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September

Tuesday 18th September 2018Latest Wildlife News on Twitter    

Leigh Golf Range to Benfleet 07:30 to 08:30
1 Robin, 1 Cormorant, 20 Canada Geese, 1 Lapwing, 50+ Little Egret (island Lagoon), 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Redshank, 3 Coot, 1 Moorhen, 1 Mallard (female). Sue Lusk.

Monday 17th September 2018southerly, partly cloudy, max25°c

Leigh Golf Range to Benfleet 07:15 to 08:30
40+ Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 22 Canada Geese (in fields), 7 Mallard, 2 Coot, 2 Redshank, 1 Robin (heard only). Sue Lusk.

Hanningfield Reservoir 09:00
Great White Egret from causeway buy flew towards west bank and out of sight. No sign of Spoonbill from yesterday. Andrew Wilson.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 09:30 to 09:50
40+ Black-tailed Godwit, 37 Lapwing, 2 Ruff, 45 Mute Swan, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 120+ Black-headed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull, 8 Grey Heron, 200+ Coot, 120+ Mallard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Grebe, 100+ Tufted Duck, 100+ Pochard, 50+ Teal, 12 Gadwall, 8 Carrion Crow, 9 Woodpigeon, 70+ Cormorant, 2 Moorhen, 5 Pied Wagtail. Rob Harris.

Daws Heath, Tile Wood 10:30 to 11:20
European Hornet. A very active nest near St Michael's Road entrance with good numbers throughout the wood. Richard Gray.

RSPB Wallasea Island 13:10 to 13:45
3 Magpie, 4 Carrion Crow, 6 Redshank, 2 Shelduck, 24 Black-headed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 1 Little Egret, 4 Moorhen, 22 Linnet, 3 Skylark, 4 Mallard. Rob Harris.

Sunday 16th September 2018south south west, partly cloudy, max23°c

Rayleigh, Ferndale Road 05:00
1 Little Owl calling from approx. 25 yards for five minutes. Robin Peppiatt.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:40 to 10:30
3 Snipe, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, c.8 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Swallow, c.10 Meadow Pipit, c.20 Teal, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler [present Manorway Fleet], 1 Water Rail [present Manorway Fleet], 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 70+ Stock Dove, 2 Jay. Richard Fahey.

Hanningfield Reservoir 08:30
From the causeway: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 2 Little Egret, 50+ Black-tailed Godwit. Robin Peppiatt.

Hanningfield Reservoir 11:00 to 13:00
1 Spoonbill, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Hobby, 2 Buzzard, 2 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit. Mick Roe.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 15:40 to 16:00
1 Great White Egret, 1 Spoonbill, 42 Mute Swan, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Lapwing, 2 Ruff, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 100+ Mallard, 70+ Tufted Duck, 60+ Pochard, 33 Cormorant, 200+ Coot, 40+ Teal, 14 Gadwall, 12 Shoveler, 11 Grey Heron, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 31 Herring Gull, 7 Carrion Crow, 1 Magpie, 18 Woodpigeon. Rob Harris.

Saturday 15th September 2018south westerly, partly cloudy, max21°c

Rayleigh, Ferndale Road 10:00
5 Hornet on Ivy blossom. Robin Peppiatt.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:00 to 16:30
1 Spoonbill, 2 Great White Egret, 7 Grey Heron, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 200+ Coot, 30+ Teal, 90+ Tufted Duck, 40+ Pochard, 100+ Mallard, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 40+ Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 40+ Mute Swan, 12 Pied Wagtail, 4 Moorhen, 27 Cormorant, 80+ Greylag Geese, 100+ Canada Geese, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Lapwing, 2 Ruff, 21 Woodpigeon. Rob Harris.

Woodham, Edwin Hall Lane 18:00 to 18:20
9 Carrion Crow, 30+ Red-legged Partridge, 26 Common Pheasant, 1 Kestrel, 4 Moorhen, 2 Blackbird. Rob Harris.

Friday 14th September 2018west south west, partly cloudy, max18°c

RSPB Vange Marsh 12:15 to 13:30
1 Kingfisher, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Bearded Tit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 19 Curlew. 1 Adder. Mick Roe.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 13:45 to 14:30
14 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret Photo available - click here, 1 Spoonbill Photo available - click here, 300+ Coot, 50+ Mute Swan, 150+ Mallard, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Pied Wagtail, 24 Woodpigeon, 4 Carrion Crow, 60+ Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe, 40+ Black-tailed Godwit, 250+ Cormorant, 2 Ruff, 150+ Greylag Geese, 100+ Canada Geese, 150+ Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 20+ Great Crested Grebe, 90+ Pochard, 50+ Herring Gull, 40+ Teal, 20+ Gadwall, 17 Shoveler, 2 Moorhen. Rob Harris.

