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South East Essex RSPB Latest Wildlife Reports

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November

Wednesday 14th November 2018Latest Wildlife News on Twitter    

RSPB Bowers Marsh 09:48 to 14:15
14 Skylark, c.1000 Starling, 2 Kestrel, 15 House Sparrow (together), 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Fieldfare, 31 Shoveler, c.75 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Pintail (drake), 1 Common Gull (adult), 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Pochard, 5 Tufted Duck, 8 Reed Bunting, c.250 Lapwing (saline), 25 Dunlin, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Stonechat (two pairs), 2 Gadwall (pair), 1 Little Egret, 1 Goldeneye (female, main lagoon), 1 Bearded Tit (heard), 2 Cetti's Warbler (heard), 4 Corn Bunting, 2 Stock Dove. Jeff Kinnerman.

Wat Tyler Country Park 12:30 to 14:00
3 Goldcrest (RSPB garden), 2 Greenfinch, 1 Dunnock, 2 Curlew, 3 Redshank. Mick Roe.

RSPB Wallasea Island 15:00 to 16:20
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 3 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 2 Short-eared Owl, c.50 Corn Bunting. Steve Sanford and John Goodman.

Tiptree 15:35 to 15:40
1 Swift over Perrywood Nursery. Seen for a minute or so, initially almost overhead then flew SW into setting sun. Unmistakably swift species but unable to see any plumage detail. Quite a surprise to say the least. David Selley.

Tuesday 13th November 2018south westerly, fair, max14°c

No reports received for this day.

Monday 12th November 2018southerly, showers, max14°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:58 to 11:28
1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 255+ Teal, c.8 Wigeon, 2 Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Little Grebe [3 on creek], 1 Shoveler [Manorway Fleet], 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Little Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler [present Manorway Fleet], 15+ Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker. Richard Fahey.

RSPB Vange Marsh 15:00 to 16:30
300+ Lapwing, 120 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Ruff, 30 Wigeon (on the creek). David Shepherd.

Two Tree Island West 15:00 to 16:00
1 Avocet, 6 Snipe, 2 Teal, 3 Little Egret, 30+ Grey Plover, 60+ Ringed Plover, 120+ Lapwing, 50+ Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 30+ Black-tailed Godwit, 100+ Dunlin, 3 flocks of Little Egret going up Creek (7,12 and 8), 40+ Brent Geese. Richard Shepherd.

Sunday 11th November 2018south westerly, showers, max14°c

North Shoebury 11:15
Grey Heron in field by Bournes green roundabout. Terry Strong.

Saturday 10th November 2018southerly, partly cloudy, rain, max14°c

Great Stambridge 10:30
17 Redwing in and around the garden. Steve Sanford.

Southchurch Park 11:30
Cormorant on island in middle of lake. S. Whitaker.

RSPB Wallasea Island 14:00 to 16:00
1 Curlew, 3 Oystercatcher, 80+ Golden Plover, 200+ Lapwing, 100+ Starling, 50+ Linnet, 32 Corn Bunting, 50+ Woodpigeon, 2 Little Egret, 3 Little Grebe, 9 Mallard, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard (Photo available height= see Facebook photos), 1 Short-eared Owl, 12 Common Pheasant, 9 Brent Geese, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 50+ Herring Gull, 24 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 12 Stock Dove. Rob Harris.

Friday 09th November 2018south easterly, mostly cloudy, rain, max14°c

RSPB Bowers Marsh 09:16 to 13:16
1 Kestrel, 5 Skylark, 4 Cetti's Warbler (heard only), c.190 Lapwing, 8 Reed Bunting, 7 Greenfinch, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 24 Teal, 1 Bearded Tit, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Corn Bunting, 3 Stonechat (pair, male), c.80 Wigeon, 9 Pochard, 1 Goldeneye (female on main lagoon), 1 Common Gull (adult), 17 Dunlin (saline lagoon), 7 Curlew, 1 Ruff (main lagoon), 1 Water Rail, c.40 Stock Dove, 5 Linnet, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Jay, 1 Goldcrest (Church Road). Jeff Kinnerman.

Thursday 08th November 2018southerly, fair, max14°c

Leigh Golf Range to Benfleet 07:40 to 09:00
4 Grey Heron, 1 Stonechat, 7 Reed Bunting, 1 Coot, 6 Moorhen, 50+ Wigeon, c.25 Avocet, 6 Little Egret, 4 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 100+ Canada Geese (in field), 4 Shoveler, c.20 Goldfinch (flock), 2 Blue Tit, 5 Robin, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Kestrel. Sue Lusk.

