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

Saturday 16 Nov
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Little Auk, 7 Scaup, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 29 Goosander, 1 Smew, 1 Bewick's Swan, 4 Great White Egret
Mountnessing: 8 Grey Partridge
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 2 Cattle Egret
Naze, The: 2 Shore Lark, 13 Snow Bunting, 1 Pomarine Skua
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Merlin, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Bullfinch
Friday 15 Nov
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Goosander
Langdon Hills NR EWT: 1 Bullfinch
West Mersea: 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Iceland Gull
Frinton-on-Sea: 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Little Auk
Wednesday 13 Nov
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO): 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Merlin, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Redpoll sp.
Roxwell: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Wrabness: 1 Bullfinch
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Kingfisher
Clavering: 4 Ring-necked Parakeet
Tuesday 12 Nov
Ardleigh Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Egyptian Goose
Sunday 10 Nov
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO): 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Dartford Warbler
Abberton Reservoir: 25 Goosander, 1 Hen Harrier, 5 Scaup, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Smew, 20 Egyptian Goose, 10 Great White Egret
Holland Haven: 1 Waxwing
Lawford, near Manningtree: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Black Swan
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
Hamford Water: 2 Hen Harrier, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit
Dovercourt: 1 Little Auk
Saturday 09 Nov
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Bewick's Swan, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Great White Egret, 12 Goosander, 10 Scaup, 1 Smew
Harwich: 1 Purple Sandpiper
Wrabness: 2 Lesser Redpoll
Naze, The: 5 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Firecrest, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Black-throated Diver
TQ5993: 2 Raven
Stapleford Tawney: 1 Red Kite
Friday 08 Nov
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Bewick's Swan, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 13 Goosander, 5 Great White Egret
Beckton: 1 Kingfisher
Naze, The: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 4 Cetti's Warbler
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries: 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Hen Harrier
Thursday 07 Nov
Belchamp Otten, near Sudbury: 2 Marsh Tit, 1 Bullfinch
Chigborough Lakes: 3 Bullfinch
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 2 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 17 Goosander, 1 Scaup, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Bewick's Swan, 14 Egyptian Goose
Stanford Warren: 1 Kingfisher
Wednesday 06 Nov
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO): 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Dartford Warbler, 1 White Wagtail
Naze, The: 1 Black Brant
Tuesday 05 Nov
Frinton-on-Sea: 1 Sooty Shearwater
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 2 Great White Egret, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Cetti's Warbler
Monday 04 Nov
Holland Haven: 1 Snow Bunting, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Firecrest, 1 Hen Harrier
Sunday 03 Nov
Thorndon CP (South): 1 Kingfisher, 1 Raven
Harwich: 8 Firecrest
West Wood EWT, Great Sampford: 2 Marsh Tit, 2 Bullfinch
Heybridge Basin: 1 Bearded Tit, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Kingfisher
Fingringhoe Mill: 1 Cetti's Warbler