Date Details Sitename
Thursday 12 Sep

Leigh-on-Sea 12:00 to 13:00, High tide
7 Swallow (heading south) 90 Little Egret (on Two Tree island saltmarsh) 1 Chiffchaff 3 Sandwich Tern [Alan Shearring]

Wednesday 12 Sep

Leigh-on-Sea 11:45 to 12:00, Tide coming in
1 Peregrine Falcon (large female hunting the tide line forced a black headed gull down into the water to escape) 1 Sandwich Tern 5 Swallow (heading north) [Alan Shearring]

Monday 22 May

Leigh-on-Sea , 12:50 to 13:00, Tide going out. Warm. From Bell Wharf. Wall butterfly flew past
240 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Great White Egret (On the exposed mud), 40 Swift, 2 House Martin (Gathering mud) [Alan Shearring]

Thursday 29 Sep

Leigh-on-Sea 07:30 to 19:00, Strong gust,windy with shower@ 11:30Bright late on wind dropped 18:00
1 Kingfisher (On Bell Wharf edge then creek on mud bank fishing Ray Gut) 1 Great White Egret (1 mid morning moving up creek with Little Egret to roost as tide came up) 134 Little Egret (One coloured ring to distant to read) 120 Knot (Two tree Island, one coloured ringed bird with Niger ring & inscription not read) 600 Black-tailed Godwit (Two tree lagoon) 41 Greenshank (All two tree lagoon) 87 Ringed Plover 58 Dunlin 3000 Wigeon (1Leucistic individual, Apricot coloured, fantastic, my bird of the day) 106 Curlew (Coloured ringed individual read close in Bell Wharf) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Tiercel hunting mudflats) 2 Curlew Sandpiper (Both juveniles) 1 Mediterranean Gull 2079 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (R7N6 male paired to R7NH female29/03/2013 Weston Shore Southampton with two juveniles, I read these last 17/03/2016 Chilling-Warsash Solent- RANU female paired to unhinged bird,30/01/2011 Black Point Hayling Island ringed as a juvenile, I read this bird on the 17/01/2016 at West Wittering.O=RP female 08/02/1996 Powderham, Exe Estuary, Devon. First sighting in 20years rings very worn & discoloured chipped right ring.L=B6 male Bird Island Lydia Bay Siberia, my last sighting was 29/09/2013 this bird was observed on Terschelling 06/04/2016 by my Dutch colleague Jacob, is observed on Brittany Coast annually GRYU female 10/01/2007 Petit Sablia St Denis Ile d'Oleron.GRYP female 10/01/2007 Petit Sablia St Denis Ile d'OleronUnrelated females observed first bird in the am second bird pm both regularly winter on the Biscay Coast.These records show the vast importance of Leigh on Sea as a migratory point for many Brent that still have a substantial journey South.The Zostera .Eel Grass is probably the thickest i have ever seen it this year & there is a vast amount washed up already on the beaches -shoreline at Leigh & Chalkwell it is normal washed up like this by the second week of October.) 1 Whinchat (Two tree Island) 65 Grey Plover 22 Golden Plover 159 Black-headed Gull (1 white ring- 2 orange ringed birds) 45 Herring Gull (5 Orange ringed birds presumably all Thames Gull Group 1 red ring Orfordness maybe. 1 Blue Ring) 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull (2 Orange Birds) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Lagoon Two Tree separate from Blackwits) 200 Turnstone (At least, will check in future around cockle sheds at high tide for ringed birds) [David Low]

Thursday 15 Sep

Leigh-on-Sea 10:10 to 10:10, High tide, misty. HOT
22 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (in two groups in the middle of the Thames) 45 Grey Plover 50 Little Egret (disturbed from Two Tree Island) [Alan Shearring]

Wednesday 09 Sep

Leigh-on-Sea 08:45 to 08:50, Autumnal chill, with a few rain spots
38 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up ending on flood tide outer reaches of Two Tree Island feeding on Zostera beds, all adults) 150 Wigeon [David Low]