Date Details Sitename
Friday 14 Dec

Frinton-on-Sea 08:00 to 15:30, Intermittent watching to 10:00 then from 14:30 to dusk. Totals include a watch 10:15-11:15 by Ian Minton at Holland Haven.
374 Red-throated Diver (26N 348S (includes Holland Haven additional total 67S 20N). Included one striking bird with pale patches on back and upperwnig - assumed leucism) 1 Great Crested Grebe 8 Eider (groups of 6 (3 pairs) and 2 (pair) N) 5 Red-breasted Merganser (S) 6 Common Scoter (S) 1 Great Northern Diver (S @ 0908) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Saturday 08 Dec

Frinton-on-Sea 08:00 to 14:00, Selected totals
10 Great Skua (south) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Wednesday 05 Dec

Frinton-on-Sea 08:00 to 15:00, S4-SW2, rain early am clearing. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
62 Red-throated Diver (north) 2 Black-throated Diver (north) 3 Eider (1N 2S) 2 Velvet Scoter (@ 1230) 2 Great Skua (north @ 1245, 1433) 4 Whooper Swan (Probable - high flying adult large swans N over coastal strip@ 1132 - too directly overhead to confirm!) 28 Guillemot (including groups of 6,4 and 8. Majority soon after the rain ceased) 1 Black Guillemot (1st winter @ 1040 close-mid range) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Tuesday 04 Dec

Frinton-on-Sea 08:00 to 16:00, W1-2 0/8. Selected totals, movement to south
72 Fieldfare (5 flocks in off/S) 1 Great Northern Diver (N @ 1030) 8 Blackbird (in off) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Sunday 02 Dec

Frinton-on-Sea 08:00 to 14:00, Selected totals. Movement to south
3 Great Skua 13 White-fronted Goose (south with 28 Greylags @ 0957, 5ad) 427 Great Black-backed Gull [Paul Brayshaw]

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Tuesday 27 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 13:15 to 14:00, seawall by golf course
1 Snow Bunting [Liz Huxley]

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Tuesday 20 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:15 to 16:00, E6-7 8/8 showers. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated
45 Eider (Flocks of 22, 7, 4, 12) 1 Long-tailed Duck (S @ 0855 also seen Holland Haven) 3 Goldeneye (2S 1N) 4 Razorbill 3 Guillemot 14 Red-throated Diver 3 Black-throated Diver 4 Great Skua 3 Kittiwake (immatures) 1 Pomarine Skua (very pale headed juv @ 1136 (same bird seen earlier at Holland Haven then assumed sat on sea)) 1 Velvet Scoter 2 Red-breasted Merganser 2 Sooty Shearwater (slowly N 1319-1323, also seen at Holland Haven) 1 Little Gull [Paul Brayshaw]

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Sunday 18 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 16:00, E4-5 0/8. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
21 Common Scoter (20S 1N) 27 Eider (N, flocks of 5, 10, 12) 12 Red-throated Diver (10S 2N) 74 Gannet (N) 2 Goldeneye 1 Firecrest (Crescent Gardens) 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (@ 0838 wih DBB) 1 Little Gull (ad N) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Saturday 17 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 10:00, Selected totals, movement to south unless stated. Good wildfowl and wader movement.
585 Brent Goose (576S 9N) 3 Goldeneye (2S 1N) 36 Shelduck 24 Snipe ( S/in off) 11 Red-breasted Merganser 53 Common Scoter (45S 8N) 1 Black-throated Diver (v close N ) 1 Short-eared Owl (in off @ 0817) 2 Eider 2 Guillemot (N) 1 Swallow 1 Chiffchaff (undercliff) 20 Goldcrest (+ undercliff) 7 Red-throated Diver (3S 4N) 237 Common Gull 138 Great Black-backed Gull 350 Herring Gull (including many argentatus type adults) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Thursday 15 Nov

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 16:00, Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
116 Common Scoter 1 Swallow 1 Purple Sandpiper (seawall opposite GC) 1 Whinchat (GC edge (same bird as at Holland Haven previously, still present 17/11 at least)) 1 Wheatear (seawall by GC (same bird as recently here and at Holland Haven, still present 17/11 at least)) [Paul Brayshaw]

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