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Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 14:00, SW3-5 variable cloud then 0/8. Movement to south
116 Meadow Pipit 10 Yellow Wagtail 52 Siskin 2 Spoonbill (@ 0724 (seen 40 minutes earlier at Landguard)) 5 Marsh Harrier (1,1,3) 2 Buzzard 2 Swift 1 Short-eared Owl (@ 1208) [Paul Brayshaw]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 07:45 to 12:00, Fine and sunny, light W wind, HT
1 Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park) 20 Meadow Pipit (Flock around the head of the creek) 1 Common Sandpiper (Stanford Creek) 4 Stonechat (Near the VC) 347 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 56 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat) 30 Teal (Stanford Creek) 72 Redshank (Stanford Creek) 55 Mallard (In the managed retreat) 1 Barnacle Goose (Golden Gates) 39 Tufted Duck (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates.) 5 Pochard (Golden Gates) 46 Shoveler (Golden Gates) 3 Great Crested Grebe (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, plus one downy young, Golden Gates.) 94 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 67 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 7 Coot (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Golden Gates) 3 Buzzard (Golden Gates) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip.) 1 Sparrowhawk (Over the tip) [Paul Larkin]


Maldon 16:00 to 18:00, Garden sightings
1 Red Kite (seen from garden but it was over the town centre on Saturday 12th) 1 Buzzard 1 Hobby (Several passes over) 1 Sparrowhawk (Several passes over) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female heading east) 4 Swallow (Heading south) 1 Coal Tit (Visiting garden feeders) 1 Chiffchaff [Tony Kennelly]

Heybridge Basin

Heybridge Basin 06:15 to 09:15,
1 Knot 2 Bar-tailed Godwit 200 Black-tailed Godwit 50 Avocet 150 Ringed Plover 1 Grey Plover 50 Golden Plover 10 Curlew 2 Oystercatcher 500 Redshank 100 Dunlin 20 Little Egret 30 Greenshank 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Sedge Warbler 2 Reed Warbler 2 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap 20 Pied Wagtail 1 Yellow Wagtail 5 Cetti's Warbler 20 Wigeon [Tony Kennelly]

Naze, The

Naze, The 11:00 to 15:00, clear sky, pleasant breeze
1 Peregrine Falcon (swooped on Green Sandpiper over Walton Channel, causing it to ditch and dive. Continuous attacks exhausted the sandpiper and it was eventually siezed and carried off to Horsey. Fantastic and sad at the same time.) 1 Wheatear (sea wall) 6 Sandwich Tern (beach towards the point) 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (beach towards the point - 2 in smart plumage still) [Martin Richards]


Beckton 08:00 to 13:00, Sunny
4 Little Egret 40 Teal 3 Buzzard 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Redshank 1 Kingfisher 6 Chiffchaff 1 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Reed Warbler [Gary A James]

Wakering Stairs

Wakering Stairs 09:55 to 12:10, Falling tide, bright and sunny, SW breeze. Wall Brown and Common Lizard on seawall.
20 Little Egret 1 Marsh Harrier (Imm.) 3 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk (Imm.) 3 Kestrel 1 Hobby (Imm.) 11 Mediterranean Gull (All W/P Ads.) 30 Swallow (All juvs SW into headwind) 14 Meadow Pipit (All SW into headwing) 1 Stonechat 1 Blackcap 4 Whitethroat 2 Lesser Whitethroat 5 Chiffchaff [Mike Harris]

Langdon Hills NR EWT

Langdon Hills NR EWT 08:30 to 10:00, Sunny. Warm. Some breeze. Lincewood, Marks Hill & Willow Park.
1 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 3 Green Woodpecker (Including a juvenile in Lincewood.) 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Including two together in Lincewood.) 3 Nuthatch (At least one in Lincewood & at least two in Marks Hill.) [Andrew Cox]

Broomfield, Chelmsford

Broomfield, Chelmsford 09:00 to 10:00, Clear, breezy
1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Calling from trees in my back garden, sighted as well) [Kevin Poulton]