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).

Saturday 16 December 2017

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 13:10 to 15:45, Sunny, becoming cloudy,

3 Tufted Duck (Two males, one female), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Carrying prey item), 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Fieldfare (At least), 3 Song Thrush, 10 Redwing (At least), 10 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Goldfinch (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 12:00 to 14:00, Sunny but cold

Dartford Warbler (Peter Triston) (110546 bytes) Dartford Warbler (Peter Triston) (137859 bytes) Dartford Warbler (Peter Triston) (140375 bytes) 1 Dartford Warbler (Close to Island hide) [Peter Triston]

Walton-on-The-Naze google map for Walton-on-The-Naze
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, 11:30 to 11:35, Cold, sunny, high tide

Black Redstart on roof of beach hut at Walton (Winifred Simmonds) (199784 bytes) Black Redstart on steps of beach hut at Walton (Winifred Simmonds) (81184 bytes) 1 Black Redstart (On beach huts below Hipkin's Tea Room ) [Winifred Simmonds]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 10:30 to 12:00, sunny

1 Mute Swan, 20 Greylag Goose, 10 Shelduck, 6 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 10 Pochard, 3 Smew, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 30 Cormorant (+), 1 Little Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 10 Coot, 50 Lapwing (+), 3 Skylark, 50 Fieldfare (+), 10 Redwing, 5 Blue Tit [Kevin Yates]

Tilbury google map for Tilbury
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, 10:00 to 12:00, Cold, fine and sunny, W wind, HT

6 Shelduck (Rafting on the river), 7 Gadwall (Rafting on the river), 134 Teal (Rafting on the river), 11 Mallard (Rafting on the river), 2 Peregrine Falcon (On P Stn, pair, one eating prey), 10 Avocet (Rafting on the river), 10 Lapwing (Roosting under sea wall), 14 Redshank (Roosting under sea wall), 42 Fieldfare (Single flock flew high SW into Kent with one Redwing), 1 Redwing (With Fieldfare SW into Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Thorndon CP (North) google map for Thorndon CP (North)
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, 09:10 to 10:10, Sunny, cold

2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing (At least), 1 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper [Andrew Cox]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 09:00 to 10:20, Cold icy bright.

1 Little Egret (Pond at hillys.), 1 Kingfisher ( pond on hilly fields shadowing a little egret.), 2 Wren, 3 Redwing (Eating berries), 1 Mistle Thrush (Hilly fields .), 6 Long-tailed Tit (Troop with blue tits), 1 Jay, 2 Goldfinch [Karl Kennedy]

Great Baddow, Chelmsford google map for Great Baddow, Chelmsford
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, 08:15 to 12:00, sunny, cold

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Redwing (at least), 1 Coal Tit, 12 Lesser Redpoll [Sean Gregory]

Thorndon CP (South) google map for Thorndon CP (South)
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, 08:10 to 09:10, Sunny, cold.

1 Egyptian Goose, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Meadow Pipit, 18 Fieldfare (Approx), 10 Redwing (At least), 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Lesser Redpoll [Andrew Cox]

TL9708 google map for TL9708
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About TL9708
OS 1km grid square TL9708
(9Km S of Abberton Rsvr), 08:00 to 12:30, Swallow Birding Blackwater boat trip

1 Scaup (Female off eastern end of Osea Island), Common Scoter (Steve Grimwade) (62405 bytes) Common Scoter (Steve Grimwade) (62405 bytes) 16 Common Scoter, Goldeneye (Steve Grimwade) (24068 bytes) 30 Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser (Steve Grimwade) (71994 bytes) 35 Red-breasted Merganser, Great Northern Diver (Steve Grimwade) (70234 bytes) 5 Great Northern Diver, 8 Little Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe (1 Tollesbury Channel, 1 Rolls Farm), 2 Shag (Adults off West Mersea), Glossy Ibis (Steve Grimwade) (35683 bytes) 1 Glossy Ibis (In flight on north shore of Salcott Channel), 1 Red Kite (Flew north over River Blackwater from St. Lawrence to Rolls Farm), 9 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 170 Avocet (120 Tollesbury Channel, 50 Salcott Channel ), 1 Guillemot (East of Rolls Farm ) [Steve Grimwade]

Tollesbury Wick NR EWT google map for Tollesbury Wick NR EWT
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, 08:00 to 15:00, Sightings along River Blackwater

2 Scaup, 11 Common Scoter, 20 Goldeneye, 29 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Shag, 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Guillemot [Darrell Stile]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 07:40 to 11:40, cold with sharp frost; north-westerly wind; clear; rising tide

