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West Mersea

West Mersea 00:00 to 00:00, Strood channel (DU)
700 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 50 Ringed Plover 2 Stonechat (Pair) 1 Rock Pipit 30 Goldfinch 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Packing shed (Steve hunting)) 1 Red Kite (Flyover Martin cock ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Colchester

Colchester 08:00 to 08:15,
1 Blackcap (Male feeding on honeysuckle berries in my garden) [John Thorogood]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:30 to 13:30, Drizzly
1 Ring-necked Duck 3 Great White Egret 5 Scaup (One male.) 1 Black Swan 5 Smew (One male) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female) [David Allen]

Great Braxted

Great Braxted 14:00 to 16:00, Dull.
1 Red Kite 45 Fieldfare 7 Mistle Thrush 3 Redwing 9 Buzzard 1 Red-legged Partridge 7 Goldcrest 65 Goldfinch [David Allen]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 10:55 to 14:40, Dry, overcast, light S breeze, 10c. Sightings with Brenda from W scrape hide.
1 Water Rail (Showing well.) 50 Lapwing (Circa.) 6 Turnstone 100 Redshank (Circa.) 2000 Knot (Circa.) 2000 Dunlin (Circa.) 2 Little Egret 40 Grey Plover (Circa.) 3 Greenshank 2 Grey Heron 30 Ringed Plover (Circa.) 30 Oystercatcher (Circa.) 8 Snipe 50 Avocet 50 Teal 6 Wigeon 20 Shoveler 5 Curlew 1 Little Grebe 6 Black-tailed Godwit 5 Shelduck 50 Brent Goose (Circa.) 30 Canada Goose [David Hale]

Braintree

Braintree 05:45 to 07:00, Mild damp
1 Song Thrush (Singing at dawn in wood near Hoppits Bridge, Notley Rd) [Martin Iddon]

Langham

Langham 09:30 to 11:30, overcast and misty
28 Wigeon (Broomhouse flash) 35 Teal (Broomhouse flash) 1 Grey Partridge (male feeding on corn with Pheasants & Red-legged Partridges.) 6 Little Grebe (Docura's Farm reservoir) 210 Lapwing (Broomhouse flash) 3 Green Woodpecker (males) 45 Skylark (flock of 30 + 15 singing males) 3 Song Thrush (singing males) 40 Chaffinch (game crop.) 30 Goldfinch (alders) 50 Linnet (game mixes) 2 Bullfinch 30 Yellowhammer (game mix) 40 Reed Bunting (with Yellowhammers) [Martin Peers]

Fingringhoe Mill

Fingringhoe Mill 13:30 to 14:15, Field by Roman River on west side of road
5 Water Pipit (Minimum, much movement & hiding behind tussocks) 2 Rock Pipit (Plus 2-3 distant birds that were Rock or Water ) 20 Meadow Pipit (Min.no.) 2 Grey Wagtail 25 Pied Wagtail (Min. No.) 1 Water Rail 1 Ruff 1 Green Sandpiper 8 Redshank 4 Curlew 1 Marsh Harrier (Hunting ad.Male spooked everything) 6 Black-tailed Godwit [Chris Poole]

Warley

Warley 07:00 to 07:15,
1 Firecrest (singing weakly in Holly Wood as I cycled to work) [Andrew Stroud]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:45 to 11:15,
25 Twite (circa, a very noisy flock in the trees at the northern edge of the woodland area near the marsh sowthistle patch, good views through scope) [Paul Gymer]