Southend Ornithological Group Photo Gallery

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

Recent Pictures

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Blue-headed Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (117675 bytes)

Blue-headed Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Got to love that face pattern, 10/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Blue-headed Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (95328 bytes)

Blue-headed Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Smart male, just a hint of white on chin, 10/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Blue-headed Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (115610 bytes)

Blue-headed Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
With group of Yellow Wags, 10/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Spoonbill at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (46530 bytes)

Spoonbill at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Spoonbill yoga?, 09/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Spoonbill at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (48926 bytes)

Spoonbill at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Bit of a stretch, 09/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Spoonbill at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (43268 bytes)

Spoonbill at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Chilling out, 09/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Garganey at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (45092 bytes)

Garganey at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Drake, 08/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Garganey at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (52361 bytes)

Garganey at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
and more subtle duck - love the face pattern, 08/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (84092 bytes)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
One of the twelve bathing, 08/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (103817 bytes)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Just stunning colour saturation, 08/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Osprey at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (22077 bytes)

Osprey at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Osprey, North over pursued by gulls, 07/04/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Stock Dove at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (74339 bytes)

Stock Dove at Canewdon.
Pottering around under feeders - glorious in patch of sunlight, 06/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Brambling at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (60485 bytes)

Brambling at Canewdon.
1st winter male but very smart, 06/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Siskin at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (58460 bytes)

Siskin at Canewdon.
Quite shy and doesn't stay long, 06/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Shelduck at Gunners Park (Jeff Delve) (57459 bytes)

Shelduck at Gunners Park.
Shelduck pair - looking very settled, 04/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 850D 200-500)

Cetti's Warbler at Gunners Park (Jeff Delve) (80228 bytes)

Cetti's Warbler at Gunners Park.
Showiest Cetti's for a while , 04/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 850D 200-500)

Chiffchaff at Gunners Park (Jeff Delve) (30762 bytes)

Chiffchaff at Gunners Park.
Breakfast is served, 04/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 850D 200-500)

Garganey at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (65894 bytes)

Garganey at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Distant record shot of pair, 03/04/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 200-500)

Black Redstart at Westcliff (Andrew Armstrong) (38112 bytes)

Black Redstart at Westcliff.
Black Redstart , 03/04/2021
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx mii, Canon 500mm lens)

Black Redstart at Westcliff (Andrew Armstrong) (38981 bytes)

Black Redstart at Westcliff.
Black Redstart , 03/04/2021
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx mii, Canon 500mm lens)

Jack Snipe at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (217555 bytes)

Jack Snipe at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Jack Snipe on track through reedbed, 30/03/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Jack Snipe at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (72941 bytes)

Jack Snipe at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Jack Snipe hiding in full view, 30/03/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Fleet Head (Steve Arlow) (37514 bytes)

Pale-bellied Brent Goose Fleet Head 27-03-2021, 27/03/2021
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D MKII 100-400mm MKII with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Wheatear at Gunners Park (Steve Arlow) (96920 bytes)

Wheatear Gunners Park 27-03-2021, 27/03/2021
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D MKII 100-400mm MKII with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Peregrine Falcon at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (12785 bytes)

Peregrine Falcon at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Peregrine Bowers Marsh 26-03-2021, 26/03/2021
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 7D MKII 100-400mm MKII with 1.4x Canon Extender )

Red-legged Partridge at Gunners Park (Andrew Armstrong) (104121 bytes)

Red-legged Partridge at Gunners Park.
Red Legged Partridge , 26/03/2021
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx mii, Canon 500mm lens)

Black-necked Grebe at Paglesham Lagoon (Neil Chambers) (40696 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Paglesham Lagoon.
BnGrebe at Pag Lag, 22/03/2021
(© Neil Chambers, Samsung Galaxy S10)

Black-necked Grebe at Paglesham Lagoon (Neil Chambers) (86801 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Paglesham Lagoon.
BnGrebe montage, 22/03/2021
(© Neil Chambers, Samsung Galaxy S10)

Lesser Redpoll at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (68899 bytes)

Lesser Redpoll at Canewdon.
Smart male in garden, 22/03/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500)

Red-throated Diver at Canvey Point (Tim Bourne) (54076 bytes)

Red-throated Diver at Canvey Point.
RT Diver, Canvey Pt, 21/03/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Red-throated Diver at Canvey Point (Tim Bourne) (49034 bytes)

Red-throated Diver at Canvey Point.
RT Diver, Canvey Pt, 21/03/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Red-throated Diver at Canvey Point (Tim Bourne) (54436 bytes)

Red-throated Diver at Canvey Point.
RT Diver, winter pl, Canvey Pt, 21/03/2021
(© Tim Bourne, )

Brambling at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (60683 bytes)

Brambling at Canewdon.
What a cracker, 18/03/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500 )

Brambling at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (60157 bytes)

Brambling at Canewdon.
Selecting a morsel below, 18/03/2021
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D850 Nikkor 200-500 )

Full Index of Pictures (click links)

TaxonNumber of Photos
Red-throated Diver10
Black-throated Diver9
Great Northern Diver20
Little Grebe2
Great Crested Grebe5
Red-necked Grebe15
Slavonian Grebe12
Black-necked Grebe32
Fulmar1
Sooty Shearwater1
Gannet6
Shag30
Bittern6
Night Heron7
Cattle Egret37
Little Egret27
Great White Egret36
Grey Heron3
Purple Heron9
White Stork5
Glossy Ibis28
Spoonbill30
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 Goose19
Dark-bellied Brent Goose6
Pale-bellied Brent Goose24
Black Brant38
Red-breasted Goose5
Egyptian Goose17
Ruddy Shelduck1
Cape Shelduck1
Shelduck3
Mandarin Duck17
Anas sp.8
Wigeon3
Chiloe Wigeon2
Teal2
Pintail4
White-cheeked Pintail3
Garganey36
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
Osprey18
Kestrel14
Red-footed Falcon30
Merlin16
Hobby19
Peregrine Falcon34
Red-legged Partridge6
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 Snipe14
Snipe6
Woodcock5
Black-tailed Godwit22
Whimbrel17
Curlew3
Spotted Redshank11
Redshank2
Marsh Sandpiper8
Greenshank9
Lesser Yellowlegs6
Green Sandpiper6
Wood Sandpiper17
Common Sandpiper7
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 Dove2
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 Pipit11
Water Pipit8
flava wagtail1
Blue-headed Wagtail3
Yellow Wagtail24
Grey Wagtail8
White Wagtail7
Waxwing53
Wren1
Nightingale5
Bluethroat2
Black Redstart28
Redstart22
Whinchat32
Stonechat24
Wheatear61
Ring Ouzel28
Blackbird5
Fieldfare13
Song Thrush3
Redwing3
Mistle Thrush2
Cetti's Warbler2
Grasshopper Warbler25
Savi's Warbler1
Sedge Warbler11
Marsh Warbler14
Reed Warbler9
Blackcap12
Garden Warbler6
Barred Warbler7
Lesser Whitethroat13
Whitethroat13
Dartford Warbler10
Yellow-browed Warbler5
Chiffchaff16
Siberian Chiffchaff1
Willow Warbler4
Goldcrest12
Firecrest24
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
Brambling18
Serin30
Goldfinch1
Siskin7
Linnet2
Twite18
Lesser Redpoll12
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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