South East Essex RSPB Latest Wildlife Reports
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Sunday 29th November 2015Latest Wildlife News on Twitter
RSPB Wallasea Island 10:30 to 11:30
11 Mute Swan, 17 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 206 Shelduck, 27 Wigeon, 7 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 22 Redshank, 80 Lapwing, 1 female Merlin low over the saltmarsh, 2 Meadow Pipit. David Selley.
Saturday 28th November 2015south westerly, partly cloudy, max11°c
Southchurch Park East 08:20
The Water Rail was back in the usual place opposite the Bloomfield bench. Bob Dobinson.
22 Red-breasted Merganser out on the water whilst on my kayak. All in one group displaying and fighting. Got to within 50 feet of the before they flew off towards Mersea Island. Nigel Norton.
Friday 27th November 2015south south westerly, mostly cloudy, max12°c
Chalkwell Park 07:45 to 13:30
Wren (heard), 1 Grey Heron, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Jay, 7 Redwing flew over, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk flew low over rose garden, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Robin, 2 Chaffinch, 50+ Starling, House Sparrow, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Blackbird, Collared Dove. Grey Squirrel with it's instinctive behaviour to store acorns this individual replicated this by taking a vol-au-vent in it's mouth and storing it on top of a Yew hedge patting it down before departing to a nearby garden. Jeff Kinnerman.
RSPB Vange Marsh 14:00 to 15:15
150+ Lapwing, 55+ Wigeon, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Avocet, 5 Shelduck, 4 Pintail (two pairs), also a few Redshank and Curlew. David Shepherd.
Southchurch Park East 15:00
1 Water Rail in the brook, Colbert Avenue side. B. Andrews.
Thursday 26th November 2015variable, partly cloudy, max11°c
Plotlands/Langdon Hills 11:15
2 possibly 3 Red Kite were seen by me, Dave Snow, Peter Woodcock from the SLH U3A Birding Group In the fields between Dunton Ridge and Langdon Hills. Martin Itter.
Wat Tyler Country Park 12:15
Kingfisher on branch in front of scrape hide, superb view. Mick Roe.
RSPB Wallasea Island 14:30 to 15:45
2, possibly 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 male Kestrel, 1 Stonechat. From the white gate: 1 female Merlin perched for 20 minutes in the late afternoon sunshine. Mike Sagrott.
Wednesday 25th November 2015westerly, partly cloudy, max10°c
Chalkwell Park 07:00 to 13:45
Wren, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker (all heard), 1 Jay, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Dunnock, 4 Robin (2 pairs causing a fracas), 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Buzzard (drifted S.W.), House Sparrow, Starling, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Blackbird (incl. the male with the beak abnormality). Jeff Kinnerman.
Two Tree Island East 15:30 to 16:00
Kingfisher on sewage lagoon, Short-eared Owl near maintenance hut. Peter Bowden.
Tuesday 24th November 2015westerly, light rain, max10°c
Canvey Point 10:00 to 12:00
4 Red-throated Diver, 200+ Brent Geese, 1000+ Dunlin, 200+ Grey Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 150+ Oystercatcher, 16 Sanderling, 12 Turnstone, 20+ Curlew, 4 Redshank, 10 Cormorant, 1 Teal, 3 Wigeon, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Merlin, 1 Kestrel. Terry Blackwell.
North Fambridge 14:00 to 14:30
50+ Wigeon v, 2 Shelduck, 13 Mallard, 2 Redshank, 1 Robin, 5 Blackbird, 7 Blue Tit , 4 Great Tit, 30+ House Sparrow , 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch , 40+ Starling, 50+ Woodpigeon, 60+ Brent Geese, 30+ Herring Gull, 50+ Black-headed Gull. Rob Harris.
Woodham, Crow Lane 15:00 to 16:15
1 Common Pheasant, 5 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Blackbird, 7 House Sparrow, 50+ Starling, 100+ Woodpigeon, 5 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk, 20+ Black-headed Gull. Rob Harris.
Monday 23rd November 2015south westerly, clear, max7°c
Hanningfield Reservoir 14:00 to 15:00
12 Great Crested Grebe, 150+ Cormorant, 60+ Mute Swan, 150+ Greylag Geese, 100+ Canada Geese, 100+ Wigeon, 12 Gadwall, 30+ Teal, 150+ Mallard, 150+ Shoveler, 300+ Coot, 200+ Tufted Duck, 3 Moorhen, 150+ Pochard, 70+ Lapwing, 5 Magpie, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Blackbird, 1 Chaffinch, 60+ Carrion Crow, 100+ Starling, 1 Common Pheasant, 1 Black Swan. Rob Harris.
