Southend Ornithological Group Bird News

Records submitted in the last 14 days, most recent first. Amber indicates scarce, red indicates rare (Essex requires notes or a description), magenta indicates non-native.

Friday 15 January 2021

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 13:50 to 15:00
1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Redwing [Paul Griggs]

Hadleigh Downs, 10:30 to 13:30
7 Little Egret, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Benfleet Creek), 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 2 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing (+), 1 Greenfinch, 5 Yellowhammer (4m, 1f along borrowdyke of Benfleet Creek) [Paul Griggs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 10:45, some areas not passable due to flooded areas.
1 Little Grebe, 500 Wigeon (+), 150 Teal (+), 10 Pintail, 26 Pochard, 16 Tufted Duck, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 22 Avocet [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Thursday 14 January 2021

Westcliff Seafront, 12:20 to 12:30
20 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grey Seal [John Wright]

Southchurch Park West, 12:00 to 12:10
1 Red-crested Pochard (female still) [John Wright]

Southchurch Park East, 11:50 to 12:00, Wet!
1 Brown Rat [John Wright]

Canewdon, 11:45 to 11:55
30 Greenfinch (Impressive increase in numbers in garden in pouring rain) [Jeff Delve]

Park View Drive, Leigh, 09:15 to 09:45
1 Green Woodpecker (female), 4 Blue Tit, 15 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch [Graham Mee]

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Prittle Brook (Leigh on Sea), 10:30 to 10:40, Fleming Avenue
1 Grey Wagtail, 16 Redwing [Vince Kinsler]

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Canewdon, 23:50 to 23:55
2 Tawny Owl (Calling from direction of church) [Jeff Delve]

Hadleigh Downs, 16:25 to 17:15
2 Tawny Owl (calling, 1 to north, 1 to east), 12 Redwing (flew north at dusk), 1 Red Fox, 1 Badger (we bumped into each other!) [Paul Baker]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 14:40 to 16:10
102 White-fronted Goose (on Vange Wick), 2 Egyptian Goose (on Vange Wick), 1 Marsh Harrier (flew south), 1 Peregrine Falcon (occasionally on pylons & occasionally flying around over Bowers), 1 Water Rail (heard on saltmarsh ), 1 Avocet, 2 Spotted Redshank (appeared eventually after a long wait in creek by marina), 2 Greenshank, 3 Stonechat (a pair & a male on Vange Wick), 1 Cetti's Warbler, Fox at Wat Tyler marina (Paul Baker) (71077 bytes) 1 Red Fox (showing very well!) [Paul Baker]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 14:30 to 15:30, Marina only
40 White-fronted Goose (viewed from marina onto Wick although PB had many more from pillbox), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Avocet, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Curlew, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 2 Stonechat, 1 Red Fox [Vince Kinsler]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 14:15 to 14:20, viewing from the car only at roadside
28 White-fronted Goose, 2 Pintail (drakes on flood) [Paul Baker]

Benfleet Downs, 13:00 to 14:00
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Bullfinch (male, extremely elusive although calling frequently & occasional sub song) [Paul Baker]

South Fambridge, 12:00 to 12:00, viewing BHF from upstairs
10 Barnacle Goose (decent looking pure bred birds with the hybrid flock (39 birds in total).), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, Jackdaw in garden (Paul Baker) (127556 bytes) 2 Jackdaw (on the lawn) [Paul Baker]

Monday 11 January 2021

Priory Park, 15:45 to 16:15, Short stop on way back from shopping
1 Grey Wagtail (along the prittle brook in park) [Jeff Delve]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 15:15 to 16:20
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail ), 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Merlin (probably male chasing a passerine by west bank ), 2 Stonechat, 14 Corn Bunting [Vince Kinsler]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 14:45 to 16:00
94 White-fronted Goose (on Vange Wick), 200 Greylag Goose (+), 300 Canada Goose (+), 3 Barnacle Goose (on Vange Wick), 1 Avocet, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Spotted Redshank (creek by marina), 1 Greenshank (creek by marina), 1 Bullfinch (flew over calling towards north end of park) [Neil Chambers]

South Fambridge, 13:45 to 14:10, viewing BHF from the house
5 Barnacle Goose (decent looking pure bred birds, not keeping with the hybrid flock which I rarely see, although probably still dodgy!), 2 Marsh Harrier (a pair), 1 Buzzard [Paul Baker]

Hockley Woods, 13:15 to 14:40
10 Redwing (+),  - and had enough of pishing (Jeff Delve) (50634 bytes) One of at least 2 present (Jeff Delve) (44250 bytes) Smart little guy (Jeff Delve) (45206 bytes) Short sound recording of calling firecrest (Jeff Delve) (921626 bytes) 2 Firecrest (+, At least 2 calling and showing in Holly from path at end Woodlands Road), 1 Nuthatch (calling intermittently along stream line near main path), 2 Treecreeper [Jeff Delve]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 13:15 to 16:15
4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 2 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon (pair), 1 Raven [John Wright]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 12:45 to 13:30
25 White-fronted Goose, 1 Pintail [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Lion Creek, 12:30 to 13:00
1 Barn Owl [John Wright]

Hockley Woods, 11:30 to 12:50, A pleasant & unusually successful visit!
1 Goldcrest, 2 Firecrest (showing extremely well in holly), 1 Coal Tit (singing), 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Siskin (flyovers) [Paul Baker]

