Southend Ornithological Group Bird News

Records submitted in the last 14 days, most recent first. Amber indicates scarce, red indicates rare (Essex requires notes or a description), magenta indicates non-native.

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 17:45 to 18:20
3 Dunlin, 2 Ruff (incl a dark male), 15 Snipe, 200 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 4 Spotted Redshank (all in breeding plumage), 22 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper (in NW corner), 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing) [Neil Chambers]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 16:50 to 17:30
3 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 12 Snipe, 185 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Spotted Redshank (a couple full s.p ..stunning!), 22 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Vince Kinsler]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 16:15 to 16:55
BnGrebe 2 (Paul Baker) (60829 bytes) BnGrebe 1 (Paul Baker) (68459 bytes) 2 Black-necked Grebe (assumed pair), 15 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 1 Cetti's Warbler [Paul Baker]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 16:15 to 16:50, Scrape hide
1 Water Rail (seen well below hide), 4 Common Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Swallow, 14 House Martin, 2 Reed Warbler (singing) [Jeff Delve]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 15:00 to 16:00, Breezy southerly, 90% cloud, cool
2 Ruff (inc one very dark bird associating with Spotshanks), 12 Snipe, 205 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Spotted Redshank (stunning full summer plumage birds), 11 Greenshank (more dropping in all the time), 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 3 Reed Warbler [Jeff Delve]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 13:00 to 14:30, Cool, brisk southerly
- and in sunlight (Jeff Delve) (48638 bytes) Left on his/her own when the pair departed (Jeff Delve) (47494 bytes) All three together, a pair and a gooseberry (Jeff Delve) (32765 bytes) BnG - gorgeous (Jeff Delve) (49523 bytes) 3 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Lapwing (new chick on main island), 2 Sedge Warbler (singing), 4 Reed Warbler (singing) [Jeff Delve]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 12:30 to 13:30
Black-necked Grebe (Graham Oakes) (172490 bytes) 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Tern, Sedge Warbler (Graham Oakes) (26489 bytes) 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Bearded Tit [Graham Oakes]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 11:45 to 12:30
2 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe (pair in SE corner of main lagoon), 2 Common Tern, 2 Sedge Warbler (singing), 1 Reed Warbler (singing), 1 Blackcap (singing), 1 Bearded Tit [Neil Chambers]

Leigh Marsh, 11:40 to 11:50
2 Little Grebe (pair), 2 Teal (pair), 1 Marsh Frog (heard) [John Wright]

Cherry Orchard Country Park, 10:45 to 11:15, Edwards Hall entrance
1 Yellowhammer (male singing) [John Wright]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 08:30 to 09:00, Main hide only
1 Water Rail (heard only), 1 Cuckoo (singing), 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 2 Sedge Warbler (singing), 1 Reed Warbler (singing), 1 Bearded Tit [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 07:25 to 10:00
3 Black-necked Grebe (looking good in sum plum, often doing synchronised diving. ), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Tern, 4 Sedge Warbler, 20 Reed Warbler, 5 Bearded Tit [John Wright]

Lower Raypits, 06:30 to 08:00, Overcast, quite cool. BBS
10 Shelduck, 8 Teal (4 pairs), 4 Oystercatcher (2 pairs), 4 Redshank (calling /displaying), 4 Green Sandpiper, 13 Skylark, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Whitethroat (singing birds), 8 Linnet (4 pairs), 3 Corn Bunting [Jeff Delve]

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Two Tree Island (West), 17:55 to 18:35
30 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Grey Plover, 7 Dunlin (SP), 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit (2 SP), 14 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 7 Greenshank, 2 Turnstone, 1 Mediterranean Gull (Heard), 2 Swallow [Mike Clarke]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 17:50 to 18:50
30 Bar-tailed Godwit (+, single flock flew high over NW), 1 Cuckoo (flew over east), 1 Sedge Warbler (singing), 2 Blackcap (singing), 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Bearded Tit (heard) [Neil Chambers]

Lower Raypits, 16:45 to 18:00, Walked fields and from hide
6 Teal, 1 Buzzard (flew acrros lagoon with accompanying swarm of annoyed Yellow Wags), 2 Oystercatcher (pair), 2 Snipe, 4 Redshank (2 pairs), 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Yellow Wagtail (+, on fields and lagoon ilands) [Jeff Delve]

Leigh Marsh, 14:25 to 14:40
2 Little Grebe (breeding pair), 2 Teal (pair), 2 Mallard (pair), 3 Reed Warbler (singing) [John Wright]

Westcliff, 13:05 to 13:10, St George's Drive
1 Buzzard (drifting west) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Lion Creek, 12:00 to 12:30, Brief visit
1 Cuckoo (showing well across creek from hide), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat [Jeff Delve]

Southchurch Park East, 10:50 to 11:00
1 Mandarin Duck (drake) [John Wright]

Lion Creek, 09:45 to 10:15
1 Cuckoo, 1 Barn Owl [John Wright]

