COVID-19:  New Government guidelines allow one person to meet one other person from outside their household outdoors - as long as they stay more than 2m apart. We are allowed to spend more time outdoors for multiple times a day with no time limit and are free to drive as far as we like to outdoor open spaces. Please continue to record your sightings whether at home or as part of your exercise. Also should you observe any rare species during this time it would be advisable not to post these at this time in order to prevent unwanted attention. By all means forward them to the county recorder or make a note to enter them when restrictions are lifted.

The EBwS Bird News provides a summary of sightings for the past 14 days.
  • Headline News highlights interesting birds categorised as locally scarce or where the EBwS requires full notes/descriptions
  • Reports provides the full details of the sightings submitted to this website as well as other records e.g. from the East London Birders Forum
  • Table provides the same information as Reports but in a tabular format
  • Photos highlights the latest photos that have been uploaded to the website

Amber indicates a local or uncommon species, red indicates EBwS requires notes, bold red indicates EBwS requires a description.

EBwS Headline Bird News

Friday 18 Sep
Thorndon CP (South): 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Thorndon CP (North): 1 Bullfinch
Terling: 1 Red Kite
Naze, The: 1 Leach's Petrel, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Cetti's Warbler
Wrabness: 1 Kingfisher
Braintree: 3 Red Kite
Whetmead NR, nr Witham: 2 Red Kite, 2 Kingfisher
Hanningfield Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Raven, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Goosander, 1 Scaup
Ardleigh Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher
Thursday 17 Sep
Beckton: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Red Kite
Canvey Island, Thames Estuary: 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Osprey, 1 Short-eared Owl
Dovercourt: 12 Purple Sandpiper
Holland Haven: 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Little Stint
Hanningfield Reservoir: 9 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Red Kite, 3 Egyptian Goose, 1 Osprey
East Tilbury: 3 Little Stint, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Manx Shearwater
Wednesday 16 Sep
Beckton: 1 Garganey
Great Totham: 1 Merlin
Naze, The: 1 Tree Sparrow, 4 Cetti's Warbler
Tuesday 15 Sep
Naze, The: 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Merlin
Monday 14 Sep
Thorndon CP (South): 16 Egyptian Goose
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Hanningfield Reservoir: 2 Garganey, 1 Kingfisher
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 1 Red Kite, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Cattle Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Bearded Tit, 6 Cetti's Warbler
Sunday 13 Sep
Broomfield, Chelmsford: 1 Yellow-browed Warbler
Beckton: 1 Kingfisher
Naze, The: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Heybridge Basin: 5 Cetti's Warbler
Maldon: 1 Red Kite
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Barnacle Goose, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Frinton-on-Sea: 2 Spoonbill, 1 Short-eared Owl
Saturday 12 Sep
Great Baddow, Chelmsford: 1 Kingfisher
Beckton: 1 Spoonbill
Broomhouse, Langham: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bullfinch
Langham: 5 Egyptian Goose, 1 White Wagtail
Boxted: 2 Kingfisher
TL6907: 1 Kingfisher
Naze, The: 5 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Vange Marsh RSPB: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Abberton Reservoir: 7 Great White Egret, 1 Cattle Egret, 18 Egyptian Goose, 1 Black Swan, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Hanningfield Reservoir: 1 Osprey, 9 Red-crested Pochard
Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury: 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Raven
Friday 11 Sep
Thorndon CP (South): 1 Bullfinch
Beckton: 1 Kingfisher
Wrabness: 1 Red Kite
Hanningfield Reservoir: 1 Garganey, 10 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Raven, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Osprey
Manningtree: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Osprey
Thursday 10 Sep
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Spoonbill, 8 Great White Egret, 6 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Mandarin Duck, 1 Black Swan, 1 Bittern
Nazeing, Lea Valley: 1 Kingfisher
Hanningfield Reservoir: 9 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine Falcon