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February 2019

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Southend Airport 13:30 to 13:35
1 Little Owl, 1 Kingfisher (brook). Mel Lengden.

Sunday 17th February 2019southerly, clear, max14°c

Fobbing Marsh and Hole Haven Creek/Coryton 08:45 to 12:19
6 Pintail [creek, north of barrier], 160+ Avocet, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1,500 Black-tailed Godwit [Hole Haven Creek], 300+ Lapwing, 10+ Curlew, c.10 Grey Plover, 100+ Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher, 60+ Wigeon [40+ up Oozedam Fm.], 110+ Teal, 6 Shoveler [south Hole Haven Creek], c.15 Shelduck, 1 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 6 Reed Bunting, 3 Little Grebe [single Manorway Fleet and 2 Hole Haven Creek], 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler present, 2 Mute Swan. Richard Fahey.

Saturday 16th February 2019southerly, mostly cloudy, max12°c

RSPB Wallasea Island 07:45 to 09:30
35 Shelduck, c.40 Shoveler, 8 Mute Swan, 15 Common Pheasant, 2 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 1 Merlin (near gates), 2 Marsh Harrier, 11 Reed Bunting, 1 Green Sandpiper (heard in flight), c.750 Lapwing, 8 Corn Bunting, c.30 Skylark, c.100 Black-headed Gull, 8 Little Egret, 2 Blackbird, 2 Gadwall, 30 Grey Plover, 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, c.30 Starling, c.20 Wood Pigeon, c.50 Common Crow, 8 Mallard, 1 Avocet, 2 Collard Dove, c.200 Wigeon, 20 Redshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 20 Canada Goose, Pied Wagtail, 32 Dunlin. 3 Hare. Noel Barnes.

Shoebury, Gunners Park 08:30
1 Shoveler (drake, it has been there for about a week now in breeding plumage), 5 Little Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, numerous Coot and Mallard. John Pitts.

Wat Tyler Country Park 14:00 to 14:30
1 Merlin (scrape, on low fence post). Mick Roe.

RSPB Wallasea Island 15:40 to 17:00
100+ Corn Bunting, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl. 4 Hare. David Pallash.

Friday 15th February 2019southerly, clear, max13°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:54 to 11:28
110+ Teal, 2 Shoveler [Oozedam Fm.], 2 Gadwall [Oozedam Fm.], 70+ Lapwing, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Curlew, 2 Little Grebe [singles on creek and Manorway Fleet], 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Cetti's Warbler [present Manorway Fleet], 2 Mute Swan. Richard Fahey.

Westcliff-on-Sea, St. George's Drive 13:49
1 Small Tortoiseshell, fleeting visit to garden. Jeff Kinnerman.

RSPB Vange Marsh 14:00 to 17:00
200+ Wigeon, 9 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Shelduck, 2 Pintail (drake and female), 3 Great Crested Grebe (pair displaying), Shoveler, Teal, Gadwall, 4 Redshank, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Buzzard. David Shepherd.

RSPB Wallasea Island 14:20 to 15:30
6 Common Pheasant, 8 Corn Bunting, 9 Skylark, 5 Linnet, 100+ Herring Gull, 140+ Black-headed Gull, 12 Mallard, 1000+ Lapwing, 12 Mute Swan, 5 Shelduck, 3 Moorhen, 5 Coot, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Kestrel, 1 Hen Harrier, 2 Magpie, 24 Carrion Crow, 100+ Golden Plover, 150+ Woodpigeon. Robert Harris.

Little Leighs, Rectory Lane 14:50
2 Treecreeper foraging in the trees, many Blue Tit, Great Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Robin, 2 Coal Tit on garden bird feeder. Ben & Denise Matz.

Paglesham Eastend and Roach 15:50 to 17:25
102 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 11 Shelduck, 25 Teal, 20 Wigeon, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier over Potton, 1 Kestrel, 33 Oystercatcher, 7 Avocet, 1300 Knot, 120 Dunlin, 22 Curlew, 1 Barn Owl, 17 Reed Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting both singing. David Selley.

