The EBwS Bird News provides a summary of sightings for the past 14 days.
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Bird News - Table of Recent Sightings

Date Site Sightings Observer Duration Conditions Custom
Thursday 13 Dec East Mersea 1 Shore Lark (Cudmore grove at stone point(playing hard to get)seen by Simon patient) Stephen Entwistle 11:45 to 11:46
Thursday 13 Dec Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 6 Egyptian Goose (On field north of farmhouse.), 1 Kestrel (Male.) Malcolm Corbett 10:50 to 12:00 Increasingly cold SE wind. With Graham Barber.
Thursday 13 Dec Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 2 Hen Harrier (Ringtails), 1 Short-eared Owl (Late afternoon), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Barn Owl Barbara Leport 10:45 to 15:15 Bitterly cold wind,mostly sunny
Thursday 13 Dec Chigborough Lakes 2 Egyptian Goose (Gadwall Lake.), 10 Shoveler (Gadwall Lake.), 5 Little Grebe, 60 Cormorant (circa. Mostly Main Lake.), 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (Males.), 1 Water Rail, 50 Coot (circa. Mostly Pochard lake.), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit (+.), 15 Goldfinch (+.) Malcolm Corbett 09:15 to 10:50 And 12:00 to 12:35. Increasingly cold SE wind. With Graham Barber.
Thursday 13 Dec East Tilbury 2 Raven (Flew low over church towards Coalhouse Point, calling. Later the same or another pair seen heading towards Thurrock Nature Park mobbed at various points by a Buzzard and Crows), 504 Lapwing, 120 Grey Plover, 96 Curlew, 377 Shelduck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier (Female type over to Kent), 24 Redshank, 3 Ringed Plover Paul Larkin 08:30 to 12:30 Fine and sunny, strong E wind, LT
Wednesday 12 Dec Hanningfield Reservoir 10 Pink-footed Goose (A flock of 10 at the west end of the reservoir near to Crowsheath farm. Associating with Greylags.) Robert Pease 15:00 to 15:30 Bright and clear Hanningfield Reservoir on 12 Dec 2018, (Robert Pease)
Wednesday 12 Dec Stow Marsh 570 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Buzzard (perched in fields late afternoon), 2000 Dunlin, 1000 Golden Plover, 4 Rock Pipit, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 500 Stock Dove, 2 Peregrine Falcon (pair constantly setting up all the birds on the fields, then perched on the ground), 1 Merlin (female trying to ambush linnets in the game cover), 36 Grey Plover, 10 Pink-footed Goose (flew west along the Crouch, presumably those turning up at Hanningfield.), 50 Linnet, 31 Skylark, 1 Sparrowhawk (male trying to ambush birds going into the reed bed roost) Alan Shearring 13:00 to 15:30 Sunny but cold with a moderate SE breeze. High tide
Wednesday 12 Dec East Mersea 1 Shore Lark (Stone point found by dougal urquhart (still there)) Stephen Entwistle 13:00 to 13:00
Wednesday 12 Dec Abberton Reservoir 2 Bewick's Swan (below Abberton church), 50 Gadwall (+), 20 Pintail (Wigborough Bay), 160 Shoveler (+), 520 Pochard (+), 2 Long-tailed Duck (east of LdLH, distant - swimming and diving together between tern raft and right-hand shore @ 13:10), 40 Goldeneye, 1 Smew (drake with Goosanders west of LdLH c/way), 90 Goosander (present across all areas of reservoir), 30 Little Egret, 11 Great White Egret (between causeways, Wig Bay, below LdLH church), 300 Great Crested Grebe (+), 1 Black-necked Grebe (east of LdLH c/way), 1 Marsh Harrier (creamhead across from church), 1 Avocet (all waders Wig Bay), 20 Dunlin, 5 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 4 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon (adult) Martin Peers 09:45 to 14:15 sunny and breezy
Wednesday 12 Dec Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 1 Great White Egret (Flying west), 3 Cetti's Warbler (1 seen briefly), 3 Marsh Harrier (1m), 14 Pintail, 45 Snipe (Probably more, lots of birds on islands on scrape), 5 Stonechat, 19 Avocet, 250 Dunlin, 1 Caspian Gull (Probable 1st winter bird from distance), 1 Buzzard (Being mobbed by 30+ corvids), 1 Bearded Tit (Heard pinging in reedbed), 1 Water Rail (Calling near bearded tit), 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Kestrel, 4 Reed Bunting, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush Matt Turner 09:30 to 15:30 Another excellent Swallow birding local birder day. Mixed sunshine with cold SE breeze Pintail at Rainham Marshes NR RSPB on 12 Dec 2018, (Matt Turner)
Wednesday 12 Dec University of Essex, Colchester 50 Jackdaw (50+, including 1 adult Nordic jackdaw), 5 Goosander (incl 3 drakes on lower lake), 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron Sean Nixon 09:30 to 10:30 Sunny and cold Jackdaw at University of Essex, Colchester on 12 Dec 2018, (Sean Nixon, ) , , , ,
Wednesday 12 Dec Hanningfield Reservoir 2 Tundra Bean Goose (In distant group of Greylag on water), 7 Goldeneye (4m, 3f), 1 Goosander, 2 Egyptian Goose, 3 Mistle Thrush Matt Turner 09:00 to 09:00 Tundra Bean Goose at Hanningfield Reservoir on 12 Dec 2018, (Matt Turner)
Tuesday 11 Dec Bradwell-on-Sea 1 Eider (Lone female 100m off Power station) Tony Thomas 14:30 to 15:00 Sunny and calm - High tide
Tuesday 11 Dec Abberton Reservoir 1 Scaup (Female east of LBC), 49 Little Egret (East of LBC), 1 Great White Egret (East of LBC), 50 Goosander (Spread over Res (conservative estimate)), 2 Buzzard (LDLH causeway), 1 Black-necked Grebe (LDLH causeway) Peter Triston 12:00 to 14:00 sunny with light breeze Goosander at Abberton Reservoir on 11 Dec 2018, (Peter Triston, Nikon D7200 with Sigma 150-600 lens) , , ,
Tuesday 11 Dec Tilbury 8 Redshank (One in the fort the rest on foreshore by ferry terminal), 1 Grey Wagtail (On foreshore by ferry terminal), 12 Fieldfare (In horse paddocks), 10 Redwing (In horse paddocks), 14 Pied Wagtail (In the fort), 3 Little Egret (Two in the fort, one in ditch by old landfill), 29 Canada Goose (In the fort), 26 Little Grebe (In the moat), 33 Avocet (Three on foreshore near the ferry terminal, the rest just east on the P Stn), 6 Shelduck (Two east of the P Stn, four by the STW outfall), 87 Gadwall (On STW outfall), 87 Teal (On STW outfall), 6 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by the fort), 37 Mallard (On STW outfall), 11 Curlew (On foreshore east of the P Stn), 2 Stonechat (Pair on the old landfill), 83 Linnet (Flocks of 24 in the fort, 59 on the new landfill), 2 Rock Pipit (One roosting on the P Stn jetty, one feeding on disturbed ground in the fort, the latter colour ringed, presumably a Scandinavian bird, the third in three years at this site from that ringing scheme), 1 Sparrowhawk (Over the fort) Paul Larkin 10:30 to 14:00 Fine and sunny, light E wind, rising tide
Tuesday 11 Dec Abberton Reservoir 70 Goosander (Plus. Widespread.), 4 Smew (Redheads, LBC), 20 Goldeneye (Circa.), 200 Pochard (Plus.), 200 Tufted Duck (Plus.), 20 Pintail (Circa, Wig Bay.), 40 Wigeon (Circa.), 1 Black-necked Grebe (LDH Causeway.), 1 Redshank (LDH.), 20 Dunlin (Circa. Wig Bay), 10 Ruff (Wig Bay.), 500 Lapwing (Large flock to roost late pm.), 1000 Golden Plover (Large flock over Layer Marney.), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Stonechat (Female, Billets Farm.), 1 Wren (Billets Farm.), 20 Fieldfare (Wig Bay.), 10 Meadow Pipit (Billets Farm.), 1 Curlew (Wig Bay.), 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay.), 6 Great White Egret, 28 Little Egret, 14 Grey Heron, 100 Common Gull (Circa, large flock on water, LBC.), 2 Egyptian Goose (LDH.) David Hale 09:45 to 16:00 Dry, light SE breeze, sun & cloud, max 8c. Sightings with Brenda. 2 Causeway's, Billets Farm & Wig Bay only. Goosander at Abberton Reservoir on 11 Dec 2018, (David Hale, NIKON BRIDGE.) , , , ,
