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Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT)

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT) 08:15 to 13:15, Broken cloud, S wind, LT
228 Shelduck (Mucking Bay) 12 Shoveler (Ten on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 30 Gadwall (Ten on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 11 Wigeon (In the managed retreat) 29 Mallard (Mucking Bay) 145 Teal (One Golden Gates, the rest Mucking Bay) 6 Pochard (Golden Gates) Water Rail (Golden Gates) 30 Coot (14 on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) 4 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) 180 Avocet (Mucking Bay) 34 Curlew (Mucking Bay) Black-tailed Godwit (Mucking Bay) 10 Turnstone (Mucking Bay) Green Sandpiper (On the pit to the south of the tip) Great Skua (Seen flying up river) 2 Little Egret (In the managed retreat) 5 Ring-necked Parakeet (Golden Gates) 5 Cetti's Warbler (Golden Gates) 2 Stonechat (Pair near the VC approach road) 39 Tufted Duck (One on the pit to the south of the tip, the rest Golden Gates) [Paul Larkin]

Mersea Island

Mersea Island 09:00 to 19:00,
197 Turnstone (Plus off cudmore seawall SE. ) Dunlin (Off cudmore seawall SE. ) 200 Oystercatcher (Off cudmore seawall SE. ) 60 Wigeon (30 off cudmore seawall, 30 off golf house seawall SE.) 15 Teal (Off cudmore seawall SE. ) Blackcap (Cudmore Grove pond SE.) 8 Gadwall (4 cudmore pond, 4 golf house SE.) 2 Osprey (Both briefly together behind pewit Island pye fleet,leaving juv male still sitting on post behind pewit DU.) 10 Common Tern (Pye fleet DU.) 7 Sandwich Tern (Pye fleet DU. ) 12 Mediterranean Gull (Pye fleet DU. ) 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Off reeves hall seawall Pye fleet DU. ) Knot (Off reeves hall DU. ) Snipe (Off reeves hall DU. ) 10 Yellow Wagtail (Reeves hall/maydays DU. ) Sand Martin (Along pye fleet DU. ) House Martin (Along pye fleet DU. ) 50 Swallow (Along pye fleet DU.) Wheatear (Reeves hall seawall DU.) 6 Stonechat (Strood channel middle ditch DU.) 2 Cetti's Warbler (1 golf house path SE, 1 Strood fishing lakes DU. ) 2 Grey Plover (Off golf house seawall SE. ) [Stephen Entwistle]


TQ6779 12:00 to 12:30,
Ring-necked Parakeet [Steve Swinney]


TQ8282 16:00 to 17:00,
1000+ Brent Goose 7 Turnstone 10 Sandwich Tern 20 Common Tern (mainly juvs) Great Skua Arctic Skua Razorbill Red-throated Diver 2 Manx Shearwater 10 Gannet [Steve Swinney]

East Tilbury

East Tilbury 07:00 to 11:00,
Pheasant Canada Goose Greylag Goose 2 Mute Swan C50 Shelduck 81 Shoveler 4 Gadwall 14 Wigeon 16 Mallard 300+ Teal 4 Pochard Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon 4 Stock Dove Wood Pigeon 3 Collared Dove Water Rail 2 Moorhen 8 Coot 9 Little Grebe 4 Great Crested Grebe 2 Oystercatcher C300 Avocet Lapwing Grey Plover C30 Curlew 7 Black-tailed Godwit Green Sandpiper 2 Redshank 3 Greenshank Black-headed Gull 5 Common Gull 10+ Great Black-backed Gull 10+ Herring Gull 30+ Yellow-legged Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Gannet 11 Cormorant 2 Grey Heron 4 Little Egret Sparrowhawk Marsh Harrier (1) Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Green Woodpecker 2 Kestrel 4 Jay 7 Magpie 4 Rook 2 Raven C20 Blue Tit 3 Great Tit 2 Skylark 3 Sand Martin C100 Swallow C20 House Martin c10 Cetti's Warbler 2 Long-tailed Tit 10+ Chiffchaff Sedge Warbler 2 Reed Warbler 6 Blackcap 2 Whitethroat 200+ Starling Blackbird 2 Song Thrush 2 Mistle Thrush Robin 3 Stonechat 10 House Sparrow 3 Yellow Wagtail Grey Wagtail 4 Pied Wagtail 100+ Meadow Pipit C250 Linnet 2 Reed Bunting [Steve Swinney]

Canvey Island, Thames Estuary

Canvey Island, Thames Estuary 03:15 to 18:00,
Razorbill 2 Manx Shearwater Arctic Skua Great Skua 8 Gannet Red-throated Diver 3 Sandwich Tern 19 Mediterranean Gull 23 Common Tern [Steve Grimwade]

Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury

Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury 06:30 to 12:00, Selected highlights
Tree Sparrow (Found by Paul Wood) 2 Raven Gannet Water Rail 19 Yellow-legged Gull Sand Martin [Steve Grimwade]

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB

Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB 15:15 to 19:15,
14 Cattle Egret 4 Spoonbill 2 Hobby Water Rail 4 Bearded Tit 2 Turnstone 100 Avocet 50 Golden Plover 5 Oystercatcher 2 Dunlin 8 Bar-tailed Godwit 300 Black-tailed Godwit (roughly) 15 Shelduck 3 Wheatear 150 Redshank (roughly) 150 Curlew (roughly) 2 Greenfinch 2 Yellow Wagtail Reed Warbler (heard briefly) Greenshank 8 Snipe 20 Grey Plover 30 Wigeon 2 Brent Goose 3 Reed Bunting 3 Marsh Harrier 3 Green Sandpiper 3 Cetti's Warbler 10 Swallow 40 Meadow Pipit 4 Linnet 9 Kestrel [Oliver Cottis]

The Naze at Walton

The Naze at Walton 11:10 to 13:50, Fairly warm. Mostly sunny, but brief drizzle towards end. Tide high and rising.
11 Sandwich Tern (With Black-headed Gulls. Mostly clustered on shore, but a few flying around.) 8 Common Gull Chiffchaff Cetti's Warbler (Singing in John Weston) 7 Ringed Plover 50 Brent Goose (Flew south close in) Red-legged Partridge [Simon Banks]


Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 18:30, S1-SW4 8-0/8, good vis becoming moderate. Movement to south unless stated. Selected totals
311 Meadow Pipit 7 Grey Wagtail 80 Teal Fulmar (North) 4 Yellow Wagtail 14 Linnet (first movement for a couple of weeks) 34 Swallow Rock Pipit Wheatear 6 Pintail 36 Wigeon 30 Gannet (26 North, 4 south) 5 Red-throated Diver Black-throated Diver (close summer plumaged bird) Red-breasted Merganser Guillemot 1325 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (1N in am, 1324S in 48 flocks from 1330-dark) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea 09:34 to 10:44, Little wind, some clouds, mist out to sea
Teal (flying south, low) 25 Wigeon (south, high) 2 Mallard (north, high) Peregrine Falcon (Flew purposefully south close in at 9:42. Probable immature.) 8 Brent Goose (south) 10 Swallow (south) 37 Meadow Pipit (35 south, 2 in off sea) 20 Goldfinch (south, but just over land, so possibly a local movement) [Simon Banks]