Sitename Details
Hall Marsh Scrape, Lea Valley

Hall Marsh Scrape, Lea Valley 17:00 to 18:15, Fine initially but clouding over and turning to rain and sleet. Breezy, 1 Hunting Red Fox and at least 4 Chinese Muntjac.
1 Little Egret (Interesting to see it mobbing a Red Fox) 2 Buzzard (Displaying East of the River Lee) 2 Red Kite (Maybe 3. A single seen and then a pair) 3 Pheasant (1 Dark male and 2 females) 2 Snipe (Flushed by a Red Fox when trying to kill a Canada Goose) 24 Canada Goose (1 Being caught from behind by a Red Fox but eventually getting free) 1 Cetti's Warbler (1 singing at dusk along the stream that Splits the marsh from Friday Lake. Not seen.) 2 Dunnock (2 singers) 2 Blackbird 3 Blue Tit 12 Carrion Crow (Around the area, but also mobbing the Red Fox as it faught with a Canada Goose) 2 Cormorant (2 Flying over.) 6 Coot 20 Gadwall 2 Great Tit 5 Greylag Goose (Pair resting on the marsh. Joined by 3 more birds at dusk.) 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 5 Herring Gull (Flying over) 2 Long-tailed Tit 4 Little Grebe (at least) 3 Mallard 2 Mute Swan 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Flying overhead) 1 Robin 12 Shoveler 14 Teal 4 Wood Pigeon 2 Wren [Charles Farrell]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 11:30 to 13:25, Very windy, intermittent heavy rain
2 Mute Swan 3 Egyptian Goose (1 field next to causeway, 2 grazing meadow) 6 Gadwall 400 Wigeon (+) 1 Goosander (Female on far bank from Lyster Hide) 1 Pheasant (Rawl Hide) 2 Oystercatcher (Oak Hide) 2 Stock Dove (Visitor Centre) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Nr Oak Hide) 3 Redwing (Meadow) 2 Fieldfare (Meadow) 1 Chiffchaff (Chestnut Wood) 2 Long-tailed Tit (Pond nr Rawl Hide) [Ben Mapp]

Halstead

Halstead 10:30 to 10:45, Bit blowy
2 Siskin (Male and female on sunflower hearts.Very scarce here this winter) [Barbara Leport]

Friday Wood

Friday Wood 10:00 to 11:00, Sunny and windy
2 Firecrest [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 14:00, Sunny and windy
3 Smew 1 Long-tailed Duck 3 Scaup 1 Black-necked Grebe [Yvonne Watling]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 15:30, Sunny and light showers, strong W/NW wind
2 Long-tailed Duck 8 Scaup 1 Black-necked Grebe 3 Smew (incl drake) 1 Great White Egret [Sean Nixon]

Mistley

Mistley 09:00 to 10:00, Strong W wind and light rain, sightings from Quay and behind Co-op
200 Knot 300 Dunlin 250 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Goldeneye 2 Red-breasted Merganser (2m) 1 Greenshank 30 Avocet 10 Pintail 4 Black Swan 12 Great Crested Grebe 250 Black-tailed Godwit 60 Shelduck [Matt Turner]

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham 06:45 to 09:00,
1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Heard calling) 2 Treecreeper 2 Coal Tit 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Green Woodpecker 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing male) 1 Buzzard 2 Red-legged Partridge 1 Chaffinch 20 Blue Tit (Inspecting next holes) 20 Great Tit 10 Long-tailed Tit 1 Shelduck (Flying over) 4 Mallard 2 Cormorant (Flying over) 6 Carrion Crow 30 Jackdaw 6 Stock Dove (Calling males) [Tony Kennelly]

TL7928

TL7928 09:00 to 13:00,
32 Lesser Redpoll (Rayne Hatch Wood, Gosfield) 2 Marsh Tit 1 Treecreeper [Andrew Goodey]