Southend Ornithological Group Photo Gallery

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

Recent Pictures

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Osprey at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (78209 bytes)

Osprey at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Record shot in the haze, 08/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 Nikkor 200-500)

Holly Blue at Canvey Point (Terry Blackwell) (56834 bytes)

Holly Blue at Canvey Point.
Holly Blue, 06/05/2022
(© Terry Blackwell, canon Powershot)

Green Hairstreak at Canvey Wick (Vince Kinsler) (66848 bytes)

Green Hairstreak at Canvey Wick.
Green Hairstreak, 05/05/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Green Hairstreak at Canvey Wick (Jeff Delve) (45019 bytes)

Green Hairstreak at Canvey Wick.
Unusual posture with underwing turned up to the sun, 05/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 500D Nikkor 200-500)

Peacock Butterfly at Canvey Wick (Jeff Delve) (116321 bytes)

Peacock Butterfly at Canvey Wick.
Really battered individual, 05/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 500D Nikkor 200-500)

Wall Brown at Canvey Wick (Jeff Delve) (72193 bytes)

Wall Brown at Canvey Wick.
from sea wall nr jetty, 05/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 500D Nikkor 200-500)

Wall Brown at Canvey Wick (Jeff Delve) (84932 bytes)

Wall Brown at Canvey Wick.
near seat by Orchid Way, 05/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon 500D Nikkor 200-500)

Common Sandpiper at Lower Raypits (Jeff Delve) (56478 bytes)

Common Sandpiper at Lower Raypits.
Feeding on lagoon, 04/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Canon R5 100-500)

Turtle Dove at Lower Raypits (Jeff Delve) (82746 bytes)

Turtle Dove at Lower Raypits.
Female, 04/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Canon R5 100-500)

Turtle Dove at Lower Raypits (Jeff Delve) (62500 bytes)

Turtle Dove at Lower Raypits.
Male, 04/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Canon R5 100-500)

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (61681 bytes)

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Remarkably close and responded to pishing, 03/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Canon R5 100-500)

Bearded Tit at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (51802 bytes)

Bearded Tit at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Playing peekaboo, 03/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Canon R5 100-500)

Red Kite at Private site with no public access (Vince Kinsler) (17784 bytes)

Red Kite at Private site with no public access.
Red Kite, 01/05/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Red Kite at Private site with no public access (Vince Kinsler) (17368 bytes)

Red Kite at Private site with no public access.
Red Kite, 01/05/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

flava wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (27031 bytes)

flava wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Minor differences around face pattern and coverts from last week's bird, 01/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Canon R5 + 100-500)

flava wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (29209 bytes)

flava wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
New Channel Wag individual, 01/05/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Canon R5 + 100-500)

Wall Brown at South Fambridge (Paul Baker) (131237 bytes)

Wall Brown at South Fambridge.
Wall Brown in garden, 30/04/2022
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S21)

Yellow Wagtail at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (37765 bytes)

Yellow Wagtail at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Yellow Wagtail, 29/04/2022
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 500mm pf)

flava wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (79590 bytes)

flava wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
'Channel' Wagtail, 26/04/2022
(© Jeff Delve, Canon R5 100-500mm)

Sedge Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (63351 bytes)

Sedge Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Sedge Warbler, 25/04/2022
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 500mm pf)

Sedge Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (53222 bytes)

Sedge Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Sedge Warbler, 25/04/2022
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 500mm pf)

Nightingale at Canvey Wick (Vince Kinsler) (56820 bytes)

Nightingale at Canvey Wick.
Nightingale, 24/04/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Sedge Warbler at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB) (Vince Kinsler) (52718 bytes)

Sedge Warbler at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB).
Sedge Warbler, 24/04/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Sedge Warbler at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB) (Vince Kinsler) (69016 bytes)

Sedge Warbler at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB).
Sedge Warbler, 24/04/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Green-veined White at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB) (Vince Kinsler) (58423 bytes)

Green-veined White at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB).
Green-veined White, 24/04/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Orange-tip at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB) (Vince Kinsler) (40607 bytes)

Orange-tip at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB).
Orange Tip, 24/04/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Orange-tip at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB) (Vince Kinsler) (52241 bytes)

Orange-tip at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB).
Orange Tip, 24/04/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Blackcap at Gunners Park (Vince Kinsler) (68405 bytes)

Blackcap at Gunners Park.
Blackcap, 20/04/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Lesser Whitethroat at Gunners Park (Vince Kinsler) (74209 bytes)

Lesser Whitethroat at Gunners Park.
Lesser Whitethroat, 20/04/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Lesser Whitethroat at Gunners Park (Vince Kinsler) (66353 bytes)

Lesser Whitethroat at Gunners Park.
Lesser Whitethroat, 20/04/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Chiffchaff at Gunners Park (Vince Kinsler) (42832 bytes)

Chiffchaff at Gunners Park.
Chiffchaff, 20/04/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Chiffchaff at Gunners Park (Vince Kinsler) (65652 bytes)

Chiffchaff at Gunners Park.
Chiffchaff, 20/04/2022
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Full Index of Pictures (click links)

