Southend Ornithological Group Bird News

Records submitted in the last 14 days, most recent first. Amber indicates scarce, red indicates rare (Essex requires notes or a description), magenta indicates non-native.

Monday 18 October 2021

Canewdon, 15:00 to 15:30
2 Slow-worm, 4 Wood Mouse (nest under reptile mat) [Jeff Delve]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 10:30 to 13:00, Light Southerly, mild, overcast. Allfleets, Jubilee, South Lagoons loop, high tide
1 Red-throated Diver (on Jubilee over high tide from Crossrail viewpoint, very scarce here), 400 Wigeon (+, Jubilee and Grass Farm), 1 Pintail (jubilee), 100 Shoveler (+, Pool Marsh), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult male on fence by Lytag), 80 Avocet (Jubilee), 8 Ringed Plover (Pool Marsh), 1500 Golden Plover (very approx - large flocks over southern lagoons), 100 Grey Plover (+, Jubilee), 500 Lapwing (+), 1 Green Sandpiper, 20 Skylark (+), 40 Meadow Pipit (+), 1 Rock Pipit, 4 Stonechat (3 on Lytag, 1 at join of south trail and marsh flats), 2 Field Vole (ran across path) [Jeff Delve]

West Canvey Marsh (RSPB), 10:15 to 11:15
1 Stonechat (male), 3 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Bearded Tit (flew out of a reedy ditch and flew high south) [John Wright]

Canvey Point, 10:00 to 11:45, S.W 3-5 misty clearing later H.T 12:10
4 Gannet, 1000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (c), 1500 Wigeon (c), 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Mediterranean Gull [Terry Blackwell]

Sunday 17 October 2021

Rochford Golf Course, 13:30 to 17:00, Bright, SSW wind
2 Egyptian Goose (same pair as earlier in the year, returned on 14th after a 4 month absence), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark (flew SW), 1 Meadow Pipit (flew SW), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Small Tortoiseshell [Neil Chambers]

Wat Tyler Country Park, 10:15 to 11:30
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Spotted Redshank (Calling from Timberman's Creek), 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Brambling (Over calling), 2 Yellowhammer (From middle screen, along Timberman's Creek) [Tim Bourne]

Canvey Point, 08:15 to 11:15, S 3-4 cloudy H.T 11:25 5.2 m
1 Red-throated Diver (still in summer plumage), 5 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Gannet, 12 Mute Swan, 800 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (c), 1 Shelduck, 1000 Wigeon (c), 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Mediterranean Gull [Terry Blackwell]

Saturday 16 October 2021

Wakering Stairs, 11:10 to 11:45
22 Little Egret, 3 Kestrel, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cetti's Warbler (h) [Paul Griggs, John Wright]

Gunners Park, 09:10 to 11:00
4 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Cetti's Warbler (h), 1 Chiffchaff (h) [Paul Griggs, John Wright]

Friday 15 October 2021

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 08:40 to 14:50
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Wagtail [Paul Griggs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:35 to 17:05
2 Little Egret, 2 Pintail (females ), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Water Rail (heard), 1 Avocet, 100 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 37 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Skylark, 10 Swallow, 13 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat (pair), 3 Redwing, 2 Bearded Tit, 1 Grass Snake (Church Road ), 1 Clouded Yellow [Jeff Kinnerman, Graham Oakes]

Canvey Point, 07:45 to 11:00, W swinging N-E 2-3 Cloudy with drizzle H.T 8:45 4.6 m
2 Great Crested Grebe, 145 Gannet (groups of 12,19,30,16,40,18 mainly 3rd year and Adults plus 10 juveniles.), 4 Common Scoter (Females), 1 Pomarine Skua, 4 Mediterranean Gull [Terry Blackwell]

Thursday 14 October 2021

South Fambridge, 15:00 to 15:00
1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap, 1 Bearded Tit (still here in the sedges at the bottom of the garden!), 1 Common Lizard (adult), 1 Migrant Hawker, 1 Small White [Paul Baker]

Westcliff, 13:30 to 13:30, St.George's Drive
1 Greenfinch (male in garden) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 10:50 to 10:50
1 Sparrowhawk [Paul Griggs]

