Date Site Details
Tuesday 07 Dec Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00, STROOD CHANNEL seen by dougal urquhart
24 Mediterranean Gull Black-throated Diver (15th day in Strood channel around boats last mooring, just passed bends on seawall start of straight ,east of firs chase caravan park. ) 2 Marsh Harrier Peregrine Falcon Stonechat [Stephen Entwistle]

Monday 06 Dec Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00, STROOD CHANNEL seen by dougal urquhart
Black-throated Diver (14th day at last boat mooring,from seawall, at east of firs chase caravan park . Just passed bent going east before long straight. Not as far as sluice. ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Sunday 05 Dec Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 16:30, All seen by Dougal urquhart (shop lane to stone point east Mersea, )
Snow Bunting (On stone point east Mersea,) 20 Sanderling (Stone point/cudmore Grove. ) 36 Bar-tailed Godwit 3 Stonechat (1 Golf house/cudmore. A pr from shop lane seawall. ) Hen Harrier (Male 3.25pm flew low NE over Langenhoe point. ) 10 Marsh Harrier (Langenhoe roost. ) 8 Red-breasted Merganser Water Rail (Calling shop lane dyke. ) Brambling (Calling fish pond wood. ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Saturday 04 Dec Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 16:30,
Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Strood channel Sean Nixon.) Black Brant (Strood channel Sean Nixon.) 11 Pintail (3 cobmarsh Island SE. 7 Langenhoe creek DU. 1 Reeves hall creek DU.) 10 Red-breasted Merganser (Pye fleet DU. ) Snipe (Maydays / reeves hall DU. ) Guillemot (Mersea quarter's from coast rd (st peters marsh AF SE MC.) Razorbill (11.15am ,East of cobmarsh Island then Mersea quarters found Andy Field. Then Colin Mac saw it fly from mersea quarter's ,and land off Tollesbury Wick (2.15pm). (Sixth record for Mersea, the first since 7/1/1986 off west Mersea)) 2 Red-throated Diver (1 Victoria esplanade, 1 off st peters AF ,SN ,C MAC.) 2 Great Northern Diver (2 Victoria esplanade/ off st peters AF.SN,CM.) Shag (Off st peters marsh AF. MC. SE.) 6 Marsh Harrier (Langenhoe/ maydays DU. ) Hen Harrier (Male flew west over maydays saltings DU.) 2 Short-eared Owl (1 Langenhoe, 1 maydays seawall DU.) 4 Fieldfare (Over on Langenhoe marshes DU. ) Redwing (Maydays DU. ) 2 Stonechat (A pr maydays seawall DU. ) 2 Brambling (Maydays set a side from seawall DU. ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Friday 03 Dec Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 15:30,
500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Rewsells marsh DU. ) 10 Red-breasted Merganser (Maydays pye fleet MC. ) 10 Great Crested Grebe (Off rewsells DU. ) 90 Black-tailed Godwit (Rewsells marsh saltings DU. ) 50 Sanderling (20 rewsells, 30 waldegraves single island DU. ) 2 Greenshank (Rewsells marsh saltings DU. ) 10 Mediterranean Gull (Off rewsells/waldegraves DU ) Red-throated Diver (Off rewsells marsh DU. ) Black-throated Diver (Flew west passed Victoria esplanade SE.) Great Northern Diver (Off Victoria esplanade SE.) 5 Marsh Harrier (Maydays MC. ) 3 Buzzard (Maydays MC. ) Merlin (Female caught wader rewsells marsh saltings DU. ) 2 Redwing (Cross lane DU. (1 Chinese water deer between maydays & reeves hall MC. one seen at old hall about a month ago. One seen & photographed at copt hall couple days later on the 8th November. )) [Stephen Entwistle]

Thursday 02 Dec Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 15:30, About 3pm Martin cock had a Arctic or Pomarine skua fly upriver,circled up high ,then flew east.Please anyone else see this skua
Snow Bunting (Am , Stone point east Mersea MC.) 2 Stonechat (A pr stone point MC. ) 3 Rock Pipit (Stone point MC. ) Greenshank (Rewsells marsh DU. ) 700 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Rewsells marsh DU. ) 25 Mediterranean Gull (Plus, rewsells marsh DU. ) 50 Black-tailed Godwit (Rewsells marsh DU. ) 48 Sanderling (Off shore rewsells marsh DU. ) 15 Little Grebe (Rewsells marsh DU. ) 40 Linnet (Rewsells marsh DU. ) Cetti's Warbler (Rewsells marsh DU. ) Red-throated Diver (Off shore rewsells marsh DU.) 2 Red-legged Partridge (Blue row(bowers hall farm) SE.) [Stephen Entwistle]

Wednesday 01 Dec Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 16:00,
6 Red-legged Partridge (Maydays SE. ) Red-throated Diver (Am ,Off st peters ,coast road DU ) Great Northern Diver (Am Off st peters, coast road DU. Poss same bird again pm off Victoria esplanade (two sugars cafe) SE.) Redwing (Maydays MC. ) 100 Chaffinch (Maydays seawall MC. ) 2 Brambling (From seawall in dyke at set a side maydays MC.) Black-throated Diver (9th day along Strood channel seen by Liz Huxley.) [Stephen Entwistle]

Tuesday 30 Nov Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 17:00,
3 Stonechat (2 grazing fields cudmore Grove DU. 1 maydays MC.) Peregrine Falcon (seen from Maydays seawall MC.) 5 Marsh Harrier (Seen from maydays seawall MC.) 6 Red-breasted Merganser (Pye fleet MC.) Greenshank (Maydays MC.) Rock Pipit (Maydays MC. ) 7 Corn Bunting (Maydays MC. ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Monday 29 Nov Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00,
250 Wigeon (Strood channel DU. Possible 2 cattle egrets on Langenhoe marshes MC.) 350 Teal (Strood channel DU. ) Goldeneye (Female pye fleet MC.) 6 Red-breasted Merganser (Pye fleet MC.) Black-throated Diver (2nd day a different bird along the pye fleet seen off maydays point ,(less white patch than strood bird). No sign of Strood bird today ( could still be there). MC.) 7 Marsh Harrier (Seen from seawall off maydays MC. ) Stonechat (Strood channel DU. ) Tufted Duck (Flypass pye fleet MC.) 10 Mediterranean Gull (Strood channel DU. ) 70 Black-tailed Godwit (Strood channel DU. ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Sunday 28 Nov Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00,
10 Red-breasted Merganser (Pye fleet DU. ) 2 Black-throated Diver ((1) 6th day still along Strood channel around last boat mooring. It dives alot.DU. (1) a second bird found along the pye fleet (with less white patch above legs ). DU.) Short-eared Owl (Flushed reeves hall seawall DU. ) Kingfisher (Maydays sluice DU.) [Stephen Entwistle]