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 25 September 2020

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 12:30 to 12:30
1 Swallow [Paul Griggs]

Thursday 24 September 2020

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 17:00 to 17:00
1 Sparrowhawk [Paul Griggs]

Hadleigh Downs, 10:10 to 11:50
1 Green Woodpecker, 7 Chiffchaff, 6 Small Copper, 1 Common Blue, 1 Speckled Wood [Paul Griggs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:10 to 12:15, 66 bird species recorded
2 Great White Egret (mobile pair), 8 Pintail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Little Stint (showed well from benches), 1 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 8 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 1 Blackcap (female) [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 17:50 to 19:30, Cloudy, breezy SSW. Over high tide - selected totald
200 Teal (+, Pool Marsh), 20 Shoveler (+, Pool Marsh), 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 4 Avocet (Pool Marsh), 71 Ringed Plover (Stokes ), 1 Golden Plover, 49 Grey Plover (Stokes), 11 Lapwing, 45 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 193 Black-tailed Godwit (Pool Marsh), 4 Greenshank (2 Stokes, 2 Acresfleet) [Jeff Delve]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 17:45 to 18:30
6 Cattle Egret (Flew to scrape), 2 Great White Egret (Flew towards Great Pound, Bowers), 1 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon (On pylon on Vange Wick), 1 Green Sandpiper (Over calling), 2 Cetti's Warbler [Tim Bourne]

Canewdon, 00:20 to 00:30
1 Tawny Owl (calling and seen twice in flight outside house) [Jeff Delve]

Tuesday 22 September 2020

South Fambridge, 18:00 to 18:00
3 Chiffchaff (together in garden) [Paul Baker]

Lower Raypits, 17:45 to 18:45, Sunny, light S
21 Teal, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Yellow Wagtail [Jeff Delve]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 12:10 to 12:30, marina only
6 Cattle Egret (with cattle on Vange Wick viewed from marina), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel [John Wright]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 10:10 to 10:10
1 Sparrowhawk [Paul Griggs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 09:15 to 12:00
2 Pintail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Kestrel, 2 Hobby (ad & juv), 2 Golden Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Stonechat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Bearded Tit, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Weasel [John Wright]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 12:30, 65 bird species recorded
500 Wigeon (+), 8 Pintail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 2 Hobby (+), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Golden Plover, 1 Ruff, 3 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 9 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Emerald Damselfly, 2 Small Copper, 2 Common Blue, 8 Wall Brown, 1 Gatekeeper, 4 Small Heath [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Victoria Road, Rayleigh, 06:30 to 07:00
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest [Neil Chambers]

Monday 21 September 2020

Gunners Park, 16:50 to 18:20, Sunny, warm, light SE wind
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff (+), 1 Willow Warbler [Neil Chambers]

South Fambridge, 15:00 to 15:00
1 Sparrowhawk (flew south across river), 1 Buzzard, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Siskin (south calling), 1 Butterflies and Moths (HUMMINGBIRD HAWKMOTH on Buddleia ) [Paul Baker]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 13:50 to 18:00, Sunny, calm. WeBS count for Allfleets and Jubilee then returned along south wall. Selected totals
1 Great Crested Grebe (southern settling lagoon), 63 Little Egret (just my WeBS area - many more across island), 1 Great White Egret (Acresflet lagoons from screens), 169 Shelduck (Jubilee), 215 Wigeon (numbers increasing rapidly), 93 Avocet, 138 Ringed Plover, 93 Dunlin, 3 Snipe (flushed at Jubilee path junction), 79 Curlew, 313 Redshank, 8 Greenshank (southern lagoons and acresfleet), 1 Short-eared Owl (disturbed by Kestrel from eastern fields), 1 Kingfisher (sluice southern borrowdyke), 2 Wheatear (Beagle viewpoint and north of screens), 1 Chiffchaff (in willow at carpark), 1 Clouded Yellow, 2 Wall Brown (Crossrail viewpoint) [Jeff Delve]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 13:30 to 16:00, WeBs count
10 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 36 Avocet, 12 Corn Bunting [John Wright]

Canewdon, 13:20 to 13:20
1 Willow Emerald Damselfly (garden pond), 1 Common Darter [Jeff Delve]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 08:05 to 15:15
1 Great White Egret (Stokes Lagoon ), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 32 Avocet, 190 Golden Plover (circa), 2 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Corn Bunting, 1 Common Seal, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Wall Brown [Jeff Kinnerman]

Sunday 20 September 2020

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 23:10 to 23:20
1 Badger [Paul Griggs]

