry and overcast
Tuesday 20 Apr Abberton Reservoir 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Ringed Plover (NE corner of LDLH causeway), 1 Dunlin (NE corner of LDLH causeway), 5 Common Tern (minimum), 3 Nightingale (Heard at least 3, but observed one from about 15m away about halfway along East side of Old Road for at least 10 mins, sitting on wire fence/flying down to road surface and hopping around twice/sitting on fence post, always completely in the open and singing most of the time - absolutely spellbinding experience.), 1 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap Paul Hargreaves 14:45 to 15:45 Mostly sunny, calm, warm (all sightings from LDLH causeway and Old Road)
Tuesday 20 Apr Layer-de-la-Haye 1 Nightingale, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat Steve Grimwade 14:00 to 15:50 Circular walk around Village
Tuesday 20 Apr Kelvedon Hatch 1 Red Kite (High SE over garden.) David Jobbins 13:00 to 13:05
Tuesday 20 Apr Hanningfield Reservoir 2 Oystercatcher (pair on island), 1 Common Tern (very distant, on buoy. Presumed commmon), 1 Mistle Thrush (Grazing Meadow), 2 Fieldfare (very late? Farside of Grazing Meadow, near footpath), 10 Blackcap (at least. 4 seen), 1 Lapwing (on island), 7 Chiffchaff (at least. 1 seen), 4 Red-crested Pochard (around the island. No females seen.) Ian Swanson 12:30 to 15:30 Mainly sunny, cold breeze. Hides still closed.
Tuesday 20 Apr Borley 2 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite, 1 Hobby, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Whitethroat, 30 Fieldfare (Estimated, Brown Hare x8) Mick Woodruff 12:00 to 15:00 Clear blue sky 16c / 64f
Tuesday 20 Apr Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Male, overhead.), 2 Swallow, 1 Stonechat (Male.), 2 Sedge Warbler (Singing males.), 7 Whitethroat (Singing males.), 1 Reed Bunting (Male.), 1 Corn Bunting (Singing Male. Heard only.), 1 Greenfinch (Singing Male.) Andrew Cox 09:30 to 11:00 Misty, thick fog over the river. Eventually sunny & warm.
Tuesday 20 Apr Stansted Airport Lagoons 2 Shelduck, 10 Gadwall, 1 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Male), 5 Blackcap (singing M's), 2 Whitethroat (singing M), 1 Willow Warbler (singing M), 3 Lapwing, 3 Chiffchaff (singing M's), 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ring Ouzel (Male frequenting bushes and track at north end of lagoons) Mike Harris 09:25 to 10:45 Bright and sunny
Tuesday 20 Apr Abberton Reservoir 3 Nightingale (Fleeting views, many heard. Old Road.), 4 Blackcap (Males. One Clouded Yellow Butterfly, Old Road.), 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Billets Farm Screen. All males.), 6 Skylark (Billets Farm screen.), 4 Common Tern, 15 Grey Heron (LBC.), 13 Little Egret (LBC.), 1 Cuckoo (Heard in distance, LBC.), 2 Oystercatcher (LBC.), 1 Kestrel, 2 Wren, 6 Chiffchaff (More heard.), 1 Dunnock, 6 Chaffinch (Circa.), 8 Mallard (Pair with 6 ducklings, LBC.), 1 Little Ringed Plover (LDHC. VC end.), 1 Black Swan (Billets Farm screen.) David Hale 09:15 to 16:00 Warm, light E breeze, hazy sunshine. 12c. Sightings with Brenda. Yellow Wagtail at Abberton Reservoir on 20 Apr 2021, (David Hale) ,
Tuesday 20 Apr Abberton Reservoir 4 Nightingale (4+ 3 old road( 1 showing well next to barrier)1 otherside of road SE), 10 Blackcap (10+ everywhere old road + other side of the road SE) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Tuesday 20 Apr Great Totham 2 Mute Swan (One on nest. Totham Pit.), 2 Buzzard (Together in South Wood.), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Sains Farm drive.) Malcolm Corbett 09:00 to 10:00
Tuesday 20 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Blackcap (male singing), 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Great Crested Grebe (pair), 1 Grey Heron (Flying over and mobbed by BH Gulls), 1 Common Tern, 2 Chiffchaff (heard ), 1 Mallard (with 8 ducklings), 2 Egyptian Goose (pair, on pump platform) Paul Everett 07:50 to 09:04 Sunny and Dry Blackcap at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 20 Apr 2021, (Paul Everett, SONY A77ii with 150-500 lens) , , , ,
Tuesday 20 Apr Hutton 7 Green Woodpecker, 19 Blackcap (17 males, 2 females), 10 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Herring Gull (pair on pylon last 3 visits), 3 Whitethroat, 1 Skylark, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Redwing, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Jay, 22 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Bullfinch (2 pairs) James Hudson 05:58 to 08:48 Hutton Country Park. Dense fog to start. Clear sky. 4-8 degrees
Monday 19 Apr Felsted 2 House Martin (Back on breeding grounds at flitch green) Brian Bolton 19:00 to 19:00 Sunny and warm
Monday 19 Apr Wrabness 1 Swallow (+), 2 Shelduck, 8 Blackcap (+), 2 Whitethroat, 200 Sand Martin (approx), 1 Kestrel (male), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Nightingale, 14 Linnet, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Buzzard, 4 Chiffchaff (+), 250 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (approx), 2 Bullfinch Liz Huxley 14:00 to 16:00
Monday 19 Apr Holland Haven 5 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Snipe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver (Winter plumage), 1 Whitethroat Steve Grimwade 13:30 to 14:45 Selected highlights Purple Sandpiper at Holland Haven on 19 Apr 2021, (Steve Grimwade, ) ,
Monday 19 Apr Wrabness 1 Sand Martin (Estd. 60 back at the Holes ) Peter Brittain 13:30 to 13:30 Sunny and Warm
Monday 19 Apr Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Pair feeding just east of slipway as tide came in. Male SP.), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Lagoon.), 4 Whimbrel (At least. Slipway area.), 4 Mediterranean Gull (Slipway area. Looked to betwo pairs. One pair often feeding in the car park.), 4 Common Tern (Slipway. Often very close.), 7 Whitethroat (All singing males.), 1 Reed Bunting (Lagoon.), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Distant, heading NW over island.) Andrew Cox 12:30 to 17:00 Sunny, cold breeze.
Monday 19 Apr Henny Street 1 Fieldfare (Overhead), 1 Grey Wagtail (Near Swan Pub), 1 Willow Warbler (East of Village), 2 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker Mick Woodruff 12:00 to 13:00 Clear blue sky
Monday 19 Apr Copperas Wood 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Blackcap (+), 3 Chiffchaff (+), 1 Jay, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (males), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Swallow Liz Huxley 11:10 to 13:00
Monday 19 Apr Great Totham 2 Red Kite (Both calling. Over village and Captain's Wood. Probably same birds up again together at 13:30.), 4 Jackdaw (Carrying nesting material to chimney pot nests.), 1 Blackcap (Singing strongly last few days from neighbour's silver birch.) Malcolm Corbett 11:10 to 11:20 Sunny, light E wind.
Monday 19 Apr Thorndon CP (North) 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Swallow, 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing Male. Golf course.), 1 Treecreeper (Singing Male.), 1 Nuthatch (Singing Male.. ), 3 Linnet, 2 Egyptian Goose (Pair.) Andrew Cox 09:15 to 09:45 Misty, cold.
Monday 19 Apr Mersea Island 1 Reed Warbler (Strood channel DU 1st on island this year), 3 Yellow Wagtail (1 strood, 2 maydays ), 4 Whimbrel (1 strood DU, 3 maydays MC ), 2 Whitethroat (1 strood DU AF, 1 maydays MC ), 1 Sedge Warbler (Maydays MC ), 1 Common Tern (Maydays MC), 1 Yellowhammer (Maydays MC), 1 Red Kite (F/O strood hill layby 4.10pm SE), 2 Cetti's Warbler (1 strood hill layby DU ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 17:30
Monday 19 Apr Naze, The 5 Red-throated Diver (4 summer plumage and 1 winter plumage), 1 Eider (Female), 5 Sparrowhawk (Including 4 circling together), 23 Sanderling, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Buzzard, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Coot (1 flew north past the tower!), 4 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Sand Martin, 750 Dunlin, 4 Cetti's Warbler Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 13:00 Selected highlights Eider at Naze, The on 19 Apr 2021, (Steve Grimwade, ) , ,
Monday 19 Apr Thorndon CP (South) 6 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Yellowhammer (At least. Car park.) Andrew Cox 08:15 to 09:15 misty, cold.
Sunday 18 Apr Westley Heights 2 Treecreeper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Robin, 2 Wren, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Male calling and drumming, watched for 15 + mins) Clive Tanner 19:00 to 19:45 Calm , cold sunny evening in Combe Wood
Sunday 18 Apr Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 3 Skylark, 2 Avocet, 8 Shelduck, 5 Shoveler, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Barn Owl, 4 Linnet, 2 Lapwing, 1 Meadow Pipit, 14 Barnacle Goose (+) Paul Everett 18:35 to 20:30 Fine and dry, chilly Avocet at Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge on 18 Apr 2021, (Paul Everett, SONY A77ii with 150-500 lens) , , , ,
Sunday 18 Apr Hanningfield Reservoir 1 White Wagtail (with 4 Pied Wagtails on causeway bank), 3 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Gadwall (two pairs) Ben Mapp 16:45 to 17:00 Sunny, quick look at causeway
Sunday 18 Apr Writtle 2 Mute Swan (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Yellow Wagtail (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Willow Warbler, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Buzzard, 5 Canada Goose (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Little Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir) Andrew Allen 16:00 to 17:30 Clear blue skies. Only certain species recorded. Fox also seen.
