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List of species recorded by The Drift Migrants team (FSS, LS, JFS & DS) 1 January > 31 December 2016

Highlights
Dartford Warbler, Short-eared Owl, Water Pipit, Little Gull, Merlin, Caspian Gull, Fulmar, Iceland Gull, Kittiwake, Serin, Razorbill, Stone Curlew, Wryneck, Collared Pratincole, Glossy Ibis, Golden Oriole, Temminck's Stint, Spoonbill, Arctic Skua, Cattle Egret & Dusky Warbler.

No

Species

Date

Notes

170

Red-breasted Merganser

30/11/16

Pair flew upriver

169

Tree Sparrow

03/11/16

2 in hedgerow along Coldharbour Lane

168

Dusky Warbler

30/10/16

Bird found yesterday by Shaun Harvey still present

167

Cattle Egret

23/10/16

2 on Wennington Marsh (only 1 seen by me)

166

Whooper Swan

20/10/16

Ad on Aveley Pools (DS)

165

Arctic Skua

08/10/16

juv upriver 07:15

164

White-fronted Goose

06/10/16

24 downriver

163

Spoonbill

27/09/16

One on Aveley Pools at dusk

162

Black-necked Grebe

07/09/16

One on Thames, west of Dartford Creek mouth (DS)

161

Little Tern

28/08/16

3 adults flew upriver at 18:47

160

Garganey

24/08/16

Aveley Pools (DS)

159

Temminck's Stint

24/08/16

Aveley Pools (DS)

158

Little Stint

24/08/16

Aveley Pools (DS)

157

Curlew Sandpiper

23/08/16

Dartford Creek mouth

156

Spotted Flycatcher

22/08/16

One at Serin Mound

155

Golden Oriole

10/06/16

One in Silt Lagoons copse (DS) - first for site

154

Glossy Ibis

13/05/16

One on Purfleet Scrape (DS)

153

Wood Sandpiper

11/05/16

One on Purfleet Scrape at 06:48

152

Collared Pratincole

10/05/16

One east along river wall at 20:07 (FSS)

151

Black Tern

10/05/16

Two on Aveley Pools (DS) - still present till dusk (FSS)

150

Sanderling

08/05/16

Two east of Darent Mouth

149

Redstart

03/05/16

Female in buddleias, Aveley Bay

148

Wryneck

30/04/16

On cycle path at Rainham West, mid-morning

147

Garden Warbler

30/04/16

Near Tilda Rice factory

146

Turnstone

24/04/16

Two at Darent Mouth

145

Knot

24/04/16

One east of Darent Mouth

144

Bar-tailed Godwit

23/04/16

Four at Darent Mouth

143

Siskin

23/04/16

Two NW over Aveley Bay

142

Cuckoo

19/04/16

One singing in Aveley Bay area

141

Swift

16/04/16

One over Aveley Pools 13:15-13:26

140

Yellow Wagtail

15/04/16

>

139

White Wagtail

15/04/16

>

138

Firecrest

15/04/16

Main entrance

137

Hobby

14/04/16

>

136

Arctic Tern

14/04/16

One downriver

135

Whinchat

14/04/16

Male at Purfleet Scrape

134

Whitethroat

13/04/16

Several singing now

133

Stone Curlew

12/04/16

Found by DS

132

Grasshopper Warbler

12/04/16

>

131

Sandwich Tern

12/04/16

>

130

Ring-necked Parakeet

11/04/16

>

129

Ring Ouzel

11/04/16

>

128

Lesser Whitethroat

11/04/16

>

127

Razorbill

09/04/16

Moribund on Aveley Pools

126

Serin

09/04/16

>

125

Reed Warbler

08/04/16

Singing near MDZ zone

124

Greenshank

08/04/16

On Purfleet Scrape

123

Common Tern

08/04/16

Down river at 12:05

122

Tree Pipit

04/04/16

Found by DS

121

Willow Warbler

03/04/16

>

120

Whimbrel

03/04/16

>

119

Sedge Warbler

02/04/16

>

118

Red Kite

30/03/16

DS

117

Wheatear

30/03/16

>

116

Sand Martin

30/03/16

>

115

Swallow

30/03/16

>

114

House Martin

30/03/16

>

113

Little Ringed Plover

30/03/16

>

112

Blackcap

25/03/16

Singing in car park scrub

111

Great Egret

25/03/16

Dropped into WW1 pill box pool; another 20.04.16

110

Common Scoter

18/03/16

Female on Thames; 9 birds on 25/03/16.

109

Goldeneye

18/03/16

Female on Aveley Pools. Seen by LS only.

108

Ruff

18/03/16

>

107

Bearded Tit

18/03/16

>

106

Jack Snipe

17/03/16

Purfleet Scrape. Again on 24/03. On MDZ scrape 25/03.

105

Avocet

28/02/16

Aveley Bay

104

Kittiwake

28/02/16

Winter-plumage adult downriver 15:12

103

Iceland Gull

27/02/16

1st-w on mud at Dartford Creek/River Darent mouth

102

Jay

19/02/16

Woodland trail

101

Brambling

14/02/16

Female at the visitor centre feeding station

100

Fulmar

13/02/16

Drifted upriver in rising tide at 15:20 h. Found by FSS.

