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January 2020

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Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:23 to 11:55
1 Green Sandpiper, 40+ Wigeon, 100+ Teal, 70+ Lapwing, 4 Curlew, 10 Yellowhammer [Oozedam Fm.], 5 Reed Bunting, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 8 Chaffinch, 1 Song Thrush, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], 1 Shoveler [Manorway Fleet], 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 1 Cetti's Warbler [present Manorway Fleet], 5 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk. Richard Fahey.

Hullbridge, Kendal Park and River Crouch 10:30 to 12:00
River: 1 Curlew, 2 Turnstone, 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Cormorant, 20+ Redshank, 20 Wigeon, 14 Mallard, 32 Mute Swan, 2 Common Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 150+ Black-headed Gull. Park: 6 Long-tailed Tit, 6+ Great Tit, 10+ Blue Tit, 1 Song Thrush, 6+ Blackbird, 1 Wren, 4+ Robin, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, usual Woodpigeon, Collared Dove and Carrion Crows. Steve Jellett.

Rayleigh, Glasseys Lane 13:00
male and female Blackcap on garden feeders. Peter Bowden.

Hockley 15:24 to 15:30
1 Lesser Redpoll feeding with Goldfinches on niger feeders in our garden. George.

Saturday 18th January 2020west north west, clear, max7°c

Two Tree Island 08:45 to 10:00
Blue Tit, Great Tit, Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler (seen by old sewage works), Blackbird, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Little Egret, Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, 2 Song Thrush, Wren, Robin, Carrion Crow, Wood Pigeon, Stock Dove, Curlew, 200+ Knot (on river), Magpie, Green Woodpecker (heard), Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit (on river), Turnstone (on river), 50+ Brent Geese (east of island opposite cockle sheds), Cormorant, Starling, Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull (seen by old sewage works). Noel Barnes.

Rayleigh, Glasseys Lane 09:30
Male Blackcap on fat ball feeder in back garden again. Peter Bowden.

RSPB Wallasea Island 14:00 to 15:00
Mute Swan, Pheasant, Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Grey Heron, Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier, Kestrel, Merlin, Golden Plover, Lapwing, 4 Short-eared Owl, Pied Wagtail, Corn Bunting. Graham & Kris Mee.

Friday 17th January 2020south westerly, mostly cloudy, rain, max10°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:02 to 11:36
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher [Manorway Fleet], 70+ Teal, 1 Little Grebe [creek], 2 Curlew, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Skylark, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler [present Manorway Fleet], 4 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Shelduck, 4 Mute Swan. Richard Fahey.

RSPB Vange Marsh 13:00 to 15:30
200 Wigeon, 150+Lapwing, 45 Shoveler, 17 Shelduck, 4 Pintail, Teal, 3 Curlew, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Marsh Harrier (adult male). David Shepherd.

North Fambridge 13:20 to 13:35
1 Curlew, 12 Herring Gull, 100+ Wigeon, 2 Mute Swan, 31 Lapwing, 1 Cormorant, 4 Collared Dove, 5 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

Rayleigh, Fairland Close 14:55
2 Red Kite drifted over house. John Attfield.

Thursday 16th January 2020southerly, rain, max12°c

RSPB Wallasea Island 09:00 to 11:45
Blackbird, Meadow Pipit, Merlin, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, 4 Kestrel, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Coot, Common Pheasant, 100+ Starling, 30+ Mute Swan, Robin, Reed Bunting, 30+ Skylark, Cormorant, 6 Pintail, Mallard, 100+ Teal, 200+ Wigeon, 6 Canada Goose, 4 Brent Goose, 4 Corn Bunting (near entrance gate), 2 Grey Heron, Magpie, Little Egret, 20 Carrion Crow, 4 Moorhen, 5 Redshank, 3 Curlew, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1000+ Lapwing, 2 Great White Egret, 50+ Shelduck, 10 Shoveler, Stock Dove. Noel Barnes.