Sunday 18 Apr Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 1 Hobby (Seen distantly from sea wall and then seen well from fields in front of 2nd hide from car park. Assume same bird.), 5 Cattle Egret (At least 5. 2 birds seen with cattle from sea wall and then 3 birds seen with cattle near farm. ), 2 Yellow Wagtail (Disturbed by Kestrel in front of 1st hide from car park.), 150 Black-tailed Godwit (At least on scrapes at 1st hide), 3 Ruff (On scrapes at 1st hide), 2 Mediterranean Gull (2 adults on pond right of 2nd hide from car park) Martin Singleton 12:30 to 15:00 Sunny and mild with cool breeze Cattle Egret at Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge on 18 Apr 2021, (Martin Singleton) , , ,
Sunday 18 Apr Great Leighs 1 Red Kite Paul Everett 12:15 to 12:15 Sunny and Dry; Church End
Sunday 18 Apr Warley Place NR 1 Red Kite Paul Everett 11:15 to 11:15 Sunny , dry Red Kite at Warley Place NR on 18 Apr 2021, (Paul Everett, SONY A77ii with 150-500 lens)
Sunday 18 Apr Great Totham 1 Red Kite (High over village moving S to N.) Malcolm Corbett 10:15 to 10:15 Sunny, light N. wind.
Sunday 18 Apr Great Baddow, Chelmsford 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing from scrub along canal near Bridge by Babbow Road carpark) Brian Bolton 10:00 to 10:00 Sunny and warm
Sunday 18 Apr Warley 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Jackdaw, 1 Raven, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Flew over) Paul Everett 09:45 to 10:39 Sunny and Dry, Dark Lane, Raven at Warley on 18 Apr 2021, (Paul Everett, SONY A77ii with 150-500 lens) ,
Sunday 18 Apr Mersea Island 1 Green Sandpiper (Reeves hall marshes pool am MC ), 1 Whimbrel (Reeves hall pools MC SE), 38 Black-tailed Godwit (Pye fleet off shop lane MC SE), 2 Avocet (Pye fleet off shop lane MC SE), 10 Pochard (Cudmore grove pond SE), 1 Fieldfare (Fish pond wood shoplane MC), 2 Tufted Duck (Pr cudmore grove pond SE), 2 Little Grebe (1pr cudmore grove pond SE ), 1 Yellow Wagtail (Strood channel (DU) ), 4 Swallow (3 Strood channel DU ,1 east Mersea road SE), 1 Reed Warbler (Strood channel DU ), 2 Sparrowhawk (Over ray Island DU ), 2 Corn Bunting (Feldy view cemetery DU ), 1 Common Tern (Pye fleet off Reeves hall marshes SE . RED SQUIRREL Shop lane SE), 4 Cetti's Warbler (1.oyster fishery , 2 cudmore grove park pond SE .1 Strood hill layby SE ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 17:30
Sunday 18 Apr Coggeshall 2 Shoveler (Pair), 3 Reed Bunting (Pairs), 2 Shelduck (Pair), 8 Sand Martin, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Coot (Pairs), 7 Linnet, 4 Red-legged Partridge (Pairs), 2 Raven (Pair over pit being harassed by lesser black backed gulls), 6 Teal (3 pairs), 5 Lapwing (Pairs), 6 Little Ringed Plover (2 pairs main pit 1 on other pit ), 1 Red Kite, 3 Bullfinch Andrew Goodey 09:00 to 13:00
Sunday 18 Apr Danbury Common 2 Nightingale (Two singing males), 6 Jay (Flock of 6 moving together through wood), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Buzzard, 1 Blackcap David Pallash 09:00 to 10:15 Warm and sunny
Sunday 18 Apr Shenfield 1 Bullfinch Trevor Bufton 09:00 to 09:10 Sunny
Sunday 18 Apr Abberton Reservoir 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (LDLH causeway ), 4 Nightingale (3 old road and 1 on reserve ), 3 Willow Warbler, 50 Yellow Wagtail (Near Island hide) Glen Moore 08:15 to 13:00 Bar-tailed Godwit at Abberton Reservoir on 18 Apr 2021, (Glen Moore) , , ,
Sunday 18 Apr Thorndon CP (North) 2 Buzzard (Pair.), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel (Male. Hunting over Childerditch Meadow.), 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Swallow (Vicinity of Hatch Farm. All appeared to be males.), 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing Male.), 2 Coal Tit (Singing males.), 1 Treecreeper (Singing male.), 4 Nuthatch (From three territories.), 2 Linnet (Both males.) Andrew Cox 08:15 to 09:30 Sunny chilly.
Sunday 18 Apr Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 2 Little Egret (Stanford Creek and the managed retreat), 2 Corn Bunting (Singing males on the approach road to the VC), 2 Stonechat (Pair on the approach road to the VC), 6 Mediterranean Gull (Adults over west during the day), 5 Whitethroat (Singing males), 2 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates), 14 Pochard (10, six drakes, Golden Gates, four, three drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip), 49 Tufted Duck (32, 17 drakes, Golden Gates, 17, 11 drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip), 22 Coot (14 Golden Gates, eight on the pit to the south of the tip), 25 Greylag Goose (Plus broods of seven and 12, Golden Gates), 1 Goldeneye (Female Golden Gates), 13 Canada Goose (Golden Gates), 1 Reed Warbler (Golden Gates), 11 Blackcap (Singing males), 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 2 Mute Swan (On the pit to the south of the tip), 2 Shoveler (Pair on the pit to the south of the tip), 1 Aythya sp. (Female hybrid Tufted X Pochard), 195 Rook (Occupied nests including the satellite colony), 1 Nightingale (Butts Lane/TTNP entrance road), 13 Curlew (In the managed retreat), 1 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat), 2 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat), 46 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 6 Redshank (Mucking Bay), 50 Teal (Two Golden Gates, six on the pit to the south of the tip, 42 Mucking Bay), 6 Chiffchaff (Singing males), 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) Paul Larkin 08:00 to 14:30 Fine and sunny, rising tide
Sunday 18 Apr Beckton 1 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 12 Redshank, 1 Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 15 Common Tern, 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing) Gary A James 07:45 to 13:00 Sunny, light NE wind
Sunday 18 Apr Laindon 10 Blackcap (6 seen), 8 Chiffchaff (4 seen), 5 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Greenfinch, 3 Red Fox, 3 Chinese Muntjac Richard Chew 07:00 to 13:00 Dry, sunny, light wind, 1°C to 8°C
Saturday 17 Apr Great Totham 3 Red Kite (Two together over Totham Pit area, briefly seen off by third from arable field before continuing to circle together over village. Regular sightings over village this spring but never tire of these magnificent birds.) Malcolm Corbett 16:25 to 16:45 Sunny, light E. wind.
Saturday 17 Apr Stapleford Tawney 1 Yellow Wagtail (1+ Yellow Wagtail(s) back on territory ), 1 Little Owl (In usual area), 1 Red Kite (One seen perched) Nicholas Weston 13:00 to 19:30 Blue sky. Significant sightings only recorded.
Saturday 17 Apr Ashdon 2 Buzzard Phil Harling 12:30 to 13:00 Sunny
Saturday 17 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Kittiwake (Still showing very well from Gate or layby looking healthier now ) Brian Bolton 11:15 to 12:00 Sunny but chilly Kittiwake at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 17 Apr 2021, (Brian Bolton, Nikon / Tamron 150-600mm) , ,
Saturday 17 Apr Mistley 1 Sparrowhawk (male mobbing Buzzard), 26 Avocet (mainly near Manningtree), 300 Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Turnstone, 40 Knot, 1 Greenshank (Manningtree), 4 Swallow, 1 Whimbrel, 600 Dunlin, 2 Black Swan, 1 White Wagtail (male) Martin Peers 11:00 to 13:00 sunny with a cool breeze
Saturday 17 Apr Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 4 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 13 Avocet (Aveley Bay), 1 Ruff (Target Pools), 4 Snipe, 1 Common Tern, 4 Sand Martin, 8 Sedge Warbler (+), 6 Whitethroat (+), 1 Willow Warbler (singing near turnstile), 20 Linnet (+), 2 Wigeon, 1 Dunlin, 1 Red Kite (high over landfill late morning), 1 Peregrine Falcon (high over Butts Hide), 2 Spoonbill (showing very well on Purfleet Scrape from river wall), 20 Cetti's Warbler (+, extremely vocal) Ben Mapp 10:30 to 15:00 Sunny and very mild, highlights from 64 species recorded
Saturday 17 Apr Shrub End 3 Goldfinch, 1 Song Thrush (singing male.), 3 Blackcap (at least, all singing males), 1 Jay, 1 Skylark (singing male), 3 Linnet, 2 Collared Dove (pair), 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Magpie, 15 Robin (mostly singing males some carrying food items), 1 Meadow Pipit, 28 Wood Pigeon, 16 Blackbird, 7 Wren (mostly singing males), 6 Great Tit, 15 Blue Tit, 8 Chiffchaff (mostly singing males, one seen carrying nesting material.), 6 House Sparrow, 3 Dunnock, 5 Starling Ashley Gooding 10:15 to 11:30 All sightings from Westlands country park, Bright and moderate breeze
Saturday 17 Apr Naze, The 25 Knot (towards Stone Point - unusual), 2 Mediterranean Gull (Tower car park - very vocal), 1 Black Brant (last Sunday - from seawall with small group of Brent Geese), 200 Dunlin (+), 30 Sanderling (+), 4 Grey Plover (mainly summer plumage) Martin Richards 10:00 to 14:00 cold, bright
Saturday 17 Apr Whetmead NR, nr Witham 1 Red Kite (Over Blue Mills direction) Paul Shuttleworth 09:15 to 10:00 sunny, light breeze
Saturday 17 Apr Mersea Island 1 Sedge Warbler (Cudmore grove park pond MT,ST), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Path shop lane to meeting lane DU), 3 Yellowhammer (1p path shop to meeting lane DU. 1 m maydays SE ), 8 Chiffchaff (4prs path shop to meeting lane DU ), 4 Marsh Harrier (3 langenhoe, 1 maydays SE ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Saturday 17 Apr Abberton Reservoir 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (LdlH c/way), 12 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Nightingale, 3 Whitethroat, 40 Fieldfare, 10 Swallow, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Little Ringed Plover Sean Nixon 09:00 to 13:00 Sunny, but cool NE wind (16.00-19.00 visit) Bar-tailed Godwit at Abberton Reservoir on 17 Apr 2021, (Sean Nixon) , , , , ,
Saturday 17 Apr Langdon Hills NR EWT 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush (Singing Male.), 1 Whitethroat (Male. Not singing.), 10 Blackcap (Nine singing males (at least). One female.), 4 Chaffinch (Singing males.), 1 Greenfinch (Singing Male.. ) Andrew Cox 08:00 to 08:00 Sunny, chilly. Plotlands.
