Date Details Sitename
Sunday 09 May

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 07:15 to 11:30, Broken cloud, SSW wind, HT
1 Little Egret (In the managed retreat) 2 Nightingale (One in Butts Lane/entrance road, the other at the east end of the Golden Gates alder wood) 4 Stonechat (Two pairs on the VC approach road, one pair with one fledged juv) 2 Cuckoo (Golden Gates) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (One each Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip) 18 Pochard (Including nine drakes Golden Gates) 23 Tufted Duck (18, including 10 drakes, Golden Gates, five, including three drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip) 28 Coot (16 Golden Gates, 12 on the pit to the south of the tip) 7 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 7 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 1 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Common Sandpiper (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Swift (Golden Gates) 1 Wheatear (On the tip road near Golden Gates) 1 Hobby (Over the tip) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park) 1 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Peregrine Falcon 4 Cetti's Warbler (One by the outer car park, two Golden Gates, one near the pit to the south of the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 02 May

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 07:00 to 13:05, Broken cloud, variable wind, showers, LT
1 Nightingale (Still in Butts Lane by reserve entrance) 1 Little Egret (Stanford Creek) 8 Greylag Goose (Three by the VC, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Corn Bunting (Singing males on the VC approach road) 3 Stonechat (Pair and a male on the VC approach road) 3 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing males. One each by Stanford Creek, next to the VC and near the pit to the south of the tip) 26 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 33 Tufted Duck (Nine, five drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including 15 drakes, Golden Gates) 9 Pochard (One drake on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including four drakes, Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 1 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 5 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 7 Swift (Golden Gates) 1 Shoveler (Drake Golden Gates) 10 Reed Warbler (Singing males. Two by the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Reed Bunting (Singing male Golden Gates) 8 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 6 Swallow (Over the tip) 6 Sand Martin (Over the tip) 5 Red-legged Partridge (On the tip) 1 House Martin (Over Stanford) 2 Hobby (Over the tip) 54 Shelduck (Mucking flats) 7 Oystercatcher (Mucking flats) 3 Curlew (Mucking flats) 1 Short-eared Owl (On the tip) 1 Long-eared Owl 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Pochard x Tufted Duck on the pit to the south of the tip) 4 Whimbrel (Mucking Flats) 8 Common Tern (Mucking Flats) 1 Buzzard (Over the tip) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Near the VC) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Tuesday 20 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:30 to 11:00, Misty, thick fog over the river. Eventually sunny & warm.
1 Yellow Wagtail (Male, overhead.) 2 Swallow 1 Stonechat (Male.) 2 Sedge Warbler (Singing males.) 7 Whitethroat (Singing males.) 1 Greenfinch (Singing Male.) 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) 1 Corn Bunting (Singing Male. Heard only.) [Andrew Cox]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 18 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 14:30, Fine and sunny, rising tide
2 Little Egret (Stanford Creek and the managed retreat) 2 Corn Bunting (Singing males on the approach road to the VC) 2 Stonechat (Pair on the approach road to the VC) 6 Mediterranean Gull (Adults over west during the day) 5 Whitethroat (Singing males) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park) 4 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 14 Pochard (10, six drakes, Golden Gates, four, three drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip) 49 Tufted Duck (32, 17 drakes, Golden Gates, 17, 11 drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip) 22 Coot (14 Golden Gates, eight on the pit to the south of the tip) 25 Greylag Goose (Plus broods of seven and 12, Golden Gates) 1 Goldeneye (Female Golden Gates) 13 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Reed Warbler (Golden Gates) 50 Teal (Two Golden Gates, six on the pit to the south of the tip, 42 Mucking Bay) 11 Blackcap (Singing males) 6 Chiffchaff (Singing males) 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Mute Swan (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Shoveler (Pair on the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Aythya sp. (Female hybrid Tufted X Pochard) 195 Rook (Occupied nests including the satellite colony) 1 Nightingale (Butts Lane/TTNP entrance road) 1 Peregrine Falcon 13 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 1 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 2 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 46 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 6 Redshank (Mucking Bay) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 11 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 13:00, Broken cloud NNW wind, HT
4 Stonechat (A pair and a male near the VC, male Golden Gates) 1 Corn Bunting (Singing male near VC) 54 Tufted Duck (30 (16 drakes) Golden Gates, 24 (11drakes) on the pit to the south of the tip) 11 Pochard (Six (five drakes) Golden Gates, five (three drakes) on the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Swallow (Golden Gates) 4 Sand Martin (Golden Gates) 8 Greylag Goose (Plus a brood of seven Golden Gates) 8 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 20 Mediterranean Gull (Three, two adults and a 2nd summer Golden Gates, plus at least 17 over during the day, including a flock of five) 4 Shoveler (On the pit to the south of the tip) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 186 Rook (Occupied nests, Golden Gates) 2 Red-legged Partridge (Golden Gates) 3 Goldeneye (Females Golden Gates) 56 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat) 4 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 3 Pintail (Mucking Bay) 12 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 2 Wheatear (Pair near the VC) 38 Teal (Two Golden Gates, four on the pit to the south of the tip, 32 Stanford Creek) 2 Egyptian Goose (Over the tip to Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Singles by the outer car park and Golden Gates) 2 Willow Warbler (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Tuesday 06 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:30 to 10:30, Sunny, cold, breezy.
