Sighting Reports for March 2024

Sunday 31st March 2024 | south south west, partly cloudy, max9c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:15 to 11:05
3 Cattle Egret [near barns], 5 Mediterranean Gull [over area], 2 Avocet, 18 Teal, 12 Curlew, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Shoveler [Oozedam Fm.], 5 Pochard [Coryton], 6 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Lapwing, 2 Little Egret, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Blackcap [singing, Coryton], 2 Chiffchaff [singing], 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 1 Sparrowhawk, 6 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Shoebury, Garden 10:00
Male Blackcap. Steve Day.

Rayleigh, Glasseys Lane 13:15 to 13:20
Pair of Siskin on feeders by our back door. Peter Bowden.

Saturday 30th March 2024 | east south east, partly cloudy, max14c

Garons Park 11:00 to 12:30
7 Common Buzzard drifted over North. 2 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk. Joe Dickens.

Belfairs Woods 11:30 to 12:40
4 Jay, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Joel Webster.

Leigh on Sea, Park View Drive 12:50 and 16:15
5 Buzzard over, 1 female Sparrowhawk over, 6 Siskin on garden feeder. Peacock and Brimstone butterflies. Graham & Kris Mee. (photos on our Facebook page).

Great Wakering to Barling (round walk) 13:30 to 17:40
Highlights only: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Marsh Harrier, 5 Oystercatcher, 7 Stock Dove, 3 Common Buzzard (including a pale coloured one at Little Wakering Wick), 1 Hen Harrier (beautiful ringtail flying low, scanning the fields between Barling Tip and Barling Magna Wildlife Reserve), 1 Kestrel. Pictures can be seen here: http://tiny.cc/6umlxz. Jon Laysell.

Wickford, Garden 15:05 to 15:15
2 Goldfinch, 5 Herring Gull, 4 Carrion Crow. 4 Peacock Butterflies. Robert Harris.

Rettendon Turnpike 15:35 to 15:40
2 Common Buzzard, 2 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

Friday 29th March 2024 | south south west, partly cloudy, max14c

RSPB Wallasea Island 13:30 to 15:45
2 Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, 2 Spoonbill, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler, 3 Marsh Harrier (2m 1f), 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, Pheasant, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Avocet, 1 Little Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Dunlin, Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Mediterranean Gull, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Skylark, Dunnock, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Starling, House Sparrow, Linnet, Reed Bunting. Jan Beever & Jacomine Mole.

Hockley 13:35
2 Greenfinch on garden feeders, last observed in garden back in 02/2023. Tim Davis.

Wickford Garden 15:05 to 15:15
2 Goldfinch, 5 Herring Gull, 4 Carrion Crow, 4 Peacock Butterflies. Robert Harris. 

Woodham, Edwin’s Hall Road 15:45 to 15:50
1 Common Buzzard. Robert Harris.

Hockley Woods 17:00 to 17:50
Blackcap singing, Wren, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 1 Buzzard calling, Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock, Crow, Green Woodpecker. Grey Squirrel, 2 Muntjac. David Z.

Thursday 28th March 2024

Migrant Arrival First summer migrant report – Swallow

Hanningfield Reservoir 10:00 to 14:45
Blackbird, Blackcap, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, 4 Common Buzzard, Common Gull, Coot, Cormorant, Dunnock, Egyptian Goose, Gadwall, Garganey (Drake), Goldeneye, 4 Goosander (1m + 3f), Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Jay, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, 2 Red-crested Pochard (pr), Robin, Shelduck, Song Thrush, Starling, Stock Dove, 4 Swallow, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Wood Pigeon & Wren. John Attfield & Norman Oliver.