Saturday 17 Apr Tilbury 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (East of the old P Stn site), 6 Curlew (East of the old P Stn site), 1 Whimbrel (On foreshore by the ferry terminal, then up river) Paul Larkin 07:00 to 08:00 Fine and sunny, calm, LT
Saturday 17 Apr Naze, The 4 Blackcap (Singing ), 6 Swallow (1 around the Centre first thing, 3 north, 2 sewage works ), 1 Sand Martin (North), 1 Barn Owl (Quartering the Common first thing, super views ), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chinese Muntjac, 1 Song Thrush (Singing ), 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Snipe (Walton Hall Marshes ), 1 Yellow Wagtail (North ), 25 Shoveler (Walton Hall Marshes ), 6 Avocet (Walton Hall Marshes ), 6 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ), 8 Golden Plover (Roosting, Walton Hall Marshes ), 8 Chiffchaff (5 singing ), 1 Fulmar (North along the cliffs, typical spring record), 7 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 north of escarpment, 3 John Weston Reserve, 1 drainage ditch north of decoy ponds, 1 decoy ponds) Brian Combes 06:15 to 10:30 cold first thing, clear, N wind, low tide; 18 species in song
Friday 16 Apr Doddinghurst 1 Little Owl (on barn roof Cow Farm, Frog Street ) Andrew Stroud 20:00 to 20:00 still but cold
Friday 16 Apr Warley 1 Ring Ouzel (male still in paddock at bottom of hill on Dark Lane ), 2 Redwing, 15 Starling, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Red Kite Andrew Stroud 17:15 to 17:35 sunny but cold
Friday 16 Apr Cockaynes Wood, near Alresford 4 Blackcap (+), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nightingale, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Grebe (pair on fishing lake), 3 Chiffchaff (+) Liz Huxley 14:15 to 15:45
Friday 16 Apr Maldon 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2100 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Mediterranean Gull (Very vocal and much chasing over small island off promenade), 18 Knot, 5 Common Tern Andrew Goodey 11:30 to 15:30 Sunny, 4/8; Promenade area
Friday 16 Apr Alresford 4 Swallow, 3 Buzzard (+), 3 Blackcap (+), 2 Chiffchaff (+), 1 Nuthatch, 100 Black-tailed Godwit (c) Liz Huxley 11:10 to 13:10 Alresford Creek circuit from St Peter's
Friday 16 Apr Copperas Bay, Stour Estuary 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 14 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 9 Treecreeper (4 pairs), 1 Goldcrest, 4 Linnet, 3 Buzzard, 29 Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 25 Brent Goose, 2 Whimbrel, 8 Redshank, 1 Skylark, 21 Blackcap, 1 Nightingale, 160 Blue Tit (loads most common species), 45 Great Tit, 17 Chiffchaff, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Red Kite (drifted north to Suffolk bank) Malcolm Riddler 11:00 to 17:00 Sunny Periods quite warn in shelter out of north east wind Great Spotted Woodpecker at Copperas Bay, Stour Estuary on 16 Apr 2021, (Malcolm Riddler) , , , , , ,
Friday 16 Apr Wormingford, Colchester 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Corn Bunting, 2 Snipe, 30 Linnet, 6 Buzzard, 4 Yellowhammer, 30 Skylark (Not sure how many, singing all the way round.), 3 Meadow Pipit Glen Moore 10:30 to 12:30 A walk around the perimeter of the airfield
Friday 16 Apr Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 14 Blackcap, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Buzzard, 2 Whimbrel (on Crouch mud), 8 Great Crested Grebe (on Crouch), 1 Cuckoo (calling in the distance), 1 Sedge Warbler (sub song) Alan Shearring 09:45 to 09:45 Sunny with a cold NE breeze Low tide. Very quite
Friday 16 Apr Wivenhoe 1 Redshank, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Greylag Goose, 1 Blackcap Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Dry, sunny Redshank at Wivenhoe on 16 Apr 2021, (Michael Davies) , , ,
Friday 16 Apr Mersea Island 1 Whitethroat (Path shop lane to meeting lane MC ), 8 Blackcap (All singing males, 4 reymeads wood SE, 4 cross lane SE), 6 Swallow (2 cross lane SE, 2 hard around dabchicks sailing club SE, 2 boating lake youth camp DU ), 3 Eider (Off cross lane DU 2 male ), 2 Yellowhammer (1pr waldegraves DU ), 1 Little Owl (Youth camp DU), 5 Buzzard (Youth camp boating lake DU), 2 Great Northern Diver (Off cross lane DU ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Friday 16 Apr Great Totham 1 Red Kite (Leisurely circling over Totham Pit area.), 2 Buzzard (One, South Wood. One, Sheepcoates Farm.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming, Totham Pit.), 1 Green Woodpecker (Calling, Totham Pit.), 8 Jackdaw (+. Several individuals collecting nesting material, including hair straight from horses' backs. Horse paddocks, Prince of Wales Road.), 4 Linnet (Including pair and one carrying nesting material, Scrub adj. Totham Pit.) Malcolm Corbett 09:00 to 10:00 Sun and cloud, light N wind.
Friday 16 Apr Northey Island, Blackwater Estuary 1 Common Tern (Mid-river, resting on lobster(?) cage at low tide) Jon Clark 09:00 to 09:15 Sunny, warm
Friday 16 Apr South Woodham Ferrers 2 Mediterranean Gull (Two adult over my house calling and heading NW.) Robert Pease 09:00 to 09:00 Clear, bright and cold.
Friday 16 Apr Great Leighs 1 Treecreeper, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Robin, 2 Great Tit, 1 Buzzard Paul Everett 08:50 to 09:44 Fine, dry and bright. Sandslay and Moat Woods EWT Treecreeper at Great Leighs on 16 Apr 2021, (Paul Everett) ,
Friday 16 Apr Great Baddow, Chelmsford 2 Yellow Wagtail (Flew north ), 6 Skylark, 8 Linnet, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Reed Bunting (First male back for summer), 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Swallow David Pallash 08:45 to 09:30 Sunny and cold
Friday 16 Apr Thorndon CP (South) 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Green Woodpecker, 2 Skylark (Singing males.), 2 Swallow, 2 Mistle Thrush (One feding on pavillion meadow; one singing male near goats inclosure.), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch (Singing Male.. ), 5 Goldfinch (At least.), 3 Linnet (Al males, two singing.), 1 Yellowhammer (Over pavillion meadow.) Andrew Cox 08:15 to 09:30 Sun& clouds. Cool.
Friday 16 Apr Backwarden, Danbury 6 Robin (Several paired up), 6 Chiffchaff (+ two busy near nesting sites with materials), 6 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfare (Seen resting in top of large tree), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nightingale (Singing male heard only), 1 Buzzard (Calling overhead) Paul Fletcher 07:45 to 10:30 Sunshine then clouding over later with cold wind.
Friday 16 Apr Laindon 9 Blackcap, 6 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Fox, 1 Chinese Muntjac, 5 Chiffchaff Richard Chew 07:00 to 13:00 Dry, sunny, light wind, 1°C to 5°C
Friday 16 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Kittiwake (Still east side of pit), 2 Mediterranean Gull (Dropped in very briefly then flew off N) Brian Bolton 07:00 to 08:00 Sunny
Thursday 15 Apr Mersea Island 4 Yellow Wagtail (On centre bank between both boating lakes next to youth camp ) Stephen Entwistle 17:00 to 19:00
Thursday 15 Apr Stapleford Tawney 1 Little Owl (At nest sight), 12 Linnet (3 small flocks), 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Pheasant, 7 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Chaffinch, 1 Robin, 2 Red Kite (Two birds, in flight, feeding and perched.) Nicholas Weston 16:30 to 19:30 Cold, Rain, Red Kite at Stapleford Tawney on 15 Apr 2021, (Nicholas Weston) , ,
Thursday 15 Apr Warley 1 Ring Ouzel (Male), 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush Jon Clark 16:00 to 16:30 Cold, sunny with brief hail shower
Thursday 15 Apr Wrabness 2 Mistle Thrush (In first paddock from car park), 2 Nightingale (Heard but not seen), 5 Blackcap Peter Brittain 14:15 to 14:15 Sunny
Thursday 15 Apr Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 12 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Peregrine Falcon Graham Barber 13:00 to 14:00
Thursday 15 Apr Chigborough Lakes 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Buzzard Graham Barber 11:00 to 13:00
Thursday 15 Apr Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (+), 6 Blackcap (+), 14 Shelduck, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Nightingale (+), 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Shoveler, 1 Swallow, 16 Chiffchaff (+), 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose Liz Huxley 10:00 to 15:30 sun/cloud, some rain/hail showers, cold wind Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT on 15 Apr 2021, (Liz Huxley)
Thursday 15 Apr East Tilbury 6 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, 571 Black-tailed Godwit, 99 Curlew, 69 Shelduck, 2 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Little Egret, 30 Common Gull (Including two adults), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Third calendar year), 43 Grey Plover, 12 Oystercatcher, 70 Avocet, 3 Great Crested Grebe (One on the river, two on the fleet), 6 Pintail (Three pairs on the river), 5 Pochard (Three drakes), 2 Tufted Duck (Pair), 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Stonechat (Males on the sea wall and the old landfill), 4 Mediterranean Gull (Over calling), 20 Bar-tailed Godwit, 177 Teal, 200 Dunlin, 1 Grasshopper Warbler Paul Larkin 09:40 to 15:00 Broken cloud, ENE wind, showers, rising tide
Thursday 15 Apr Maldon 2 Canada Goose (Pair on lake.), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail. Over by-pass then settled in tree by Railway Pond. Same vicinity as March 12th.), 5 Chiffchaff (Four singing.), 1 Blackcap (Singing.), 1 Whitethroat (Singing), 1 Song Thrush Malcolm Corbett 09:10 to 09:45 Sunny, moderate NE wind. Elms Farm Park.
