Local Area Migration Reports

See the map at the foot of this page for the area covered by our first and last local migration reports.

Click here for an earliest date comparison table.

2014

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2013

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
Hobby       
Whimbrel       
Sandwich Tern       
Common Tern Wakering, Mill Barn Fishery 15/04/14 Phil Lusher
Turtle Dove  Wat Tyler Country Park 10/04/14 Terry Jeffreys
Cuckoo  Wakering Stairs 12/04/14 David Selley
Swift       
Sand Martin  Wat Tyler Country Park 23/03/14 David Lee
Swallow  Little Wakering 06/04/14 John Meredith
House Martin       
Yellow Wagtail  RSPB Wallasea Island 04/04/14 Jeff Delve
Nightingale Two Tree Island 09/04/14 Peter Stuholme
Redstart Two Tree Island 10/04/14 Peter Stuholme
Black Redstart      
Whinchat      
Wheatear  RSPB Wallasea Island 20/03/14 Rob Harris
Ring Ouzel       
Garden Warbler      
Grasshopper Warbler      
Sedge Warbler RSPB Vange Marsh 06/04/14 Terry Jeffreys
Reed Warbler       
Lesser Whitethroat       
Common Whitethroat Two Tree Island 10/04/14 Peter Stuholme
Willow Warbler Two Tree Island
Ashingdon
Wat Tyler CP
10/04/14 Peter Stuholme
David Selley
David Lee
Spotted Flycatcher      

 

2013/14

Selected Winter Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2013/14

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
First Recorded Winter Arrivals
Red-throated Diver  Canvey Point 19/12/13 Terry Blackwell
Black-throated Diver  Southend Pier 30/01/14 Jeff Delve
Great Northern Diver  Southend Pier 30/01/14 Jeff Delve
Brent Goose  Canvey Point 12/09/13 T. Blackwell
Goldeneye      
Great Skua       
Pomarine Skua      
Arctic Skua  Canvey point 13/09/13 T. Blackwell
Guillemot  Canvey Point 02/01/14 T. Blackwell
Short-eared Owl Near Gt Wakering 24/12/13 Steve Giles
Waxwing      
Redwing Canewdon Church 03/10/13 David Selley
Fieldfare RSPB Bowers Marsh 05/11/13 David Shepherd, David and Brenda Hale
Snow Bunting RSPB Wallasea Island 07/11/13 Jeff Delve
Last Recorded Sighting
Hobby RSPB Wallasea Island 04/10/13 Jeff Delve
Sandwich Tern  Off Gunners Park 03/10/13 Andrew Gouldstone
Common Tern  RSPB Vange Marsh 24/10/13 David Shepherd
Cuckoo  Wakering Stairs 26/08/13 Mike and Anita Harris
Sand Martin Wakering Stairs 22/09/13 David Selley
House Martin  Ashingdon 04/10/13 David Selley
Swallow  Two Tree Island 19/10/13 John Atfield
Swift Great Wakering 14/08/13 David Selley
Wheatear Gunners Park 09/10/13 Jill & John Parsons.

2013

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2013

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
Hobby  Leigh on Sea, Over Garden 06/04/13 Graham Mee
Whimbrel  Two Tree Island 15/04/13 David Hope
Sandwich Tern  Canvey Point 10/03/13 Martin Cracknell
Common Tern Off Gunners Park 11/04/13 Gordon Appleton / G. Dixon
Turtle Dove  Doggets Pits Rochford 27/04/13 Steve Arlow
Cuckoo  Hockley Woods 15/04/13 Pete Jackson
Swift  Southend, Cuckoo Corner 16/04/13 John Goodman
Sand Martin  RSPB Vange Marsh 10/04/13 Jerry Stock
Swallow  RSPB Vange Marsh 11/04/13 Terry Jeffreys
House Martin  RSPB Vange Marsh / Wat Tyler CP 12/04/13 Marc Outten, Dave Cornwell
Yellow Wagtail  Paglesham Eastend 10/04/13 Ray Fuller
Nightingale Two Tree Island East 14/04/13 Gordon Appleton, Stuart Bailey
Redstart RSPB Vange Marsh 15/04/13 Mike Poole
Black Redstart Hinguar School, Shoeburyness 15/03/13 Steve Wood
Whinchat Wakering Stairs 26/09/13 Mike and Anita Harris
Wheatear  Lubards Farm, Hullbridge 08/04/13 Colin Knight
Ring Ouzel  Southchurch Park East 21/04/13 Robert Dobinson.
Garden Warbler RSPB Vange Marsh 18/04/13 Terry Jeffreys
Grasshopper Warbler Benfleet Creek / Two Tree Island 19/04/13 Simon Watson / Peter Studholme
Sedge Warbler RSPB Vange Marsh 15/04/13 Marc Outten
Reed Warbler  RSPB Vange Marsh 15/04/13 Marc Outten
Lesser Whitethroat  Barling Pits 20/04/13 Lee Ebbs, Ian Douch
Common Whitethroat RSPB West Canvey Marsh 15/04/13 Hilary & Colin Knight
Willow Warbler Ashingdon / Gunners Park / Friars Park 14/04/13 David Selley / Marc Outten / Neil Chambers, Don Petrie
Spotted Flycatcher Wakering, Star Lane Pits 27/04/13 Lee Ebbs

