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Holland Haven

Holland Haven 15:40 to 15:40,
1 Wryneck (One still present in the Dell (rather busy with triathlon) on seaward side of toilet blocks (no sign on 8 Sep)) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 19:00, Selected totals, movement to south
44 Sandwich Tern (35N 9S) 88 Meadow Pipit 9 Chiffchaff 596 Swallow 10 Gannet (N) 31 Swift 566 House Martin (N - strong pulse as cloud came in from N then lots feeding along the frotn) 4 Hobby (singles in off/south) 1 Peregrine Falcon (in off) 1 Osprey (Circling high over town drifting south before moving back inland and being lost to view. Seen earlier by Darrell Stile @ The Naze) 1 Sparrowhawk (in off) 1 Arctic Skua [Paul Brayshaw]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:45 to 19:45, High tide, setting sun
1 Kingfisher (By breached area to north) 1 Little Egret 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Little Grebe 2 Greenshank 50 Redshank (circa) 2 Grey Heron 1 Kestrel 1 Coal Tit (With small blue and great tit flock) 1 Avocet [Matt Turner]

Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead

Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead 08:15 to 09:15,
5 Golden Plover (On usual fields) 18 Yellowhammer [Ian Tarbin]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 13:00 to 18:30, Sun & clouds. Breezy.
1 Mute Swan 1 Kestrel 200 Grey Plover (Approx.) 8 Turnstone 20 Greenshank (At least.) 4 Sandwich Tern (Possibly six. At least one juvenile.) [Andrew Cox]

TL9700

TL9700 07:00 to 18:00, Thames Barge Trip on Rivers Blackwater & Colne
1 Osprey (Circling over Colne Point) 2 Peregrine Falcon (Male and female Bradwell Power Station) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adult and 1st cal yr) 7 Sandwich Tern 2 Gannet (Off East Mersea) 1 Little Tern (Juvenile) 13 Greenshank 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Sparrowhawk 28 Common Tern 350 Black-tailed Godwit 14 Knot 5 Avocet 40 Swallow 7 House Martin 1 Pied Wagtail 14 Little Egret 70 Grey Plover [Steve Grimwade]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 09:45 to 16:45, Dry, sun & cloud, Brisk NW breeze. 18 to 22 c. Sightings with Brenda. Sea wall & 3 hides.
50 Swallow (Plus, feeding all over reserve.) 25 Sand Martin (Circa.) 1 House Martin 11 Yellow Wagtail (6 from middle hide, 5 from first hide.) 2 Wheatear (First hide.) 250 Teal (Circa. Put up from first hide scrape by M Harrier.) 15 Mallard (Last hide.) 2 Whinchat (Distant from first hide.) 10 Pied Wagtail (First & middle hide.) 1 Meadow Pipit (Sea wall. ) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 1 Hobby (Failed attempt to take a Sand Martin, sea wall.) 3 Kestrel 8 Grey Heron 100 Starling (Circa. Roving flock.) 1 Oystercatcher (Only bird on river with the obvious B H Gulls.) 1 Buzzard 4 Little Egret [David Hale]

Tilbury

Tilbury 15:00 to 16:00, Sunny, strong NNW wind, rising tide
33 Common Tern (Two flocks 26&7 up river) 1 Hobby (Over from Kent) 1 Sparrowhawk (Over from Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 16:00, Sunny and windy
2 Black Tern 5 Greenshank 1 Common Sandpiper 10 Ruff 15 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Snipe 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Wheatear 2 Great White Egret 1 Ruddy Shelduck 10 Egyptian Goose 2 Marsh Harrier [Yvonne Watling]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:15 to 12:15, clear first thing gradually clouding over, cool, brisk north westerly wind, high tide
11 Blackcap 8 Willow Warbler 12 Whitethroat 2 Sparrowhawk 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing ) 6 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Green Woodpecker 28 Meadow Pipit (First real sign of passage this autumn for this species) 7 Chiffchaff (Same comment as for meadow pipit, 1 singing) 4 Wheatear (Walton Hall Marshes ) 2 Whinchat (Walton Hall Marshes ) 3 Green Sandpiper (Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Osprey (In off and across Walton Hall Marshes for Darrell Stile. He alerted me (I was on the sea wall along Walton Channel) and I watched it as it flew over the Channel. It continued west gaining considerable height.) [Brian Combes]