Date Details Sitename
Sunday 24 Jan

Great Baddow, Chelmsford 11:00 to 12:00, Cold and overcast
16 Starling 4 Goosander (Two pairs together East end of fishing lake. ) 14 Fieldfare 34 Redwing 80 Black-headed Gull (+) 14 Herring Gull 6 Cormorant 2 Blue Tit 2 Great Tit 8 Magpie 30 Carrion Crow (+) 7 Tufted Duck 3 Little Egret 2 Wren 3 Robin 50 Wood Pigeon (+) 1 Collared Dove 15 House Sparrow (+) 1 Snipe 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Mute Swan 3 Meadow Pipit 1 Green Woodpecker [David Pallash]

Great Baddow, Chelmsford
Sunday 24 Jan

Laindon 08:45 to 11:45, Cloudy, cold. Back garden.
1 Wood Pigeon 2 Collared Dove 1 Dunnock 1 Robin 1 Blackbird (Female.) 2 Blue Tit 2 Great Tit 2 Long-tailed Tit 11 Chaffinch 20 Greenfinch 8 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]

Laindon
Sunday 24 Jan

Friday Wood 10:00 to 13:30, Cold
5 Redwing 7 Fieldfare 2 Coal Tit 3 Treecreeper 3 Goldcrest 2 Song Thrush 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Woodcock 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker [Yvonne Watling]

Friday Wood
Sunday 24 Jan

Alresford 12:00 to 16:00, Walk Wivenhoe to Alresford. Cold, light breeze to start ending in snow shower. Most sightings Alresford creek unless stated.
200 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (On arable Brightlingsea side of Alresford creek) 8 Shelduck 150 Teal 50 Wigeon 18 Gadwall (around 9 pairs in courtship activity, Alresford fishing lakes ) 12 Cormorant 30 Redshank 1 Oystercatcher 2 Curlew 6 Grey Plover 32 Black-tailed Godwit 80 Lapwing 1 Avocet 50 Linnet 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Kestrel 1 Green Woodpecker [Marsh Stitchman]

Alresford
Sunday 24 Jan

Great Totham 09:30 to 10:00, Hard frost.
11 Goosander (7m. Totham Pit (M.A.S.)) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming. Totham Pit.) 40 Fieldfare (circa. Adj Totham Pit.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Great Totham
Saturday 23 Jan

Rayne 09:00 to 12:45, Cloudy bright
427 Linnet (Three close knit groups total) 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker 18 Pied Wagtail (Sewage works ) 1 Little Owl (Sewage works ) 1 Grey Wagtail 2 Chiffchaff (Both collybita and calling, 1 sewage works, 1 riverside trees) 1 Buzzard 8 Long-tailed Tit 52 Rook 25 Fieldfare 1 Bullfinch [Andrew Goodey]

Rayne
Saturday 23 Jan

TQ6903 07:30 to 08:00,
2 Nuthatch 1 Treecreeper 1 Goldcrest 1 Coal Tit 1 Mistle Thrush 4 Song Thrush 1 Redwing 3 Blackbird 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 5 Jackdaw 6 Mallard 2 Greylag Goose (all birds at Shenfield Common ) [Andrew Stroud]

TQ6903
Saturday 23 Jan

Naze, The 10:00 to 14:00, dull, cold, but no wind
200 Bar-tailed Godwit (+ Pye sands) 2 Marsh Harrier (Horsey) 2 Red-breasted Merganser (pair, Stone Point) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Stone Point) 8 Pintail (flying over the Point - unusual here) 2 Goldcrest [Martin Richards]

Naze, The
Saturday 23 Jan

Langdon Hills NR EWT 08:15 to 09:15, Cloudy, some weak sun. Chilly. Plotlands.
1 Sparrowhawk 1 Green Woodpecker 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Both drumming.) 3 Long-tailed Tit (At least.) 2 Greenfinch [Andrew Cox]

Langdon Hills NR EWT
Saturday 23 Jan

Doddinghurst 13:30 to 15:30, Sunny
4 Common Gull (In field by farm along Warren Lane) 30 Meadow Pipit (At least, in field next door) 10 Pied Wagtail (With Meadow Pipits) 50 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon (Flock flying over wood nr Doddinghurt Road) 10 Collared Dove (Wishfield Farm, Days Lane) 5 Fieldfare (Wishfield Farm, Days Lane) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Days Lane, flying and calling) 10 Long-tailed Tit (c. Frpg St/Warren Lane) 3 Jay (Days Lane) [Ian Swanson]

Doddinghurst