2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Sparrowhawk (three in air together at one point), 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin (over saltmarsh towards Stone Point), 70 Avocet (+, roosting in Salt Creek), 1 Purple Sandpiper (feeding on shore just north of tidal lagoons), 1 Snipe, 6 Stonechat (Walton Hall Marshes, at least three pairs - probably four but mobile), 5 Song Thrush, 2 Goldcrest [Brian Combes]

Friday 15 December 2017

Kelvedon Hatch google map for Kelvedon Hatch
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, 16:00 to 16:15

25 Greenfinch (circled Frog Street to roost in conifer plantation at Ongar Road end of road) [Andrew Stroud]

Hatfield Broad Oak google map for Hatfield Broad Oak
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, 14:00 to 15:00

1 Sparrowhawk (male - all birds in area between Hatfield Forest and Great Canfield), 30 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 350 Jackdaw, 1 Rook, 1 Bullfinch [Andrew Stroud]

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

1 Kestrel (Wycke Hill retail park), 100 Golden Plover (in fields south of Limebrook Way), 40 Fieldfare (opposite stables on A414) [Tony Kennelly]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge google map for Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
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, 13:00 to 15:15, Cold fresh wind 3 c Tide going out

500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Only 3 juvs), 100 Wigeon (On the Crouch), 270 Pintail (Bridgemarsh island), 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Shag (Adult plus Juv floated out with the tide past Fambridge Ferry), 1 Merlin (Low over the fields), 1 Knot (Bridgemarsh island), 700 Dunlin, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Stonechat (Male), 40 Linnet (On saltmarsh) [Alan Shearring]

The Hythe, Colchester google map for The Hythe, Colchester
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, 11:15 to 12:45, Damp and overcast

3 Little Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Avocet, 1 Grey Plover, 50 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 3 Curlew, 10 Redshank (circa), 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Fieldfare, 5 Song Thrush, 2 Yellowhammer [Matt Turner]

Hanningfield Reservoir google map for Hanningfield Reservoir
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, 11:00 to 13:00, Sun & clouds. Becoming breezy. Cold.

150 Wigeon (At least), 2 Pintail (Males), 14 Pochard, 9 Goldeneye (Three males, six females), 2 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper [Andrew Cox]

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

2 Lapland Bunting [Clive Atkins]

Borley google map for Borley
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, 09:40 to 12:00, sunny intervals, few showers, cold & breezy

40 Red-legged Partridge (released birds), 1 Buzzard, 50 Common Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 60 Skylark, 20 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 60 Redwing (+), 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Jay, 200 Jackdaw (+), 500 Rook (circa), 30 Starling, 14 Greenfinch, 1 Bullfinch, 20 Yellowhammer [Martin Peers]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 08:00 to 10:00, Overcast, odd showers. Then sunny. Cold. Dunton Plotlands.

2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail (Flew over the lake), 15 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 25 Redwing (At least), 13 Goldfinch (At least), 21 Siskin, 4 Bullfinch, 5 Hawfinch (Flew over my head. Disappeared into the SW corner; or beyond.) [Andrew Cox]

Thursday 14 December 2017

Rayne google map for Rayne
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, 15:40 to 15:50, cold clear

1 Red Kite (unseen bird heard calling, presumably roosting, in copse at end of Rayne Hall Farm Lane (also one (same?) low over village on 12th ) [Andrew Goodey]

Rayne google map for Rayne
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, 15:40 to 15:50, cold clear

1 Red Kite (unseen bird heard calling, presumably roosting, in copse at end of Rayne Hall Farm Lane (also one (same?) low over village on 12th ) [Andrew Goodey]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 15:00 to 16:00

5 Goosander (3m, 2f on river near Alresford Grange wood) [Richard Allen]

Jaywick google map for Jaywick
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, 14:00 to 15:30, Sunny.

1 Oystercatcher, 1 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin, 2 Redshank, 5 Skylark, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, Snow bunting 1 (David Allen) (125609 bytes) Snow bunting 2 (David Allen) (151263 bytes) Snow bunting 3 (David Allen) (146109 bytes) 10 Snow Bunting (opposite Brookland Gardens on tide line. Later flew to St Osyth behind Sailor Boy cafe on grass.) [David Allen]

Cudmore Grove CP, Mersea Island google map for Cudmore Grove CP, Mersea Island
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, 12:30 to 14:30, Bright Sunny cold wind approaching LT Selected highlights

3 Avocet (Individuals ), 20 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover (Spread out individuals), 2 Stonechat (Pair close views but no other small birds apart from a few Meadow Pipit ) [Stephen Dutton]

Tollesbury Wick NR EWT google map for Tollesbury Wick NR EWT
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, 12:00 to 15:30

