Southend Ornithological Group Bird News

Records submitted in the last 14 days, most recent first. Amber indicates scarce, red indicates rare (Essex requires notes or a description), magenta indicates non-native.

Friday 04 December 2020

Rayleigh Mount, 15:20 to 15:50
1 Ring-necked Parakeet (over west side at 15.30, but no further sight nor sound), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Neil Chambers]

Rayleigh Mount, 14:15 to 14:15
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Paul Baker]

South Fambridge, 13:15 to 13:15
10 Barnacle Goose (the usual birds, no wild grey geese this morning ), 1 Marsh Harrier (female on BHF earlier this morning ), 80 Fieldfare (together in tree at bottom of the garden) [Paul Baker]

Thursday 03 December 2020

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 11:30 to 14:30, Cold, mostly wet, breezy southerly
3 Barnacle Goose (with c.200 Canada Geese at east end), 10 Marsh Harrier (4 different males, 2 adult females,4 first year birds all heading SE past Crossrail viewpoint - later several; back west. ), 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails watched together, one with pale marl on right primaries), 1 Buzzard (Hunting fence line on Tillets Marsh), 4000 Knot (+, approx - big flock on Jubilee south section - more on north not estimated), 70 Black-tailed Godwit (+, feeding onTillets with geese), 500 Bar-tailed Godwit (+) [Jeff Delve]

Bowers Downs, 11:05 to 12:05, Followed by a quick look from the barn at Bowers Marsh
27 White-fronted Goose (3+ with c30 Greylags in field behind Donkey Sanctuary, 4 on Bowers at west end of sheep field behind barn, 20 flew high SE over Bowers Marsh at 11.45), 100 Greylag Goose (+), 200 Canada Goose (+), 4 Barnacle Goose [Neil Chambers]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 10:15 to 10:55
16 White-fronted Goose (on Vange Wick with Greylags), 1 Peregrine Falcon (male hunting Vange Wick) [Neil Chambers]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 10:10 to 11:00
16 White-fronted Goose (distantly on Vange Wick), 1 Peregrine Falcon (smart male hunting), 1 Water Rail [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 09:30 to 10:00
3 White-fronted Goose, 4 Barnacle Goose, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting [Paul Baker]

South Fambridge, 08:00 to 09:00
1 Buzzard (roosting on Barn Owl nestbox on BHF) [Paul Baker]

Wednesday 02 December 2020

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 14:30 to 15:45
1 Pink-footed Goose, 4 White-fronted Goose (with the sheep beyond the predator fence.), 4 Barnacle Goose [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Shoebury East Beach, 14:30 to 15:30, tide running off: counted the Boom and MOD beach
62 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 580 Oystercatcher (c.), 78 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 450 Sanderling (c.), 650 Dunlin (c.), 67 Redshank, 17 Turnstone, 11 Black-headed Gull, 35 Common Gull, 159 Herring Gull, 13 Great Black-backed Gull [Marc Outten]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 11:00 to 13:15
2 Pink-footed Goose (sheep field inside the predator fence), 1 White-fronted Goose (sheep field inside the predator fence), 150 Greylag Goose, 300 Canada Goose, 4 Barnacle Goose, 500 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier (females), 1 Kestrel, 200 Lapwing, 4 Stonechat, 18 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Bearded Tit (1+ heard) [John Wright]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 10:30 to 14:50
1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk [Paul Griggs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 12:00
1 Little Egret, 4 Barnacle Goose, 1 Pintail, 3 Marsh Harrier (1 male), 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Dunlin, 7 Curlew, 6 Stonechat, 30 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing, 20 Bearded Tit [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

South Fambridge, 07:45 to 08:20
1 Marsh Harrier (imm female on BHF), 1 Buzzard (BHF) [Paul Baker]

Tuesday 01 December 2020

South Fambridge, 14:55 to 16:10, Viewing BHF from seawall east of village
1 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 10 Canada Goose, 2 Marsh Harrier (hunting BHF), 1 Buzzard (hunting BHF) [Neil Chambers]

Gunners Park, 12:50 to 14:30, Mostly sunny, NNW wind, cold, high tide c12.55
2 Red-throated Diver, 11 Great Crested Grebe (+), 1 Gannet (adult), 1 Eider (fem), 20 Common Scoter (+), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (fem), 40 Kittiwake (several small flocks moving slowly upriver), 3 Razorbill (flew east), 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 1 Common Seal, 1 Grey Seal [Neil Chambers]

