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Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
TQ6779 01 Aug 2021 09:00 - 09:30 Steve Swinney 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Collared Dove, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 3 Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Starling, Blackbird (Female with food for young), Robin, 6 House Sparrow, Dunnock, 2 Greenfinch, Pied Wagtail, 4 Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker (female - multiple visits throughout the morning)
Dovercourt 01 Aug 2021 10:00 - 10:20 Clear, fairly warm, rather sticky, tide half out Simon Banks Sandwich Tern (Flying up and down just offshore)
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 01 Aug 2021 09:30 - 10:45 Warm and overcast Andrew Ducat Wheatear, 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Kestrel, Marsh Harrier, 3 Mute Swan, 10 Canada Goose, Redshank, 20+ Black-tailed Godwit, Oystercatcher
Mersea Island 01 Aug 2021 15:45 - 16:00 Oliver Cottis Great White Egret (Flying over the strood. Seen from the car)
Maldon 01 Aug 2021 16:25 - 16:25 Cloudy. Malcolm Corbett Sparrowhawk (Male. Elms Farm Park.)
Copford 01 Aug 2021 15:00 - 15:00 Steve Grimwade Red Kite (Circling over Copford Primary School)
Beckton 01 Aug 2021 08:30 - 13:00 Cloudy Gary A James 2 Pochard, Little Egret, 5 Common Sandpiper, 20 Common Tern (including juvs), 10 Swift, 12 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff
TL7700 31 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Overcast Andrew Ducat Green Woodpecker
TL7700 31 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Overcast Andrew Ducat Green Woodpecker
TL7700 31 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Andrew Ducat 2 Green Woodpecker
TL7700 31 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Overcast Andrew Ducat Green Woodpecker
TL7700 31 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Andrew Ducat Robin
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 31 Jul 2021 11:00 - 15:30 Warm Yvonne Watling 2 Whimbrel, 50 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 4 Grey Plover, 15 Redshank, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 10 Oystercatcher, 75 Black-tailed Godwit
Copford 31 Jul 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Garden Sightings Steve Grimwade Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 4 Great Tit, 4 Buzzard (All juveniles), 2 Magpie, 2 Blackbird
Naze, The 31 Jul 2021 06:00 - 12:10 overcast, strong NW wind, warm, ebbing tide; 10 species in song Brian Combes 14 Swift (South, first thing), 5 Whimbrel, 16 Black-tailed Godwit (Walton Channel ), 12 Turnstone, 61 Sanderling (Between tidal lagoons and Stone Point ), 27 Dunlin (Between tidal lagoons and Stone Point ), Common Sandpiper, 10 Little Tern (Off Stone Point ), Common Tern, 2 Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker (Juveniles ), Cetti's Warbler (Singing, John Weston Reserve ), 4 Willow Warbler (First of the autumn, 2 north of cricket pitch, 2 by sewage works ), 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Warbler (Half-heartedly singing), 2 Wheatear (First of the autumn, towards Stone Point ), 10 Pied Wagtail
The Naze at Walton 31 Jul 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Sunny, quite warm, little wind, tide well out Simon Banks 2 Sandwich Tern, 10 Sanderling, 25 Turnstone, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler (One in John Weston sang briefly.)
Dovercourt 31 Jul 2021 13:45 - 15:00 Sunny, but stormclouds approaching from west; then brief, quite heavy rain Simon Banks 4 Swift (First ones I'd seen since 27th. Over and/or near my garden.), 2 Swallow (Over my garden. Very unusual for well inside Dovercourt. Appeared with Swifts ahead of stormcloud.)
Thorndon CP (South) 31 Jul 2021 08:00 - 09:20 Cloudy, some sun. Andrew Cox Buzzard (Calling.), Kestrel (Calling.), 4 Green Woodpecker (Including one calling juv.), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Swallow (At least. Hatch Farm area.), Yellowhammer (Singing male, near car park.)