Canvey Wick, 08:45 to 11:45
2 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nightingale, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Hairy Dragonfly, 4 Small White, 6 Green-veined White, 1 Green Hairstreak (in a glade in scrub approx 50 metres north of sand pile in SE corner), 9 Peacock Butterfly, 15 Speckled Wood [Andrew Woodhouse]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 06:45 to 07:30
1 Grasshopper Warbler (in fern clump east of wind turbine ), 3 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 6 Bearded Tit [Vince Kinsler]

Southchurch Park East, 06:00 to 06:15
1 Mandarin Duck, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Reed Warbler [Vince Kinsler]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 06:00 to 09:45, BBS - Pool Marsh and Triangle highlights
3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Egret, 40 Teal (+, very flighty flock), 2 Shoveler (1 pair - mass exodus in last few days), 2 Tufted Duck (pair triangle), 1 Marsh Harrier (female over wild bird cover), 1 Greenshank, 1 Cuckoo (calling from N of Crouch), 5 Yellow Wagtail [Jeff Delve]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 05:45 to 09:30, WeBs counting
2 Marsh Harrier (M&F), 2 Kestrel, 1 Dunlin (sum plum), 2 Whimbrel, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Common Tern, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Northern Water Vole [John Wright]

Canewdon, 05:35 to 05:35, Loftman's Corner
1 Little Owl [John Wright]

Stambridge, 01:15 to 01:20, in the garden
1 Western Hedgehog (under the bird feeder pole.) [Steve Sanford]

Monday 22 April 2019

The Scrubs, 22:10 to 22:10
1 Tawny Owl (seen perched in tree after flying in at end of Gusted Hall Lane) [Paul Baker]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 17:45 to 19:00, Clouding over and temperature dropping quickly. Just along Allfleets to view Pool Marsh and back
1 Marsh Harrier (male), 1 Short-eared Owl, Note olive wash on cap above eye, yellow onto throat (Jeff Delve) (38268 bytes) Initially thought to be Channel but note yellow on throat and brighter cap than most Channel (Jeff Delve) (33493 bytes) 6 Yellow Wagtail (+, including Blue-headed / Channel Wagtail near sluice with TB, see pic), 10 Linnet (+) [Jeff Delve]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 16:40 to 18:15, Car Park to Sluice only + briefly at white gate
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 12 Mediterranean Gull (At least 6 pairs), 4 Common Tern (+), 4 Yellow Wagtail (+, incl. JD's Channel Wag mobile around sluice), 5 Corn Bunting (+) [Tim Bourne]

Hockley/Hawkwell, 16:00 to 16:00, Potash Nursery
2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush (inc 1 singing) [Paul Baker]

Mayflower Close, Eastwood, 14:30 to 14:30
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Mediterranean Gull (heard), 1 Grey Wagtail (heard) [Paul Baker]

Wakering Common, 11:55 to 12:00, On horse paddocks
1 Fieldfare (Unexpected!!), 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing) [Mike Clarke, Paul Griggs]

Westcliff, 11:30 to 11:35, St.George's Drive (from garden)
2 Mediterranean Gull (adults) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Two Tree Island (East), 11:15 to 12:30
4 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Reed Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 20 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Marsh Frog (+ calling from borrowdyke east of roadbridge by golf driving range) [Paul Baker]

Wakering Stairs, 10:35 to 11:45
5 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard (Foulness), 2 Kestrel, 1 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Mediterranean Gull (2 pairs, over), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Swallow, 1 Nightingale (h), 1 Cetti's Warbler (h), 10 Whitethroat (+) [Paul Griggs, Mike Clarke]

Wakering Stairs, 10:30 to 11:15
2 Pheasant, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Nightingale, 2 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Chaffinch [Angela Baldock]

Leigh on Sea, 09:30 to 09:30
2 Sparrowhawk (pair over garden) [Graham Mee]

Gunners Park, 08:10 to 10:20
1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Swallow, 12 House Martin (+), 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear (male in SSSI), 2 Song Thrush, 5 Blackcap (+), 15 Whitethroat (+), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Speckled Wood [Paul Griggs, Mike Clarke]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 10:00
1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Tern, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Heard), 1 Grasshopper Warbler (Heard singing a couple of times showing briefly. ), 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Bearded Tit [Lee Ebbs]

Gunners Park, 08:00 to 10:15
6 Shelduck, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Wheatear, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet [Angela Baldock]

Southchurch Park East, 07:55 to 08:05
1 Mandarin Duck, 2 Reed Warbler (singing) [Paul Griggs, Mike Clarke]

Southchurch Park East, 07:00 to 07:15
1 Mandarin Duck, 1 Reed Warbler [Lee Ebbs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 06:10 to 07:20, Walked in from sewage works - sunny, chilly start
7 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (reeling between saline lagoon & wind pumps), 3 Sedge Warbler (singing), 2 Reed Warbler (singing), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (singing), 2 Whitethroat (singing), 1 Bearded Tit (fem) [Neil Chambers]