Thorpe Bay, 11:30 to 12:30, Thorpe Hall Golf Course
1 Little Egret, 3 Egyptian Goose (on fairway west of clubhouse ), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (Wyatts Drive edge), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 25 Redwing, 8 Goldfinch [Vince Kinsler]

Canewdon, 11:15 to 11:20
2 Little Owl [Bob Young]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 11:00 to 15:00
1 Green Woodpecker, 45 Redwing (+) [Paul Griggs]

Paglesham Lagoon, 10:30 to 12:15
9 Pintail (plus wigeon, teal, shoveler, gadwall, pochard, tufted duck ), 1 Scaup (imm male), 2 Buzzard, 3 Corn Bunting [John Wright]

Canvey Wick, 10:00 to 11:30
10 Lesser Redpoll [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Cherry Orchard Country Park, 10:00 to 11:00
1 Green Woodpecker, 20 Redwing, 4 Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch, 36 Lesser Redpoll (minimum count, flock feeding well west of previous sightings) [Vince Kinsler]

Paglesham Eastend, 10:00 to 10:10
400 White-fronted Goose (approx), 3000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (approx) [John Wright]

Canvey Seafront, 09:00 to 09:45
1 Red-throated Diver (flew upriver), 100 Sanderling, 50 Turnstone [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Lower Raypits, 08:45 to 09:55
11 Shoveler, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 55 Curlew, 16 Stock Dove, 1 Rock Pipit, 15 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 20 Corn Bunting [Bob Young]

South Benfleet, 08:45 to 08:45, My garden
1 Sparrowhawk (Female), 1 Song Thrush, 45 Goldfinch (Single flock around the feeders) [Martin Cracknell]

Airport Business Park, 08:20 to 08:40
21 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Corn Bunting [Jeff Kinnerman]

Lion Creek, 07:35 to 07:55
1 Barn Owl, 1 Cetti's Warbler [Bob Young]

Sunday 10 January 2021

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 15:35 to 16:45
1 Merlin (ad male on post nr cattle corral), 1 Short-eared Owl (hunting and sitting on post west end of reserve from entrance road) [Jeff Delve]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 15:30 to 16:45
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Avocet [John Wright]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 15:20 to 15:45
6 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Reed Bunting [Neil Chambers]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 15:00 to 15:05, Quick scan from roadside on way past on bike
24 White-fronted Goose (+ dips and vegetation made viewing flock difficult ), 1 Marsh Harrier (Ad male) [Martin Cracknell]

South Fambridge, 14:35 to 15:45, A return trip with the scope
2 Buzzard (together in large oak tree), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Meadow Pipit, 20 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Rook (the rookery I discovered last year has had the trees cut down and removed :-( ), 1 Starling (an entirely leucistic bird in flock looked quite special), 1 Corn Bunting (flew over, no sign of the flock), 1 Red Fox [Paul Baker]

Prittle Brook (Leigh on Sea), 14:30 to 14:45
42 Redwing [Angela Baldock]

Canewdon, 14:10 to 14:25
1 Little Owl (in roadside trees) [Paul Baker]

Canewdon, 14:10 to 14:20
1 Stock Dove, 2 Little Owl [Lee Ebbs]

Paglesham East Hall Road, 14:00 to 15:25
420 White-fronted Goose (best count but some possibly obscured), 3000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (approx), 3 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (picked out as flock moved closer with walkers along middle field edge), 2 Black Brant (quite distant - both as Steve reported not bright ganders - possibly female or even hybrid), 50 Golden Plover (+) [Jeff Delve]

Canvey Wick, 13:45 to 14:45
1 Snipe, 1 Woodcock, 2 Green Woodpecker, 60 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Lesser Redpoll [Martin Cracknell]

Canewdon, 13:35 to 13:40
1 Little Owl (Scotts Hall Road (thx Neil) ) [Jeff Delve]

Paglesham East Hall Road, 13:30 to 14:20
421 White-fronted Goose (Impressive gathering (probably more present than could be seen in the ditches)), 3000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (At least ), 2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Black Brant (Non classic bird so either a female or a hybrid) [Steve Arlow]

Paglesham Lagoon, 13:10 to 15:10, From sewage works, back via river and Hampton Barns
20 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Pintail (drake on river), 1 Scaup (1'w drake), 6 Goldeneye (3 drakes, on river), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 150 Golden Plover, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 50 Chaffinch (Hampton Barns), 30 Reed Bunting (Hampton Barns) [Neil Chambers]

Canewdon, 13:00 to 13:00
1 Little Owl (in tree along Scotts Hall Road) [Neil Chambers]

Two Tree Island, 12:15 to 12:30, Quick look from slipway
1 Rock Pipit [Mike Clarke]

South Fambridge, 11:45 to 13:30, A walk inland on the footpath across the fields searching for buntings
1 Sparrowhawk (male high east but spooked the Corn Bunting flock), 1 Buzzard, 1 Golden Plover (flew over), 4 Snipe (a wisp together), 1 Green Woodpecker, 20 Fieldfare, 5 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 90 Corn Bunting [Paul Baker]

Airport Business Park, 11:25 to 11:55
55 Stock Dove (circa), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Black Redstart (male still present ), 5 Fieldfare [Jeff Kinnerman]

