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Bird News - Report of Recent Sightings

Saturday 20 Oct 2018
Ardleigh Reservoir, 18:10 to 18:10
1 Great White Egret (On small pool adjacent to Dragonfly hotel) [Steve Grimwade]
Vange Marsh RSPB, 13:45 to 17:00, Sunny, warm.
2 Marsh Harrier (Male & female), 2 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail (Calling, eastern reedbed), 95 Wigeon (At least), 80 Teal (At least), 48 Shoveler, 40 Gadwall, 200 Lapwing (Approx), 8 Snipe, 19 Curlew, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, 2 Redshank (At least), 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Stonechat (Female), 5 Bearded Tit, 3 Reed Bunting (At least) [Andrew Cox]
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB, 13:30 to 17:00, Sunny and warm some cloud cover, no wind lovely afternoon.
10 Reed Bunting (Seen all round short walk), 4 Stonechat (Seen on track before wind pump on short walk), 3 Kestrel, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Salcot Channel), 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Wheatear, 10 Linnet, 12 Curlew, 150 Wigeon (Salcot Channel), 200 Teal (Salcot Channel), 100 Golden Plover (Salcot Channel), 30 Grey Plover (SalcotChannel), 25 Goldfinch (All round short walk) [Paul Fletcher] Reed Bunting at Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB on 20 Oct 2018, (Paul Fletcher) , Stonechat at Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB on 20 Oct 2018, (Paul Fletcher) , Stonechat at Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB on 20 Oct 2018, (Paul Fletcher) , Marsh Harrier at Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB on 20 Oct 2018, (Paul Fletcher) , Peregrine Falcon at Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB on 20 Oct 2018, (Paul Fletcher)
Wrabness, 13:30 to 14:00, Sunny, warm, lowish tide. Counts on river all distant.
1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only), 1 Black-headed Gull (300+ feeding in river opposite hide), 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Say 50+), 1 Curlew, 50 Little Egret, 1 Redshank (Numerous.) [Paul Saward]
Sible Hedingham, 11:00 to 17:00, Sunny cool
4 Kestrel (Kirby hall lane), 3 Pied Wagtail (Priest fields farm), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Priestfields farm), 1 Tawny Owl ((Heard only) priest fields farm) [Chris Turner]
Little Waltham, 10:00 to 10:30, sunny
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [David Saville] Great Spotted Woodpecker at Little Waltham on 20 Oct 2018, (David Saville)
Thorndon CP (North), 09:00 to 10:30, Sunny, cool. Becoming warmer.
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest (At least.), 7 Nuthatch (At least.), 5 Redwing (At least. Many heard overhead.), 5 Brambling (At least. Feeding in beech trees directly south of visitor centre.), 3 Bullfinch (Seen in flight.) [Andrew Cox]
Harwich, 08:30 to 10:00, clear, sunny
3 Brambling (Redoubt Fort - Barrage Lane area), 1 Redpoll sp., 6 Turnstone, 20 Goldcrest, 8 Goldfinch, 10 Chaffinch, 20 Blackbird [Andrew Goodey]
Thorndon CP (South), 08:30 to 09:00, Sunny, cool.
3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (Mobbing perched buzzard.) [Andrew Cox]
Beckton, 08:00 to 12:00, Sunny
1 Buzzard, 2 Common Sandpiper, 10 Redshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Crossbill (Over NW @ 11.20) [Gary A James]
Naze, The, 06:50 to 13:00, Chilly first thing then mild; sunny periods; light northerly wind; high tide
11 Redwing, 6 Song Thrush, 70 Goldcrest (++, impossible to count; the first large influx this season, they have been unusually uncommon and until today I have seen more YB warblers this Autumn than goldcrests!), 21 Meadow Pipit, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing), 4 Redpoll sp. (South), 1 Chinese Muntjac, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (John Weston Reserve, south-east boundary ), 10 Siskin, 1 Fieldfare, 16 Little Egret (Together on Stone Point Lagoon), 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 Short-eared Owl (John Weston Reserve, probably freshly arrived) [Brian Combes]
Lee Valley, Walthamstow Marshes

Brambling, 262 Redwing, Fieldfare, 3 Skylark, 65 Jackdaw, 6 Meadow Pipit, 65 Starling, Linnet, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, 2 Stonechat, Kestrel, 26 Canada Geese, 12 Linnet, 3 Pied Wagtail

[East London Birders Forum]
Wanstead Flats

Rustic Bunting, Barn Owl, 2 Little Owl, Ring Ouzel, 94 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, 20 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting, 170 Jackdaw, 18 Pied Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit, 17 Skylark, 3 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine, 700 Woodpigeon

[East London Birders Forum]
Upminster, Brook Farm

11000 Wood Pigeon, 62 Redwing, 3 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 742 Starling (all south 7.15-8.30am)

[East London Birders Forum]
Lee Valley, KGV Res

7 Brambling

[East London Birders Forum]
RSPB Rainham Marshes

2 Cattle Egrets, Bittern, f Merlin, 48 Redwing, 9 Song Thrush, 21 Blackbird, 7 Fieldfare,  2 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 11 Stonechat, 17 Skylark, 22 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit, Water Pipit, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 2 Bearded Tit,  3 Ring necked Parakeet, 4 Jay, 46 Jackdaw w, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Curlew, 194 Black tailed Godwit, 18 Avocet, 30 Redshank, 22 Snipe, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 4 Little Egret, 4 Buzzard, 3 Marsh Harrier, juv Peregrine, 3 Water Rail