300 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Including Dutch ringed Bird from Terschelling.), 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Black Brant, 12 Common Scoter, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Stonechat [Darrell Stile]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 11:45 to 14:00, Sunny with cold SW wind

0 Ring-necked Duck (No sign of today), Slavonian Grebe (Peter Triston) (110847 bytes) Slavonian Grebe (Peter Triston) (102283 bytes) Goosander  female (Peter Triston) (116250 bytes) 33 Goosander (east of LDLH causeway), 1 Slavonian Grebe (east of LDLH causeway), 2 Bittern (west of LB causeway) [Peter Triston]

TL9720 google map for TL9720
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About TL9720
OS 1km grid square TL9720
(3Km NNW of Abberton Rsvr), 11:00 to 11:30, Layer de la Haye garden.

1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Blackbird, 1 Coal Tit, 6 Blue Tit, Brambling (David Allen) (134141 bytes) 2 Brambling, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch [David Allen]

Hanningfield Reservoir google map for Hanningfield Reservoir
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, 10:20 to 16:00, Dry, sunny, stiff WSW breeze. 4c.

40 Mallard (circa.), 8 Goldeneye (3 male 5 female.), 2 Goosander (pair.), 3 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 50 Lapwing (circa.), 3 Ruff, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (Rawl hide.), 20 Great Black-backed Gull (circa.), 1 Kingfisher (on dipping pond, seen & photographed by fellow birder.), 6 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail (David Hale) (136599 bytes) Grey Wagtail (David Hale) (133195 bytes) 2 Grey Wagtail (Rawl hide.), 20 Pied Wagtail (at least.), Robin (David Hale) (60576 bytes) Robin (David Hale) (58032 bytes) 12 Robin (circa.), 1 Goldcrest (several dead birds around reserve, including a Cygnet, Teal, C Crow, gulls plus a few unidentified birds. Probably victims of the weather.), 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Linnet (Brenda &) [David Hale]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 09:30 to 13:00, Dry but windy

32 Goosander (21 male, 11 female LDHC), 1 Slavonian Grebe (LDHC), 1 Bittern (Standing vertically in west reedbank LBC ), 1 Great White Egret (LBC), 1 Water Rail (Heard 'chipping' near wier), 20 Golden Plover (circa mixed with Lapwing ), 2 Ruff (In field opposite WBH), 1 Kingfisher (LDHC) [Matt Turner]

Jaywick google map for Jaywick
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, 08:40 to 09:15, Falling tide; sunny with slight haze; force 3 SW, 4C; Walked tideline.

Snow Bunting Immature male and female showing 1st winter wing pattern of each. (Graham Ekins) (84983 bytes) Winter Male Snow Bunting (Graham Ekins) (90447 bytes) Winter Male Snow Bunting (Graham Ekins) (87225 bytes) Part of Snow Bunting flock of 12 (Graham Ekins) (59613 bytes) 12 Snow Bunting (Including 2 imm &1ad M all very jumpy, could not get very close. Feeding on high tide debris from point to 0.75km N. ) [Graham Ekins]

Holland Haven google map for Holland Haven
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, 07:55 to 08:15, Force 2/3 SW, clear and cold; some distant haze, near high tide.

Very distant record shot of the 2 Purple sandpipers distantly on breakwater (Graham Ekins) (71372 bytes) Distant record view of 1 of the 2 Purple Sandpipers (Graham Ekins) (88560 bytes) Distant record view of 1 of the 2 Purple Sandpipers (Graham Ekins) (85209 bytes) 2 Purple Sandpiper (Distantly on breakwater near sailing club) [Graham Ekins]

Wednesday 13 December 2017

TL9720 google map for TL9720
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About TL9720
OS 1km grid square TL9720
(3Km NNW of Abberton Rsvr), 13:00 to 14:30, Grey. Layer garden observation.

2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male and female on nuts), 1 Pied Wagtail (female), 10 Blackbird, 1 Coal Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 15 House Sparrow, 1 Brambling, 14 Goldfinch [David Allen]

Tilbury google map for Tilbury
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, 10:00 to 12:00, Falling tide, overcast with showers, SW wind

1 Shelduck (On foreshore by the fort), 4 Gadwall (On STW outfall), 161 Teal (On foreshore by the fort), 46 Mallard (On STW outfall), 6 Avocet (On foreshore by the fort), 8 Lapwing (On foreshore by ferry terminal), 1 Dunlin (On foreshore by ferry terminal), 4 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by the fort), 1 Curlew (On foreshore by the fort), 17 Redshank (On foreshore between ferry terminal and the fort) [Paul Larkin]

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 15:20 to 16:00, Cold, still and sunny. Large parts of reservoir frozen at West End