Thursday 13th September 2018westerly, partly cloudy, max20°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:33 to 10:10
1 Grey Wagtail [on the north fleet], 1 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff [singles singing], 6 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Avocet, 2 Curlew, c.20 Teal, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler [present Manorway Fleet], 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 40+ Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

RSPB Wallasea Island 10:30 to 12:00
All seen from the seat beside the sluice: 2 Common Buzzard circling over the south sea wall, 20 Swallow flying over the marsh vegetation and along the borrow dyke, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail on the rocks plus others calling, 20 Redshank dotted along the channel, 50+ Canada Geese in Grass Farm Lagoon, flock of 20 Linnet behind the car park, 1 female Mallard and 2 Moorhen in the borrow dyke, 2 Curlew, 2 Little Egret, 8 Black-headed Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Kestrel (2 hovering and a male on the finger post), 1 Greenshank (heard but not seen, it was in the Roach behind the old sea wall) and the highlight was a male Sparrowhawk which settled on the mud beside the channel and sat there for five minutes before flying east low over Allfleets. Ron Johnson.

River Roach Seal Trip 10:45 to 13:00
27 Little Egret Photo available - click here, 18 Redshank, Crows mobbing Peregrine Falcon which was mobbing Buzzard over Wallasea. 24 Common Seal Photo available - click here. Graham Mee.

North Shoebury 11:47
Huge flock Carrion Crow, 100 plus over. Second day in a row. Terry Strong.

Hanningfield Reservoir 16:30 to 17:00
8 Grey Heron, 300+ Coot, 29 Mute Swan, 150+ Mallard, 70+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Pied Wagtail, 9 Woodpigeon, 14 Carrion Crow, 2 Common Snipe, 43 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Lapwing, 200+ Cormorant, 100+ Greylag Geese, 140+ Canada Geese, 1 Little Grebe, 15 Great Crested Grebe, 70+ Tufted Duck, 90+ Pochard, 70+ Herring Gull, 18 Teal, 16 Gadwall, 2 Moorhen. Rob Harris.

Southchurch Park East and Southchurch Park 17:30
120-150 Swallow feeding at all heights over the pond and park, some flying within almost touching distance, awesome sight. 250-300 Starling moving across both parks in two murmurations and separating to feed. Robert Dobinson.

Rochford, River Roach 16:15
1 American Black Duck escaped bird. Karen.

Wednesday 12th September 2018northerly, mostly cloudy, rain, max19°c

Hockley 10:03
The 3 young Swallow from the third brood have flown the nest this morning from inside the stables. George Kempen.

Tuesday 11th September 2018south westerly, windy, mostly cloudy, max23°c

No reports received for this day.

Monday 10th September 2018south westerly, partly cloudy, max21°c

Daws Heath 04:45
Female Tawny Owl heard calling. Mike Sagrott.

Thurrock, Thameside Nature Park 10:50 to 12:25
1 Whinchat, 2 Swallow, 1000+ Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Grey Plover, 10+ Curlew, a few Dunlin, c.30 Teal, 2 Little Egret, 150+ Shelduck, 1 juvenile Stonechat, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Richard Fahey.

Sunday 09th September 2018south westerly, partly cloudy, max23°c

Two Tree Island 07:15 to 09:15
Jay, Starling, 100+ House Martin, 4 Swallow, 30 Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, 1 Green Woodpecker, Little Egret, Common Crow, Magpie, Black-headed Gull, 1000+ Starling (large flock east of Island), Dunnock, Wren, House Sparrow, Kingfisher (east lagoon), Grey Heron, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Moorhen, Coot. From scrape hide: 25 Lapwing, 14 Redshank, 2 Whitethroat, Curlew, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 Mallard, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Avocet, 1 Greenshank, 8 Canada Goose. Noel Barnes.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:28 to 10:10
2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Swallow, 22 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck [Manorway Fleet], 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler [present Manorway Fleet], 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 50 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Shoeburyness, Gunners Park 10:15 to 12:45
15 House Sparrow, 140+ Black-headed Gull, 9 Collared Dove, 50+ Starling, 18 Carrion Crow, 6 Herring Gull, 24 Woodpigeon, 8 Magpie, 2 Kestrel, Jay, Wren, 7 Coot, 1 House Martin, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Goldfinch, 6 Turnstone, 1 Swallow, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Redshank, 8 Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 3 Common Gull, Moorhen, 8 Mallard, Greenfinch, Red-legged Partridge, Whinchat [in EWT reserve], Green Woodpecker, Great Tit. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

Hanningfield Reservoir 13:30 to 14:30
2 Common Snipe, 49 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Lapwing, 8 Little Grebe, 22 Great Crested Grebe, 40+ Teal, 250+ Coot, 100+ Mallard, 90+ Tufted Duck, 70+ Pochard, 26 Gadwall, 200+ Greylag Geese, 250+ Canada Geese, 35 Mute Swan, 15 Pied Wagtail, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Moorhen, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 80+ Herring Gull, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Great White Egret, 200+ Cormorant, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Carrion Crow. Rob Harris.