Sunday 21 April 2019

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 19:20 to 20:00
1 Short-eared Owl (flew quite high from the north over saline lagoon), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Cetti's Warbler, Gropper reeling  (Paul Baker) (55004 bytes) Bowers Gropper 1 (Paul Baker) (49415 bytes) 1 Grasshopper Warbler (singing & showing well), 1 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 1 Bearded Tit (heard) [Paul Baker]

Southchurch Park East, 18:25 to 18:50
Mandarin 2 (Paul Baker) (48920 bytes) Mandarin 1 (Paul Baker) (54163 bytes) 1 Mandarin Duck (drake), 1 Reed Warbler (+ singing) [Paul Baker, Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 18:20 to 20:40
2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper (+, calling distantly), 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Cetti's Warbler, Grasshopper Wblr, Bowers (Tim Bourne) (58537 bytes) 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Bearded Tit (+), 1 Corn Bunting (Singing male) [Tim Bourne]

Southchurch Park East, 18:15 to 18:45
Mandarin; Southchurch Park East (Steve Arlow) (59602 bytes) 1 Mandarin Duck (stunning drake), 1 Reed Warbler (at least) [Steve Arlow]

Fleet Head, 17:00 to 18:05
10 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 14 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Avocet, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adult pair), 17 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Wheatear [Steve Arlow]

Mayflower Close, Eastwood, 15:00 to 20:30
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Pipistrelle (at 8:30pm), 1 Brimstone, 1 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock Butterfly, 1 Comma [Paul Baker]

Leigh on Sea, 13:00 to 14:00
1 Sparrowhawk (east), 3 Buzzard (pair circled over garden and then drifted west 1pm. 1 darker bird south 2pm) [Graham Mee]

Lion Creek, 12:00 to 14:00
1 Cuckoo, 2 Barn Owl (Pair flying together and calling to each other in front of hide before perching up together tree opposite hide. ), 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat [Lee Ebbs]

Canewdon, 10:30 to 20:30, Gardener's Lane, Finches, Paddock Copse, Butts Hill Pond and garden
5 Blackcap (+), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Great Crested Newt, 20 Smooth Newt (+), 2 Common Frog, 2 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Orange-tip, 2 Holly Blue, 2 Peacock Butterfly, 2 Speckled Wood [Jeff Delve]

Wakering Stairs, 10:30 to 11:30, Cupids Chase footpath only
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Nightingale, 4 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Corn Bunting (singing on territory), 1 Red Fox [John Wright]

Two Tree Island (East), 08:15 to 09:45
1 Whimbrel, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler [Bob Young]

Wakering Stairs, 08:00 to 09:00
2 Whimbrel, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Nightingale (Heard singing twice, briefly. ), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Lizard [Lee Ebbs]

Canvey Wick, 07:00 to 08:45, Sunny, warming up quickly, light NW breeze - all warblers singing
1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Tern, 2 Cuckoo (singing), 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming ), 3 Nightingale (singing - 2 west of radio mast, 1 south), 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler (singing west end) [Neil Chambers]

Saturday 20 April 2019

Paglesham Eastend, 20:10 to 20:20
2 Little Owl (Pair?) [Dudley Shayler]

Wakering Stairs, 19:00 to 20:30, actually quite chilly!
1 Kestrel, 4 Red-legged Partridge (2 on saltmarsh, 2 at Cupids), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Barn Owl (caught a vole), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Nightingale (singing north of level crossing), 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing by level crossing), 4 Blackcap, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff [Paul Baker]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 19:00 to 20:00
2 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier (Male and female), 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Linnet [Dudley Shayler]

Canvey Wick, 18:15 to 20:20
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard (Distantly in flight over West Canvey. A really pale individual with extensive white on the upper tail, underwing and body), 2 Cuckoo, 3 Nightingale, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 9 Lesser Whitethroat (+), 7 Whitethroat (+) [Tim Bourne]

Wakering Stairs, 18:00 to 18:50
2 Mediterranean Gull (adult pair flew North East), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Nightingale (heard distantly from eastern seawall), 1 Cetti's Warbler [Steve Arlow]

Canewdon, 17:00 to 17:00, Butts Hill Pond
2 Pochard (pair investigating pond - repeat of last year but lower water level not to their liking), 2 Song Thrush (singing most days) [Jeff Delve]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 17:00 to 18:00
2 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 14 Snipe, 4 Spotted Redshank (looking rather smart), 9 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Stock Dove, 5 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit [Paul Baker]

Fleet Head, 16:05 to 17:50, Full circuit around Fleet Head and Wakering Common
15 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), 1 Peregrine Falcon (small male over Potton Island), 8 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Avocet, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Mediterranean Gull (3 adult pairs heading North East towards Wallasea Island), 1 Cuckoo, 6 Swallow, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Cetti's Warbler (Wakering Boatyard), 1 Sedge Warbler (Wakering Boatyard pond), 2 Reed Warbler (Wakering Boatyard pond), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat [Steve Arlow]

