Date Details Sitename
Friday 20 Sep

Tilbury 15:00 to 17:00, Fine and sunny, strong E wind, rising tide
26 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort) 1 Curlew (On foreshore in front of the fort) 3 Teal (On foreshore in front of the fort) 172 Brent Goose (Three flocks, all but 69 went down river again, the 69 flew SW into Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Tuesday 10 Sep

Tilbury 08:15 to 09:00, Broken cloud, light W wind, rising tide
3 Common Tern (Up river) 2 Sandwich Tern (Up river then out again 10 mins later) [Paul Larkin]

Monday 09 Sep

Tilbury 07:30 to 09:00, Cloudy with light rain, SE breeze, rising tide
8 Common Tern (Single flock up river and out again) 1 Arctic Tern (Juv up and out with flock of Commons) 1 Tufted Duck (One up river then over the sea wall into the moat) 29 Mallard (On STW outfall) 12 Teal (First of the Autumn on STW outfall) 9 Black-tailed Godwit (On foreshore in front of the fort) [Paul Larkin]

Sunday 08 Sep

Tilbury 09:00 to 10:30,
1 Eider (Drifting down with the tide) 12 Common Tern (Up river) 1 Raven (Over the river) [Paul Larkin]

Saturday 07 Sep

Tilbury 15:00 to 16:00, Sunny, strong NNW wind, rising tide
33 Common Tern (Two flocks 26&7 up river) 1 Hobby (Over from Kent) 1 Sparrowhawk (Over from Kent) [Paul Larkin]

Wednesday 28 Aug

Tilbury 08:00 to 09:00, Overcast, showers, light SW wind, rising tide
498 Common Tern (Largest flock 118, all flew high up river bar the final flock of 93 which flew high south into Kent) 2 Arctic Tern (High up river with Commons) 4 Little Tern (High up river with Commons) [Paul Larkin]

Monday 26 Aug

Tilbury 08:00 to 09:15, Fine and sunny, light E wind, pollution haze, rising tide
76 Little Tern (Flock of 18 over high located on call, further flocks low, fishing their way up river, largest flock 31) 2 Sandwich Tern (Up river. Others heard calling presumably too high to locate.) 19 Common Tern (Low up river in small groups) [Paul Larkin]

Saturday 24 Aug

Tilbury 15:00 to 15:30, Fine and sunny strong E breeze
125 Common Tern (Roosting on the shore near the old landfill and feeding in Gravesend reach. All spiralled up high and flew up river, later 79 returned down river.) [Paul Larkin]

Friday 23 Aug

Tilbury 07:30 to 08:30, Fine and sunny, light E wind, falling tide
2 Raven (Over south into Kent) 1 Marsh Harrier (Over from Kent) 1 Common Sandpiper (Over from Kent) 30 Common Tern (Up river, largest flock 23) [Paul Larkin]

Wednesday 21 Aug

Tilbury 07:30 to 08:45, Fine and sunny, light W wind, falling tide
187 Common Tern (Largest flock 93 all high up river bar nine which returned down) 2 Sandwich Tern (With flock of nine Common Tern all eventually turned and went back down river) 1 Common Sandpiper (Over from Kent) [Paul Larkin]