Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 27 May

Maldon 05:00 to 08:00,
1 Corn Bunting (Singing male on telegraph wires in fields between mundon & Fambridge roads, heard then seen from Limebrook way.) 1 Black Redstart (Singing male on roof tops of industrial estate) 20 Swift 1 Kestrel (Male hunting over seawall by Tesco) 1 Cuckoo (Heard over elms farm park & golf course) [Tony Kennelly]

Thursday 21 May

Maldon 05:00 to 16:10,
1 Black Redstart (Singing male on roof top of industrial estate) 1 Red Kite (Heading N) 5 Buzzard (Circling together over Fambridge road before separating. Found by call so possible territorial dispute) 2 Cuckoo (Golf course / elms farm park) 12 Reed Warbler (Riverside reed beds from Tesco to beeleigh weir) 3 Cetti's Warbler 1 Little Egret (Feeding in low tide pools by Tesco) 1 Hobby (Stooping dive into poets estate!) [Tony Kennelly]

Sunday 17 May

Maldon 08:00 to 13:00,
1 Hobby (Over garden) 1 Kestrel (Over garden) 1 Sparrowhawk (Over garden) 1 Buzzard (Over garden) 1 Red Kite (Over garden) 2 Pied Wagtail (Adult feeding fledgling in Maldon yacht club) 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Still on river Blackwater) [Tony Kennelly]

Friday 08 May

Maldon 06:00 to 06:00, Maldon wick - hazeleigh wood
4 Nightingale (2 singing males along the wick & another 2 heard in hazeleigh wood) 4 Corn Bunting 1 Yellow Wagtail 4 Yellowhammer 1 Sand Martin (A surprise sight over the pond) 2 Linnet 2 Swallow 2 Red-legged Partridge 8 Skylark 40 Rook (Fledglings seen by Morrisons rookery) 1 Kestrel 1 Buzzard [Tony Kennelly]

Maldon 10:00 to 10:00, Garden sightings
1 Hobby 2 Buzzard (Pair over the town) 2 Mediterranean Gull [Tony Kennelly]

Monday 04 May

Maldon 07:00 to 07:00,
1 Hobby (Seen at dawn at north of Maldon & later another seen from garden) 1 Turtle Dove (Purring male heard from public footpath at north of Maldon) 1 Greenshank (Feeding in low tide pools by Tesco) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (non breeding plumage, Feeding opposite prom park) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Breeding plumage with bar-tailed for handy & easy comparison) 12 Reed Warbler (2 singing in prom park, old bathing pool reed beds) 3 Swift (Over garden, several screams heard so probably residents) 2 Swallow (Over garden) [Tony Kennelly]

Thursday 30 Apr

Maldon 10:00 to 10:00, Prom park family bicycle exercise
1 Buzzard (Over heybridge GP) 40 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (On river Blackwater) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Feeding on mud by crabbing/model boat pond) 4 Blackcap (Singing males by BMX track) 1 Great Black-backed Gull (Adult on river Blackwater) [Tony Kennelly]

Monday 27 Apr

Maldon 06:00 to 06:00, Most sightings by Tesco, fullbridge
1 Common Sandpiper (Feeding on the river - my first for the year) 3 Greenshank (Feeding in the river in the low tide pools) 4 Little Egret 1 Cuckoo (Singing male heard) 5 Cetti's Warbler 1 Reed Bunting 8 Reed Warbler (Singing in reed beds & now 3 in old bathing pool reeds, Prom park) 5 Sedge Warbler 6 Lesser Whitethroat 6 Whitethroat 10 Blackcap 10 Chiffchaff [Tony Kennelly]

Friday 24 Apr

Maldon 05:30 to 07:00, Maldon wick - hazeleigh wood
1 Barn Owl 3 Nightingale (Singing males) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing males) 3 Corn Bunting (Singing males) 3 Yellow Wagtail 2 Yellowhammer (Singing male) 1 Buzzard (Heard but not seen) 1 Red-legged Partridge 10 Stock Dove [Tony Kennelly]

Maldon 13:00 to 17:00, Garden sightings
1 Swallow 1 Buzzard (Heading NE) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female heading NW) 1 Kestrel 2 Sparrowhawk 2 Mediterranean Gull 1 Cuckoo (Heard distantly at 5am) [Tony Kennelly]

Thursday 23 Apr

Maldon 13:00 to 17:00, Garden sightings
2 Swift (Spotted when looking at the buzzards being seen off by the sparrowhawks) 1 Swallow 2 Sparrowhawk 2 Buzzard 2 Red Kite 2 Mediterranean Gull [Tony Kennelly]

Monday 20 Apr

Maldon 06:00 to 07:00, Cool Easterly wind & low tide. Prom park - beeleigh weir
1 Reed Warbler (Singing in Prom park, old bathing pool. The only one I heard along the river, despite large reed beds by the golf course.) 2 Greenshank (Feeding in the river either side of the A414 bridge) 10 Redshank 20 Black-tailed Godwit 8 Little Egret 16 Teal (8 by the weir) 2 Common Tern 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing male on the golf course & no.100 for this month during lockdown & furlough so all within 5 miles of my house!) 5 Cetti's Warbler 5 Whitethroat 20 Chiffchaff 20 Blackcap 1 Red-legged Partridge (Calling in fields west of beeleigh abbey) 1 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk [Tony Kennelly]