Date Details Sitename
Friday 28 Dec

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 13:15 to 16:45, Cloudy, then sunshine; back to cloudy. Cold.
48 Wigeon (On lagoon. More on creek.) 120 Teal (Lagoon.) 18 Shoveler (Lagoon.) 10 Oystercatcher 9 Ringed Plover (At least.) 7 Avocet 20 Grey Plover (At least.) 100 Dunlin (At least. Mixed with knots.) 5000 Knot (Approx. high tide roost.) 1 Turnstone 20 Snipe (At least) 2 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Saturday 22 Dec

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 10:00 to 15:30, Dry, bright, sun & cloud, light SW breeze. High tide at 11 50, 5.8 metres. Sightings with Brenda.
4000 Knot (circa. Large high tide roost with many aerial displays.) 1000 Dunlin (circa, with Knot.) 100 Avocet (circa, on scrape.) 200 Oystercatcher (at least, on scrape.) 13 Snipe 2 Turnstone 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 6 Black-tailed Godwit 100 Ringed Plover (circa.) 30 Grey Plover (plus.) 50 Curlew (plus.) 1 Marsh Harrier (male. ) 2 Grey Heron (Not one Little Egret seen today.) 50 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (circa.) 50 Common Gull (circa.) 1 Stonechat (female.) 2 Fieldfare 4 Blackbird (3 males, 1 female.) 1 Goldcrest (car park hedge.) 6 Mediterranean Gull (on mud next to car park slipway.) 100 Lapwing (plus.) 50 Teal (circa.) 50 Wigeon (circa.) 20 Shoveler (circa.) 100 Shelduck (plus, on river.) [David Hale]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Saturday 08 Dec

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 14:45 to 16:00, Some cloud, showers. Breezy.
1 Mediterranean Gull (Ist winter, with gull flock near slipway.) 10 Avocet (Lagoon) 4 Snipe (Lagoon) 100 Teal (At least, lagoon. Many more around island generally) 35 Wigeon (Lagoon. More around island.) 8 Shoveler (Six on lagoon, two on eastern borrowdyke.) 30 Ringed Plover (At least, mud near slipway.) 4 Grey Plover (On lagoon. More on mudflats.) 100 Dunlin (At least. Many on mudflats) 100 Knot (At least. Many on mudflats.) [Andrew Cox]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Friday 09 Nov

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 10:30 to 15:50, Dry, sun & cloud, cool S breeze. High tide 13 16. Sightings with Brenda.
100 Avocet (Plus) 100 Redshank (Circa.) 50 Black-tailed Godwit (Circa.) 50 Grey Plover (Circa.) 100 Lapwing (Circa.) 4 Greenshank (Scrape.) 2 Grey Heron 10 Oystercatcher 100 Curlew (At least.) 999 Dunlin (Circa.) 15 Knot 1 Rock Pipit (Scrape.) 999 Starling (At least, large flocks widespread.) 1 Pied Wagtail (Car park.) 200 Ringed Plover (Circa.) 6 Turnstone (Scrape.) 30 Common Gull 50 Wigeon (Circa.) 999 Brent Goose (Plus.) 20 Little Egret [David Hale]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Tuesday 09 Oct

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 10:15 to 15:45, Dry, bright sunshine, warm light SW breeze. Sightings with Brenda. High tide at 13 27, 6 metre.
3 Greenshank (All sightings from W scrape hide unless stated.) 200 Redshank (Circa.) 100 Ringed Plover (Circa.) 50 Lapwing (Circa.) 2 Knot 50 Dunlin (Plus large flocks from Slipway.) 20 Oystercatcher (Plus.) 6 Common Gull (From Slipway.) 2 Golden Plover 3 Grey Plover (Large numbers from Slipway.) 1 Snipe 3 Black-tailed Godwit 2 Turnstone 1 Rock Pipit 12 Avocet (On river from hide.) 2 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk 1 Marsh Harrier ( Canvey Sea wall salt marsh, female.) 1 Kestrel 30 Curlew (Few from hide, rest from Slipway.) 500 Brent Goose (Circa, from Slipway.) 25 Little Egret (At least.) 2 Grey Heron 1 Wigeon (Drake.) 12 Shoveler [David Hale]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Saturday 29 Sep

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 13:00 to 17:15, Sunny, light cloud. Warm.
2 Marsh Harrier (Adult male flew from eastern end towards Canvey. Immature heading north across lagoon.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Over lagoon) 1 Kestrel 50 Grey Plover (At least. Mostly on mudflats/saltmarsh. Five on lagoon. Several still in summer plumage.) 30 Ringed Plover (At least.) 50 Dunlin (At least. One or two still showing some summer plumage.) 1 Snipe (Lagoon,) 500 Curlew (At least. Eastern saltmarsh.) 2 Bar-tailed Godwit 12 Black-tailed Godwit 12 Greenshank 14 Turnstone (Roosing on boat near slipway.) 1 Great Skua (To the east of the slipway. Mobbed by two gulls.) 1 Sandwich Tern (Adult, near slipway.) 1 Yellow Wagtail (Eastern saltmarsh.) 50 Brent Goose (Approx. Off eastern end.) 250 Wigeon (Approx. Eastern end) [Andrew Cox]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Monday 24 Sep

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 15:00 to 17:00, Sunny and mild. Falling tide
28 Dark-bellied Brent Goose [David Selley]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Friday 14 Sep

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 13:30 to 17:30, Sun & cloud. Chilly breeze. High tide 16:30
1 Sparrowhawk 1 Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon (Immature.) 70 Ringed Plover (Approx) 150 Grey Plover (Mostly across Benfleet Creek.) 36 Lapwing 40 Dunlin (One or two still showing summer plumage.) 6 Turnstone (Perched on boats near slipway.) 500 Black-tailed Godwit (At least) 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 300 Redshank (Approx) 37 Greenshank 2 Sandwich Tern (Adult & young. Near slipway.) 10 Swallow [Andrew Cox]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Saturday 25 Aug

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 12:30 to 16:45, Sun & clouds. Chilly breeze.
Buzzard Marsh Harrier (Female/immature) Hobby (Flying across the western lagoon, carrying prey item.) Ringed Plover Dunlin Knot 100 Grey Plover (At least. Mostly on saltmarsh adjoining Canvey Island; or in flight.. A couple on the mud) 1000 Black-tailed Godwit (At least) Spotted Redshank (Western lagoon. Between summer & winter plumage.) 40 Greenshank (Approx.) 4 Turnstone Yellow-legged Gull 3 Sandwich Tern Green Woodpecker (Juvenile.) 10 Swallow (At least) Yellow Wagtail (Heard calling.) [Andrew Cox]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Saturday 11 Aug

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 12:00 to 16:30, Sunny, warm. Becoming cloudy & cooler with breeze.
Sparrowhawk 250 Black-tailed Godwit (Approx) 100 Oystercatcher (Approx) 22 Greenshank 2 Common Sandpiper 2 Dunlin 3 Whimbrel (At least) Mediterranean Gull 5 Common Tern 8 Turnstone Yellow Wagtail [Andrew Cox]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea