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April 2021


Apr 6th

Rainham Marshes, Essex

Mediterranean Gull (flock of 6 ads over).

 

Apr 4th

Rainham Marshes, Essex

Common Scoter (6) on River Thames; singing Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff & Cetti's Warbler.

 

 

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

 

Apr 2nd

Yellow Wagtail (flew over calling), Swallow (1), Whimbrel (1), Avocet (3), Mediterranean Gull (4 ads), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Little Egret (1), Oystercatcher (pr), Common Sandpiper (1), Teal (51), Wigeon (2), Skylark (4 singing mm), Meadow Pipit (7), Great Crested Grebe (1).

 

Apr 2nd

Yellow Wagtail (flew over calling), Great Egret (1), Little Egret, Marsh Harrier (ad m), Gadwall (5), Avocet (3), Mediterranean Gull (2 ads), Sand Martin (3).

 

 

 

March 2021


 

Cycle to work highlights:

Mar 28th

Wheatear and Sedge Warbler, Rainham Marshes. Also 32 Peacock, Brimstone & Small White.

 

Mar 25th

Great Egret over Rainham Marshes.

 

Mar 3rd

Chiffchaff, 2 singing mm, Rainham Marshes river wall.

 

Mar 1st

Chiffchaff singing, Rainham Marshes river wall. Water Rails vocal in the evening.

 

 

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

 

Mar 4th

Shelduck (15), Wigeon (4), Mallard (9), Teal (9), Great Crested Grebe (1), Oystercatcher (3), Yellow-legged Gull (ad), Marsh Harrier (ad f), Magpie (19), Fieldfare (23).

 

Mar 2nd

Shelduck (1), Wigeon (2), Mallard (2), Teal (5), Oystercatcher (3), Redshank (1), Yellow-legged Gull (3rd-w), Corn Bunting (5).

 

Mar 1st

Shelduck (6), Gadwall (3), Wigeon (26), Mallard (2), Teal (11), Stock Dove (9), Oystercatcher (3), Starling (135), Fieldfare (1).

 

 

 

 

February 2021


 

Cycle to work highlights:

Feb 8th

Woodcock flushed at 21:10, NCN Route 13/Rainham Marshes.

 

 

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

 

Feb 26th-27th NocMig

Black-headed Gull, Coot, Curlew, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Redwing, Teal.

 

Feb 14th

Gadwall (17), Wigeon (66), Mallard (13), Teal (33), Great Crested Grebe (1), Avocet (6), Grey Plover (6), Lapwing (129), Curlew (3), Black-tailed Godwit (47), Dunlin (747), Common Sandpiper (3), Redshank (19), Yellow-legged Gull (ad), Sparrowhawk (f), Magpie (19), Starling (125), Fieldfare (36), Linnet (5).

 

Feb 13th

White-fronted Goose (1), Shelduck (2), Shoveler (3), Gadwall (13), Wigeon (74), Mallard (14), Teal (17), Avocet (4), Grey Plover (6), Lapwing (67), Curlew (3), Black-tailed Godwit (23), Dunlin (764), Snipe (7), Common Sandpiper (1), Redshank (5), Yellow-legged Gull (ad), Cormorant (14), Buzzard (1), Kingfisher (1), Starling (134), Fieldfare (14), Redwing (2), Stonechat (1), Meadow Pipit (3), Corn Bunting (4).

 

Feb 12th

Shelduck (2), Shoveler (2), Gadwall (10), Wigeon (42),  Mallard (9), Wigeon (14), Stock Dove (1), Avocet (4), Grey Plover (6), Lapwing (32), Black-tailed Godwit (2), Dunlin (481), Snipe (3), Common Sandpiper (2), Redshank (3), Yellow-legged Gull (ad), Little Egret (2), Redwing (3), Fieldfare (14),

 

 

 

 

 January 2021


 

 

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

 

Jan 24th

Dark-bellied Brent Goose (1), Shelduck (1), Mallard (4), Teal (2), Grey Plover (2), Lapwing (28), Curlew (3), Yellow-legged Gull (ad), Great Black-backed GUll (44), Fieldfare (33), Rook (1),

 

Jan 18th

Egyptian Goose (2), Shelduck (1), Gadwall (8), Avocet (28), Grey Plover (2), Lapwing (11), Redshank (14), Ring-necked Parakeet (14), Fieldfare (2), Rock Pipit (1).

 

Jan 17th

Canada Goose (66), Egyptian Goose (2), Shelduck (1), Gadwall (2), Wigeon (2), Mallard (27), Teal (4), Avocet (25), Grey Plover (2), Curlew (1), Dunlin (300), Redshank (1), Little Egret (1), Marsh Harrier (1), Buzzard (1), Ring-necked Parakeet (11), Fieldfare (4).

 

Jan 16th

Egyptian Goose (2), Shelduck (1), Gadwall (14), Wigeon (22), Mallard (10), Teal (4), Avocet (39), Grey Plover (1), Curlew (2), Dunlin (213), Snipe (1), Great Black-backed Gull (51), Fieldfare (34), Stonechat (1), Pied Wagtail (3), Reed Bunting (3).

 

Jan 10th

Egyptian Goose (2), Shelduck (10), Gadwall (8), Wigeon (67), Mallard (4), Teal (7), Great Crested Grebe (5), Avocet (37), Grey Plover (3), Lapwing (24), Dunlin (1000), Redshank (8) Yellow-legged Gull (ad), Caspian Gull (2nd-w), Cormorant (12), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Jackdaw (1), Redwing (4), Fieldfare (111), Grey Wagtail (1), Rock Pipit (1).

 

Jan 9th

Gadwall (5), Wigeon (4), Mallard (2), Teal (4), Grey Plover (2), Lapwing (5), Curlew (12), Dunlin (450), Redshank (12), Peregrine (1), Fieldfare (11).

 

Jan 3rd

Gadwall (7), Wigeon (21), Gadwall (7), Mallard (8), Teal (2), Avocet (39), Grey Plover (3), Curlew (1), Black-tailed Godwit (22), Dunlin (450), Yellow-legged Gull (ad), Redwing (2), Fieldfare (33), Rock Pipit (1).

 

Jan 1st - NYD Count of 57 species 07:45-16:00

Greylag Goose (4), Canada Goose (53), Shelduck (3), Gadwall (4), Wigeon (43), Mallard (10), Teal (6), Great Crested Grebe (1), Feral Pigeon (6), Stock Dove (2), Wood Pigeon (14), Collared Dove (4), Avocet (39), Grey Plover (3), Lapwing (26), Curlew (1), Black-tailed Godwit (3), Dunlin (967), Snipe (1), Common Sandpiper (1), Redshank (19), Black-headed Gull (600), Common Gull (100), Herring Gull (nc), Yellow-legged Gull (ad), Caspian Gull (1st-w), Lesser Black-backed Gull (nc), Great Black-Backed Gull (46), Cormorant (7), Grey Heron (1), Little Egret (1), Marsh Harrier (ad m), Short-eared Owl, Kestrel (1), Ring-necked Parakeet (2), Magpie (6), Carrion Crown (6), Raven (2), Blue Tit (2), Great Tit (2), Skylark (1), Blackcap (1), Wren (1), Starling (66), Song Thrush (1), Redwing (37), Blackbird (3), Fieldfare (66), Robin (1), Dunnock (2), House Sparrow (12), Pied Wagtail (5), Meadow Pipit (3), Chaffinch (1), Greenfinch (1(, Linnet (5), Goldfinch (3).

 

 

 

 

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