[East London Birders Forum]
Friday 19 Oct 2018
Great Totham, 23:15 to 23:15
1 Tawny Owl (Female briefly making contact call, north of Captain's Wood.) [Malcolm Corbett]
Maldon, 13:45 to 14:00
1 Sparrowhawk (Over Mundon Road) [Paul Gymer]
Abberton Reservoir, 13:00 to 16:30, Sunny and warm some cloud cover, no wind lovely afternoon.
2 Great White Egret (Seen from LDH Causeway in close fishing well), 1 Redshank, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck (Too many to count), 7 Little Egret, 20 Linnet (Seen from Abberton Church ), 12 Yellowhammer (In hedgerow along path to screens from Abb Church ), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (In Abberton church yard), 50 Wigeon (Aprox count from screens), 40 Starling (On power lines from Abberton church) [Paul Fletcher] Great White Egret at Abberton Reservoir on 19 Oct 2018, (Paul Fletcher) , Great White Egret at Abberton Reservoir on 19 Oct 2018, (Paul Fletcher) , Great White Egret at Abberton Reservoir on 19 Oct 2018, (Paul Fletcher)
Whetmead NR, nr Witham, 10:00 to 11:00, Sunny, calm, dewy
1 Kingfisher (Male), 1 Chiffchaff (Heard only), 1 Grey Wagtail [Paul Shuttleworth]
Richmond's Green, Thaxted, 10:00 to 10:35, Bright and light wind
3 Brambling (Feeding in garden) [Elizabeth Leeder]
Frinton-on-Sea, 08:00 to 15:00, NE1-NW1, 4-8/8, good vis. Selected totals, passerines moving to north or in off, wildfowl etc to south. Also 12+ Porpoise
87 Wigeon (84S 3N), 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 597 Goldfinch, 354 Chaffinch, 5 Redwing, 19 Redpoll sp., 409 Skylark, 3690 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (3674S 16N - passage generally distant, coming in from SE), 146 Siskin, 37 Brambling, 38 Blackbird, 3 Chiffchaff, 13 Red-throated Diver (12S 1N), 3 Short-eared Owl (single in off @ 0942, 0951, 1452), 42 Mediterranean Gull (another heavy passage for here), 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Skua (N @ 0953), 15 Gannet (N), 6 Great White Egret (south and out to sea @ 1027 - possibly came out from Hamford Water or Stour/Orwell), 33 Goldcrest (first birds noted here this October - marked influx, count from a limited area as more focus on the sea and diurnal passage), 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (first heard calling in undercliff sycamores @ 1100, watched feeding, then flew into Esplande front gardens and inland @ 1124. Presumed a fresh arrival), 3 Eider (Pair south plus a female offshore), 1 Great Skua (N @ 1316) [Paul Brayshaw]
Epping Forest, Woodford Green

Hawfinch

[East London Birders Forum]
Wanstead Flats

Rustic Bunting, 3 Reed Bunting, Lesser Redpoll, 10 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 2 Stonechat, 7 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 10 Meadow Pipit, 10 Skylark, f Wigeon, 17 Shoveler, 21 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, Kestrel

[East London Birders Forum]
Lee Valley, Amwell NR

5 Whooper Swan, Whinchat

[East London Birders Forum]
Ingrebourne Valley

50 Jackdaw west

[East London Birders Forum]
Chafford Hundred, Warren Gorge

Cattle Egret (west 6.40), 5 Little Egret, Great white Egret (Sth 7.10), Richards Pipit (Sth West 7.15), 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Goldcrest, 5 Song Thrush, 62 Redwing, Fieldfare, 8000 Wood Pigeon (Sth 7.30-9am), 5 Buzzard west

[East London Birders Forum]
RSPB Rainham Marshes

Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 3 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 25 Wigeon, 7 Pintail, 220 Teal, 7 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Sparrowhawk, juv Peregrine, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 17 Avocet, 9 Golden Plover, 2 Curlew, 105 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, Green Sandpiper, 55 Redshank, Barn Owl, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Skylark, Swallow, Cetti's Warbler, 43 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 200 Woodpigeon, 6 Song Thrush, 8 Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 37 Chaffinch, Brambling, Swallow, 306 Jackdaw west by 1030, 12 Rook

