Southend Ornithological Group Photo Gallery

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

Recent Pictures

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Barnacle Goose at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (54666 bytes)

Barnacle Goose at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB).
Barnacle Geese, WCM, 18/02/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Barn Owl at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (11020 bytes)

Barn Owl at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB).
Barn Owl, WCM, 18/02/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Hawfinch at Pound Wood (Tim Bourne) (91611 bytes)

Hawfinch, Pound Wood, 17/02/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (51664 bytes)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Challenge - the Brant is there honest!!, 13/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (34523 bytes)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Take off - as a group the White-fronts and Pinkfoot, 13/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (31773 bytes)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
On the deck - look closely, 13/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (16177 bytes)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
4 Whitefronts, 2 Greylags and a Pinkfoot, 13/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (92190 bytes)

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Yes 8 in this picture - quite difficult, 13/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (87038 bytes)

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Just 5 here - big crop and high ISO, 13/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

Hawfinch at Pound Wood (Tim Bourne) (59208 bytes)

Hawfinch, Pound Wood, 11/02/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (56211 bytes)

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Black Brant, Wallasea Island 10-02-2018, 10/02/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 500mm with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (57776 bytes)

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Black Brant, Wallasea Island 10-02-2018, 10/02/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 500mm with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (56665 bytes)

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Shorelark, Wallasea Island 10-02-2018, 10/02/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 500mm with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (67469 bytes)

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Shorelark, Wallasea Island 10-02-2018, 10/02/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 500mm with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (58126 bytes)

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Shorelark, Wallasea Island 10-02-2018, 10/02/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 500mm with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (63410 bytes)

Shore Lark at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Shorelark, Wallasea Island 10-02-2018, 10/02/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 500mm with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Brambling at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (72008 bytes)

Brambling at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Brambling, Bowers Sunflower Field, 10/02/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Whooper Swan at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (46935 bytes)

Whooper Swan at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Keeping watch, 05/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

Whooper Swan at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (60180 bytes)

Whooper Swan at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Whoopers and a Mute - bit closer than usual, 05/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (84229 bytes)

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Smart bird, 05/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (51099 bytes)

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Second bird not so classic, dirty flanks, note similar toned birds nearby. Hybrid family?, 05/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (74170 bytes)

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Cracking neck ring, dark, slightly brownish mantle, white flanks. Classic, 05/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

Corn Bunting at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (48501 bytes)

Corn Bunting at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Poser! Shame light not better, 05/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon d500 + 200-500)

Black-throated Diver at Southend Pier (Steve Arlow) (39891 bytes)

Black-throated Diver, Southend Pier 04/02/2018, 04/02/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 500mm with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Egyptian Goose at Shoeburyness Park (Steve Arlow) (53383 bytes)

Egyptian Goose at Shoeburyness Park.
Egyptian Goose, Shoebury Park 04/02/2018, 04/02/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1DX 500mm)

Yellow-legged Gull at Shoebury East Beach (Steve Arlow) (48995 bytes)

Yellow-legged Gull, Shoebury East Beach 04-02-2018, 04/02/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Digiscoped)

Kittiwake at Southend Pier (Steve Arlow) (18483 bytes)

Kittiwake at Southend Pier.
Kittiwake, 1st winter Southend Park, 04/02/2018, 04/02/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1DX 500mm)

Guillemot at Southend Pier (Steve Arlow) (47104 bytes)

Guillemot, Southend Pier, 04/02/2018, 04/02/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1DX 500mm)

Whooper Swan at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (52223 bytes)

Whooper Swan at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Feeding on rape crop, 02/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 + 200-500)

Whooper Swan at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (49817 bytes)

Whooper Swan at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Whooper with Mutes, 02/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 + 200-500)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (84015 bytes)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
all four whitefronts together, pink foot just out of view, 02/02/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 + 200-500)

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (64293 bytes)

Black Brant at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Black Brant with D.B.Brent Geese, 30/01/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Great Spotted Woodpecker at Hockley Woods (Richard Howard) (71750 bytes)

Great Spotted Woodpecker at Hockley Woods.
Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30/01/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Bearded Tit at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (41070 bytes)