South Fambridge, 10:55 to 11:00
1 Marsh Harrier (hunting the garden right up to the bird feeders!), 2 Yellowhammer (in the garden this morning were a surprise) [Paul Baker]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 10:40 to 12:50
16 White-fronted Goose, 83 Pintail, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 3 Stonechat, 1 Raven (At Far East end) [Steve Arlow]

Canewdon, 10:30 to 11:00, Still frosty garden - busy feeders
6 Blue Tit (3 pairs all busy prospecting the nest boxes), 22 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 12 Chaffinch, 12 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch [Jeff Delve]

Cherry Orchard Lane, 10:30 to 11:00
2 Green Woodpecker, 20 Redwing, 25 Chaffinch, 5 Lesser Redpoll [Mike Clarke]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 10:30 to 16:30
1 Grey Heron, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Grey Wagtail, 70 Redwing (+, East) [Paul Griggs]

Cherry Orchard Country Park, 09:50 to 10:05
16 Lesser Redpoll (Counted in the Silver Birch before flock flew with probably up to 25 present ) [Steve Arlow]

Belton Hills, 09:30 to 09:30
25 Fieldfare [Angela Baldock]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 09:00 to 10:00
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail), 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin [Mike Clarke]

Canvey Point, 08:45 to 09:15, Light NW wind, high tide, misty
3 Gannet (adults), 1 Gadwall (flew west), 10000 Larus sp. (+, thousands of (mostly) small gulls moving upriver), 1 Kittiwake (adult) [Neil Chambers]

Saturday 09 January 2021

Cherry Orchard Lane, 14:10 to 14:10
1 Buzzard (flew low south over road) [Paul Baker]

Pound Wood, 14:05 to 15:45
1 Sparrowhawk, A rather striking pale Common Buzzard at Pound Wood (Tim Bourne) (73272 bytes) 2 Buzzard (including a very smart white bird), 1 Peregrine Falcon (flew east), 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (at least), Hawfinch, Pound Wood, apparently at roost (Tim Bourne) (76310 bytes) 2 Hawfinch (minimum: three birds flew in with two Hawfinch perched up on top of trees across the field from the gate; probably all three were Hawfinch. One then seen flying into Tile Wood about 30minutes later and presumably the same then flew back and seemed to go to roost in a Hawthorn across the field from the gate.) [Steve Arlow, Tim Bourne, Mike Clarke, Paul Griggs]

Rochford Golf Course, 14:00 to 14:05
2 Egyptian Goose [Paul Baker]

Airport Business Park, 13:50 to 13:55
1 Black Redstart (ENE side of perimeter fence) [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 13:30 to 14:30
4 Barnacle Goose, 7 Pintail (+ at least 5 drakes), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Merlin (On the tip ), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Avocet, 1 Ruff, 3 Stonechat (+), 15 Fieldfare, 6 Bearded Tit (+ several small groups and lots of pinging in the sun with no wind) [Martin Cracknell]

Rochford Golf Course, 13:20 to 14:45
2 Egyptian Goose (pair), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 100 Fieldfare (+), 30 Redwing (+) [Neil Chambers]

Cherry Orchard Country Park, 12:10 to 13:45, Pleasant walk in the sunshine with Mrs B
1 Sparrowhawk (female flushed the finch flock), 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 5 Lesser Redpoll (feeding silently with Goldfinches in silver birch along southern boundary) [Paul Baker]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 11:45 to 13:00, frosty, foggy
1 Little Egret, 12 White-fronted Goose (probably a few more in the dips), 350 Wigeon, 9 Pintail, 18 Curlew, 2 Stonechat (pair), 1 Fieldfare [John Wright]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 11:20 to 13:20
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult, south) [Paul Griggs]

Airport Business Park, 11:00 to 11:40
1 Kestrel, 13 Stock Dove, 13 Skylark, 1 Black Redstart (male still present showing well on SE corner of high perimeter boarding and deep ditch N close to ), 1 Fieldfare, 2 Jay, 1 Reed Bunting (male) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Roper's farm, 11:00 to 13:00
10 Shelduck, 100 Wigeon, 6 Goldeneye ((Three drakes, three females), 50 Avocet, 20 Grey Plover, 50 Dunlin, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat ((Pair), 4 Fieldfare [Lee Ebbs]

South Fambridge, 11:00 to 11:00
1 Song Thrush (in the garden) [Paul Baker]

Friars Park, 09:45 to 10:15
1 Red-crested Pochard ((Female), 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest [Lee Ebbs]

Shoebury East Beach, 09:00 to 09:30
50 Oystercatcher (+), 12 Ringed Plover, 50 Sanderling (+), 5 Turnstone, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Kingfisher ((Heard from inside fenced area) [Lee Ebbs]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 08:00 to 09:30
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat, 1 Stoat (In ermine), 1 Weasel [Andrew Armstrong]

Friday 08 January 2021

Wat Tyler Country Park, 15:30 to 16:50, Short stroll after work
7 Anser sp. (+, prob WFGs distantly on Vange Wick; tricky with bins only in poor visibility), 2 Woodcock (Over, from Timberman's path), 2 Redpoll sp. (Over calling) [Tim Bourne]

Thorpe Bay, 15:20 to 16:00, Thorpe Hall Golf Course
0 Ring-necked Parakeet (No sound or sign), 2 Goldcrest, 1 Coal Tit [Jeff Delve]

Cherry Orchard Country Park, 15:15 to 15:45
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Redpoll (single feeding with 8 Goldfinches along south side) [Neil Chambers]

Canvey Wick, 15:10 to 16:30
1 Marsh Harrier (male), 1 Snipe, 25 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 13 Lesser Redpoll (feeding in Alder trees), 1 Red Fox, 1 Rabbit [John Wright]

Friars Park, 15:00 to 15:15
3 Egyptian Goose, 1 Red-crested Pochard (usual female) [Jeff Delve]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 13:55 to 14:55, Light NW breeze, misty and poor visibility - viewing from seawall above car park
1 Great White Egret, 16 White-fronted Goose (flew over S), 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Merlin (imm male by cattle corral), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Short-eared Owl (showing well near car park), 1 Kingfisher (on sluice east of car park), 2 Stonechat (pair by car park), 1 Raven (by new hide), 5 Reed Bunting [Neil Chambers]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 13:30 to 14:15
22 White-fronted Goose (flocks of 8 & 14 over, probably many more unseen in the fog), 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail hunting southern seawall, another to the east along northern seawall), 2 Buzzard, 1 Merlin (smart male perched up by corral ), 1 Snipe, 1 Short-eared Owl (showing well around the car park most of the time), 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 2 Linnet [Paul Baker]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 12:50 to 14:30, Quite misty, poor visibility
6 White-fronted Goose (+, in with Brent to back of Grass Farm Lagoon - almost certainly more based on calling ), 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard (on post nr carral), 1 Peregrine Falcon (superb male close fly past from White Gate), 1 Short-eared Owl (ranging widely across western half of reserve hunting grassland and sea walls ), 1 Stonechat (from White Gate), 4 Corn Bunting [Jeff Delve]

Thorpe Bay, 12:45 to 13:15, Golf Course
2 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Grey Squirrel [John Wright]

Southend, 12:35 to 12:35, Lundy Close (footpath)
1 Chiffchaff [Jeff Kinnerman]

Friars Park, 12:30 to 12:40
3 Egyptian Goose, 1 Red-crested Pochard (female still) [John Wright]

Thorpe Bay, 11:40 to 12:30, Thorpe Hall Golf Course
2 Ring-necked Parakeet (near southern fairway but surprisingly elusive), 1 Mistle Thrush [Paul Baker]

Westcliff Seafront, 11:30 to 11:35
21 Common Seal (loafing on a sand bar) [John Wright]

Prittle Brook (Leigh on Sea), 11:20 to 11:50
41 Redwing (Nice view from upstairs window), 2 Chaffinch (Been a while since I've had these in the garden) [Angela Baldock]

Cherry Orchard Country Park, 11:15 to 12:30, Cold, 2C light NW grey overcast
3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest (Arc Lane - opposite The Lawn Cemetry), 20 Lesser Redpoll (+, Flock of over 40 small finches included a few Goldfinches, 20 redpolls counted when in trees probably many more. All in birches along S boundary.) [Jeff Delve]

Canewdon, 10:00 to 11:00
4 Stock Dove (regular small flock up to 7 at times), 4 Blackbird, 11 Chaffinch, 12 Greenfinch (few more into feeders with cold snap), 15 Goldfinch [Jeff Delve]

Priory Park, 10:00 to 11:00
1 Kingfisher (female in brook by priory), 12 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Brown Rat [Vince Kinsler]

Cherry Orchard Country Park, 09:50 to 12:30
2 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 146 Black-headed Gull (on lake ), 24 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 5 Greenfinch, 20 Lesser Redpoll (+) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Thursday 07 January 2021

Canvey Wick, 15:40 to 17:00
1 Marsh Harrier (male), 1 Water Rail (heard), 2 Woodcock (flushed one SE of crossroads, and 1 flew over path at 16:50 on my way back to the car), 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 50 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 20 Redwing, 2 Linnet [Paul Baker]

Canvey Point, 14:50 to 15:20, sunny, calm, warm, low tide
4 Kittiwake (2x adult & 2x 1st-w flew upriver behind trawler) [Paul Baker]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 14:50 to 16:20, Cold Clear sunny evening - and a lovely sunset. From near car park and then white gate
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl (hunting borrow dyke along N sea wall east of car park 16:15), 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Kingfisher (flew along ditchline across Allfleets by sluice) [Jeff Delve]

Ballards Gore, Stambridge, 14:45 to 14:45
1 Mistle Thrush (flew across road by Golf Club entrance) [Jeff Delve]

Airport Business Park, 13:30 to 14:30, Mostly sunny but cold, light NW
15 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Pied Wagtail, 10 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting [Jeff Delve]

Pound Wood, 13:00 to 16:15
2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel (m), 10 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 50 Redwing (c.), 8 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper [Paul Griggs]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 11:45 to 12:45
1 Hen Harrier (ringtail hunting just SE of car park), 2 Buzzard, 1 Merlin (ad female), 2 Peregrine Falcon (a pair continually causing havoc throughout ), 1 Stonechat (female near car park), 2 Raven (in SE corner) [Paul Baker]

Pound Wood, 11:00 to 12:00
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 25 Fieldfare (flying south), 30 Redwing, 2 Hawfinch [John Wright]

South Fambridge, 11:00 to 11:00
1 Marsh Harrier (hunting in the garden) [Paul Baker]

