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Hatfield Broad Oak

Hatfield Broad Oak 15:30 to 16:30, Pincey Brook
8 Teal 2 Mandarin Duck (Pr) 2 Little Egret 4 Buzzard (2Pr) 2 Lapwing (Pr) 2 Little Ringed Plover 2 Green Sandpiper 1 Snipe 50 Fieldfare (Minimum) [Mike Harris]

Birch

Birch 16:25 to 16:33, Hardy's Green near fishing lake. Sunny with a cold wind.
1 Red Kite (One was also seen over Tiptree at 1 pm by a reliable observer) 1 Buzzard 4 Lapwing 1 Blackcap (male) [David Allen]

Felsted

Felsted 16:15 to 16:30, Sunny, cool E wind. B1417 N of Bannister Green near Felsted
116 Golden Plover (on arable field beside B1417 N of Bannister Green) [George Brown]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 07:15 to 07:45, Layer Breton causeway
2 Great White Egret (In sluice with 2 little egret & 1 grey heron!) 4 Common Tern 40 Mute Swan 10 Great Crested Grebe (1 pair carrying out mating display) [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir 07:30 to 08:15, Layer de last haye causeway
2 Scaup (Males) 1 Goldeneye 1 Common Gull 40 Common Tern 1 Merlin (Over from billets farm & the LdlH causeway chasing a bird, then immediately north.) 1 Sand Martin [Tony Kennelly]

Abberton Reservoir 17:00 to 18:00, Cold and breezy, but sunny
26 Yellow Wagtail 1 White Wagtail 2 Corn Bunting 5 Common Tern [Sean Nixon]

Copford

Copford 14:30 to 16:00, Sunny (sightings Pits Wood)
1 Song Thrush 1 Treecreeper 1 Wren 2 Blackcap 2 Chiffchaff 1 Buzzard 1 Swallow 2 Red-legged Partridge 1 Mandarin Duck (Male - along Roman River ) 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (drumming ) [Emma Robinson]

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham 06:00 to 07:00,
4 Lesser Redpoll 1 Nuthatch 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming males) 1 Buzzard (Heard calling over) 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing male) 2 Red-legged Partridge (In arable field) [Tony Kennelly]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 12:15 to 13:15, Sunny. Light ESE wind.
30 Canada Goose (+.) 50 Greylag Goose (+.) 16 Pochard 8 Great Crested Grebe (Four pair.) 1 Buzzard 200 Black-headed Gull (+.) 4 Common Tern 1 Green Woodpecker 2 Jay (Pair.) 1 Skylark (Singing.) 2 Chiffchaff 4 Blackcap 2 Song Thrush 1 Yellow Wagtail 3 Pied Wagtail 1 White Wagtail 6 Linnet 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 10:40 to 12:15, Sunny. Light ESE wind.
6 Mute Swan (Pair Bean Mere and pairs nesting on Main and Pochard Lakes.) 2 Gadwall (Pair Teal Pond.) 2 Pochard (Pair Gadwall Lake.) 8 Tufted Duck (Three male, three female Gadwall Lake. Pair Bean Mere.) 5 Little Grebe (Two pair Pochard Lake. One Main Lake.) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Two pair Pochard Lake. One Bean Mere.) 9 Little Egret (Heronry. Some nesting.) 45 Cormorant (+. 20+ occupied nests. Heronry.) 1 Buzzard ( ) 1 Cetti's Warbler (North of Main Lake. Heard only.) 7 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 12 Blackcap (Singing.) 13 Wren (Singing.) 9 Robin (Singing.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 08:30 to 13:45, Sunny, strong east wind
6 Chiffchaff 10 Blackcap (+) 9 Red-crested Pochard (8 drakes, 1 female) 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Redwing 120 Wigeon (+) 1 Marsh Harrier (female) 15 Shelduck 2 Garganey (pair, Rawl Hide) 1 Common Sandpiper (Rawl Hide) 2 Common Tern 1 Cetti's Warbler 1 Treecreeper [Simon Satchell]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 10:00 to 13:00, Sunny but a cold fresh east wind. Tide going out. Never known it so quite.
2 Cetti's Warbler 1 Whitethroat 1 Water Rail 5 Blackcap 3 Chiffchaff 3 Dunlin (summer plumage) [Alan Shearring]