Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 06 Aug 2020 07:30 - 08:00 Dry and overcast Brian Bolton 2 Dunlin (On mud below gate), Green Sandpiper (On island), Common Sandpiper, Teal
Langdon Hills NR EWT 06 Aug 2020 07:15 - 08:15 Cloudy, muggy, warm. Marks Hill. Andrew Cox 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch (At least.)
Epping 06 Aug 2020 14:15 - 15:15 Sunny, breezy Roger Emmens Hobby (One bird around for five minutes, came back again an hour later. It seems juvenile House Martins are now in season!)
Thorndon CP (South) 05 Aug 2020 08:00 - 09:30 Cloudy, warm. Becoming sunny. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Green Woodpecker (Including one juv.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Treecreeper (At least.), 2 Nuthatch (At least.), 30 Goldfinch (Approx. Mostly juveniles.)
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 05 Aug 2020 08:40 - 10:45 Cloudy, warm, brisk SW wind. Malcolm Corbett 30 Greylag Goose (+.), 18 Mute Swan (Three pair with 7, 3 and 2 young, ), 2 Egyptian Goose, Red-crested Pochard (Female.), 7 Tufted Duck (Female with 6 young.), 2 Little Grebe, 34 Great Crested Grebe (Including 10 young.), 4 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Little Owl, 5 Sand Martin, Swallow, 10 Long-tailed Tit (+.), 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Reed Warbler (Some half-hearted song.), Pied Wagtail, 6 Goldfinch
Abberton Reservoir 05 Aug 2020 19:30 - 20:45 very warm, cloudy and windy, all sightings from Peldon viewing area. Ashley Gooding 21 Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, 10 Common Tern (inc' 2 juv. ), 12 Lapwing, Common Gull (adult), 83 Black-headed Gull (inc' 2 juv.), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Marsh Harrier (female came down to drink), 6 Great Crested Grebe (inc' 2 juv.), Garganey (eclipsed female/juvenile too distant), 62 Pochard, 28 Tufted Duck, Red-crested Pochard (female, also many Teal, Shoveler, Mallard and Gadwall), 6 Little Egret, Grey Heron, 2 Green Woodpecker (over), 3 Chiffchaff (calling)
Billericay 05 Aug 2020 14:30 - 14:45 Sunny - Breezy John Smart Ring-necked Parakeet (Heard whilst garden birding - Perched in top of an oak tree.)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 04 Aug 2020 07:15 - 08:15 Sunny, warm. Lincewood & Plotlands. Andrew Cox 2 Sparrowhawk (Adult & juv. ), 4 Green Woodpecker (Including a juv.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch (Lincewood.)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 03 Aug 2020 07:15 - 08:15 Some cloud, occasional sun. Cool. Plotlands only. Andrew Cox 3 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch
Braintree 03 Aug 2020 12:30 - 12:35 Hot and overcast Martin Iddon Buzzard (Buzzard high over Notley Road being mobbed by a very vocal gull.)
Beckton 03 Aug 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Sun/cloud Gary A James Buzzard, 5 Common Sandpiper, 12 Sandwich Tern, Arctic Tern, 20 Common Tern (+), Blackcap
Abberton Reservoir 03 Aug 2020 10:15 - 12:00 Barbara Leport 7 Great White Egret (1 LBC, 3 WIG BAY, 3LDLH), Yellow Wagtail (LDLH), Greenshank (Wig bay)
Copford 03 Aug 2020 12:30 - 13:00 Barbara Leport Crossbill (Flying and calling East/West over church), Spotted Flycatcher (Adult still in trees behind church)
Hanningfield Reservoir 03 Aug 2020 10:30 - 13:00 Sunny David Curle Bar-headed Goose (On grazing meadow.), 7 Common Sandpiper, 30 Common Tern, 2 Garganey (Female or eclipse male(s). Right of Oak Hide.), Ringed Plover, 7 Black-tailed Godwit
Stapleford Tawney 03 Aug 2020 05:00 - 06:30 Cloudy - light wind Nicholas Weston 3 Little Owl (1 fledged juvenile and 1 adult near presumed nest tree, 1 adult near Tawney Hall), Tawny Owl (Single bird keewicking just before sunrise), 4 Bullfinch (Adult male and female with at least 2 fledged young), Buzzard, 20 Stock Dove (20+ in various recently harvested fields), Yellow Wagtail (Single bird seen in flight), 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Mistle Thrush, Goldfinch, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Linnet, Whitethroat
Hanningfield Reservoir 03 Aug 2020 14:30 - 16:15 Sunshine, light breeze James Hudson Yellow-legged Gull (adult, feeding at water's edge at south of Lodge Bay), 4 Red-crested Pochard (Lodge Bay), 7 Black-tailed Godwit (Lodge Bay), 4 Common Sandpiper (Rawl Hide), 2 Mandarin Duck (Lodge Bay)
