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Frinton-on-Sea 05:00 to 21:00, S2-4, showers, then SW7-8. Movement to south
1443 Swift 4 Crossbill 1 Fulmar 20 Curlew [Paul Brayshaw]

Ardleigh Reservoir

Ardleigh Reservoir 18:30 to 19:00, Sightings from both causeways, dry but breezy
2 Egyptian Goose 18 Mute Swan 15 Sand Martin (+) 2 Swallow 1 Swift 1 Buzzard 2 Common Tern 1 Grey Heron 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 Great Crested Grebe 5 Greylag Goose (Adult + 4 young) 20 Long-tailed Tit (+ Delightful family calling and flying along Lodge Lane) 2 Greenfinch (Heard) 2 Blackcap (Singing males) 1 Chiffchaff (Calling) [Matt Turner]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 11:15 to 13:15, Cloudy, breezy, some rain. Warm.
2 Little Grebe 10 Mute Swan (Pair with six cygnets; plus two more adults.) 18 Teal (At least.) 1 Shoveler (Male.) 1 Buzzard 2 Oystercatcher 30 Lapwing (At least.) 1 Curlew 14 Black-tailed Godwit (Dropped in for a while, western end of main flood. Most in summer plumage.) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adults.) 1 Common Tern 1 Swallow 2 Bearded Tit (At least. Western reedbed.) 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) [Andrew Cox]


Witham 13:00 to 13:00, Cloudy, breezy, drizzly
1 Red Kite (Flying south east, as usual, with gull escort...) [Paul Shuttleworth]


Tilbury 09:30 to 10:30, Showers, S wind, falling tide
1 Sandwich Tern 1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd summer) [Paul Larkin]

Great Baddow, Chelmsford

Great Baddow, Chelmsford 10:45 to 10:50,
8 Black-tailed Godwit (Flew over heading south ) [David Pallash]


Boreham 03:50 to 07:45, Light SSW, occasional rain showers; moth trapping late evening and very early morning has resulted in some interesting records
2 Swallow (Juveniles rapidly south at 09.40 on 27th June. Early migration?) 1 Hobby (Daily sightings currently, most pm of singles) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Small male heading SE at 09.15. 3rd sighting in 3 weeks.) 1 Curlew (Heard high overhead 16th June 04.00-heading south) 1 Green Sandpiper (one calling over head quite low 23.00 on 25th. Heading NW, presumably to Russell Green Pits) 1 Blackbird (3rd nesting occuring 27th June in ivy covered tree,re-lining old nest) 11 Lapwing (7 young fledged from 4 broods on Boreham patch, most successful year since set-a-side.) [Graham Ekins]

Langdon Hills NR EWT

Langdon Hills NR EWT 07:45 to 08:45, Cloudy, warm. Some rain. Plotlands.
4 Goldfinch 2 Bullfinch (At least. One looked to be a juv.) [Andrew Cox]