South Fambridge, 18:50 to 18:50
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Small Copper [Paul Baker]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 18:15 to 18:35, Marina only
1 Spotted Redshank (creek by marina) [Neil Chambers]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 17:05 to 18:05
15 Snipe (+), 100 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull (juv), 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Migrant Hawker, 3 Ruddy Darter [Neil Chambers]

South Fambridge, 14:50 to 14:50
1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Emerald Damselfly (in me garden again), 1 Migrant Hawker [Paul Baker]

Victoria Road, Rayleigh, 09:30 to 10:30
1 Chiffchaff, 1 Coal Tit (singing in neighbour's garden, then assumed same later on in Hockley Road Cemy), 1 Migrant Hawker [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 12:30, 61 bird species recorded
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 170 Avocet, 2 Golden Plover, 1 Little Stint, 3 Ruff, 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat, 1 Willow Emerald Damselfly, 1 Clouded Yellow, 12 Wall Brown [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 07:45 to 11:00
1 Cormorant, 1 Meadow Pipit (h), 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Raven (10:33 - 10:35 circling and being mobbed by two Herring Gulls. Called once. Drifted West quite fast.), 1 insects (Hornet) [Paul Griggs]

Wakering Stairs, 07:45 to 09:30
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Redstart, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay, 103 Siskin (Probably more, constant movement all heading NE), 7 Wall Brown [Marc Outten]

Saturday 19 September 2020

Canvey Point, 12:00 to 16:00
1 Kestrel, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Sandwich Tern, 20 Common Tern [John Wright, Tim Bourne, Jeff Saward]

Gunners Park, 11:30 to 13:00
4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Sandwich Tern, 9 Common Tern, 3 Common Darter [Lee Ebbs]

Victoria Road, Rayleigh, 09:00 to 11:00
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff (1 singing), 1 Coal Tit (singing), 10 Siskin (2 small groups over - heard only), 1 Migrant Hawker [Neil Chambers]

Hadleigh Downs, 07:30 to 07:30, Out running
7 Siskin (flock of 6 and a single east of castle ) [John Wright]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 06:15 to 08:00, Bright sunny 14C, brisk NNE
1 Merlin (Sat on mound on Marsh Flats), 400 Golden Plover (+, Flock building up on fields nr Grapnells.), 30 Linnet (+), 50 Reed Bunting (+, Roosting alongside entrance road), 24 Corn Bunting [Jeff Delve]

Friday 18 September 2020

Wat Tyler Country Park, 16:30 to 17:00, Quick look from marina
6 Cattle Egret (Again on salt marsh opposite marina), 1 Peregrine Falcon (On pylon) [Tim Bourne]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 11:50 to 11:50
1 Slow-worm [John Wright]

South Fambridge, 11:45 to 14:00
2 Wall Brown (+ a single seen in the garden then a pair mating for over an hour.) [Paul Baker]

Gunners Park, 08:30 to 10:30
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff [John Wright]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 07:00 to 11:00, Sunny 15-19C breezy ENE. Pretty quiet - most birds on Pool Marsh
21 Wigeon (Pool marsh), 170 Teal (Pool marsh), 5 Pintail (Pool marsh), 4 Marsh Harrier (3 juvs and nice 2nd cal yr Male, ), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Imm over south lagoons), 24 Avocet (Pool marsh), 4 Ringed Plover, 20 Golden Plover (+, Small flock dropped into fields near Grapnells), 22 Grey Plover (Pool marsh inc some nice summer plumage birds), 6 Dunlin (4 Pool Marsh, 2 Stokes), 37 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Kingfisher (Flew from Pool Marsh sluice), 20 Common Blue (+, Especially track to screens), 20 Small Heath (+, Common all around tracks ) [Jeff Delve]

Thursday 17 September 2020

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 17:30 to 18:45
3 Kestrel, 1 Merlin (female chasing prob skylark over Grass Farm ) [Jeff Delve]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 16:45 to 16:45
1 Buzzard [Paul Griggs]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 14:40 to 16:00
2 Little Ringed Plover, 15 Lapwing, 12 Snipe, 170 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Bearded Tit (heard only west side) [Jeff Delve]

Gunners Park, 13:30 to 15:00
4 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, 1 Guillemot, 1 Redstart ((Female type bird seen along path between car park and Bunker Wood ), 1 Chiffchaff, 20 Siskin [Lee Ebbs]

Gunners Park, 12:40 to 14:40
3 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Sandwich Tern, 10 Common Tern, 1 Guillemot (flew east, then south), 1 Kingfisher, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 20 Siskin (+, single flock flew NE), 1 Wall Brown [Neil Chambers]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 11:45 to 12:00, Quick look from roadside hide
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper [Neil Chambers]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 10:45 to 15:30, 6.5 mile walk, right round, NE wind, sunny and warm
30 Little Egret (c.), 1 Marsh Harrier (m), 3 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Skylark, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 40 Linnet (c.), 3 Reed Bunting, 20 Common Blue (+) [Paul Griggs]