TL7205 02 Aug 2020 07:30 - 09:15 sunny, few clouds warm Sean Gregory Ring-necked Parakeet (calling and then flew towards Baddow recreation ground), Great Spotted Woodpecker (calling)
Abberton Reservoir 02 Aug 2020 07:30 - 10:30 sunny, stiff breeze Ashley Gooding 181 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Sandpiper, 12 Swift, 15 Common Tern (all adults), 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Lapwing (9 from church, 11 from L.D.L.H causeway), 12 Little Egret (6 from church, 6 from LDLH causeway), 3 Yellow Wagtail (3 over calling from church, 6+ L.D.L.H causeway), 28 Cormorant (in feeding frenzy. All the above from Abberton church), 15 Pied Wagtail, 163 Mute Swan, 2 Chiffchaff (calling), 200 Pochard (+), 50 Tufted Duck (+), 2 Great White Egret, 94 Coot, Green Woodpecker (heard, all the above from Layer D.L.H. causeway)
Thorndon CP (South) 02 Aug 2020 08:00 - 09:15 Sunny, warm. Andrew Cox Kestrel, Grey Heron, 4 Green Woodpecker (At least.), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 2 Nuthatch (At least.), 50 Goldfinch (Approx. Mostly juveniles.), 2 Linnet, Reed Bunting (Female.)
Thorndon CP (North) 02 Aug 2020 09:15 - 10:30 Sunny, warm. Andrew Cox 3 Buzzard, 7 Green Woodpecker (At least. Including two juvs.), 4 Swallow (At least.), 5 House Martin (At least.), 3 Whitethroat (At least.), 2 Nuthatch (At least.)
Epping 02 Aug 2020 09:00 - 09:15 Partly cloudy Roger Emmens Sparrowhawk (Soaring)
Hanningfield Reservoir 02 Aug 2020 10:00 - 13:00 Sunny and warm. Selected avian highlights. Andrew Allen 2 Red-crested Pochard (Female & Juvenile. Oak Hide), 8 Common Tern (+, Minimum of 4 fledged youngsters.), Red Kite (Rawl Hide), Marsh Harrier (Rawl Hide), 8 Common Sandpiper (+), Green Sandpiper (Fremnell's Causeway), 30 Great Crested Grebe (+), 100 Tufted Duck (+), 7 Egyptian Goose, 6 Lapwing (+), 3 Swallow, Little Ringed Plover (Rawl Hide)
Beckton 02 Aug 2020 08:15 - 12:30 Sunny/warm Gary A James Hobby, 2 Sandwich Tern, Oystercatcher, 13 Common Sandpiper, Sand Martin, Grasshopper Warbler, Cetti's Warbler
Writtle 02 Aug 2020 09:30 - 11:30 Slight breeze, sunny, 20 degrees Winifred Simmonds 2 Grey Heron (by Titchmarsh Reservoir), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher (flying along River Can ), 3 Lapwing (by Titchmarsh Reservoir), 16 Canada Goose (Titchmarsh Reservoir), Little Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 8 Greylag Goose (Titchmarsh Reservoir), Cormorant (Titchmarsh Reservoir), Whitethroat, 10 House Martin (flying over Titchmarsh Reservoir), Greenfinch
Markshall Wood, Coggeshall 02 Aug 2020 11:30 - 17:30 Sunny David Curle 3 Red Kite (Circling together), 2 Buzzard, 2 Raven (Pair flew over cronking loudly), 30 House Martin, 3 Green Woodpecker (Three seen and many more heard), 11 Linnet, Yellowhammer (All sightings from the Markshall Estate)
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 02 Aug 2020 07:45 - 13:30 Fine and sunny, W wind, rising tide Paul Larkin Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park), 123 Redshank (Mucking Bay), 53 Curlew (Mucking Bay), 75 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 911 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 365 Avocet (Mucking Bay), Turnstone (In the managed retreat), Whimbrel (In the managed retreat), 3 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat), Sparrowhawk (Female near the VC), 3 Common Sandpiper (Stanford Creek), 8 Mute Swan (Golden Gates), 97 Coot (22 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 90 Tufted Duck (Three, plus four downy young, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, plus one downy young, Golden Gates), 3 Pochard (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 8 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 6 Great Crested Grebe (Two, plus two well grown young, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, plus one downy young, Golden Gates), Little Grebe (Juvenile on the pit to the south of the tip)
Hutton 02 Aug 2020 16:00 - 19:30 Sunny, warm 23f ,Garden Ron Colson 2 Song Thrush (Pair ? nesting in garden)
