Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 22 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 14:00, Early watch then glances to sea during the day. Selected totals, movement to south unless indicated
94 Skylark 1 Brambling 40 Robin 76 Gannet (north) 1 Short-eared Owl (in off and south @0957) 1 Woodlark (Calling high south @ 0908) 279 Goldfinch 51 Common Scoter (17N 34S) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Monday 21 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 16:00, Light SE overnight then rain from 0630 N4. Early watch then glances to sea during the day.
343 Redwing (c200 pre dawn, then 143 in off at first light) 94 Blackbird (c30 pre dawn then 64 in off at first light) 30 Fieldfare 62 Robin (+ large influx onto undercliff apparent once the rain stopped) 49 Common Scoter 33 Dunnock (+ including a group of 8 in a small bare tree on The Esplande) 1 Guillemot (North) 2 Black Redstart (fem type on beach below Third Avenue plus a male on seawall south of beach huts adjacent to GC (per PRD)) 40 Goldcrest (+ marked influx apparent once the rain stopped) 26 Gannet (North) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 19 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 14:00, SW3-4 8/8 clearing to 0/8. Movement to south, passage best observed from seawall adjacent to GC where focused flight lines
2765 Goldfinch 182 Meadow Pipit 3 Siskin 31 Swallow 981 Linnet 1 Redpoll sp. 709 Stock Dove 172 Wood Pigeon 9 Grey Wagtail 52 Chaffinch 134 Skylark 16 Greenfinch 2 Brambling 3 Twite (@ 0845, callling, two pink rumped males) 1 Bearded Tit (+ in reed below southern most beach hut adj GC) 21 Reed Bunting [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 18 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 13:00, SW4-5 rain clearing to 0/8 and SW6. Movement to south. Selected totals
392 Dunlin 1 Velvet Scoter (very close male @ 0818) 2 Arctic Skua 124 Goldfinch 1 Purple Sandpiper (on sea wall rocks opposite GC) 1 Woodlark (calling bird low over GC @ 1220) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Thursday 17 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 15:30, SW2-3 initially 8/8 slowly clearing. Massive movement to south at all heights and ranges, selected totals
733 Wood Pigeon 4475 Goldfinch (in 216 flocks up to 80 strong) 171 Meadow Pipit 74 White / Pied Wagtail 619 Chaffinch 22 Reed Bunting 1243 Linnet 6 Jay 104 Swallow 91 Skylark 2 Grey Wagtail 46 Siskin 6 Brambling 475 Starling 32 Greenfinch 18 Redpoll sp. 1 Short-eared Owl 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 Wheatear [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Wednesday 02 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 08:45 to 10:30,
3 Wheatear (on golf course) 4 Stonechat 3 Chiffchaff 1 Blackcap 2 Song Thrush 3 Swallow 8 Sandwich Tern (north) 2 Purple Sandpiper (on rocks 2/3 way along GC) 3 Mediterranean Gull 10 Reed Bunting [Richard Allen]

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 28 Sep

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 13:00, W4, 1-6/8. Selected totals. Movement to south or in off unless stated
606 Meadow Pipit (initially movement to S, then birds in off) 57 Chaffinch 72 Goldfinch 33 Pied Wagtail 99 Swallow 45 Linnet 12 Greenfinch 1 Swift 50 House Martin 1 Pomarine Skua (intermediate phase adult N @ 0814) 1 Spoonbill (in off over GC and inland @ 0916 (thanks to Matt Lonsdale for getting the news out quickly!)) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 27 Sep

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 15:00, Early watch then glances to sea during the day. Selected totals, movement to the south
330 Meadow Pipit 42 Goldfinch 23 Chaffinch 9 Yellow Wagtail 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 68 Sand Martin 743 Swallow 637 House Martin 1 Rock Pipit [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Tuesday 24 Sep

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 17:15, S5-7 rain am, brighter W3-4 in pm. Casual glances to sea during the day
1247 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (South in 24 flocks up to 165 strong. Majority in a few larger flocks in the pm) 8 Pintail (S) 14 Gannet (N) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Sunday 22 Sep

Frinton-on-Sea 10:45 to 10:45, Path between tennis club and golf course
1 Redstart [Simon Satchell]

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 18:00, Selected totals, movement to south. With D Stile early am, also S Satchell and S Papps for a time.
151 Wigeon 686 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 23 Sandwich Tern (19S 4N) 15 Common Tern (12S 3N) 14 Common Scoter (11S 3N) 26 Teal 15 Gannet (N) 1 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Ruff 2 Shoveler 2 Pintail 7 Grey Heron 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker ( in off the sea) 4 Arctic Skua [Paul Brayshaw]

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