Southend Ornithological Group Photo Gallery

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

Recent Pictures

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Small Red-eyed Damselfly at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (37388 bytes)

Small Red-eyed Damselfly at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Small Red-eyed Damselfly, 07/07/2020
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 300mm f4 PF)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (56769 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Southern Migrant Hawker, 07/07/2020
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 300mm f4 PF)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Tim Bourne) (48352 bytes)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
SED Canvey Way hedgerow, 05/07/2020
(© Tim Bourne, )

Willow Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Tim Bourne) (54211 bytes)

Willow Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
WED, Canvey Way hedgerow, 05/07/2020
(© Tim Bourne, )

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (41266 bytes)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
- and another, 28/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200 - 500)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (34155 bytes)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
Occasionally stopping on grass stems despite the wind, 28/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200 - 500)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (38048 bytes)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
First seen, 28/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200 - 500)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Graham Oakes) (38959 bytes)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
Southern Emerald Damselfly, female, 28/06/2020
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 300mm f4 PF)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Graham Oakes) (40184 bytes)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
Southern Emerald Damselfly, male, 28/06/2020
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 300mm f4 PF)

White Admiral at Hockley Woods (Jeff Delve) (48728 bytes)

White Admiral at Hockley Woods.
Perched briefly, 23/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500 lens)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (63844 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Southern Migrant Hawker, Immature male, 22/06/2020
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 300mm f4 PF)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (44629 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Southern Migrant Hawker, Immature male, 22/06/2020
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 300mm f4 PF)

Palmate Newt at Belfairs N.R. (Jeff Delve) (45689 bytes)

Palmate Newt at Belfairs N.R..
sunning at surface, 21/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500 lens)

Palmate Newt at Belfairs N.R. (Jeff Delve) (58253 bytes)

Palmate Newt at Belfairs N.R..
one of many just sunning at the surface, 21/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500 lens)

Palmate Newt at Belfairs N.R. (Jeff Delve) (64949 bytes)

Palmate Newt at Belfairs N.R..
Showing tail pattern, 21/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500 lens)

White Admiral at Belfairs N.R. (Jeff Delve) (65352 bytes)

White Admiral at Belfairs N.R..
Brief but nice view when one finally stopped, 21/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500 lens)

Marsh Warbler at Benfleet Downs (Steve Arlow) (56053 bytes)

Marsh Warbler, Benfleet Downs 20/06/2020, 20/06/2020
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D mk2 with 500mm f4)

Marsh Warbler at Benfleet Downs (Steve Arlow) (64996 bytes)

Marsh Warbler, Benfleet Downs 10/06/2020, 20/06/2020
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D mk2 with 500mm f4)

Marsh Warbler at Benfleet Downs (Steve Arlow) (60616 bytes)

Marsh Warbler, Benfleet Downs 20/06/2020, 20/06/2020
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D mk2 with 500mm f4)

Marsh Warbler at Benfleet Downs (Steve Arlow) (62743 bytes)

Marsh Warbler, Benfleet Downs 20/06/2020, 20/06/2020
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D mk2 with 500mm f4)

Egyptian Goose at Shoeburyness Park (Neil Chambers) (171053 bytes)

Egyptian Goose at Shoeburyness Park.
Egyptian Geese at Shoebury Park, 14/06/2020
(© Neil Chambers, Samsung Galaxy S10)

Marsh Warbler at Benfleet Downs (Jeff Delve) (70739 bytes)

Marsh Warbler at Benfleet Downs.
Nice to see it singing well, 14/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500 lens)

White-letter Hairstreak at Benfleet Downs (Jeff Delve) (52920 bytes)

White-letter Hairstreak at Benfleet Downs.
Eventually climbed to the top of the bramble, 14/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500 lens)

Bullfinch at Wat Tyler Country Park (Tim Bourne) (63844 bytes)

Bullfinch at Wat Tyler Country Park.
Male Bullfinch WTCP, 13/06/2020
(© Tim Bourne, )