Shoebury East Beach, 07:10 to 08:15
6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Shag (On the Boom), 120 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (c. In MOD bay but many beyond towards Wakering Stairs), 9 Mallard, 1 Peregrine Falcon (On offshore post), 4 Red-legged Partridge (A surprise on the MOD beach), 80 Sanderling, 69 Turnstone, 1 Kingfisher (On the Boom), 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff [Marc Outten]

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 12:25 to 14:40
8 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier (pair), 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 350 Lapwing (c.), 6 Skylark, 47 Meadow Pipit, 1 Stonechat (f) [Paul Griggs]

Belton Hills, 11:30 to 11:40
2 Clouded Yellow (lower path of Belton Hill West adjacent to the farm field), 6 Large White, 5 Red Admiral [John Wright]

Benfleet Creek, 10:30 to 11:00, Bike ride
2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Field Vole [John Wright]

River Roach, 08:35 to 17:20, Coombes Farm to Paglesham Lagoon(via Bartonhall Creek)and return (74 species)
16 Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose (PL), 3 Pintail (pair+f PL), 6 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 49 Avocet, 12 Golden Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 150 Lapwing (c), 317 Black-tailed Godwit, 114 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper (BC), 3 Mediterranean Gull (ads), 31 Skylark, 1 Swallow, 37 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Stonechat (f), 1 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 9 Greenfinch, 1 Small White, 3 Small Copper, 3 Red Admiral [Jeff Kinnerman]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 07:40 to 10:05
1 Grey Wagtail, 160 Redwing (+, West), 1 Red Admiral [Paul Griggs]

Westcliff, 07:25 to 07:45, St.George's Drive
225 Redwing (c. (W)) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Victoria Road, Rayleigh, 23:15 to 23:45
1 Song Thrush (one call heard), 1 Redwing (flocks heading SW) [Neil Chambers]

Shoebury East Beach, 17:30 to 18:00
1 Red-breasted Merganser (Redhead SE), 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Redwing, 2 Chiffchaff [Lee Ebbs]

Canvey Island, 13:45 to 13:55
Leucistic Sparrow (Terry Blackwell) (32856 bytes) Leucistic Sparrow (Terry Blackwell) (31027 bytes) 1 House Sparrow (Leucistic form on bird feeders in back garden) [Terry Blackwell]

Westcliff, 11:55 to 17:00, St.George's Drive
50 Redwing (+ ,flyovers incl. one dropping into garden ) [Jeff Kinnerman]

Gunners Park, 09:50 to 17:20
2 Red-throated Diver, 17 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Gannet, 1 Shag (imm Gog's berth), 8 Little Egret, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (redhead), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail (h), 1 Jack Snipe (flushed from East end of lake), 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker (h), 24 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 9 Meadow Pipit, 19 Pied Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush (+), 1 Cetti's Warbler (h), 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Seal, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral [Paul Griggs, Bob Young]

Gunners Park, 08:00 to 17:00
1 Jack Snipe (Flushed from lakeside edge across to Middle marsh) [Andrew Armstrong]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 07:45 to 12:30
4 Little Egret, 2 Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Snipe, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Meadow Pipit, 5 Stonechat, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Bearded Tit [Graham Oakes]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 07:45 to 07:45
1 Grey Wagtail [Paul Griggs]

Canvey Point, 07:00 to 08:10, W 2 Sunny and clear H.T 5:00 5.3 m
11 Little Egret, 3 Common Scoter, 30 Ringed Plover, 1 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill [Terry Blackwell]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 02:00 to 04:30
1 Red Fox, 2 Badger [John Wright]

Monday 11 October 2021

Golden Cross Road, Ashingdon, 20:05 to 20:10
1 Tawny Owl (hooting to the NE) [Neil Chambers]

Shoebury East Beach, 17:00 to 18:15, Sunny, light NW wind, high tide c4.30pm
2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (redhead flew SW), 1 Marsh Harrier (juv across from Kent), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Arctic Skua, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Alcidae sp. (probably Razorbills) [Neil Chambers]

Shoebury East Beach, 17:00 to 18:00
1 Red-breasted Merganser [John Wright]

Shoebury East Beach, 16:55 to 18:30
2 Red-throated Diver (inc sum plum on sea), 1 Great Northern Diver (drifted out of estuary distantly at 18:15), 16 Gannet, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Marsh Harrier (crossed over from Kent close in), 1 Peregrine Falcon (female, first over MOD compound then on post out at sea), 3 Arctic Skua, 10 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Alcidae sp. (Razorbill or Guillemot and could even have been the same individual back & forth), 1 Razorbill (flew close inside of the boom at 18:20 then back out again), 1 Kingfisher (buzzing around the boom late in the day.) [Paul Baker]

Shoebury East Beach, 16:25 to 18:30
1 Gavia sp., 1 Red-throated Diver (s.p.), 1 Great Northern Diver (distant, on the water), 1 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Gannet, 39 Little Egret, 1 Red-breasted Merganser (flew S), 1 Marsh Harrier (almost black immature flew in off), 1 Peregrine Falcon (f), 1 Oystercatcher (leucistic bird in large roost), 2 Arctic Skua, 10 Mediterranean Gull (8 ad, 2 2w), 2 Alcidae sp. (+), 1 Kingfisher [Paul Griggs]

Canvey Point, 14:40 to 16:10, NW 2-3 Sunny H.T 16:40 5.9 m
1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Gannet, 4 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (c), 2000 Wigeon (c), 1 Buzzard, 350 Oystercatcher (c), 25 Ringed Plover, 11 Grey Plover, 5 Razorbill, 1 Swallow [Terry Blackwell]

South Fambridge, 14:15 to 14:15
1 Buzzard, 1 Bearded Tit (male pinging away & showing well in sedges in borrowdyke at bottom of the garden :-) ), 1 Smooth Newt (immature found under paving slab), 1 Migrant Hawker, 1 Small White, 1 Small Copper [Paul Baker]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 12:00 to 12:00
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Red Admiral [Paul Griggs]

Benfleet Creek, 11:30 to 11:30
1 Siskin (Benfleet boatyard end - flew over north) [John Wright]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 10:30 to 10:30
1 Siskin (east over garden) [John Wright]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:40 to 13:25
1 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (m,f), 2 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 19 Skylark, 34 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stonechat (pair), 1 Bearded Tit, 3 Greenfinch, 1 Small White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood [Jeff Kinnerman]

Gunners Park, 08:00 to 17:00
1 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven (Heading north ) [Andrew Armstrong]

Sunday 10 October 2021

Shoebury East Beach, 17:00 to 18:40
1 Red-throated Diver (Summer plumage ), 1 Manx Shearwater (Going out of the river 17.35), 3 Gannet (LE only), 31 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Mute Swan, 2240 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (c.), 3 Wigeon, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Peregrine Falcon (MO only), 29 Ringed Plover, 100 Sanderling (c. ), 5 Dunlin, 64 Redshank, 2 Great Skua, 6 Mediterranean Gull (at least, including an adult colour ring red PELH), 1 Herring Gull (many present including an adult colour ring- orange V3MT) [Marc Outten, Lee Ebbs]

South Fambridge, 17:00 to 17:00
1 Chiffchaff, 1 Small White [Paul Baker]

Wakering Stairs, 15:00 to 17:05
23 Little Egret, 1000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (approx), 400 Wigeon, 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 2 Kestrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Chinese Muntjac, 1 Grey Squirrel, 9 Rabbit [John Wright]

Gunners Park, 14:45 to 16:20, Seawatching
4 Red-throated Diver (3 sum plum, 1 winter), 13 Gannet (all adults or nr adult bar one. Pulse of birds over HT), 1 Shag (appeared on the water at 4pm, just after high tide & fed ridiculously close. Was never on Gogs berth today where a Cormorant had taken its preferred spot), 6 Canada Goose (a flock watched flying in from the North Sea then headed west midriver), 5 Common Scoter (drakes together), 3 Arctic Skua (including my best ever views as one flew east just 30ft offshore flying low over the breakwaters), 10 Mediterranean Gull (adults - loose flock between here and Pierhead), 3 Sandwich Tern (flew east together at HT), 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Small White, 6 Red Admiral (all flying north across Thames) [Paul Baker]

