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Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 07:30 to 16:00, NW2-3. Intermittent watching throughout the day. Movement to south unless stated. Selected totals
1044 Great Black-backed Gull 110 Common Scoter 12 Great Skua 33 Gannet (1N 32S) [Paul Brayshaw]

Weald CP, near South Weald

Weald CP, near South Weald 08:00 to 09:00,
1 Raven (in oaks just outside park entrance by Brookweald Cricket Club. Calling loudly. I'm now seeing them low down. In the past they were normally calling from some height) 10 Redwing [Andrew Stroud]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 15:15 to 16:15, Cloudy and slight wind
5 Mallard 10 Tufted Duck 20 Wigeon 1 Pochard (Solitary male ) 1 Teal (Solitary Male with Tufted Ducks) 3 Little Grebe 1 Great Crested Grebe (non breeding plumage) 1 Kestrel (Hunting over island) 2 Cormorant (In Flight) [Paul Everett]

Naze, The

Naze, The 07:00 to 12:15, mild, overcast, blustery SW wind, ebbing tide
13 Blackbird 1 Chinese Muntjac 6 Goldfinch (South ) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 7 Common Scoter (South ) 11 Goldcrest 2 Green Woodpecker 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 north of escarpment, 2 John Weston Reserve ) 1 Sparrowhawk 2 Greenfinch 7 Chaffinch 1 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier 5 Stonechat (Walton Hall Marshes, 2 pairs and a single) 37 Linnet (Flock, Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Merlin (On a hunting run, low over Walton Hall Marshes, over the sea wall and across to Horsey) 600 Brent Goose (+, in two large flocks on Walton Hall Marshes and small flock on Walton Channel ) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Walton Channel) 22 Avocet (Roosting on mud at eastern end of The Twizzle) [Brian Combes]

Witham

Witham 12:00 to 13:00,
2 Blackcap (male and female on separate days, in garden on Callicarpa berries) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 13:45, windy but not too cold
1000 Golden Plover 15 Grey Plover 6 Ringed Plover 21 Pintail 2 Barnacle Goose (with canada geese) 55 Avocet 11 Red-breasted Merganser (Salcott channel) 5 Slavonian Grebe (Salcott channel) 5 Marsh Harrier 8 Kestrel 8 Stonechat 1 Peregrine Falcon 13 Rock Pipit 1 Great Northern Diver 3 Buzzard 8 Little Egret [Oliver Cottis]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 11:30 to 13:00,
1 Black Brant (Salcott-cum-Virley (11.30-14.30 visit)) 1 Pink-footed Goose (Salcott-cum-Virley) 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+) 90 Golden Plover 39 Avocet 10 Red-breasted Merganser 5 Cattle Egret (Great Wigborough) 1 Great White Egret [Sean Nixon]

Alresford

Alresford 10:00 to 11:00, Sightings from where Alresford Creek meets the River Colne. Blustery wind, low tide rising
300 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 250 Shelduck 500 Teal 200 Wigeon 2000 Knot 1000 Dunlin 200 Avocet 180 Golden Plover 100 Lapwing 30 Grey Plover 75 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Bar-tailed Godwit 25 Curlew 10 Oystercatcher 3 Little Egret 1 Kestrel 1 Skylark 2 Cormorant [Marsh Stitchman]

Westley Heights

Westley Heights 10:30 to 11:00, Sun & clouds. Breezy.
1 Green Woodpecker 2 Goldcrest (At least.) 30 Goldfinch (At least. Including a group of ten feeding on birch seeds.) [Andrew Cox]

Langdon Hills NR EWT

Langdon Hills NR EWT 09:30 to 10:30, sun & cloud. Breezy. Lincewood, Marks Hill & Willow Park.
1 Woodcock (Lincewood. Flew past a couple of feet from my head after coming down through the canopy almost like a sparrowhawk.) 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Goldcrest 1 Nuthatch (Willow Park.) 10 Goldfinch (At least. Scattered.) [Andrew Cox]

Tilbury

Tilbury 08:00 to 09:00, Overcast, light SW wind, LT
8 Shelduck (On foreshore I front of the fort) 37 Teal (On foreshore I front of the fort) 2 Curlew (On foreshore I front of the fort) 13 Mallard (On STW outfall) 4 Gadwall (On STW outfall) [Paul Larkin]