South East Essex RSPB Field Walk and Coach Trip Reports 2018

Best species count so far - 104 at RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk on the 14/05/06
Best birds - Black-winged Pratincole, Stodmarsh NNR, Kent 17/05/09
Red-footed Falcon, RSPB Lakenheath Fen, 19/05/13
Glossy Ibis, Wat Tyler Country Park, 11/09/15
Radde's Warbler, Dungeness 15/10/17

Field Walk

EWT Warley Place - Monday 19th March 2018

cloudy, very cold

Mallard, Buzzard, Herring Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Wren, Treecreeper, Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Wren, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Dunnock, Goldfinch.

Species count: 25

Nuthatch, EWT Warley Place

Field Walk

South Fambridge - Sunday 4th March 2018

sun then cloud and rain

Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Canada Goose, Brent Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Starling, 30+House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting.

Species count: 33

Field Walk

Hockley Woods - Monday 19th February 2018

cloud, rain

Blue Tit, Woodpigeon, Jay, Blackbird, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Wren, Robin, Song Thrush, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove, Mallard, Pheasant, Black-headed Gull, Bullfinch (male), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal Tit (heard only). Muntjac.

Species count: 21

Field Walk

EWT Blue House Farm - Sunday 04th February 2018

Partly cloudy, cold - very cold!

Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Brent Goose, Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall, Pintail, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Shelduck, Mallard, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Golden Plover, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Redshank, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Starling, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Pheasant, Lapwing, Ruff, Skylark.

Species count: 55

Sheep at Blue House Farm
Sheep at Blue House Farm

Field Walk

Southend Pier - Sunday 14th January 2018

Sunny, warm

Brent Goose, Great Northern Diver, Red-throated Diver (x6), Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Sanderling, Turnstone, Kittiwake, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Guillemot, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Starling.

Species count: 17
Kittiwake, Southend Pier.