Date Details Sitename
Sunday 25 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 18:00, ENE6 8/8 and mod vis for a time. Also 4+Bottle-Nosed Dolphin N. Movement to N
2 Red-throated Diver 6 Gannet 4 Common Scoter 3 Kittiwake 1 Fulmar 1 Pomarine Skua (light morph with "spoons" @1054) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 24 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 20:00, ENE2-6 0/8 good vis. Movement to north
104 Goldfinch (first 3 figure count of this spring, outnumbering Linnet for the first time) 5 Red-throated Diver 3 Greenshank (@ 0736 v high in the sky) 12 Swallow (first double figure count for ages!) 2 Sandwich Tern 1 Hobby 2 Fulmar 22 Whimbrel 2 Yellow Wagtail 1 Little Tern (@1210) 14 Little Gull (8 ad @ 0739 high in the clear blue sky, 6 (4ad) @ 1945) 14 Arctic Tern [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Thursday 22 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 10:00 to 15:30, golf course area
6 Swallow 2 Reed Bunting (males) 1 Cetti's Warbler 2 Wheatear 8 Whimbrel 20 Skylark (approx) 10 Corn Bunting (+) 1 Yellowhammer (male) 1 Whitethroat 1 Mistle Thrush 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Reed Warbler 2 Red-legged Partridge 2 Kestrel 1 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 4 Stock Dove (+) [Liz Huxley]

Frinton-on-Sea
Thursday 08 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 10:01 to 10:31, Windy, cold, clear
1 Gannet (Adult flew north, 10:18) [Simon Banks]

Frinton-on-Sea
Tuesday 06 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 17:00, NNW5-6, concerted watch to 0800 then glances to sea. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated
38 Red-throated Diver 114 Gannet (110N 4S - mostly very distant passage only really visible in the afternoon light) 21 Sandwich Tern 1 Great Skua (@ 1532) 4 Fulmar 207 Kittiwake (south in 9 groups 2-48 in pm - no doubt many more missed!) 73 Common Tern (two groups) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Monday 05 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 19:00, NNE6 8-0/8 occ snow showers. Selected totals, movement to north
38 Gannet 9 Fulmar 1 Great Skua (very close south @ 0850) 1 Arctic Skua (dark phase @ 1050) 1 Spoonbill (adult @ 1306 well offshore) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Monday 29 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 17:00, SW3-4 0/8, watch 07-08 then glances to sea during the day. Movement to north unless stated
1 Peregrine Falcon (imm male in off @ 0743) 2 Wheatear (single m and f briefly on Greensward) 5 Swallow (singles north) 2 Sandwich Tern (@ 1025, initially heard calling whilst at my desk) 2 Chiffchaff (undercliff) 1 Blackcap (undercliff) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 27 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 18:00, W5-3 0-8/8. Selected totals, movement to south unless stated
28 Gannet (north, all v distant today) 80 Chaffinch 5 Siskin 1 Fulmar 5 Buzzard 4 Peregrine Falcon (Two pairs of immatures sparring over the town) 2 Wheatear (males on Greensward (a further 7 on the farm paddocks at Great Holland)) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 26 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 11:00, WSW3-5, Selected totals, movement to north
279 Gannet 3 Wheatear (2m+f along Greensward) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Sunday 21 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 05:45 to 11:15, N1-4 3-8/8, mod vis clearing. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated
2351 Chaffinch (139 flocks 1-90) 545 Starling 44 Meadow Pipit (a good spring total for here!) 25 Siskin 328 Red-throated Diver 1 Merlin (male in off sea with prey @ 0620 - struggling at times) 23 Redwing 2 Peregrine Falcon (ad fem hunting offshore then in off sea with prey from 0635, ad male circling high over house 1050-1055) 1 Short-eared Owl (south over the town @ 0824) 55 Greenfinch 1 Red Kite (low south over the town @ 1026) 4 Sparrowhawk (2 pairs displaying over the town) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea