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Frinton-on-Sea 09:00 to 13:00, NE4-5 showers am, selected totals, movement to north
14 Fulmar (11N 3S) 57 Sand Martin (5 flocks in off) 1 Hobby (in off then south @ 1110) 11 Red-throated Diver 14 Whimbrel 113 Curlew (late pm/evening movement) 38 Common Tern 4 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Guillemot 127 Gannet [Paul Brayshaw]


TQ5795 18:00 to 18:30,
1 Red Kite (Low over Ongar Road / Coxtie Green Road junction) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet [Andrew Stroud]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 11:30 to 14:00, Mixed to say the least.
2 Arctic Tern 2 Common Tern 2 Red-crested Pochard 2 Oystercatcher 1 Redshank 20 Wigeon (+) 1 Lapwing 20 Swallow (+, Small flocks passing through ahead of weather fronts) 20 Teal (+) 1 Buzzard 2 Little Grebe 1 Jay [Andrew Allen]

Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 15:45 to 16:30,
1 Cuckoo (Heard only, Rook Hall lake) 1 Willow Warbler 6 Pochard (+) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Andrew Allen]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 15:00 to 15:30, Sunny
1 Little Gull (Adult summer) 1 Willow Warbler 2 Common Tern 15 Shelduck [Andrew Allen]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 16:00, Broken cloud, frequent showers, NE wind, LT
1 Marsh Harrier (Female over towards Stanford Warren) 13 Greylag Goose (Six on the tip, seven Golden Gates) 107 Teal (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 114 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 458 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 13 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 1219 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 6 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 25 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 99 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 10 Great Crested Grebe (Two each in Mucking Bay and the pit to the south of the tip, six Golden Gates, ) 24 Swallow (17 Golden Gates, the rest on the pit to the south of the tip) 8 Blackcap (Two by the outer car park, six Golden Gates) 4 Chiffchaff (Golden Gates) 47 Sand Martin (Golden Gates) 5 Goldeneye (Including a drake Golden Gates) 60 Tufted Duck (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 33 Coot (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 14 Pochard (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 2 Shoveler (Golden Gates) 8 Little Grebe (Two Golden Gates, six on the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Buzzard (Golden Gates) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult over Golden Gates) 97 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 5 Grey Plover (Mucking Bay) 1 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 15:15 to 17:45, Sun & cloud. Cold wind.
1 Garganey (Male, SE part of flood.) 170 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx.) 3 Snipe (At least.) 4 Ruff 1 Spotted Redshank 2 Mediterranean Gull (Settled on flood. Six more over, heading south.) 2 Common Gull 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull [Andrew Cox]

Danbury Common

Danbury Common 17:00 to 18:30, Overcast and sunny
1 Nightingale 6 Lesser Redpoll 10 Chiffchaff 1 Nuthatch [David Pallash]

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham 07:00 to 11:00, Cloudy with bright spells
1 Tawny Owl (Roosting in oak between the large Holly/Ivy Trees ) 4 Treecreeper (2 pairs left hand corner of wood through entrance ) 1 Woodcock (Flushed out whilst walking) 2 Bullfinch (Bottom right corner of wood through entrance ) 1 Blackcap (Single male feeding) 2 Sparrowhawk [Bill Hedden]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 11:30, Sleet/hail/rain and sunshine. Cold.
2 Little Gull (Ads. E of ldlH c/way) 1 Little Ringed Plover 7 Yellow Wagtail 5 House Martin 23 Swallow 1 Sand Martin 2 Redshank 6 Common Tern 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing at West End) [Sean Nixon]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:30, Sunshine and showers, cold (6 degrees)
1 Scaup (Drake W of ldlH c/way) 7 Common Tern 18 Yellow Wagtail 2 White Wagtail (LB c/way) 9 Pied Wagtail 29 Swallow 3 House Martin 5 Little Ringed Plover [Sean Nixon]