Thursday 14th February 2019south easterly, clear, max12°c

Leigh on Sea, Park View Drive 12:40
Male and female Sparrowhawk calling and displaying over garden, Magpie nest building. Graham & Kris Mee.

Southend Airport 13:28
1 Little Owl sunbathing in tree. Mel Lengden.

RSPB Wallasea Island 15:30 to 17:00
1 ringtail Hen Harrier (interacting with 2 SEO's over saltmarsh as well as quartering grassland), 3 Short-eared Owl (possibly more), 10+ Pheasant. 1 Hare. Steve Jellett.

Wednesday 13th February 2019south south west, clear, max11°c

RSPB Bowers Marsh 09:05 to 13:27
1 Mistle Thrush, 12 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Linnet (together), 350+ Lapwing, 9 Skylark, 6 Reed Bunting, 160+ Wigeon, 12 Pintail, 1 Ruff, 12 Pochard, 5 Gadwall, 2 Golden Plover, 2 Stonechat (male, female singles), 5 Stock Dove, 3 Cetti's Warbler (all singing, one viewed), 9 Curlew, 1 Common Gull, 1 Avocet, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Green Sandpiper (together), 1 Bearded Tit (male), 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Water Pipit (flyby, calling), 1 Jay, 4 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing. Jeff Kinnerman.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 15:50 to 16:10
2 Mute Swan, 2 Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 40+ Woodpigeon, 2 Blackbird, 1 Common Gull, 300+ Black Headed Gull, 150+ Herring Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 16 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60+ Cormorant, 50+ Canada Geese, 4 Goldeneye, 17 Mallard, 4 Pochard, 100+ Coot. Robert Harris.

Tuesday 12th February 2019west south west, clear, max11°c

EWT Shut Heath Wood 09:30 to 12:00
1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Treecreeper, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Buzzard overhead circling, 20 Redwing, 5 Coal Tit. Jeff Elliott.

Abberton Reservoir 12:30 to 13:30
5 Smew including 1 drake, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 10 Goldeneye, 1 Long-tailed Duck. Jeff Elliott.

RSPB Wallasea Island 15:00 to 16:45
2 Short-eared Owl (possibly more), 2 Marsh Harrier (m+f), 3 Skylark, 20+ Pheasant, c300 Lapwing, 3 Kestrel. 1 Hare. Steve Jellett.

Monday 11th February 2019northerly, partly cloudy, max8°c

Leigh Golf Range-Benfleet Path 07:10 to 08:20
1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Robin, 5 Goldfinch, 50+ Teal (groups to waterways both sides of the path), 10 Wigeon, 8 Shoveler, 23 Lapwing, 7 Avocet, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Mallard, 6 Shelduck, 5 Magpie. Sue Lusk.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:52 to 11:28
2 Rock Pipit [over north saltmarsh with Meadow Pipits], 115+ Teal, 2 Shoveler [Oozedam Fm.], 1 Lapwing, 1 Curlew, 15+ Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 1 Cetti's Warbler [present Manorway Fleet], 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 2 Mute Swan. Richard Fahey.

EWT Blue House Farm 09:18 to 16:36
1 Greenfinch, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 400+ Brent Goose, 15 Stock Dove, 3 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Stonechat (males), 350+ Lapwing, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Marsh Harrier (female), c.250 Golden Plover, 4 Common Buzzard (together), 2 Kestrel, 3 Pochard (one drake, two females), 1 Little Grebe, 7 Gadwall (five drakes, two females), 2 Barn Owl (together hunting), 2 Pintail (pair), 4 Ruff (together, viewed from first hide). River Crouch: 6 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Curlew, 1 Grey Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 3 Avocet, c.100 Dunlin. Jeff Kinnerman, Scott Ambrose.

Woodham Edwin Hall Lane/Crow Lane 14:00 to 14:15
5 Blackbird, 1 Dunnock, 3 Common Pheasant, 130+ Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 60+ Woodpigeon, 40+ Moorhen, 1 Kestrel. Robert Harris.

