Date Details Sitename
Sunday 23 Jun

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 14:00, Overcast, E breeze, rising tide
1 Buzzard (On the tip) 137 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 33 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Common Tern (Pair with one chick, Golden Gates) 2 Cuckoo (Male and female Golden Gates) 53 Coot (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 14 Pochard (11 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 29 Tufted Duck (11 plus brood of 8 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, plus another brood of 8, Golden Gates) 3 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (One each on the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 6 Little Grebe (Plus two broods of two and one of one on the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Kingfisher (On the pit to the south of the tip) 8 Gadwall (Golden Gates) 1 Stonechat (Recently fledged young on the approach road to the VC) 3 Little Egret (In the managed retreat) 3 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 5 Yellow-legged Gull (Four 3rd cy and a sub adult In the managed retreat) 17 Curlew (In Mucking Bay) 7 Avocet (In Mucking Bay) 5 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 26 Shelduck (In Mucking Bay) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult on the river) 1 Sparrowhawk (North over the VC) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 02 Jun

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 12:00, Warm, humid, overcast, S breeze, rising tide
3 Cuckoo (Two males and a female Golden Gates) 50 Coot (16 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 13 Pochard (Ten, four drakes, plus two downy young Golden Gates, three, one drake, plus two downy young on the pit to the south of the tip) 38 Tufted Duck (18, 11 drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip, 20, 11 drakes, Golden Gates) 6 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 2 Mediterranean Gull (One over calling Golden Gates, adult on the river) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 49 Greylag Goose (19 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 14 Common Tern (Two Golden Gates, the rest on the river) 4 Little Egret (In the managed retreat) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 1 Hobby (Sitting in dead tree Golden Gates then hunting low over the water) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip, plus two downy young) 15 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 2 Canada Goose (In the managed retreat) 3 Buzzard (Over Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 26 May

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 07:45 to 15:15, Broken cloud, W wind, rain later, rising tide
3 Cuckoo (Pair on the approach road first thing, male Golden Gates) 2 Stonechat (Pair along the approach road) 9 Pochard (Nine, seven drakes, Golden Gates and a pair on the pit to the south of the tip) 44 Coot (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 10 Great Crested Grebe (Four on the river first thing, four Golden Gates, two on the pit to the south of the tip) 19 Shelduck (15 in Mucking Bay, four on Golden Gates) 33 Tufted Duck (17, 10 drakes, Golden Gates, 16, 11 drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Common Tern (Golden Gates) 1 Kingfisher (Golden Gates) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 2 Mute Swan (On the pit to the south of the tip) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Buzzard (South over the tip) 7 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult south over Golden Gates) 25 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 8 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 8 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 3 Little Egret (In the managed retreat) 2 Sanderling (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Thursday 23 May

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 13:00 to 15:00, Fine and sunny, light SW wind, rising tide. From the hide only.
17 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 10 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 5 Common Tern [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 19 May

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 15:00, Overcast, light E wind, rising tide
1 Corn Bunting (On the approach road) 2 Stonechat (Pair on the approach road) 3 Cuckoo (Including a female) 4 Canada Goose (On the tip) 3 Cetti's Warbler (One by the creek, two Golden Gates) 11 Pochard (Five, including one female with four chicks and four drakes on the pool behind the managed retreat, two, one drake on Golden Gates, four, three drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip.) 1 Yellowhammer (Male, Rainbow Lane) 7 Great Crested Grebe (Three on the river, four Golden Gates) 294 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 8 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 7 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 7 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 20 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Mucking Bay) 3 Common Tern (One on the river, two Golden Gates) 1 Greenshank (In the managed retreat) 4 Mute Swan (Two Golden Gates, two on the pit to the south of the tip) 34 Coot (22 Golden Gates, the rest on the pit to the south of the tip) 25 Tufted Duck (Seven, five drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip, 18, nine drakes on Golden Gates) 1 Shoveler (Drake, Golden Gates) 1 Kingfisher (Golden Gates, carrying food) 14 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 1 Buzzard (Golden Gates) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 05 May

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 15:00, Sunny but cold, NNW wind, rising tide
2 Cuckoo (Around the approach road first thing) 2 Lesser Whitethroat (One by the entrance, the other Golden Gates) 3 Lapwing (One displaying over the tip, two west over Golden Gates) 9 Canada Goose (Six on the tip, three Golden Gates) 42 Common Tern (Feeding over the muddy creek in Mucking Bay) 2 Stonechat (Pair on the approach road to the VC) 2 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 127 Shelduck (Two Golden Gates, the rest Mucking Bay) 7 Whimbrel (Mucking Bay) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Two Mucking Bay, three Golden Gates) 6 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 3 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 31 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 2 Teal (Pair in Mucking Bay) 8 Greenshank (Single migrant flock dropped into Mucking Bay on the rising tide) 1 Nightingale (By the railway crossing) 85 Sand Martin (Golden Gates) 1 House Martin (Golden Gates) 15 Pochard (Including seven drakes, Golden Gates) 56 Tufted Duck (18, including 12 drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including 22 drakes, Golden Gates) 44 Coot (12 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 4 Swift (Golden Gates) 2 Mute Swan (On the pit to the south of the tip) 6 Little Grebe (Three pairs on the pit to the south of the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 28 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 15:00, Showery, strong W wind, LT
3 Cuckoo (One Stanford Warren, two Golden Gates) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (By the outer car park) 3 Cetti's Warbler (One Stanford Creek, two Golden Gates) 4 Stonechat (Two pairs along the approach road) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female type north over the tip) 3 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 1 Nightingale (By the railway crossing) 54 Sand Martin (Golden Gates) 1 House Martin (Golden Gates) 54 Tufted Duck (18 including10 drakes on the pit to the south of the tip, 36 including 18 drakes Golden Gates) 12 Canada Goose (Three on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Greylag Goose (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, two Golden Gates) 14 Coot (Golden Gates) 4 Pochard (Including two drakes Golden Gates) 4 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 5 Reed Warbler (Golden Gates) 4 Lesser Whitethroat (Three Golden Gates, one outside he hide) 1 Aythya sp. (Female tufted X pochard Golden Gates) 4 Little Grebe (Two each Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip) 3 Little Egret (In the managed retreat) 7 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 21 Common Tern (Feeding along Mucking Creek channel) 1 Arctic Tern (Feeding with Common Terns) 19 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 4 Teal (Mucking Bay) 2 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Wednesday 24 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 18:00 to 19:00,
1 Nightingale (Singing by entrance) [Mark Fisher]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
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)