99

Grey Plover

13/02/16

On mud at Dartford Creek/River Darent mouth

98

Oystercatcher

09/02/16

1 downriver at 08:28

97

Mediterranean Gull

08/02/16

>

96

Caspian Gull

06/02/16

On mud at Dartford Creek/River Darent mouth

95

Spotted Redshank

06/02/16

On mud at Dartford Creek/River Darent mouth

94

Kingfisher

03/02/16

Over channel at Rainham West

93

Yellowhammer

02/02/16

Two in scrub/landfill - south side of stone barges bay

92

Common Sandpiper

31/01/16

Dartford Creek/River Darent mouth

91

Merlin

30/01/16

Hunting over Wennington Marshes

90

Green Sandpiper

28/01/16

Coldharbour Lane

89

Buzzard

28/01/16

Wennington Marshes

88

Bullfinch

24/01/16

Cordite

87

Goldcrest

23/01/16

Coldharbour Lane

86

Corn Bunting

23/01/16

Serin Mound

85

Lesser Redpoll

23/01/16

Serin Mound

84

Mistle Thrush

04/01/16

Rainham North

83

Egyptian Goose

04/01/16

Serin Mound

82

Sparrowhawk

04/01/16

Female east over salt marsh, Aveley Bay

81

Woodcock

03/01/16

Found by PD

80

Peregrine

03/01/16

Male flew from reserve, south over river

79

Feral Pigeon

02/01/16

Landfill

78

Little Gull

02/01/16

4 adults in Aveley Bay at 10:33

77

Dark-bellied Brent Goose

02/01/16

5 on reserve, 1 in Aveley Bay

76

Grey Wagtail

01/01/16

Over Mar Dyke

75

Jackdaw

01/01/16

Landfill

74

Raven

01/01/16

Between Purfleet Scrape and Aveley Pools

73

House Sparrow

01/01/16

Reserve garden feeding station

72

Linnet

01/01/16

Serin Mound

71

Pheasant

01/01/16

Serin Mound

70

Great Crested Grebe

01/01/16

Aveley Bay

69

Yellow-legged Gull

01/01/16

River Darent/Dartford Creek mouth

68

Rock Pipit

01/01/16

Aveley Bay

67

Ringed Plover

01/01/16

Aveley Bay

66

Black-tailed Godwit

01/01/16

Aveley Bay

65

Redshank

01/01/16

Aveley Bay

64

Curlew

01/01/16

Aveley Bay

63

Stock Dove

01/01/16

Target Pools

62

Water Rail

01/01/16

Shooting Butts hide channel

61

Skylark

01/01/16

Target Pools

60

Water Pipit

01/01/16

Aveley Pools (1), Target Pools (2)

59

Mute Swan

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

58

Pochard

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

57

Meadow Pipit

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

56

Shelduck

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

55

Dunlin

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

54

Snipe

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

53

Gadwall

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

52

Little Grebe

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

51

Tufted Duck

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

50

Short-eared Owl

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

49

Little Egret

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

48

Pied Wagtail

01/01/16

Aveley Pools

47

Barn Owl

01/01/16

Woodland trail box

46

Grey Heron

01/01/16

Overhead/Aveley Pools

45

Chiffchaff

01/01/16

Scrub near Ken Barrett hide

44

Dartford Warbler

01/01/16

Scrub near Ken Barrett hide

43

Stonechat

01/01/16

Scrub near Ken Barrett hide

42

Rook

01/01/16

4 south over the reserve

41

Long-tailed Tit

01/01/16

Woodland trail

40

Golden Plover

01/01/16

Overhead/Target Pools/Aveley Bay

39

Wren

01/01/16

Woodland trail

38

Great Spotted Woodpecker

01/01/16

Woodland trail

37

Fieldfare

01/01/16

Woodland trail

36

Green Woodpecker

01/01/16

Heard calling on woodland trail

35

Starling

01/01/16

Woodland trail

34

Great Tit

01/01/16

Woodland trail

33

Blue Tit

01/01/16

Woodland trail

32

Reed Bunting

01/01/16

Woodland trail

31

Greenfinch

01/01/16

Woodland trail

30

Shoveler

01/01/16

Woodland trail

29

Goldfinch

01/01/16

Woodland trail

28

Wood Pigeon

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

27

Great Black-backed Gull

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

26

Pintail

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

25

Herring Gull

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

24

Kestrel

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

23

Chaffinch

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

22

Cormorant

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

21

Marsh Harrier

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

20

Moorhen

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

19

Carrion Crow

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

18

Collared Dove

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

17

Black-headed Gull

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

16

Common Gull

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

15

Lesser Black-backed Gull

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

14

Canada Goose

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

13

Magpie

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

12

Mallard

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

11

Dunnock

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

10

Greylag Goose

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

 9

Teal

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

 8

Lapwing

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

 7

Cetti's Warbler

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape reedbed

 6

Coot

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

 5

Wigeon

01/01/16

Purfleet Scrape

 4

Redwing

01/01/16

Reserve garden/car park

 3

Song Thrush

01/01/16

Reserve garden/car park

 2

Blackbird

01/01/16

Reserve garden/car park

 1

Robin

01/01/16

Reserve garden/car park

 

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)  Fraser Simpson 2016

 

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