Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Thorndon CP (South) 01 Dec 2020 09:30 - 10:15 Sunny, breezy, cold. Andrew Cox 2 Egyptian Goose (Pair.), 3 Green Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, 2 Coal Tit, Treecreeper, 7 Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail
Finchingfield 01 Dec 2020 15:00 - 15:15 Cloudy; Spain’s Hall area Andrew Goodey Barn Owl, 6 Yellowhammer
Tilbury 01 Dec 2020 09:30 - 11:00 sunny, strong NW west, rising tide Paul Larkin 94 Teal (On foreshore in front of the fort), 7 Mute Swan (Just off shore), Curlew (On foreshore in front of the fort), 12 Redshank (On foreshore in front of the fort), 12 Mallard (On STW outfall), 4 Avocet (On foreshore in front of the fort), Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort), Lapwing (On foreshore in front of the fort), 25 Canada Goose (Up river and landed behind the fort), Greylag Goose (Up river and landed behind the fort With Canadas), White-fronted Goose (Juv up river and landed behind the fort with Canadas)
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 01 Dec 2020 10:00 - 14:00 Robin Peppaitt 37 White-fronted Goose (Tillets Marsh with Canada Goose), 4 Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier (Ringtail), Peregrine Falcon, 2 Raven, 4000 Knot, 2000 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat
Abberton Reservoir 01 Dec 2020 12:00 - 14:30 Sunny with light breeze Paul Chamberlain Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, 4 Cattle Egret, 4 Great White Egret, Pintail, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Wigeon, 30 Starling, Kestrel
Holland Haven 01 Dec 2020 12:00 - 14:00 sunny but cool. nagging NW wind. Malcolm Riddler 600 Brent Goose (flushed by Gas Operated Bird Scarer - Crow Banger from farmland to north of NR), 100 Greylag Goose, 85 White-fronted Goose (Constantly flushed by GOBS), 2 Tundra Bean Goose (magpie), Grey Heron, 65 Lapwing, 100 Teal, 55 Wigeon, 2 Mallard, Sanderling, 6 Purple Sandpiper (fascinating to watch... Opportunity missed for Environment Agency to design seawalls that contribute and enhance local biodiversity objectives.), 60 Herring Gull, 90 Black-headed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Magpie, 10 Stock Dove, 20 Wood Pigeon, 2 Stonechat, 5 Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Great Tit, Firecrest (ellusive shelterbelt along STW), 7 Blue Tit, Dunnock, 37 Starling, Song Thrush, Kestrel, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, 8 Shelduck
Howlands Marsh NR, St Osyth 01 Dec 2020 09:30 - 10:45 Steve Grimwade 17 White-fronted Goose, Barnacle Goose, 4 Marsh Harrier, 5 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Stonechat
Colne Pt 01 Dec 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Steve Grimwade Hen Harrier (Male), 5 Grey Partridge, 2 Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Stonechat
Abberton Reservoir 01 Dec 2020 11:30 - 15:30 5 degrees, bright pleasant and cold! David Allen Hen Harrier (male flew from Wigborough Bay to Layer de la Haye causeway), 5 Bean Goose (Layer Breton causeway late afternoon), White-fronted Goose (Layer Breton causeway flew towards opposite causeway late afternoon), Red-crested Pochard (LdlH causeway), Scaup, 6 Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 40 Dunlin, Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover, Kingfisher, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Ruff, 110 Pintail, 130 Golden Plover, 800 Lapwing (at least), 2 Linnet, Snipe, 28 Egyptian Goose, Stonechat
Thorndon CP (South) 30 Nov 2020 08:30 - 09:30 Quite misty, chilly. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, 4 Fieldfare (At least.), 5 Redwing (At least.), 2 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Nuthatch
Langdon Hills NR EWT 30 Nov 2020 09:45 - 12:30 Misty, murky, cold. Marks Hill, Lincewood, Great Berry. Andrew Cox Tawny Owl (Calling, Marks Hill.), Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 4 Redwing (At least.), 2 Song Thrush, 4 Goldcrest (At least.), Coal Tit, 16 Long-tailed Tit (At least.), 25 Goldfinch (At least. Looked to be feeding on ash keys & possibly buds. Also seen feeding in a field maple; but not clear what they were eating.)
WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth 30 Nov 2020 10:00 - 10:15 Clive Atkins 5 Bewick's Swan (3 ads 2 imm), 4 White-fronted Goose (Russian White-fronted Goose), Barnacle Goose, 131 Greylag Goose
Howlands Marsh NR, St Osyth 30 Nov 2020 10:30 - 11:50 Simon Cox 4 White-fronted Goose
Frinton-on-Sea 30 Nov 2020 07:30 - 16:00 Glances to sea during the day - very poor vis initially, NW3 later and light rain. Movement to south unless stated Paul Brayshaw 96 Blackbird (in off throughout the day), 22 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 176 Brent Goose, 404 Lapwing (12 flocks in off or south over the sea.), 8 Red-throated Diver (North), 389 Shelduck (23 flocks 2-42, interesting that very few other ducks were moving today, and very few Shelduck yesterday), 33 White-fronted Goose (6+ (6 seen, more heard in the murk) @ 0942, 5 in, on sea then south 1116-1122, 22 @ 1156), 9 Tundra Bean Goose (8 in off with 5 White-Fronts, sat fairly close offshore 1116-1122 before departing south. 1 south with 6 Brent @ 1157)
Holland Haven 30 Nov 2020 10:30 - 12:15 Liz Huxley 150 Greylag Goose (+), 48 White-fronted Goose, Kestrel (male), 6 Blackbird (+), 6 Purple Sandpiper, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechat (pair), 60 Lapwing (+), 2 Tundra Bean Goose, Song Thrush
The Naze at Walton 30 Nov 2020 13:00 - 13:00 Darrell Stile Tundra Bean Goose (Walton Hall Marsh.), 8 White-fronted Goose (Walton Hall Marsh. Russian White-Fronted Goose.)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 29 Nov 2020 08:15 - 09:00 Misty, murky. Cool. Lincewood & Plotlands. Andrew Cox 3 Green Woodpecker (Feeding together on recreation ground.), 8 Fieldfare (Over nearby arable fields.)
Tilbury 29 Nov 2020 10:30 - 11:30 Overcast light NE wind, rising tide Paul Larkin 75 Teal (On foreshore by the fort ), 23 Mallard (On STW outfall), Gadwall (On STW outfall), 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up and out again)
Laindon 29 Nov 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Cloudy, cold. Andrew Cox 2 Collared Dove, 4 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, Dunnock, Robin, 5 Chaffinch, 8 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Magpie
Langdon Hills NR EWT 29 Nov 2020 14:10 - 15:40 Dull, murky. Cold. Plotlands. Andrew Cox 4 Mute Swan (Usual family.), 15 Black-headed Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 16 Redwing (At least.), 2 Goldcrest, 3 Goldfinch (At least.), 4 Siskin
Abberton Reservoir 29 Nov 2020 11:00 - 15:45 Overcast and still. Marsh Stitchman Red-necked Grebe (Hide Bay), 7 Great White Egret, 40 Goldeneye, 22 Goosander, 30 Pintail, 9 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 11 Golden Plover, 500 Lapwing, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff, 3 Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Grey Wagtail
The Naze at Walton 29 Nov 2020 07:30 - 15:00 Darrell Stile 11 White-fronted Goose (3 West @11:40. 6 South @13:18. 1West @14:12. 1 on sea @15:00. 2 Groups West, mid morning, heard only.,), Great Northern Diver (South @ 09:15), 2 Woodcock, 3 Firecrest
Hullbridge 29 Nov 2020 11:00 - 13:00 Overcast M Savage Great White Egret
Hamford Water 29 Nov 2020 10:20 - 14:15 Tide very high at start; low by finish. Quite mild, little wind, overcast, no rain. Simon Banks 3 Scaup (2 ducks, 1 drake: near Kirby end of seawall walk), 3 Pink-footed Goose (Flew over low: circling when I picked them up, then off in direction of Skipper Island. ), 50 Cormorant (36 in one tight flock flew over heading NW, about 10:40.), 3 Grey Heron (2 in fields), 2 Greylag Goose, 800 Brent Goose, 3 Pintail, 400 Grey Plover, Golden Plover, 43 Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, 50 Knot, 15 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting
Abberton Reservoir 29 Nov 2020 12:00 - 13:00 Grey, misty and still Sean Nixon Caspian Gull (1cy on point opp Gwen's hide), 10 Common Gull, Mediterranean Gull (ad Wig Bay), 15 Goosander, 5 Cattle Egret (Great Wigborough), Black Brant (Salcott-cum-Virley), Short-eared Owl (Salcott-cum-Virley), 8 Great White Egret, 35 Ringed Plover, 76 Golden Plover, Grey Plover, 5 Dunlin, 15 Ruff, Raven (East of Layer church), 18 Corn Bunting (Salcott), Red-necked Grebe (Hide Bay), 2 White-fronted Goose
TQ5993 29 Nov 2020 15:00 - 15:00 Overcast but still Andrew Stroud 2 Pink-footed Goose (Small flock calling overhead hidden in low cloud as I was working in the garden, Brentwoog)
Frinton-on-Sea 29 Nov 2020 07:30 - 16:00 E2-0 8/8. Murky at times, grey sea merging with sky.Selected totals, movement to south Paul Brayshaw 799 Brent Goose (786S 13N), 36 Red-throated Diver (29S 7N), 2 Great Skua, 560 Cormorant (8S 552N), Short-eared Owl (in off), 833 Teal, 346 Wigeon, 189 Common Scoter, 12 White-fronted Goose (8 @ 1325 over town, 4 @ 1328 over sea), 6 Pintail, Tufted Duck, 8 Red-breasted Merganser
Copt Hall, Little Wigborough 28 Nov 2020 09:30 - 11:30 Emma Robinson 20 Golden Plover, 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Stonechat (Male and female )
Langdon Hills NR EWT 28 Nov 2020 08:20 - 12:20 Misty, murky. Eventually clearing to become sunny. Plotlands, Lincewood & Marks Hill. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Dunnock, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Redwing (At least.), Fieldfare, 5 Goldcrest (At least.), 19 Long-tailed Tit (At least.), 2 Coal Tit, Nuthatch (Marks Hill.), 6 Chaffinch, Greenfinch, 7 Goldfinch (At least.), 2 Bullfinch (Pair, Marks Hill.)