Tuesday 11 Dec Wivenhoe 1 Blackcap (male Ferry Marsh), 1 Greenshank (West Quay), 15 Corn Bunting (over garden from roost down by river) Richard Allen 08:00 to 09:00
Monday 10 Dec Abberton Reservoir 6 Great White Egret, 40 Little Egret, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Smew, 34 Goosander, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Grey Wagtail Paul Chamberlain 13:00 to 14:00 Sunny with light breeze Great White Egret at Abberton Reservoir on 10 Dec 2018, (Paul Chamberlain) , , , ,
Monday 10 Dec West Mersea 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black Brant, 14 Sanderling, 56 Dark-bellied Brent Goose Paul Chamberlain 11:00 to 13:00 Sunny with light breeze Great Northern Diver at West Mersea on 10 Dec 2018, (Paul Chamberlain) , , ,
Monday 10 Dec Goldhanger 1 Spoonbill (Flying off estuary towards water treatment works), 1 Marsh Harrier (Young bird hunting Delph ditches), 1 Barn Owl (Presumably just one hunting various meadows near caravan park at least once successfully), 6 Shoveler (Maybe more on treatment works reservoirs) Mike Hardwick 10:00 to 13:00 Quite mild slight breeze dull
Sunday 09 Dec Abberton Reservoir 30 Goosander (+, impossible to count properly as in feeding frenzy! ), 3 Great White Egret, 15 Little Egret (all the above LDLH causeway), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 1 Black-necked Grebe (all the above from billets farm screen, on return counted 57 Goosander LDLH) Ashley Gooding 13:30 to 15:30 sunny cold wind
Sunday 09 Dec Abberton Reservoir 1 Bewick's Swan (hide next to gwen hide juvenile with black beak), 6 Goosander (layer breton causeway), 9 Great White Egret (layer breton and layer de la haye causeway and bewicks swan hide), 2 Black-necked Grebe (layer breton), 1 Redshank (layer de la haye), 30 Little Egret (loads in trees), 12 Great Crested Grebe (layer breton) Mark Webb 13:00 to 17:00 windy
Sunday 09 Dec Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 1 Red-throated Diver, 27 Little Egret, 280 Pintail, 580 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin, 2 Barn Owl (2 long dead birds in old buildng on Lure Field.), 750 Lapwing, 2500 Golden Plover, 3800 Dunlin, 14700 Knot ( Spectacular displays above Obs beaches), 250 Bar-tailed Godwit Graham Smith 11:00 to 16:00 Cold and bright. NW wind 3-4
Sunday 09 Dec Wivenhoe 9 Gadwall (Smaller pond), 2 Egyptian Goose (Larger pond), 5 Shoveler (Flooded field ), 1 Teal (Flooded field), 4 Snipe (Flooded field) Graham Upton 09:40 to 10:15 I got very wet
Sunday 09 Dec University of Essex, Colchester 6 Goosander (3 male and 3 female) Graham Upton 09:15 to 09:30
Sunday 09 Dec Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 1 Short-eared Owl, 4 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Siskin, 450 Fieldfare, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Corn Bunting, 3 Stonechat, 2500 Dunlin, 4 Goldeneye, 30 Skylark, 200 Avocet, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel, 60 Goldfinch, 200 Black-tailed Godwit, 180 Shelduck Steve Grimwade 09:00 to 14:45 Essex Birdwatching Society field trip
Sunday 09 Dec West Mersea 2 Great Northern Diver (Off coast road) Stephen Entwistle 09:00 to 11:00
Sunday 09 Dec Sudbury, Suffolk 10 Red-legged Partridge (All records from BULMER), 1 Red Kite, 23 Skylark, 2 Song Thrush, 22 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush (male in song), 100 Chaffinch (+ game mix Sandy Lane, out of wind), 100 Linnet (circa - game mix near church), 30 Yellowhammer (mostly Sandy Lane), 2 Reed Bunting (with Yellowhammers) Martin Peers 09:00 to 10:15 breezy and showery
Sunday 09 Dec Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 18 Shoveler (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 76 Tufted Duck (15 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 14 Pochard (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 4 Great Crested Grebe (Three on Golden Gates, one on the Thames), 4 Goldeneye (Golden Gates), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), 31 Coot (14 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates), 170 Fieldfare (Single flock south over Golden Gates), 1 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 74 Teal (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest mainly in the creek), 6 Stonechat (Three pairs, one near the VC, one Golden Gates, one on the tip), 2 Siskin (Golden Gates with a flock of a dozen Goldfinch), 1 Water Rail (Golden Gates), 114 Redshank (Roosting in the creek and on salt marsh), 368 Shelduck (In the managed retreat), 232 Wigeon (In the managed retreat And Mucking Bay), 121 Lapwing (In the managed retreat), 65 Grey Plover (Roosting on salt marsh), 3 Turnstone (Roosting in the creek), 867 Dunlin (Roost in the managed retreat and on the salt marsh), 327 Black-tailed Godwit (Roost in the managed retreat and on the salt marsh), 1 Marsh Harrier (Over from Kent), 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (Roost in the managed retreat), 71 Avocet (Riding out the tide in Mucking Bay), 27 Ringed Plover (Flew into the managed retreat with Dunlin on the falling tide), 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river) Paul Larkin 08:30 to 14:30 Broken cloud, strong WNW wind, HT
Sunday 09 Dec Langdon Hills NR EWT 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel (Male.), 8 Meadow Pipit (Arable field between Lincewood & Plotlands.), 3 Goldcrest (At least.), 10 Goldfinch (At least. Feeding in alders by the lake.), 7 Redwing (At least.) Andrew Cox 08:30 to 10:15 Sun & clouds. Breezy.
Sunday 09 Dec Holland Haven 2 Marsh Harrier, 5 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Also a group of 4 grey geese heading south. ), 1 Little Auk (Heading north at around 8:30 close inshore.), 2 Stonechat, 1 Kestrel, 10 Shelduck Thomas Gilbert 08:00 to 09:45 Very windy
Saturday 08 Dec Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 1 Mediterranean Gull (Ist winter, with gull flock near slipway.), 10 Avocet (Lagoon), 4 Snipe (Lagoon), 100 Teal (At least, lagoon. Many more around island generally), 35 Wigeon (Lagoon. More around island.), 8 Shoveler (Six on lagoon, two on eastern borrowdyke.), 30 Ringed Plover (At least, mud near slipway.), 4 Grey Plover (On lagoon. More on mudflats.), 100 Dunlin (At least. Many on mudflats), 100 Knot (At least. Many on mudflats.) Andrew Cox 14:45 to 16:00 Some cloud, showers. Breezy.
Saturday 08 Dec Hanningfield Reservoir 2 Tundra Bean Goose (Still from causeway) Brian Bolton 13:00 to 13:15 Overcast and breezy
Saturday 08 Dec Copt Hall, Little Wigborough 1 Pink-footed Goose (In field with brent geese and 1 greylag goose.), 250 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 23 Skylark, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Fieldfare, 150 Starling, 5 Golden Plover (In same field as geese.), 1 Marsh Harrier (Male.), 3 Jackdaw, 4 Stock Dove David Curle 12:30 to 14:45 Cloudy, shower, high tide. Pink-footed Goose at Copt Hall, Little Wigborough on 08 Dec 2018, (David Curle) , , ,
