Southend Ornithological Group Photo Gallery

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

Recent Pictures

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Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (172490 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Black-necked Grebe, 24/04/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (32765 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
All three together, a pair and a gooseberry, 24/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (48638 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
- and in sunlight, 24/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (47494 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Left on his/her own when the pair departed, 24/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (49523 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
BnG - gorgeous, 24/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (60829 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
BnGrebe 2, 24/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (68459 bytes)

Black-necked Grebe at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
BnGrebe 1, 24/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Sedge Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (26489 bytes)

Sedge Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Sedge Warbler, 24/04/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (38268 bytes)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Note olive wash on cap above eye, yellow onto throat, 22/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Jeff Delve) (33493 bytes)

Yellow Wagtail at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
Initially thought to be Channel but note yellow on throat and brighter cap than most Channel, 22/04/2019
(© Jeff Delve, Canon 5Ds 100-400)

Mandarin Duck at Southchurch Park East (Paul Baker) (54163 bytes)

Mandarin Duck at Southchurch Park East.
Mandarin 1, 21/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Mandarin Duck at Southchurch Park East (Steve Arlow) (59602 bytes)

Mandarin Duck at Southchurch Park East.
Mandarin; Southchurch Park East, 21/04/2019
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 400mm f5.6 )

Mandarin Duck at Southchurch Park East (Paul Baker) (48920 bytes)

Mandarin Duck at Southchurch Park East.
Mandarin 2, 21/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (55004 bytes)

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Gropper reeling , 21/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (58537 bytes)

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Grasshopper Wblr, Bowers, 21/04/2019
(© Tim Bourne, )

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Paul Baker) (49415 bytes)

Grasshopper Warbler at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Bowers Gropper 1, 21/04/2019
(© Paul Baker, Samsung S7)

Dunlin at Gunners Park (Graham Mee) (82694 bytes)

Dunlin at Gunners Park.
Dunlin with the Sanderling flock, 16/04/2019
(© Graham Mee, Nikon D750)

Garganey at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (46753 bytes)

Garganey at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Garganey : Vamge 13/04/2019, 13/04/2019
(© Steve Arlow, Nikon Coolpix 995 )

Little Gull at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Steve Arlow) (27412 bytes)

Little Gull at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Little Gull - Vange Marsh 13/04/2019, 13/04/2019
(© Steve Arlow, Nikon Coolpix 995 )

Yellow-legged Gull at Wat Tyler Country Park (Neil Chambers) (88201 bytes)

Yellow-legged Gull at Wat Tyler Country Park.
YLG at WTCP, 13/04/2019
(© Neil Chambers, Samsung Galaxy S10)

Yellow-legged Gull at Wat Tyler Country Park (Neil Chambers) (63753 bytes)

Yellow-legged Gull at Wat Tyler Country Park.
YLG at WTCP, 13/04/2019
(© Neil Chambers, Samsung Galaxy S10)

Spoonbill at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (68230 bytes)

Spoonbill at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Spoonbill, 06/04/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Spoonbill at Vange Marsh (RSPB) (Neil Chambers) (27390 bytes)

Spoonbill at Vange Marsh (RSPB).
Spoonbill at Vange, 06/04/2019
(© Neil Chambers, Samsung Galaxy S10)

Little Ringed Plover at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (58556 bytes)

Little Ringed Plover at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Little Ringed Plover, 06/04/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

Short-eared Owl at Wallasea Island (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (33864 bytes)

Short-eared Owl at Wallasea Island (RSPB).
SEO, taken from car, 06/04/2019
(© Tim Bourne, )

Little Ringed Plover at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (161166 bytes)

Little Ringed Plover at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Little Ringed Plover, 03/04/2019
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon 200-500mm)