Abberton, Bilings Farm 11:00
1 Swallow. Michael Bamford.

Basildon, Gloucester Park 12:30
Kingfisher (by the inlet to the lake and then in the inlet tunnel calling), Grey Wagtail (on the outlet bridge). Mark Fisher.

RSPB Wallasea Island 15:00 to 16:15
2 Great White Egret (together and close to white gate), 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 5 Kestrel, 1 Merlin (female), 187 Shelduck (of which 102 flew in off the Crouch), 650 Lapwing, 3000+ Knot, 2000 Dunlin, 2500 Golden Plover, 1300 Grey Plover. All waders counted or estimated from airborne flocks seen from seawall by the car park. David Selley.

North Shoebury 15:20
Green Woodpecker in garden. Terry Strong.

RSPB Bowers Marsh
1000+ Lapwing, Marsh Harrier, 20 Curlew, 300+ Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Stonechat, Teal, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Pintail, Avocet, 2 Oystercatcher, Skylark, Cetti's Warbler, 20+ Pochard, Shoveler, Grey Heron, 3 Cormorant, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Kestrel. RSPB South Essex Team.

Wednesday 15th January 2020south south west, mostly cloudy, max11°c

Southchurch Park 08:20
1 Mute Swan cygnet (resident) being chased off pond by two adults, picked up in rose garden area and popped on the foreshore off Camper Road. Robert Dobinson.

Basildon, Gloucester Park 12:30
Kingfisher along the lake island (calling, thanks to Peter for the report), Little Egret by the inlet. Mark Fisher.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 15:40 to 16:00
12 Mallard, 3 Goosander (2M, 1F), 200+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 250+ Greylag Geese, 300+ Canada Geese, 1 Swan Goose, 4 Egyptian Geese, 35 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Coot. Robert Harris.

Tuesday 14th January 2020south south west, strong winds, rain, max12°c

Rayleigh, Glasseys Lane 09:30
Male Blackcap on sunflower seed feeder tray in back garden. Peter Bowden.

Monday 13th January 2020southerly, partly cloudy, rain, max12°c

Basildon, Gloucester Park 09:20 to 09:55
1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail both seen by 2 bridges. Peter Hardy.

North Fambridge 16:00
1 Merlin crossing field by the marina. Gavin Thompson.

Sunday 12th January 2020south westerly, mostly cloudy, max12°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:13 to 11:40
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier, 110+ Teal, 11 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], 2 Shoveler [Manorway Fleet], 12 Curlew, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Little Egret, 2 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 1 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 10:02 to 13:18
Water Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 House Sparrow, 6 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 500+ Lapwing, 8 Pintail, 1 Stonechat (female), 1 Grey Wagtail, 22 Curlew, 1 Avocet, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 32 Pochard, 1 Oystercatcher, 8 Snipe, c.45 Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 2 Reed Bunting. Jeff Kinnerman.

Abberton Reservoir 10:25 to 14:45
From EWT Centre: Great Crested Grebe, Mallard, many Teal, a few Wigeon, Goosander, Goldeneye, Long-tailed Duck, Gadwall, Blue Tit, Great Tit, large flocks of Starlings, 9 Mute Swan, 1 Black Swan, Magpie, Carrion Crow, 3 Canada Geese. From the Causeway: Coot, Shoveler, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Pochard. From Billets Farm hide: Black-throated Diver, From hide just past Billets Farm: Large flock of Lapwing, Goldeneye, Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 4 Bewick's Swan. Chris Henry.

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 14:50
4 Bewick's Swan, 1 Great White Egret, 200+ Pochard, 200+ Tufted Duck, 300+ Lapwing, 100+ Cormorant, 60+ Mute Swan, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Blackbird, 160+ Black-headed Gull, 70+ Herring Gull. Robert Harris.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:00 to 16:20
200+ Black-headed Gull, 6 Mute Swan, 24 Cormorant, 3 Carrion Crow, 21 Mallard, Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40+ Herring Gull. Robert Harris.

