Date Details Sitename
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]

Tilbury
Saturday 01 Sep

Tilbury 07:15 to 09:00, Fine and sunny, light SE wind, falling tide
Peregrine Falcon (On pylons N of the P Stn) Marsh Harrier (Over to Kent) 252 Common Tern (High up the Thames, largest flock 53) 31 Black Tern (Up river) 15 Little Tern (High up the Thames with Common Tern flock) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury 15:00 to 16:00, Fine and sunny light SE wind, HT
162 Common Tern (All low up river apart from the last flock of 29 which returned down river) 2 Buzzard (Adults S into Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Friday 31 Aug

Tilbury 13:45 to 15:45, Bright and sun, light NNE wind, HT
8 Black Tern (Hawking over the river) Marsh Harrier (Female type over the new landfill eventually flew south into Kent) 2 Buzzard (Adults south over the Thames to Kent) Arctic Tern (Adult in flock of 56 Common Tern west up river) 85 Common Tern (Up river, largest flock 56) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Wednesday 29 Aug

Tilbury 11:30 to 16:00, Overcast after early rain
4 Little Egret (Three in the fort, one on foreshore east of P Stn) Grey Heron (In the fort) 9 Little Grebe (In the fort) Buzzard (Over new landfill) 178 Common Tern (Up river, largest flock 54) 5 Common Sandpiper (One in the fort, the rest on foreshore east of PStn) 111 Mallard (On STW outfall) 4 Teal (On STW outfall) 39 Black-tailed Godwit (9, all juvs on foreshore by the fort, the rest E of the P Stn) 16 Yellow-legged Gull (On foreshore E of P Stn) 5 Ringed Plover (Roosting on sea wall E of P Stn) 37 Linnet (Single flock on new landfill) 4 Oystercatcher (On foreshore E of P Stn) 2 Sandwich Tern (Up river with Common Terns) Wheatear (On sea wall in front of the fort) Sparrowhawk (Over old landfill) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury
Saturday 25 Aug

Tilbury 08:30 to 09:00, Fine and sunny, W wind, LT
Peregrine Falcon (On remnants of the P Stn) 39 Common Tern (Single flock up river then SW into Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Tilbury