Thursday 15 Apr Mersea Island 2 Common Tern (Hard /coast road DU), 6 Avocet (Strood channel SB), 1 Swallow (Strood channel SB), 1 Sedge Warbler (Cudmore grove park pond AF ), 1 Blackcap (Mimicking segel Warbler & blackbird AF) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Thursday 15 Apr Warley 1 Ring Ouzel Martin Henry 09:00 to 13:00 Ring Ouzel at Warley on 15 Apr 2021, (Martin Henry)
Thursday 15 Apr Hall Marsh Scrape, Lea Valley 1 White Stork (released), 1 Garganey (drake) Quentin Given 09:00 to 13:00 Dry, sunny, breeze
Thursday 15 Apr Warley 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Redwing, 2 Swallow, 1 Greylag Goose, 3 Canada Goose (along with a black and white hybrid of uncertain origins), 2 Blackcap, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard only), 5 Jackdaw (+), 1 Chiffchaff (heard only), 1 Ring Ouzel (Male , showing well) Paul Everett 09:00 to 10:00 Fine and dry, sunny but cold Ring Ouzel at Warley on 15 Apr 2021, (Paul Everett)
Thursday 15 Apr Westley Heights 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel (Pair, Coombe Wood. Male prospecting tree hole & calling to female.), 7 Green Woodpecker (From four likely territories.), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Including a pair mating in Coombe Wood.), 1 Swallow (Male, Dry Street meadow.), 2 Goldcrest (Singing males.), 2 Treecreeper (At least.), 7 Nuthatch (Four territories: pair near nest hole in The Park; pair seen mating in Coombe Wood. Male noticeably more brightly coloured than his mate. Pair seen indulging in courtship behaviour & feeding,horse paddock. Singing male seen at likely nest hole in copse near car park. New site; or hitherto undiscovered.), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult female, heading east.), 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Male,showing well drumming in Coombe Wood.) Andrew Cox 08:00 to 12:15 Sunny, cool. Becoming warmer & cloudier.
Thursday 15 Apr Tilbury 12 Shelduck (Six in the fort, the rest on foreshore near the new landfill), 1 Mute Swan (In the moat), 2 Canada Goose (In the horse fields), 16 Sand Martin (Hawking round the Fort), 1 Little Egret (In the moat), 1 Green Sandpiper (Around the fort), 1 Blackcap (In the STW), 39 Linnet (Around the fort), 4 Oystercatcher (On foreshore by the new landfill), 2 Red-legged Partridge (On the new landfill), 6 Curlew (On foreshore by the new landfill), 4 Mallard (Around the fort), 11 Teal (On STW outfall), 60 Starling (Single flock around the fort) Paul Larkin 08:00 to 09:40 Fine and sunny, ENE wind, showers, rising tide
Thursday 15 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Kittiwake (Still on East Side of pit ) Brian Bolton 07:30 to 08:00 Sunny
Thursday 15 Apr Warley 1 Ring Ouzel (Male in spring plumage showing well at back of meadow), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Drinking from a pond and flying over calling.), 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Blackbird, 8 Redwing (Some in spring plumage) Clive Tanner 06:45 to 07:30 Dark Lane, Boyles court, sunny and cold, still with ground frost. 2degrees C Ring Ouzel at Warley on 15 Apr 2021, (Clive Tanner) ,
Wednesday 14 Apr Great Leighs 1 Red Kite, 1 Grey Heron David Saville 15:00 to 16:00 cloudy Red Kite at Great Leighs on 14 Apr 2021, (David Saville) ,
Wednesday 14 Apr Vange Marsh RSPB 2 Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier (Adult male & immature male.), 2 Oystercatcher, 31 Avocet, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 3 Spotted Redshank (Gradually attaining SP.), 3 Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adult & 2nd summer.), 4 Swallow (At least.) Andrew Cox 13:45 to 16:15 Sun & cloud. Chilly breeze. All waders NW corner.
Wednesday 14 Apr Stanford Warren 2 Coot (Fishing lakes), 4 Cormorant (On pylon by fishing lakes), 1 Buzzard, 4 Blackcap, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Greylag Goose (Flying south towards TTNP), 1 Little Grebe (Pond in reedbed south of fishing lakes), 4 Goldfinch (Scrub), 4 Linnet (Scrub), 1 Song Thrush (Scrub), 3 Swallow (Fishing lakes), 3 House Martin (Fishing lakes), 2 Sand Martin (Fishing lakes), 1 Mallard (+ 4 ducklings. Footbridge over Hassenbrooke River), 8 Dunnock, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 6 Cetti's Warbler (4 heard in reedbeds west of fishing lakes, 2 heard in reedbed south of fishing lakes) Jamie Thornton 13:15 to 14:15 Mostly cloudy
Wednesday 14 Apr Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 2 Marsh Harrier (pair displaying; female carrying reeds.), 2 Spotted Redshank (partial summer plumage. Very close to path near windmill. ), 2 Ruff (with Black Tailed Godwits on large freshwater pool, south wall. Also a silver Bahama Pintail pointed out & identified for me.), 125 Avocet (At least.), 1 Barn Owl (near Car Park. Flew straight towards me. ), 7 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 3 Little Ringed Plover (with Spotted Redshanks.), 4 Cetti's Warbler (heard) Ian Swanson 12:30 to 17:00 Cloudy, cold, some sunny intervals. Short Walk.
Wednesday 14 Apr TQ5791 2 Mistle Thrush (in field with Ouzel), 1 Song Thrush (in field with Ouzel), 3 Redwing (in field with Ouzel), 1 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 2 Raven (pair in tree top), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Ring Ouzel (male in field with horses) James Hudson 12:15 to 13:15 Warley. Horse paddock along Dark Lane at 51.601539, 0.279953 Raven at TQ5791 on 14 Apr 2021, (James Hudson) , , ,
Wednesday 14 Apr Mersea Island 2 Yellow Wagtail (1 east Mersea MC 1 strood channel DU ), 2 Willow Warbler (1 feldy view cemetery SE . 1 back footpath firs chase caravan park SE), 5 Corn Bunting (Strood channel DU), 1 Golden Plover (Cudmore grove MC), 1 Black Brant (Strood channel nr old jetty bottom firs chase caravan park DU), 1 Firecrest (Lovely coloured one fish pond wood shop lane MC SE), 1 Short-eared Owl (Reeves hall marshes (MC)), 1 Great Northern Diver (Off Victoria esplanade SE ), 2 Cetti's Warbler (East Mersea MC ), 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (With black brant DU) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 16:30
Wednesday 14 Apr Wivenhoe 6 Redwing (early in Wivenhoe Wood) Richard Allen 09:00 to 13:00
Wednesday 14 Apr Abberton Reservoir 45 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Water Pipit, 1 Swallow, 6 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit Sean Nixon 09:00 to 13:00 Very cold (7degrees), sunshine and cloud (18.20-19.00 visit) Yellow Wagtail at Abberton Reservoir on 14 Apr 2021, (Sean Nixon) , , , ,
Wednesday 14 Apr Danbury Common 1 Nightingale (First this year at Danbury. Brief burst of song. Chiffchaffs actively nesting. 10+ Blackcaps both male and female.), 1 Goldcrest Doug & Tina Holden 08:15 to 09:30 Bright, sun, cool
Wednesday 14 Apr Wrabness 4 Blackcap (2 singing at reserve; 1 singing, one other seen, Shore Farm/chalets area.), 2 Whitethroat (2 singing, reserve.), 2 Nightingale (singing on reserve.), 2 Yellowhammer (singing on reserve.), 1 Swallow (Shore Farm), 135 Brent Goose (12 Shore Farm/chalets; 120+, reserve.), 2 Green Woodpecker (2 yaffling, Shore Farm/chalets area.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming, reserve.), 1 Buzzard (Shore Farm area), 1 Kestrel (reserve), 5 Great Crested Grebe (3 off Shore Farm/chalets area, 2 off reserve), 1 Little Egret (Shore Farm area), 2 Reed Bunting (Pair, near Shore Farm.), 7 Chiffchaff (4 singing, 2 others seen, reserve; 1 singing, Shore Farm/chalets.), 2 Greenfinch (2 singing, Shore Farm/chalets area.), 2 Bullfinch (Pair, reserve near hide over Stour) Simon Banks 08:00 to 09:45 Cloud cover 2/8, cool but warming, hardly any wind. Tide well out.
Wednesday 14 Apr Thorndon CP (South) 3 Buzzard (Including pair displying, Pavillion meadow.), 2 Sparrowhawk (Pair displaying.), 1 Kestrel (Female.), 5 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 9 Fieldfare (Heading east.), 1 Coal Tit, 4 Nuthatch (From three territories.), 2 Goldfinch (At least.), 2 Linnet (At least.), 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Calling, near goats inclosure.) Andrew Cox 08:00 to 09:30 Sunny, cool.
Wednesday 14 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Kittiwake (Still hanging on) Brian Bolton 07:15 to 08:00 Sunny
Tuesday 13 Apr Copford 1 Tawny Owl (Flying around the garden) Nico Devereaux 19:50 to 19:55 Clear skies
Tuesday 13 Apr Shrub End 1 Red Kite Oliver Cottis 17:00 to 17:15
Tuesday 13 Apr Hanningfield Reservoir 3 Goldeneye (male and 2 females), 1 Bar-headed Goose (asleep on Grazing Meadow with Greylags, Canada & 2 Egyptian geese), 4 Gadwall, 2 Shelduck (On water, moved to Grazing Meadow ), 6 Pochard, 50 Tufted Duck (approx), 2 Oystercatcher (Grazing Meadow ), 3 Blackcap (singing males ), 20 Wigeon (on Grazing Meadow ), 50 Mallard (approx. 1 with 14 ducklings by Causeway road), 20 Teal (+), 4 Chiffchaff (Heard) Ian Swanson 15:00 to 16:45 Light cloud
Tuesday 13 Apr Wrabness 1 Whimbrel, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 20 Avocet, 9 Oystercatcher, 18 Curlew, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 203 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 50 Dunlin, 14 Dunnock, 8 Robin, 8 Chiffchaff David Allen 14:30 to 17:00 Fine but with a cold wind.
Tuesday 13 Apr Canvey Island, Thames Estuary 1 Nightingale (Singing), 8 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Blackcap, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Raven (2 adults very vocal over southern edge of reserve) Steve Grimwade 13:50 to 16:00 Sightings from Canvey Wick
Tuesday 13 Apr Abberton Reservoir 50 Swallow (Circa.), 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Linnet, 1 Common Tern, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Shelduck, 6 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall (Drake.), 1 Reed Bunting, 8 Grey Heron, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Mallard (Pair with 3 ducklings.), 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Egyptian Goose (Pair with I Gosling.) David Hale 12:40 to 16:15 Sun & cloud, light breeze, 12c. Sightings with Brenda. Billets Farm & both Causeways only. Yellow Wagtail at Abberton Reservoir on 13 Apr 2021, (David Hale) , , , ,
Tuesday 13 Apr Great Totham 2 Red Kite (Together briefly N. of Captain's Wood.), 2 Buzzard (Up together from Captain's Wood following brief appearance of two red kite.) Malcolm Corbett 12:20 to 12:30 Sun and cloud, light W. wind.
Tuesday 13 Apr Hatfield Forest 4 Buzzard, 6 Swallow (Over Lake), 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Crested Grebe (1 investigating bank of Lake - nesting soon?), 2 Jay, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Grey Wagtail (On bank of Lake), 1 Reed Bunting (Close to Marsh), 7 Coot (3-4 nests on Decoy Lake), 1 Wren, 1 Chaffinch (By Lake), 2 Red Kite Winifred Simmonds 10:15 to 15:15 Bright with some sun, 5 to 12C. Sightings by David
Tuesday 13 Apr Naze, The 4 Skylark (+), 2 Blackcap (males), 1 Jay, 67 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Eider (female), 2 Buzzard, 1 Shoveler (male), 1 Greenfinch (+), 8 Chiffchaff (+), 50 Dunlin (incl 1 in breeding plumage), 2 Cetti's Warbler Liz Huxley 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday 13 Apr South Woodham Ferrers 1 Long-eared Owl (roosting in dense blackthorn cover) Alan Shearring 09:45 to 09:45
Tuesday 13 Apr Chigborough Lakes 2 Jay, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap (Male, more heard singing.), 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Willow Warbler (Pair, back & forth to nest site with material.), 2 Shelduck, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Dunnock, 4 Chiffchaff (Many heard.), 3 Robin, 6 Blackbird (Males.), 2 Great Tit (Pair.), 2 Blue Tit David Hale 09:30 to 12:15 Sun & cloud, dry, gentle breeze, 12c. Sightings with Brenda. Dunnock at Chigborough Lakes on 13 Apr 2021, (David Hale)
Tuesday 13 Apr Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 2 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Canada Goose (Pair.), 18 Greylag Goose (Inc. at least six pair.), 5 Mute Swan (Two pair plus one juv.), 2 Shelduck (Pair.), 4 Pochard (Three male.), 66 Tufted Duck (44 male.), 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 2 Swallow, 2 Long-tailed Tit (Pair.), 2 Blackcap (Singing), 2 Whitethroat (Singing.), 1 Song Thrush, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 14 Mallard (Inc. three pair.), 80 Black-headed Gull (circa.), 5 Chiffchaff (Singing.), 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) Malcolm Corbett 09:10 to 11:00 Sun and cloud, light W wind.
Tuesday 13 Apr Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sedge Warbler, 40 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Bearded Tit, 11 Cetti's Warbler Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 13:30 Selected highlights
Tuesday 13 Apr Mersea Island 1 Yellow Wagtail (Cudmore grove DU), 2 Sedge Warbler (cudmore grove pond DU), 8 Sand Martin (Cudmore grove (DU)), 3 Snipe (Grazing fields cudmore grove DU ), 1 Mistle Thrush (Nr bus turning at golf house DU), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Cudmore grove DU ), 4 Buzzard (Cudmore grove DU) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Tuesday 13 Apr Wivenhoe 1 Reed Warbler (singing Ferry Marsh), 3 Cetti's Warbler (at least singing Ferry Marsh) Richard Allen 09:00 to 13:00
Tuesday 13 Apr Abberton Reservoir 1 Nightingale (Near entrance to EWT reserve), 3 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 14 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 White / Pied Wagtail (Intermediate male LdlH c/w) Sean Nixon 09:00 to 13:00 Sunny and cool (17.30-19.15 visit) Nightingale at Abberton Reservoir on 13 Apr 2021, (Sean Nixon) , , ,
Tuesday 13 Apr Wivenhoe 1 Robin (Nest building), 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret, 5 Greylag Goose Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Dry, sunny Robin at Wivenhoe on 13 Apr 2021, (Michael Davies) , , ,
Tuesday 13 Apr Westley Heights 2 Buzzard, 3 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest (Singing Male.), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper (At least.), 3 Nuthatch (Pair in The Park seen displaying & mating. Female entering nest hole. Singing male briefly in Coombe Wood.), 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Calling. North side of top path in The Park.) Andrew Cox 08:00 to 09:00 Sunny, some cloud. Cool. CoombeWood & The Park.
Tuesday 13 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Kittiwake (Still showing well on South Side of pit looking unwell) Brian Bolton 07:30 to 08:00 Sunny and cold Kittiwake at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 13 Apr 2021, (Brian Bolton, ) , ,
Tuesday 13 Apr Laindon 8 Blackcap (3 seen, 5 heard), 1 Goldcrest, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Cormorant, 1 Red Fox, 3 Chinese Muntjac, 6 Chiffchaff (1 seen, 5 heard), 1 Pied Flycatcher (Male watched feeding and singing for 45 minutes) Richard Chew 06:30 to 09:00 Dry, sunny, light wind, -1°C to 3°C Laindon on 13 Apr 2021, (Richard Chew) , ,
Tuesday 13 Apr Hutton 1 Kestrel, 24 Blackcap (23 males, 1 female), 7 Jay, 5 Green Woodpecker, 7 Stock Dove, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Buzzard, 10 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark, 6 Song Thrush, 3 Redwing, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Heron, 28 Chiffchaff, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Mandarin Duck (male flushed from river by Buzzard), 12 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Bullfinch (2 single males and 2 pairs) James Hudson 06:10 to 09:35 Hutton Country Park. Clear sky. Freezing conditions first thing.
Monday 12 Apr Navestock 1 Hobby (Flying along tree lined part of lane ) Ann Darnell 17:30 to 17:30 Bright but cold
Monday 12 Apr Writtle 1 Black Redstart (Female. Found by Daryl Rhymes at 16.50 around the barns at Sturgeons Farm. Still present at 18.40 when I left.), 3 Snipe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 1 Yellow Wagtail (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 10 Tufted Duck (Titchmarsh Reservoir) Andrew Allen 17:15 to 19:30 Sunny spells and cool. Only certain species recorded.
Monday 12 Apr Maldon 1 Nightingale (Singing from deep in copse SE of Elms Farm Park lake.) Malcolm Corbett 16:15 to 16:15 Sun and cloud, light NW wind.
Monday 12 Apr Wrabness 6 Redshank, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Red-breasted Merganser (Mid river), 2 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 4 Blackcap (2 pairs), 1 Reed Bunting (Female), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (I watched it drumming, down Wall Lane), 2 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin (I looked at the site and found the wire fencing had dropped over most of the holes so this may well be the reason they deserted this site which is a great shame.), 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Estd 140), 8 Dunnock, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 7 Chiffchaff (I’ve never seen so many in one Reserve, maybe more than 7) Peter Brittain 14:30 to 16:15 Sunny and overcast at times
Monday 12 Apr Great Totham 2 Red Kite (Circling together, slowly moving S. over Captain's Wood.) Malcolm Corbett 13:50 to 14:00 Sun and cloud, light NW wind.
Monday 12 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Kittiwake (1st winter still present on water in NE corner of pit), 2 Mediterranean Gull (Pair flew in calling and settled on water for c20 minutes then flew S over road towards working gravel pits), 1 Whimbrel (Heard overhead but not seen) George Brown 12:00 to 13:30 Sunny. Light NW wind Kittiwake at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 12 Apr 2021, (George Brown, Canon 1200D camera 75-300mm lens) , , ,
Monday 12 Apr Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 2 Spotted Redshank (1 summ plumage), 7 Sanderling, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Cuckoo (Heard calling from main reed bed area but not seen), 3 Whimbrel Jon Clark 11:50 to 15:00 Mixed! Sunshine, rain & hail
Monday 12 Apr Epping 2 Swallow (Probably wishing they were still in Africa...) Roger Emmens 11:45 to 12:00 Cold, partly sunny, occasional light sleet showers
Monday 12 Apr Walton-on-The-Naze 2 Pintail (♂♀ John Weston Reserve), 2 Brent Goose (John Weston Reserve), 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 19 Turnstone (Hamford Water), 1 Snipe (John Weston Reserve), 1 Green Woodpecker (John Weston Reserve), 4 Swallow, 6 Blackcap (Heard more than seen), 8 Teal (John Weston Reserve), 16 Wigeon (John Weston Reserve), 2 Lapwing (Overhead), 6 Chiffchaff (Heard more than seen), 12 Greenfinch (Estimated), 3 Cetti's Warbler (3 different birds calling, one sighting) Mick Woodruff 11:00 to 14:00 Partly cloudy, wind North Easterly light. 12c / 54f
Monday 12 Apr South Woodham Ferrers 6 Blackcap, 6 Buzzard (resident birds including a pair displaying), 2 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Nightingale (brief subsong), 1 Yellow Wagtail (over farmland), 2 Stock Dove, 1 Snipe, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 White Wagtail Alan Shearring 09:45 to 09:45 North of the town. Sunny cold SW breeze
Monday 12 Apr Gosfield 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Common Tern, 5 Great Crested Grebe (Pairs on lake), 1 Swallow, 2 Siskin (Rayne hatch wood), 1 Nuthatch (Moat Wood), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper (Lake), 1 Willow Warbler (Singing Rayne Hatch Wood), 9 Redpoll sp. (1 over lake, 8 over Rayne hatch wood), 3 Marsh Tit (Rayne Hatch Wood) Andrew Goodey 09:15 to 13:00 Sunny, 5/8
Monday 12 Apr TL6907 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (In tree just west of Beach's Mill Bridge and then flying nw) Winifred Simmonds 09:15 to 09:15 Bright - seen by David alone! Ring-necked Parakeet at TL6907 on 12 Apr 2021, (Winifred Simmonds)
Monday 12 Apr Mersea Island 1 Little Owl (Cross lane SE ), 4 Blackcap (2pr cross lane ), 3 Song Thrush (Singing cross lane SE ), 1 Willow Warbler (Feldy view DU ), 2 Whimbrel (Ray Island DU ), 7 Swallow (4 Strood channel DU . 3 east Mersea MC ), 4 Mediterranean Gull (Strood channel DU), 6 Buzzard (Strood channel (DU) ), 2 Golden Plover (East Mersea MC), 12 Chiffchaff (3prs cross lane SE . 8 east Mersea MC), 1 Redstart (Feldy view cemetery found by jon B ,seen by DU . Seen 45min by a couple locals only (notme)), 3 Cetti's Warbler (East Mersea between park & oyster fishery MC ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 15:30
Monday 12 Apr Abberton Reservoir 11 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 4 Little Ringed Plover Paul Chamberlain 09:00 to 13:00 Sunny with light breeze Little Ringed Plover at Abberton Reservoir on 12 Apr 2021, (Paul Chamberlain)
Monday 12 Apr Thorndon CP (South) 5 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing Male.), 1 Goldcrest (Singing Male.), 5 Nuthatch (Pair plus three other singing males; including one on the edge of the golf course.), 2 Raven (Pair.), 2 Yellowhammer (Pair.) Andrew Cox 09:00 to 10:15 Cloudy, cold.
