Sitename Details
Colchester

Colchester 18:00 to 18:00, Sunny - very windy
1 Hobby (Hunting over Keepers Green and golf course) [Steve Hallam]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 18:00, Sunny with cloud, strong breeze, all sightings LDHC unless stated
3 Nightingale (Heard) 5 Grey Heron 40 Swift (+) 2 Goldeneye (Females off LBC) 2 Yellow Wagtail 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard LBC) 1 Cuckoo (Heard LBC) 2 Little Ringed Plover 1 Kestrel 1 Buzzard (Heard only) 4 Egyptian Goose 1 Corn Bunting 1 Cattle Egret (Adult breeding plumage in Egret roost LBC) [Matt Turner]

Naze, The

Naze, The 05:15 to 10:45, Mainly sunny, strong westerly wind, rising tide, warm - 22 species singing
26 Whitethroat (Singing ) 7 Blackcap (Singing ) 1 Cuckoo (Singing ) 4 Chinese Muntjac 2 Chiffchaff (Singing ) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing ) 1 Nightingale (Singing, north-west corner of common, brief subdued song, bird had been present a few days) 8 Sedge Warbler (Singing ) 7 Mediterranean Gull 4 Spotted Flycatcher (1 south of John Weston Reserve, 3 together north of sewage works ) 28 House Martin (North in small groups ) 7 Reed Warbler (Singing ) 2 Little Tern 2 Sanderling 4 Barnacle Goose (With greylags on Walton Hall Marshes ) 4 Gadwall 21 Tufted Duck 2 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Avocet [Brian Combes]

Tiptree

Tiptree 16:10 to 16:50, Tiptree Heath EWT
1 Red Kite (Driven east by single corvid.) 5 Chiffchaff (At least. Singing.) 2 Song Thrush 1 Mistle Thrush 1 Pied Wagtail [Malcolm Corbett]

Abridge

Abridge 14:00 to 15:00, Theydon mount / Hobbs Cross
1 Yellowhammer 2 Blackcap 3 Whitethroat 1 Red Kite 3 Red-legged Partridge 4 Swift 1 Buzzard 2 Skylark [Melvin Shepherd-Wells]

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe 09:30 to 13:00,
1 Buzzard (Soaring high up on very strong southerly wind) [Michael Davies]

Westley Heights

Westley Heights 09:15 to 10:30, Sun & clouds. Breezy.
1 Red Kite 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (One active nest, top of Hall Wood. Third nest located this year so far.) 2 Mistle Thrush 5 Song Thrush (Including an adult with two young. Two other singing males.) 1 Goldcrest (Singing Male.) 1 Coal Tit 4 Nuthatch (Pair with at least two fledged young. Close to nest hole, horse paddock territory.) 1 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]

Broadfields Farm, Cranham

Broadfields Farm, Cranham 07:30 to 09:00, Sunny, breezy.
1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Song Thrush (Singing Male.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing Male.) 4 Whitethroat (Singing males.) 3 Willow Warbler (Singing males.) 4 Goldfinch 2 Greenfinch (Pair.) [Andrew Cox]

Galleywood, near Chelmsford

Galleywood, near Chelmsford 10:30 to 10:30, Cloudy with sunny intervals strong winds.
1 Cuckoo (Seen from garden, calling as it flew over houses towards Lathcoats orchards.) 4 Swift (Flew over house.) [Kevin Cook]

Great Totham

Great Totham 08:00 to 08:30,
2 Cuckoo (Calling simultaneously from South Wood and Sheepcoates Farm.) 2 Swallow (Just a pair now at Sains Hall.) [Malcolm Corbett]