Site Date Time Conditions Observer Sightings Media
Great Totham 11 Nov 2019 06:30 - 06:35 Gt. Totham South. Malcolm Corbett Tawny Owl (Calling from South Wood.)
Wivenhoe 11 Nov 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Michael Padmore 5 Marsh Harrier (Coming to roost near the Fingringhoe gravel quay)
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 10 Nov 2019 09:45 - 15:15 John Sutherby 2 Common Scoter, Red-throated Diver, 20 Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier (Ring tail (probably juv male)), Little Owl (Othona hedgerow.), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 male & 1 female on Obs feeders.), Kestrel, Merlin, 20 Long-tailed Tit (+.), Dartford Warbler ( Female frequenting Suaeda bushes around Obs area.), Goldcrest, 10 Robin
Holland Haven 10 Nov 2019 11:00 - 12:00 Barbara Leport Waxwing (On bushes between carpark and orchard )
Abberton Reservoir 10 Nov 2019 11:00 - 15:30 Cold and sunny Yvonne Watling 25 Goosander, Hen Harrier (Ring tail briefly at Abberton church ), 3 Kestrel, Buzzard, 10 Ruff, 5 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 5 Scaup (Ldlh causeway ), Long-tailed Duck, Smew (Red head ldlh causeway ), 20 Egyptian Goose, 2 Stonechat, 10 Great White Egret (All over the reservoir )
Lawford, near Manningtree 10 Nov 2019 09:00 - 10:00 All sightings from behind Co-op, High tide and calm Matt Turner Kingfisher, 19 Knot, 17 Turnstone, 31 Ringed Plover, 300 Shelduck (+), 12 Goldeneye, 7 Red-breasted Merganser, Black Swan, Greenshank, 120 Redshank, 150 Dunlin, Skylark, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Plover, Curlew
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 10 Nov 2019 08:45 - 15:00 Fine and sunny, light NNE wind, rising tide, managed retreat half covered. Paul Larkin 42 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat.), 7 Grey Plover (In the managed retreat.), 631 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat.), 268 Shelduck (In the managed retreat.), 2 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat.), 314 Avocet (In the managed retreat.), 202 Redshank (In the managed retreat.), 261 Dunlin (In the managed retreat.), Knot (In the managed retreat.), 38 Curlew (In the managed retreat.), 45 Wigeon (In the managed retreat.), 24 Teal (Two on the pit to the south of the tip the rest in the managed retreat.), 4 Great Crested Grebe (Two each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates), Sparrowhawk (Over the tip), 2 Stonechat (Pair on the road to the VC), 107 Tufted Duck (13 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 2 Goldeneye (Females, one each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates), Little Grebe (Golden Gates), 136 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 24 Shoveler (19 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 14 Gadwall (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates), 16 Pochard (On the pit to the south of the tip), Aythya sp. (Female Tufted X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip)
Hamford Water 10 Nov 2019 15:30 - 17:00 Viewing from below LIttle Oakley Paul Brayshaw 15 Marsh Harrier (into Bramble Island roost (6 males)), 2 Hen Harrier (male showed v well 1620-1626, briefly joined by a ringtail), 2 Buzzard, 3 Cetti's Warbler (sm in borrow dyke to west of Little Oakley Quay), Barn Owl, 24 Little Egret (to roost in conifers north of Little Oakley Quay), 2 Bearded Tit (in borrowdyke reeds where footpath joins the seawall (closest accessible point to Bramble Is along seawall))
Dovercourt 10 Nov 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Simon Cox Little Auk (Stranded on garden patio, later died in care)