Shoebury East Beach, 14:30 to 17:00
2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Stonechat, 1 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Brambling (Flew over pond calling), 1 Migrant Hawker, 2 Small White, 4 Red Admiral [Lee Ebbs]

Rochford Golf Course, 13:30 to 17:00, Sunny spells, light N wind
1 Buzzard, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Skylark (flew W), 30 Meadow Pipit (+, heading west in small groups), 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Jay (flew high W), 2 Siskin (singles flew N/W), 2 Small White, 1 Red Admiral [Neil Chambers]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 11:35 to 11:35
2 Slow-worm (adult and yearling in the garden compost) [John Wright]

Prittle Brook (Leigh on Sea), 11:30 to 11:30
1 Grey Wagtail [John Wright]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 11:25 to 17:25
1 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Red Admiral [Paul Griggs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 09:00 to 14:00
2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Curlew, 11 Greenshank, 3 Skylark, 2 Stonechat, 2 Bearded Tit [Graham Oakes]

Victoria Road, Rayleigh, 00:10 to 00:10
1 Redwing (+, flew over calling) [Neil Chambers]

Saturday 09 October 2021

Leigh Seafront, 18:10 to 18:10
35 Canada Goose (+, flew SW) [Paul Griggs]

Shoebury East Beach, 17:10 to 17:50
1 Manx Shearwater (Going out of the river east of the Boom at 17.35), 11 Little Egret [Marc Outten]

Wakering Stairs, 15:45 to 17:40
19 Little Egret, 700 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (c.), 60 Wigeon (+), 1 Marsh Harrier (f), 2 Kestrel, 2 Mediterranean Gull (ads), 50 Swallow (+, in a single flock), 17 Meadow Pipit [Paul Griggs]

Wakering Common, 15:00 to 15:45
3 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Migrant Hawker, 1 Brown Hawker, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood [Paul Griggs]

Canvey Point, 14:00 to 15:00, SE 0-1 Very misty HT 15:15 6.2 m
5 Gannet, 2500 Wigeon (c), 4 Sandwich Tern, 8 Common Tern [Terry Blackwell]

Battlesbridge, 11:50 to 11:50
1 Buzzard (west over old A130) [Neil Chambers]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 09:30 to 11:30
1 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 6 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 24 Shoveler, 15 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Stonechat, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit, 18 Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Migrant Hawker (female), 1 Ruddy Darter [Angela Baldock]

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 08:20 to 09:50
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Grey Wagtail [Paul Griggs]

Friday 08 October 2021

Shoebury East Beach, 15:00 to 16:00
16 Little Egret, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Migrant Hawker, 1 Clouded Yellow, 3 Red Admiral [Lee Ebbs]

South Fambridge, 15:00 to 15:00
1 Chiffchaff, 1 Migrant Hawker, 2 Red Admiral [Paul Baker]

Canewdon, 13:30 to 13:30
1 Chiffchaff (Butts Hill) [Paul Baker]

Gunners Park, 13:30 to 14:30
4 Red-throated Diver (3 in sum plum), 5 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Shag (imm), 11 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Grey Seal [John Wright]

Hadleigh Downs, 12:15 to 15:00
18 Little Egret, 14 Wigeon, 1 Kestrel (f), 150 Black-tailed Godwit (+), 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Cetti's Warbler (h), 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Ruddy Darter [Paul Griggs]

Wallasea Island (RSPB), 11:05 to 12:35, Webs count - other bits & bobs
27 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (male - still some brown feathers on mantle/back also a very pale tail.), 2 Kestrel, 1 Wheatear [John Wright]

Stambridge, 11:00 to 11:00
1 Buzzard [John Wright]

Canvey Point, 10:00 to 14:00, S-S.E 0-2 Very Misty H.T14:40 6.2M
32 Gannet (mixed adults and juveniles), 2 Mute Swan, 1500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (c), 94 Shelduck, 1500 Wigeon (c), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (female), 800 Oystercatcher (c), 22 Ringed Plover, 20 Curlew, 22 Turnstone, 4 Arctic Skua, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 1 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 2 Common Seal, 2 Grey Seal, 2 Harbour Porpoise [Terry Blackwell]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 14:00
1 Pintail, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 20 Avocet, 30 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 50 Black-tailed Godwit (Plus), 6 Curlew, 6 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Stonechat, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit [Graham Oakes]