Mayflower Close, Eastwood, 15:30 to 15:30
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard (mobbed by 2 Herring Gulls) [Paul Baker]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 11:40 to 11:40
1 Buzzard [Paul Griggs]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 10:30 to 15:00, Guiding walk
3 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon (imm female on sluice), 2 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 18 Mediterranean Gull (on breeding islands, many more flying over), 1 flava wagtail (Channel wagtail near sluice), 20 Yellow Wagtail (+, well distributed across island), 1 Wheatear, 10 Corn Bunting (+), 1 Northern Water Vole (borrow dyke east of car park) [Jeff Delve]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 10:00 to 11:30
2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Swift, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Great Crested Newt, 2 Slow-worm, 1 Red Fox [John Wright]

Rochford, 09:50 to 15:00, all from garden during day
2 Sparrowhawk (at least with pair on thermal with 3 buzzards at one point), 8 Buzzard (at least: flocks of 4 and 3 seen on several occasions with individuals seen separately. Based on plumages probably more than 8 ), 1 Kestrel (male), 9 House Martin, 1 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip [Steve Arlow]

Wakering Stairs, 09:35 to 11:30, (along sea wall to Cupid’s end)
1 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Nightingale, 7 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff [Bob Young]

Canvey Wick, 08:25 to 09:55
2 Sparrowhawk (females), 1 Cuckoo, 3 Nightingale, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 Whitethroat, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Slow-worm, 1 Adder, 2 Red Fox [John Wright]

Gunners Park, 07:15 to 08:50
2 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 2 Wheatear, 7 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat [Bob Young]

Friday 19 April 2019

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 22:45 to 23:00
1 Red Fox, 1 Badger [John Wright]

Two Tree Island (East), 19:00 to 20:00
2 Whimbrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat [John Wright]

Shoebury, 18:20 to 18:20
1 Hobby [Marc Outten]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 15:00 to 15:05
1 Holly Blue [John Wright]

Mayflower Close, Eastwood, 15:00 to 15:00
1 Goldcrest (singing) [Paul Baker]

Hadleigh Downs, 13:30 to 14:00
2 Common Tern, 1 Kingfisher (on farm reservoir next to Chapel Lane car park) [Andrew Woodhouse]

Wakering Stairs, 13:10 to 14:00, Cupids Chase footpath entrance
16 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Grass Snake, 5 Small White, 2 Green-veined White, 2 Speckled Wood [John Wright]

Wakering Stairs, 11:30 to 13:00, Haven Point
2 Marsh Harrier (Foulness), 3 Buzzard (Foulness), 1 Hobby (watched for 20 mins hawking butterflies), 3 Red-legged Partridge, 6 Whimbrel, 80 Curlew, 4 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff [John Wright]

Westcliff, 11:00 to 14:25, St.George's Drive (from garden)
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 2 Swallow (north) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Wakering Common, 10:15 to 11:30
1 Cuckoo, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Brimstone, 4 Green-veined White [Lee Ebbs]

Roper's farm, 10:10 to 12:00, also Bolt's farm & Barling Millenium Wildlife Park
6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Mediterranean Gull (h), 3 Stock Dove, 2 Green Woodpecker, 16 Swallow, 8 Blackcap, 7 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Linnet, 2 Corn Bunting, 1 Brimstone, 5 Small White, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock Butterfly [Paul Griggs]

River Roach, 10:00 to 12:20, paglesham creek
2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Shelduck, 10 Teal, 2 Buzzard, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Avocet, 3 Curlew, 2 Redshank, 3 Swallow, 1 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 6 Peacock Butterfly [Angela Baldock]

Gunners Park, 09:00 to 10:00
3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff [Lee Ebbs]

Canvey Wick, 08:30 to 09:30
1 Greenshank (in the creek), 6 Mediterranean Gull (all adults, flying over together calling), 1 Cuckoo, 3 Speckled Wood (near the Green Hairstreak trees) [Jeff Saward]

Rochford Golf Course, 08:20 to 12:30, Sunny & warm, NE wind
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Yellow Wagtail (flew over calling), 2 Blackcap (singing), 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Willow Warbler (singing), 2 Brimstone, 1 Small White, 3 Peacock Butterfly [Neil Chambers]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 08:10 to 12:00, Bright, sunny moderate E breeze 12C, Car park round Jubilee Trail and south sea wall to Grass Farm screens
6 Little Egret, 1 Wigeon, 20 Teal (+), 6 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck (2 prs), 4 Marsh Harrier (female Potton, imm male south lagoons, 2 females wild bird cover), 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon (adult), 24 Lapwing (well spread, lots of display), 1 Snipe, 4 Whimbrel, 22 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Common Tern, 1 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Meadow Pipit (song flighting birds), 15 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Wheatear, 12 Linnet, 10 Corn Bunting, 12 Common Seal (from Half Moon lookout), 4 Green-veined White, 5 Peacock Butterfly [Jeff Delve]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 13:20
6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Red-legged Partridge (ran across the road north of the church.), 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Common Tern, 1 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Whitethroat [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Gunners Park, 07:40 to 09:15
6 Shelduck, 1 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Wheatear, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Linnet, 1 Grey Squirrel, 2 Speckled Wood [Angela Baldock]

