South East Essex RSPB Latest Wildlife Reports

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August 2021

Monday 02nd August 2021Latest news on Facebook    

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 12:20 to 12:40
63 Lapwing, 50+ Canada Geese, 45 Greylag Geese, 41 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 37 Cormorant, 150+ Coot, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 250+ Tufted Duck, 100+ Pochard, 60+ Mallard, 42 Mute Swan, 6 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

RSPB Vange Marsh 13:30 to 16:00
61 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 8 Little Egret, 6 Avocet, 2 Little Ringed Plover, on the lagoon were 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 2 Greenshank. David Shepherd.

North Fambridge 17:00 to 17:25
1 Little Egret, 56 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, 15 Herring Gull, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Starling, 14 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 7 Greylag Geese, 2 Blackbird, 3 Chaffinch, 9 Carrion Crow, 5 Magpie. Robert Harris.

Woodham Edwin Hall Road/Crow Lane 21:10 to 21:15
1 Little Owl. Robert Harris.

Sunday 01st August 2021westerly, showes, max21°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 09:50 to 12:40
2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 15 House Martin, 3 Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Avocet, 2 Lapwing, 15 Redshank, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, c.5 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 2 Cetti's Warbler [singles present], 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Little Egret, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Pheasant, 3 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Cuckoo [seen by Peter]. 2 Common Blue, 2 Meadow Brown, 10+ Gatekeeper, 2 Marbled White, 1 Red Admiral. Richard Fahey, Peter Worland.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:20 to 16:50
100+ Canada Geese, 80+ Greylag Geese, 60+ Lapwing, 31 Cormorant, 300+ Tufted Duck, 200+ Pochard, 7 Great Crested Grebe. 30+ Starling, 70+ Mallard, 8 Mute Swan, 100+ Coot, 160+ Black-headed Gull, 70+ Herring Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 3 Blackbird, 31 Woodpigeon. Robert Harris.

Disclaimers: Some of our sightings are reported by a single observer (who may or may not be known to us) and will not always have been corroborated. In all cases the observers name will accompany the report. We cannot always check the sightings directly and we have to rely on the experience of the observer. The Web Author retains the right not to publish some reports until further evidence has been submitted. In the case of major rarities the observer may be asked to submit a description to the county recorders.

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