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Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00,
2 Hobby [Richard Allen]

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge

Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge 11:00 to 17:45, Dry, sun & cloud, light W breeze. Sightings with Brenda. Highlights of today's sightings. High tide late afternoon.
Osprey (Passed low behind the first hide going West @ 16 00 hrs.) 4 Buzzard Peregrine Falcon 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Hobby (2 birds showing for long periods, suspect new birds over the scrape throughout the day. ) 4 Kestrel 2 Raven (Possible pair.) 9 Snipe 12 Little Stint (Circa.) 9 Ruff 2 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Yellow Wagtail 40 Ringed Plover (Circa.) 40 Dunlin (Circa.) Green Sandpiper 15 Wigeon 20 Shoveler (Circa.) 400 Teal 50 Lapwing (At least.) 50 Swallow (Circa.) [David Hale]

Stanway Green

Stanway Green 09:30 to 15:00, at Colcheter Zoo
Red Kite 4 Buzzard (+) Sparrowhawk (Male) Hobby 10 Swallow (+) 3 Grey Wagtail (+) Coal Tit Treecreeper (Heard only) [David L Smith]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:30 to 09:45, mainly overcast, warm, SW wind, low tide
2 Green Woodpecker 2 Grey Wagtail (South ) 55 Swallow (South) 5 Yellow Wagtail (South) 2 Wheatear (First thing, one undercliff, one on the common) 34 House Martin (South) Snipe (West) 6 Whitethroat 2 Sand Martin (South ) Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, one north of escarpment, two John Weston Reserve ) 4 Blackcap 7 Lesser Whitethroat Redstart (First winter male, SE corner of car park then flew down to undercliff, very nice way to finish the session!) Chiffchaff [Brian Combes]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 16:00, East Mersea (between shop lane seawall to stone point
Pintail (Male distant over on langenhoe MC) Swift (Inwith 200 hirundines near golf house DU) Great Crested Grebe (Pye fleet SB) 12 Avocet (DU) Bar-tailed Godwit (DU) 220 Black-tailed Godwit (DU) Turnstone (Off shop lane SB. ) 3 Knot (DU) 3 Curlew Sandpiper (1 adult.2 juv Off ivy dock DU) 60 Dunlin (Ivy dock DU ) 200 Redshank (Off shop lane SB) 14 Sandwich Tern (On mud near golf house saltings DU) 4 Marsh Harrier (Langenhoe SB) Kestrel (Off shop lane SB) 2 Hobby (1 over langenhoe DU, 1 golf house DU) 7 Wheatear (DU/SB. Plus 1 strood channel JB) 8 Yellow Wagtail (Golf house DU) 70 Linnet (Stone point DU ) 30 Goldfinch (DU) 3 Clouded Yellow (NO OSPREY TODAY) [Stephen Entwistle]

Mersea Island 11:00 to 13:30, Coopers beach/rewsalls boating lakes seen by Andy Field
500 Golden Plover 50 Redshank 20 Dunlin 30 Turnstone 5 Curlew 20 Ringed Plover 7 Black-tailed Godwit [Stephen Entwistle]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 08:00 to 16:00, highlights from a long day
4 Red-legged Partridge 25 Egyptian Goose 32 Pintail (billets/wig bay) Goldeneye (female, LBC) 3 Little Grebe 47 Black-tailed Godwit (wig bay) 20 Ruff Snipe (wig bay) 3 Common Sandpiper 4 Green Sandpiper 8 Grey Heron 10 Great White Egret (at-least) 15 Little Egret 4 Sparrowhawk 3 Marsh Harrier 2 Red Kite (One over main reserve and one LBC (juv). Possible same individual) 3 Buzzard Kingfisher (LBC) 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Green Woodpecker 3 Kestrel Hobby (hide bay) 4 Cetti's Warbler Stonechat (female on wire, billets) Wheatear (billets screen) 10 Yellow Wagtail 4 Meadow Pipit [Oliver Cottis]

Abberton Reservoir 16:00 to 20:00,
16 Ringed Plover 56 Black-tailed Godwit 28 Ruff Dunlin Pectoral Sandpiper (Juvenile off Abberton Church) 3 Green Sandpiper Spotted Redshank (Wigborough Bay) 14 Great White Egret (Roost count LB causeway) 2 Marsh Harrier Grey Wagtail 3 Meadow Pipit (Billets - first of autumn for me) 3 Greenshank [Daryl Rhymes]

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 10:05 to 15:15, overcast, brightening up in afternoon, SW winds, low tide incoming
2 Ruddy Shelduck (Jubilee Marsh) 230 Avocet 34 Golden Plover Curlew Sandpiper Greenshank Sandwich Tern 3 Spoonbill (Jubilee Marsh) Osprey (over river Roach) 2 Marsh Harrier Red Kite (Jubilee Marsh) Buzzard (Jubilee Marsh) 2 Kestrel 4 House Martin 3 Whinchat (Allfleets view point) 3 Yellow Wagtail (at least) Sparrowhawk [Sean Gregory]

East Mersea

East Mersea 12:00 to 14:00, Sunny; 5/8
Little Grebe Cetti's Warbler 3 Yellow Wagtail 30 Starling (an apparent leucistic individual among them) Buzzard 2 Sandwich Tern 7 Turnstone [Andrew Goodey]


Thaxted 11:00 to 13:00, Partial cloud
3 Red Kite (Seen at same time) Raven (Flying east croaking ) Sparrowhawk (Soaring high mobbed by crows) Peregrine Falcon (Ditto ) [Stephen Dutton]

Thorndon CP (North)

Thorndon CP (North) 08:15 to 09:45, Cloudy, mild.
4 Green Woodpecker 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Treecreeper (At least.) 2 Nuthatch (At least.) [Andrew Cox]