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Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 18:00, Early watch then glances during the day. Selected totals, Movement to south unless stated
32 Yellow Wagtail 14 Meadow Pipit 4 Grey Wagtail 473 Swallow 45 Buzzard (groups of 4,18,2,4,1,6,8,2 between 1300 and 1600) [Paul Brayshaw]

Mill Meadows, Billericay

Mill Meadows, Billericay 09:00 to 13:00,
Willow Warbler (called) 2 Whitethroat (feeding on blackberries) [Neil Sumner]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 19:30,
16 Wigeon (Oyster fishery MC ) 7 Yellow Wagtail (Oyster fishery MC ) 2 Blackcap (Oyster fishery MC ) Lesser Whitethroat (Oyster fishery MC ) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Oyster fishery MC ) Osprey (13.21pm Fishing off maydays pye fleet then drifted up langenhoe creek.) 40 Buzzard (5 over Mersea barns, 22 over shop lane most drifting west,another 13+ seen from seawall to bower hall ( passage was NW of Island ,strood to peldon. DU) Wheatear (Reeves hall marshes DU ) 3 Meadow Pipit (Flying west pye fleet DU ) Yellowhammer (Maydays DU ) 2 Whinchat (Maydays DU ) 4 Sandwich Tern (Oyster fishery MC ) Peregrine Falcon (Strood to ray island DU ) 50 Golden Plover (Strood channel DU ) 12 Mediterranean Gull (Strood channel DU ) 3 Sand Martin (Strood channel DU ) Willow Warbler (Firs chase garden DU ) Hobby (Maydays SE ) 3 Kestrel (Maydays SE ) Little Owl (Maydays yard pond seen from seawall SE) [Stephen Entwistle]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 18:15 to 19:55,
29 Canada Goose (Carp Lake.) 52 Mute Swan (16 Trout Lake, 36 Carp Lake.) 2 Egyptian Goose (Trout Lake.) 96 Little Egret (To roost.) Kingfisher (Carp Lake.) Cetti's Warbler (Heard briefly.) [Malcolm Corbett]

Stow Marsh

Stow Marsh 09:30 to 13:00, Gentle SE breeze. Low tide. Steady movement of red admirals heading south.
70 Canada Goose 254 Teal 5 Dunlin 5 Green Sandpiper 2 Greenshank Sparrowhawk (hunting the fields ) Marsh Harrier (female) Red Kite 7 Buzzard (over the fields together) Cetti's Warbler (in reedbed singing) Reed Warbler 2 Whitethroat Whinchat Wheatear 2 Tree Pipit (on seawall flew off calling) 66 Linnet [Alan Shearring]

Holland Haven

Holland Haven 13:30 to 16:00, Selected highlights from EBwS Field Trip
Little Stint Kingfisher 16 Buzzard 2 Mediterranean Gull 3 Ruff Dunlin Curlew 2 Green Sandpiper Sparrowhawk 2 Stonechat [Steve Grimwade]


Walton-on-The-Naze 09:00 to 13:00, Selected sightings from EBwS Field Trip
2 Merlin (Immature male and immature female came in off the sea together) 2 Tree Pipit (Excellent views of 2 perched birds) Eider (Female) Great White Egret Sparrowhawk 3 Lesser Whitethroat Buzzard 7 Sandwich Tern [Steve Grimwade]


Laindon 13:00 to 14:00, Sun & clouds. Warm.
2 Buzzard (Displaying. Also mobbing a passing balloon.) Red Kite (Heading east.) [Andrew Cox]


TL7205 10:45 to 12:15, sunny, warm am; overcast pm. Other observations 16:30 - 17:30
10 Buzzard (at least (some of Daryl Rhymes' flock) southbound) 2 Red Kite (southbound) 3 Sparrowhawk (at least) Kestrel [Sean Gregory]


Writtle 16:00 to 17:15, Broken cloud with a light breeze. Only certain species recorded
Pochard (Drake on Titchmarsh Reservoir) 2 Mute Swan (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 6 Little Grebe (Titchmarsh Reservoir) 2 Grey Heron 12 Tufted Duck 150 Greylag Goose 2 Green Woodpecker (Heard Only) 20 Lapwing (Titchmarsh Reservoir) [Andrew Allen]

Writtle 19:03 to 19:30,
White Stork (perched on mobile phone mast 2 miles west of Writtle on A414) [John McLaughlin]