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Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 11:30 to 15:30, Warm, overcast with sunny spells, gentle breeze.
28 Curlew (28+ on Flying field, more seen on Joyce's Salting.) 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Kestrel 15 Redshank (15+ seen at Irongate lake.) 5 Cattle Egret (5 seen on field opposite car park, amongst the cattle.) 11 Goldfinch 6 Linnet 2 Stonechat 3 Little Egret (Mudflats adjacent to car park, tide in.) 4 Reed Warbler 3 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only. Near car park, hedgerow at start of path. 2nd from hedgerow along path at lower end of Flying Field/Irongate. 3rd at Wind Pump area. ) 20 Teal (20+ uncounted.) 12 Wigeon (12+ uncounted. Saltings, tide in.) 7 Brent Goose (7+ Likely more just out from clear sight. Saltings, tide in.) 20 Canada Goose (Possibly double that amount, uncounted.) 20 Greylag Goose (20+ uncounted, mostly Near Joyce's Head.) 7 Lapwing (Saltings, tide in.) 10 Shoveler (10+) [Nick Boxall]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 14:00 to 16:30, Mild and dry.
1 Wheatear (On sea wall. All other sightings from 3rd hide.) 6 Green Sandpiper 1 Yellowhammer 5 Meadow Pipit 3 Stonechat 2 Buzzard 2 Kestrel [David Curle]

East Mersea

East Mersea 00:00 to 00:00, Seen by Andy Field
1 Curlew Sandpiper (Juv between golf house and lvy dock ) 2 Stonechat (Pair stone point ) 1 Tawny Owl (Calling from area triangle wood/victory road West mersea (DU)) [Stephen Entwistle]

Stow Marsh

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 15:45, Very high tide, sunny and warm
2 Raven (pair flew east at medium height calling at 10.30am) 6 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk (male plus female) 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing Saltcoats reedbed) 143 Black-tailed Godwit 9 Grey Plover 5 Great Crested Grebe 2 Rock Pipit 45 Linnet 2 Stonechat (pair) 5 Greenshank 500 Lapwing 1 Peregrine Falcon (large female perched in its usual place in the fields) 1 Avocet 460 Wigeon 20 Meadow Pipit 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Marsh Harrier (male) 700 Redshank (in high tide roost) 1 Water Rail (Saltcoats reedbed) [Alan Shearring]

Colne Pt

Colne Pt 15:30 to 17:30, Dry, tide on way out
1 Peregrine Falcon (Prob young male distant on beach) 2 Sandwich Tern 1 Gannet (Juv east) 1 Rock Pipit 6 Meadow Pipit 1 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Kestrel 3 Stonechat 120 Golden Plover 40 Wigeon 20 Turnstone 60 Dunlin 25 Curlew (+) 15 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 15 Swallow 22 Linnet 20 Goldfinch [Matt Turner]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 14:30, Dry, sun & cloud, light breeze. Max 24c. Sightings with Brenda.
5 Goosander (Females, VC side of LDHC.) 2 Goldeneye (Pair. Today's sightings from both causeways & Billets Farm screen.) 100 Pochard (At least.) 200 Teal (Circa.) 200 Shoveler (At least.) 200 Tufted Duck (At least.) 4 Great White Egret (Between causeways.) 12 Little Egret 3 Grey Heron 1 Green Sandpiper (Billets Farm screen.) 20 Meadow Pipit 200 Goldfinch (Circa. 2 Large flocks of 100 plus. B F screen.) 20 Pied Wagtail (Circa.) 6 Skylark (B F screen.) 1 Jay 1 Grey Wagtail (LBC overflow.) 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 2 Robin 100 Starling (Circa.) [David Hale]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 10:30 to 14:30, Dry, sun & cloud, light breeze. Max 24c. Sightings with Brenda.
5 Goosander (Females, VC side of LDHC.) 2 Goldeneye (Pair. Today's sightings from both causeways & Billets Farm screen.) 100 Pochard (At least.) 200 Teal (Circa.) 200 Shoveler (At least.) 200 Tufted Duck (At least.) 4 Great White Egret (Between causeways.) 12 Little Egret 3 Grey Heron 1 Green Sandpiper (Billets Farm screen.) 20 Meadow Pipit 200 Goldfinch (Circa. 2 Large flocks of 100 plus. B F screen.) 20 Pied Wagtail (Circa.) 6 Skylark (B F screen.) 1 Jay 1 Grey Wagtail (LBC overflow.) 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 2 Robin 100 Starling (Circa.) [David Hale]

Wormingford, Colchester

Wormingford, Colchester 09:00 to 12:00, overcast
1 Teal (all records from airfield unless stated) 1 Red-legged Partridge (calls only) 1 Grey Partridge (male) 3 Little Grebe 1 Golden Plover (over and calling) 21 Lapwing 1 Green Sandpiper 70 Common Gull (with 50 Black-headed) 50 Collared Dove (Wellhouse Farm) 1 Little Owl (calling -western edge of airfield) 2 Kestrel (1 juv) 1 Peregrine Falcon (adult male) 170 Skylark (circa) 5 Swallow (flew south) 3 Chiffchaff 4 Redwing 5 Mistle Thrush (just one Song Thrush) 70 Meadow Pipit (circa) 30 Chaffinch 200 Linnet (circa) 2 Bullfinch 30 Yellowhammer (+) 2 Reed Bunting 15 Corn Bunting [Martin Peers]

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe 07:45 to 08:45, vis mig, all birds going SW
41 Song Thrush 107 Redwing 16 Skylark 21 Chaffinch 9 Siskin 1 Fieldfare 3 Blackbird 1 Reed Bunting [Richard Allen]