2012/13

Selected Winter Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2012/13

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
First Recorded Winter Arrivals
Red-throated Diver  Canvey Point 16/09/12 Jeff Saward
Black-throated Diver  Canvey Point 23/09/12 Jeff Saward Et Al.
Great Northern Diver  Canvey Point 29/12/12 Neil Chambers
Brent Goose  Canvey Point/Wakering Stairs 16/09/12 Graham Ryland/David Selley (n.b. Steve Arlow
observed
a single bird at Shoebury on the 8th)
Goldeneye Canvey Point 26/11/12 Jeff Saward, Tim Bourne, Don Petrie
Great Skua  Canvey Point 15/08/12 Jeff Saward
Pomarine Skua Canvey Point 15/08/12 Jeff Saward
Arctic Skua  Canvey Point 11/08/12 Jeff Saward
Guillemot  Canvey Point 27/08/12 Jeff Saward
Short-eared Owl Bowers Marsh 27/09/12 Marc Outten
Waxwing Rochford Golf Course 11/11/12 Neil Chambers
Redwing Stonehill Road, Leigh on Sea 06/10/12 Vince Kinsler
Fieldfare Barling Church 12/11/12  Gary Dunn
Snow Bunting Gunners Park 11/11/12 Stephen Harris
Last Recorded Sightings
Hobby Hadleigh Country Park 17/09/12 Mike Sagrott.
Sandwich Tern  Canvey Point 25/10/12 Jeff Saward, Tim Bourne, Don Petrie
Common Tern  Canvey Point 26/10/12 Jeff Saward, Tim Bourne, Don Petrie
Cuckoo  Priory Crescent 27/09/12 L J Purkiss.
Sand Martin Ashingdon, St. Andrew's Church 20/09/12 David Selley.
House Martin  Wat Tyler Country Park 29/10/12 Dave Cornwell.
Swallow  Canvey Seafront 27/11/12 (!) Dave Blackwell.
Swift Barling 27/09/12 Gary Dunn
Wheatear RSPB West Canvey Marsh 02/10/12 Hilary Knight.

 

2012

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2012

Species

Location

Date Observer(s)
Hobby  RSPB Vange Marsh 25/04/12 Mike Poole
Whimbrel  Wakering Stairs 08/04/12 David Selley
Sandwich Tern  Mouth of Paglesham Creek 08/04/12 Jeff Delve
Common Tern Two Tree Island West 16/04/12 David Davies
Turtle Dove  Wat Tyler Country Park 01/05/12 Alan Shearman
Cuckoo  Wakering, Fleet Head 10/04/12 Ray Fuller
Swift  Eastwood 24/04/12 Tony Howells
Sand Martin  Paglesham Lagoon 03/04/12 Vince Kinsler
Swallow  Lubards Farm Hullbridge  31/03/12 Hilary Knight
House Martin  Canewdon 27/03/12 Jeff Delve
Yellow Wagtail  Paglesham Lagoon 08/04/12 Steve Sanford
Nightingale Two Tree Island East 19/04/12 Vince Kinsler
Redstart Rayleigh, Hilltop Close 13/04/12 Ernie Hillier
Black Redstart Shoebury East Beach 04/03/12 Steve Arlow
Whinchat Gunners Park 02/05/12 Marc Outten
Wheatear  Gunners Park 16/03/12 Lee Ebbs
Ring Ouzel  Gunners Park 12/04/12 Lee Ebbs, Neil Chambers
Garden Warbler Two Tree Island East 07/05/12 Andrew Gouldstone
Grasshopper Warbler Two Tree Island West 14/04/12 John Wright
Sedge Warbler Wat Tyler Country Park (heard) 08/04/12 Richard Fahey
Reed Warbler  Wat Tyler Country Park (heard) 10/04/12 David & Brenda Hale
Lesser Whitethroat  Wakering Stairs (heard) 21/04/12 Lee Ebbs
Common Whitethroat Gunners Park 12/04/12 Lee Ebbs, Neil Chambers
Willow Warbler South Benfleet, St Mary's Churchyard 11/04/12 Martin Cracknell
Spotted Flycatcher Westcliff Cliffs 03/05/12 Paul Griggs

 

