Date Site Details
Tuesday 16 Aug Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 05:40 to 20:00, SW0-2, rain early pm. Early watch then glances to sea. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
Fulmar 12 Yellow Wagtail (north - in contrast to Brian's observations at The Naze!) 38 Oystercatcher 40 Common Tern (north. Best total of the autumn so far) Tree Pipit (@ 0705) 18 Swift 7 Mediterranean Gull 3 Black Tern (north with Common Terns during the rian @ 1401) [Paul Brayshaw]

Monday 15 Aug Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 20:30, SW0-NW2 8/8 high cloud, early rain offshore clearing. Main watch to 0830. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
58 Oystercatcher 4 Grey Plover 15 Yellow Wagtail 54 Swallow 17 Sandwich Tern (north) Greenshank Golden Plover 103 Whimbrel 283 Teal 2 Avocet 8 Redshank Spotted Redshank Knot 6 Bar-tailed Godwit 8 Dunlin 9 Wigeon 47 Common Scoter 3 Curlew Grey Heron 6 Sanderling [Paul Brayshaw]

Sunday 14 Aug Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 19:00, E0-2 0-8/8. Selected totals
2 Pied Flycatcher (2+. New arrivals in esplanade gardens 11.15-12.30 and undercliff 12.15-12.30) 19 Yellow Wagtail (Small groups in off during the morning) Black Tern (Slowly north 0714-0717) [Paul Brayshaw]

Wednesday 10 Aug Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 05:20 to 20:00, Ne0-3 0/8
9 Willow Warbler (Influx across seafront and gardens ) 20 Whitethroat Pied Flycatcher (Old parish churchyard bottom of Connaught avenue late pm) Lesser Whitethroat [Paul Brayshaw]

Sunday 31 Jul Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 09:00, Sw3-4 8/8, clearing rapidly at 8am then clouding up again. Selected totals movement to south
59 Swallow 2609 Swift (Quiet initially, then good passage 06-08 with no visible movement when the sky cleared. As cloud returned a light passage very high) 193 Sand Martin 3 House Martin [Paul Brayshaw]

Monday 25 Jul Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 21:00, W4-5 8-0-8/8
18 Curlew Hobby (Adult in off 0646 - during a period with little or no swift passage…) 14986 Swift (222 up to 0630, small groups then c200 per hour 1030–1430 then heavy passage from 1645 with birds arriving in off and flying southwest over the coastal strip. 1205 1645-1745 then typically 40-50/min peaking at 110/min 1930-2015) 7 Yellow Wagtail 415 Sand Martin (Most from late am through to evening) 205 Swallow (Most from late am through to evening) 3 Whimbrel 14 Common Tern [Paul Brayshaw]

Saturday 28 May Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 09:00, NNE3 3/8 high cloud, movement to north unless stated, selected totals
Reed Warbler (singing male on undercliff (migrant)) Cetti's Warbler (singing male on undercliff (at least one bird remaining although ranging quite widely day to day)) Fulmar (south) 27 Swift Peregrine Falcon (immature (prob male) in off @ 1224) Common Rosefinch (Flew north calling @ 0617. Very close view - red on face and chest plus rump indicating a male but not as bold as I might have expected for an adult male but more than for a typical 1st summer male) [Paul Brayshaw]

Friday 27 May Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 08:30, NW3, movement to south, selected totals
58 Kittiwake (groups of 3, 9, 10, 8, 6, 12, 10) 2 Fulmar [Paul Brayshaw]

Sunday 22 May Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 09:00, W1 becoming SE by 0800, high cloud, v hazy. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated
627 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (18 flocks heading east and away, all prior to 0630 (folloiwng 363 and 244 over the past two days)) Red-rumped Swallow (Single north over the Greensward at 0834) 18 Common Scoter [Paul Brayshaw]

Thursday 19 May Frinton-on-Sea

Frinton-on-Sea 13:00 to 14:00,
Mediterranean Gull (Full summer adult west end on seafront SE) 2 House Martin (House Martins & swallows flying around toilets west (tennis club end. SE) [Stephen Entwistle]