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Colchester

Colchester 09:30 to 09:30, Sunny
2 Nuthatch (Bird calling while sitting on neighbour's chimney pot. Second bird flew up to it. First sighting in Keepers Green) [Steve Hallam]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:30 to 17:00, Dry, bright, cool breeze, 20c. Sightings with Brenda.
1 Sparrowhawk 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 1 Hobby 1 Cuckoo (Juvenile mobbed by 2 Swallow over VC.) 30 Linnet (Flock on beach.) 4 House Martin 10 Swallow (Circa.) 400 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa.) 50 Knot (Circa.) 24 Dunlin 100 Grey Plover (Plus.) 200 Redshank (At least.) 20 Curlew (Plus) 50 Lapwing (Circa.) 40 Avocet 6 Ringed Plover 39 Greenshank (Hide tide roost on scrape, Lauries hide. ) 8 Little Grebe 3 Greenfinch 1 Jay 1 Water Rail (Heard only, noisy at Kingfisher hide.) 12 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron 3 Oystercatcher (1 juvenile.) 30 Shelduck (At least.) 2 Reed Warbler [David Hale]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:30 to 19:30, Low tide
18 Little Egret 1 Marsh Harrier (Male quartering field behind red barn) 2 Kestrel 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Greenshank 25 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Curlew [Matt Turner]

Wormingford, Colchester

Wormingford, Colchester 07:45 to 11:15, sunny with cooling brisk wind
10 Little Grebe (all records from airfield) 4 Great Crested Grebe (pair with second brood of 2) 17 Coot 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Snipe 1 Mediterranean Gull (second winter bird over my head) 25 Common Gull 1 Kestrel (juv) 50 Skylark (circa) 1 Swallow 8 Chiffchaff 2 Lesser Whitethroat (juvs) 1 Whitethroat 1 Mistle Thrush 3 Stonechat (pair and juv elsewhere) 3 Wheatear (juvs) 170 Meadow Pipit (circa) 70 Linnet (+) 2 Bullfinch (juvs) 10 Corn Bunting [Martin Peers]

Thaxted

Thaxted 10:30 to 10:30, Clear fresh northerly breeze, 15 deg
1 Bullfinch (West Bank of River Chelmer ) [Stephen Dutton]

Brightlingsea

Brightlingsea 11:30 to 13:30,
1 Gannet (Juvenile flew north up River Colne) 1 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Stonechat 1 Cetti's Warbler 3 Whitethroat 1 Reed Warbler [Steve Grimwade]

Naze, The

Naze, The 07:00 to 10:30,
1 Siskin (South) 74 Meadow Pipit 11 Chiffchaff 1 Reed Warbler 10 Whitethroat 15 Lesser Whitethroat 4 Jay 11 Robin 14 Pied Wagtail 1 Wheatear 2 Cetti's Warbler 1 Hobby (In off the sea) 22 Blackcap 2 Grey Heron (North) 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 4 Goldcrest 2 Greenfinch 1 Willow Warbler 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st winter) 1 Buzzard [Steve Grimwade]

Naze, The 12:00 to 16:00, warm - highlights from seawall walk. Many Meadow Pipits and Pied Wagtails.
9 Wheatear 1 Yellow Wagtail 2 Common Sandpiper 100 Golden Plover (+) [Martin Richards]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 06:30 to 07:00,
2 Spoonbill 5 Great White Egret 21 Ruff 21 Black-tailed Godwit [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 07:00 to 13:15, Bright and clear, high 16C wind 8mph NNW
2 Spoonbill (Layer Breton ) 2 Great White Egret (Causways) 1 Green Sandpiper (Layer Breton) 1 Hobby (Layer Breton) 8 Black-tailed Godwit (Layer Breton) 1 Whinchat (Billets) 1 Marsh Harrier (Layer Breton) 50 Egyptian Goose (Layer Breton) 1 Kingfisher (Layer Breton) 1 Grey Wagtail (Layer Breton ) 2 Greenshank (Layer de La Hay) 3 Common Tern (Layer de La Hay) 12 Swallow (Layer Breton) 1 Pintail (Layer Breton) 4 Buzzard (Layer Breton at least 4 ) [Michael Rimmell]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 16:15 to 18:15, Grey, but mild
2 Spoonbill (Juvs LB c/way) 2 Hobby 1 Cuckoo (Billets Screen) 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Common Sandpiper 5 Yellow Wagtail 2 Great White Egret [Sean Nixon]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:00 to 13:00, Hot and sunny
118 Little Egret 1 Buzzard 1 Osprey (On post, Marshouse Outfall) 1 Peregrine Falcon 2 Mediterranean Gull 2 Sandwich Tern 2050 Oystercatcher (Very few Arctic waders back yet ) 1 Grey Phalarope (On sea, Marshhouse Outfal. In view 3-4 minutesl) 200 House Martin (PPower Station - feeding on midge swarm ) 10 Yellow Wagtail 3 Wheatear 1 Stonechat 1 Whinchat 37 Reed Bunting [Graham Smith]