2011

Selected Winter Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2011

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
First Recorded Winter Arrivals
Red-throated Diver  Canvey Point 18/09/11 Jeff Saward
Black-throated Diver  Canvey Point 08/11/11 Jeff Saward, et al
Great Northern Diver  From Gunners Park 13/10/11 Don Petrie
Brent Goose  Canvey Point 16/09/11 Don Petrie, Jeff Saward, Tim Bourne
Goldeneye Paglesham Lagoon 23/10/11 Neil Chambers
Great Skua  Canvey Point 23/08/11 Jeff Saward
Pomarine Skua Canvey Point 23/08/11 Jeff Saward
Arctic Skua  Wakering Stairs 14/08/11 Steve Arlow
Guillemot  Canvey Point 15/09/11 Don Petrie
Short-eared Owl RSPB Wallasea Island 22/09/11 Don Petrie
Waxwing Southchurch Park East 16/11/11 Robert Dobinson
Redwing Leigh on Sea 08/10/11 Graham Mee
Fieldfare Gunners Park/Wat Tyler CP 13/10/11 Don Petrie/David Lee
Snow Bunting Benfleet Creek 11/11/11 Simon Watson
Last Recorded Sighting (note that this was an exceptionally warm autumn)
Hobby RSPB West Canvey Marsh 30/09/11 Ian White
Sandwich Tern  Canvey Point 16/11/11 Don Petrie
Common Tern  Canvey Point 20/11/11 Johannes Kamp, Hanna Karthauser,
Steffen Oppel
Cuckoo  Paglesham Churchend 11/07/11 Paul Baker, Mike Bailey
Sand Martin Paglesham Eastend 25/09/11 David Selley
House Martin  Gunners Park 13/10/11 Don Petrie
Swallow  Gunners Park 13/10/11 Don Petrie
Swift Two Tree Island 18/09/11 Graham Ryland
Wheatear Benfleet Creek 14/11/11 Peter Walker

2011

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2011

Species

Location

Date Observer(s)
Hobby  Coombes Corner 03/04/11 Dudley Shaylor
Whimbrel  Wallasea Island 06/04/11 Ray Fuller
Sandwich Tern  Off Gunners Park 27/03/11 Neil Chambers
Common Tern Two Tree Island 09/04/11 Neil Chambers
Turtle Dove  Wat Tyler Country Park 21/04/11 Terry Jeffreys
Cuckoo  Eastern Avenue, Behind Waitrose 11/04/11 Mick Holland
Swift  Two Tree Island 22/04/11 Jerry Stock
Sand Martin  Barling Old Pits 06/04/11  T. Thorneycroft
Swallow  Canvey, Northwick Stables 27/03/11 Dave Blackwell
House Martin  Paglesham 02/04/11 Gary Dunn, Tim Vickers
Yellow Wagtail  Wallasea Island 06/04/11 Ray Fuller
Nightingale Two Tree Island 04/04/11 Pete Jackson
Redstart Two Tree Island 06/04/11 Emily Broad
Black Redstart Gunners Park 06/04/11 Brian Baldock
Whinchat RSPB West Canvey Marshes 17/08/11 Alan Shearman
Wheatear  RSPB West Canvey Marshes 11/03/11 Johanna Karthauser, Dave Launder
Ring Ouzel  Gunners Park 07/04/11 Dave Cornwell, Steve Wood,
Garden Warbler Ferndale Road, Rayleigh 08/04/11 Robin Peppiatt
Grasshopper Warbler Canvey Wick 08/04/11 Tim Bourne
Sedge Warbler Two Tree Island 08/04/11 John Wright
Reed Warbler  Wat Tyler Country Park 04/04/11 Marc Outten
Lesser Whitethroat  Two Tree Island 16/04/11 Steve Arlow
Common Whitethroat Canvey, Northwick Road Area 12:30 to 14:40 07/04/11 Les Costin
Willow Warbler Westcliff, Richmond Drive 04/04/11 Melvyn Cox
Spotted Flycatcher South Benfleet 20/08/11 Pete Jackson

 

2010

Selected Winter Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2010

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
First Recorded Winter Arrivals
Red-throated Diver  Off Gunners Park 15/10/10 Don Petrie
Black-throated Diver  Southend Pier 25/09/10 John Wright
Great Northern Diver  - - -
Brent Goose  Wakering Stairs 12/09/10 Don Petrie
Goldeneye Paglesham Lagoon 07/11/10 Paul Griggs
Great Skua  Wakering Stairs 14/08/10 Steve Arlow et al
Arctic Skua  Canvey Seafront 14/08/10 Paul Baker
Guillemot  Canvey Point 09/10/10 John Wright
Short-eared Owl Wakering Stairs 27/09/10 Don Petrie
Waxwing Sutton Road Cemetery 27/11/10 Don Petrie
Redwing Rochford Station 27/09/10 Steve Arlow
Fieldfare River Crouch, RSPB Vange Marsh, Ashingdon 20/10/10 G. Dunn, John Wright, David Selley
Snow Bunting Wallasea Island 24/10/10 Jeff Delve
Last Recorded Sighting
Hobby Canvey Point 09/10/10 Jeff Saward
Sandwich Tern  Wakering Stairs 30/09/10 Don Petrie
Common Tern  Canvey Point 09/10/10 Martin Cracknell
Cuckoo  Benfleet Creek 18/07/10 Andrew Cox
Sand Martin Gunners Park 08/10/10 John Wilson
House Martin  Wakering Stairs 23/10/10 Paul Griggs
Swallow  Canvey Wick 23/11/10 (!) Hanna Karthauser.
Swift Gunners Park 08/10/10 John Wilson
Wheatear Wallasea Island 24/10/10 Jeff Delve

