Southend Ornithological Group Photo Gallery

This is a photo gallery for bird images, mostly taken in SOG.

Recent Pictures

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Broad-bodied Chaser at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (78179 bytes)

Broad-bodied Chaser at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Broad-bodied Chaser, 22/05/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Green Hairstreak at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (89484 bytes)

Green Hairstreak at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Green Hairstreak, 22/05/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (50462 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Phonescoped RNDuck, Bowers, 18/05/2019
(© Tim Bourne, )

Red-crested Pochard at Gunners Park (Neil Chambers) (63124 bytes)

Red-crested Pochard at Gunners Park.
RCP at Gunners, 12/05/2019
(© Neil Chambers, Samsung Galaxy S10)

Turtle Dove at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (43667 bytes)

Turtle Dove at Canewdon.
On top of alder, 12/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds, 100-400)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (42879 bytes)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
In colour range of normal female flavissima?, 12/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds + 100-400)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (34706 bytes)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Female Yellow Wag - just a very grey flavissima or possibly hybrid, 12/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds + 100-400)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (34706 bytes)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Female Yellow Wag - just a very grey flavissima or possibly hybrid, 12/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds + 100-400)

Green Hairstreak at Canvey Wick (Tim Bourne) (36319 bytes)

Green Hairstreak Canvey Wick (east), 12/05/2019
(© Tim Bourne, )

Red-crested Pochard at Gunners Park (Jeff Delve) (56026 bytes)

Red-crested Pochard at Gunners Park.
Female RCP Gunners Lake, 10/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400 )

Reed Warbler at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (47955 bytes)

Reed Warbler at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Regretting arrival in the cold!!, 09/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400 )

Green-veined White at Canvey Wick (Paul Baker) (65271 bytes)

Green-veined White at Canvey Wick.
GvWhite, 09/05/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Green Hairstreak at Canvey Wick (Paul Baker) (57649 bytes)

Green Hairstreak at Canvey Wick.
Green Hairstreak 1, 09/05/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Green Hairstreak at Canvey Wick (Paul Baker) (75325 bytes)

Green Hairstreak at Canvey Wick.
Green Hairstreak 2, 09/05/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Wall at Canvey Wick (Paul Baker) (113938 bytes)

Wall at Canvey Wick.
Wall, 09/05/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Garden Warbler at Canvey Wick (Tim Bourne) (59910 bytes)

Garden Warbler at Canvey Wick.
Garden Wblr C Wick, 06/05/2019
(© Tim Bourne, )

Garden Warbler at Canvey Wick (Jeff Delve) (106205 bytes)

Garden Warbler at Canvey Wick.
Showing well for a normally skulking bird, 06/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds + 100-400)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (34012 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
BNG close at dusk in low light, 05/05/2019
(© Tim Bourne, )

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (46916 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Ringed-necked Duck, 05/05/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (35639 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Ringed-necked Duck, 05/05/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (61793 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Ring Necked Duck with Tufteds, 05/05/2019
(© Tim Bourne, )

Common Sandpiper at Lower Raypits (Jeff Delve) (71272 bytes)

Common Sandpiper at Lower Raypits.
Working the bank, 05/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds, 100-400)

Yellowhammer at Lower Raypits (Jeff Delve) (65670 bytes)

Yellowhammer at Lower Raypits.
Pair by edge of field, 05/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds, 100-400)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (28790 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Black-necked Grebe, 01/05/2019
(© Graham Oakes, )

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (24352 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Black-necked Grebe, 01/05/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Whooper Swan at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (45486 bytes)

Whooper Swan at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Extensive pale buff potentially a first year bird, 01/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds + 100-400)

Whooper Swan at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (34664 bytes)

Whooper Swan at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Whooper Swan, 01/05/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Whooper Swan at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (38391 bytes)

Whooper Swan at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Whooper Swan, 01/05/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Whooper Swan at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (46656 bytes)

Whooper Swan at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Stretching its wings, 01/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds + 100-400)

Barnacle Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (56498 bytes)

Barnacle Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Unexpected find , 01/05/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds + 100-400)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (28091 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Ringed-necked Duck, 01/05/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (32719 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Ringed-necked Duck, 01/05/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (36804 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Ringed-necked Duck, 01/05/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (69091 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
BnGrebe 3, 29/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (36280 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Ringed-necked Duck, 29/04/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (58265 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Smart bird, 29/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (54425 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
RnDuck Bowers 3, 29/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (54021 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
RnDuck Bowers 2, 29/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (59787 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
RnDuck Bowers 1, 29/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (145616 bytes)

