Date Details Sitename
Sunday 11 Aug

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 14:15, Broken cloud, strong W wind, falling tide
91 Redshank (In the managed retreat) 5 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 2 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 8 Knot (In the managed retreat, including two juvs and four red birds) 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat, bp birds) 3273 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat, including the first juv) 31 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 1 Dunlin (In the managed retreat, juv) 15 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 151 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 1 Great Crested Grebe (Golden Gates) 1 Little Egret (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 35 Sand Martin (Golden Gates) 129 Coot (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 11 Mute Swan (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 63 Tufted Duck (Golden Gates) 11 Pochard (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 69 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 24 Canada Goose (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 04 Aug

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 13:00 to 14:00, Hazy sun, warm.
1 Greenshank 4 Stonechat (Pair with two young.) [Andrew Cox]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 13:45, Overcast, light E wind, rising tide
30 Common Tern (Single flock up river, no further movement noted) 2 Greenshank (In the managed retreat) 7 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 3 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 4 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 4 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat) 2 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 149 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 11 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 595 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 2 Willow Warbler (Near the outer car park) 12 Mute Swan (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 124 Canada Goose (80 In the managed retreat, the rest Golden Gates) 71 Tufted Duck (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 19 Pochard (Five on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 122 Coot (11 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Great Crested Grebe (One plus a single juv on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 44 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 1 Shoveler (Golden Gates) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 5 Buzzard (Golden Gates) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 28 Jul

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 14:15, Overcast, occasional drizzle, W wind, falling tide
162 Redshank (In the managed retreat) 3 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 599 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat) 51 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 1 Turnstone (In the managed retreat) 6 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 1 Greenshank (In the managed retreat) 3 Yellow-legged Gull (In the managed retreat) 81 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Over the outer car park) 12 Mute Swan (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 18 Pochard (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 83 Tufted Duck (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, plus broods of 7 and one, Golden Gates) 7 Great Crested Grebe (Two, plus a brood of four, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 134 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 56 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 118 Coot (23 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Shoveler (Golden Gates) 27 Gadwall (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Thursday 18 Jul

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 10:45 to 13:30, Rain clearing turning dry with a light W breeze. 20c. Sightings with Brenda from hide.
200 Black-tailed Godwit (Plus.) 50 Redshank (Circa.) 30 Avocet (Plus.) 2 Whimbrel 12 Curlew 1 Ringed Plover 2 Oystercatcher 30 Shelduck (At least.) 50 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Circa.) 2 Little Egret 2 Whitethroat 2 Skylark 3 Dunnock 12 Lapwing [David Hale]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 14 Jul

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 13:00, Dull and overcast, rain early, NE breeze, rising tide
1 Corn Bunting (On the VC approach road) 1 Stonechat (Male on the VC approach road) 1136 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 76 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 181 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 1 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 1 Yellow-legged Gull (Adult in the managed retreat) 86 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 37 Mallard (Mucking Bay) 3 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 6 Lapwing (In the managed retreat) 17 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 15 Mute Swan (Two in Mucking Bay, the rest Golden Gates) 11 Grey Plover (In the managed retreat) 1 Greenshank (In the managed retreat) 1 Dunlin (In the managed retreat) 2 Little Egret (One each Mucking Bat and Golden Gates) 129 Coot (24 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 48 Tufted Duck (47 Golden Gates, plus a brood of seven, the rest on the pit to the south of the tip) 26 Pochard (Three, plus one young, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 63 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 15 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 5 Great Crested Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Thursday 11 Jul

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 11:00 to 11:30,
7 Pochard (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Tufted Duck (Plus a brood of seven on the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 07 Jul

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 14:45, Overcast, light E wind, rising tide
180 Sand Martin (150 over Golden Gates, the rest near the VC) 9 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 71 Coot (18 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 29 Tufted Duck (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 Pochard (Three, plus one young, on the pit to the south of the tip, one Golden Gates) 65 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 26 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Great Crested Grebe (One each, the pit to the south of the tip and Golden Gates) 6 Little Grebe (Plus two young, on the pit to the south of the tip) 25 Redshank (In the managed retreat) 37 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 3 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 698 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 2 Yellow-legged Gull (In the managed retreat) 75 Avocet (In the managed retreat) 90 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 3 Ringed Plover (In the managed retreat) 1 Egyptian Goose (In the managed retreat) 3 Little Egret (In the managed retreat) 2 Stonechat (Pair on the approach road to the VC) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 30 Jun

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 11:30, Fine and sunny, W wind, rising tide
33 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 1 Whimbrel (In the managed retreat) 26 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 70 Mallard (Mucking Bay) 231 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 5 Redshank (In the managed retreat) 3 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 11 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 8 Pochard (Five plus a brood of two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 30 Tufted Duck (23 plus a brood of six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, plus a brood of two, Golden Gates) 75 Coot (18 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 47 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 12 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Great Crested Grebe (One each Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Cuckoo (Male Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
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)