Essex Birdwatching Society Bird News

Records submitted in the last 14 days, most recent first. Amber indicates local or uncommon, red indicates EBwS requires notes, bold red indicates EBwS requires a description, green indicates category D (reasonable doubt of natural occurrence) or category E (escapes or non-sustaining introductions).

Sunday 22 October 2017

Weald CP, near South Weald google map for Weald CP, near South Weald
This is a map showing Weald CP, near South Weald with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:20 to 09:50, Sun & cloud. Breezy.

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch [Andrew Cox]

Saturday 21 October 2017

Colchester google map for Colchester
This is a map showing Colchester with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 15:00 to 16:00, Strong winds

1 Sparrowhawk (Flying hunting over Wellesley road.) [Karl Kennedy]

Little Clacton google map for Little Clacton
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, 12:05 to 12:05, 80% cloud, stiff wind, occasional spots of rain

1 Buzzard (Being buffered by stiff wind over A133 ) [Tony Faulkner]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) google map for Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
This is a map showing Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
TQ6980
, 12:00 to 16:30, Sun, some cloud. Windy.

4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult female), 2 Kestrel, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker [Andrew Cox]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 08:55 to 10:15, Sunny, windy

1 Sparrowhawk (Plotlands), 1 Nuthatch (Lincewood), 1 Treecreeper (Lincewood), 20 Goldfinch (Approx. Great Berry & Plotlands), 2 Lesser Redpoll (Lincewood) [Andrew Cox]

Friday 20 October 2017

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
This is a map showing Langdon Hills NR EWT with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 16:55 to 17:55, Sunny, breezy. Cooler

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker (Possibly four), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Siskin, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB google map for Rainham Marshes NR RSPB
This is a map showing Rainham Marshes NR RSPB with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 13:00 to 14:30, Sun & cloud. Breezy.

5 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male), 1 Kestrel, 20 Dunlin (Approx), 5 Curlew, 1 Stonechat (Male), 50 Goldfinch (At least) [Andrew Cox]

South Woodham Ferrers google map for South Woodham Ferrers
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, 12:15 to 12:15, Back garden

1 Siskin (Flew over calling NE), 1 Crossbill (Flew low calling SW) [Alan Shearring]

Tendring google map for Tendring
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, 10:50 to 10:50, Full cloud, breezy, some light rain

1 Sparrowhawk (Male sitting on garden aviary) [Tony Faulkner]

WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth google map for WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth
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, 10:00 to 10:20

1 Black Redstart (1st w, around farm buildings) [Clive Atkins]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
This is a map showing Frinton-on-Sea with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 09:40 to 18:00, Fresh S with occ rain, easing SW in the pm. Frantic seawatch in the morning with so much activity offshore plenty will have been missed. Selected totals. Movement to south unless stated

1928 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 463 Wigeon, 44 Teal, 39 Pintail, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Leach's Petrel (@ 1101), 11 Ringed Plover, 17 Grey Plover, 617 Knot, 64 Sanderling, 1 Little Stint (stint sp assumed this species in group with Dunlin and Knot), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (@ 1022 in Dunlin flock), 4 Purple Sandpiper, 2339 Dunlin, 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 39 Turnstone, 4 Common Tern (Commic), 25 Swallow, 52 Chaffinch, 548 Goldfinch [Paul Brayshaw]

Westley Heights google map for Westley Heights
This is a map showing Westley Heights with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About Westley Heights
TQ 6886
, 08:30 to 10:15, Cloudy, breezy. Occasional sun

1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Redwing, 10 Long-tailed Tit (At least), 1 Treecreeper, 23 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin [Andrew Cox]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
This is a map showing Langdon Hills NR EWT with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 08:00 to 08:30, Cloudy, breezy. Lincwood only

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Andrew Cox]

Thursday 19 October 2017

Vange Marsh RSPB google map for Vange Marsh RSPB
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, 17:15 to 18:30, Cloudy

2 Marsh Harrier (Adult male & adult female), 1 Kestrel (Female), 3 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Grey Wagtail [Andrew Cox]

Holland Haven google map for Holland Haven
This is a map showing Holland Haven with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 12:00 to 18:00, Selected Highlights of Seawatch

1204 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 8 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater (Close North@16:06), 1 Leach's Petrel (South @16:12. Presumably bird first seen @ Walton @15:43 and Frinton @16:02), 28 Gannet, 3 Arctic Skua (1xSouth@12:42 + 2 Very Close Pale Adults South@ 14:32), 1 Guillemot (North @12:07) [Darrell Stile]