Saturday 08th September 2018south westerly, mostly cloudy, max20°c

East Tilbury, Coalhouse Fort 09:15 to 15:00
1 juvenile Tree Sparrow, c.500 Avocet, c.300 Black-tailed Godwit, 28 Knot, 1 Whimbrel, c.50 Grey Plover, 14 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Hobby, 1 Buzzard, 1 female Sparrowhawk, 1 female Marsh Harrier, 1 Whinchat, 2 Stonechat, 3 Yellow-legged Gull. 2 Harbour Porpoise heading up river. 1 Wall brown. Andrew Gouldstone.

RSPB Wallasea Island 11:00 to 13:30
5 Grey Wagtail, 25 Linnet, 1 Corn Bunting, 300+ Canada Goose, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Egyptian Goose, 200+ Greylag Goose, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Skylark, 50 Starling, 1 female Kestrel, 12 Little Egret, 15 Cormorant, 100+ Shoveler, 50 Teal, 35 Shelduck, 2 Yellow Wagtail (main sluice gates), 1 Whinchat, 2 Meadow Pipit, 30 Redshank, 4 Avocet, 4 Mallard, 30 Black-headed Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Pied Wagtail, Starling, Wood Pigeon, Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Grey Plover, 4 Turnstone, 2 Collared Dove, 8 Pochard, 3 Coot, 2 Swallow, 9 House Martin, Wren. Noel Barnes.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:00 to 16:20
2 Common Snipe, 26 Black-tailed Godwit, 50+ Lapwing, 2 Little Grebe, 14 Great Crested Grebe, 40+ Teal, 150+ Coot, 100+ Mallard, 70+ Tufted Duck, 37 Pochard, 9 Gadwall, 150+ Greylag Geese, 150+ Canada Geese, 16 Mute Swan, 9 Pied Wagtail, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 130+ Black-headed Gull, 40+ Herring Gull, 23 Starling, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Moorhen. Rob Harris.

Friday 07th September 2018westerly, clear, max19°c

RSPB Bowers Marsh 08:45 to 14:37
64 Swallow (west), 1 Jay, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (female), c.25 House Sparrow, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Hobby (together), 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 1 House Martin, 10 Sand Martin, 68 Teal, 2 Ruff, 80+ Wigeon, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Avocet (saline lagoon), 1 Greenshank (saline lagoon), c.75 Lapwing, 2 Reed Bunting, 8 Little Egret, c.75 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 Common Buzzard. 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Wall. Jeff Kinnerman.

Coggeshall, Marks Hall 13:03
2 Raven. John Parish.

Abberton Reservoir 14:00 to 15:00
6 Great White Egret Photo available - click here, 12 Grey Heron, 50+ Little Egret. Rob Harris.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 17:00 to 17:30
8 Little Grebe, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 35 Teal, 150+ Mallard, 250+ Coot, 14 Gadwall, 100+ Tufted Duck, 50+ Pochard, 7 Shoveler, 50+ Lapwing, 38 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 200+ Canada Geese, 150+ Greylag Geese, 200+ Cormorant, 16 Mute Swan, 3 Moorhen, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 Herring Gull, 9 Pied Wagtail, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 House Sparrow, 3 Grey Heron. Rob Harris.

Thursday 06th September 2018north westerly, cloud, rain later, max21°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:15 to 10:05
2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 40+ House Martin, 4 Swallow, 10 Teal, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew, c.5 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler [present Coryton], 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], c.25 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

River Roach Seal Trip, 10:00 to 13:00
18 Little Egret, 55 Wigeon, 1 Kestrel (on Wallasea), 1 Hobby (south), 1 Peregrine Falcon (crossed from Wallasea to Foulness), 4 Ringed Plover, 8 Golden Plover, 6 Grey Plover Photo available - click here, 3 Dunlin, 52 Redshank. 32 Common Seal, 1 Grey Seal. Graham Mee.

Shoeburyness, Gunners Park 10:30
2 Willow Warbler (south of the lake). Richard Mander.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:00 to 16:20
100+ Canada Geese, 100+ Greylag Geese, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 37 Herring Gull, 1 Grey Heron, 7 Mute Swan, 150+ Mallard, 28 Teal, 12 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Pied Wagtail, 1 Carrion Crow, 3 Shoveler, 60+ Tufted Duck, 32 Pochard, 5 Starling, 55 Lapwing, 70+ Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Dunlin 3 Common Snipe, 200+ Coot, 6 Moorhen. Rob Harris.

