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Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water

Oakley Marshes, Hamford Water 17:15 to 18:30,
15 Marsh Harrier (Bramble island roost - interestingly no ad or subad males) 5 Buzzard 3 Kestrel 2 Water Rail (Calling from reeds and borrowdyke) 4 Bearded Tit (In reedbed) Tawny Owl 43 Little Egret (Little Oakley quay roost) Great White Egret (Little Oakley quay roost) 4 Cattle Egret (Little Oakley quay roost - rather a surprise given local scarcity) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 16:30, S1-2 later sw3 8/8
439 Wigeon 32 Red-throated Diver (29s 3n) 181 Starling 1095 Goldfinch (In 73 flocks. Passage stopped my 1215) 87 Siskin 282 Chaffinch 36 Skylark 35 Brambling 3 Red-breasted Merganser 74 Meadow Pipit 146 Linnet 2 Arctic Skua 54 Gannet (46n 8s) 2 Guillemot 6 Sandwich Tern (2n 4s) 3 Redpoll sp. 2 Sparrowhawk (Singles in off) 24 Reed Bunting 5 Grey Wagtail 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (High flying singles) 27 Jay Black-throated Diver [Paul Brayshaw]

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford

Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford 16:15 to 17:15, Fine and dry
269 Greylag Goose Grey Heron 9 Little Grebe 2 Shoveler 5 Wigeon Pintail 2 Mute Swan 12 Cormorant [Paul Everett]

Naze, The

Naze, The 07:00 to 12:40, gentle SE wind swinging round to SW, mainly overcast, mild, high tide
6 Chiffchaff 27 Meadow Pipit 287 Wood Pigeon (+) 6 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common, 3 John Weston Reserve and 1 by the drain on the northern edge of Walton Hall Marshes (not heard here before)) 2 Goldcrest 8 Jay 4 Sparrowhawk (Including 2 moving slowly south just offshore, first thing) 19 Skylark (In off ) 3 Redwing 15 Goldfinch 2 Blackcap 3 Reed Bunting 2 Red-throated Diver (South) 3 Buzzard 153 Oystercatcher (Roosting on Stone Point ) Short-eared Owl (West over marshes, probably freshly in) 2 Stonechat (Pair, just north of decoy ponds) Great White Egret (West over Walton Channel and Horsey Island ) 3 Marsh Harrier 321 Starling (In off and continuing west, mainly in small groups mid morning onwards ) [Brian Combes]

Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe 09:00 to 13:00, Dry, cloudy, low tide
40 Canada Goose Curlew 4 Magpie 2 Teal 4 Redshank 8 Lapwing 4 Greylag Goose [Michael Davies]

Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir 12:00 to 16:00, Mild
5 Spotted Redshank (Wig bay) 50 Black-tailed Godwit 20 Ruff 8 Snipe (Around reservoir ) 50 Pintail 9 Goosander Cattle Egret (In cow field ) 25 Great White Egret (Wigbay) 30 Goldeneye 2 Green Sandpiper 2 Marsh Harrier Buzzard 20 Egyptian Goose 400 Cormorant (Rough estimate ) 3 Little Grebe 30 Great Crested Grebe [Yvonne Watling]

Gosbeck's Farm, Colchester

Gosbeck's Farm, Colchester 14:30 to 16:00,
70 Skylark (enormous flock on the fields) 3 Meadow Pipit 60 Lapwing (flock in flight) 3 Red-legged Partridge 2 Sparrowhawk (pair circling together) Linnet Green Woodpecker Goldcrest 2 Coal Tit Grey Wagtail (flying over. Good local record) 3 Jay [Oliver Cottis]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00, Sightings by DU (,unless added extra).
Little Owl (Cross lane. ) Merlin (Waldegraves. ) Short-eared Owl (High Over rewsells marsh.) Cetti's Warbler (Youth camp. ) 300 Golden Plover (Rewsells marsh. ) 15 Black-tailed Godwit (Rewsells marsh. ) Rock Pipit (Rewsells marsh. ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Thorndon CP (South)

Thorndon CP (South) 08:00 to 09:15, Cloudy, cool.
Green Woodpecker 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Skylark (Heading north.) 3 Meadow Pipit (At least.) 6 Mistle Thrush (At least. Close to car park.) 10 Redwing 4 Goldcrest (At least.) 2 Treecreeper Nuthatch 4 Linnet [Andrew Cox]

Harwich

Harwich 08:00 to 11:00, 2/8 then clouded over
Yellow-browed Warbler (In amongst tit flock; a year to the day since I had one here) 2 Goldcrest Siskin 10 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 4 Great Tit 7 Blue Tit 12 Long-tailed Tit 2 Song Thrush 6 Redwing 4 Jay 4 Blackbird [Andrew Goodey]