South East Essex RSPB Field Walk and Coach Trip Reports 2021

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 Two Tree Island - Wednesday 20th October 2021

Warm, windy, partly cloudy

Species seen: Canada Goose, Brent Goose, Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Dunlin, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Greenshank, Redshank, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Cetti's Warbler (heard), Starling, Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Coot.

Species count: 40

Godwit, Two Tree Island

Field Walk

Dungeness Power Station and RSPB Dungeness Reserve - Sunday 10th October 2021

Warm, sunny then cloudy

Species seen: House Sparrow, Carrion Crow, Red-throated Diver, Velvet Scoter, Great Crested Grebe, Robin, Starling, Magpie, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Dunnock, Stonechat, Feral Pigeon, Kestrel, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Moorhen, Coot, Gadwall, Wigeon, Lapwing, Tufted Duck, Golden Plover, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Shoveler, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Pochard, Mallard, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Common Gull, Grey Heron, Marsh Harrier, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Egyptian Goose, Canada Goose, Dunlin, Common Snipe.

Species count: 43

Golden Plover, RSPB Dungeness.

Field Walk

Bradwell - Sunday 26th September 2021

Warm, mainly cloudy

Species seen: Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Moorhen, Oystercatcher, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Dunnock, Cetti's Warbler (heard), Chiffchaff (heard), Stonechat, Robin, Blue Tit, Reed Bunting, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Linnet (heard), House Sparrow, Starling, Jay, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow.

Species count: 30

Field Walk

Wat Tyler Country Park - Wednesday 15th September 2021

Warm, mainly cloudy

Species seen: Woodpigeon, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Blackbird, Starling, Curlew, Little Egret, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Cetti's Warbler (heard), Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Mallard, Teal, Chiffchaff (heard), Long-tailed Tit, House Sparrow, Grey Heron, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Goldfinch, Moorhen, Dunnock.

Species count: 27


Field Walk

RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk - Wednesday 26th May 2021

Chilly, mainly cloudy

Species seen: Mute Swan, Gadwall, Cormorant, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Swift, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Bearded Tit, Sand Martin, Cetti's Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Chiffchaff, Wren, Robin, House Sparrow, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Avocet, Barnacle Goose, Blackbird, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Common Tern, Coot, Dunlin, Dunnock, Great Black-backed Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Crested Grebe, Green Woodpecker, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, House Martin, Kittiwake, Linnet, Little Egret, Little Tern, Magpie, Mallard, Mediterranean Gull, Moorhen, Oystercatcher, Pheasant, Redshank, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler (heard), Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Sandwich Tern, Sedge Warbler, Shelduck, Shoveler, Snipe, Starling, Stock Dove, Swallow, Tufted Duck, Turnstone, Whitethroat, Wood Pigeon, Blackcap.

Species count: 71

Hobby at RSPB Minsmere

Field Walk

Wakering Common - Monday 17th May 2021

Chilly, sunny

Species seen: Little Grebe, Mallard, Kestrel, Black-headed Gull, Red-legged Partridge, Pheasant, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, Cuckoo, Skylark, Swallow, Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Cetti's Warbler(heard), Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap (heard), Chiffchaff, Robin, Blackbird, Great Tit, Wren, Reed Bunting (heard), Greenfinch, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Magpie, Carrion Crow.

Species count: 28

Field Walk

EWT Gunners Park - Sunday 02nd May 2021

Chilly, sunny

Species seen: Mute Swan, Mallard, Red-legged Partridge, Kestrel, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Green Woodpecker, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Swallow, House Martin, Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Starling, Blackbird, Song Thrush (heard), Robin, Wheatear, Dunnock, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet.

Species count: 33

Gunners park

Field Walk

EWT Blue House Farm - Sunday 18th April 2021

Chilly, sunny

Species seen: Canada Goose, Barnacle Goose, Greylag Goose, Great White Egret, Cattle Egret (x4), Little Egret, Buzzard, Kestrel, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Wren, Robin, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Shelduck, Spotted Redshank, Oystercatcher, Sandwich Tern, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Magpie, Starling, Blackbird, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Mallard, Pheasant, Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, Shoveler, Swallow, Skylark, Whitethroat (heard), Reed Warbler (heard), Reed Bunting, Lapwing, Redshank, Grey Heron, Great Crested Grebe, Teal, Collared Dove.

Species count: 49

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret, EWT Blue House Farm