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 20 September 2019

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 10:40 to 11:50
1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Stonechat, 2 Clouded Yellow [John Wright]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 07:00 to 11:00
10 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Spotted Crake, 2 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 4 Bearded Tit [Graham Oakes, Graham Ryland]

Thursday 19 September 2019

Wakering, 17:30 to 17:30
1 Western Hedgehog (RTA at the junction of New Road and Shoebury Road.) [John Wright]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 17:15 to 19:30
1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail (ran across muddy fringes), 1 Spotted Crake (along reedbed edge between sluice and double benches viewpoint from 18:50-19:25), 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Ruff, 4 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 10 Bearded Tit (c.), 1 Reed Bunting (female), 1 Red Fox [Paul Baker]

Canvey Point, 14:30 to 16:00
1 Black-necked Grebe, 25 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Eider, 3 Arctic Skua [John Wright]

Canvey Point, 13:45 to 14:50
1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Eider, 1 Arctic Skua, 25 Mediterranean Gull (minimum ), 12 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern [Vince Kinsler]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 13:30 to 15:15
3 Little Egret, 3 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon (took a Feral Pigeon), 7 Avocet, 1 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Bearded Tit [Paul Griggs]

Canvey Point, 12:30 to 16:20, bright and sunny, increasing E breeze
1 Black-necked Grebe (winter plumage, drifted up on the tide), 10 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Eider (1st winter males), 1 Marsh Harrier (flew N from Kent), 3 Arctic Skua (1 hanging around all afternoon), 3 Arctic Tern (at least) [Jeff Saward]

River Roach, 11:30 to 14:00
18 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier (juveniles together over Wallasea), 1 Kestrel (on Potton), 1 Kingfisher (flew under the ramp at Wallasea Marina), 12 Common Seal [Graham Mee]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 09:45 to 11:45, seawall by carpark only
21 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 6 Kestrel, 125 Golden Plover, 1 Ruff, 5 Greenshank, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Weasel, 2 Clouded Yellow, 1 Comma [John Wright]

Gunners Park, 09:30 to 11:00
11 Little Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 80 Redshank (Lake island ), 40 House Martin, 10 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 300 Starling (minimum ), 1 Small Copper [Vince Kinsler]

South Fambridge, 09:15 to 09:15
4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail (flew over SSE) [Paul Baker]

River Roach, 07:35 to 15:50, (North) Coombes Farm to Paglesham Lagoon (PL) (via Bartonhall Creek) and return
15 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard (together,PL), 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 21 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover (summer plumage ), 77 Curlew, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 114 Common Gull (PL), 1 Kingfisher (heard only,Bartonhall Creek), 5 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 18 Meadow Pipit, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Whitethroat (PL), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Common Lizard [Jeff Kinnerman]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 07:00 to 09:10, Joined by Mike at 07.40
8 Pintail, 1 Water Rail, 1 Spotted Crake (showed well regularly from 07.02 until 08.15), 70 Avocet (+), 4 Ruff, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 12 Bearded Tit, 1 Weasel [Graham Ryland, Mike Clarke]

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Lion Creek, 19:00 to 20:00, Clear
1 Barn Owl [Andrew Armstrong]

Canvey Point, 16:30 to 18:05, Sunny, stiff ENE breeze, falling tide
15 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 3 Arctic Skua (+, harrassing gulls & terns), 10 Mediterranean Gull (+, various ages), 1 Sabine's Gull (juv flew east mid-river at 17:10 before coming in to investigate the tern / gull flock for a few mins, then flew SE and lost to view), 5 Sandwich Tern (+), 30 Common Tern (+), 5 Arctic Tern (+, 2+ ad & 3+ juvs with mixed feeding tern / gull flock off the point) [Neil Chambers]

Fossetts Park, 13:55 to 14:05
2 Little Owl (Same area as before) [Matt Bruty]