RSPB Vange Marsh 14:00 to 16:00
90+ Wigeon, 45+ Teal, 36 Shoveler, 4 Shelduck, 6 Pochard, 3 Little Grebe, 9 Mute Swan, 5 Redshank, 3 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Stonechat (male). David Shepherd.

North Fambridge 14:30 to 14:55
50+ Wigeon, 8 Mallard, 1 Curlew, 150+ Lapwing, 14 Golden Plover, 250+ Brent Geese, 9 Blackbird, 7 Collared Dove, 50+ Woodpigeon, 1 Little Grebe, 150+ Dunlin, 100+ Herring Gull, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Redshank. Robert Harris.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 15:50 to 16:05
100+ Coot, 350+ Black-headed Gull, 150+ Herring Gull, 39 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 16 Great Black-backed Gull, 43 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 22 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 160+ Woodpigeon. Robert Harris.

Sunday 10th February 2019west north west, rain, max8°c

Leigh-on-Sea, Treecot Drive 12:30
2 Stock Dove in garden. S. Whitaker.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:00 to 16:20
123 Canada Geese, 400+ Black-headed Gull, 200+ Herring Gull, 36 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Mallard, 130+ Woodpigeon, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

Wat Tyler Country Park 16:00 to 16:40
White headed Blackbird (scrape, usual spot), 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Water Rail heard. Mick Roe.

Saturday 09th February 2019south westerly, windy, partly cloudy, max11°c

Information From Jim Wilson Regarding Colour Ringed Knot observed at Leigh on Sea on the 28th January 2019

It was marked in Porsangerfjord, N Norway, probably in May 2013 or 2016 - although we also flagged knots there in May 2006-2009. The red ring on the right tibia is the marker for Norway.
In the Winters 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 Simon Buckell made 20 individual Readings of these Porsanger flags at Leigh-on-Sea. He then moved away. So no Readings after 2010. Since then we have also flagged knots in Iceland and NW England. Possibly 1:200 of the islandica knots are carrying Our flags from Norway, Iceland or NW England. If you get the chance we would very much like more Readings from Leigh-On-Sea. This would compliment Our study site on the Stour, a little further north, which is searched several time a week, resulting in about 100 Readings of Our Project and a Dutch Project last Winter. Judging the results from the Stour, the Leigh-on Sea knots will leave end Feb first half of March to the Wadden Sea. Best wishes, Jim


outhchurch Park East and Southchurch Park 08:20 and 08:35
1 drake Teal asleep on south feeding station, 1 Water Rail flying from top of reedbed bank to pond/SE corner. Robert Dobinson.

Thames Estuary, Coalhouse Fort 09:15 to 12:45
c.30 Corn Bunting, 1 female Stonechat, 4 Skylark, c.200 Avocet, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit. Andrew Gouldstone.

Westcliff-on-Sea 12:05 to 12:10
1 female Sparrowhawk viewed dismantling Starling in garden. Jeff Kinnerman.

East Hanningfield, A130 15:50
3 Buzzard perched on fence posts in the area of St Peters Way Footbridge southbound track. Tim Davis.

Friday 08th February 2019west south west, windy showers, max10°c

No reports received for this day.

Thursday 07th February 2019west south west, windy, partly cloudy, max11°c

Hockley, Lower Road 12:00
500+ Rook - enormous corvid flock on field just west of Riverside Nursery; the birds nearest the road were Rook but flock could have included Carrion Crow and Jackdaw as well. David Selley.

Two Tree Island East 12:00 to 13:45
c.30 Mallard on sewage pool, also 1 Shoveler and 11 Little Egret, c.15 Goldfinch, 2 Meadow Pipit, 50+ Curlew on mudflats, also 10+ Oystercatcher, 20+ Redshank, 8 Brent Geese. Peter Bowden.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 13:30 to 14:15
200+ Black-headed Gull, 60+ Herring Gull, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 100+ Canada Geese, 24 Greylag Geese, 50+ Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, 4 Magpie, 2 Blackbird, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Mute Swan, 100+ Coot, 21 Cormorant, 33 Woodpigeon. Robert Harris.

Hanningfield Reservoir 14:50 to 15:30
1 Coal Tit with many Blue Tit and Great Tit on EWT visitor centre feeders, 2 Goldcrest in car park pines. David Selley.