Thorndon CP (South) 09 Nov 2019 08:00 - 09:00 Foggy, cold. Andrew Cox Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Nuthatch (At least.), 6 Goldfinch
Abberton Reservoir 09 Nov 2019 09:00 - 11:30 Cold, sunny, slight wind Andrew Wilson 2 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay distant from screen), Long-tailed Duck (East from LDLH causeway), Great White Egret (Hide Bay), 12 Goosander (East From LB causeway)
Abberton Reservoir 09 Nov 2019 12:30 - 14:15 Beautiful David Allen Great White Egret, 2 Bewick's Swan (asleep in Wigborough Bay), 2 Long-tailed Duck (Pair on Layer de la Haye causeway), 6 Scaup (LDLH causeway all female), 7 Ruff (Wigborough Bay), 20 Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, 2 Goosander (sleeping males), 2 Kestrel, Buzzard
Abberton Reservoir 09 Nov 2019 14:05 - 14:45 Layer-de-la-Haye Causeway only Sean Gregory 3 Great White Egret, Little Egret, Kestrel, Redshank, 3 Goosander (males), Smew (mobile redhead), 2 Long-tailed Duck, 10 Scaup (mainly females)
Harwich 09 Nov 2019 12:00 - 12:00 sunny, fine cold (sightings from Landguard Point). Hide tide retreating. Sean Gregory Purple Sandpiper (flew from Essex side to jetty at Landguard point), Sparrowhawk (mobbed over Harwich mobile tower by crows)
Wrabness 09 Nov 2019 11:30 - 13:00 Liz Huxley 12 Goldfinch (+), 2 Goldcrest, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin, Green Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, 10 Red-breasted Merganser (+), 10 Great Crested Grebe (+), 2 Common Scoter (females), 2 Goldeneye, 2 Redwing (+)
Naze, The 09 Nov 2019 06:30 - 12:00 cold first thing with some frost, clear, westerly wind, high tide Brian Combes 8 Lapwing (West first thing), 19 Meadow Pipit, Common Scoter, 8 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare, 220 Wood Pigeon (+, a few groups west first thing), 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1, unusually, by farm pond, 1 undercliff, 1 north of escarpment, 2 in John Weston Reserve ), Blackcap, 2 Sparrowhawk, 19 Goldcrest, Chinese Muntjac, 4 Song Thrush, 29 Blackbird, 2 Firecrest (John Weston Reserve ), Merlin (Saltmarsh towards Stone Point ), 2 Rock Pipit, 4 Red-breasted Merganser (Flew into Hamford Water), Peregrine Falcon (Stone Point ), 2 Red-throated Diver (1 south and 1 Stone Point ), Black-throated Diver (Stone Point )
TQ5993 09 Nov 2019 09:00 - 15:00 Andrew Stroud 2 Raven (Pair flew low west over my garden. Croaking as they flew over - they are lou!), Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, Chaffinch, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Dunnock, 4 Collared Dove, 4 Redwing (All birds Kings Chase/Westbury Road area, Brentwood )
Chigwell 08 Nov 2019 12:30 - 13:00 Dry sun mild Melvin Shepherd-Wells 6 Mistle Thrush (In horse field at end of Grange farm opposite riding stables), 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Robin, 4 Wood Pigeon
Abberton Reservoir 08 Nov 2019 09:00 - 13:00 Bright sunny start, soon misting over with light rain early p.m. John Thorogood 2 Bewick's Swan (Wig. Bay), 2 Long-tailed Duck (East of LC), 2 Red-crested Pochard (Male and female from Island Hide), 13 Goosander (LBC), 5 Great White Egret (Hide Bay)
Beckton 08 Nov 2019 08:45 - 10:45 Sun/cloud, light north wind. Gary A James Common Scoter, Pintail, Kingfisher, 12 Redwing
Naze, The 08 Nov 2019 07:30 - 13:00 Fairly calm, receding tide Matt Turner 12 Goldcrest, 3 Redwing, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon (made 2 passes over salt marsh), 30 Long-tailed Tit (+ several small flocks), 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat (Pair by brook near sea wall), 20 Sanderling, 450 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (No sign of Black Brant), 15 Grey Plover, Rock Pipit (Heard), 2 Knot, 8 Ringed Plover, 4 Cetti's Warbler (All heard only), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 3 Jay