Ring-necked Duck at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Ringed-necked Duck, 29/04/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Cuckoo at Paglesham Lagoon (Paul Baker) (23835 bytes)

Cuckoo at Paglesham Lagoon.
Cuckoo at Pag Lag , 29/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Lesser Whitethroat at Canvey Wick (Paul Baker) (85668 bytes)

Lesser Whitethroat at Canvey Wick.
Lsr Whitethroat CW, 29/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (27947 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
BNG close at dusk in low light, 28/04/2019
(© Tim Bourne, )

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (35343 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
BNG_2 close at dusk in low light, 28/04/2019
(© Tim Bourne, )

Mandarin Duck at Southchurch Park East (Paul Baker) (47881 bytes)

Mandarin Duck at Southchurch Park East.
Mandarin 3, 27/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Mandarin Duck at Southchurch Park East (Paul Baker) (50496 bytes)

Mandarin Duck at Southchurch Park East.
Mandarin 4, 27/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Whimbrel at Two Tree Island (West) (Paul Baker) (85925 bytes)

Whimbrel at Two Tree Island (West).
Whimbrel 1, 25/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (56855 bytes)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Such long legs!, 25/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 1D Mkiv, EF600 L )

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (50473 bytes)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Marsh Sand Final 1 of 3, 25/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (38849 bytes)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Marsh Sand from north bank2, 25/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (55275 bytes)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Marsh Sand from north bank1, 25/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (62432 bytes)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Marsh Sand Final 2 of 3, 25/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (57469 bytes)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Marsh Sand initial view 2, 25/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (51092 bytes)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Marsh Sand initial view 1, 25/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (183353 bytes)

Marsh Sandpiper at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Distant but great scope views, 25/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 1D Mkiv, EF600 L )

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (48638 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
- and in sunlight, 24/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (60829 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
BnGrebe 2, 24/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (49523 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
BnG - gorgeous, 24/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (172490 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Black-necked Grebe, 24/04/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (68459 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
BnGrebe 1, 24/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (32765 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
All three together, a pair and a gooseberry, 24/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (47494 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Left on his/her own when the pair departed, 24/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Sedge Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (26489 bytes)

Sedge Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Sedge Warbler, 24/04/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Full Index of Pictures (click links)