Canvey Point, 13:00 to 15:15, Bright and sunny with a light easterly
11 Gannet, 35 Wigeon, 2 Eider (1st winter males), 13 Arctic Skua (most loafing off the point, beating up terns and gulls all afternoon), 50 Mediterranean Gull (at least), 34 Sandwich Tern, 45 Common Tern [Jeff Saward]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 10:40 to 11:20
3 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Snipe, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 1 Cetti's Warbler (h), 1 Small Copper, 1 Common Blue [Paul Griggs, Bob Young]

Two Tree Island, 10:00 to 13:00
2 Buzzard, 28 Avocet, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Greenshank, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat [Graham Mee, Steve Sanford]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 09:15 to 10:50
12 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret (from seawall above car park), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Curlew Sandpiper (from seawall above car park on small island towards north of new pool roosting with greenshank), 1 Whimbrel, 7 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Common Blue (unseasonably fresh) [Vince Kinsler]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 09:00 to 09:05
1 Willow Warbler [John Wright]

Leigh on Sea, 08:15 to 08:15, Shirley Road
1 Sparrowhawk (Male, a quick sortie after the garden sparrows.) [Dudley Shayler]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 07:15 to 10:30
1 Marsh Harrier (f), 1 Kestrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Skylark, 6 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Cetti's Warbler (h), 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Bearded Tit [Paul Griggs, Bob Young]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 06:50 to 11:15
300 Wigeon (+), 6 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Water Rail, 0 Spotted Crake (No sign), 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 8 Bearded Tit [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 01:00 to 03:00
1 Red Fox, 2 Badger [John Wright]

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 18:30 to 19:45, continuing crakeless
1 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Reed Warbler, 5 Bearded Tit [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 18:00 to 20:00
1 Spotted Crake (Showed briefly from sluice viewpoint at c18:15), 2 Ruff, 4 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Barn Owl, 7 Bearded Tit (+), 1 Northern Water Vole [Tim Bourne]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 17:20 to 17:20
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard [Paul Griggs]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 17:15 to 17:45, viewing from seawall by car park
1 Great White Egret (on new pool), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Curlew Sandpiper (on new pool), 1 Snipe, 10 Greenshank, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Northern Water Vole (showing very well) [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 17:00 to 18:00
1 Spotted Crake (Viewed from sluice, East of double benches. ), 3 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Bearded Tit, 1 Northern Water Vole, 4 Migrant Hawker [Lee Ebbs]

South Fambridge, 14:45 to 16:00, Walk along Public Footpath 10 across fields again
1 Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap (female), 2 Willow Warbler, 18 Yellowhammer (in two flocks of 13 & 5), 9 Reed Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Common Lizard [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 10:50 to 13:10
1 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 3 Cetti's Warbler (h), 1 Reed Warbler, 7 Bearded Tit, 1 Weasel [Paul Griggs]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 10:45 to 11:30
3 Cattle Egret (on Vange Wick viewed from marina), 2 Buzzard, 1 Spotted Redshank (scrape hide), 1 Green Sandpiper (scrape hide), 1 Clouded Yellow [John Wright]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 10:30 to 13:00, sunny with no crakes
1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler, 7 Bearded Tit [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 10:30
1 Spotted Crake (showed well on and off for over 10 mins from 08:50.), 3 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat, 8 Bearded Tit [John Wright]

Gunners Park, 07:40 to 17:00, Cloudy patches but warm.
2 Kestrel, 100 Ringed Plover, 150 Sanderling, 200 Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Whinchat (Sssi), 3 Stonechat (Sssi), 6 Lesser Whitethroat (+), 5 Whitethroat (+), 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Eastern scrub SSSI ), 2 Willow Emerald Damselfly, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Wall [Andrew Armstrong]

Coombe Wood, 01:00 to 01:15
1 Tawny Owl (calling repeatedly, very vocal in the last few days) [Jeff Saward]

Monday 16 September 2019

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 17:30 to 20:00
1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Cetti's Warbler (h), 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit [Paul Griggs, Steve Arlow, Paul Baker, Lee Ebbs]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 16:00 to 16:05
2 Grey Wagtail [Paul Griggs]

