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TL7205 10:00 to 13:00, sunny warm
1 Red Kite (drifted west with buzzard) 2 Buzzard 3 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 2 Coal Tit (including juvenile) [Sean Gregory]

Langford, near Maldon

Langford, near Maldon 14:00 to 16:30,
1 Turtle Dove (Along Chelmer canal approx 200 metres west of reservoir intake) 2 Red Kite (one south at 15.15 and one low over Maldon Golf Club at 16.15) 4 Buzzard 2 Common Tern [Andrew Woodhouse]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 11:45, Extensive cloud sheet, light S wind, rising tide. nb no access to the main reserve. The reserve is shut and the gates locked.
5 Cuckoo (Three on the main reserve including a female, one Golden Gates) 310 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 25 Common Tern (Mucking Bay) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Main reserve) 1 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 2 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 1 Corn Bunting (Singing on the wires on main reserve) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Crown house) 1 Red-legged Partridge (Crown House) 2 Kingfisher (One Golden Gates, one flying across fields by railway line) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 32 Tufted Duck (24 (13 drakes) Golden Gates, 8 (4 drakes) on the pit to the south of the tip) 14 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 6 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 10 Pochard (Including 5 drakes Golden Gates) 38 Coot (30 Golden Gates, the rest on the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Over the railway line) 6 Sand Martin (Golden Gates) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 1 Reed Bunting (Singing male Golden Gates) 12 Swift (Golden Gates) 6 Reed Warbler (Singing males Golden Gates) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing males Golden Gates) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Golden Gates) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Red Kite (A rather tatty individual low over the pit to the south of the tip heading west) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury Fort

Tilbury Fort 12:00 to 13:00, Broken cloud, light S wind
2 Oystercatcher 20 Shelduck (Plus a crèche of 12) 6 Mallard 2 Egyptian Goose 2 Gadwall (Pair) 1 Grey Heron (Juvenile) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Blackcap [Paul Larkin]

Hazeleigh Wood

Hazeleigh Wood 06:00 to 08:00, BBS between purleigh & hazeleigh
2 Cuckoo (Singing male) 10 Shelduck (All sitting on a giant haystack) 14 Stock Dove 2 House Martin 2 Swallow 3 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Garden Warbler (Singing male in wood opposite vets) 1 Willow Warbler (Singing male) 1 Corn Bunting (Singing male) [Tony Kennelly]


Maldon 08:00 to 13:00,
1 Hobby (Over garden) 1 Kestrel (Over garden) 1 Sparrowhawk (Over garden) 1 Buzzard (Over garden) 1 Red Kite (Over garden) 2 Pied Wagtail (Adult feeding fledgling in Maldon yacht club) 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Still on river Blackwater) [Tony Kennelly]


Witham 10:30 to 10:30, Town Centre
1 Red Kite [David L Smith]

Witham 12:00 to 12:30, Near Chipping Hill
2 Cuckoo (Female and male - both heard and seen) [David L Smith]


Rayne 13:00 to 13:00, Sunny warm
2 Hobby (Two birds chasing each other over garden) 1 Stock Dove (Calling bird) [Andrew Goodey]

Great Totham

Great Totham 09:10 to 09:15, Warming up.
3 Yellowhammer (Two singing males, one female. 1/4 mile east of St. Peter's Church.) [Malcolm Corbett]