Southend Ornithological Group Photo Gallery

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

Recent Pictures

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Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (91169 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Black-necked Grebe, 15/08/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Stone Curlew at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (95083 bytes)

Stone Curlew at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Stone Curlew, 15/08/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (67971 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Black-necked Grebe, 14/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (117705 bytes)

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Great White Egret at Great Pound, 14/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Willow Emerald Damselfly at Gunners Park (Andrew Armstrong) (51864 bytes)

Willow Emerald Damselfly at Gunners Park.
Willow Emerald, 14/08/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx Mii, canon 500mm l series m1)

Willow Emerald Damselfly at Gunners Park (Andrew Armstrong) (60514 bytes)

Willow Emerald Damselfly at Gunners Park.
Willow Emerald 2, 14/08/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx Mii, canon 500mm l series m1)

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (79473 bytes)

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Great White Egret, 13/08/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (11091 bytes)

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Great White Egret, Great Pound, Bowers Marsh 11-08-2018, 11/08/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 400mm with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (75291 bytes)

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Great White Egret, Great Pound, Bowers Marsh 11-08-2018, 11/08/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 400mm with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (72150 bytes)

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Great White Egret, Great Pound, Bowers Marsh 11-08-2018, 11/08/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 400mm with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Hobby at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (17642 bytes)

Hobby at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Nice views, tough light., 10/08/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Hobby at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (16643 bytes)

Hobby at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Just cruising, 10/08/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Stone Curlew at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (101262 bytes)

Stone Curlew at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Most pleasing ;0), 10/08/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Stone Curlew at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (91649 bytes)

Stone Curlew at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Stone Curlew, Bowers Marsh, 10-08-2018, 10/08/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Nikon Coolpix 995 )

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (32574 bytes)

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Great White Egret, 09/08/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Glossy Ibis at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (74082 bytes)

Glossy Ibis at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Glossy Ibis, 09/08/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Glossy Ibis at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (91530 bytes)

Glossy Ibis at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Glossy Ibis, 09/08/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (66602 bytes)

Great White Egret at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
record shot of Great White Egret, 08/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Great White Egret at Wat Tyler Country Park (Richard Howard) (80695 bytes)

Great White Egret at Wat Tyler Country Park.
record shot of Great White Egret with Little Egret, 08/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Great White Egret at Wat Tyler Country Park (Richard Howard) (113756 bytes)

Great White Egret at Wat Tyler Country Park.
record shot of Great White Egret with Little Egret, 08/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Whinchat at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (72855 bytes)

Whinchat at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
three Whinchat, 08/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Migrant Hawker at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (37240 bytes)

Migrant Hawker at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
male Migrant Hawker, 08/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Migrant Hawker at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (46892 bytes)

Migrant Hawker at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
male Migrant Hawker, 08/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Whinchat at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (53721 bytes)

Whinchat at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Whinchat, 07/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Whinchat at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (63829 bytes)

Whinchat at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Whinchat, 06/08/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access (Jeff Delve) (71358 bytes)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access.
Terrible light but good to get a snap, 05/08/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Willow Warbler at Gunners Park (Richard Howard) (56479 bytes)

Willow Warbler at Gunners Park.
Willow Warbler, 04/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Pied Flycatcher at Gunners Park (Richard Howard) (60390 bytes)

Pied Flycatcher at Gunners Park.
Pied Flycatcher, 04/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (31915 bytes)

Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Migrant Hawker, 04/08/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Migrant Hawker at Gunners Park (Richard Howard) (61237 bytes)

Migrant Hawker at Gunners Park.
male Migrant Hawker, 04/08/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (78161 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Southern Migrant Hawker, 04/08/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Kestrel at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (51486 bytes)

Kestrel at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
A real poser, 01/08/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Curlew Sandpiper at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (48282 bytes)

Curlew Sandpiper at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Extreme crop! , 01/08/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Black-tailed Godwit at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (80596 bytes)

Black-tailed Godwit at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Colour ringed bird- unusual combination, 01/08/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Banded Demoiselle at Cherry Orchard Country Park (Jeff Delve) (50612 bytes)

Banded Demoiselle at Cherry Orchard Country Park.
Female by stream, 01/08/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 Nikkor 200-500)

Banded Demoiselle at Cherry Orchard Country Park (Jeff Delve) (60228 bytes)