Sunday 11 Apr Elsenham 1 Goldcrest Anthony Gales 16:00 to 16:15
Sunday 11 Apr Danbury 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 14:30 to 16:30 Danbury Country Park. Stoat also seen
Sunday 11 Apr Birch 1 Red Kite (Circling over rear of Colchester Zoo) Steve Grimwade 13:50 to 13:50
Sunday 11 Apr Writtle 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (On our feeders) Peter Allen 13:45 to 14:00 Sunny but cool Ring-necked Parakeet at Writtle on 11 Apr 2021, (Peter Allen)
Sunday 11 Apr Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 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 13:00 to 15:00 Highlights
Sunday 11 Apr Wickford 2 Yellowhammer (Wickford Memorial Park, path by the River Crouch under the railway bridge), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Buzzard Les Finn 13:00 to 14:00 Sunny, broken cloud, slight wind
Sunday 11 Apr Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 1 Crane (2 adults circled the reserve and drifted off southwest), 3 Nightingale, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult), 8 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff Steve Grimwade 11:30 to 13:30 Selected sightings in area around old carpark Crane at Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT on 11 Apr 2021, (Steve Grimwade) , ,
Sunday 11 Apr Copford 20 Fieldfare (near Church ), 1 House Martin Emma Robinson 10:00 to 11:00
Sunday 11 Apr Laindon 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adults. Circled over house.) Andrew Cox 10:00 to 10:30 Sun & cloud. Chilly breeze.
Sunday 11 Apr Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 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 Paul Everett 09:32 to 12:10 Fine, sunny, windy and cold Kestrel at Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge on 11 Apr 2021, (Paul Everett) , , , ,
Sunday 11 Apr Hamford Water 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 09:30 to 14:40 Mainly dry, cool, rather windy, tide quite high and rising
Sunday 11 Apr Writtle 2 Blackcap (Both males - singing), 2 Snipe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 5 Yellow Wagtail (On bank of reservoir), 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Little Egret (Fishing in River Can at Beach's Mill), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Moorhen (One probably on nest between Beach's Mill and Tower Gardens), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Flying in stoop west of reservoir) Winifred Simmonds 09:15 to 11:00 Bright. cool. Highlights of sightings with David Snipe at Writtle on 11 Apr 2021, (Winifred Simmonds) , , ,
Sunday 11 Apr Mersea Island 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 09:00 to 17:30
Sunday 11 Apr Beckton 6 Pochard, 8 Shoveler, 3 Buzzard, 25 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Common Tern, 4 Swallow, 6 Sand Martin, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing) Gary A James 08:30 to 13:00 Sun/Cloud. Cold
Sunday 11 Apr Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 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), 2 Willow Warbler (Golden Gates), 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) Paul Larkin 08:00 to 13:00 Broken cloud NNW wind, HT
Sunday 11 Apr Thorndon CP (South) 4 Green Woodpecker (Including a pair feeding together on short grass east of Mill Wood.), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming.), 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing Male.), 1 Goldcrest (Singing Male.), 1 Nuthatch (Singing male showing well, NE area.), 1 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer (In hedgerow next to car park.), 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Male feeding among the branches of a young hornbeam, at no great height. Wooded area NE of Park.) Andrew Cox 08:00 to 09:00 Sunny, cold.
Sunday 11 Apr Rayne 1 Willow Warbler (Singing ), 2 Stock Dove (Pair ), 20 Fieldfare (On cricket pitch) Andrew Goodey 07:00 to 08:30 Sunny;2/8; Oak Meadow NR
Saturday 10 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Kittiwake (Still showing well from layby), 5 Swallow (+) Paul Everett 15:45 to 15:55 Cold, overcast Kittiwake at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 10 Apr 2021, (Paul Everett) , ,
Saturday 10 Apr Fingringhoe Mill 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Buzzard, 2 Shelduck, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Linnet, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Teal Marsh Stitchman 15:00 to 17:30 Walk from Mill to Rowhedge along Roman River, plus brief look into Fingringhoe GP. Selected highlights
Saturday 10 Apr Naze, The 1 Black Redstart (briefly on patio outside visitor centre) Liz Huxley 14:05 to 14:05 EWT visitor centre
Saturday 10 Apr Mersea Island 1 Great White Egret (Dropped in strood channel next to layby SE), 1 Marsh Harrier (Female strood channel SE), 3 Yellowhammer (Maydays DU also CHINESE WATER DEER ( DU )) Stephen Entwistle 12:45 to 19:30
Saturday 10 Apr West Mersea 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (In Strood Channel just beyond Dabchicks Sailing Club), 1 Black Brant (In Strood Channel just beyond Dabchicks Sailing Club), 9 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (In Strood Channel just beyond Dabchicks Sailing Club) Andrew Allen 11:15 to 12:00 Overcast & breezy
Saturday 10 Apr Friday Wood 3 Coal Tit, 15 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Redwing, 4 Little Egret, 4 Shelduck, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Tawny Owl, 2 Kestrel, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 10 Chiffchaff, 3 Dunnock, 12 Teal, 1 Egyptian Goose Yvonne Watling 11:00 to 14:00 Cold
Saturday 10 Apr Vange Marsh RSPB 2 Marsh Harrier (Pair.), 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Kestrel (Western end of old tip.), 2 Oystercatcher (Pair.), 19 Avocet, 4 Snipe, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Spotted Redshank (High tide. Moulting into SP.), 4 Mediterranean Gull (Three adults, one 2nd summer.), 21 Swallow (At least.), 5 House Martin (At least.), 4 Sand Martin (At least.), 2 Wigeon (Pair.), 55 Teal (At least.), 2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair,circling over old tip.) Andrew Cox 10:45 to 13:15 Cloudy, breezy,cold.
Saturday 10 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Kittiwake (1st Winter ), 2 Mute Swan, 2 Gadwall, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant Andrew Allen 10:30 to 10:45 Cloudy and breezy. Only certain species recorded.
Saturday 10 Apr Great Totham 1 Red Kite (Possibly two. One low over Gt.Totham South, 09:45 and one high over village from Captain's Wood, 11:00.), 1 Buzzard (Over Captain's Wood. Brief interaction with R.Kite,11:00), 1 Song Thrush (Singing. Recreation Ground.) Malcolm Corbett 09:45 to 11:00 Cloudy, moderate E wind
Saturday 10 Apr Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 2 Common Scoter (Pair together on the river diving and feeding mid channel), 1 Ring Ouzel (Mobile up and down sea wall , occasionally on the reserve), 1 Yellow Wagtail (Mobile around Aveley Pools), 1 Raven (Mobbed by Lapwing flying over the reserve), 1 Ringed Plover, 10 Swallow (Small flock feeding over the pools) Ben Green 09:30 to 12:00 Cold and Overcast
Saturday 10 Apr Langdon Hills NR EWT 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler (Singing.) Andrew Cox 08:15 to 09:00 Cloudy,cold. Plotlands.
Saturday 10 Apr Witham 1 Kingfisher (On river near the duck pond) Paul Shuttleworth 08:00 to 08:00 Cloudy, 8 degrees
Saturday 10 Apr Abberton Reservoir 2 Little Egret ( Layer Breton Causeway), 2 Shoveler (Bay hide♂♀), 1 Pochard (LDLH Causeway♂), 10 Goldeneye (At least), 12 Shelduck, 10 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide), 4 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher ( Layer Breton Causeway), 3 Snipe (Bay hide), 2 Green Sandpiper ( Layer Breton Causeway), 2 Redshank (LDLH Causeway), 8 Common Tern (Tern Rafts), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Old Road), 150 Swallow, 2 House Martin (LDLH Causeway), 600 Sand Martin (Both Causeways, and most numbers from Abberton church), 3 Song Thrush, 18 Blackcap, 20 Yellow Wagtail (18 next to Gwen's hide, and 2 West side of Wood-mouse trail), 3 Yellowhammer, 1 Mediterranean Gull (Heard only - Billets Farm), 2 Green Woodpecker (Heard only), 1 Jay (Heard only), 1 Willow Warbler (Heard only - Old road (With Steve Grimwade)) Mick Woodruff 07:00 to 15:00 Overcast - Wind North Easterly moderate to fresh. 9c/48f
Saturday 10 Apr Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 2 Grey Heron, 2 Yellowhammer, 5 Skylark, 1 Corn Bunting, 4 Reed Bunting, 5 Linnet, 2 Canada Goose, 4 Shelduck, 2 Meadow Pipit, 5 Lapwing, 6 Barnacle Goose Paul Fletcher 07:00 to 09:00 Cloudy with wind increasing making it cold. Walk from car park to first hide area, hides are closed. Selected species. Skylark at Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge on 10 Apr 2021, (Paul Fletcher) , , , , ,
Saturday 10 Apr Naze, The 4 Swallow (North, first thing, singles keeping low), 4 Blackcap (3 singing ), 3 Chinese Muntjac, 1 Willow Warbler (Singing ), 2 Goldcrest, 15 Linnet, 6 Mediterranean Gull (Adults, three pairs over sewage works ), 34 Shoveler (Walton Hall Marshes ), 2 Gadwall (Walton Hall Marshes ), 20 Tufted Duck (Walton Hall Marshes ), 12 Golden Plover (Roosting, Walton Hall Marshes ), 7 Chiffchaff (4 singing ), 7 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 4 in and around John Weston Reserve, 1 Walton Hall Marshes, 1 north of decoy pond) Brian Combes 06:30 to 10:15 cool, overcast, brisk N wind swinging E, high tide; 18 species in song
Friday 09 Apr Mersea Island 1 Hen Harrier (Male east to west along strood channel IAN BLACK), 1 Whimbrel (Strood channel IB), 1 Wheatear (Male strood channel IB) Stephen Entwistle 17:45 to 18:00
Friday 09 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Kittiwake, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Gadwall Stuart Anderson 16:30 to 17:00 Overcast Kittiwake at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 09 Apr 2021, (Stuart Anderson) , , , , ,
Friday 09 Apr Writtle 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Snipe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 House Martin (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 10 Swallow (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush (Heard only), 2 Great Crested Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 3 Yellowhammer, 10 Linnet, 6 Greylag Goose Andrew Allen 15:30 to 17:30 Broken cloud with a fresh breeze. Only certain species recorded.
