Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 16 Oct

Tilbury 08:00 to 09:00, Misty early, sunny later, falling tide
19 Shelduck (On the foreshore in front of the fort) 50 Teal (On the foreshore in front of the fort) 129 Mallard (On the STW) 24 Black-tailed Godwit (On the foreshore in front of the fort) 10 Brent Goose (Single flock in from the NW then over to Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Sunday 14 Oct

Tilbury 14:00 to 16:00, Drizzle, misty, N wind, HT
47 Teal (On foreshore by the fort) 2 Gadwall (On STW outfall) 98 Mallard (On STW outfall) 13 Shelduck (On foreshore by the fort) 46 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by the fort) 1 Black-necked Grebe (Drifting up on the tide) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Thursday 11 Oct

Tilbury 08:00 to 09:00, Strong SE wind, broken cloud, rising tide
20 Shelduck (On foreshore near the fort) 48 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore near the fort) 56 Teal (On foreshore near the fort) 72 Mallard (On STW outfall) 1 Shoveler (On STW outfall) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Caught a pigeon in Kent and flew over the river dropping pigeon mid stream. The pigeon last seen swimming down river being follow by gull flock!) 18 White-fronted Goose (Single flock of wild geese, probably this species, flew up high and then returned down river) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Thursday 04 Oct

Tilbury 09:00 to 10:00, Overcast, light SW wind, falling tide
41 Black-tailed Godwit (On the foreshore by the fort) 11 Shelduck (On foreshore by the fort) 47 Teal (On foreshore by the fort) 92 Mallard (On STW outfall) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Saturday 29 Sep

Tilbury 07:30 to 09:00, Fine and sunny, light wind, LT
78 Teal (On STW outfall) 76 Mallard (On the STW) 3 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by the fort) 1 Curlew (On foreshore by the fort) 2 Peregrine Falcon (One on the mast of the drilling ship, the other over from Kent then on the P Stn remnants. Disparity in size suggests a pair) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Thursday 27 Sep

Tilbury 10:30 to 14:00, Fine and sunny, light SW wind, rising tide
3 Buzzard 8 Little Egret (Six in the fort, two on the foreshore east of the P Stn) 21 Little Grebe (In the moat) 45 House Martin (A flock perching on the vertical section of the fort walls and occasionally flying out catching insects then returning to perch, just like flycatchers. Never seen this behaviour before) 1 Grey Heron (In the fort) 87 Mallard (On STW outfall) 28 Teal (On STW outfall) 46 Black-tailed Godwit (31 on foreshore by the fort, the rest to the east of the P Stn) 14 Ringed Plover (On foreshore to the east of the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Tuesday 25 Sep

Tilbury 07:30 to 09:00, Fine and sunny, rising tide
1 Bar-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by the fort) 6 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by the fort) 97 Mallard (On STW outfall) 43 Teal (On STW outfall) 18 Common Tern (Up river) 3 Arctic Tern (Juvs up river) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Sunday 23 Sep

Tilbury 13:15 to 16:00, Overcast and rain at first then clearing to sun, HT, all raptors occurred after clearance
5 Gannet (Single flock into Gravesend Reach then down river) 56 Common Tern (Up river, largest flock 28) 1 Arctic Tern (Adult up river with Common Terns) 1 Canada Goose (On the river, later on foreshore) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult drifting down river) 1 Marsh Harrier (Over east) 4 Sparrowhawk (Over west) 2 Buzzard (Over east) 1 Red Kite (Over NW) 7 Arctic Skua (Single flock soaring over Gravesend Reach, then down river) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Thursday 06 Sep

Tilbury 10:30 to 13:00, Fine and sunny light WNW wind, HT
16 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by the ferry terminal) 6 Little Egret (In the moat) 2 Grey Heron (In the moat) Kingfisher (In the moat) 14 Little Grebe (In the moat) 11 Common Tern (Single flock up river) 45 Goldfinch (Feeding on teasels near the STW) 6 Buzzard (Flock of six adults drifting west) 2 Raven (Over west, last seen rolling and tumbling over West Thurrock) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Tuesday 04 Sep

Tilbury 14:30 to 17:00, Overcast, N wind, rising tide
201 Common Tern (Up river, largest flock 58) 5 Black Tern (Up river) 5 Teal (Up river) [Paul Larkin]

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