Wednesday 06th February 2019south westerly, rain, cloud, max11°c

Hockley Woods 10:00 to 12:00
7 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch (heard), 4 Long-tailed Tit, 20+ Blue Tit, 9 Great Tit, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Jackdaw, 10+ Carrion Crow. 10+ Grey Squirrel. Steve Jellett.

Canvey Point 13:10 to 14:10
1 Eider (female), 1 Guillemot, 1 Red-throated Diver,1 Teal, 26 Brent Geese, 20+ Great Crested Grebe, 8 Cormorant. 1 Grey Seal. Terry Blackwell.

RSPB Wallasea Island 14:00 to 14:30
1 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Harrier, 5 Little Egret, 500+ Lapwing, 600+ Golden Plover, 40+ Canada Geese, 8 Mallard, 70+ Woodpigeon, 1 Stonechat, 8 Common Pheasant, 50+ Corn Bunting, 38 Carrion Crow, 7 Magpie, 40+ Black-headed Gull, 23 Herring Gull. Robert Harris.

Tuesday 05th February 2019southerly, mostly cloudy, max8°c

Southchurch Park East and Southchurch Park 08:50 and 14:35
1 drake Teal on island, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Water Rail feeding in the usual left-hand area. Robert Dobinson.

Hullbridge, Watery Lane/Beeches Road 09:30
1 Buzzard in hedge top. Steve Jellett.

EWT Blue House Farm 10:30 to 14:30
1 Barn Owl, 1 male Marsh Harrier, 2 Little Egret, 6 Yellowhammer, 1 White-fronted Goose, 100+ Canada Geese, 50+ Carrion Crow, 20 Snipe, 26 Shelduck, 30 Golden Plover, 100+ Lapwing, c.30 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Buzzard, 2 Skylark, c.30 Brent Geese, 50+ Teal. Steve Jellett.

Canvey Wick 11:30 to 12:30
1 Sparrowhawk, numerous Redwing and Fieldfare, 40+ Goldfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Song Thrush, several Blackbird, also Fieldfare and Redwing all bathing in track puddles west of radio mast. Peter Bowden.

Pound Wood 15:30 to 16:30
2 Common Buzzard, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 30+ Redwing. Mike Sagrott.

Monday 04th February 2019south south west, rain showers, max7°c

No reports received for this day.

Sunday 03rd February 2019south westerly, clear, max7°c

Fobbing Marsh and Hole Haven Creek/Coryton 09:00 to 12:58
3 Pintail [creek], 180+ Avocet [Hole Haven Creek], 1 Green Sandpiper, 30+ Wigeon, 200+ Teal, 3 Shoveler, c.100 Lapwing, c.25 Curlew, 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, c.10 Dunlin [Hole Haven Creek], 2 Grey Plover, 5 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Little Grebe [Hole Haven Creek], 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Cetti's Warbler present, 2 Mute Swan. Possible Goldeneye/Scaup cross, it later dived and was not seen again. Richard Fahey.

Hullbridge, Kendal Park 10:30 to 11:30
1 Wren, 2 Goldcrest, 10+ Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 4 Carrion Crow, 1 Jay, 2 Magpie, 1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 male Sparrowhawk, 12 Redwing, 6 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 10+ Collared Dove, 10+ Woodpigeon. 10+ Grey Squirrel. On River Crouch: 2 Little Grebe, 18 Mallard, 38 Mute Swan. Steve Jellett.

South Fambridge 11:05 to 12:20
1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 339 Dark-bellied Brent Goose east along the Crouch landing on Blue House Farm, many Wigeon and a few Teal on the north bank, 66 Rook over the North Fambridge rookery, c.50 Lapwing, 27 Golden Plover, 20 Fieldfare, 50+ Sparrow around the village. David Selley.

Two Tree Island 11:30 to 15:00
c.1000 Knot, Dunlin, Redshank, Lapwing, Avocet, Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Turnstone, 6 Common Snipe, 1 Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch by the golf cafe. The presence of a Peregrine forced the waders (mostly Knot) to form a very tight ball but the Peregrine 'torpedoed' downwards and split the 'ball of knots' into half! Amazing sight. Also, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Avocet, Golden Plover and Teal by the bridge and pools. Monica.