Naze, The 28 Nov 2020 07:00 - 11:30 mild, overcast and misty slowly clearing, easterly wind, high tide; a few thrushes on the move Brian Combes 61 Blackbird, 4 Firecrest (+, at least three first thing beneath Sunny Point and one in John Weston Reserve ), 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 near farm pond, 1 escarpment and 2 John Weston Reserve ), Sparrowhawk, 13 Goldcrest, 4 Song Thrush, 3 Fieldfare, 8 Greenfinch, 22 Goldfinch, 5 Redwing, 33 Meadow Pipit (Mainly on Walton Hall Marshes ), 2 Marsh Harrier, 10 Stonechat (Five pairs, Walton Hall Marshes, spread out along sea wall drain from John Weston Reserve to decoy ponds), Great Crested Grebe (Walton Channel ), Buzzard, 4 Rock Pipit
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 28 Nov 2020 10:25 - 15:00 Oliver Cottis Short-eared Owl (furthest point on long walk, hunting), Merlin (long walk, female on a fence post), 20 Avocet, 600 Golden Plover (roughly), 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (female), 5 Kestrel, 4 Marsh Harrier, Great Northern Diver (seen by someone else), 6 Rock Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipit, Pintail (salcott channel)
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 28 Nov 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Dry, Fine with some haziness. Paul Everett 33 Mallard, 15 Teal, 10 Wigeon, 20 Shelduck, 6 Mute Swan, 3 Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, Curlew (Also saw a flock in flight of around 20-30, pointed out by someone else ), 100 Canada Goose (100+), 4 Greylag Goose (With the Canada Geese), 20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (20+ Dark between legs readily seen), 40 Lapwing (40-50 approx), 2 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, Kestrel, Oystercatcher
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 28 Nov 2020 08:15 - 09:45 Heronry Shaw Lake. Foggy. Jamie Thornton Kestrel, 100 Starling (At least), 3 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler (Heard), Great Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 60 Fieldfare (At least, near Sandpit), Dunnock, Blackbird, 2 Magpie, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
TM0420 28 Nov 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Hazy Sunny relatively mild light SE wind - High tide Count Fingringhoe Lagoon (coastal retreat) Malcolm Riddler 49 Brent Goose, 2 Mute Swan (over), 33 Wigeon, 25 Pintail, 23 Mallard, 40 Teal, 45 Shelduck, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, Coot, Shoveler, 5 Little Egret, Grey Heron, Snipe, 390 Avocet, 190 Bar-tailed Godwit, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 51 Grey Plover, 50 Redshank, Greenshank, 90 Golden Plover, 50 Dunlin, 17 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, 5 Blackbird, 5 Redwing, 10 Lapwing, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Redpoll sp., 5 Goldfinch, 2 Robin, 4 Wren, 11 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 12 Starling, 2 Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 7 Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, 50 Jackdaw, 9 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 9 Dunnock, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 6 Herring Gull, 5 Black-headed Gull, 15 Turnstone, Stonechat
The Naze at Walton 28 Nov 2020 07:30 - 15:00 Darrell Stile 10 Grey Partridge (Flushed from middle Naze, obviously something to do with adjacent farmland.), 3 Firecrest
Stanford Rivers, near Chipping Ongar 28 Nov 2020 14:45 - 14:45 Overcast Andrew Stroud 2 Red Kite (Around woodland at Easter end of Berwick Lane)
Stapleford Tawney 28 Nov 2020 15:00 - 15:00 Andrew Stroud Red Kite (Along roadside near The Mole Trap pub)
Frinton-on-Sea 28 Nov 2020 07:30 - 16:00 E2-3. Variable visibility. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated Paul Brayshaw 12 Pintail, 52 Wigeon (46S 6N), 21 Siskin, 2 Kittiwake (North), 48 Common Scoter (43S 5N), Black-throated Diver (in from the south then sat offshore), 8 Shoveler, 2 Great Skua, Guillemot (N), Long-tailed Duck (fem type N), 2 Velvet Scoter (N), 2 Eider (N), 1504 Cormorant (1495N 9S), 16 Red-throated Diver (13N 3S), Short-eared Owl (south offshore)
Rayne 27 Nov 2020 09:00 - 11:20 Fog; local walk round village Andrew Goodey 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 45 Redwing, Lesser Redpoll, 5 Goldcrest, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Jackdaw, 14 Wood Pigeon (Includes one finally rescued from chimney. Had been there at least two days as could be heard moving occasionally. Flew off minus tail this morning), 2 Stock Dove, 3 Chaffinch
Thorndon CP (South) 27 Nov 2020 09:45 - 10:45 Cloudy, murky, cold. Andrew Cox 2 Egyptian Goose, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Meadow Pipit, 4 Redwing, 5 Goldcrest (At least.), 4 Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch (At least.)
