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Holland Haven

Holland Haven 12:00 to 16:00, Overcast with S-SW breeze, 2 hours seawatch then scrape
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]

Rettendon

Rettendon 12:30 to 12:30,
250 Fieldfare (flew north over the Lodge) [Alan Shearring]

Strethall

Strethall 11:30 to 13:00, overcast, breezy with rain later
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]

Elmdon

Elmdon 09:55 to 11:25, overcast and dull, becoming breezy
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]

Audley End

Audley End 09:30 to 09:45, overcast
1 Black Swan 80 Canada Goose 7 Tufted Duck 4 Little Grebe 20 Moorhen 8 Coot 1 Bullfinch [Martin Peers]

East Tilbury

East Tilbury 08:15 to 12:30, Dull and overcast, light W wind, rising tide
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]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 11:35 to 12:40, Overcast. With Graham Barber.
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]

Mistley

Mistley 14:00 to 14:30, Overcast and darkish, cool but still. All sightings from the shelter.
3 Slavonian Grebe (Three together.) 20 Red-breasted Merganser [Paul Saward]

Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 10:00 to 11:35, And 12:40 to 13:20. Overcast. With Graham Barber.
37 Gadwall 51 Cormorant 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Chiffchaff 15 Goldfinch (+) 1 Bullfinch (Male, with Goldfinches) [Malcolm Corbett]

Heybridge GP

Heybridge GP 10:15 to 12:15, Also 3 Cinnamon Teal (2 males, 1 female) together along southern edge in and out of the reeds.
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]