Thursday 18 April 2019

Lower Raypits, 19:00 to 19:40
2 Tufted Duck (pair), 1 Barn Owl, 6 Swallow, 4 Yellow Wagtail (all males), 4 Pied Wagtail (2 pairs), 1 Wheatear [Jeff Delve]

Two Tree Island (East), 18:45 to 19:30
1 Water Rail (showed well feeding in the open) [John Wright]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 18:00 to 19:20
3 Little Egret, 4 Ruff, 12 Snipe, 200 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Spotted Redshank (one coming into s'plum now), 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Green Woodpecker (on old tip), 30 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler (west side), 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Bearded Tit (on west side) [Paul Baker]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 17:30 to 18:30, Brisk easterly, sunny
3 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Egret, 60 Black-tailed Godwit (approx Pool Marsh), 1 Greenshank (Pool Marsh), 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Swallow (by conveyor) [Jeff Delve]

Gunners Park, 17:15 to 17:30
3 Wheatear [Vince Kinsler]

Gunners Park, 14:55 to 16:35, Sunny, warm, cool brisk ENE breeze
2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 3 Swallow, 2 House Martin (collecting mud near blockhouse), 1 White Wagtail (in reserve), 3 Wheatear (in reserve), 2 Blackcap (singing), 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Small White, 4 Peacock Butterfly, 2 Speckled Wood [Neil Chambers]

Hadleigh Downs, 13:00 to 13:45
4 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Brimstone, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Small Copper, 5 Peacock Butterfly [Andrew Woodhouse]

River Roach, 10:00 to 13:00
2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Buzzard (on Wallasea), 1 Kestrel (on Wallasea), 2 Peregrine Falcon (together, flew from Wallasea to Foulness), 6 Avocet, 1 Herring Gull (Orange ring YZ (or 7) LT), 4 Common Tern [Graham Mee]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 09:30 to 11:30
1 Bar-headed Goose, 2 Little Ringed Plover (pair), 4 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Bearded Tit, 10 Reed Bunting, 1 Stoat, 2 Brimstone, 6 Orange-tip, 25 Peacock Butterfly [John Wright]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 08:55 to 09:00
1 Blackcap (singing), 1 Goldcrest (singing) [Paul Griggs]

Leigh on Sea, 08:45 to 08:45, London Road, Iceland store
1 Grey Wagtail (singing) [Paul Griggs]

Victoria Avenue, Southend, 07:50 to 08:00, Roots Hall market
1 Grey Wagtail (singing) [Paul Griggs]

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 18:10 to 19:00
3 Marsh Harrier (male a 2 females over reptile area/wild bird cover), 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail across road), 1 Whitethroat (singing by car park) [Jeff Delve]

Wakering Stairs, 17:50 to 18:20, MOD Road only
2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Steve Arlow]

Gunners Park, 16:40 to 17:30
3 Wheatear (in reserve), 2 Song Thrush, 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing from ditch north of old pond), 1 Willow Warbler (briefly by old pond) [Steve Arlow]

Pitsea, 14:20 to 14:45, Church Road
4 Buzzard, 1 Yellow Wagtail (flew past,calling) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Wakering Common, 12:15 to 12:45
1 Marsh Harrier (female), 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 1 Great Crested Newt (male) [John Wright]

Gunners Park, 11:30 to 12:00
2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 1 Wheatear (in the sssi), 1 Whitethroat [John Wright]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 10:30 to 12:30
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 150 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 5 Cetti's Warbler (+ heard only), 1 Reed Warbler (heard only), 3 Bearded Tit, 2 Brimstone, 2 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock Butterfly [Dudley Shayler]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:15 to 14:20
2 Egyptian Goose, 5 Pochard (three males,two females), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull (adults), 11 Skylark, 1 Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, 4 Cetti's Warbler (heard only ), 3 Reed Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, 3 Bearded Tit, 5 Greenfinch, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Common Lizard, 1 Red Fox, 7 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Orange-tip (male), 25 Peacock Butterfly (+), 3 Comma [Jeff Kinnerman]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:15 to 12:30
2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Red-legged Partridge (in cemetary and then flew to adjacent field.), 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Redwing, 3 Reed Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Common Lizard, 12 Brimstone, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Orange-tip, 30 Peacock Butterfly (+) [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 07:55 to 09:30, Sunny, chilly, light NW breeze
1 Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Nightingale (singing from south end of old tip), 3 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 1 Reed Warbler (singing), 4 Blackcap (singing), 1 Whitethroat (singing), 1 Chiffchaff (singing), 1 Bearded Tit (+, heard only), 1 Peacock Butterfly [Neil Chambers]

