Two sparrowhawks were seen over Maydays and a third bird on Langenhoe, while a common buzzard was seen over the fields and two on Langenhoe. At least four marsh harriers were seen hunting over the Maydays and Reeveshall fields with a couple of others on Langenhoe too.
No sign of short-eared owls on Langenhoehall though.
Of note along the Pyefleet channel were 1000+ knot, 500 teal, 80 avocet and 100 black-tailed godwits. A kingfisher flew off the Maydays seawall sluice and a rock pipit called nearby.
Grazing the Reeveshall fields were 700+ brent geese, also 1000 starlings in the area and at least 2 Mediterranean gulls with a group of gulls beside some sheep.
Small birds at Maydays included 5 yellowhammer, 50 linnet, 25 chaffinch and 10 reed bunting while 4 fieldfares were also noted.
A Lapland bunting was seen along the Strood on Sunday 15th by Daryl Rhymes.