Sitename Details
East Mersea

East Mersea 09:00 to 13:00,
30 Fieldfare (Meetings lane DU) 1 Redwing (Meetings lane D) [Stephen Entwistle]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 13:00 to 15:00, Overcast with some light rain
2 Goosander (both female) 19 Goldeneye 1 Mistle Thrush 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 120 Common Gull (+) 3 Buzzard 4 Egyptian Goose 3 Jay [Matt Turner]

Fingringhoe

Fingringhoe 14:00 to 15:00, Grey, light drizzle and some sunshine
3 Chiffchaff (At least 2 common chiffchaff and 1 Tristis-type at Sewage Farm found by Richard Allen. Not calling.) 1 Grey Wagtail [Sean Nixon]

Gloucester Park, Basildon

Gloucester Park, Basildon 12:00 to 13:00,
1 Kingfisher (By the inlet & then in the inlet tunnel. I could hear it calling.) 1 Grey Wagtail (On the outlet bridge) [Mark Fisher]

Braxted Park

Braxted Park 14:15 to 15:45, warm.sunny/cloudy with slight breeze.
1 Red Kite 5 Buzzard 4 Mistle Thrush 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Malcolm Cresswell]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 12:45 to 13:45, Dry, sun & cloud, S breeze, 8c. Sightings with Brenda from scrape hide.
1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 20 Teal (Circa.) 20 Shoveler (Circa. ) 1 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron 1 Stock Dove 10 Cormorant (Not one gull on or over scrape.) [David Hale]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 10:00 to 12:30, Dry, sun & cloud, S breeze, 8c. Sightings with Brenda from road side screen.
1 Marsh Harrier (Male. After quartering the marsh he eventually caught a wader of some kind.) 1 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 1000 Lapwing (Large flock up over Bowers Marsh.) 200 Wigeon (Circa.) 50 Teal (Circa.) 6 Shoveler 4 Pochard (2 pair.) 1 Little Grebe 2 Grey Heron 4 Skylark 20 Goldfinch (At least.) 300 Starling (At least. Mobile flocks.) 4 Moorhen 9 Barnacle Goose 1 Green Sandpiper (Flushed by M Harrier.) 2 Curlew 100 Canada Goose (Circa.) 20 Greylag Goose 4 Common Gull 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 30 Black-headed Gull (Circa.) [David Hale]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 09:05 to 11:20, Bright. Light but increasing S. wind.
8 Canada Goose 49 Greylag Goose 7 Egyptian Goose (Together on ploughed field.) 1 Shoveler (Silt lake.) 5 Gadwall (Silt lake.) 3 Pochard (Carp lake.) 100 Tufted Duck (circa. Carp lake.) 4 Little Grebe (Carp lake.) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Trout lake. Displaying.) 1 Great White Egret (Flew over from north. Appeared to drop into Chig. Lakes E.W.T. (Clearly much larger than Little Egret with yellow bill)) 1 Little Egret 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 5 Skylark (At least three singing.) 12 Long-tailed Tit 10 Meadow Pipit 4 Chaffinch 8 Goldfinch [Malcolm Corbett]