Wednesday 27th March 2024 | southerly, mostly cloudy, max12c

RSPB Wallasea Island (entrance only) 07:45 to 08:45
1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Kestrel, 1 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, 7 Skylark, 2 Linnet, Robin, 5 Shelduck, 10 Mute Swan, 6 Pheasant, 15 Canada Goose, 17 Black-headed Gull. Richard Beesly.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:33 to 11:00
1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Avocet, 2 Chiffchaff [singing, including usual Coryton one], 24 Teal, 2 Egyptian Goose [Oozedam Fm.], 2 Shoveler [pair Oozedam Fm.], 6 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Lapwing, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Little Egret, 1 Blackcap [singing, Coryton], 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 12 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Two Tree Island 09:30 to 11:30
22 Avocet, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Snipe, 200+ Brent Goose, 11 Curlew, 125+ Redshank, 50+ Oystercatcher, 50+ Shelduck, 50+ Teal, 5 Wigeon, 7 Little Egret, 4 Common Gull, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 20+ Herring Gull, 20+ Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Chiffchaff, Cetti’s Warbler, Meadow Pipit, Wren, 2 Dunnock. Richard Beesly.

Fobbing Marsh Nature Reserve 12:00 to 13:30
Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Jay, Little Egret, 5 Skylark, 50+ Shelduck, 100+ Canada Goose, 2 Lapwing, 100 + Black-headed Gull, 30+ Lesser Black-backed Gull. Richard Beesly.

Tuesday 26th March 2024 | easterly, partly cloudy, rain, max12c

Ashingdon, Newton Hall Gardens 12:00 to 12:20
1 Buzzard circling in thermals then drifted east, 1 Grey Heron over garden, 1 Green Woodpecker heard nearby. Jan Beever.

Wickford (Garden) 12:25 to 12:35
1 Peacock Butterfly. Robert Harris.

Monday 25th March 2024 | south south east, mostly cloudy, max12c

Southchurch Park East 08:15 to 08:20
2 Swan flew over Southchurch East Park off the estuary from the SE, circling over Southchurch Park/Kursaal before returning on the same flightpath SE, right overhead me (both had no orange rings/tags). Robert Dobinson.

Hullbridge, Garden 07:10 to 07:12
1 male Blackcap, Blue Tits nesting in box, Robins on nest in clematis. Stephen Jellett.

Benfleet, Fernlea Road 10:00
1 Siskin (female on feeders). Richard Gray.

Danbury, St John’s School 12:30 to 12:35
Red Kite and Buzzard very low over our school. D.W.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 14:00 to 18:00
1 Raven, flying over paddock field (NE corner) going east. 1 Great White Egret, distant from solar panels corner, 1 Short-eared Owl over landfill by dirty lagoon, many Black-headed Gull, also many Mediterranean Gull, several big aerial flocks of Black-tailed Godwit. 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 2 Curlew, 1 Chiffchaff (H), several Cetti’s Warbler (H), 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Skylark, 3 Greenfinch, 3 Long-tailed Tit. Peter Bowden.

Sunday 24th March 2024 | west north west, windy, partly cloudy, max13c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:25 to 11:00
1 Red Kite [flew from direction of creek, flying low at close range, going inland], 63 Teal including pair Oozedam Fm.], 3 Redshank, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Water Rail [present Manorway Fleet], 1 Blackcap [singing, Manorway Fleet], 1 Chiffchaff [singing, Coryton], 1 Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 2 Gadwall [pair Oozedam Fm.], 2 Shelduck, 1 Lapwing, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Mute Swan, 8 Stock Dove, 3 Pheasant. Richard Fahey.

Southend, Eastern Avenue Near Cecil Jones Academy 09:10
2 Red Kite. Jan Beever & Steve Stanford.

Two Tree Island 11:40 to 12:50
1 Red Kite (over West at 12:15), 2 Mediterranean Gull (car park), Greenshank, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit (lagoon), 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti’s Warbler. Joe Dickens.

Saturday 23rd March 2024 | westerly, mostly cloudy, max11c

A130, Exchange Bridge 17:05
2 Buzzard perched on fence. Tim Davis.

Southend, North Avenue 17:15 to 17:25
2 Robin in the garden feeding on the ground and in planters within 2 foot of each other. Spencer Jackson.

Friday 22nd March 2024 | south westerly to westerly, drizzle, max12c

No reports received this day.