2010

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2010

Species

Location

Date Observer(s)
Hobby  Coombe Wood 20/04/10 Jeff Saward
Whimbrel  Two Tree Island 27/03/10 John Wright
Sandwich Tern  Off Gunners Park 24/03/10 Don Petrie
Common Tern Off Gunners Park 16/04/10 Martin Cracknell, Don Petrie
Turtle Dove  Hampton Barns 30/04/10 Ray Fuller
Cuckoo  Barling Pits, Benfleet Creek/Hadleigh Marshes, Wakering Stairs 17/04/10 Ellen Hume, et al
Swift  Wat Tyler Country Park 20/04/10 David Lee
Sand Martin  North Shoebury 22/03/10 Terry Strong
Swallow  RSPB Vange Marsh / Barling Hall Farm 23/03/10 T. Jeffreys, T Thorneycroft
House Martin  Wakering Old Tip 08/04/10 T. Thorneycroft
Yellow Wagtail  Daws Heath Road 09/04/10 John and Kate Knott.
Nightingale Two Tree Island 08/04/10 Vince Kinsler
Redstart Gunners Park 26/08/10 Don Petrie
Black Redstart Gunners Park 01/04/10 Paul Baker, Don Petrie
Whinchat RSPB West Canvey Marsh 25/04/10 Stuart Bailey, G. Appleton
Wheatear  Hadleigh Downs 18/03/10 Chris Seaton
Ring Ouzel  Benfleet, Barling Pits 29/09/10 Pete Jackson, John Wright
Garden Warbler Rayleigh, Ferndale Road 21/04/10 Robin Peppiatt
Grasshopper Warbler Wakering Stairs 05/04/10 Paul Baker
Sedge Warbler RSPB Vange Marsh 07/04/10 Don Petrie
Reed Warbler  RSPB Vange Marsh 08/04/10 David Shepherd
Lesser Whitethroat  Gunners Park 16/04/10 Lee Ebbs
Common Whitethroat Gunners Park 06/04/10 Dave Corderoy
Willow Warbler Hockley Woods 27/03/10 Tony Mead
Spotted Flycatcher RSPB West Canvey Marsh 10/05/10 Marc Outten

2009/10

Selected Winter Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2009/10

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
First Recorded Winter Arrivals
Red-throated Diver  Canvey Point 05/09/09 Martin Cracknell
Black-throated Diver  Canvey Seafront 21/10/09 Jeff Saward
Great Northern Diver  Canvey Seafront 29/11/09 Mike Bailey, Don Petrie
Brent Goose  Canvey Point 15/09/09 Jeff Saward, Paul Baker, Ian White
Great Skua  Canvey Point 06/08/09 Martin Cracknell, Jeff Saward
Arctic Skua  Canvey Point 07/08/09 Paul Griggs, Jeff Saward
Guillemot  Canvey Point 12/09/09 Jeff Saward, Marc Outten
Short-eared Owl      
Waxwing Leigh on Sea, Thames Drive 16/02/10 Marc Outten
Redwing Gunners Park 10/10/09 Dave Knight
Fieldfare Canewdon 12/10/09 David Selley
Snow Bunting South Fambridge, River Crouch Sea Wall 14/02/10 John Wright
Last Recorded Sighting
Hobby Leigh, Highlands Boulevard 25/09/09 Paul Griggs
Sandwich Tern  Canvey Coastguard 07/10/09 Alan Shearman
Common Tern  Canvey Seafront 21/10/09 Jeff Saward
Cuckoo  Wakering Stairs 15/08/09 David Selley
Sand Martin Two Tree Island 20/09/09 Graham Ryland
House Martin  Coombe Wood 26/10/09 Jeff Saward
Swallow  Southchurch Park West 25/10/09 Marc Outten
Swift Highlands Boulevard 06/09/09 Paul Griggs
Wheatear Wallasea Island 02/11/09 Mike Sagrott

2009

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2009

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
Hobby  Rawreth Lane 10/04/09 Geoff Clark
Whimbrel  Two Tree Island 09/04/09 John Wright
Sandwich Tern  Off Gunners Park 18/04/09  Steve Arlow 
Common Tern South Fambridge 11/04/09 Jeff Delve
Turtle Dove  Wakering Stairs 26/04/09 David Selley
Cuckoo  Wakering Stairs 10/04/09 John Wright
Swift  Highlands Boulevard 25/04/09 Paul Griggs
Sand Martin  Barling Hall Farm 07/04/08 T.Thorneycroft
Swallow  Wat Tyler Country Park 25/03/09 Marc Outten
House Martin  Cherry Orchard Lane 28/03/09 John Goodman
Yellow Wagtail  Wakering. Fleet Head 05/04/09 Stuart Bailey, Gordon Appleton
Nightingale Two Tree Island East 18/04/09 Matt Bruty
Redstart Two Tree Island 19/05/09 Jill and John Warner
Black Redstart RSPB Vange Marsh 02/04/09 Marc Outten
Whinchat Canvey Point 11/08/09 Jeff Saward
Wheatear  Gunners Park 15/03/09 Dave Knight, Brian Baldock
Ring Ouzel  Hadleigh Country Park 05/04/09 K Malcolm
Garden Warbler      
Grasshopper Warbler Two Tree Island 10/04/09 Andrew Johnston
Sedge Warbler Wat Tyler Country Park 08/04/09 Marc Outten
Reed Warbler  Wat Tyler Country Park 12/04/09 David Lee
Lesser Whitethroat  Gunners Park 13/04/09 Steve Arlow, Pete Livermore
Common Whitethroat Two Tree Island 10/04/09 John Wright
Willow Warbler Gunners Park 05/04/09 Don Petrie
Spotted Flycatcher Wakering, Fleet Head 22/05/09 Lee Ebbs

