Southend Ornithological Group Photo Gallery

This is a photo gallery for bird images, mostly taken in SOG.

Recent Pictures

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Water Pipit at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (102214 bytes)

Water Pipit at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Water Pipit Vange from west bank, 17/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Jackdaw at South Fambridge (Paul Baker) (127556 bytes)

Jackdaw at South Fambridge.
Jackdaw in garden, 12/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Red Fox at Wat Tyler Country Park (Paul Baker) (71077 bytes)

Red Fox at Wat Tyler Country Park.
Fox at Wat Tyler marina, 12/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Firecrest at Hockley Woods (Jeff Delve) (50634 bytes)

Firecrest at Hockley Woods.
- and had enough of pishing, 11/01/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 850D 200-500)

Firecrest at Hockley Woods (Jeff Delve) (45206 bytes)

Firecrest at Hockley Woods.
Smart little guy, 11/01/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 850D 200-500)

Firecrest at Hockley Woods (Jeff Delve) (44250 bytes)

Firecrest at Hockley Woods.
One of at least 2 present, 11/01/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 850D 200-500)

Buzzard at Pound Wood (Tim Bourne) (73272 bytes)

A rather striking pale Common Buzzard at Pound Wood, 09/01/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Hawfinch at Pound Wood (Tim Bourne) (76310 bytes)

Hawfinch, Pound Wood, apparently at roost, 09/01/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Scaup at Paglesham Lagoon (Steve Arlow) (45848 bytes)

Scaup immature drake Paglesham Lagoon 03-01-2020, 03/01/2021
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D mkii ith 100-400mm mkii plus 1.4x extender)

Jack Snipe at Airport Business Park (Tim Bourne) (106080 bytes)

Jack Snipe at the Airport Business Park 3, 03/01/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Jack Snipe at Airport Business Park (Paul Baker) (96378 bytes)

Jack Snipe at Airport Business Park.
Jack Snipe crouching, 03/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Jack Snipe at Airport Business Park (Paul Baker) (152660 bytes)

Jack Snipe at Airport Business Park.
Jack Snipe crouching 2, 03/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Jack Snipe at Airport Business Park (Tim Bourne) (104550 bytes)

Jack Snipe at the Airport Business Park 2, 03/01/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Jack Snipe at Airport Business Park (Paul Griggs) (104178 bytes)

Jack Snipe at Airport Business Park.
Jack Snipe expertly hiding, 03/01/2021
(© Paul Griggs, Samsung S9 phone)

Jack Snipe at Airport Business Park (Tim Bourne) (99858 bytes)

Jack Snipe at the Airport Business Park, 03/01/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Caspian Gull at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (56993 bytes)

Caspian Gull at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Caspian Gull, 1st winter Bowers Marsh, 03-01-2020, 03/01/2021
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D mkii ith 100-400mm mkii plus 1.4x extender)

Caspian Gull at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (61400 bytes)

Caspian Gull at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Caspian Gull, 1st winter Bowers Marsh, 03-01-2020, 03/01/2021
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D mkii ith 100-400mm mkii plus 1.4x extender)

Hawfinch at Pound Wood (Paul Baker) (41725 bytes)

Hawfinch Pound Wood, 03/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Scaup at Paglesham Lagoon (Paul Baker) (43849 bytes)

Scaup at Paglesham Lagoon.
Scaup at Pag Lag, 02/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Goldeneye at Paglesham Lagoon (Paul Baker) (59814 bytes)

Goldeneye at Paglesham Lagoon.
Goldeneye at Pag Lag 2, 02/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Goldeneye at Paglesham Lagoon (Paul Baker) (107261 bytes)

Goldeneye at Paglesham Lagoon.
Goldeneye at Pag Lag, 02/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Grey Wagtail at Airport Business Park (Paul Baker) (31886 bytes)

Grey Wagtail at Airport Business Park.
Grey Wag Airport Business Park , 02/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Black Redstart at Airport Business Park (Jeff Delve) (33703 bytes)

Black Redstart at Airport Business Park.
the elusive BR, 02/01/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 850D 200-500)

Black Redstart at Airport Business Park (Paul Baker) (53628 bytes)

Black Redstart at Airport Business Park.
Black Red Airport Business Park 3, 02/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Black Redstart at Airport Business Park (Paul Baker) (61267 bytes)

Black Redstart at Airport Business Park.
Black Red Airport Business Park 2, 02/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Black Redstart at Airport Business Park (Paul Baker) (44968 bytes)

Black Redstart at Airport Business Park.
Black Red Airport Business Park 1, 02/01/2021
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Hawfinch at Pound Wood (Jeff Delve) (90497 bytes)

Hawfinch at Pound Wood.
Very record shot - great to see, 02/01/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 850D 200-500)

Raven at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (30276 bytes)

