Southend Ornithological Group


The Southend Ornithological Group (SOG) is an informal group of birders who watch and record birds from sites in the Southend area of Essex, England. Some areas of this website, such as record submission and the chat forum, are restricted to known SOG birders.

For news of recent observations, click Bird News.

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Bird News:25/11/2020 20:08:45
Chat Forum:28/04/2020 13:53:06
Photos:21/11/2020 14:52:29
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Bird Headlines

Interesting birds seen in the last 5 days, most recent first. Amber indicates scarce, red indicates rare (Essex requires notes or a description).

SpeciesMax. CountLocationLast Reported
Barnacle Goose3Bowers Marsh (RSPB)24/11/2020
Hen Harrier1Wallasea Island (RSPB)24/11/2020
Merlin1Wallasea Island (RSPB)24/11/2020
Peregrine Falcon1Wallasea Island (RSPB)24/11/2020
Firecrest1West Wood24/11/2020
Cattle Egret1West Canvey Marsh (RSPB)23/11/2020
Great White Egret2Paglesham Pool23/11/2020
Hen Harrier3Paglesham Pool23/11/2020
Short-eared Owl1Paglesham Pool23/11/2020
Raven1Cherry Orchard Country Park23/11/2020
Lesser Redpoll9Cherry Orchard Country Park23/11/2020
Egyptian Goose1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)22/11/2020
Peregrine Falcon1Barling22/11/2020
Peregrine Falcon2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)22/11/2020
Water Pipit1Barling22/11/2020

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Recently added:-

  • 19/11/2020 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for 2020 January to October. Read it here.
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