Jynx torquilla

Uncommon passage migrant, mainly in autumn.

BOU Name
Eurasian Wryneck
Data Required
Notes. All records (RED LIST SPECIES)

Most Recent Records recorded via website

Name Date SiteName Observer Num Notes
Wryneck 18 May 2019 Bowers Marsh (RSPB) Mike Harris 1 Calling fairly consistently as it moved through the brambles/scrub on the tip face from the southern boundary. Despite a twenty minute wait it refused to show itself
Wryneck 05 Sep 2018 Holland Haven Sean Nixon 1 In flight briefly between toilet block and bushes adjacent to boatyard.
Wryneck 01 Sep 2018 Wrabness David Allen 1
Wryneck 09 Oct 2016 Cudmore Grove CP, Mersea Island Mike Harris 1 Heard calling from Willows behind bird hide pond
Wryneck 28 Sep 2016 Abberton Reservoir Brian Goodey 1 Preening on fence post bordering Wigborough Farm
Wryneck 01 Sep 2016 Holland Haven Liz Huxley 1 in bushes between car park entrance and toilet block
Wryneck 24 Aug 2016 Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB Steve Grimwade 1 Seen briefly on ground at north end of carpark but very elusive
Wryneck 24 Aug 2016 Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB Sean Nixon 1 Briefly around car park
Wryneck 23 Aug 2016 Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB Barbara Leport 1 Near picnic table in car park
Wryneck 23 Aug 2016 Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB Lee G R Evans 1 The juvenile still present but very, very elusive. Initially hiding in the tiny Elder adjacent to the north end of the car park, it then flew to one of the two larger Elders by the hedgerow. Flew from there and was lost for a while before I relocated feeding on the ground in the actual car park and between the parked cars. Frustratingly, it noticed me and then fed by another car for a few minutes before flying up in the thick shrubbery of the main seawall footpath. Saw it three times again in flight before it was lost for the final time not far from the cattle grid and farm along the access road
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