Sitename Details
Stow Marsh

Stow Marsh 10:00 to 12:00, High tide. SW breeze and rain
2 House Martin Water Rail 8 Yellow Wagtail 11 Ringed Plover 75 Swallow (in small groups heading west) Whinchat 3 Wheatear 47 Golden Plover Great White Egret (in borrow dyke then flew off SW at 11.15) 750 Starling (on the fields and heading west in small groups) 11 Black-tailed Godwit [Alan Shearring]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 13:45 to 15:45, Rainy! Eventually too much of it.
5 Little Ringed Plover (Wigborough Bay) 2 Ruff (Wigborough Bay) 2 Wood Sandpiper (Wigborough Bay) Little Stint (Wigborough Bay) 14 Egyptian Goose 350 Cormorant (Wigborough Bay) Red-legged Partridge 3 Common Sandpiper (2 Wigborough Bay, 1 Layer Breton causeway) [David Allen]

Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 19:00 to 20:40, Occasional brief shower, some thunder. Main Lake only.
7 Mute Swan (Pair with five well grown young.) 150 Greylag Goose (circa. Three flocks flying south in quick succession.) 30 Mallard (circa. Including female with brood of two.) 66 Cormorant (Roosting at heronry) 21 Little Egret (Two at start of visit, seven flew in. All flew towards Lofts Farm roost site as did 12 flyovers.) 5 Grey Heron (None present at conclusion of visit having all flown south.) Cetti's Warbler (Heard three times from same location.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 15:00 to 15:30, Clearing up after a heavy shower.
Black-tailed Godwit (adult) Common Sandpiper Green Sandpiper 3 Common Tern 2 Teal [George Brown]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:00 to 13:00, sunshine & showers
19 Ringed Plover 55 Greenshank 2 Spotted Redshank 65 Avocet Common Sandpiper 300 Black-tailed Godwit (+) 50 Grey Plover (+) Great Spotted Woodpecker Green Woodpecker (+) 9 Little Grebe [Liz Huxley]

Tollesbury Wick NR EWT

Tollesbury Wick NR EWT 09:30 to 11:45, cool and bright turning dull and windy
Green Sandpiper 2 Common Sandpiper 3 Ruff (2 females, 1 male all juveniles) 4 Lapwing Teal 2 Grey Heron 4 Pied Wagtail Kestrel (male ( all birds from hide)) [Ashley Gooding]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 13:00 to 13:45, Raining
9 Spotted Redshank 6 Redshank 7 Greenshank 9 Black-tailed Godwit 5 Ruff 8 Little Egret [Lee G R Evans]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 11:00 to 12:00, Raining
Glossy Ibis (Showing well from observation benches) 5 Ruff 7 Black-tailed Godwit 10 Mute Swan (Pair with 8 cygnets) Stone Curlew (Showing well on island (photographed)) 20 Little Grebe 30 Teal 8 Pochard (Mostly juveniles) 60 Tufted Duck (Including good numbers of well grown juveniles) 424 Coot 36 Lapwing Ringed Plover Hobby 24 Swift 42 House Martin 3 Reed Warbler Starling [Lee G R Evans]

Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury

Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury 08:15 to 12:30, Fine and sunny, showers later, W wind, rising tide
425 Black-tailed Godwit 30 Ringed Plover 17 Dunlin 118 Curlew 11 Yellow Wagtail 12 Sand Martin 1629 Avocet 2 Sandwich Tern (Up river) 18 Grey Plover Arctic Tern (Nice adult flew along tide line) 120 Common Tern (Up river, no large flocks but a steady string of ones and twos throughout the period) Whimbrel [Paul Larkin]

Westley Heights

Westley Heights 11:30 to 13:30, Cloudy, showers, some heavy.
Hobby 3 Treecreeper 4 Whitethroat 2 Willow Warbler 10 Swallow (At least) 10 House Martin (At least) [Andrew Cox]