Date Site Details
Tuesday 30 Nov Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:20 to 10:35, Cloudy, milder. Becoming breezy. Golden Gate lakes.
28 Tufted Duck (At least.) 3 Goldeneye (Male & two females.) 2 Kestrel Green Woodpecker 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 5 Meadow Pipit 2 Stonechat 8 Goldfinch Siskin (At least.) Lesser Redpoll (Over, calling.) [Andrew Cox]

Sunday 28 Nov Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:10 to 13:45, Sunny, WNW wind, LT
30 Teal (One Golden Gates, the rest Stanford Creek) 36 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 998 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 3 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 3 Goldeneye (Including a drake, Golden Gates) 50 Tufted Duck (Five on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 43 Coot (26 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 12 Pochard (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 16 Shoveler (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates ) 11 Gadwall (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) Snipe (Golden Gates) 2 Stonechat (Pair Golden Gates) Water Rail (Golden Gates) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Moorhen (On the pit to the south of the tip) Buzzard (Over the tip) Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) Chiffchaff (Golden Gates) 597 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 71 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 59 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair on rocks in the managed retreat) 39 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 9 Grey Plover (Mucking Bay) 302 Dunlin (Mucking Bay) 5 Kittiwake (Single flock up river) [Paul Larkin]

Sunday 21 Nov Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 13:45, Strong N wind, sunny, rising tide
2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair hunting in tandem over the mud flats) 779 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 2 Buzzard (Over the managed retreat and the tip) 390 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 43 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 27 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 63 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 36 Dunlin (Roosting on salt marsh) 106 Lapwing (Mucking Bay) 3 Egyptian Goose (Over the managed retreat) Little Stint (With Dunlin) 4 Stonechat (Two pairs by the railway line) 2 Water Rail (Golden Gates) 37 Tufted Duck (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Pochard (Golden Gates) 34 Coot (20 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) Redpoll sp. (Over the pit to the south of the tip.) 2 Moorhen (On the pit to the south of the tip.) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip.) 2 Shoveler (One each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates) 4 Gadwall (Two each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates) 2 Turnstone (Roosting on buoy ) 4 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Up river and out) 13 Kittiwake (Single flock up river) [Paul Larkin]

Tuesday 16 Nov Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:30 to 11:00, Sunny, warm.
107 Teal (At least.) 6 Wigeon 120 Redshank (At least. Roosting at high tide on the edge of the small creek.) 14 Skylark (At least.) 2 Stonechat (Males.) Raven (Causing a furore among the corvids assembled on the adjacent landfill.) [Andrew Cox]

Sunday 14 Nov Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:00 to 11:45, Selected highlights from EBwS Field Trip
Hen Harrier (Prob juv Male came in from west and continued high north) 150 Avocet 3 Fieldfare Marsh Harrier Buzzard Cetti's Warbler Stonechat Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Flew east ) [Steve Grimwade]

Saturday 13 Nov Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 14:15, Broken cloud, W wind, LT
7 Red-legged Partridge (On the tip) 4 Egyptian Goose (Pairs over the tip towards East Tilbury and on Golden Gates) 93 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 8 Shoveler (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Gadwall (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 49 Mallard (Mucking Bay) 53 Teal (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay) 9 Pochard (Golden Gates) 2 Goldeneye (Females Golden Gates) 40 Coot (19 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 281 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 61 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 111 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) Kestrel (By the VC) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) Chiffchaff (Golden Gates) Fieldfare (Golden Gates) 2 Stonechat (Males by the VC and on the approach) 3 Corn Bunting (On wires by the Creek) 40 Tufted Duck (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) Redpoll sp. (Over the pit to the south of the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Sunday 07 Nov Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 07:45 to 13:00, Overcast, strong WNW wind, HT
2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Flying down river) 117 Shelduck (In Mucking Bay) 18 Shoveler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 13 Gadwall (Five on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 10 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 58 Teal (Nine on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay) 13 Pochard (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Moorhen (On the pit to the south of the tip) 32 Coot (16 each on Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay roosting on salt marsh) 73 Lapwing (Mucking Bay roosting on salt marsh) 37 Curlew (Mucking Bay roosting on salt marsh) 4 Turnstone (Mucking Bay roosting on salt marsh) 115 Redshank (39 in Stanford Creek, the rest Mucking Bay roosting on salt marsh) Little Egret (In the managed retreat) Peregrine Falcon (Mucking Bay) Ring-necked Parakeet (Near the outer car park) 4 Stonechat (Fem near the VC, pair on the VC approach road, Male near the pit to the south of the tip) 54 Tufted Duck (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Tuesday 26 Oct Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:45 to 10:45, Sun & clouds. Mild.
9 Skylark (At least.) 7 Meadow Pipit (At least.) 3 Stonechat (Pair plus male.) Bearded Tit (Male, in reeds fringing the smal creek. Fkew towards the Warren.) 100 Goldfinch (At least.) 2 Reed Bunting [Andrew Cox]

Sunday 17 Oct Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:00 to 14:15, Overcast, light SSE wind, over the HT
7 Stonechat (Pairs by the VC, the VC approach road, by the railway line and a male by the pit to the south of the tip) 48 Curlew (In the managed retreat) Pintail (Female with Shelduck in Mucking Bay) Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 45 Wigeon (In the managed retreat) 5 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) Grey Plover (In the managed retreat) 171 Teal (In the managed retreat) 177 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 2 Mute Swan (In the managed retreat) 2 Little Egret (In the managed retreat and Stanford Creek) 29 Mallard (In the managed retreat) Peregrine Falcon (Over the VC) 14 Pochard (Golden Gates) 39 Tufted Duck (Golden Gates) 4 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 25 Shoveler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 2 Goldeneye (Golden Gates) 6 Gadwall (Golden Gates) Water Rail (Golden Gates) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 171 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 41 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 208 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) [Paul Larkin]

Monday 11 Oct Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 14:00, Overcast, light NNW wind, rising tide
64 Redshank (In Stanford Creek) 3 Little Egret (Two in the creek, one in the managed retreat) Green Sandpiper (In Stanford Creek) 4 Stonechat (Pairs next to the VC approach road and by the railway line) 40 Tufted Duck (Seven on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Four on the Thames, one Golden Gates) 39 Shoveler (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 17 Pochard (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 39 Wigeon (Two Golden Gates, the rest in the managed retreat) 5 Little Grebe (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 14 Gadwall (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Moorhen (Golden Gates) 20 Coot (Eight on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) Water Rail (Golden Gates) 4 Cetti's Warbler (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) Kingfisher (Golden Gates) 196 Teal (Mucking Bay) 44 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 189 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 279 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 16 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 3 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) Dunlin (In the managed retreat) Yellow-legged Gull (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 12:00 to 15:45, Dry & sunny. Light NW breeze, rising tide.
200 Shelduck (Circa.) 30 Wigeon (Circa.) 40 Mallard (Plus) 70 Teal (Plus) Oystercatcher 100 Avocet (Plus.) 20 Black-tailed Godwit 50 Redshank 8 Great Black-backed Gull Yellow-legged Gull 4 Little Egret Kestrel 5 Blue Tit 2 Great Tit Wren 100 Starling (Single flock. ) Robin Stonechat (Male. ) 3 Dunnock 2 Greenfinch 8 Goldfinch 25 Lapwing [David Hale]