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September 2021

Friday 17th September 2021Latest news on Facebook    

RSPB Wallasea Island 08:30 to 14:00
150+ Avocet (in one flock), Black-headed Gull, Common Buzzard, 200+ Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cormorant, Curlew, Dunlin, Great Black-backed Gull, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Hobby, 6 Kestrel, Lapwing, 15 Linnet, Little Egret (everywhere), Little Grebe, Magpie, 6 Marsh Harrier, Meadow Pipit, 1 Merlin, Moorhen, Oystercatcher, 2 Peregrine Falcon, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Redshank, Ringed Plover, Shelduck, Skylark, 1 Sparrowhawk, Starling, Stock Dove, Swallow, Wheatear, 1 Whinchat, 2 Whitethroat, Wigeon, Wood Pigeon. The Whinchat had a red and a green ring on its left leg. Russ Payne, John Attfield, Norman Oliver.

South Fambridge 10:00 to 13:30
Fambridge Road: 1 Jay (road kill, alas), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Buzzard, 2 Swallow, 1 Kestrel (on wire), several Jackjaw (heard). River Crouch: 1 Kestrel (in flight), 1 Wheatear (first winter, on sea wall), 1 Pied Wagtail (water margin), several Black-headed Gull, several Herring Gull, 3 Yellow Wagtail (1 plus 2 over), 12 plus Curlew (in group on marsh), 1 Lapwing (on marsh), several Little Egret, 1 Reed Bunting (heard), 1 Meadow Pipit (heard), 1 Chiffchaff (heard) 1 Wren (heard). David Sullivan.

RSPB Wallasea Island 16:15 to 18:00
2 Mute Swan, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Marsh Harrier, 5 Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Goldfinch. Graham & Kris Mee.

Thursday 16th September 2021south westerly, clear, max24°c

RSPB Rainham Marshes 10:15 to 12:30
2 Cattle Egret, 1 Bearded Tit, 2 Whinchat, 3 female Ruff, numerous Little Egret, flocks of Avocet and Goldfinch, Grey Heron, Greylag Geese. Marsh Frogs very vocal and showing well. Wasp-Spider (my first sighting of a Wasp-Spider and Whinchat plus my first close-up of Cattle Egret, so a very successful day at lovely Rainham). Marion Burch.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 11:35 to 12:05
350+ Coot, 8 Mute Swan, 250+ Tufted Duck, 150+ Pochard, 100+ Mallard, 250+ Cormorant, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 57 Herring Gull, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

RHS Hyde Hall Garden 12:00 to 16:00
3 Peregrine Falcon circling and soaring together, 2 Buzzard, 4 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff. David Selley.

RSPB Rainham Marshes 12:00 to 15:30
Several Cattle Egret, 3 Ruff, 1 Cuckoo (presume juvenile being pestered by gulls over shooting butts). 1 Avocet. Peter Bowden.

Leigh on Sea 13:55
Buzzard north, 5 Greenfinch in garden. Graham Mee.

Woodham Edwin's Hall Road /Crows Lane 19:00 to 19:25
1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Little Owl, 50+ Red-legged Partridge, 1 Blackbird, 7 Carrion Crow, 40+ Woodpigeon. Robert Harris.

Wednesday 15th September 2021north westerly, mostly cloudy, max20°c

Foulness Island 07:30
Great White Egret. Steve Giles.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:30 to 10:45
1 Green Sandpiper, 20 Meadow Pipit [Oozedam Fm.], 1 Kingfisher, 1 Whitethroat, 24 Teal, 2 Curlew, 3 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler [singles], 6 Swallow [probably local birds, Oozedam Fm.], 1 Green Woodpecker, 31 Stock Dove, 5 Feral Pigeon, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 5 Pheasant [juveniles]. Richard Fahey.

RSPB Wallasea Island 11:30 to 14:30
5 Marsh Harrier (at least), 1 Peregrine, 1 Whinchat, 3 Kestrel, 20+ Avocet. Mike Sagrott.