Ardleigh Reservoir 31 Jul 2021 18:30 - 19:45 Intermittent light rain - sightings from Lodge and Wick Lanes Matt Turner 43 Mallard (Inc two family groups), 7 Great Crested Grebe (At least 2 chicks present), 5 Moorhen, 6 Wood Pigeon, 4 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mute Swan, 9 Coot, Pied Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove, 3 Common Tern, Swallow, Magpie, 3 Kingfisher, 8 Carrion Crow, 3 Goldfinch, 11 Herring Gull, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Buzzard, 2 Cormorant, 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, Blackbird, Chaffinch, 50 Canada Goose, 6 Greylag Goose, 15 Sand Martin, Wren
Mersea Island 31 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Stephen Entwistle 104 Black-tailed Godwit (Pye fleet from Reeves hall marshes SE ), Avocet (Reeves hall marshes SE ), 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Reeves hall marshes SE ), White-letter Hairstreak (Side of fish pond wood SE)
Frinton-on-Sea 31 Jul 2021 05:00 - 15:00 W-NW4-5 decreasing, heavy showers. Movement to south, selected totals Paul Brayshaw 167 Swift, 207 Oystercatcher, 45 Whimbrel, 5 Arctic Tern (Adults in mixed group with common terns), 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 65 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler (Lovely lemon juvs on undercliff early am), 208 Sand Martin, Arctic Skua
Frinton-on-Sea 30 Jul 2021 05:00 - 17:00 S4-SSW7, heavy rain at times. Selected totals, movement to south Paul Brayshaw 1231 Swift (1202 in am, most before rain at 7am over the sea (>1km offshore), then tight wader like flocks over sea and land during the heavier pulses of rain), 15 Whimbrel, 22 Oystercatcher, 3 Grey Plover
TQ7080 30 Jul 2021 11:00 - 13:00 Grey & breezy with storm blowing in from SW Steve Swinney 27 Canada Goose, Stock Dove, Greylag Goose, Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 77 Shelduck, 5 Oystercatcher, 10 Mallard, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Whimbrel, Herring Gull, 67 Curlew, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 22 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Cormorant, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Skylark, Peregrine Falcon (Female - flypast), Ring-necked Parakeet, Jay, 3 Magpie, Whitethroat, 2 Carrion Crow, Wren, House Sparrow, 50+ Starling, Blackbird, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Linnet, Robin, Goldfinch, Dunnock
Mersea Island 30 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Stephen Entwistle Wheatear (Juv Cudmore grove seawall DU ), 60 Black-tailed Godwit (Plus off cudmore grove DU ), Mistle Thrush (On wires just north of cudmore grove park DU )
WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth 30 Jul 2021 09:00 - 10:30 Clive Atkins Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 9 Whimbrel
Clavering 30 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Andrew Goodey 7 Raven (over minor road Manuden to Clavering)
Langdon Hills NR EWT 30 Jul 2021 08:00 - 08:45 Sun& cloud. Breezy. Plotlands. Andrew Cox Peregrine Falcon (Adult female from ridge field.), 2 Green Woodpecker
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 30 Jul 2021 07:30 - 08:00 Overcast and stormy Brian Bolton 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Adults Plus re-count 5 x humbugs ), 2 Lapwing
Great Totham 30 Jul 2021 17:45 - 17:45 Cloudy, moderate W. wind. Malcolm Corbett Red Kite (Over Maypole Road, W of Captain's Wood. My first local sighting since 9th June.)
TQ6196 29 Jul 2021 11:00 - 11:00 Philip Chalk Hobby
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 29 Jul 2021 07:15 - 08:00 Sunny and windy Brian Bolton Turtle Dove (On wires at back of fishing lake. If still present then Probably best viewed from metal fishing gates), Little Egret, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 Great Crested Grebe (Plus 4 x humbugs still), 10 Common Tern (At least Inc juvs)
Westley Heights 29 Jul 2021 07:15 - 11:30 Sunny, breezy. Clouds increasing. Andrew Cox Buzzard, Sparrowhawk (Female.), Kestrel (Female. Sparring with hobby at one point.), Peregrine Falcon (Adult female.), 2 Hobby (Pair, feeding over Hall Wood.), 4 Green Woodpecker (At least. Including one juv.), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.), 15 Swift (At least.), Swallow, 2 Treecreeper (At least.), 4 Nuthatch (At least.), Goldfinch
Langdon Hills NR EWT 29 Jul 2021 11:30 - 12:00 Sun & cloud. Breezy. Lincewood. Andrew Cox 2 Sparrowhawk (Juveniles calling.), Green Woodpecker
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 29 Jul 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Windy Yvonne Watling 20 Avocet, 2 Spotted Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Curlew, Ringed Plover, 75 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Oystercatcher, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 15 Shelduck, 30 Redshank, 3 Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler, 2 Whitethroat