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 08 Nov 2019 13:00 - 16:15 Mainly dry, short light shower, overcast, cold W breeze, 8c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale Short-eared Owl (Showed well for 25 minutes, sea wall opposite car park.), Hen Harrier (Ringtail. Showing well from car park.), 5 Marsh Harrier (2 males 3 females. Probably more.), 6 Kestrel (At least.), Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 200 Golden Plover (Circa.), 200 Lapwing (Plus.), 40 Shelduck (Plus.), 50 Wigeon (Circa.), 2 Stonechat (Pair, sea wall. ), 8 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 6 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 12 Pheasant, 13 Mallard, Robin, 2 Moorhen, 500 Starling (Circa. )
Little Waltham 08 Nov 2019 08:00 - 08:15 sunny David Saville 4 Jay
Belchamp Otten, near Sudbury 07 Nov 2019 10:15 - 12:15 rain clearing then sunny Martin Peers Sparrowhawk (all records from Paul's Hall. Evidence of recent pigeon kill.), 2 Buzzard, Kestrel (first winter bird near nesting site on church tower.), Goldcrest, Coal Tit, 2 Marsh Tit (Langley Wood. ), 40 Skylark (stubbles), Nuthatch (with Marsh Tits), 100 Starling (circa - passage to west), 30 Fieldfare (+), Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 4 Meadow Pipit, 8 Greenfinch (feeding on yew berries near church), Bullfinch, Yellowhammer
Chigborough Lakes 07 Nov 2019 09:30 - 10:10 And 12:15 to 13:00. With Graham Barber. Malcolm Corbett Sparrowhawk (Possibly two.), Buzzard (Pursued by corvid.), 3 Bullfinch (One male, two female.)
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 07 Nov 2019 10:45 - 12:15 With Graham Barber. Malcolm Corbett 2 Egyptian Goose (Small lake.), Kestrel, Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 2 Linnet (Possibly more. With goldfinch flock.), 25 Goldfinch (circa.)
Abberton Reservoir 07 Nov 2019 13:45 - 15:30 Liz Huxley 17 Goosander (7 Layer de la Haye causeway + 10 Layer Breton causeway), 1000 Teal (+), Scaup (2 females E of LdlHC), Ring-necked Duck (1 male E of LdlHC), 2 Long-tailed Duck (distant pair E of LdlHC), 10 Goldeneye (+), 500 Lapwing (+ Wigborough Bay), 3 Ruff (Wig Bay), 2 Dunlin (Wig Bay), 3 Bewick's Swan (3 adults Wig Bay), Mediterranean Gull (2nd year bird Wig Bay), 14 Egyptian Goose (Wig Bay)
Stanford Warren 07 Nov 2019 16:45 - 17:00 Mark Fisher Kingfisher (Very vocal on lakes)
Tilbury 07 Nov 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Fine and sunny, SW wind, falling tide Paul Larkin 12 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore near ferry terminal), 5 Curlew (On foreshore near ferry terminal), 21 Redshank (On foreshore near ferry terminal), 10 Lapwing (On foreshore near ferry terminal), Little Egret (In the fort), 156 Teal (46 in the fort, 39 on the STW outfall, 71 on foreshore near the new landfill), 16 Little Grebe (In the fort), 49 Mallard (13 in the fort, 36 on the STW outfall), 2 Gadwall (On the STW outfall), Bar-tailed Godwit (On foreshore near the new landfill), 2 Wigeon (With Teal on foreshore near the new landfill)
East Tilbury 07 Nov 2019 12:00 - 15:15 Fine and sunny, SW wind, LT. Notable for the lack of waders. Paul Larkin 59 Teal, 28 Redshank, 55 Curlew, 385 Dunlin, 66 Grey Plover, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Little Grebe, 129 Shelduck, 3 Stonechat (Pair and a male), 3 Knot
Elsenham 06 Nov 2019 15:15 - 15:15 Cloudy Anthony Gales Sparrowhawk (Male on feeder)
