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Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 18:00, Early watch then glances during the day. Selected totals, Movement to south unless stated. Disappointing given a fresh ESE
6 Red-throated Diver Fulmar 53 Teal [Paul Brayshaw]

Stanway Green

Stanway Green 19:15 to 20:00,
White Stork (In the quarry. Adult bird, with no obvious ring. Watched it until dark, do it definitely roosted on site.) 2 Tawny Owl 67 Canada Goose [Oliver Cottis]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:30 to 10:10, overcast with light rain, easterly wind, mild, ebbing tide; very light migration
3 Chiffchaff (One singing) 4 Sandwich Tern 14 Swallow (South) 3 Grey Wagtail (2 south, 1 over sewage works ) 2 Sparrowhawk (In air together, with a bit of sparring) 14 Pied Wagtail 36 Sanderling 3 Lesser Whitethroat 3 Meadow Pipit (South) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 to the west of sycamore clump, 1 John Weston Reserve ) Green Woodpecker 4 Blackcap Yellow Wagtail (South) Wheatear (Car park at end of session) [Brian Combes]

Canvey Island, Thames Estuary

Canvey Island, Thames Estuary 13:00 to 17:00, Misty, murky. Some rain. Mild.
8 Common Scoter (Flew upriver, then back down shortly after.) 20 Sandwich Tern (At least. ) 45 Common Tern (At least.) 2 Black Tern (Around the area all afternoon. One came fairly close just before 17:00.) 6 Great Skua (Settled out on the river until disturbed by a nearby boat's wash. Flew back east.) Arctic Skua (DP juv chasing terns. Close inshore at one point.) [Andrew Cox]


Walton-on-The-Naze 06:30 to 13:30, Selected highlights
Wheatear Great White Egret 48 Sanderling 4 Sandwich Tern Garden Warbler 2 Sparrowhawk Grey Wagtail 2 Cetti's Warbler 7 Lesser Whitethroat 7 Blackcap 6 Chiffchaff Yellow Wagtail [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:15 to 15:00,
2 Green Sandpiper 3 Common Sandpiper Wood Sandpiper 3 Greenshank 55 Black-tailed Godwit 24 Ruff 3 Snipe Redshank 17 Great White Egret 70 Little Egret 4 Yellow Wagtail Marsh Harrier (Female) 2 Ringed Plover 2 Garganey (From Abberton Church) [Daryl Rhymes]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00,
Yellow Wagtail (Golf house to cudmore MC) Whitethroat (Golf house to cudmore MC) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golf house to cudmore SE) Wheatear (Golf house to cudmore MC ) 12 Sandwich Tern (Plus off golf house seawall MC) 60 House Martin (40 golf house/cudmore MC, 20 over wellhouse DU ) Greenshank (Strood channel DU ) 1000 Starling (Strood channel/grebe DU) 100 Linnet (Strood channel DU ) [Stephen Entwistle]