South East Essex RSPB Latest Wildlife Reports

South East Essex RSPB Latest Wildlife Reports

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August

Saturday 18th August 2018Latest Wildlife News on Twitter    

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 12:00 to 12:25
23 Mute Swan, 200+ Greylag Geese, 250+ Canada Geese, 1 Sand Martin, 6 Carrion Crow, 39 Lapwing, 43 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Snipe, 1 Little Grebe, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 200+ Mallard, 100+ Pochard, 200+ Tufted Duck, 3 Gadwall, 400+ Coot, 4 Moorhen, 5 Grey Heron, 42 Black-headed Gull, 27 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove. Rob Harris.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 12:30 to 14:00
1 Great White Egret (viewed from Pound), 1 Hobby. 1 Red Fox. Mick Roe.

Friday 17th August 2018west south west, partly cloudy, max22°c

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 14:00 to 14:30
2 Common Snipe, 40+ Black-tailed Godwit, 30+ Lapwing, 100+ Canada Geese, 32 Greylag Geese, 450+ Coot, 250+ Mallard, 150+ Tufted Duck, 120+ Pochard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Grey Heron, 180+ Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 3 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 100+ Cormorant, 23 Woodpigeon, 2 Blackbird, 9 Starling, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Little Grebe, 17 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Gadwall. Rob Harris.

Wakering Stairs 15:25 to 17:40
1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 220 Oystercatcher, 9 Whimbrel, 59 Curlew, 107 Grey Plover, 35 Ringed Plover, c.50 Dunlin, 11 Turnstone, 2 Green Sandpiper flushed from borrowdyke, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Turtle Dove at Haven Point, 13 Sand Martin west at Haven Point, 2 Meadow Pipit, 8 Goldfinch, 16 Linnet. 1 Clouded Yellow and 2 Painted Lady butterflies, 1 Oil Beetle. David Selley.

RSPB Vange Marsh 17:15 to 19:30
17 Mute Swan, 65+ Lapwing, 40+ Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 2 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper, 9 Curlew, 3 Little Egret, 6 House Martin, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (hunting together). David Shepherd.

Thursday 16th August 2018south south west, rain, max20°c

RSPB Bowers Marsh 09:00 to 11:00
1 Stone Curlew, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Ruff, 3 Swift, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Corn Bunting. Andrew Gouldstone.

Wednesday 15th August 2018south south west, mostly cloudy, max23°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:18 to 09:57
1 Hobby [west Manorway Fleet], 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Sand Martin, c.25 House Martin, 5+ Swallow, a few Common Whitethroat, 5 Lapwing, 4 Curlew, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 80+ Redshank, 1 Little Egret, 2 Gadwall and 4 Pochard on Manorway Fleet, 2 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 1 Green Woodpecker, 21 Stock Dove. 1 Red Admiral. Richard Fahey.

Heybridge Basin, Maldon 12:30 to 13:30
2 Black-winged Stilt feeding on shoreline on incoming tide. First Thought they were avocets then realised what they were. James Cuddihee.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:20 to 17:00
2 Common Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 54 Black-tailed Godwit, 24 Little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 200+ Tufted Duck, 100+ Pochard, 250+ Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 100+ Coot, 7 Moorhen, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 70+ Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Pied Wagtail, 120+ Greylag Geese, 200+ Canada Geese, 36 Cormorant, 5 Carrion Crow, 9 Woodpigeon 3 Mute Swan, 4 Swallow, 14 Lapwing. Rob Harris.

Tuesday 14th August 2018westerly, partly cloudy, max24°c

Leigh Golf Range to Benfleet 06:40 to 08:05
2 Goldfinch (juvenile), 1 Green Woodpecker (heard only). 1 Chaffinch, 3 Robin, 1 Great Tit, 100+ Canada Geese (scattered in fields), 1 Coot +3 juveniles, 2 Moorhen, 1 Sparrowhawk (chased by 3 crows), 9 Little Egret, 17 Redshank, 5 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 5 House Sparrow. Sue Lusk.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 08:34 to 12:40
Stone Curlew, c.70 Goldfinch (together), 2 Kestrel, 1 Skylark, 5 Reed Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting, 8 House Sparrow, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier (male), 7 Swallow, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Little Grebe, 1 Ruff, 1 Black-necked Grebe (distant on main lagoon), 5 Snipe (together), 1 Curlew, 2 Swift, 2 House Martin, 5 Little Egret, 16 Avocet, 1 Whimbrel (both species on saline lagoon), 1 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Bearded Tit, 1 Cuckoo (juvenile, showed well from south perimeter path), 2 Stock Dove, 1 Hobby (over tip), 2 Common Buzzard (together), 1 Great White Egret (Great Pound, Manorway), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard only). Church Road: 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat (St. Margaret's Churchyard). Jeff Kinnerman.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 11:15 to 13:00
1 Stone Curlew, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 2 Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit. Mick Roe.

