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Epping 14:30 to 15:30,
15 Ring-necked Parakeet [Roger Emmens]


Frinton-on-Sea 07:30 to 16:00, W-NW1 warm in the sun. Selected totals, Movement to south unless stated.
1 Great Black-backed Gull (224) 8 Great Skua 412 Common Scoter (4N 408S) 53 Goldfinch 15 Redpoll sp. 63 Siskin 3 Kittiwake 203 Red-throated Diver (1N 202S. Heavy, distant passage from c0900-1100) 264 Cormorant 1 Great Northern Diver 1 Eider (female) 7 Gannet 3 Great Crested Grebe 2 Swallow (south together @ 0916, then seen at Holland Haven where a further 3 seen (Matt Lonsdale)) 3 Little Gull (adults) 1 Shag (adult) 1 Guillemot (N) [Paul Brayshaw]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 13:30, Broken cloud, light WSW wind, LT
3 Chiffchaff (Golden Gates) 22 Coot (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 85 Tufted Duck (Eighteen on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Water Rail (One each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Goldeneye (Female Golden Gates) 28 Gadwall (Ten on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 18 Teal (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, two Golden Gates, the rest Mucking Bay) 4 Moorhen (Two each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates) 32 Mallard (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 14 Fieldfare (Golden Gates) 18 Pochard (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 5 Redwing (Golden Gates) 1 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 572 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 55 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 64 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 97 Lapwing (Mucking Bay) 1 Little Egret (In the managed retreat) 1 Stonechat (Male on the approach road to the VC) 87 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 11 Grey Plover (Mucking Bay) 12 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 10 Dunlin (Mucking Bay) 16 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 1 Aythya sp. (The usual female Tufted x Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) [Paul Larkin]


TQ5993 15:00 to 16:00,
12 Greenfinch (all birds London Road Cemetery, Brentwood) 41 Chaffinch 8 Goldfinch [Andrew Stroud]


TM2227 11:00 to 15:00, sunny light wind 10c
1 Blackbird 2 Song Thrush 14 Meadow Pipit (coming to roost on saltmarsh) 29 Skylark (in stubble field including 1 singing bird) 6 Blue Tit 2 Great Tit 3 Coal Tit 12 Long-tailed Tit 3 Goldcrest 3 Bearded Tit 2 Water Rail 7 Reed Bunting 2 Moorhen 11 Curlew (arable field stubble) 14 Common Gull 36 Black-headed Gull 38 Herring Gull (Loafing off shore ) 140 Golden Plover (flush off distant stubble field to north) 100 Starling (roosting in reedbed) 5 Robin 2 Dunlin 13 Chaffinch (feeding on apples) 1 Brambling (in with chaffinch) 9 Wren 3 Dunnock 35 Wood Pigeon 9 Pheasant 60 Lapwing (over north east) 150 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Short-eared Owl (1 foraging along sea wall and borrow dyke reedbed (Roost) second over saltmarsh ) 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Buzzard 28 Linnet (in to roost shrub along borrow dyke and Pines) 2 Cetti's Warbler (calling) 55 Little Egret (coming to roost in pines (maybe more)) 14 Redshank 5 Grey Plover 28 Carrion Crow (stubble field) 4 Rook 2 Mallard 10 Shelduck 1 Stonechat [Malcolm Riddler]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 10:15 to 16:15, Mild and bright.
1 Spotted Redshank (Salcott Creek) 17 Red-breasted Merganser (One group in Salcott Channel.) 8 Little Grebe 1 Sparrowhawk 3 Marsh Harrier 4 Short-eared Owl (One over field on Old Hall Marshes towards end of Salcott Channel. Three interacting over Abbotts Hall.) 11 Greenfinch (One flock.) 1 Peregrine Falcon 20 Pintail (Abbotts Hall managed breach area.) [David Curle]


Salcott 10:30 to 14:00, Still and quiet. Partly cloudy. Pleasant in decent periods of sunshine.
1 Pink-footed Goose (In company with Brent Geese.) 1 Merlin (A female in pursuit of a Skylark.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (An adult, showing very well perched on a post.) [Jeremy Hurley]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 11:15 to 11:20, Sunny with light breeze
1 Raven (Flying over calling ) [Paul Frampton]

West Mersea

West Mersea 11:00 to 13:30, Walk along Strood channel, tide low, light breeze, warm for November
1 Marsh Harrier (male) 3 Kestrel 11 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron 600 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 100 Teal 60 Wigeon 100 Cormorant (most flying over in V formations) 20 Oystercatcher 100 Lapwing 200 Redshank 20 Black-tailed Godwit 25 Curlew 50 Dunlin 12 Knot 10 Grey Plover 1 Ringed Plover 5 Skylark 2 Reed Bunting 2 Meadow Pipit [Marsh Stitchman]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 12:00, Layer Breton cway and Wigborough Bay only
1 Hen Harrier (2cy Male hunting over fields at Wigborough Bay) 5 Cattle Egret (In sheep fields near Garr House Farm) 2 Cetti's Warbler 2 Bullfinch (Male and female west of Layer Breton causeway) 3 Stonechat 7 Great White Egret 2 Marsh Harrier 3 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 12 Dunlin 28 Golden Plover 300 Lapwing 8 Ruff 1 Green Sandpiper 15 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Black Swan 43 Pintail 7 Goosander 60 Fieldfare [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 15:00, Calm, bright sunshine, viewing from LDHC
3 Long-tailed Duck 2 Scaup 6 Goldeneye 14 Goosander 500 Pochard (estimate) 500 Tufted Duck (estimate) 600 Teal (estimate) 8 Great White Egret [Marsh Stitchman]

Abberton Reservoir 14:45 to 15:45, Still and quiet. Partly cloudy. Good visibility and light maintained as the day wore on.
1 Caspian Gull (The first-winter individual still present, viewable from Gwen's Hide. All salient features noted. Seen in company with Sean Nixon who took more photos of the bird.) [Jeremy Hurley]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 13:00, Selected sightings
2 Cattle Egret 6 Great White Egret 3 Long-tailed Duck (Adult & 2 juv) 1 Black-necked Grebe 1 Hen Harrier (Stunning male found by Steve Grimwade) 3 Ruff 12 Dunlin 11 Goosander 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Scaup 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Caspian Gull (1w) [Matt Turner]