Date Details Sitename
Saturday 30 Nov

East Tilbury 08:30 to 14:00, Fog early then fog at times inhibiting observing, light E wind, stronger later, rising tide
57 Grey Plover 2 Marsh Harrier (Male and female type) 1 Water Rail 2 Sparrowhawk (Male and female) 3 Snipe 188 Teal 59 Common Scoter (Flock of 39 joined by another 20) 1 Velvet Scoter (Female with 39 Common) 12 Little Grebe 122 Black-tailed Godwit 581 Avocet 53 Curlew 14 Ringed Plover 2 Bar-tailed Godwit 5 Knot [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury
Thursday 14 Nov

East Tilbury 08:30 to 14:30, Sunny with broken cloud, light ESE wind, rising tide
17 Little Grebe 3530 Dunlin 37 Curlew 48 Grey Plover 94 Shelduck 4 Bar-tailed Godwit 43 Teal 4 Stonechat (Two pairs) 581 Avocet 55 Linnet 1 Marsh Harrier (Female type) 2 Ringed Plover 1 Great Crested Grebe (On the river) 40 Redshank [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury
Thursday 07 Nov

East Tilbury 12:00 to 15:15, Fine and sunny, SW wind, LT. Notable for the lack of waders.
59 Teal 28 Redshank 55 Curlew 385 Dunlin 66 Grey Plover 4 Bar-tailed Godwit 12 Little Grebe 129 Shelduck 3 Stonechat (Pair and a male) 3 Knot [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury
Tuesday 29 Oct

East Tilbury 10:00 to 16:00, NE wind, showers and mizzle, rising tide, very little mud showing
28 Ringed Plover 4 Bar-tailed Godwit 1021 Dunlin 125 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river, largest flock 42) 21 Wigeon (Migrant flocks) 5 Goldeneye (Up river) 1 Tufted Duck (Drake up river with two Goldeneye) 6 Red-breasted Merganser (Flock of four up river, two later drifted up with the tide) 156 Teal (Including migrant flocks of 14and 13) 12 Kittiwake (Single flock up river) 61 Common Scoter (Mainly ducks) 1 Razorbill (Down river close in, didn't see it go up so probably went up early morning) 93 Lapwing 3 Marsh Harrier (Two female types plus an adult male) 2 Stonechat (Pair) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult up river) 4 Eider (Flock drifted up with the tide) [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury
Thursday 10 Oct

East Tilbury 08:15 to 12:00, Sunny, strong W wind, rising tide
2 Ring-necked Parakeet 1195 Dunlin 22 Ringed Plover 276 Grey Plover 1 Curlew Sandpiper (Juv) 95 Curlew 1 Knot 3 Bar-tailed Godwit 14 Little Grebe 1 Buzzard 15 Chiffchaff 51 Lapwing 76 Teal 54 Shoveler 3 Pochard 8 Gadwall 1 Tufted Duck 2 Marsh Harrier 3 Stonechat (Males) [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury
Saturday 05 Oct

East Tilbury 09:00 to 11:00, Quiet 13C Cloud 8/8 Light easterly increasing to 10mph : Viz 5/5 HT 8am : Highlights and noteworthy sightings
1 Mute Swan (River) 1 Shelduck 32 Shoveler (Fleet) 1 Grey Heron (Flats) 7 Little Grebe (Moat) 4 Little Egret (Moat) 1 Sparrowhawk (Adult Male - Paddocks) 2 Buzzard 1 Raven (South Over River from west of Radar Tower 11am) 1 Yellow-legged Gull 1 Green Sandpiper (Fleet) 4 Green Woodpecker (St Catherines) 2 Jay (St Catherines) 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (ET Village) 10 Blackbird (at least - Paddocks - notable increase - 9 males) 9 Redwing (9-9:30 3, 4, 2 over south) 6 Song Thrush (4 in Paddocks notably increased) 2 Mistle Thrush (St Catherines) 6 Stonechat (4 in SSSI May have also seen Whinchat but could not refind) 1 Meadow Pipit (at least - Continuous trickle of 2's and 3's thoughout) 1 Rock Pipit (Sea Wall) 1 Blackcap (female - Paddocks Hedgrow) 5 Chiffchaff (at least) 1 Greenfinch 41 Lapwing [Steve Swinney]

East Tilbury
Thursday 03 Oct

East Tilbury 08:15 to 15:00, Overcast, light S wind, rising tide
7 Little Grebe 11 Wigeon (Single flock up, then down, river) 17 Bar-tailed Godwit 10 Redshank 95 Curlew 39 Ringed Plover 402 Dunlin 198 Grey Plover 1897 Black-tailed Godwit 63 Knot 27 Teal 1 Wheatear 3 Ring-necked Parakeet 2 Goldcrest 5 Chiffchaff 1 Marsh Harrier (Juv) 2 Stonechat (Pair) [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury
Thursday 26 Sep

East Tilbury 08:30 to 15:45, Broken cloud, WSW wind, falling then rising tide
213 Grey Plover 4 Bar-tailed Godwit 245 Dunlin 21 Ringed Plover 101 Curlew 9 Teal 19 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Shelduck (Paradise Shelduck type bird with Shelduck flock) 3 Knot 1227 Avocet 1 Spotted Flycatcher (With large tit flock) 13 Chiffchaff (Probably more with tit flock) 35 Blue Tit (At least) 10 Great Tit (At least) 19 Long-tailed Tit (At least) 4 Blackcap 4 Goldcrest 20 Yellow-legged Gull 20 Lapwing 65 Common Tern (Five flocks up river, largest 17) 10 Arctic Tern (Up river, one adult, the rest juvs including a flock of eight) 5 Shoveler 1 Whinchat 2 Gannet (Juveniles up river towards Tilbury) 500 Swallow (Continuous movement WSW all day) 400 House Martin (Continuous movement WSW all day) [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury
Thursday 19 Sep

East Tilbury 08:15 to 16:00, Fine and sunny, light E wind strengthening later, LT
74 Dunlin 47 Ringed Plover 75 Curlew 20 Knot 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Juvs) 654 Shelduck (Plus Paradise or Australian type bird with them) 62 Lapwing 2 Cetti's Warbler 138 Grey Plover 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Juvs) 1 Wheatear 53 Teal 23 Shoveler 2 Snipe 3 Green Sandpiper 20 Wigeon 15 Gadwall (Single flock drifting up river) 411 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Buzzard (Over the tip) 1 Sparrowhawk (Over the tip) 1 Pintail (Duck on the river) 1 Greenshank (Up river) 1 Great Crested Grebe (On the river) 1 Marsh Harrier [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury
Thursday 05 Sep

East Tilbury 08:00 to 16:00, Fine and sun, NW wind, falling then rising tide
185 Ringed Plover 115 Dunlin 21 Knot 3 Bar-tailed Godwit (Juvs) 79 Curlew 165 Grey Plover 1 Cattle Egret 1 Common Sandpiper 91 Shelduck 1 Little Stint 2907 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Golden Plover 429 Common Tern (Movement started at 1300hrs and none seen after 1430hrs. Largest flock 168. All lingered in Mucking Bay before flying up river.) [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury