? South East Essex RSPB Latest Wildlife Sightings

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!


Sunday 02nd August 2015Latest Wildlife News on Twitter    

Wakering Stairs 07:55
50+ Brent Geese. Tony & Linda Pilkington.

Leigh on Sea 08:00 to 17:00
Steady passage of Swift all day with a flock of over 100 very high south west at 16:50. Web Author.

Westcliff 10:15 to 11:30
15 House Sparrow (flock in tree). Large White, Small White, 2 Gatekeeper, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Common Blue in garden. Jeff Kinnerman.

Wakering Stairs 10:00 to 11:15
5 Turtle Dove - 4 heard and located from SW perimeter footpath and 1 by Stairs Road level crossing, 15 Sand Martin, 145 Swallow, 8 House Martin - all hirundines passing through going SW, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler. 50+ Gatekeeper and 10 Peacock butterflies. David Selley.

Southchurch Park East 12:55
1 Little Egret flying SW over pond towards seafront. Robert Dobinson.

Leigh on Sea 14:30 and 16:20
2 Painted Lady in garden. Kris Mee, Web Author.

Hadleigh 15:00
Siskin on my garden feeding station near Hadleigh Castle. Roger Shinn.

Saturday 01st August 2015westerly, clear, max23°c

Westcliff 11:18
1 Painted Lady in garden. Jeff Kinnerman.

Runwell 18:00
1 Red Kite flying slowly across our field. Sue Braham.

Southend, Wyatts Drive
Juvenile Green Woodpecker and Fox in garden Photo available - click here. Alec Beanse.

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.

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* To help us update our website it would be greatly appreciated if you could enter your sightings in the format of number(s) seen then the species with a capital letter. For example: 3 Little Egret, 6 Avocet, etc.


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