Southend Ornithological Group Photo Gallery

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

Recent Pictures

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Little Gull at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (95548 bytes)

Little Gull at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
2cy Little Gull, 21/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Garganey at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Neil Chambers) (73249 bytes)

Garganey at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Garganey at Bowers, 20/04/2018
(© Neil Chambers, Phone)

Wheatear at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (95397 bytes)

Wheatear at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Wheatear, 20/04/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Wheatear at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (117401 bytes)

Wheatear at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Wheatears, 20/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (48812 bytes)

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Grasshopper Warbler, 20/04/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (68540 bytes)

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Grasshopper Warbler, 20/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Great Crested Grebe at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (68607 bytes)

Great Crested Grebe at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB).
Great Crested Grebe with prey, 18/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Lesser Whitethroat at Canvey Wick (Graham Oakes) (199234 bytes)

Lesser Whitethroat at Canvey Wick.
Lesser Whitethroat, 18/04/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Lesser Whitethroat at Canvey Wick (Graham Oakes) (61786 bytes)

Lesser Whitethroat at Canvey Wick.
Lesser Whitethroat, 18/04/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Comma at Canvey Wick (Graham Oakes) (125233 bytes)

Comma at Canvey Wick.
Comma, 18/04/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Speckled Wood at Canvey Wick (Richard Howard) (82162 bytes)

Speckled Wood at Canvey Wick.
Spekled Wood with wings closed, 18/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Speckled Wood at Canvey Wick (Graham Oakes) (71381 bytes)

Speckled Wood at Canvey Wick.
Speckled Wood, 18/04/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Red Kite at Canvey Wick (Gordon Appleton) (21195 bytes)

Red Kite Canvey Wick, 15/04/2018
(© Gordon Appleton, Canon 7dmkii Sigma 150-600mm)

Red Kite at Canvey Wick (Gordon Appleton) (16475 bytes)

Red Kite Canvey Wick, 15/04/2018
(© Gordon Appleton, Canon 7dmkii Sigma 150-600mm)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend (Steve Arlow) (45242 bytes)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend.
Oakengrange Drive, 12/04/2018, 12/04/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1DX 500mm )

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend (Steve Arlow) (59964 bytes)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend.
Oakengrange Drive, 12/04/2018, 12/04/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1DX 500mm )

Hen Harrier at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Andrew Armstrong) (27204 bytes)

Hen Harrier at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Hen Harrier, 11/04/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Short-eared Owl at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Andrew Armstrong) (53358 bytes)

Short-eared Owl at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Short Eared Owl, 11/04/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Short-eared Owl at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Andrew Armstrong) (26582 bytes)

Short-eared Owl at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Short Eared Owl, 11/04/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Red Kite at Canvey Wick (Richard Howard) (12309 bytes)

Red Kite at Canvey Wick.
record shot of Red Kite, 10/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Great Spotted Woodpecker at Canvey Wick (Richard Howard) (49513 bytes)

Great Spotted Woodpecker at Canvey Wick.
Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend (Andrew Armstrong) (40856 bytes)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend.
Waxwing, 10/04/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend (Andrew Armstrong) (53091 bytes)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend.
Waxwing, 10/04/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend (Andrew Armstrong) (48040 bytes)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend.
Waxwing, 10/04/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend (Richard Howard) (44780 bytes)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend.
Waxwing, 10/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Wheatear at Gunners Park (Richard Howard) (92994 bytes)

Wheatear at Gunners Park.
male Wheatear, 10/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Green Woodpecker at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (69786 bytes)

Green Woodpecker at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Not the Hoopoe I was hoping for ;0), 09/04/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend (Jeff Delve) (41416 bytes)

Waxwing at Oakengrange Drive, Southend.
After a long search - first year bird, 09/04/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds, 100-400)

Northern Water Vole at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (69860 bytes)

Northern Water Vole at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Not quick enough to catch him on the bank., 09/04/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access (Jeff Delve) (50824 bytes)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access.
Eventually gave itself up, 07/04/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access (Jeff Delve) (44743 bytes)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access.
So good to see locally, 07/04/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access (Jeff Delve) (44946 bytes)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access.
Struggling for a clear shot, 07/04/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access (Jeff Delve) (48178 bytes)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access.
Check the wing formula ;0), 07/04/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Little Owl at Southend Airport (Richard Howard) (66667 bytes)