Tuesday 14th September 2021variable, mostly cloudy, max19°c

Canvey Point 06:45 to 12:45
4 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 3 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 1 Fulmar, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver (full summer), 1 Gannet, 1 Little Gull, 10 Common Scoter, 60+ Common Tern, 12 Sandwich Tern, 10 Wigeon, 150+ Oystercatcher, 20 Curlew, 3 Ringed Plover, 10 Grey Plover, 12 Little Egret, 25 Turnstone, 2 Redshank. 1 Porpoise, 2 Common Seal. Terry Blackwell.

Hockley 11:45 to 11:53
Dark Bush Cricket on eating Hosta leaf leaving a large hole in the side of the leaf. George Kempen.

Hockley 15:45 to 15:50
1 Coal Tit using garden feeders with mixed tit flock. Tim Davis.

Monday 13th September 2021easterly, partly cloudy, max20°c

North Shoebury 07:30
30+ House Sparrow in garden. Terry Strong.

River Crouch towards Battlesbridge and Kendal Park 10:30 to 12:45
2 Magpie, 3 Little Grebe, 2 Stock Dove, 100+ Canada Geese, 1 Cormorant, 34 Little Egret, 5 Lapwing, 8 Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 28 Mute Swan. 8 Migrant Hawker, 5 Ruddy Darter, 3 Small Heath, 20+ Small White, 1 Common Blue. Steve Jellett.

RSPB Wallasea Island 14:00 to 17:00
Highlights: 1 Whinchat, 1 Golden Plover in summer plumage, 2 Little Stint, 1 Curlew Sandpiper. Russ Payne.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 17:50 to 18:10
2 Mute Swan, 200+ Coot, 150+ Greylag Geese, 100+ Canada Geese, 200+ Tufted Duck, 100+ Pochard, 50+ Mallard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60+ Herring Gull, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Cormorant, 2 Egyptian Goose, 18 Woodpigeon. Robert Harris.

Woodham, Edwin's Hall Road /Crows Lane 18:10 to 18:35
1 Kestrel. 120+ Red-legged Partridge, 90+ Common Pheasant, 1 Wren, 30+ Starling, 160+ Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 1 Moorhen. 40+ Woodpigeon. 1 Brown Hare. Robert Harris.

Rettendon, Hyde Hall 19:00 to 19:10
1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel. Robert Harris.

Sunday 12th September 2021variable, partly cloudy, max20°c

Brent Goose  The Brent are coming back - first report below!

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:45 to 12:00
1 Cattle Egret [on creek/saltmarsh, later flew to creek, south of barrier. Also seen by Peter Worland, who arrived later], 1 Whinchat [Manorway Fleet], 1 Wheatear [on bush at shrub mound], 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Little Grebe [creek], 2 Avocet, 10 Teal, 3 Lapwing, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher [heard at creek/barrier], 10 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Cetti's Warbler [2 singles], 1 Swallow, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 16 Stock Dove, 2 Kestrel. Richard Fahey.

Wakering Stairs 13:45 to 16:50
Highlights seen during WeBS Count: 8 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (same arrival date here as last year), 21 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Curlew Sandpiper with large Ringed Plover and Dunlin flock, 1 Swift (South with hirundines), 94 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler. David Selley.

Hullbridge 14:05
Red Kite moving West. Steve Jellett.

North Fambridge 17:10 to 18:10
8 Pied Wagtail, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 19 Black-headed Gull, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Collared Dove, 50+ Woodpigeon, 47 Carrion Crow, 70+ Starling. Robert Harris.

Saturday 11th September 2021west south west, partly cloudy, max24°c

Daws Heath, Garden 02:30
Male and female Tawny Owl calling. 2 Red Fox. Mike Sagrott.

Shoebury, Uncle Toms 09:00
1 Wheatear (on the beach). Richard Mander.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 17:00 to 17:25
250+ Canada Geese, 270+ Greylag Geese, 7 Lapwing, 150+ Pochard, 250+ Tufted Duck, 100+ Mallard, 200+ Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Mute Swan, 70+ Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Carrion Crow, 5 Magpie, 31 Woodpigeon. Robert Harris.