Monday 13th August 2018variable, mostly cloudy, showers, max22°c

RSPB Vange Marsh 12:30 to 13:30
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Greenshank. 6 Common Blue, 2 Gatekeeper. 1 Brimstone Moth. Mick Roe.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 12:30 to 15:00
24 Avocet, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 70 Canada Geese, 27 Greylag Geese, 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret Photo available - click here, 2 Marsh Harrier, Starling, 36 Goldfinch, Linnet, Coot Photo available - click here, 32 Teal, 8 Lapwing, 1 Knot. Denis Warren.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 12:45 to 13:15
1 Grey Heron, 13 little Grebe, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 300+ Coot, 100+ Greylag Geese, 100+ Canada Geese, 200+ Mallard, 150+ Tufted Duck, 100+ Pochard, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 46 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Lapwing, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Mute Swan, 5 Moorhen, 60+ Cormorant, 2 Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper. Rob Harris.

RSPB Vange Marsh 16:00 to 17:30
18 Mute Swan, 30+ Lapwing, 25+ Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Redshank, 4 Ruff, 3 Greeshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 6 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Curlew, 1 Cormorant, 60+ Greylag Geese. David Shepherd.

Sunday 12th August 2018south south west, cloud, rain, max23°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:48 to 11:09
1 Wheatear, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 5+ Swallow, 5+ House Martin, 1 Marsh Harrier, 7 Lapwing, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Little Egret, 5 Pochard [Manorway Fleet], 2 Little Grebe [1 chick], 1 Green Woodpecker, 12 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Hanningfield Reservoir 09:30 to 13:18
30 House Sparrow, 20 Starling, 6 Collared Dove, 12 Carrion Crow, 4 Moorhen, 6 Magpie, 15 Great Crested Grebe, 200+ Tufted Duck many Blue Tit and Great Tits, Dunnock, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 7 Mute Swan, 4 Coal Tit, 250+ Cormorant, 3 Stock Dove, Jay, 8 Swallow, 130 Canada Goose, 100 Greylag Goose, 9 Grey Heron, Common Snipe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 20 Teal, 15 Gadwall, 40 Mallard, 15 Common Sandpiper, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull, 8 Common Tern with 6 young, 4 Pochard, Blackbird, Robin, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Lapwing, Little Egret. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

RSPB Wallasea Island 16:30 to 17:10
1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Corn Bunting, 6 Linnet, 5 Skylark, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 2 Little Egret, 200+ Starling, 24 Common Pheasant, 4 Magpie, 30 Mallard, 4 Coot, 26 Canada Geese, 15 Carrion Crow, 60+ Woodpigeon. Rob Harris.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 17:50 to 18:20
200+ Coot, 100+ Mallard, 100+ Tufted Duck, 60+ Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Little Grebe, 7 Pied Wagtail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Heron, 70+ Cormorant, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Moorhen, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40+ Swallow, 20+ House Martin, 7 Carrion Crow, 3 Collared Dove, 14 Woodpigeon, 100+ Canada Geese, 150+ Greylag Geese. Rob Harris.

Hockley 18:15
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker on garden feeders at the same time. Tim Davis.

A13 Near Upminster Windmill 19:30
Flock of Ring-necked Parakeet, at least 20. Marion Burch.

Saturday 11th August 2018variable, mostly cloudy, max22°c

Leigh Golf Range to Benfleet 06:30 to 08:15
8 House Sparrow, 1 Robin, 2 Wren, 7 Goldfinch, 6 Mallard, 10 Canada Geese (in field), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Curlew, 1 Oystercatcher, 25+ Black-tailed Godwit (scattered on shoreline), 8 Redshank, 1 Little Grebe, Linnet, Greenfinch (mixed flock c.20), 2 Green Woodpecker (heard only). 5 Magpie. Sue Lusk.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 10:30 to 12:30
1 Stone Curlew (on centre island), 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby. 1 Common Blue. Mick Roe, Nikki Good.

Thurrock, Thameside Nature Park 10:50 to 11:50
1 Whimbrel, 2 Common Tern, 800+ Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Teal, 5 Little Egret, 1 Common Whitethroat. Richard Fahey.

Benfleet Sandown Road 11:45
3 Buzzard high over garden. Don Wildish.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 13:30
1 Stone Curlew, 1 Avocet, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 20+ Goldfinch, 3 Little Grebe. Paul Fletcher.

RSPB Wallasea Island 16:20 to 17:35
c.100 Canada Goose, 77 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 5 Common Tern - 2 still carrying food, 1 Sandwich Tern west along Crouch, 60 Swallow, 25+ Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat on car park fence, 2 Whitethroat, 35 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting. David Selley.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 17:00
1 Stone Curlew still present. Robin Peppiatt.