2008

Selected Winter Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2008/9

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
First Recorded Winter Arrivals
Red-throated Diver  Canvey Seafront 05/10/09 Jeff Saward
Black-throated Diver       
Great Northern Diver  Southend Pier 29/11/08 John Wright
Brent Goose  Two Tree Island 12/09/08 Jeff Saward
Great Skua  River Crouch 18/08/08 Gary Dunn
Arctic Skua  Wakering Stairs 02/08/08 Don Petrie
Guillemot  Canvey Point 14/09/08 Jeff Saward
Short-eared Owl Canvey Point 24/09/08 Jeff Saward
Waxwing Sutton Road Cemetery 16/12/08 Ray Fuller
Redwing Canvey island 07/10/08 Marc Outten
Fieldfare Rochford Golf Course 17/10/08 Neil Chambers
Snow Bunting Wallasea Wetlands 27/11/08 Jeff Delve
Last Recorded Sighting
Hobby A127 between Rayleigh and A130 03/10/08 Dan Butcher
Sandwich Tern  Canvey Point 03/10/08 Vince Kinsler
Common Tern  Canvey Seafront 05/10/08 Jeff Saward
Cuckoo  Wallasea Island 22/08/08 Ray Fuller
Sand Martin Gunners Park 28/09/08 Dudley Shayler
House Martin  Priory Park 22/10/08 Peter Walker
Swallow  Paglesham Lagoon 09/11/08 Steve Sanford, John Goodman
Swift Gunners Park 20/09/08 Dave Knight
Wheatear Benfleet Creek 09/10/08 Terry Priest

 

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2008

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
Hobby  Hadleigh Downs/Gusted Hall 26/04/08 John Wright, Jeff Delve
Whimbrel  River Roach 04/04/08 Gary Dunn
Sandwich Tern  Gunners Park 20/04/08 Dudley Shayler
Common Tern Shoebury Coastguards 17/04/08 Don Petrie
Turtle Dove  Wakering Stairs 27/04/08 Neil Chambers
Cuckoo  Barling Pits 13/04/08 Ian Douch, T Thorneycroft
Swift  Two Tree Island 25/04/08 John Wright
Sand Martin  Cherry Orchard Jubilee Park 21/03/08 Hilary Knight
Swallow  Gunners Park 27/03/08 Dave Knight
House Martin  Barling Pits 05/04/08 John Wright
Yellow Wagtail  Paglesham 10/04/08 Don Petrie
Nightingale Benfleet Downs 20/04/08 Andrew Woodhouse
Redstart Gunners Park 13/08/04 Stuart Bailey, Gordon Appleton
Black Redstart Barling Pits 13/04/08 Ian Douch
Whinchat South Fambridge 270708 David Selley
Wheatear  Canvey, Hole Haven Creek 15/03/08 Martin Cracknell
Ring Ouzel  Havengore Island 23/05/08 S Sargent 
Garden Warbler Belfairs Nature Reserve 28/04/08 Neil Chambers
Grasshopper Warbler Wakering Stairs 20/04/08 Jeff Delve, Nick Green, Don Petrie
Sedge Warbler Paglesham Lagoon 15/04/08 Dave Knight
Reed Warbler  Wat Tyler Country Park 12/04/08 Jerry Stock
Lesser Whitethroat  Hadleigh Downs, Wakering Stairs, Gunners Park 20/04/08 RSPB Group
Common Whitethroat Two Tree Island 10/04/08 R Shepherd
Willow Warbler Friars Park 05/04/08 Steve Arlow, Mike Bailey
Firecrest Canvey, Northwick Road 14/04/08 Stuart Bailey
Spotted Flycatcher Hawkwell, Rawalpindi Nursery 23/08/08 David Selley

