Date Details Sitename
Friday 19 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 08:00 to 15:00, NE1-NW1, 4-8/8, good vis. Selected totals, passerines moving to north or in off, wildfowl etc to south. Also 12+ Porpoise
87 Wigeon (84S 3N) 4 Red-breasted Merganser 597 Goldfinch 354 Chaffinch 5 Redwing 19 Redpoll sp. 409 Skylark 3690 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (3674S 16N - passage generally distant, coming in from SE) 146 Siskin 37 Brambling 38 Blackbird 3 Chiffchaff 13 Red-throated Diver (12S 1N) 3 Short-eared Owl (single in off @ 0942, 0951, 1452) 42 Mediterranean Gull (another heavy passage for here) 1 Sandwich Tern 1 Arctic Skua (N @ 0953) 15 Gannet (N) 6 Great White Egret (south and out to sea @ 1027 - possibly came out from Hamford Water or Stour/Orwell) 33 Goldcrest (first birds noted here this October - marked influx, count from a limited area as more focus on the sea and diurnal passage) 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (first heard calling in undercliff sycamores @ 1100, watched feeding, then flew into Esplande front gardens and inland @ 1124. Presumed a fresh arrival) 3 Eider (Pair south plus a female offshore) 1 Great Skua (N @ 1316) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Monday 15 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 08:00 to 18:00, NE2, drizzle early, murky at times, 8/8. Very little bar a small arrival off the sea. Selected totals, movement to south
18 Brambling (Including several small groups on the undercliff early on) 213 Chaffinch 26 Blackbird [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Sunday 14 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 18:00, SW1 v warm, later N3-4 drizzle. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated. Diurnal Goldfinch passage v slow still
36 Robin (Influx on undercliff) 32 Dunnock (Influx on undercliff) 68 Song Thrush (Lots pre-dawn on undercliff, moving off inland) 34 Reed Bunting 64 Mediterranean Gull (Heavy passage during the pm in particular) 7 Brambling 4 Redpoll sp. 86 Meadow Pipit 115 Chaffinch 207 Goldfinch 55 Siskin 15 Rook 2573 Black-headed Gull (Strong early morning movement ex roost of c2200) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Tuesday 09 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 09:15, SW2 0/8. Selected totals
1 Red-breasted Flycatcher (1st winter in garden at the corner of Raglan Road and The Esplanade, on view from pavement 0830-0838 when flew behind house and out of sight into private gardens) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (Single still on undercliff just north off Connaught Avenue and in The Crescent park) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Monday 08 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 18:00, SW2-3 4-8/8
1 Yellow-browed Warbler (At least one (probably two) on undercliff in area from Connaught Avenue and sycamore clump to north. Very vocal at times (heard from the house during late pm)) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Sunday 07 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 06:45 to 18:30, N-NE3 reducing to calm, cloud clearing from dawn. Selected totals, movement generally south/in off
503 Chaffinch 111 Siskin 123 Meadow Pipit 12 Brambling 20 Mediterranean Gull 863 Brent Goose (854S 9N, including one flock >100 (my first big autumn flock)) 50 Goldfinch 4 Redpoll sp. 41 Common Scoter 1 Pomarine Skua (Subadult offshore 0700-0717 chasing gulls then flew north) 1 Great Skua (north) 1 Arctic Skua (north) 3 Swallow 44 Gannet (north) 38 Skylark 78 Common Gull 1 Red-breasted Merganser 7 Red-throated Diver 2 Black-throated Diver 1 Osprey (South over town @ 1105, also seen Felixstowe, Naze, Holland Haven) 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (+ multiple sightings during the day, two seen together on the undercliff north of Connaught Avenue late morning, and again south of Connaught Avenue late pm. Bird heard calling from former location throughout the pm, also one seen and heard in St Mary's churchyard - suspect 3-4 present) 1 Short-eared Owl (in off @ 1630 (NB different to two other birds in /off at The Naze during the pm)) 1 Yellow Wagtail [Paul Brayshaw]

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Saturday 06 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 17:30, N1 misty, later NE4-5 rain. Selected totals, movement to south or in off unless stated. Big arrival of birds in the rain
53 Blackbird 21 Song Thrush 67 Meadow Pipit 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (One in St Mary's churchyard am, second brighter individual on undercliff at end of Connaught Avenue 1630-1730 at least) 105 Redwing 197 Starling 9 Mediterranean Gull 1948 Chaffinch (Big pulse as rain started with flocks arriving through the pm. Most Brambling 5 Fieldfare 34 Swallow 3 House Martin 19 Gannet (18S 1N) 1 Jackdaw (showing characteristics of eastern ssp on greensward in pm) 4 Reed Bunting (example of birds arriving in - singles on the lower promenade in the late pm rain) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Monday 01 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 08:00 to 18:00, N2 0/8 increasing N4-5, later 8/8. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated
1 Manx Shearwater (@ 1450) 68 Gannet 1 Black-throated Diver (N @ 1745) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 29 Sep

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 09:30, NW2-3 2/8 very hazy viewing at sea. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated
1 Manx Shearwater (@ 0710, undertook a more distant shearwater that was too hazy in poor light for definitive ID but probably a Balearic) 3 Brambling 31 Siskin [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Tuesday 25 Sep

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 14:00, SW2-3 0-2/8. Selected totals, movement to south
3 Brambling (My first of the autumn) 44 Siskin [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea 19:00 to 19:00, NW1-2
1 Whooper Swan (juvenile found on the sea off Holland Haven earlier in the day was still present offshore north of Frinton at dusk) [Paul Brayshaw]

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