Bearded Tit at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Classic splits pose!, 30/01/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 Nikkor 200-500 zoom)

Bearded Tit at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (46150 bytes)

Bearded Tit at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Female - difficult in reeds in breezy condition, 30/01/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 Nikkor 200-500 zoom)

Bearded Tit at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (43524 bytes)

Bearded Tit at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Male posing nicely, 30/01/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 Nikkor 200-500 zoom)

Long-tailed Tit at Private site with no public access (Jeff Delve) (40055 bytes)

Long-tailed Tit at Private site with no public access.
So cute, 30/01/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500 zoom)

Coal Tit at Hockley Woods (Richard Howard) (68316 bytes)

Coal Tit at Hockley Woods.
Coal Tit, 30/01/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Coal Tit at Hockley Woods (Jeff Delve) (86698 bytes)

Coal Tit at Hockley Woods.
One of calling pair, 30/01/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500 zoom)

Hawfinch at Pound Wood (Richard Howard) (53728 bytes)

Hawfinch at Pound Wood.
record shot of Hawfinch, 28/01/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Shag at South Fambridge (Richard Howard) (61387 bytes)

Shag at South Fambridge.
Shag, 27/01/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Shag at South Fambridge (Richard Howard) (60449 bytes)

Shag at South Fambridge.
Shag, 27/01/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Red-necked Grebe at South Fambridge (Jeff Delve) (52230 bytes)

Red-necked Grebe at South Fambridge.
RNG - near Bridgemarsh Island, River Crouch, 21/01/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 500, 200-500 zoom)

Red-necked Grebe at South Fambridge (Jeff Delve) (39968 bytes)

Red-necked Grebe at South Fambridge.
RNG - River Crouch, nr Bridgemarsh Island, 21/01/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 500, 200-500 zoom)

Whooper Swan at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (196117 bytes)

Whooper Swan at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Record shot in horrible light, 21/01/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 and 200-500 zoom)

Full Index of Pictures (click links)