Paglesham Lagoon, 07:35 to 13:00, from Trout fisheries
8 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Buzzard (2 pairs), 2 Kestrel, 1 Snipe, 130 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 4 Mediterranean Gull (2 pairs), 1 Herring Gull (Orange ring S7VT), 3 Green Woodpecker, 9 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail (heard), 1 Song Thrush, 2 Reed Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Bunting, 28 Corn Bunting, 1 Common Mole (dead), 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 9 Peacock Butterfly [Paul Griggs, Bob Young]

Gunners Park, 07:10 to 08:05, very quiet
2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff [Vince Kinsler]

Wakering, 06:55 to 07:00
2 Red-legged Partridge (west end of New Road) [Vince Kinsler]

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Two Tree Island (East), 18:30 to 19:00
110 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (approx), 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 3 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Weasel [John Wright]

Gunners Park, 18:15 to 19:25
60 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Scoter (male flew out of estuary), 7 Mediterranean Gull (all very high heading south calling), 8 Common Tern (a group of 7 bathing to the west and 1 fishing to the east), 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Wheatear (male in SSSI), 5 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff (in scrub west of lake, one singing) [Paul Baker]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 18:00 to 19:00, Evening drop in
2 Short-eared Owl (hunting along entry road) [Jeff Delve]

Leigh on Sea, 13:55 to 13:55
1 Sparrowhawk (over my garden about 30 seconds after the buzzard), 1 Buzzard (over my garden mobbed by herring gulls) [Sally Brierley]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 12:30 to 12:50, Hide only
1 Buzzard, 2 Mediterranean Gull (pair adults), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (1st w) [John Wright]

Coombe Wood, 12:20 to 12:25
1 Red Kite (high over the wood and mobbed by gulls, drifted off NE) [Jeff Saward]

Gunners Park, 11:30 to 13:00
600 Sanderling (+), Dunlin with the Sanderling flock (Graham Mee) (82694 bytes) 1 Dunlin [Graham Mee]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 11:20 to 11:25
1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap (singing) [Paul Griggs]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 11:20 to 12:15
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Ruff, 120 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Spotted Redshank (moulting into sum plum), 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 Swallow, 2 Orange-tip (along track between flyover and railway crossing) [John Wright]

Canewdon, 10:00 to 16:00, Garden and BHP
3 Blackcap (singing), 1 Willow Warbler (brief song), 1 Common Lizard (under reptile mat), 2 Brimstone, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Peacock Butterfly [Jeff Delve]

Westcliff, 08:40 to 08:40, Chase school
1 Goldcrest (singing) [Paul Griggs]

Stonehill Road, Leigh on Sea, 08:10 to 09:00
1 Willow Warbler [Vince Kinsler]

Gunners Park, 07:30 to 17:40, Clear and mild
2 Shelduck, 8 Mediterranean Gull (High flyovers heading to Foulness), 2 Wheatear (Either side of mound in SSSI), 7 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler (Scrub Western edge of lake) [Andrew Armstrong]

Two Tree Island (West), 06:30 to 07:30, Lagoon hide completely gone :-(
2 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 30 Linnet [Vince Kinsler]

Hadleigh, 04:00 to 04:00
1 Badger (on grass verge along A13 just past Leigh) [John Wright]

Monday 15 April 2019

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 16:45 to 18:20
3 Little Egret, 7 Garganey, 1 Dunlin, 6 Ruff, 5 Snipe, 257 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 30 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow [Vince Kinsler, Neil Chambers]

Ferndale Road, Rayleigh, 16:00 to 16:30
1 Small Tortoiseshell [Paul Baker]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 14:30 to 15:15
7 Garganey (group of 5 (4 drakes & a female) together, plus a separate pair), 2 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Large White, 4 Peacock Butterfly [Paul Baker]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 12:15 to 13:15
4 Little Egret, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Curlew, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Weasel, 1 Comma [John Wright]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 12:10 to 13:45, Sunny, 10C breezy easterly
7 Garganey (2 pairs plus 3 drakes on main lagoon), 2 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 300 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing east side) [Jeff Delve]

Wakering Common, 10:55 to 12:55, also Oxenham Farm and Wakering Tip
6 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Snipe, 31 Whimbrel (including a flock of 27 flying south), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Skylark, 3 Swallow, 1 Stonechat, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler (heard), 5 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Corn Bunting, 1 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 5 Peacock Butterfly [Paul Griggs, Marc Outten]

Canvey Wick, 10:15 to 12:00
6 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Slow-worm, 1 Small White, 1 Speckled Wood [John Wright]

