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Doddinghurst 17:00 to 17:15,
1 Great White Egret (by ditch in arable field just east of Arlaide Boarding Kennels between Wyatts Green and Swallows Cross.) [Andrew Stroud]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 12:00 to 13:00, Mild, breezy and overcast
2000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Estimate. These birds were grazing east marsh, which is the eastern most field on Marsh Farm. ) 20 Curlew (Feed on a wet meadow.) 100 Black-tailed Godwit (Estimate. Feeding on a wet meadow with curlew.) 2 Stonechat (A pair. I believe this pair have been here all winter.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Calling from reed bed.) [Robert Pease]


Wrabness 10:00 to 13:00, Fairly mild, no precipitation, mostly overcast, tide well out but coming in
2 Gadwall (Pair. On floods alongside reserve. Year tick!) 1 Shoveler (Female on floods.) 1 Pintail (Male on floods.) 130 Wigeon (Estimate. On floods, plus some on estuary.) 150 Teal (Estimate - on floods.) 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Snipe (Flew from shore to floods. Year tick.) 400 Dunlin (Estimate. On estuary.) 200 Knot (Estimate. On estuary.) 11 Red-breasted Merganser (On estuary) 12 Goldeneye (On estuary) 30 Black-tailed Godwit (Estimate. On estuary.) 7 Skylark (Singing.) 35 Lapwing (Estimate. Some on estuary, some on floods.) [Simon Banks]

Heybridge Basin

Heybridge Basin 14:00 to 15:00, Overcast, dry
1 Bar-tailed Godwit (30+) 1 Curlew 6 Oystercatcher [David Webb]


Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00, Cloudt, windy
1 Great Crested Grebe 1 Black-headed Gull 1 Redshank 2 Oystercatcher 2 Blue Tit [Michael Davies]

Great Totham

Great Totham 09:10 to 09:45,
5 Goosander (2m, 3f. Totham Pit.) 2 Little Grebe (Totham Pit.) 4 Skylark (Singing. Arable fields.) 8 Redwing (Horse paddock adj. St. Peter's Church.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Great Totham 16:00 to 16:00,
1 Red Kite (Checking out horse paddocks Prince of Wales Road.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 08:15 to 09:15, Cloudy, some sun. Chilly breeze.
2 Goosander (Pair on the lake.) 1 Kestrel 10 Black-headed Gull (Lake.) 17 Common Gull (Feeding on Old Park area.) 3 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 4 Stock Dove (At least. Two pairs.) 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (At least.) 1 Skylark (Singing from arable field adjacent car park.) 1 Grey Wagtail (Small stream in woods north of lake.) 100 Redwing (At least.) 5 Fieldfare 2 Song Thrush (At least.) 1 Goldcrest (Singing Male) 2 Treecreeper (At least. Two singing.) 1 Nuthatch 2 Goldfinch 1 Kingfisher (Lake.) [Andrew Cox]


Witham 09:00 to 13:00, Cloudy.
1 Blackcap (Apart from sightings in November and December of male and female blackaps ive currently logged this female in my garden every day since 31st December, jealously guarding the sunflower seeds!) [Paul Shuttleworth]

Witham 11:00 to 11:00, Town Centre
1 Red Kite (Drifting east) [David L Smith]