Thursday 21st March 2024 | south westerly, clear, max15c

Foulness Island 07:30
Short-eared Owl. Steve Giles.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 09:45 to 14:00
Avocet, 1 Bearded Tit, Black-headed Gull, 150+ Black-tailed Godwit, Blue Tit, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cetti’s Warbler (H), Common Buzzard, Coot, Cormorant, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Great-Crested Grebe, Great Tit, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Kestrel, Lapwing, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Little Egret, Little Grebe (H), Magpie, Mallard, 100+ Mediterranean Gull, Mute Swan, Oystercatcher. Pied Wagtail, Pochard, Red Kite, Redshank, Reed Bunting, Robin, Shelduck, Shoveler, Skylark, Starling, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wigeon & Wood Pigeon. John Attfield & Norman Oliver.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 10:15 to 12:50
1 Red Kite being mobbed by crows near the tip. David Lee.

Maldon, Elms Farm Park 10:50 to 10:55
9 Siskin in Alder trees. Tim Davis.

Hockley Woods 17:20 to 17:45
Wren, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Treecreeper, Robin, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Dunnock. 1 Muntjac. David Z.

Wednesday 20th March 2024 | variable, clear, max17c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:00 to 11:30
2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Blackcap [singing, Manorway Fleet], 5 Chiffchaff [singles singing], 2 Avocet, 7 Teal, 16 Curlew, 5 Lapwing [including single bird Oozedam Fm.], 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Gadwall [Oozedam Fm.], 14 Pochard [Oozedam Fm.], 5 Little Egret, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Shelduck, 6 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Belfairs Woods, 11:10 to 11:15
3 Buzzard (pair and single), 1 Nuthatch heard calling, Chiffchaff heard. Graham Mee.

Buzzards over Belfairs Woods
Buzzards over Belfairs Woods

Woodham, Edwin’s Hall Road /Crows Lane 12:10 to 12:20
1 Common Pheasant, 6 Magpie, 3 Red Kite. Robert Harris.

Billericay, Garden 18:30
1 Bat (I think Pipistrelle) flying over garden. Also 1 early Bumblebee. Marion Burch.

Tuesday 19th March 2024 | south south west, mostly cloudy, max14c

North Fambridge 11:20 to 11:50
2 Little Egret, 2 Shelduck, 60+ Wigeon, 12 Herring Gull, 34 Brent Geese, 23 Black-headed Gull, 12 Carrion Crow, 3 Oystercatcher, 30+ Woodpigeon. Robert Harris.

Monday 18th March 2024 | south south west, mostly cloudy, max15c

Foulness Island 07:15 to 07:20
Male Brambling again under feeders. Steve Giles.

Ashingdon, Princess Gardens 15:25 to 15:30
2 Sparrowhawk – pair in display flight, female circling and male swooping and diving around her. David Selley.

Sunday 17th March 2024 | south south east to south southwest, rain, max14c

Foulness Island 16:17 to 16:20
Male Brambling under feeder in garden. Steve Giles.

Saturday 16th March 2024 | variable, clear, max12c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:00 to 10:45
4 Avocet, 75 Teal, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Chiffchaff [singing], 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Gadwall [Oozedam Fm.], 6 Pochard [Oozedam Fm.], 3 Little Egret, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 2 Mute Swan, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 19 Stock Dove, 1 Pheasant. Richard Fahey.

Ashingdon, Princess Gardens 10:45 to 12:20
1 male Sparrowhawk flew at waist height along our driveway, 1 Song Thrush singing. First Dark Edged Bee Fly of the year, several Seven Spot Ladybirds emerged from ivy. David Selley.

Shoebury, Gunners Park 13:20 to 14:30
1 Bearded Tit (in small reddened by football/basketball cage – flew off high and north after a while), 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 2 Cetti’s Warbler. Joe Dickens.

Southend, Westbourne Grove 14:00 to 14:05
Chiffchaff heard singing. 1 Peacock butterfly, 1 Comma butterfly. S. Whitaker.

Billericay, Garden 20:30
2 Smooth Newt – male and female. First garden pond sighting this year. Marion Burch.

Friday 15th March 2024 | south westerly, partly cloudy, max16c

Ashingdon, Princess Gardens 00:05 to 00:20
1+ Redwing over – continuous calling for about 10 minutes, sounded like many on the move. David Selley.

Thursday 14th March 2024 | southerly, partly cloudy, max16c

Great Wakering 07:30 to 07:50
2 Siskin with Goldfinch on sunflower heart feeder in garden. Tony Pilkington.