Mistley google map for Mistley
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, 10:00 to 11:00

50 Shelduck, Eclipse male Pintail (Matt Turner) (56443 bytes) 1 Pintail, Avocet at Mistley (Matt Turner) (40139 bytes) 1 Avocet, 1 Grey Plover, Black Tailed Godwit at Mistley (Matt Turner) (50818 bytes) 450 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 5 Turnstone [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 09:45 to 14:15, overcast

46 Gadwall, 140 Pintail, 412 Shoveler (+), 158 Pochard (+), 2 Goldeneye (drakes), 7 Little Grebe, 530 Great Crested Grebe (+), 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon (adult), 1 Little Ringed Plover (juv), 25 Ringed Plover, 275 Golden Plover, 250 Lapwing (+), 5 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 13 Dunlin, 20 Ruff, 40 Black-tailed Godwit (24 Wig Bay, 16 Abb church), 14 Stock Dove, 30 Skylark (+), 25 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail (LdLH c/way), 2 Stonechat (pair Abb church), 2 Cetti's Warbler, 500 Starling (circa), 150 Linnet (circa, flocks LdLH & Abb church), 1 Reed Bunting, 17 Corn Bunting (Abb church) [Martin Peers]

East Tilbury google map for East Tilbury
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, 09:15 to 15:30, Rising tide, SSE wind, overcast

81 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river, 26 remained in Higham Bight), 1 Eider (Drifting up on the tide), 1 Common Scoter (Drake), 6 Red-legged Partridge (Flew up from salt marsh), 17 Little Grebe (In the moat), 19 Gannet (Single flock, all adult bar 4 juvs, returned down river after reaching Lower Hope Point), 1 Marsh Harrier (Female type over salt marsh), 132 Ringed Plover, 166 Grey Plover, 2 Little Stint (Adult and juv), 804 Dunlin, 14 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Turnstone, 1 Pomarine Skua (Nbp adult or sub adult drifted up with the tide then returned high down river), 1 Little Gull (Adult feeding over the river), 1 Kingfisher (In the moat) [Paul Larkin]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
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, 08:00 to 17:00, Initially murky and calm. Freshening wing from SE then more S into pm. Selected totals movement you south unless stated

2105 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 204 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 129 Teal, 62 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter (@ 0859), 3 Goldeneye (@ 1000), 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Goosander (Mff @ 0854), 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater (North @ 1613. Same as Holland Haven), 1 Leach's Petrel (@1600, same as Naze and Holland Haven), 184 Gannet (166n), 165 Golden Plover, 616 Knot (Incl two large flocks from inland and out to sea - presumably cutting through Hamford water), 1 Jack Snipe (In off - best bits of the day for me! Arrived close by in a flurry of chaffinches), 5 Snipe (In off), 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Black Tern (North @ 1035), 1 Guillemot (North), 2 Short-eared Owl (@ 1000, 1054. South over sea), 1 Ring Ouzel (Flew inland from undercliff ), 1 Song Thrush (Nocturnal passage 100s), 1 Redwing (Heavy nocturnal passage probably in the 1000s), 189 Chaffinch, 380 Goldfinch, 2 Hawfinch (@ 1022) [Paul Brayshaw]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 08:00 to 09:00

3 Black Swan (flew NW into mist), 20 Song Thrush ( dropped in), 205 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 10 Goldcrest [Richard Allen]

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 09:00 to 10:15, Grey, light drizzle and SE breeze

1 Marsh Harrier (ad. male), Hen Harrier (Sean Nixon) (31116 bytes) Hen Harrier (Sean Nixon) (25030 bytes) 1 Hen Harrier (juvenile male), 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, 5 Swallow, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat [Sean Nixon]

The Naze at Walton google map for The Naze at Walton
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, 09:00 to 16:25

42 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Gannet (Juvenile north close inshore), 2 Sparrowhawk (Adult male and adult female), 1 Buzzard (Walton Hall Marshes (no sign of Rough-legged Buzzard seen earlier in day by Glen Moore)), 4 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 14 Sanderling, 1 Greenshank, 4 Mediterranean Gull (3 adults + 1 2nd winter), 9 Skylark, 18 Swallow, 1 Rock Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 30 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 17 Redwing, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap (Male), 3 Chiffchaff, 40 Goldcrest, 50 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Siskin (North) [Steve Grimwade]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 08:00 to 13:30

