South East Essex RSPB Latest Wildlife Reports

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April

Wednesday 25th April 2018Latest Wildlife News on Twitter    

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:18 to 10:42
1 Wheatear, 3 Swallow, 3 Greenshank, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Marsh Harrier, a few singing Reed Warbler [Manorway Fleet], 1 Sedge Warbler singing [Manorway Fleet], a Whitethroat singing, 1 Lapwing, pair of Gadwall [Oozedam], pair of Shoveler [lagoon], 4 Pochard [Manorway Fleet], 2 Cetti's Warbler singing [Manorway Fleet]. c.6 Linnet, 11 Shelduck [group over area]. Richard Fahey.

Westcliff Seafront, 11:05 to 11:15
1 Peregrine Falcon circling over Cliffs Pavilion. Kris & Graham Mee.

Tuesday 24th April 2018south westerly, partly cloudy, rain, max18°c

Gunners Park 09:43 to 13:16
10+ House Sparrow, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Swallow, 3 Blackcap (including a pair), 3 House Martin (together), 1 Red-legged Partridge (SSSI), 1 Kestrel (male hunting), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear (females, SSSI), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male), 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard only), 1 Song Thrush, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 2 Stock Dove, 1 Common Buzzard (mobbed by Herring Gull). 2 Speckled Wood (together). Estuary: c.125 Dunlin (feeding together). Jeff Kinnerman.

Rayleigh 12:55
1 Buzzard over A127 Rayleigh underpass. Terry Strong.

Two Tree Island West 14:00 to 15:30
1 Cuckoo Photo available - click here, many Whitethroat Photo available - click here, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, several Linnet. Richard Shepherd.

Leigh on Sea 16:10
Male Sparrowhawk in birch tree in garden. Graham & Kris Mee.

Hullbridge. River Crouch 19:00
3 Whimbrel. David Chivers.

Monday 23rd April 2018west south west, scattered clouds, max16°c

First migrant report First Local Summer Migrant Report - Swift

RSPB Bowers Marsh 07:58 to 15:05
15 Skylark, 8 Common Whitethroat, 61 Avocet, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Tern, 11 Reed Bunting (seven males, two pairs), 5 Swallow, 14 Reed Warbler, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Black-necked Grebe (in summer plumage), 1 Wigeon (drake), 3 Swift, 1 Bearded Tit, 3 Spotted Redshank (including one in summer plumage on East Haven Creek), 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank (both East Haven Creek), 3 Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 1 Cuckoo (east of twin turbines), 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Wheatear (male), 1 Corn Bunting (singing), 1 Yellow Wagtail (female calling, over), 213 Carrion Crow, 4 Jackdaw (both species together in ploughed field). Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, Peacock. Jeff Kinnerman.

Southchurch Park East 08:45
1 male Blackcap singing. Robert Dobinson.

RSPB Vange Marsh 10:15 to 11:15
1 female Bearded Tit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting. 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Small White. Mick Roe, Terry Gleave.

Sunday 22nd April 2018south south west, clear, max24°c

First migrant report First Local Summer Migrant Report - Grasshopper Warbler

Wakering stairs 05:30
1 Grasshopper Warbler, 12 Blackbird, 10 Oystercatcher, 22 Shelduck, Wood pigeon, 6 Goldfinch, Common Gull, 5 Little Egret, 1 Barnacle Goose (looking a bit sad, in lagoon), 1 Cuckoo, 2 Reed Bunting, Black-tailed Godwit, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dunlin, Redshank, Grey Plover, Starling, House Sparrow, Pheasant, Common Crow, Stock Dove, Whitethroat, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed tit, Skylark (in sky towards Foulness), 1 Stonechat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Green Woodpecker. numerous Rabbit. Noel Barnes.

East Tilbury, Coalhouse Fort 06:00 to 10:00
Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Corn Bunting, Siskin, Cuckoo, Nightingale. Dean Wright.

Hadleigh Castle 06:15
Cuckoo Cunning Murrell footpath Seaview Terrace to the Country Park Hub. Roger Shinn.

Rayleigh, Fairland Close 08:00
Pair of Blackcap in bird bath. John Attfield.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:18 to 10:57
12 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 2 Swallow, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Lesser Whitethroat singing, a few Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler singing [Manorway Fleet], a few Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap singing [Coryton], 1 Chiffchaff singing [Manorway Fleet], 6 Pochard [including 1 east towards Bowers Tip], pair of Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, Oystercatcher pair, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler singing [Manorway Fleet], 1 Little Grebe [Oozedam], 2 Corn Bunting, a few Linnet, 1 Sparrowhawk. Richard Fahey.

Southchurch Park East 09:10
1 Reed Warbler flitting through the reeds stems, NE of water, 2+ Reed Warbler calling from deep inside reedbed south of water. Robert Dobinson.

Paglesham Eastend 10:00 to 11;15
1 Buzzard high over Potton, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Avocet, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Cuckoo - male seen and heard, 2 Swallow, 7 Reed Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Corn Bunting. David Selley.

