Date Details Sitename
Sunday 24 May

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 13:45, Broken cloud, W wind, rising tide
1 Peregrine Falcon (Over the tip) 1 Buzzard (Over the tip) 33 Swift (Over the tip) 50 Sand Martin (Golden Gates) 2 Cuckoo (Golden Gates) 56 Coot (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 9 Pochard (One drake on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including six drakes, Golden Gates) 34 Tufted Duck (12, eight drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including 14 drakes, Golden Gates) 23 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 3 Great Crested Grebe (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 8 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (One near the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 3 Yellow Wagtail (Including two males Golden Gates) 32 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 31 Mallard (In the managed retreat) 2 Avocet (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 17 May

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 11:45, Extensive cloud sheet, light S wind, rising tide. nb no access to the main reserve. The reserve is shut and the gates locked.
5 Cuckoo (Three on the main reserve including a female, one Golden Gates) 310 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 25 Common Tern (Mucking Bay) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Main reserve) 1 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 2 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 1 Corn Bunting (Singing on the wires on main reserve) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Crown house) 1 Red-legged Partridge (Crown House) 2 Kingfisher (One Golden Gates, one flying across fields by railway line) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 32 Tufted Duck (24 (13 drakes) Golden Gates, 8 (4 drakes) on the pit to the south of the tip) 14 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 6 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 10 Pochard (Including 5 drakes Golden Gates) 38 Coot (30 Golden Gates, the rest on the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Over the railway line) 6 Sand Martin (Golden Gates) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 1 Reed Bunting (Singing male Golden Gates) 12 Swift (Golden Gates) 6 Reed Warbler (Singing males Golden Gates) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing males Golden Gates) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Golden Gates) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Red Kite (A rather tatty individual low over the pit to the south of the tip heading west) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Monday 23 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 13:45, Fine and sunny, strong ENE wind, rising tide
53 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 172 Shelduck (Two on the tip the rest Mucking Bay) 1657 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 1 Little Egret (In the managed retreat) 5 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 67 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 58 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 1 Marsh Harrier (Over to Kent) 141 Redshank (Stanford Creek) 61 Teal (39 Stanford Creek, 12 Golden Gates, 10 on the pit to the south of the tip) 23 Greylag Goose (Eight on the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (On the pit to the south of the tip) 30 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Goldeneye (Fems, Golden Gates) 72 Tufted Duck (31 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 20 Pochard (14 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 6 Gadwall (Three each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates) 10 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 6 Little Grebe (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 18 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Kingfisher (Golden Gates) 4 Chiffchaff (Two near the pit to the south of the tip, two Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (One near the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (GoldenGates) 60 Rook (45 occupied nests Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 15 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 14:45, Broken cloud, strong SSW wind, rising tide
5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Two near the outer car park, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Cetti's Warbler (GoldenGates) 54 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 21 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 38 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 82 Tufted Duck (43 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 18 Pochard (Nine on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Goldeneye (A pair, Golden Gates) 12 Shoveler (Golden Gates) 62 Teal (16 on the pit to the south of the tip, 14 Golden Gates, 32 Mucking Bay) 11 Gadwall (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Little Grebe (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Chiffchaff (In song Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip.) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted Duck X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip.) 58 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 107 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 1 Common Scoter (Female on the Thames) 79 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female type over from Kent) 6 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 107 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 299 Redshank (Stanford Creek) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Thursday 12 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:30 to 15:00, Sunshine & light showers. Gusty W breeze, 11c. Tide 6.2 at c.15 00hrs. Sightings with Brenda.