Saturday 11th January 2020south south west, mostly cloudy, max10°c

Gunners Park, Shoebury 15:00 to 16:00
100+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 1 Blackbird, 20 Woodpigeon, 50+ Carrion crow, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Magpie, 50+ Mallard, 4 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 20+ Sanderling. Also male Sparrowhawk in garden (midday, Shoebury area). Michael & Victoria Guilford.

Friday 10th January 2020north westerly, partly cloudy, max7°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:58 to 11:45
1 Grey Wagtail [Ozzedam Fm.], 1 Green Sandpiper, 80+ Avocet [south of dam], 1 Stonechat, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Wigeon, 100+ Teal, 4 Gadwall [east side Ozzedam Fm.], 20+ Shelduck, c.10 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Curlew, 1 Lapwing, c.7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 5 Chaffinch, c.5 Skylark, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 14 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Mute Swan. Richard Fahey.

Two Tree Island 09:16 to 13:42
125+ Curlew, 1 Peregrine Falcon (female), 1 Jay, c.105 Bar-tailed Godwit, c.1500 Knot, 10 Little Egret, 500+ Dunlin, 28 Ringed Plover, 47 Avocet, 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 1 Skylark, 7 Wigeon, 4 Greenfinch, 29 Lapwing, 30+ Turnstone, 25+ Grey Plover, 1 Green Woodpecker. Jeff Kinnerman.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 12:20 to 12:40
7 Mute Swan, 100+ Canada Geese, 1 Swan Goose, 140+ Black-headed Gull, 39 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 45 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 8 Mallard, 1 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

Thursday 09th January 2020south south west, mostly cloudy, max12°c

RSPB Wallasea Island 12:30 to 14:15
2 Marsh Harrier, 6 Kestrel, 1 Hen Harrier, 16 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 40+ Mute Swan, 9 Redshank, 50+ Shelduck, 5 Mallard, 1 Stonechat, 70+ Starling, 30+ Canada Geese, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 2000+ Golden Plover, 400+ Lapwing, 60+ Herring Gull, 12 Carrion Crow, 50+ Wigeon, 11 Common Pheasant, 7 Cormorant, 2 Magpie. Robert Harris.

RSPB Wallasea Island 14:00 to 15:30
2 Peregrine, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 6 Kestrel, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Short-eared Owl. Mike Sagrott.

Wednesday 08th January 2020south westerly, mostly cloudy, rain, max12°c

Canvey Point 08:30 to 10:30
10 Red-throated Diver, 1 Gannet, 30+ Great Crested Grebe, 20+ Cormorant. Terry Blackwell.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:32 to 12:10
1 Black Redstart [male close to track near lagoon], 1 Stonechat [perched with the other bird], 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Wigeon, 90+ Teal, 8 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 80+ Redshank, 1 Little Grebe [creek], 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting, 4 Gadwall [east side Ozzedam Fm.], 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Cetti's Warbler [present, with one singing and giving it's alarm call Manorway Fleet], 6 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Southend Pier 10:18 to 13:35
30 Brent Goose, 250+ Turnstone, 4 Common Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Shag (adult), 2 Gannet (adults), 1 Kittiwake (adult), 14 Mediterranean Gull (one first winter, two second winter, eleven adults). 5 Grey Seal. Jeff Kinnerman.

Tuesday 07th January 2020south south west, partly cloudy, max13°c

Rayleigh, Ferndale Road 06:30
2 Tawny Owl calling. Robin Peppiatt.

Abberton Reservoir, Layer de la Haye causeway 11:45
1 Swallow, (viewed by several of us as it was flying back and forth inside the concrete retaining wall), 1 Long-tailed Duck, 10 Goosander, 4 Bewick's Swan, 5 Goldeneye, 1 Great White Egret. Stuart Fleming.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 13:00 to 13:20
1 Swan Goose, 60+ Canada Geese, 13 Mute Swan, 25 Mallard, 13 Goldeneye (female), 150+ Black-headed Gull, 40+ Herring Gull, 68 Cormorant, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie. Robert Harris.

