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Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00,
7 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Off cudmore Grove DU MC) 100 Wigeon (Plus oyster fishery to cudmore Grove MC DU) 5 Sandwich Tern (Oyster fishery to stone point MC) Kingfisher (Ivy dock dyke MC) Lesser Whitethroat (Oyster fishery MC) Whitethroat (Oyster fishery MC) 2 Chiffchaff (Oyster fishery MC ) 4 Cetti's Warbler (Oyster fishery to golf house MC) 4 Yellow Wagtail (Oyster fishery to stone point MC) 100 Swallow (Oyster fishery to stone point MC ) 12 Teal (Cudmore Grove DU) 2 Shoveler (Cudmore Grove DU ) 2 Gadwall (Cudmore Grove DU) 60 Little Egret (Cudmore Grove DU ) Bar-tailed Godwit (Cudmore Grove DU ) 36 Avocet (Cudmore Grove DU ) Water Rail (Calling only from cudmore Grove pond DU ) 14 Clouded Yellow (Plus on uncut grazing fields off tamac cudmore Grove seawall DU ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 09:00 to 14:00, Bright and warm
Ruff (From Point hide) 2 Pintail (Females) 10 Little Grebe 2 Egyptian Goose [Antony Braun]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 12:00 to 16:30, High tide c14:00 - Selected highlights
Guillemot (Southern end of Geedon Bay - being attacked unsuccessfully by Marsh Harrier ) Red-throated Diver (Near entrance to Alresford Creek) Osprey (Hunting in Geedon Creek) 2 Marsh Harrier 6 Buzzard (Peak count) 3 Kestrel 3 Brent Goose Common Tern Cetti's Warbler (Heard) 10 Swallow (+) [David L Smith]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 13:30 to 16:00, Selected highlights from a Swallow Birding Guided Walk
Wheatear 2 Yellow Wagtail 2 Ruff 10 Snipe 4 Dunlin 200 Swallow 11 Black-tailed Godwit [Steve Grimwade]

Walton-on-The-Naze

Walton-on-The-Naze 09:00 to 13:00, Selected highlights from a Swallow Birding Guided Walk
Turtle Dove (1cy bird seen by John Weston reserve) Ring-necked Parakeet (One flew north over the Naze (later seen by Darrell Stile) A Naze tick for me!) Eider (Long-staying female) Mediterranean Gull (Adult) 2 Grey Wagtail Sparrowhawk [Steve Grimwade]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 10:10 to 12:30, sunny warm, incoming tide
2 Little Stint (Iron Gate) Spotted Redshank (Iron Gate) Green Sandpiper 8 Greenshank 2 Marsh Harrier 6 Buzzard Sparrowhawk 4 Kestrel 3 Avocet 100 Grey Plover 30 Golden Plover 3 Cetti's Warbler 10 Bar-tailed Godwit [Sean Gregory]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 10:10 to 12:30, sunny warm, incoming tide
2 Little Stint (Iron Gate) Spotted Redshank (Iron Gate) Green Sandpiper 8 Greenshank 2 Marsh Harrier 6 Buzzard Sparrowhawk 4 Kestrel 3 Avocet 100 Grey Plover 30 Golden Plover 3 Cetti's Warbler 10 Bar-tailed Godwit [Sean Gregory]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:35 to 11:40, Clear blue sky, v. light SW wind.
Red-legged Partridge 30 Canada Goose 300 Greylag Goose (circa.) 46 Mute Swan 18 Egyptian Goose 5 Gadwall 11 Wigeon 55 Mallard 7 Pochard 8 Tufted Duck 5 Moorhen 181 Coot 16 Little Grebe 17 Great Crested Grebe 2 Grey Heron Buzzard Jay 7 Magpie 14 Blue Tit 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 6 Long-tailed Tit 8 Chiffchaff Blackcap 18 Robin 4 Dunnock Meadow Pipit Chaffinch (Male.) 6 Linnet [Malcolm Corbett]

TM1626

TM1626 12:10 to 12:13, Sunny warm
2 Hobby (2 hobby flying over house towards horsley cross ) [Kevin Tunnicliffe]

Rayne

Rayne 07:00 to 10:00, Sunny, clear
10 Meadow Pipit (Over village) 3 Chiffchaff (One singing, one being chased by Robin) 2 Goldcrest (in garden) [Andrew Goodey]