Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Langdon Hills NR EWT 26 Feb 2021 07:30 - 08:15 Sunny, chilly. Plotlands. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk (Female. Attacked a group of magpies. Unsuccessful.), Kestrel (Perched on an oak branch, feeding on unknown prey item.), Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Langdon Hills NR EWT 25 Feb 2021 07:45 - 08:15 Coudy, mild. Plotlands ridge field. Andrew Cox Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Redwing
Westley Heights 25 Feb 2021 08:30 - 11:30 Cloudy, mild. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Looked to be a male, by size.), 4 Green Woodpecker, 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 2 Mistle Thrush (Pair.), 24 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch (Coombe Wood/ Hall Wood territories.), Lesser Redpoll, 6 Goldfinch (At least.), 2 Tawny Owl (Calling to each other, Coombe Wood.)
Maldon 25 Feb 2021 09:15 - 09:45 Overcast, mild. Elms Farm Park. Malcolm Corbett 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, Chiffchaff (Calling.), 2 Song Thrush (Singing.)
Stanford Warren 25 Feb 2021 13:00 - 14:00 Overcast Jamie Thornton 14 Coot (Fishing lakes), 7 Mallard (Fishing lakes), 6 Canada Goose (Fishing lakes), 2 Tufted Duck (Fishing lakes), Great Crested Grebe (Fishing lakes), 2 Moorhen (1 on fishing lake, 1 on pond in reedbed), 2 Cormorant (On pylon by fishing lakes), 10 Wood Pigeon (Along border of reedbed north of footpath), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Trees on western border of lakes), Greenfinch (Trees on western border of lakes), Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 5 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, Green Woodpecker (On wooden pylon in reedbed south of the lakes), 4 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Blackbird, Jay, 2 Magpie, Kestrel, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Robin
Copford SW, near Stanway 25 Feb 2021 09:00 - 09:45 Steve Grimwade 100 Linnet, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, 16 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 31 Chaffinch
Copford 25 Feb 2021 10:00 - 11:00 Steve Grimwade Little Owl, Peregrine Falcon (Male flew wesr), Treecreeper, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 150 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, 600 Black-headed Gull
Burnham-on-Crouch 25 Feb 2021 11:00 - 13:00 Steven Swaby Mediterranean Gull, Cetti's Warbler (First singing bird this year, Burnham Wick), Yellow-browed Warbler (Photographed in a Burnham garden at lunchtime today)
Doddinghurst 25 Feb 2021 14:30 - 16:00 Dull, cloudy, fairly warm. Fields between Doddinghurst Rd & Days Lane Ian Swanson Red Kite (2 sightings a mile apart (probably same bird)), 2 Green Woodpecker (At least 2 heard), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Skylark (Singing), 120 Fieldfare ( flock of 120-150c flying around trees & fields), 2 Yellowhammer, Red-legged Partridge (Seen 2 previous days in same field)
Galleyhill Wood, near Waltham Abbey 25 Feb 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Mild overcast Melvin Shepherd-Wells 4 Yellowhammer (All sightings at Breach barns (near greenhouses)), 3 Red Kite (All sightings at Breach barns (near greenhouses)), 5 Red-legged Partridge (All sightings at Breach barns (near greenhouses))
Langdon Hills NR EWT 24 Feb 2021 08:00 - 08:30 Sun, some cloud. Breezy, mild. Plotlands ridge. Andrew Cox Buzzard (Seen over the open land to the west.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Redwing, Blackcap (Singing male, close to the entrance to 'Duckingham Palace' pond), 4 Goldfinch
Bardfield 24 Feb 2021 08:00 - 08:30 sunny, fairly mild - huge flock in field Matt Trevillion 150 Fieldfare
Great Notley 24 Feb 2021 07:03 - 09:30 Sunny and dry Paul Everett 8 Long-tailed Tit (including a group of 4), 10 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, Grey Heron, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Dunnock (displaying), Wren, Green Woodpecker (in flight), 2 Song Thrush, 2 Chaffinch
Halstead 24 Feb 2021 10:00 - 10:10 Mild and bright with a moderate southerly breeze. Jeremy Hurley Blackcap (the singing male still present in my garden)
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 24 Feb 2021 08:50 - 10:30 Sun & cloud, light S.wind. Malcolm Corbett 3 Red-legged Partridge, Canada Goose (Damaged wing.), 2 Greylag Goose, 20 Mute Swan, Shoveler (Male.), 8 Mallard, 70 Pochard, 31 Tufted Duck, 4 Moorhen, 21 Coot, Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. pair displaying.), 120 Black-headed Gull (circa.), 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Buzzard (Two pair?), 8 Skylark (Six singing.), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.), 8 Long-tailed Tit (Together.), Greenfinch (Calling.), 6 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch
Great Totham 24 Feb 2021 10:40 - 11:10 Sun & cloud, light S. wind. Sadly also found eight dead red fox in various stages of decay, some very recent, dumped together Malcolm Corbett 3 Buzzard (Over South Wood. Possibly Lofts Farm birds seen earlier.), Song Thrush (Singing. Totham Pit.)
