Date Details Sitename
Sunday 17 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 14:30 to 15:30, Seawall towards Holland
2 Stonechat 3 Short-eared Owl (2 quartering the field directly south of the golf course and one over marsh further south) [Brian Combes]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 15 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:30 to 12:30, NE2-6, occ showers. Early watch then looks to sea during the morning. Selected totals
1 Common Scoter (31N 62S) 8 Eider (N (1+7 - group of 8 at Holland Haven lost one before reaching Frinton!)) 51 Wigeon (12N 39S) 4 Goldeneye (N) 1 Kittiwake (N) 366 Starling (in off) 4 Red-breasted Merganser (1N 3S) 3 Great Skua (N) 2 Pomarine Skua (S @ 1000 and 1028, latter bird then sat on sea, former also seen at Holland Haven) 1 Song Thrush (in off) 1 Little Auk (N @ 1046, also seen at Holland Haven) 5 Shoveler (N) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Tuesday 05 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 17:00, N2 occ light showers pm. Selected totals, movement to south
6 Swallow (following 13 on 04/11 and 14 on 03/11) 509 Common Scoter (9 flocks from 1430 to dusk 1-125) 3 Eider 1 Sooty Shearwater (North fairly close in @ 1625 - rather unexpected given the conditions!) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Friday 01 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 11:00, SE4-5 rain. Comprehensive coverage of all roads in the gates between Connaught and Central Avenues
144 Blackbird (Large influx of continental birds) 5 Fieldfare 4 Redwing 2 Song Thrush 130 Goldcrest (Groups throughout the town, gardens, street trees etc. Largest groups at St Mary's Churchyard Old Road (22), Pedlars Wood (40+)) 14 Firecrest (1 in Esplanade gardens, 3 St Mary's churchyard (Old Road), 1 o/s 11 Harold Road, 4 Crescent Gardens, 1 junction of Hadleigh Road and St Marys Road, 4+ Pedlars Wood (possibly 8)) 1 Merlin (male rather bizzarely in the Crescent gardens) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Tuesday 29 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 16:00, NE2 showers initially, later E4 and brighter. Early watch then on and off (totals include from Liz Huxley). Movement to south.
120 Blackbird (+ (heavy nocturnal movement ongoing as I type, 100s additional)) 1848 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (1827S 21N) 11 Shelduck 87 Teal 672 Common Scoter (670S (49 flocks) 2N) 43 Gannet (north) 2 Firecrest (passed through front garden (didn't get to look in the bushes today!)) 313 Wigeon 36 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Scaup (male with Scoter and Teal @ 0738) 2 Goosander 5 Goldeneye 2 Short-eared Owl (singles south offshore @ 0755 and 0828) 2782 Starling (big arrival around the showers and then continuing all day) 1 Arctic Tern (north) 2 Mallard 3 Shoveler 1 Great Skua 1 Great Northern Diver (summer plumaged bird north @ 0844 - appeared to come off the sea) 1 Long-tailed Duck (@ 0850) 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail N @ 0912) 1 Velvet Scoter (per Liz) 1 Bean Goose (south with Brent, indeterminate race @ 1324) 1 Arctic Skua (north) 5 Pintail 4 Gadwall 2 Eider 4 Redwing (+ (heavy nocturnal movement ongoing as I type, 100s additional)) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Monday 28 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 16:00, Early watch then glances to sea during the day. N2 0/8, later NE2-3 8/9. Selected totals, movement to south
298 Starling 126 Wood Pigeon 48 Goldfinch 6 Swallow 268 Fieldfare (Four flocks v high, others heard but not seen - suspect a strong passage high over the coast) 2 Siskin 3 Brambling 323 Common Scoter (19 groups, 1-40.) 14 Gannet (North) 2 Long-tailed Duck (with c35 scoter @ 1555 - a lucky glance to sea at the right moment!) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Sunday 27 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:30 to 13:00, NW3-4 8/8 cold front clearing, autumnal chill! Selected totals, movement to south
1261 Wood Pigeon 68 Chaffinch 176 Starling 1753 Goldfinch (in 132 flocks) 3 Brambling 352 Linnet (in 41 flocks) 2 Sparrowhawk (singles in off) 1 Great White Egret (over town from Hamford Water then south out to sea with 2 Little Egret @ 0713) 9 Siskin 4 Grey Wagtail 2 Woodcock (singles in off) 88 Skylark 7 Redpoll sp. (remaining v scarce this year) 1 Woodlark (calling south @ 0750 - a very good October for this species) 2 Marsh Harrier (singles out to sea) 7 Chiffchaff 6 Stonechat 19 Goldcrest 4 Firecrest (2 St Mary's Old Road, singles undercliff and Harold Road) 6 Swallow [Paul Brayshaw]

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Saturday 26 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:30 to 15:00, WSW5-6 8/8. Bit too breezy for any decent coverage!
1 Bearded Tit (on GC edge adjacent to Whalings beach huts) 15 Goldcrest (in sheltered gardens along the Avenues) 1 Firecrest (in garden of 31 Second Avenue) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Friday 25 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 15:00, W2 4/8, rain later. Selected totals, movement to south. Brief looks around the local area
2 Black Redstart (fem/imm on beach between The Leas (Central Avenue)) 348 Goldfinch 5 Swallow 14 Goldcrest 4 Firecrest (+ minimum around the seaward end of Connaught Avenue and Old Road including St Mary's church and adjacent underclif) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Thursday 24 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 18:00, S1 murky 8/8, then SW4 rain slowly clearing. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
102 Goldcrest (+ big arrival with the rain, every bit of suitable habitat held crests with big congregations on the undercliff, Parish Churchyard (Old Road) and around tennis club) 11 Firecrest (5 undercliff, 3 Parish Churchyard (Old Road), 2 outside library (Old Road), 1 garden of 73 Third Avenue) 8 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Great White Egret (South @ 1034) 364 Starling (in off) 185 Dunlin 90 Knot 2 Sandwich Tern [Paul Brayshaw]

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