Abberton Reservoir 29 Jul 2021 07:30 - 09:30 Selected highlights Steve Grimwade Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Mandarin Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Common Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier (juvenile), Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, 2 Cetti's Warbler
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 29 Jul 2021 09:45 - 16:30 Selected highlights Steve Grimwade Turtle Dove, Bullfinch, Hobby, 27 Greenshank, 3 Spotted Redshank, 4 Whimbrel
Wivenhoe 29 Jul 2021 11:00 - 13:00 Windy, sunny, tide flooding Michael Davies 20 Black-headed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 6 House Sparrow
Frinton-on-Sea 29 Jul 2021 05:00 - 21:00 Watches 05-09, 19-21. W5 blustery am Paul Brayshaw 11960 Swift (Heavy passage 0500-0645 peaking at over 120/min, gradually reducing thereafter plus a few in the evening. Passage over the coastal strip c0.5km inland. Very impressive constant stream with birds at all heights)
Pyefleet Channel, Mersea Island 29 Jul 2021 13:30 - 15:00 Selected totals from a circumnavigation of Mersea on foot Paul Brayshaw 6 Common Sandpiper (4 by maydays, 2 reeves hall), 2 Greenshank (Between reeves hall and Maydays), Yellowhammer (Between maydays and Strood )
Tilbury 29 Jul 2021 08:00 - 10:00 Falling tide, sunny, west wind Paul Larkin 3 Oystercatcher (East of the old P Stn site), Mediterranean Gull (Juvenile near the ferry terminal), 2 Mute Swan (In the fort), 55 Sand Martin (Sitting on the mud in the moat), 5 Shelduck (Plus a brood on nine on the foreshore by the fort and a brood of two in the fort), 2 Lapwing (In the fort), 2 Little Grebe (In the moat), Little Egret (In the fort), 8 Mallard (On foreshore by the old P Stn site), 3 Curlew (On foreshore east of the old P Stn site)
East Tilbury 29 Jul 2021 10:00 - 14:00 Sunny, west wind, rising tide Paul Larkin 43 Curlew, 25 Yellow-legged Gull (Mainly adults but a couple of juvs), 4 Black-tailed Godwit, Marsh Harrier (Male), 4 Yellow Wagtail (Flushed by Marsh Harrier), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 547 Avocet, 16 Oystercatcher, 48 Canada Goose, 25 Greylag Goose, 6 Little Egret, 3 Common Sandpiper, 5 Whimbrel, 71 Shelduck, 5 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Shoveler, Corn Bunting, 2 Teal, 3 Little Ringed Plover (One juvenile)
Mersea Island 29 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Stephen Entwistle Wheatear (By Reeves hall pools AF DU), 3 Green Sandpiper (Reeves hall pool AF DU), 3 Greenshank (Pye fleet AF ), 4 Dunlin (Pye fleet AF), 50 Grey Plover (Off Reeves hall marshes AF ), 2 Knot (Off Reeves hall marshes AF ), Black-tailed Godwit (Reeves hall marshes AF ), 20 Lapwing (Reeves hall AF), 30 Curlew (Pye fleet AF DU ), 4 Avocet (Pye fleet AF DU ), 3 Sparrowhawk (Adult with youngsters AF), Marsh Harrier (Male Reeves hall marshes AF ), Mute Swan (Pye fleet DU )
Shrub End 28 Jul 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Oliver Cottis 25 Swallow, Hobby (flew quite low over the fields, upsetting the swallows), Sparrowhawk
Ashdon 28 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 Phil Harling 50 Swallow, 50 House Martin (Low cloud , both sightings over garden briefly )
West Canvey Marshes RSPB 28 Jul 2021 12:00 - 15:15 Sun, cloud & heavy showers. Brisk S wind. 20c. Sightings with Brenda from road side screen. David Hale 3 Grey Heron, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, 9 Pochard (Females. ), 2 Tufted Duck (Females.), 6 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Coot, 2 Common Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 4 Canada Goose, 4 Greylag Goose, 12 Swallow (Circa. Gatekeeper Butterflies, 1 Marbled White.), 4 Stock Dove, Collared Dove, 18 Mallard, Lapwing, 15 Black-headed Gull (Circa.), 2 House Sparrow (Juveniles.), Peregrine Falcon (Eating a kill on distant power pole. ), Pied Wagtail, Skylark
Mersea Island 27 Jul 2021 09:00 - 13:00 STROOD CHANNEL seen by dougal urquhart Stephen Entwistle 3 Greenshank, 10 Avocet, Golden Plover, 140 Redshank, 4 Common Tern
Layer Breton 27 Jul 2021 11:00 - 13:00 Dry, sunny, cloudy Michael Davies 3 Spoonbill, 30 Greylag Goose, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron
Thorndon CP (North) 27 Jul 2021 09:15 - 10:15 Cloudy, warm. Andrew Cox Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 25 Swallow (Approx. Hatch Farm area. Some juvs.), Coal Tit, 3 Treecreeper (At least.), 3 Nuthatch (At least.)
Great Totham 27 Jul 2021 08:40 - 09:40 Cloudy. Malcolm Corbett Little Owl (Usual perch, Church Road.), 2 Green Woodpecker (One, South Wood. One, Pan Grove.), 2 Whitethroat (Together, contact calling and carrying food. Sains Farm drive.)