Harlow 24 Feb 2021 15:15 - 15:45 Town Park adventure playground area James Hudson Red Kite (flew south), Sparrowhawk, Nuthatch (calling), Song Thrush (singing)
Laindon 24 Feb 2021 12:30 - 13:30 Sun & clouds. Quite warm. Back garden. Andrew Cox Red Kite (South.), Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Mobbing Buzzard. Seen several times.), 7 Greenfinch (At least.), 6 Goldfinch (At least.)
Brightlingsea 24 Feb 2021 16:55 - 16:55 Darrell Stile White Wagtail, Black Redstart
Woodford Green 24 Feb 2021 15:30 - 15:35 Blustery, mild for time of year, clear sky, dry Nick Taylor Red Kite (A single bird being mobbed by gulls flying Northwards)
Wivenhoe 24 Feb 2021 08:00 - 16:00 Glyn Evans 3 White-fronted Goose (Over garden, due SW), 2 Whooper Swan (Over garden, due WNW toward University )
Shrub End 24 Feb 2021 09:00 - 11:00 Oliver Cottis Red Kite, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk
Great Totham 23 Feb 2021 09:00 - 10:00 Sunny, light but strengthening S. wind. Malcolm Corbett 3 Goosander (3f flew up from Totham Pit.), Buzzard (Harassed by jackdaws.), 3 Jay (Pair + one. South Wood.), 2 Song Thrush (One singing, South Wood. One, Totham Pit.)
Great Notley 23 Feb 2021 13:00 - 13:45 sunny, dry slight wind Paul Everett Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Siskin (Female in bushes near to Reed bed)
Chelmer Village, Chelmsford 23 Feb 2021 17:30 - 18:30 Dusk Philip Davie 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Moorhen, Grey Heron
Doddinghurst 23 Feb 2021 12:00 - 12:00 Fair breezy Ann Darnell 2 Buzzard (Flying together )
Stapleford Tawney 23 Feb 2021 17:45 - 17:45 Dusk windy Ann Darnell Little Owl (Just coming out of roost)
Epping 23 Feb 2021 15:00 - 16:30 Breezy, mild Roger Emmens 2 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 20 Linnet, Chiffchaff (Tantalisingly, not a good enough view, but looked a bit Tristis like.)
TL6807 22 Feb 2021 09:30 - 10:00 Warm and bright. Sightings by David Winifred Simmonds 3 Little Egret (1 on ground, 2 in trees), Green Woodpecker
Westley Heights 22 Feb 2021 08:30 - 12:00 Cloudy, mild. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk, 5 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 7 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), Mistle Thrush, 4 Goldcrest (At least.), 9 Long-tailed Tit (At least. Now starting to pair up.), 2 Treecreeper (Both heard singing. Hall Wood & Coombe Wood.), 2 Nuthatch (Coombe Wood & horse paddock.), 30 Chaffinch (Approx. Hall Wood.), 2 Goldfinch (At least.)
Halstead 22 Feb 2021 11:30 - 11:40 Mild, light cloud and a gentle breeze. Jeremy Hurley Blackcap (a male in sub-song, heard only, in my garden. )
Rayne 22 Feb 2021 07:30 - 13:00 Full cloud; mild Andrew Goodey Merlin (Female seen twice harassing Skylarks over arable), 9 Yellowhammer (Singing males), 10 Skylark (Singing males), Little Grebe (On small farm reservoir ), Reed Bunting (Small farm reservoir), 10 Greylag Goose, 8 Canada Goose, 8 Rook (Nests in small rookery), 5 Siskin (Shalford green)
Doddinghurst 22 Feb 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Dull, warm Ian Swanson Siskin, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, Wren (all above in garden this morning), 2 Starling (rare visitor to garden: first time more than 1!), Tawny Owl (heard briefly first wood, Days Lane at 2pm!), Green Woodpecker (heard), 3 Yellowhammer (all at top of adjacent trees, calling. Days Lane), Red Kite (Fields nr Doddinghurst Rd), Ring-necked Parakeet (flying, Swallows Cross a.m.)
