? 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!


Thursday 03rd September 2015Latest Wildlife News on Twitter    

Chalkwell Park 07:20
c.50 House Sparrow (single flock in shrubs). Jeff Kinnerman.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:20 to 10:43
3 Whinchat near barns, 2 Spotted Redshank on creek, 1 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher at Manorway Fleet, 1 dark Marsh Harrier, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 30+ Swallow, a few Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff heard by Manorway, c.26 Teal on creek, 2 Little Egret, a few Cetti's Warbler heard, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Gadwall on Manorway Fleet. Richard Fahey.

Wednesday 02nd September 2015variable, partly cloudy, rain, max18°c

Leigh on Sea, Park View Drive 08:00 to 08:40
1 Sparrowhawk, 15 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow over garden this morning. Kris Mee, Web Author.

Hullbridge, Keswick Avenue 11:05
1 Buzzard over. Colin Knight.

River Roach Seal Trip, 12:00 to 13:00
8 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron Photo available - click here, 35 Lapwing, 41 Common Seal Photo available - click here. Web Author.

Two Tree Island 14:30 to 15:45
Large number of Black-tailed Godwit and Redshank, several Greenshank, 6 Grey Plover on summer plumage, 1 Golden Plover, large flock of Ringed Plover, 1 Ruff, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher. David Lee.

Tuesday 01st September 2015north westerly, partly cloudy, rain, max18°c

Westcliff, Brightwell Avenue 06:24
1 Grey Wagtail flew calling overhead. Jeff Kinnerman.

River Roach Seal Trip 11:00 to 12:30
14 Little Egret, 15 Canada Goose Photo available - click here, 4 Great Black-backed Gull Photo available - click here, 1 Marsh Harrier Photo available - click here (on Wallasea), 20 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover, 18 Lapwing, 1 Yellow Wagtail. 37 Common Seal. Web Author.

Stambridge 13:30
Buzzard over Stambridge Road. Web Author.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 14:08 to 16:15
1 Wheatear on rubble near pill box, 3 Green Sandpiper (maybe 1 of same later at Coryton), 1 Whimbrel, a few Yellow Wagtail, Swallow and House Martin, 2 Kingfisher at Manorway Fleet, 180+ Curlew (going to roost near shrub mound), 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, a few Cetti's Warbler heard at Manorway Fleet, 2 Gadwall and 1 Little Grebe on Manorway Fleet, 1 Green Woodpecker. Richard Fahey.

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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