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The Naze at Walton

The Naze at Walton 07:00 to 16:00,
Siberian Chiffchaff (@ 10:30 -11:00 hrs along NW Hedge of JW reserve. Classic bird. Calling frequently.) Shag (@15:50. Offshore.) [Darrell Stile]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 13:00,
2 Eider (1st winter males seen fom lower Kingsland road MC SE.) 2 Guillemot (Seen from lower Kingsland Road MC SE.) Red-throated Diver (From lower Kingsland Road MC.) Black Brant (Rewsells marsh DU. ) 700 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Rewsells marsh DU. ) 2 Greenshank (Natural boating lake DU. ) 30 Mediterranean Gull (Rewsells marsh saltings DU. ) Great Northern Diver (Off waldegraves seawall DU.) 2 Yellowhammer (Rewsells DU.) 2 Brambling (Possibly 3 dyke at maydays from seawall MC.) 2 Stonechat (Maydays from seawall MC.) 2 Red-breasted Merganser (1 off maydays MC. 1 off waldegraves DU. ) [Stephen Entwistle]

Naze, The

Naze, The 07:00 to 12:30, mainly clear, high tide, mild, SW wind
Eider Guillemot 2 Great Northern Diver (1 on the sea, close in, first thing, drifting towards Walton and a bird over Stone Point, giving amazing views, it then appeared to go into Hamford Water but could not be relocated) 3 Short-eared Owl (Stone Point ) 5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing, 2 on the common and 3 John Weston Reserve ) 2 Chiffchaff Siberian Chiffchaff (Found and seen well by Darrell, before disappearing; we relocated it in the bushes between the John Weston and the sea wall and we watched it as it moved along them calling loudly, it then flew north over the salt-marsh and couldn’t be relocated) 2 Goldcrest 13 Starling (North) 18 Blackbird 2 Song Thrush 31 Pied Wagtail (On the grass south of the Tower) 15 Meadow Pipit 8 Rock Pipit 12 Chaffinch 8 Linnet 34 Goldfinch (Mainly north) 20 Siskin (Mainly north) Reed Bunting 3 Redpoll sp. (North) 3 Chinese Muntjac [Brian Combes]

Coggeshall

Coggeshall 08:20 to 15:00, Partly sunny
3 Blue Tit (On feeders.) 6 Goldfinch (4 On feeders and pair fly over.) 8 Greenfinch (Group calling while flying over.) Buzzard (Flying and getting mobbed by black headed gulls.) 2 Magpie (Pair.) 75+ Black-headed Gull (Smaller group today on main school field.) Blackbird (Flying.) Skylark (Flying across field and calling.) [Zane Sargent ]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 09:00 to 16:00, Selected highlights from Swallow Birding guided walk. (www.swallowbirding.co.uk)
Short-eared Owl 2 Eider (1st winter drakes ) Red-throated Diver 2 Guillemot 3 Great White Egret Peregrine Falcon (Adult female) 12 Rock Pipit 4 Barnacle Goose 3 Bearded Tit Water Rail [Steve Grimwade]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 11:45 to 15:15, Cloudy, cool.
Pintail (Male.) Goldeneye (Female, showing well from windpump seats.) 2 Buzzard 4 Marsh Harrier (Two adult males. One female, one juv/imm. The female caught & flew off with a prey item from the edge of the reeds. Possible a moorhen. Juv following her.) Sparrowhawk 2 Kestrel 3 Water Rail (Calling. Two close to main viewpoint.) 2 Avocet 4 Ringed Plover 19 Grey Plover (In flight over main lagoon.) 105 Dunlin (At least. Main lagoon.) 3 Snipe (In flight.) Black-tailed Godwit Greenshank (Calling.) Green Sandpiper 10 Fieldfare Bearded Tit (At least.) Stonechat (Male.) 100 Chaffinch (At least.) 10 Greenfinch 2 Siskin (Flying over. Calling.) 2 Reed Bunting (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Layer Breton

Layer Breton 09:00 to 13:00, Dull, overcast, light breeze
Great White Egret 6 Cattle Egret 4 Chaffinch Lapwing 30 Shoveler 20 Goldeneye 10 Black-headed Gull 10 Teal 20 Egyptian Goose [Michael Davies]

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge

Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge 14:10 to 15:55, Cloudy, light W wind. Sunset 16:02.
8 Pheasant 24 Mute Swan Shoveler (Male.) 49 Gadwall (26 of which flew out to Chigborough Lakes.) 2 Wigeon (Male and female.) 21 Mallard 3 Tufted Duck 12 Collared Dove 8 Moorhen 98 Coot 2 Little Grebe 2 Great Crested Grebe Jack Snipe (Flew up from same spot as seen on 17th and over to south side of Trout Lake.) Buzzard (Two sightings.) Barn Owl Green Woodpecker 3 Jay 700 Jackdaw (circa. Towards roost.) 8 Carrion Crow 2 Cetti's Warbler Chiffchaff Song Thrush 7 Pied Wagtail (6 in loose flock heading SW.) 2 Chaffinch 17 Goldfinch 2 Yellowhammer [Malcolm Corbett]

Great Baddow, Chelmsford

Great Baddow, Chelmsford 12:30 to 12:35, Grey and cloudy
2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Flew over house towards moulsham lodge area.) [Malcolm Cresswell]

Hanningfield Reservoir

Hanningfield Reservoir 15:00 to 15:30, Mild, dry with light dropping.
Slavonian Grebe (Showing well from NW end of causeway.) [David Curle]