Date Details Sitename
Wednesday 26 Jun

Tilbury 10:00 to 14:00, Overcast, NE breeze, falling tide
5 Little Egret (In the moat) 17 Lapwing (In the fort. Two very territorial and so may have chicks, none seen though) 7 Mallard (Three in the fort, four on the foreshore) 2 Grey Heron (In the fort) 1 Little Ringed Plover (Adult In the fort) 1 Shelduck (Adult plus two downy young, one well grown young and one intermediate) 1 Great Crested Grebe (In the moat) 6 Oystercatcher (On the foreshore) 4 Ringed Plover (Two on the new landfill, two on the foreshore) 1 Buzzard (Over the new landfill) 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Sub adult on the foreshore) 1 Common Gull (First summer on the foreshore) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult in off from Kent) 53 Swift (Hawking low over the fort) 4 Little Grebe (In the moat) [Paul Larkin]

Tuesday 28 May

Tilbury 10:30 to 13:30, Broken cloud, showers, NW breeze, falling tide
4 Little Egret (In the fort) 10 Shelduck (Seven plus four downy young in the fort, three on the foreshore) 2 Lapwing (Pair) 1 Cuckoo (Male near the STW) 11 Mallard (Two in the fort, nine on the foreshore) 2 Ringed Plover (A pair plus two downy young on the new landfill) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult NW over the new landfill) 2 Stock Dove (On the new landfill) 2 Canada Goose (West over the new landfill) 6 Oystercatcher (On foreshore by the P Stn) [Paul Larkin]

Saturday 25 May

Tilbury 08:00 to 09:00, Overcast, drizzly rain, light NW wind, falling tide
8 Kittiwake (Single flock of adults up river) 23 Swift 1 Marsh Harrier (Over the landfill) 1 Lapwing (Displaying) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adult and 2nd summer up river) [Paul Larkin]

Thursday 16 May

Tilbury 09:00 to 12:00, Fine and sunny, E wind, rising tide
32 Arctic Tern (Flocks of 3,7,8, & 14 down river) 13 Swift 4 Little Ringed Plover 2 Little Egret (In the fort) 2 Oystercatcher (On the foreshore by the ferry terminal) 2 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Cuckoo (In the P Stn) 1 Nightingale (In the STW) 3 Common Tern (Down river, probably local birds) 12 Mallard (In the fort, all drakes bar one) 2 Grey Heron (In the fort) 7 Shelduck (In the fort) [Paul Larkin]

Saturday 04 May

Tilbury 08:00 to 09:00, Fine and sunny, cold, strong NNW wind
1 Hobby (Over NNW from Kent) 3 Swift [Paul Larkin]

Friday 19 Apr

Tilbury 10:00 to 12:00, Fine and sunny, light E wind, rising tide
26 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort) 2 Shelduck (On foreshore in front of the fort) 4 Teal (On STW outfall) [Paul Larkin]

Thursday 11 Apr

Tilbury 10:15 to 13:45, Broken cloud, strong NE wind, LT
2 Little Ringed Plover (In the fort) 1 Mute Swan (In the fort) 19 Shelduck (Four in the fort, eight on foreshore by the fort, the rest on foreshore by the old landfill) 23 Mallard (Five in the fort, 16 on STW outfall, the rest on foreshore near the new landfill) 201 Teal (Eight in the fort, 12 on STW outfall, 181 on foreshore by old landfill) 1 Grey Heron (In the fort) 1 Little Egret (In the fort) 2 Gadwall (On STW outfall) 1 Green Sandpiper (In the fort) 2 Blackcap (Singles in the STW and near the new landfill) 1 Chiffchaff (In the STW) 2 Oystercatcher (On foreshore near the new landfill) 1 Buzzard (Over the new landfill) 5 Curlew (On foreshore by new landfill) 2 Ringed Plover (On foreshore by new landfill) 4 Skylark (Singing on old landfill) 1 Garganey (Drake asleep with Teal on foreshore by old landfill) 2 Red-legged Partridge (On the old landfill) 115 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore by old landfill) 1 Whitethroat (Near new landfill) 3 Redshank (On foreshore by old landfill) [Paul Larkin]

Sunday 24 Mar

Tilbury 10:00 to 11:30, Fine and sunny, light NW wind, LT
1 Raven (Tumbling over the P Stn) 17 Buzzard (Groups of four W and N, groups of four and three S, single S and E in addition two local pairs up several times to intercept!) [Paul Larkin]

Tuesday 19 Mar

Tilbury 10:00 to 10:30, Broken cloud, light SW wind, rising tide
18 Wigeon (On river near new landfill) 9 Gadwall (On river near new landfill) 71 Teal (On river near new landfill) [Paul Larkin]

Saturday 09 Mar

Tilbury 11:00 to 11:45, Broken cloud, strong SW wind, rising tide
46 Teal (On STW outfall) 36 Gadwall (On STW outfall) 4 Mallard (On STW outfall) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Soaring over the fort) [Paul Larkin]