[East London Birders Forum]
Thursday 18 Oct 2018
Holland Haven, 16:00 to 18:00, Strong NE breeze, setting sun
2 Short-eared Owl (Hunting meadows near hide, windy record shot taken from pillbox), 1 Snipe [Matt Turner] Short-eared Owl at Holland Haven on 18 Oct 2018, (Matt Turner)
Leez Reservoir, 16:00 to 17:00, Cool , broken cloud , breezy
2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 5 Gadwall, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Grebe [Tony Marsala]
Vange Marsh RSPB, 14:00 to 15:45, Sunny.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Mute Swan, 200 Lapwing (Approx), 16 Snipe, 19 Curlew, 60 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx), 7 Ruff, 3 Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat (Pair), 2 Bearded Tit (At least) [Andrew Cox]
Naze, The, 13:00 to 15:30, Strong NE breeze, pretty quiet
15 Sanderling, 4 Dunlin, 6 Curlew, 12 Skylark, 2 Cetti's Warbler (1 heard, 1 seen), 38 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Turnstone [Matt Turner]
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge, 11:40 to 12:40
4 Egyptian Goose (2 small lake, 2 large lake.), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff [Malcolm Corbett]
Southend-on-Sea, 11:00 to 13:00, Sunny, NE wind. End of the pier.
3 Turnstone (One still showing summer plumage), 1 Common Tern (Juv.), 10 Mediterranean Gull (Five adults, two 2nd winter, three 1st winter.) [Andrew Cox]
Chigborough Lakes, 10:00 to 11:30
80 Gadwall (+. 50+ Pochard Lake, 30+ Main Lake.), 3 Teal (Main Lake.), 50 Shoveler (circa. Main Lake.), 5 Little Grebe, 1 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker [Malcolm Corbett]
Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham, 09:30 to 11:00
1 Siskin, 1 Buzzard, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (No sign of Lesser), 1 Bullfinch [Paul Gymer]
Southend-on-Sea, 09:00 to 11:00, Sunny, chilly NE wind Front, east of the pier.
6 Mediterranean Gull (Five adults, one 2nd winter), 3 Common Tern (One juv.), 100 Turnstone (Approx), 3 Sanderling [Andrew Cox]
East Tilbury, 08:15 to 15:30, Fine and sunny, brisk NE breeze, mid tide
116 Teal, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 41 Ringed Plover, 1571 Dunlin, 239 Black-tailed Godwit, 82 Curlew, 1 Marsh Harrier (Female type), 224 Grey Plover, 4 Knot, 32 Lapwing (Over to Kent), 1 Arctic Skua (Juv), 15 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Single flock), 2 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon (Adult male after waders and an enormous, presumably female, juvenile in off and inland), 1 Spoonbill [Paul Larkin]
Mardyke Valley, Stifford-Aveley

29 Blue Tit, 24 Great Tit, 33 Long tailed Tit, 10 Goldcrest, 2 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Siskin, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pheasant, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 23 Robin, 30 Wren, 14 Dunnock, 13 Song Thrush, 13 Redwing, 18 Blackbird, 5 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great spotted Woodpecker, 15 Ring necked Parakeet, 2 Crow, 11 Magpie, 8 Jay, 44 Jackdaw, 108 Wood Pigeon, 4 Stock Dove, 6 Collared Dove, 18 House Sparrow, 17 Goldfinch, 6 Greenfinch, 4 Chaffinch, Buzzard, Kingfisher, 30 Greylag, 19 Canada Goose, 2 Teal, 54 Mallard, 16 Moorhen

[East London Birders Forum]
Epping Forest, Woodford Green

Short-eared Owl

[East London Birders Forum]
Wanstead Flats

Rustic Bunting, 40 Redwing, 10 Fieldfare, 30+ Chaffinch, 30+ Goldfinch, 10 Meadow Pipit, 6 Skylark, 3 Reed Bunting, several Linnet, Brambling, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, 4 Hawfinch

[East London Birders Forum]
RSPB Rainham Marshes

m Ring Ouzel, Cattle Egret, 2 Little Egret, 16 Grey Heron, 10 Avocet, 85 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Snipe, ad Yellow-legged Gull, 7 Pheasant, Swallow, 22 Blackbird, 12 Song Thrush, 2 Water Pipit, 18 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 18 Reed Bunting, 5 Siskin, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard

[East London Birders Forum]
Wednesday 17 Oct 2018
Langdon Hills NR EWT, 15:15 to 16:45, Overcast, light rain. Mild. Lincewood & Plotlands
4 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch [Andrew Cox]
Holland Haven, 13:45 to 16:00
2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Siskin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit [Steve Grimwade]
Ardleigh Reservoir, 13:30 to 13:35
1 Black-tailed Godwit (At Ramada Inn of main reservoir. My first here I think) [Chris Balchin]
Halstead, 11:45 to 11:45
1 Kingfisher (Flying down river Colne towards town and back towards Earls Colne) [Barbara Leport]
Mucking Creek, R. Thames, 11:30 to 11:30, Overcast, faint drizzle
1 Kingfisher (Flew in from the bay toward the fishing lakes) [Louise Barry]
The Naze at Walton, 11:00 to 12:00
1 Chiffchaff [David Saville] Chiffchaff at The Naze at Walton on 17 Oct 2018, (David Saville)
Naze, The, 11:00 to 11:30, good
2 Meadow Pipit [David Saville] Meadow Pipit at Naze, The on 17 Oct 2018, (David Saville)
WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth, 09:30 to 09:30
1 Ring Ouzel [Clive Atkins]
Naze, The, 09:00 to 13:00
2 Brambling, 6 Siskin, 3 Redwing, 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing males), 1 Wheatear, 1 Common Sandpiper (Flew south along beach), 1 Common Scoter (Female), 23 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Buzzard (In off sea), 4 Chiffchaff, 7 Skylark (In off sea), 1 Sparrowhawk (Female), 5 Sanderling, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Robin, 50 Blackbird, 2 Common Gull [Steve Grimwade]
Wivenhoe, 09:00 to 10:00
3 Brambling (over W calling), 70 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, 20 Meadow Pipit [Richard Allen]
Great Totham, 02:45 to 02:45
1 Tawny Owl (Female, briefly making contact call north of Captain's Wood.) [Malcolm Corbett]
Epping Forest, Chingford Plain