Ring-necked duck (Sean Nixon) (39265 bytes) Ring-necked duck (Sean Nixon) (40629 bytes) Ring-necked duck (Sean Nixon) (203950 bytes) 1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake from LB causeway), 8 Goldeneye, 35 Goosander (LdlH causeway), Great White Egret (Sean Nixon) (74099 bytes) Great White Egret (Sean Nixon) (191942 bytes) 3 Great White Egret (Roasted at N end of LB causeway), 1 Water Rail [Sean Nixon]

Wrabness google map for Wrabness
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, 15:15 to 15:45

1 Great Northern Diver [Edward Keeble]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 15:00 to 15:15

Dartford Warbler (record shot) (David L Smith) (88574 bytes) 1 Dartford Warbler (From Gwen's Hide) [David L Smith]

Jaywick google map for Jaywick
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, 15:00 to 15:00

10 Snow Bunting (Along Beach) [Darrell Stile]

Colchester google map for Colchester
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, 13:15 to 14:00, Sunny, but very cold. Snow covering.

Goosander (Sean Nixon) (32973 bytes) Goosander (Sean Nixon) (46642 bytes) Goosander (Sean Nixon) (38046 bytes) Goosander (Sean Nixon) (47257 bytes) 2 Goosander (River Colne, Riverside Estate), 3 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher (Riverside Estate), 4 Redwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff (Riverside Estate), 4 Goldcrest, 2 Siskin (Riverside Estate) [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 13:00 to 13:30, Cold, clear. W end of reservoir largely frozen.

57 Goosander (From Layer DLH causeway, E side. Submitted because considerably higher than other count for same day. 19 males, 38 females.), 1 Bittern (From Layer Breton causeway, W side. Another observer said three had been seen at once a little earlier.), 2 Great White Egret (1 from LB causeway, E side (another said to be present); one from Hide Bay hide on reserve.) [Simon Banks]

Monday 11 December 2017

Epping google map for Epping
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, 18:00 to 18:10, Frosty, lying snow

86 Pied Wagtail (Roost in Epping High Street) [Roger Emmens]

North Fambridge google map for North Fambridge
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, 14:30 to 14:30, Sleet, Rain, Snow,Chilly in the shade

3 White-fronted Goose (In pasture with joint flock of Brent Geese & Greylag location Little Hayes Farm- besides Railway track, best viewed from Road between North Fambridge & South Woodham Ferrers. This is a former site used by Whitefronts in the mid 1980’s to early 1990’s. It’s worth checking the Corn strips on Stow Marsh viewed from high ground on road as sometimes holds GreyGeese. The road to Little Hayes Farm is very narrow & is in constant use by farm vehicles, there’s a footpath that goes over the rail line & crossing its very muddy& treacherous with large cattle hoof prints. Wellingtons essential), 16 Greylag Goose, 67 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Sparrowhawk (Muskett), 27 Fieldfare [David Low]

Tilbury google map for Tilbury
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, 14:00 to 15:30, Cold, N wind, rising tide, sleet

14 Mute Swan (On STW outfall), 4 Shelduck (On foreshore by the fort), 6 Teal (On STW outfall), 1 Mallard (On STW outfall), 1 Hen Harrier (Sub adult male over to Kent), 5 Avocet (On foreshore by the fort), 367 Dunlin (On foreshore between the P Stn and the new landfill), 2 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by the fort), 1 Curlew (On foreshore by the fort), 4 Redshank (On foreshore by the fort), 2 Kittiwake (Adults up river behind a tug) [Paul Larkin]

TL8511 google map for TL8511
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About TL8511
OS 1km grid square TL8511
(5Km N of Maldon), 13:00 to 13:15, Snowing.

30 Goldfinch (+. In gardens, Prince of Wales Road.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Bicknacre google map for Bicknacre
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, 08:30 to 15:30, Rain to start turning to light snow and sleet

7 Blackbird (Stripping berries with Redwing), 1 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing (+, Stripping holly berries in the neighbours garden on and off all day), 3 Coal Tit, 20 Blue Tit (+, Feeding on garden feeders with other tits), 10 Great Tit (+), 12 Jackdaw, 2 Chaffinch [Paul Fletcher]

Canvey Island, Thames Estuary google map for Canvey Island, Thames Estuary
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, 07:45 to 09:30, Canvey Point - falling tide

9 Common Scoter (Up river @ 8.03am), 1 Red-throated Diver (Landed off point), 5 Gannet (All adults), 30 Golden Plover (Essex to Kent), 411 Knot (Flock of 400 E to K +11 past point), 3 Sanderling (Past point), 1 Arctic Skua (Up river @ 9.25am), 1 Great Skua (Up river ), 11 Kittiwake (9 Adults+ 2 1st winters up river) [David Morrison]

