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Mundon 11:30 to 11:45,
1 Short-eared Owl (One hunting over fields between Mundon Oaks and sea wall) [John Buchanan]

East Mersea

East Mersea 15:00 to 17:00,
1 Peregrine Falcon (Perched up on langenhoe point AF) 1 Merlin (Perched up on langenhoe point AF) 1 Hen Harrier (Langenhoe roost AF) 13 Marsh Harrier (Langenhoe roost AF ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 07:45 to 15:15, Bright and sunny, light NW wind, LT
1 Stonechat (Near the creek) 165 Tufted Duck (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 16 Pochard (Nine on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 48 Coot (17 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 118 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 11 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Two each Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip) 31 Gadwall (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Raven (W over Golden Gates) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 1 Buzzard (On the tip) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Water Rail (In the alder wood) 1 Goldeneye (Female on GoldenGates) 25 Ringed Plover (Mucking Bay) 630 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 219 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 1296 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 692 Dunlin (Mucking Bay) 126 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 2 Common Scoter (On the river) 132 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 38 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (On feeders in the outer car park) [Paul Larkin]

Colne Pt

Colne Pt 15:45 to 16:45, 3 Chinese Water Deer
1 Little Owl (at sewage works) 1 Peregrine Falcon 3 Marsh Harrier 1 Sparrowhawk 3 Buzzard 1 Snipe [Richard Allen]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 15:00 to 17:00, Sunny but cold
1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail - likely adult female) [Mark Buckley]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 13:00 to 14:00, Sunny, cold.
10 Barnacle Goose 20 Pintail (At least.) 2 Marsh Harrier (Immatures.) 1 Kestrel 1 Bearded Tit (Pinging briefly from adjacent reeds.) 1 Stonechat (Female.) [Andrew Cox]


Witham 11:30 to 13:00, River Walk
200 Pied Wagtail (+ AW Plant) 2 Grey Wagtail (River Walk & AW Plant) 2 Meadow Pipit (AW Plant) 2 Little Egret 1 Harris's Hawk 2 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 2 Goldcrest 2 Mistle Thrush (River Walk & Town Park) 1 Blackcap (Male - garden feeders) [David L Smith]

Naze, The

Naze, The 11:00 to 15:00, cold, but very nice day - from seawall
1 Short-eared Owl 35 Avocet (at mouth of Twizzle) 700 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+ majority in single flock in Walton Channel between Eagles hard and concrete barge) [Martin Richards]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny ,cold breeze
6 Goosander (Point Hide) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male distant reed bed Rawl Hide) 15 Goldeneye 8 White-fronted Goose (Field next to causeway) [Matthew Davison]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 10:30,
2 Whooper Swan (LBC flew to W) 16 White-fronted Goose (Fields to SW of LBC) 3 Smew (LBC Red heads) 1 Water Rail (Heard calling LBC) 4 Bewick's Swan (Wig bay) 1 Buzzard (Wig bay) 1 Golden Plover (With 100 lapwing wig bay) 2 Stonechat (Pair billets farm screen) 1 Swallow (LdlHC) 1 Chiffchaff (Trees W of LdlHC) 2 Great White Egret (Trees W of LdlHC) 3 Long-tailed Duck (E of LdlHC) 1 Black-throated Diver (E of LdlHC) 1 Green Sandpiper (LdlHC) 1000 Teal 500 Wigeon 4 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Goosander (LdlH) 1 Marsh Harrier (M LdlH) 50 Great Crested Grebe (2 in breeding plumage) [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, Sunny and bright, light breeze, chilly.
1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail hunting over fields around Abberton Church. ) 50 Corn Bunting (Being spooked by hen harrier. ) 4 Stonechat 6 Yellowhammer 1 Pintail (Male in with wigeon) 20 Wigeon 1 Great White Egret 1 Kestrel 4 Goosander 1 Green Woodpecker 4 Meadow Pipit [Kevin Colling]