2007

Selected Winter Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2007/8

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
First Recorded Winter Arrivals
Red-throated Diver  Canvey Point 27/09/07 Jeff Saward, Mike Sagrott
Black-throated Diver  Canvey Seafront 25/10/08 Jeff Saward
Great Northern Diver  Southend Pier 15/12/07 Pat Dandridge
Brent Goose  Old Leigh 13/09/07 Gareth Powell
Great Skua  Canvey Point 19/08/07 Jeff Saward
Arctic Skua  Canvey Point 20/08/07 Jeff Saward
Guillemot  Canvey Point 13/09/07 Jeff Saward
Short-eared Owl Two Tree Island 04/10/07 John Leeming
Waxwing      
Redwing Butts Hill Pond, Canewdon 29/09/07 Jeff Delve
Fieldfare South Fambridge 11/10/07 Ray Fuller
Snow Bunting      
Last Recorded Sighting
Hobby Southend (RBS Building) 25/09/07 Steve Arlow
Sandwich Tern  Canvey Point 05/10/07 David Morrison
Common Tern  Canvey Point 24/10/07 Jeff Saward
Cuckoo  Hadleigh Downs 30/08/07 Terry Priest
Sand Martin Gunners Park 03/10/07 Paul Griggs, Don Petrie
House Martin  Gunners Park 03/10/07 Paul Griggs, Don Petrie
Swallow  Baxter Avenue 29/10/07 Paul Griggs
Swift Hadleigh Marsh 02/09/07 David Selley
Wheatear Benfleet Creek 29/10/07 Simon Watson

 

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2007

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
Hobby  RSPB Vange Marsh 20/04/07 Vince Kinsler
Little Ringed Plover  Shell Haven Marshes 27/03/07 Nick Argent
Whimbrel  Benfleet Creek 11/04/07 Andrew Bridge
Sandwich Tern  River Thames 06/04/07 Mike Bailey
Common Tern East of Shoeburyness 28/03/07 Gary Dunn
Turtle Dove  Hadleigh Marshes 28/04/07 Steve Bunn
Cuckoo  Rawreth Cricket Ground & Writtle 14/04/07 John Atfield, Andrew Allen
Swift  Belton Way, Leigh 22/04/07 Daniel Baker
Sand Martin  Canvey, West End 13/04/07 Steve Arlow
Swallow  Rettendon Church 09/03/07 Russ Payne
House Martin  Canewdon High Street 11/04/07 David Selley
Yellow Wagtail  Wakering, Fleet Head 09/04/07 Marc Outen
Nightingale Gunners Park 16/04/07 Chris Lewis
Black Redstart - - -
Whinchat Hadleigh Downs 19/08/07 Jeff Saward
Wheatear  Shell Haven Marshes 03/03/07 Roger Davies
Ring Ouzel  Canvey West End 18/04/07 Steve Arlow
Garden Warbler Rayleigh, Ferndale Road 29/04/07 Robin Peppiatt
Grasshopper Warbler Gunners Park 20/05/07 Brian Baldock
Sedge Warbler Paglesham Lagoon 10/04/07 Steve Arlow
Reed Warbler  Wat Tyler Country Park 14/04/07 Alan Shearman
Lesser Whitethroat  RSPB Vange Marsh & Hampton Barns 14/04/07 Martin Cracknell, Steve Arlow
Common Whitethroat Canvey, West End 13/04/07 Steve Arlow
Willow Warbler Wat Tyler Country Park 07/04/07 Vince Kinsler
Firecrest - - -
Spotted Flycatcher Priory Park 02/06/07 Neil Chambers

2006 

Selected Winter Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2006

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
First Recorded Winter Arrivals
Red-throated Diver  Canvey Point 24/10/06 Martin Cracknell
Black-throated Diver  Canvey Point 09/09/06 Jeff Saward
Great Northern Diver  Southend Pier  01/01/07 Alan Shearman
Brent Goose  Shoebury East Beach 13/09/06 Clive Jolly
Great Skua  Wakering Stairs 09/09/05 Steve Arlow
Arctic Skua  Canvey Point 04/08/06 Martin Cracknell
Guillemot  River Crouch 11/09/06 Gary Dunn
Short-eared Owl Gunners Park 08/09/06 Harry Carmichael
Waxwing - - -
Redwing Coombe Wood 12/10/06 Jeff Saward
Fieldfare Woodside Park, Thundersley 07/09/06 Graham Ryland
Snow Bunting South Fambridge Sea Wall 04/11/06 Ray Fuller
Last Recorded Sighting
Hobby Over River Crouch 15/10/06 Gary Dunn, Web Author
Sandwich Tern  Leigh on Sea 19/10/06 Alan Shearman, Web Author
Common Tern  Canvey Point 15/10/06 Jeff Saward
Cuckoo  Southend 26/09/06 Paul Baker
Sand Martin Wakering, Fleet Head 14/10/06 Don Petrie, Paul Griggs
House Martin  Southend 15/10/06 Don Wildish
Swallow  Two Tree Island 24/10/06 Martin Cracknell
Swift Southchurch Park 21/09/06 Steve Wood (report also from Steve of Swift in Margate on the 3/12/06!)
Wheatear Chalkwell Seafront 24/10/06 David Lee

 