Hundreds of Lapwing on the fields flying and feeding, beautiful to see. Been here for two days now. Jude Gardner.
Sunday 22nd November 2015north westerly, partly cloudy, max6°c
Ashingdon, Princess Gardens 07:45 to 08:30
Obvious influx of 14 Blackbird in and around the garden this morning, 9 Redwing flew over going west, 1 Mistle Thrush heard, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Great Tit. David Selley.
Canvey Point 08:30 to 10:00
35 Common Scoter, 1 Razorbill, 3 Guillemot, 2 Great Northern Diver, 40 Wigeon, 20+ Great Crested Grebe, 100 Brent Geese, 6 Shelduck, 500+ Dunlin, 40 Ringed Plover, 50+ Grey Plover, 6 Turnstone, 1 Lapwing. Terry Blackwell.
Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:15 to 12:00
3 Marsh Harrier, 3 sightings of maybe same Common Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 3 Avocet, c.19 Wigeon at creek, 100+ Teal, 3 Shoveler and 2 Little Grebe on Manorway Fleet, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing at Coryton, 40+ Lapwing, a few Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redwing, a few Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat. Richard Fahey.
Hanningfield Reservoir 09:30 to 13:30
Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Green Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Carrion Crow, Starling, Chaffinch. Kevin Taylor.
Thorpe Bay, Barnstaple Road 09:45
9 male and 1 female Blackbird stayed feeding for some time. Maggie & Dave Davis.
Pound Wood, Daws Heath 11:30 to 12:30
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 or 2 male Sparrowhawk. Mike Sagrott.
Saturday 21st November 2015north westerly, mostly cloudy, max6°c
RSPB Wallasea Island 14:00 to 14:40
20+ Mallard, 16 Common Pheasant, 5 Lapwing, 20+ Herring Gull, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Moorhen, 5 Magpie, 20+ Carrion Crow, 35 Linnet, 100+ Starling, 30+ Corn Bunting. Rob Harris.
Friday 20th November 2015westerly, partly cloudy, max10°c
Chalkwell park 08:00 to 14:00
Green Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail (both heard), 1 Dunnock, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Robin, 1 Wren, 3 Goldfinch, 6+ Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Jay, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, House Sparrow, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Starling. 3 Grey Squirrel. Jeff Kinnerman.
Southchurch Park 08:40
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding on exposed wood/decaying bark of huge dying cracked willow tree on far right side of Bloomfield bench/pond bank border. I watched it for five minutes, it then flew and sat on a house TV aerial in Shaftesbury Ave. Robert Dobinson.
RSPB Wallasea Island 13:45 to 14:30
3 Shelduck, 15 Mallard, 3 Little Egret, 12 Common Pheasant , 2 Stonechat, 1 Meadow Pipit, 7 Redshank, 30+ Herring Gull, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Magpie, 30+ Carrion Crow, 2 Kestrel, 50+ Starling, 30+ Linnet, 30+ Corn Bunting. Rob Harris.
RSPB West Canvey Marsh 15:30 to 16:30
2 Short-Eared Owl, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier. Mike Sagrott.
Thursday 19th November 2015west south west, rain, max13°c
Chalkwell Park 08:00 to 13:45
Wren, Jay (both heard), Grey Wagtail, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 1 Dunnock, 1 Great Tit, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Robin, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Magpie, Herring Gull, Carrion Crow, House Sparrow, Blackbird (male with approx. one inch long hooked beak), Starling. 3 Grey Squirrel. Jeff Kinnerman.
RSPB Wallasea Island 12:45 to 13:30
1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Little Egret, 5 Kestrel, 40+ Linnet, 30+ Corn Bunting , 30+ Mallard, 2 Magpie, 12 Carrion Crow, 4 Moorhen, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Common Pheasant, 70+ Woodpigeon, 60+ Black-headed Gull. Rob Harris.
