Date Details Sitename
Monday 18 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 13:00 to 15:00, All sightings at Golden Gates
1 Bittern (In flight 1.35pm) 2 Goldeneye (Females) 1 Egyptian Goose [Sean Huggins]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Saturday 16 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 13:30 to 15:00, overcast, light winds; mild. Sightings from outer car park to Golden Gates
1 Goldeneye (female) 2 Egyptian Goose 1 Buzzard 1 Water Rail (heard) 7 Ring-necked Parakeet (at least; 2 pairs on south side of Golden Gates Lake; 3 flying to GGL) 2 Short-eared Owl 15 Fieldfare 1 Redwing 2 Stonechat (pair) [Mark Gregory]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 16:15, Dull and overcast, light S wind, falling tide
31 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 142 Teal (In the managed retreat) 175 Redshank (In the managed retreat) 1 Sparrowhawk (On the tip) 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (One near the outer car park, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Goldeneye (Females, Golden Gates) 81 Tufted Duck (11 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 30 Pochard (Golden Gates) 3 Great Crested Grebe (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 34 Coot (15 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 13 Shoveler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 3 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 1 Bittern (Golden Gates (Courtesy of Messrs Wood and Merchant)) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted X Pochard type Golden Gates) 1 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 1154 Dunlin (In the managed retreat and Mucking Bay) 893 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 24 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 579 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 85 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 39 Corn Bunting (Pre roost gathering near the creek) 1 Jack Snipe 2 Water Rail (Calling against each other near the creek) 50 Fieldfare (Near the outer car park) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Friday 15 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:00 to 13:00, Dry, calm, sunny clear sky. 14c. Sightings with Brenda. Low water.
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Drumming in entrance tree's.) 4 Long-tailed Tit 2 Fieldfare 6 Great Tit 6 Chaffinch 50 Starling (Circa. 2 birds taking material into 2 nesting sites.) 1 Greenfinch 4 Robin 2 Short-eared Owl (Showing together at 16 30.) 2 Kestrel 4 Meadow Pipit 1 Skylark 500 Avocet (Plus) 1000 Dunlin (Circa.) 100 Shelduck (Plus.) 24 Curlew 12 Brent Goose 100 Redshank (At least.) 2 Grey Plover 300 Golden Plover (Circa.) 3 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Turnstone 2 Oystercatcher 2 Dunnock 100 Lapwing (Circa.) [David Hale]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Wednesday 13 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 10:00 to 12:00,
1 Kingfisher 5 Fieldfare (+) 5 Redwing (+) 50 Avocet (+) 1 Linnet [Pete Smith]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Tuesday 12 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 15:30, Fine and sunny, light S wind, LT
10 Stonechat (2 pairs either side of VC, pair on approach road, pair on the tip, pair Golden Gates) 38 Pochard (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Goldeneye (Golden Gates) 16 Gadwall (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 66 Teal (Four Golden Gates, the rest Mucking Bay) 60 Tufted Duck (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 30 Coot (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Shoveler (Golden Gates) 18 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 7 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Chiffchaff (Near the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Aythya sp. (Female TuftedXPochard Golden Gates) 22 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 6 Grey Plover (In the managed retreat) 2 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 2 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 744 Dunlin (Spread between Mucking Bay and the managed retreat) 87 Redshank (Mainly in the creek) 215 Lapwing (In the managed retreat) 33 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 744 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 939 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 216 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 277 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 2 Kittiwake (Adult and 1st winter following ship up river) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Friday 08 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 10:30 to 14:15, Windy, heavy showers.
1 Kestrel 40 Black-tailed Godwit 124 Avocet (At least.) 350 Dunlin (At least.) 3 Oystercatcher 2 Ringed Plover (At least.) 100 Wigeon (At least.) 1 Kingfisher (Stanford Warren.) [Andrew Cox]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 03 Feb

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 15:45, Sunny and cold, light W wind, rising tide
25 Meadow Pipit (On approach road to VC first thing) 50 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 21 Grey Plover (In the managed retreat) 804 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 203 Lapwing (In the managed retreat) 381 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat) 205 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 37 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 120 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 72 Teal (Four Golden Gates, 14 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay) 101 Avocet (In the managed retreat) 3 Stonechat (Male by the VC, pair near Golden Gates) 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (One in the outer car park, three Golden Gates) 36 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 24 Shoveler (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 45 Pochard (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 112 Tufted Duck (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Goldeneye (Golden Gates) 3 Great Crested Grebe (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 24 Coot (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Gadwall (Golden Gates) 2 Buzzard (One on the tip, one Golden Gates) 189 Rook (Golden Gates) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates, first I've heard for a while) 1 Snipe (Golden Gates) 3 Short-eared Owl (On the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 27 Jan

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 15:30, Cloudy with strong NW wind, rain later, LT
1 Marsh Harrier (Over from Kent) 283 Lapwing (In the managed retreat) 992 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 2 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 499 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 222 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 39 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 7 Grey Plover (In the managed retreat) 40 Chaffinch (Flock by the outer car park) 59 Tufted Duck (15 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 31 Pochard (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Goldeneye (Golden Gates) 25 Coot (11 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 16 Shoveler (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 1 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip.) 262 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 111 Teal (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay) 25 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 1 Aythya sp. (Female, probably Tufted Duck X Pochard back for its third winter) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 20 Jan

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 15:30, Bright and sunny, light NNE wind, HT
20 Linnet (On approach road to VC) 195 Redshank (Roosting on salt marsh and in Stanford Creek) 321 Black-tailed Godwit (Roosting on salt marsh and in Stanford Creek) 326 Teal (Four on Golden Gates, 13 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest in the managed retreat) 3 Grey Plover (Roosting in Stanford Creek) 9 Avocet (In the managed retreat) 69 Curlew (Roosting on salt marsh) 2 Turnstone (Roosting in Stanford Creek) 2 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 10 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 216 Shelduck (In Mucking Bay) 264 Wigeon (In Mucking Bay) 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 29 Pochard (Nine on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 77 Tufted Duck (24 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 22 Shoveler (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 24 Coot (Eleven on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Goldeneye (Golden Gates) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 3 Short-eared Owl (Hunting the tip late afternoon) 1 Aythya sp. (Female, probably Tufted Duck X Pochard, back for its third winter) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Tuesday 01 Jan

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:15 to 11:15, Cloudy, chilly.
1 Kestrel 3 Goldeneye (Females.) 1 Stonechat (Female.) 20 Meadow Pipit (At least) 2 Green Woodpecker 100 Black-tailed Godwit (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)