Sitename Details
Tiptree

Tiptree 07:00 to 10:30, Warm, cloudy then cleared. EWT Tiptree Heath
3 Robin 3 Blue Tit 3 Great Tit 5 Song Thrush (+ (some juveniles)) 1 Mistle Thrush 4 Willow Warbler 5 Chiffchaff (heard only) 7 Blackcap (all singing males) 2 Garden Warbler (both singing males) 4 Linnet 3 Chaffinch 5 Blackbird 1 Nightingale (heard only) 5 Whitethroat 2 Cuckoo (male and female, two more males sighted but could have been same bird) 6 Jackdaw 8 Wood Pigeon 4 Dunnock 1 Pied Wagtail 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Green Woodpecker (heard only) 2 Swallow [Ross Wilkins]

TQ6596

TQ6596 18:45 to 21:00, some sightings TQ6597, TQ66977, TQ6698 and TQ6596. West of Billericay.
2 Chiffchaff 7 Whitethroat 12 Skylark 9 Yellowhammer 4 Yellow Wagtail 2 Mallard 1 Cuckoo 2 Reed Bunting 1 Goldcrest 4 Song Thrush 1 Blackcap 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Little Owl [Simon Satchell]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:35 to 10:25, Sunny, warm.
4 Greylag Goose (Two pair with young) 4 Mute Swan (Pair with two(?) young and pair nesting.) 1 Egyptian Goose (Adult with two well grown young.) 1 Shelduck (On barn roof.) 2 Mallard (Females with eight and one young.) 7 Tufted Duck 12 Great Crested Grebe (No young seen.) 2 Buzzard (Pair.) 2 Coot (With broods of four and one.) 1 Common Tern 2 Cuckoo (Calling. One seen, another heard from Chig. Lakes.) 1 Barn Owl 2 Swift 3 Skylark (Singing.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 1 Willow Warbler (Singing.) 5 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 5 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 4 Blackcap (Singing.) 1 Whitethroat (Singing.) 1 Pied Wagtail [Malcolm Corbett]

Epping

Epping 19:45 to 20:00, Cloudy, fine, very muggy
5 Ring-necked Parakeet (over Junction of Epping High Road & Lower Bury Lane, heading West) [Graham Pentelow]

Epping 19:30 to 19:30, Cloudy, fine, very muggy
4 Swift (Top of Crows Road & High Street) [Graham Pentelow]

Maldon

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]

Beeleigh

Beeleigh 06:00 to 07:00, Footbridge to / from beeleigh Abbey is closed. Muntjac fawn seen!
1 Grey Wagtail (Male at weir) 1 Teal (Make below weir) 2 Egyptian Goose 1 Common Tern (Carrying food) 1 Tawny Owl (Beeleigh Abbey car park) 1 Cuckoo (Singing male) [Tony Kennelly]

Beeleigh 19:00 to 19:05,
2 Mute Swan (Pair with ten very recent cygnets. Elms Farm Park lake.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Colchester

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]

East Tilbury

East Tilbury 08:00 to 12:30, Overcast early, fine later, light W wind, rising tide
2 Cuckoo (Male chasing female) 1 Corn Bunting (Singing male) 4 Mediterranean Gull (Adults) 10 Curlew 16 Oystercatcher 1 Grasshopper Warbler 1 Stonechat (Male) 13 Tufted Duck 1 Pochard (Drake) 2 Great Crested Grebe 5 Canada Goose 1 Grey Plover 6 Little Grebe 1 Chiffchaff 1 Little Ringed Plover [Paul Larkin]

Hullbridge

Hullbridge 10:30 to 10:40, Warm and Sunny, Light Breeze
1 Lapwing (Solitary sighting near Battlesbridge, opposite Beeches sluices) 9 Little Egret (Various, including in Willow tree on SWF side of R Crouch) [M Savage]

Thaxted

Thaxted 09:00 to 13:00, 24 deg sunny light breeze
1 Garden Warbler (Singing by river between Folly Mill and Duton Hill) 3 Reed Warbler 3 Reed Bunting 1 Lesser Whitethroat 5 Whitethroat 2 Chiffchaff 2 Blackcap 1 Lapwing 1 Green Woodpecker [Stephen Dutton]