Canvey Point 14:15 to 15:00
12 Sanderling, 500+ Dunlin, 300+ Brent Geese, 16 Ringed Plover, 9 Grey Plover, 10 Curlew, 12 Redshank, 300+ Oystercatcher, 16 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 12 Cormorant, 2 Wigeon, 12 Turnstone, 15 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Meadow Pipit. Terry Blackwell.
Wednesday 18th November 2015south westerly, partly cloudy, max15°c
Chalkwell Park 09:30 to 13:00
1 Meadow Pipit flew over calling, 1 Sparrowhawk, c.100 Starling (single flock flew over), 1 Dunnock, Goldcrest (heard), 4 Carrion Crow. Jeff Kinnerman.
Tuesday 17th November 2015south westerly, rain and cloud, max16°c
No reports received for this day.
Monday 16th November 2015south westerly, scattered clouds, max14°c
Southchurch Park 08:45
1 drake Pochard on pond opposite Cafe, 1 adult Cormorant on north island post drying out wing feathers in the wind/sun. Robert Dobinson.
Rettendon 12:30 to 12:35
1 Common Buzzard. Rob Harris.
Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 15:05
40+ Teal, 200+ Mallard, 100+ Coot, 200+ Tufted Duck, 200+ Pochard, 150+ Shoveler, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 20+ Herring Gull, 150+ Cormorant, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 40+ Mute Swan, 1 Swan Goose, 100+ Canada Geese, 200+ Greylag Geese, 9 Magpie, 10+ Pied Wagtail, 20+ Starling, 50+ Carrion Crow, 60+ Woodpigeon, 12 Common Pheasant, 2 Kestrel. Rob Harris.
Sunday 15th November 2015west south west, mostly cloudy, max17°c
Galleywood Common 10:45 to 13:30
Mallard, Moorhen, Woodpigeon, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, House Sparrow. Red Admiral. Kevin Taylor.
Wakering Stairs 11:30 to 14:30
Good wader numbers at WeBS Count, especially: 3775 Oystercatcher, 2405 Grey Plover, 3797 Bar-tailed Godwit and 650 Curlew. 1 Slavonian Grebe flew upriver at high tide and 1 Mandarin Duck drake was bobbing about on the sea with Brent Geese before coming ashore - possibly a fugitive from Friar's Park. Several Red Admiral butterflies were being blown around. David Selley.
Canvey Island 14:15 to 15:00
1000+ Dunlin, 45 Ringed Plover, 100+ Grey Plover, 10 Turnstone, 400+ Oystercatcher, 20 Brent Geese, 12 Lapwing, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Cormorant. Terry Blackwell.
RSPB Vange Marsh 14:30 to 16:00
Large flock of 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 150+ Lapwing, 100+ Teal, 55 Wigeon, 10 Curlew, 8 Gadwall, 1 Pintail, 2 Avocet, 2 Ruff, 2 Stonechat, Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard. David Shepherd.
Saturday 14th November 2015west south west, mostly cloudy, max17°c
Cold Norton 09:30
Redpoll on niger feeder. Steve Lambeth.
Rochford, Hall Lane Fields 12:15
1 Common Buzzard. Chris & Jackie Graham.
RSPB Wallasea Island 12:25 to 12:40
1 Short-eared Owl between RSPB car park and nearest passing place. In flight between road and sea wall then landed on grass for about five minutes by passing place, 3 Kestrel, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret. Matt and Katherine G.
Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 12:45 to 13:00
35 Mute Swan, 300+ Coot, 160+ Pochard, 100+ Mallard, 23 Teal, 150+ Tufted Duck, 50+ Shoveler, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Magpie, 80+ Cormorant. Rob Harris.
Friday 13th November 2015south westerly, partly cloudy, max14°c
RSPB Wallasea Island 13:45 to 14:00
1 Kestrel, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 40+ Woodpigeon, 2 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 25 Mallard, 20+ Starling, 6 Herring Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull. Rob Harris.
Thursday 12th November 2015south westerly, mostly cloudy, max16°c
Two Tree Island West 10:30 to 13:00
1 Redstart, 1 Stonechat, Linnet, 2 Robin, 1 Meadow Pipit, group of Avocet, 5 Shoveler, 3 Greenshank, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Wigeon and Teal, 3 Little Egret, Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, Ringed Plover, Redshank, Little Grebe. Laurie Greenwood.
