Sitename Details
Richmond's Green, Thaxted

Richmond's Green, Thaxted 09:30 to 09:45, Bright and light wind
Wheatear (Sitting on cultivated land) [Elizabeth Leeder]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 18:55 to 20:40, Warm, brisk SW wind. Also seen, Red Fox and five Brown Hare.
38 Mute Swan (Including pair with three well grown young.) 24 Canada Goose 29 Great Crested Grebe 59 Little Egret (At roost. Only four present at start of visit, remainder arriving between 20:00 and 20:35 from easterly direction. Some harassment from Magpies that temporarily shared roost.) 20 Grey Heron (circa. All but six were flyovers only towards Chigborough Lakes.) 4 Common Tern Kingfisher ( ) 3 Green Woodpecker (At least.) Reed Warbler (Heard only.) 3 Chiffchaff (Heard only.) 12 Magpie [Malcolm Corbett]

Colne Pt

Colne Pt 14:30 to 16:00, sunny breezy
2 Curlew Sandpiper (Jetty Hide) 2 Common Sandpiper (along river bank) 2 Wheatear (by sea wall) 5 Yellow Wagtail (family group) Greenshank (jetty hide) [Moira Jackson]

Fingringhoe GP

Fingringhoe GP 10:45 to 11:30, warm with fresh breeze
20 Sand Martin (+9 occupied nests, sadly some of the bank has collapsed.) 3 Buzzard Marsh Harrier 40 Goldfinch (many juveniles in flock) 6 Linnet 4 Wood Pigeon 2 Stock Dove 6 Rook 3 Moorhen (adult and 2 juveniles) 16 Greylag Goose 8 Little Grebe (3 adults, 5 very young chicks.) [Ashley Gooding]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:00 to 12:00, intertidal area
Buzzard Marsh Harrier 400 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Oystercatcher 10 Redshank 100 Grey Plover Whimbrel 2 Dunlin 3 Ringed Plover 40 Avocet 2 Bar-tailed Godwit Clouded Yellow [Liz Huxley]


Frinton-on-Sea 16:20 to 17:00, seawall by golf course
2 Wheatear Common Sandpiper [Liz Huxley]

Stanford Warren

Stanford Warren 18:00 to 19:00,
Kingfisher (Also first one of the year at Mucking Sluice) 7 Egyptian Goose (5 young plus Water Vole on the creek) [Mark Fisher]


Newport 16:00 to 16:00, Dry some clods 23 deg
Red Kite (Drifting over farmland ) [Stephen Dutton]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:30 to 09:30, warm; overcast; westerly breeze; high tide
3 Green Woodpecker (2 juveniles) 4 Willow Warbler 3 Blackcap (2 singing) 17 Whitethroat 4 Lesser Whitethroat Cetti's Warbler (singing, escarpment) 9 Sanderling Marsh Harrier 4 Whimbrel 2 Turnstone 75 House Martin (+, over sewage works and Walton Hall Marshes) Green Sandpiper (sewage works) 23 Swift (north) Short-eared Owl (flushed from the bank of the larger of the tidal lagoons - have not had an August record at the Naze before) [Brian Combes]