Saturday 08 Dec South Woodham Ferrers 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Passing through my garden, briefly.) Robert Pease 11:00 to 13:00 Bright clouding over
Saturday 08 Dec Hanningfield Reservoir 1 Scaup (Male), 10 Goldeneye (+), 4 Goosander (At least), 150 Greylag Goose (+), 100 Canada Goose (+), 20 Lapwing, 2 Tundra Bean Goose (With greylags) Thomas Gilbert 10:45 to 11:30
Saturday 08 Dec Hamford Water 16 Marsh Harrier (min roost count, repeatedly 14-16 in the air together), 2 Hen Harrier (Male arrived near roost @ 1530 then sat on saltmarsh before flying into roost @ 1615, ringtail from 1605), 1 Merlin (male), 1 Peregrine Falcon (adult female) Paul Brayshaw 09:00 to 13:00 Viewing from below Little Oakley
Saturday 08 Dec Thorndon CP (North) 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 10 Fieldfare (At least.), 11 Redwing (At least.), 3 Goldcrest (At least.), 2 Treecreeper (Including one singing.), 3 Nuthatch (At least.), 3 Siskin, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Bullfinch (Female. Possibly two more.) Andrew Cox 08:15 to 10:15 Sunny, chilly breeze.
Saturday 08 Dec Frinton-on-Sea 10 Great Skua (south) Paul Brayshaw 08:00 to 14:00 Selected totals
Saturday 08 Dec Tilbury 128 Fieldfare (Flock flew west), 135 Teal (On STW outfall), 60 Gadwall (On STW outfall), 28 Mallard (On STW outfall), 2 Buzzard, 2 Shelduck (On foreshore by the fort) Paul Larkin 08:00 to 09:00 Fine and sunny, strong SW wind, LT
Saturday 08 Dec Naze, The 1 Fieldfare, 13 Redwing, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Chinese Muntjac, 2 Snipe, 1 Merlin (Towards Stone Point), 1 Great Crested Grebe (North), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Over Horsey Island), 3 Chiffchaff (At least 3 along lane next to sewage works), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing in John Weston Reserve), 3 Stonechat (Walton Hall Marshes) Brian Combes 07:15 to 12:00 mild, strong westerly wind, mainly clear, rising tide
Friday 07 Dec Sudbury, Suffolk 1 Sparrowhawk (ALL RECORDS FROM BULMER AREA; female), 1 Woodcock (flushed from ditch), 200 Jackdaw (circa), 300 Rook (circa), 2 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 25 Fieldfare, 5 Meadow Pipit, 14 Linnet, 10 Yellowhammer Martin Peers 14:45 to 16:00 clear after rain; windy
Friday 07 Dec West Mersea 1 Black Brant, 2 Great Northern Diver (off Victoria esplanade) Sean Nixon 14:30 to 15:30 Black Brant at West Mersea on 07 Dec 2018, (Sean Nixon, ) , , , , ,
Friday 07 Dec Abberton Reservoir 4 Smew (incl 1 drake E of LB c/way), 71 Goosander, 8 Great White Egret Sean Nixon 14:00 to 14:15 Sunshine and stiff breeze Smew at Abberton Reservoir on 07 Dec 2018, (Sean Nixon) , ,
Friday 07 Dec Vange Marsh RSPB 6 Mute Swan (Pair with one well grown cygnet; plus three other adults.), 6 Shelduck, 16 Mallard (At least), 76 Shoveler, 82 Gadwall, 11 Pintail (Five males, six females.), 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 2 Snipe (At least.), 3 Marsh Harrier (Adult male, adult female & immature.), 2 Water Rail (At least.) Andrew Cox 13:45 to 16:30 Sun & cloud, breezy. Light shower; becoming colder.
Friday 07 Dec Mistley 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 12 Shelduck Paul Saward 12:00 to 12:15 High tide, raining and windy. Viewing from midway along walls.
Friday 07 Dec Langdon Hills NR EWT 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher Andrew Cox 07:15 to 08:30 Overcast, rain. Breezy. Dunton Plotlands.
Thursday 06 Dec Mistley 3 Slavonian Grebe (Three together.), 20 Red-breasted Merganser Paul Saward 14:00 to 14:30 Overcast and darkish, cool but still. All sightings from the shelter.
Thursday 06 Dec Rettendon 250 Fieldfare (flew north over the Lodge) Alan Shearring 12:30 to 12:30
Thursday 06 Dec Holland Haven 1 Great Northern Diver (flying N), 2 Black-throated Diver (1 bird on sea, then 1 flying N 45 mins later (poss same bird?)), 6 Red-throated Diver (2 on sea, 4 N), 1 Great Skua (Flying low N), 3 Common Scoter (flying S), 4 Brent Goose (3 S, injured Juv near scrape), 1 Buzzard, 10 Meadow Pipit, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Calling, 2 close front of main hide) Matt Turner 12:00 to 16:00 Overcast with S-SW breeze, 2 hours seawatch then scrape
Thursday 06 Dec Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 6 Egyptian Goose (Four to begin with, joined by two others before three flew out. Very vocal.), 1 Goldeneye (Male. Flew out during visit.), 18 Cormorant, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Woodpecker Malcolm Corbett 11:35 to 12:40 Overcast. With Graham Barber.
Thursday 06 Dec Strethall 60 Red-legged Partridge (released birds), 3 Grey Partridge (pair Strethall Field; one calling elsewhere), 2 Red Kite (Strethall Field), 3 Buzzard, 15 Common Gull (Coploe Hill), 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon (adult - Strethall Field), 30 Fieldfare (Coploe Hill), 2 Song Thrush (males in song), 6 Linnet (difficult to find today), 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Corn Bunting (Coploe Hill. Also 70 Fallow Deer (2 white harts) Strethall Field) Martin Peers 11:30 to 13:00 overcast, breezy with rain later
Thursday 06 Dec Heybridge GP 4 Goldeneye (2 males, 2 females.), 1 Red-necked Grebe (Along southern edge but moved further up around the reeds and out of sight.), 1 Marsh Harrier (Over Northey Island.), 400 Avocet (c. High tide roost on river.), 200 Black-tailed Godwit (c. High tide roost on small island.), 4 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher (Cindy Lawes.), 2 Cetti's Warbler (Calling.) John Sutherby 10:15 to 12:15 Also 3 Cinnamon Teal (2 males, 1 female) together along southern edge in and out of the reeds.
Thursday 06 Dec Chigborough Lakes 37 Gadwall, 51 Cormorant, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 15 Goldfinch (+), 1 Bullfinch (Male, with Goldfinches) Malcolm Corbett 10:00 to 11:35 And 12:40 to 13:20. Overcast. With Graham Barber.
Thursday 06 Dec Wivenhoe 5 Goosander (Essex University lake), 1 Jackdaw (prob "soemmerringii" race), 2 Firecrest (In holm oak Woodland Way) Richard Allen 10:00 to 11:00
Thursday 06 Dec Elmdon 100 Red-legged Partridge (released birds), 6 Grey Partridge (small covey), 3 Red Kite (Redlands), 2 Buzzard, 150 Lapwing (towards Elmdon village), 1 Barn Owl (Redlands), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 2 Goldcrest, 30 Skylark, 50 Starling, 50 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 12 Meadow Pipit, 20 Chaffinch (finches noticeably scarce today), 30 Yellowhammer, 34 Corn Bunting (Redlands) Martin Peers 09:55 to 11:25 overcast and dull, becoming breezy
Thursday 06 Dec Audley End 1 Black Swan, 80 Canada Goose, 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Little Grebe, 20 Moorhen, 8 Coot, 1 Bullfinch Martin Peers 09:30 to 09:45 overcast
Thursday 06 Dec East Tilbury 95 Curlew, 112 Teal, 22 Knot, 138 Grey Plover, 356 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 963 Avocet, 2700 Dunlin, 138 Fieldfare, 60 Mallard (All on the fleet), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Marsh Harrier (Juv type), 1 Rock Pipit Paul Larkin 08:15 to 12:30 Dull and overcast, light W wind, rising tide
Thursday 06 Dec RSPB Rainham Marshes

