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Wormingford, Colchester

Wormingford, Colchester 09:45 to 10:45,
120 Skylark 4 Little Grebe 30 Meadow Pipit 550 Linnet 10 Yellowhammer 30 Corn Bunting [Neil Murphy]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:00 to 14:15, Overcast, light SSE wind, over the HT
7 Stonechat (Pairs by the VC, the VC approach road, by the railway line and a male by the pit to the south of the tip) 48 Curlew (In the managed retreat) Pintail (Female with Shelduck in Mucking Bay) Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 45 Wigeon (In the managed retreat) 5 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) Grey Plover (In the managed retreat) 171 Teal (In the managed retreat) 177 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 2 Mute Swan (In the managed retreat) 2 Little Egret (In the managed retreat and Stanford Creek) 29 Mallard (In the managed retreat) Peregrine Falcon (Over the VC) 14 Pochard (Golden Gates) 39 Tufted Duck (Golden Gates) 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 25 Shoveler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 2 Goldeneye (Golden Gates) 6 Gadwall (Golden Gates) Water Rail (Golden Gates) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 171 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 41 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 208 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) [Paul Larkin]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:30, With Matt Turner
4 Cattle Egret 29 Great White Egret 2 Grey Wagtail [Steve Grimwade]

Bradwell-on-Sea

Bradwell-on-Sea 09:00 to 16:00, Selected highlights from EBwS Field Trip
Merlin (1cy male) 2 Marsh Harrier Gannet 6 Common Scoter 5 Mediterranean Gull 4 Brambling 3 Rock Pipit 2 Bearded Tit Water Rail Peregrine Falcon 12 Corn Bunting [Steve Grimwade]

Dovercourt

Dovercourt 12:50 to 14:30, Mainly sunny, but a few drops of rain. Tide fairly far out. Brisk wind from SW easing.
Yellow-browed Warbler (In bushes behind seawall from caravan park to Bramble Island, SW of reservoir and just before footpath to Little Oakley. Very actively and noisily feeding at about 1:15; not to be seen on my return later.) Stonechat 188 Brent Goose Kestrel (Male) 20 Linnet Stock Dove [Simon Banks]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 09:53 to 10:53, Clear, brisk wind from SSW.
55 Wigeon (flew south between 10.12 and 10.16) Gannet (Flew south, 10.20) Lesser Black-backed Gull [Simon Banks]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 14:00 to 14:15, Seen by Dougal urquhart
6 Cattle Egret (Seen from Mersea side of pye fleet, flown west from Langenhoe ranges ,after one seen sitting on a cow.) [Stephen Entwistle]

Mersea Island 09:00 to 19:30, Sightings by dougal urquhart/Andy field. Second update
2 Knot (Ivy dock. ) 4 Green Sandpiper (3 reeves hall, 1 maydays. ) Greenshank (Strood ) 16 Marsh Harrier (Langenhoe point roost AF.) 2 Buzzard (Langenhoe point .) Short-eared Owl (Over on Langenhoe DU.) 2 Merlin (Langenhoe point roost AF. 1 hard coast road DU.) Peregrine Falcon (Langenhoe point roost AF.) Reed Warbler (Ivy dock. ) 1000 Starling (Reeves hall marsh. ) 2 Stonechat (A pr golf house.) [Stephen Entwistle]

Copford

Copford 11:00 to 12:00, Pits Wood
Mandarin Duck (Female on pond) 2 Mallard 200 Wood Pigeon (large flocks over the farmland) 2 Moorhen 2 Cormorant Jay 5 Long-tailed Tit 2 Goldcrest Treecreeper 3 Meadow Pipit Linnet [Oliver Cottis]

TL9323

TL9323 11:00 to 12:00,
Mandarin Duck (on pond) 2 Cormorant 2 Mallard 2 Moorhen 2 Goldcrest Treecreeper Jay 3 Meadow Pipit Linnet 200 Wood Pigeon (large flocks over the farmland) 5 Long-tailed Tit [Oliver Cottis]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 08:15 to 09:40, Cloudy, cool.
2 Egyptian Goose (Flying over.) Green Woodpecker Great Spotted Woodpecker Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Heard calling, Rookery Wood.) Grey Wagtail (Near Hatch Farm. Perched on a horse trough.) 2 Redwing 17 Long-tailed Tit (At least.) Goldfinch (At least. Car park.) 2 Yellowhammer (Car park hedge.) [Andrew Cox]