Sitename Details

Writtle 09:45 to 10:30,
1 Reed Warbler (Singing from unusual habitat, above Titchmarsh Reservoir. Viewed briefly as well. Possible site record?) 1 Yellowhammer (heard at the college.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing at the college.) 1 Kestrel 1 Buzzard [Oliver Cottis]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 09:00 to 10:15, Sun & clouds. Warm.
1 Buzzard 1 Red Kite 3 Green Woodpecker 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing Male.) 2 Song Thrush (Singing males.) 4 Whitethroat (Singing males.) 1 Goldcrest (Singing Male.) 3 Goldfinch 1 Linnet [Andrew Cox]

High Ongar

High Ongar 05:15 to 05:15, Good
1 Cuckoo (Heard Cuckoo from Nine Ashes Road Blackmore) [Neil Warner]

High Ongar

High Ongar 15:00 to 15:00, Good
2 Red Kite (Clear Sighting above Norton Mandeville) [Neil Warner]


Rochford 10:30 to 13:00,
1 Woodchat Shrike (male showing very well for majority of visit) [James Hudson]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:30 to 17:00, Selected highlights from Swallow Birding guided walk
2 Turtle Dove 2 Cetti's Warbler 3 Marsh Harrier 1 Hobby 2 Cuckoo 17 Nightingale 2 Garden Warbler 2 Lesser Whitethroat 3 Whimbrel 5 Ringed Plover 2 Grey Plover 8 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Buzzard 1 Kestrel [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 09:15, Selected sightings + Yellow-billed Teal (escape)
2 Cetti's Warbler 2 Little Ringed Plover 3 Greenshank 1 Spotted Redshank 1 Hobby 2 Cuckoo 1 Great White Egret 1 Black Swan 1 Mandarin Duck 2 Nightingale [Steve Grimwade]


Copford 12:00 to 13:00, Partly cloudy
1 Wheatear (Male ) 2 Nightingale 2 Lesser Whitethroat [Nico Devereaux]

Copford 21:30 to 22:53, Cool and a12 very quiet.
1 Tawny Owl (Tawny owl heard since 21:30 on Queensbury avenue calling for the 4th night now.) [Daryl Morgan]

Westley Heights

Westley Heights 08:00 to 12:00, Sun & clouds, breezy. Some light showers.
5 Green Woodpecker 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 4 Swallow (Dry Street meadow. Probably two pairs.) 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing Male.) 1 Goldcrest (Singing Male.) 2 Coal Tit 2 Treecreeper (One singing male, Coombe Wood. One in Hall Wood.) 7 Nuthatch (Four occupied nest holes: Coombe Wood & The Park had pairs taking food & removing fecal sacs. Horsepaddock had at least one bird visiting nest hole. Another pair seen adding finishing touches to a nest hole in a small copse near to the main car park. New site/ territory. Last years nest hole in Hall Wood appears to be unoccupied. ) 1 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]

Great Totham

Great Totham 10:00 to 10:05, Cloudy, moderate SW wind.
1 Red Kite (Low over Gt.Totham South. My first local sighting for a week.) [Malcolm Corbett]