Chalkwell Park 08:45 to 09:00
1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Stock Dove. Joe Dickens.

A12 near Boreham Turn Off 10:15
Low flying Red Kite showing well. Steve Thomas.

Maldon, Abbey Turning 10:55 to 11:00
1 Yellowhammer. Tim Davis.

Hockley Woods 12:00 to 15:15
4+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 3+ Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker (h), 1 Chiffchaff (h). 1 Brimstone. Peter Bowden.

Maldon, Oak Corner 13:30
1 Red Kite. Tim Davis.

Stambridge, Apton Hall Road 15:30
Buzzard on telegraph pole. Graham & Kris Mee.

Hockley Woods 17:20 to 17:40
Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Robin, Jay, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Blackbird. 1 Muntjac, 10+ Grey Squirrel. David Z.

Wednesday 13th March 2024 | south westerly, mostly cloudy, max13c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:15 to 12:05
2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Pintail [pair Oozedam Fm.], 1 Barn Owl [over area], 2 Avocet, 50 Teal, 1 Curlew, 1 Chiffchaff [Coryton], 1 Marsh Harrier, 13 Pochard [Oozedam Farm], 2 Little Egret, 1 Lapwing, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Stock Dove, 1 Pheasant. Richard Fahey.

Rayleigh, Ferndale Road 13:00
1 Sparrowhawk calling and display, 1 Chiffchaff singing (first of the year). Robin Peppiatt.

Tuesday 12th March 2024 | southerly to west south west, rain, max13c

No reports received for this day.

Monday 11th March 2024 | north north west, mainly cloudy, max9c

Fairland Close Rayleigh 10:15 to 10:20
Pair of House Sparrows on sunflower heart feeder in front garden. Not been seen for over 2 years around area. John Attfield.

RSPB Wallasea Island 11:15 to 14:15
2 Spoonbill, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Great Crested Grebe. Tim Davis.

Hockley, Pond Chase 17:45 to 17:50
2 Song Thrush singing, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Blackbird, 2 Robin. 1 Red Fox. David Z.

Sunday 10th March 2024 | east north east, rain, max9c

Leigh on Sea, Park View Drive 10:20
14 Goldfinch on garden feeders. Graham & Kris Mee.

Saturday 09th March 2024 | east north east, partly cloudy, max11c

Great Wakering 07:50 to 07:55
1 Waxwing, still near top of New Road. Fran Giles.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:42 to 11:03
1 Chiffchaff [singing, Coryton], 180 Wigeon, 100 Teal, 15 Shoveler [creek], 1 Curlew, 2 Pochard [singles Oozedam Fm. and Manorway Fleet], 1 Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Shelduck, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 3 Mute Swan, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Oystercatcher. Richard Fahey.

Southend, London Road 09:10 to 09:15
5 Siskin on 2 garden feeders. Steve Thomas.

Hockley, Woodlands Road 17:30 to 18:00
Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chiffchaff, Dunnock, Wren, Robin, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Carrion Crow, Blackbird. David Z.

Friday 08th March 2024 | easterly, partly cloudy, max8c

No reports received for this day.

Shoebury East Beach 10:15 to 10:50
Cormorant, Little Egret, 1 Common Scoter (just east at end of boom feeding on sea), Oystercatcher, Sanderling, Dunlin, Redshank, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Starling. Jan Beever.

Shoebury, Gunners Park 11:15 to 12:30
1 only Little Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Mute Swan, Mallard, 1 Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, 1 Knot amongst 100’s Sanderling, Dunlin & Turnstone, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker (h), Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Cetti’s Warbler (h), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Starling, House Sparrow, Greenfinch, Goldfinch. Jan Beever & Judith Burrell.

North Fambridge 12:00 to 12:20
70+ Carrion Crow, 9 Woodpigeon, 4 Shelduck, 40+ Wigeon, 9 Brent Geese, 2 Mute Swan, 1 White Duck, 1 Oystercatcher, 7 Lapwing, 3 Mallard, 37 Black-headed Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. Robert Harris.