m Peregrine, 20 Avocets, 30 Snipe, 2f, imm M & Green ZR Marsh Harriers, 20 Fieldfare, Grey Wagtail, 1500 Lapwing, 37 Black-Tailed Godwit, 12 Curlew, 3 Dunlin (Ian Plume, HTV, Alan Tanner)

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Wednesday 05 Dec Warley 1 Blackcap (male feeding in ivy on edge of La Plata Wood, Brentwood Town Centre) Andrew Stroud 12:00 to 12:15 overcast
Wednesday 05 Dec Hanningfield Reservoir 1 Scaup (Female), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Viewed from hide hunting ducks), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker Steve Wilkinson 10:30 to 12:00
Wednesday 05 Dec Frinton-on-Sea 62 Red-throated Diver (north), 2 Black-throated Diver (north), 3 Eider (1N 2S), 2 Velvet Scoter (@ 1230), 2 Great Skua (north @ 1245, 1433), 4 Whooper Swan (Probable - high flying adult large swans N over coastal strip@ 1132 - too directly overhead to confirm!), 28 Guillemot (including groups of 6,4 and 8. Majority soon after the rain ceased), 1 Black Guillemot (1st winter @ 1040 close-mid range) Paul Brayshaw 08:00 to 15:00 S4-SW2, rain early am clearing. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
Wednesday 05 Dec Ingrebourne Valley