Good Easter 27 Nov 2020 12:00 - 12:00 Martin Henry Blackcap (female.....eating holly berries in the garden)
Thorndon CP (North) 27 Nov 2020 10:45 - 11:30 Cloudy, murky, cold. Andrew Cox Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 12 Goldfinch, Bullfinch (Male. At least one.), 2 Yellowhammer (At least.)
Good Easter 27 Nov 2020 13:00 - 13:00 Martin Henry Blackcap (male...in same holly as the female earlier)
Abberton Reservoir 27 Nov 2020 08:00 - 16:30 Steve Grimwade 2 Red-necked Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Long-tailed Duck, 12 Great White Egret, 5 Cattle Egret, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 3500 Jackdaw, 26 Dunlin, 28 Egyptian Goose, 31 Goosander, 2 Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, 8 Ruff, 12 Golden Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat, 2 Green Woodpecker
Stow Marsh 27 Nov 2020 12:00 - 15:00 Cold still with heavy cloud. Tide going out Alan Shearring 3 Buzzard (on fields), Rock Pipit, 10 Cattle Egret (the flock was very mobile in fields north of railway line, eventually came down to the Red Hills opposite Saltcoats), Water Pipit (bottom of seawall), 700 Golden Plover, 2 Raven (flew fairly high calling from Southend direction towards the ridge. Our resident birds.), 14 Great Crested Grebe (on Crouch), 16 Avocet, 75 Corn Bunting (gathering on bushes pre roost), 2 Stonechat (pair), 900 Wigeon
The Naze at Walton 27 Nov 2020 09:30 - 10:30 Darrell Stile Dusky Warbler (Present for 2nd day, North West corner of common.)
Frinton-on-Sea 27 Nov 2020 07:30 - 16:00 N1-2, fog for a time. Early watch then glances to sea. Selected totals, movement to south Paul Brayshaw 111 Common Scoter, 67 Gannet (adults, most in pm), 42 Blackbird (in off during fog 0830-1000), 7 Fieldfare (in off during fog 0830-1000), 37 Starling (in off during fog 0830-1000), 2 Redpoll sp., 17 Siskin
Abberton Reservoir 26 Nov 2020 12:00 - 16:00 Still and generally overcast. Cold and damp! Jeremy Hurley Red-necked Grebe (In Hide Bay, with Great Crested Grebes.), Caspian Gull (The first-winter individual still present, showing nicely from Gwen's Hide.), Hen Harrier (A "ring-tail", probably female, judging by size.)
Abberton Reservoir 26 Nov 2020 09:50 - 15:00 Dry, sun & cloud, light N breeze, 9c. Sightings from both Causeways & Billets Farm with Brenda. David Hale 42 Egyptian Goose, 1000 Tufted Duck (Circa.), 23 Goosander (13 Drakes, 10 females. ), 20 Goldeneye (Circa.), 4 Kestrel, 300 Shoveler (Circa.), 30 Gadwall (Circa), 30 Teal (Circa.), 50 Pochard (Plus.), 100 Wigeon (Circa.), 30 Pintail (1 White Cheeked Pintail, obvious escapee.), 5 Cattle Egret, 6 Great White Egret, 2 Redshank, 20 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa.), 500 Lapwing (Circa.), 4 Shelduck, 40 Mallard, 6 Pied Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker (LBC.), 12 Chaffinch (Flock of.), 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, Stonechat (Male.), 50 Great Crested Grebe (At least), Little Grebe, 2 Common Gull, Marsh Harrier (Female, LDHC.)
Frinton-on-Sea 26 Nov 2020 07:30 - 09:00 Darrell Stile Razorbill (Pitched in on sea.), Black-throated Diver (On sea.)