Date Details Sitename
Saturday 30 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:30 to 14:30, Variable cloud, occ showers in am, N0-E3, movement to south unless stated
220 Red-throated Diver 5 Black-throated Diver 3 Great Northern Diver 122 Cormorant (55S 67N) 1 Shag 42 Wigeon 22 Eider (N single flock, 8 adult males) 1 Goosander (male) 3 Long-tailed Duck (N @ 1319, assumed bird seen on sea offshore Holland Haven by Max Martin earlier) 711 Common Scoter (709S 2N in 40 groups) 3 Great Crested Grebe (2N 1S) 1 Red-necked Grebe (N) 1 Great Skua 2 Pomarine Skua (1S @ 1210, 1N @ 1342) 2 Guillemot (N) 1 Kittiwake (v scarce so far this autumn) 1 Arctic Tern (juv N @ 0955, first picked up at Holland Haven by Max Martin) 11 Gannet (N) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Friday 29 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 13:00, NW-N2-3 0/8. Still some diurnal migration with larks and pipits arriving in off
2 Snow Bunting (S over greensward, presumed same birds then on seawall/golf course by raised tee) 32 Skylark 24 Meadow Pipit [Paul Brayshaw]

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Tuesday 26 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 10:30 to 10:30,
1 Velvet Scoter (S) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Sunday 24 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 15:00, SW2 8/8. Selected totals
76 Red-throated Diver (67S 9N) 1 Black-throated Diver (N) 1 Great Northern Diver (N) 12 Gannet (N) 32 Eider (14N, 6+2S, 10N) 1 Great Skua (N) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Sunday 17 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 14:30 to 15:30, Seawall towards Holland
2 Stonechat 3 Short-eared Owl (2 quartering the field directly south of the golf course and one over marsh further south) [Brian Combes]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 15 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:30 to 12:30, NE2-6, occ showers. Early watch then looks to sea during the morning. Selected totals
1 Common Scoter (31N 62S) 8 Eider (N (1+7 - group of 8 at Holland Haven lost one before reaching Frinton!)) 51 Wigeon (12N 39S) 4 Goldeneye (N) 1 Kittiwake (N) 366 Starling (in off) 4 Red-breasted Merganser (1N 3S) 3 Great Skua (N) 2 Pomarine Skua (S @ 1000 and 1028, latter bird then sat on sea, former also seen at Holland Haven) 1 Song Thrush (in off) 1 Little Auk (N @ 1046, also seen at Holland Haven) 5 Shoveler (N) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Tuesday 05 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 17:00, N2 occ light showers pm. Selected totals, movement to south
6 Swallow (following 13 on 04/11 and 14 on 03/11) 509 Common Scoter (9 flocks from 1430 to dusk 1-125) 3 Eider 1 Sooty Shearwater (North fairly close in @ 1625 - rather unexpected given the conditions!) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Friday 01 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 11:00, SE4-5 rain. Comprehensive coverage of all roads in the gates between Connaught and Central Avenues
144 Blackbird (Large influx of continental birds) 5 Fieldfare 4 Redwing 2 Song Thrush 130 Goldcrest (Groups throughout the town, gardens, street trees etc. Largest groups at St Mary's Churchyard Old Road (22), Pedlars Wood (40+)) 14 Firecrest (1 in Esplanade gardens, 3 St Mary's churchyard (Old Road), 1 o/s 11 Harold Road, 4 Crescent Gardens, 1 junction of Hadleigh Road and St Marys Road, 4+ Pedlars Wood (possibly 8)) 1 Merlin (male rather bizzarely in the Crescent gardens) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Tuesday 29 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 16:00, NE2 showers initially, later E4 and brighter. Early watch then on and off (totals include from Liz Huxley). Movement to south.
120 Blackbird (+ (heavy nocturnal movement ongoing as I type, 100s additional)) 1848 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (1827S 21N) 11 Shelduck 87 Teal 672 Common Scoter (670S (49 flocks) 2N) 43 Gannet (north) 2 Firecrest (passed through front garden (didn't get to look in the bushes today!)) 313 Wigeon 36 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Scaup (male with Scoter and Teal @ 0738) 2 Goosander 5 Goldeneye 2 Short-eared Owl (singles south offshore @ 0755 and 0828) 2782 Starling (big arrival around the showers and then continuing all day) 1 Arctic Tern (north) 2 Mallard 3 Shoveler 1 Great Skua 1 Great Northern Diver (summer plumaged bird north @ 0844 - appeared to come off the sea) 1 Long-tailed Duck (@ 0850) 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail N @ 0912) 1 Velvet Scoter (per Liz) 1 Bean Goose (south with Brent, indeterminate race @ 1324) 1 Arctic Skua (north) 5 Pintail 4 Gadwall 2 Eider 4 Redwing (+ (heavy nocturnal movement ongoing as I type, 100s additional)) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Monday 28 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 16:00, Early watch then glances to sea during the day. N2 0/8, later NE2-3 8/9. Selected totals, movement to south
298 Starling 126 Wood Pigeon 48 Goldfinch 6 Swallow 268 Fieldfare (Four flocks v high, others heard but not seen - suspect a strong passage high over the coast) 2 Siskin 3 Brambling 323 Common Scoter (19 groups, 1-40.) 14 Gannet (North) 2 Long-tailed Duck (with c35 scoter @ 1555 - a lucky glance to sea at the right moment!) [Paul Brayshaw]

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