Marsh Harrier (DMcG)

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Wednesday 05 Dec Roding Valley Meadows NR

Little Grebe; 6 Little Egret; 14 Lesser Redpoll (BJ)

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Wednesday 05 Dec RSPB Rainham Marshes

Raven, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Little Egret, 12 Curlew, 120 Black-tailed Godwit, 120 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 1500 Lapwing (HTV)

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Tuesday 04 Dec Colne Pt 300 Golden Plover (+ roosting on mudbank), 11 Curlew (Feeding and calling), 1 Ringed Plover (Heard calling, not seen), 7 Grey Plover, 1 Common Gull, 1 Stonechat (Female), 2 Reed Bunting, 16 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Black-tailed Godwit Matt Turner 15:00 to 16:00 Quick look around sunset
Tuesday 04 Dec Burnham-on-Crouch 3 Eider (feeding on the Crouch near Royal Corinthians Yacht Club) Steven Swaby 14:45 to 15:00 Cold and still, tide low
Tuesday 04 Dec Abbotts Hall Farm NR EWT 1 Ring-necked Duck (asleep for most of the time in the same place I first saw it on 7th Nov 2017!!), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Yellowhammer (calling), 40 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 12 Curlew, 5 Gadwall David Allen 14:00 to 16:00 Bright and calm.
Tuesday 04 Dec WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth 6 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 9 Blackbird (No sign of Ring Ouzel), 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk (Female), 4 Red-legged Partridge Matt Turner 14:00 to 14:45
Tuesday 04 Dec Abberton Reservoir 1 Long-tailed Duck (to the right of tern raft, but more distant), 6 Great White Egret, 25 Little Egret, 58 Goosander, 5 Smew (one male from LB causeway looking towards LdlH causeway), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Green Sandpiper (Billet's Farm car park screen), 8 Ruff (Billet's Farm seated screen area), 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Dunlin David Allen 12:30 to 13:30 Bright and calm.
Tuesday 04 Dec Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 1 Green Sandpiper (On splodge. Distant but clearly teetering hence id.) Paul Saward 12:30 to 12:30 Generally overcast, still withoccasional sun. Tide just going out. Green Sandpiper at Cattawade Marsh/Splodge on 04 Dec 2018, (Paul Saward)
Tuesday 04 Dec Dedham 4 Mistle Thrush, 6 Redwing (At least 2 males in full song, fantastic!) Matt Turner 12:00 to 12:30
Tuesday 04 Dec Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 4 Short-eared Owl (First bird spotted at 12 05.), 2 Hen Harrier (Ringtails, showing well for first hour or so. ), 3 Marsh Harrier (Male & 2 females. ), 1 Peregrine Falcon (High on edge of large Golden Plover flock before settling on distant mast.), 2 Kestrel, 2000 Golden Plover (At least.), 500 Lapwing (At least.), 1000 Starling (Circa. Large mobile flock.), 100 Stock Dove (Circa. Large flock.), 50 Skylark (Circa.), 20 Linnet (Circa. ) David Hale 11:25 to 15:30 Dry, calm, clear sky quickly clouding over. 16c dropping to 8c at 15 30. Sightings with Brenda.
Tuesday 04 Dec Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 2 Marsh Harrier (Both female), 2 Hen Harrier (Both ringtails), 4 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper (flying along sluice), 90 Stock Dove (Large flock west of reserve), 4 Short-eared Owl (Hunting mainl pm) Peter Heath 10:15 to 15:00 Sunny ,gradually overcast pm Short-eared Owl at Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries on 04 Dec 2018, (Peter Heath)
Tuesday 04 Dec Heybridge GP 120 Canada Goose (circa.), 2 Egyptian Goose, 150 Teal (+. Nos. continuing to build as I left.), 40 Shoveler (+.), 100 Tufted Duck (circa.), 2 Goldeneye (Males.), 11 Little Grebe, 4 Ringed Plover, 100 Lapwing (+.), 300 Black-tailed Godwit (circa.), 9 Greenshank, 3 Stock Dove, 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.), 20 House Sparrow (+.), 3 Reed Bunting (One male.) Malcolm Corbett 09:35 to 11:35 Bright, clear sky, v.light E wind. High tide 10:13. Two Cinnamon Teal present at Hall Road end.
Tuesday 04 Dec Frinton-on-Sea 72 Fieldfare (5 flocks in off/S), 1 Great Northern Diver (N @ 1030), 8 Blackbird (in off) Paul Brayshaw 08:00 to 16:00 W1-2 0/8. Selected totals, movement to south
Tuesday 04 Dec Lee Valley, Walthamstow Wetlands