Sunday 10 December 2017

Langford, near Maldon google map for Langford, near Maldon
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, 15:15 to 15:20, Snowy

1 Brambling (single male briefly seen from garden) [Stephen Shelley]

Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead google map for Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead
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, 15:00 to 15:00, cold, 2'' of snow on ground

2 Snipe (flushd from ditch) [Ian Tarbin]

Maldon google map for Maldon
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, 14:15 to 16:00, Snowy Early flood tide walk from Hythe Quay to Limbourne Creek and back

40 Greylag Goose (+), 100 Canada Goose (+), 300 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+, 2 up river opposite park lake), 100 Shelduck (+), 100 Wigeon (+), 150 Teal (+), 30 Mallard (+), 8 Pintail, 10 Little Grebe (+), 1 Little Egret, 150 Avocet (+, Small groups from Hythe Quay( now regular here) to end of Prom 2 large flocks between end of Prom and Northey Road), 1 Ringed Plover, 100 Golden Plover (+), 1 Grey Plover, 40 Lapwing (+), 1 Dunlin (Huge numbers all waders feeding at waters edge not on snow covered mud ), 100 Black-tailed Godwit (+, Unusually none up river of end of Prom), 50 Redshank (+), 1 Wren, 8 Reed Bunting [Paul Jeffries]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 14:00 to 15:00, Ferry Marsh

1 Spotted Redshank (flew down river), 1 Green Sandpiper (flew up river) [Richard Allen]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) google map for Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
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About Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
TQ6980
, 11:30 to 14:00, Cold, light W wind, snow eventually stopped play due to lack of visibility

9 Teal (1 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 9 Shoveler (4 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 12 Pochard (8 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 55 Tufted Duck (4 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 1 Goldeneye (Golden Gates), 1 Goosander (Golden Gates), 2 Little Grebe (Golden Gates), 3 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates), 1 Black-necked Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 26 Coot (6 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Maldon google map for Maldon
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, 10:45 to 12:00, Snowy at feeders in garden

1 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 2 Coal Tit, 4 Blue Tit (+), 2 Great Tit (+), 8 Starling (+, One with white tail), 6 House Sparrow (+), 1 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch (+), 2 Goldfinch [Paul Jeffries]

Laindon google map for Laindon
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, 10:00 to 15:00, Snow

1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 4 Blue Tit (At least), 4 Great Tit (At least), 1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 11 Chaffinch, 5 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]

TM0028 google map for TM0028
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About TM0028
OS 1km grid square TM0028
(3Km NNE of Colchester), 10:00 to 10:30, Heavy snow, thought I'd have a quick look in the garden

2 Collared Dove, 1 Dunnock, Blue Tit in snow (Matt Turner) (59410 bytes) 1 Blue Tit, Starling in snow (Matt Turner) (90656 bytes) 7 Starling, 3 House Sparrow, Greenfinch on bird table (Matt Turner) (81976 bytes) 2 Greenfinch [Matt Turner]

Bicknacre google map for Bicknacre
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, 09:00 to 15:30, Snow

2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Dunnock, 5 Blackbird (+), 15 Redwing (+, Flew in to neighbouring garden feeding on holly berries on and off for most of the day increasing in number by late afternoon.), 10 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Coal Tit, 20 Blue Tit (+, Rest of the birds all feeding on garden feeders. ), 10 Great Tit, 2 Chaffinch [Paul Fletcher]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 08:15 to 09:45, Snow

2 Goldcrest, 5 Long-tailed Tit (At least), 9 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch (At least) [Andrew Cox]

Saturday 09 December 2017

Stock google map for Stock
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, 21:30 to 21:30

1 Barn Owl (Flew across & above Stock Road traffic following Stock Brook ) [Andrew Stroud]

TM0733 google map for TM0733
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About TM0733
OS 1km grid square TM0733
(4Km WNW of Manningtree), 14:00 to 14:30, Just over border, but 4 Hawfinches at Flatford, in NE corner of Church Field

1 Little Owl, 50 Redwing (+), 4 Hawfinch (in tops of trees calling, Ne corner of Church Field, Flatford) [Richard Allen]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 13:40 to 15:00, Mainly sunny and cold. W wind. All observations from Layer Breton causeway.