RSPB Vange Marsh 15:00 to 17:30
7 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 5 Shelduck, 4 Gadwall, 24 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Snipe, 4 Spotted Redshank, 1 Marsh Harrier (immature male), 2 Reed Warbler (heard only), 1 Common Tern. David Shepherd.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:10 to 16:40
4 Red Crested Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 25 Mallard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 20+ Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan 40+ Black-headed Gull, 11 Herring Gull, 5 Coot, 7 Carrion Crow, 33 Woodpigeon, 1 Blackbird, 40+ Greylag Geese, 34 Canada Geese. Rob Harris.

Southchurch Park East 17:30
1 male Blackcap flying between trees and shrubs, behind north reed bed pond. Robert Dobinson.

Saturday 21st April 2018easterly, clear, max17°c

Rayleigh, Ferndale Road 09:00 to 17:00
c.4 Buzzard seen on several occasions, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 5 Siskin, 2 Stock Dove. Robin Peppiatt.

Great Wakering 11:00 to 13:00
MOD footpath from Cupids Corner to seawall: 7 Shelduck, 8 Mallard, 3 Swallow, 2 Stock Dove, 3 Skylark, at least 4 Nightingale heard, 11 Whitethroat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Linnet. Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood and Orange Tip butterflies, many Beeflies. David Selley.

River Roach Seal Trip 11:30 to 18:15
1 Little Egret, 6 Mute Swan Photo available - click here, 1 Marsh Harrier (female on Wallasea), 3 Buzzard (together over Foulness), 12 Oystercatcher, 3 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 18 Redshank, 1 Sandwich Tern, 6 Common Tern Photo available - click here. 32 Common Seal Photo available - click here, 2 Grey Seal. Graham Mee.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 11:40 to 11:50
2 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Red Crested Pochard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 21 Mallard, 26 Greylag Geese, 6 Canada Geese, 23 Cormorant, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Carrion Crow, 7 Woodpigeon, 2 Gadwall. Rob Harris.

East Mersea, Cudmore Grove 12:00 to 15:00
4 Whitethroat. J.Howell.

Hockley Woods 13:20
3 Buzzard soaring on thermals over woods. Tim Davis.

Billericay 14:00
1 male Sparrowhawk sitting in garden birdbath. Marion Burch.

Eastwood, Lundy Close 14:50 to 14:53
2 Dunnock all around feeders. 1 Wood Mouse. Jeff Kinnerman, Mel Lengden.

RSPB Wallasea Island 16:00 to 16:45
2 Corn Bunting, 1 Blackbird, 50+ Woodpigeon, 16 Mallard, 12 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 22 Common Pheasant, 4 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 4 Skylark, 4 Swallow, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 32 Herring Gull, 5 Linnet. Rob Harris.

Paglesham 17:00 to 17:30
1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Corn Bunting, 1 Blackbird, 30+ Woodpigeon, 3 Mallard, 5 Carrion Crow, 4 Common Pheasant, 1 Kestrel. Rob Harris.

Friday 20th April 2018variable, clear, max25°c

First migrant report First Local Summer Migrant Report - Reed Warbler

Canvey Wick 08:41 to 13:44
8 Blackcap (including five males), 14 Common Whitethroat, 17 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Greenfinch, 3 Nightingale (brief glimpses of two birds, all singing at crossroads/mast vicinity), 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults together), 2 Reed Warbler (heard only), 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard only), 1 Reed Bunting (male), 1 Jay, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Cuckoo (showing well on perimeter fence, calling), 2 Sparrowhawk (together, circling). 2 Red Fox (singles). 2 Brimstone, 2 Speckled Wood, Small White, Peacock (abundant). Jeff Kinnerman.

Canvey Wick 09:15 to 11:00
2 Nightingale, 1 Cuckoo (heard), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 1 Sparrowhawk, Blackcap, Linnet, Chiffchaff. 3 Small White butterfly. Mick Roe, Jeff Kinnerman.

Ashingdon, Magnolia Nature Reserve 10:30 to 11:00
Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, male Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Moorhen, Magpie, Goldfinch, Lesser Whitethroat heard, Wren. Comma butterfly. Grass Snake. Debbie Haynes.

Canewdon 12:30 to 12:50
1 Kestrel, 1 Swallow Photo available - click here, 5 Linnet Photo available - click here, 7 House Sparrow, 4 Common Pheasant, 14 Woodpigeon, 2 Carrion Crow. Rob Harris.

RSPB Wallasea Island 13:00 to 13:50
17 Common Pheasant, 2 Oystercatcher, 7 Linnet Photo available - click here, 2 Skylark, 40+ Woodpigeon 2 Coot, 8 Mallard, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 400+ Mixed Gull Flock. Rob Harris.

Wat Tyler Country Park 14:00 to 15:00
Scrape only: 200+ Black-headed Gull (on the islands), 2 Buzzard, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Sedge Warble (heard only), 1 Cuckoo (heard calling), 1 male Marsh Harrier (flew along the Fleet). David Shepherd.

Hockley 15:00 to 16:00
1 Peacock, 1 male Orange Tip, 1 Comma seen in our garden. George.