2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Pair.) 1 Jay 1 Long-tailed Tit 2 Stonechat (Pair) 6 Chaffinch 10 Great Tit (At least.) 10 Blue Tit (At least.) 1 Skylark 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Female.) 1 Wren 3 Greenfinch 2 Meadow Pipit 200 Black-tailed Godwit (Plus. Fly by's.) 100 Shelduck (Circa.) 50 Curlew (Circa.) 50 Wigeon (Circa.) 100 Redshank (Circa.) 8 Avocet 2 Ringed Plover 20 Teal 4 Oystercatcher 50 Dunlin (Circa.) 50 Grey Plover (Fly by's.) 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Kestrel 13 Greylag Goose 2 Canada Goose [David Hale]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Saturday 07 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 13:50 to 15:30, Golden Gates: cloudy, SW wind increasing cool
1 Egyptian Goose 1 Buzzard 2 Ring-necked Parakeet 1 Cetti's Warbler (possibly two birds) 10 Fieldfare [Mark Gregory]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 01 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 13:45, Sunny but cold and very windy from WSW, rising tide.
3 Stonechat (Pair and lone female near Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 69 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 21 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 101 Tufted Duck (40 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 71 Teal (23 on the pit to the south of the tip, 17 in Mucking Bay, the rest Golden Gates) 18 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 12 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 3 Goldeneye (Females, Golden Gates) 3 Great Crested Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 29 Pochard (25 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female T. Duck X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 1 Water Rail (Golden Gates) 2 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 191 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 397 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 1 Common Scoter (Female on the river) 8 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 48 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 110 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 10 Grey Plover (Mucking Bay) 39 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 1 Little Egret (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Saturday 22 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:45 to 13:45, Overcast, strong WSW wind, rising tide. Very few waders on the flats, probably because on the wind.
8 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 272 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 44 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 85 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 5 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 6 Grey Plover (Mucking Bay) 3 Turnstone (Mucking Bay) 119 Teal (18 Golden Gates, 16 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay) 101 Tufted Duck (one on the Thames, 30 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 66 Redshank (Mucking Creek) 4 Canada Goose (Two in field by the VC, two Golden Gates) 2 Stonechat (Pair near a Golden Gates) 30 Coot (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 24 Shoveler (Golden Gates) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 15 Pochard (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Goldeneye (Females Golden Gates) 6 Gadwall (Golden Gates) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 1 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 6 Lesser Redpoll (Very confiding flock feeding on fallen alder cones on the main path through the alder wood) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Tuesday 18 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 10:30 to 17:00, Dry, sun & cloud, strong SW wind. Short heavy shower at 16 30, 8c. Low water all day. Sightings with Brenda.
1 Peregrine Falcon (Along bank past hide.) 1 Kestrel 25 Ringed Plover (Circa.) 1000 Avocet (Circa. Injured bird still present & feeding alone. See photo.) 100 Redshank (Plus.) 30 Curlew (Circa.) 9 Grey Plover 1 Oystercatcher 1 Little Egret 20 Greylag Goose (Circa.) 50 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa, flock over river.) 100 Dunlin (At least.) 1 Turnstone 50 Wigeon 2 Canada Goose 6 Mallard 20 Teal 100 Shelduck (Circa.) 4 Stonechat (2 pair. Entrance road.) 8 Long-tailed Tit 15 Great Tit 15 Blue Tit 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pair.) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Probable pair.) 4 Greenfinch (2 pair.) 4 Chaffinch (2 pair.) 500 Black-headed Gull (Circa.) [David Hale]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 16 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 15:00 to 17:00, Clearing after the passing of Storm Dennis; Rising Tide HT 18:15; Sightings from Mucking Flats Hide; Selected totals
55 Shelduck 36 Wigeon 17 Teal 5 Oystercatcher 423 Avocet (Flight upriver towards HT Roost) 200 Lapwing (c. Distant towards Cliffe) 2 Grey Plover 3 Curlew 9 Turnstone (Roosting on Landfill Barge by Yellow Barrel Mooring) 419 Dunlin (Flight from Stanford Wharf (RSPB) upriver towards HT Roost (at least 5 other similar uncounted flights from locations downriver)) 200 Redshank (c. in Flight within RSPB Stanford Wharf) 1 Marsh Harrier (Distant Flew S over river) 1 Barn Owl (Hunting Mucking creek 16:55) 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Male: Hide Feeders) 9 Greenfinch (Hide Feeders (peanuts)) [Steve Swinney]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)