South East Essex RSPB Latest Wildlife Reports
Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page to submit your own sightings. I can also be contacted on the following telephone numbers: Home (01702) 525152 or Mobile: 07805 418751. If you happen to see a real rarity I would appreciate a text to my mobile number so that the news can be put out as quickly as possible.
Please send us ALL of your wildlife sightings - not just the birds!
Saturday 04th July 2015Latest Wildlife News on Twitter
Westcliff 07:30 to 12:00
1 Red Admiral, 1 Meadow Brown (both feeding on Knapweed), 1 Great spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldfinch, 6 Swift, c.15 House Sparrow, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull in garden. Jeff Kinnerman.
Stambridge 08:00 to 08:30
80 House Martin around and over nest sites, 5 Swift, 1 Song Thrush and 1 Garden Warbler singing. David Selley.
Hanningfield Reservoir 12:30 to 13:00
300+ Canada Geese, 300+ Greylag Geese, 4 Egyptian Geese, 3 Magpie, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 200+ Mallard, 200+ Tufted Duck, 80+ Pochard, 300+ Coot, 4 Red Crested Pochard, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 60+ Herring Gull, 70+ Black-headed Gull, 40+ Woodpigeon, 7 Carrion Crow, 40+ Mute Swan, 34 Cormorant, 7 Pied Wagtail. Rob Harris.
Foulness Island 17:45
Turtle Dove heard in garden, 1st this year. Steve and Fran Giles.
Friday 03rd July 2015easterly, clear, max22°c
Great Wakering 11:00
1 Common Buzzard being mobbed by three Crows. John Harwood.
Leigh on Sea, Park View drive 11:05
Peregrine falcon over garden. Web Author.
20 Swift over garden. Jeff Kinnerman.
Vange Area c.12:15
1 Common Buzzard mobbed by Crow near the railway and the Premier Inn. Richard Fahey.
Thursday 02nd July 2015south westerly, few clouds, max25°c
1 Barn Owl hunting fields from Keswick Ave footpath. Colin Knight.
RSPB Wallasea Island 13:45 to 14:10
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Moorhen, 6 Corn Bunting, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Skylark, 12 Linnet, 1 Blackbird, 50+ Woodpigeon, 3 Swift, 30+ Black-headed Gull. 21 Herring Gull, 14 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie. Rob Harris.
Paglesham 14:20 to 14:45
1 Moorhen, 8 Corn Bunting, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Linnet, 5 Blackbird, 2 Chaffinch, 60+ Woodpigeon, 3 Swallow, 2 Magpie, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Blue Tit, 12 Herring Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Pheasant, 1 Stoat. Rob Harris.
Ashingdon 15:00 to 15:05
1 Common Buzzard. Rob Harris.
Wat Tyler Country Park 15:30 to 16:00
2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, pair of Common Tern on nest, 4 Reed Warbler, 5 Bearded Tit. Richard Shepherd.
Bumblebee, Honey Bee, Red tailed Bumblebee (all feeding on Common and Greater Knapweed), 2 Small Tortoiseshell all in garden. Jeff Kinnerman.
Wednesday 01st July 2015easterly, clear, max30°c
RSPB Rainham Marshes 09:30
1 Green Sandpiper on Purfleet scrape, 2 adult Mediterranean Gull over the reserve and River Thames, Lapwing, Redshank and Shelduck all with young chicks/fledged chicks on the Purfleet scrape. Andrew Gouldstone.
Barling Magna Millennium Wildlife Park 10:30 to 14:15
Swift, House Martin, House Sparrow, Swallow, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, Common Gull, Great Tit, Whitethroat, Carrion Crow, Reed Warbler, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Sparrowhawk, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Greenfinch, Dunnock, lesser Whitethroat, Magpie, Goldfinch, Starling, Wren, Mallard. S. Jackson & M. Hill.
RSPB Rainham Marshes 13:30
1 Greenshank, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Ringed Plover - all on Purfleet scrape, Black-tailed Skimmer and Emperor Dragonfly on trails near visitor centre. Andrew Gouldstone.
Disclaimers: Some of our sightings are reported by a single observer (who may or may not be known to us) and will not always have been corroborated. In all cases the observers name will accompany the report. We cannot always check the sightings directly and we have to rely on the experience of the observer. The Web Author retains the right not to publish some reports until further evidence has been submitted. In the case of major rarities the observer may be asked to submit a description to the county recorders.
Please note that this is just a local group website and it is just myself that keeps it updated. Although I would dearly love to add your sightings as they arrive, I am afraid that I work full time, this means that our sightings page can only get updated in the evenings or when I am on holiday. I have considered allowing a feedback form that writes straight to the page but have rejected this because we do get quite a number of spurious reports and I feel that this would only encourage this. I hope that you understand as our visitor reports are very much appreciated and read by a lot of people. Web Author.