Shoeburyness Park, 10:50 to 11:10
2 Egyptian Goose, 6 Fieldfare [Vince Kinsler]

Southchurch Park West, 10:30 to 10:40
2 Little Grebe, 1 Red-crested Pochard (female) [Vince Kinsler]

Tile Wood, 10:00 to 11:00, Tile wood and west around Little Havens EWT reserve
1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 6 Goldcrest, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Rabbit (first record for site - by Little Havens hospice) [John Wright]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 11:00
1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Barnacle Goose (4 & 3), 4 Gadwall, 7 Pintail, 40 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Water Rail, 16 Moorhen (excellent numbers.), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Wednesday 06 January 2021

Stambridge Mills, 16:30 to 16:30, viewed from care home car park
1 Little Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Vince Kinsler]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 15:15 to 16:15, Sea wall walk only
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl (near white gate), 1 Short-eared Owl (SE of car park, close views around fenced off reservoir ) [Vince Kinsler]

Pound Wood, 15:00 to 16:15
1 Green Woodpecker, 70 Redwing (c.) [Paul Griggs]

Canvey, Waterside Farm, 14:30 to 14:30
1 Buzzard, 80 Fieldfare, 80 Redwing (mixed flock at eastern end of BYC) [Simon Watson]

Benfleet Creek, 14:00 to 14:00
1 Avocet (been in creek for the last week) [Simon Watson]

Tennyson Close, Leigh, 13:00 to 13:30
4 Buzzard, 1 Blackcap (male still feeding on crab apples....but they are fast running out!), 0 Raven (Large corvid came up to hassle the buzzards but never really gave a good angle... similar in size to buzzard though.) [Mike Clarke]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 12:30 to 15:30, Out to Crossrail viewpoint and back
1000 Teal (Rough estimate on Lytag), 3 Marsh Harrier (Ad Male, ad female, 1st W), 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail over S lagoons), 1 Sparrowhawk (Super ad Male perched by roadside.), 1 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher (On sluice Jubilee to Pool Marsh), 20 Skylark (+), 1 Raven (Calling distantly out Grass Farm lagoon area ), 0 Linnet (Not a single one anywhere, usually several flocks this time of year.), 8 Reed Bunting, 4 Corn Bunting [Jeff Delve]

Canewdon, 10:45 to 11:00, Just watching garden feeders
1 Sparrowhawk (Super male), 10 Chaffinch, 7 Greenfinch (Best count of year to date, ), 6 Goldfinch [Jeff Delve]

Victoria Road, Rayleigh, 10:00 to 12:00
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit (both making occasional visits to feeders) [Neil Chambers]

Airport Business Park, 09:30 to 10:30
1 Jack Snipe (North end of field immediately east of the north/south walking path), 38 Skylark, 1 Black Redstart (Inside boarded off field immediately west of north/south walking path, occasionally jumped up on top of the tall boarding.), 12 Linnet, 5 Corn Bunting [Vince Kinsler]

Airport Business Park, 08:20 to 08:50
1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit [Jeff Kinnerman]

Tuesday 05 January 2021

South Fambridge, 15:45 to 16:15
3 Marsh Harrier (into roost on BHF, ad female & 2x imms), 2 Buzzard, 2 Barn Owl (railway line), 1 Red Fox [Paul Baker]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 15:30 to 15:50
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Redwing [Paul Griggs]

Rochford, 15:30 to 15:30
2 Raven ((Two flew over Purdeys Ind Estate in the direction of Stambridge) [Lee Ebbs]

Shoeburyness Park, 14:25 to 14:35
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Brown Rat [Neil Chambers]

Shoebury East Beach, 14:00 to 14:20
1 Knot, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher (on end of small 'jetty') [Neil Chambers]

Shoebury East Beach, 13:50 to 14:15, raining
1 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Sanderling, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Kittiwake (adult flew out of river), 1 Kingfisher (at end of small sluice/jetty on beach), 30 Grey Seal (on Maplin Bank) [Paul Baker]

Fleet Head, 13:30 to 13:45, viewing from the car - raining
4 Red-legged Partridge [Paul Baker]

Southchurch Park West, 13:20 to 13:30
1 Little Grebe, 1 Red-crested Pochard (fem) [Neil Chambers]

Shoeburyness Park, 13:00 to 13:15, raining
1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Green Woodpecker [Paul Baker]

Rayleigh, 12:45 to 12:55
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult on Grange Rec playing fields) [Neil Chambers]

Thorpe Bay, 12:30 to 13:00, raining - THGC
1 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Grey Squirrel [Paul Baker]

Southchurch Park West, 12:20 to 12:30, raining
1 Red-crested Pochard (female) [Paul Baker]

Southchurch Park East, 12:15 to 12:20, raining
8 Brown Rat [Paul Baker]

South Fambridge, 11:30 to 11:30
1 White-fronted Goose (1st-w on Blue House Farm with Canadas), 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 65 Fieldfare (around garden still) [Paul Baker]

South Fambridge, 11:00 to 11:15
1 Marsh Harrier (imm), 65 Fieldfare [Paul Baker]

Westcliff Seafront, 10:40 to 10:45
6 Common Seal [John Wright]

Rochford, 09:05 to 09:10
3 Greenfinch (in garden; keeping a tenous hold on the very few garden sightings of this species) [Steve Arlow]

