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October 2019

Sunday 20th October 2019Latest Wildlife News on Twitter    

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:02 to 11:30
3 Fieldfare, 1 Blackcap, 2 Stonechat, 160+ Teal, 2 Wigeon, 1 Avocet, 1 Grey Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 8 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Little Grebe [singles creek and Manorway Fleet], 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler present, 4 Stock Dove, 11 Magpie. Richard Fahey.

Abberton Reservoir 10:30 to 13:15
20 House Sparrow, 7 Blue Tit, 18 Starling, 4 Great Tit, 3 Woodpigeon, 7 Magpie, 12 Jackdaw, 8 Collared Dove, 24 Carrion Crow, 4 Rook, 45 Cormorant, Jay, 3 Blackbird, 75 Black-headed Gull, 5 Kestrel, 3 Robin, 5 Pheasant [f], Coot [in 3x rafts of 150+], 6 Moorhen, Dunnock, 20 Mallard, 20 Goldfinch, 17 Lapwing, 6 Egyptian Goose, 3 Skylark, 6 Little Egret, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 30 Mute Swan, 3 Herring Gull, 7 Grey Heron, Stonechat [m/f], 10 Long- tailed Tit, Greenfinch, Pied Wagtail, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great White Egret, Greylag Goose, Common Gull, Chaffinch, Buzzard. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 14:30
6 Great White Egret, 8 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron. Robert Harris.

Foulness Island 14:00 to 15:45
5 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, pair Peregrine Falcon, Little Owl, c.10 Kestrel, 14 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, c.1500 Brent Geese , c.500 Dunlin, c.500 Golden Plover, c.100 Grey Plover, c.50 Lapwing, c.40 Avocet, c.100 Linnet, 3m/4f Stonechat, c.20 Meadow Pipit, 3 Redwing, Green Woodpecker. Steve and Fran Giles.

A130 Rettendon 15:40 to 15:40
1 Common Buzzard (very white bird). Robert Harris.

Lower Hockley 16:00 to 16:05
1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker. Robert Harris.

RSPB Wallasea Island 16:20 to 17:20
1 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 1 Great White Egret, 100+ Herring Gull, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 30+ Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 4 Stonechat, 9 Corn Bunting, 1 Skylark, 1 Blackbird, 3 House Sparrow, 60+ Starling, 23 Common Pheasant, 40+ Linnet, 4 Mallard. Robert Harris.

Eastwood, Lundy Close 18:14
1 Pipistrelle. Mel Lengden.

Saturday 19th October 2019south south west, partly cloudy, max15°c

Wakering Stairs/Common 08:15 to 11:45
1 Water Rail heard, 3 Rock Pipit, 3 Stonechat, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Sparrowhawk. David Chivers.

Ashingdon 15:00 to 15:05
1 Common Buzzard. Robert Harris.

RSPB Wallasea Island 15:40 to 16:10
2 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 2 Skylark, 7 Linnet, 1 Little Egret, 150+ Woodpigeon, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 150+ Herring Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Pheasant. Robert Harris.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 17:10 to 18:30
1 Grey Heron, 100+ Cormorant, 100+ Canada Geese, 1 Swan Goose, 150+ Greylag Geese, 200+ Tufted Duck, 100+ Teal, 5 Shoveler, 150+ Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 35 Mute Swan, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Pochard, 250+ Coot, 100+ Starling, 50+ Woodpigeon, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 150+ Herring Gull, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 70+ Lapwing, 1 Common Pheasant. Robert Harris.

Eastwood, Lundy Close 18:30 to 18:40
1 Pipistrelle. Mel Lengden, Jeff Kinnerman.

Friday 18th October 2019south westerly, partly cloudy, max15°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:27 to 12:00
1 Goldcrest [Manorway Fleet], 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Stonechat, 1 Marsh Harrier, c.10 Meadow Pipit, 3 Teal, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler present, 1 Green Woodpecker, 14 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Foulness Island 14:45 to 15:00
2 Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, 2 Swallow. Steve and Fran Giles.

RSPB Bowers Marsh
Chaffinch, Cetti's Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Goldfinch, Stonechat on the new fence, Lapwing, Marsh Harrier, Pochard, Teal, Wigeon, Black-tailed Godwit, Shoveler, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, 2 Kestrel. RSPB South Essex Team.

Thursday 17th October 2019southerly, showers, max15°c

Westcliff-on-Sea, St. George's Drive 11:35
3 Swallow south. Jeff Kinnerman.

Hockley 12:55
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1m 2f) on garden feeders. One of the females lost its remaining juvenile crown feathers in the last few days. Tim Davis.

Hanningfield Reservoir 13:00 to 13:30
2 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Lapwing, 60+ Starling, 100+ Canada Geese, 1 Swan Goose, 150+ Greylag Geese, 1 Grey Heron, 150+ Cormorant, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 40+ Mute Swan, 250+ Coot, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Teal, 200+ Tufted Duck, 160+ Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 14 Shoveler, 150+ Pochard, 7 Carrion Crow, 15 Woodpigeon, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Pheasant. Robert Harris.

Woodham Edwin Hall Road/Crow Lane 14:50 to 15:10
27 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Common Pheasant, 21 Moorhen, 40+ Carrion Crow, 14 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie. Robert Harris.

Wednesday 16th October 2019south south west, mostly cloudy, max17°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:38 to 11:57
100+ Teal, 1 Curlew, 7 Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark, 2 Little Egret, 4 Gadwall [over Manorway Fleet], 3 Shoveler [Manorway Fleet], 1 Cetti's Warbler present, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 6 Stock Dove, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Sparrowhawk. c.10 Hirundine Sp. Richard Fahey.

Canvey Point 10:10 to 11:40
1 Common Scoter, 2 Gannet, 2000+ Wigeon, 2000+ Brent Geese, 200+ Oystercatcher, 40+ Redshank, 50 Dunlin, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Grey Plover, 10 Curlew, 14 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 20+ Cormorant, 10 Turnstone, 22 Great Crested Grebe. Terry Blackwell.

EWT Blue House Farm 12:00 to 15:00
Entrance to first hide: 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Green Sandpiper, 30+ Meadow Pipit, 1 Linnet, 1 female Marsh Harrier, 1 pair Stonechat, 10 Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark, 1 male Kestrel, 10+ Pied Wagtail. Steve Jellett.

Hanningfield Reservoir 13:00 to 13:30
40+ Cormorant, 40+ Mute Swan, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 9 Grey Heron, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Lapwing, 250+ Tufted Duck, 150+ Pochard, 180+ Mallard, 35 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 50+ Teal, 250+ Coot, 40+ Starling, 1 Jay, 3 Carrion Crow, 200+ Greylag Geese, 100+ Canada Geese, 24 Woodpigeon, 130+ mixed finch flock. Robert Harris.

Woodham Edwin Hall Road/Crow Lane 14:10 to 14:30
50+ Common Pheasant, 40+ Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Chaffinch, 30+ Woodpigeon. Robert Harris.

RSPB West Canvey Marsh
50+ Mallard, Teal, Pied Wagtail, Black-tailed Godwit, Kestrel, Greylag Geese, Grey Wagtail, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Cetti's Warbler, Canada Geese, Skylark. RSPB South Essex Team.

Tuesday 15th October 2019south south west, mostly cloudy, max15°c

Hanningfield Reservoir 11:00 to 15:00
Many Tufted Duck, Teal and Coot, 50+ Greylag Geese, 30 Canada Geese, 4 Shoveler, 6 Gadwall, 1 Wheatear, 4 Magpie, 1 Jay, 30+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Swan Goose, 20+ Mute Swan. Steve Jellett.

RSPB Vange Marsh 14:00 to 15:30
15 Lapwing, 11 Curlew, 6 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier (male), Teal. David Shepherd.

Monday 14th October 2019easterly, mostly cloudy, max16°c

Foulness Island 10:35 to 10:40
2 Hummingbird Hawk Moth in garden and 5 Swallow over. Steve Giles.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 13:00 to 13:20
300+ Coot, 30+ Teal, 160+ Mallard, 100+ Pochard, 200+ Tufted Duck, 30+ Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 200+ Cormorant, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Woodpigeon, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull 50+ Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40+ Mute Swan, 40+ Lapwing, 8 House Sparrow, 24 Starling, 3 Carrion Crow, 150+ Greylag Geese, 100+ Canada Geese. Robert Harris.

North Fambridge 14:00 to 14:30
2 Little Egret, 37 Mallard, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 60+ Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

A130, Rettendon 16:45
1 Osprey sitting on fence post adjacent to A130 just before Laceys Bridge. Ben & Denise Matz.

Sunday 13th October 2019variable, rain, max17°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:45 to 11:18
Spotted Redshank [creek], 1 Grey Wagtail [creek], 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Marsh Harrier, 50+ Swallow, House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 3 Wigeon, 90+ Teal, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler present, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 10+ Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk. Richard Fahey.

Wakering Stairs 10:15 to 13:15
Highlights during WeBS Count: 4180 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Common Scoter, 7 Velvet Scoter - seen in flight with white wing patches, (secondaries), clearly seen, 27 Swallow , 66 Meadow Pipit. David Selley.

Eastwood, Lundy Close 18:36
1 Pipistrelle. Mel Lengden.

Saturday 12th October 2019south westerly, rain, max13°c

Leigh on Sea, Bonchurch Park 10:30
1 Kingfisher in brook next to kids climbing frame. 2nd time I've seen it. Nicky Lee.

Friday 11th October 2019south westerly, rain, max17°c

Canvey Point 09:00 to 10:15
1 Common Scoter, 5 Sandwich Tern, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 1200+ Wigeon, 500+ Brent Geese, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Ringed Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 20 Curlew, 2 House Martin. Terry Blackwell.

Leigh on Sea, Bonchurch Park 09:15
1 Goldcrest. Nicky Lee.

Foulness Island 16:30 to 16:35
Two flocks of Canada Geese on fields, one of c.300 the other c.125. Steve Giles.

RSPB Bowers Marsh
Cetti's Warbler, Marsh Harrier, Grey Heron, Stonechat, Reed Bunting, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Shoveler, Pheasant, Black-tailed Godwit, House Martin, Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit, Kestrel. RSPB South Essex Team.

Thursday 10th October 2019south westerly, mostly cloudy, max17°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:50 to 11:15
3 Chiffchaff, 4 House Martin, 2 Stonechat, 2 Marsh Harrier [singles], 2 Avocet, 2 Curlew, 50+ Teal, 9 Meadow Pipit, 3 Jay [north at creek], 2 Little Egret, 3 Shoveler [Manorway Fleet], 3 Cetti's Warbler present, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Stock Dove, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Sparrowhawk. Richard Fahey.

Shoeburyness, Gunners Park 10:55 to 12:55
10 Little Grebe (On mere), 1 Sparrowhawk (west), 80 Ringed Plover (barge pier), 350 Sanderling (barge pier), 100 Turnstone (barge pier), 300 Redshank (mere island), 29 Swallow (west), 10 Meadow Pipit, 10 Pied Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat (MFF), 3 Ring Ouzel (M,F,1stW), 2 Blackcap, 1 Cetti's Warbler (M), 2 Chiffchaff, 200 Starling, 25 House Sparrow, 10 Linnet, 20 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch (M), 4 Reed Bunting. 1M Common Darter Mike Harris.

Wednesday 09th October 2019west south west, partly cloudy, max15°c

RSPB Bowers Marsh 09:16 to 14:46
2 Redwing, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Skylark, 4 Ring Ouzel (together north of reserve), 1 Green Woodpecker, c.40 Meadow Pipit, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, c.85 Avocet, 4 Swallow, 1 Kestrel, 1 House Martin, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Stonechat (male), 1 Green Sandpiper, c.125 Lapwing. 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Fox Moth (caterpillar). Jeff Kinnerman.

Tuesday 08th October 2019west south west, partly cloudy, max16°c

Billericay 13:00
2 Coal Tit, 1 Goldcrest in conifer trees in garden. Marion Burch.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 17:50 to 18:10
100+ Starling, 150+ Cormorant, 1 Swan Goose, 36 Mute Swan, 1 Common Sandpiper, 60+ Lapwing, 21 Great Crested Grebe, 300+ Coot, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 180+ Mallard, 200+ Tufted Duck, 100+ Pochard, 32 Shoveler, 50+ Teal. Robert Harris.

Monday 07th October 2019south south west, rain showers, max14°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:23 to 11:57
1 Green Sandpiper [over area], 7 Wigeon, 100+ Teal, 1 Grey Plover, 10+ Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 10+ Reed Bunting, c.5 Meadow Pipit, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], 2 Shoveler [Manorway Fleet], 2 Cetti's Warbler present, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Jay, 9 Stock Dove, 5 Linnet, 5 Long-tailed Tit. Richard Fahey.

Ashingdon, Ashingdon Road 12:20 to 12:30
5 Buzzard - heard "mewing" call, saw one bird circling quite low, then 4 more directly above and much higher. David Selley.

RSPB Rainham Marshes 11:30
Hump-back whale, on the Thames, adjacent to the visitor centre, showing well, surfacing, blowing and fluke seen. Appeared to be going out with the tide. Has been seen on two previous days also. Andrew Gouldstone.

Abberton Reservoir 13:45 to 14:45
10 Great White Egret, 15 Little Egret, 10 Grey Heron, 18 Egyptian Geese. Robert Harris.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:00 to 16:20
200+ Cormorant, 300+ Coot, 180+ Mallard, 200+ Tufted Duck, 120+ Pochard, 180+ Canada Geese, 100+ Greylag Geese, 1 Swan Goose, 27 Gadwall, 2 Moorhen, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 60+ Teal, 43 Shoveler, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Carrion Crow, 4 Magpie, 50+ Woodpigeon, 24 Mute Swan, 60+ Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper. Robert Harris.

Sunday 06th October 2019south easterly to north north west, mostly cloudy, max16°c

Canvey Point 08:00 to 09:50
7 Common Scoter, 1 Eider (adult male), 2 Avocet, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2000+ Brent Geese, 500+ Wigeon, 500+ Dunlin, 12 Grey Plover, 10 Little Egret, 300+ Oystercatcher, 85 Swallow, 10 Turnstone, 30+ Curlew, 6 Redshank, 15 Cormorant, 5 Great Crested Grebe. 1 Harbour Seal, 1 Porpoise. Terry Blackwell.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:22 to 11:56
1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Great Crested Grebe [creek], 4 Wigeon, 55+ Teal, 1 Grey Plover, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 60+ Redshank, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Little Egret, 3 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], 3 Shoveler [Manorway Fleet], 5 Cetti's Warbler [present across area], 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 1 Jay, 5+ Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Hanningfield Reservoir 10:00 to 13:14
Jackdaw, House Sparrow, 50 Starling, Blackbird, 30 Herring Gull, 15 Woodpigeon, 5 Collared Dove, 40+ Mute Swan, 150 Cormorant, 24 Blue Tit, 33 Great Tit, 47 Greylag Goose, 58 Canada Goose, 170 Coot, 20 Mallard, 7 Lapwing, 78 Black-headed Gull, 174 Tufted Duck, 11 Magpie, 4 Moorhen, Robin, Wren, 4 Grey Heron, 30+ Black-tailed Godwit, Pied Wagtail, 25 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 22 Wigeon, 2 Common Gull, 30 Teal, 2 Coal Tit, Dunnock, 17 Pochard, Swan Goose, Little Grebe, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Little Egret. M.Hill, & S.Jackson.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 11:15 to 11:35
250+ Coot, 60+ Lapwing, 3 Ruff, 16 Mute Swan, 50+ Cormorant, 60+ Teal, 200+ Tufted Duck, 200+ Pochard, 140+ Mallard, 9 Gadwall, 23 Shoveler, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 250+ Black-headed Gull, 150+ Herring Gull, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 150+ Canada Geese, 100+ Greylag Geese, 26 Woodpigeon, 12 Starling, 1 Grey Heron. Rob Harris.

Rayleigh 14:30 to 15:30
1 Jay, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock all in garden. Denis Warren.

Eastwood, Aviation Way 16:53
2 Little Egret (brook). Mel Lengden, Jeff Kinnerman.

Saturday 05th October 2019easterly, partly cloudy, max14°c

Canvey Point 13:15 to 16:00
1 Buzzard, 2 Sandwich Tern. 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Great Skua, 6 Common Scoter, 2500+ Brent Geese, 1500+ Wigeon, 600+ Oystercatcher, 8 Pintail, 6 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 9 Little Egret, 1 Golden Plover, 7 Grey Plover, 12 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 6 Redshank, 50+ Curlew. Terry Blackwell.

RSPB Wallasea Island 14:00 to 14:20
2 Kestrel, 17 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 27 Woodpigeon, 40+ Corn Bunting, 5 Common Pheasant, 15 Black-headed Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret, 12 Starling. Robert Harris.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:00 to 16:20
250+ Coot, 60+ Lapwing, 47 Mute Swan, 250+ Cormorant, 60+ Teal, 300+ Tufted Duck, 200+ Pochard, 150+ Mallard, 18 Gadwall, 50+ Shoveler, 2 Little Grebe, 23 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Great Black-backed Gull, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 150+ Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Ruff, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Swan Goose, 200+ Canada Geese, 100+ Greylag Geese. Rob Harris.

Thames Estuary/Southchurch Foreshore 17:15
450-500 Brent Geese in four groups flying easterly in mid Thames to Shoebury/Wakering. Robert Dobinson.

Eastwood, Lundy Close 18:55 to 19:00
1 Pipistrelle. Mel Lengden, Jeff Kinnerman.

