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Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00,
2 Spotted Flycatcher (Firs chase caravan site(DU)) [Stephen Entwistle]


Colchester 09:30 to 09:30, Sunny
2 Nuthatch (Bird calling while sitting on neighbour's chimney pot. Second bird flew up to it. First sighting in Keepers Green) [Steve Hallam]


Tilbury 09:00 to 10:30,
1 Eider (Drifting down with the tide) 12 Common Tern (Up river) 1 Raven (Over the river) [Paul Larkin]

Galleywood, near Chelmsford

Galleywood, near Chelmsford 09:15 to 12:00, warm, sunny
1 Spotted Flycatcher (between Margaretting Raod and the Horse & Groom) 14 House Martin (steady flow of birds moving south) 15 Swallow (3 or 4 still around the farm on the common and other moving through south) 2 Linnet (flew over south) 2 Meadow Pipit 4 Chiffchaff 1 Goldcrest 1 Treecreeper 1 Coal Tit 2 Sparrowhawk (females - immatures soaring low over the common) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (perched on top of conifer. A nice view for the people on the bird walk) 30 Lapwing (visible in teh distance flying over fields of Margaretting Tye) 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Song Thrush 1 Stock Dove 5 Robin (possibly some autumn incease in numbers) 1 Blackbird [Andrew Stroud]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 14:00, Fine and sunny, NNW wind, falling tode
47 Teal (One on the pit to the south of the tip, four Golden Gates, the rest in the managed retreat) 54 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 347 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 92 Mallard (In the managed retreat) 202 Redshank (In the managed retreat) 1004 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Juv over the managed retreat) 2 Buzzard (Over the tip) 225 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 136 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 3 Shoveler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 12 Mute Swan (One on the Thames, the rest Golden Gates) 110 Tufted Duck (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 11 Pochard (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 160 Coot (Ten on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Wigeon (Imm drake on Golden Gates, two in the managed retreat) 21 Gadwall (Seven on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 6 Yellow-legged Gull (One on Golden Gates, the rest in the managed retreat) 1 Water Rail (Golden Gates) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 1 Little Grebe (Golden Gates) 5 Great Crested Grebe (One on the Thames, two plus four juvs on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1804 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 1 Greenshank (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]


Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 18:00, Combined totals from Frinton and Holland Haven around triathlon supporting! Selected totals for offshore movement
45 Wigeon 55 Teal 4 Common Scoter 2 Brent Goose 1 Kittiwake 26 Sandwich Tern 1 Pomarine Skua (Superb close adult S past the Haven @ 0724. Subsequently seen by Matt Lonsdale off Albany Gardens Clacton) 1 Great Skua (N) 102 Meadow Pipit 9 Gannet (N) [Paul Brayshaw]


Wix 09:00 to 09:30,
1 Redstart (Approx 400m along Spinnels Lane from Bradfield Road) 7 Meadow Pipit (Flying over W, first of the autumn for me) 1 Yellowhammer [James Davidson]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 17:45 to 18:15,
1 Red-backed Shrike (juv quite mobile around mounds) [Liz Huxley]

Holland Haven 17:30 to 19:30,
1 Red-backed Shrike (1w bird, thanks to all on what's app group for heads up) 2 Wheatear 2 Stonechat (Male and female) 7 Curlew 1 Barn Owl 2 Common Scoter (Thanks to Matt Lonsdale for the spot) 6 Sandwich Tern (Flying low north) 1 Gannet (Juv bird picked up following scoter) [Matt Turner]

Naze, The

Naze, The 11:00 to 16:00, pleasant - all from seawall
200 Golden Plover (+) 4 Wheatear 2 Whinchat 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Whimbrel [Martin Richards]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:15 to 15:45,
2 Little Egret 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) 2 Buzzard 32 Golden Plover 1 Little Owl (Othona hedgerow) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male) 1 Kestrel 70 Swallow (+) 20 House Martin 1 Cetti's Warbler (Othona pond area) 8 Willow Warbler 1 Chiffchaff 2 Reed Warbler 1 Blackcap 1 Whitethroat 30 Yellow Wagtail (+) 20 Pied Wagtail (+) [John Sutherby]