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:50 to 11:25
1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, c.20 Wigeon, 225+ Teal, 12 Lapwing, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Stonechat, 2 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Little Egret, 2 Cetti's Warbler present, 1 Little Grebe [Manorway Fleet], 35 Stock Dove, 2 Linnet. Richard Fahey.

Basildon, Gloucester Park 10:30
2 Barnacle Geese (Photo available height= see Facebook photos) on lake with Canada Geese and a couple of Greylag Geese. Jane Hale.

Eastwood 12:47
Red Admiral in garden. Colin Newman. 

Hanningfield Reservoir Causeway 13:00 to 13:15
250+ Canada Geese, 100+ Greylag Geese, 100+ Cormorant, 14 Lapwing, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 60+ Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Magpie, 7 Tufted Duck, 17 Teal, 50+ Coot, 40+ Mallard, 12 Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe. Rob Harris.

RSPB Vange Marsh 15:30 to 16:30
300+ Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 2 Dunlin, 1 Reed Bunting, 40+ Shoveler, few Teal and Gadwall. David Shepherd.

Wednesday 07th November 2018south south easterly, rain, max15°c

RSPB Rainham Marshes 10:50 to 13:15
House Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Goldfinch, Starling, Lapwing, 7 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Collard Dove, 1 Cetti's Warbler (heard only), 24 Shelduck, 43 Wigeon, 21 Teal, 4 Coot, 1 Redshank, 3 Curlew, Canada and Greylag Geese, 1 Marsh Harrier. Chris Henry.

Tuesday 06th November 2018south south easterly, partly cloudy, max16°c

RSPB Wallasea Island 09:26 to 17:08
3 Kestrel, c.50 Stock Dove, c.50 Corn Bunting, 200+ Lapwing, 2 Hen Harrier (ringtails hunting together), 18 Meadow Pipit, 18 Skylark, 1 Common Buzzard, c.500 Golden Plover, 4 Marsh Harrier, c.400 Wigeon, 6 Curlew, 50+ Teal, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 46 Grey Plover, 6 Little Egret, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Reed Bunting (pair), 46 Ringed Plover, c.150 Dunlin, 10 Pintail, 1 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl. 1 Clouded Yellow. Jeff Kinnerman, Scott Ambrose.

RSPB Vange Marsh 10:30 to 11:30
1 Great White Egret (by screen), 3 Little Egret, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Redshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit. Mick Roe.

RSPB Rainham Marshes 13:30 to 15:00
1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Kestrel, 2 Stonechat, 2 Marsh Harrier, flocks of Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler and a few Shelduck, Cetti's Warbler in at least six places. Richard Shepherd.

Woodham Edwin Hall Lane/Crow Lane 14:00 to 14:30
2 Jay, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard, 24 Red-legged Partridge, 9 Common Pheasant, 5 Moorhen, 35 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Tit, 1 Chaffinch, 60+ Starling, 40+ Woodpigeon, 17 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie. Rob Harris.

RSPB Vange Marsh, 15:00 to 16:30
250+ Lapwing, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 4 Redshank, 5 Curlew, 1 Dunlin, 58 Wigeon. David Shepherd.

Monday 05th November 2018easterly, fair, max15°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 08:30 to 10:57
2 Redwing, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Wigeon, c.35 Teal, 55+ Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Little Egret, 3 Cetti's Warbler present, 2 Gadwall and 2 Shoveler on Manorway Fleet, 40+ Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker. Richard Fahey.

Canvey Point 11:45 to 14:15
1200+ Wigeon, 500+ Brent Geese, 20 Little Egret, 3 Teal, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 2 Red-throated Diver, 20 Grey Plover, 6 Ringed Plover, 50+ Redshank, 400+ Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Rock Pipit. Terry Blackwell.

RSPB Wallasea Island 13:10 to 14:45
6 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 450+ Golden Plover, 150+ Lapwing, 15 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, 100+ Redshank, 30+ Dunlin, 3 Curlew, 17 Common Pheasant, 9 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 6 Linnet, 3 Skylark, 16 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 1 Common Buzzard, 4 Marsh Harrier, 3 Kestrel, 47 Woodpigeon, 30+ Linnet, 60+ Black-headed Gull, 32 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Mute Swan. Rob Harris.

Sunday 04th November 2018south easterly, fair, max13°c

RSPB Wallasea Island 10:00 to 12:00
Pheasant, Common Crow, Meadow Pipit, 30 Skylark, 3 Stonechat, 6 Reed Bunting, 2 Corn Bunting, Pied Wagtail, Little Egret, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 1 juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard (bird was hunting and hovering low by old sluice), Kestrel, 500+ Starling, 4 Redshank, 500+ Lapwing, 15 Canada Goose, Wood Pigeon, Redshank, 2 Cormorant. 2 Hare. Noel Barnes, Les Costin.

