Date Details Sitename
Sunday 18 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 10:45 to 13:00, Occasional sunny spell. Viewing along lane south of Tennis Club towards pumping station.
1 Dusky Warbler (A vocal bird, that showed well on and off.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Wren 1 Dunnock [Andrew Allen]

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 17 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 10:00,
1 Dusky Warbler (Still present this morning along hedge on west side of lane running south from tennis club towards Anglian Water pumping station. Best viewed from field edge. Access via the tennis club car park (which they are happy for birders to use). A message has been left for the farmer so please be respectful along the field edge which is private land ) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea 13:00 to 13:00, Still and sunny
1 Dusky Warbler (Found by Max Martin (3-4.30pm visit)) 1 Chiffchaff 5 Redwing 5 Song Thrush 1 Buzzard [Sean Nixon]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 16 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 14:00, 0700-0945, 1330-1400. Selected totals from undercliff - fantastic arrival of crests
115 Goldcrest (+ notable arrival early am with 50+ birds moving inland, still 65+ between Connaught Avenue and Queens Road at lunchtime) 1 Firecrest (+ zig-zag path to beach below Connaught Avenue at lunchtime) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (in tamarisk behind beach huts between 3rd and 4th Avenue 0910-0920.) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea 16:00 to 18:15,
1 Dusky Warbler (Found by Max Martin in an area with no public access, still present at dusk. If present in the morning then access arrangements will be made and location shared) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Thursday 15 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 10:00, +glances to sea during the day. Selected totals
464 Goldfinch (N) 38 Siskin (N) 40 Redpoll sp. (N) 24 Goldcrest (+ undercliff and gardens) 1 Firecrest (undercliff, early am only) 25 Swallow (N) 4 Eider (N) 4 Short-eared Owl (S offshore together @ 1044 - amazing sight!) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Wednesday 14 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 12:52 to 13:52, Fairly mild, wind off sea dropping, bursts of heavy rain
180 Brent Goose (166 south, 14 north, mostly a long way out) 6 Chaffinch (One party in off sea) 6 Redwing (One party in off sea) 1 Song Thrush (Possible recent arrival as some such suspected at The Naze) 3 Greenfinch (Probably local) [Simon Banks]

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 18:00, E5-3 Watches 7-8.45, 12.30-1.45 plus casual glances. Wildfowl peak early pm before showers stopped all movement (to south)
268 Redwing (large numbers on undercliff, in off and over coastal strip following heavy nocturnal movement) 59 Blackbird 54 Song Thrush 2790 Brent Goose (2766S 24N - only three groups >50, most Brambling 6 Arctic Skua (N) 5 Short-eared Owl 308 Common Scoter (303S 5N) 153 Teal (131S 22N plus c200 duck sp probably this sp) 497 Wigeon 65 Pintail (62S 3N) 188 Chaffinch (mainly in off) 4 Razorbill (N) 5 Guillemot (N also 4 large auk sp) 2 Common Tern (N (Commics)) 2 Eider (males) 399 Starling (in off) 2 Swallow 3 Sandwich Tern (N) 1 Goosander [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Tuesday 13 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 09:15 to 10:15,
28 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (3N 25S) 16 Gannet (8N 8S) 1 Common Scoter (2 females S) 1 Great Skua (S 10.10am) 1 Cormorant (S) 1 Green Woodpecker [Liz Huxley]

Frinton-on-Sea
Monday 12 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 08:00 to 09:15, then glances to sea from behind the desk. Movement to south. Selected totals
167 Redwing 59 Gannet (55N 4S) 527 Goldfinch 97 Siskin 91 Linnet 80 Redpoll sp. 62 Lapwing (4 flocks in off) 208 Starling ( in off) 50 Chaffinch (in off) 1 Fieldfare (in off) 2504 Brent Goose (2498S 6N - passage picking up in the pm before the rain) 1 Arctic Skua (north) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Sunday 11 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 18:00, Away 08:00 to 11:30 Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
423 Goldfinch 107 Siskin 79 Linnet 1 Great Skua 995 Redwing (heavy passage inland plus 250 in hedgerows by tennis club) 1 Short-eared Owl 63 Redpoll sp. 34 Song Thrush 42 Gannet (N during afternoon) 1 Razorbill (N @ 1725) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 10 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 12:00, W3-5, selected totals, movement to south. Includes counts along seawall to Holland Haven
193 Meadow Pipit 582 Goldfinch 257 Linnet 220 Siskin 21 Redpoll sp. 2 Brambling 204 Skylark 2 Woodlark (singles @ 0854 and 1017) 6 Tree Sparrow 1 Cattle Egret (in off sea then south, landed briefly in field behind scrape at Holland Haven before departing high north towards Hamford Water. Still a rare bird here - only the second even sighting) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 09 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 11:00, SW2-4, selected totals, movement to south
390 Meadow Pipit 2480 Goldfinch 692 Siskin 122 Redpoll sp. 505 Linnet 235 Swallow 1 Hen Harrier (male north high over the coastal strip) 223 Skylark 22 Stonechat (marked influx along GC edge, further 10 towards Holland Haven) 1 Tree Pipit 264 Chaffinch 2 Crossbill 6 Buzzard 4 Marsh Harrier [Paul Brayshaw]

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