Sitename Details
East Mersea

East Mersea 09:00 to 13:00,
1 Arctic Tern (coopers beach (mc)) 30 Common Tern (Coopers beach MC) 2 Stonechat (Coopers beach MC) [Stephen Entwistle]


Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 14:00, S4-5 later SW2. Selected totals, movement to south
302 Teal 114 Wigeon 28 Common Scoter 22 Shelduck 16 Shoveler 1 Great Skua (North) 1 Guillemot 55 Dunlin [Paul Brayshaw]


TQ6293 10:00 to 10:15, Light rain with gentle southerly wind
2 Raven (Feeding , flying and calling on fields between Middle Road and Hanging Hill Lane , Brentwood) [Clive Tanner]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:45 to 13:15, Overcast with drizzle
3 Great White Egret 2 Spoonbill [Paul Chamberlain]

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 09:30, Wet!
6 Great White Egret (5 between Causeways & 1 Wigborough Bay) 3 Green Sandpiper 2 Ringed Plover 18 Ruff 30 Black-tailed Godwit 250 Swallow [Steve Grimwade]

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 17:45, Raining. 12 degrees. It felt colder.
2 Spoonbill (flew South from Layer Breton causeway at 4:30 pm) 5 Great White Egret 2 Mandarin Duck (pair asleep under tree at Layer Breton causeway) 1 Peregrine Falcon (mobbed by a crow and then sat in tree at LB causeway) 18 Ruff (Billets Farm) 40 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Green Sandpiper (pair at LB causeway) 18 Egyptian Goose 17 Moorhen 200 Swallow (plus) 1 Ruddy Shelduck (LdlH causeway) 32 Lapwing 7 Little Grebe 6 Grey Heron [David Allen]

Abberton Reservoir 11:45 to 16:00, Wet.
2 Spoonbill (Juv LBC) 3 Great White Egret (LBC.1 LDLH.1Wig bay) 1 Wood Sandpiper (LBC) 2 Green Sandpiper (LBC) 6 Yellow Wagtail (LDLH) 100 Swallow (+House Martin,Sand Martin) 10 Ruff (Wig bay) 6 Dunlin (Wig Bay) 30 Black-tailed Godwit (Wig Bay) 2 Common Sandpiper (LDLH) 2 Greenshank (LDLH) 30 Pintail (+Wig Bay) 1 Marsh Harrier (Wig Bay) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard LBC) [Barbara Leport]

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge

Cattawade Marsh/Splodge 13:45 to 14:15, Overcast, slight rain.
1 Kingfisher (By Cattawade bridge) 1 Grey Heron (Also by Cattawade bridge, notably taking an eel, c300mm in length. Eventually eaten.) [Paul Saward]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 11:00 to 12:00, Overcast with rain.
1 Red-backed Shrike [Paul Chamberlain]

Holland Haven 13:00 to 13:30, cool,12c ,overcast, drizzle
1 Red-backed Shrike (Bushes nr. sluice) 1 Swift [Ron Colson]


Tilbury 07:30 to 09:00, Cloudy with light rain, SE breeze, rising tide
8 Common Tern (Single flock up river and out again) 1 Arctic Tern (Juv up and out with flock of Commons) 1 Tufted Duck (One up river then over the sea wall into the moat) 29 Mallard (On STW outfall) 12 Teal (First of the Autumn on STW outfall) 9 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort) [Paul Larkin]