Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Thorndon CP (South) 21 Sep 2019 08:00 - 09:30 Sunny, breezy. Andrew Cox Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylark, Goldcrest, 3 Treecreeper (At least.), Nuthatch
Beckton 21 Sep 2019 07:45 - 11:00 Clear with fresh south wind Gary A James 2 Little Egret, 4 Shoveler, Snipe, Woodlark (over east at 08.08), 3 Skylark, 3 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Cetti's Warbler
Writtle 21 Sep 2019 14:00 - 16:15 Warm and bright sunshine. Selected highlights. Andrew Allen 90 Greylag Goose (+, Titchmarsh Reservoir), 60 Canada Goose (+, Titchmarsh Reservoir), 3 Grey Heron (Titchmarsh Reservoir), Great Crested Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 4 Little Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 5 Tufted Duck (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 20 Lapwing (Titchmarsh Reservoir), 2 Rook, 50 Jackdaw (+), Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff (+), Jay (Heard only)
Naze, The 21 Sep 2019 12:00 - 16:00 sunny, warm. Highlights from seawall Martin Richards 6 Wheatear, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper
Hanningfield Reservoir 21 Sep 2019 10:15 - 12:30 sunny SE breeze; from Fremnells Causeway Mark Gregory 2 Great White Egret (mobile), Little Egret, 3 Pintail, Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Hobby (juvenile), Peregrine Falcon (west bank; smaller than raven when briefly together), Kestrel, Snipe, Ruff, 3 Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 3 Egyptian Goose, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Raven (west bank - landed on concrete bank near pier)
Stebbing 21 Sep 2019 10:00 - 18:00 Sunny light breeze Chris Turner Kestrel (All near Stebbing ford), 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Swallow, 4 Stock Dove, 8 Goldfinch, Jay, 2 Hobby, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Red Kite, 2 Pied Wagtail, 20 Starling, Lesser Whitethroat (After black berries)
Stow Marsh 21 Sep 2019 14:15 - 16:15 Warm and sunny ESE breeze. Tide coming in Alan Shearring 3 Buzzard (hunting fields), 122 Wigeon, 3 Wheatear, Peregrine Falcon (high over Brandy Hole), Stonechat (female), Greenshank, 3 Whinchat
Canvey Island, Thames Estuary 21 Sep 2019 14:30 - 17:45 Sunny, breezy. Andrew Cox Fulmar (Seen heading east- dropped onto the water between the point & the pier. Sometime later it came drifting past the point sitting on the water, at very close range.Tide carried it up river.), 20 Brent Goose (At least.), Eider (Imm. male.), 120 Grey Plover (Approx. In flight, heading past the point& round into Benfleet Creek.), Arctic Skua (Dark phase.), 5 Mediterranean Gull (At least.), 30 Sandwich Tern (At least.)
Abberton Reservoir 21 Sep 2019 12:30 - 13:15 All sightings Layer Breton causeway Steve Grimwade 2 Spoonbill, 4 Great White Egret, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Ruddy Shelduck
Hatfield Forest 20 Sep 2019 09:00 - 11:00 Bright and clear 3/10 cloud 15c wind 12 mph ESE Michael Rimmell Jackdaw, Jay, Carrion Crow, Great Tit, 5 Marsh Tit, Blackbird, Coal Tit, 2 Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Magpie, Blue Tit, Moorhen, 2 Swallow, Mute Swan, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Nuthatch, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Black-headed Gull, Mallard, Grey Wagtail, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Wood Pigeon
Langdon Hills NR EWT 20 Sep 2019 07:15 - 08:30 Sunny, chilly. Becoming warmer. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Chiffchaff (At least.), Blackcap (Snatch of song heard.), 3 Goldcrest (At least.), 5 Goldfinch (At least.), 2 Bullfinch (At least.)
