Sitename Details
East Tilbury

East Tilbury 07:45 to 12:45, Cold, fine and sunny, falling tide
52 Linnet 1 Twite (With Linnet flock) 3 Stonechat (Pair and a male) 6 Bar-tailed Godwit 343 Grey Plover 2 Barn Owl 643 Black-tailed Godwit 312 Teal 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Flew down river) 2 Common Scoter (On the river) 1 Buzzard 10 Oystercatcher 86 Curlew 14 Wigeon (On the river) 1 Great Crested Grebe (On the river) 9 Knot 15 Ringed Plover [Paul Larkin]

West Mersea

West Mersea 13:15 to 16:00, Lower Kingsland Road and Victoria Esplanade, rising tide
1 Great Northern Diver 2 Red-throated Diver 6 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Mediterranean Gull 30 Sanderling (+) 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Buzzard [David L Smith]

West Mersea 09:00 to 13:00,
1 Blackcap (Firs chase garden (DU) male) [Stephen Entwistle]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 13:45 to 16:45, Sunny, cold.
14 Shelduck 166 Wigeon (At least.) 5 Teal (On flood. More on creek.) 2 Gadwall (Pair.) 21 Shoveler 4 Pintail (Two pairs.) 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier (Female/imm.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Water Rail 400 Lapwing (Approx.) 6 Snipe 7 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Curlew 1 Redshank 2 Green Sandpiper 400 Black-headed Gull (Approx.) 20 Common Gull 2 Stonechat (Pair.) [Andrew Cox]

Naze, The

Naze, The 07:40 to 10:30, clear, cold, north-westerly breeze, ebbing tide - very quiet
1 Chinese Muntjac 1 Marsh Harrier 37 Skylark (+, feeding on marsh between tidal lagoons and Stone Point ) 4 Rock Pipit 1 Grey Heron [Brian Combes]

Naze, The 11:00 to 15:00, cold, but lovely day
1 Merlin (Stone Point) 30 Bar-tailed Godwit (near Stone Point) 300 Cormorant (roosts on Pye Sands and Oakley beach) [Martin Richards]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 10:00 to 12:30, bright and sunny
15 White-fronted Goose (Layer Breton c/way [13 adults]) 4 Bewick's Swan (Wigborough Bay) 6 Egyptian Goose (3 pairs) 10 Pintail 170 Goldeneye (+) 9 Goosander 5 Great White Egret 2 Oystercatcher 3 Redshank 60 Skylark (+, VC & Billets) 1 Swallow 1 Mistle Thrush 2 Stonechat (pair Billets screen) 20 Meadow Pipit (+, Billets) [Martin Peers]

Ardleigh Reservoir

Ardleigh Reservoir 08:00 to 09:30, Cloudy then sunshine, calm
1 Great White Egret (Hunting at very far end then flew east) 6 Goosander 3 Grey Heron 1 Little Grebe 30 Tufted Duck 1 Grey Wagtail 1 Little Egret [Matt Turner]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 08:00 to 10:00, Sunny, cold.
1 Egyptian Goose 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming.) 1 Mistle Thrush (Singing Male.) 5 Song Thrush (Singing.) 3 Coal Tit 4 Treecreeper (Including a pair investigating possible nest site.) 5 Nuthatch (Including what appeared to be two pairs.) 4 Siskin (At least. Feeding in alders.) 1 Lesser Redpoll (At least. Heard in flight.) [Andrew Cox]