1 Rough-legged Buzzard (Over Walton Hall Marshes briefly at 11.45) [Glen Moore]

Tuesday 17 October 2017

TL8510 google map for TL8510
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About TL8510
OS 1km grid square TL8510
(4Km N of Maldon), 13:05 to 13:05

1 Buzzard (From South Wood to Captain's Wood.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge google map for Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
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, 13:00 to 13:15

1 Ring Ouzel (Bushes opposite Red Barn but flighty) [Steve Moore]

TL8607 google map for TL8607
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About TL8607
OS 1km grid square TL8607
(1.4Km NE of Maldon), 12:55 to 12:55

2 Sparrowhawk (High to north of Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
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, 12:00 to 16:00, Low tide, dry cool breeze.

3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail hunting over Geedon Saltings), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 200 Avocet (Intertidal area), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (Intertidal area), 1 Ruff (Intertidal area, very unusual at FW.), 1 Redshank (Intertidal area. Leucistic bird.), 20 Greenshank (+ Intertidal area), 2 Kingfisher (Intertidal area), 1 Bullfinch [Ken Hudgell]

Heybridge GP google map for Heybridge GP
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, 10:25 to 12:40, Overcast, mild, light SW wind. High tide 11:51.

100 Greylag Goose (circa.), 50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (circa.), 1 Egyptian Goose (Limping.), 50 Wigeon (+.), 100 Teal (circa.), 1 Goldeneye (Male.), 10 Little Grebe (circa.), 40 Cormorant (+.), 15 Moorhen (circa.), 800 Black-tailed Godwit (+. Two roosts. Conservative estimate.), 20 Greenshank (circa.), 1 Stonechat (Female.), 9 Cetti's Warbler ( Five west end, one east end, three north side. (Two more by Navigation towpath towards Heybridge). All heard only.), 1 Bearded Tit ( Female, North side.), 15 Long-tailed Tit (circa.), 2 Reed Bunting [Malcolm Corbett]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 08:00 to 15:30

3 Buzzard (All sightings at northern approach Taylor wimpy site.3 flew overhead .), 1 Kestrel (Regular visitor), 2 Goldcrest, 2 Jay [Karl Kennedy]

Holland Haven google map for Holland Haven
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, 07:30 to 11:00, Sunny but windy

5 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Storm Petrel (Hesitated to add as I've never seen before but don't know what else it could have been. Small black bird, white rump flying south very low over the sea but very close to shore. Flight was direct and straight with rapid wing beats and very short glides, quite broad wings and no obvious markings other than rump. Viewed from above so couldn't see underwing.), Great White Egret Holland Haven (Matt Turner) (151273 bytes) Great White Egret Holland Haven (Matt Turner) (137368 bytes) Great White Egret Holland Haven (Matt Turner) (146361 bytes) 1 Great White Egret (Landed on scrape, took off toward Frinton then flew back again 20 minutes later), 2 Sparrowhawk (Pair in field behind scrape), 1 Buzzard, Kestrel Holland Haven (Matt Turner) (86591 bytes) 1 Kestrel (Female with Jesses), 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Snipe, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher, 25 Meadow Pipit (circa), Stonechat F Holland Haven (Matt Turner) (42730 bytes) Stonechat Holland Haven (Matt Turner) (48496 bytes) 2 Stonechat (Pair telling me off from bushes near hide!), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard in front of hide), 10 Long-tailed Tit (circa), 150 Goldfinch (several small flocks flying overhead), 20 Linnet, Corn Bunting Holland Haven (Matt Turner) (64271 bytes) 2 Corn Bunting (Bathing on scrape ) [Matt Turner]

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 07:00 to 08:00

1 Merlin, 2 Hawfinch (Two flew west at 07:35 ) [Chris Balchin]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
This is a map showing Frinton-on-Sea with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 07:00 to 11:00, Selected totals, movement to south unless stated

1 Great White Egret (bird found at Holland Haven made a foray north for a distant view c1040 before returning), 1 Short-eared Owl (over the sea @ 0937), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 251 Chaffinch, 12 Brambling, 816 Goldfinch, 17 Redpoll sp., 5 Hawfinch (2@ 0823, 3 @ 0911) [Paul Brayshaw]

Monday 16 October 2017

South Woodham Ferrers google map for South Woodham Ferrers
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, 15:45 to 15:45, Red skies and very blustery winds

1 House Martin (Battling its way west) [Alan Shearring]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
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, 14:00 to 16:45, Cloudy, wind picking up.Yellow/brown sky.