6 Goldeneye, 2 Stonechats, 9 Fieldfare (Walthamstow Birders)

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Tuesday 04 Dec Belhus Woods CP

31 Siskin, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 2 Pied Wagtail, 33 House Sparrow, 31 Starling, Nuthatch, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, 30 Blue Tit, 31 Great Tit, 29 Long tailed Tit, Firecrest, 18 Goldcrest, 25 Robin, 13 Wren, 13 Dunnock, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 11 Redwing, 14 Fieldfare, 20 Blackbird, 3 Great spotted Woodpecker, 6 Green Woodpecker, 77 Ring necked Parakeet, 16 Goldfinch, 5 Greenfinch, 5 Chaffinch, Bullfinch, 10 Crow, 14 Magpie, 4 Jay, 10 jackdaw, 21 Wood Pigeon, 154 Black headed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 2 Snipe, 48 Lapwing, Water Rail, 42 Coot, 13 Moorhen, 18 Cormorant, 3 Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, 5 Canada Goose, 8 Great crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 12 Wigeon, 27 Shoveler, 20 Teal, 10 Tufted Duck, 26 Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 12 Pochard (RB)

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Tuesday 04 Dec RSPB Rainham Marshes

Short-eared Owl, 4 Marsh Harrier (ATw)

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Monday 03 Dec Great Braxted 1 Nuthatch (a magnificent male down the track in an oak opposite the 3 alder trees), 1 Red Kite (also down the track above the 3 alder trees), 3 Siskin (in the oak opposite the 3 alder trees), 60 Redwing (at least), 200 Pheasant (at least), 1 Stock Dove David Allen 14:30 to 15:30 Sun, rain, a rainbow and finally a black sky!
Monday 03 Dec Hanningfield Reservoir 2 Tundra Bean Goose, 2 Barnacle Goose, 2 Ruff, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Buzzard David Allen 12:00 to 13:30 Tipping down!
Monday 03 Dec Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 1 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk (Keeping scrape birds etc on the move.), 20 Mallard (Pairs at least.), 6 Shoveler (3 pairs.), 10 Teal, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret (Fly by.), 50 Fieldfare (Circa. Feeding with Starling flocks.), 4 Blackbird (Males.), 50 Lapwing (Circa.), 20 Great Black-backed Gull (Circa.), 1 Song Thrush, 1 Bearded Tit (Heard close to hide.), 50 Carrion Crow (1 bird feeding on Sloe's next to hide.) David Hale 11:55 to 15:00 Sun & cloud, heavy showers, Rainbows, dramatic skies, light SW breeze, 16c. Sightings with Brenda from scrape hide. Carrion Crow at Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea on 03 Dec 2018, (David Hale)
Monday 03 Dec Abberton Reservoir 113 Little Egret (Between causeways (the most I've ever seen)), 7 Great White Egret (From LDLH causeway), 88 Goosander (Between causways and east of LDLH (52F and 36M)), 3 Smew (From LBC (2F and 1M)) Peter Triston 11:00 to 14:00 sunny with increasing wind and cloud
Monday 03 Dec Abbotts Hall Farm NR EWT 1 Ring-necked Duck (On lake with tufties), 1 Mandarin Duck (On lake), 1 Redpoll sp. (Calling overhead), 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail hunting N marsh, heading W), 1 Marsh Harrier (Hunting S marsh, heading W), 1000 Golden Plover (+), 64 Fieldfare, 1 Tawny Owl (Male heard calling twice near main building at 12.30! ) Matt Turner 11:00 to 12:30 Ring-necked Duck at Abbotts Hall Farm NR EWT on 03 Dec 2018, (Matt Turner) , , ,
Monday 03 Dec Abberton Reservoir 1 Smew (Red head E LBC), 60 Goosander (+ Between causeways and E LHC), 1 Scaup (1w Male E LBC), 4 Great White Egret (Between causeways), 7 Goldeneye (2m 5f) Matt Turner 08:45 to 10:30 Scaup at Abberton Reservoir on 03 Dec 2018, (Matt Turner) ,
Monday 03 Dec Wivenhoe 120 Fieldfare (low west), 50 Redwing (west), 1 Brambling, 1 Greenshank (off West Quay), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Ferry Marsh), 1 Peregrine Falcon (adult on pylon opposite The Hythe) Richard Allen 08:00 to 09:00
Monday 03 Dec Lee Valley, Waterworks NR

Woodcock (Quentin Given)

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Monday 03 Dec Upminster, Tylers Common

Woodcock, 40 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff (CRJ)

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Monday 03 Dec RSPB Rainham Marshes

Jay, 20 redwing, 12 Snipe, 4 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail (RSPB)

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Monday 03 Dec Wanstead Flats

8 Meadow Pipit, 300+ Co mmon Gull, 20 + Shoveler, 10 Gadwall, 8 Teal, Sparrowhawk, Redwing, Little Egret (Nick Croft)

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Monday 03 Dec Lee Valley, Walthamstow Reservoirs

m Goosander, m Sparrowhawk, (Lol Bodini

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Monday 03 Dec Leyton Flats, Eagle Pond

4w Caspian Gull (Quentin Given)

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Monday 03 Dec Orsett Fen

8 Pheasant, 13 Red legged Partridge, 263 Starling, 2 Great spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 14 Blue Tit, 12 Great Tit, 9 Lon g tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Robin, 4 Wren, 6 Dunnock, 4 Song Thrush, 97 Redwing, 310 Fieldfare, 17 Blackbird, 11 Meadow Pipit, 31 House Sparrow, 10 Goldfinch, 31 Chaffinch, 27 Skylark, 9 Yellowhammer, 2 Pied Wagtail, 122 Wood Pigeon, 35 Crow, 12 Magpie, 6 Moorhen (RB)