Canvey Point, 11:20 to 12:05
52 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull [John Wright]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 10:10 to 11:10, The hides only
2 Cattle Egret (with the cattle north of the lagoon), 22 White-fronted Goose (north side of lagoon loosely associating with Canada Geese ), 1 Buzzard, 10 Reed Bunting [John Wright]

Cherry Orchard Country Park, 09:40 to 12:15
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 11 Redwing [Jeff Kinnerman]

South Fambridge, 08:00 to 08:30, Viewing from the house
10 White-fronted Goose (on Blue House Farm), 2 Marsh Harrier (a pair hunting BHF) [Paul Baker]

Monday 30 November 2020

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 16:10 to 16:15
100 Canada Goose (+) [Neil Chambers]

Canvey Point, 14:50 to 15:55, Dull & overcast, cold, light W wind, falling tide
2 Red-throated Diver (flew west), 1 White-fronted Goose (flew upriver and then SW over to Kent), 6 Gadwall (flew west), 2 Scaup (pair flew upriver), 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 3 Kittiwake (adults flew west), 1 Common Seal [Neil Chambers]

South Fambridge, 14:45 to 15:15
1 Marsh Harrier (female on BHF), 1 Common Seal (seen from upstairs lounge :-) ), 1 Grey Squirrel (at start of village) [Paul Baker]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 14:35 to 15:45, Very dull overcast, cold
21 White-fronted Goose (on Tillets Marsh with Canada Geese (Thanks to Paul Griggs ), 2 Marsh Harrier [Jeff Delve]

Southchurch Park East, 13:55 to 14:00
1 Red-crested Pochard (female still) [Jeff Delve]

Southchurch Park West, 13:40 to 13:50
2 Egyptian Goose (on island) [Jeff Delve]

Canvey Point, 12:45 to 13:20, Quick look just after high tide, light but cold w breeze
1 Red-throated Diver (On water throughout ), 4 Goldeneye (3m, 1f together upriver), 2 Great Skua (Both upriver) [Martin Cracknell]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 12:30 to 14:50, murky, drizzly SW breeze
11 Little Egret, 21 White-fronted Goose (East end, with Canadas), 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Kestrel, 1 Merlin (f), 6 Avocet, 2000 Golden Plover (+), 4000 Knot (+), 1 Snipe, 300 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 1 Mediterranean Gull (ad-w on the last field before leaving the island), 5 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 3 Reed Bunting [Paul Griggs]

Gunners Park, 11:20 to 13:30, Cold, heavy overcast, some light drizzle later, brisk NW
8 Red-throated Diver (some close inshore), 1 Great Northern Diver, 10 Gannet (+, all but 1 adults), 1 Long-tailed Duck (female west), 12 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (female west), 1 Great Skua (distantly w) [Jeff Delve]

Gunners Park, 10:00 to 13:30, NW wind, cold, high tide c.12:25
20 Red-throated Diver (c.), 2 Black-throated Diver (two together on sea at 11:15), 1 Great Northern Diver (on sea on & off throughout from 10:30), 50 Gannet (constantly milling around), 2 Pink-footed Goose (flew into the estuary from North Sea then landed in the middle of the Thames!), 3 White-fronted Goose (found by JW in field between playarea & school but not present later), 2 Gadwall (upriver), 4 Pintail (flock inc a drake flew upriver), 2 Scaup (pair upriver at 11:20), 1 Long-tailed Duck (lovely female flew upriver very close inshore at 13:00), 60 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (female flew upriver very close inshore), 120 Lapwing (several flocks in-off up the river), 1 Great Skua (distantly upriver), 1 Kittiwake (adult), 2 Alcidae sp. (Razor/Guille), 1 Common Seal, 2 Grey Seal [Paul Baker, John Wright]

Sunday 29 November 2020

Prittle Brook (Southend), 15:30 to 16:00, Springfield Drive allotments
2 Grey Wagtail (1 singing) [Paul Griggs]

Westcliff, 15:05 to 15:10, Springfield Drive Allotments
2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Two briefly over the allotment site with both perching in the trees on the southern fenceline. ) [Andrew Armstrong]

