Sitename Details
Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 18:00,
Osprey (9.52am still around midday, SB had it in front of pewit Island at 9.50am and MC had it fishing in front of oyster fishery at mid day.) 15 Avocet (Pye fleet SB) Green Sandpiper (Reeves hall pool SB) Stonechat (male Strood channel (firs chase end).DU) 50 Swallow (Strood channel DU ) Sand Martin (Strood channel DU ) 5 Chiffchaff (Plus side of firs chase caravan park (we call flycatcher corner)DU) Willow Warbler (Firs chase garden DU) 82 Ringed Plover (Tern Island off waldegraves SE) 8 Great Black-backed Gull (Tern Island SE) [Stephen Entwistle]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 17:30 to 18:00, Dry and warm
Pintail (Eclipse type with mallards (poor distant photos) ) Green Sandpiper (Flew over) 2 Common Sandpiper (Flew over) [Brian Bolton]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 17:00 to 17:00,
Redstart (in gardens Witton Wood Road) [Liz Huxley]

Walton-on-The-Naze

Walton-on-The-Naze 15:15 to 15:15,
Grey Wagtail (S over Aldi car park) [Liz Huxley]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 12:00 to 16:00, via River Walk
Common Sandpiper (AW Plant) Sparrowhawk Red Kite (Yellow wing tags - 4F?) 9 Buzzard (Peak count) Kingfisher (Heard only) Raven (Distant but size & diamond-shaped tail evident - first record for site? ) 3 Grey Wagtail (AW Plant ) [David L Smith]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:40 to 11:00, mainly clear, becoming warm, light wind, rising tide
8 Brent Goose 16 Chiffchaff (Two singing ) 63 Meadow Pipit 3 Grey Wagtail (2 south, 1 over sewage works) 15 Pied Wagtail 2 Green Woodpecker 2 Yellow Wagtail 8 Swallow 17 Blackcap 26 House Martin 3 Whitethroat 12 Lesser Whitethroat Hobby (South over the common, probably in off) 32 Starling 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 north of sycamores, 2 John Weston Reserve ) 3 Sparrowhawk (One west, probably in off) Great Spotted Woodpecker Willow Warbler Redstart (Bird in same bush for the fourth day, a bit more showy today) [Brian Combes]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 12:30 to 15:30,
Osprey (On post being harassed by gull) Red Kite Hobby Buzzard Kestrel 22 Greenshank Green Woodpecker 2 Whitethroat 3 Blackcap [Graham Barber ]

Great Totham

Great Totham 05:30 to 05:40,
2 Tawny Owl (One calling earlier in the night then later, call and response. Gt.Totham South.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Great Totham 11:50 to 12:40,
Sparrowhawk (Just N of Captain's Wood. Male mobbed by Jackdaws at 11:50 and again at 12:40. Probably same bird.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00, Dry, sunny, light wind, high tide
Little Egret (Hard to photograph as behind a blanket of trees with only a small gap.) 4 Mallard 50 Black-headed Gull [Michael Davies]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:30 to 10:15, Sunny, warm.
Buzzard Kestrel 6 Skylark (At least.) 5 Meadow Pipit (At least.) 8 Swallow 5 Sand Martin 3 Stonechat (Pair plus male.) [Andrew Cox]