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Wivenhoe 08:00 to 09:00,
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]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 11:55 to 15:00, Sun & cloud, heavy showers, Rainbows, dramatic skies, light SW breeze, 16c. Sightings with Brenda from scrape hide.
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]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 12:00 to 13:30, Tipping down!
2 Tundra Bean Goose 2 Barnacle Goose 2 Ruff 4 Meadow Pipit 3 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Buzzard [David Allen]

Great Braxted

Great Braxted 14:30 to 15:30, Sun, rain, a rainbow and finally a black sky!
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]

Abbotts Hall Farm NR EWT

Abbotts Hall Farm NR EWT 11:00 to 12:30,
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]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 08:45 to 10:30,
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]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00, sunny with increasing wind and cloud
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]