Date Details Sitename
Thursday 08 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 09:15, Selected totals, movement to south
1390 House Martin (including c1200 thorugh 0820-0840 just ahead of some rain) 8 Sand Martin 69 Siskin [Paul Brayshaw]

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Wednesday 07 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 06:45 to 12:00, W3 4/8 7-9am watch then glances from behind the desk. Movement to south. Fantastic mixed finch passage - more distant not ID'd
348 Meadow Pipit 1793 Goldfinch (104 flocks 1-66) 94 White / Pied Wagtail 5 Rock Pipit 262 Linnet (30 flocks 3-23) 148 Redpoll sp. (19 flocks 2-20) 918 Siskin (74 flocks 2-45) 485 Swallow 122 House Martin 12 Wheatear 5 Brambling 25 Greenfinch 5 Grey Wagtail 94 Skylark 52 Dunnock (including a group of 16 ) 109 Blue Tit (high flying birds over the seawall) 54 Great Tit (high flying birds over the seawall) 2 Crossbill 5 Reed Bunting 1 Short-eared Owl 1 Yellow Wagtail 1 Black Redstart (Fem/imm at Whalings beach hutws) 1 Sparrowhawk (in off) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Monday 05 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 17:00, Dry and lighter winds SW1-2. Selected totals, movement to south. A very busy birdy morning with lots more unidentified
54 White / Pied Wagtail 288 Meadow Pipit 754 Siskin (41 flocks 1- 65) 104 Linnet 17 Chiffchaff (undercliff area only) 473 Goldfinch 11 Greenfinch 5 Grey Wagtail 30 Crossbill (6,1,23) 87 Song Thrush (+ undercliff area and overhead movement) 15 Grey Heron (single flock south offshore) 143 Redpoll sp. (17 flocks 2-18) 54 Swallow 24 Blackcap (undercliff area - a very good count for here) 61 Chaffinch 14 Wheatear (greensward and beach plus overhead movement) 4 Redwing 2 Whinchat (undercliff) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Redstart (fem type along hedge between greensward and golf course) 32 Skylark 1 Short-eared Owl (offshore @ 0930) 3 Yellow Wagtail 6 Brambling 1 Osprey (slowly south close in offshore @ 1024 (subsequently seen at Holland Haven)) 1 Buzzard (in off) 1 Tree Pipit 1 Sand Martin 3 Rock Pipit [Paul Brayshaw]

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Saturday 03 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 06:45 to 18:45, Watches 0645-1300,1600-1845. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated. Morning watch with Liz Huxley and Simon Banks
11374 Brent Goose (11358S 16N - peak flock size of 2000+ fantastic and at times breathtaking movement) 58 Song Thrush 327 Common Scoter (326S 1N) 125 Teal (119S 6N) 1 Peregrine Falcon (immature male in off) 3 Short-eared Owl (single in off @ 0729, south far offshore @ 1027 and south close inshore @ 1620) 235 Wigeon (181S 54N) 61 Dunlin 9 Snipe ( in off) 3 Common Tern 10 Pochard 1 Gadwall 48 Robin 2 Tufted Duck 10 Grey Heron 52 Siskin 6 Mediterranean Gull 2 Yellow Wagtail 3 Pintail (north) 2 Scaup (singles with Common Scoter flocks) 54 Gannet (24S 30N) 1 Red-breasted Merganser (north) 4 Sandwich Tern (2S 2N) 8 Blackcap 1 Redstart (undercliff below Eton Road (around toilet block)) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Friday 02 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 07:30 to 17:30, Concerted watch to 12:30 then casually from house. E7-8 occ rain. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
1889 Brent Goose (1885S 4N) 436 Wigeon 346 Teal 102 Common Scoter (101S 1N (primarily a single flock of 85 mid-m)) 118 Gannet (5S 113N - high proportion of ad or near ad) 5 Grey Heron (single group in off) 5 Arctic Skua (1S 4N) 1 Great Skua (N) 2 Leach's Petrel (@ 0838 (thanks to Simon Cox for picking up at Holland Haven) and 1040) 41 Pintail 1 Red-throated Diver [Paul Brayshaw]

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Thursday 01 Oct

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 17:30, W1-NW3 heavy overnight rain. Selected totals, movement to south
55 Dunnock (notable influx into seafront gardens and undercliff) 563 Siskin (a slow start but then heavy passage, primarily just inland over the town. 33 flocks1- 60) 2 Hobby [Paul Brayshaw]

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Tuesday 29 Sep

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 17:30, N1-NW3, cloud and murk initially. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
315 Meadow Pipit 152 Siskin 34 Redpoll sp. 22 Linnet 92 Goldfinch 88 Swallow 1 Hobby 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail in off 1505-1510) 1 Arctic Skua (north) 1 Cory's Shearwater (Bit of an adrenaline rush, fortuitously initially picked up in bins from behind the desk. Slowly south mid-distance 1635-1642) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Monday 28 Sep

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 18:30, N4-0 8/8 slowly clearing. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated
240 Common Scoter 181 Gannet 878 Siskin (63 flocks 2-52, many coming in off) 7 Great Skua 1 Pomarine Skua 6 Arctic Skua 4 Guillemot 122 Teal 229 Wigeon 1 Lapland Bunting (@ 0738) 1 Scaup 7 Red-throated Diver (6S 1N) 1 Great Northern Diver (south) 1 Tree Pipit 1 Puffin (@ 0834) 2 Red-breasted Merganser 1 Eider 1 Woodcock (in off) 1 Long-tailed Skua (@ 0933) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Sunday 27 Sep

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 19:00, N6-8 8/8 occ showers, mod vis. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated
22 Song Thrush 2 Redpoll sp. 145 Brent Goose (112S 33N) 142 Gannet (80S 62N) 452 Wigeon (wildfowl flocks coming in from the S-SE and then tracking the coast north) 37 Teal 38 Siskin 5 Arctic Skua 3 Guillemot 63 Pintail 366 Common Scoter 1 Brambling 1 Goldeneye 1 Short-eared Owl (in off) [Paul Brayshaw]

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Saturday 26 Sep

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 19:00, NW4-7 occ rain. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
140 Meadow Pipit 99 House Martin 338 Siskin 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose 1 Merlin (male in off) 2 Hobby 6 Redpoll sp. 2 Red-breasted Merganser (north) 1 Arctic Skua 1 Short-eared Owl ( in off) 2 Kittiwake (N (juvs)) [Paul Brayshaw]

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