Hanningfield Reservoir 20 Sep 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Sunny, chilly breeze. Andrew Cox 17 Pintail (At least.), 4 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Sparring with peregrine.), 2 Peregrine Falcon (Looked to be a pair), Hobby, Snipe, 4 Black-tailed Godwit
WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth 20 Sep 2019 08:45 - 09:30 Clive Atkins Lapland Bunting, 4 Tree Sparrow, 2 Whinchat
Holland Haven 20 Sep 2019 07:30 - 13:00 Selected sightings from the BCBW70 walk led by Matt Turner plus additional sightings from Matt Lonsdale Steve Grimwade 10 Arctic Skua, 20 Gannet, 16 Common Scoter, 4 Sandwich Tern, 150 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Whinchat, 5 Stonechat, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 2 Wheatear, Mediterranean Gull (1st winter), 5 Snipe, Cetti's Warbler (Heard only)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 20 Sep 2019 13:30 - 15:00 Sunny, breezy. Andrew Cox 4 Ruff, Barn Owl
Tilbury 20 Sep 2019 15:00 - 17:00 Fine and sunny, strong E wind, rising tide Paul Larkin 26 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort), Curlew (On foreshore in front of the fort), 3 Teal (On foreshore in front of the fort), 172 Brent Goose (Three flocks, all but 69 went down river again, the 69 flew SW into Kent)
Hanningfield Reservoir 20 Sep 2019 09:15 - 15:30 Dry, sunny, max 24c, light breeze. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 2 Peregrine Falcon (Assumed pair sparring with Sparrowhawk. One bird later, attempting to take a Teal in front of Rawl hide.), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Buzzard, Hobby (Healthy looking Fox from Point & Rawl hide. ), Marsh Harrier (Female.), 20 Pintail (Plus, all females.), 20 Wigeon (Mostly females. Odd male whistling.), 3 Common Sandpiper (1 Rawl hide, 2 Lyster hide. ), 12 Black-tailed Godwit (Rawl hide.), Dunlin (Rawl hide.), Snipe (Rawl hide.), 500 Teal (Circa. Kept on the move by M Harrier, Peregrine & G B B Gull.), 100 Tufted Duck (Plus.), 20 Gadwall (Plus m & f.), 100 Shoveler (Plus. ), 2 Pochard (Drakes.), 2 Meadow Pipit, 20 Pied Wagtail (Circa.), 50 Lapwing (Circa.), 4 Little Grebe, 16 Grey Heron, Little Egret, 3 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir 20 Sep 2019 12:30 - 16:45 Sunny with fresh SE wind George Brown Goldeneye (Wigborough Bay), 19 Ruff (Wigborough Bay), 2 Spoonbill (juvs. resting together SE of Layer Breton causeway), 1500 Cormorant (estimated 1500 or more opposite Gwen's Hide, 3p.m.), Black Swan (Hide Bay), 7 Great White Egret (3 together in Wigborough Bay, 12.40p.m.; 7 together on bank beside willows out NE of Layer Breton causeway, 4.40p.m.), Lesser Whitethroat (in hedge beside path to Island Hide)
Walton-on-The-Naze 20 Sep 2019 14:00 - 14:15 Sunny, fairly warm 17c Ron Colson Osprey (on boat trip, Walton backwaters nr Hamford Water, distant shot and cropped.)
Naze, The 20 Sep 2019 14:30 - 17:30 Matt Turner 2 Sanderling, 200 Golden Plover (circa, flock over Hamford Water), 2 Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, 10 Brent Goose, 12 Common Scoter, Chiffchaff
St Osyth 20 Sep 2019 23:00 - 23:00 Simon Cox 2 Sandwich Tern
Hamford Water 20 Sep 2019 13:00 - 15:00 wildlife boat trip around Horsey Island (selected totals - lots of waders present, but not counted) Liz Huxley 20 Turnstone (+), Osprey, 9 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Common Sandpiper, 200 Bar-tailed Godwit (+), 50 Avocet (+), Stonechat (male), 2 Marsh Harrier, 50 Wigeon (approx), Kestrel
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 19 Sep 2019 18:00 - 19:00 Mark Fisher Barn Owl (By the sluice), Kestrel, 2 Kingfisher (Lakes)
Colne Pt 19 Sep 2019 08:00 - 09:30 Chinese Water Deer 1 Richard Allen Cetti's Warbler, Rock Pipit, Goldcrest, Water Rail, Marsh Harrier (juv), 3 Stonechat, 100 Linnet
Abberton Reservoir 19 Sep 2019 06:45 - 11:45 Steve Grimwade 2 Spoonbill, 7 Great White Egret, 12 Buzzard, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males), 4 Kestrel, 6 Greenshank, 2 Hobby (Adult and juvenile), 3 Kingfisher, Water Rail, 5 Green Sandpiper, Grey Wagtail, 31 Egyptian Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Ruff, 3 Mandarin Duck (Fem/imms), 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Wheatear, 3 Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, 137 Lapwing, 2 Sparrowhawk
Manningtree 19 Sep 2019 14:15 - 15:00 Sunny Peter Brittain Little Egret (c48), Canada Goose (c80), Knot (c300), 14 Cormorant
Wrabness 19 Sep 2019 15:45 - 16:45 Sunny Peter Brittain Jay, Goldfinch, Blackcap (Male), 5 Blue Tit
Chigborough Lakes 19 Sep 2019 09:00 - 10:35 And 12:15 to 13:00. Sunny, clear sky, calm. With Graham Barber. Mink also seen on Pochard Lake. Malcolm Corbett Wigeon (Main Lake.), Sparrowhawk (Female.), Tawny Owl (Heard only.), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Green Woodpecker, Hobby
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 19 Sep 2019 10:35 - 12:15 Sunny, clear sky, calm. With Graham Barber. Malcolm Corbett 2 Egyptian Goose (Large lake.), 20 Pochard (+.), 23 Great Crested Grebe, Sparrowhawk, Snipe, Hobby (Two sightings, possibly same bird.), Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.)