Broadfields Farm, Cranham 01 Aug 2020 07:45 - 09:15 Sunny, some cloud. Warm. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Hobby (Menacing swifts.), 21 Swift (At least.), 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Raven
Langdon Hills NR EWT 01 Aug 2020 09:30 - 12:00 Sun & cloud. Warm, breezy. All sightings Willow Park. Andrew Cox 4 Green Woodpecker (Including at least two juvs.), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), Treecreeper (Long Wood.), 2 Nuthatch (Long Wood. My first record from this location.), 15 Goldfinch (At least.), 3 Linnet
Naze, The 01 Aug 2020 05:45 - 10:45 overcast first thing then sunny, warm, NW wind, high tide - 10 species in song Brian Combes 2 Chiffchaff, 33 Swift (+, 13 south first thing, 20+ south end of Walton Hall Marshes ), 60 House Martin (+, 20 + drifting south first thing, 40+ high over sewage works mid-morning, drifting off west), 3 Green Woodpecker (2 juveniles ), 5 Whimbrel, 23 Turnstone, 27 Sandwich Tern (On beach), 96 Sanderling (Stone Point ), 27 Dunlin, 18 Canada Goose (In off), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (Towards Stone Point ), 4 Common Sandpiper (1 towards Stone Point, 3 Walton Hall Marshes/Walton Channel), Buzzard, 36 Swallow (Small groups, some drifting north others west), Chinese Muntjac, 8 Black-tailed Godwit (Cormorant Creek ), Reed Warbler (Half-heartedly singing), Yellow Wagtail (Walton Hall Marshes ), Red Kite (Soaring over Walton Hall Marshes, gained height and drifted off to the west - uncommon here )
Naze, The 01 Aug 2020 10:00 - 14:00 some cloud, very warm. Stone Point Martin Richards 7 Whimbrel (together), 2 Song Thrush (JW reserve), 70 Sandwich Tern (+), 65 Sanderling, 15 Turnstone, 76 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Dunlin, Mediterranean Gull (by tower)
Maldon 01 Aug 2020 05:00 - 07:00 Tony Kennelly Black Redstart (Female dropping off beam full of food at industrial estate. Haven't located nest yet but it it's within a working area! ), 2 Whimbrel (Northey island causeway. Possibly more as I didn't have my telescope.), Marsh Harrier (Female close to limbourne creek.), Peregrine Falcon (Located by looking at a noisy lesser black-backed gull over a field, peregrine pops up to immediately make a failed chase for a lapwing before heading east.), Green Sandpiper (Feeding in drying out borrow duke by dump pool), 100 Black-tailed Godwit (30 feeding in dump pool), Common Gull (My first of summer/autumn migration), Red-legged Partridge (On roof top of a house by footpath along Limebrook way, it's probably avoiding a pair of fox cubs nearby!), Yellow Wagtail (Calling by limbourne creek)
Abberton Reservoir 01 Aug 2020 09:00 - 16:30 Partly cloudy, wind westerly light to moderate. 26c Mick Woodruff 2 Little Grebe (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide), 25 Little Egret, 3 Great White Egret (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide, and both Causeways), 40 Teal (LB Causeway and Wigbourgh bay viewing hide), 2 Wigeon (♂♀LB Causeway - In eclipse plumage ), Mandarin Duck (♂LB Causeway - In eclipse plumage ), 3 Goldeneye (♀LB Causeway), Ruddy Shelduck (♀LB Causeway), Black Swan (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide), 4 Buzzard (At least), Sparrowhawk (♀LB Causeway), Marsh Harrier (♀Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide), Hobby (Billets Farm), Kestrel (Over the Reserve), Oystercatcher (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide), 50 Lapwing (At least), 2 Little Ringed Plover (LDLH Causeway), 3 Green Sandpiper (Possibly 5- LB Causeway - On large island ), 2 Common Sandpiper (LB Causeway - On large island ), Greenshank (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide), Reed Warbler (LB Causeway), 3 Blackcap (Old Road), 5 Whitethroat, 15 Yellow Wagtail (Billets farm and LDLH Causeway)
TL7205 01 Aug 2020 10:00 - 16:00 sunny warm; observations at various times of the day Sean Gregory Red Kite (flew west), Sparrowhawk, 25 Swift (at least), Coal Tit, 2 Robin (adult + juvenile)
Thorndon CP (North) 31 Jul 2020 08:00 - 09:30 Sunny, becoming hot. Andrew Cox 7 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Coal Tit (At least.), 4 Nuthatch (At least.), Linnet (Singing Male.), Bullfinch (At least. Calling.)
