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Great Holland Pits NR

Great Holland Pits NR 14:00 to 16:00,
2 Blackcap 6 Chiffchaff (+ incl juvs) 1 Bullfinch (female) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Mandarin Duck (on Lake - all appeared to be juvs) [Liz Huxley]

Tollesbury Wick NR EWT

Tollesbury Wick NR EWT 09:45 to 12:15, Cloudy, cool.
2 Marsh Harrier (Adult male & adult female.) 2 Kestrel 11 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Greenshank (Possibly more.) 1 Common Sandpiper 4 Common Tern (At least. Including an adult with one fledged young.) 1 Turtle Dove (Near Mells Farm.) 25 House Martin (25 nests on buildings near marina. Many birds around the vicinity & over the marshes.) [Andrew Cox]

Tilbury

Tilbury 14:30 to 15:30, Overcast, warm, virtually no wind, rising tide
18 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort, first of the Autumn.) 121 Wood Pigeon (Continuous trickle flying SW into Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 10:05 to 11:45, Cloudy, light S. wind.
4 Mute Swan (One pair with seven young, Teal Pond (from Main Lake) and one pair with three young, Bean Mere.) 130 Mallard (circa. 90+ Pochard Lake, 40+ Main Lake.) 4 Tufted Duck (Females with four young, Pochard Lake, three and one young, Main Lake, and circa five young, meadow.) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Adult with one young, Gadwall Lake.) 1 Cattle Egret (Adult with two young visible in heronry from metal gate. (Sighting of three adult at same location on 27/6 previously withheld on request. Description as then.)) 4 Grey Heron 15 Little Egret (+.) 20 Cormorant (+.) 1 Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake.) 2 Green Woodpecker 11 Chiffchaff (Seven singing.) 7 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 16 Goldfinch (Together.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes 09:00 to 13:00,
6 Cattle Egret (Pair feeding 4 well grown young in nest on island) 9 Little Egret (At least 4 active nests) 4 Grey Heron 5 Pochard (Adult female with 4 well grown juveniles) 5 Gadwall 21 Greylag Goose 2 Swift 1 Song Thrush 4 Reed Warbler 1 Green Woodpecker [Lee G R Evans]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 08:50 to 10:05, Cloudy, light S. wind.
100 Greylag Goose (+.) 8 Mute Swan (Inc. pair with five young.) 2 Mallard (Females with five and four young.) 16 Pochard 22 Tufted Duck 28 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. one well grown young and five on nests.) 50 Coot (+.) 2 Common Tern 2 Skylark (Singing.) 1 Swallow 1 Cetti's Warbler (Seen and briefly heard.) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 4 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Pebmarsh

Pebmarsh 09:20 to 11:45, overcast
130 Greylag Goose (Prestons Lake) 70 Mallard 5 Great Crested Grebe (one nest) 1 Buzzard (young bird calling) 3 Swift (flying round church tower) 1 Kestrel (fresh juv) 1 Marsh Tit (near Prestons Lake) 50 Blue Tit (two juv flocks, including 5 Coal Tit & c30 Great Tits) 10 House Martin (including several juvs) 2 Garden Warbler (active nests) 1 Reed Warbler (seemingly taken up new territory at Spoon's Hall) 1 Nuthatch (juv in mixed flock) 6 Treecreeper (3+3 juvs in two flocks) 4 Bullfinch (2 pairs) 2 Yellowhammer (pair at Prestons Lake) 2 Reed Bunting (pair building nest at Spoon's Hall - presumably the pair that seem to have deserted Prestons Lake) [Martin Peers]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 10:30,
1 Great White Egret 1 Hobby (Adult) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Male) 1 Ruddy Shelduck 1 Greenshank 14 Little Ringed Plover 1 Redshank 2 Oystercatcher 6 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Cuckoo (Adult) 11 Corn Bunting 3 Yellowhammer 237 Lapwing 56 Little Egret 9 Yellow Wagtail [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 15:20, overcast cool
1 Great White Egret (Billets Farm Screen) 20 Little Egret (at least ) 1 Ruddy Shelduck 30 Egyptian Goose (at least) 1 Marsh Harrier (male Billets Farm Screen) 3 Buzzard (circa) 1 Hobby (Hide Bay hide) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Hide Bay hide ) 4 Greenshank (Billets Farm Screen) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Billets Farm screen) 3 Little Ringed Plover (1 Billets Farm Screen, 2 LDLH Causeway) 1 Common Sandpiper (LDLH Causeway) 1 Whinchat (Hide Bay hide) 2 Yellow Wagtail 1 Corn Bunting (Billets Farm Screen) 1 Yellowhammer (On telegraph wires between causeways) 2 Black Swan (Island hide) [Sean Gregory]

Abberton Reservoir 11:15 to 18:30, Dry, overcast, light S breeze, max 24c. Sightings with Brenda.
30 Egyptian Goose 1 Ruddy Shelduck ( Female. LDHC.) 4 Common Sandpiper (LDHC.) 1 Mandarin Duck (Female, LBC.) 700 Coot (At least. Wigborough Bay.) 200 Mute Swan (Plus.) 4 Little Ringed Plover (1 adult, 3 juveniles. LDHC.) 1 Great White Egret (Wigborough Bay. Much larger than Little Egret, large yellow bill.) 37 Little Egret 3 Grey Heron 3 Oystercatcher 1 Shoveler (Female.) 1 Little Grebe 200 Canada Goose (Plus.) 12 Swallow (Circa.) 20 Swift (Circa) 1 House Martin 30 Sand Martin (Plus.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male. Wig Bay.) 1 Buzzard (Wig Bay.) 2 Kestrel (Wig Bay.) 20 Great Crested Grebe (Circa, 1 juvenile.) 1 Ruff (Billet's Farm screen.) 78 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay.) 3 Stock Dove [David Hale]