Southend Airport, 10:20 to 10:20
1 Kestrel, Where the Little Owls used to be (Paul Griggs) (74734 bytes) 0 Little Owl (trees cut) [Paul Griggs]

Canvey Seafront, 09:30 to 14:05, Bright & sunny, high tide c.1pm, brisk NE wind. Others will have different totals
1 Manx Shearwater (upriver at 11:37, seen again at 14:02 still upriver), 2 Gannet, 16 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Pintail, 1 Osprey (flew south at 11:00), 1 Kestrel (battled across from Kent), 8 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua (JW only - before I arrived), 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Guillemot (upriver then out again a few hours later), 1 Short-eared Owl (high over caravan park at 11:30 then drifted west), 30 Swallow (north), 1 Rock Pipit [Paul Baker, John Wright]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 07:40 to 14:30
2 Marsh Harrier (m&f), 1 Sparrowhawk (male with prey), 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 90 Avocet, 78 Lapwing, 3 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 125 Black-tailed Godwit (circa), 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Skylark, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 6 Stonechat (together with Whinchat), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Bearded Tit, 2 Wall Brown [Jeff Kinnerman]

Canvey Point, 06:30 to 08:30
1 Gannet, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Sandwich Tern, 20 Common Tern (+) [Mike Clarke]

Canvey Point, 06:20 to 11:30, Brisk NE-ENE wind, low tide c07:20, bright with occasional cloudy spells
1 Osprey (flew south at 11.00), 6 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 1 Guillemot [Neil Chambers]

Canvey Point, 06:15 to 14:05, Brisk NE backing E, cloudy start clearing. Hi tide 1pm
1 Manx Shearwater, 3 Gannet, 15 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 50 Wigeon (+, several small flocks around), 2 Pintail, 1 Osprey, 1 Kestrel (slowly across river from Kent), 150 Knot (+), 200 Black-tailed Godwit (+, several large flocks over N), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 10 Sandwich Tern (+), 20 Common Tern (+), 1 Guillemot, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Grey Wagtail (juv ) [Jeff Delve]

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 22:45 to 23:00
2 Red Fox, 1 Badger [John Wright]

Canvey Point, 18:00 to 19:15
1 Sooty Shearwater (From W at 18.15 then sat on water off the point for c. 20 mins before continuing E out of estuary ), 2 Manx Shearwater (18.35 and 19.10 Both birds from W flying E out of the river. First bird almost in same field of view as the Sooty), 32 Arctic Skua (Incl flocks of 25, 5), 1 Great Skua [Martin Cracknell, Neil Chambers]

Canvey Point, 16:55 to 18:00, Bright, NE wind, low tide c19:05 - before Martin arrived
1 Manx Shearwater (upriver at 17:15), 13 Arctic Skua (1 upriver, flock of 12 east), 10 Sandwich Tern (+), 20 Common Tern (+) [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 11:30 to 14:00
4 Pintail, 4 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Ruff, 80 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff [Graham Oakes]

Canewdon, 11:00 to 15:00
1 Chiffchaff (garden - being chased by a wren), 2 Siskin (at least heard over garden), 1 Willow Emerald Damselfly (garden), 1 Migrant Hawker (Garden), 1 Southern Hawker (Garden), 1 Ruddy Darter (Garden) [Jeff Delve]

Canvey Point, 10:00 to 13:30, light and increasing NE, cloudy at first
34 Gannet, 81 Arctic Skua (inc. flocks of 27 & 21!), 1 Great Skua, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 40 Common Tern, 2 Harbour Porpoise (adult and youngster together) [Jeff Saward, John Wright]

Tuesday 15 September 2020

South Fambridge, 18:50 to 18:50
1 Buzzard (flew low west) [Paul Baker]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 18:00 to 19:00
1 Marsh Harrier (Male), 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Flushed from marsh flats with prey), 1 Short-eared Owl (Briefly seen on South seawall.) [Andrew Armstrong]

Gunners Park, 11:00 to 12:00
24 Turnstone, 1 Wall Brown [Graham Mee]

Gunners Park, 09:00 to 17:00, Warm hazy sun
2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wheatear, 1 Common Lizard, 3 Wall Brown [Andrew Armstrong]

Monday 14 September 2020

Bournes Green, 18:00 to 18:00
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [Paul Baker]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 16:30 to 16:30
1 Sparrowhawk [Paul Griggs]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 13:00 to 14:00
1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 25 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Clouded Yellow [John Wright]

