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Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham

Shut Heath Wood NR EWT, Gt Totham 11:45 to 14:30, Bright and clear, cold with very little breeze.
2 Coal Tit 4 Goldcrest 3 Nuthatch 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Woodpecker 11 Long-tailed Tit 1 Buzzard 3 Cormorant (Flew over head, circled for a moment.) 5 Wren 2 Treecreeper 1 Pheasant (Always see one around the center of the woods.) 3 Great Tit (+Uncounted) 3 Blue Tit (+Uncounted) 7 Blackbird [Nick Boxall]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 13:00, NW-N2-3 0/8. Still some diurnal migration with larks and pipits arriving in off
2 Snow Bunting (S over greensward, presumed same birds then on seawall/golf course by raised tee) 32 Skylark 24 Meadow Pipit [Paul Brayshaw]

Witham

Witham 11:00 to 15:00, Along River Walk
1 Harris's Hawk 1 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk (+) 1 Kestrel 1 Grey Wagtail 2 Kingfisher 1 Chiffchaff (Garden) 3 Mistle Thrush (Garden) 1 Song Thrush 1 Redwing (Garden) 4 Coal Tit (+) 4 Fieldfare 5 Goldcrest (+ (with Long-tailed Tit groups)) [David L Smith]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 09:50 to 15:10, Bright, calm and sunny, high tide 13:40
1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail hunting over seed crop field close to visitor center. Excellent views) 1 Merlin (Male, perched on trees at the lower edge of the seed crop field and also sporadically hunting over the saltings) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female from visitor centre) 1 Sparrowhawk (Female, Hazel Ridge area) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Flew over South Green Lane) 400 Avocet ((Approx) All wader numbers for inter-tidal area unless specified otherwise) 500 Knot (Several large flocks, very mobile so number estimates approximate) 150 Dunlin 70 Ringed Plover 6 Turnstone 50 Redshank 1 Greenshank 1 Goosander (Female, inter-tidal area) 60 Golden Plover 400 Bar-tailed Godwit 40 Grey Plover 12 Oystercatcher 15 Curlew (Estuary and saltings) 12 Little Egret 5 Grey Heron 1 Kingfisher (Crawshaw hide) 1 Barn Owl (Crawshaw hide) 4 Stonechat (Meadows near Margaret Hide) [John Fell]

Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT 15:10 to 15:15, Bright, calm and sunny, high tide 13:40
4 Stonechat (Correction to previous post - my apologies - 54 Stonechats is a bit of a stretch) [John Fell]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:45, Clear and sunny with light N wind. Colder.
1 Black Swan (W of Layer Breton causeway) 6 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay - all adults.) 50 Goosander (Layer de la Haye causeway (50+)) 2 Scaup (Imm. male and female out E of Layer de la Haye causeway) 5 Cattle Egret (with black cattle on fields opposite Billets Farm) 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male hunting over Hide Bay) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Imm. hunting over Hide Bay and also perched near top of pylon opposite hide. ) 1 Ruff (along bank out SE of Layer de la Haye causeway) [George Brown]

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 12:00,
5 Bewick's Swan (Wig. Bay at 1200) 1 Long-tailed Duck (LDLH causeway) 55 Goosander (LDLH causeway) 1 Scaup (LDLH causeway ( may have been more)) 6 Ruff (Wig. Bay) 3 Great White Egret 5 Cattle Egret (Seen by other observers oppo Billet's Farm but flew off minutes before our arrival) [Simon Cox]

Abberton Reservoir 10:45 to 16:15, Dry, bright sunshine, clear sky, light breeze. 6 to 8c. Sightings with Brenda from LDH causeway & Billets Farm only.
5 Cattle Egret (With cattle opposite Billets Farm. ) 10 Great White Egret (Billets Farm screen. Birds together, nearest bank.) 4 Bewick's Swan (Billets Farm screen. Birds in Wig Bay.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 1 Buzzard 1 Kestrel 2 Stonechat (Pair, LDHC.) 50 Goosander (Plus. Birds now accepting watchers & not spooking away. Close encounters.) 30 Goldeneye (Circa.) 3 Scaup (Females.) 2 Long-tailed Duck (Side by side, LDHC.) 500 Tufted Duck (Plus.) 500 Teal (Plus.) 30 Wigeon (Plus.) 40 Shoveler (Plus.) 3 Pintail (2 drakes 1 female.) 30 Pochard (Plus.) 6 Gadwall 5 Grey Heron 2 Ruff 2 Redshank 1 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Egyptian Goose 12 Common Gull 15 Pied Wagtail (Circa.) [David Hale]

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 13:00 to 16:45, Sunny, chilly.
23 Wigeon (At least. Creek.) 12 Teal (Scrape. Many more on the creek.) 40 Shoveler (At least. Scrape.) 17 Gadwall (Scrape.) 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Peregrine Falcon (Looked like a female. Second pylon right of goalposts.) 1 Water Rail (Calling.) 100 Lapwing (At least.) 35 Black-tailed Godwit (At least. In flight over creek.) 1 Green Sandpiper (Scrape.) 5 Fieldfare 2 Bearded Tit [Andrew Cox]

Stow Marsh

Stow Marsh 13:30 to 16:00, Sunny, high tide
150 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Snipe 8 Great Crested Grebe 3 Turnstone 1400 Dunlin 35 Grey Plover 100 Golden Plover 3 Rock Pipit 4 Buzzard (on fields) 1500 Lapwing 500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Marsh Harrier (female and juv hunting) 2 Stonechat (pair) 1 Peregrine Falcon (young male made a dusk raid on the roosting waders) [Alan Shearring]

Wrabness

Wrabness 14:15 to 15:15, Cold but sunny Tide on the ebb - very quiet
1 Kingfisher (Near Sluice) 50 Wigeon (c) 30 Redshank (c) 2 Great Crested Grebe 20 Chaffinch (c Near Horse gate) [Peter Brittain]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 09:00 to 10:00, Sunny, chilly.
6 Long-tailed Tit 1 Nuthatch (Feeding on hornbeam seeds.) 4 Bullfinch (Two pairs.) [Andrew Cox]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 08:00 to 09:00, Sunny, chilly.
1 Buzzard 5 Green Woodpecker 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Mistle Thrush 8 Long-tailed Tit (At least.) 1 Coal Tit 1 Treecreeper 1 Nuthatch (Feeding on hornbeam seeds.) 5 Yellowhammer [Andrew Cox]