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Writtle 16:30 to 18:00, Hazy. Selected species only.
1 Swallow 1 Yellow Wagtail (In newly ploughed field by Titchmarsh reservoir) 2 White Wagtail (In newly ploughed field by Titchmarsh reservoir) 10 Pied Wagtail (+, in newly ploughed field by Titchmarsh reservoir) 10 Tufted Duck (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 2 Canada Goose (Titchmarsh reservoir) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Green Woodpecker 15 Linnet [Andrew Allen]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 13:00 to 15:00, Good sighting of Adder, Peacock Butterfly, Comma, Green-veined White, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and Small White
1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male) 1 Mediterranean Gull (1st summer flew over visitor centre) 2 Swallow (Visitor Centre) 9 Blackcap (Singing males) 15 Chiffchaff (Singing males ) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Singing male) 1 Bullfinch 800 Black-tailed Godwit [Steve Grimwade]

Rowney Wood, Debden

Rowney Wood, Debden 15:00 to 16:30, Overcast some hazy sun, light wind
6 Raven (3 pairs seen separately but all high, calling and flying steadily south. No evidence of 2 birds circling and hence repeated counts c) 10 Chiffchaff (Plus ) 10 Blackcap (Plus) 2 Willow Warbler 1 Lesser Whitethroat 4 Nuthatch (Plus, Including 2 squabbling making varied sharp calls ) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Buzzard (Included 1 interested in 2 of the aforementioned Ravens ) [Stephen Dutton]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 15:30 to 15:45, Sightings from causeway
1 Swan Goose (Causeway bank with Greylags) 1 Egyptian Goose (Field next to causeway) 1 Buzzard 1 Chiffchaff (Heard ) 2 Blackcap (Singing in trees other side of causeway ) 5 Red-crested Pochard (3 drakes and 2 females, VC end of causeway) [Ben Mapp]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:00 to 12:30, Misty; low cloud
7 Reed Bunting 2 Corn Bunting 20 Linnet (circa) 10 Skylark (maybe more) 4 Meadow Pipit (but not singing) 2 Swallow 10 Ruff (at hide 1) 15 Avocet 40 Lapwing (especially on grazing pasture) 12 Black-tailed Godwit 10 Redshank 55 Golden Plover (many in splendid summer plumage) 10 Curlew 2 Marsh Harrier (over estuary; the first one looked slender enough and pale enough to be the Hen Harrier which was reported yesterday, but two Hen Harriers seems unlikely - views too distant to be sure; both disappeared up into the cloud) 7 Stock Dove 8 Oystercatcher 1 Kestrel 40 Shoveler (circa, and similar numbers of Pochard, Shelduck, Wigeon and Teal) 10 Gadwall (and similar numbers of Mallard and Tufted Duck) 2 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron 1 Little Grebe 10 Mediterranean Gull (at hide 1) [Paul Gymer]