Spoonbill at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (44241 bytes)

Spoonbill at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Spoonbill feeding on Grass Farm Saltpan, 12/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500)

Spoonbill at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (49235 bytes)

Spoonbill at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Showing bill, 12/06/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500)

Sedge Warbler at Gunners Park (Andrew Armstrong) (76572 bytes)

Sedge Warbler at Gunners Park.
Sedge warbler , 12/06/2020
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon full frame. 500mm l series. )

Sedge Warbler at Gunners Park (Andrew Armstrong) (43876 bytes)

Sedge Warbler at Gunners Park.
Sedge warbler , 12/06/2020
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon full frame. 500mm l series. )

Full Index of Pictures (click links)

TaxonNumber of Photos
Red-throated Diver7
Black-throated Diver9
Great Northern Diver20
Little Grebe2
Great Crested Grebe5
Red-necked Grebe15
Slavonian Grebe12
Black-necked Grebe30
Fulmar1
Sooty Shearwater1
Gannet6
Shag27
Bittern6
Night Heron7
Cattle Egret32
Little Egret27
Great White Egret26
Grey Heron3
Purple Heron9
Glossy Ibis28
Spoonbill27
Black Swan11
Bewick's Swan15
Whooper Swan17
Tundra Bean Goose1
Pink-footed Goose2
White-fronted Goose16
Lesser White-fronted Goose2
Greylag Goose2
Snow Goose1
Canada Goose2
Barnacle Goose17
Dark-bellied Brent Goose6
Pale-bellied Brent Goose21
Black Brant35
Red-breasted Goose5
Egyptian Goose17
Ruddy Shelduck1
Cape Shelduck1
Shelduck2
Mandarin Duck17
Anas sp.8
Wigeon3
Chiloe Wigeon2
Teal2
Pintail4
White-cheeked Pintail3
Garganey33
Shoveler2
Muscovy Duck1
Red-crested Pochard15
Aythya sp.12
Pochard2
Ring-necked Duck13
Tufted Duck2
Scaup15
Eider6
Long-tailed Duck15
Common Scoter1
Velvet Scoter8
Goldeneye3
Smew4
Red-breasted Merganser3
Goosander12
Honey Buzzard3
Red Kite17
Marsh Harrier20
Hen Harrier48
Montagu's Harrier2
Sparrowhawk30
Buzzard46
Rough-legged Buzzard22
Osprey17
Kestrel14
Red-footed Falcon30
Merlin15
Hobby19
Peregrine Falcon32
Red-legged Partridge5
Grey Partridge3
Pheasant1
Water Rail3
Spotted Crake3
Crane11
Oystercatcher1
Black-winged Stilt7
Avocet2
Stone Curlew16
Cream-coloured Courser3
Little Ringed Plover12
Ringed Plover2
Kentish Plover1
Dotterel23
Golden Plover6
Grey Plover1
Lapwing4
Knot7
Sanderling11
Little Stint11
Temminck's Stint4
White-rumped Sandpiper4
Pectoral Sandpiper13
Curlew Sandpiper15
Purple Sandpiper46
Dunlin2
Ruff4
Jack Snipe6
Snipe6
Woodcock5
Black-tailed Godwit22
Whimbrel17
Curlew3
Spotted Redshank11
Redshank2
Marsh Sandpiper8
Greenshank8
Lesser Yellowlegs6
Green Sandpiper6
Wood Sandpiper17
Common Sandpiper5
Wilson's Phalarope3
Red-necked Phalarope2
Grey Phalarope6
Larus sp.24
Mediterranean Gull103
Little Gull25
Black-headed Gull4
Ring-billed Gull71
Common Gull3
Herring Gull14
Yellow-legged Gull42