1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult.) 2 Avocet 4 Skylark (At least.) 10 Goldfinch (At least.) 8 Linnet (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 04 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 14:00, Cloudy early, sunny later, SW wind, LT
7 Blackcap 3 Corn Bunting (Singing males around the approach road to the VC) 4 Stonechat (Two pairs around the approach road to the VC) 3 Little Egret 12 Mediterranean Gull (Adults over west during the day) 167 Rook (Occupied nests Golden Gates) 14 Pochard (10, five drakes Golden Gates, four, one drake on the pit to the south of the tip) 61 Tufted Duck (35, 18 drakes Golden Gates, 26, 13 drakes on the pit to the south of the tip) 3 Goldeneye (All females) 25 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 11 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 6 Great Crested Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, four Golden Gates) 3 Swallow (Two with Sand Martin’s Golden Gates then flew off west, one in off Mucking Bay) 13 Sand Martin (Garden Gates then flew off west) 1 Water Rail (Golden Gates) 12 Coot (Six each Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Buzzard (Golden Gates) 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 38 Shelduck (MuckingBay) 24 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 4 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 9 Chiffchaff 38 Teal (19 Stanford Creek, 16 on the pit to the south of the tip the rest Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 28 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 12:15, Strong SSW wind, overcast, rising tide
120 Rook (85 occupied nests) 58 Tufted Duck (26, 14 drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest including 18 drakes Golden Gates) 3 Goldeneye (One drake, Golden Gates.) 13 Pochard (Nine, 6 drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including two drakes, Golden Gates) 7 Great Crested Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Shoveler (Drakes, Golden Gates) 15 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 18 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 14 Coot (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (One each outer car park and Golden Gates) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Golden Gates, adults over SW) 1 Sparrowhawk (Golden Gates) 3 Little Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Chiffchaff (In song Golden Gates) 2 Blackcap (In song Golden Gates) 1 Swallow (Over the pit to the south of the tip) 275 Teal (27 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay) 8 Pintail (Three drakes, Mucking Bay) 70 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 15 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 1 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 1 Merlin (Over towards East Tilbury from dp World) 2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair on the rocks in the managed retreat, mating several times) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Thursday 18 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:30 to 13:00, Overcast with rain, NE wind, rising tide
6 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 24 Coot (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 50 Tufted Duck (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 7 Pochard (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Goldeneye (One drake, Golden Gates) 7 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 12 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 7 Great Crested Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, two in Mucking Bay, the rest Golden Gates) 70 Rook (56 occupied nests Golden Gates) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 39 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 337 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 2 Pintail (Pair Mucking Bay) 35 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 338 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 69 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 4 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 1 Turnstone (Mucking Bay) 1 Stonechat (Male by the VC) 187 Teal (186 Mucking Bay, single Golden Gates) 2 Chiffchaff (In song Golden Gates) 101 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted Duck X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Friday 05 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 15:30 to 15:40,
1 Red Kite (Flew slowly E over Nature Park, then disappeared N) [Jon Hunter]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)