2 Reed Bunting, 2 Swallow, 60 Fieldfare

[East London Birders Forum]
RSPB Rainham Marshes

Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 2f Common Scoter, 5 Avocet, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, 210 Redshank, 35 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 6 Snipe, 2 Curlew, 145 Lapwing, 3 Green Sandpipers, m Ruff, 12 Pintail, 45 Wigeon, 17 Blackbird, 155 Redwing, 19 Song Thrush, 7 Water Pipit, 36 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 4 Pied Wagtail, 39 Chaffinch, 6 Siskin, 21 Greenfinch, 140 Linnet, 58 Goldfinch, 4 Chiffchaff, 3m Blackcap, Reed Warbler, 13 Cetti’s Warbler, pr Bearded Tit, Coal Tit, 12 Stonechat, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 700 Woodpigeon south, Brambling

[East London Birders Forum]
Lee Valley, Amwell NR

Water Pipit

[East London Birders Forum]
Lee Valley Olympic Park

Cetti's Warbler, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Egyptian Geese, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail

[East London Birders Forum]
Wanstead Flats

Rustic Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler, Short-eared Owl, 2 Little Owl, 70+ Meadow Pipit, 16 Pied Wagtail, 12 Skylark, 37 Chaffinch, 50 Goldfinch, 18 Siskin, 6 Linnet, 5 Reed Bunting, 70 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 10 Song Thrush, 40+ Blackbird, 5 Mistle Thrush, 6 House Martin, 5 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 17 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 6 Shoveler, Snipe

[East London Birders Forum]
Lee Valley, Walthamstow Reservoirs

2 Lapwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler

[East London Birders Forum]
Tuesday 16 Oct 2018
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT), 18:00 to 19:00
1 Barn Owl (On the tip, Hare also) [Mark Fisher]
Stanford Warren, 17:00 to 17:15
1 Kingfisher [Mark Fisher]
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO), 13:00 to 16:00, Sunny and very warm, breeze increasing as tide came in.
1 Linnet, 1 Stonechat (( Male halfway along roadway to St Peters Church near teasels )), 2 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch ((In trees near bird obs)), 10 Goldfinch ((Near bird obs and trees along seawall path)), 50 Golden Plover ((On mud near old traps) ), 30 Oystercatcher ((Lots on tide line)), 200 Knot ((Rough count on tide line)), 20 Redshank, 15 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone, 4 Grey Plover, 30 Brent Goose ((Small groups of about 10 on sea) ), 12 Curlew ((Feeding on mud near tide line)), 3 Wigeon ((With Brent Geese)), 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Dunlin [Paul Fletcher] Stonechat at Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) on 16 Oct 2018, (Paul Fletcher) , Greenfinch at Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) on 16 Oct 2018, (Paul Fletcher) , Golden Plover at Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) on 16 Oct 2018, (Paul Fletcher)
Colchester, 12:30 to 12:30, Very warm (22 degrees), cloudless blue sky
1 Peregrine Falcon (Over High Street near Town Hall), 1 Grey Wagtail (Also over high Street) [Sean Nixon]
Maldon, 12:15 to 12:30
1 Cetti's Warbler (singing by Tescos) [Paul Gymer]
Abberton Reservoir, 12:00 to 16:00, Very warm and Sunny with light breeze
2 Marsh Harrier (One male and one female/imm), 2 Peregrine Falcon (Perched in dead tree along old road route ), 1 Greenshank (LBC), 195 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay), 12 Ruff (Wig Bay), 500 Lapwing (Estimate of number seen from EWT Reserve and Wig Bay) [John Thorogood]
Kelvedon Hatch, 09:00 to 13:00
2 Raven, 15 Skylark [David Jobbins]
Heybridge Basin, 09:00 to 12:00, Beautiful sunny calm day.
300 Golden Plover (or more), 1 Greenshank, 12 Avocet, 120 Little Egret (approx) [Paul Gymer]
Heybridge GP, 09:00 to 12:00, Beautiful sunny calm day.
6 Bearded Tit (or more), 7 Cetti's Warbler (or more, singing, brief glimpses), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Shoveler [Paul Gymer]
Wivenhoe, 08:00 to 09:00
20 Blackbird (obvious influx), 1 Brambling (over calling), 1 Siskin (over calling), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Ferry Marsh) [Richard Allen]
Tilbury, 08:00 to 09:00, Misty early, sunny later, falling tide
19 Shelduck (On the foreshore in front of the fort), 50 Teal (On the foreshore in front of the fort), 129 Mallard (On the STW), 24 Black-tailed Godwit (On the foreshore in front of the fort), 10 Brent Goose (Single flock in from the NW then over to Kent) [Paul Larkin]
Great Totham, 04:00 to 04:20
1 Barn Owl (Calling, north of Captain's Wood.) [Malcolm Corbett]
Wanstead Flats

Wheatear

[East London Birders Forum]
Beckton, Gallions Reach

45 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Redshank

[East London Birders Forum]
Harold Hill, Dagnam Park LNR

Brambling, f Wigeon, Lapwing, 12 Skylark, 10 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wagtail, 7 Mistle Thrush, Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 10 Chaffinch, 3 Linnet, f Bullfinch