1 Cattle Egret (Usual spot), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 30 Black-tailed Godwit (Split between scrape & marina.), 4 Curlew, 2 Bearded Tit (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Westley Heights google map for Westley Heights
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About Westley Heights
TQ 6886
, 08:00 to 08:50, Sunny, mild. Hall Wood only.

1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest (At least), 1 Treecreeper [Andrew Cox]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 07:30 to 08:00, Sunny. Mild.

1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Redwing (At least), 5 Goldcrest (At least), 1 Nuthatch (Close to recreation ground) [Andrew Cox]

Boreham google map for Boreham
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About Boreham
Boreham Village
, 07:00 to 10:00, Light SW wind, very mild and clearing skies. Heavy dew. Patch Birding

11 Cormorant (Came in very high from NW and continued SE yesterday at 12.30. Presumed migrants. ), 6 Buzzard (In a kettle drifting S very high at 14.30 ), 45 Golden Plover (Flock in valley has increased to 45.), 1 Woodcock (Gamekeeper told me that one came out of Brakey Wood on Wednesday during a shoot (not shot!). This is the first of the autumn. ), 1 Barn Owl (Hunting along edge of pit in valley last night at dusk. ), 2 House Martin (Over village last night), 0 Redwing (No migrant thrushes or Mipits), 55 Rook (Feeding on recently sown winter wheat near Brakey wood, a good total for my patch. ), 250 Starling (A very active flock feeding around a shooting break near Brakey Wood. This is the largest valley flock ever and presumably most are migrants. ), 3 Hawfinch (Flew west over village at 08.25 yesterday (Another new species for Patch Birding site)) [Graham Ekins]

Holland Haven google map for Holland Haven
This is a map showing Holland Haven with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 07:00 to 14:00, Selected highlights of Seawatch.

2 Sooty Shearwater (North @07:35 and 12:06hrs), 27 Gannet, 1 Pomarine Skua (South @13:28), 5 Arctic Skua (2x South @10:27 and 2x South @10:39. 1x South between 11/12.), 1 Short-eared Owl (South over sea @12:15) [Darrell Stile]

Sunday 15 October 2017

Beeleigh google map for Beeleigh
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, 15:30 to 16:30

8 Mute Swan (Pair with six well grown young (Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation adjacent golf course) ), 2 Kingfisher (minimum. Four sightings (Golf course outfall and weir).), 1 Grey Wagtail (Weir.), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Weir. Heard only.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 13:45 to 15:45, Sunny. Clouded yellow at Abberton Church.

1 Goosander (female by the weir at Abberton Church), 810 Great Crested Grebe (at least), 5 Ruff (Billets Farm), 10 Black-tailed Godwit (Billets Farm) [David Allen]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) google map for Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
This is a map showing Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
TQ6980
, 12:40 to 14:15, Sun & cloud. Breezy.

2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Stonechat (Two pairs plus additional female) [Andrew Cox]

Mistley google map for Mistley
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, 12:15 to 12:35

5 Buzzard, 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine Falcon [Clive Atkins]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 09:15 to 10:00, Sunny

1 Pintail (Island hide), 1 Kestrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Stonechat (Island Hide) [Bob Hoskinz]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) google map for Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
This is a map showing Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   

About Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
TQ6980
, 09:05 to 14:15, Bright and sunny, light SSW wind, falling tide

1 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates), 10 Canada Goose (Golden Gates), 365 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 25 Wigeon (In the managed retreat), 229 Teal (Six Golden Gates, five on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay), 11 Shoveler (Golden Gates), 19 Pochard (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 59 Tufted Duck (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 5 Great Crested Grebe (Including 3 juvs, Golden Gates), 30 Coot (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 3 Grey Plover (In the managed retreat), 695 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat), 35 Curlew (Mucking Bay), 82 Redshank (In the managed retreat), 10 Turnstone (In the managed retreat), 1 Swallow (Golden Gates), 2 Stonechat (Pair on the tip), 3 Cetti's Warbler (One on the tip, two Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thorndon CP (North) google map for Thorndon CP (North)
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, 09:00 to 09:25, Sunny, warm.