Witham, Braxted Park 18:00 to 18:30
100+ Common Pheasant, 5 Ring-necked Pheasant, 2 Melanistic Pheasant, 120+ Red-legged Partridge, 4 Blackbird, 1 Kestrel, 60+ Woodpigeon, 32 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie. Robert Harris.

Friday 10th September 2021southerly, partly cloudy, max22°c

Southchurch Park 08:30
2 Little Grebe chicks on mums back north west of island/nest on NW ramp. First Little Grebe to nest and hatch successfully on the water here since at least 2006. Robert Dobinson.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:52 to 10:55
1 Spoonbill [on creek, north of barrier], 1 Wheatear, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Kingfisher [Manorway Fleet], 2 Avocet, 11 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 20 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 3 Cetti's Warbler [singles], 15 Goldfinch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Grey Heron. Richard Fahey.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 09:30 to 14:30
Avocet, Bearded Tit (1m 1f), Black-headed Gull, Black-tailed Godwit, Blue Tit, 2 Common Buzzard, Canada Goose, Cetti's Warbler (3 heard), Collared Dove, 1 Common Gull, Coot, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Great Black-backed Gull, Great Tit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, 2 Hobby, Kestrel, Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, Little Grebe, Magpie, Mallard, 1 Marsh Harrier (m), Moorhen, Mute Swan, 1 Peregrine Falcon, Pied Wagtail, Redshank, Ringed Plover, Robin, 1 Ruff, Shoveler, 1 Sparrowhawk, Starling, Stock Dove, 3 Swallow, Teal, Tufted Duck, 2 Wheatear, 2 Whitethroat, Wigeon, Wood Pigeon, 1 Yellow Wagtail. Russ Payne, John Attield.

Maldon, Beeleigh Falls 12:05 to 12:10
1 Kingfisher, 1 Little Egret both fishing. Tim Davis.

Canvey Heights 14:30 to 15:00
3 Common Tern, 1 Cormorant, 30+ Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Swallow, 1 Great Tit, 10 House Martin, 1 Blackcap. Aaron Coot.

Leigh on Sea, Pall Mall 16:10 to 16:20
1 Willow Warbler and c.35 House Sparrow in my brother-in-law's garden. David Selley.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 18:00 to 18:30
300+ Greylag Geese, 20 Egyptian Geese, 23 Canada Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 350+ Tufted Duck, 160+ Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 200+ Coot, 60+ Mallard, 4 Mute Swan, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 60+ Cormorant, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 36 Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull. Robert Harris.

Thursday 09th September 2021south westerly, partly cloudy, max24°c

RSPB Wallasea Island 15:40 to 16:15
2 Common Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 7 Little Egret, 35 Linnet, 4 Common Pheasant, 2 Sanderling, 1 Stoat (on access road near car park). Robert Harris.

Wednesday 08th September 2021easterly, clear, max25°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:05 to 11:30
2 Whinchat, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Swallow, 55 Teal, 3 Avocet, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Hobby, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Little Egret, 1 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], 3 Cetti's Warbler [singles], 1 Linnet, 15 Goldfinch, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Kestrel. Richard Fahey.

RSPB Rainham Marshes 09:30 to 12:15
Starling, Robin, House Sparrow, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Herring Gull, Collared Dove, Lesser Black-back Gull, Black-headed Gull, Magpie, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Jackdaw, Mute Swan, Carrion Crow, Cattle Egret, Greylag Goose, Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker, Cetti's Warbler [heard], Willow Warbler [heard], Long-tailed Tit, Bearded Tit, Sedge Warbler. Willow Emerald Damselfly. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

Southend Pier Head 12:30
50+ Turnstone on ramp, Mediterranean Gull, Kingfisher. John Attfield.