Gunners Park, 08:00 to 16:00
6 Gannet, 1 Shag, 100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Wheatear [Andrew Armstrong]

Thursday 07 October 2021

South Fambridge, 16:30 to 16:30
1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chiffchaff, Grass Snake under tin (Paul Baker) (154454 bytes) 1 Grass Snake (young one - always a privilege to have one of these in the garden) [Paul Baker]

Gunners Park, 12:30 to 14:30, seawatching until 13:45 then SSSI
1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Gannet, 1 Shag (Gog's berth from 13:02), 700 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Arctic Skua, 10 Mediterranean Gull (adults), 7 Sandwich Tern, 2 Razorbill, 2 Green Woodpecker, 35 Swallow (SW), 22 House Martin (SW), 25 Meadow Pipit (SW), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcap (male & female in SSSI), 5 Chiffchaff (inc 4 in SSSI), 2 Grey Seal, 1 Migrant Hawker [Paul Baker]

Canvey Point, 11:45 to 14:00, S.W 3 Cloudy H.T 14:00 6.0m
4 Gannet (Juveniles), 7 Grey Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 1000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose ((c)), 400 Wigeon ((c)), 2 Red-breasted Merganser (Females), 800 Oystercatcher ((c)), 9 Avocet, 19 Ringed Plover, 10 Turnstone, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 12 Swallow [Terry Blackwell]

Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh, 11:00 to 12:00
2 Sparrowhawk [John Wright]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 10:30 to 14:00
2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 15 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Little Stint, 5 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 50 Black-tailed Godwit (Plus), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 17 Greenshank, 3 Stonechat [Graham Oakes]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 09:05 to 15:10
1 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 Hobby (juv), 3 Water Rail (heard), 3 Avocet, 24 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Stint, 3 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 133 Black-tailed Godwit (estimate ), 2 Curlew, 9 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 6 Skylark, 9 Swallow, 11 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stonechat (2m,1f), 8 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Bearded Tit, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Weasel [Jeff Kinnerman]

Wednesday 06 October 2021

Highlands Boulevard, Leigh, 17:35 to 17:35
1 Sparrowhawk [Paul Griggs]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 15:40 to 16:50
1 Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank (juv), 2 Greenshank, Red-necked Phal at Bowers (Neil Chambers) (61413 bytes) Red-necked Phal at Bowers (Neil Chambers) (67120 bytes) 1 Red-necked Phalarope (juv on main lagoon - nice one GO!), 3 Bearded Tit (+, heard only), 2 Migrant Hawker [Neil Chambers]

Hullbridge, 15:00 to 15:00
1 Grey Wagtail (River Crouch by Smugglers Inn) [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 14:15 to 16:30
1 Great White Egret (flew East), 40 Greylag Goose (flew west), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 2 Ringed Plover (+), 1 Grey Plover, 4 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 1 Snipe, 306 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 1 Red-necked Phalarope (juv showed well, thanks GO!), 1 Cetti's Warbler (h) [Paul Griggs, Simon Watson]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 12:25 to 13:10
1 Marsh Harrier (female), 1 Hobby (imm), 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 50 Black-tailed Godwit (c50), 1 Greenshank, 1 Red-necked Phalarope (nice find Graham O.), 1 Stonechat, 1 Cetti's Warbler [John Wright]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 11:15 to 12:20
1 Ruff, 1 Red-necked Phalarope, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Migrant Hawker [Paul Baker]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 09:30 to 10:25
3 Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, 1 Curlew, 1 Red-necked Phalarope (Great find, Graham Oakes!), 1 Stonechat, 4 Bearded Tit [Vince Kinsler]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB), 08:00 to 12:30, Freshwater Lagoon only
1 Hobby, 6 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 1 Curlew, 1 Red-necked Phalarope, 1 Swallow [Graham Oakes]

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