South Fambridge, 15:00 to 16:00
2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Willow Warbler (in garden still), 16 Yellowhammer (two flocks along public footpath between South Fambridge & Lower Rd), 1 Reed Bunting (in garden), 2 Red Fox (in the garden), 0 Northern Water Vole (signs of W Vole activity in the borrowdyke at the bottom of the garden - all my apple chunks have been eaten and 3 x poo has been left behind!), 1 Rabbit (from footpath) [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 09:40 to 14:40
3 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier (pair), 2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 44 Avocet, 2 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Swallow, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Stonechat, 2 Blackcap (pair), 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Bearded Tit, 2 Raven (flew through,north,calling), 4 Corn Bunting, 1 Red Fox [Jeff Kinnerman]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:55 to 10:40
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Spotted Crake (showed at 0917 for c.10 seconds but not subsequently ), 1 Whimbrel (flew in), 1 Kingfisher, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Bearded Tit [Vince Kinsler]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 07:30 to 11:00
1 Spotted Crake, 3 Ruff, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Yellow Wagtail [Graham Oakes]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 06:20 to 07:30
1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon (juv male), Spotted Crake at Bowers (Neil Chambers) (119054 bytes) 1 Spotted Crake (along N edge of main lagoon, east of benches), 30 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 1 Kingfisher (heard only), 2 Chiffchaff (incl 1 in song), 4 Bearded Tit (+) [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 06:15 to 07:40
1 Spotted Crake (Showing along back of eastern reedbed (bordering double benches viewpoint)), 1 Kingfisher, 3 Bearded Tit (+) [Tim Bourne]

Sunday 15 September 2019

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 19:00 to 19:15
1 Marsh Harrier (female), 20 Greenshank (all over new flood Beagle, by far the most abundant wader on there.), 3 Yellow Wagtail [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 18:10 to 19:50
1 Peregrine Falcon (on pylon), 0 Spotted Crake (After sunset, Crake species, Spotted or other, showed briefly 3 times on back of reed bed on south side of double benches), 1 Wheatear, 1 Cetti's Warbler [Tim Bourne]

Eastwood, 17:40 to 17:45, Lundy Close
40 House Martin (circa) [Jeff Kinnerman]

South Fambridge, 17:00 to 17:00
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Paul Baker]

Eastwood, 13:25 to 13:30, Lundy Close
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Wakering Stairs, 08:30 to 10:30
1 Buzzard, 1 Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 2 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 4 Blackcap, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler [Lee Ebbs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 07:30 to 12:15
2 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 9 Snipe, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit [Graham Oakes]

Gunners Park, 07:25 to 10:40
2 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel (h), 1 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher (h), 2 Green Woodpecker, 40 Sand Martin (c.), 80 Swallow (c.), 50 House Martin (c.), 20 Meadow Pipit (+), 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 12 Blackcap, 10 Lesser Whitethroat (c.), 3 Whitethroat, 14 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 30 Linnet (c.), 1 Reed Bunting [Paul Griggs, Mike Clarke]

Gunners Park, 07:00 to 10:15
2 Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel (heard), 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher (reservoir), 2 Green Woodpecker, 40 Sand Martin, 80 Swallow, 35 House Martin, 20 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Redstart (fem/1st winter SSSI), 1 Whinchat (SSSI), 2 Stonechat, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 25 Blackcap, 10 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 15 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 25 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting [Vince Kinsler]

Saturday 14 September 2019

Eastwood, 19:40 to 19:40, Lundy Close
1 Common Pipistrelle [Jeff Kinnerman]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 16:10 to 16:10
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard [Paul Griggs, Steve Arlow]

Wakering Stairs, 13:00 to 13:30
1 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear (often with the Whinchats), 4 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat [Vince Kinsler]

Two Tree Island, 12:50 to 16:00
114 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Whimbrel, 36 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 4 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, 4 Phylloscopus sp., 1 Chiffchaff [Paul Griggs, Steve Arlow]