Raven at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Ravens over Bowers Marsh, 01/01/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Great White Egret at Rawreth (Jeff Delve) (43162 bytes)

Great White Egret at Rawreth.
Frame filler, 30/12/2020
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D85 200-500 )

Pink-footed Goose at Benfleet Creek (Mike Clarke) (67285 bytes)

Pink-footed Goose at Benfleet Creek.
Pin-footed Goose (and a Pale-bellied Brent), 29/12/2020
(© Mike Clarke, Olympus OMDEM1-Mkii)

Barnacle Goose at Benfleet Creek (Mike Clarke) (86400 bytes)

Barnacle Goose at Benfleet Creek.
Barnacle Goose (plus a pale bellied brent), 29/12/2020
(© Mike Clarke, Olympus OMDEM1-Mkii)

Marsh Harrier at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (78281 bytes)

Marsh Harrier at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Marsh Harrier 3, 27/12/2020
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Marsh Harrier at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (95231 bytes)

Marsh Harrier at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Marsh Harrier 2, 27/12/2020
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Marsh Harrier at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (119009 bytes)

Marsh Harrier at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Marsh Harrier 1, 27/12/2020
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Greenshank at Wat Tyler Country Park (Paul Baker) (86660 bytes)

Greenshank at Wat Tyler Country Park.
Greenshank WT Marina, 27/12/2020
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

Raven at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (15741 bytes)

Raven at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
1 of 2 on pylons with carrion, then flew north, 27/12/2020
(© Tim Bourne, )

Ring-necked Parakeet at Thorpe Bay (Paul Baker) (109065 bytes)

Ring-necked Parakeet at Thorpe Bay.
Thorpe Hall Golf Course RnParakeet , 24/12/2020
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S9)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (14185 bytes)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
White-fronted Geese, Wallasea Island, 19-12-2020, 19/12/2020
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D mkii ith 100-400mm mkii plus 1.4x extender)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (120357 bytes)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
White-fronted Geese, Wallasea Island, 19-12-2020, 19/12/2020
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D mkii ith 100-400mm mkii plus 1.4x extender)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (14220 bytes)

White-fronted Goose at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
White-fronted Geese, Wallasea Island, 19-12-2020, 19/12/2020
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D mkii ith 100-400mm mkii plus 1.4x extender)

Full Index of Pictures (click links)