Banded Demoiselle at Cherry Orchard Country Park.
Male - stunning, 01/08/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 Nikkor 200-500)

Banded Demoiselle at Cherry Orchard Country Park (Jeff Delve) (30438 bytes)

Banded Demoiselle at Cherry Orchard Country Park.
Male, 01/08/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 Nikkor 200-500)

Banded Demoiselle at Cherry Orchard Country Park (Jeff Delve) (43490 bytes)

Banded Demoiselle at Cherry Orchard Country Park.
Female, 01/08/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 Nikkor 200-500)

Little Ringed Plover at Lower Raypits (Andrew Armstrong) (70627 bytes)

Little Ringed Plover at Lower Raypits.
Little Ringed Plover, 31/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx Mii, canon 500mm l series m1)

Little Ringed Plover at Lower Raypits (Andrew Armstrong) (61316 bytes)

Little Ringed Plover at Lower Raypits.
Little Ringed Plover, 31/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx Mii, canon 500mm l series m1)

Common Sandpiper at Lower Raypits (Andrew Armstrong) (54083 bytes)

Common Sandpiper at Lower Raypits.
Common Sandpiper, 31/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx Mii, canon 500mm l series m1)

Ruff at Lower Raypits (Jeff Delve) (76574 bytes)

Ruff at Lower Raypits.
From the hide, 30/07/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Snipe at Lower Raypits (Jeff Delve) (91031 bytes)

Snipe at Lower Raypits.
Sat in the setting sunlight, 30/07/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Snipe at Lower Raypits (Jeff Delve) (69558 bytes)

Snipe at Lower Raypits.
In different light, 30/07/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Snipe at Lower Raypits (Jeff Delve) (93252 bytes)

Snipe at Lower Raypits.
Enjoying the gourmet mud!, 30/07/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Snipe at Lower Raypits (Jeff Delve) (91031 bytes)

Snipe at Lower Raypits.
Sat in the setting sunlight, 30/07/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Green Sandpiper at Lower Raypits (Jeff Delve) (102016 bytes)

Green Sandpiper at Lower Raypits.
Posing well, 30/07/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500 Nikkor)

Willow Emerald Damselfly at Wat Tyler Country Park (Richard Howard) (38938 bytes)

Willow Emerald Damselfly at Wat Tyler Country Park.
male Willow Emerald damselfly, 27/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Gunners Park (Andrew Armstrong) (33388 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Gunners Park.
Southern migrant hawker, 24/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx Mii, canon 500mm l series m1)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Gunners Park (Andrew Armstrong) (33388 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Gunners Park.
Southern migrant hawker, 24/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx Mii, canon 500mm l series m1)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Gunners Park (Andrew Armstrong) (85001 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Gunners Park.
Southern migrant hawker, 24/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx Mii, canon 500mm l series m1)

Purple Hairstreak at Benfleet (Graham Oakes) (75074 bytes)

Purple Hairstreak at Benfleet.
Purple Hairstreak, 23/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Purple Hairstreak at Benfleet Downs (Richard Howard) (56571 bytes)

Purple Hairstreak at Benfleet Downs.
Purple Hairstreak, 23/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Benfleet (Graham Oakes) (107520 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Benfleet.
Silver Washed Fritillery, 23/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Anas sp. at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (88205 bytes)

Anas sp. at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
White-cheeked Pintail female with ducklings, 21/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Emerald Damselfly at Wat Tyler Country Park (Richard Howard) (48278 bytes)

Emerald Damselfly at Wat Tyler Country Park.
Emerald Damselfly, female, 21/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Clouded Yellow at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (67592 bytes)

Clouded Yellow at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Clouded Yellow, 21/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Clouded Yellow at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (64578 bytes)

Clouded Yellow at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Clouded Yellow, 21/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Brown Argus at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (47683 bytes)

Brown Argus at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Brown Argus, 21/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Wall at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (76710 bytes)

Wall at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Wall Brown, 21/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Full Index of Pictures (click links)