Thursday 19th April 2018easterly, clear, max24°c

Leigh on Sea 10:00 to 10:05
Sparrowhawk pair and Buzzard circling south of garden. Graham Mee.

Vange Marsh (east) 11:00 to 12:00
2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Common Tern, 1 Redshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Buzzard. 1 Small White, 2 Peacock. Mick Roe.

Hutton 14:45
2 Red Kite performing a mating dance. Michael Sullivan.

Basildon, Burnt Mills 15:30
Our House Martins are back. Dawn and Peter.

Wednesday 18th April 2018southerly to easterly, clear, max21°c

Canvey Wick 08:55 to 11:30
2 Cuckoo, 4 Nightingale (all singing together around radio mast), 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Common Whitethroat, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 12 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 Pheasant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Mediterranean Gull. Tim Hurdley.

Two Tree Island 10:00 to 13:00
Jackdaw, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Carrion Crow, Collared Dove, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Redshank, Great Tit, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Starling, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Chiffchaff, Pheasant, 2 Nightingale [heard and seen], Long-tailed Tit, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet, Wren, Mallard, 16 Blackcap, Curlew, Coot, Moorhen, Sedge Warbler, Robin, Whitethroat, Jay, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Stonechat, Avocet, Canada Goose, Oystercatcher, Shoveler Teal, Brent Goose, Pied Wagtail, House Sparrow. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

Woodham Edwin Hall Lane/Crow Lane 11:00 to 11:20
1 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Pheasant, 4 Carrion Crow, 40+ Woodpigeon, 2 Blackbird, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit. Rob Harris.

Leigh on Sea 11:02
Buzzard over north, pair Green Woodpecker in garden. Graham & Kris Mee.

Margaretting Roundabout on A12 15:10
1 Red Kite. Orange tip, 1 Comma 1 butterfly in Ingatestone garden later that afternoon. J. Howell.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 15:40 to 16:00
50+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Gadwall, 21 Mallard, 30+ Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 60+ Greylag Geese, 26 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 5 Shoveler, 4 Mute Swan, 36 Cormorant, 5 Carrion Crow, 12 Coot. Rob Harris.

Westcliff, Springfield Drive
1 Coal Tit (distant, calling). Jeff Kinnerman.

Tuesday 17th April 2018southerly, clear, max20°c

First migrant report First Local Summer Migrant Report - Common Tern, Lesser Whitethroat, House Martin and Nightingale

Canvey Wick 07:30 to 08:30
1 Nightingale seen and heard 50 yards past the radio mast. David Davies.

Canvey Wick 09:15 to 11:30
3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Nightingale, 10 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Swallow, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Pheasant. Tim Hurdley.

RSPB West Canvey Marsh 09:30
1 Swallow, 8 House Martin over the reservoir. David Davies.

RSPB West Canvey Marsh 09:30 to 11:30
14 Canada Geese, 7 Magpie, 50+ Carrion Crow, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 20+ Mallard, 11 Skylark, 4 Pochard, 6 Mute Swan, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 20+ Shelduck, 3 Lapwing, 7 Coot, 1 Wren, 1 Siskin. Mark Allington.

Woodham Ferrers, Burnham Road South 09:45
Red Kite. Steve RJ.

Canvey Wick 11:10 to 12:41
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Lesser Whitethroat (one showing, all singing), Blackcap (male showing, others singing), 2 Greenfinch, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 1 Common Whitethroat (singing), 2 Swallow. 8+ Peacock, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White. Hole Haven Creek: 21 Curlew, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel. Jeff Kinnerman, Mick Roe, Terry Gleave.

River Roach Seal Trip 12:00 to 15:00
1 Buzzard (on Foulness), 12 Oystercatcher, 5 Avocet, 8 Curlew, 1 Common Tern, 6 Swallow, 14 Common Seal. Graham Mee.

RSPB West Canvey Marsh 12:47 to 15:10
1 Cetti's Warbler (heard only), 5 Skylark, 34 Shelduck, 13 Jackdaw, 2 Lesser Whitethroat (one showing, the other heard singing only), 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Reed Bunting (males), 2 Lapwing, 1 Kestrel (male), 1 Blackcap (male), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Common Whitethroat (heard only), 8 Tufted Duck (including 5 drakes), 1 Gadwall (drake), 1 Shoveler (drake), 2 Stock Dove (together), 2 Swallow, 1 Little Grebe. 10+ Peacock, 1 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell. Jeff Kinnerman.

Great Stambridge 13:00
2 Blackcap (male and female) in garden. Steve Sanford.

Coggeshall, Marks Hall 15:30
5 House Martin. J.Howell.

Great Stambridge 16:30
1 Siskin (a lingering female) in garden. Steve Sanford.

RSPB Wallasea island 18:30 to 20:00
Male Marsh Harrier, Short-eared Owl. Graham & Kris Mee.

Monday 16th April 2018southj westerly, partly cloudy, max16°c

Rawreth 12:30
1 Red Kite. Michelle Collier.

Wickford, Shotgate 13:15
1 Red Kite. Terry.