100 Shoveler (+, a lot still present.), 3 Smew (redheads together SW of causeway.), 1 Little Egret (out to SE.), 1 Great White Egret (out to SE.), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail (heard near weir.), Glaucous gull, Abberton Reservoir, 9/12/17 (George Brown) (109851 bytes) 1 Glaucous Gull (1st winter bird alone on water SW of causeway then later on small island out to W of bridge at S end.) [George Brown]

Langham google map for Langham
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, 11:45 to 13:15, sunny and cold

74 Wigeon, 9 Teal, 7 Little Grebe, 25 Coot, 12 Lapwing, 5 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper (ww lagoons), 1 Kingfisher, 10 Redwing, 100 Chaffinch (circa), 20 Linnet, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 14 Yellowhammer [Martin Peers]

West Mersea google map for West Mersea
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, 11:40 to 12:00

1 Common Scoter, 1 Shag (Near packing shed, seen on Lady Grace boat trip) [Hadden Turner]

Holland Haven google map for Holland Haven
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, 11:20 to 12:50, Cold, clear, moderate wind

5 Pink-footed Goose (In field to landward of flooded area. ), 68 Wigeon (Flock on sea), 1 Buzzard (Very dark bird, very likely Ist winter. Attacked SE Owl as above. ), 1 Short-eared Owl (Hunting behind and just N of flooded area when attacked by Common Buzzard (looked like seeing off hunting rival rather than attempt to predate). Owl rose very high before coming down about a mile to the N, just S of the golf course. ) [Simon Banks]

Great Baddow, Chelmsford google map for Great Baddow, Chelmsford
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, 11:00 to 12:50, sunny periods, clouding over cold northerly winds

1 Marsh Harrier (female/immature type flew SE (2nd garden record)), 1 Sparrowhawk (female south), 10 Lapwing (northeast), 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blackcap (male and female), 2 Coal Tit, 7 Lesser Redpoll [Sean Gregory]

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, 11:00 to 13:15, Sunny, cold

1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Bullfinch (Male, plus one calling.), Female hawfinch, Thorndon Park (Andrew Cox) (56558 bytes) 4 Hawfinch (Male, female & two others in the Old Park area(Woodland Trust). Possibly same birds seen in Thorndon South earlier. ) [Andrew Cox]

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, 08:10 to 11:00, Sunny, cold.

1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Fieldfare, 3 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 30 Goldfinch (At least), 4 Hawfinch (Rookery Wood area.) [Andrew Cox]

Naze, The google map for Naze, The
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, 07:30 to 13:20, cold with sharp frost; westerly wind; mainly clear; low tide, rising

2 Great Crested Grebe (1 off Stone Point and 1 in Walton Channel), 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Merlin (towards Stone Point), 1 Peregrine Falcon (over Horsey Island), 1 Snipe, 6 Stonechat (Walton Hall Marshes), 2 Redwing, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Friday 08 December 2017

TL7106 google map for TL7106
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(1.1Km ESE of Chelmsford), 16:15 to 16:15, light fading, cool

1 Grey Wagtail (flew across river towards Highbridge Road bridge) [Mark Gregory]

Langdon Hills NR EWT google map for Langdon Hills NR EWT
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, 15:00 to 15:40, Sunny, cold. Dunton Plotlands

2 Fieldfare, 15 Redwing (At least), 4 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]

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, 14:40 to 15:40, Windy!

340 Wigeon, 52 Goosander, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 10 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 10 Pied Wagtail [David Allen]

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, 13:00 to 15:30, Sunny very cold 2deg blustery

4 Goldeneye (2m 2 fm LBC), 40 Goosander (LDHC), 1 Slavonian Grebe (LDHC but fairly distant), 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male flushed Snipe from edge of reservoir ), 1 Redshank (LDHC), 2 Stonechat (Near Gwens Hide but no show from Dartford) [Stephen Dutton]

Woodham Walter google map for Woodham Walter
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, 13:00 to 13:00

6 Redwing (In garden and golf courses.) [Oliver Mann]

Warley Place NR google map for Warley Place NR
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, 12:20 to 15:50, Dry, sun & cloud, cold breeze, 6c dropped to 2c as leaving at 15 50.

1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Moorhen (climbing high up tree's for berries.), 100 Wood Pigeon (plus, over meadow.), Grey Wagtail (David Hale) (120807 bytes) Grey Wagtail (David Hale) (116037 bytes) 1 Grey Wagtail (feeding around edge of pond.), 1 Dunnock, 2 Robin, 5 Redwing, Coal Tit (David Hale) (60876 bytes) 2 Coal Tit (possibly more.), 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, Nuthatch (David Hale) (60032 bytes) Nuthatch (David Hale) (96362 bytes) 2 Nuthatch, Magpie (David Hale) (58443 bytes) 3 Magpie, 10 Jackdaw (circa.), 1 Chaffinch (female with severe fungal growth on both feet. Brenda &) [David Hale]