RSPB Vange Marsh 13:00 to 15:30
350+Lapwing, 87 Wigeon, 43 Teal, 35 Shoveler, 3 Pintail, 6 Shelduck, 2 Mute Swan, 5 Snipe, 1 Ruff, 2 Redshank, 1 Buzzard, 3 Little Egret. David Shepherd.

Monday 06th January 2020south south west, mostly cloudy, max8°c

Canvey Point 08:45 to 10:20
18 Red-throated Diver, 25+ Great Crested Grebe. Terry Blackwell.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 08:50 to 13:45
2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Gull, 16 Redwing, 7 Fieldfare, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 20 Meadow Pipit, 68 Pochard, 3 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 9 Curlew, c.700 Lapwing, 1 Avocet, c.60 Stock Dove, 1 Stonechat (male), 1 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Little Egret. 2 Red Fox. Jeff Kinnerman.

Hockley Woods 13:30 to 15:00
1 Common Buzzard (mobbed by 2 Carrion Crow), 1 Sparrowhawk. Steve Atkinson.

South Hanningfield 14:55 to 15:00
1 Common Buzzard. Robert Harris.

Sunday 05th January 2020south westerly, mostly cloudy, max8°c

Rayleigh 09:00 to 10:00
Garden: 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Jay, 3 Blackbird, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 8 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch. Denis Warren.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:00 to 11:45
1 Brent Goose [flew south past barrier], 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Stonechat, 1 Marsh Harrier, 10 Wigeon, c.170 Teal, 14 Curlew, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Gadwall [Coryton], 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 30+ Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Abberton Reservoir 09:45 to 13:20
30 House Sparrow, 23 Starling, 16 Carrion Crow, 7 Blue Tit, Robin, 9 Great Tit, 12 Woodpigeon, 8 Collared Dove, 4 Jackdaw, 120+ Black-headed Gull, 8 Magpie, 5 Rook, Kingfisher, Red-legged Partridge, 2 Blackbird, 7 Pheasant, 4 Moorhen, 1,000 Teal, 20 Goldfinch, 2 Stonechat, 27 Mallard, 15 Goldeneye, 27 Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Egyptian Goose, Pied Wagtail, 5 Great White Egret, 3 Long-tailed Duck, 50 Herring Gull, 75+ Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, 20 Greylag Goose, 15 Canada Goose, Goosander, 40 Pochard, Ring-necked Duck, 3 Smew, Kestrel, 14 Fieldfare, Little Egret, Redshank. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 14:30 to 14:45
160+ Black-headed Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull, 180+ Canada Geese, 1 Swan Goose (still with a Canada Goose),8 Mallard, 80+ Cormorant, 12 Mute Swan, 4 Magpie, 2 Grey Heron, 18 Woodpigeon, 2 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

Saturday 04th January 2020west south west, partly cloudy, max9°c

Leigh Golf Range to Benfleet 08:00 to 09:00
8 Robin, 6 Long-Tailed Tit, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Shoveler, 20+ Lapwing, 30+ Teal, mixed flock Avocet and c.50 Black-tailed Godwit (Hadleigh Ray), 30+ Brent Geese (Ray), 1 Grey Heron, 6 Shelduck, 1 Blackbird (male), 4 Carrion Crow. Sue Lusk.

Southend Airport 10:51 to 10:59
1 Little Owl, 1 Song Thrush. Jeff Kinnerman.

Friday 03rd January 2020west north west, mostly cloudy, max10°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:33 to 11:30
1 Green Sandpiper, 45+ Teal, 1 Little Grebe [creek], 20+ Curlew, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Shelduck, 1 Shoveler [Manorway Fleet], 2 Common Buzzard, 10+ Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jay. Richard Fahey.

Shoeburyness 10:00
2 Goldcrest, 4 Long-tailed Tit in garden. Stephen Day.

