Date Details Sitename
Tuesday 10 Sep

Tilbury 08:15 to 09:00, Broken cloud, light W wind, rising tide
3 Common Tern (Up river) 2 Sandwich Tern (Up river then out again 10 mins later) [Paul Larkin]

Monday 09 Sep

Tilbury 07:30 to 09:00, Cloudy with light rain, SE breeze, rising tide
8 Common Tern (Single flock up river and out again) 1 Arctic Tern (Juv up and out with flock of Commons) 1 Tufted Duck (One up river then over the sea wall into the moat) 29 Mallard (On STW outfall) 12 Teal (First of the Autumn on STW outfall) 9 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort) [Paul Larkin]

Sunday 08 Sep

Tilbury 09:00 to 10:30,
1 Eider (Drifting down with the tide) 12 Common Tern (Up river) 1 Raven (Over the river) [Paul Larkin]

Saturday 07 Sep

Tilbury 15:00 to 16:00, Sunny, strong NNW wind, rising tide
33 Common Tern (Two flocks 26&7 up river) 1 Hobby (Over from Kent) 1 Sparrowhawk (Over from Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Wednesday 28 Aug

Tilbury 08:00 to 09:00, Overcast, showers, light SW wind, rising tide
498 Common Tern (Largest flock 118, all flew high up river bar the final flock of 93 which flew high south into Kent) 2 Arctic Tern (High up river with Commons) 4 Little Tern (High up river with Commons) [Paul Larkin]

Monday 26 Aug

Tilbury 08:00 to 09:15, Fine and sunny, light E wind, pollution haze, rising tide
76 Little Tern (Flock of 18 over high located on call, further flocks low, fishing their way up river, largest flock 31) 2 Sandwich Tern (Up river. Others heard calling presumably too high to locate.) 19 Common Tern (Low up river in small groups) [Paul Larkin]

Saturday 24 Aug

Tilbury 15:00 to 15:30, Fine and sunny strong E breeze
125 Common Tern (Roosting on the shore near the old landfill and feeding in Gravesend reach. All spiralled up high and flew up river, later 79 returned down river.) [Paul Larkin]

Friday 23 Aug

Tilbury 07:30 to 08:30, Fine and sunny, light E wind, falling tide
2 Raven (Over south into Kent) 1 Marsh Harrier (Over from Kent) 1 Common Sandpiper (Over from Kent) 30 Common Tern (Up river, largest flock 23) [Paul Larkin]

Wednesday 21 Aug

Tilbury 07:30 to 08:45, Fine and sunny, light W wind, falling tide
187 Common Tern (Largest flock 93 all high up river bar nine which returned down) 2 Sandwich Tern (With flock of nine Common Tern all eventually turned and went back down river) 1 Common Sandpiper (Over from Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Tuesday 13 Aug

Tilbury 15:00 to 16:00, Sunshine, some cloud, warm with SW 3 breeze, ebbing/low tide
1975 Avocet (on foreshore from Coalhouse Fort to Mucking Bay, counted from Cliffe) 58 Grey Plover (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, counted from Cliffe) 120 Curlew (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, counted from Cliffe) 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, one flying across to Higham Bight) 210 Black-tailed Godwit (on foreshore near Coalhouse Fort, before arrival of roosting birds from Cliffe) [Murray Orchard]