EWT Thameside Nature Park 12:45 to 14:05
7 Shelduck, Little Egret, Lots of Herring Gull, Lots of Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-back Gull, Stonechat, Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, House Sparrow, 100+ Starling, Teal, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Dunnock, Avocet, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, Common Buzzard. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

North Fambridge, EWT Blue House Farm 13:30 to 16:00
1 Oystercatcher, 2 Coot, 28 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 2 Moorhen, 4 Mute Swan, 4 Little Egret, 1 female +1 male Marsh Harrier, 3 Cormorant, 15+ Barnacle Geese, 15+ Greylag Geese, 75+ Canada Geese, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Pied Wagtail, 400+ Teal, 39 Black-tailed Godwit, 25+ Lapwing, 5 Grey Heron, 2 snipe, 3 Kestrel, 1 Skylark. 3 Small Heath, 3 Migrant Hawker, 4 Ruddy Darter. Steve Jellett.

Tuesday 07th September 2021easterly, clear, max27°c

North Fambridge, EWT Blue House Farm 11:30 to 15:30
1 male Marsh Harrier, 2 Greenshank, 1 female Garganey, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Mute Swan, 5 Moorhen, 4 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 500+ Teal, 6 Greylag Geese, 75+ Canada Geese, 5 Cormorant, 15 Lapwing, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Avocet, 1 Hobby, 25 Barnacle Geese, 14 Ringed Plover, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 30 Black-tailed Godwit. 2 Migrant Hawker, 1 Ruddy Darter. Steve Jellett.

Monday 06th September 2021easterly, clear, max25°c

Southchurch Park East 08:15
3 Moorhen chicks being feed by parents on edge of SW reedbed, latest I have seen chicks hatched on this water. Robert Dobinson.

RSPB Wallasea Island 10:20 to 12:00
5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Osprey (over flight), 1 Great White Egret, 30+ Little Egret. Steve Atkinson.

Rayleigh, Glasseys Lane 11:00
1 Brimstone Moth on back garden shrub. Peter Bowden.

Wickford 15:00 to 15:05
1 Sparrowhawk in garden. Robert Harris.

Rayleigh, Wellington Road 22:15 to 22:30
3 or 4 Tawny Owl hooting and screeching along hedgerow at back of houses. Russ Payne.

Sunday 05th September 2021east north east, clear, max23°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:35 to 12:10
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Whitethroat, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 6 Little Egret, 1 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 4 Pheasant [juveniles]. Richard Fahey.

Wakering Stairs 14:40 to 16:35
6 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 432 Swallow (including 210 passing Haven Point between 15:20 and 15:35) - all going East, 4 Sand Martin. 1 Common Shrew, 8 Rabbit. 1 Clouded Yellow and many Large and Small White butterflies. David Selley.

Woodham Edwin's Hall Road /Crows Lane 18:00 to 18:05
3 Common Buzzard (all soaring over fields). Robert Harris.

Witham, Braxted Park 18:30 to 19:00
50+ Common Pheasant, 4 Melanistic Pheasant, 50+ Carrion Crow, 1 Jay, 3 Magpie, 5 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Swallow, 6 Collared Dove, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Blackbird. Robert Harris.

Saturday 04th September 2021east north east, mostly cloudy, max19°c

East Tilbury, Coalhouse Fort 07:50 to 10:45
1 Whimbrel, 10 Sand Martin, 50 Swallow, 200 Avocet, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Dunlin, 10 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 6 Little Grebe, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Richard Fahey.

Canvey Point 08:20 to 12:15
1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 Common Scoter, 8 Black Tern, 50+ Common Tern, 8 Sandwich Tern, 25 Golden Plover, 200+ Grey Plover, 20 Teal, 4 Shelduck, 1 Peregrine, 1 Kestrel. Terry Blackwell.

Southchurch Park East 08:30
2 Mute Swan (resident pair) flew in from the west after being away and moulting for three months, 1 Grey Heron feeding in shallow water in S.W corner. Robert Dobinson.

Wat Tyler Country Park 13:00 to 15:30
2 Spoonbill, 4 Greenshank (in creek), 3 Cattle Egret (on saltmarsh), 1 Peregrine. Joe Dickens.