Wakering Stairs, 10:40 to 11:55
1 Marsh Harrier (female), Pale Morph Buzzard Wakering 14/09/2019 (Steve Arlow) (8574 bytes) 4 Buzzard (including a very white bird that resembled a pale morph Honey Buzzard), 3 Whinchat (from the first layby along the MOD road. Two often together on same bush), 1 Willow Warbler [Steve Arlow]

South Fambridge, 10:00 to 10:00
2 Buzzard, 5 Meadow Pipit [Paul Baker]

Wakering Stairs, 09:30 to 11:30
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 3 Buzzard, 2 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 10 Blackcap, 10 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler [Lee Ebbs]

Canvey Wick, 08:30 to 11:00
2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat (+), 10 Chiffchaff (+), 2 Goldcrest, Spot Fly C Wick (Tim Bourne) (39439 bytes) 2 Spotted Flycatcher (With mobile mixed flock in tall trees at West end of eastern pads), WED C Wick (Tim Bourne) (51110 bytes) 1 Willow Emerald Damselfly (Along path on South side of eastern pads) [Tim Bourne]

Gunners Park, 07:00 to 10:30
2 Sparrowhawk (male and female), 6 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler (most in trees north of old pond), 2 Spotted Flycatcher (at the Old Pond (1 may have been taken by the male Sparrowhawk?)), 1 Reed Bunting [Steve Arlow]

Friday 13 September 2019

Fossetts Park, 17:25 to 17:35, Meadow between Southend United training ground and the crematorium
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Little Owl (South east corner of meadow), 1 Green Woodpecker [Matt Bruty]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 16:30 to 17:45
Cattle Egret WTCP (Tim Bourne) (94242 bytes) 6 Cattle Egret (5 from marina, 1 on scrape), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wood Mouse (On edge of road to marina), Willow Emerald WTCP (Tim Bourne) (53095 bytes) 2 Willow Emerald Damselfly (RSPB garden pond) [Tim Bourne]

Southend Seafront, 14:15 to 14:15
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult) [Paul Griggs]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 12:10 to 12:35, Screen only
9 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 7 Meadow Pipit [Jeff Kinnerman]

Gunners Park, 11:10 to 14:10, Northerly breeze, turning to East. Sunny and warm.
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 100 Ringed Plover (c. on the jetty), 800 Sanderling (c. on the jetty), 2 Dunlin (on the jetty), 1 Arctic Skua, 16 Mediterranean Gull (+), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 House Martin, 5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wheatear (jetty), 5 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat (+), 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher (around the northeast edge of the SSSI but mobile.), 1 Clouded Yellow, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Comma, 5 Speckled Wood, 2 Small Heath [Paul Griggs, Paul Baker]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 10:20 to 10:20
1 Grey Wagtail [Paul Griggs]

South Fambridge, 10:00 to 10:00
1 Sparrowhawk (low through the garden), 2 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Meadow Pipit (+), 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Common Lizard (together on one log sunning themselves), 1 Slow-worm [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:15 to 12:45
100 Wigeon, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Water Rail, 7 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Garden Warbler (in song), 8 Bearded Tit, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Wall, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 07:30 to 11:45
7 Cattle Egret (together on salt marsh viewed from marina), 2 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Cetti's Warbler (heard only), 4 Blackcap (three females,one male), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 7 Greenfinch, 1 Red Fox, 1 Small Heath [Jeff Kinnerman]

Thursday 12 September 2019

Leigh on Sea, 17:25 to 17:25, Shirley Road
4 Swallow [Dudley Shayler]

South Fambridge, 17:00 to 17:00
39 Barnacle Goose (hybrid flock on BHF with several pure bred individuals), 1 Kestrel, 50 Yellow Wagtail (c. large flock with cattle between BHF & Bridgemarsh ) [Paul Baker]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 17:00 to 18:50, Warm, sunny, SW wind
3 Cattle Egret (on saltmarsh SE of marina), 3 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon (male over Vange Wick), 2 Blackcap (in subsong), 1 Willow Warbler [Neil Chambers]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 14:20 to 15:15
6 Cattle Egret, 4 Little Egret, 1 Ruff, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler (h), 2 Willow Emerald Damselfly [Paul Griggs, Paul Baker]