Airport Business Park, 08:25 to 08:45
1 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 13 Stock Dove, 2 Skylark [Jeff Kinnerman]

Monday 04 January 2021

South Fambridge, 16:10 to 16:25, couldn't resist another look from upstairs
4 Marsh Harrier (into roost on BHF), 1 Buzzard, 2 Barn Owl (together along railway line) [Paul Baker]

Pound Wood, 15:30 to 16:30
2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (h), 180 Redwing (c.), 1 Goldcrest [Paul Griggs]

South Fambridge, 14:45 to 15:45, viewing from upstairs
1 Marsh Harrier (imm), 1 Peregrine Falcon (imm male, sat in field on BHF then went hunting twice & each time returned to same spot in field), 1500 Golden Plover (BHF), 1000 Lapwing (BHF), 1 Barn Owl (hunting along railway at far NE corner), 90 Fieldfare (around the bottom of the garden), 600 Starling (BHF) [Paul Baker]

Canvey Point, 12:00 to 15:20, Brisk NNE, frequent rain showers, mostly poor visibility clearing later
6 Gannet (+, all but one adults hanging around mostly to east but occasionally moving up river following sdhipping), 2 Stercorarius sp. (+, two individuals in main movement I couldn't satisfactorily resolve as Arctic/Pom, dark immatures plus two earlier that can't be sure didn't drift back up on tide), 3 Pomarine Skua (+, immatures, following Great Skuas out east - sometimes alongside allowing comparison. ), 5 Great Skua (+, some single sightings but 5 together in a flock lingering off point and drifting back up on tide but moved east in stages.), 2 Mediterranean Gull (adult and 1stW), 12 Kittiwake (+, again adults except 2 1st W - sometimes very close), 1 Grey Seal (Nice close views) [Jeff Delve]

South Benfleet, 09:15 to 09:30
1 Sparrowhawk (Large female sat in the garden), 1 Blackcap (Female) [Martin Cracknell]

Victoria Road, Rayleigh, 09:00 to 11:00
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit [Neil Chambers]

Sunday 03 January 2021

Tile Wood, 15:20 to 15:45
0 Firecrest (again almost certainly heard but not seen in dreadful light) [Jeff Delve]

Pound Wood, 14:55 to 15:10
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Hawfinch Pound Wood (Paul Baker) (41725 bytes) 1 Hawfinch (in view the whole time in top of tallest trees looking north from footpath then flew low north) [Paul Baker]

Bowers Downs, 14:50 to 15:05, Viewing marshes from back of cemetry
44 White-fronted Goose, 3 Barnacle Goose, 1 Marsh Harrier [Jeff Delve]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 14:50 to 15:40, Dull & overcast, high tide
1 Avocet (in creek by marina), 1 Rock Pipit, 10 Fieldfare [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 14:00 to 15:00
12 Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Golden Plover, 0 Caspian Gull (Flew off literally as I was about to look through the scope!! :-(), 2 Stonechat [Mike Clarke]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 13:55 to 14:40
5 White-fronted Goose (seen in flight towards Manorway), 3 Pintail (drakes), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard (on pylon), 1 Caspian Gull (1st-w, thanks Steve & Neil) [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 13:55 to 14:40
1 Caspian Gull (super 1st W - thx Steve for finding, Neil and Paul for lining up in scope - got it just in time) [Jeff Delve]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 13:40 to 14:50
1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 White-fronted Goose (+, in flight distantly beyond Manorway), 3 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard (on pylon), 6 Golden Plover (with Lapwing flock), 1 Caspian Gull (1'w on main lagoon, viewed form behind barn - thanks Steve) [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 13:10 to 15:20
300 Canada Goose (minimum flew in late from the east), 4 Barnacle Goose (flew in the large flock of Canada Geese), 6 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), Caspian Gull, 1st winter Bowers Marsh, 03-01-2020 (Steve Arlow) (56993 bytes) Caspian Gull, 1st winter Bowers Marsh, 03-01-2020 (Steve Arlow) (61400 bytes) 1 Caspian Gull (stunnng 1st winter on the main lake), 2 Stonechat [Steve Arlow]

Canvey Point, 13:00 to 13:45
4 Red-throated Diver, 40 Great Crested Grebe (Plus) [Mike Clarke]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 12:45 to 13:15
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Greenshank, 2 Redwing, 30 Linnet [Paul Baker, Lee Ebbs]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 12:45 to 13:30
1 Little Egret, 30 Canada Goose (+), 25 Teal, 1 Avocet, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 10 Redshank [Lee Ebbs]

Airport Business Park, 12:15 to 12:20
1 Black Redstart (male still present ) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 12:10 to 12:45
15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank [Mike Clarke]

Airport Business Park, 12:00 to 14:40
2 Jack Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 47 Stock Dove, 55 Linnet [John Wright]

Tile Wood, 12:00 to 12:30
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Firecrest [Paul Baker, Lee Ebbs]

Rawreth, 11:40 to 11:40
1 Great White Egret (one on verge along Rawreth Lane) [Steve Arlow]

Airport Business Park, 11:30 to 12:30
1 Jack Snipe ((thanks Tim)), 1 Black Redstart, 2 Goldfinch, 5 Corn Bunting [Angela Baldock]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 11:30 to 12:30
1 Spotted Redshank (from marina), 1 Greenshank [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Airport Business Park, 11:20 to 11:45
Jack Snipe crouching (Paul Baker) (96378 bytes) Jack Snipe crouching 2 (Paul Baker) (152660 bytes) 1 Jack Snipe (thanks Tim & PG), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart [Paul Baker]

