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West Mersea

West Mersea 00:00 to 00:00, Strood channel (DU)
16 Avocet 200 Golden Plover 200 Lapwing 100 Shelduck 400 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 50 Wigeon 10 Black-tailed Godwit [Stephen Entwistle]

Holyfield Marsh, Lea Valley

Holyfield Marsh, Lea Valley 09:00 to 11:00, Quite windy but bright and sunny; 9 degrees C
1 Ferruginous Duck (An adult drake of unknown origin on the west side of Holyfield Lake showing well, presumably of suspect origin. Very tame and came to bread) 4 Goosander (On Holyfield Lake) 1 Red-crested Pochard (Single drake on Holyfield Lake) 4 Pochard 1 Chiffchaff 1 Cetti's Warbler 3 Greylag Goose 2 Grey Heron [Lee G R Evans]

Sible Hedingham

Sible Hedingham 11:00 to 13:00, Breezy, sunny, mild
1 Red Kite (Quartering field near Castle Hedingham) [Brian Goodey]

Sible Hedingham

Sible Hedingham 11:00 to 13:00, Breezy, sunny, mild
1 Red Kite (Quartering field near Castle Hedingham) [Brian Goodey]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 12:00 to 16:00, sunny, cloud cover and strong S-S/W wind, eased later for brief sea watch by car
8 Cormorant (On scrape) 2 Buzzard 19 White-fronted Goose (Viewed from hide) 6 Curlew 2 Gadwall (Pair on scrape) 60 Wigeon (+) 500 Lapwing (Large flock on back fields) 3 Stonechat (Female by golf course, pair near pillbox) 1 Turnstone (Feeding at base of sea wall at high tide) 2 Goldcrest 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult winter bird along front) 1 Great Northern Diver (Flew north at 15.45) 1 Red-throated Diver (Followed GND north 10 minutes later) [Matt Turner]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 17:30 to 17:45, Dry and clear
1 Woodcock (One flew across the car from the pit while waiting at the temp filter lights) [Brian Bolton]

Warley Place NR

Warley Place NR 10:55 to 15:15, Dry, sun & cloud, cool gusty wind. Sightings with Brenda from first hide only.
20 Jackdaw (Circa.) 10 Great Tit (Circa.) 10 Blue Tit (Circa.) 2 Blackbird (Pair.) 2 Nuthatch 1 Long-tailed Tit 1 Robin 1 Dunnock 4 Moorhen 3 Mallard (2 Drakes 1 Female. Mating pair.) 3 Coal Tit (Possibly more.) 2 Magpie [David Hale]


Epping 14:15 to 15:45, (Coopersale Fields) Sunny, breezy, very mild
1 Nuthatch 1 Brambling 4 Greenfinch 10 Goldfinch 6 Chaffinch [Roger Emmens]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 10:55 to 12:05, Sunny, strong W wind. With Graham Barber.
70 Greylag Goose (+.) 3 Egyptian Goose (Two on small lake island, one on main lake.) 4 Gadwall 4 Shoveler 11 Pochard 20 Tufted Duck 2 Buzzard 1 Snipe (Main Lake.) 3 Curlew (Meadow.) 100 Carrion Crow (+.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Slough House Farm, near Heybridge

Slough House Farm, near Heybridge 10:25 to 10:30, Sunny, strong W wind. With Graham Barber.
20 Fieldfare (+. Seen from Chig Lakes.) 25 Redwing (+. Seen from Chig Lakes.) [Malcolm Corbett]