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 19 Sep 2019 17:00 - 18:30 Sunny, chilly breeze. Andrew Cox 7 Grey Heron, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, 100 Lapwing (At least.), Snipe, Greenshank, 10 Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 20 Swallow (At least.), 13 Long-tailed Tit
Abberton Reservoir 19 Sep 2019 16:30 - 17:00 Sunny and warm Emma Robinson 2 Spoonbill
East Tilbury 19 Sep 2019 08:15 - 16:00 Fine and sunny, light E wind strengthening later, LT Paul Larkin 74 Dunlin, 47 Ringed Plover, 75 Curlew, 20 Knot, 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Juvs), 654 Shelduck (Plus Paradise or Australian type bird with them), 62 Lapwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 138 Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Juvs), Wheatear, 53 Teal, 23 Shoveler, 2 Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 20 Wigeon, 15 Gadwall (Single flock drifting up river), 411 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Buzzard (Over the tip), Sparrowhawk (Over the tip), Pintail (Duck on the river), Greenshank (Up river), Great Crested Grebe (On the river), Marsh Harrier
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18 Sep 2019 07:45 - 08:30 Bright sunshine, low tide Matt Turner Hobby (Took sparrow on wing low over path behind Co-op), Greenshank, 5 Wigeon, Kestrel, 300 Black-tailed Godwit (+)
Abberton Reservoir 18 Sep 2019 09:45 - 09:45 Layer Breton cway only Steve Grimwade 2 Spoonbill, 3 Great White Egret, 23 Little Egret, 3 Black-tailed Godwit
Braintree 18 Sep 2019 13:00 - 13:30 Bright and sunny with some cloud Martin Iddon 2 Buzzard (Soaring with together with sparrowhawk above Hoppits Mead), Sparrowhawk (Female soaring with pair of buzzards above Hoppits Mead)
Epping 18 Sep 2019 09:00 - 13:00 (Thornwood Common Flood Meadow NR) Mild, sunny, light winds Roger Emmens 72 Canada Goose, 6 Great Crested Grebe (Includes 4 juveniles bred here), 2 Little Grebe, 18 Yellowhammer, 15 Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Linnet
Stow Marsh 18 Sep 2019 13:15 - 16:30 Warm and sunny, NE wind. High tide Alan Shearring Lesser Whitethroat (Washlands), Willow Warbler (Washlands), 18 Little Egret, 3 Stonechat (Pair plus a female), 84 Swallow (heading low east), 12 Yellow Wagtail (on seawall including a 'Channel' wagtail), 3 Marsh Harrier (adult male plus two juv), 2 Wheatear, 5 Whinchat, 20 Meadow Pipit (on seawall), Greenshank, 2 Avocet, Common Sandpiper, 5 Buzzard, Hobby, 2 Lapland Bunting (one on saltings and another flew over calling), 9 Dunlin, 400 Redshank
Warley 18 Sep 2019 11:00 - 11:00 sunny and still Andrew Stroud 2 Raven (heard the now familiar croaking and 2 flew over from east to west across the playing fields along The Drive, Warley Hill.)
