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Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea

Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea 13:40 to 15:00, NW breeze, dry, overcast, 12 c. Sightings with Brenda from Marina car park area. Approaching low tide.
3 Cattle Egret (On Salt Marsh across Creek. Showing well. Proof photo's.) 20 Redshank (Circa.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male.) 1 Buzzard (On Salt Marsh post.) 6 Wigeon (3 pair.) 10 Teal (Circa.) 1 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron 1 Curlew 2 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Little Grebe [David Hale]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:50 to 13:20, NW breeze, overcast, dry, 12c. High tide. Sightings with Brenda from vandalised hide !.
25 Black-tailed Godwit 50 Redshank (Circa.) 30 Curlew (Plus.) 2 Avocet 150 Shelduck (At least.) 28 Wigeon 1 Marsh Harrier (Kent bank side. ) 6 Greenfinch 20 Meadow Pipit (Circa.) 50 Linnet (Estimated flock. ) 30 Goldfinch (At least. ) 2 Dunnock 1 Robin 3 Stonechat (Pair & single male. ) 2 Little Egret 5 Brent Goose [David Hale]

Mistley

Mistley 08:30 to 17:15, from Manningtree
1 Shag (Juvenile - SW of railway bridge) 4 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 3 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Merlin 2 Kingfisher (Maybe 3 individuals?) 10 Swallow (Heading SW) 3 Snipe (Splodge) 40 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (+) 10 Pintail [David L Smith]

Stow Marsh

Stow Marsh 14:00 to 16:00, Tide going out NE wind. Partridge shoot
10 Meadow Pipit (feeding on saltings) 29 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 4 Great Crested Grebe 5 Turnstone 6 Stonechat (pair and the others were 1st winters) 2 Buzzard (hunting fields) 29 Linnet 1 Merlin (female) 890 Wigeon (appeared from the east as tide went out) 25 Avocet 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Spotted Redshank 1 Cetti's Warbler [Alan Shearring]

WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth

WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth 08:15 to 08:15,
1 Ring Ouzel [Clive Atkins]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 12:30 to 14:00, High tide NE wind
2 Water Rail 3 Cetti's Warbler 6 Stonechat (all looked like 1st winters) 2 Sparrowhawk 500 Starling 1 Rock Pipit 1 Snipe 20 Linnet 160 Teal 1 Mistle Thrush [Alan Shearring]

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO)

Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO) 09:45 to 17:00,
1 Scaup (Flew into the river) 9 Common Scoter 5 Eider 3 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Little Auk (12:45 First seen by Dave Wagstaff occasionally landing on the sea whilst passing the Obs and then seen by Cindy Lawes and myself flying past Sales Point and then into the river.) 5 Swallow 10 Goldcrest 300 Chaffinch (+ going north in groups of 20 or so? Strange considering the big southerly movement in previous days.) 30 Siskin (Going north? Once again strange.) [John Sutherby]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 12:00 to 16:00, Cloudy, mild. Becoming colder.
2 Great Crested Grebe (East of the slipway.) 1 Sparrowhawk (Female.) 23 Oystercatcher (Lagoon.) 91 Avocet (Lagoon) 100 Ringed Plover (Lagoon.) 25 Grey Plover (Lagoon.) 20 Golden Plover (Approx. Saltmarsh bordering Canvey.) 35 Lapwing (Lagoon.) 250 Dunlin (Lagoon.) 16 Knot (Lagoon.) 200 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx. Lagoon.) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Lagoon.) 9 Greenshank (Lagoon.) 2 Kingfisher (Eastern satmarsh (from coastguards) & lagoon. Latter seen to catch & eat quite a large fish. One of these (or a third) hovering close to the seawall between lagoon & car park. ) 3 Rock Pipit (Near slipway.) 1 Stonechat (Male.) [Andrew Cox]

Tilbury

Tilbury 08:00 to 09:00, Overcast, light NW wind, LT
144 Teal (On foreshore in front of the fort) 2 Curlew (On foreshore in front of the fort) 15 Mallard (On STW outfall) 2 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort) [Paul Larkin]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 15:00, Little sun or wind but pleasant
5 Cattle Egret (With cattle on short walk) 1 Pink-footed Goose (With Greylag long walk) 2 Eider (Main estuary) 2 Green Sandpiper (Long walk) 6 Rock Pipit (Long walk) [Mike Hardwick]