Canvey Wick, 10:00 to 11:30
1 Nightingale (singing circa 200 yards south of crossroads on the east side. ), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Gunners Park, 08:50 to 10:40
1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff [Paul Griggs, Marc Outten]

Canvey Point, 07:30 to 09:20, NNE strong breeze, clear sky
5 Great Crested Grebe, 0 Manx Shearwater (Probable Manx west on Kent side (VK, GR)), 1 Common Scoter ((GR)), 1 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern [Vince Kinsler, Graham Oakes, Graham Ryland]

Sunday 14 April 2019

Lower Raypits, 17:45 to 19:00, Brisk E wind, mostly sunny.From hide
6 Shelduck (3 pairs), 4 Wigeon (2 pairs), 4 Teal (2 pairs), 2 Oystercatcher (pair), 1 Little Ringed Plover (on lagoon), 1 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper (flushed from field ditch by cattle), 1 Swallow, 3 Meadow Pipit (one song flighting), 1 Yellow Wagtail (male), 4 Pied Wagtail (2 pairs), 2 Linnet (pair) [Jeff Delve]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 13:15 to 13:20
1 Sparrowhawk (f), 1 Blackcap (singing) [Paul Griggs]

Mayflower Close, Eastwood, 12:20 to 12:30
2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon (mobbing one of the Buzzards) [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 10:30 to 13:30
2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 White-fronted Goose (still from double benches.), 20 Wigeon, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Shoeburyness Park, 10:25 to 10:35, Quick drop in
7 Egyptian Goose (pair and 5 goslings), 1 Blackcap (singing), 1 Chiffchaff (singing) [Jeff Delve]

Canvey Wick, 10:20 to 12:00
1 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 6 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only ), 20 Blackcap (+), 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff [Mike Clarke]

Hadleigh Downs, 10:20 to 12:15
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad sp), 1 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Swallow, 2 Song Thrush, 9 Redwing, 13 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Comma [Paul Griggs]

Wakering Stairs, 09:30 to 12:35, S.E.Essex RSPB Field Trip
5 Little Egret, 58 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 7 Teal, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 16 Common Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard only), 2 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff (heard only), 30 Corn Bunting (circa) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Gunners Park, 09:20 to 10:20, Tennis courts through to reserve.
3 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat [Jeff Delve]

Shoebury East Beach, 08:50 to 09:10, Wader roost near empty
4 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover [Jeff Delve]

Rochford Golf Course, 08:20 to 13:00, Sunny spells, cold ENE wind
1 Red Kite (drifted low SSW), 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Blackcap (singing), 3 Chiffchaff (2 singing) [Neil Chambers]

Canvey Wick, 08:15 to 10:15
1 Nightingale (A couple of intro's only.), 14 Blackcap (+), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaff (+), 1 Willow Warbler [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Wakering Stairs, 07:15 to 08:30, Cold easterly, overcast. To Haven Point and back. Very quiet....
56 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 6 Common Gull, 4 Blackcap (singing), 3 Whitethroat (singing) [Jeff Delve]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 02:00 to 03:00
2 Red Fox, 1 Badger [John Wright]

Saturday 13 April 2019

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 19:00 to 20:15
2 White-fronted Goose, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Short-eared Owl (Hunting over east end of landfill), 2 Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit (+, calling from reedbed by double benches) [Tim Bourne]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 17:30 to 18:00
4 Ruff, 10 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Lee Ebbs]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 15:35 to 17:20
1 Little Egret, 1 Anas sp. (drake Shoveler hybrid present for its third year), 1 Garganey (m), 4 Ruff, 4 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull (ad sp), 4 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap [Paul Griggs, Steve Arlow]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 14:35 to 15:35
2 Little Egret, 1 Garganey (drake), 4 Ruff, 8 Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Water Pipit, 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 Blackcap (heard), 1 Bearded Tit (heard) [Paul Baker]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 12:15 to 12:45
1 Water Rail (heard), YLG at WTCP (Neil Chambers) (63753 bytes) YLG at WTCP (Neil Chambers) (88201 bytes) 1 Yellow-legged Gull (1'w on scrape - thanks Steve!), 1 Bearded Tit (heard) [Neil Chambers]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 12:00 to 12:20
1 Yellow-legged Gull (1w (thanks Steve)) [Vince Kinsler]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 11:35 to 12:45
1 Water Rail (heard only), 4 Mediterranean Gull (adult pair and adult & 2nd summer pair), 1 Yellow-legged Gull (1st winter from last weekend still present), 1 Swallow [Steve Arlow]

River Roach, 11:00 to 15:00
1 Buzzard (very light bird flew from Wallasea to Dengie), 14 Avocet, 22 Common Seal [Graham Mee]