Gunners Park, 13:30 to 14:45
5 Gannet (adults), 1 White-fronted Goose (adult on lake ), 3 Egyptian Goose (on lake ), 1 Eider (female drifted out mid-river at the head of the scoter flock), 70 Common Scoter (mostly in a long line, sat on sea mid-river), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (fem flew out at 14:40 with the Razorbill directly behind it.), 1 Great Skua (still harrasing gulls between Barge Pier & Southend Pier at 14:45), 2 Razorbill (inc 1 that flew out with the RbMerg) [Paul Baker]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 12:10 to 15:05
1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Goldcrest, 8 Long-tailed Tit [Paul Griggs]

Gunners Park, 11:45 to 13:00, Overcast, light NE breeze, high tide
1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Gannet (adult), 1 White-fronted Goose (adult circling low and calling, aborted a landing on the lake and seemed to land in the reserve..), 12 Aythya sp. (Scaup or Tufted Duck flew high upriver), 90 Common Scoter (approx. in 2 flocks), 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 1 Razorbill, 1 Puffin (1'w flew east fairly close in, landed briefly, then continued east and appeared to land off East Beach), 1 Kingfisher (flew from underneath old barge pier and over reserve) [Neil Chambers]

Shoebury East Beach, 11:30 to 12:00
3 Great Crested Grebe, 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 400 Oystercatcher, 130 Ringed Plover, 300 Sanderling, 200 Dunlin, 1 Great Black-backed Gull [Angela Baldock]

Wakering Stairs, 10:45 to 11:30, Overcast, light NE breeze, high tide c11.45
2 Gavia sp., 4 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Gannet, 9 Wigeon, 10 Shoveler, 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing) [Neil Chambers]

Thorpe Bay, 10:00 to 10:30, Thorpe Hall Golf Club
1 Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose (pair), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush [Neil Chambers]

Gunners Park, 09:00 to 11:00
7 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 3 Egyptian Goose (on lake), 7 Turnstone, 1 Song Thrush [Angela Baldock]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 12:00, 60 bird species recorded
2 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 500 Canada Goose (+), 7 Barnacle Goose (4 on the east field and 3 on the west side.), 3 Pintail, 8 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Rail (heard), 14 Dunlin, 6 Stonechat, 40 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Saturday 28 November 2020

Rayleigh Mount, 17:00 to 17:00
1 Tawny Owl (calling) [Paul Baker]

Hole Haven Creek, 15:45 to 16:15
800 Larus sp. (fewer large gulls present this evening) [Neil Chambers]

Hadleigh Downs, 15:30 to 16:30
30 Pintail (c flew over headed south), 2 Tawny Owl (Heard only), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush [Mike Clarke]

South Fambridge, 15:30 to 15:30
4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Common Seal (still present, catching & eating Whiting) [Paul Baker]

Southend Airport, 13:20 to 13:25
2 Buzzard (together,circling ) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 12:30 to 14:00
3 Marsh Harrier (minimum), 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon (distantly with prey), 500 Golden Plover (at least in nice vocal flock), 2 Stonechat (along seawall), 1 Chiffchaff (in low scrub where the conveyer bridge used to be), 20 Linnet [Steve Arlow]

Coombe Wood, 10:50 to 12:15
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest [Paul Griggs]

Paglesham Lagoon, 09:20 to 12:10
1 Pink-footed Goose (flew high east with 4 Greylag Geese), 8 Pintail, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Marsh Harrier (male and female), 1 Buzzard, Peregrine, Paglesham Lagoon 28-11-2020 (Steve Arlow) (130701 bytes) 2 Peregrine Falcon (small dark male and a large female), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 40 Corn Bunting (at least in NW corner - no doubt dispersal from the destroyed hedgerows all around the area that is going on here right now) [Steve Arlow]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 08:10 to 10:00
1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk [Paul Griggs]

Friday 27 November 2020

Gunners Park, 08:45 to 12:00, seawatching over high tide, light NE wind, & cold
16 Red-throated Diver (mostly distant & in flight & many were assumed to be this species. Only three were on the water & all three were definitely RtDivers.), 15 Great Crested Grebe, 98 Gannet (mostly adults throughout. Many flocks observed flying into the Thames from Medway then heading out to sea), 1 Little Egret (headed out the estuary as part of a Gannet flock!), 103 Common Scoter (possibly some duplication), 1 Great Skua (+, bird flew in & landed on the sea then it or another harassing Gannets much later), 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 12 Kittiwake (6 x 1st-w, 6 x adult), 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Seal [Paul Baker, John Wright]

