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TQ6978

TQ6978 11:00 to 13:00, Low Cloud. NNW0g5; 14c HT 12:45
6 Shoveler (1 Sandpit, 3 Fleet, 2 New Scrape) 19 Wigeon 3 Water Rail (Heard in 3 distinct locations) 2 Great Crested Grebe (1 Fleet & 1 Sand pit) Kittiwake (Adult Bird Thames mid channel) 13 Yellow-legged Gull (New Scrape) 4 Common Tern (upriver) 2 Egyptian Goose (New Scrape) 3 Black-tailed Godwit (New Scrape) 17 Ringed Plover (New Scrape) Dunlin (New Scrape) Little Stint (New Scrape) Green Sandpiper (poss 2 New Scrape) Greenshank (New Scrape) 2 Sparrowhawk (Hi Over South) Marsh Harrier (Imm.) Buzzard 2 Kestrel Rock Pipit (First of autumn) Yellow Wagtail (New Scrape) [Steve Swinney]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 11:45 to 16:15, Cloudy, some sun. Becoming warm.
500 Brent Goose (Approx. Eastern end.) 112 Wigeon (At least.) 2 Buzzard Sparrowhawk 50 Avocet (Lagoon.) 8 Ringed Plover (Lagoon.) 180 Grey Plover (At least. Roosting on saltmarsh across from slipway. Later scattered on mud eastwards. Some still full SP.) 160 Golden Plover (Approx. Across from slipway.) Dunlin (SP. Lagoon.) 500 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx. Lagoon.) 28 Greenshank (Lagoon. Later a few on mud eastwards.) Mediterranean Gull (Adult with gull flock near slipway.) 8 Common Gull (Slipway.) 3 Sandwich Tern (Slipway area. Two adults, one juv.) Yellow Wagtail [Andrew Cox]

Walton-on-The-Naze

Walton-on-The-Naze 10:30 to 13:30, Overcast - Wind North Easterly light 19c/66f
10 Little Egret Great White Egret 10 Teal 8 Brent Goose (Hamford Water) 10 Curlew 100 Black-tailed Godwit (Estimated - Hamford Water) 7 Sanderling (Stone Point) 5 Avocet (John Weston reserve) 15 Bar-tailed Godwit (John Weston reserve) 3 Swallow (John Weston reserve) 5 House Martin (Naze Tower) 4 Wheatear (♀ Hamford Water x2 - John Weston reserve x2) 20 Meadow Pipit (At least with numbers increasing!) [Mick Woodruff]

Wrabness

Wrabness 14:00 to 15:30, Overcast
64 Mute Swan Black Swan 14 Little Egret 2 Wigeon (M & F) 2 Curlew 5 Oystercatcher 5 Great Crested Grebe Great Spotted Woodpecker (By second hide, drumming ) Blackcap (F) 2 Dunnock 60 Carrion Crow (Estimated, on shore.) Kestrel [Peter Brittain]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:40 to 10:30, overcast, northerly wind, mild, rising tide
Guillemot (On the sea first thing, close in and drifting towards Walton ) 3 Grey Wagtail 52 Meadow Pipit Yellow Wagtail 2 Song Thrush 11 Blackcap 7 Brent Goose (North) 2 Whitethroat 4 Chiffchaff (1 singing briefly ) 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 escarpment, 1 south of John Weston Reserve and 3 in it) 2 Grey Heron (West, probably in off) Buzzard (Low in off and west) Chinese Muntjac 2 Green Woodpecker 5 Lesser Whitethroat Great Spotted Woodpecker Reed Warbler Wheatear 2 House Martin Stonechat (On the common ) Redstart (Female in exactly the same bush as Saturday - presumably the same bird - one of two on site today) [Brian Combes]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00, STROOD CHANNEL seen by dougal urquhart
2 Stonechat (A pr ) 1000 Starling (1 Leucistic ) Yellow Wagtail 200 Golden Plover 6 Mediterranean Gull [Stephen Entwistle]

South Woodham Ferrers

South Woodham Ferrers 09:15 to 13:00, North wind. Walk around patch north then through Saltcoats and Marsh Farm home.
26 Robin 9 Chiffchaff (one singing) Blackcap Goldcrest (in tit flock) 2 Buzzard (resident birds) Yellowhammer (first for this site since 2014) 6 Cetti's Warbler (in various locations) 400 Lapwing (heading inland) 2 Yellow Wagtail Reed Warbler (Saltcoats) Snipe 2 Water Rail (Saltcoats) Spotted Redshank (Clements Green Creek) [Alan Shearring]

Colchester

Colchester 08:00 to 08:15,
3 Grey Wagtail (moving around the river, Castle Park) [Oliver Cottis]

Birchanger

Birchanger 11:00 to 11:00, Dull full cloud
Osprey (One over Birchanger Wood towards Bishop’s Stortford being mobbed by corvids ) [Andrew Goodey]

Westley Heights

Westley Heights 07:30 to 08:15, Overcast, breezy, cool.
Green Woodpecker 3 Goldcrest (At least.) [Andrew Cox]