[East London Birders Forum]
Kelvedon Hatch

2 Raven, 15 Skylark

[East London Birders Forum]
RSPB Rainham Marshes

Jack Snipe, Cattle Egret, 3 Little Egret, m Ruff, 130 Lapwing, m, f, juv f, juv m Marsh Harrier, 38 Chaffinch w, 31 Meadow Pipit w, 40 Skylark, Siskin, 300 Linnet, 60 Goldfinch, 21 Greenfinch, 17 Jackdaw, 3 Buzzard

[East London Birders Forum]
Monday 15 Oct 2018
Stanford Warren, 18:00 to 19:00
1 Kingfisher [Mark Fisher]
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT), 17:00 to 17:15
1 Barn Owl [Mark Fisher]
Wivenhoe, 12:00 to 13:00
22 Gadwall (smaller fishing lake, near cricket ground), 6 Teal (on drying up pool by path to Keelar's Lane), 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Redwing (with flock of blackbirds and song thrushes along path to Keelar's Lane) [Keith Brooke]
Beckton, 10:00 to 12:00, Grey with drizzle
1 Curlew, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Lapwing, 5 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult), 1 Little Gull (Adult) [Gary A James]
Halstead, 10:00 to 10:00
1 Fieldfare (1 along river towards town westward) [Barbara Leport]
Frinton-on-Sea, 08:00 to 18:00, NE2, drizzle early, murky at times, 8/8. Very little bar a small arrival off the sea. Selected totals, movement to south
18 Brambling (Including several small groups on the undercliff early on), 213 Chaffinch, 26 Blackbird [Paul Brayshaw]
Wivenhoe, 08:00 to 09:00
1 Grey Partridge (calling on path below Alresford Grange Wood), 1 Brambling (over calling), 40 Redwing, 3 Stonechat (Barrier Marsh) [Richard Allen]
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT), 07:45 to 14:45, Dull and overcast, variable wind, LT
19 Curlew (Mucking Bay), 66 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), 88 Dunlin (In the managed retreat), 209 Redshank (Mucking Bay), 509 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 247 Teal (Six Golden Gates, three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay), 1 Gannet (Adult sitting on the Thames, eventually flew up river), 24 Wigeon (In the managed retreat), 1 Stonechat (On the approach road), 65 Coot (16 on Golden Gates, the rest on the pit to the south of the tip), 63 Pochard (Ten on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 13 Great Crested Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including 5 juvs, Golden Gates), 175 Tufted Duck (22 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 10 Shoveler (Four Golden Gates, six on the pit to the south of the tip), 8 Little Grebe (Five Golden Gates, three on the pit to the south of the tip), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), 1 Snipe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 2 Great Skua (Mucking Bay, eventually one up river the other down), 1 Common Tern (Up river) [Paul Larkin]
Lee Valley, Sewardstone Marsh

3 Sand Martin, Red Kite, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff (Martin Shepherd)

[East London Birders Forum]
Lee Valley, Bow Creek

2 Little Egret (Frank Nugent)

[East London Birders Forum]
Beckton, Gallions Reach

3 Lapwing, Curlew, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Redshank, ad Little Gull, ad Mediterranean Gull (GAJ)

[East London Birders Forum]
Ilford, Valentines Park, Ilford

11 Cormorants, 3 Grey Heron, Little Egret (Barbara Miller)

[East London Birders Forum]
West Thurrock Riverside

1st winter Black Redstart, 5 Grey Wagtail, 73 Linnet, 67 Goldfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Mistle Thrush, Curlew, 23 Redshank (RB)

[East London Birders Forum]
Lee Valley, Walthamstow Reservoirs

2 Green Sandpipers, Snipe, f Wheatear; Peregrine, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, 100 Shoveler, 30 Gadwall, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warbler, m Blackcap (Lol Bodini)

[East London Birders Forum]
Lee Valley, Cornmill Meadows

2 Teal, 4 Gadwall, Pochard, Snipe, Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, Peregrine, 4 Redwing, 25 Song Thrush, 30 Blackbird, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 5 Coal Tit, 8 Goldcrest, Yellowhammer, Siskin, Bullfinch (Simon Papps)

[East London Birders Forum]
North Woolwich, Thames Barrier Park

Little Egret, Common Sandpiper (Frank Nugent)

[East London Birders Forum]
Fairlop Waters CP

Yellow-browed Warbler heard calling from willow/sallow scrub on SE edge of lake at around 10:20 but not seen, 12 Chiffchaff, 6 Meadow Pipit, Skylark (Joe Dickens)

[East London Birders Forum]
Woodford Green

m Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 2 Swallow, 2 Mistle Thrush over (Ken Murray)

[East London Birders Forum]
RSPB Rainham Marshes

Cattle Egret (HTV, ATw, DS) 7 Grey Plover (ATw) m Common Scoter (FSi, HTV) Grey wagtail, Chiffchaff, 8 Swallow, 3 Little Egret, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2m, f, juv Marsh Harrier (HTV)

