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

Wednesday 12 May
Mersea Island: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Fulmar
Thorndon CP (North): 4 Ring-necked Parakeet
Dovercourt: 1 Spotted Flycatcher
Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers: 4 Cetti's Warbler
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Cetti's Warbler
TL8935: 1 Marsh Tit
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret
Tuesday 11 May
Thorndon CP (South): 1 Red Kite
Mersea Island: 1 Black Brant, 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Monday 10 May
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford: 6 Egyptian Goose
Writtle: 1 Kingfisher
Good Easter: 1 Quail
Great Totham: 1 Red Kite
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Black Swan, 1 Mandarin Duck
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Cetti's Warbler
Rochford: 1 Woodchat Shrike
High Ongar: 2 Red Kite
Mersea Island: 2 Egyptian Goose
Sunday 09 May
Writtle: 1 Kingfisher
Blake's Wood, near Danbury: 1 Spotted Flycatcher
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 1 Golden Oriole, 5 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Spoonbill
Beckton: 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Arctic Tern, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Friday Wood: 1 Firecrest
Wrabness: 2 Turtle Dove, 1 Bullfinch
Heybridge Basin: 1 Black Brant, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Rochford: 1 Woodchat Shrike
Stanford Warren: 4 Cetti's Warbler
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Cetti's Warbler
Mersea Island: 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Egyptian Goose
Saturday 08 May
Boreham: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Kingfisher
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Garganey, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Naze, The: 5 Cetti's Warbler
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 1 Golden Oriole, 2 Spoonbill
Friday 07 May
Langdon Hills NR EWT: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 2 Spoonbill
Whetmead NR, nr Witham: 3 Red Kite, 3 Kingfisher, 1 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Mandarin Duck
Boreham: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Egyptian Goose
Mersea Island: 2 Egyptian Goose
Thursday 06 May
Fishers Green, Lea Valley: 3 Cetti's Warbler
South Woodham Ferrers: 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler
Layer Breton: 2 Egyptian Goose
Mersea Island: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Black Brant, 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Vange Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Bearded Tit, 4 Cetti's Warbler
Chigborough Lakes: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Mandarin Duck
Wrabness: 1 Turtle Dove, 2 Egyptian Goose
East Tilbury: 1 Grasshopper Warbler