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Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 12:30, Broken cloud, lightW wind, rising tide
4 Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park) 10 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest a Golden Gates) 59 Tufted Duck (19 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest a Golden Gates) 22 Pochard (19 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest a Golden Gates) 91 Teal (Two on Golden Gates, the rest Mucking Bay) 18 Shoveler (16 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest a Golden Gates) 3 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 38 Stock Dove (Golden Gates) 1 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip.) 2 Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip.) 14 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 562 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 51 Wigeon (In the managed retreat) 157 Redshank (In the managed retreat) 3 Grey Plover (In the managed retreat) 134 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 2 Yellow-legged Gull (In the managed retreat) 20 Curlew (In the managed retreat.) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat) 8 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 33 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

Wrabness

Wrabness 10:05 to 10:30, Overcast, mild
19 Red-breasted Merganser (Two groups both downriver of Wrabness reserve) 2 Stonechat (Just east of Wrabness chalets) [Simon Banks]

Mistley

Mistley 11:20 to 12:05, Overcast, mild
1 Corn Bunting (TM1230 near remains of St Mary's Church, on wires with 20 Linnets in are where there were 1-2 singing males last two years) 2 Stock Dove (TM1131 near artificial lake) [Simon Banks]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 12:00 to 14:00, Still and clear. Some occasional sun
4 Marsh Harrier (One male) 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail ) 1 Merlin (Female/juvenile ) 1 Curlew Sandpiper 20 Shoveler 40 Shelduck 15 Grey Plover 3500 Golden Plover (Estimate count) 100 Dunlin 4 Brent Goose 3 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 25 Skylark 20 Wigeon 20 Meadow Pipit 1 Pied Wagtail 2 Reed Bunting 27 Ringed Plover 8 Linnet 6 Goldfinch 1 Little Grebe 30 Little Egret 1 Moorhen 5 Mute Swan 7 Grey Heron 20 Pintail (20+) 43 Buzzard (In a single thermal, moving north at the east end of reserve) 20 Canada Goose 15 Herring Gull 60 Black-headed Gull 2 Snipe [Ian Dewsnap]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:45 to 17:15, Cloudy, occasional sun. Mild.
1 Little Grebe 1 Cattle Egret (In flight past saline viewpoint.) 45 Wigeon (At least.) 39 Teal 36 Shoveler 9 Gadwall 1 Buzzard 2 Water Rail (At least.) 288 Lapwing (At least.) 12 Snipe (Flock in flight.) 10 Curlew 189 Black-tailed Godwit (At least.) 21 Redshank 5 Spotted Redshank 1 Green Sandpiper 200 Black-headed Gull (At least.) 5 Common Gull (At least.) 16 Herring Gull (At least.) 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Kingfisher (Active & noisy around the creek/sline lagoon area.) 1 Grey Wagtail (Abstraction ditch.) [Andrew Cox]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 10:45 to 13:00, Occasional sunny spell. Viewing along lane south of Tennis Club towards pumping station.
1 Dusky Warbler (A vocal bird, that showed well on and off.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Wren 1 Dunnock [Andrew Allen]

Cudmore Grove CP, Mersea Island

Cudmore Grove CP, Mersea Island 15:50 to 16:00,
1 Snow Bunting (Still south of stone point near steps to point) 1 Rock Pipit (With snow burning ) 1 Meadow Pipit (With snow Bunting ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Beckton

Beckton 07:45 to 13:00, Cloudy no wind
1 Little Egret 1 Curlew 2 Black-tailed Godwit 55 Redshank 1 Snipe 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Kingfisher 3 Skylark 8 Meadow Pipit 3 Stonechat 1 Cetti's Warbler 17 Redwing 3 Fieldfare 5 Siskin 19 Chaffinch 2 Chiffchaff [Gary A James]

South Woodham Ferrers

South Woodham Ferrers 10:30 to 11:00, Mild, overcast and still.
4 Cetti's Warbler (3 around Saltcoats reed marsh and and one I in the orchard area.) 800 Wigeon (At least. Clements Green Creek.) 2 Water Rail (Heard only. One in Saltcoats Reed marsh and one in reed on East Marsh.) [Robert Pease]

South Woodham Ferrers 14:45 to 14:45,
1 Woodlark (flying NE then more E, very vocal ) [Alan Shearring]