Date Details Sitename
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
Tuesday 27 Aug

East Tilbury 07:45 to 14:15, Hot and sunny, light NE wind, heavy pollution haze, rising then falling tide
2 Sandwich Tern 58 Curlew 168 Grey Plover 92 Knot 1 Marsh Harrier 2 Yellow Wagtail 1022 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Buzzard 89 Ringed Plover 122 Shelduck 10 Teal 26 Dunlin 97 Common Tern (Small groups moving up river all day totalling around 100, 97 on the mud at Coalhouse Point mid afternoon were probably these birds resting up. Most flew up river at 1400hrs) 2 Little Tern (One high inland calling, single juv at the Point) 7 Black Tern (Resting up with Commons, flew up river with Commons) 1 Little Gull (One pristine juv with terns at the Point) [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury
Thursday 22 Aug

East Tilbury 08:15 to 13:30, Fine and sunny, SW breeze, falling tide
59 Knot 2498 Black-tailed Godwit 53 Curlew 72 Ringed Plover 26 Dunlin 1 Turnstone 77 Grey Plover 2 Sparrowhawk 8 Teal 1 Garganey (Eclipse drake) 1 Buzzard 2 Cetti's Warbler [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury
Thursday 15 Aug

East Tilbury 08:15 to 12:30, Overcast, W wind, rising tide
33 Yellow-legged Gull 105 Curlew 3 Whimbrel 114 Ringed Plover 165 Dunlin 48 Lapwing 11 Knot (All grey birds bar one) 48 Grey Plover 3567 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Juv) 7 Green Sandpiper 2 Common Sandpiper 9 Little Grebe (Plus one downy young) 97 Shelduck (Plus a crèche of four) 5 Yellow Wagtail [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury
Thursday 08 Aug

East Tilbury 08:00 to 13:15, Fine and sunny, light W wind, falling tide
12 Yellow Wagtail 36 Yellow-legged Gull (In field) 107 Lapwing (In field) 26 Little Egret 46 Grey Plover 27 Dunlin 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Wheatear 2322 Black-tailed Godwit 71 Curlew 2 Whimbrel 2 Buzzard 64 Shelduck 4 Green Sandpiper 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Stonechat (Male) 32 Ringed Plover [Paul Larkin]

East Tilbury