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Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 23:00, Watched to 0620, then evening. Selected totals, movement to south
128 Oystercatcher (passage continuing after dark with at least five very noisy flocks noted up to 2300) [Paul Brayshaw]

Kelvedon Hatch

Kelvedon Hatch 16:30 to 18:45,
2 Swift (over Ongar Road) [Andrew Stroud]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 13:30 to 15:30, Overcast and warm.
1 Garganey (From Oak Hide.) 1 Wood Sandpiper (On beach between Oak Hide and Fishermans Lodge.) 6 Common Sandpiper 9 Red-crested Pochard (On beach adjacent to Fishermans Lodge.) [David Curle]

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury

Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury 09:00 to 11:00, sunny but breezy
2 Mute Swan (pair) 5 Gadwall (female + 4 ducklings disappeared into wooded marginal vegetation on my approach - my first at Goldingham Hall [Bulmer]) 4 Mallard (Belchamp Walter pool - 3 half-grown juvs) 1 Red-legged Partridge (Bulmer - in flight) 1 Sparrowhawk (juv male Belchamp Walter church) 1 Buzzard (calling juv Goldingham Hall) 7 Moorhen (fully grown juvs - 2 Goldingham Hall) 1 Little Owl (juv flushed off ground near Goldingham Hall) 2 Green Woodpecker (juvs) 1 Kestrel (adult male) 3 Whitethroat (juvs) 2 Bullfinch (near church - contact calls. Also Purple Hairstreak + 14 other spp butterflies and 6 spp dragonflies) [Martin Peers]


Felsted 07:00 to 07:00, Dry
1 Hobby (Flying low along Bright Road in Flitch green) [Brian Bolton]