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Sunday 02 Dec Abberton Reservoir 2 Cetti's Warbler (Calling from LB causeway), 10 Great White Egret, 39 Little Egret, 16 Goosander, 8 Goldeneye, 6 Gadwall David Allen 15:30 to 16:15 Gloomy.
Sunday 02 Dec Hanningfield Reservoir 100 Canada Goose, 200 Greylag Goose, 2 Tundra Bean Goose (With greylags then flew on to grass with Greylags and Canadas.), 50 Cormorant, 100 Black-headed Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Teal, 50 Coot, 30 Mallard, 15 Goldeneye, 10 Herring Gull Thomas Gilbert 12:00 to 13:00 Very mild.Occasional sun and clouds. A few light showers. All sightings from causeway Tundra Bean Goose at Hanningfield Reservoir on 02 Dec 2018, (Thomas Gilbert, Canon PowerShot SX410IS) ,
Sunday 02 Dec Abberton Reservoir 60 Goosander (+30 LBC,20west LDLH,22eastLDLH), 11 Great White Egret (8 LDLH,3LB), 150 Pintail (at least Wig Bay), 9 Golden Plover (Wig Bay), 1 Ruff (Wig Bay and LDLH), 10 Curlew (Wig Bay), 4 Dunlin (Wig Bay), 3 Smew (East LBC Redheads), 1 Marsh Harrier (West LBC), 30 Goldeneye (+ scattered over Breton to Abb Church), 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay) Barbara Leport 11:00 to 13:45 Windy
Sunday 02 Dec Hanningfield Reservoir 2 Tundra Bean Goose (Seen from Causeway amongst Greylag), 200 Greylag Goose (+), 100 Canada Goose (+), 5 Grey Heron, 10 Pied Wagtail, 100 Black-headed Gull (+) Paul Fletcher 09:45 to 11:30 Sun and cloud very mild for time of year. Tundra Bean Goose at Hanningfield Reservoir on 02 Dec 2018, (Paul Fletcher) , ,
Sunday 02 Dec Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates), 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates), 22 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 69 Tufted Duck (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 9 Pochard (Golden Gates), 26 Coot (14 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates), 3 Goldeneye (Golden Gates), 100 Teal (Three Golden Gates, one on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest in the managed retreat), 1 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates), 2 Mute Swan (Golden Gates), 1 Siskin (Golden Gates. With a flock of 20 Goldfinch), 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Mucking Bay), 1 Chiffchaff (Near the pit to the south of the tip), 43 Fieldfare (Near the pit to the south of the tip), 145 Rook (Golden Gates), 469 Dunlin (In the managed retreat), 161 Redshank (Mucking Bay), 4 Grey Plover (In he managed retreat), 26 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat), 7 Turnstone (In the managed retreat), 361 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay), 121 Wigeon (Mucking Bay), 31 Curlew (Mucking Bay), 24 Avocet (Mucking Bay), 46 Great Black-backed Gull (Mucking Bay. Apart from one YLG the only large gull species present!), 37 Lapwing (In the managed retreat), 227 Shelduck (Mucking Bay), 2 Stonechat (Pair near the VC) Paul Larkin 08:30 to 14:15 Showery, SSW wind, LT.
Sunday 02 Dec Westley Heights 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Goldcrest (At least), 1 Treecreeper, 3 Nuthatch, 20 Goldfinch Andrew Cox 08:30 to 10:45 Sun & cloud. Mild.
Sunday 02 Dec Frinton-on-Sea 3 Great Skua, 13 White-fronted Goose (south with 28 Greylags @ 0957, 5ad), 427 Great Black-backed Gull Paul Brayshaw 08:00 to 14:00 Selected totals. Movement to south
Sunday 02 Dec RSPB Rainham Marshes

ad Med Gull (SHa) 1s w Caspian Gull (PHa)

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Sunday 02 Dec Lee Valley, KGV

7 Goldeneye (Christopher Wright)

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Sunday 02 Dec RSPB Rainham Marshes

pr Peregrine, 5 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, Water Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Green Sandpiper, 4 Stonechat (RSPB, John Ferguson, Chris Barnes)

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Sunday 02 Dec Lee Valley, KGV

Scaup, m Goosander, (DMi) 2 Great Northern Diver (NSm)

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Sunday 02 Dec Lee Valley, Walthamstow Marshes

4 Stonechat, Kestrel (Alastair Dent)

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Sunday 02 Dec Epping Forest, Highams Park

20 Lesser Redpoll, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest (J-P Elmes)

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Sunday 02 Dec Ingrebourne Valley

f Marsh Harrier, 4 Snipe, 100 Teal (SHa)

