Date Details Sitename
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
Wednesday 01 Aug

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 12:45 to 16:00, High tide at 16 14, 5.5 metres. Light E breeze, dry, sun & cloud, hot, max 30c. Sightings with Brenda.
200 Redshank (circa. All sightings from Scrape hide, W end of island.) 150 Black-tailed Godwit (circa.) 3 Bar-tailed Godwit 3 Common Sandpiper (Pic) 10 Greenshank Mediterranean Gull 15 Little Egret Grey Heron 2 Whitethroat (back & forth to nest with insects , left of hide.) 2 Swallow 2 Stock Dove 5 Oystercatcher 20 Lapwing (circa.) 100 Black-headed Gull (circa.) 500 Starling (circa. Flocks feeding on early Blackberries.) [David Hale]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Saturday 28 Jul

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 13:00 to 16:15, Sun & cloud, much cooler but still warm. Very breezy. High tide.
2 Sandwich Tern 20 Common Tern (Including two fledged juveniles) Mediterranean Gull (Adult) 120 Black-tailed Godwit 30 Greenshank Turnstone 3 Common Sandpiper Dunlin [Andrew Cox]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Saturday 14 Jul

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea 12:30 to 14:30, Sunny, warm.
16 Oystercatcher (At least.) 10 Lapwing (At least.) 76 Black-tailed Godwit Whimbrel 50 Curlew (At least. Eastern end.) 60 Redshank (At least.) 12 Greenshank Common Sandpiper 6 Mediterranean Gull (At least. Including an adult with a recently fledged youngster. Most still in summer plumage. One beginning moult.) 500 Black-headed Gull (Approx.) 3 Common Gull 4 Sandwich Tern (At least. Including an adult with a well grown youngster.) [Andrew Cox]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Sunday 08 Jul

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea , 08:30 to 10:30, Hot and sunny
10 Mallard (+ including young), 2 Little Egret, 1 Oystercatcher, 200 Curlew (+), 50 Black-headed Gull (+), 4 Swift, 4 Swallow (+), 2 Wren (being ringed by DW), 1 Robin (being ringed by DW), 1 Blackbird, 1 Reed Warbler (being ringed by DW), 3 Blackcap (being ringed by DW), 3 Whitethroat (being ringed by DW), 6 Magpie, 2 Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch (+) [Lesley Collins]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Friday 15 Jun

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea , 13:10 to 16:20, Sun & clouds. Warm.
10 Oystercatcher (At least), 12 Lapwing, 1 Little Stint, 4 Curlew, 20 Redshank (At least), 11 Mediterranean Gull (At least ten adults around the island. One 2nd summer preening & loafing on the lagoon.), 4 Common Tern [Andrew Cox]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Saturday 26 May

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea , 10:00 to 14:00, Cloudy but clearing gradually. Warm. Light breeze which got stronger as the day went on
236 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Across the water on the canvey Island side), 4 Shelduck, 1 Pheasant, 1 Cormorant (Heading upriver), 9 Oystercatcher (Several appearing to be nesting), 4 Redshank, 50 Black-headed Gull (circa), 110 Herring Gull (At least. The Majority over the water on the Canvey Island Ssde), 11 Common Tern (Several appearing to be nesting), 1 Collared Dove, 2 Swift, 1 Skylark (Heard but not seen), 1 Swallow, 2 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Heard singing near the carpark), 8 Whitethroat (At least. Many singers and most visible of the warblers), 10 Greenfinch (Singing and quite active), 10 Goldfinch (Singing and quite active), 4 Linnet [Charles Farrell]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea
Friday 25 May

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea , 09:00 to 12:30, Cloudy, warm.
60 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 6 Shelduck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Oystercatcher (At least), 10 Curlew, 6 Redshank (At least), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Common Tern (At least), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing male.), 3 Greenfinch (At least), 5 Goldfinch (At least), 4 Linnet (At least), 1 Reed Bunting (Singing male.) [Andrew Cox]

Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea