South East Essex RSPB Field Walk and Coach Trip Reports 2019

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

South Fambridge - Tuesday 5th March 2019

Sunny, cold

Magpie, Rook, Black-headed Gull, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Jackdaw, Blue Tit, House Sparrow, Blackbird, Starling, Pheasant, Great Tit, Common Buzzard (x3), Goldfinch, Robin, Brent Goose, Oystercatcher, Wigeon, Herring Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Mallard, Avocet, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Teal, Meadow Pipit, Shelduck, Stock Dove, Curlew, Long-tailed Tit, Little Egret, Moorhen, Coot.

Species count: 38




Field Walk

RSPB West Canvey Marsh - Wednesday 20th February 2019

Warm, sunny

Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Marsh Harrier (on Bowers), Peregrine, Moorhen, Coot, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Rook, Carrion Crow, Skylark, Long-tailed Tit, Starling, Blackbird, Pied Wagtail, Water Pipit, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Cetti's Warbler (heard only), Magpie, Mallard, Meadow Pipit, Mediterranean Gull, Great Tit, Reed Bunting, Pochard, Kestrel, Redwing, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Gadwall, Robin, Lapwing. Redshank, Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove, Grey Heron, Tufted Duck, Curlew, Mute Swan.

Species count: 44

Wigeon and Shoveler at RSPB West Canvey




Field Walk

EWT Chigborough Lakes and Heybridge Basin - Sunday 10th February 2019

Cloudy, damp

Chigborough Lakes: Song Thrush, Black-headed Gull, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Mallard, Redwing, Lapwing, Coot, Great Black-backed Gull, Cormorant, Jay, Shoveler, Green Woodpecker, Great Tit, Greylag Goose, Robin, Blue Tit, Tufted Duck, Moorhen, Great Crested Grebe, Carrion Crow, Grey Heron, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Dunnock, Magpie, Starling, Little Egret, Pochard, Gadwall, Jackdaw, Little Grebe (32 species), Muntjac.
Heybridge Basin, River Blackwater: Common Gull, Lapwing, Pintail (c.35), Teal, Black-headed Gull, Shelduck, Avocet (c.100), Wigeon, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit (35+), Redshank, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Great Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Curlew, Carrion Crow, Cormorant, Brent Goose (750+), Collared Dove, Magpie, Mallard, Golden Plover, Blackbird, Dunnock, Greenfinch, Fieldfare, Grey Plover, Coot, Egyptian Goose (2), Goldeneye (female), Starling, Shoveler, House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail (35 species).

Species count: 54




Field Walk

Southend Pier - Sunday 20th January 2019

Sunny, cold

Brent Goose, Eider (x9), Cormorant, Shag, Great Crested Grebe, Sanderling, Turnstone, Kittiwake, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull (included yellow ring 2H71), Herring Gull, Carrion Crow.

Species count: 12

Kittiwake
Kittiwake, Southend Pier.




Field Walk

RSPB Wallasea Island - Monday 7th January 2019

cloudy, cold

Pheasant, Cormorant, Little Egret, Pintail, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Curlew, Golden Plover (1,000+), Grey Plover, Lapwing, Starling, Skylark, Common, Gull, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Meadow Pipit, Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting, House Sparrow, Carrion Crow, Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Brent Goose, Teal, Wigeon, Redshank, Great Black-backed Gull, Dunlin, Linnet, Grey Heron, Shoveler, Black-tailed Godwit, Wigeon, Moorhen, Stock Dove.

Species count: 42

Sparrowhawk

RSPB Group