Date Details Sitename
Saturday 28 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 17:00, N3-4 0/8 becoming NE 4-5 8/8 for a time. Selected totals, movement to north
1466 Chaffinch (in 80 groups of up to 105) 24 Brambling (including groups of 8 and 12 that paused on undercliff trees before moving on) 113 Siskin (in 14 group of up to 30) 42 Carrion Crow (in off or moving over the sea) 1 Peregrine Falcon (adult male with large prey (Woodpigeon) hounded out to sea by the local Herring Gulls) 1 Fulmar [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 27 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 05:40 to 17:00, N1-NE4-5, 0/8 murky at sea. Concerted watch to 0800. Selected totals, movement to north
145 Red-throated Diver (steady movement as the wind picked up mid-late morning to early pm) 18 Little Gull (tight flock of adults close N @ 1335 - rather unexpected!) 2059 Chaffinch (in 98 groups up to 130 strong. 1477 by 0700, 1910 by 0740) 59 Goldfinch 345 Wood Pigeon 4 Redwing 59 Carrion Crow (moving either over the sea or arriving in off (as per other Corvids)) 14 Rook 26 Jackdaw 72 Siskin 11 Meadow Pipit 41 Greenfinch 16 Brambling 4 Linnet 2 Grey Wagtail 1 Whimbrel (calling bird N @ 0618) 1 Merlin (female N) 1 Peregrine Falcon (imm male in off sea @ 0640) 1 Sparrowhawk (big fem in off sea) 1 Wheatear (male) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Thursday 26 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 17:00, NE2-4 0/8. Selected totals, movement to north. Early watch then glances from lunchtime
765 Chaffinch (266 by 0555, 510 by 0610, 710 by 0815) 101 Siskin (45 by 0555, 80 by 0610) 26 Greenfinch 28 Goldfinch 14 Linnet 173 Red-throated Diver (strong passage 1330-1500) 1 Great Northern Diver (winter plumaged bird @ 1348) 15 Gannet [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Wednesday 25 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 05:45 to 17:00, SE3-NE2 0/8. Early watch then glances during the day. Selected totals, movement to the north
532 Black-headed Gull (strong late pm passage) 3 Sandwich Tern (@ 1629) 6 Mediterranean Gull (adults) 1 Black Redstart (fem in Old Parish Churchyard (end of Connaught Avenue @ 1715)) 51 Chaffinch [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 21 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 05:45 to 17:30, ENE6 cold wind, 2-0/8. Movement to north, sea passage largely over by 0715. Selected totals
67 Red-throated Diver 1 Great Northern Diver (@0614) 7 Fulmar 1 Shag (ad @ 0643) 114 Gannet (All full adults, including one with "Squacco Heron" type plumage @ 0702 - heavy streaking on head, neck, chest and across back!) 1 Great Skua (@0703) 4 Kittiwake 14 Chiffchaff (distinct arrival 9-11 with birds heading inland quickly) 1 Goldcrest 1 Black Redstart (Fem type flew N along sea front and not re-located @ 1220) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 20 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 05:45 to 15:00, Busy early watch 0545-0730, then intermittent glances to sea. NE2-SE4 8-0/8. Movement to north unless stated, selected totals
426 Chaffinch (in 50 flocks) 7 Chiffchaff (undercliff and gardens, small arrival early am) 1 Fulmar 356 Red-throated Diver (331 before 0730) 5 Great Northern Diver 10 Siskin 15 Great Tit (High flying groups of 3,4,6,2,2) 50 Goldfinch 6 Meadow Pipit 1 Grey Wagtail 29 Gannet 15 Greenfinch 1 Hawfinch (@ 0702 with a group of 25 Chaffinch) 7 Rook (in off or moving E well offshore) 54 Carrion Crow (in off or moving E well offshore) 2 Firecrest (undercliff by Connaught Avenue toilet block 1315-1330) 1 Goldcrest (undercliff by Connaught Avenue toilet block 1315-1330) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Thursday 19 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 05:45 to 15:00, Early watch v busy! NE1-2 8/8 following light rain pre-dawn (weather front moving S). Selected totals, movement to north
5 Fulmar 43 Red-throated Diver 1 Great Northern Diver (sp @ 0740, presumed same as offshore Holland Haven earlier (per Matt Lonsdale)) 728 Chaffinch (48 flocks up to 75 strong. Movement largely ceased by 0730 (or went high and out of sight)) 1 Brambling (at least amongst Chaffinch flocks!) 12 Barnacle Goose 35 Greenfinch (excellent early spring total) 62 Goldfinch (early for numbers) 36 Chiffchaff (+ lots arriving off the sea from first light, moving rapidly inland but with lots of singing on arrival!) 2 Firecrest (single heading inland through seafront gardens, second bird on undercliff just north of Connaught Avenue zig zag path) 22 Meadow Pipit (in off) 1 Snipe (in off) 2 Blackcap 1 Black Redstart (Fem on beach by Whalings beach huts (found by Matt Lonsdale)) 2 Redwing [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Wednesday 18 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 09:00 to 13:00, NW2 2/8 rapidly becomnig 8/8. Selected totals
2 Black Redstart (Female @ 0720, then imm male briefly 0920-0924 being heading inland) 1 Wheatear 32 White / Pied Wagtail (in off the sea as the cloud rolled in ) 2 White Wagtail (temporarliy grounded on the Greensward @ 0710) 34 Chaffinch [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Monday 16 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 09:08 to 09:10,
1 Wheatear (Male watched in off sea, briefing perched on Greensward bench before continuing inland) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 14 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 13:00, S-SSW4-6, showers am. Movement to north
1 Great Northern Diver 31 Red-throated Diver 19 Gannet 4 Chiffchaff 22 Redwing 187 Jackdaw (5 groups gaining height over Frinton and then heading east out to sea until out of sight) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea