Date Details Sitename
Thursday 01 Aug

Tilbury 10:15 to 13:00, Variable cloud, light W wind, rising tide
9 Little Egret (Four in the fort, the rest on the forshore by the new landfill) 1 Grey Heron (In the fort) 2 Lapwing (In the fort) 6 Little Grebe (In the moat) 6 Common Sandpiper (One in the fort the rest on the foreshore by the landfills) 23 Linnet (Flock on the new landfill) 6 Oystercatcher (One in the fort, the rest by the landfills) [Paul Larkin]

Wednesday 31 Jul

Tilbury 11:00 to 11:30, Broken cloud, W wind, rising tide
1 Arctic Tern (Up river with five Common Tern) 5 Common Tern (Up river) [Paul Larkin]

Saturday 27 Jul

Tilbury 11:00 to 11:30, Overcast with drizzle, W wind, falling tide
76 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of fort) 9 Common Tern (Up river, largest flock four, single juv) [Paul Larkin]

Friday 26 Jul

Tilbury 14:00 to 15:00, Cloudy, W wind, rising tide
13 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of fort) 5 Shelduck (Plus brood of two on foreshore in front of fort) 37 Mallard (On STW outfall) 2 Oystercatcher (On foreshore in front of fort) 32 Swift [Paul Larkin]

Thursday 25 Jul

Tilbury 06:00 to 07:30, Fine and sunny, light E wind, HT
92 Common Tern (High up river with few returning, largest flock 28) 22 Mallard (On STW outfall) 3 Shelduck (On foreshore in front of fort) 49 Swift 2 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of fort) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury 14:00 to 15:30, Fine and sunny, light SE wind, LT
4 Common Tern (Single group up river) 1 Arctic Tern (Up river with four Common Terns) [Paul Larkin]

Tuesday 09 Jul

Tilbury 14:30 to 15:30, Overcast, warm, virtually no wind, rising tide
18 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort, first of the Autumn.) 121 Wood Pigeon (Continuous trickle flying SW into Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Saturday 29 Jun

Tilbury 07:30 to 08:30, Misty, windless, rising tide
2 Sandwich Tern (Flew down river) [Paul Larkin]

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]