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December 2021

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Canvey Point 09:30 to 14:45
15 Guillemot, 10 Razorbill, 20 auk sp. (unidentifiable large auks), 2 Eider, 1 Gannet, 10 Kittiwake, 25 Common Scoter, 12 Red-throated Diver, 14 Shelduck, 20+ Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sanderling. Terry Blackwell.

Gunners Park 12:00 to 13:30
6+ Red-throated Diver (5 on sea, some quite close, several seen in flight as singles), 2 Diver sp. (far out on sea), 3 Auk sp. (flying out to see as singles), 5 Great Crested Grebe, Brent Goose (one on lake). Common Seal. Joe Dickens.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton and Holehaven Creek 13:00 to 15:55
1 Snipe, [flying, Holehaven Creek], 80 Avocet [Holehaven Creek], 100 Lapwing, 7 Curlew, 30 Wigeon [Holehaven Creek], 20 Teal, 4 Shoveler [Holehaven Creek], 1 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], 8 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 8 Stock Dove, 3 Pheasant, 1 Sparrowhawk. Richard Fahey.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 15:00 to 15:25
100+ Canada Geese, 67 Cormorant, 2 Coot, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Grey Heron. Robert Harris.

Saturday 04th December 2021westerly, clear, max8°c

Foulness Island 09:10 to 09:20
Lesser Whitethroat, probably an eastern form still on garden feeders. Steve Giles.

Canvey Island 10:40 to 12:50
1 Razorbill, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Sanderling, 20 Brent Goose, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Wigeon, 7 Turnstone, 10 Ringed Plover, 2 Pied Wagtail. Richard Fahey.

Canvey Point 11:00 to 13:00
1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Red-throated Diver, 4 Razorbill, 1 Guillemot, 5 Shelduck, 14 Teal. Terry Blackwell.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 13:00 to 13:30
250+ Coot, 100+ Greylag Geese, 150+ Canada Geese, 100+ Cormorant, 21 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 40+ Herring Gull, 3 Common Gull, 80+ Lapwing, 7 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

RSPB Wallasea Island 14:30 to 15:10
150+ Canada Geese, 2 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 7 Carrion Crow, 10 Magpie, 1 Redshank. Robert Harris.

Friday 03rd December 2021south south westerly, mostly cloudy, max9°c

Prittle Brook, Near Our Lady of Lourdes School 10:35
Little Egret along with a pair of Mallard. S. Whitaker.

Canvey Point 10:40 to 13:00
2 Eider, 10 Guillemot, 4 Razorbill, 4 Red-throated Diver, 4 Kittiwake, 20+ Great Crested Grebe, 4 Shelduck, 14 Mute Swan, 8 Ringed Plover, 14 Sanderling, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit. Terry Blackwell.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 12:30 to 12:50
200+ Coot, 42 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Lapwing, 14 Tufted Duck, 34 Cormorant, 47 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 31 Herring Gull, 150+ Canada Geese, 100+ Greylag Geese, 4 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 36 Woodpigeon. Robert Harris.

East Tilbury 13:30
White Stork. John Clare.

Woodham Edwin's Hall Road /Crows Lane 13:30 to 13:50
32 Red-legged Partridge, 12 Common Pheasant, 1 Kestrel, 4 Blackbird, 1 Wren, 21 Woodpigeon, 27 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit. (Animal disease control area in place around this area) did not stop a local game shoot. Robert Harris.

Thorpe Bay 13:45
Male Blackcap in bird bath in garden. Judith Burrell.

North Fambridge 14:00 to 14:30
2 Oystercatcher, 3 Dunlin, 24 Lapwing, 4 Curlew, 6 Redshank, 50+ Golden Plover, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 14 Black-headed Gull, 2 Little Egret, 2 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 17 Woodpigeon, 32 Carrion Crow, 1 Magpie, 3 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 50+ Wigeon, 2 Shelduck. Robert Harris.

Thursday 02nd December 2021west north west, clear, max5°c

Canvey Point 08:00 to 11:15
6 Eider, 4 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 5 Red-throated Diver, 3 Pintail, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 20 Great Crested Grebe. 2 Grey Seal. Terry Blackwell.

Rayleigh, Wellington Road 08:15
1st Redwing of the winter in garden. Russ.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:04 to 11:25
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Avocet, 17 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], 3 Lapwing, 10 Curlew [flying inland to Oozedam Fm.], 5 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Shelduck, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Pheasant, 1 Pied Wagtail. Richard Fahey.

EWT Blue House Farm 09:30 to 14:00
On river (high tide): 1 Guillemot, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 60+ Shelduck, 150+ Brent Geese, Wigeon. On Reserve (note scrape 1st hide, has been drained, therefore few birds): Blackbird, Blue Tit, 2 Common Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Curlew, Dunnock, Gadwall, Golden Plover, Great Tit, Greylag Goose, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Lapwing, Little Egret, Magpie, Flock of 100+ Mallard, 1 Marsh Harrier, Meadow Pipit, Moorhen, 2 Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, 50+Pintail, 1 Raven, Reed Bunting, Robin, Rook, Shoveler, Skylark, Snipe, Starling, Stock Dove, Stonechat, 200+Teal, Wigeon, Wood Pigeon. John Attfield, Russ Payne.

Foulness Island 10:25 to 10:30
Lesser Whitethroat still on garden feeders. Steve Giles.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 14:00 to 14:30
1 Jay, 5 Magpie, 26 Carrion, 5 Common Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull 200+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Grey Heron, 150+ Cormorant, 160+ Canada Geese, 100+ Greylag Geese, 140+ Coot, 8 Tufted Duck, 43 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Lapwing. Robert Harris.

Woodham Edwin's Hall Road /Crows Lane 15:20 to 15:45
1 Common Buzzard, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Common Pheasant, 14 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 1 Wren 4 Blackbird, 1 Magpie, 1 Moorhen, 39 Woodpigeon, 30+ Black-headed Gull. Robert Harris.

Wednesday 01st December 2021westerly, mostly cloudy, max11°c

No reports received for this day

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