Foulness Island 13:30
Male Montague’s Harrier. Steve Giles.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 15:20 to 15:45
300+ Coot, 300+ Tufted Duck, 150+ Pochard, 80+ Mallard, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 70+ Herring Gull, 7 Mute Swan, 100+ Cormorant 2 Egyptian Goose, 9 Shoveler, 7 Lapwing, 9 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

Witham, Braxted Park 17:00 to 17:35
1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 150+ Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 60+ Common Pheasant, 4 Melanistic Pheasant, 100+ Woodpigeon. 1 Brown Hare. Robert Harris.

Abberton Reservoir 17:50 to 18:25
200+ Greylag Geese, 70+ Canada Geese, 3 Great White Egret, 6 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron. Robert Harris.

Woodham Edwin's Hall Road /Crows Lane 19:20 to 19:55
1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Red-legged Partridge, 50+ Woodpigeon, 42 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 27 Common Pheasant, 1 Wren, 2 Collared Dove. Robert Harris.

Friday 03rd September 2021east north east, partly cloudy, max21°c

RSPB Wallasea Island 11:30 to 13:30
Avocet, Black-headed Gull, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 250+ Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cormorant, Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Grey Heron, Herring Gull, 2 Kestrel, Linnet, 34 Little Egret, 4 Little Grebe, Mallard, 1 Marsh Harrier (f), Mute Swan, Pheasant, 50+ Redshank, 12 Ringed Plover, 45 Shelduck, 2 Skylark, Starling, 1 Swallow, 2 Wheatear, Wood Pigeon, 1 Quail heard. Russ Payne.

Paglesham Lagoon 12:00 to 14:00
1 Bar-headed Goose among score of Canada Goose. David Sullivan.

Thursday 02nd September 2021north north east, partly cloudy, max20°c

Canvey Point 07:10 to 11:20
1 Osprey (present for 7 days now), 13 Arctic Skua, 3 Common Scoter, 40+ Common Tern, 7 Sandwich Tern, 140 Grey Plover, 3 Wigeon, 300+ Oystercatcher, 15 Curlew, 12 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose. 1 Porpoise. Terry Blackwell.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:47 to 09:55
3 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Swallow [also 2 local birds Oozedam Farm], 120 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Teal, 1 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler [singles], 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 11 Stock Dove, 2 Feral Pigeon. Richard Fahey.

Great Clacton 12:00
Grey Partridge in my garden on the 2nd and 3rd of September. Geoffrey Doy.

Wickford (Garden) 14:30 to 15:55
3 Goldfinch. 5 Migrant Hawker, 3 Painted Lady, 5 Small White, 4 Large White, 1 Gatekeeper. Robert Harris.

North Fambridge 17:10 to 17:35
80+ Black-headed Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail, 70+ Starling, 29 Woodpigeon, 60+ Carrion Crow, 16 Jackdaw, 50+ Golden Plover, 22 Canada Geese, 9 House Sparrow. Robert Harris.

Woodham Edwin's Hall Road /Crows Lane 18:00 to 18:30
1 Common Buzzard, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 33 Starling, 46 Woodpigeon, 14 Carrion Crow, 12 Common Pheasant, 5 Ring-necked Pheasant, 2 Blackbird, 1 Kestrel. Robert Harris.

Wednesday 01st September 2021northerly, mostly cloudy, max19°c

Canvey Heights 14:30
3 Yellow Wagtail [first time I've seen them at this location]. Aaron Coot.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 15:00 to 15:25
150+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 180+ Tufted Duck, 100+ Pochard, 90+ Mallard, 70+ Coot, 80+ Greylag Geese, 120 Canada Geese, 8 Mute Swan, 1 Egyptian Goose, 9 Shoveler, 4 Magpie, 70+ Cormorant, 12 Carrion Crow, 50+ Woodpigeon, 2 Pied Wagtail. Robert Harris.

Two Tree Island 19:00
1 Merlin (flew rapidly to Canvey over creek), 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Yellow Wagtail. Joe Dickens.



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