Thursday 07th March 2024 | easterly, mostly cloudy, max10c

RSPB Wallasea Island 09:30 to 14:15
Avocet, Black-headed Gull, Blackbird, Brent Goose, Common Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Common Gull, Coot, Cormorant, Corn Bunting, Curlew, Dunlin, Gadwall, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Kestrel, Lapwing, Linnet, Little Egret, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Meadow Pipit, Mediterranean Gull, Merlin, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Oystercatcher, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Pintail, Redshank, Reed Bunting, Shelduck, Shoveler, Skylark, Sparrowhawk, 2 Spoonbill, Starling, Stock Dove, Teal, Wigeon, Woodpigeon. John Attfield, Norman Oliver, Russ Payne.

Wednesday 06th March 2024 | easterly, partly cloudy, max10c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:08 to 10:30
5 Mediterranean Gull [with 4 Oozedam Fm.], 1 Stonechat [female near pillbox east of track], 130 Teal, 1 Peregrine, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Pochard [Oozedam Fm.], 2 Little Egret, 3 Cetti’s Warbler [including one seen singing at Manorway Fleet], 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Shelduck, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 2 Mute Swan, 3 Long-tailed Tit. Richard Fahey.

RSPB Wallasea Island 13:30 to 17:00
Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, 2 Spoonbill, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Brent Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler, 6 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, Pheasant, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Dunlin, 6 Snipe, Curlew, Redshank, 6 Mediterranean Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, 6+ Short-eared Owl, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Starling, Goldfinch, Linnet, Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting. Jan Beever & Jacomine Mole.

Great Wakering 16:15
2 Waxwing in Hawthorn 50 m past houses top of New Road. Steve Giles.

Tuesday 05th March 2024 | easterly, mostly cloudy, max9c

Rayleigh, Fairland Close Rayleigh 07:10
Nice surprise this morning. Song Thrush on back lawn. John Attfield.

Ashingdon, Princess Gardens 10:10 to 11:20
1 Grey Heron on neighbour’s shed roof, 5 Jackdaw, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Chaffinch, 3 Mediterranean Gull flying round and persistently calling – possibly same birds as reported from South Fambridge yesterday. David Selley.

Shoebury, Gunners Park 15:00 to 15:40
2 Waxwing, just off path near houses. Steve and Fran Giles.

Foulness Island 16:03 to 16:04
Short-eared Owl. Steve and Fran Giles.

Monday 04th March 2024 | south easterly, partly cloudy, max11c

Leigh on Sea, Park View Drive 10:20
Buzzard being mobbed by a pair of Carrion Crow over. Graham & Kris Mee.

Buzzard and crows
Buzzard and crows

Backwarden Reserve, Danbury 10:30 to 10:35
Red Kite. Peter Squire.

Sunday 03rd March 2024 | variable, clear, max8c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:33 to 11:08
1 Spotted Redshank [north of barrier], 2 Redwing, 150 Teal, 13 Curlew, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Little Egret, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Lapwing, 4 Shelduck, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 2 Mute Swan, 12 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Hockley Woods 09:00 to 12:00
1 Sparrowhawk, 5+ Buzzard, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, 10+ Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Green Woodpecker (h), 5 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark singing, Wren, Robin, 4 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush singing, 40+ Redwing flitting about in trees on edge of open land, 1 Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit singing, Blue Tit (numerous), Great Tit, 2 Nuthatch (h), 1 Treecreeper, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Starling, Chaffinch. Jan Beever & Hilary Knight.

Foulness Island 10:30 to 12:30
Male Marsh Harrier, 5 Common Buzzard, 5 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, Barn Owl, 2 Kingfisher, c.500 Brent Geese, 7 Mute Swan , 3 Little Egret, 9 Common Pochard, 4 Shelduck, 12 Teal, 10 Little Grebe. Also earlier Little Owl in garden. Steve and Fran Giles.

Leigh on Sea, Park View Drive 13:45
Grey Wagtail still in garden.

Saturday 02nd March 2024 | southerly, rain showers, max9c

Ashingdon, Princess Gardens 16:00 to 16:10
1 Buzzard forced down onto roof by 7 mobbing Jackdaw. David Selley.

Friday 01st March 2024 | south south west, windy, rain, max9c

No reports received for this day.