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Heybridge GP

Heybridge GP 08:30 to 17:00, High tide c15:30 - selected highlights
Kingfisher Song Thrush Mistle Thrush 2 Rock Pipit 10 Meadow Pipit (+) 10 Skylark (+) Stonechat (Female) Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Large flock east of Northey Island) Curlew Black-tailed Godwit (Large high tide roost) Bar-tailed Godwit (One individual with Blackwits) Redshank 30 Greenshank (+) Turnstone Dunlin Ringed Plover Lapwing Snipe (One flying west) 10+ Cetti's Warbler (Singing males) 12 Bearded Tit (+ ) Golden Plover Oystercatcher Avocet Buzzard Sparrowhawk Kestrel 2 Greenfinch [David L Smith]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00,
Water Rail (Heard only from seawall oyster fishery to golf house DU.) 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (Off ivy dock DU. ) 3 Knot (Ivy dock DU. ) 4 Sandwich Tern (Ivy dock DU.) Sparrowhawk (Golf house/cudmore seawall SB.) Little Owl (From seawall paddock maydays farm sunning on fence SE.) 2 Peregrine Falcon (Over on Langenhoe from oyster fishery DU.) Swallow (Golf house/cudmore seawall SB.) Chiffchaff (Little paddocks MT.) 2 Blackcap (Females from cudmore park hide SE.) Song Thrush (1st for a month From cudmore Park hide SE.) Rock Pipit (Ivy dock DU.) 3 Yellowhammer (From seawall oyster fishery to golf house DU.) 3 Clouded Yellow (1 park pond SE,2 ivy dock to golf house DU.) [Stephen Entwistle]

Ardleigh Reservoir

Ardleigh Reservoir 08:00 to 08:30, Selected sightings from both causeways
Little Grebe (1) 4 Great Crested Grebe 2 Green Sandpiper Grey Heron (1) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Male) 4 Skylark Grey Wagtail (1) Greenfinch (1) 6 Tufted Duck [Matt Turner]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 08:39 to 11:00, Misty clearing to sunny and warm
2 Kestrel 2 Robin 5 Meadow Pipit (+) 4 Linnet 6 Blue Tit 3 Reed Bunting 8 Lapwing 5 Pied Wagtail 2 Snipe 15 Barnacle Goose (+) 9 Teal 4 Wigeon Little Grebe Mute Swan 4 Mallard Redshank 3 Shelduck 3 Little Egret Reed Warbler [Paul Everett]


Tilbury 14:00 to 15:00, Light E wind, fine and sunny, HT
2 Razorbill (Down river) Avocet (Down river) 22 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (17 sitting off Coalhouse Point, five up and out) [Paul Larkin]

Tollesbury Wick NR EWT

Tollesbury Wick NR EWT 10:55 to 13:25, Mainly sunny, tide incoming to HT
Water Rail (squealing) 45 Avocet 5 Golden Plover Greenshank 5 Cattle Egret (From viewing mound before reserve entrance (with cattle)) Bearded Tit (calling) 2 Cetti's Warbler (calling) 2 Stonechat Rock Pipit 3 Sandwich Tern [Sean Gregory]

Layer Breton

Layer Breton 09:00 to 13:00, Dry, sunny, windless
Grey Heron 50 Greylag Goose 2 Little Egret Gadwall 10 Cormorant 10 Great Crested Grebe 3 Lapwing 2 Teal 4 Pied Wagtail 20 Mallard Carrion Crow [Michael Davies]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:50 to 12:40, misty first thing then clear, mild, light easterly wind
9 Chiffchaff (1 singing) 15 Meadow Pipit (South) 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 on the common, 1 escarpment, 3 in and around John Weston Reserve ) 2 Green Woodpecker 16 Blackbird 3 Song Thrush Sparrowhawk 5 Blackcap 7 Siskin (South) Great Spotted Woodpecker Peregrine Falcon (In off and west) 8 Sandwich Tern 4 Reed Bunting (South) 2 Brambling (South) Chinese Muntjac Firecrest (At the bottom of the slope along the eastern side of the escarpment) Red-breasted Flycatcher (In the main sycamore clump; yesterday’s bird. Took over an hour to locate first thing and remained very elusive all morning. An absolute delight. ) [Brian Combes]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 16:00,
Peregrine Falcon (wig bay) 6 Buzzard 3 Kestrel Marsh Harrier (female, wig bay) 12 Great White Egret 4 Common Tern (all juvs) 23 Black-tailed Godwit 9 Spotted Redshank (wig bay) 6 Greenshank (wig bay) 13 Golden Plover (flew over) Ruff 3 Snipe (2 bay hide. Possible Jack Snipe flushed on main reserve but un-confirmed) 30 Pintail (minimum) 3 Reed Bunting 30 Meadow Pipit (minimum) 10 Skylark Grey Wagtail (over main reserve) 3 Linnet 3 Chaffinch 600 Cormorant 20 Little Egret [Oliver Cottis]

Abberton Reservoir 14:15 to 15:40, mainly sunny very light winds - causeways only
Mandarin Duck (LdlH) Common Sandpiper (LdlH) 2 Green Sandpiper (LdlH) Mediterranean Gull (adult winter behind raft LdLH) 2 Great White Egret Marsh Harrier (female type) 5 Buzzard Hobby Peregrine Falcon (LBC on pylon) Grey Wagtail (LBC) Cetti's Warbler (calling) [Sean Gregory]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 16:30, Dry, calm & very warm, sun & cloud. 24c. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Peregrine Falcon (LBC on separate pylons.) 4 Greenshank (Wig Bay) 9 Ruff (Wig & Biilets farm screen.) 16 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay, 3 LDHC.) 29 Little Egret 8 Great White Egret 11 Grey Heron 200 Lapwing (Circa.) 30 Meadow Pipit (Plus, Billets Farm Screen.) 50 Pintail (Circa. Wig Bay. ) 3 Buzzard 2 Reed Bunting (Pair.) 20 Pied Wagtail (At least. Billets Farm.) 4 Skylark Green Sandpiper (LDHC.) [David Hale]


Colchester 10:10 to 10:15, Mist clearing to sunshine, SE wind
Black Redstart (On rooftops along Mabbitt Way opposite recreation ground) [James Davidson]