Southend Ornithological Group


The Southend Ornithological Group (SOG) is an informal group of birders who watch and record birds from sites in the Southend area of Essex, England. Some areas of this website, such as record submission and the chat forum, are restricted to known SOG birders.

For news of recent observations, click Bird News.

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Bird News:02/08/2021 19:26:40
Chat Forum:03/06/2021 11:04:06
Photos:01/08/2021 20:11:02
[ > 48 hrs ago, within last 48 hrs, within last 24 hrs]

Bird Headlines

Interesting birds seen in the last 5 days, most recent first. Amber indicates scarce, red indicates rare (Essex requires notes or a description).

SpeciesMax. CountLocationLast Reported
Yellow-legged Gull2Battlesbridge Sewage Works02/08/2021
Southern Migrant Hawker2Battlesbridge Sewage Works02/08/2021
Purple Emperor2Belfairs N.R.02/08/2021
Black-necked Grebe4Bowers Marsh (RSPB)01/08/2021
Little Ringed Plover4Bowers Marsh (RSPB)01/08/2021
Yellow-legged Gull3Hullbridge01/08/2021
Scarce Emerald Damselfly50Canvey Way01/08/2021
Southern Emerald Damselfly3Canvey Way01/08/2021
Willow Emerald Damselfly2Barling01/08/2021
Willow Emerald Damselfly2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)01/08/2021
Willow Emerald Damselfly2Canvey Way01/08/2021
Southern Migrant Hawker1Belfairs N.R.01/08/2021
Southern Migrant Hawker4Bowers Marsh (RSPB)01/08/2021
Southern Migrant Hawker30Canvey Way01/08/2021
Southern Migrant Hawker13Hullbridge01/08/2021
Great White Egret1Vange Marsh (RSPB)31/07/2021
Garganey3Vange Marsh (RSPB)31/07/2021
Nuthatch2Belfairs Golf Course31/07/2021
Nuthatch1Belfairs Great Wood31/07/2021
Nuthatch2Coombe Wood31/07/2021
White Admiral3Belfairs Great Wood31/07/2021
Purple Emperor1Belfairs Great Wood31/07/2021
Eider1Wakering Stairs29/07/2021
Turtle Dove2Wakering Stairs29/07/2021

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Recently added:-

  • 23/05/2021 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for January to April 2021. Read it here.
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