Fleet Head, 11:20 to 11:40, Fields around boatyard only
30 Red-legged Partridge [Mike Clarke]

Canvey Point, 11:00 to 13:45, Light but chilly N, mostly overcast
7 Red-throated Diver, 120 Great Crested Grebe (+), 2 Ringed Plover, 18 Sanderling, 20 Turnstone (+), 1 Stercorarius sp. (distant mostly silhouetted direct flying bulky skua either 1st w Bonxie showing no sign of white wing flashes or Pom ), 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 1 Kittiwake (1st W), 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Common Seal, 1 Grey Seal [Jeff Delve]

Airport Business Park, 10:45 to 11:50
Jack Snipe at the Airport Business Park 2 (Tim Bourne) (104550 bytes) Jack Snipe at the Airport Business Park 3 (Tim Bourne) (106080 bytes) Jack Snipe at the Airport Business Park (Tim Bourne) (99858 bytes) 1 Jack Snipe (Located on the ground using thermal imager), 1 Grey Wagtail (Flew over calling), 1 Black Redstart [Tim Bourne]

Airport Business Park, 10:45 to 13:15
4 Mallard, 1 Kestrel, Jack Snipe expertly hiding (Paul Griggs) (104178 bytes) 1 Jack Snipe (on the deck! Thanks Tim), 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 4 Stock Dove, 14 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtail (+), 1 Black Redstart, 8 Fieldfare, 20 Chaffinch (+), 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting [Paul Griggs]

Shoeburyness Park, 10:35 to 11:00
2 Egyptian Goose [Mike Clarke]

Pound Wood, 10:00 to 12:00
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Hawfinch (( Seen flying from Pound wood into Tile Wood) [Lee Ebbs]

Southchurch Park East, 10:00 to 10:15
1 Red-crested Pochard (Female) [Mike Clarke]

Cherry Orchard Country Park, 09:35 to 10:00
2 Green Woodpecker, 0 Lesser Redpoll (No sign) [Mike Clarke]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 09:00 to 10:45
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine Falcon (hassling a MH nr pylons from marina), 2 Water Rail (at least calling by scrape hide), 1 Avocet, 1 Snipe, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank (on usual bend from marina), 2 Stonechat (pair distantly on Vange Wick), 2 Cetti's Warbler (1 by marina , another by scrape hide), 1 Red Fox (nonchalantly wandering across the road as I left) [Jeff Delve]

Paglesham Lagoon, 08:30 to 10:20
5 Pintail, Scaup immature drake Paglesham Lagoon 03-01-2020 (Steve Arlow) (45848 bytes) 1 Scaup (1st winter male), 5 Goldeneye (on the river), 4 Avocet, 300 Black-tailed Godwit (on the river), 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper (flew out of the old reservoir by Stambridge Sewage Works approach road), 70 Chaffinch (at least) [Steve Arlow]

Tile Wood, 08:25 to 08:40
1 Song Thrush (singing merrily in the gloom), 10 Redwing (+) [Jeff Delve]

Airport Business Park, 08:05 to 08:15, Dull, overcast, light winds
1 Jack Snipe, 1 Black Redstart [Jeff Delve]

Airport Business Park, 08:00 to 09:30
1 Jack Snipe, 1 Grey Wagtail [Mike Clarke]

Airport Business Park, 08:00 to 09:30
3 Cormorant, 1 Jack Snipe ((In field by red gate), 20 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting [Lee Ebbs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 11:10
20 White-fronted Goose (west of manor way), 3 Barnacle Goose (west of manor way), 41 Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Marsh Harrier (male & female), 14 Avocet, 2 Ruff, 5 Stonechat, 6 Bearded Tit, 12 Greenfinch [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Saturday 02 January 2021

Canewdon, 20:00 to 20:30, Garden watch
4 Badger (Usual mob in for peanut treats) [Jeff Delve]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 16:00 to 16:30
1 Sparrowhawk, 8 Redwing [Paul Griggs]

Hadleigh Downs, 15:45 to 16:50
2 Tawny Owl (pair calling), 60 Redwing, 3 Red Fox, 1 Chinese Muntjac [John Wright]

Paglesham Lagoon, 15:30 to 17:00
23 Little Egret (into roost), 1 Great White Egret (into roost from south at 1628hrs), 1 Grey Heron, 1 Scaup, 5 Goldeneye (2m,3f), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 25 Avocet, 30 Golden Plover, 8 Grey Plover, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechat [Vince Kinsler, Mike Clarke]

Airport Business Park, 15:20 to 15:40
1 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, Grey Wag Airport Business Park  (Paul Baker) (31886 bytes) 1 Grey Wagtail, Black Red Airport Business Park 2 (Paul Baker) (61267 bytes) Black Red Airport Business Park 1 (Paul Baker) (44968 bytes) Black Red Airport Business Park 3 (Paul Baker) (53628 bytes) 1 Black Redstart (female type), 50 Linnet [Paul Baker]

Hadleigh Downs, 15:00 to 15:30, viewing from castle track
1 Barnacle Goose (with a single Brent Goose on arable fields SW of castle), 30 Redwing [John Wright]