1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch [Andrew Cox]

Thorndon CP (South) google map for Thorndon CP (South)
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, 08:20 to 09:00, Sunny, warm.

2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper [Andrew Cox]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 08:00 to 08:00

1 Goldeneye (Abberton church) [Bob Hoskinz]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 08:00 to 08:00, Abberton church viewpoint.. sunny slight mist

1 Pintail, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting [Bob Hoskinz]

Beckton google map for Beckton
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, 08:00 to 14:00, Sun then cloud/south wind

1 Little Egret, 3 Buzzard, 1 Woodlark (over NW @11..30), 4 Skylark, 1 Wheatear, 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 3 Chiffchaff, 130 Chaffinch (NW), 2 Lesser Redpoll [Gary A James]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
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, 08:00 to 08:00, Sunny.

1 Raven (mobbed by single jackdaw.) [Michael Padmore]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
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, 08:00 to 08:00, S-SW1-2, Selected totals, movement to south unless stated

165 Chaffinch, 1080 Goldfinch, 120 Linnet, 16 Redpoll sp. [Paul Brayshaw]

Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead google map for Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead
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, 07:45 to 07:50

2 Goldcrest (In garden) [Ian Tarbin]

Colne Pt google map for Colne Pt
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, 07:30 to 08:00

1 Red-throated Diver (Two winter plumage flew out of Colne estuary), 1 Merlin (Juv near beach), 4 Tree Sparrow (Party of four early morning), 1 Lesser Redpoll (With one of the many goldfinch flocks), 1 Snow Bunting (On beach 10:25 chased off by Pied Wagtail, could not relocate it.) [Chris Balchin]

Walton-on-The-Naze google map for Walton-on-The-Naze
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, 07:00 to 12:00

1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Redwing, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Mobile and calling. Viewed with Drummond, Rhymes, Moore.), 4 Brambling, 10 Siskin, 4 Redpoll sp. [Darrell Stile]

Saturday 14 October 2017

Mistley google map for Mistley
This is a map showing Mistley with the surrounding 1 km OS grid square
   
, 15:30 to 18:00, Mild (20 degrees), but cloudy

35 Ringed Plover, Knot (Sean Nixon) (68405 bytes) 1 Knot (Moulting adult), Little Stint (Sean Nixon) (73318 bytes) 4 Little Stint (Juvs), Curlew sandpiper (Sean Nixon) (73454 bytes) Curlew sandpiper (Sean Nixon) (79254 bytes) 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Juvs ), Bar-tailed Godwit (Sean Nixon) (39008 bytes) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank [Sean Nixon]

Copt Hall, Little Wigborough google map for Copt Hall, Little Wigborough
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, 14:45 to 17:15, Lovely. No wind at all. Two large bats were flying in daylight over the fields.

130 Wigeon, 1 Marsh Harrier (over Old Hall), 3 Oystercatcher, 14 Avocet (over Old Hall), 14 Golden Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 5 Dunlin, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew, 70 Redshank, 1 Fieldfare (calling), 5 Chaffinch, 17 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch [David Allen]

Newport google map for Newport
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, 13:25 to 13:25

2 Red Kite (seen from M11) [Paul Brayshaw]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 13:00 to 16:00, cloud, warm breeze - all from seawall

2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 2 Bearded Tit [Martin Richards]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
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, 11:15 to 16:50, Sunny, warm. Then coudy.

1 Cattle Egret (Marina saltmarsh. Flew down onto th edge of the water.), 3 Marsh Harrier (Two adult males, adult female,), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 50 Lapwing (Approx), 15 Black-tailed Godwit (At least), 5 Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank, 15 Redshank (At least), 2 Greenshank, 1 Bearded Tit, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Bullfinch (Heard calling.) [Andrew Cox]

Holland Haven google map for Holland Haven
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, 10:00 to 13:00, warm and sunny wind s.westerly strong

1 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 21 Red-legged Partridge (circa), 6 Cormorant (circa), 1 Grey Heron (circa), 3 Buzzard (circa), 3 Kestrel (circa, 1male, 2female), 1 Dunlin (circa), 1 Snipe (circa), 3 Black-tailed Godwit (circa), 1 Red-necked Phalarope (circa), 14 Stock Dove (circa), 1 Skylark (circa, in-off), 20 Swallow (+, south), 30 Meadow Pipit (+, south), 3 Pied Wagtail (circa, south), 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 1 Chiffchaff (circa), 12 Long-tailed Tit (circa), 3 Chaffinch (circa, in-off), 60 Goldfinch (+, south in groups of 10-20), 14 Lesser Redpoll (circa, south) [Ashley Gooding]

