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Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, Sunshine and Humid. Only certain species recorded.
1 Common Gull (Point Hide) 4 Oystercatcher (Point Hide) 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Adult from Oak Hide) 2 Common Sandpiper (Point Hide) 30 Mute Swan (+) 200 Coot (+) 2 Red-crested Pochard (Oak Hide) 2 Little Egret (Rawl Hide) 1 Little Grebe (Rawl Hide) 10 Pochard (2 broods of ducklings.) [Andrew Allen]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 19:00,
4 Green Sandpiper (Reeves hall marshes pool AF) 9 Whimbrel ((Plus)5 pye fleet AF, 4 cudmore grove SE ) 40 Curlew (Plus pye fleet AF ) 30 Grey Plover (Plus pye fleet AF ) 100 Redshank (Plus 50+ pye fleet AF. 50+ cudmore grove SE ) 2 Greenshank (Pye fleet AF ) 15 Turnstone (Plus 10+ cudmore grove SE, 5 pye fleet AF ) 1 Corn Bunting (Reeves/Maydays AF) 1 Yellowhammer (Reeves hall /maydays AF) 1 Marsh Harrier (Pye fleet AF ) 11 Black-tailed Godwit (Plus cudmore grove SE ) 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Plus cudmore grove SE ) 12 Mediterranean Gull (Plus cudmore grove SE ) 2 Common Tern (Cudmore grove SE) 4 Little Tern (Off cudmore grove SE) 20 Lapwing (Pye fleet AF ) 50 Dunlin (Plus 45+ cudmore grove SE, 5 pye fleet AF ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Southend Pier

Southend Pier 15:00 to 16:15, Warm, light breeze, high tide 15:05
1 Peregrine Falcon (chasing feral pigeons near end of pier then flew towards Adventure Island) 1 Common Tern (on jetty close to Turnstones) 100 Turnstone (approx count roosting on slipway) 10 Mediterranean Gull (approx count) [James Hudson]

Colchester

Colchester 20:20 to 20:25,
20 Swift (+ St Albrights breeding area new farm Road stanway ) [Graham Barber ]

Great Totham

Great Totham 17:30 to 17:35,
6 Mute Swan (Pair with four young, inc. one leucistic cygnet. Totham Pit. (Confirmation of previous third party report).) [Malcolm Corbett]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 10:50 to 14:30, Cloudy, some sun. Warm, becoming hot.
1 Great White Egret 7 Pochard (Female with six well grown young.) 7 Black-tailed Godwit 14 Curlew 34 Redshank (At least.) 2 Spotted Redshank (WP.) 8 Greenshank 1 Green Sandpiper 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Yellow Wagtail 2 Bearded Tit (Juvs, western end.) [Andrew Cox]

Beckton

Beckton 09:30 to 11:30, Cloudy/warm
2 Oystercatcher 1 Common Sandpiper 20 Common Tern (+) 4 Arctic Tern (upriver) 1 Sandwich Tern (downriver) 40 Swift (+) 15 House Martin [Gary A James]