Date Details Sitename
Saturday 20 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 14:30, Fine and sunny, light E wind, HT
2 Lesser Whitethroat 12 Greylag Goose (Four on the tip, eight Golden Gates) 2 Stonechat (Pair on the approach road) 2 Cuckoo (One by the creek, one Golden Gates) 3 Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park) 8 Blackcap (One by the creek, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Chiffchaff (One by the outer car park, two Golden Gates) 1 Fieldfare (Golden Gates) 33 Coot (10 in the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 52 Tufted Duck (44(20 drakes) Golden Gates, eight (5 drakes) on the pit to the south of the tip) 7 Pochard (Including 3 drakes Golden Gates) 2 Goldeneye (Females Golden Gates) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 8 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 3 Reed Warbler (Golden Gates) 7 Mediterranean Gull (Five adults and 1st and 2nd summers hawking insects over the tip) 3 Buzzard (Soaring over the tip) 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Stock Dove (Golden Gates) 538 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 3 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 254 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat) 15 Teal (In the managed retreat) 3 Common Tern (On the river) 1 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 45 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 122 Redshank (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Saturday 13 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 16:00, Broken cloud, frequent showers, NE wind, LT
1 Marsh Harrier (Female over towards Stanford Warren) 13 Greylag Goose (Six on the tip, seven Golden Gates) 107 Teal (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 114 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 458 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 13 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 1219 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 6 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 25 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 99 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 10 Great Crested Grebe (Two each in Mucking Bay and the pit to the south of the tip, six Golden Gates, ) 24 Swallow (17 Golden Gates, the rest on the pit to the south of the tip) 8 Blackcap (Two by the outer car park, six Golden Gates) 4 Chiffchaff (Golden Gates) 47 Sand Martin (Golden Gates) 5 Goldeneye (Including a drake Golden Gates) 60 Tufted Duck (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 33 Coot (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 14 Pochard (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 2 Shoveler (Golden Gates) 8 Little Grebe (Two Golden Gates, six on the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Buzzard (Golden Gates) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult over Golden Gates) 97 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 5 Grey Plover (Mucking Bay) 1 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 31 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 15:15, Overcast, strong ENE wind, LT
1 Marsh Harrier (Female type on the approach road to the VC) 3 Great Crested Grebe (One on the river, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Common Scoter (Including two drakes on the river. Eventually flew out.) 1 Red-throated Diver (I bp on the river, flew up then out) 1 Great Skua (Up river, settled on water, then out again) 7 Mediterranean Gull (Three adult pairs and a 2nd summer down river) 8 Red-legged Partridge (On the approach road to VC) 24 Shoveler (A pair down river, the rest Goldn Gates) 8 Goldeneye (Including two drakes, Golden Gates) 10 Pochard (Golden Gates) 42 Coot (16 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 6 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 6 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Shelduck (Golden Gates) 73 Tufted Duck (17 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 2 Brent Goose (In Mucking Bay) 4 Chiffchaff (Golden Gates) 1 Blackcap (Golden Gates) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park) 1198 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 1 Buzzard (Flying down the centre of the Thames!) 75 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 21 Curlew (Mucking Bay) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Friday 29 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 10:30 to 11:30, Fine and sunny, light variable wind
3 Buzzard (2ads and a young bird over Golden Gates) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female type over Golden Gates) 2 Blackcap (Golden Gates) 2 Chiffchaff (Golden Gates) 9 Goldeneye (Including 2 drakes, Golden Gates) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Pair displaying, Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Saturday 23 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 13:45, Overcast light NE wind, HT
4 Stonechat (Two pairs along the entrance track) 4 Red-legged Partridge (On the tip) 19 Greylag Goose (Nine on the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1732 Black-tailed Godwit (In Mucking Bay first thing) 3 Chiffchaff (In song Golden Gates) 1 Blackcap (Singing near outer car park) 9 Goldeneye (Including two drakes, much display and mating. Golden Gates) 82 Tufted Duck (24 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 7 Great Crested Grebe (Two on he pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 24 Pochard (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 220 Rook (101 occupied nests) 20 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 15 Shoveler (Golden Gates) 39 Coot (16 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 109 Teal (Three Golden Gates, the rest in the managed retreat) 16 Gadwall (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female TuftedXPochard on the pit to the south of the tip) 8 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 302 Redshank (In the managed retreat) 108 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 7 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 390 Wigeon (On the river) 19 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 8 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 17 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 14:00, Sunny, strong W wind, falling tide
1 Stonechat (Male singing from wires near Golden Gates) 1 Fieldfare (Rather sickly looking bird sitting in field near Golden Gates) 18 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 26 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 38 Coot (14 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 66 Teal (One Golden Gates, the rest Mucking Bay) 7 Goldeneye (Including two drakes, Golden Gates) 70 Tufted Duck (16 on the pit to the south of the tip, he rest Golden Gates. Pair seen copulating) 13 Shoveler (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Singing Golden Gates) 15 Pochard (Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (One each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates) 1 Goldcrest (Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female PochardxTufted on the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adults Golden Gates) 1326 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 135 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 7 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 25 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 181 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 10 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 1 Sparrowhawk (Over the river from Kent) 67 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Saturday 02 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 14:45, Falling tide, light S wind
26 Fieldfare (Golden Gates) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 7 Goldeneye (Including two drakes, Golden Gates) 77 Tufted Duck (13 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 23 Shoveler (Golden Gates) 6 Little Grebe (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 63 Stock Dove (Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female hybrid T DuckxPochard, Golden Gates) 2 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 58 Teal (Two Golden Gates, the rest in the managed retreat) 525 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 5 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 15 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 82 Redshank (In the managed retreat) 340 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 907 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 445 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 9 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 13 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 57 Pochard (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
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)