Friday 09 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Kittiwake (Still showing well from Gate ) Brian Bolton 15:30 to 16:00 Overcast and chilly Kittiwake at Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford on 09 Apr 2021, (Brian Bolton, ) , , , ,
Friday 09 Apr Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 100 Black-tailed Godwit (Most showing summer colour), 4 Swallow (Visitor centre meadow), 5 Nightingale (2 seen the rest heard. Not in full song yet but good to hear.), 12 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel (With prey.), 6 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 20 Chiffchaff, 2 Cetti's Warbler Ken Hudgell 13:00 to 16:00 Low tide, dry, part cloud.
Friday 09 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Kittiwake (1st winter among Black-headed gulls on and over water), 1 Whitethroat (calling and singing in hedge along S side of pit) George Brown 12:00 to 13:00 Sunny; W wind.
Friday 09 Apr Fingringhoe GP 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Grebe, 20 Sand Martin, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Lapwing Andrew Goodey 11:40 to 12:40 Sunny; 5/8
Friday 09 Apr Great Totham 2 Red Kite (Together just above roof level, Gt. Totham South (11:30).), 3 Buzzard (Pair seeing off one other over Captain's Wood (12:00).) Malcolm Corbett 11:30 to 12:00 Sun and cloud, light W wind.
Friday 09 Apr Stanway Green 1 Willow Warbler (heard only) Oliver Cottis 11:00 to 11:15
Friday 09 Apr Langdon Hills NR EWT 4 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper (Pair, Willow Park.) Andrew Cox 10:15 to 11:30 Sun & clouds, becoming warmer. Willow Park & Lincewood.
Friday 09 Apr Abberton Reservoir 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel (Billets Farm), 2 Goldeneye (Main causeway, tucked away under overhanging branches), 1 Common Tern (Main causeway) Ron Colson 10:00 to 13:00 bright, sunny, 14c warmer then of late Little Ringed Plover at Abberton Reservoir on 09 Apr 2021, (Ron Colson) ,
Friday 09 Apr Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 5 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Buzzard, 3 Wheatear (in field east of Saltcoats), 10 Great Crested Grebe (in Clements Green Creek), 4 Swallow, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Stow Marsh), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Raven (in a field), 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler Alan Shearring 09:45 to 09:45 Tide coming in, sunny SW breeze
Friday 09 Apr Abberton Reservoir 1 Whimbrel (Originally by EWT visitor centre and then flew south to Billetts Farm and remained until late morning.), 1 Snipe, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 House Martin, 150 Sand Martin, 30 Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Mediterranean Gull (Adults), 1 Yellowhammer (Male), 27 Goldeneye, 11 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 26 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Great White Egret, 5 Egyptian Goose (1 pair with 2 chicks and another adult seen), 8 Goosander, 7 Little Ringed Plover Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 16:00 Selected highlights Whimbrel at Abberton Reservoir on 09 Apr 2021, (Steve Grimwade, ) , , , , , ,
Friday 09 Apr Mersea Island 1 Wheatear (Male on sandy point st Peter's meadow SE), 5 Blackcap (Male singing st Peter's meadow SE ,3 cudmore grove MC.1 firs chase garden DU ), 2 Sedge Warbler (Pr cudmore grove park pond MC), 5 Sand Martin (Cudmore grove MC), 5 Buzzard (3 Cudmore grove MC , 2 over firs chase caravan park DU), 4 Snipe (Grazing fields cudmore grove MC), 5 Swallow (Coast rd hard(nr company shed) DU (Mr rusty is back.a very rusty breast coloured one)), 1 Whimbrel (Strood channel DU), 6 Canada Goose (Strood channel (DU) ), 1 Black Brant (Strood channel DU ), 4 Chiffchaff (Cudmore grove MC), 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Strood channel DU ) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 12:00
Friday 09 Apr Great Totham 1 Buzzard (Over South Wood.), 6 Jackdaw (Three pair nesting in chimney pots, Prince of Wales Road.), 4 Chiffchaff (Singing. Captain's Wood, Totham Pit (2), South Wood.), 1 Goldcrest (Totham Pit.), 1 Greenfinch (Singing, Totham Pit.), 2 Yellowhammer (One singing, hedgerows adj. Pan Grove.) Malcolm Corbett 08:45 to 09:45 Sun and cloud, light W wind.
Friday 09 Apr Westley Heights 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing Male.), 2 Treecreeper, 4 Nuthatch (Pair in The Park attending nest hole; singing male near water tower: most likely from the Hall Wood territory; male singing & attending nest hole near horse paddock.) Andrew Cox 08:00 to 10:15 Sunny, chilly.
Friday 09 Apr Dovercourt 1 Blackcap (Male in bay tree. Come on - a female on Sunday and a male now? This is a small urban garden!) Simon Banks 07:20 to 08:30 Quite cold, clear
Friday 09 Apr Friday Wood 1 Water Rail (Berechurch marsh calling), 2 Little Egret (Berechurch marsh), 2 Nuthatch (Park farm wood), 10 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Gadwall, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 18 Blackcap, 2 Shelduck (Berechurch marsh), 1 Tawny Owl (Disturbed from hollies by crows and chased by them and other passerines), 4 Jay, 1 Nightingale (First of year here at a territory used since late 1980s at least), 12 Teal, 28 Chiffchaff, 1 Egyptian Goose (Berechurch marsh), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Berechurch marsh) Andrew Goodey 07:00 to 11:30 Sunny, 4/8
Friday 09 Apr Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl, 20 Avocet, 4 Swallow (Feeding in cattle field), 1 Whimbrel (feeding with curlews), 2 Mediterranean Gull (on scrape by first hide & then flew south west), 1 Corn Bunting (singing male between third hide & seawall), 1 Kestrel, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Short-eared Owl (hunting & then roosting in reed bed between carpark & first hide) Tony Kennelly 07:00 to 09:00
Friday 09 Apr Naze, The 3 Sparrowhawk (Several sightings and three in the air together at one point), 2 Song Thrush (Singing ), 8 Blackcap (2 singing ), 2 Swallow (North ), 3 Chinese Muntjac, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Willow Warbler (First of the year, 1 singing ), 2 Goldcrest, 1 Sedge Warbler (First of the year, in subsong), 1 House Martin (North, first of the year), 12 Chiffchaff (+, 3 singing), 1 Black Redstart (Sunny Point ), 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 north of cricket pitch and 3 John Weston Reserve ) Brian Combes 06:30 to 10:00 SW wind, cool, clear, high tide; 17 species in song
Friday 09 Apr Maldon 1 Red Kite (Heading west over garden at 12pm), 2 Sparrowhawk (2 circling together, Pair or territorial defence?), 1 Chiffchaff (singing male), 1 Blackcap (singing male) Tony Kennelly 06:00 to 16:00 Garden sightings
Thursday 08 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 6 Gadwall (4M 2F), 2 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Mute Swan, 2 Oystercatcher (One seen briefly within the vegetation on the top of the island) Paul Everett 17:45 to 18:30 Overcast, dry
Thursday 08 Apr Shenfield 1 Red Kite (flew south-west along Sebastian Avenue at rooftop height) James Hudson 16:10 to 16:10
Thursday 08 Apr Mersea Island 50 Linnet (2×25 cross lane), 1 Whimbrel (Off waldegraves seawall SE), 1 Little Owl (Youth camp seen from seawall 6th popular tree back SE), 3 Corn Bunting (Cross lane SE ) Stephen Entwistle 15:00 to 19:30
Thursday 08 Apr Great Totham 6 Red Kite (Up together over Gt. Totham South before dispersing 3 N, 2 W, 1 S.) Malcolm Corbett 14:50 to 15:00 Sunny, moderate SW wind.
Thursday 08 Apr Earls Colne 1 Red Kite (Near chalkney wood), 2 Grey Wagtail (Pair at river colne by Chappel along with water vole footprints) Nico Devereaux 14:00 to 16:00 Partly cloudy
Thursday 08 Apr Abberton Reservoir 35 Yellow Wagtail (LdH c/w), 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Marsh Harrier Sean Nixon 13:00 to 13:00 Cold and grey
Thursday 08 Apr Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 14 Avocet (Lagoon.), 32 Grey Plover (Mudflats east of slipway. One or two moulting into SP.), 3 Knot (East of slipway.), 2 Turnstone (Lagoon.), 15 Black-tailed Godwit (Lagoon.), 11 Bar-tailed Godwit (East of slipway. ), 1 Greenshank (Lagoon.), 5 Common Gull (Two adults, three 1st winters.), 7 Mediterranean Gull (At least. Adults.), 1 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Reed Bunting (Male, lagoon.), 90 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (At least. Slipway at high tide.) Andrew Cox 11:00 to 15:15 Sun & cloud. Chilly breeze.
