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Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 19:00, SE-S5-6, rain clearing. Select totals, movement to south
389 Swift 18 Whimbrel 131 Oystercatcher 37 Bar-tailed Godwit 24 Grey Plover 33 Knot 6 Dunlin 2 Sanderling 1 Little Gull (per Matt Lonsdale) 2 Black Tern (@ 0838) [Paul Brayshaw]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 15:30 to 18:30, Windy, variable with some sun.
1 Wood Sandpiper (from Gwen Hide and LdlH causeway) 1 Cattle Egret (adult in dead tree on LdlH causeway with GW Egret and 8 little egrets) 2 Great White Egret (one LdlH causeway and one from Layer church) 4 Egyptian Goose 4 Little Ringed Plover (Billets Farm including 2 young) 2 Green Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 1 Common Sandpiper (Layer Breton causeway) 10 Swift (Abberton Church over pumping station) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Abberton Church graveyard) 2 Kestrel 12 Sand Martin (Billets Farm) 16 Little Egret [David Allen]


Mistley 18:00 to 18:00, Mistley Quay. Sunny intervals, breezy. A cancelled train meant I missed the incoming tide along the Walls and most of the waders
1 Little Tern (Adult on the mud bar by the quay. Not seen this far up the river before) 4 Little Egret 1 Common Tern (Over river) 100 Black-headed Gull (+ also a few Herring and LBb) 10 Black-tailed Godwit 10 Redshank [James Davidson]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 10:00 to 12:00, Cloud & sun. Warm.
3 Garganey (From Oak Hide.) 3 Red-crested Pochard (At least. From Oak Hide.) 17 Tufted Duck (Female with 16 young, RAWL Hide.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Little Ringed Plover (Oak Hide.) 1 Redshank 1 Wood Sandpiper (Oak Hide, far right hand bank.) 4 Green Sandpiper (RAWL Hide.) 8 Common Sandpiper 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Oak Hide.) 10 Common Tern (At least. Including at least one young being fed on raft.) [Andrew Cox]

Hanningfield Reservoir 10:00 to 16:00, Dry, sun & cloud, warm, 24c / 26c. SW breeze. Sightings with Brenda.
3 Garganey (Females in eclipse. Oak hide.) 12 Red-crested Pochard (Females. Oak hide.) 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Oak hide.) 1 Wood Sandpiper (Oak hide. Far bank right of fishing lodge from the hide.) 16 Common Sandpiper (14 from Rawl hide, 2 from Oak hide.) 8 Shoveler (Oak hide, all females.) 1 Little Ringed Plover (Oak hide.) 1 Redshank (Point hide.) 1 Hobby (Over W bank tree tops.) 8 House Martin (Circa, distant from Oak hide.) 10 Great Black-backed Gull (Circa.) 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Circa.) 100 Black-headed Gull (Plus.) 50 Great Crested Grebe (Circa, Rawl hide, far bank.) 100 Mute Swan (At least.) 2 Tufted Duck (Adult females one with 5 ducklings the other with 16 tiny ducklings.) 50 Mallard (Circa.) 4 Grey Heron 1 Little Egret 12 Pied Wagtail (At least.) 10 Common Tern (Few juveniles.) 500 Coot (Plus.) 4 Egyptian Goose (Point hide.) [David Hale]

Langdon Hills NR EWT

Langdon Hills NR EWT 08:00 to 09:00, Cloudy, warm. Dunton Plotlands.
1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kingfisher 1 Treecreeper (Singing.) 9 Goldfinch (At least. Including at least one juvenile.) 1 Bullfinch (At least. Calling.) [Andrew Cox]


Tilbury 10:15 to 11:15, Broken cloud, strong S wind, falling tide
22 Common Tern (Up river, largest flock 19) [Paul Larkin]