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

Sunday 21 Jul
Whetmead NR, nr Witham: 1 Kingfisher
Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers: 1 Red Kite
Hanningfield Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe
Kelvedon Hatch: 1 Raven
Abberton Reservoir: 23 Egyptian Goose, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plover
Wrabness: 3 Turtle Dove
Beckton: 16 Arctic Tern
Saturday 20 Jul
Naze, The: 3 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Ruddy Shelduck
Abberton Reservoir: 15 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ruddy Shelduck
Hanningfield Reservoir: 2 Black-necked Grebe
Vange Marsh RSPB: 3 Bearded Tit
Chigborough Lakes: 1 Cattle Egret
Broomhouse, Langham: 1 Kingfisher
Thursday 18 Jul
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Bullfinch
Maldon: 2 Turtle Dove
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 1 Red Kite
Kelvedon: 1 Red Kite
Rowney Wood, Debden: 4 Marsh Tit
Wednesday 17 Jul
Alresford: 2 Bullfinch
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford: 1 Turtle Dove
Wrabness: 2 Turtle Dove
Abbotts Hall Farm NR EWT: 1 Cattle Egret
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Black Swan, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Tuesday 16 Jul
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford: 1 Turtle Dove
Chelmsford City Centre: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Chalkney Wood: 3 Raven
Hanningfield Reservoir: 5 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Red-crested Pochard, 5 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 31 Egyptian Goose, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Great White Egret, 5 Little Ringed Plover
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 7 Bullfinch, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Alresford: 3 Grey Partridge
Monday 15 Jul
Broomhouse, Langham: 1 Kingfisher
Langham: 2 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Great White Egret, 5 Little Ringed Plover, 21 Egyptian Goose
Saturday 13 Jul
Langdon Hills NR EWT: 2 Bullfinch
Beckton: 1 Little Gull
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Black Swan, 1 Little Ringed Plover
Chigborough Lakes: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Kingfisher
Bures:

1 Red Kite

Naze, The: 2 Cetti's Warbler
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Egyptian Goose
Friday 12 Jul
Langdon Hills NR EWT: 2 Bullfinch
Bowers Marsh (RSPB): 3 Little Ringed Plover
Great Baddow, Chelmsford: 1 Red Kite
Rainham Marshes NR RSPB: 1 Red Kite, 2 Bearded Tit
Thursday 11 Jul
Cressing, near Braintree: 1 Red Kite
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge: 1 Cattle Egret, 5 Little Ringed Plover
Wrabness: 1 Turtle Dove
East Tilbury: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Chigborough Lakes: 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Bullfinch