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2006

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
Hobby  Wakering, Fleet Head 22/04/06 John Pitts
Little Ringed Plover  RSPB West Canvey & VangeMarsh 21/04/06 Vince Kinsler
Whimbrel  Off Gunners Park 12/04/06 Paul Griggs. Steve Arlow
Sandwich Tern  Off Gunners Park 08/04/06 Graham Mee, Steve Arlow
Common Tern Off Gunners Park 15/04/06 Steve Arlow
Turtle Dove  Gunners Park 23/04/06 Jeff Delve
Cuckoo  Wat Tyler CP 15/04/06 Graham Mee
Swift  Wat Tyler CP / RSPB West Canvey & VangeMarsh 17/04/06 Jeff Mendham, John Wright
Sand Martin  Sutton Road 03/04/06 Brian Baldock
Swallow  Shell Haven Marshes 27/03/06 Martin Lawson
House Martin  Wat Tyler CP 07/04/06 Alan Shearman
Yellow Wagtail  Gunners Park 08/04/06 Graham Mee, Steve Arlow
Nightingale Gunners Park 06/04/06 Steve Wood
Black Redstart      
Whinchat Benfleet Creek 16/08/06 Andrew Bridge
Wheatear  Two Tree Island 27/03/06 Martin Cracknell
Ring Ouzel  Gunners Park 15/04/06 Brian Baldock
Garden Warbler Hockley Woods 28/04/06 David Chivers
Grasshopper Warbler Canvey (West End) / Wat Tyler CP 23/04/06 Steve Arlow / Martin Cracknell
Sedge Warbler Vange Marsh 09/04/06 Martin Cracknell
Reed Warbler  Wat Tyler Country Park 10/04/06 Alan Shearman
Lesser Whitethroat  Gunners Park / Hadleigh Downs 22/04/06 Brian Baldock
Common Whitethroat Two Tree Island 09/04/06 Damien Harding
Willow Warbler Benfleet Creek 01/04/06 John Wright
Firecrest      
Spotted Flycatcher Priory Park 13/05/06 John Wright / Don Petrie

2005

Selected Winter Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2005

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
First Recorded Winter Arrivals
Red-throated Diver  River Roach 20/11/05
Jeff Delve and Glyn Evans
Black-throated Diver  River Crouch 04/12/05 Neil Chambers, Paul Baker
Great Northern Diver  Canvey Seafront 17/09/05 Harry Carmichael
Brent Goose  Two Tree Island 24/09/05 John Wright
Hen Harrier Wat Tyler Country Park 16/10/05 Steve Hiscock
Great Skua  Canvey Point 05/09/05 Jeff Saward
Arctic Skua  Canvey Point 19/08/05 Jeff Saward
Guillemot  Canvey Point 23/09/05 David Morrison
Short-eared Owl Vange Marsh 25/08/05 Steve Arlow
Waxwing Benfleet, Stadium Way 07/12/05 N R Latham
Redwing Southend/Fambridge 15/10/05 Paul Baker, Steve Arlow
Fieldfare Rochford Golf Course 23/10/05 Neil Chambers
Snow Bunting South Fambridge 27/11/05 Ray Fuller
Last Recorded Sighting
Hobby Wat Tyler Country Park 25/09/05 Web Author
Sandwich Tern  Two Tree Island 15/10/05 Web Author
Common Tern  Leigh on Sea 02/10/05 Alan Shearman
Cuckoo  Paglesham 28/08/05 Ray Fuller
Sand Martin Two Tree Island 18/09/05 Graham Ryland
House Martin  Gunners Park 09/10/05 Dave Knight
Swallow  Hullbridge 21/10/05 David Chivers
Swift Hadleigh CP 25/10/05 Steve Bunn (a very late sighting!)
Wheatear South Fambridge 16/10/05 Ray Fuller

 

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2005

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
Hobby  Chalkwell Sation 09/04/05 Simon Buckell
Little Ringed Plover  Vange Marsh 01/05/05 Steve Arlow
Whimbrel  Belton Hills 05/04/05 Tony Mead
Sandwich Tern  Southend Pier 17/03/05 R.Cannon
Common Tern Off Gunners Park 16/04/05 Steve Arlow
Turtle Dove  Barling Lakes 16/04/05 Barry Chambers
Cuckoo  Pitsea, Sandon Road 15/04/05 Gary Clinton
Swift  Paglesham, East End 06/04/05 George Potter
Sand Martin  Pitsea Cemetery 06/04/05 Gary Clinton
Swallow  Boyce Hill Golf Club, Benfleet 27/03/05 Tim Murphy
House Martin  The Fleet, Wakering 23/04/05 Barry Chambers
Yellow Wagtail  Upper Raypits Farm 25/03/05 Jeff Delve
Nightingale Gunners Park 10/04/05 Brian Baldock
Black Redstart Shoebury, Waterford Road 22/03/05 Sheila Hodgson
Whinchat Gunners Park 27/04/05 Robin Peppiatt
Wheatear  Gunners Park 16/03/05 Steve Arlow
Ring Ouzel  Gunners Park 20/04/05 Tony Mead
Garden Warbler Belfairs Woods 25/04/05 R. Cannon
Grasshopper Warbler Two Tree Island 12/04/05 David Lee
Sedge Warbler Two Tree Island 12/04/05 David Lee
Reed Warbler  Wat Tyler Country Park 28/03/05 Martin Itter
Lesser Whitethroat  Gunners Park 20/04/05 Tony Mead
Common Whitethroat Hadleigh Downs 10/04/05 Andrew Woodhouse
Willow Warbler Belfairs N.R. 05/04/05 Tony Mead
Firecrest Westcliff, Opposite Casino 04/05/05 Marc Outten
Spotted Flycatcher Gunners Park 11/04/05 Jenifer Akib