Rayleigh, Glasseys Lane 11:25
Male Blackcap on fat ball feeder in back garden. Great Spotted Woodpecker also a daily visitor to the fat balls for the past couple of weeks. Peter Bowden.

Thursday 02nd January 2020southerly, mostly cloudy, max10°c

Rayleigh, Ferndale Road 06:30
2 Tawny Owl calling. Robin Peppiatt.

River Roach (N), Coombes Farm to Paglesham Lagoon and return (via Bartonhall Creek) 09:37 to 16:18
1 Mistle Thrush, c.60 Meadow Pipit (together), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 108 Common Gull (together in field), 26 Stock Dove, 1 Jay, 2 Kestrel, 350+ Lapwing, 2 Grey Plover, c.250 Dunlin, 2 Stonechat (pair), 35 Curlew, 125+ Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenfinch, c.50 Knot, 7 Ringed Plover, 6 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Goldcrest, 8 Brent Goose, 2 Skylark, 128 Avocet, 1 Grey Wagtail. Paglesham Lagoon: 9 Goldeneye, 195 Pochard, 1 Merlin, 2 Stonechat (pair). Jeff Kinnerman.

Canvey Point 09:00 to 10:00 and 14:00 to 15:00
43 Shelduck, 1 Gannet, 8 Red-throated Diver, 50+ Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Brent Geese, c.6000 mixed Knot, Grey Plover and Dunlin, 60 Sanderling. Terry Blackwell.

Hullbridge 09:20
1 Grey Wagtail on flooded porch flat roof in garden. Steve Jellett.

RSPB Vange Marsh 10:15 to 10:30
2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper seen from the viewing screen. David Davies.

RSPB West Canvey Marsh 12:40
8 Barnacle Geese, 1 White-fronted Goose flew across creek towards Bowers. Ian.

RSPB Vange Marsh 13:00 to 15:30
400 Lapwing, 200+ Wigeon, 20+ Shoveler, 5 Shelduck, Teal, Gadwall, 4 Pintail, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 23 Stock Dove, 6 Redshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron. David Shepherd.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 13:30 to 13:45
60+ Cormorant, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Coot, 13 Mallard, 15 Teal, 7 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

Rettendon 13:50 to 13:55
1 Common Buzzard. Robert Harris.

East Hanningfield 14:00 to 14:05
80+ Fieldfare. Robert Harris. 

North Fambridge 15:00 to 15:25
1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 5 Collared Dove, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 150+ Lapwing, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Cormorant, 30+ Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Little Grebe, 47 Wigeon, 5 Curlew, 23 Golden Plover, 7 Mallard. Robert Harris.

Wednesday 01st January 2020south south west, mostly cloudy, max6°c

South Fambridge 11:00 to 11:40
c.120 House Sparrow - a very healthy village flock in hedgerows, gardens, and on field edges. Pair of Collared Dove mating - obviously not discouraged by the cold and gloom, 6 Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 1 Green Woodpecker. David Selley.

Abberton Reservoir 11:00 to 14:00
20+ Goosander, 3 Smew (redheads), 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great White Egret,1 Cattle Egret, 10+ Goldeneye, 1 Swallow, 1 Stonechat, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 4 Scaup, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 6 Egyptian Goose, 5 Redshank. Robin Peppiatt.

Abberton Reservoir 13:00 to 15:00
2 Smew (female), 2 Scaup (female), 2 Ring-necked Duck (drake), 7 White-Fronted Goose, pair Long-tailed Duck, 4 Bewick's Swan, 250+ Fieldfare, 1 Swallow (1), 1 Black Swan. Steve Atkinson.

Canvey Point 14:00 to 15:00
15 Red-throated Diver, 120 Great Crested Grebe, 500+ Dunlin, 10 Sanderling, 35 Knot, 83 Curlew, 12+ Cormorant, 100+ Brent Geese. Terry Blackwell.



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