Little Owl at Southend Airport.
Little Owl, 03/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Little Owl at Southend Airport (Richard Howard) (79785 bytes)

Little Owl at Southend Airport.
Little Owl, 03/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Little Owl at Southend Airport (Sally Brierley) (89334 bytes)

Little Owl at Southend Airport.
Little Owl, 02/04/2018
(© Sally Brierley, Taken by David L Smith)

Little Owl at Southend Airport (Paul Baker) (39547 bytes)

Little Owl at Southend Airport.
Little Owl Aviation Way 0318, 02/04/2018
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7 phone to Swarovski scope)

Hawfinch at Pound Wood (Tim Bourne) (52010 bytes)

Hawfinch, Pound Wood, phone scoped, 02/04/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Curlew at Canvey Island (Richard Howard) (32942 bytes)

Curlew at Canvey Island.
Curlew, 01/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Wheatear at Canvey Island (Richard Howard) (106586 bytes)

Wheatear at Canvey Island.
male Wheatear, 01/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Wheatear at Canvey Island (Richard Howard) (40342 bytes)

Wheatear at Canvey Island.
female Wheatear, 01/04/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Brambling at Canewdon (Richard Howard) (53754 bytes)

Brambling at Canewdon.
male Brambling through the double glazing, 28/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Brambling at Canewdon (Richard Howard) (43605 bytes)

Brambling at Canewdon.
female Brambling, 28/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Siskin at Canewdon (Richard Howard) (33004 bytes)

Siskin at Canewdon.
record shot of male Siskin in flight through the double glazing, 28/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Lesser Redpoll at Canvey Wick (Richard Howard) (83895 bytes)

Lesser Redpoll at Canvey Wick.
record shot of the group of four Lesser Redpoll, 28/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Lesser Redpoll at Canvey Wick (Richard Howard) (61397 bytes)

Lesser Redpoll at Canvey Wick.
male Lesser Redpoll, 28/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Ring-necked Parakeet at Canvey Wick (Tim Bourne) (51595 bytes)

Ring-necked Parakeet at Canvey Wick.
Phone scoped image of RR Parakeet, Canvey Wick, 26/03/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Ring-necked Parakeet at Gunners Park (Jeff Delve) (67548 bytes)

Ring-necked Parakeet at Gunners Park.
Surprise visitor, 26/03/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5DS + 100-400 )

Serin at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (47090 bytes)

Serin at Canewdon.
Showing mantle and rump, 26/03/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 1D Mkiv, EF600 L )

Serin at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (48572 bytes)

Serin at Canewdon.
Note bright forehead and pale flanks, 26/03/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 1D Mkiv, EF600 L )

Little Egret at Leigh on Sea (Graham Mee) (43666 bytes)

Little Egret at Leigh on Sea.
Little Egret on garden fence, 25/03/2018
(© Graham Mee, Nikon D750)

Firecrest at Gunners Park (Richard Howard) (64022 bytes)

Firecrest at Gunners Park.
Firecrest, 25/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Firecrest at Gunners Park (Richard Howard) (47260 bytes)

Firecrest at Gunners Park.
Firecrest, 25/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Lesser Redpoll at Canvey Wick (Richard Howard) (44398 bytes)

Lesser Redpoll at Canvey Wick.
Lesser Redpoll, 25/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Lesser Redpoll at Canvey Wick (Richard Howard) (46310 bytes)

Lesser Redpoll at Canvey Wick.
2 Lessers and a Mealy Redpoll, 25/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Mealy Redpoll at Canvey Wick (Richard Howard) (44564 bytes)

Mealy Redpoll at Canvey Wick.
Record shot of rear of Mealy Redpoll with Lesser in background, 25/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Mealy Redpoll at Canvey Wick (Richard Howard) (54062 bytes)

Mealy Redpoll at Canvey Wick.
Mealy Redpoll with Lesser in background, 25/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Ring-necked Parakeet at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (58084 bytes)

Ring-necked Parakeet at Canewdon.
A new garden bird, 24/03/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds + 100-400)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access (Richard Howard) (71552 bytes)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access.
Marsh Tit, 23/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access (Richard Howard) (58751 bytes)