2004

Selected Winter Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2004

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
Brent Goose  Two Tree Island 10/09/04 Web Author
Waxwing Belfairs NR 19/12/04 Tony Mead

 

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2004

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
Hobby  Two Tree Island 09/04/04 John Wright
Little Ringed Plover  Wat Tyler CP 24/03/04 Ian White
Whimbrel  Benfleet Creek 08/04/04 Andrew Bridge
Sandwich Tern  Southend Pier 26/03/04 Harry Carmichael
Common Tern Southend Pier 04/04/04 Stephen Harris
Turtle Dove  Wakering Stairs 25/04/04 Ray Fuller
Cuckoo  Wat Tyler CP 16/04/04 Ian White
Swift  Wat Tyler CP 18/04/04 Stuart Bailey
Sand Martin  Paglesham Lagoon 22/03/04 Lee Ebbs
Swallow  Hanningfield Reservoir 14/03/04 Graham Ryland
House Martin  Hanningfield Reservoir 04/04/04 Nick Green
Yellow Wagtail  Paglesham Lagoon 09/04/04 Steve Arlow
Nightingale Canvey (west end) 24/04/04 Steve Arlow
Black Redstart Gunners Park 19/03/04 Ray Fuller
Whinchat Wakering Old Tip 30/04/04 Lee Ebbs
Wheatear  Wakering Stairs, Haven Point 14/03/04 Ray Fuller
Ring Ouzel  Gunners Park 15/04/04 Harry Carmichael
Grasshopper Warbler Two Tree Island 16/04/04 Terry Strong
Sedge Warbler Two Tree Island 16/04/04 Terry Strong
Reed Warbler  Two Tree Island 05/04/04 Terry Strong
Lesser Whitethroat  Gunners Park 17/04/04 Neil Chambers
Common Whitethroat Gunners Park 03/04/04 Richard Mander
Willow Warbler Two Tree Island 12/04/04 Steve Arlow
Firecrest Gunners Park 04/04/04 Brian Baldock
Spotted Flycatcher Priory Park 12/08/04 Steve Arlow

2003

Selected Winter Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2003

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
Brent Goose  Two Tree Island 27/09/03 John Bronze
Waxwing Belfairs NR 09/12/03 Tony Mead

 

First Summer Migration Reports in the Southend Area for 2003

Species

Location Date Observer(s)
Hobby  Wakering Old Tip 24/04/03 Don Petrie
Little Ringed Plover  Barling Pits 12/04/03 Steve Arlow, John Wright
Curlew Sandpiper   Two Tree Island  28/04/03  Michael Bunker
Whimbrel  Barling 01/03/03 Steve Arlow
Spotted Redshank Hadleigh Downs 05/04/03 Steve Bunn
Sandwich Tern  Westcliff Seafront 09/04/03 Steve Arlow
Common Tern Canvey Point 13/04/03 Ron Galliers
Turtle Dove  Hadleigh Downs 26/04/03 Andrew Woodhouse
Cuckoo  Hadleigh Downs 15/04/03 Andrew Woodhouse
Swift   Two Tree Island  21/04/03  Steve Arlow, Paul Griggs
Sand Martin  Wakering Old Tip 15/03/03 Neil Chambers
Swallow  Wat Tyler CP 08/04/03 Stuart Bailey
House Martin  Wat Tyler CP 13/04/03 Martin Itter
Yellow Wagtail  Fleet Head 31/03/03 Steve Arlow, Paul Griggs
White Wagtail Gunners Park 15/03/03 Steve Arlow, Paul Griggs
Nightingale Benfleet 16/04/03 Simon Watson
Black Redstart  Gunners Park 15/04/03 Steve Arlow, Paul Griggs
Whinchat  Fleet Head  21/04/03  Jeff Delve
Wheatear  Fleet Head 09/03/03 Steve Giles
Ring Ouzel  Gunners Park 11/04/03 Steve Arlow, Paul Griggs, Don Petrie
Garden Warbler Wat Tyler CP 17/04/03 Neil Chambers
Grasshopper Warbler Wakering Stairs (heard) 18/04/03 Neil Twyford
Sedge Warbler Two Tree Island 13/04/03 Andrew Gouldstone
Reed Warbler  Hadleigh Marshes 18/04/03 Andrew Woodhouse
Lesser Whitethroat  Gunners Park 22/04/03 Tony Mead
Common Whitethroat Two Tree Island 15/04/03 Andrew Woodhouse, Steve Bunn
Willow Warbler Rochford Golf Course 29/03/03 Neil Chambers
Firecrest Gunners Park 16/04/03 Web Author

Migration Area: The boundary on the map below indicates the area of our first local migration reports

Migration reporting area

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