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Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 21:00,
1270 Swift (south) [Paul Brayshaw]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 10:00 to 13:00, low tide, cool, squally showers
1 Turtle Dove (Heard behind car park at 12.45) 15 Black-tailed Godwit (Many in summer plumage) 20 Common Tern (Several nesting on islands on scrape) 4 Egyptian Goose 2 Sedge Warbler 2 Reed Bunting 2 Skylark (rising and singing) 20 Avocet 8 Oystercatcher 2 Curlew 1 Marsh Harrier [Winifred Simmonds]

Marks Tey

Marks Tey 01:00 to 01:30, Warm but cloudy
1 Yellowhammer 1 Lesser Whitethroat (heard) 1 Green Woodpecker 2 Buzzard 2 Blackcap (heard) 1 Whitethroat 1 Kestrel [Oliver Cottis]

Little Baddow

Little Baddow 17:00 to 17:15, Cloudy, mild
200 Swift (Anywhere between 200-300, maybe more. Impossible to count. All feeding above fields between Baddow and Nounsley. Have never seen anything like it!) [Ross Wilkins]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:15 to 14:45, Cool, overcast with showers, light breeze. 16 to 18c. Sightings with Brenda. Wig Bay & LDH Causeway only.
1 Great White Egret (Wig Bay. ) 5 Little Egret 10 Common Tern (Circa.) 100 Swift (Plus.) 1 House Martin 10 Swallow 3 Black-tailed Godwit (Circled Wig Bay.) 2 Oystercatcher (Wig Bay.) 20 Lapwing (Circa.) 8 Egyptian Goose 2 Little Ringed Plover 2 Common Sandpiper (LDHC.) 2 Yellow Wagtail (Juveniles.) 12 Pied Wagtail (At least, mostly juveniles.) 2 Kestrel 2 Linnet (Pair.) 6 Stock Dove 4 Little Grebe 20 Great Crested Grebe (Circa. 2 Pair with 1 & 2 young. ) 50 Mallard (Circa. 4 Ducklings.) [David Hale]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 11:00 to 13:00,
4 Reed Bunting (males) 8 Reed Warbler (at least 2 families) 10 Linnet 9 Shelduck 12 Avocet (incl juvs) 3 Teal 7 Black-tailed Godwit (incl a Dutch-ringed limosa) 200 Swift (+ feeding low over marshes during rain) 7 Oystercatcher (incl pair with 3 chicks) 2 Corn Bunting 2 Sedge Warbler 20 Mediterranean Gull (max count 20 but plenty of coming and going) 2 Sandwich Tern [Liz Huxley]

Holland Haven 13:00 to 13:00, Grey, still and light drizzle, clearing.
5 Black-tailed Godwit (4 islandica birds and 1 Dutch colour-ringed limosa (sightings 14.25-15.25)) 11 Avocet 7 Mediterranean Gull 2 Sandwich Tern 1 Kingfisher [Sean Nixon]

Great Totham

Great Totham 09:00 to 10:00,
70 Swift (+. Conservative estimate. Several groups of up to 30 sighted between Church Rd. and Broad Street Green while walking Jake.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Stapleford Tawney

Stapleford Tawney 12:00 to 15:00, Cloudy, Drizzle
2 Little Owl (1 Adult & 1 Juvenile) 5 Yellow Wagtail (2+ Adults & 3 Juveniles in fields either side of footpath at TQ 509987) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Calling bird in bushes close to the Mole Trap pub) 2 Stock Dove 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 6 Linnet 3 Whitethroat 2 Blackcap 2 Yellowhammer 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel [Nicholas Weston]

Kelvedon Hatch

Kelvedon Hatch 04:45 to 05:00,
1 Raven (One calling from the BT mast at 04.45 this morning.) [David Jobbins]

Whetmead NR, nr Witham

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 09:00 to 11:00, Cloudy, drizzly
1 Kingfisher 12 Swift (Hawking for insects over rivers) 2 Song Thrush 1 Reed Warbler 4 Whitethroat (Singing/churring) 1 Chiffchaff (Calling) 1 Sparrowhawk (Unsuccessful pursuit of starling) 2 Little Egret [Paul Shuttleworth]