Sunday 15th April 2018easterly to southerly, partly cloudy, max16°c

First migrant report First Local Summer Migrant Report - Whitethroat

Fobbing and Corringham Marshes/Coryton 08:08 to 12:15
1 Wheatear, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Cuckoo, 5 Yellowhammer [Fobbing Wood/inner marshes], 2 Sedge Warbler [Coryton], c.6 Blackcap singing [Fobbing wood], c.7 Chiffchaff singing [c.6 Fobbing wood], 16 Teal, 1 Gadwall [Oozedam], 5 Pochard [Manorway Fleet], 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Curlew, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing [singles Fobbing wood and Manorway Fleet], 2 Little Grebe [Oozedam], 2 singing Corn Bunting. Richard Fahey.

River Roach Seal Trip 11:00 to 13:30
9 Curlew, 18 Shelduck. 27 Common Seal Photo available - click here. Graham Mee.

Two Tree Island 14:30 to 15:30
2 Mediterranean Gull, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Avocet, 3 Shelduck, 6 Dunlin. Richard Shepherd.

Woodham Edwin Hall Lane/Crow Lane 14:50 to 15:10
1 Common Buzzard, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Common Pheasant, 25 Woodpigeon, 23 Carrion Crow, 1 Magpie, 2 Blackbird. Rob Harris.

RSPB Wallasea Island 16:50 to 17:30
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Reed Bunting, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 17 Common Pheasant, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Magpie, 8 Mallard, 100+ Woodpigeon. Rob Harris.

Saturday 14th April 2018easterly, partly cloudy then clear, max15°c

First migrant report First Local Summer Migrant Report - Cuckoo

Southchurch Park East 08:30
2 Canada Geese (goose and gander), being chased around pond and park area/grass bank by resident Mute Swan male, 2 Mute Swan now sitting full time on eggs. Robert Dobinson.

Foulness Island 09:30
Hawfinch Photo available - click here under feeder on oil tank in garden. Steve Giles.

Shoeburyness, Gunners Park 09:45 to 13:00
Woodpigeon, Black-headed Gull, Carrion Crow, Great Tit, Collared Dove, Magpie, House Sparrow, Robin, Blackbird, Wren, Blue Tit, Starling, 2 Green Woodpecker, Mallard, Herring Gull, Dunnock, Chaffinch, 100+ Dunlin, Turnstone, Sanderling, Mute Swan, Common Gull, Tufted Duck, Coot, Little Egret, Redshank, Greenfinch, Moorhen, Red-legged Partridge, Sedge Warbler, Goldfinch, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Jackdaw. Brimstone Butterfly, Large White. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

Two Tree Island East 09:50 to 10:20
Cuckoo and plenty of Blackcap. John Tozer.

Wat Tyler Country Park 10:00
Chiffchaff Photo available - click here, Blackcap Photo available - click here, Kestrel. Richard Shepherd.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 10:00 to 10:15
2 Gadwall Photo available - click here, 40+ Tufted Duck, 34 Mallard, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Pochard, 9 Coot, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30+ Herring Gull, 50+ Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Carrion Crow, 12 Woodpigeon, 50+ Greylag Geese, 30+ Canada Geese, 2 Blackbird. Rob Harris.

RSPB Rainham Marshes 11:00 to 14:00
1 Great White Egret, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Hobby, 6 Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff. Mick Roe.

East Tilbury, Coalhouse Fort 12:40 to 14:05
1 Chiffchaff singing, 110+ Avocet, 15+ Curlew, 50+ Teal. Richard Fahey.

Great Stambridge 13:00
2 Buzzard (displaying over the garden). Steve Sanford.

Wakering, Cupid's Chase to Sea Wall 13:45 to 16:45
1 female Blackcap, 1 Jay, 1 Common Buzzard, several Pheasant, 1 male Chaffinch, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 male Blackbird, 3 Magpie, several Woodpigeon, 1 Swallow, 1 Kestrel, several Black-headed Gull. Many Red Admiral (courting). No sign of the Cuckoo which I and an unknown dog walker thought we heard from Wakering Stairs at 12pm today. Jackie and Mike Bliss.

RSPB Vange Marsh 15:00 to 17:00
58 Greylag Geese, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 15 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 3 Avocet, 22 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Sedge Warbler (singing). David Shepherd. 

Friday 13th April 2018south westerly, mostly cloudy, max13°c

First migrant report First Local Summer Migrant Report - Sandwich Tern

Shoeburyness, Gunners Park 09:13 to 12:46
6 House Sparrow, 1 Redshank, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Tufted Duck (pair), 5 Brent Goose (1 east, 4 west), 2 Red-legged Partridge (SSSI area), 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults together over), 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap (pair), 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (female). 1 Red Fox (SSSI area). 1 Common Seal (offshore). Jeff Kinnerman.

Southend, Glebe Close 09:30
1 Ring-necked Parakeet high in tree of neighboring garden. Lawrence Humphreys.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 10:00 to 10:10
40+ Tufted Duck, 26 Mallard, 2 Shelduck, 6 Carrion Crow, 7 Coot, 7 Shoveler, 16 Woodpigeon, 19 Cormorant, 27 Greylag Geese, 6 Canada Geese, 14 Black-headed Gull. Rob Harris.