Friday 10th August 2018south westerly, rain, thunder, max19°

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:20 to 09:57
3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 15+ Swallow, 14 House Martin, 5+ Reed Warbler, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Teal, 11 Lapwing, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler singing [Coryton], 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Pochard [Manorway Fleet], 2 Little Grebe [1 chick], 1 Song Thrush, 10 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Shoebury, Uncle Toms Cabin 09:30 to 10:00
14 Sanderling some in almost full summer plumage. Richard Mander.

Stambridge 16:00 to 17:00
From footpath opposite Memorial Hall: 1 Kestrel, 2 Swift, 15+ House Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush, 1 male Yellowhammer. David Selley.

Thursday 09th August 2018west north west, rain, max17°c

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 18:30 to 18:55
150+ Greylag Geese, 150+ Canada Geese, 9 Little Grebe, 9 Lapwing, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Tufted Duck, 23 Shoveler, 100+ Pochard, 100+ Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 150+ Coot, 6 Pied Wagtail, 50+ Cormorant, 20+ House Martin, 7 Woodpigeon, 1 Magpie, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull. Rob Harris.

Wednesday 08th August 2018westerly. mostly cloudy, max24°c

Shoebury 17:00
1 Hobby flew over garden. Steve Day.

Southchurch Park 17:45
1 Coot chick (very late) with adults feeding. Robert Dobinson.

Tuesday 07th August 2018variable, partly cloudy, max30°c

Great Stambridge 00:30
Crickets calling loudly for a prolonged period in garden. Steve Sanford.

RSPB Bowers Marsh 09:39 to 13:39
2 Corn Bunting, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 House Sparrow, 2 Kestrel, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Oystercatcher, 34 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron (together), 7 Avocet, 11 Lapwing, 2 Skylark, 2 Ruff, 3 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, 16 Teal, 5 Swallow, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult, winter), 3 Whinchat (together, single turbine), 1 Stock Dove, 2 Common Tern, 1 Great White Egret (Great Pound, Manorway, showed well before flying towards Wat Tyler C.P.), 1 Blackcap (male), 1 Lesser Whitethroat. Jeff Kinnerman, Scott Ambrose.

A127, Childerditch Lane 15:30
1 Red Kite, 1 Buzzard. Steve Day.

Southend, St Ann's Road 15:45 to 16:00
30+ White-tailed Bumble Bees on our lavender. Trevor Masters.

Benfleet, Fernlea Road 23:00
Oak Bush Cricket male on ceiling in bedroom. Previously an annual occurrence but not seen since 2013. Richard Gray.

Monday 06th August 2018southerly, clear, max29°c

Ashingdon, Princess Gardens 00:10
Crickets chirruping quite loudly from several locations from dusk onwards for the last couple of nights - not heard them here before. David Selley.

Leigh Golf Range to Benfleet 06:40 to 08:05
8 Goldfinch, 1 Green Woodpecker (heard only), 1 Pheasant, 1 Robin, 6 House Sparrow, 3 Wren, 1 Blue Tit, Linnet, Greenfinch (mixed flock c.15 birds), 1 Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit (flock on island), 2 Moorhen, 3 Mallard, 5 Magpie. Sue Lusk.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:26 to 09:55
1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Cuckoo [Manorway Fleet], 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Common Tern, 7 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 1 Pochard [on creek, probably migrant], 2 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Swallow, 7 Stock Dove. 1 Red Admiral. Richard Fahey.

Southchurch Park and Southchurch Park East 08:30
3 Cormorant circling both parks, 1 landing in Southchurch Park and 1 in Southchurch Park East. 1 juvenile Cormorant now seems have taken up residence on the wildlife island and has been there for six weeks now. Robert Dobinson.

Southend, St Ann's Road 20:00 to 20:30
8 Swift screaming, 2 Blue Tit. Trevor Masters.

Westcliff on Sea, St. George's Drive 21:20
1 Common Pipistrelle, fleeting visit to garden. Jeff Kinnerman.

Hockley, Glencrofts 21:30
Pipistrelle bats over garden. Irwin Lewis.

Prittlewell
Privet Hawk Moth Caterpillar Photo available - click here in garden. John Goodman.

Sunday 05th August 2018east south east, clear, max25°c

Westcliff on Sea, St. George's Drive 08:20 to 13:30
5 Swift east, 1 Little Egret over. Jeff Kinnerman.

RSPB Wallasea Island 10:10 to 12:00
Car park to conveyer: 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Coot, 8 Mallard - female with 7 young, 1 Pochard, 5 Mute Swan - pair with 3 young, c.70 Canada Goose, 2 Marsh Harrier - immatures, 2 Buzzard, 196 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, 27 Swallow, 13 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Skylark, 15 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting. David Selley.

