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Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 14:00, Overcast, light NNW wind, rising tide
2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 189 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 39 Shoveler (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 14 Gadwall (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 39 Wigeon (Two Golden Gates, the rest in the managed retreat) 196 Teal (Mucking Bay) 17 Pochard (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) Water Rail (Golden Gates) 2 Moorhen (Golden Gates) 20 Coot (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Little Grebe (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Four on the Thames, one Golden Gates) 279 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 3 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 44 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 16 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) Dunlin (In the managed retreat) Green Sandpiper (In Stanford Creek) 64 Redshank (In Stanford Creek) Yellow-legged Gull (In the managed retreat) 3 Little Egret (Two in the creek, one in the managed retreat) Kingfisher (Golden Gates) 4 Cetti's Warbler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Stonechat (Pairs next to the VC approach road and by the railway line) 40 Tufted Duck (Seven on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 18:30,
Peregrine Falcon (Sitting on fence post behind pewit Island pye fleet DU. ) Marsh Harrier (Wing tagged on Langenhoe DU. ) 2 Sandwich Tern (1 off reeves hall seawall DU. 1 off Coopers beach SE. ) Common Tern (Off reeves hall seawall DU. ) 1000 Golden Plover (Off reeves hall seawall DU. ) 500 Dunlin (Off reeves hall seawall DU. ) 4 Rock Pipit (1 Off reeves hall seawall DU. 3 Strood channel DU.) 500 Starling (Inc 1 Leucistic reeves hall marsh DU.) Red-legged Partridge (Bowers hall farm from seawall SE.) 15 Grey Partridge (Bowers hall farm from seawall 2 DU, 13 SE.) 130 Linnet (100 Strood channel DU. 25 Bowers hall farm from seawall SE ) 4 Chiffchaff (3 Bowers hall farm SE. 1 little paddocks MT.) Sparrowhawk (Bowers hall farm from seawall SE. ) [Stephen Entwistle]


Manuden 09:00 to 13:00,
2 Grey Wagtail (x2 feeding on bank of River Stort) Red Kite Buzzard [Mark Pegrum]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 13:30 to 14:45, Dry sunny
5 Stonechat (Near top hide slow moving to Frinton ) 10 Greylag Goose (On pond ) [Kevin Tunnicliffe]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 17:00, Sunny
3 Cattle Egret (Lb causeway ) 21 Great White Egret (Hide bay ) 500 Cormorant (Around reserve ) Grey Wagtail 2 Marsh Harrier 3 Buzzard Common Sandpiper 5 Spotted Redshank (Wig bay) 4 Greenshank 50 Black-tailed Godwit 75 Golden Plover 20 Ruff Snipe 30 Pintail 6 Goldeneye 20 Wigeon Skylark 20 Meadow Pipit Stonechat 2 Common Tern 3 House Martin 3 Goosander [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 15:00 to 17:00,
Grey Plover 24 Ringed Plover 19 Ruff 3 Cattle Egret 6 Greenshank 17 Spotted Redshank 2 Dunlin 3 Marsh Harrier Stonechat Wheatear (pale looking bird in Wig bay) 2 Little Stint [Daryl Rhymes]

Abberton Reservoir 16:20 to 18:05, Fine and sunny
3 Cattle Egret (LBC ) 6 Teal (4 female, 2 male. Plus one yellow billed teal) 12 Egyptian Goose 3 Great White Egret (Ldhc) 8 Lapwing 2 Shoveler Grey Heron Grey Wagtail 7 Pied Wagtail 10 Pochard Gadwall (Male) [Paul Everett]

Naze, The

Naze, The 07:00 to 12:00, misty and chilly first thing, then clear before clouding over, light westerly wind
15 Blackbird (+) 48 Meadow Pipit (+, 10+ feeding in western paddock of John Weston Reserve, others mainly in off and west/south) 6 Chiffchaff (1 singing ) 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 1 escarpment, 1 by main sycamore clump, 2 John Weston Reserve ) 6 Blackcap 4 Goldcrest 7 Song Thrush Firecrest (East of cricket pitch ) 3 Chinese Muntjac 2 Skylark (South) 4 Jay (High in off and west) Sparrowhawk Swallow (South, only hirundine of the weekend) Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Reed Bunting 4 Siskin (South) Jack Snipe (Heard it from the reserve, when Glen and Ken kindly flushed it from the tidal lagoons!) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The 11:00 to 15:00, dull, drizzle
Red-throated Diver (close inshore towards Stone Point) Stonechat (Stone Point) 13 Sandwich Tern 3 Swallow (over beach heading north) 70 Wigeon (+) 7 Bar-tailed Godwit Knot Marsh Harrier (Stone Point) [Martin Richards]

Naze, The 07:30 to 12:30,
Dartford Warbler (At top of undercliff below Sunny Point) Great White Egret (Flew over sycamore clump) Whinchat Brambling [Glen Moore]

Naze, The 07:00 to 14:00,
Whinchat Pied Flycatcher 9 Swallow 8 Sandwich Tern Great White Egret (West past JW reserve) 18 Siskin 4 Brambling (One flock N) Mediterranean Gull (adult) 4 Grey Wagtail 5 Reed Bunting Song Thrush [Daryl Rhymes]


Harwich 07:00 to 12:00, Sunny and clear. E turning foggy; Beacon Hill Fort
4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose Sparrowhawk 2 Green Woodpecker 3 Jay 6 Skylark 3 Swallow Cetti's Warbler (singing bird, site tick for me) 6 Chiffchaff 2 Blackcap 4 Goldcrest 3 Song Thrush 4 House Sparrow 3 Grey Wagtail 9 Meadow Pipit 14 Goldfinch 12 Siskin Redpoll sp. (one flying over) [Andrew Goodey]

Chelmsford City Centre

Chelmsford City Centre 10:30 to 10:30, Overcast
Cetti's Warbler (Heard burst of song along canel adjacent to great Baddow car park) [Brian Bolton]