Quiet today, with 21 Snipe and two water Rails at East Lea and a Little egret south at the Gap the pick. Yesterday (9th) saw a Bittern reported in flight near the Blue Dolphin holiday camp (GD) and a Long-tailed Duck at East Lea (MM), while the black Redstart remains in the bay corner and the Snow Buntings on Carr Naze. Redwings, Fieldfares and Blackbirds have been trickling through daily, and in what has been a particularly good couple of months for the species, another 25 White-fronted Geese went south on 7th (JS), with 32 Pink-footed Geese over the Dams.