Contents

Editorial by Lesley Collins

Chairman’s Watchpoint by Gerry Johnson

‘Migration – Out of Africa’ Conference

Conference feedback by Gerry Johnson

Margaret’s Musings by EBwS President Margaret Mitchell

Pioneers in Ornithology

Ken’s Chronicles by Ken Hoy

Lake Kerkini by Liz Huxley

EBwS Photography Competition

EBwS Birdathon

The Essex Tawny Owl Survey by Jeff Martin

News & Information

Hints & Tips

Plus ça change by Nick Picozzi

RSPB Wallasea Island Wild Coast by Rachel Fancy and Jeff Delve

Indoor Meetings by Gerry Johnson

Programme of 2016: Indoor Meetings

Programme of 2016: Field Trip Meetings

Field Trips

Colour Ringed Herring Gulls from Pitsea Landfill Site – unravelling the mystery by Paul Roper

Gull ringing at Pitsea Landfill Tip by Gerry Johnson

JA Baker – Fact or Fiction? By David Simmonds

Common Swift by Compiled by John Smart

Portugal ‘Tagus Estuary’ Short Break by Gerry Johnson

Obituary: Mark Wickins by John Wright

Bird Reports

Abberton Reservoir by David Wimpress

Dengie Peninsula by Judith Ross

Foulness by Dr Chris Lewis

Hanningfield Reservoir by David Acfield

Langdon Hills and Thameside Nature Park byAndrew Cox

Maldon and district by Simon Wood

Mersea Island by Steve Entwistle

Metropolitan Essex by Howard Vaughan

North East Essex by Dr Simon Cox

RSPB Rainham Marshes by Howard Vaughan

Southend area by Paul Baker

Wat Tyler and Vange Marsh by Andrew Cox

EBwS Photography Competition and EBwS Birdathon Rules

Front Cover
Essex Birding Journal No 128