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Weald CP, near South Weald

Weald CP, near South Weald 10:00 to 11:30, sunny
2 Crossbill (flying over woods near Foxdown Cottage) 4 Fieldfare 1 Skylark 80 Redwing (A good passage of birds this morning) 11 Meadow Pipit [Andrew Stroud]


Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 18:00, Away 08:00 to 11:30 Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
423 Goldfinch 107 Siskin 79 Linnet 1 Great Skua 995 Redwing (heavy passage inland plus 250 in hedgerows by tennis club) 1 Short-eared Owl 63 Redpoll sp. 34 Song Thrush 42 Gannet (N during afternoon) 1 Razorbill (N @ 1725) [Paul Brayshaw]

Stapleford Tawney

Stapleford Tawney 15:00 to 15:15, Drizzle cloudy
2 Red Kite (Flying together over fields) [Ann Darnell]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 13:30, Fine and sunny, WNW wind, LT
3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Two at the outer car park, one Golden Gates) 4 Stonechat (A pair on the tip, another on the VC approach road) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female type high west) 30 Linnet (On the tip) 45 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 37 Curlew (In Mucking Bay) 5 Mute Swan (Adult plus four juvs on the river, later seen over the tip) 28 Wigeon (In the managed retreat) 17 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 69 Tufted Duck (19 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 6 Pochard (Golden Gates) 7 Coot (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (One each Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip) 24 Teal (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay) 1 Aythya sp. (Drake Redhead type Tufted Duck X Pochard) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 55 Dunlin (Mucking Bay) 717 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 386 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 236 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 2 Grey Plover (Mucking Bay) 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 14 Turnstone (Five Mucking Bay, the rest resting on a buoy) 5 Yellow-legged Gull (In the managed retreat) 1 Goldeneye (Female from up river landed then took off inland over the tip) [Paul Larkin]


Tendring 17:45 to 17:45, Part cloudy, light breeze, light fading
150 Starling (Murmuration of c150 over farm land to south of B1035 through village) [Tony Faulkner]


Epping 11:00 to 12:30, (Swaines Green) Bright, dry
1 Redwing (Flyover is first for the Autumn at Swaines Green) 1 Buzzard 1 Red Kite 2 Pied Wagtail 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Roger Emmens]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:40 to 14:10, Mild, changeable - blue sky and storm clouds; not windy
1 Raven (Layer Breton causeway, west side, swooped to take dead fish from surface, exit mobbed by Black-headed Gulls.) 6 Great White Egret (3 Billet's Farm; 3 Layer de la Haye causeway) 2 Pintail (1 drake, 1 duck: Layer de la Haye causeway) 18 Black-tailed Godwit (Layer de la Haye causeway) 1 Kestrel (Billet's Farm) [Simon Banks]


Billericay 11:30 to 13:00, Sightings from Queen's Park Country Park - no sign of YBW reported earlier on this week
2 Green Woodpecker 1 Kestrel 2 Pied Wagtail 10 Redwing (+) 2 Chiffchaff 3 Goldcrest 10 Long-tailed Tit (+) 1 Treecreeper 6 Jay 2 Greenfinch [Ben Mapp]

West Mersea

West Mersea 09:00 to 13:00,
200 Redwing (Flying over firs chase in flocks up to 60 (DU)) 1 Redstart (Female in feldy view cemetery east hedge DU SE AF) 1 Redstart (Male in bottom large oak tree near bend in main reed bed 200yards passed firs chase end strood channel third day DU AF) [Stephen Entwistle]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 09:00 to 10:00, Sunny, cool. Becoming warmer.
1 Green Woodpecker 24 Redwing (At least.) 1 Nuthatch [Andrew Cox]