[East London Birders Forum]
Sunday 14 Oct 2018
Tilbury, 14:00 to 16:00, Drizzle, misty, N wind, HT
47 Teal (On foreshore by the fort), 2 Gadwall (On STW outfall), 98 Mallard (On STW outfall), 13 Shelduck (On foreshore by the fort), 46 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by the fort), 1 Black-necked Grebe (Drifting up on the tide) [Paul Larkin]
Mistley, 14:00 to 15:45, fine,Tide on the ebb
20 Redshank, 80 Avocet, 6 Cormorant, 2 Curlew, 2 Black Swan, 400 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Canada Goose, 2 Mallard (pair), 40 Mute Swan, 3 Pintail (females), 34 Shelduck, 40 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Great White Egret, 14 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Kestrel (flying over , ), 2 Jackdaw, 5 Barnacle Goose (flying south) [Anthony Tiller] Black Swan at Mistley on 14 Oct 2018, (Anthony Tiller) , Pintail at Mistley on 14 Oct 2018, (Anthony Tiller) , Shelduck at Mistley on 14 Oct 2018, (Anthony Tiller) , Mistley on 14 Oct 2018, (Anthony Tiller)
Hanningfield Reservoir, 09:00 to 13:00
2 Great White Egret (Two present. One on emergent bank close to N dam, viewable distantly from Point. The other seen in flight over private area) [David Jobbins]
Hanningfield Reservoir, 08:30 to 13:00
2 Black Tern, 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st winter), 2 Goldeneye [Simon Satchell]
Frinton-on-Sea, 06:30 to 18:00, SW1 v warm, later N3-4 drizzle. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated. Diurnal Goldfinch passage v slow still
36 Robin (Influx on undercliff), 32 Dunnock (Influx on undercliff), 68 Song Thrush (Lots pre-dawn on undercliff, moving off inland), 34 Reed Bunting, 64 Mediterranean Gull (Heavy passage during the pm in particular), 7 Brambling, 4 Redpoll sp., 86 Meadow Pipit, 115 Chaffinch, 207 Goldfinch, 55 Siskin, 15 Rook, 2573 Black-headed Gull (Strong early morning movement ex roost of c2200) [Paul Brayshaw]
Lee Valley, Waterworks NR

Jack Snipe (Frank Nugent)

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Lee Valley, Walthamstow Reservoirs

Peregrine, m Sparrowhawk, 25 Teal, Green Sandpiper, f Wheatear, 2 Meadow Pipit, Stonechat (Lol Bodini)

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Belhus Woods CP

38 Blue Tit, 33 Great Tit, 47 Long tailed Tit, 13 Goldcrest, Firecrest, 36 Robin, 17 Wren, 13 Dunnock, 23 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 5 Redwing, 6 Blackbird, 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 62 Ring necked Parakeet, 43 House Sparrow, 7 Chaffinch, Bullfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 28 Greenfinch, 5 Siskin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 2 reed Bunting, 5 Cetti’s Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, Treecreeper, 7 Crow, 10 Magpie, 8 Jay, 10 Jackdaw, 20 Feral Pigeon, 27 Wood Pigeon, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 6 Herring Gull, 23 Black headed Gull, Kingfisher, Green Sandpiper, 49 Coot, 8 Moorhen, Water Rail, Lapwing, 2 Grey Heron, 16 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 9 Great crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 9 Tufted Duck, 15 Teal, 19 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 19 Gadwall, 51 Mallard (RB)

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Wanstead Park

7 Wigeon, 65 Teal, Water Rail, 2 Common Snipe (Tony Brown)

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RSPB Rainham Marshes

Cattle Egret (Mark Ward, ATw, JHe); 6 Rock Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 186 Redshank, 106 Lapwing, 10 Golden Plover, 16 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Avocet, Ruff,2 Curlew, 10 Snipe, 6 Yellow-legged Gull, 18 Ring-necked Parakeet,3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat, Chiffchaff, 23 Teal, 7 Wigeon, 9 Pintail, 4 Little Egret, , Barn Owl, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Marsh Harrier, Buzzard (PRH, FSi, JHe) 2 Water Pipit, Caspian Gull 2w (Dante Shepherd)

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Saturday 13 Oct 2018
Navestock, 13:30 to 13:45, Fair but windy
1 Red Kite [Ann Darnell]
Holland Haven, 13:15 to 14:30
1 White-fronted Goose (In front of hide), 1 Grey Phalarope (Back of scrape), 2 Swallow [Barbara Leport] White-fronted Goose at Holland Haven on 13 Oct 2018, (Barbara Leport) , Grey Phalarope at Holland Haven on 13 Oct 2018, (Barbara Leport)
Holland Haven, 11:45 to 12:45
1 Grey Phalarope, 1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland White-fronted goose of unknown origin from hide), 1 Mediterranean Gull [Sean Nixon] Grey Phalarope at Holland Haven on 13 Oct 2018, (Sean Nixon) , Grey Phalarope at Holland Haven on 13 Oct 2018, (Sean Nixon) , White-fronted Goose at Holland Haven on 13 Oct 2018, (Sean Nixon) , White-fronted Goose at Holland Haven on 13 Oct 2018, (Sean Nixon)
Great Baddow, Chelmsford, 11:30 to 13:00, Sunny and warm
2 Stonechat (Pair around last few visits. Hopefully here for winter like last year), 25 Meadow Pipit (+ Large flocks forming), 7 Skylark (Flock), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 5 Linnet [David Pallash]
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge, 09:00 to 13:00, Very Warm (October date record), windy. Suny periods. High Tide
1 Whinchat (On Fence line between hides 2&3) [David Cornwell]
Naze, The, 06:45 to 13:00, Strong southerly wind; mainly overcast; very mild; rising tide
6 Redwing, 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 undercliff, 2 escarpment, 1 north of escarpment, 1 John Weston Reserve), 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 first thing by farm pond, calling and then showing well, the other calling in John Weston Reserve), 9 Song Thrush, 23 Meadow Pipit, 4 Chiffchaff, 10 Brent Goose (South), 2 Chinese Muntjac, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Blackcap, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Horsey Island - sitting by sea wall, later over Walton Hall Marshes), 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (North past Stone Point), 2 Stonechat (Walton Hall Marshes), 1 Merlin (Over marshes towards Stone Point) [Brian Combes]
Lee Valley, Walthamstow Marshes

