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Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 15:00 to 18:30, Fine.
Water Rail 2 Bar-tailed Godwit 3 Dunlin Little Stint (juvenile feeding along edge at Irongate) 2 Spotted Redshank 2 Cattle Egret 4 Marsh Harrier Kingfisher 2 Cetti's Warbler Hobby [David Allen]

Dovercourt

Dovercourt 10:30 to 11:10, Fairly warm and sunny; tide high
11 Sandwich Tern (Mostly by shore off caravan park. One tight group: two or three flying round. ) Cetti's Warbler (Singing) Gadwall (Drake) [Simon Banks]

North Ockendon

North Ockendon 09:00 to 13:00, Overcast and cloudy, but warm
6 Blackbird 2 Jay 7 Blue Tit 3 Great Tit Black-headed Gull (Flew overhead heading East) 2 Dunnock 5 Wood Pigeon Robin Wren 2 Greenfinch 4 Magpie 5 Jackdaw (Flew overhead) Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Carrion Crow Goldfinch 20 Starling Song Thrush 3 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon [Clive Tanner]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 18:00,
2 Corn Bunting (Maydays DU SE.) 2 Yellowhammer (Males maydays DU SE.) 4 Reed Bunting (Maydays SE) Little Owl (Maydays paddock seen from seawall SE, ) Osprey (Am on fence post behind pewit Island DU, seen again 4pm on crewsfix post on geeden marshes SE.) Kingfisher (Cudmore Grove pond AF.) Water Rail (Calling from cudmore pond AF.) 2 Sandwich Tern (Off Stone point AF.) Stonechat (Stone point AF.) 30 Meadow Pipit (Plus off cudmore AF,) 250 Oystercatcher (Off cudmore seawall AF.) 157 Black-tailed Godwit (Off cudmore seawall AF.) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Cudmore/golf house AF. ) 6 Chiffchaff (Golf house AF, ) Lesser Whitethroat (Golf house AF. ) Peregrine Falcon (Off maydays DU.) 5 Marsh Harrier (Off maydays DU. ) 5 Buzzard (Off maydays seawall DU. ) 4 Greenshank (Maydays DU. ) Green Sandpiper (Reeves hall pool DU.) 2 Knot (Reeves hall marsh DU.) 30 Dunlin (Off maydays/Reeves hall DU. ) 10 Mediterranean Gull (Maydays/reeves hall DU. ) 60 Golden Plover (Off reeves hall SE.) 200 Grey Plover (Off reeves hall DU. ) 30 Teal (Maydays SE) 2 Wheatear (Maydays/reeves hall DU.) Starling (Leucistic in flock starlings maydays DU.) Sparrowhawk (Maydays SE. ) 3 Kestrel (Maydays SE. ) 3 Grey Heron (Maydays DU SE. ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB

Rainham Marshes NR RSPB 09:30 to 14:00, Grey, sill
Canada Goose Greylag Goose 2 Mute Swan 8 Shoveler 20 Gadwall 20 Wigeon 10 Mallard 10 Pintail 20 Teal Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon Stock Dove Wood Pigeon Collared Dove Moorhen 100+ Coot Little Grebe 5 Lapwing 0 Grey Plover Redshank Black-headed Gull Great Black-backed Gull Herring Gull Caspian Gull Yellow-legged Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Cormorant Cattle Egret (photo submitted) 2 Grey Heron 2 Great White Egret (photo submitted) 10 Little Egret Marsh Harrier Green Woodpecker Kestrel Jay 2 Magpie Jackdaw Carrion Crow 2 Blue Tit Great Tit 2 Bearded Tit 2 Cetti's Warbler 2 Long-tailed Tit Willow Warbler 10+ Chiffchaff Reed Warbler 3 Blackcap 2 Whitethroat 150+ Starling Blackbird Whinchat (photo submitted) 10+ Pochard [Steve Swinney]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 14:30 to 16:30, Sun cloud, still
2 Common Sandpiper 200+ Black-headed Gull c300 Shelduck 7 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Herring Gull 7 Wigeon 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull c200 Avocet 10 Dunlin Great Tit 2 Long-tailed Tit Pheasant 5 Teal 10 Greylag Goose Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon 3 Wood Pigeon 2 Collared Dove 2 Oystercatcher Yellow-legged Gull 3 Cormorant Green Woodpecker Kestrel Little Egret Jay 3 Magpie 2 Jackdaw Rook 2 Carrion Crow Blue Tit 0 Goldcrest Wren 20 Starling Blackbird Robin 6 Linnet [Steve Swinney]

Laindon

Laindon 12:30 to 13:30, Overcast, mild.
Buzzard 40 House Martin 5 Greenfinch 9 Goldfinch [Andrew Cox]

Naze, The

Naze, The 06:30 to 11:40, early mist gradually clearing then some sun, mild, SW wind, rising tide
Sparrowhawk 39 Swallow (+, including a flock of 20+ in off, through the mist, feeding over the reserve before drifting south) 4 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 1 north of sycamore clump, 3 John Weston Reserve ) 9 Chiffchaff (1 singing ) 15 Blackcap 4 Lesser Whitethroat 3 Goldcrest Song Thrush 3 Stonechat (Male and two females on the common ) 11 Meadow Pipit 26 Linnet 7 Goldfinch Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Elmstead

Elmstead 09:00 to 13:00, cloudy then sunny
185 Rook 15 Black-headed Gull 9 Robin 7 Wren 2 Green Woodpecker 9 Common Gull 85 Wood Pigeon 7 Collared Dove 4 Blackbird 25 House Sparrow 76 Mallard 8 Little Grebe 2 Tufted Duck 8 Mute Swan 110 Starling 2 Kestrel 3 Buzzard 2 Pied Wagtail Grey Wagtail 2 Yellow Wagtail 3 Chiffchaff 7 Blue Tit 4 Great Tit Yellowhammer 9 Goldfinch 12 Linnet 3 Carrion Crow 6 Jackdaw Dunnock 7 Magpie Lesser Black-backed Gull [Martin Gathercole]

Elmstead 17:00 to 17:30, sunny
4 Swallow [Martin Gathercole]

Broomhouse, Langham

Broomhouse, Langham 09:30 to 10:45, overcast
150 Canada Goose 230 Greylag Goose 2 Egyptian Goose 38 Gadwall 3 Wigeon 60 Mallard 16 Teal Little Grebe (juvenile) 2 Little Egret Water Rail 6 Common Gull Raven (flew over calling and landed in distant field) 12 Skylark 3 Chiffchaff Treecreeper Pied Wagtail 2 Bullfinch 2 Linnet Reed Bunting [Martin Peers]