Date Details Sitename
Thursday 02 May

Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 19:00, Murky, drizzle and calm initially, clearing to NW3-4 and chilly! Totals from Frinton plus sea wall jaunt to Holland Haven in am
73 Sandwich Tern (another really good spring movement early on and as the weather front cleared) 8 Common Tern 23 Yellow Wagtail (incl 8 on GC) 1 Chiffchaff (my "local" territorial male returned today (sycamore clump, undercliff just north of Connaught Avenue). ) 13 Fulmar 11 Gannet (8S 3N - first non-adult (3cy) noted this spring) 2 Arctic Tern 9 Whitethroat (8 undercliff, 1 watched in off the sea then rested on seawall for 10 mins before heading inland) 4 Wheatear 3 Lesser Whitethroat (passage birds) 135 House Martin (large hirundine arrival, most birds seen in/off ) 271 Swallow (large hirundine arrival, most birds seen in/off) 3 Willow Warbler 2 Great White Egret (S offshore (from seawall opposite Holland Haven grazing marsh) @ 0822) 37 Whimbrel (min 32 on GC, singles passing south) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Wednesday 01 May

Frinton-on-Sea 05:30 to 19:30, Selected totals, glances to sea during the day. Movement to north unless stated
3 Fulmar (south) 18 Swift (in/south) 48 Sandwich Tern 28 Common Tern 2 Little Tern 1 Arctic Skua (light phast @ 1233) 5 House Martin (birds returned to local colonies today) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 13 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 09:00 to 13:00, NE4-5 showers am, selected totals, movement to north
14 Fulmar (11N 3S) 57 Sand Martin (5 flocks in off) 1 Hobby (in off then south @ 1110) 11 Red-throated Diver 14 Whimbrel 113 Curlew (late pm/evening movement) 38 Common Tern 4 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 Guillemot 127 Gannet [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 12 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 19:00, NE5-3, Selected totals, movement to north
111 Gannet 53 Linnet 16 Red-throated Diver 2 Fulmar [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Wednesday 10 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 06:00 to 19:00, Selected totals, movement to north
100 Gannet 3 Fulmar 2 Sandwich Tern [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Tuesday 09 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 19:30, Very limited observations during the morning, 1500-1930 NE5-6 0/8. Selected totals, movement to north
28 Redwing 8 Song Thrush 141 Chaffinch 41 Linnet 52 Gannet (all adults, some v close during pm) 250 Brent Goose (7 flocks moving north v close inshore during the pm) 146 Sandwich Tern (unprecedented spring movement including four flocks of 10+, ) 14 Common Tern 3 Arctic Tern (@ 1548, close) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Saturday 06 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 07:00 to 18:00, E3-4, rain during am. Visibility poor at times. Selected totals, movement to north unless stated
81 Gannet 3 Fulmar (south) 1 Arctic Skua (dark phase @ 1021) 1 Yellow Wagtail (male on GC) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Friday 05 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 09:00 to 13:00,
1 Merlin (female south offshore @ 1009) 1 White Wagtail (on GC 1830-1840) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Thursday 04 Apr

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 18:00, S5-6 showers am, clearing to 0/8 later. Selected totals
58 Common Scoter (16+42 south) 5 Fulmar (north) 1 Swallow (north) 104 Gannet (102N 2S, all adults. peak passage 07-10 but generally v distant) 1 Common Tern (north) 1 Willow Warbler (by GC clubhouse) 4 Chiffchaff (undercliff) 2 Blackcap (undercliff) 2 Wheatear (on beach) [Paul Brayshaw]

Frinton-on-Sea
Sunday 31 Mar

Frinton-on-Sea 06:30 to 19:15, NE5 8/8 clearing to 0/8, E4-5 later. Selected totals, movement to north
159 Red-throated Diver 16 Common Scoter 1 Fulmar 239 Gannet (all adults, generally v distant, moving throughout the day) 2 Kittiwake [Paul Brayshaw]

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