TaxonNumber of Photos
Red-throated Diver7
Black-throated Diver2
Great Northern Diver20
Little Grebe2
Great Crested Grebe4
Red-necked Grebe15
Slavonian Grebe12
Black-necked Grebe7
Fulmar1
Sooty Shearwater1
Gannet4
Shag26
Bittern6
Night Heron7
Cattle Egret27
Little Egret25
Great White Egret14
Grey Heron3
Purple Heron9
Glossy Ibis24
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 Goose13
Ruddy Shelduck1
Cape Shelduck1
Shelduck2
Mandarin Duck12
Anas sp.5
Wigeon3
Chiloe Wigeon2
Teal2
Pintail4
Garganey18
Shoveler2
Muscovy Duck1
Red-crested Pochard10
Aythya sp.12
Pochard1
Tufted Duck2
Scaup12
Eider5
Long-tailed Duck15
Common Scoter1
Velvet Scoter8
Goldeneye3
Smew4
Red-breasted Merganser2
Goosander12
Honey Buzzard3
Red Kite11
Marsh Harrier13
Hen Harrier45
Montagu's Harrier2
Sparrowhawk26
Buzzard44
Rough-legged Buzzard18
Osprey17
Kestrel11
Red-footed Falcon30
Merlin15
Hobby14
Peregrine Falcon28
Red-legged Partridge5
Grey Partridge3
Pheasant1
Water Rail3
Crane11
Oystercatcher1
Black-winged Stilt7
Avocet2
Cream-coloured Courser3
Little Ringed Plover7
Ringed Plover2
Kentish Plover1
Dotterel23
Golden Plover3
Grey Plover1
Lapwing4
Knot6
Sanderling10
Little Stint11
Temminck's Stint4
White-rumped Sandpiper4
Pectoral Sandpiper3
Curlew Sandpiper14
Purple Sandpiper37
Dunlin1
Ruff3
Jack Snipe5
Snipe1
Woodcock5
Black-tailed Godwit15
Whimbrel14
Curlew2
Spotted Redshank11
Redshank2
Greenshank6
Lesser Yellowlegs6
Green Sandpiper5
Wood Sandpiper11
Common Sandpiper3
Wilson's Phalarope3
Red-necked Phalarope2
Grey Phalarope6
Larus sp.24
Mediterranean Gull103
Little Gull16
Black-headed Gull4
Ring-billed Gull71
Common Gull3
Herring Gull13
Yellow-legged Gull40
Caspian Gull185
Slaty-backed Gull1
Iceland Gull22
Glaucous Gull47
Great Black-backed Gull6
Kittiwake21
Sandwich Tern5
Common Tern9
Black Tern10
Guillemot20
Razorbill1
Little Auk2
Stock Dove1
Wood Pigeon1
Turtle Dove13
Budgerigar1
Grey Parrot1
Ring-necked Parakeet3
Cuckoo18
Barn Owl15
Little Owl10
Short-eared Owl36
Swift3
Kingfisher9
Hoopoe3
Wryneck11
Green Woodpecker12
Great Spotted Woodpecker9
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker13
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
Waxwing46
Wren1
Nightingale5
Bluethroat2
Black Redstart16
Redstart18
Whinchat17
Stonechat21
Wheatear40
Ring Ouzel20
Blackbird5
Fieldfare10
Song Thrush2
Redwing1
Mistle Thrush2
Grasshopper Warbler20
Savi's Warbler1
Sedge Warbler7
Reed Warbler7
Blackcap10
Garden Warbler4
Barred Warbler7
Lesser Whitethroat3
Whitethroat11
Dartford Warbler4
Yellow-browed Warbler1
Chiffchaff16
Willow Warbler3
Goldcrest12
Firecrest13
Spotted Flycatcher23
Pied Flycatcher13
Bearded Tit27
Long-tailed Tit4
Marsh Tit5
Coal Tit9
Nuthatch21
Treecreeper14
Penduline Tit14
Red-backed Shrike16
Great Grey Shrike6
Woodchat Shrike4
Jay3
Starling1
House Sparrow1
Tree Sparrow7
Brambling12
Serin15
Goldfinch1
Siskin4
Linnet2
Twite18
Lesser Redpoll5
Mealy Redpoll9
Parrot Crossbill9
Bullfinch4
Hawfinch33
Snow Bunting36
Yellowhammer4
Reed Bunting6
Corn Bunting13
Smooth Newt3
Common Frog1
Marsh Frog3
Common Lizard6
Slow-worm6
Grass Snake7
Adder7
Western Hedgehog1
Common Pipistrelle1
Red Fox9
Weasel5
Common Seal26
Grey Seal6
Bottlenose Dolphin6
Harbour Porpoise2
Minke Whale2
Bank Vole1
Brown Rat2
Banded Demoiselle9
Emerald Damselfly6
Scarce Emerald Damselfly12
Southern Emerald Damselfly3
Willow Emerald Damselfly4
Large Red Damselfly10
Red-eyed Damselfly1
Small Red-eyed Damselfly7
Azure Damselfly14
Common Blue Damselfly4
Blue-tailed Damselfly12
Migrant Hawker15
Southern Hawker6
Brown Hawker2
Southern Migrant Hawker28
Emperor Dragonfly11
Hairy Dragonfly2
Four-spotted Chaser5
Broad-bodied Chaser6
Black-tailed Skimmer9
Common Darter6
Red-veined Darter3
Ruddy Darter9
insects1
Butterflies and Moths49
Small Skipper5
Essex Skipper7
Large Skipper8
Clouded Yellow7
Brimstone5
Large White3
Small White3
Green-veined White14
Orange-tip7
Green Hairstreak13
Purple Hairstreak8
White-letter Hairstreak15
Small Copper9
Brown Argus13
Common Blue20
Holly Blue9
White Admiral23
Red Admiral14
Painted Lady10
Small Tortoiseshell6
Peacock Butterfly10
Comma14
Silver-washed Fritillary6
Heath Fritillary6
Speckled Wood7
Wall17
Marbled White18
Gatekeeper11
Meadow Brown7
Ringlet7
Small Heath9
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