Laindon google map for Laindon
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, 10:00 to 10:15, Sun & cloud

20 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]

Wendens Ambo google map for Wendens Ambo
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, 09:45 to 09:45

1 Red Kite (seen from M11) [Paul Brayshaw]

Beckton google map for Beckton
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, 08:45 to 12:15, Cloud/sun south wind

1 Little Egret, 2 Buzzard, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 132 Chaffinch (North West), 6 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Hawfinch (South @ 10.45) [Gary A James]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
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, 07:00 to 18:00, Watches first light - 0830, then during pm. selected totals, movement to south unless stated

1 Sabine's Gull (juv north @ 1704 - almost the only bird recorded in the pm!), 77 Swallow, 112 Greenfinch, 1589 Goldfinch, 253 Linnet, 24 Redpoll sp., 6 Hawfinch (single group @ 0724 calling) [Paul Brayshaw]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 07:00 to 11:30, very mild; strong westerly wind; mainly clear; high tide, ebbing; beautiful morning with even a few skylark in song

1 Great Crested Grebe (off Stone Point), 1 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Merlin (near Stone Point Lagoon), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 House Martin (south), 27 Meadow Pipit, 25 Pied Wagtail, 2 Stonechat (100m north of Tower), 2 Redwing, 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 6 Chiffchaff (including one in song), 12 Goldcrest, 65 Goldfinch (south), 5 Redpoll sp. (south), 7 Reed Bunting [Brian Combes]

Tilbury google map for Tilbury
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, 07:00 to 09:00, Strong S wind, broken cloud, falling tide

2 Shelduck (On forshore in front of the fort), 1 Merlin (Over to Kent), 8 Black-tailed Godwit (On forshore in front of the fort) [Paul Larkin]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 06:45 to 09:00, warm broken sunshine

1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon (seen over Brook street colchester at 16.30), 1 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler [Bob Hoskinz]

Friday 13 October 2017

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers google map for Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
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, 11:30 to 12:30, Low tide

1 Buzzard, 400 Golden Plover, 4 Ruff, 1 Greenshank, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 750 Starling [Alan Shearring]

South Woodham Ferrers google map for South Woodham Ferrers
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, 10:15 to 11:15, North of town.Cloudy Sw wind fairly quite. Warblers in mixed tit flock

2 Buzzard, 1 Woodlark (West), 3 Meadow Pipit (West), 20 Robin, 1 Redwing (West), 1 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Chaffinch (West), 30 Goldfinch (West) [Alan Shearring]

Beeleigh google map for Beeleigh
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, 10:10 to 12:10, Overcast, mild, light SW breeze. High tide 06.44. Circular walk from Fullbridge, via Weir and Abbey.

4 Mute Swan, 60 Teal (+.), 40 Mallard (+.), 18 Little Grebe, 4 Cormorant, 5 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 30 Moorhen (circa.), 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher (Weir.), 1 Green Woodpecker (Golf Course.), 5 Robin (+ singing.), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Weir. Heard only.), 18 Magpie [Malcolm Corbett]

Bocking google map for Bocking
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, 10:00 to 10:00

1 Red Kite [Ian Tarbin]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 08:00 to 09:00, Ferry Marsh, bit of vis mig

1 Marsh Harrier (juv, unusual on Ferry Marsh), 4 Skylark (west), 1 Grey Wagtail (west), 1 Stonechat (male new arrival), 3 Song Thrush (dropped in), 3 Redwing, 1 Blackcap (male in garden), 1 Redpoll sp. [Richard Allen]

Thursday 12 October 2017

Vange Marsh RSPB google map for Vange Marsh RSPB
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, 17:10 to 18:40, Sunny, some cloud

3 Marsh Harrier (Two adult males, one adult female.), 3 Water Rail (At least), 1 Ringed Plover, 60 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx), 17 Curlew, 50 Redshank (Approx), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher (Heard, near saline lagoon), 4 Grey Wagtail (Roosting.) [Andrew Cox]

Gunners Park, Shoebury google map for Gunners Park, Shoebury
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, 16:15 to 18:30, Windy gusts at times overcast with sunny spells

94 Ringed Plover, 783 Sanderling (8 Coloured rings examined 3 Icelandic regulars for past 5 years one has a dropped white ring but by time of location turn up can only be the previous ringed bird. 4 rings retained out of the original five on this individual 2 other Icelandic ringed birds are doppelgängers their combination rings are exactly the same but on reverse legs. Left leg green flag over blue over green Right leg metal white over white. - other bird doppelgänger left leg metal white over white right leg green flag over blue over green,: can be tricky at times when you see either one of two. Especially when running which Sanderling do a lot of. 3 Orkney-, Sanday, Rings two have been in the flock the last three years and another new bird has appeared today.- all these birds carry a lime green flag which is an ID character unique to Orkney Birds Dutch Ringed bird has a yellow flag as part of combination is spending its second winter in the Roost interesting it disperses in spring to its place of ringing Griend-Dutch Wadden Sea Island- its estimated there are 22,000 Sanderling that Roost on this island in a recent study census. 1 bird Black Point, Hayling Island Hampshire this bird is back for second winter has a dark blue flag made up in its combination at least five other Hayling island birds pass through this flock either in spring or autumn. Picture of the Dutch ring & the new Orkney ring are on my Twitter feed. Andrew Armstrong the EWT Park Ranger is most helpful and Knowledgeable of Plants,mammals,birds and insects and is good company for reading the Sanderling Rings & also noted a Heliogoland coloured ringed Ringed Plover recently with the Sanderling Roost), 27 Dunlin [David Low]

Heybridge GP google map for Heybridge GP
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, 15:50 to 16:30, Bright and mild

1 Little Egret (A colour ringed bird: orange A - right, black C - left.), 1 Osprey (Fishing the river around Northey Island and down to Maldon prom. This bird appears to be 2cy+. There are outer primaries missing on the right wing.), 5 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher [Robert Pease]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
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, 13:45 to 16:00, Margarets Hide

1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 150 Golden Plover (+), 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 12 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher [Richard Allen]

Mistley google map for Mistley
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, 13:30 to 15:30

2 Osprey (Sparring with 2 Buzzards ), 2 Curlew Sandpiper [Glen Moore]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 12:45 to 12:45

1 Peregrine Falcon (Flying over Natural History Museum.) [Keith Brooke]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham google map for Whetmead NR, nr Witham
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, 10:30 to 14:00, via River Walk

4 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Kingfisher, 4 Grey Wagtail [David L Smith]

Heybridge GP google map for Heybridge GP
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, 10:00 to 13:20, Sunny, brisk SW wind. High Tide 18:09. Clouded Yellow butterfly seen.

30 Cormorant (+. On river, surface feeding as a tightly knit group with 15 circa Little Egret in attendance. ), 300 Black-tailed Godwit (+ at roost with numbers increasing from river.), 1 Kingfisher, 2 House Martin, 12 Meadow Pipit (+), 4 Cetti's Warbler (All heard only.), 30 Starling (+), 50 House Sparrow (+ including 30 circa in Daisy Meadow carpark.), 30 Goldfinch (circa.), 6 Linnet (+.) [Malcolm Corbett]

East Tilbury google map for East Tilbury
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, 09:00 to 15:00, Light SSW wind, sunny, falling tide

318 Shelduck, 103 Teal, 17 Little Grebe (In the moat), 1 Marsh Harrier (Juv high inland), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 20 Ringed Plover, 122 Grey Plover, 13 Little Stint (Juvs), 421 Dunlin, 1024 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 43 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Little Owl (Calling from the fort), 4 Swallow (Round the fort first thing), 1 House Martin (Round the fort first thing), 7 Stonechat (3 pairs plus a single) [Paul Larkin]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 09:00 to 13:30, sunny

95 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 23 Shoveler, 12 Little Grebe, 12 Little Egret (marshes), 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 34 Ringed Plover, 140 Golden Plover (circa), 60 Grey Plover, 18 Sanderling, 70 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50 Curlew (+), 200 Redshank (+), 23 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit, 2 White Wagtail (adult plumage), 20 Pied Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 16 Chiffchaff, 10 Goldcrest, 60 Goldfinch (circa), 2 Siskin (headed south), 1 Lesser Redpoll (in off, then south) [Martin Peers]

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea google map for Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
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, 15:00 to 16:35, Bright, SW breeze, incoming tide

5600 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+, I spent some time counting this large flock, a second WeBS counter recorded 5762), 83 Little Egret (roosting at 16:30), 4 Grey Heron, 2 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 2 Greenfinch [David Selley]

Mistley google map for Mistley
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, 14:00 to 14:30

6 Little Stint (With Dunlin off west end of Walls 2-3 hours before high water), 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Ditto) [Edward Keeble]

Holland Haven google map for Holland Haven
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, 12:30 to 12:45, Dry, overcast.