Wednesday 05th September 2018northerly, rain, max19°c

River Crouch, Hullbridge 06:55
3 Little Egret, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Wheatear. David Chivers.

M25/A1 South Mimms Services 08:00
Red Kite low across fields. Steve Sanford, Kris & Graham Mee.

Canvey Point 08:45 to 10:45
2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 9 Great Skua, 15 Gannet, 30+ Common Tern, 20+ Sandwich Tern, 1 Black Tern. Terry Blackwell.

A127 Dunton 12:10 to 12:55
1 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel. Rob Harris.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 13:20 to 13:45
1 Kestrel, 130+ Cormorant, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Plover, 90+ Lapwing, 4 Snipe, 6 Common Sandpiper, 7 Pied Wagtail, 70+ Canada Geese, 60+ Greylag Geese, 9 Carrion Crow, 100+ Mallard 2 Little Grebe, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 26 Teal, 9 Shoveler, 70+ Pochard, 140+ Tufted Duck, 14 Mute Swan, 6 Moorhen, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60+ Herring Gull, 17 Woodpigeon. Rob Harris.

North Fambridge 14:30 to 15:15
1 Swallow, 50+ Golden Plover, 9 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 40+ Starling, 23 Carrion Crow, 7 Collared Dove, 4 Little Egret, 300+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 30 Woodpigeon. Rob Harris.

Tuesday 04th September 2018northerly, partly cloudy, max20°c

RSPB Vange Marsh 08:00 to 12:13
2 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret (dropped into creek), 20 Swallow, 41 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Red-necked Phalarope (distant, swimming and surface feeding west and centre of lagoon), 1 Grey Heron, c.60 Teal, 6 Curlew, 2 Ruff, 3 Snipe, 2 Bearded Tit, 1 Blackcap (male), 2 Cetti's Warbler (both heard only), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Kingfisher (near screen), 2 Spotted Redshank (together, viewed from screen), 4 Sand Martin (together), 3 Golden Plover, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel. Jeff Kinnerman.

River Roach Seal Trips 10:00 to 16:00
14 Little Egret Photo available - click here, 1 Buzzard (crossed from Foulness to Wallasea), 22 Ringed Plover, 100+ Golden Plover over Foulness, 50+ Redshank Photo available - click here, 1 Herring Gull (orange ring U7JT Photo available - click here), 1 Common Tern, 38 Common Seal Photo available - click here, 2 Grey Seal Photo available - click here. Graham Mee.

RSPB Vange Marsh 11:00 to 12:00
1 Red-necked Phalarope, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk. Mick Roe.

Monday 03rd September 2018variable to easterly, partly cloudy, max24°c

Daws Heath 04:45
1 female Tawny Owl heard calling with a probable juvenile calling nearby, heard from garden. Mike Sagrott.

Wat Tyler Country Park 12:00 to 12:30
1 Whimbrel (marina). 1 Weasel. Mick Roe, Terry Gleave.

Sunday 02nd September 2018easterly, clear, max22°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:38 to 10:25
1 Whinchat, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Reed Warbler, c.6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Swallow, a few Yellow Wagtail, 4 Teal, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, a few Curlew, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Little Egret, 4 Cetti's Warbler present [Coryton], 3 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet]. Richard Fahey.

Saturday 01st September 2018east south east, partly cloudy, max22°c

Rochford 07:50 to 08:10
17 House Martin around Malting Villas area - still three active nests, two with visible young. David Selley.

Two Tree Island 12:00 to 17:00
1 Spotted Redshank, 100+ Redshank, 25 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin, 5 Greenshank, 10 Lapwing, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 35 Knot, 1 Garganey (male eclipse), 16 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 30+ Little Egret (across the channel on Canvey Island), 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Willow Warbler. Rhys Evans.

Thurrock, Thameside Nature Park 13:43 to 15:12
1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Greenshank, c.40 Avocet, c.10 Ringed Plover, 15+ Teal, 500+ Black-tailed Godwit, c.25 Curlew, 20+ Dunlin, 3 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk. Richard Fahey.

Hanningfield Reservoir 15:00 to 15:30
1 Great White Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Sandpiper, many Grey Heron, Cormorant and Black-tailed Godwit. Marion Burch.

Eastwood/North Leigh 15:50
Pair of Buzzard circling above A127 just north of The Fairway. John Lacey.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 19:30 to 20:00
42 Black-tailed Godwit, 65 Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Gadwall, 100+ Tufted Duck, 100+ Mallard, 39 Pochard, 250+ Coot, 6 Moorhen, 150+ Cormorant, 5 Mute Swan, 5 Pied Wagtail, 200+ Greylag Geese, 200+ Canada, Geese, 9 Carrion Crow, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 42 Herring Gull, 9 Swallow. Rob Harris.



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