Westcliff Seafront, 12:45 to 12:45
1 Mediterranean Gull (adult) [Paul Griggs, Paul Baker]

River Roach, 11:30 to 14:00
30 Little Egret, 3 Mute Swan, 125 Canada Goose, 1 Marsh Harrier (over Foulness), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon (over Wallasea being mobbed by Sparrowhawk), 100 Swallow (+ steady passage south for duration of trip), 22 Common Seal [Graham Mee]

Gunners Park, 11:15 to 12:40, WSW wind, sunny and warm
3 Gannet, 1 Kestrel, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Sand Martin, 100 Swallow (+), 5 House Martin, 1 Redstart, 1 Wheatear, 3 Blackcap (+), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Clouded Yellow, 2 Common Blue, 2 Small Heath [Paul Griggs, Paul Baker]

Westcliff, 10:00 to 10:05
1 Peregrine Falcon [Dudley Shayler]

Gunners Park, 08:20 to 12:40
2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 130 Redshank (circa,island), 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 3 Sandwich Tern (estuary ), 20 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat (reserve), 1 Wheatear (shoreline), 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 60 House Sparrow, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood [Jeff Kinnerman]

Leigh on Sea, 08:00 to 08:05, Shirley Road
1 Willow Warbler [Dudley Shayler]

Wednesday 11 September 2019

South Fambridge, 18:00 to 18:00
25 Swallow (feeding in the garden then headed south), 1 Migrant Hawker [Paul Baker]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 15:30 to 15:35
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 House Martin [Paul Griggs]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 12:25 to 13:05, Overcast, strong SW wind
7 Cattle Egret (showing well on saltmarsh opposite marina), 150 Greylag Goose (+), 40 Canada Goose (+), 2 Ruff (on scrape), 3 Meadow Pipit [Neil Chambers]

Gunners Park, 08:00 to 17:00
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Redstart (Sssi), 5 Blackcap, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff [Andrew Armstrong]

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 11:25 to 11:25
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Hobby [Paul Griggs]

River Roach, 10:00 to 12:30
18 Little Egret, 18 Greylag Goose, 1 Marsh Harrier (adult female from Potton to Wallasea), 14 Golden Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 22 Common Seal [Graham Mee]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 12:45
9 Little Egret, 60 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 30 Avocet, 3 Ruff, 4 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whinchat, 5 Bearded Tit, 1 Weasel, 7 Willow Emerald Damselfly (inc. 2 pairs in tandem.), 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Comma, 1 Meadow Brown [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Monday 09 September 2019

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 16:50 to 16:50
1 Hobby [Paul Griggs]

Leigh on Sea, 16:30 to 16:30, Shirley Road
1 Willow Warbler (From the viewing window.) [Dudley Shayler]

Sunday 08 September 2019

Wat Tyler Country Park, 15:30 to 17:15
WTCP Cattle Egret (Tim Bourne) (69049 bytes) WTCP Cattle Egrets (Tim Bourne) (106140 bytes) 7 Cattle Egret (On salt marsh from marina viewpoint), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler [Tim Bourne]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 12:30 to 16:00
2 Pintail, 1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 8 Whinchat, Willow Emerald Damselfly  (Graham Oakes) (51184 bytes) 1 Willow Emerald Damselfly, 1 Clouded Yellow [Graham Oakes]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 11:30 to 11:40
1 Cattle Egret [Mike Clarke]

Gunners Park, 10:45 to 12:15
4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Turnstone, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat [Angela Baldock]

Hadleigh Downs, 10:00 to 10:00
3 Buzzard [Angela Baldock]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 09:50 to 09:50
2 Sparrowhawk [Paul Griggs]

South Fambridge, 09:00 to 09:00
1 Buzzard, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Common Lizard (basking on the rodent trap!), 2 Wood Mouse (inc 1 live trapped), 1 Migrant Hawker, 1 Small Heath (still on the wing) [Paul Baker]