TaxonNumber of Photos
Red-throated Diver18
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 Egret41
Little Egret27
Great White Egret40
Grey Heron3
Purple Heron12
White Stork5
Glossy Ibis30
Spoonbill38
Black Swan11
Bewick's Swan15
Whooper Swan18
Tundra Bean Goose9
Pink-footed Goose3
White-fronted Goose26
Lesser White-fronted Goose2
Greylag Goose3
Snow Goose1
Canada Goose2
Barnacle Goose19
Dark-bellied Brent Goose6
Pale-bellied Brent Goose26
Black Brant45
Red-breasted Goose13
Egyptian Goose18
Ruddy Shelduck1
Cape Shelduck1
Shelduck3
Mandarin Duck17
Anas sp.8
Wigeon3
Chiloe Wigeon2
Teal2
Pintail4
White-cheeked Pintail3
Garganey37
Shoveler2
Muscovy Duck1
Red-crested Pochard18
Aythya sp.12
Pochard3
Ring-necked Duck13
Tufted Duck2
Scaup17
Eider6
Long-tailed Duck15
Common Scoter1
Velvet Scoter8
Goldeneye5
Smew4
Red-breasted Merganser3
Goosander13
Honey Buzzard3
Red Kite20
Marsh Harrier23
Hen Harrier48
Montagu's Harrier2
Sparrowhawk30
Buzzard48
Rough-legged Buzzard22
Osprey21
Kestrel14
Red-footed Falcon30
Merlin16
Hobby19
Peregrine Falcon34
Red-legged Partridge6
Grey Partridge7
Pheasant1
Water Rail3
Spotted Crake3
Crane12
Oystercatcher3
Black-winged Stilt7
Avocet2
Stone Curlew16
Cream-coloured Courser3
Little Ringed Plover12
Ringed Plover2
Kentish Plover1
Dotterel23
Golden Plover8
Grey Plover1
Lapwing4
Knot8
Sanderling13
Little Stint12
Temminck's Stint4
White-rumped Sandpiper4
Pectoral Sandpiper13
Curlew Sandpiper15
Purple Sandpiper46
Dunlin2
Ruff4
Jack Snipe26
Snipe6
Woodcock5
Black-tailed Godwit23
Whimbrel17
Curlew3
Spotted Redshank11
Redshank2
Marsh Sandpiper8
Greenshank9
Lesser Yellowlegs6
Green Sandpiper6
Wood Sandpiper17
Common Sandpiper8
Wilson's Phalarope3
Red-necked Phalarope4
Grey Phalarope7
Larus sp.24
Mediterranean Gull103
Little Gull25
Sabine's Gull1
Black-headed Gull4
Ring-billed Gull71
Common Gull3
Herring Gull14
Yellow-legged Gull52
Caspian Gull187
Slaty-backed Gull1
Iceland Gull22
Glaucous Gull47
Great Black-backed Gull6
Kittiwake22
Sandwich Tern5
Common Tern12
Black Tern10
Guillemot23
Razorbill1
Black Guillemot5
Little Auk2
Stock Dove2
Wood Pigeon1
Turtle Dove20
Budgerigar1
Grey Parrot1
Ring-necked Parakeet7
Cuckoo28
Barn Owl23
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 wagtail6
Blue-headed Wagtail3
Yellow Wagtail25
Grey Wagtail8
White Wagtail7
Waxwing53
Wren1
Nightingale7
Bluethroat2
Black Redstart28
Redstart23
Whinchat32
Stonechat24
Wheatear65
Ring Ouzel33
Blackbird5
Fieldfare13
Song Thrush3
Redwing3
Mistle Thrush2
Cetti's Warbler2
Grasshopper Warbler29
Savi's Warbler1
Sedge Warbler15
Marsh Warbler14
Reed Warbler9
Blackcap13
Garden Warbler6
Barred Warbler19
Lesser Whitethroat16
Whitethroat17
Dartford Warbler10
Yellow-browed Warbler5
Chiffchaff18
Siberian Chiffchaff1
Willow Warbler4
Goldcrest12
Firecrest24
Spotted Flycatcher32
Pied Flycatcher21
Bearded Tit43
Long-tailed Tit5
Marsh Tit12
Coal Tit9
Nuthatch27
Treecreeper14
Penduline Tit14
Red-backed Shrike16
Great Grey Shrike6
Woodchat Shrike18
Jay3
Jackdaw1
Hooded Crow3
Raven8
Starling1
Rose-coloured Starling11
House Sparrow2
Tree Sparrow7
Brambling18
Serin30
Goldfinch1
Siskin7
Linnet2
Twite24
Lesser Redpoll12
Mealy Redpoll11
Parrot Crossbill9
Bullfinch5
Hawfinch37
Snow Bunting50
Yellowhammer8
Reed Bunting6
Corn Bunting14
Smooth Newt3
Palmate Newt3
Common Frog1
Marsh Frog4
Common Lizard12
Slow-worm9
Grass Snake9
Western Hedgehog1
Common Pipistrelle1
Serotine3
Red Fox13
Weasel6
Badger1
Common Seal29
Grey Seal6
Bottlenose Dolphin6
Harbour Porpoise2
Minke Whale2
Chinese Muntjac2
Bank Vole1
Northern Water Vole4
Brown Rat3
House Mouse1
Banded Demoiselle15
Emerald Damselfly12
Scarce Emerald Damselfly34
Southern Emerald Damselfly18
Willow Emerald Damselfly30
Large Red Damselfly15
Red-eyed Damselfly3
Small Red-eyed Damselfly9
Azure Damselfly17
Common Blue Damselfly4
Blue-tailed Damselfly12
Migrant Hawker20
Southern Hawker11
Brown Hawker3
Southern Migrant Hawker68
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 Yellow10
Brimstone7
Large White3
Small White3
Green-veined White19
Orange-tip14
Green Hairstreak27
Purple Hairstreak12
White-letter Hairstreak27
Small Copper13
Brown Argus19
Common Blue23
Holly Blue11
White Admiral36
Purple Emperor1
Red Admiral15
Painted Lady13
Small Tortoiseshell8
Peacock Butterfly11
Comma18
Silver-washed Fritillary23
Heath Fritillary6
Speckled Wood12
Wall Brown27
Marbled White27
Gatekeeper11
Meadow Brown10
Ringlet7
Small Heath11
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