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Epping 09:15 to 09:30, Mild, calm, cloudy
1 Red Kite [Roger Emmens]

Epping 11:45 to 11:45, Mild, calm, cloudy
1 Red Kite [Roger Emmens]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 13:00 to 15:45, Grey and overcast, but still.
1 Merlin (Possibly two: 1 Tollesbury channel and one at East end of reserve) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult ) 2 Buzzard 6 Marsh Harrier 30 Avocet (Tollesbury channel) 800 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Rock Pipit 10 Red-breasted Merganser (Salcott channel) 4 Goldeneye 3 Fieldfare [Sean Nixon]

West Mersea

West Mersea 14:00 to 14:00,
1 Great Northern Diver (Off kingsland road seen by Peter loud) [Stephen Entwistle]

East Mersea

East Mersea 12:00 to 13:00,
6 Slavonian Grebe (Off cudmore grove (5 Jon norgate)1 (SE)) [Stephen Entwistle]

Weald CP, near South Weald

Weald CP, near South Weald 08:15 to 10:00, Cloudy, cold.
2 Egyptian Goose (Pair, perched high on a dead tree.) 7 Shoveler (Four males, three females.) 7 Goosander (Two males, five females.) 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 4 Coal Tit (At least.) 1 Treecreeper 6 Nuthatch (At least.) [Andrew Cox]


Langham 10:00 to 11:15, overcast; still
20 Teal (Broomhouse flash) 3 Little Grebe 50 Common Gull 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Marsh Tit (Broomhouse farm) 2 Song Thrush 150 Linnet (Broomhouse farm) 7 Bullfinch (5 + 2) 14 Yellowhammer (game strip below Langham church) 26 Reed Bunting (as Yellowhammer) [Martin Peers]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:15 to 13:30,
17 Mute Swan (Weymarks fields.) 1 Great Crested Grebe 1 Peregrine Falcon (Power station.) 1 Little Owl (Othona.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Sales Point.) 200 Fieldfare (+.) 4 Redwing (Including a much darker bird showing characteristics of Icelandic Redwing (T.i. coburni). Dark brown upperparts and creamy yellow supercillium. The most noteable feature was heavy streaking to the underparts, so much so that breast and upper flanks were almost uniformly black.) 2 Song Thrush [John Sutherby]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 12:00 to 13:00, Dry, calm, overcast, 8c. Causeway only. Sightings with Brenda.
30 Greylag Goose (Plus. ) 100 Canada Goose (Circa.) 2 Barnacle Goose (No sign of Bean Goose.) 3 Mistle Thrush (Grazing meadow with Geese.) 30 Redwing (Plus, Grazing meadow.) 300 Wood Pigeon (Circa.) 2 Grey Heron 6 Goosander (4 of them Drakes.) 13 Goldeneye 3 Wigeon 20 Shoveler (Circa.) 2 Gadwall (Pair.) 30 Mallard 100 Lapwing (Plus.) 12 Great Black-backed Gull 12 Herring Gull 200 Black-headed Gull (Circa.) 12 Pied Wagtail (At least.) 50 Starling (Plus.) 15 Common Gull [David Hale]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 10:20 to 12:00,
1 Nuthatch 1 Treecreeper 30 Redwing (At least) 4 Fieldfare (At least) 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Very active and visible) 1 Goldcrest 2 Egyptian Goose 20 Yellowhammer (At least) [Pete Smith]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 08:45 to 10:00, Sightings from Wig Bay and LDHC
5 Bewick's Swan 11 Ruff 300 Lapwing 27 Dunlin 2 Peregrine Falcon (Adult bird on post far side of Wig Bay then juv female flew low past screen) 6 Pintail 18 Goldeneye 73 Goosander 3 Marsh Harrier (Adult m&f plus juv bird, all near Gwens Hide from causeway) 5 Black-necked Grebe (Distant between tern raft and towers) 6 Great White Egret [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 16:00,
2 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH causeway rear tern raft found by Yvonne watling hu) 2 Black-necked Grebe (LDLH east) 3 Scaup (LDLH northwest at least 2 more there) 1 Ring-necked Duck (LDLH northwest found by Yvonne watling hu) 5 Bewick's Swan (Great wigborough sreen) [Stephen Entwistle]

Abberton Reservoir 13:15 to 16:30, Cloudy, light NW wind. Selected highlights.
2 Smew (Drake Layer Breton Causeway, redhead Layer de la Haye Causway) 5 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 4 Black-necked Grebe (1 Wigborough Bay, 3 Layer de la Haye Causeway) 5 Scaup (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Layer de la Haye Causeway) 5 Great White Egret 1 Ring-necked Duck (Drake, west of Layer de la Haye Causeway. Also seen by Yvonne Watling and Stephen Entwistle.) [Simon Satchell]