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Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 12:00, W1 0/8, movement to south. Selected totals. Swallow count continued by the family after I had to leave!
164 Meadow Pipit 5 Grey Wagtail 137 Sand Martin 54 House Martin 2373 Swallow [Paul Brayshaw]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 16:30 to 18:30, Warm and breezy
5 Greenshank (From LDLHC in channel on far right) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Seen from Wigborough hide along far bank and then coming around to unsuccessfully to catch waders/ducks in Wig bay) 6 Great White Egret (5 in or under tree West of LB causeway and one still feeding to right of LB c’way) [Paul Kingston]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 13:00 to 15:30, Sunshine, with occasional cloud
5 Whinchat (In bushes near wooden hide) 6 Wheatear (One on sea wall, others in grass between hides) 1 Red-backed Shrike (Juvenile showing well in the Dell) [Paul Kingston]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 17:00 to 18:30, Sun & cloud.
1 Kestrel 78 Lapwing (At least.) 1 Snipe 1 Ruff (Male.) 1 Greenshank 1 Green Sandpiper [Andrew Cox]

Stanford Warren

Stanford Warren 17:00 to 18:00,
4 Kingfisher (Regulars on the fishing lakes, one juvenile.) 1 Sparrowhawk [Mark Fisher]


Leigh-on-Sea 12:00 to 13:00, High tide
7 Swallow (heading south) 90 Little Egret (on Two Tree island saltmarsh) 1 Chiffchaff 3 Sandwich Tern [Alan Shearring]

Naze, The

Naze, The 11:00 to 16:00, breezy, warm - from seawall
5 Wheatear 1 Whinchat 1 Green Sandpiper 5 Yellow Wagtail 150 Swallow (+ moving south in small groups) 50 Sandwich Tern (+ resting on shoreline opp JW reserve) [Martin Richards]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 10:05 to 11:30, Sunny, warm, fresh SW wind. Small Copper also seen. With Graham Barber.
15 Mute Swan (Inc. pair with five well grown young.) 3 Pochard 40 Tufted Duck (circa.) 25 Great Crested Grebe 15 Cormorant 1 Buzzard 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel (Female.) 1 Hobby (Chasing hirundines.) 40 Sand Martin (circa. In mixed hirundine movement to SW with similar numbers of Swallow and House Martin.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Chigborough Lakes

Chigborough Lakes 08:45 to 10:05, And 11:30 to 12:05. Sunny, warm, strengthening SW wind. With Graham Barber.
30 Gadwall (circa.) 1 Wigeon (Pochard Lake.) 9 Grey Heron 1 Great White Egret (Main Lake. At foot of heronry with Little Egrets. (Large egret with yellow bill).) 22 Little Egret (Seven Main Lake, fifteen Pochard Lake.) 8 Cormorant (Pochard Lake.) 1 Kingfisher (Gadwall Lake.) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 3 Swallow 6 House Martin 3 Chiffchaff (Singing. Many others contact calling.) 1 Small Copper (Comma also seen.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Colne Pt

Colne Pt 08:15 to 10:00,
1000 Swallow (in 90mins, continuous passage west still going as I left) 10 Sand Martin 100 House Martin 100 Meadow Pipit (west) 1 Grey Wagtail (west) 5 Yellow Wagtail 100 Linnet 1 Wheatear 5 Stonechat 2 Sparrowhawk (juv m & f) 2 Buzzard 6 Kestrel 4 Sandwich Tern 1 Yellowhammer (near hut, unusual here?) 1 Blue Tit (in sueda near hut) 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (one appeared to come in off, 2 near sewage wks) [Richard Allen]