Rayleigh, Fairland Close 10:30
2 Long-tailed Tit and female Blackcap on fat balls. Male Blackcap singing in bushes over railway. John Attfield.

Southend Pier 10:30 to 12:00
8 Sandwich Tern, 18 Turnstone Photo available - click here, 2 Great Crested Grebe. Graham & Kris Mee.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 10:30 to 12:00
2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Swallow. Mick Roe.

Rayleigh Mount 11:30 to 12:35
Pair Blackcap, Green Woodpecker (heard), 2 Song Thrush, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Blackbird, 2 Mallard, 6 Robin, Wren (heard), Dunnock, Moorhen, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove. Steve R J.

Thorndon Country Park and Little Warley 12:30 to 14:30
6 Nuthatch,(2 seen+ 4 heard), 1 Treecreeper, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Jay, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 3 Blackcap Photo available - click here (2 seen, 1 heard), 4 Chiffchaff (1 seen, 3 heard), 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 2 Magpie. Denis Warren.

Hockley, Lower Road 14:30
Swallow. Russ Payne.

Rochford, Doggetts Farm 15:00 to 16:00
Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Skylark, Corn Bunting, Song Thrush, Jay, Ring-necked Parakeet. Pat Dandridge.

Hanningfield Reservoir 15:30 to 15:45
Causeway: 12 Tufted Duck, 4 Red Crested Pochard Photo available - click here. Denis warren.

Billericay 15:50
1 Red Kite over garden. Marion Burch.

Wakering Stairs 16:00 to 17:00
1 Kestrel, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush. All warblers and thrushes singing. David Selley.

Great Stambridge 16:30
12 Siskin (7 male, 5 female), also additional 40+ finch flock (Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Chaffinch) in garden. Steve Sanford.

Leigh on Sea 17:30
Sparrowhawk pair just south of garden. Graham & Kris Mee.

Foulness Island 17:00 to 18:00
11 Siskin (4 male, 7 female), 2 female Brambling in garden. Steve Giles.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 17:50 to 18:10
2 Canada Geese, 8 Greylag Geese, 2 Red Crested Pochard, 4 Pochard, 35 Tufted Duck, 4 Gadwall, 7 Coot, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Mallard, 23 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Carrion Crow, 4 Woodpigeon, 25 Black-headed Gull, 4 Herring Gull. Rob Harris.

Thursday 12th April 2018northerly, overcast, max11°c

First migrant report First Local Summer Migrant Report - Sedge Warbler

Thundersley 07:45
3 Siskin checking out my bird feeders. John Bennett.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:03 to 10:58
1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Sedge Warbler [singing Manorway Fleet], 1 Whimbrel, 2 Blackcap [male and female Manorway Fleet and 2 singing here later], 1 Chiffchaff singing [Manorway Fleet], 3 Wigeon [Oozedam], 22 Teal [12 lagoon/creek, 10 Oozedam], 5 Shoveler, pair of Gadwall [by the south pool], 7 Pochard [Manorway Fleet], 400+ Black-tailed Godwit, c.7 Curlew, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe [2 Oozedam], 1 Jay, 1 Corn Bunting. Richard Fahey.

Rayleigh, Wellington Road 09:30
3 Siskin (1m, 2f), 2 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch. Russ Payne.

RSPB Vange Marsh 13:30 to 16:00
1 Sedge Warbler, 20+ Swallow, 2 Greenshank, 11 Snipe, 2 Bearded Tit, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 50+ Greylag Geese, 4 Pochard, 10 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 12 Tufted Duck , 1 female Marsh Harrier. David Shepherd.

Westcliff, St George's Drive 13:55
2 Mediterranean Gull (adults together over garden). Jeff Kinnerman.

Southend, Oakengrange Drive 14:00
1 Waxwing Photo available - click here. Richard Shepherd.

Shoeburyness, Gunners Park 15:00
4 Wheatear Photo available - click here. Richard Shepherd.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:50 to 17:10
3 Red Crested Pochard Photo available - click here, 1 Pochard, 23 Shoveler Photo available - click here, 3 Coot, 21 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 35 Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 9 Canada Geese, 30+ Greylag Geese, 5 Carrion Crow, 12 Woodpigeon. Rob Harris.

Wednesday 11th April 2018northerly, overcast, max11°c

Southend, Oakengrange Drive 08:00 to 10:30
Waxwing is still in Oakengrange Drive. Carol.

Wickford, Shotgate 10:30 to 11:10
1 Siskin - male on garden feeder. A first for us. Martin and Marie Singleton.

Wickford, Wick Country Park 12:00 to 13:40
c.6 Siskin - feeding on Alders around the boardwalk area. Martin Singleton.

Southchurch Park East 12:50
2 Swallow feeding above the pond. Robert Dobinson.

River Roach Seal Trip 13:00 to 15:15
80 Curlew, 42 Harbour Seal Photo available - click here, 1 Grey Seal Photo available - click here. Graham Mee.

Great Wakering 15:00 to 16:15
Common Road to MOD Potton Gate: 1 Swallow on wires by Potton Gate, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Siskin, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Corn Bunting. Name: David Selley.

