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Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 10:00 to 15:15, Bright & clear after heavy mist. 9c Wind 8mph North
1 Curlew (lots on foreshore) 80 Avocet (on foreshore) 35 Bar-tailed Godwit (on foreshore) 100 Black-tailed Godwit (circa on foreshore) 2 Great White Egret (flew towards Wivenhoe) 4 Buzzard 9 Golden Plover (intertidal ) 1 Slavonian Grebe (on river) 2000 Dunlin (circa on foreshore) 500 Knot (circa on foreshore) 2 Great Crested Grebe (on river) 1 Grey Plover (several ) 10 Wigeon 1 Lapwing (100+ intertidal ) 2 Marsh Harrier (opposite Robbies Hide) 1 Redshank (several) 50 Brent Goose (very few !!) 2 Cetti's Warbler (shouting) 1 Little Egret (several ) 6 Ringed Plover (on foreshore) 5 Oystercatcher (on foreshore) [Michael Rimmell]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 17:00, N2 occ light showers pm. Selected totals, movement to south
6 Swallow (following 13 on 04/11 and 14 on 03/11) 509 Common Scoter (9 flocks from 1430 to dusk 1-125) 3 Eider 1 Sooty Shearwater (North fairly close in @ 1625 - rather unexpected given the conditions!) [Paul Brayshaw]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 09:15 to 15:15, Misty & cold to start , clearing to a sunny day with cloud, light NW breeze, 10c. Sightings with Brenda.
10 Black-tailed Godwit (Causeway.) 6 Ruff (Causeway.) 50 Lapwing (At least.) 6 Common Gull (Causeway.) 3 Dunlin (Causway.) 1 Green Sandpiper (Rawl hide. ) 8 Pintail (Rawl hide. 5 Drakes, 3 females.) 6 Goldeneye (3 pair. Rawl hide.) 100 Wigeon (Circa. Rawl hide.) 100 Teal (Plus.) 3 Tufted Duck (Only !.) 20 Mallard 6 Moorhen (Family on Grazing Meadow.) 1 Mistle Thrush (Grazing Meadow.) 50 Meadow Pipit (Mobile flock, Rawl hide.) 6 Robin 7 Linnet 5 Chaffinch 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier (Female. All raptors over W bank.) 35 Mute Swan (Plus.) 8 Grey Heron 6 Little Grebe 8 Great Crested Grebe [David Hale]

Tilbury

Tilbury 13:00 to 16:00, Fine and sunny, light NNE wind, rising tide
1 Great Skua (On the water in Lower Gravesend Reach, later flew down river past East Tilbury) 104 Teal (On foreshore near the fort) 32 Mallard (On STW outfall) [Paul Larkin]