Marsh Tit at Private site with no public access.
Marsh Tit, 23/03/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D-7200; Nikkor 200-500mm ED)

Serin at Gunners Park (Jeff Delve) (61709 bytes)

Serin at Gunners Park.
Initially in tree, 23/03/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5DS + 100-400)

Serin at Gunners Park (Max Hellicar) (60904 bytes)

Serin at Gunners Park.
Serin Gunners MHe, 23/03/2018
(© Max Hellicar, )

Serin at Gunners Park (Max Hellicar) (54899 bytes)

Serin at Gunners Park.
Serin Gunners MHe, 23/03/2018
(© Max Hellicar, )

Serin at Gunners Park (Jeff Delve) (46751 bytes)

Serin at Gunners Park.
Then under the feeder, 23/03/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5DS + 100-400)

Serin at Gunners Park (Jeff Delve) (53477 bytes)

Serin at Gunners Park.
Showing nicely, 23/03/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5DS + 100-400)

Serin at Gunners Park (Jeff Delve) (46543 bytes)

Serin at Gunners Park.
Then in the bush, 23/03/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5DS + 100-400)

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 Grebe7
Fulmar1
Sooty Shearwater1
Gannet4
Shag26
Bittern6
Night Heron7
Cattle Egret27
Little Egret26
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 Goose14
Ruddy Shelduck1
Cape Shelduck1
Shelduck2
Mandarin Duck12
Anas sp.5
Wigeon3
Chiloe Wigeon2
Teal2
Pintail4
Garganey19
Shoveler2
Muscovy Duck1
Red-crested Pochard10
Aythya sp.12
Pochard1
Tufted Duck2
Scaup13
Eider5
Long-tailed Duck15
Common Scoter1
Velvet Scoter8
Goldeneye3
Smew4
Red-breasted Merganser2
Goosander12
Honey Buzzard3
Red Kite14
Marsh Harrier13
Hen Harrier46
Montagu's Harrier2
Sparrowhawk26
Buzzard44
Rough-legged Buzzard18
Osprey17
Kestrel12
Red-footed Falcon30
Merlin15
Hobby14
Peregrine Falcon29
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 Godwit18
Whimbrel14
Curlew3
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 Gull23
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
Kittiwake22
Sandwich Tern5
Common Tern9
Black Tern10
Guillemot20
Razorbill1
Little Auk2
Stock Dove1
Wood Pigeon1
Turtle Dove13
Budgerigar1
Grey Parrot1
Ring-necked Parakeet6
Cuckoo18
Barn Owl15
Little Owl14
Short-eared Owl38
Swift3
Kingfisher9
Hoopoe3
Wryneck11
Green Woodpecker13
Great Spotted Woodpecker10
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
Waxwing53
Wren1
Nightingale5
Bluethroat2
Black Redstart16
Redstart18
Whinchat17
Stonechat22
Wheatear45
Ring Ouzel20
Blackbird5
Fieldfare10
Song Thrush2
Redwing3
Mistle Thrush2
Grasshopper Warbler22
Savi's Warbler1
Sedge Warbler7
Reed Warbler7
Blackcap10
Garden Warbler4
Barred Warbler7
Lesser Whitethroat5
Whitethroat11
Dartford Warbler4
Yellow-browed Warbler1
Chiffchaff16
Willow Warbler3
Goldcrest12
Firecrest15
Spotted Flycatcher23
Pied Flycatcher13
Bearded Tit27
Long-tailed Tit4
Marsh Tit11
Coal Tit9
Nuthatch21
Treecreeper14
Penduline Tit14
Red-backed Shrike16
Great Grey Shrike6
Woodchat Shrike4
Jay3
Starling1
House Sparrow1
Tree Sparrow7
Brambling15
Serin30
Goldfinch1
Siskin5
Linnet2
Twite18
Lesser Redpoll9
Mealy Redpoll11
Parrot Crossbill9
Bullfinch4
Hawfinch39
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
Weasel6
Common Seal26
Grey Seal6
Bottlenose Dolphin6
Harbour Porpoise2
Minke Whale2
Bank Vole1
Northern Water 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
Comma15
Silver-washed Fritillary6
Heath Fritillary6
Speckled Wood9
Wall17
Marbled White18
Gatekeeper11
Meadow Brown7
Ringlet7
Small Heath9
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