Canvey Wick, 10:45 to 12:00
1 Swallow, 7 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Slow-worm, 1 Red Fox [John Wright]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 10:30 to 13:30, Very cold NE, mostly overcast with brighter patches. Jeep safari around island
10 Little Egret (+, many in summer plumage), 4 Pintail (2 pairs Pool Marsh), 60 Shoveler (+, on freshwater pools of triangle and moved to Pool Marsh), 3 Marsh Harrier (male and 2 females across island), 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail over Marsh Flats), 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon (brilliantly spotted by a young guest!. Imm female on prey in grass of Marsh flats), 50 Golden Plover (+, summer plumaged birds on south lagoons), 6 Lapwing (+, several potentially nesting), 3 Mediterranean Gull (on Grass Farm colony - surprisingly few birds), 4 Corn Bunting (well scattered), 10 Common Seal (from Half Moon lookout ) [Jeff Delve]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 08:50 to 10:15
1 Garganey (drake), 4 Ruff, 100 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Gull (adult), 4 Swallow, 1 Water Pipit (sum plum) [John Wright]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 08:30 to 11:35
Garganey : Vamge 13/04/2019 (Steve Arlow) (46753 bytes) 1 Garganey (drake still present), 1 Water Rail, 4 Ruff, 12 Snipe, 200 Black-tailed Godwit (roughly), 1 Spotted Redshank, Little Gull - Vange Marsh 13/04/2019 (Steve Arlow) (27412 bytes) 1 Little Gull (super breeding adult), 2 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Water Pipit (super breeding plumaged individual), 3 Bearded Tit [Steve Arlow]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 08:15 to 09:15
4 Ruff, 2 Swallow, 1 Water Pipit, 4 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only ), 1 Sedge Warbler (Heard only ), 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Bearded Tit (Heard only ) [Mike Clarke]

Canvey Wick, 08:00 to 09:20
2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nightingale, 1 Redwing, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Blackcap (minimum ), 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff [Vince Kinsler]

Canvey Point, 07:00 to 07:40, Cold, calm, very quiet
7 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Scoter (drake), 6 Swallow (in off) [Vince Kinsler]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 06:45 to 07:50
1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Water Pipit [Graham Ryland]

Friday 12 April 2019

South Fambridge, 17:40 to 18:20
8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 1 Kestrel, 100 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 1 Mediterranean Gull [Neil Chambers]

Leigh Seafront, 17:00 to 18:30
114 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Sparrowhawk (on the first house up Grange Drive), 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull [Sally Brierley]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 16:40 to 17:15, Overcast, cold ENE wind
2 Pintail (pair), 1 Garganey (drake), 4 Ruff, 10 Snipe (+), 120 Black-tailed Godwit (+) [Neil Chambers]

Canvey Point, 15:00 to 16:00, Overcast, brisk ENE. Very quiet bird-wise!
22 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Common Scoter (Drake still present just off point) [Jeff Delve]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 14:30 to 16:30
1 Pintail (smart male), 1 Garganey, 4 Pochard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 8 Ruff (4 from the screen), 3 Snipe, 125 Black-tailed Godwit (approx), 4 Spotted Redshank, 20 Sand Martin (with the swallows passing through in small groups), 40 Swallow (approx, steady flow from about 15:15), 2 House Martin, 4 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 1 Bearded Tit (east end) [Sally Brierley, Peter Collins, Dudley Shayler]

Belton Hills, 13:30 to 13:45
2 Blackcap (pair), 1 Chiffchaff (singing) [Sally Brierley]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 13:00 to 13:30
1 Garganey, 4 Ruff, 4 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper [Vince Kinsler]

Stonehill Road, Leigh on Sea, 12:00 to 12:00
1 Speckled Wood [Vince Kinsler]

Vange Marsh (RSPB), 11:50 to 13:30, Clouding over, wind turning ENE
1 Garganey (Drake still feeding actively, north shore), 4 Ruff, 4 Snipe, 205 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper (Saline lagoon), 6 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 4 Cetti's Warbler (+, Singing birds), 2 Bearded Tit (+, Calling east end) [Jeff Delve]

Canvey Wick, 08:15 to 10:45, Cold start, warming rapidly, light winds turning E
2 Sparrowhawk (Pair displaying), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Nightingale (Singing west of crossroads), 6 Cetti's Warbler (+, Singing birds across site), 40 Blackcap (+, Everywhere! ), 3 Lesser Whitethroat (In far SW corner), 3 Whitethroat (Singing nr car park), 20 Chiffchaff (+), 2 Peacock Butterfly, 1 Speckled Wood [Jeff Delve]

Gunners Park, 07:45 to 09:30
1 Curlew, 1 Swallow, 3 Blackcap, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch [Angela Baldock]

Canvey Point, 07:40 to 08:00, Clear, light northerly, cold 4C
1 Common Scoter (Drake off point) [Jeff Delve]

Two Tree Island (East), 07:30 to 08:00, 5”C clear sky
4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Weasel [Vince Kinsler]

Two Tree Island (West), 07:00 to 07:30
6 Grey Plover, 1 Greenshank, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff [Vince Kinsler]

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