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.

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 11:15 to 11:20
1 Sparrowhawk [John Wright]

Rayleigh, 08:50 to 08:50
1 Buzzard (in tree by A130 seen from train) [Paul Baker]

South Fambridge, 08:30 to 08:30
1 Buzzard (on telegraph post) [Paul Baker]

Southend, 08:30 to 08:30, Prittlewell square
2 Grey Wagtail [Bob Young]

Coombe Wood, 06:00 to 16:00
2 Tawny Owl (a pair calling first thing this morning), 1 Nuthatch (in my garden much of the afternoon) [Jeff Saward]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 04:00 to 04:30
1 Badger [John Wright]

Sunday 08 December 2019

Wat Tyler Country Park, 15:30 to 16:50
1 Marsh Harrier (fem), 1 Sparrowhawk (male), 5 Snipe, 4 Woodcock [Tim Bourne]

South Fambridge, 12:50 to 14:00
2 Shag, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 4 Meadow Pipit [Mike Clarke]

Saturday 07 December 2019

Stambridge, 14:15 to 15:40, From Stambridge Mills to Walden Farm and back
2 Buzzard, 200 Knot (On River Roach; a little unusual this far up river), 1 Little Owl (Cricket Pitch) [Steve Arlow]

Wakering Common, 14:15 to 15:00
1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 15 Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinch [Lee Ebbs]

South Fambridge, 10:30 to 12:30
2 Shag (just west of village around boats), 60 Pintail (at west end of Bridgemarsh), 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin (male in field east of village, behind farm), 40 Avocet, 1 Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 18 Fieldfare, 13 Reed Bunting, 1 Common Seal [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 09:15 to 12:00
17 Pintail, 4 Pochard, 1 Marsh Harrier, 400 Lapwing (+), 1 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Stonechat, 2 Redwing, 3 Cetti's Warbler [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Thursday 05 December 2019

Benfleet Downs, 12:30 to 12:35
1 Blackcap (male) [John Wright]

Coombe Wood, 08:00 to 15:00
1 Coal Tit, 1 Nuthatch (still visiting my feeders every day) [Jeff Saward]

Monday 02 December 2019

Leigh on Sea, 11:40 to 11:45
1 Buzzard (mobbed by three Crows over garden) [Graham Mee]

Wakering Common, 11:00 to 12:30
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Fieldfare, 60 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling (with Chaffinches), 10 Greenfinch, 20 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet [John Wright]

Leigh on Sea, 08:30 to 08:30
12 Fieldfare (south to north over garden) [Graham Mee]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 01:00 to 02:00
1 Red Fox, 2 Badger [John Wright]

Sunday 01 December 2019

Wakering Common, 13:00 to 13:45
1 Buzzard, 1 Fieldfare, 3 Goldcrest, 30 Chaffinch (+), 2 Brambling (With chaffinch flock) [Lee Ebbs]

Saturday 30 November 2019

Paglesham Lagoon, 13:40 to 16:25
13 Great Crested Grebe (on the River Roach), 8 Pintail, 8 Goldeneye, 1 Marsh Harrier (female lingering around the lagoon), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 176 Avocet (on the River Roach roost), 1 Green Sandpiper (in the small reservoir between Stanbridge Sewage Works and the road), 1 Barn Owl (showed very well around the lagoon ), 30 Corn Bunting [Steve Arlow]

Rayleigh, 13:00 to 13:00
3 Goldcrest (with tit flock in garden) [Neil Chambers]

Gunners Park, 12:45 to 14:15, Seawall only
1 Red-throated Diver, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Shag, 9 Eider (single flock), 1 Goldeneye (female), 1 Marsh Harrier (female flew high towards Kent), 1 Kingfisher [John Wright]

South Fambridge, 12:00 to 12:00
1 Sparrowhawk (female flew through garden), 1 Fieldfare (feeding on apples) [Paul Baker]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 10:50 to 11:30
1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Blackcap (pair) [Paul Griggs]

Hockley Woods, 10:30 to 12:30
6 Goldcrest (+), 2 Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Hockley Woods (Tim Bourne) (55387 bytes) 4 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper [Tim Bourne]

Hockley/Hawkwell, 08:50 to 09:00
1 Coal Tit (on garden feeder ) [Peter Collins]

Friday 29 November 2019

Hadleigh Downs, 16:30 to 16:35
1 Tawny Owl (Calling from woodland next to Chapel Lane car park ) [Andrew Woodhouse]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 14:45 to 16:45, Main hide
2 Water Rail (calling), 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing), 2 Bearded Tit (heard only), 450 Jackdaw (+) [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:15 to 11:45
1 Sparrowhawk (male), 1 Kestrel (female), 15 Avocet, 17 Curlew, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Meadow Pipit, 18 Pied Wagtail, 5 Stonechat, 3 Redwing, 16 Bearded Tit [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Rayleigh Mount, 07:30 to 07:40
1 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush (singing), 1 Redwing [Neil Chambers]

Thursday 28 November 2019

Wat Tyler Country Park, 11:00 to 12:00
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 17 Black-tailed Godwit [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:15 to 10:45
200 Wigeon (+), 200 Teal (+), 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Stonechat, 2 Cetti's Warbler [Graham Ryland, Graham Oakes]

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