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Burnham-on-Crouch 15:45 to 17:00, Mild, sunny, tide falling
1 Whimbrel (Overwintering bird still present in Wick Bay area on Crouch) 28 Avocet 1 Marsh Harrier (Male) 2 Water Rail (One Pannell's Brook, another in Riverside Park reedbed recently) 2 Kingfisher (Pannell's Brook) 82 Corn Bunting 6 Yellowhammer 20 Reed Bunting 20 Chaffinch 27 Linnet 18 Goldfinch 2 Greenfinch 2 Stonechat [Steven Swaby]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 15:30, Fine and sunny, light S wind, LT
10 Stonechat (2 pairs either side of VC, pair on approach road, pair on the tip, pair Golden Gates) 38 Pochard (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Goldeneye (Golden Gates) 16 Gadwall (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 66 Teal (Four Golden Gates, the rest Mucking Bay) 60 Tufted Duck (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 30 Coot (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Shoveler (Golden Gates) 18 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 7 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Chiffchaff (Near the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Aythya sp. (Female TuftedXPochard Golden Gates) 22 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 6 Grey Plover (In the managed retreat) 2 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 2 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 744 Dunlin (Spread between Mucking Bay and the managed retreat) 87 Redshank (Mainly in the creek) 215 Lapwing (In the managed retreat) 33 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 744 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 939 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 216 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 277 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 2 Kittiwake (Adult and 1st winter following ship up river) [Paul Larkin]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 12:00 to 17:00, Low tide, cool dry, light W wind.
6 Marsh Harrier (Geedon Saltings) 4 Bullfinch 12 Buzzard 2 Peregrine Falcon 2 Brambling (With large Chaffinch, Reed Bunting flock in game cover ) 200 Avocet (+) 4 Red-breasted Merganser 1200 Dunlin (+) 400 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 27 Turnstone (Unusually high count for FW.) 16 Ringed Plover (Intertidal area. Very few birds on there today) [Ken Hudgell]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 10:00 to 12:15,
30 White-fronted Goose 2 Purple Sandpiper (seen later by Mick Rodwell) [Simon Cox]

South Woodham Ferrers

South Woodham Ferrers 12:00 to 14:00, North of town. Nice and sunny
1 Siskin 1 Chiffchaff 1 Red Kite (soaring then perched in tree) 3 Buzzard 1 Bullfinch 5 Redwing 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Alan Shearring]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 11:45 to 13:30, sunny with breeze
4 Scaup 2 Long-tailed Duck 1 Black-necked Grebe 4 Goldeneye [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 17:15, Still and cool
6 Black-necked Grebe (E of LDLH c/way) 2 Long-tailed Duck 2 Scaup [Sean Nixon]