South East Essex RSPB Field Walk and Coach Trip Reports 2020

Best species count so far - 104 at RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk on the 14/05/06

Radde's Warbler, Dungeness 15/10/17
Glossy Ibis, Wat Tyler Country Park, 11/09/15
Red-footed Falcon, RSPB Lakenheath Fen, 19/05/13
Best birds - Black-winged Pratincole, Stodmarsh NNR, Kent 17/05/09

Field Walk

EWT Thameside Nature Park - Sunday 15th March 2020

Cold, partly cloudy

Shelduck, Common Scoter (x34), Cormorant, Herring Gull, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Skylark, Chaffinch, Black-headed Gull, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Reed Bunting, Curlew, Avocet, Robin, Blackbird, Wood Pigeon.

Species count: 17

Also seen: Water Vole.

Field Walk

Hockley Woods - Wednesday 11th March 2020

Mild, partly cloudy

Wood Pigeon, Stock Dove, Jay, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Robin, Treecreeper, Common Buzzard, Blackbird, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch (heard), Green Woodpecker (heard), Skylark (heard).

Species count: 19

Field Walk

EWT Abberton Reservoir - Sunday 23rd February 2020

Mild, windy with heavy shower

Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Long-tailed Duck (x3), Goldeneye, Goosander, Pheasant, Cormorant, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Coot, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Skylark, Starling, Stonechat, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Kestrel, Little Grebe, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull.

Species count: 45

RSPB Group at Abberton

Field Walk

RSPB Bowers Marsh - Wednesday 04th February 2020

Cold, windy

Stonechat, Jackdaw, Pied Wagtail, Carrion Crow, Herring Gull, Blue Tit, Canada Goose, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, Magpie, Skylark, Coot, Mallard, Greylag Goose, Common Gull, Woodpigeon, Starling, Stock Dove, Wigeon, Pintail, Shoveler, Teal, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Avocet, Pochard, Greenfinch, Meadow Pipit, Pheasant, Rook, Long-tailed Tit, Curlew, Marsh Harrier, Snipe, Little Grebe, Reed Bunting, Grey Heron, Great Crested Grebe, Green Sandpiper, Kestrel, Shelduck, Goldfinch, Cormorant, Great Black-backed Gull, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Robin, Jay, Blackcap, Blackbird.

Also seen: Red Fox, Northern Water Vole, Stoat.

Species count: 54

RSPB Bowers Marsh

Field Walk

Southend Pier - Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Brent Goose, Common Scoter, Red-throated Diver, Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, Oystercatcher, Sanderling, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Starling.

Also seen: Grey and Common Seal.

Species count: 16

Mediterranean Gull

Field Walk

RSPB Wallasea Island - Sunday 12th January 2020

Kestrel, Starling, Little Egret, Mute Swan, Cormorant, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Redshank, Teal, Carrion Crow, Skylark, Dunlin, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, Golden Plover, Wigeon, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, Peregrine Falcon, Stock Dove, Black-tailed Godwit, Herring Gull, Grey Heron, Oystercatcher, Great White Egret, Ringed Plover, Reed Bunting, Marsh Harrier (2), Shoveler, Brent Goose, Stonechat (pair), Pheasant, Little Grebe, Curlew, Short-eared Owl (3), Moorhen, Snipe, Corn Bunting, Great Black-backed Gull, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Common Gull.

Species count: 43