Thanks both. Went to Abberton last night bit didn't end up looking for a view of hide bay. Not much from LB causeway but had a great male merlin perched up at the south end of LDLH causeway. Female stonechat on a hedge at the corner of Layer Rd and Layer Breton Hill and about 30 goldeneye between the CWs but not a lot else as it got dark.
Also had a female ring ouzel in Kelvedon this morning, in the long grass/scrub north of the railway between the Church Road footbridge and the station warehouse. Heard calling then seen in flight when chased off SW by two blackbirds - nice bird for a Tuesday morning. Might still be around, will look later and tomorrow morning.