Wednesday 11th November 2015south westerly, mostly cloudy, max15°c
Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:17 to 12:00
3 Marsh Harrier singles, 2 Stonechat, 1 Wigeon on creek, 150+ Teal, 7 Shoveler, 1 Pochard and Little Grebe on Manorway Fleet, 80+ Lapwing on lagoon, 30+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, c.7 Cetti's Warbler singing, 2 Green Woodpecker. Richard Fahey.
Tuesday 10th November 2015south westerly, mostly cloudy, max16°c
Southchurch Park 08:45
1 juvenile Cormorant fishing around island in east pond. Robert Dobinson.
Shoeburyness, Gunners Park 13:40 to 15:30
Starling, Carrion Crow, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull. Magpie, Collared Dove, Feral Pigeon, Goldfinch, Woodpigeon, Kingfisher, Blackbird, 300+ Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 200+ Oystercatcher, Sanderling, Dunlin, Herring Gull, Redshank, Curlew, Moorhen, Mute Swan, 6 Little Grebe, Mallard, Coot, Black Swan, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Great Tit, Grey Heron. S. Jackson & M. Hill.
Monday 09th November 2015south westerly, partly cloudy, max15°c
Heybridge Gravel Pits 09:45 to 11:45
1 Great Grey Shrike flew to Northey Island 11:45, 100+ Avocet, 60+ Black-tailed Godwit. 1 Cetti's Warbler. Robin Peppiatt.
Canvey Island, Tewkes Creek 10:45
2 Swallow flew over the creek heading south. David Davies.
Ashingdon, Princess Gardens 15:40
1 Ring-necked Parakeet flew over calling. David Selley.
Sunday 08th November 2015southerly, mostly cloudy, max16°c
Two Tree Island 08:00 to 11:00
Little Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Canada Goose, Brent Goose, Mallard, Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Coot, Moorhen, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Turnstone, Lapwing, Dunlin, Knot, Redshank, Greenshank, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Kingfisher, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Cetti’s Warbler (heard), Redstart , Robin, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Reed Bunting, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Starling, Jay, Magpie, Carrion Crow. Steve Sanford et al.
Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:45 to 12:00
1 Grey Wagtail on pillbox briefly before flying north, 70+ Fieldfare and 1 Redwing at Manorway Fleet, 3 Stonechat, 50+ Wigeon on lagoon and Holehaven Creek, 400+ Teal, c.15 Shoveler (all but one drake on Manorway Fleet, south past barrier), 2 Gadwall on Manorway Fleet, 400+ Lapwing on lagoon, 300+ Redshank at Holehaven Creek, 3 Green Sandpiper (including a single bird later on lagoon), a few Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Dunlin and 3 Grey Plover at Holehaven Creek, c.4 Little Egret, c.6 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Water Rail calling in reed bed below Holehaven Creek seawall, 1 Marsh Harrier. Richard Fahey.
South Woodham Ferrers, Marsh Farm 09:30 to 13:30
Little Grebe, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Teal, Mallard, Sparrowhawk, Pheasant, Lapwing, Curlew, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Short-eared Owl, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Black Redstart, Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Jay, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Starling, House Sparrow. Kevin Taylor.
Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 10:30 to 10:45
1 Black Swan, 15 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 300+ Coot, 100+ Pochard, 100+ Mallard, 150+ Tufted Duck, 7 Teal, 50+ Shoveler, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 23 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 2 Blackbird, 40+ Cormorant. Rob Harris.
Daws Heath 10:45
1 Common Buzzard over my garden, escorted by Crows. Mike Sagrott.
Saturday 07th November 2015south westerly, mostly cloudy, max18°c
Southend/Thorpe Bay Seafront 13:00
3 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher. Viv Carbines.
Friday 06th November 2015south westerly, overcast, max17°c
Two Tree Island Approach Road 08:40
1 Common Weasel scurried across the road, Cetti's Warbler heard. Jeff Kinnerman.
Shoeburyness, Gunners Park 09:30
1 Shoveler. John Pitts.
Eastern Avenue 12:00
Sparrowhawk seen south side heading east towards Hamstel Road close to Fossett Way. Mick Holland.
Hullbridge, Keswick Avenue 12:50
8 Goldfinch on sunflower feeder. Colin Knight.
Thursday 05th November 2015southerly, cloud and rain, max16°c
Southchurch Park 08:45
1 drake Pochard in eclipse near bridge/cafe area, 1 drake Tufted Duck feeding with Coots NE of pond, 1 Cormorant fishing/diving near island area, 1 Grey Wagtail dipping across pond surface. Robert Dobinson.
