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Kelvedon Hatch

Kelvedon Hatch 17:15 to 17:20,
1 Red Kite (SW over village, seen from my garden. Third seen today.) [David Jobbins]

Ardleigh Reservoir

Ardleigh Reservoir 14:30 to 15:00, Fruitless half hour hoping for White Tailed Eagle to fly over....
1 Swallow (My first of year (apart from Abberton bird of course!)) 1 Buzzard (Tried to convince myself it was a very small eagle!) 7 Egyptian Goose (Adult pair with 5 young) [Matt Turner]


Margaretting 10:45 to 10:46,
1 Red Kite (Heading east - different individual from earlier sighting over Mountnessing. Both sightings from car on essential shopping trip.) [David Jobbins]


Mountnessing 09:45 to 09:46,
1 Red Kite (Heading north) [David Jobbins]


Tilbury 07:30 to 09:00, Over cast, NNW wind, falling tide
598 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore near the new landfill) 1 Knot (With Black-tailed Godwits) 11 Teal (On STW outfall) 2 Marsh Harrier (Male and female type over from Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Good Easter

Good Easter 09:00 to 13:00,
125 Fieldfare 1 Blackcap (singing) [Martin Henry]

Good Easter 10:00 to 10:00,
125 Fieldfare 1 Blackcap (singing) [Martin Henry]

Great Leighs

Great Leighs 10:00 to 18:30, Wintery showers sunny evening. All sightings from kitchen window over garden, fields and woods.
3 Greenfinch (Garden feeders) 2 Goldfinch (Garden feeders) 4 Chaffinch (Under feeders) 2 Long-tailed Tit (Garden feeders) 6 House Sparrow (Using feeders) 1 Dunnock (Under feeders) 1 Robin 1 Wren 2 Blackbird (Under feeders) 9 Jackdaw (On and under feeders) 2 Rook (Under feeders) 1 Collared Dove (Under feeders) 6 Pheasant (On ploughed field) 150 Wood Pigeon (Plus a few hundred assorted jackdaws, rooks, crows and gulls on ploughed field.) 12 Magpie (Group on edge of field and wood) 9 Buzzard (At various times over fields and woods, one very pale one almost white from underneath except for carpals and necklace.) 1 Sparrowhawk (Couple of passes causing mass panic amongst the gulls pigeons and corvids.) 1 Grey Heron (Flyby) 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull (In field) 2 Herring Gull (In field) [David Torrice]

Great Leighs 19:15 to 19:15, Calm evening
11 Pied Wagtail (Groups of 5 and 6 just flew over probably heading for roost in small tree outside main entrance to tesco at great notley. Several dozen there some nights.) [David Torrice]

Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead

Stambourne, near Steeple Bumpstead 09:00 to 09:15,
1 Blackcap (Male) [Ian Tarbin]


Witham 14:00 to 15:00, Wind, hail, sun, wind sun, hail. Local patch River Walk
4 Song Thrush (Definite separate sightings) 1 Grey Heron (Trying to land in hail storm) 1 Kingfisher [Paul Shuttleworth]

Langdon Hills NR EWT

Langdon Hills NR EWT 07:45 to 08:45, Sun & clouds. Breezy.
4 Tufted Duck (Three males, one female.) 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (At least.) 11 Redwing 5 Goldfinch 1 Sparrowhawk [Andrew Cox]