2 Snipe, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Red-necked Phalarope (1st winter) [David Dives]

Holland Haven google map for Holland Haven
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, 11:00 to 11:00

1 Little Stint, 1 Red-necked Phalarope (On scrape for second day), 2 Coal Tit (Continental type birds in reedbed adjacent to golf course "dump") [Paul Brayshaw]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 10:00 to 14:00

1 Black-necked Grebe (Very close to southern end of Main Causeway ) [John Thorogood]

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea google map for Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea
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, 14:00 to 14:30, overcast and mild

Cattle egret Wat Tyler (Peter Heath) (114350 bytes) 1 Cattle Egret (Preening on mud then moved onto marsh) [Peter Heath]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge google map for Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
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, 12:00 to 13:45

1 Water Rail, 5 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler [Steve Moore]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge google map for Cattawade Marsh/Splodge
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, 12:00 to 13:45

1 Water Rail, 5 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler [Steve Moore]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 08:00 to 15:00

1 Sparrowhawk (Heading from highwoods north pestered by crows), 2 Buzzard (Both drifting north over the northern approach road), 2 Jay (Backwards and forwards collecting acorns near northern approach) [Karl Kennedy]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT google map for Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT
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, 08:00 to 08:00

1 Merlin (Female hunting on the Geedons), 1 American Golden Plover (1st wint. in managed retreat area from Margaret hide from 12.30-13.20 when flew on to estuary), 2 Little Stint (From Margaret Hide), 3 Curlew Sandpiper (From Margaret Hide), 7 Greenshank (From Margaret Hide), 6 Redwing (Grom), 3 Brambling (+, By South Green Road), 3 Redpoll sp. (+, Flyovers at least 3x) [Chris Poole]

Burnham-on-Crouch google map for Burnham-on-Crouch
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, 07:45 to 08:30, Seawall to Burnham Wick. Cloudy, light WNW.

30 Golden Plover, 1 Whimbrel (juv), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black Redstart (Royal Corinthians Yacht Club), 3 Redwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Corn Bunting [Steven Swaby]

Monday 09 October 2017

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 16:00 to 16:20, Dull and calm.

1 Scaup (juv. in Hide Bay), 1 Great White Egret (at Hide Bay lagoon) [George Brown]

TL5402 google map for TL5402
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(10Km NNW of Brentwood), 15:50 to 15:50, Light SW breeze overcast grey

1 Tawny Owl (Latitude 51.8923 Longitude 0.2400 called once at 15:50 @surprisingly parallel alongside the main runway whilst many Ryan Air jets was landing at Stansted) [David Low]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 07:10 to 08:30, nice bit of vis mig

1 Greenshank, 12 Meadow Pipit (w), 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail (w), 8 Song Thrush (dropping in), 209 Redwing (west), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Ferry Marsh), 4 Chiffchaff, 12 Chaffinch (w), 1 Brambling, 1 Siskin, 1 Redpoll sp. (w) [Richard Allen]

Frinton-on-Sea google map for Frinton-on-Sea
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, 07:00 to 17:00, NW1-2 8/8 showers in pm, selected totals, movement to south unless stated

647 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 55 Common Scoter, 1 Great Northern Diver (@ 0951), 4 Grey Heron (in from SE then S offshore @ 1554), 75 Lapwing, 6 Great Skua, 2 Short-eared Owl (one in off to undercliff @ 0847, in then south @ 1602), 26 Skylark, 12 Swallow, 53 Robin (+ undercliff), 35 Blackbird (in off in pm), 72 Song Thrush, 608 Redwing (Early am plus small arrival in/post rain), 20 Chiffchaff, 14 Goldcrest, 832 Chaffinch (Heavy arrival in/post rain), 16 Brambling, 1532 Goldfinch, 37 Siskin, 79 Linnet, 60 Redpoll sp. [Paul Brayshaw]

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