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Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:00 to 16:00, Cloudy, breezy
2 Cattle Egret (Still with cows in front of 2nd hhide - if you are lucky!) 1 Raven (Flew over calling near farm) 3 Marsh Harrier 11 Montagu's Harrier (Seen again on 11th. Same bird as last week. Mae in moult but not quite as tatty as seven days ago. Flew oer 3rd hide and began hunting in farmland along ridge) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Buzzard 1 Hobby 1 Short-eared Owl (Seen by photographer in front of 3rd hide at 6am!) 6 Greenshank 1 Little Ringed Plover 15 Snipe 100 Swallow 25 Yellow Wagtail (Among cows) 2 Wheatear 2 Whinchat 1 Stonechat [Graham Smith]

Chelmsford City Centre

Chelmsford City Centre 08:45 to 08:45, sunny periods
1 Grey Wagtail (flying near Wilko and one heard an hour earlier, possibly same bird near Baddow Road car park) [Mark Gregory]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 13:30 to 17:30, Sun & cloud. Chilly breeze. High tide 16:30
1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon (Immature.) 70 Ringed Plover (Approx) 150 Grey Plover (Mostly across Benfleet Creek.) 36 Lapwing 40 Dunlin (One or two still showing summer plumage.) 6 Turnstone (Perched on boats near slipway.) 500 Black-tailed Godwit (At least) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 300 Redshank (Approx) 37 Greenshank 2 Sandwich Tern (Adult & young. Near slipway.) 10 Swallow [Andrew Cox]

Westley Heights

Westley Heights 08:45 to 10:30, Cloud, some sun. Cool.
1 Green Woodpecker 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least) 2 Nuthatch 2 Treecreeper 2 Ring-necked Parakeet 1 Coal Tit 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Coombe Wood.) 1 Blackcap (Female.) [Andrew Cox]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 18:45 to 19:15, Setting sun, quick look from Layer Church for Fudge for 5th time - still not seen it!!
2 Great White Egret (Flew towards Wig Bay) 4 Ruff 3 Pintail [Matt Turner]

Stow Marsh

Stow Marsh 09:00 to 12:15, Low tide. Fresh to strong SW wind keeping the birds down low.
70 Swallow (heading west) 3 Greenshank 18 Wigeon 55 Teal 350 Golden Plover 38 Linnet 2 Yellow Wagtail 1100 Starling 2 Sand Martin 4 House Martin 160 Stock Dove 1 Merlin (female flew across the Crouch to Brandy Hole) 4 Grey Plover 18 Cormorant 1 Whimbrel 3 Great Crested Grebe (on Crouch) 360 Redshank 1 Montagu's Harrier (female keeping low spent much time in the reed filled ditches, in flight twice and perched for a while on a post. Interacted briefly with a Common Buzzard) 55 Ringed Plover 7 Dunlin 1 Buzzard 3 Twite (flew low west along the bottom of the seawall) 1 Shore Lark (On the saltmarsh of Stow Creek flew off calling when disturbed heading SW) [Alan Shearring]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 09:15 to 15:30, Dry, sun & cloud, brisk SW breeze, 20c. Sightings with Brenda.
4 Buzzard (W bank.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Juvenile, flew low over Point hide to West Bank.) 2 Hobby (W bank.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female, W bank.) 3 Ruff (Oak hide.) 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Oak hide.) 1 Snipe (Causeway.) 1 Spoonbill (Feeding off W bank from Lyster hide.) 2 Great White Egret (Both W bank.) 50 Black-tailed Godwit (plus. Widespread.) 2 Common Sandpiper (Lyster hide.) 30 Lapwing (circa) 30 Wigeon (circa.) 30 Pintail (circa.) 24 Grey Heron (At least.) 2 Little Egret 100 House Martin (Circa. Assumed House Martins, very high & distant.) [David Hale]


Langham 10:15 to 11:30, overcast and breezy
8 Wigeon (Docura's Farm) 170 Teal (Broomhouse flash) 5 Shoveler (Broomhouse flash) 10 Red-legged Partridge (covey near lagoons) 7 Little Grebe 6 Coot (2 pairs each with single juv) 2 Green Sandpiper (lagoons) 2 Snipe (Broomhouse flash) 1 Blackcap 1 Grey Wagtail (lagoons) 4 Meadow Pipit 12 Linnet [Martin Peers]


Wrabness 13:00 to 14:00, Overcast, light breeze, warm
5 Grey Plover (Still in breeding plumage) 2 Little Egret (on river) 3 Redshank ( a later visit to mistley walls showed about 300+) 3 Curlew 2 Oystercatcher 1 Blackcap (By car park ) 1 Willow Warbler (Seen with a small flock of blue, great and long tailed tits) [Paul Saward]

The Hythe, Colchester

The Hythe, Colchester 09:30 to 11:00,
1 Great White Egret (Flew upriver 11am) 3 Whinchat [Phil Carter]

The Hythe, Colchester 12:00 to 13:00,
1 Greenshank (On river between the 2 gates.) [Kevin Colling]