RSPB Wallasea Island 09:15 to 09:45
Marsh Harrier, 30+ Teal, Redshank, Curlew, Kestrel, Little Egret, Corn Bunting, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch. Steve George.
Wednesday 04th November 2015variable, mostly cloudy, max14°c
Southchurch Park and Kensington Road 08:45 and 09:45
1 Jay feeding under shrubbery NE of pond, 1 Cormorant taking off from island to estuary. Southchurch Pk, 8.45am. 1 Robin (garden resident), rescued from naughty visiting Burmese blue cat, checked out Robin's wings etc and it flew off from my hand, back up to its usual tree. Nice! Robert Dobinson.
South Fambridge 09:30 to 11:15
1 Little Egret, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Avocet, 1 Short-eared Owl, 5 Meadow Pipit, 9 Reed Bunting 2 Linnet. Steve Sanford, John Goodman.
Hullbridge, Keswick Avenue 09:40
2 Long-tailed Tit on fatball feeder. Colin Knight.
RSPB West Canvey Marsh 16:15 to 16.45
2 Short-eared Owl, several Long-tailed Tit, Cetti's Warbler heard, Curlew, Redshank, Wigeon, Little Grebe, Pheasant. Keith Bartels.
Tuesday 03rd November 2015easterly to southerly, partly cloudy, max14°c
Rayleigh 08:00 to 08:05
Grey Wagtail on rill leading to garden pond. Norman Oliver.
Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 13:40 to 16:00
1 male Brambling between ditch and lagoon, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Yellowhammer at Coryton, single male and female Stonechat, 1 Marsh Harrier, 50+ Wigeon, 200+ Teal and 2 drake Shoveler at creek, 1 Green Sandpiper, 22 Lapwing on lagoon/creek, 10+ Black-tailed Godwit, c.20 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, a few Cetti's Warbler singing. Richard Fahey.
RSPB Bowers Marsh 14:00 to 15:30
1 Great Grey Shrike. First west of the road leading to the reserve then east of the car park. David Lee.
Canvey Point 14:15 to 15:15
1000+ Dunlin, 1800+ Brent Geese, 100+ Wigeon, 3 Sanderling, 6 Ringed Plover, 400+ Oystercatcher, 8 Turnstone, 25 Redshank, 4 Curlew, 20 Grey Plover, 3 Knot, 14 Little Egret, 6 Cormorant, 18 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk. Terry Blackwell.
Monday 02nd November 2015variable, fog, max13°c
Barling Magna Millennium Wildlife Park 12:30 to 14:40
Feral Pigeon, Carrion Crow, Yellowhammer, Black-headed Gull, Jay, Robin, Starling, Blue Tit, Greenfinch, Woodpigeon, House Sparrow, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Little Egret, Corn Bunting, Green Woodpecker, Herring Gull, Collared Dove, Wren, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Magpie. S. Jackson & M. Hill.
RSPB Wallasea Island 13:45 to 14:15
2 Little Egret, 30+ Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 30+ Corn Bunting, 1 Curlew, 3 Mute Swan, 7 Redshank, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 Kestrel, 40+ Starling, 23 Canada Geese. Rob Harris.
All Saints / Sea Wall Barling Magna 14:55 to 15:20
Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Coot, Magpie, Black-headed Gull, Collared Dove, Common Buzzard, Starling, Tawny Owl, Sparrowhawk, Little Grebe, Water Rail, Moorhen, Herring Gull, Lapwing, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Common Gull, Mallard, Little Egret, Curlew, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Kestrel. M. Hill & S. Jackson.
Sunday 01st November 2015variable, fog, max13°c
South Fambridge 10:15 to 11:50
(Misty becoming foggy). 2 Little Grebe, 3 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Redwing, 4 Meadow Pipit, 25+ Reed Bunting - many feeding on Sea Aster seed heads around Beckney Sluice, 2 Corn Bunting. Brent Goose, Lapwing, Golden Plover, Redshank and Curlew all calling in the fog. David Selley.
Heybridge Basin 10:30 to 14:30
Cormorant, Little Egret, Canada Goose, Brent Goose, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Moorhen, Avocet, Lapwing, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Robin, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Starling, House Sparrow. Kevin Taylor.
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.