Sitename Details
Coggeshall

Coggeshall 17:30 to 18:30, Bradwell GPs
1 Wood Sandpiper 3 Green Sandpiper 4 Little Ringed Plover (2 Prs) 6 Common Tern (3 Prs) 4 Little Grebe (2 Prs) 12 Lapwing 50 Sand Martin (breeding nearby in sand quarry ?) 6 Mute Swan (Pr + 4 well grown cygnets) [Neil Murphy]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 15:00 to 16:00, Cloudy with some sunshine and quite strong WSW wind.
1 Black-tailed Godwit (Adult, feeding at muddy edge, 3 to 3.15p.m.) 1 Little Ringed Plover (Adult) 8 Tufted Duck (Female with 7 small ducklings.) [George Brown]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 04:30 to 21:00, SW6-7 8/8 clearing then variable cloud during the day. Selected totals, movement to south
17180 Swift (Superb passage over sea and coastal strip. Peak movement from 0430-0610 with c12,000, then pulses totalling 2,200 0615-0705 when passage stopped as cloud cleared. Next band of cloud 0800-0915 and 1571, 437 during glances during the day (little passage evident), then 972 1830-2000) 67 Siskin (5 flocks - 4, 33, 8, 8, 14) 23 Crossbill (single flock @ 0621) 2 Hobby (south @ 0652 and hunting Swift over fields towards Great Holland in evening) 32 Sand Martin 11 Swallow [Paul Brayshaw]

Ardleigh Reservoir

Ardleigh Reservoir 18:30 to 19:00, Dry and overcast with stiff W breeze, brief look off both causeways
2 Great Crested Grebe 2 Common Tern 1 Yellow Wagtail 8 Swift 15 Sand Martin 1 Kingfisher 6 Greylag Goose (2 adult, 4 young) 1 Chiffchaff 2 Blackcap (Singing males) 1 Song Thrush (Singing male) 2 Swallow 1 Little Egret 10 Mallard 2 Pied Wagtail (Adult and juv) [Matt Turner]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 11:00 to 13:00, Cloudy, some sun. Very windy.
2 Little Grebe 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male, moulting.) 3 Little Ringed Plover (At least.) 1 Redshank 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult. ) 8 Common Tern (At least.) 2 House Martin 1 Bearded Tit (At least. Pinging near viewpoint.) [Andrew Cox]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:00 to 11:00, Cloudy, sunny intervals, blustery SW wind.
6 Mute Swan (+. Three pair with young.) 1 Egyptian Goose 1 Mallard (+. Female with five recent young.) 30 Pochard (circa.) 25 Tufted Duck (circa.) 17 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. four nesting.) 6 Little Egret 1 Buzzard 1 Herring Gull 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Common Tern 50 Swift (+.) 200 Rook (circa. On meadow.) 10 Sand Martin (circa.) 20 House Martin (circa. No swallows.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 3 Reed Warbler (Brief song.) 3 Pied Wagtail (One carrying food.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 08:15 to 09:45, Cloudy, some sun. Breezy.
8 Egyptian Goose (Three adults with five downy young. Private pond near Hatch Farm.) 2 Green Woodpecker 6 Swallow (At least.) 1 Coal Tit 1 Treecreeper (Singing Male, briefly.) 8 Nuthatch (At least.) [Andrew Cox]