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 06 Nov 2019 09:45 - 15:15 John Sutherby 15 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 5 Buzzard (Kettle of 5 birds drifted south.), 600 Lapwing (+), 900 Golden Plover, Little Owl (Othona hedgerow), 2 Short-eared Owl (1 high south, 1 hunting Lure Field/Marsh), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon (Imm male), Cetti's Warbler (Othona pond area.), Dartford Warbler (Female frequenting suaeda and bushes along sea wall in front of Othona thicket.), Goldcrest, 2 Stonechat (1 male, 1 female), White Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipit
Tilbury 05 Nov 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Fine and sunny, light NNE wind, rising tide Paul Larkin Great Skua (On the water in Lower Gravesend Reach, later flew down river past East Tilbury), 104 Teal (On foreshore near the fort), 32 Mallard (On STW outfall)
Hanningfield Reservoir 05 Nov 2019 09:15 - 15:15 Misty & cold to start , clearing to a sunny day with cloud, light NW breeze, 10c. Sightings with Brenda. David Hale 10 Black-tailed Godwit (Causeway.), 6 Ruff (Causeway.), 50 Lapwing (At least.), 6 Common Gull (Causeway.), 3 Dunlin (Causway.), Green Sandpiper (Rawl hide. ), 8 Pintail (Rawl hide. 5 Drakes, 3 females.), 6 Goldeneye (3 pair. Rawl hide.), 100 Wigeon (Circa. Rawl hide.), 100 Teal (Plus.), 3 Tufted Duck (Only !.), 20 Mallard, 6 Moorhen (Family on Grazing Meadow.), Mistle Thrush (Grazing Meadow.), 50 Meadow Pipit (Mobile flock, Rawl hide.), 6 Robin, 7 Linnet, 5 Chaffinch, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Marsh Harrier (Female. All raptors over W bank.), 35 Mute Swan (Plus.), 8 Grey Heron, 6 Little Grebe, 8 Great Crested Grebe
Frinton-on-Sea 05 Nov 2019 07:00 - 17:00 N2 occ light showers pm. Selected totals, movement to south Paul Brayshaw 6 Swallow (following 13 on 04/11 and 14 on 03/11), 509 Common Scoter (9 flocks from 1430 to dusk 1-125), 3 Eider, Sooty Shearwater (North fairly close in @ 1625 - rather unexpected given the conditions!)
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 05 Nov 2019 10:00 - 15:15 Bright & clear after heavy mist. 9c Wind 8mph North Michael Rimmell Curlew (lots on foreshore), 80 Avocet (on foreshore), 35 Bar-tailed Godwit (on foreshore), 100 Black-tailed Godwit (circa on foreshore), 2 Great White Egret (flew towards Wivenhoe), 4 Buzzard, 9 Golden Plover (intertidal ), Slavonian Grebe (on river), 2000 Dunlin (circa on foreshore), 500 Knot (circa on foreshore), 2 Great Crested Grebe (on river), Grey Plover (several ), 10 Wigeon, Lapwing (100+ intertidal ), 2 Marsh Harrier (opposite Robbies Hide), Redshank (several), 50 Brent Goose (very few !!), 2 Cetti's Warbler (shouting), Little Egret (several ), 6 Ringed Plover (on foreshore), 5 Oystercatcher (on foreshore)
Holland Haven 04 Nov 2019 09:45 - 11:45 Liz Huxley Rock Pipit, 6 Stonechat (3 pairs), Snow Bunting (flew N along seawall by golf course towards Frinton), Green Woodpecker, 8 Curlew, 100 Teal (+), 2 Shoveler, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Swallow (flew S), 3 Reed Bunting
Holland Haven 04 Nov 2019 08:00 - 13:00 Pouring rain clearing to grey skies Matt Turner 2 Rock Pipit, 7 Stonechat, 4 Snipe, Kingfisher (Heard only), 4 Goldcrest, Firecrest, 2 Redwing, Hen Harrier (Ring tail behind scrape), 8 Curlew, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 2 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler (Both female), 2 Little Grebe, 60 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 8 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 6 Reed Bunting, Water Rail (Heard only), Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Swallow
Wrabness 04 Nov 2019 14:00 - 15:00 Matt Turner 7 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Goldeneye, 60 Knot, 15 Turnstone, 50 Dunlin, 15 Grey Plover, Water Rail (Heard only), 4 Greenfinch, Rock Pipit, 50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 12 Great Crested Grebe, Song Thrush