Friday 04th October 2019westerly, mostly cloudy, max17°c

Wakering Stairs 16:30 to 17:30
High tide: 3300 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2370 Oystercatcher, 285 Grey Plover, 31 Ringed Plover, 1100 Knot, 300 Dunlin, 247 Bar-tailed Godwit, 45 Sanderling, 9 Turnstone, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Robin, 1 Wren, 2 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, 3 Jay, 50 Linnet - single flock. David Selley.

RSPB Bowers Marsh
House Martin, Sand Martin, Swallow, Goldfinch, 4 Grey Heron, Buzzard, Cormorant, Little Egret, 50+ Lapwing, Teal, 100+ Canada Geese, 100+ Greylag Geese, Little Grebe, Shoveler, Stonechat, Kestrel. RSPB South Essex Team.

Thursday 03rd October 2019south south east, partly cloudy, max14°c

Southchurch Park and Estuary 08:15 and 08:45
2 Mute Swan cygnets not on the pond this morning, 30+ Turnstone feeding on the mudflats 200ft out on scrape, 30-40 Brent Geese flying in formation west toward Leigh. Robert Dobinson.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 08:49 to 15:23
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 9 Swallow, 8 Skylark, 12+ Meadow Pipit, 4 Cetti's Warbler (three heard only), 75+ Stock Dove, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, c.110 Avocet, 10 Bearded Tit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Snipe, 1 Merlin, 3 Little Egret, 1 Pochard (male), 1 Greenfinch, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Common Gull (adult), 1 Goldcrest, 1 Barn Owl (hunting NE of reserve), 1 Whinchat (track NE of main lagoon), 3 Stonechat. Jeff Kinnerman.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:07 to 11:30
2 Redwing [flying], 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher [Manorway Fleet], 1 Phyllos' Warbler, 106 Teal, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 1 Water Rail [present Manorway Fleet], 10+ Chaffinch, 3 Little Egret, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Shoveler [Manorway Fleet], 2 Cetti's Warbler present, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 2 Jay, 16 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk. Richard Fahey.

Wednesday 02nd October 2019north westerly, partly cloudy, max13°c

Two Tree Island 15:00 to 17:00
90 Little Egret on salt marsh east end opposite wharf plus 20 in roost by pool, 70 Redshank, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Common Snipe, 36 Curlew, 80 Wigeon, 1 Greenshank, 128 Teal, 3000 Brent Geese in main channel, 16 Mallard, 120 Knot on scrape, 9 Ringed Plover, flock of 100 Starling, 1 Willow Warbler seen +2 heard, 8 Moorhen on long dike, 8 Swallow. 5 Red Admiral on ivy flowers. Denis Warren.

Southchurch Park 17:15
1 Kestrel hovering over SE corner of park area, watched with group of people for 20mins+ Robert Dobinson.

RSPB West Canvey Marsh
Goldfinch, 3 Pied Wagtail, Lapwing, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel, Greylag Geese, Cetti's Warbler, Linnet, Greenfinch. Red Fox. RSPB South Essex Team.

Tuesday 01st October 2019south westerly, showers, max20°c

First winter Redwing report

Hullbridge 07:55
1 Redwing in garden. Steve Jellett.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:04 to 11:25
3 Spotted Redshank [creek], 1 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Chiffchaff [2 heard and another Phyllos' seen], c.8 House Martin, 5 Swallow, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Avocet, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 60+ Teal, 3 Little Egret, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Cetti's Warbler present, 3 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], 1 Shoveler [Manorway Fleet], 39 Stock Dove, 1 Sparrowhawk. 1 Red Admiral. Richard Fahey.

Wat Tyler Marina 10:00 to 10:20
4 Cattle Egret, 1 Little Egret, 2 Curlew, 47 Black-headed Gull, 18 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull. Robert Harris.

Ashingdon, Princess Gardens 10:00 to 10:50
11 Swallow south - group of 8 followed by 3 singles. David Selley.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 14:00 to 14:20
200+ Canada Geese, 200+ Greylag Geese, 1 Swan Goose, 60+ Lapwing, 300+ Tufted Duck, 150+ Pochard, 170+ Mallard, 250+ Cormorant, 300+ Coot, 47 Mute Swan, 17 Teal, 9 Gadwall, 16 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Grey Heron, 7 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 50+ Woodpigeon, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 32 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull. Robert Harris.

Woodham Edwin Hall Road/Crow Lane 16:00 to 16:20
60+ Common Pheasant, 6 Red-legged Partridge, 40+ Woodpigeon, 39 Carrion Crow, 12 Rook. Robert Harris.



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