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 Grebe17
Fulmar1
Sooty Shearwater1
Gannet4
Shag27
Bittern6
Night Heron7
Cattle Egret27
Little Egret27
Great White Egret25
Grey Heron3
Purple Heron9
Glossy Ibis26
Spoonbill21
Black Swan11
Bewick's Swan15
Whooper Swan11
Tundra Bean Goose1
Pink-footed Goose2
White-fronted Goose16
Lesser White-fronted Goose2
Greylag Goose2
Snow Goose1
Canada Goose2
Barnacle Goose15
Dark-bellied Brent Goose6
Pale-bellied Brent Goose21
Black Brant35
Red-breasted Goose5
Egyptian Goose15
Ruddy Shelduck1
Cape Shelduck1
Shelduck2
Mandarin Duck15
Anas sp.11
Wigeon3
Chiloe Wigeon2
Teal2
Pintail4
Garganey32
Shoveler2
Muscovy Duck1
Red-crested Pochard12
Aythya sp.12
Pochard1
Tufted Duck2
Scaup15
Eider5
Long-tailed Duck15
Common Scoter1
Velvet Scoter8
Goldeneye3
Smew4
Red-breasted Merganser2
Goosander12
Honey Buzzard3
Red Kite17
Marsh Harrier20
Hen Harrier48
Montagu's Harrier2
Sparrowhawk27
Buzzard45
Rough-legged Buzzard22
Osprey17
Kestrel14
Red-footed Falcon30
Merlin15
Hobby16
Peregrine Falcon31
Red-legged Partridge5
Grey Partridge3
Pheasant1
Water Rail3
Crane11
Oystercatcher1
Black-winged Stilt7
Avocet2
Stone Curlew14
Cream-coloured Courser3
Little Ringed Plover12
Ringed Plover2
Kentish Plover1
Dotterel23
Golden Plover5
Grey Plover1
Lapwing4
Knot7
Sanderling11
Little Stint11
Temminck's Stint4
White-rumped Sandpiper4
Pectoral Sandpiper13
Curlew Sandpiper15
Purple Sandpiper42
Dunlin2
Ruff4
Jack Snipe6
Snipe6
Woodcock5
Black-tailed Godwit19
Whimbrel16
Curlew3
Spotted Redshank11
Redshank2
Greenshank8
Lesser Yellowlegs6
Green Sandpiper6
Wood Sandpiper13
Common Sandpiper4
Wilson's Phalarope3
Red-necked Phalarope2
Grey Phalarope6
Larus sp.24
Mediterranean Gull103
Little Gull25
Black-headed Gull4
Ring-billed Gull71
Common Gull3
Herring Gull14
Yellow-legged Gull42
Caspian Gull185
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 Dove16
Budgerigar1
Grey Parrot1
Ring-necked Parakeet6
Cuckoo21
Barn Owl19
Little Owl19
Short-eared Owl43
Swift3
Kingfisher9
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 Pipit5
flava wagtail1
Yellow Wagtail19
Grey Wagtail7
White Wagtail7
Waxwing53
Wren1
Nightingale5
Bluethroat2
Black Redstart16
Redstart18
Whinchat29
Stonechat24
Wheatear57
Ring Ouzel20
Blackbird5
Fieldfare10
Song Thrush2
Redwing3
Mistle Thrush2
Cetti's Warbler1
Grasshopper Warbler25
Savi's Warbler1
Sedge Warbler8
Reed Warbler7
Blackcap11
Garden Warbler4
Barred Warbler7
Lesser Whitethroat8
Whitethroat12
Dartford Warbler10
Yellow-browed Warbler3
Chiffchaff16
Willow Warbler4
Goldcrest12
Firecrest16
Spotted Flycatcher24
Pied Flycatcher14
Bearded Tit34
Long-tailed Tit4
Marsh Tit12
Coal Tit9
Nuthatch21
Treecreeper14
Penduline Tit14
Red-backed Shrike16
Great Grey Shrike6
Woodchat Shrike4
Jay3
Starling1
Rose-coloured Starling11
House Sparrow1
Tree Sparrow7
Brambling15
Serin30
Goldfinch1
Siskin5
Linnet2
Twite18
Lesser Redpoll9
Mealy Redpoll11
Parrot Crossbill9
Bullfinch4
Hawfinch39
Snow Bunting36
Yellowhammer6
Reed Bunting6
Corn Bunting14
Smooth Newt3
Common Frog1
Marsh Frog4
Common Lizard7
Slow-worm6
Grass Snake8
Adder9
Western Hedgehog1
Common Pipistrelle1
Red Fox9
Weasel6
Common Seal29
Grey Seal6
Bottlenose Dolphin6
Harbour Porpoise2
Minke Whale2
Bank Vole1
Northern Water Vole2
Brown Rat2
Banded Demoiselle15
Emerald Damselfly11
Scarce Emerald Damselfly24
Southern Emerald Damselfly8
Willow Emerald Damselfly9
Large Red Damselfly14
Red-eyed Damselfly3
Small Red-eyed Damselfly8
Azure Damselfly17
Common Blue Damselfly4
Blue-tailed Damselfly12
Migrant Hawker19
Southern Hawker9
Brown Hawker2
Southern Migrant Hawker48
Emperor Dragonfly12
Hairy Dragonfly7
Four-spotted Chaser8
Broad-bodied Chaser9
Black-tailed Skimmer10
Common Darter7
Red-veined Darter3
Ruddy Darter16
insects1
Butterflies and Moths50
Small Skipper6
Essex Skipper9
Large Skipper12
Clouded Yellow9
Brimstone7
Large White3
Small White3
Green-veined White16
Orange-tip9
Green Hairstreak18
Purple Hairstreak12
White-letter Hairstreak24
Small Copper13
Brown Argus16
Common Blue23
Holly Blue10
White Admiral30
Red Admiral14
Painted Lady12
Small Tortoiseshell6
Peacock Butterfly10
Comma18
Silver-washed Fritillary19
Heath Fritillary6
Speckled Wood10
Wall21
Marbled White26
Gatekeeper11
Meadow Brown9
Ringlet7
Small Heath9
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