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Epping 20:45 to 21:00, cool, still, cloudy
110 Pied Wagtail (Roost in Epping High Street (tree outside Speakeasy)) [Roger Emmens]

West Mersea

West Mersea 00:00 to 00:00,
1 Black-throated Diver (Off west mersea seen by Stuart reed) 2 Great Northern Diver (Off west mersea seen by Stuart reed) [Stephen Entwistle]

East Tilbury

East Tilbury 11:30 to 15:45, Fine and sunny, NNW wind, rising tide
19 Redshank 78 Curlew 182 Teal (Combined with the Tilbury totals that makes 885 along foreshore between Tilbury and Mucking) 59 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Stonechat (Pair) 1 Buzzard 2 Wigeon (Off shore) 250 Lapwing 3 Corn Bunting 1 Red-necked Grebe (Flew down river past Lower Hope) 1 Oystercatcher [Paul Larkin]


Tilbury 10:15 to 11:30, Fine and sunny, NNW wind, LT
2 Mute Swan (In the moat) 5 Pochard (In the moat) 703 Teal (20 in the fort, 147 on the STW outfall, the rest on foreshore by the old landfill) 10 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by ferry terminal) 16 Lapwing (In the fort) 153 Gadwall (On STW outfall) 59 Mallard (On foreshore east of P Stn) 12 Redshank (On foreshore by ferry terminal) 22 Curlew (On foreshore east of P Stn) 12 Avocet (On foreshore east of P Stn) 2 Little Egret (On foreshore east of P Stn) 8 Wigeon (With Teal off shore of old landfill) [Paul Larkin]


Colchester 13:15 to 13:30, Cold and overcaste
1 Peregrine Falcon (Male on jumbo) [Sean Nixon]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 15:45, Photographs by Matt Turner
2 Great Northern Diver (Both winter adults. 1 Salcott Channel and other off eastern end) 1 Merlin (Female/immature) 1 Peregrine Falcon 16 Red-breasted Merganser 8 Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 10 Rock Pipit 1 Stonechat 1 Sparrowhawk 40 Avocet [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:15 to 08:45,
1 Ring-necked Duck (Adult drake NW of Layer de la Haye cway) 4 Scaup (1st winter drake + 3 female types) 2 Smew (Drake and redhead) 4 Black-necked Grebe 2 Long-tailed Duck 12 Great White Egret 45 Goosander [Steve Grimwade]

Osea Island, Blackwater Estuary

Osea Island, Blackwater Estuary 10:45 to 14:00, Chilly wind but bright barn ow
1 Barn Owl (Hunting meadow near caravan park) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Flew over Osea road near high water ) 50 Ringed Plover (Many plover turnstone knott and dunlin coming to roost a few grey plover ) [Mike Hardwick]