Canvey Point, 07:30 to 08:30, Very calm, but slight E breeze...terrible sunlight!
1 Shoveler (bizarrely bobbing around mid channel), 1 Mediterranean Gull, 30 Sterna sp. (in the channel but light too poor to id), 5 Sandwich Tern, 5 Common Seal [Mike Clarke]

Sunday 13 September 2020

Two Tree Island, 17:35 to 19:10
60 Little Egret (+, flying over west to roost - 100+ on roost on Benfleet Downs), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Willow Emerald Damselfly (east side near feeders) [Neil Chambers]

Two Tree Island (East), 16:50 to 16:50
1 Ring-necked Parakeet (Over calling heading NE) [Marc Outten]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 11:30 to 11:40, Viewing from marina
5 Little Egret (on saltmarsh ), 2 Greenshank (in creek) [Paul Baker]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 10:50 to 10:50
1 Sparrowhawk [Paul Griggs]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 10:50 to 11:20
2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Small Copper, 3 Brown Argus, 7 Common Blue [Paul Baker]

Victoria Road, Rayleigh, 10:00 to 12:00
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 20 Siskin (flock flew through garden) [Neil Chambers]

Two Tree Island (West), 09:50 to 11:20
5 Little Egret, 20 Teal, 2 Moorhen, 33 Oystercatcher, 31 Avocet, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Lapwing, 800 Black-tailed Godwit, 250 Redshank, 28 Greenshank, 27 Black-headed Gull (one with yellow ring on left leg no. 2TXP) [Angela Baldock]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 09:30 to 11:00
6 Cattle Egret (On salt marsh from marina viewpoint), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Siskin (Over calling), 1 Clouded Yellow [Tim Bourne]

Park View Drive, Leigh, 08:55 to 08:55
12 Siskin (SW calling) [Graham Mee]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 08:30 to 09:30
2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, 2 Snipe, 75 Black-tailed Godwit (+) [Mike Clarke]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 13:15, 66 bird species recorded
6 Shelduck, 6 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 1 Hobby, 5 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 9 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 50 House Martin (+), 2 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 2 Marsh Frog, 1 Willow Emerald Damselfly, 1 Clouded Yellow [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Saturday 12 September 2020

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 18:00 to 19:00, Calm, sunny, scattered cloud
2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Ruff (2 males 2 female ), 2 Snipe, 92 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper [Jeff Delve]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 17:15 to 18:15
1 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 2 Chiffchaff [Neil Chambers]

Wakering Stairs, 16:45 to 18:10
1 Gannet (imm), 4 Little Egret, 12 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sanderling, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sand Martin, 3 Wall Brown [Paul Griggs, Steve Arlow]

Oxenham Farm, 15:00 to 16:40
2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Greenshank, 1 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat [Paul Griggs, Steve Arlow]

Wakering Common, 14:10 to 15:00
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler (h), 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Wall Brown [Paul Griggs, Steve Arlow]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 13:35 to 15:30
3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Butterflies and Moths (poss. male Long-tailed Blue seen very briefly on track near middle hide), 7 Clouded Yellow (+), 1 Small Copper, 6 Small Heath [Neil Chambers]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 12:20 to 13:20
1 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Red Admiral [Neil Chambers]

Rawreth, 12:15 to 15:00
1 Grey Heron (over), 1 Sparrowhawk (returning with prey to copse. Lots of loud calling), 4 Buzzard (south of Old Forge), 1 Swallow, 1 House Martin (4 south) [Graham Mee]

South Fambridge, 12:00 to 12:00
1 Greenshank, 2 Chiffchaff (vocal in garden with 1 singing for a while ) [Paul Baker]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 12:00 to 13:00
2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, 2 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Small Copper, 3 Common Blue [Lee Ebbs]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 11:30 to 13:00
1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Little Stint (juveniles), 3 Curlew Sandpiper (juveniles), 5 Ruff, 2 Snipe, 70 Black-tailed Godwit (at least), 3 Green Sandpiper [Steve Arlow]

Canvey Wick, 11:15 to 13:00
2 Kestrel, 6 Siskin [John Wright]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 11:05 to 12:00
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Little Stint (juv), 3 Curlew Sandpiper (juvs), 2 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 3 Migrant Hawker, 1 Southern Hawker, 2 Small Copper, 3 Common Blue [Neil Chambers]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 10:45 to 11:00, quick look from Marina only
1 Peregrine Falcon [John Wright]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 08:30 to 10:30
2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Kestrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover (juvs), 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper (juvs), 6 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 60 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Green Sandpiper, 1 Bearded Tit [John Wright]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 01:00 to 04:00
4 Red Fox, 2 Badger [John Wright]

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