METROPOLITAN ESSEX: Walthamstow Reservoir attracted Whimbrels, Black-tailed Godwits, Dunlin, a Grey Plover, Siberian Chiffchaff, two Little Terns, six White Wagtails and a Pied Flycatcher. King George V Reservoir had a Sandwich Tern, seven Little Gulls, 19 Arctic Terns, a Black Tern, Little Tern, Kittiwake, Ring Ouzel and Blue-headed Wagtail. Wanstead Flats had two Redstarts, two Ring Ouzels, a Nightingale, Tree Pipit, Whinchat and Woodlark. The Ingrebourne Valley had three Redstarts, two Jack Snipe, a Red-crested Pochard and Grey Plover. Six Waxwings were in Hornchurch. Ring Ouzels were on Orsett Fen and over Gidea Park. A Whinchat was at Fairlop Waters CP. Two Tree Pipits sang in the Epping buffer lands. Turtle Doves returned to a traditional North Weald site. Caspian Gulls were at Creekmouth and Thames Barrier Park. Thirteen Arctic Terns moved through. There were 17 Whimbrels, six Mediterranean Gulls and a Kittiwake off Grays Beach. A Goshawk, Little Tern, seven Whimbrels,
18 Mediterranean Gulls, three Arctic Terns and a Whinchat were at Gallions Reach.
MID ESSEX: Abberton Reservoir logged a Spoonbill, Velvet Scoter, 38 Scaup, two Goosanders, two Garganeys, a Bonaparte’s Gull, four Little Gulls, Arctic Terns, a Red-rumped Swallow, 10 Black Terns and a Black-throated Diver. A Glossy Ibis was on Mersea Island, with a Black-necked Grebe offshore. Two Ring Ouzels were at Cudmore Grove. A Whinchat was at the Hythe. Forty Nightingales were at Fingringhoe. A Hobby and Bearded Tit were at Brightlingsea. A Bee-eater flew over Wivenhoe. Old Hall Marshes had 13 Spotted Redshanks and 21 Whimbrels.
NORTH ESSEX: Holland Haven had two Garganeys, two Purple Sandpipers and a Pied Flycatcher. The Naze held a Redstart and Kentish Plover. Two Eiders, two Velvet Scoters, 26 Red-breasted Mergansers, two Shags, Turtle Doves and a Red-necked Grebe were at Wrabness. A Black Redstart, Ring Ouzel, Purple Sandpiper and Osprey were at Colne Point. Two Redstarts were at Wigboro Wick Farm. A Black-necked Grebe was at Stansted Airport. Two Whinchats were at Hatfield Broad Oak. Four Ravens flew over Mashbury.
RAINHAM MARSHES: Highlights included Bar-tailed Godwits, Whimbrels, Ringed Plovers, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwits, a Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Knot, Turnstone, Grey Plover, Jack Snipe, three Redwings, a Fieldfare, Water Pipits, 20 Wheatears, Whinchats, Ring Ouzels, Yellow Wagtails, Cuckoos, a Hobby, Red-legged Partridge, Red Kites, 32 Buzzards, a Merlin, Common Terns, 27 Arctic Terns, two Little Terns, two Black Terns, two Sandwich Terns, two Red-breasted Mergansers and two Common Scoters.
SOUTH EAST ESSEX: Hanningfield Reservoir had two Little Gulls, two Little Terns, three Sandwich Terns and five Black Terns. Hobbies flew over Billericay and Chelmsford. A Redstart was in Rayne. Shags were at Stow Marsh. An Alpine Swift and 44 Whimbrels were at Blue House Farm. A Goshawk was at Woodham Fen. Ospreys were there, at Bradwell BO (two) and off Canvey Point. A Garganey was at Fleet Head.
Wallasea Wetlands had two Garganeys, a Dotterel, Spoonbill and two Blue-headed Wagtails. Three Ring Ouzels were around Wakering Stairs. A Glaucous Gull, 10 White Wagtails and Black-winged Stilts were on Bowers Marsh. Vange Marshes hosted a Red-crested Pochard, Little Gull and Jack Snipe. A Raven flew over Billericay.