Hockley 18:25
14 Siskin (9 male, 5 female), 3 Goldfinch in flock which made quick visit to garden feeders. Tim Davis.

Tuesday 10th April 2018east north east, overcast, max13°c

Great Stambridge 09:00
9 Siskin (4 male, 5 female) in garden. Steve Sanford.

Southend, Oakengrange Drive 10:15 to 10:30
1 Waxwing. Jeff Kinnerman.

Canvey Wick 10:30 to 11:45
3 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Dunnock, 1 Linnet, 1 Green Woodpecker. Mick Roe.

Southend, Oakengrange Drive 19:15
1 Waxwing. David Lee.

Monday 09th April 2018easterly, overcast, max10°c

RSPB West Canvey Marsh 09:03 to 13:28
1 Cetti's Warbler (heard only), 76 Carrion Crow, 8 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 9 Tufted Duck, 50+ Shoveler, 2 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 15 Shelduck, 1 Blackcap (male), 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 4 Stock Dove (together), 6 Whimbrel (together, over), 5 Wigeon (including three drakes), 2 Reed Bunting (males), 2 Oystercatcher (together), 26 Black-tailed Godwit (together over), 1 Gadwall (drake), 13 Teal, 1 Corn Bunting (distant, calling. East Haven Creek). Jeff Kinnerman.

Wat Tyler Country Park 10:00 to 13:15
Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Black-headed Gull, Starling, Magpie, House Sparrow, Mute Swan, 8 Swallow, Carrion Crow, Robin, Great Tit, Herring Gull, Dunnock, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Coot, Canada Goose, Mallard, Pochard, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Tufted Duck, Common Gull, Chaffinch, Wren, Jay, Jackdaw. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

Foulness Island 11:00 to 12:30
In garden: Brambling and Siskin as yesterday, 2 Chiffchaff male Blackcap, 2 Common Buzzard over, unsuccessful Sparrowhawk, no sign of Serin. Steve Giles.

RSPB Rainham Marshes 12:00
15 Common Scoter, 1 Great White Egret, 3 Skylark, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Blackcap, 4 Swallow. T. Bray.

Rayleigh, Ferndale Road 15:00
15 Siskin in birches. Robin Peppiatt.

Southend, Oakengrange Drive 16:32
1 male Waxwing in top of Rowan tree. J. Goodman.

Sunday 08th April 2018variable, rain, mostly cloudy, max14°c

East Tilbury, Coalhouse Fort 06:30 to 09:30
2 Barn Owl, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Pochard, Gadwall, Marsh Harrier. Dean Wright.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:18 to 10:58
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 male Blackcap [Coryton], 1 Chiffchaff singing [Coryton], 1 Fieldfare, 7 Wigeon [4 on the south pool, the rest Oozedam], c.20 Teal [c.15 Oozedam], pair of Gadwall [Oozedam], pair of Shoveler, 2 Pochard [Manorway Fleet], c.20 Shelduck [including group of 10], 3 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, pair of Oystercatcher, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing [Manorway Fleet], 1 Corn Bunting singing, 1 Jay. Richard Fahey.

Foulness Island 08:45 to 09:15
Male and female Serin, male Blackcap, Chiffchaff in garden. Steve Giles.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 10:00 to 10:15
35 Canada Geese, 40+ Greylag Geese, 90+ Black-headed Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 70+ Tufted Duck, 30+ Mallard, 7 Coot, 9 Cormorant, 6 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 1 Bullfinch. Rob Harris.

Great Stambridge 13:00
4 Siskin (2 males 2 females), 1 Blackcap (male) in garden, 1 Kestrel (hunting nearby). Steve Sanford.

Foulness Island 14:00 to 15:00
All in garden: female Serin, 2 male and 5 female Brambling, 3 male 2 female Siskin, Swallow over, Black Redstart earlier. Steve Giles.

Woodham, Edwin Hall Lane/Crow Lane 15:00 to 15:20
8 Common Pheasant, 7 Red-legged Partridge, 14 Carrion Crow, 1 Magpie, 1 Chaffinch, 2 House Sparrow, 32 Woodpigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 2 Moorhen, 2 Blackbird. Rob Harris.

Hockley 15:30 to 16:15
3 Siskin (2 male, 1 female) numerous visits to garden feeders. Tim Davis.

Eastwood 16:16 to 16:20
2 Little Owl (pair together). Jeff Kinnerman, Mel Lengden.

Hadleigh, Cunning Murrell Footpath 16:30
4 Swallow on wires and over lake. Roger Shinn.

Benfleet, Fernlea Road 16:50 to 17:00
6 Siskin (4 male, 2 female) on Nyjer feeders. Richard Gray.

Saturday 07th April 2018southerly, partly cloudy, max18°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 12:18 to 15:00
2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel [still here], 1 Blackcap singing [Manorway Fleet], 1 Chiffchaff singing [Manorway Fleet], 11 Teal, 4 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Peregrine Falcon [southeast over Manorway Fleet], 1 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler singing [Coryton], 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet]. Richard Fahey.

