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.

Tuesday 07 Dec
Brightlingsea:
2 Hen Harrier
Mersea Island:
Black-throated Diver
Monday 06 Dec
Mersea Island:
Black-throated Diver
Naze, The:
2 Short-eared Owl
Sunday 05 Dec
Abberton Reservoir:
Black-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, Red-necked Grebe, 3 Red-crested Pochard, 3 Cattle Egret, 10 Great White Egret
The Naze at Walton:
3 Shag, Black-throated Diver
Mersea Island:
Snow Bunting, Hen Harrier
Saturday 04 Dec
Thorndon CP (South):
Hawfinch
Ardleigh Reservoir:
Great White Egret
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries:
2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Hen Harrier
Abberton Reservoir:
Long-tailed Duck, 4 Great White Egret
Mersea Island:
Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Black Brant, Razorbill, 2 Great Northern Diver, Shag, Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl
Friday 03 Dec
Thorndon CP (South):
Hawfinch
Abberton Reservoir:
Red-necked Grebe
Naze, The:
2 Short-eared Owl, Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Colne Pt:
2 Short-eared Owl
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries:
2 Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owl
Mersea Island:
Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver
Thursday 02 Dec
Canvey Island, Thames Estuary:
2 Razorbill
Mersea Island:
Snow Bunting
Wednesday 01 Dec
Mersea Island:
Great Northern Diver, Black-throated Diver
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT:
Great White Egret
West Mersea:
Black-throated Diver
Witham:
Harris's Hawk
Tuesday 30 Nov
Hamford Water:
Red-necked Grebe
Abberton Reservoir:
Slavonian Grebe, 8 Great White Egret, 4 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Raven
Naze, The:
Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Monday 29 Nov
Wivenhoe:
Red-necked Grebe
Mersea Island:
Black-throated Diver
Naze, The:
Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Short-eared Owl
Abberton Reservoir:
3 Great White Egret, Slavonian Grebe, Black-necked Grebe
Sunday 28 Nov
Copford:
5 Whooper Swan
Holland Haven:
2 Great Northern Diver, Razorbill
Birch:
5 Whooper Swan
Abberton Reservoir:
4 Cattle Egret, 6 Great White Egret, Baikal Teal, 4 Twite, Red-crested Pochard
Salcott:
2 Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl
Ardleigh Reservoir:
Great White Egret
Mersea Island:
2 Black-throated Diver, Short-eared Owl
Point Clear, St Osyth:
Hen Harrier
The Naze at Walton:
Jack Snipe
Saturday 27 Nov
Mersea Island:
Hen Harrier
Rainham Marshes NR RSPB:
2 Cattle Egret, Dartford Warbler, 2 Raven, Caspian Gull
Friday 26 Nov
Abberton Reservoir:
12 Cattle Egret, 9 Great White Egret, Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe
Mersea Island:
Black-throated Diver
Thursday 25 Nov
Mersea Island:
Black-throated Diver, White Stork
Abberton Reservoir:
8 Cattle Egret, Red-necked Grebe, 9 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Slavonian Grebe, White Stork, 7 Great White Egret, Black Swan
Hanningfield Reservoir:
Slavonian Grebe
Halstead:
Raven
Canvey Island, Thames Estuary:
Razorbill
Naze, The:
Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Short-eared Owl