Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 02 Jun

Colchester 10:00 to 10:30,
2 Peregrine Falcon (Adult with downy chick on opposite side of water tower to previous nest sites.) 6 Swift [Michael Padmore]

Sunday 24 May

Colchester 12:30 to 12:45,
1 Red Kite (Over Hilly Fields) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Over Balkerne Hill) [Sean Nixon]

Saturday 23 May

Colchester 18:00 to 18:00, Sunny - very windy
1 Hobby (Hunting over Keepers Green and golf course) [Steve Hallam]

Thursday 21 May

Colchester 09:00 to 11:00, Hot and Sunny. Walk through Cymbeline meadows
1 Cuckoo 3 Whitethroat 3 Lesser Whitethroat 3 Blackcap 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing on the edge of a water meadow) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male) 2 Moorhen [Oliver Cottis]

Friday 15 May

Colchester 09:00 to 09:00, Walking the Essex Way via Hillhouse Wood
3 Cuckoo (1 Eight Ash Green and 2 between West Bergholt and Fordham) 1 Bullfinch 3 Buzzard 3 Yellowhammer 1 Reed Bunting 1 Nightingale (Hillhouse Wood) 16 Blackcap 5 Chiffchaff 12 Whitethroat 6 Swallow 2 Swift 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Green Woodpecker [Steve Grimwade]

Saturday 09 May

Colchester 06:50 to 06:50, Fine and sunny
1 Cuckoo (Male possibly accompanied by female calling at various locations in the Shrub End area. Bird/s heard only.) [John Thorogood]

Colchester 10:15 to 10:15, Warm and sunny
1 Willow Warbler 5 Blackcap 3 Whitethroat 2 Skylark 1 Buzzard 1 Lesser Whitethroat 5 Swift 2 Green Woodpecker 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Robin [Sean Nixon]

Colchester 06:00 to 06:00, Sunny. Walk around Cymbeline Meadows area and adjacent pay & play golf course; 43 species seen or heard.
1 Cetti's Warbler (Map reference refers to location, Singing from scrub next to marshy area.) 1 Nightingale (Singing from railway bank next to 7th tee of golf course) [Steve Hallam]

Friday 08 May

Colchester 11:15 to 11:15, Sunny
1 Nightingale (Singing in scrub alongside footpath) [Steve Hallam]

Colchester 15:15 to 15:15, Sunny - sightings over a couple of hours from garden
1 Red Kite (Flew over garden and then circled over Braiswick' perhaps scanning for VE picnics to scrounge) 4 Buzzard 2 Swift 1 Swallow [Steve Hallam]

Sunday 03 May

Colchester 11:15 to 11:15, Cloudy
1 Cuckoo (Bird heard calling from the garden - some distance away, possibly in Cymballine Meadows area) [Steve Hallam]

Saturday 02 May

Colchester 10:00 to 10:00, Fine, part cloud, cool breeze
2 Stock Dove (Pair active at potential nesting cavity in large oak. One of the birds seen taking small twigs into the cavity) [John Thorogood]

Friday 01 May

Colchester 10:30 to 10:30, Cloudy
1 Lesser Whitethroat (Song coming out of large bush next to bus stops outside J Sainsbury Tollgate) [Steve Hallam]