Two Tree Island (West), 08:35 to 10:00
350 Oystercatcher, 72 Ringed Plover, 10 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 500 Black-tailed Godwit, 85 Redshank, 25 Greenshank, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 19 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Swallow [Angela Baldock]

Saturday 07 September 2019

Gunners Park, 17:40 to 18:45, Bright, N wind, high tide 19.30ish
6 Mediterranean Gull (5 ads, 1 1'w), 70 Sterna sp. (+, 'Commic' terns flew east), 1 Sandwich Tern, 2 Willow Warbler [Neil Chambers]

Canvey Point, 17:00 to 18:50, Brisk N, better viewing than morning
1 Manx Shearwater (Superb views of one heading east 17:30 ), 1 Kestrel (Heading N across river), 3 Hobby (Heading N across river), 200 Grey Plover (+, Nice flock N), 1 Whimbrel (Heard), 6 Turnstone, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 4 Black Tern [Jeff Delve]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 13:30 to 14:00
7 Cattle Egret, 1 Greenshank, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard) [Lee Ebbs]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 13:05 to 13:10
6 Cattle Egret (in marina creek, thanks JD!) [Vince Kinsler]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 13:00 to 13:30, Scrape hide briefly then marina
7 Cattle Egret ( 1 on cattle fields then 6 flew into Vange Creek joins by another from saltmarsh), 1 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (Superb Male close flyby flushed everything from Creek - fortunately they all came back), 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank [Jeff Delve]

Tennyson Close, Leigh, 12:45 to 14:00
2 Swift (Over my garden for about an hour) [Mike Clarke]

Bowers Downs, 12:20 to 12:30, Viewed from back of cemetry
1 Peregrine Falcon (Imm prob female on size on field Manors Way), 40 Lapwing (+, WT scrape flock flying around), 2 Greenshank (With Lapwing), 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Weasel (On roadside on bridge over A13) [Jeff Delve]

Canvey Point, 11:00 to 12:00, Tide we’ll down, quite bright, NNW
1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Eider (Usual imm male), 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Sandwich Tern, 20 Common Tern (+), 2 Black Tern [Jeff Delve]

Canvey Point, 10:30 to 12:00
7 Little Egret, 1 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Skua (pale-headed juv flew downriver), 6 Sandwich Tern, 50 Common Tern (c.), 2 Black Tern, 10 Swallow (+) [Paul Griggs, Mike Clarke, Jeff Saward]

Canvey Point, 09:40 to 18:45, Light N then NNE, overcast in the morning, brighter as the day went on
1 Manx Shearwater (flying E, close inshore at 17.30), 5 Gannet, 1 Eider (the regular juv. male), 1 Sparrowhawk (along the seawall), 1 Kestrel (N from Kent), 5 Hobby (all flying N from Kent), 250 Golden Plover (approx., flying S in the morning in two flocks), 15 Arctic Skua (inc. a flock of 6), 1 Long-tailed Skua (pale/intermediate juv. flew W at 10.05, landed c. 400 m offshore), 2 Great Skua, 12 Mediterranean Gull (at least), 33 Arctic Tern (inc. a flock of 27), 11 Black Tern (juvs and adults, several lingering), 1 Harbour Porpoise [Jeff Saward]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 09:30 to 10:25
1 Great White Egret (probable, seen distantly over Wat Tyler), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 30 Black-tailed Godwit (c.), 10 Swallow (+), 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler [Paul Griggs, Mike Clarke]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 08:20 to 09:20
16 Little Egret, 4 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear [Paul Griggs, Mike Clarke]

South Fambridge, 08:00 to 08:00
1 Buzzard (still on same fence post!), 1 Common Lizard [Paul Baker]

Canvey Point, 07:25 to 08:10
4 Little Egret, 1 Eider, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 84 Curlew (over from Kent), 3 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad, 1 1st-w), 5 Sandwich Tern, 30 Common Tern (+), 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Black Tern, 10 Swallow (+) [Paul Griggs, Mike Clarke]

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