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Saturday 01 Dec Hanningfield Reservoir 2 Bean Goose (With greylags), 120 Greylag Goose (At least, several large flocks), 20 Mallard, 1 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Wigeon, 200 Black-headed Gull, 40 Herring Gull, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Meadow Pipit, 25 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Heron, 100 Cormorant (Probably more) Thomas Gilbert 15:30 to 16:00 Cloudy, all sightings from causeway
Saturday 01 Dec Copford SW, near Stanway 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Green Woodpecker David Allen 15:00 to 16:00 Grey.
Saturday 01 Dec Laindon 60 Goldfinch (Approx. Around the area most of the day; some on garden feeders but most feeding on plane tree seeds.), 1 Sparrowhawk Andrew Cox 14:00 to 14:15 Overcast, mild.
Saturday 01 Dec Gunners Park, Shoebury 1 Black-throated Diver (adult on lake), 12 Little Grebe, 19 Fieldfare, 43 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (On mudflats) Sean Nixon 13:30 to 14:30 Cold and grey Black-throated Diver at Gunners Park, Shoebury on 01 Dec 2018, (Sean Nixon) , ,
Saturday 01 Dec Gunners Park, Shoebury 1 Black-throated Diver (An apparent moribund partial breeding-plumaged adult showing to a few yards. In distress and possibly lightly oiled - requires veterinary attention to survive. Spent long periods just shutting its eyes and had attempted to climb on to the bank), 12 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Song Thrush (Singing male), 35 Starling Lee G R Evans 12:00 to 13:00 Overcast but rain ceased - fairly mild
Saturday 01 Dec Shoeburyness 827 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 657 Oystercatcher, 550 Redshank, 320 Dunlin, 8 Curlew, 43 Carrion Crow Lee G R Evans 12:00 to 13:00 Counted waders and wildfowl on extensive mud at low tide
Saturday 01 Dec Langdon Hills NR EWT 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Goldcrest Andrew Cox 08:30 to 09:30 Overcast, light rain becoming heavier. Mild. Dunton Plotlands.
Saturday 01 Dec Naze, The 8 Fieldfare, 9 Goldcrest, 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing), 19 Redwing, 2 Chinese Muntjac, 2 Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Stone Point) Brian Combes 07:15 to 11:45 Mild, strong south-west breeze, overcast, dry initially then persistent rain, high tide ebbing
Friday 30 Nov Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 1 Marsh Harrier (Immature), 1 Buzzard, 25 Black-tailed Godwit (At least. Marina.), 1 Snipe (Marina.), 5 Redshank (At least. Marina/creek.), 11 Curlew (At least. Marina/creek.), 50 Fieldfare (At least. Roosting in scrub at dusk.), 10 Redwing (At least. Roosting in scrub at dusk.) Andrew Cox 14:45 to 16:45 Sunny, chilly.
Friday 30 Nov Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Kestrel, 9 Curlew, 200 Golden Plover (plus), 100 Lapwing (plus), 100 Brent Goose (plus), 7 Pied Wagtail, 5 Pheasant Stuart Anderson 14:00 to 16:00 Sunny & mild, low tide
Friday 30 Nov Vange Marsh RSPB 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Pintail (Two males, one female.), 3 Pochard (One male, two females.), 100 Greylag Goose (At least.), 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 30 Snipe (At least.), 1 Stonechat (Female.) Andrew Cox 13:00 to 14:30 Sunny, chilly.
Friday 30 Nov Gunners Park, Shoebury 1 Black-throated Diver, 11 Little Grebe Peter Heath 13:00 to 13:45 Sunny, mild for time of year Black-throated Diver at Gunners Park, Shoebury on 30 Nov 2018, (Peter Heath)
Friday 30 Nov Belchamp Otten, near Sudbury 3 Buzzard (all records PAUL'S HALL & DOLLERY WOOD), 30 Common Gull, 2 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Treecreeper, 30 Starling, 10 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush (male in song), 2 Bullfinch (pair) Martin Peers 11:15 to 12:30 Bright sunshine
Friday 30 Nov North Fambridge 550 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 270 Dunlin, 2300 Lapwing, 11 Little Grebe, 25 Stock Dove, 23 Avocet, 130 Pintail, 1000 Wigeon, 470 Golden Plover, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Purple Sandpiper (roosting on Horseshoe), 1 Marsh Harrier (juv), 100 Shelduck Alan Shearring 11:00 to 15:00 Walk to Bridgemarsh Island and back Low tide
Friday 30 Nov Gunners Park, Shoebury 1 Black-throated Diver Paul Chamberlain 11:00 to 12:30 sunny with light breeze Black-throated Diver at Gunners Park, Shoebury on 30 Nov 2018, (Paul Chamberlain) , ,
Friday 30 Nov Hanningfield Reservoir 1 Peregrine Falcon (Juvenile from Rawl hide. Resting, bathing & making fruitless sorties over reservoir.), 4 Goosander (3 drakes 1 female.), 18 Goldeneye (7 drakes 11 females.), 11 Grey Heron, 100 Shoveler (Plus.), 100 Wigeon (Plus.), 2 Bean Goose (On meadow with Greylags from Causeway. Thanks to David.), 2 Ruff (West Bank.), 1 Black-tailed Godwit (West Bank) David Hale 10:45 to 15:45 Dry, sun & cloud, light breeze, max 12c. Sightings with Brenda. Bean Goose at Hanningfield Reservoir on 30 Nov 2018, (David Hale)
Friday 30 Nov Gunners Park, Shoebury 1 Black-throated Diver (On main lake), 5 Little Grebe Peter Triston 10:45 to 13:00 SUNNYWITH LIGHT SOUTH WESTERLY WIND Black-throated Diver at Gunners Park, Shoebury on 30 Nov 2018, (Peter Triston, Nikon D7200 with Sigma 150-600 lens) ,
Friday 30 Nov Thorndon CP (North) 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Nuthatch, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Fieldfare, 5 Yellowhammer (At least.) Andrew Cox 10:45 to 12:00 Sunny, chilly.
Friday 30 Nov Wrabness 1 Song Thrush, 1 Buzzard, 4 Yellowhammer, 30 Fieldfare (+), 10 Redwing (+), 1 Jay, 2000 Knot (+), 30 Red-breasted Merganser (+), 10 Goldeneye (+), 2 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Common Scoter (female) Liz Huxley 10:30 to 12:30 sunny. lt SW. low tide
Friday 30 Nov Chigborough Lakes 9 Gadwall, 10 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 5 Little Grebe, 27 Cormorant, 30 Coot (+), 50 Fieldfare (circa.), 1 Goldcrest Malcolm Corbett 09:15 to 11:15
Friday 30 Nov Clavering 1 Red Kite, 40 Canada Goose (Both sightings at deers green) Chris Turner 09:00 to 13:00 More like a spring day
Friday 30 Nov Great Yeldham 1 Buzzard (All records from RIDGEWELL AIRFIELD AT ASHEN), 18 Golden Plover, 100 Common Gull (+), 4 Stock Dove, 36 Skylark, 38 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 10 Meadow Pipit, 40 Chaffinch (circa), 8 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 24 Yellowhammer, 15 Reed Bunting Martin Peers 09:00 to 11:00 bright sunshine
Friday 30 Nov Colne Pt 6 Grey Partridge (on approach road), 2 Stonechat, 2 Marsh Harrier (imm and young male) Richard Allen 09:00 to 10:00
Friday 30 Nov Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 17 Mute Swan, 4 Egyptian Goose (Main lake.), 8 Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 Goldeneye (Male.), 1 Buzzard, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush (In song.), 7 Magpie, 50 Carrion Crow (+.) Malcolm Corbett 08:55 to 09:15 And 11:15 to 12:15