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Mersea Island

Mersea Island 00:00 to 00:00,
1 Merlin (Reeves hall marshes (DU)AF) 17 Red-breasted Merganser (Rewsalls marsh (DU)AF) 2 Stonechat (Reeves hall marshes 1pr (DU)AF) 10 White-fronted Goose (Cudmore grove (DU)AF) 1 Water Rail (Cudmore grove park pond(seen by AF DU) 30 Sanderling (Cudmore grove AF DU) 1 Black Brant (Strood channel seen by Charlie williams) 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Strood channel seen by Charlie Williams ) 1 Great Northern Diver (Victoria esplanade JON B) [Stephen Entwistle]

Heybridge Basin

Heybridge Basin 07:45 to 09:00,
200 Avocet 40 Bar-tailed Godwit 200 Black-tailed Godwit 200 Dunlin 200 Redshank 10 Oystercatcher 200 Golden Plover 10 Grey Plover 10 Curlew 200 Lapwing 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 200 Wigeon 200 Teal 3 Pintail (My first of this winter) [Tony Kennelly]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 13:45, Overcast, strong SW wind, HT
32 Coot (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 86 Tufted Duck (25 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 113 Wigeon (Three Golden Gates the rest in Mucking Bay) 14 Turnstone (Roosting on the breach) 27 Pochard (Nine on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 18 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 42 Teal (One Golden Gates, 16 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Creek) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 2 Goldeneye (Females, Golden Gates) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 44 Gadwall (25 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted Duck X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) 42 Curlew (Roosting on salt marsh) 15 Fieldfare (Flock over the outer car park) 3 Oystercatcher (Roosting on the breach) 143 Dunlin (Roosting on the breach) 62 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

East Mersea

East Mersea 13:00 to 14:30, Blustery with some sunshine
1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Cudmore Grove CP) 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+) 15 Sanderling 6 Skylark 11 White-fronted Goose (Cudmore Grove CP) 50 Black-tailed Godwit (circa.) [Sean Nixon]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 15:00 to 16:45, Sun & cloud. Windy.
6 Pintail (Three pairs.) 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon (Stooping at lapwing. Unsuccessful.) 2 Water Rail 1 Kingfisher 2 Water Pipit (At least. Saltmarsh near sluice.) 1 Bearded Tit (Calling from eastern reeds.) 1 Reed Bunting [Andrew Cox]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 11:00 to 13:30, Strong SW winds
3 Purple Sandpiper (Feeding near sluice, nice close views) 2 Stonechat (Pair on mounds) 10 Snipe (at least) 1 Guillemot (Flying north) 20 Red-throated Diver (+) 3 Kestrel 2 Buzzard 1 Peregrine Falcon (Large female) 5 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (5 south) 2 Pintail (Pair south) 1 Coal Tit (On feeders) 1 Water Rail (Heard) [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 15:30, Sunny and windy
5 Great White Egret 1 White-fronted Goose 4 Bewick's Swan (Wig bay) 2 Cattle Egret (Field next to school Lane viewed from wig screen ) 5 Pintail 1 Black-throated Diver (Wig bay) 1 Swallow 2 Scaup 3 Long-tailed Duck 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Black Swan 100 Goldeneye [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 15:15 to 16:15, Abberton Church. Cold, clear.
1 Smew (one redhead near the weir) 15 Goosander 1 Yellowhammer 60 Lapwing [David Allen]

Naze, The

Naze, The 11:00 to 15:00, cloudy, strong wind - at Stone Point over high tide. Good number of Skylark, Meadow and Rock pipits
1 Merlin 150 Oystercatcher (+ high tide roost) 3 Reed Bunting 1 Stonechat 70 Grey Plover (+ on lagoon) [Martin Richards]

Good Easter

Good Easter 10:30 to 10:30,
135 Yellowhammer [Martin Henry]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 08:15 to 10:00, Sun & cloud. Windy.
1 Kestrel 1 Buzzard 1 Green Woodpecker 25 Meadow Pipit (At least.) 1 Song Thrush (Singing.) 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing.) 1 Coal Tit 1 Treecreeper 4 Nuthatch (At least. Including one inspecting a previously used nesthole. Another nearby; presumably a pair.) [Andrew Cox]