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Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 14:15, Cold. Clear.
5 Cattle Egret (Opposite side of road to Billets Farm, distantly with feeding cattle) 6 Bewick's Swan (Great Wigborough Bay. 3 awake, 3 asleep.) 1 Stonechat 2000 Tufted Duck (plus!!!) 2 Great White Egret 1 Egyptian Goose 4 Ruff 160 Lapwing 1 Buzzard [David Allen]

Copt Hall, Little Wigborough

Copt Hall, Little Wigborough 14:30 to 16:00, Cold. Clear.
1 Slavonian Grebe 1 Little Owl 1 Rock Pipit 140 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 5 Dunlin 10 Knot 1 Turnstone 6 Golden Plover 20 Grey Plover 2 Curlew 9 Redshank 2 Red-breasted Merganser (females very close in) 1 Yellowhammer 2 Marsh Harrier [David Allen]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 14:45, Cold and sunny, NNE wind, rising tide
2 Ring-necked Parakeet (On feeders by the outer car park) 1 Sparrowhawk (Over the managed retreat) 93 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 15 Lapwing (Mucking Bay) 1497 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 789 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 189 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 67 Teal (Mucking Bay) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Singles in Mucking Bat and Golden Gates, two on the pit to the south of the tip) 16 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river then out again) 108 Tufted Duck (Eleven on the tip to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 18 Pochard (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 112 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 9 Gadwall (Golden Gates) 9 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Little Grebe (Golden Gates) 1 Goldeneye (Female on Golden Gates) 12 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 9 Grey Plover (In the managed retreat, including one in partial breeding plumage) 18 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 1024 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 1 Red-throated Diver (On the Thames, eventually flew down river) 12 Common Scoter (Up river then on the water off Blyth Sands) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult into the managed retreat) 2 Stonechat (Pair by the VC) [Paul Larkin]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 13:45 to 16:45, Cloudy, some sun. Light showers.
23 Wigeon (At least. Creek.) 40 Teal (At least. Creek.) 60 Shoveler (Approx. End of the fleet.) 1 Kestrel (Male.) 1 Water Rail 100 Lapwing (At least. Scrape.) 25 Black-tailed Godwit (Some feeding on the creek; other flying over towards Vange.) 11 Curlew (Creek.) 8 Redshank (At least. Creek.) 2 Spotted Redshank (Creek. Possibly three. One appeared to have an injured leg.) 2 Barn Owl (Over Green Centre car park at dusk.) 1 Green Woodpecker [Andrew Cox]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 09:00 to 16:00, Selected highlights
4 Hen Harrier (Adult male, adult female, 1cy male and 1cy female) 7 Short-eared Owl 2 Peregrine Falcon (Male and female hunting together ) 2 Merlin (Females) 15 Marsh Harrier 12 Kestrel 2 Great White Egret 1 Glaucous Gull (2nd/3rd cy flew east up River Crouch) 6 Stonechat 3000 Golden Plover 600 Wigeon 70 Pintail 40 Black-tailed Godwit [Steve Grimwade]

Beckton

Beckton 09:00 to 13:00, Cloudy North wind
1 Pochard 1 Curlew 11 Black-tailed Godwit 50 Redshank 2 Woodcock 2 Snipe 1 Yellow-legged Gull 12 Fieldfare [Gary A James]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00,
1 Long-tailed Duck (Female/juv type) 2 Goosander 1 Peregrine Falcon 10 Black-tailed Godwit [David Jobbins]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 09:00 to 10:00, Sunny, cold.
1 Nuthatch (Feeding on hornbeam seeds.) [Andrew Cox]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 08:00 to 09:00, Sunny, cold.
4 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Nuthatch 2 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]