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Whetmead NR, nr Witham

Whetmead NR, nr Witham 10:00 to 16:30, via River Walk - highlights
2 Kingfisher Cormorant 2 Red Kite 6 Buzzard (Peak count) 2 Sparrowhawk (Females) 2 Kestrel Raven (Being mobbed by Buzzards) [David L Smith]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 15:40 to 18:25, Sun and cloud, light NW wind. Sunset 18:12.
38 Canada Goose (Plus one hybrid.) 39 Mute Swan 8 Egyptian Goose 16 Gadwall 70 Mallard (circa.) 33 Tufted Duck 4 Moorhen 136 Coot 6 Little Grebe 5 Great Crested Grebe Snipe 3 Cormorant Grey Heron Barn Owl (With prey.) Kingfisher Green Woodpecker Kestrel (Female.) 2 Jay 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) 14 Long-tailed Tit 3 Chiffchaff 5 Robin Pied Wagtail Meadow Pipit [Malcolm Corbett]

Manuden

Manuden 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny
2 Red Kite (Over village centre) [Mark Pegrum]

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00, Dry, sunny, light wind
Jay 2 Kestrel 2 Buzzard 6 Black-tailed Godwit Redshank [Michael Davies]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 13:20 to 15:55, Calm. Excellent visibility. 1-2/8 cloud cover.
2050 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (On mudflats at eastern end of island) 25 Little Egret Peregrine Falcon (Adult male, seen twice.) 101 Ringed Plover (From Monty’s Lookout) 12 Greenshank (Monty’s Lookout) 150 Redshank (Monty’s Lookout ) 11 Avocet (Monty’s Lookout ) 400 Curlew (Several hundreds but too distant to count accurately ) [Andrew Dodd]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 18:00,
11 Avocet (Strood channel DU. ) Greenshank (Strood channel DU. ) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Strood channel DU. ) Chiffchaff (Ivy dock to stone point MC. ) Blackcap (Male ivy dock to stone point MC. ) 2 Stonechat (1 ivy dock to stone point MC., 1 Strood channel DU. ) 2 Grey Wagtail (1 flyover Ivy dock to stone point MC, 1 flyover feldy view DU.) 3 Rock Pipit (1 ivy dock to stone point MC. 2 Strood channel DU.) Pintail (Off shop lane seawall SE. ) 70 Dunlin (Plus off shop lane seawall SE.) 52 Turnstone (On pontoon off oyster fishery SE. ) 35 Black-tailed Godwit (Plus off shop lane seawall SE. ) Marsh Harrier (Off shop lane seawall SE. ) 5 Ringed Plover (Off shop lane seawall SE. ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

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

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 12:00 to 15:45, Dry & sunny. Light NW breeze, rising tide.
200 Shelduck (Circa.) 30 Wigeon (Circa.) 40 Mallard (Plus) 70 Teal (Plus) Oystercatcher 100 Avocet (Plus.) 20 Black-tailed Godwit 50 Redshank 8 Great Black-backed Gull Yellow-legged Gull 4 Little Egret Kestrel 5 Blue Tit 2 Great Tit Wren 100 Starling (Single flock. ) Robin Stonechat (Male. ) 3 Dunnock 2 Greenfinch 8 Goldfinch 25 Lapwing [David Hale]