RSPB Wallasea Island 19:50 to 20:30
1 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Harrier Photo available - click here, 30+ Common Pheasant, 6 Corn Bunting, 3 Magpie, 12 Carrion Crow, 30+ Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 30+ Herring Gull, 2 Swallow. Rob Harris.

Saturday 04th August 2018variable then easterly, clear, max27°c

Westcliff on Sea, St. George's Drive 10:20
29 House Sparrow together in garden, most dust bathing. Jeff Kinnerman.

Wakering Stairs 16:10 to 17:30
4 Red-legged Partridge, 22 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 40 Curlew east, 5 Whimbrel west, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Linnet, c.150 House Sparrow on spilt grain by Landwick Gate. 3 Brown Hare on freshly harvested stubble field, 1 Weasel. David Selley.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 20:00 to 20:30
7 Lapwing, 4 Grey Heron, 30+ Shoveler, 100+ Mallard, 70+ Pochard, 100+ Tufted Duck, 150+ Mallard, 8 Gadwall, 180+ Coot, 200+ Black Headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black Backed Gull, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 46 Cormorant, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Magpie, 16 Woodpigeon, 50+ Greylag Geese, 30+ Canada Geese. Rob Harris.

Hockley
1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker in garden. Tim Davis.

Friday 03rd August 01st 2018east south east, clear, max30°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:15 to 09:47
3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Swallow north, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, c.8 Common Whitethroat, 4 Reed Warbler seen [few more calling], 6 Avocet, 12 Lapwing, 30+ Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler singing [Coryton], 3 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Jay [from other side of creek], 1 Green Woodpecker, 10 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Westcliff on Sea, St. George's Drive 14:50
2 Swift east. Jeff Kinnerman.

Thursday 02nd August 01st 2018westerly to southerly, clear, max28°c

Westcliff on Sea, St. George's Drive 09:42 to 09:44
1 Sparrowhawk, 7 Swift. Jeff Kinnerman.

Wednesday August 01st 2018variable, clear, max25°c

Leigh Golf Range to Benfleet 06:30 to 08:15
8 Goldfinch, 2 Green Woodpecker (juvenile), 1 Chaffinch (juvenile), 2 Moorhen with 3 chicks, 21 Little Egret, 7 House Sparrow, 1 Blue Tit, 5 Whitethroat, 7 Greenfinch (all juveniles), 2 Reed Bunting (female), 10+ Redshank, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Heron, 6 Mallard ducklings, 3 Cormorant, 1 Robin, Black-headed Gull (flock), 2 Starling (juvenile), 7 Magpie, 2 Swift. 1 Gatekeeper. Sue Lusk.

RSPB Wallasea Island 10:00 to 12:00
2 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Little Egret, 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 40 Black-tailed Godwit, 43 Avocet, 4 Greenshank, 24 Redshank, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Skylark. Richard Mander.

River Roach Seal Trips, 11:00 to 17:45
47 Little Egret, 12 Shelduck, 1 Sparrowhawk (over Potton), 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, 8 Common Tern. 54 Common Seal. Graham Mee.

Ashingdon, Princess Gardens 11:15 to 11:40
2 Buzzard circling on thermals, 1 Greenfinch, 5 Linnet on overhead wires - not seen them here for some years. 3 Gatekeeper butterflies in the garden. David Selley.

East Tilbury, Coalhouse Fort 13:38 to 15:12
17 Sand Martin, c.9 Swallow, c.10 Yellow Wagtail, 700+ Avocet, 30+ Black-tailed Godwit, a few Curlew, 1 Stonechat, 1 Little Grebe [on moat], 35 Shelduck. 12 Seal. Richard Fahey.

Canewdon/Crouch/EWT Lower Raypits 14:30 to 18:30
4 Common Buzzard (3 circling together), 3 Kestrel, 30 Starling, 2 Linnet, 3 Corn Bunting, 2 Mistle Thrush, 7 Canada Geese, 2 Grey Heron Photo available - click here, 4 Little Egret, 1 Cormorant, 4 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 24 Lapwing, 3 Shelduck, 7 Mallard, 19, Black-tailed Godwit Photo available - click here, 9 Oystercatcher. 3 Hare, 1 Rabbit. Denis Warren.

RSPB Wallasea Island 17:55 to 18:35
30+ Carrion Crow, 4 Magpie, 40+ Common Pheasant, 5 Reed Bunting, 8 Linnet, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Swallow, 2 Oystercatcher, 16 Redshank, 5 Moorhen, 14 Mallard, 100+ Black-headed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 12 Yellow Wagtail, 60+ Woodpigeon, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Mute Swan, 14 Canada Geese, 2 Pied Wagtail. Rob Harris.

Feering 18:05
Pair of Turtle Dove. Ian Metcalfe.



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