River Roach Seal Trip 12:30 to 14:45
1 Peregrine Falcon (flying down Roach), 82 Curlew. 42 Common Seal. Graham Mee.

Shoebury 12:45
1 Brimstone in garden. Steve Day.

Hawkwell, Windsor Gardens 14:20
1 Grey Wagtail in brook. Tim Davis.

RSPB Wallasea Island 15:40 to 16:30
1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 20+ Common Pheasant, 24 Carrion Crow, 5 Magpie, 1 Blackbird, 4 Skylark, 6 Shelduck, 3 Greylag Geese, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 32 Herring Gull, 15 Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 32 Mallard, 70+ Woodpigeon, 2 Linnet. Rob Harris.

South Fambridge 17:00 to 18:00
2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Avocet on north bank of Crouch, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap (singing), 1 Song Thrush, Blackbird, Robin, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 20+ House Sparrow, 1 Yellowhammer (singing male), 2 Corn Bunting (singing). David Selley.

Friday 06th April 2018south easterly, clear, max16°c

First migrant report First Local Summer Migrant Report - Swallow

RSPB Bowers Marsh 08:25 to 13:38
2 Mediterranean Gull (adults together), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (male), 10 Lapwing, 164 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 4 Oystercatcher, 10 Skylark, 4 Redshank, 39 Avocet (Old Saltings, 49 East Haven Creek), 2 Marsh Harrier (singles, male and female), 3 Meadow Pipit, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Reed Bunting (males), 1 Curlew, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 Bearded Tit (male calling), 1 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 14 Stock Dove (together), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap (both heard only), 1 Swallow (south). 1 Small Tortoiseshell. 1 Red Fox. St.Margaret's Churchyard, Church Road: 1 Chiffchaff. Jeff Kinnerman.

RSPB West Canvey Marsh 09:30 to 10:30
6 Skylark, 1 Swallow (over lagoon), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (diving on lagoon), 25 Pochard (in flight), 6 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 14 Canada Geese, 1 Lapwing (in flight). Mark Allington.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 11:00 to 11:20
2 Gadwall, 30 Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 5 Coot, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 40+ Cormorant, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 60+ Greylag Geese, 50+ Canada Geese, 1 Magpie, 7 Carrion Crow, 15 Woodpigeon. 1 Muntjac Deer. Rob Harris.

Wickford 12:10 to 12:11
1 Common Buzzard. Rob Harris.

Wat Tyler Country Park 12:30
1 male Marsh Harrier flying very low above the marsh opposite the marina car park. Dawn and Peter.

Rettendon A129/A130 14:00 to 14:02
1 Common Buzzard. Rob Harris.

RSPB Vange Marsh 14:00 to 16:30
26 Pochard, 16 Wigeon, 8 Shelduck, 22 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Little Grebe, 36 Greylag Geese, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Snipe, 51 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Avocet, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Marsh Harrier (2 male, 1 immature). David Shepherd.

Witham, Maltings Academy 16:10
Red Kite over. Viv Connett.

Benfleet, Watlington Road, Railway Embankment 16:30 to 17:30
Pair Blackcap, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 20+ Wood Pigeon. Mark Allington.

Thursday 05th April 2018north westerly to southerly, clear, max12°c

Wickford, Beauchamps Estate 08:00
1 Swallow on telephone wires. Stuart Fleming.

Southend, North Avenue 08:57
First time ever I had 2 Goldfinch at my feeders in the Garden. S. Jackson.

RSPB Rainham Marshes 09:30 to 10:30
1 Great White Egret still present, 1 Sedge Warbler singing, 1 male Bearded Tit near Purfleet hide, 3 adult Mediterranean Gull. Andrew Gouldstone.

RSPB Vange Marsh 11:15 to 12:15
1 Kestrel, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Greenfinch. 1 Brimstone Butterfly. Mick Roe.

A12 Mountnessing 16:30
Red Kite landing in the top of a tall tree with no branches. Dawn and Peter.

Woodham Edwin Hall Lane/Crow Lane 19:20 to 20:05
9 Common Pheasant, 5 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Blackbird. Rob Harris.

Wednesday 04th April 2018southerly, mostly cloudy, max14°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:37 to 11:12
2 Chiffchaff singing [Coryton], 1 Whimbrel [still here], c.40 Teal [20+ Oozedam], 1 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler and 3 Gadwall at Oozedam, 1 Pochard [Manorway Fleet], 30+ Shelduck [23 just north of lagoon], 1 Grey Plover, 1 Curlew, 1 Cetti's Warbler singing [Manorway Fleet]. Richard Fahey.

Prittlewell 14:26
1 Jackdaw feeding on stale hot cross bun in garden. John Goodman.

Tuesday 03rd April 2018south south westerly, mostly cloudy, max15°c

RSPB Rainham Marshes 10:00
1 Great White Egret again present on Aveley Marsh. Andrew Gouldstone.

Ashingdon, Princess Gardens 10:00 to 10:20
1 Sparrowhawk - male on our fence watching me top up feeders, 4 Robin - two pairs (back and front garden) gathering nest material, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 15 House Sparrow. David Selley.