TaxonNumber of Photos
Red-throated Diver7
Black-throated Diver9
Great Northern Diver20
Little Grebe2
Great Crested Grebe5
Red-necked Grebe15
Slavonian Grebe12
Black-necked Grebe30
Fulmar1
Sooty Shearwater1
Gannet6
Shag30
Bittern6
Night Heron7
Cattle Egret33
Little Egret27
Great White Egret36
Grey Heron3
Purple Heron9
White Stork5
Glossy Ibis28
Spoonbill27
Black Swan11
Bewick's Swan15
Whooper Swan18
Tundra Bean Goose7
Pink-footed Goose3
White-fronted Goose23
Lesser White-fronted Goose2
Greylag Goose2
Snow Goose1
Canada Goose2
Barnacle Goose18
Dark-bellied Brent Goose6
Pale-bellied Brent Goose21
Black Brant35
Red-breasted Goose5
Egyptian Goose17
Ruddy Shelduck1
Cape Shelduck1
Shelduck2
Mandarin Duck17
Anas sp.8
Wigeon3
Chiloe Wigeon2
Teal2
Pintail4
White-cheeked Pintail3
Garganey33
Shoveler2
Muscovy Duck1
Red-crested Pochard15
Aythya sp.12
Pochard2
Ring-necked Duck13
Tufted Duck2
Scaup17
Eider6
Long-tailed Duck15
Common Scoter1
Velvet Scoter8
Goldeneye5
Smew4
Red-breasted Merganser3
Goosander12
Honey Buzzard3
Red Kite18
Marsh Harrier23
Hen Harrier48
Montagu's Harrier2
Sparrowhawk30
Buzzard47
Rough-legged Buzzard22
Osprey17
Kestrel14
Red-footed Falcon30
Merlin16
Hobby19
Peregrine Falcon33
Red-legged Partridge5
Grey Partridge3
Pheasant1
Water Rail3
Spotted Crake3
Crane12
Oystercatcher1
Black-winged Stilt7
Avocet2
Stone Curlew16
Cream-coloured Courser3
Little Ringed Plover12
Ringed Plover2
Kentish Plover1
Dotterel23
Golden Plover8
Grey Plover1
Lapwing4
Knot7
Sanderling11
Little Stint11
Temminck's Stint4
White-rumped Sandpiper4
Pectoral Sandpiper13
Curlew Sandpiper15
Purple Sandpiper46
Dunlin2
Ruff4
Jack Snipe12
Snipe6
Woodcock5
Black-tailed Godwit22
Whimbrel17
Curlew3
Spotted Redshank11
Redshank2
Marsh Sandpiper8
Greenshank9
Lesser Yellowlegs6
Green Sandpiper6
Wood Sandpiper17
Common Sandpiper5
Wilson's Phalarope3
Red-necked Phalarope2
Grey Phalarope7
Larus sp.24
Mediterranean Gull103
Little Gull25
Black-headed Gull4
Ring-billed Gull71
Common Gull3
Herring Gull14
Yellow-legged Gull50
Caspian Gull187
Slaty-backed Gull1
Iceland Gull22
Glaucous Gull47
Great Black-backed Gull6
Kittiwake22
Sandwich Tern5
Common Tern12
Black Tern10
Guillemot20
Razorbill1
Little Auk2
Stock Dove1
Wood Pigeon1
Turtle Dove18
Budgerigar1
Grey Parrot1
Ring-necked Parakeet7
Cuckoo27
Barn Owl21
Little Owl22
Short-eared Owl43
Swift3
Kingfisher13
Hoopoe3
Wryneck11
Green Woodpecker13
Great Spotted Woodpecker10
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker13
Skylark1
Shore Lark12
Sand Martin1
Swallow6
Red-rumped Swallow6
Olive-backed Pipit1
Meadow Pipit6
Rock Pipit10
Water Pipit8
flava wagtail1
Yellow Wagtail22
Grey Wagtail8
White Wagtail7
Waxwing53
Wren1
Nightingale5
Bluethroat2
Black Redstart23
Redstart22
Whinchat32
Stonechat24
Wheatear60
Ring Ouzel28
Blackbird5
Fieldfare10
Song Thrush3
Redwing3
Mistle Thrush2
Cetti's Warbler1
Grasshopper Warbler25
Savi's Warbler1
Sedge Warbler11
Marsh Warbler14
Reed Warbler9
Blackcap11
Garden Warbler6
Barred Warbler7
Lesser Whitethroat13
Whitethroat13
Dartford Warbler10
Yellow-browed Warbler5
Chiffchaff15
Siberian Chiffchaff1
Willow Warbler4
Goldcrest12
Firecrest22
Spotted Flycatcher32
Pied Flycatcher21
Bearded Tit38
Long-tailed Tit4
Marsh Tit12
Coal Tit9
Nuthatch22
Treecreeper14
Penduline Tit14
Red-backed Shrike16
Great Grey Shrike6
Woodchat Shrike4
Jay3
Jackdaw1
Raven8
Starling1
Rose-coloured Starling11
House Sparrow2
Tree Sparrow7
Brambling15
Serin30
Goldfinch1
Siskin6
Linnet2
Twite18
Lesser Redpoll9
Mealy Redpoll11
Parrot Crossbill9
Bullfinch5
Hawfinch42
Snow Bunting36
Yellowhammer7
Reed Bunting6
Corn Bunting14
Smooth Newt3
Palmate Newt3
Common Frog1
Marsh Frog4
Common Lizard9
Slow-worm8
Grass Snake8
Western Hedgehog1
Common Pipistrelle1
Red Fox13
Weasel6
Badger1
Common Seal29
Grey Seal6
Bottlenose Dolphin6
Harbour Porpoise2
Minke Whale2
Chinese Muntjac1
Bank Vole1
Northern Water Vole2
Brown Rat3
House Mouse1
Banded Demoiselle15
Emerald Damselfly12
Scarce Emerald Damselfly34
Southern Emerald Damselfly14
Willow Emerald Damselfly22
Large Red Damselfly15
Red-eyed Damselfly3
Small Red-eyed Damselfly9
Azure Damselfly17
Common Blue Damselfly4
Blue-tailed Damselfly12
Migrant Hawker20
Southern Hawker11
Brown Hawker2
Southern Migrant Hawker61
Emperor Dragonfly17
Hairy Dragonfly10
Four-spotted Chaser10
Broad-bodied Chaser12
Black-tailed Skimmer12
Common Darter7
Red-veined Darter3
Ruddy Darter16
insects2
Butterflies and Moths51
Small Skipper6
Essex Skipper9
Large Skipper14
Clouded Yellow9
Brimstone7
Large White3
Small White3
Green-veined White18
Orange-tip12
Green Hairstreak25
Purple Hairstreak12
White-letter Hairstreak26
Small Copper13
Brown Argus18
Common Blue23
Holly Blue10
White Admiral34
Purple Emperor1
Red Admiral14
Painted Lady13
Small Tortoiseshell7
Peacock Butterfly10
Comma18
Silver-washed Fritillary21
Heath Fritillary6
Speckled Wood12
Wall Brown24
Marbled White27
Gatekeeper11
Meadow Brown10
Ringlet7
Small Heath11
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