Date Details Sitename
Sunday 11 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 13:00, Broken cloud NNW wind, HT
4 Stonechat (A pair and a male near the VC, male Golden Gates) 1 Corn Bunting (Singing male near VC) 54 Tufted Duck (30 (16 drakes) Golden Gates, 24 (11drakes) on the pit to the south of the tip) 11 Pochard (Six (five drakes) Golden Gates, five (three drakes) on the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Swallow (Golden Gates) 4 Sand Martin (Golden Gates) 8 Greylag Goose (Plus a brood of seven Golden Gates) 8 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 20 Mediterranean Gull (Three, two adults and a 2nd summer Golden Gates, plus at least 17 over during the day, including a flock of five) 4 Shoveler (On the pit to the south of the tip) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 186 Rook (Occupied nests, Golden Gates) 2 Red-legged Partridge (Golden Gates) 3 Goldeneye (Females Golden Gates) 56 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 1 Black-tailed Godwit (In the managed retreat) 4 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 3 Pintail (Mucking Bay) 12 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 2 Wheatear (Pair near the VC) 38 Teal (Two Golden Gates, four on the pit to the south of the tip, 32 Stanford Creek) 2 Egyptian Goose (Over the tip to Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Singles by the outer car park and Golden Gates) 2 Willow Warbler (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Tuesday 06 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:30 to 10:30, Sunny, cold, breezy.
1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult.) 2 Avocet 4 Skylark (At least.) 10 Goldfinch (At least.) 8 Linnet (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 04 Apr

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:00 to 14:00, Cloudy early, sunny later, SW wind, LT
7 Blackcap 3 Corn Bunting (Singing males around the approach road to the VC) 4 Stonechat (Two pairs around the approach road to the VC) 3 Little Egret 12 Mediterranean Gull (Adults over west during the day) 167 Rook (Occupied nests Golden Gates) 14 Pochard (10, five drakes Golden Gates, four, one drake on the pit to the south of the tip) 61 Tufted Duck (35, 18 drakes Golden Gates, 26, 13 drakes on the pit to the south of the tip) 3 Goldeneye (All females) 25 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 11 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 6 Great Crested Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, four Golden Gates) 3 Swallow (Two with Sand Martin’s Golden Gates then flew off west, one in off Mucking Bay) 13 Sand Martin (Garden Gates then flew off west) 1 Water Rail (Golden Gates) 12 Coot (Six each Golden Gates and the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Buzzard (Golden Gates) 6 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 38 Shelduck (MuckingBay) 24 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 4 Oystercatcher (In the managed retreat) 9 Chiffchaff 38 Teal (19 Stanford Creek, 16 on the pit to the south of the tip the rest Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 28 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 12:15, Strong SSW wind, overcast, rising tide
120 Rook (85 occupied nests) 58 Tufted Duck (26, 14 drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest including 18 drakes Golden Gates) 3 Goldeneye (One drake, Golden Gates.) 13 Pochard (Nine, 6 drakes, on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest, including two drakes, Golden Gates) 7 Great Crested Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Shoveler (Drakes, Golden Gates) 15 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 18 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 14 Coot (Four on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (One each outer car park and Golden Gates) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Golden Gates, adults over SW) 1 Sparrowhawk (Golden Gates) 3 Little Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Chiffchaff (In song Golden Gates) 2 Blackcap (In song Golden Gates) 1 Swallow (Over the pit to the south of the tip) 275 Teal (27 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Mucking Bay) 8 Pintail (Three drakes, Mucking Bay) 70 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 15 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 1 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 1 Merlin (Over towards East Tilbury from dp World) 2 Peregrine Falcon (Pair on the rocks in the managed retreat, mating several times) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Thursday 18 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:30 to 13:00, Overcast with rain, NE wind, rising tide
6 Mute Swan (Golden Gates) 24 Coot (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 50 Tufted Duck (Six on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 7 Pochard (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 3 Goldeneye (One drake, Golden Gates) 7 Greylag Goose (Golden Gates) 12 Canada Goose (Golden Gates) 7 Great Crested Grebe (Two on the pit to the south of the tip, two in Mucking Bay, the rest Golden Gates) 70 Rook (56 occupied nests Golden Gates) 4 Little Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 39 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 337 Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 2 Pintail (Pair Mucking Bay) 35 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 338 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 69 Redshank (Mucking Bay) 4 Oystercatcher (Mucking Bay) 1 Turnstone (Mucking Bay) 1 Stonechat (Male by the VC) 187 Teal (186 Mucking Bay, single Golden Gates) 2 Chiffchaff (In song Golden Gates) 101 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 1 Aythya sp. (Female Tufted Duck X Pochard on the pit to the south of the tip) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Friday 05 Mar