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 18 Sep 2019 07:50 - 08:55 Red Fox also seen. Malcolm Corbett 4 Egyptian Goose (On island, large lake.), 8 Gadwall, 21 Pochard, 7 Little Grebe, 20 Great Crested Grebe, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.)
Abberton Reservoir 17 Sep 2019 06:30 - 07:00 Steve Grimwade 2 Spoonbill, 5 Great White Egret, 21 Ruff, 21 Black-tailed Godwit
Naze, The 17 Sep 2019 07:00 - 10:30 Steve Grimwade Siskin (South), 74 Meadow Pipit, 11 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, 10 Whitethroat, 15 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Jay, 11 Robin, 14 Pied Wagtail, Wheatear, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Hobby (In off the sea), 22 Blackcap, 2 Grey Heron (North), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Greenfinch, Willow Warbler, Mediterranean Gull (1st winter), Buzzard
Brightlingsea 17 Sep 2019 11:30 - 13:30 Steve Grimwade Gannet (Juvenile flew north up River Colne), Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Stonechat, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, Reed Warbler
Abberton Reservoir 17 Sep 2019 07:00 - 13:15 Bright and clear, high 16C wind 8mph NNW Michael Rimmell 2 Spoonbill (Layer Breton ), 2 Great White Egret (Causways), Green Sandpiper (Layer Breton), Hobby (Layer Breton), 8 Black-tailed Godwit (Layer Breton), Whinchat (Billets), Marsh Harrier (Layer Breton), 50 Egyptian Goose (Layer Breton), Kingfisher (Layer Breton), Grey Wagtail (Layer Breton ), 2 Greenshank (Layer de La Hay), 3 Common Tern (Layer de La Hay), 12 Swallow (Layer Breton), Pintail (Layer Breton), 4 Buzzard (Layer Breton at least 4 )
Thaxted 17 Sep 2019 10:30 - 10:30 Clear fresh northerly breeze, 15 deg Stephen Dutton Bullfinch (West Bank of River Chelmer )
Wormingford, Colchester 17 Sep 2019 07:45 - 11:15 sunny with cooling brisk wind Martin Peers 10 Little Grebe (all records from airfield), 4 Great Crested Grebe (pair with second brood of 2), 17 Coot, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Mediterranean Gull (second winter bird over my head), 25 Common Gull, Kestrel (juv), 50 Skylark (circa), Swallow, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (juvs), Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, 3 Stonechat (pair and juv elsewhere), 3 Wheatear (juvs), 170 Meadow Pipit (circa), 70 Linnet (+), 2 Bullfinch (juvs), 10 Corn Bunting
Naze, The 17 Sep 2019 12:00 - 16:00 warm - highlights from seawall walk. Many Meadow Pipits and Pied Wagtails. Martin Richards 9 Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Common Sandpiper, 100 Golden Plover (+)
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 17 Sep 2019 18:30 - 19:30 Low tide Matt Turner 18 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier (Male quartering field behind red barn), 2 Kestrel, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 17 Sep 2019 09:30 - 17:00 Dry, bright, cool breeze, 20c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, Cuckoo (Juvenile mobbed by 2 Swallow over VC.), 30 Linnet (Flock on beach.), 4 House Martin, 10 Swallow (Circa.), 400 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa.), 50 Knot (Circa.), 24 Dunlin, 100 Grey Plover (Plus.), 200 Redshank (At least.), 20 Curlew (Plus), 50 Lapwing (Circa.), 40 Avocet, 6 Ringed Plover, 39 Greenshank (Hide tide roost on scrape, Lauries hide. ), 8 Little Grebe, 3 Greenfinch, Jay, Water Rail (Heard only, noisy at Kingfisher hide.), 12 Little Egret, Grey Heron, 3 Oystercatcher (1 juvenile.), 30 Shelduck (At least.), 2 Reed Warbler, Green Woodpecker (In flight), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (In flight.)
Friday Wood 17 Sep 2019 08:00 - 09:00 from substation corner Richard Allen Nuthatch (calling from main wood), 12 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff
Abberton Reservoir 16 Sep 2019 16:15 - 18:15 Grey, but mild Sean Nixon 2 Spoonbill (Juvs LB c/way), 2 Hobby, Cuckoo (Billets Screen), Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Common Sandpiper, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Great White Egret