Thursday 08 Apr Frinton-on-Sea 1 Gannet (Adult flew north, 10:18) Simon Banks 10:01 to 10:31 Windy, cold, clear
Thursday 08 Apr Galleywood, near Chelmsford 4 Blackcap (Singing males. Probably more.), 7 Swallow, 7 Jay (In flight together.), 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk (Female), 1 Kestrel (Female harassing sparrowhawk), 12 Greenfinch, 6 Chiffchaff Kevin Cook 10:00 to 12:00 Cloudy with cool breeze
Thursday 08 Apr East Tilbury 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 43 Black-tailed Godwit, 21 Corn Bunting, 94 Curlew, 42 Shelduck, 4 Grey Plover, 50 Linnet (On the old landfill), 19 Oystercatcher, 2 Pochard, 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 46 Avocet, 1 Stonechat (Male on the old landfill), 105 Teal (West of Coalhouse Point), 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Cetti's Warbler Paul Larkin 09:30 to 14:50 Broken cloud, SW wind, rising then falling tide White Wagtail at East Tilbury on 08 Apr 2021, (Paul Larkin, )
Thursday 08 Apr Maldon 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (On lake.), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. By lake.), 2 Long-tailed Tit (Pair.), 5 Chiffchaff (Singing.), 2 Blackcap (Singing.), 2 Song Thrush (One singing.), 2 Greenfinch (Singing.) Malcolm Corbett 09:10 to 09:40 Cloudy, moderate SW wind. Elms Farm Park.
Thursday 08 Apr Mersea Island 1 Sedge Warbler (Showed well cudmore grove park pond AF SE), 5 Snipe (Cudmore grove AF SE), 6 Long-tailed Tit (3prs cudmore grove AF), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing cudmore grove ), 4 Chiffchaff (Cudmore grove (SE)), 2 Blackcap (Cudmore grove (SE) ), 1 Great White Egret (Strood channel pond DU) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Thursday 08 Apr Layer Breton 30 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Great Crested Grebe Michael Davies 09:00 to 13:00 Cloudy dry Tufted Duck at Layer Breton on 08 Apr 2021, (Michael Davies) , ,
Thursday 08 Apr Mersea Island 1 Sedge Warbler (Showed well cudmore grove park pond AF SE), 5 Snipe (Cudmore grove AF SE), 6 Long-tailed Tit (3prs cudmore grove AF), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing cudmore grove ), 4 Chiffchaff (Cudmore grove (SE)), 2 Blackcap (Cudmore grove (SE) ), 1 Great White Egret (Strood channel pond DU) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 13:00
Thursday 08 Apr Tilbury 1 Buzzard (Sitting on fence in horses paddock), 11 Shelduck (Two on the foreshore, the rest around the fort), 1 Mute Swan (In the moat), 2 Wheatear (Males around the moat), 1 Black-tailed Godwit (On the STW outfall), 2 Ringed Plover (Pair on the foreshore by the new landfill), 2 Oystercatcher (On the foreshore east of the old P Stn site), 18 Curlew (On the foreshore east of the old P Stn site), 4 Avocet (On the foreshore east of the old P Stn site), 38 Teal (Two on the foreshore east of the old P Stn site, the rest on the STW outfall), 8 Mallard (On the foreshore and around the fort), 1 Little Ringed Plover (Heard), 1 Cetti's Warbler (In the ditch near the World’s End) Paul Larkin 08:15 to 09:30 Broken cloud, SW wind, rising tide Wheatear at Tilbury on 08 Apr 2021, (Paul Larkin, )
Thursday 08 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 1 Willow Warbler (Singing in trees to left past entrance gate ), 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Oystercatcher (Pair plus one then flew off ), 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Pochard (Male) Brian Bolton 07:30 to 08:00 Dry and chilly
Wednesday 07 Apr Moverons, near Brightlingsea 1 Barn Owl, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Oystercatcher, 10 Redshank Marsh Stitchman 18:30 to 20:00 Chilly, still, broken cloud
Wednesday 07 Apr Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 6 Sand Martin (Probably more), 6 Swallow (Probably more), 2 House Martin, 4 Common Gull, 1 Pochard, 2 Egyptian Goose (Pair) Brian Bolton 17:30 to 18:00 Dry with strong wind
Wednesday 07 Apr Birdbrook 12 Golden Plover (Flock included eight stunning summer-plumaged males, in field just south of village.), 45 Fieldfare (In field opposite plover.) Barry Williams 16:30 to 17:00
Wednesday 07 Apr Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 1 Barn Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Purple Heron (Seen in flight), 2 Raven (Flew east towards Burnham-on-Crouch, calling.), 1 Short-eared Owl Andrew Allen 16:00 to 19:00 Broken Cloud with a chilly NNW wind. Only certain species recorded.
Wednesday 07 Apr Harlow 1 Red Kite Paul Shuttleworth 16:00 to 16:00 Cold, sunny, breezy
Wednesday 07 Apr North Weald 1 Red Kite Paul Shuttleworth 14:45 to 15:00 Cold, breezy
Wednesday 07 Apr Wix 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 14:00 to 16:00 Sunny spells Goshawk at Wix on 07 Apr 2021, (James Davidson) , , , , , , ,
Wednesday 07 Apr Abberton Reservoir 5 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Grey Heron, 50 Cormorant, 200 Sand Martin, 50 Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 10 Pied Wagtail, 20 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Skylark, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (Egyptian Goose ), 1 Goldeneye, 1 Great White Egret, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Meadow Pipit, 8 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Merlin, 2 Cetti's Warbler Yvonne Watling 12:00 to 16:00 Cold
Wednesday 07 Apr Thorndon CP (South) 4 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel (Male carrying prey item Pastures area. Pair displaying over Mill Wood.), 1 Green Woodpecker (Jury Hill.), 13 Swallow (At least. Most around propery just west of Jury Hill.), 1 House Martin (With swallows.), 6 Song Thrush (At least. Feeding on the floor in Mill Wood.), 1 Nuthatch (Singing male, Mill Wood.), 4 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet (At least.), 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Lesser Redpoll Andrew Cox 10:45 to 12:15 Cloudy, some sun. Cold breeze.
Wednesday 07 Apr Thorndon CP (North) 3 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark (Singing Male.), 1 Swallow, 2 Mistle Thrush (Singing males.), 1 Nuthatch (At least.), 4 Linnet (Two pairs.) Andrew Cox 10:00 to 10:45 Sunny, cold breeze. Becoming cloudier.
Wednesday 07 Apr Abberton Reservoir 2 Blackcap (M & F, more heard singing. ), 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard only.), 3 Yellow Wagtail (LDHC & Billets Farm 15 00 to 17 00.), 1 Redshank (LDHC.), 20 Swallow (Plus. LDHC.), 12 Skylark (Circa, Billets Farm.), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Sandpiper (Billets Farm flood.), 15 Linnet (Circa, Billets Screen.), 1 Kestrel (LDHC.), 2 Chiffchaff (More heard.), 2 Wren, 6 Chaffinch (At least. ), 4 Blue Tit, 1 Wigeon (Billets Screen.), 1 Egyptian Goose (LDHC.), 10 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm flood. We both counted birds several times, 10 birds for sure.) David Hale 09:15 to 11:30 Very cold NW wind, 8c felt colder due to wind chill. Sun & cloud. Sightings with Brenda. Redshank at Abberton Reservoir on 07 Apr 2021, (David Hale) , ,
Wednesday 07 Apr Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 5 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Greylag Goose (Two pair.), 7 Mute Swan (Three pair and one juv.), 2 Shelduck (Pair.), 17 Tufted Duck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Buzzard (Together.), 2 Skylark (Singing.), 11 Swallow (Feeding over carp lake.), 2 Long-tailed Tit (Pair.), 1 Blackcap (Singing.), 1 Pied Wagtail, 10 Mallard (Five pair.), 4 Moorhen (Two pair.), 350 Black-headed Gull (circa.), 2 Chiffchaff (Singing.), 1 Greenfinch (Singing.), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) Malcolm Corbett 09:15 to 10:50 Sunny, then clouding over. Cold, gusty, NW wind.
Wednesday 07 Apr Mersea Island 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 09:00 to 17:30
Wednesday 07 Apr Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 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 09:00 to 16:00 Selected highlights
Wednesday 07 Apr West Bergholt 1 Whitethroat (singing Hill House Wood), 2 Nuthatch (Hill House Wood) Richard Allen 09:00 to 13:00
Wednesday 07 Apr Manuden 1 Red Kite (Over village), 2 Buzzard (Pair displaying), 1 Chiffchaff (Singing) Mark Pegrum 09:00 to 13:00 Broken cloud, cold
Wednesday 07 Apr Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 1 Golden Plover, 5 Oystercatcher David Saville 09:00 to 13:00 sunny Golden Plover at Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge on 07 Apr 2021, (David Saville) ,
Wednesday 07 Apr Rickling Green 62 Golden Plover (In fields west of village toward Berden) Alan Harris 09:00 to 09:00
Wednesday 07 Apr Thorndon CP (South) 5 Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing Male.), 1 Goldcrest (Singing Male.), 1 Coal Tit, 3 Treecreeper (Two visiting different nest holes. One carrying food item inside; presumably for incubating mate.), 3 Nuthatch (Female looked to be clearing out a potential nest hole. Male singing nearby. Another singing male in another territory.) Andrew Cox 08:15 to 10:00 Sunny, cold breeze.
Wednesday 07 Apr Billericay 1 Blackcap (In subsong in garden in SW Billericay), 11 Greenfinch (In garden on sunflower heart feeders in SW Billericay), 9 Goldfinch ( In garden on sunflower heart feeders in SW Billericay), 2 Long-tailed Tit (Nest building in garden in SW Billericay) John Smart 07:30 to 08:00 Freezing - Overcast - Windy
Wednesday 07 Apr Copford 2 Little Owl Steve Grimwade 07:30 to 07:30
Wednesday 07 Apr Great Leighs 1 Great Crested Grebe (Pair), 1 Little Grebe (Pair), 1 Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrest (Singing males), 20 Fieldfare, 1 Reed Bunting (Singing male), 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Little Egret Andrew Goodey 07:00 to 08:30 Sunny cold; Leez Reservoir
Wednesday 07 Apr Hutton 15 Blackcap (14 singing males, 1 female), 8 Redwing, 5 Skylark, 10 Jay, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Buzzard, 1 Mistle Thrush, 25 Chiffchaff, 10 Greenfinch, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (flew north) James Hudson 06:20 to 09:05 Hutton Country Park. Clear sky. Cold.
Wednesday 07 Apr Naze, The 2 Blackcap (1 singing ), 1 Song Thrush (Singing ), 2 Chinese Muntjac, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Siskin (North), 6 Chiffchaff (3 singing ), 5 Meadow Pipit (North ), 1 Peregrine Falcon (North), 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 3 John Weston Reserve ) Brian Combes 06:20 to 08:45 clear, cold, icy N wind, high tide; 14 species in song