Please note there is currently a severe tick problem at Old Hall Marshes. Dog walkers should avoid and birdwatchers need to make regular checks to legs and avoid any strands of grass hanging over the footpath. This is a really bad infestation.
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

Monday 16 Sep
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Spoonbill, 2 Great White Egret
Sunday 15 Sep
Beckton: 1 Spotted Flycatcher
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Spoonbill, 7 Great White Egret
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO): 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Grey Phalarope
Saturday 14 Sep
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Osprey
Thorndon CP (South): 1 Crossbill
Thorndon CP (North): 1 Bullfinch
Naze, The: 2 Cetti's Warbler
Beckton: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Merlin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Lesser Redpoll
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Spoonbill, 2 Kingfisher, 5 Great White Egret, 10 Egyptian Goose, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Holland Haven: 1 Red-backed Shrike
Friday 13 Sep
Colne Pt: 1 Osprey
TM0519: 3 Spotted Flycatcher
Holland Haven: 1 Red-backed Shrike
Burnham-on-Crouch: 1 Crossbill
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea: 2 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Cattle Egret
Frinton-on-Sea: 3 Tree Sparrow
Thursday 12 Sep
Chigborough Lakes: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Kingfisher
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Stanford Warren: 4 Kingfisher
Holland Haven: 1 Red-backed Shrike
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 6 Great White Egret
Wednesday 11 Sep
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Spoonbill, 5 Great White Egret, 8 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Kingfisher, 22 Egyptian Goose
Stanford Warren: 3 Kingfisher
Holland Haven: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Red-backed Shrike
Tuesday 10 Sep
Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers: 2 Cetti's Warbler
Kelvedon Hatch: 2 Raven
Holland Haven: 1 Red-backed Shrike
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Tree Sparrow, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Great White Egret, 40 Egyptian Goose, 2 Spoonbill, 1 Black Swan, 2 Peregrine Falcon
TQ5894: 2 Raven
Monday 09 Sep
Tilbury: 1 Arctic Tern
Holland Haven: 1 Red-backed Shrike
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 1 Kingfisher
Abberton Reservoir: 6 Great White Egret, 2 Spoonbill, 2 Mandarin Duck, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 18 Egyptian Goose, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Cetti's Warbler
TQ6293: 2 Raven
Sunday 08 Sep
Broomhouse, Langham: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Beckton: 1 Osprey, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Spoonbill, 5 Great White Egret, 50 Egyptian Goose, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Black Tern
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO): 1 Cetti's Warbler
Holland Haven: 1 Red-backed Shrike
Wix: 1 Redstart
Frinton-on-Sea: 1 Pomarine Skua
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Cetti's Warbler
Galleywood, near Chelmsford: 1 Spotted Flycatcher
Tilbury: 1 Raven
Saturday 07 Sep
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford: 2 Turtle Dove
Naze, The: 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Osprey
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Black Tern, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 10 Egyptian Goose
TL9700: 1 Osprey, 2 Peregrine Falcon
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 1 Kingfisher