Canvey Point, 07:35 to 09:00, Bright, but overcast with heavy mist on Kent side, NNE breeze, very cold, high tide c10.30
45 Great Crested Grebe (+), 7 Gannet, 2 Common Scoter [Neil Chambers]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 04:00 to 04:05
1 Tawny Owl (male hooting from Belfairs Golf Course) [Paul Griggs]

Thursday 26 November 2020

Rayleigh Mount, 16:50 to 17:00
1 Tawny Owl (calling, audible from car park) [Neil Chambers]

Hadleigh Downs, 15:45 to 16:45, Still & mild
1 Sparrowhawk (flew through & ambushed Starlings at 16:20), 4 Tawny Owl (pr calling to north & male to west at 16:25 then another male to the east at 16:35 ), 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Song Thrush (singing), 4 Goldcrest [Paul Baker]

Hole Haven Creek, 15:40 to 16:20
1 Avocet, 1500 Larus sp. (+, large gulls in pre-roost) [Neil Chambers]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 15:25 to 15:35, Quick look from hide
1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing) [Neil Chambers]

South Fambridge, 13:15 to 14:30, still & calm, tide level quite low. Walked west to Brandy Hole
10 Cattle Egret (the flock at South Woodham Ferrers viewable from Brandy Hole), 37 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (on field behind seawall at Fambridge contained 11 first-winters), 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin (female flew across Stow Creek), 40 Avocet, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Common Seal (right up at Brandy Hole by Clementsgreen Creek) [Paul Baker]

West Wood, 13:00 to 14:00, Valerie Wells wood
6 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest (1 30 yds from Daws Heath entrance; 1 20 yds NW of Wyburn Road entrance), 17 Long-tailed Tit [Paul Griggs]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 10:45 to 11:20, quick walk to redhill & back
3 Marsh Harrier (pair & male distantly on Bowers), 1 Buzzard, 2 Stonechat (a pair at Redhill), 4 Redwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 35 Greenfinch, 15 Reed Bunting (flock) [Paul Baker, John Wright]

Canvey Point, 09:00 to 10:30, High tide, flat clam, overcast, nothing moving
1 Black-throated Diver (the standout highlight of the day. Drifted out distantly off Kent coast then for no reason flew upriver, circled around then headed high east out the estuary at 10:00 & lost to view over the Medway.), 50 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Greylag Goose (flew upriver on its own), 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Common Seal, 1 Grey Seal (+) [Paul Baker, John Wright]

Daws Heath, 08:10 to 08:40, Little Havens
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Goldcrest (in a flock), 1 Wood Mouse [Paul Baker, John Wright]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 12:00, 62 bird species recorded
3 Barnacle Goose, 400 Wigeon (+), 1 Pintail, 40 Shoveler (mainly drakes), 2 Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Marsh Harrier (1 male), 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Water Rail (heard only), 1 Avocet, 7 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Woodpecker, 6 Stonechat, 40 Fieldfare (+), 6 Redwing [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Starvelarks Wood, 15:45 to 16:30
1 Tawny Owl (heard), 2 Common Pipistrelle [John Wright]

Hadleigh Downs, 11:40 to 14:35
1 Buzzard (h), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff [Paul Griggs]

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Hadleigh Downs, 15:00 to 16:30
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl (heard and seen), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Redwing [John Wright]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 14:00 to 16:00, Cool southerly, spectacular sunset
200 Greylag Goose (+, flew in from north to feed on east fields - pretty spectacular), 8 Marsh Harrier (in the air together as watched from HalfMoon lookout back over Jubilee seawall. Hassled the Peregrine then slowly soared high and moved off north), 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail hunting eastern fields), 1 Merlin (on post nr Darwin), 1 Peregrine Falcon (big sub adult female on prey northern edge of east fields), 550 Black-tailed Godwit (+, feeding along Roach from HM lookout), 33 Common Seal (hauled out on south bank of Roach from HM lookout) [Jeff Delve]

