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Great Leighs

Great Leighs 10:30 to 11:00, Dry but overcast
5 Yellowhammer (Along side of lane) 30 Long-tailed Tit (Large, noisy very mobile flock in hedgerow next to St Johns Church) [Martin Iddon]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 14:00 to 15:40, Increasing cloud, sunny spells, dry and humid.
30 Canada Goose (+.) 120 Greylag Goose (+.) 7 Mute Swan (Inc. one on nest.) 13 Pochard (Nine male.) 24 Tufted Duck (Only two female.) 2 Little Grebe (Pair.) 11 Great Crested Grebe (Inc. pair displaying.) 12 Grey Heron (circa.) 2 Common Tern 1 Cuckoo (Calling.) 4 Chiffchaff (Singing.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing.) 5 Reed Warbler (Singing.) 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 07:45 to 08:30, Water level high but falling, calm and cloudy. Young greylag, canada, blue tit and oystercatcher seen
1 Peregrine Falcon (Young male having his breakfast on regular pylon) 1 Kestrel 28 Avocet (16 adult, 12 young) 1 Red-legged Partridge 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing male heard) 4 Egyptian Goose (2 adult, 2 young) 1 Black Swan 2 Tufted Duck (male and female) 30 Gadwall (out of sight initially but sent up by distant jogger) 1 Stock Dove 2 Reed Bunting ( both males on marsh) 1 Sedge Warbler (on marsh) 12 Cormorant [Matt Turner]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 07:15 to 07:45, Dry and overcast
1 Spoonbill (Flew low around island at 7.20 mobbed by BH gulls then off low over trees N/E didn't land. ) 1 Little Ringed Plover (Along West bank) [Brian Bolton]