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

Wednesday 26 Jun
Tilbury: 1 Little Ringed Plover
Tuesday 25 Jun
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Mandarin Duck, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Bowers Marsh (RSPB): 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Colne Pt: 2 Grey Partridge
Arkesden: 1 Red Kite, 1 Bullfinch
Monday 24 Jun
Witham: 1 Red Kite
Chigborough Lakes: 1 Kingfisher
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Bearded Tit
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Mandarin Duck, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Wivenhoe: 1 Turtle Dove
Epping: 1 Red Kite
Sunday 23 Jun
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 2 Cetti's Warbler
The Hythe, Colchester: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Kingfisher
Saturday 22 Jun
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 7 Little Ringed Plover
Wrabness: 1 Turtle Dove
Colchester: 5 Peregrine Falcon
Langdon Hills NR EWT: 2 Bullfinch
Friday 21 Jun
Bowers Marsh (RSPB): 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Barnacle Goose, 1 Little Ringed Plover
Hanningfield Reservoir: 3 Egyptian Goose, 18 Red-crested Pochard
Southend-on-Sea: 1 Razorbill
Vange Marsh RSPB: 4 Bearded Tit
Thursday 20 Jun
The Naze at Walton: 12 Barnacle Goose, 3 Cetti's Warbler
WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth: 1 Montagu's Harrier
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 4 Egyptian Goose, 2 Cetti's Warbler
Great Horkesley: 1 Bullfinch
Colne Pt: 1 Montagu's Harrier
Wednesday 19 Jun
Alresford: 1 Turtle Dove
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Black Swan, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Colchester: 5 Peregrine Falcon
Abberton Reservoir: 6 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Ring-necked Duck
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Holland Haven: 4 Bearded Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Tuesday 18 Jun
Warley: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Bullfinch
West Canvey Marshes RSPB: 2 Egyptian Goose
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Bearded Tit
Monday 17 Jun
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 1 Egyptian Goose
Borley: 1 Kingfisher
Ardleigh Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher
Wivenhoe: 1 Turtle Dove
Saturday 15 Jun
WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth: 1 Red-backed Shrike
Vange Marsh RSPB: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Bearded Tit
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea: 1 Bearded Tit
Abberton Reservoir: 7 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Black Swan, 5 Egyptian Goose
Nayland: 1 Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 1 Red Kite, 2 Cetti's Warbler