Two Tree Island (East), 13:30 to 15:45
1 Little Grebe, 7 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (Male over salt marsh), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Rock Pipit, 4 Redwing, 1 Reed Bunting [Sally Brierley]

West Wood, 13:00 to 13:05
1 Firecrest (possibly 2, with goldcrests in the holly bushes alongside the path just inside the Daws Heath entrance to Valerie Wells Wood (former Plantation Wood) ) [Jeff Saward]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 09:00 to 09:00
5 Cormorant (flew south) [John Wright]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 12:00, 63 bird species recorded
4 Little Egret, 3 Barnacle Goose, 2 Pintail, 10 Pochard, 1 Marsh Harrier (male & female), 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 3 Avocet, 23 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Stonechat, 15 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Redwing, 10 Bearded Tit (+), 40 Greenfinch (+) [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Monday 23 November 2020

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 13:40 to 15:30
1 Cattle Egret (with cattle north of Redhill before flying off high east and out of sight.), 5 Little Egret, 200 Wigeon (c200), 40 Teal (c40), 50 Shoveler (c50), 2 Marsh Harrier (M&F on Bowers side of creek), 1 Buzzard, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat (pair by creek), 35 Fieldfare (single flock), 2 Redwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 50 Linnet (c50 in single flock), 1 Field Vole [John Wright]

Paglesham Pool, 13:15 to 14:00, viewing from pillbox
2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great White Egret (one walking around on Potton, another flushed by a MH over near Fleet Head), 566 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (flock on nearby field contained a high % of 1st-winters. I should have counted them too but seemed almost as many as adults. One family party on the creek throughout consisted of 2 parents & 5 immatures.), 9 Marsh Harrier (in the air at the same time in one sweep from Wallasea across to Potton!), 3 Hen Harrier (gorgeous male passed across the east end of Wallasea, 1 r/t hunting the Roach seawall at far east end of Wallasea, 1 r/t hunting the Crouch seawall at east end of Wallasea), 1 Sparrowhawk (male on Wallasea), 2 Buzzard (on Potton), 1 Short-eared Owl (distantly across on Foulness), 3 Stonechat (a pair together then a separate female elsewhere), 1 Reed Bunting, 7 Corn Bunting, 18 Common Seal (hauled out), 2 Red Admiral [Paul Baker]

South Fambridge, 12:30 to 12:30
1 Marsh Harrier (male on BHF), 1 Buzzard (on BHF), 15 Fieldfare (on BHF) [Paul Baker]

Rayleigh, 11:30 to 11:35, Driving along the A127
2 Buzzard (Just west of Rayleigh Weir) [John Wright]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 10:00 to 10:05
1 Sparrowhawk [John Wright]

Cherry Orchard Country Park, 09:50 to 12:25
1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail (Blatches Farm), 1 Song Thrush (heard), 1 Redwing, 1 Raven (south), 2 Greenfinch, 9 Lesser Redpoll (feeding on Silver Birches with Goldfinches), 1 Red Admiral [Jeff Kinnerman]

Sunday 22 November 2020

Canvey Wick, 15:45 to 17:30
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Water Rail (+, calling), 0 Woodcock (None), 1 Barn Owl [Tim Bourne]

South Fambridge, 15:00 to 16:00, Walked west, river still devoid of anything of interest
4 Little Grebe, 1 Greylag Goose (dead on tideline), 1 Marsh Harrier (male on BHF, viewed from house), 55 Avocet (viewed from house), 1 Meadow Pipit [Paul Baker]

Barling, 13:40 to 15:25, Bolts Farm east for c1.5 miles
14 Little Grebe, 17 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 2 Goldeneye (drakes), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine Falcon (carrying prey over to Foulness), 120 Avocet, 2 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 1 Water Pipit (along seawall opposite Roper's Farm footpath), 1 Corn Bunting [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 11:00 to 13:15
2 Pintail, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Kestrel, 10 Stonechat, 3 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 6 Bearded Tit [John Wright]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 10:30 to 11:30
2 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail [Paul Griggs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 12:00, 57 bird species recorded
2 Little Egret, 1 Egyptian Goose, 7 Pintail, 5 Shoveler, 8 Pochard, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Water Rail (1 seen), 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Curlew, 4 Stonechat, 12 Blackbird (a marked increase), 9 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 8 Bearded Tit [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

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