Chelmsford, Kings Head Walk 11:40
1 Grey Wagtail. Tim Davis.

Barling 12:30
Common Buzzard on telegraph post on Mucking Hall lane, flew off west over farmland. Jackie Bliss.

Paglesham Lagoon/Roach Estuary 13:00 to 14:30
Lagoon: c.20 Little Grebe, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Shelduck, c.24 Gadwall, 1 Pintail (drake), Shoveler, Tufted Duck, c.180 Pochard, 2 Goldeneye, Black-Headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull. River Roach: 2 Great-Crested Grebe, Wigeon, Teal, Oystercatcher, c.100 Avocet, Dunlin, Turnstone, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank. Ross Gardner.

RSPB Wallasea Island 13:10 to 13:55
1 Curlew, 40+ Redshank, 10 Grey Heron, 5 Kestrel, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Merlin, 50+ Corn Bunting, 30+ Linnet, 40+ Starling, 70+ Canada Geese, 1 Little Egret, 5 Oystercatcher, 3 Shelduck, 16 Black-tailed Godwit, 60+ Lapwing 8 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

Battlesbridge 15:00 to 16:10
1 Common Buzzard. Robert Harris.

RSPB Wallasea Island 15:00 to 16:45
1 Buzzard (by Lion Creek on way to reserve), 1 ringtail Hen Harrier, 4+ Short-eared Owl, 1 Sparrowhawk, 12 Shelduck, 1 Little Egret, 100+ Lapwing, 6 Pheasant. Steve Jellett.

North Fambridge 15:50 to 16:15
300+ Brent Geese (flying in three formations up the river Crouch), 30+ Teal, 22 Wigeon, 6 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 40+ Lapwing, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 50+ Dunlin, 3 Starling, 4 Collared Dove, 28 Woodpigeon, 3 Blackbird, 7 Herring Gull. Robert Harris.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 16:50 to 17:10
17 Tufted Duck, 28 Mallard, 9 Cormorant, 200+ Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 100+ Herring Gull, 16 Coot, 3 Carrion Crow. Robert Harris.

Saturday 02nd February 2019north north west, mostly cloudy, max4°c

Leigh Golf Range to Benfleet Path 07:40 to 08:45
3 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 15 Teal, 31 Avocet, 3 Lapwing, 30+ Black-tailed Godwit (one group mixed with Avocet, and one group further along the Ray), 2 Mallard, 2 Reed Bunting (male), 5 Goldfinch. Sue Lusk.

Gunners Park 10:30
1 Red-throated Diver feeding 20 yards off-shore west of Barge Pier. Richard Mander.

Southend Airport 15:15 to 15:19
1 Little Owl in tree. Jeff Kinnerman, Mel Lengden.

Friday 01st February 2019north easterly, drizzle, max3°c

Southchurch Park East 08:45
1 Water Rail feeding on top of grass bank in full view 10ft away. Robert Dobinson.

Canvey Point 09:30 to 11:15
11 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Razorbill, 1 Gannet, 1 Common Scoter, 4 Shelduck, 24 Teal, 50 Brent Geese, 12 Cormorant, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 51 Turnstone, 19 Sanderling, 1 Mediterranean Gull. 2 Grey Seal. Terry Blackwell.

Southend Airport 09:35 to 10:00
1 Little Owl. Mel Lengden.

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 14:00 to 14:30
100+ Canada Geese, 24 Greylag Geese, 70+ Wigeon, 36 Mallard, 37 Tufted Duck, 32 Pochard, 80+ Coot, 1 Jay, 2 Blackbird, 3 Collared Dove, 40+ Woodpigeon, 180+ Black-headed Gull, 37 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Mute Swan, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Carrion Crow, 38 Starling. Robert Harris.

Wakering Stairs 15:25 to 16:10
2 Hen Harrier - adult male and a ringtail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 4 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Stonechat. David Selley.



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