Date Details Sitename
Thursday 10 Jun

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 08:00, SW1 0/8
1 Great White Egret (north over the town @ 0642 having been seen a few minutes earlier passing Holland Haven by Matt Lonsdale) 1 Hoopoe (one flew across greensward and then inland @ 0745, possibly came in off) 8 Swift (nice screaming party focused around Read House, The Esplanade - not a usual breeding area) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Tuesday 01 Jun

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 08:00, E2 0/8 mod vis, selected totals
126 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (north in 5 flocks. Surely can't be many more to come - always amazes me how many must be hiding in the outer Thames area until late May) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Saturday 29 May

Frinton-on-Sea 04:30 to 06:30, E-NE2-3 8/8 initially then clearing. Selected totals movement to north unless stated
128 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (north) 14 Kittiwake (south) 25 Common Scoter (north) 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Tennis Club and old Parish Church) 2 Reed Warbler (apparent new arrivals, singing birds out of habitat along the undercliff) 4 Fulmar (south (at least one additional individual seen at The Naze later in the morning)) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Friday 28 May

Frinton-on-Sea 05:00 to 09:00, NW-W2-3. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated
935 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Another strong push of late departing birds) 52 Common Scoter 1 Hobby (in off) 2 Fulmar 10 Kittiwake (south) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Thursday 27 May

Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 20:30, NW2 8/8 mod vis, later SE1 0/8. Selected totals, concerted watch to 07:30. Movement to north unless stated
801 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (18 flocks 2-88 all early morning, another strong late May pulse (284 yesterday)) 217 Common Scoter (6 flocks throughout the morning 12, 42, 35, 64, 40, 24) 3 Fulmar (south) 1 Curlew (south - first returning "autumn" bird?) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (in from SE) 12 Gannet [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Tuesday 25 May

Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 20:40, NW2 4/8 occ showers. Selected totals.
224 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (north) 3 Gannet (south) 14 Kittiwake (south) 1 Fulmar (south) 16 Common Scoter (north) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Monday 24 May

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 16:00, SW5-2 heavy showers following stronger winds overnight. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
22 Gannet 2 Grey Plover 30 Kittiwake (north) 2 Fulmar 26 Common Scoter (north) 18 Sanderling (north) 11 Manx Shearwater (1 @ 1130, 8 distant @ 1146, 2 @ 1256. Very unexpected but seemingly part of a large displacement up the English Channel into the southern North Sea) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Sunday 23 May

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 08:15, SWS3-SW5 8/8. Selected totals movement to north unless stated
70 Gannet (south) 1 Great Northern Diver (summer plumaged N @ 0620) 298 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (north) 5 Fulmar 1 Red-throated Diver [Paul Brayshaw]

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Saturday 22 May

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 20:00, NW4-NE2 8/8. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
17 Fulmar 95 Gannet (93S 2N) 167 Kittiwake (104S 63N. A few early am but some lovely close groups, then distant passage to the south, and a pulse close north 1730-1745 ahead of rain. Most unusual for time of year) 53 Common Scoter (north) 1 Razorbill (north, also two large auk sp) 1 Red-throated Diver [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 21 May

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 18:00, SW-WSW8-9 8/8 occ rain. Selected totals
24 Gannet (17S 7N) 16 Fulmar (N) 9 Kittiwake (N) 173 Swift (in/south) 4 Manx Shearwater (3 @ 1107, 1@ 1229, also on distant shearwater sp almost certainly Manx @1015) [Paul Brayshaw]

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