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Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries

Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries 14:30 to 16:30, Sunny with some cloud
Corn Bunting 2 Kestrel 40 Linnet 12 Goldfinch 2 Raven (Pair on Grass Farm Lagoon) 11 Little Egret Peregrine Falcon Marsh Harrier 6 Shelduck 4 Mallard Wheatear 4 Grey Heron Cormorant 25 Canada Goose Great Black-backed Gull Black-headed Gull 3 Pheasant 12 Lapwing Wood Pigeon [Richard Mander]

East Tilbury

East Tilbury 08:15 to 13:00, Fine and sunny, WSW wind, LT
17 Little Grebe 23 Bar-tailed Godwit 87 Curlew Ring-necked Parakeet 134 Teal 1184 Avocet 201 Shelduck 100 Grey Plover 34 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Little Egret 108 Goldfinch 4 Yellow Wagtail Green Sandpiper Greenshank 2 Mute Swan 4 Egyptian Goose 3 Yellow-legged Gull Sparrowhawk 7 Tufted Duck 5 Gadwall 10 Shoveler 5 Pochard 21 Wigeon Gannet (Juvenile low over the foreshore up river) [Paul Larkin]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 17:00 to 17:00,
Redstart (1st winter male in gardens, Witton Wood Road) [Liz Huxley]

Colne Pt

Colne Pt 10:00 to 12:30,
2000 Starling (+) 20 Linnet (+) 6 Little Egret (+) 2 Kestrel 2 Buzzard (incl 1 juvenile pale morph - stunning bird!) 20 Swallow (+ small groups S) 25 House Martin (+ S) Yellow Wagtail (S) 6 Meadow Pipit (+ S) 2 Marsh Harrier (juveniles) 60 Lapwing (+) 5 Golden Plover [Liz Huxley]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 12:15 to 17:00, Dry, sun & cloud, W breeze, 20c. High tide sightings with Brenda.
500 Brent Goose (Circa. Off East end of island, seen from slipway.) 4 Wigeon (Females. All sightings on West end scrape unless stated otherwise.) 6 Teal (1 drake.) 50 Oystercatcher (From slipway over Canvey side.) 60 Avocet 12 Lapwing 3 Grey Plover 50 Ringed Plover 10 Curlew (From slipway. ) 2 Bar-tailed Godwit 1000 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa on West end scrape.) Turnstone 2 Knot 3 Dunlin 13 Greenshank 8 Common Gull (Slipway area.) 16 Little Egret Kestrel 200 Redshank (Plus) [David Hale]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 17:30 to 19:25, Clear sky, light W. wind. Sunset 18:53.
250 Greylag Goose (+. Flew in and departed during visit.) 46 Mute Swan (31 Trout Lake, 15 carp Lake. ) 11 Egyptian Goose (Carp Lake.) 2 Pintail (Females. Carp Lake.) 56 Little Egret (To roost on Carp Lake island, all just prior to dusk.) 2 Sparrowhawk (Male and female.) 2 Tawny Owl (Possibly three.) 2 Kingfisher (Possibly three.) Green Woodpecker [Malcolm Corbett]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:40 to 09:50, clear, SW wind, warm, rising tide
32 Meadow Pipit 5 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Whitethroat 3 Sparrowhawk 18 Chiffchaff (seemed to be arriving through the morning, at least 4 with the tit flock and one singing) 8 Swallow (South) 3 House Martin (South) 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, one escarpment, one north of sycamores, three in John Weston Reserve ) 6 Blackcap 5 Chaffinch Chinese Muntjac Song Thrush 2 Green Woodpecker 15 Linnet 11 Pied Wagtail 5 Greenfinch [Brian Combes]

Vange Marsh RSPB

Vange Marsh RSPB 12:45 to 16:00, Sun & clouds. Warm. Breezy.
2 Common Sandpiper (Saline.) Water Rail (Calling.) 5 Avocet 15 Lapwing 23 Curlew 138 Black-tailed Godwit 4 Ruff 11 Snipe (At least.) 5 Greenshank Great White Egret 6 Little Egret Sparrowhawk Buzzard Kingfisher (Creek near sluice.) Kestrel [Andrew Cox]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00, Strood channel Dougal urquhart
Merlin (Over Strood road ) Wheatear 3 Stonechat (2 m 1fm east of firs chase (reed bed Corner )) 2 Greenshank 300 Golden Plover (Strood causeway end) 15 Teal 8 Wigeon [Stephen Entwistle]

Mersea Island 09:01 to 17:00, MC = Martin cock
Hobby (Meeting lane MC) Blackcap (Meeting lane MC) 4 Buzzard (Seen from maydays seawall MC) Osprey (Pm seen from maydays seawall MC) [Stephen Entwistle]

Wrabness

Wrabness 10:58 to 13:20, Warm, but wind rising during my visit. Tide high and rising. Sunny.
7 Brent Goose 4 Great Crested Grebe 6 Lapwing Grey Plover Curlew 3 Black-tailed Godwit 32 Little Egret 2 Kestrel (One male, one female) 7 Long-tailed Tit (One party - with Blue Tits and Chiffchaff) Chiffchaff (On reserve with LT Tits) Blackcap (On reserve) 2 Redshank [Simon Banks]