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.

Thursday 05 December 2019

Benfleet Downs, 12:30 to 12:35
1 Blackcap (male) [John Wright]

Coombe Wood, 08:00 to 15:00
1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch (still visiting my feeders every day) [Jeff Saward]

Monday 02 December 2019

Leigh on Sea, 11:40 to 11:45
1 Buzzard (mobbed by three Crows over garden) [Graham Mee]

Wakering Common, 11:00 to 12:30
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Fieldfare, 60 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling (with Chaffinches), 10 Greenfinch, 20 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet [John Wright]

Leigh on Sea, 08:30 to 08:30
12 Fieldfare (south to north over garden) [Graham Mee]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 01:00 to 02:00
1 Red Fox, 2 Badger [John Wright]

Sunday 01 December 2019

Wakering Common, 13:00 to 13:45
1 Buzzard, 1 Fieldfare, 3 Goldcrest, 30 Chaffinch (+), 2 Brambling (With chaffinch flock) [Lee Ebbs]

Saturday 30 November 2019

Paglesham Lagoon, 13:40 to 16:25
13 Great Crested Grebe (on the River Roach), 8 Pintail, 8 Goldeneye, 1 Marsh Harrier (female lingering around the lagoon), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 176 Avocet (on the River Roach roost), 1 Green Sandpiper (in the small reservoir between Stanbridge Sewage Works and the road), 1 Barn Owl (showed very well around the lagoon ), 30 Corn Bunting [Steve Arlow]

Rayleigh, 13:00 to 13:00
3 Goldcrest (with tit flock in garden) [Neil Chambers]

Gunners Park, 12:45 to 14:15, Seawall only
1 Red-throated Diver, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Shag, 9 Eider (single flock), 1 Goldeneye (female), 1 Marsh Harrier (female flew high towards Kent), 1 Kingfisher [John Wright]

South Fambridge, 12:00 to 12:00
1 Sparrowhawk (female flew through garden), 1 Fieldfare (feeding on apples) [Paul Baker]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 10:50 to 11:30
1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Blackcap (pair) [Paul Griggs]

Hockley Woods, 10:30 to 12:30
6 Goldcrest (+), 2 Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Hockley Woods (Tim Bourne) (55387 bytes) 4 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper [Tim Bourne]

Hockley/Hawkwell, 08:50 to 09:00
1 Coal Tit (on garden feeder ) [Peter Collins]

Friday 29 November 2019

Hadleigh Downs, 16:30 to 16:35
1 Tawny Owl (Calling from woodland next to Chapel Lane car park ) [Andrew Woodhouse]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 14:45 to 16:45, Main hide
2 Water Rail (calling), 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 2 Bearded Tit (heard only), 450 Jackdaw (+) [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:15 to 11:45
1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Kestrel (female), 15 Avocet, 17 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Meadow Pipit, 18 Pied Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 3 Redwing, 16 Bearded Tit [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Rayleigh Mount, 07:30 to 07:40
1 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush (singing), 1 Redwing [Neil Chambers]

Thursday 28 November 2019

Wat Tyler Country Park, 11:00 to 12:00
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 17 Black-tailed Godwit [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:15 to 10:45
200 Wigeon (+), 200 Teal (+), 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Stonechat, 2 Cetti's Warbler [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Hole Haven Creek, 15:45 to 16:15, c1,200 large gulls present
4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (1'w) [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 15:10 to 15:30
5 Barnacle Goose (with Canada Geese in field south of barn - viewed from Bowers Downs), 500 Jackdaw [Neil Chambers]

Monday 25 November 2019

Wat Tyler Country Park, 10:00 to 12:00
1 Marsh Harrier (female), 60 Lapwing, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Goldcrest [John Wright]

Sunday 24 November 2019

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 14:30 to 16:30, Very still, high cloud, mostly viewing from path and seats south of Grass Farm lagoon
5 Marsh Harrier (inc 3 males 9 all seen heading south towards S sea wall and Foulness/Potton), 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails - one distantly over S lagoons and another over wild bird cover which appeared to be ad female on plumage), 1 Buzzard, 8 Kestrel (+, just everywhere at moment.), 5 Short-eared Owl (3 fighting in grassland south og Grass Farm, 2 others well west along south sea wall and wild bird cover), 10 Pied Wagtail (+, seems to have been a bit of an influx over the last week) [Jeff Delve]

Rochford Golf Course, 11:30 to 16:00, Mostly sunny, light SSW wind
1 Little Egret, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Skylark (flew over), 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush [Neil Chambers]

Saturday 23 November 2019

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 15:00 to 15:25
1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Redwing (over) [Paul Griggs]

Canvey Seafront, 14:30 to 15:45, Heavy overcast, light E wind, low tide
40 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult), 1 Rock Pipit [Neil Chambers]

Canvey Point, 08:30 to 10:00
3 Gavia sp. (Prob RTDs also), 4 Red-throated Diver, 2 Eider (Drakes), 2 Red-breasted Merganser (Redheads), 1 Mediterranean Gull (Ad) [Tim Bourne]

Friday 22 November 2019

Leigh on Sea, 13:30 to 13:30, London Road, by woodyard
1 Grey Wagtail [Paul Griggs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 10:30 to 13:00
6 Greylag Goose, 200 Canada Goose (+), 5 Barnacle Goose (initially on main island then flew east.), 320 Wigeon, 140 Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 1 Kestrel (female), 1 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Stonechat, 4 Bearded Tit [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Canvey Seafront, 07:30 to 09:30, then to Canvey Point
2 Red-throated Diver, 1300 Oystercatcher, 20 Ringed Plover, 12 Knot, 2 Sanderling, 600 Dunlin, 130 Turnstone [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

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