Walton-on-The-Naze google map for Walton-on-The-Naze
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, 10:30 to 14:00, Cold, bright, NW wind

500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 10 Golden Plover, 400 Knot, 7 Sanderling, 2 Shore Lark (on beach towards point), 4 Stonechat (2 pairs along seawall) [John McLaughlin]

West Mersea google map for West Mersea
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, 10:10 to 12:15, Tern sp pos Forster rather distant fishing creeks towards Tollesbury then fly past Packing Shed

1 Black Brant, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 3 Great Northern Diver (1 off Seaview, 2 off St Peters), 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Mediterranean Gull [Richard Allen]

Epping Forest google map for Epping Forest
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, 09:00 to 10:30

2 Raven (flying north over Warren plantation toward Copt Hall) [Alan Harris]

East Tilbury google map for East Tilbury
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, 08:30 to 14:30, Cold, bright and sunny, strong WNW wind, rising tide

278 Shelduck, 266 Teal, 24 Little Grebe (In the moat), 1 Great Crested Grebe (On the river), 747 Avocet, 6 Ringed Plover, 159 Grey Plover, 72 Lapwing (Over from Kent), 106 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 53 Curlew, 1 Turnstone, 6 Stonechat [Paul Larkin]

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, 08:00 to 10:00, Sunny, cold. Lincewood & Marks Hill

1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Goldcrest, 14 Long-tailed Tit (At least), 1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll [Andrew Cox]

Wednesday 06 December 2017

Chalkney Wood google map for Chalkney Wood
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, 13:45 to 14:00

6 Hawfinch (Perched in Hornbeam.) [Darrell Stile]

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, 12:00 to 12:15

1 Kingfisher [Mark Fisher]

Wivenhoe google map for Wivenhoe
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, 12:00 to 13:00

8 Gadwall (smaller lake), 3 Shoveler (smaller lake; 1 female, 2 males), 3 Goosander (larger lake; 1 female, 2 males), 2 Great Crested Grebe (larger lake; 1 adult still in partial summer plumage and 1 juv), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker (on cricket field), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Treecreeper (high in trees by smaller lake) [Keith Brooke]

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, 11:50 to 14:40, overcast

5 Shelduck, 306 Pochard (+), 42 Goldeneye (+), 47 Goosander, 1 Slavonian Grebe (LDLH c/way), 1 Black-necked Grebe (Hide Bay), 1 Great White Egret (Wigborough Bay), 150 Golden Plover (circa, all waders Wig Bay), 245 Lapwing, 2 Little Stint, 22 Dunlin, 11 Ruff, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 3 Stonechat, 1 Cetti's Warbler (LB c/way), 1 Dartford Warbler (between Island and Gwens hides) [Martin Peers]

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, 11:30 to 16:00, High tide, cool, dry.

1000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+ Large flock on river at high tide), 2 Goldeneye (River), 6 Red-breasted Merganser (Geedon Creek), 1 Goosander (Female, river), 12 Marsh Harrier (+ Mainly Geedon Saltings and Langenhoe), 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail, Geedon Saltings), 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail (Scrape), 500 Avocet (+ Two rafts on river at high tide. Many large flocks of waders on the move over high tide.), 1000 Golden Plover (+), 1000 Knot (+ ), 200 Black-tailed Godwit, 400 Bar-tailed Godwit (+ ), 15 Turnstone (Roosting on buoy), 1 Guillemot (Drifted upriver on tide to buoy 19), 1 Barn Owl (Visitor centre late pm), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch [Ken Hudgell]

Tilbury google map for Tilbury
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, 10:30 to 13:00, Overcast, SW wind, rising tide

9 Shelduck (One in the moat, the rest on the foreshore), 3 Gadwall (On the STW outfall), 91 Teal (6 in the fort the rest on the STW outfall), 46 Mallard (4 in the fort the rest on the STW outfall), 10 Pochard (In the moat), 18 Little Grebe (In the moat), 1 Grey Heron (In the fort), 1 Black-tailed Godwit (On the foreshore), 21 Redshank (15 in the moat, the rest on the foreshore), 1 Rock Pipit (On the sea wall by the ferry terminal), 1 Grey Wagtail (In the horse paddocks), 17 Pied Wagtail (In the fort), 20 Linnet (In the fort) [Paul Larkin]

Abberton Reservoir google map for Abberton Reservoir
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, 09:00 to 16:00

