Date Details Sitename
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)
Thursday 13 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 12:00 to 16:00, W wind, showery, rising tide
26 Grey Plover (Mucking Bay) 209 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 7 Turnstone (Mucking Bay) 4 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 204 Shelduck (One on Golden Gates, the rest Mucking Bay) 4 Knot (Mucking Bay) 129 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 11 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 110 Teal (Four each on Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay) 2 Stonechat (Pair Golden Gates) 6 Gadwall (Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted x Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) 33 Coot (Seven on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 10 Shoveler (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 22 Pochard (Sixteen on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 102 Tufted Duck (18 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Goldeneye (Golden Gates) 2 Cetti's Warbler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip.) 1 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip.) 1 Buzzard (On the tip) 1 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Barn Owl (On fence posts by the outer car park) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Near the outer car park) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Tuesday 11 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 10:40 to 16:00, Dry, sun & cloud, gusty & strong SW wind. High hide at 14 39, 6.2 metres. Sightings with Brenda.
1000 Dunlin (Circa.) 70 Curlew 25 Ringed Plover (Circa.) 1 Turnstone 1 Avocet (Same bird with injured leg seen 2 weeks ago.) 10 Oystercatcher 60 Wigeon (Plus.) 200 Shelduck (At least.) 30 Greylag Goose (Circa. Flyby's.) 10 Teal 50 Black-tailed Godwit 14 Grey Plover 1 Little Egret 6 Mallard (3 pair.) 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Probable pair. Entrance wood.) 6 Stock Dove 2 Greenfinch [David Hale]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Saturday 08 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 14:15, Calm and overcast, rising tide
175 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 95 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 145 Teal (Two on Golden Gates, eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay) 5 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 57 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 190 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 697 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 1 Peregrine Falcon (On the tip unloading gantry) 2 Stonechat (Pair Golden Gates) 23 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 4 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 6 Great Crested Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 20 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 33 Pochard (20 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 151 Tufted Duck (42 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 28 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Goldeneye (Females Golden Gates) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 11 Gadwall (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted x Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip.) 3 Little Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Buzzard (On the tip) 1 Snipe (Golden Gates) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (In the outer car park) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 02 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 14:15, Very windy, broken cloud, LT. Very few waders around presumably because of the wind.
75 Rook (Golden Gates) 2 Goldeneye (Golden Gates) 15 Canada Goose (Two over the managed retreat, the rest Golden Gates.) 1 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 28 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates.) 116 Tufted Duck (36 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates.) 2 Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip.) 36 Pochard (24 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates.) 40 Coot (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates.) 4 Stock Dove (Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted Duck x Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) 9 Gadwall (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates.) 4 Little Egret (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the other in the managed retreat) 2 Stonechat (Pair on the tip) 49 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 22 Teal (14 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates.) 238 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 8 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 181 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 7 Dunlin (Mucking Bay) 41 Grey Plover (Mucking Bay) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Tuesday 28 Jan

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 10:45 to 15:45, Dry, sun & cloud, cold SW wind. 8c. Sightings with Brenda. Rising tide.
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pair. Entrance woodland.) 8 Fieldfare 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (Feeders.) 8 Great Tit (Circa. Feeders.) 8 Blue Tit (Circa. Feeders.) 1 Blackbird (Male.) 4 Dunnock 6 Goldfinch 2 Greenfinch 1 Sparrowhawk 2000 Dunlin (Circa.) 4 Oystercatcher 10 Grey Plover 6 Ringed Plover 200 Redshank (Circa.) 40 Curlew (At least.) 1 Avocet (One only !.) 100 Shelduck (Plus.) 50 Wigeon (Circa.) 20 Teal 6 Mallard (3 pair.) 1 Little Egret 1 Stonechat (Male.) 6 Chaffinch (M & F.) [David Hale]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 19 Jan

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 07:45 to 15:15, Bright and sunny, light NW wind, LT
1 Stonechat (Near the creek) 165 Tufted Duck (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 16 Pochard (Nine on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 48 Coot (17 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 118 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 11 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Two each Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip) 31 Gadwall (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Raven (W over Golden Gates) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 1 Buzzard (On the tip) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Water Rail (In the alder wood) 1 Goldeneye (Female on GoldenGates) 25 Ringed Plover (Mucking Bay) 630 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 219 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 1296 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 692 Dunlin (Mucking Bay) 126 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 2 Common Scoter (On the river) 132 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 38 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (On feeders in the outer car park) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 12 Jan

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 13:45, Overcast, strong SW wind, HT
32 Coot (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 86 Tufted Duck (25 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 113 Wigeon (Three Golden Gates the rest in Mucking Bay) 14 Turnstone (Roosting on the breach) 27 Pochard (Nine on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 18 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 42 Teal (One Golden Gates, 16 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Creek) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 2 Goldeneye (Females, Golden Gates) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 44 Gadwall (25 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted Duck X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) 42 Curlew (Roosting on salt marsh) 15 Fieldfare (Flock over the outer car park) 3 Oystercatcher (Roosting on the breach) 143 Dunlin (Roosting on the breach) 62 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)