Caspian Gull185
Slaty-backed Gull1
Iceland Gull22
Glaucous Gull47
Great Black-backed Gull6
Kittiwake22
Sandwich Tern5
Common Tern12
Black Tern10
Guillemot20
Razorbill1
Little Auk2
Stock Dove1
Wood Pigeon1
Turtle Dove18
Budgerigar1
Grey Parrot1
Ring-necked Parakeet6
Cuckoo27
Barn Owl21
Little Owl21
Short-eared Owl43
Swift3
Kingfisher9
Hoopoe3
Wryneck11
Green Woodpecker13
Great Spotted Woodpecker10
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker13
Skylark1
Shore Lark12
Sand Martin1
Swallow6
Red-rumped Swallow6
Olive-backed Pipit1
Meadow Pipit6
Rock Pipit10
Water Pipit7
flava wagtail1
Yellow Wagtail22
Grey Wagtail7
White Wagtail7
Waxwing53
Wren1
Nightingale5
Bluethroat2
Black Redstart16
Redstart18
Whinchat32
Stonechat24
Wheatear57
Ring Ouzel28
Blackbird5
Fieldfare10
Song Thrush3
Redwing3
Mistle Thrush2
Cetti's Warbler1
Grasshopper Warbler25
Savi's Warbler1
Sedge Warbler11
Marsh Warbler14
Reed Warbler9
Blackcap11
Garden Warbler6
Barred Warbler7
Lesser Whitethroat13
Whitethroat13
Dartford Warbler10
Yellow-browed Warbler3
Chiffchaff15
Siberian Chiffchaff1
Willow Warbler4
Goldcrest12
Firecrest19
Spotted Flycatcher29
Pied Flycatcher21
Bearded Tit34
Long-tailed Tit4
Marsh Tit12
Coal Tit9
Nuthatch22
Treecreeper14
Penduline Tit14
Red-backed Shrike16
Great Grey Shrike6
Woodchat Shrike4
Jay3
Raven6
Starling1
Rose-coloured Starling11
House Sparrow1
Tree Sparrow7
Brambling15
Serin30
Goldfinch1
Siskin6
Linnet2
Twite18
Lesser Redpoll9
Mealy Redpoll11
Parrot Crossbill9
Bullfinch5
Hawfinch39
Snow Bunting36
Yellowhammer7
Reed Bunting6
Corn Bunting14
Smooth Newt3
Palmate Newt3
Common Frog1
Marsh Frog4
Common Lizard9
Slow-worm8
Grass Snake8
Western Hedgehog1
Common Pipistrelle1
Red Fox12
Weasel6
Common Seal29
Grey Seal6
Bottlenose Dolphin6
Harbour Porpoise2
Minke Whale2
Chinese Muntjac1
Bank Vole1
Northern Water Vole2
Brown Rat3
House Mouse1
Banded Demoiselle15
Emerald Damselfly12
Scarce Emerald Damselfly34
Southern Emerald Damselfly14
Willow Emerald Damselfly20
Large Red Damselfly15
Red-eyed Damselfly3
Small Red-eyed Damselfly9
Azure Damselfly17
Common Blue Damselfly4
Blue-tailed Damselfly12
Migrant Hawker19
Southern Hawker11
Brown Hawker2
Southern Migrant Hawker58
Emperor Dragonfly16
Hairy Dragonfly10
Four-spotted Chaser10
Broad-bodied Chaser12
Black-tailed Skimmer12
Common Darter7
Red-veined Darter3
Ruddy Darter16
insects2
Butterflies and Moths51
Small Skipper6
Essex Skipper9
Large Skipper14
Clouded Yellow9
Brimstone7
Large White3
Small White3
Green-veined White18
Orange-tip12
Green Hairstreak25
Purple Hairstreak12
White-letter Hairstreak26
Small Copper13
Brown Argus18
Common Blue23
Holly Blue10
White Admiral34
Purple Emperor1
Red Admiral14
Painted Lady13
Small Tortoiseshell7
Peacock Butterfly10
Comma18
Silver-washed Fritillary21
Heath Fritillary6
Speckled Wood12
Wall23
Marbled White27
Gatekeeper11
Meadow Brown10
Ringlet7
Small Heath11
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