Smew (Steve Grimwade) (57401 bytes) Smew (Steve Grimwade) (37192 bytes) 3 Smew (LB cway), Goosander (Steve Grimwade) (20021 bytes) 41 Goosander, Slavonian Grebe (Steve Grimwade) (54234 bytes) 1 Slavonian Grebe (LDLH cway), 3 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult female LB cway), 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Males (pumping station and Hide Bay)), 1 Water Rail (LB cway), 3 Little Stint (Wigborough Bay), 9 Dunlin, 7 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Barn Owl (North of visitor centre on main road), 1 Kingfisher (LDLH cway), 3 Stonechat, 1 Cetti's Warbler (LB cway), 1 Dartford Warbler (Between Gwens and Island hide) [Steve Grimwade]

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, 08:30 to 08:30, Not very nice

3 Blackcap (2 male, 1 female all within a metre in my garden) [Graham Upton]

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, 06:00 to 06:00

1 Tawny Owl (in my father's garden this morning. Hooting from roof of house.) [Andrew Stroud]

Tuesday 05 December 2017

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, 10:30 to 11:30, Cloudy, slight wind

2 Shoveler (East side of main causeway), 4 Tufted Duck (East side of main causeway), 1 Goldeneye (East side of main causeway), 2 Slavonian Grebe (East side of main causeway - with fish in beak) [Michael Davies]

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, 10:20 to 15:50, Light breeze, dry, overcast, 8c.

50 Pintail (circa. Wig Bay.), 51 Goosander (higher numbers reported by others. LDHC.), 1 Slavonian Grebe (LDHC. Feeding close to wall.), 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon (On white pump house opposite Island hide. ), 2 Ringed Plover (Island hide.), 1 Dunlin (Wig Bay.), 1 Ruff (Wigborough Bay.), 8 Common Gull (Wig Bay.), 4 Stonechat (2 pair.), 1 Dartford Warbler (Showing well between Gwen's hide & Island hide. Feeding along with 2 pair of Stonechat. Brenda &) [David Hale]

Epping google map for Epping
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, 10:20 to 10:25

1 Red Kite (Drifting west over the town) [Roger Emmens]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge google map for Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge
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, 09:10 to 11:20

50 Barnacle Goose (circa, or hybrids), 300 Teal (circa), 15 Shoveler (circa), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier (immature), 5 Oystercatcher, 100 Golden Plover (circa, on estuary), 1 Grey Plover, 250 Lapwing (circa), 300 Dunlin (circa), 20 Black-tailed Godwit (circa), 8 Curlew, 100 Redshank (circa), 3 Linnet, 1 Corn Bunting (singing) [Paul Gymer]

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, 09:00 to 16:00, Intermittent glances to sea, 8/8, very grey, W2-3. Movement generally to the north unless stated (although at times I was watching northbound divers whilst others at Holland Haven were seeing southbound birds!). Selected totals

43 Common Scoter (11N 32S), 159 Red-throated Diver (131N 38S (latter all mid-pm)), 10 Black-throated Diver (@1014, 1032, 1200, 1217, 1230 (2), 1330 (2, paused on sea for a time),1542 (2). Pretty sure that is my highest day count of this species. Potentially more around as bird seen moving south at Holland Haven by others not seen by me), 1 Great Northern Diver (@1112), 1 Shag (ad S @ 1135), 2 Great Skua (@ 1015, 1417), 2 Guillemot, 16 Blackbird (still small numbers arriving overnight or early am in off (also a few Redwing most days lately)) [Paul Brayshaw]

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

1 Short-eared Owl (entry for 0800 tuesday should read 1100 to 1600 MONDAY) [David Torrice]

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, 08:00 to 08:00, sunny, no wind, falling tide

200 Knot (+, flock of knot and dunlin resting on island in tidal lagoon), 1 Purple Sandpiper (On the beach in front of the tidal salt marsh with a group of sanderlings and ringed plover.), 1 Short-eared Owl (hunting on the marsh inside the sea wall by hamford water.) [David Torrice]

Monday 04 December 2017

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, 15:25 to 15:25, Sunny, mild.

Dartford Warbler at Abberton Reservoir (David Curle) (75724 bytes) 1 Dartford Warbler (From Island Hide towards Gwen's Hide in low vegetation accompanied by 1 male and 1 female Stonechat.) [David Curle]

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, 11:30 to 12:45, Sunny, mild, very high tide

4 Mute Swan, 175 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 16 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 2 Mallard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 27 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Water Rail, 45 Oystercatcher, 13 Curlew, 155 Redshank, 55 Black-headed Gull, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Robin, 7 Blackbird, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 4 Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 11 Goldfinch [Mark Bridges]

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(1.1Km ESE of Chelmsford), 07:40 to 07:40, overcast, dull, cool

1 Mistle Thrush (calling), 2 Siskin (at least in alders by bridge to ERO in Baddow Road car park) [Mark Gregory]

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