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Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 14:30 to 16:00,
2 Mute Swan (Pair with four young, Bean Mere. (Previously reported as three young).) 2 Gadwall (Main Lake.) 2 Tufted Duck (Pair with six young, Gadwall Lake.) 2 Little Grebe (Pair with one young, nest building, Main Lake.) 16 Little Egret (+. Heronry.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 13:10 to 14:30,
8 Mute Swan (Inc. pair nesting, large lake and territorial male, small lake.) 2 Egyptian Goose (Small lake.) 4 Pochard (Two male.) 20 Grey Heron (circa. (No anglers present on large lake).) 2 Buzzard [Malcolm Corbett]

Langley, near Clavering

Langley, near Clavering 12:00 to 13:30,
2 Buzzard (Both sightings lower langley) 1 Red Kite [Chris Turner]

Kirby Cross

Kirby Cross 07:00 to 07:00,
1 Cattle Egret (Breeding plumaged bird flew from Hamford Water direction towards Holland on Sea) [Paul Brayshaw]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 17:00 to 18:30, Sun & cloud.
1 Marsh Harrier (Distant female.) 1 Buzzard 2 Oystercatcher (Pair.) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Usual hybrid with bh gull.) 20 Common Tern (At least.) 2 Cuckoo (Male & female.) 1 Green Woodpecker 2 Bearded Tit [Andrew Cox]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 19:00 to 19:30, Bright, warm, low tide.
1 Common Sandpiper (Initially on North Marsh.) [Paul Saward]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 18:30 to 21:00, All sightings from north marsh
2 Marsh Harrier (Male carrying prey joined by female) 1 Barn Owl (Flew overhead carrying vole then presumably same bird hunting again 20 minutes later) 4 Sedge Warbler 1 Reed Warbler 6 Reed Bunting 1 Cuckoo (Male flew overhead then heard calling) 1 Cetti's Warbler 1 Nightingale (heard 2 distant brief snatches of song) 12 Swift 2 Red-legged Partridge (Both heard) 1 Stock Dove [Matt Turner]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 10:15 to 16:00, Dry, warm, sun & cloud, breezy. 22c. Sightings with Brenda from first & middle hides.
1 Cuckoo (Heard from first hide.) 10 Little Egret (All very mobile.) 6 Grey Heron 8 Oystercatcher 2 Redshank 2 Swallow 20 Swift (Circa.) 10 Pied Wagtail (Circa, mostly juveniles.) 2 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 Hobby (Middle hide.) 8 Avocet (Middle hide.) 15 Lapwing (Circa.) 4 Pochard (3 drakes 1 female.) 6 Skylark 2 Greenfinch (Feeders.) 4 Robin (Adult & 3 juveniles, feeders.) 2 Tufted Duck (1 pair.) 100 Starling (Circa.Small flocks of juveniles.) [David Hale]

East Tilbury

East Tilbury 08:30 to 12:30, Sunny with showers, W wind, LT
1 Cuckoo (Male) 6 Curlew 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult) 29 Avocet 316 Shelduck 6 Great Crested Grebe (On the river) 11 Lapwing 83 Black-tailed Godwit (Mainly in nbp) 6 Pochard (Drakes) 8 Little Grebe 6 Tufted Duck (Four drakes) 7 Little Ringed Plover (Including three juvs) 2 Cetti's Warbler 7 Grey Plover 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (In nbp) [Paul Larkin]