Laindon 31 Jul 2020 10:00 - 12:00 Sunny, hot. Back garden. Andrew Cox Hobby, 6 Swift, 2 Swallow
Boreham 31 Jul 2020 16:00 - 17:55 Light S/SW breeze; very warm; increasing cloud from S; Boreham garden patch sky watch + 10 butterfly species logged. Graham Ekins 4 Lapwing (flock high west at 16.45. First patch sighting for 2.5 weeks. ), Hobby (Flycatching high overhead often amongst B.H. Gulls. seen 3 times. Several recent sightings over grden), Marsh Harrier (One apparent juv(no sign of moult) very high S. at 17.10. Only saw it as watching for Swifts. ), 155 Swift (All between S and SW incredibly high and rapid movement. largest flock 55. ), 11 Sand Martin (Flock quite high south-east as a group at 16.15), 3 Swallow (All juvs south together at 17.25), 9 House Martin (Apparent feeding activity of presumably recently fledged juvs. in flight. 4 pairs within 400m of garden.), Turtle Dove (Male first seen at the end of April still visiting. Previous latest record was the 7th July 5 yearsa go. ), 5 Blackbird (pair fledged 3 young this am, 3rd brood in Ivy covered stump in garden. ), 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull (All adults, mostly singles high S/SW during afternoon, 2 already in wing moult. Difefrent hbehaviour from local breeders.), 8 Common Gull (8 adults fly-catching amongst 180 Black-headed Gulls mid-afternoon. )
Hullbridge 30 Jul 2020 10:00 - 10:30 High Tide Bright M Savage Red Kite
Beckton 30 Jul 2020 09:30 - 11:30 Sunny/warm Gary A James Oystercatcher, 2 Sandwich Tern, Mediterranean Gull (2nd year)
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 30 Jul 2020 10:30 - 11:00 Sunny hot. Golden Gate Lakes area. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Kestrel, Yellow Wagtail (Male perched upon fence across from the railway line.)
Naze, The 30 Jul 2020 11:00 - 15:00 sunny fantastic day. Stone Point Martin Richards Song Thrush (JW reserve ), Green Woodpecker (JW reserve), Mediterranean Gull (Stone Point lagoon), 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50 Sanderling (+), 12 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 90 Sandwich Tern (+), 4 Common Tern, 9 Turnstone
Naze, The 30 Jul 2020 09:00 - 12:00 warm and sunny Martin Peers 100 Barnacle Goose (circa. Horsey Island), 20 Little Egret (Horsey Island), 60 Oystercatcher (Horsey Island; more elsewhere.), 11 Ringed Plover (Stone Point. 5 pairs; 1 juvenile; 2 pairs calling to young in cover.), 3 Whimbrel (Stone Point), 6 Black-tailed Godwit (Cormorant Creek.), 4 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper (Walton Channel.), Mediterranean Gull (Stone Point), 64 Sandwich Tern, 3 Little Tern (Stone Point - overhead.), 2 Common Tern, 15 Swift (southern end of marshes), 4 Green Woodpecker (2 juveniles.), 3 Kestrel (2 juveniles), 2 Reed Warbler (one in weak song + juvenile), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (juveniles), 6 Whitethroat (juveniles), 50 House Sparrow (+ at southern end of marshes), 2 Yellow Wagtail (juveniles), 7 Meadow Pipit (two family parties + male in song flight.), 24 Linnet (five families + 2 pairs.)
Holland Haven 30 Jul 2020 15:00 - 16:00 on Scrape Liz Huxley 20 Lapwing (+), 9 Avocet, 7 Dunlin, 3 Little Ringed Plover (juvs), Redshank, Marsh Harrier (ad male), 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Oystercatcher
Epping 30 Jul 2020 19:45 - 19:45 Warm & sunny Graham Pentelow 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (I'd stopped reporting them, but felt I should qualify it! Reckon I've seen on a daily basis since my last records early June. Obviously a small colony is resident here. Usually seen around west end of Hemnall Street/Bell Common/Lower Bury Lane area...but they do move around...Crows Road, Kendal Avenue also regularly seen or heard)
Epping 30 Jul 2020 09:00 - 09:00 Warm & sunny Graham Pentelow Nuthatch (Calling from a tree on Hemnall Street/Pelly Court. Also heard one on Kendal Avenue/Station Road junction earlier in the week)