Shoebury East Beach, 14:45 to 15:00
1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1800 Oystercatcher (minimum), 50 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 350 Dunlin, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher (reservoir) [Vince Kinsler, Mike Clarke]

Pound Wood, 14:40 to 16:15
1 Buzzard, 8 Stock Dove, 20 Redwing (+), 0 Firecrest (almost certainly one heard at dusk in Tile Wood but stayed out of sight), 17 Magpie (trees festooned with them), Very record shot - great to see (Jeff Delve) (90497 bytes) 1 Hawfinch (Well found Neil ;0) trees next to St. Michael's road) [Jeff Delve]

Pound Wood, 14:35 to 15:50
2 Buzzard, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Hawfinch (showed for a few minutes in trees bordering the first field on the left on north side of wood) [Neil Chambers]

Southend Seafront, 14:30 to 14:35
8 Sanderling, 3 Turnstone, 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult) [Vince Kinsler, Mike Clarke]

Tile Wood, 14:05 to 14:35
10 Redwing [Neil Chambers]

Paglesham Lagoon, 14:00 to 15:00
2 Pintail (drakes), Scaup at Pag Lag (Paul Baker) (43849 bytes) 1 Scaup (imm drake), Goldeneye at Pag Lag (Paul Baker) (107261 bytes) Goldeneye at Pag Lag 2 (Paul Baker) (59814 bytes) 5 Goldeneye, 1 Marsh Harrier (female perched in tree), 150 Avocet (swimming on the Roach over high tide), 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 25 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 3 Reed Bunting [Paul Baker]

Airport Business Park, 13:50 to 14:15
the elusive BR (Jeff Delve) (33703 bytes) 1 Black Redstart [Jeff Delve]

Airport Business Park, 13:45 to 13:45
1 Black Redstart (showed well albeit fleetingly perched up on boarding before dropping into vegetation ) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Airport Business Park, 13:30 to 14:30
14 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart, 3 Linnet, 11 Corn Bunting [Lee Ebbs]

Airport Business Park, 13:25 to 14:10
1 Little Egret, 1 Green Woodpecker, 20 Skylark, 1 Black Redstart (thanks LE!!), 11 Corn Bunting [Vince Kinsler, Mike Clarke]

Pound Wood, 12:30 to 13:15
1 Goldcrest [Paul Griggs]

South Fambridge, 12:00 to 12:00
1 Marsh Harrier (the regular male), 1 Buzzard (on BHF), 4 Fieldfare [Paul Baker]

Hockley Woods, 11:55 to 13:05
10 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Jay [Vince Kinsler, Mike Clarke]

Airport Business Park, 11:15 to 13:45
1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 26 Stock Dove, 20 Skylark, 1 Black Redstart, 18 Fieldfare, 11 Corn Bunting [John Wright]

Tile Wood, 11:15 to 12:00
1 Firecrest ((Showed briefly along footpath but elusive) [Lee Ebbs]

Pound Wood, 11:10 to 11:35
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Redwing, 1 Hawfinch (flew east over our heads calling several times whilst on southern boundary path parallel to Bramble Road) [Vince Kinsler, Mike Clarke]

Airport Business Park, 10:45 to 12:15
14 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 6 Pied Wagtail, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Corn Bunting [Jeff Delve]

Airport Business Park, 10:40 to 12:10
1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 60 Skylark (+), 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail (h), 1 Pied Wagtail, 20 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 8 Goldfinch, 1 Corn Bunting [Paul Griggs]

Shoeburyness Park, 10:40 to 10:45
1 Egyptian Goose [Steve Arlow]

Tile Wood, 10:40 to 11:10
1 Firecrest (in holly c50m in from entrance opposite Pound Wood) [Vince Kinsler, Mike Clarke]

Friars Park, 10:30 to 10:35
1 Red-crested Pochard (female still present) [Steve Arlow]

Pound Wood, 10:00 to 11:15
3 Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, 20 Redwing, 2 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch [Lee Ebbs]

Cherry Orchard Country Park, 09:35 to 10:00
1 Chiffchaff, 5 Chaffinch, 0 Lesser Redpoll (no sign of yesterdays flock) [Steve Arlow]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 09:15 to 10:15
2 Marsh Harrier (pair), 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine Falcon (pair hunting VW and on pylons), 1 Avocet, 2 Snipe, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechat (pair Vange Wick), 3 Raven (1 flew over Timbermans Creek west calling and on return to marina a pair were on nearest pylon on Vange Wick) [Vince Kinsler, Mike Clarke]

Airport Business Park, 09:00 to 09:30
2 Jack Snipe, 5 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart [Steve Arlow]

Airport Business Park, 08:15 to 09:15, Site of old Westcliff Rugby Club / new airport retail park
2 Jack Snipe (flushed from wet area of waste ground south of first red gate), 15 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Black Redstart (favouring fence line of N-S drainage channel - prob. 1'w male), 3 Reed Bunting, 15 Corn Bunting [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 07:00 to 09:00
31 White-fronted Goose, 7 Barnacle Goose (4&3), 15 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 5 Avocet, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Bearded Tit (plus several calling), 1 Raven (Manor Way on pylon) [Vince Kinsler, Mike Clarke]

Hockley/Hawkwell, 06:20 to 06:30, Gusted Hall Woods
2 Tawny Owl (pair calling) [Vince Kinsler, Mike Clarke]

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