Copford 22 Feb 2021 17:30 - 18:10 Steve Grimwade Grey Wagtail, Tawny Owl (Male calling at dusk), 2 Little Owl (Pair calling), Little Egret, 3 Song Thrush (Singing males)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 21 Feb 2021 08:15 - 09:45 Cloudy, mild. Plotlands/Lincewood path. Andrew Cox 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 8 Song Thrush (All singing.), 2 Long-tailed Tit
Good Easter 21 Feb 2021 11:00 - 11:00 Martin Henry Red Kite (first locally since Oct 29th and 26th locally since 2008 !)
Witham 21 Feb 2021 11:00 - 11:00 Cloudy/sunny, warm Paul Shuttleworth Bullfinch (Male, over Blue Mills bridge)
Writtle 21 Feb 2021 09:00 - 11:00 Warm 12C; Bright. Only highlights Winifred Simmonds Wren, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Redwing, 8 Linnet, Chaffinch, Yellowhammer, Jay, 10 Tufted Duck (Titchmarsh Reservoir), Little Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron (Titchmarsh Reservoir), Cormorant (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 4 Goldfinch
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 21 Feb 2021 13:30 - 14:30 Sunny, dry and clear Paul Everett 6 Mallard (3 pairs), 19 Greylag Goose, 5 Wigeon, 17 Tufted Duck, 2 Canada Goose (On fishing lake), 4 Cormorant, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit
Halstead 21 Feb 2021 10:30 - 10:45 Sunny Intervals , Light Southerly Wind, Temp 11 C Peter Dwyer 2 Siskin (On feeders, Sunflower Hearts), 5 Goldfinch (On feeders feeding on Sunflower Hearts ignoring Niger)
Great Baddow, Chelmsford 21 Feb 2021 14:45 - 15:45 Warm and sunny David Pallash 8 Skylark, 23 Linnet, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 3 Robin, Coot, Moorhen, 2 Wren, Great Crested Grebe, 4 Tufted Duck, 60 Black-headed Gull (+), 5 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Common Gull (Rare for patch ), Buzzard, Kestrel, Starling, 50 Wood Pigeon (+), 7 Cormorant, 30 Carrion Crow (+), 10 Magpie
Great Totham 21 Feb 2021 09:15 - 09:30 Mild. All Totham Pit. Malcolm Corbett Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming), Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush (Singing.), Greenfinch (Male.)
Great Totham 21 Feb 2021 15:50 - 15:50 Bright, mild. Malcolm Corbett Red Kite (Over B1022 nr. Gt. Mountains Farm. )
Halstead 21 Feb 2021 16:15 - 16:15 Mild with sunny periods and a gentle breeze. A pleasant, spring-like afternoon. Jeremy Hurley Stonechat (a female along a hedgerow, in fields south of town. A personal first sighting of this species for the area.)
Stapleford Tawney 21 Feb 2021 12:00 - 14:00 Very mild light winds bright Melvin Shepherd-Wells Skylark (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), 3 Robin (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), 7 Blue Tit (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), 20 Fieldfare (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), Wren (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), 4 Buzzard (Kettling above arable field ), 2 Red Kite (Kettling with Buzzards), 2 Blackbird (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs ), 4 Goldfinch (All records from EWT Hawksmere Springs )
Navestock 21 Feb 2021 07:45 - 11:00 Mild, little wind James Hudson 6 Brambling (in tall trees along Old Road), 3 Yellowhammer (from footpaths around Alma pub), 4 Linnet (from footpaths around Alma pub)
Stanford Warren 21 Feb 2021 17:45 - 17:45 Jamie Thornton Barn Owl (Flying over reedbed south of the fishing lakes)
Wormingford, Colchester 21 Feb 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Thin, broken cloud Steve Hallam Corn Bunting (Singing persistently from the top of a bush next to an irrigation lagoon on the airfield)
Brightlingsea 21 Feb 2021 12:00 - 17:00 Darrell Stile 2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Black Redstart, Woodcock
Walton-on-The-Naze 21 Feb 2021 08:00 - 10:00 low tide, grey skies, gentle breeze 8C Claire Panting Barn Owl (Beautiful owl very busy hunting), 100 Lapwing (Lapwings taking flight (numbers too many to count))