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TL7205 10:00 to 16:00, sunny warm; observations at various times of the day
1 Red Kite (flew west) 1 Sparrowhawk 25 Swift (at least) 1 Coal Tit 2 Robin (adult + juvenile) [Sean Gregory]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 09:00 to 16:30, Partly cloudy, wind westerly light to moderate. 26c
2 Little Grebe (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 25 Little Egret 3 Great White Egret (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide, and both Causeways) 40 Teal (LB Causeway and Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 2 Wigeon (♂♀LB Causeway - In eclipse plumage ) 1 Mandarin Duck (♂LB Causeway - In eclipse plumage ) 3 Goldeneye (♀LB Causeway) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (♀LB Causeway) 1 Black Swan (Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 4 Buzzard (At least) 1 Sparrowhawk (♀LB Causeway) 1 Marsh Harrier (♀Wigbourgh Bay Viewing Hide) 1 Hobby (Billets Farm) 1 Kestrel (Over the Reserve) 1 Oystercatcher (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 50 Lapwing (At least) 2 Little Ringed Plover (LDLH Causeway) 3 Green Sandpiper (Possibly 5- LB Causeway - On large island ) 2 Common Sandpiper (LB Causeway - On large island ) 1 Greenshank (Wigbourgh bay viewing hide) 1 Reed Warbler (LB Causeway) 3 Blackcap (Old Road) 5 Whitethroat 15 Yellow Wagtail (Billets farm and LDLH Causeway) [Mick Woodruff]

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 17:00, Very hot.
4 Great White Egret 1 Red-crested Pochard 6 Green Sandpiper 24 Egyptian Goose [David Allen]


Maldon 05:00 to 07:00,
1 Black Redstart (Female dropping off beam full of food at industrial estate. Haven't located nest yet but it it's within a working area! ) 2 Whimbrel (Northey island causeway. Possibly more as I didn't have my telescope.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female close to limbourne creek.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Located by looking at a noisy lesser black-backed gull over a field, peregrine pops up to immediately make a failed chase for a lapwing before heading east.) 1 Green Sandpiper (Feeding in drying out borrow duke by dump pool) 100 Black-tailed Godwit (30 feeding in dump pool) 1 Common Gull (My first of summer/autumn migration) 1 Red-legged Partridge (On roof top of a house by footpath along Limebrook way, it's probably avoiding a pair of fox cubs nearby!) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Calling by limbourne creek) [Tony Kennelly]

Naze, The

Naze, The 05:45 to 10:45, overcast first thing then sunny, warm, NW wind, high tide - 10 species in song
2 Chiffchaff 33 Swift (+, 13 south first thing, 20+ south end of Walton Hall Marshes ) 60 House Martin (+, 20 + drifting south first thing, 40+ high over sewage works mid-morning, drifting off west) 3 Green Woodpecker (2 juveniles ) 5 Whimbrel 23 Turnstone 27 Sandwich Tern (On beach) 96 Sanderling (Stone Point ) 27 Dunlin 18 Canada Goose (In off) 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (Towards Stone Point ) 4 Common Sandpiper (1 towards Stone Point, 3 Walton Hall Marshes/Walton Channel) 1 Buzzard 36 Swallow (Small groups, some drifting north others west) 1 Chinese Muntjac 8 Black-tailed Godwit (Cormorant Creek ) 1 Reed Warbler (Half-heartedly singing) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Walton Hall Marshes ) 1 Red Kite (Soaring over Walton Hall Marshes, gained height and drifted off to the west - uncommon here ) [Brian Combes]

Naze, The 10:00 to 14:00, some cloud, very warm. Stone Point
7 Whimbrel (together) 2 Song Thrush (JW reserve) 70 Sandwich Tern (+) 65 Sanderling 15 Turnstone 76 Bar-tailed Godwit 15 Dunlin 1 Mediterranean Gull (by tower) [Martin Richards]

Langdon Hills NR EWT

Langdon Hills NR EWT 09:30 to 12:00, Sun & cloud. Warm, breezy. All sightings Willow Park.
4 Green Woodpecker (Including at least two juvs.) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.) 1 Treecreeper (Long Wood.) 2 Nuthatch (Long Wood. My first record from this location.) 15 Goldfinch (At least.) 3 Linnet [Andrew Cox]

Broadfields Farm, Cranham

Broadfields Farm, Cranham 07:45 to 09:15, Sunny, some cloud. Warm.
1 Buzzard 1 Hobby (Menacing swifts.) 21 Swift (At least.) 3 Green Woodpecker 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Raven [Andrew Cox]