TaxonNumber of Photos
Red-throated Diver7
Black-throated Diver9
Great Northern Diver20
Little Grebe2
Great Crested Grebe5
Red-necked Grebe15
Slavonian Grebe12
Black-necked Grebe23
Fulmar1
Sooty Shearwater1
Gannet4
Shag27
Bittern6
Night Heron7
Cattle Egret27
Little Egret27
Great White Egret25
Grey Heron3
Purple Heron9
Glossy Ibis26
Spoonbill21
Black Swan11
Bewick's Swan15
Whooper Swan15
Tundra Bean Goose1
Pink-footed Goose2
White-fronted Goose16
Lesser White-fronted Goose2
Greylag Goose2
Snow Goose1
Canada Goose2
Barnacle Goose16
Dark-bellied Brent Goose6
Pale-bellied Brent Goose21
Black Brant35
Red-breasted Goose5
Egyptian Goose15
Ruddy Shelduck1
Cape Shelduck1
Shelduck2
Mandarin Duck17
Anas sp.11
Wigeon3
Chiloe Wigeon2
Teal2
Pintail4
Garganey32
Shoveler2
Muscovy Duck1
Red-crested Pochard14
Aythya sp.12
Pochard1
Ring-necked Duck13
Tufted Duck2
Scaup15
Eider5
Long-tailed Duck15
Common Scoter1
Velvet Scoter8
Goldeneye3
Smew4
Red-breasted Merganser2
Goosander12
Honey Buzzard3
Red Kite17
Marsh Harrier20
Hen Harrier48
Montagu's Harrier2
Sparrowhawk27
Buzzard45
Rough-legged Buzzard22
Osprey17
Kestrel14
Red-footed Falcon30
Merlin15
Hobby16
Peregrine Falcon31
Red-legged Partridge5
Grey Partridge3
Pheasant1
Water Rail3
Crane11
Oystercatcher1
Black-winged Stilt7
Avocet2
Stone Curlew14
Cream-coloured Courser3
Little Ringed Plover12
Ringed Plover2
Kentish Plover1
Dotterel23
Golden Plover5
Grey Plover1
Lapwing4
Knot7
Sanderling11
Little Stint11
Temminck's Stint4
White-rumped Sandpiper4
Pectoral Sandpiper13
Curlew Sandpiper15
Purple Sandpiper42
Dunlin2
Ruff4
Jack Snipe6
Snipe6
Woodcock5
Black-tailed Godwit19
Whimbrel17
Curlew3
Spotted Redshank11
Redshank2
Marsh Sandpiper8
Greenshank8
Lesser Yellowlegs6
Green Sandpiper6
Wood Sandpiper13
Common Sandpiper5
Wilson's Phalarope3
Red-necked Phalarope2
Grey Phalarope6
Larus sp.24
Mediterranean Gull103
Little Gull25
Black-headed Gull4
Ring-billed Gull71
Common Gull3
Herring Gull14
Yellow-legged Gull42
Caspian Gull185
Slaty-backed Gull1
Iceland Gull22
Glaucous Gull47
Great Black-backed Gull6
Kittiwake22
Sandwich Tern5
Common Tern12
Black Tern10
Guillemot20
Razorbill1
Little Auk2
Stock Dove1
Wood Pigeon1
Turtle Dove17
Budgerigar1
Grey Parrot1
Ring-necked Parakeet6
Cuckoo22
Barn Owl19
Little Owl19
Short-eared Owl43
Swift3
Kingfisher9
Hoopoe3
Wryneck11
Green Woodpecker13
Great Spotted Woodpecker10
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker13
Skylark1
Shore Lark12
Sand Martin1
Swallow6
Red-rumped Swallow6
Olive-backed Pipit1
Meadow Pipit6
Rock Pipit10
Water Pipit5
flava wagtail1
Yellow Wagtail22
Grey Wagtail7
White Wagtail7
Waxwing53
Wren1
Nightingale5
Bluethroat2
Black Redstart16
Redstart18
Whinchat29
Stonechat24
Wheatear57
Ring Ouzel20
Blackbird5
Fieldfare10
Song Thrush2
Redwing3
Mistle Thrush2
Cetti's Warbler1
Grasshopper Warbler25
Savi's Warbler1
Sedge Warbler8
Reed Warbler8
Blackcap11
Garden Warbler6
Barred Warbler7
Lesser Whitethroat9
Whitethroat12
Dartford Warbler10
Yellow-browed Warbler3
Chiffchaff15
Siberian Chiffchaff1
Willow Warbler4
Goldcrest12
Firecrest16
Spotted Flycatcher24
Pied Flycatcher14
Bearded Tit34
Long-tailed Tit4
Marsh Tit12
Coal Tit9
Nuthatch21
Treecreeper14
Penduline Tit14
Red-backed Shrike16
Great Grey Shrike6
Woodchat Shrike4
Jay3
Starling1
Rose-coloured Starling11
House Sparrow1
Tree Sparrow7
Brambling15
Serin30
Goldfinch1
Siskin5
Linnet2
Twite18
Lesser Redpoll9
Mealy Redpoll11
Parrot Crossbill9
Bullfinch4
Hawfinch39
Snow Bunting36
Yellowhammer7
Reed Bunting6
Corn Bunting14
Smooth Newt3
Common Frog1
Marsh Frog4
Common Lizard7
Slow-worm6
Grass Snake8
Adder9
Western Hedgehog1
Common Pipistrelle1
Red Fox9
Weasel6
Common Seal29
Grey Seal6
Bottlenose Dolphin6
Harbour Porpoise2
Minke Whale2
Bank Vole1
Northern Water Vole2
Brown Rat2
Banded Demoiselle15
Emerald Damselfly11
Scarce Emerald Damselfly24
Southern Emerald Damselfly8
Willow Emerald Damselfly9
Large Red Damselfly14
Red-eyed Damselfly3
Small Red-eyed Damselfly8
Azure Damselfly17
Common Blue Damselfly4
Blue-tailed Damselfly12
Migrant Hawker19
Southern Hawker9
Brown Hawker2
Southern Migrant Hawker48
Emperor Dragonfly12
Hairy Dragonfly7
Four-spotted Chaser8
Broad-bodied Chaser10
Black-tailed Skimmer10
Common Darter7
Red-veined Darter3
Ruddy Darter16
insects1
Butterflies and Moths50
Small Skipper6
Essex Skipper9
Large Skipper12
Clouded Yellow9
Brimstone7
Large White3
Small White3
Green-veined White17
Orange-tip9
Green Hairstreak22
Purple Hairstreak12
White-letter Hairstreak24
Small Copper13
Brown Argus16
Common Blue23
Holly Blue10
White Admiral30
Red Admiral14
Painted Lady12
Small Tortoiseshell6
Peacock Butterfly10
Comma18
Silver-washed Fritillary19
Heath Fritillary6
Speckled Wood10
Wall22
Marbled White26
Gatekeeper11
Meadow Brown9
Ringlet7
Small Heath9
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