Barling, Millennium Nature Park 10:30 to 12:00
10 Herring Gull, 2 Jay, 6 Magpie, 8 Woodpigeon, 150+ Black-headed Gull, 10 Carrion Crow, 4 Common Gull, 3 Great Tit, 6 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 5 Dunnock, 4 Goldfinch, 5 Blue Tit, 30 Starling, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Cormorant, Meadow Pipit, Curlew, Wren, 2 Pheasant [m/f], 3 Greenfinch. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

Hockley 10:55 to 11:05
2 Coal Tit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker (2m, 1f) on garden feeders. Tim Davis.

Barling, All Saints 12:15 to 13:00
14 House Sparrow, 2 Mallard, 6 Woodpigeon, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Blackbird, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, 20 Starling, Meadow Pipit, 40 Teal, 3 Redshank, 4 Common Sandpiper, Marsh Harrier, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Great Tit, 9 Collared Dove, Magpie. M. Hill & S. Jackson.

Shoebury 12:45
2 Goldcrest. Every year about this time they appear in one particular fir tree. 1 red admiral. Stephen Day.

RSPB Wallasea Island 15:55 to 16:55
6 Marsh Harrier, 1 Short-Eared Owl, 1 Rough-Legged Buzzard all near roosting site. Jeff Elliott.

RSPB Wallasea Island 16:00 to 17:00
3 Kestrel, 5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Rough-legged Buzzard, 14 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 3 Little Egret, 16 Common Pheasant, 4 Corn Bunting, 70+ Woodpigeon, 23 Black=headed Gull, 6 Mallard. Rob Harris.

Saturday 03rd November 2018southerly, fair, max13°c

Canewdon, Ballards Gore 17:10 to 17:15
1 Tawny Owl. 1 Brown Hare. Rob Harris.

RSPB Wallasea Island 16:30 to 17:00
1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 3 Marsh Harrier, 4 Common Pheasant, 1 Barn Owl, 6 Carrion Crow. Rob Harris.

Friday 02nd November 2018westerly, clear, max11°c

Fobbing Marsh/Coryton 07:37 to 10:10
1 Common Sandpiper [creek], 1 Whimbrel, 9 Fieldfare, 130+ Teal, 1 Wigeon, 2 Stonechat, 1 Grey Plover, 50 Lapwing, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 6 Little Grebe [5 on creek], 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Little Egret, 3 Cetti's Warbler present, 3 Gadwall [Manorway Fleet], c.55 Stock Dove. Richard Fahey.

Southchurch Park 08:20
1 Grey Wagtail feeding around sluice gate area SE corner of lake. Robert Dobinson.

Leigh on Sea, Park View Drive 08:30
Green Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpecker in garden. Graham Á Kris Mee.

Hullbridge, Kendal Park and River Crouch 11:30 to 12:30
8 Redshank (many flying up river), 1 Goosander (redhead on slip to yacht club flew up river towards Battlesbridge), 35 Mute Swan (incl. 7 Juveniles), 8 Mallard, 1 Little Egret. Kendal Park: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard), 8+ Goldfinch, 5 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 4 Blue Tit. 6 Grey Squirrel, 1 Fox. Many new bird and Bat boxes now installed (approx. 30nr) incl. Kestrel box. Works to new attenuation pond/dipping pond commencing shortly. Steve Jellett.

Wat Tyler Country Park 12:15
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk (scrape hide now open with new stairs). Mick Roe.

Rayleigh, Fairland Close 13:00
2 Goldcrest in pear tree outside dining room window. John Attfield,

RSPB Wallasea Island 14:30 to 16:55
5 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Rough-legged Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 20+ Linnet, 40+ Corn Bunting, 1 Goldfinch, 14 Skylark, 23 Common Pheasant, 14 Carrion Crow, 3 Magpie, 1 Grey Heron, 50+ Black-headed Gull, 50+ Lapwing, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 27 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 100+ Woodpigeon. Rob Harris.

Shoeburyness, Gunners Park 15:00 to 16:00
Lake area: 15 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 9 Moorhen, 8 Little Grebe, 14 Coot, 2 Magpie, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Blackbird. Foreshore: 1500 Brent Goose, 1000 Oystercatcher widely spread, 30 Carrion Crow, 2 Pied Wagtail. Denis Warren.

RSPB Vange Marsh 15:00 to 17:00
137 Lapwing, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Snipe, 7 Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 22 Wigeon, 2 Bearded Tit, 1 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard. David Shepherd.

Thursday 01st November 2018southerly to westerly, rain, max11°c

Westcliff on Sea, Electric Avenue 10:00
4 Jackdaw on chimney in Electric Avenue. S. Whitaker.



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