2 Peregrine, Stonechat (Eduardo López-Salas)

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Lee Valley, Netherhall GP

2 Raven E, Peregrine (Simon Papps & Neil Murphy)

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Wanstead Flats

Ring Ouzel (James Heal )

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Lee Valley, Seventy Acres Lake

Bittern (BirdGuides)

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RSPB Rainham Marshes

Cattle Egret (Simon Worsfold)

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Friday 12 Oct 2018
Broomhouse, Langham, 11:30 to 12:30, sunny then overcast
140 Canada Goose, 1 Wigeon, 210 Teal, 76 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 20 Stock Dove, 100 Jackdaw, 150 Starling [Martin Peers]
Hanningfield Reservoir, 10:00 to 12:00
2 Black Tern (From Lyster hide), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Juv), 3 Ruff, 1 Kestrel (Male), 81 Great Crested Grebe [David Jobbins]
Thursday 11 Oct 2018
Dedham, 17:00 to 18:45, Stood near cricket pitch hoping for Little Owl at dusk
4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Little Owl (Heard at least one calling, didn't see) [Matt Turner] Mistle Thrush at Dedham on 11 Oct 2018, (Matt Turner)
Stanford Warren, 17:00 to 18:00
2 Kingfisher (By Mucking Sluice & lakes) [Mark Fisher]
Kelvedon Hatch, 14:45 to 15:00, Fair warm
3 Ring-necked Parakeet [Ann Darnell]
Abberton Reservoir, 10:30 to 15:00, Windy
1 Peregrine Falcon (1 Lbc,1 From Church), 10 Great White Egret (x4 LBC,x4 LDLH,1 Wig Bay,1Hide Bay), 1 Ruff (LBC), 1 Green Sandpiper (LBC), 1 Greenshank (LBC), 150 Black-tailed Godwit (Est count Wig Bay), 100 Pintail (Est count Wig Bay), 200 Great Crested Grebe (+ plenty more mainly from Church), 6 Yellowhammer (Church), 1 Corn Bunting (Church) [Barbara Leport]
Westley Heights, 08:15 to 10:15, Sunny, mild. Breezy.
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper (At least.), 12 Redwing [Andrew Cox]
Tilbury, 08:00 to 09:00, Strong SE wind, broken cloud, rising tide
20 Shelduck (On foreshore near the fort), 48 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore near the fort), 56 Teal (On foreshore near the fort), 72 Mallard (On STW outfall), 1 Shoveler (On STW outfall), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Caught a pigeon in Kent and flew over the river dropping pigeon mid stream. The pigeon last seen swimming down river being follow by gull flock!), 18 White-fronted Goose (Single flock of wild geese, probably this species, flew up high and then returned down river) [Paul Larkin]
Langdon Hills NR EWT, 07:45 to 08:15, Sunny, mild. Breezy.
3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Andrew Cox]
Rayne, 06:15 to 06:30, cloudy, just after rain shower
1 Tawny Owl (calling frequently by sports field), 1 Little Owl (called several times by sports field), 1 Redwing (over village) [Andrew Goodey]
Wednesday 10 Oct 2018
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT), 17:30 to 18:00
2 Kingfisher (By Mucking Sluice & lakes) [Mark Fisher]
Wrabness, 12:00 to 13:00, Warm, slight breeze, clear. High tide.bu
1 Buzzard (Over Wall Lane), 3 Jay, 2 Little Egret, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Goldfinch [Paul Saward]
Fryerning, near Ingatestone, 12:00 to 12:00, Warm and sunny
1 Raven (Flew over churchyard mobbed by crows) [Graham Smith]
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB, 10:30 to 15:30, Beautiful day, tide rising to very high indeed
2 Marsh Harrier, 5 Bearded Tit (probably more), 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper (as well as all the usual estuarine waders, but NO Lapwing), 1 Common Tern (Salcott Creek), 3 Kestrel, 25 Dark-bellied Brent Goose [Paul Gymer]
East Tilbury, 08:30 to 13:00, Hazy but sunny, strong E wind, rising tide
61 Wood Pigeon, 122 Grey Plover, 722 Dunlin, 250 Teal, 24 Knot, 1 Sparrowhawk, 95 Curlew, 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit [Paul Larkin]
Kelvedon Hatch, 07:00 to 07:15
2 Raven (On BT mast again at dawn, calling and one circling. Presumed to have roosted overnight.) [David Jobbins]
Tuesday 09 Oct 2018
Stanford Warren, 17:00 to 17:30
2 Kingfisher (Chasing) [Mark Fisher]
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge, 16:30 to 17:30, Setting sun, clear sky
2 Kingfisher, 174 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Snipe (On splodge), 1 Green Sandpiper (On splodge) [Matt Turner]
Wrabness, 13:00 to 13:45, Knee deep in dog excrement as ever. Even watched a woman let her Alsatian (unmuzzled) do its business and then clear off.