TaxonNumber of Photos
Red-throated Diver7
Black-throated Diver2
Great Northern Diver20
Little Grebe2
Great Crested Grebe5
Red-necked Grebe15
Slavonian Grebe12
Black-necked Grebe10
Fulmar1
Sooty Shearwater1
Gannet4
Shag26
Bittern6
Night Heron7
Cattle Egret27
Little Egret26
Great White Egret23
Grey Heron3
Purple Heron9
Glossy Ibis26
Spoonbill18
Black Swan11
Bewick's Swan15
Whooper Swan11
Pink-footed Goose2
White-fronted Goose14
Lesser White-fronted Goose2
Greylag Goose2
Snow Goose1
Canada Goose2
Barnacle Goose15
Dark-bellied Brent Goose6
Pale-bellied Brent Goose21
Black Brant35
Red-breasted Goose5
Egyptian Goose14
Ruddy Shelduck1
Cape Shelduck1
Shelduck2
Mandarin Duck12
Anas sp.11
Wigeon3
Chiloe Wigeon2
Teal2
Pintail4
Garganey27
Shoveler2
Muscovy Duck1
Red-crested Pochard11
Aythya sp.12
Pochard1
Tufted Duck2
Scaup13
Eider5
Long-tailed Duck15
Common Scoter1
Velvet Scoter8
Goldeneye3
Smew4
Red-breasted Merganser2
Goosander12
Honey Buzzard3
Red Kite17
Marsh Harrier14
Hen Harrier46
Montagu's Harrier2
Sparrowhawk26
Buzzard45
Rough-legged Buzzard18
Osprey17
Kestrel14
Red-footed Falcon30
Merlin15
Hobby16
Peregrine Falcon29
Red-legged Partridge5
Grey Partridge3
Pheasant1
Water Rail3
Crane11
Oystercatcher1
Black-winged Stilt7
Avocet2
Stone Curlew3
Cream-coloured Courser3
Little Ringed Plover10
Ringed Plover2
Kentish Plover1
Dotterel23
Golden Plover3
Grey Plover1
Lapwing4
Knot6
Sanderling10
Little Stint11
Temminck's Stint4
White-rumped Sandpiper4
Pectoral Sandpiper3
Curlew Sandpiper15
Purple Sandpiper37
Dunlin1
Ruff4
Jack Snipe5
Snipe5
Woodcock5
Black-tailed Godwit19
Whimbrel16
Curlew3
Spotted Redshank11
Redshank2
Greenshank8
Lesser Yellowlegs6
Green Sandpiper6
Wood Sandpiper13
Common Sandpiper4
Wilson's Phalarope3
Red-necked Phalarope2
Grey Phalarope6
Larus sp.24
Mediterranean Gull103
Little Gull23
Black-headed Gull4
Ring-billed Gull71
Common Gull3
Herring Gull14
Yellow-legged Gull40
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 Dove16
Budgerigar1
Grey Parrot1
Ring-necked Parakeet6
Cuckoo21
Barn Owl15
Little Owl14
Short-eared Owl38
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 Wagtail17
Grey Wagtail7
White Wagtail7
Waxwing53
Wren1
Nightingale5
Bluethroat2
Black Redstart16
Redstart18
Whinchat24
Stonechat22
Wheatear50
Ring Ouzel20
Blackbird5
Fieldfare10
Song Thrush2
Redwing3
Mistle Thrush2
Cetti's Warbler1
Grasshopper Warbler22
Savi's Warbler1
Sedge Warbler7
Reed Warbler7
Blackcap11
Garden Warbler4
Barred Warbler7
Lesser Whitethroat7
Whitethroat12
Dartford Warbler4
Yellow-browed Warbler1
Chiffchaff16
Willow Warbler4
Goldcrest12
Firecrest15
Spotted Flycatcher24
Pied Flycatcher14
Bearded Tit29
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
Yellowhammer6
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 Seal28
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 Damselfly7
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 Chaser9
Black-tailed Skimmer10
Common Darter7
Red-veined Darter3
Ruddy Darter16
insects1
Butterflies and Moths49
Small Skipper6
Essex Skipper9
Large Skipper12
Clouded Yellow9
Brimstone6
Large White3
Small White3
Green-veined White16
Orange-tip9
Green Hairstreak18
Purple Hairstreak12
White-letter Hairstreak24
Small Copper12
Brown Argus16
Common Blue23
Holly Blue10
White Admiral30
Red Admiral14
Painted Lady12
Small Tortoiseshell6
Peacock Butterfly10
Comma18
Silver-washed Fritillary19
Heath Fritillary6
Speckled Wood10
Wall21
Marbled White26
Gatekeeper11
Meadow Brown9
Ringlet7
Small Heath9
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