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2024


 March 2024


 

Feb 26th - Mar 1st

Cycle to work highlights (Purfleet > London)

Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Lapwing (displaying), Redshank (displaying), Skylark (displaying), Cetti's Warbler, Avocet, Oystercatcher, Grey Wagtail, Stonechat, Pintail, Gadwall, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, Shelduck, Tufted Duck.

 

 

February 2024


 

Feb 20

Moth Trap, Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex

Narrow-winged Grey (Eudonia angustea).

 

Feb 16th-17th

Moth Trap, Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex

Common Quaker, Beautiful Plume, Brown-spot Flat-body (Agonopterix alstromeriana).

 

Feb 5th-9th

Cycle to work highlights (Purfleet > London)

Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier, Water Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Stonechat, Pintail, Shoveler, Gadwall, Teal, Wigeon, Shelduck, Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Redshank, Lapwing.

 

 

River Thames, Purfleet, Essex (observations from my window)

 

Feb 25th

Shelduck (14), Gadwall (11), Wigeon (54), Teal (11), Avocet (17), Oystercatcher (2), Curlew (7), Common Sandpiper (2), Redshank (27), Dunlin (86), Yellow-legged Gull (2nd-w), Long-tailed Tit (7), Redwing (9).

 

Feb 24th

Egyptian Goose (pr), Shelduck (12), Gadwall (2), Wigeon (48), Teal (9), Stock Dove (18), Avocet (6), Lapwing (4), Curlew (8), Oystercatcher (3), Common Sandpiper (1), Redshank (36), Dunlin (78), Black-headed Gull (800+), Common Gull (110), Caspian Gull (3rd-w), Yellow-legged Gull (ad), Stonechat (3).

 

Feb 18th

Shelduck (8), Gadwall (7), Wigeon (17), Teal (11), Avocet (3), Oystercatcher (1), Grey Plover (1), Curlew (15), Redshank (26), Dunlin (323), Caspian Gull (2nd-w), Yellow-legged Gull (3rd-w), Rock Pipit (1), Short-eared Owl (1).

 

Feb 17th

Shelduck (3), Wigeon (24), Teal (10), Avocet (1), Oystercatcher (2), Grey Plover (2), Curlew (8), Redshank (24), Dunlin (327), Little Egret (1), Skylark (2 singing mm).

 

Feb 11th

Gadwall (6), Wigeon (77), Teal (41), Great Crested Grebe (1), Stock Dove (39), Avocet (16), Oystercatcher (1), Grey Plover (1), Curlew (4), Snipe (3), Common Sandpiper (1), Redshank (48), Dunlin (12), Kittiwake (ad), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Sparrowhawk (f), Skylark (singing m).

 

Feb 10th

Egyptian Goose (2), Shelduck (1), Shoveler (pr), Gadwall (20), Wigeon (200), Teal (44), Avocet (10), Oystercatcher (1), Grey Plover (1), Curlew (3), Redshank (42), Dunlin (171), Short-eared Owl (1).

 

Feb 4th

Egyptian Goose (4), Teal (15), Avocet (10), Grey Plover (1), Lapwing (98), Curlew (5), Caspian Gull (2nd-w), Yellow-legged Gull (1), Little Egret (2), Marsh Harrier (imm m).

 

Feb 3rd

Gadwall (7), Wigeon (18), Teal (14), Stock Dove (56), Avocet (9), Grey Plover (1), Lapwing (27), Curlew (13), Redshank (21), Dunlin (154), Little Egret (2), Marsh Harrier (imm m), Peregrine (1), Jackdaw (5).

 

 

 

 January 2024


 

Jan 10th-17th

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Crested Tit, Willow Tit, Siberian Jay, Hooded Crow, Common Redpoll, Common Crossbill, Common Bullfinch.

 

 

River Thames, Purfleet, Essex, England (observations from my window)

 

Jan 28th

Egyptian Goose (3), Gadwall (17), Wigeon (46), Teal (21), Avocet (27), Oystercatcher (1), Curlew (10), Grey Plover (1), Common Sandpiper (2), Redshank (46), Dunlin (112), Black-headed Gull (900+), Stonechat (ad m), Fieldfare (58), Pied Wagtail (14 downriver to roost).

 

Jan 27th

Gadwall (9), Wigeon (33), Teal (17), Avocet (53), Oystercatcher (1 - first returning), Grey Plover (1), Lapwing (15), Redshank (27).

 

Jan 21st

Gadwall (4), Teal (4), Great Crested Grebe (1), Grey Plover (3), Curlew (8), Black-tailed Godwit (10), Dunlin (524), Yellow-legged Gull (1), Redwing (20).

 

Jan 7th

Shelduck (2), Gadwall (4), Wigeon (44), Teal (14), Stock Dove (37), Grey Plover (3), Curlew (11), Dunlin (300), Little Gull (ad + 1st-w), Caspian Gull (2nd-w), Yellow-legged Gull (2), Little Egret (1), Marsh Harrier (ad m + imm m), Fieldfare (29), Water Pipit (1).

 

Jan 1st - NYD Count of 58 species 07:45-16:00

Greylag Goose (17), Canada Goose (5), Shelduck (1), Gadwall (10), Wigeon (33), Mallard (13), Teal (34), Pheasant (m), Feral Pigeon (2), Stock Dove (40), Wood Pigeon (18), Collared Dove (4), Avocet (27), Grey Plover (2), Lapwing (6), Curlew (3), Black-tailed Godwit (1), Redshank (27), Dunlin (800), Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull (3), Great Black-backed Gull (33), Lesser Black-backed Gull, Cormorant (12), Little Egret (2), Grey Heron (2), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Sparrowhawk (m), Red Kite (1), Short-eared Owl (1), Kestel (2), Ring-necked Parakeet (2), Jay (1), Magpie (12), Jackdaw (1), Carrion Crow (7), Raven (1), Blue Tit (2), Great Tit (2), Skylark (2), Long-tailed Tit (10), Goldcrest (1), Wren (1), Starling (31), Song Thrush (1), Redwing (55), Blackbird (singing from 03:08), Fieldfare (26), Robin (singing from 02:19), Stonechat (1), Dunnock (1), House Sparrow (20), Pied Wagtail (1), Meadow Pipit (1), Chaffinch (2), Goldfinch (2).

 

 

 

 

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