3 Redwing (appropriate latin name of turdus for this place), 1 Bullfinch [David Allen]
Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea, 10:15 to 15:45, Dry, bright sunshine, warm light SW breeze. Sightings with Brenda. High tide at 13 27, 6 metre.
3 Greenshank (All sightings from W scrape hide unless stated.), 200 Redshank (Circa.), 100 Ringed Plover (Circa.), 50 Lapwing (Circa.), 2 Knot, 50 Dunlin (Plus large flocks from Slipway.), 20 Oystercatcher (Plus.), 6 Common Gull (From Slipway.), 2 Golden Plover, 3 Grey Plover (Large numbers from Slipway.), 1 Snipe, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 1 Rock Pipit, 12 Avocet (On river from hide.), 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier ( Canvey Sea wall salt marsh, female.), 1 Kestrel, 30 Curlew (Few from hide, rest from Slipway.), 500 Brent Goose (Circa, from Slipway.), 25 Little Egret (At least.), 2 Grey Heron, 1 Wigeon (Drake.), 12 Shoveler [David Hale] Redshank at Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea on 09 Oct 2018, (David Hale)
Hatfield Peverel, 09:35 to 09:40, Light S breeze and excellent visibility; sunny.
1 Red Kite (Immature Red Kite circling low over shops in middle of HP. Appeared to be attracted to Rooks and Black-headed Gulls attarcted to a bird table in front garden. ) [Graham Ekins]
Abberton Reservoir, 09:30 to 13:00, sunny
19 Egyptian Goose, 140 Pintail, 430 Great Crested Grebe (+), 10 Little Grebe, 6 Great White Egret (Wig Bay 4; Hide Bay 2), 5 Kestrel (1 first winter bird), 550 Lapwing (+), 1 Grey Plover (Abberton church), 8 Ringed Plover, 125 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 14 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whitethroat (alarm calls), 150 Linnet (Billets Farm), 2 Brambling (over and calling), 8 Yellowhammer (Abberton church), 30 Corn Bunting (+ Abberton church) [Martin Peers]
Abberton Reservoir, 09:30 to 10:30, from Abberton Church
35 Corn Bunting, 1 Marsh Harrier (ad male), 1 Grey Plover, 1 Rock Pipit (flew over calling), 1 Sparrowhawk (ad f) [Richard Allen]
Holland Haven, 07:30 to 13:00, Sunny morning, clear skies
1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (South), 2 Stonechat, 1 Rock Pipit, 8 Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland ssp. showing well on scrape), 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Heard on way out of car park, glad I had roof open. Flitting around near Sycamore with blue + l/t tits) [Matt Turner] Meadow Pipit at Holland Haven on 09 Oct 2018, (Matt Turner) , White-fronted Goose at Holland Haven on 09 Oct 2018, (Matt Turner)
Frinton-on-Sea, 07:00 to 09:15, SW2 0/8. Selected totals
1 Red-breasted Flycatcher (1st winter in garden at the corner of Raglan Road and The Esplanade, on view from pavement 0830-0838 when flew behind house and out of sight into private gardens), 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (Single still on undercliff just north off Connaught Avenue and in The Crescent park) [Paul Brayshaw]
Boreham, 05:45 to 06:00, Clear skies, light S with dew, 9.5C; Early morning jog around the village.
2 Tawny Owl (For 2 of the last 5 mornings I have heard a Tawny Owl calling around the chruch yard in the middle of the village. On the 6th another answered from the Old rectory opposite. ), 4 Robin (This morning 4 in sub-song on my jogging circuit, to me it was still dark but I guess Main Road, Boreham street lights changed this. ) [Graham Ekins]
Monday 08 Oct 2018
Great Braxted, 14:00 to 16:00, Sunny and warm.
7 Buzzard, 2 Treecreeper, 3 House Martin (still visiting a nest on the large white house at Golf Course entrance), 3 Mistle Thrush, 50 Red-legged Partridge (Also one male Reeves's Pheasant with other game birds) [David Allen]
Warley, 07:30 to 07:30
201 Redwing (flock flying over Warley Hill) [Andrew Stroud]
Frinton-on-Sea, 07:00 to 18:00, SW2-3 4-8/8
1 Yellow-browed Warbler (At least one (probably two) on undercliff in area from Connaught Avenue and sycamore clump to north. Very vocal at times (heard from the house during late pm)) [Paul Brayshaw]
RSPB Rainham Marshes

Cattle Egret , 2 Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard, 2 Pintail, 4 Kestrel (Jack Headley) 13 Avocet, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 212 redshank, 17 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover  (ATw)

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Roding Valley Meadows NR

3 Buzzard; Kingfisher; 31 Pied Wagtail; 3 Redwing; Mistle Thrush; 11 Jay; 5 Rook (BJ).

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