Southend Ornithological Group


The Southend Ornithological Group (SOG) is an informal group of birders who watch and record birds from sites in the Southend area of Essex, England. Some areas of this website, such as record submission and the chat forum, are restricted to known SOG birders.

For news of recent observations, click Bird News.

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Bird News:18/01/2021 13:11:21
Chat Forum:03/01/2021 17:21:59
Photos:17/01/2021 20:05:14
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Interesting birds seen in the last 5 days, most recent first. Amber indicates scarce, red indicates rare (Essex requires notes or a description).

SpeciesMax. CountLocationLast Reported
Peregrine Falcon2Bowers Marsh (RSPB)18/01/2021
Water Pipit1Bowers Marsh (RSPB)18/01/2021
Coal Tit1Victoria Road, Rayleigh18/01/2021
White-fronted Goose70Wat Tyler Country Park17/01/2021
Barnacle Goose1South Fambridge17/01/2021
Barnacle Goose3Wat Tyler Country Park17/01/2021
Egyptian Goose2Rochford Golf Course17/01/2021
Egyptian Goose3Thorpe Bay17/01/2021
Ring-necked Parakeet2Thorpe Bay17/01/2021
Water Pipit4Vange Marsh (RSPB)17/01/2021
Lesser Redpoll1Cherry Orchard Country Park17/01/2021
Great White Egret2Fleet Head16/01/2021
White-fronted Goose16Wallasea Island (RSPB)16/01/2021
Hen Harrier1Wallasea Island (RSPB)16/01/2021
Peregrine Falcon1Fleet Head16/01/2021
Peregrine Falcon1Shoebury East Beach16/01/2021
Great White Egret1Wallasea Island (RSPB)15/01/2021
White-fronted Goose289Paglesham East Hall Road15/01/2021
Pale-bellied Brent Goose1Hadleigh Downs15/01/2021
Jack Snipe3Wallasea Island (RSPB)15/01/2021
Kingfisher1Gunners Park15/01/2021
Coal Tit1Thorpe Bay15/01/2021
Yellowhammer5Hadleigh Downs15/01/2021
Red-crested Pochard1Southchurch Park West14/01/2021

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  • 16/01/2021 Paul Baker has completed the summary of SOG birds for 2020. Read it here.
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