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Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 11:30 to 15:30, High tide c 14:20 - highlights
Red-throated Diver 2 Great Skua Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Substantial numbers) Common Scoter Marsh Harrier Kestrel Rock Pipit 80 Little Egret (+) [David L Smith]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 13:50 to 17:00,
3 Gannet (Adults going west passed Coopers beach 14.48pm SE . (13.50pm to 14.20pm a message from colin mackenzie grieve he had up to 7 off east Old hall. He also had guillemot, red throated diver & 6 red-breasted mergansers there.) 4 Red-breasted Merganser (Off Coopers beach ) Mediterranean Gull (On sea off Coopers beach SE. ) [Stephen Entwistle]


Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 15:00, W4-6 2-4/8 wind freshening rapidly in the morning
11 Pink-footed Goose (N/in 0920-0923) 1164 Wood Pigeon (in 14 groups. First few groups headed north before u-turning. Some birds headed out to sea a long way before aborting and arriving at height (could easily have been considered arrivals)) 2 Woodcock (singles in off) 2 Sparrowhawk (singles in off) Buzzard (in off) Short-eared Owl Peregrine Falcon (imm male) Ring Ouzel 141 Meadow Pipit 87 Chaffinch 19 Brambling 232 Linnet 1308 Goldfinch (103 groups) 66 Siskin 20 Redpoll sp. [Paul Brayshaw]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 14:30 to 18:15, Sunny, breezy.
2 Buzzard Marsh Harrier (Female.) Sparrowhawk 2 Kestrel (Mobbing buzzards at one point.) 4 Water Rail (At least. Calling towards dusk.) 4 Avocet 2 Ringed Plover 355 Lapwing Little Stint (Showing well in front of middle viewing mound.) 500 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx.) 8 Curlew 3 Ruff 4 Redshank 9 Spotted Redshank 3 Greenshank 215 Black-headed Gull (At least.) 9 Common Gull 25 Herring Gull 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 Grey Wagtail 2 Stonechat (Pair.) 2 Bearded Tit (Flew along main ditch & into the fringe of reeds.) [Andrew Cox]

Great Totham

Great Totham 16:00 to 16:10,
Little Owl (Back on regular perch. Church Road.) Kestrel (Male. Church Road.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 15:25 to 16:35, Bright, chilly - all sightings from causeway
100 Canada Goose (+) 150+ Greylag Goose Gadwall Teal (Male) 2 Little Grebe 13 Great Crested Grebe Black-necked Grebe 60 Lapwing 21 Black-headed Gull 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull 100 Cormorant (+) Buzzard (Over fields to South of causeway) 3 Pied Wagtail 22 Tufted Duck [Paul Everett]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:20 to 12:40, Windy, some clouds, not raining. Water level medium-low.
28 Great White Egret (Mostly from Hide Bay hide) 4 Little Egret 21 Grey Heron (Mostly from Hide Bay hide) 16 Egyptian Goose (Layer Breton causeway) 2 Goosander (Pair, LDH causeway) 12 Goldeneye (Estimate. Very distant - in front of dam) 2 Stock Dove (In and around dead oaks from Hide Bay hide) 20 Goldfinch (Estimate) Marsh Harrier (Adult female. Hide Bay hide.) 2 Common Gull (Hide Bay hide) [Simon Banks]

South Woodham Ferrers

South Woodham Ferrers 12:00 to 12:30, A little overcast, bright with light breeze from SW. Two hours before high tide Clements Green Creek was half filled.
Cattle Egret (This bird flew over the creek in the direction of Marsh Farm.) Little Egret (A bird with an orange colour ring with black letter on left tibia and a yellow colour ring on the right tibia. I was unable the read the letters inscription.) Kingfisher (Clements Green Creek. A bird in flight. Gender was not determined.) [Robert Pease]


Copford 12:00 to 13:45,
House Martin (very unexpected. Heading low south) 5 Buzzard Green Woodpecker Jay 4 Stock Dove 4 Red-legged Partridge 7 Long-tailed Tit [Oliver Cottis]

Chelmsford City Centre

Chelmsford City Centre 12:30 to 12:30,
Red Kite (kiting over Parkway) [Martin Henry]