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 15:30 to 15:40,
1 Red Kite (Flew slowly E over Nature Park, then disappeared N) [Jon Hunter]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Sunday 24 Jan

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:30 to 11:30, Cold, overcast. With Peter Worland.
2 Buzzard 4 Song Thrush 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Goldeneye (1 male, 2 female, on Heronry Shaw) 10 Shoveler (Heronry Shaw) 17 Pochard (Heronry Shaw) 40 Tufted Duck (At least, Heronry Shaw) 8 Siskin (On alders by causeway at Heronry Shaw) 2 Stonechat 1 Peregrine Falcon (Female, near Sandpit, flying east) 7 Meadow Pipit 1 Common Gull (Sandpit) 2 Little Grebe (DSW) 20 Grey Plover (At least, on foreshore adjacent to DSW) 1000 Dunlin (At least, on foreshore adjacent to DSW) 400 Black-tailed Godwit (At least, on foreshore adjacent to DSW) 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 71 Curlew 200 Avocet (At least) 2 Kestrel 1 Skylark 20 Teal (Mucking Creek) 30 Redwing (Approx.) 30 Fieldfare (Approx.) [Jamie Thornton]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Saturday 19 Dec

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 13:00, Cloudy, sunny later, LT. Very few birds in Mucking Bay.
16 Shoveler (14 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 80 Tufted Duck (20 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 11 Gadwall (Nine on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Goldeneye (Fems Golden Gates) 35 Teal (31 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 17 Coot (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 2 Egyptian Goose (Golden Gates) 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 60 Fieldfare (Near the pit to the south of the tip) 15 Redwing (Near the pit to the south of the tip) 7 Pochard (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Stonechat (Pair near the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Water Rail (In the ditch near the pit to the south of the tip) 15 Mallard (Golden Gates) 52 Curlew (Mucking Bay) 37 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 4 Kittiwake (Adults following a ship) 2 Mediterranean Gull (Adults following a ship with Kitts) 139 Wigeon (Mucking Bay) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Saturday 12 Dec

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 13:15, Overcast, SW wind, tide just falling
2 Goldeneye (Females, Golden Gates) 110 Tufted Duck (22 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 11 Pochard (10 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 26 Shoveler (24 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 6 Canada Goose (GoldenGates) 36 Fieldfare (Golden Gates) 84 Teal (51 on the pit to the south of the tip, 31 Mucking Bay, the rest Golden Gates) 1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 2 Redwing (Golden Gates) 4 Gadwall (On the pit to the south of the tip) 2 Great Crested Grebe (On the pit to the south of the tip) 1 Stonechat (Female near the pit to the south of the tip ) 1 Dartford Warbler (Near the pit to the south of the tip ) 118 Redshank (In the managed retreat) 68 Curlew (In the managed retreat) 153 Wigeon (In the managed retreat and roosting on the dp world sea wall) 8 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 20 Shelduck (In the managed retreat) 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult following tug up river) [Paul Larkin]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)
Tuesday 08 Dec

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 09:45 to 10:45, Overcast, murky. Cold.
1 Kestrel 1 Green Woodpecker 2 Meadow Pipit (At least.) 2 Wren 4 Stonechat (Pair plus two males.) 3 Song Thrush 3 Goldfinch 2 Egyptian Goose 1 Kingfisher (Fishing (successfully) from sluice.) [Andrew Cox]

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)