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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]

Stanford Warren

Stanford Warren 17:00 to 17:30,
2 Kingfisher (Chasing) [Mark Fisher]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge

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]

Holland Haven

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]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

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]

Abberton Reservoir

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]

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]


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]

Hatfield Peverel

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]