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Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 11:50 to 15:00, Mixed! Sunshine, rain & hail
2 Spotted Redshank (1 summ plumage) 7 Sanderling 1 Purple Sandpiper 1 Cuckoo (Heard calling from main reed bed area but not seen) 3 Whimbrel [Jon Clark]


Epping 11:45 to 12:00, Cold, partly sunny, occasional light sleet showers
2 Swallow (Probably wishing they were still in Africa...) [Roger Emmens]


Walton-on-The-Naze 11:00 to 14:00, Partly cloudy, wind North Easterly light. 12c / 54f
2 Pintail (♂♀ John Weston Reserve) 2 Brent Goose (John Weston Reserve) 1 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 19 Turnstone (Hamford Water) 1 Snipe (John Weston Reserve) 1 Green Woodpecker (John Weston Reserve) 4 Swallow 6 Blackcap (Heard more than seen) 8 Teal (John Weston Reserve) 16 Wigeon (John Weston Reserve) 2 Lapwing (Overhead) 6 Chiffchaff (Heard more than seen) 12 Greenfinch (Estimated) 3 Cetti's Warbler (3 different birds calling, one sighting) [Mick Woodruff]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 15:30,
1 Little Owl (Cross lane SE ) 4 Blackcap (2pr cross lane ) 12 Chiffchaff (3prs cross lane SE . 8 east Mersea MC) 3 Song Thrush (Singing cross lane SE ) 1 Willow Warbler (Feldy view DU ) 1 Redstart (Feldy view cemetery found by jon B ,seen by DU . Seen 45min by a couple locals only (notme)) 2 Whimbrel (Ray Island DU ) 7 Swallow (4 Strood channel DU . 3 east Mersea MC ) 4 Mediterranean Gull (Strood channel DU) 6 Buzzard (Strood channel (DU) ) 3 Cetti's Warbler (East Mersea between park & oyster fishery MC ) 2 Golden Plover (East Mersea MC) [Stephen Entwistle]


Navestock 17:30 to 17:30, Bright but cold
1 Hobby (Flying along tree lined part of lane ) [Ann Darnell]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 12:00 to 13:30, Sunny. Light NW wind
1 Kittiwake (1st winter still present on water in NE corner of pit) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Pair flew in calling and settled on water for c20 minutes then flew S over road towards working gravel pits) 1 Whimbrel (Heard overhead but not seen) [George Brown]


Writtle 17:15 to 19:30, Sunny spells and cool. Only certain species recorded.
1 Black Redstart (Female. Found by Daryl Rhymes at 16.50 around the barns at Sturgeons Farm. Still present at 18.40 when I left.) 3 Snipe (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 10 Tufted Duck (Titchmarsh Reservoir) [Andrew Allen]


Wrabness 14:30 to 16:15, Sunny and overcast at times
1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Estd 140) 6 Redshank 16 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Greylag Goose 2 Red-breasted Merganser (Mid river) 2 Grey Heron 4 Little Egret 8 Dunnock 6 Blue Tit 2 Great Tit 7 Chiffchaff (I’ve never seen so many in one Reserve, maybe more than 7) 2 Kestrel 4 Blackcap (2 pairs) 1 Reed Bunting (Female) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (I watched it drumming, down Wall Lane) 2 Swallow 1 Sand Martin (I looked at the site and found the wire fencing had dropped over most of the holes so this may well be the reason they deserted this site which is a great shame.) [Peter Brittain]


Maldon 16:15 to 16:15, Sun and cloud, light NW wind.
1 Nightingale (Singing from deep in copse SE of Elms Farm Park lake.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny with light breeze
11 Yellow Wagtail 5 Meadow Pipit 4 Little Ringed Plover [Paul Chamberlain]