Heybridge, Canal Footpath from Heybridge Basin/Seawall 10:00 to 12:00
3 Swallow flying fast west, 3 singing Chiffchaff, many summer plummage Black-tailed Godwit, Avocet, Redshank, Dunlin, 1 Curlew, a few Brent Geese, 2 Jay, 1 Buzzard. J. Howell.

RSPB Vange Marsh 14:00 to 16:00
20+ Wigeon, 28+ Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 8 Pochard, 300+ Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, 1 Oystercatcher, 30+ Greylag Geese, 2 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Cormorant, 1 male Marsh Harrier, 4 Meadow Pipit. David Shepherd.

Hockley 14:30
1 male Brimstone flying over the flower beds in our garden. George.

Monday 02nd April 2018southerly, rain, max7°c

Hockley 08:30
2 male Siskin on garden feeders. Tim Davis.

Daws Heath 10:20
3 Siskin (2 male, 1 female), 2 Coal Tit, 8 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, numerous Chaffinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit. Neil Latham.

Eastwood, 12:01 to 12:03 and 15:47 to 16:18
1 Little Owl showing well (perched on oaks from footbridge on second visit). Jeff Kinnerman, Mel Lengden.

Abberton Reservoir 13:00
2 Yellow Wagtail Photo available - click here. Richard Shepherd.

Shoeburyness, Gunners Park 15:30
1 Wheatear in fenced off part of ranges by butts. Brian Coveney.

Sunday 01st April 2018variable, rain, max8°c

First migrant report First Local Summer Migrant Report - Wheatear

East Tilbury, Coalhouse Fort 06:00 to 10:00
Barn Owl, Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover, Merlin, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Brent Geese. Dean Wright.

Fobbing and Corringham Marshes/Coryton 08:07 to 12:12
1 Red Kite [east to Bowers tip], 1 Merlin [1 on fence bit northwest of track, later east over Oozedam], 2 Red-legged Partridge [inner marshes], 5 singing Chiffchaff [4 Fobbing wood, 1 Manorway Fleet], 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel [wintering one], 1 Yellowhammer [inner marshes], 80+ Wigeon [flew north, landing near Fobbing Horse creek], 100+ Teal [c.25 inner marshes], 5 Shoveler, 5 Gadwall [Oozedam], 1 Pochard [Manorway Fleet], 5 Curlew, 1 Peregrine Falcon [in field below seawall], 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing [singles Fobbing wood and Manorway Fleet], 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet]. Richard Fahey.

Barling Magna, Millennium Wildlife Park 09:50 to 10:30
Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Starling, Black-headed Gull, Collared Dove, Dunnock, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Robin, Stock Dove, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, Little Egret, Herring Gull, Wren, Long-railed Tit, House Sparrow, Magpie. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

RSPB Rainham Marshes 10:00 to 14:00
1 Great White Egret again on Aveley Marsh, 1 Avocet, 1 Jack Snipe showing well near Butts hide, 1 Short-eared Owl over Aveley Marsh, 1 male Marsh harrier. Andrew Gouldstone.

Barling, All saints Church to Sea Wall 11:00 to 11:45
Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Carrion Crow, Robin, Reed Bunting, Blackbird, Green Woodpecker, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Redshank, Teal, Moorhen, Mallard, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Dunnock, Starling, Herring Gull, Magpie, Mediterranean Gull, Goldfinch, Jackdaw. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

Hockley, Woodlands Road 13:00 to 15:00
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay on feeder, small flock Long-tailed Tit, several Starling on the lawn, 3 Blackbird (2 male, 1 female), 3 Jackdaw, 5 Magpie, 4 Collared Dove, 1 Wren, 3 Great Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock. David Z.

Leigh-on-Sea 14:30
4 Jackdaw foraging in my back garden. All flew off towards Belfairs Woods. Nicola.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 14:30 to 16:30
2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Pintail, 103 Avocet, c.20 Black-tailed Godwit, c.20 Stock Dove. 1 (possibly 2) Water Vole. Ross Gardner.

Foulness Island 14:45 to 15:00
Barn Owl, male Wheatear. Steve Giles.

Wakering Stairs 15:50 to 17:55
Footpath/seawall from Cupid's Corner to Broomway: 30 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 6 Shelduck, 16 Oystercatcher, c.260 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 5 Grey Partridge flushed from just inside seawall, 4 Stock Dove (2 pairs), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Dunnock, 3 Wren, 2 Jay, 25+ Chaffinch. 1 Red Fox, 1 Brown Hare. David Selley.

Wakering Stairs 17:45
2 Grey Partridge in the field to the right just after the Landwick security gate, on the road to Wakering Stairs this evening. Jackie.

Canewdon 17:50 to 18:05
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30+ Common Pheasant, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Dunnock, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Blackbird, 1 Kestrel 100+ Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 3 Carrion Crow. Rob Harris.

RSPB Wallasea Island 18:15 to 19:00
20+ Common Pheasant, 150+ Woodpigeon, 18 Carrion Crow, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 male Hen Harrier, 1 Skylark, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting, 3 Magpie, 2 Moorhen, 40+ Mallard, 16 Herring Gull. Rob Harris.



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