COVID-19:  New Government guidelines allow one person to meet one other person from outside their household outdoors - as long as they stay more than 2m apart. We are allowed to spend more time outdoors for multiple times a day with no time limit and are free to drive as far as we like to outdoor open spaces. Please continue to record your sightings whether at home or as part of your exercise. Also should you observe any rare species during this time it would be advisable not to post these at this time in order to prevent unwanted attention. By all means forward them to the county recorder or make a note to enter them when restrictions are lifted.

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

Monday 06 Jul
Thorndon CP (North): 1 Red Kite
Terling: 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Red Kite
Great Braxted: 1 Raven, 3 Spotted Flycatcher
Sunday 05 Jul
Weald CP, near South Weald: 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Red Kite
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
Terling: 1 Spotted Flycatcher
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 6 Cattle Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Bearded Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Vange Marsh RSPB: 6 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Bearded Tit
Billericay: 1 Red Kite
Saturday 04 Jul
Colchester: 2 Bullfinch
Naze, The: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Wintry Wood, Epping Forest: 9 Mandarin Duck
Epping: 1 Red Kite
Laindon: 1 Red Kite
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 6 Cattle Egret
Witham: 1 Mandarin Duck
Boreham: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Wendens Ambo: 1 Red Kite
Friday 03 Jul
Ingrebourne Valley: 2 Bullfinch
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Spoonbill
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Great White Egret, 2 Garganey, 25 Egyptian Goose
Maldon: 1 Black Redstart
Lawford, near Manningtree: 4 Egyptian Goose
Thursday 02 Jul
Thorndon CP (North): 2 Bullfinch
Elsenham: 4 Red Kite
Witham: 1 Red Kite
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 1 Spoonbill, 6 Bearded Tit
Wednesday 01 Jul
Witham: 1 Red Kite
Vange Marsh RSPB: 4 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Bearded Tit
Ardleigh Reservoir: 3 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Spoonbill, 3 Mandarin Duck, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Great White Egret
Boreham: 4 Crossbill, 1 Kingfisher
Bowers Marsh (RSPB): 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Bearded Tit, 1 Black-necked Grebe
Tuesday 30 Jun
Whetmead NR, nr Witham: 1 Kingfisher
Kelvedon Hatch: 1 Raven
Holland Haven: 1 Kingfisher
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 8 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Ringed Plover
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 1 Turtle Dove, 4 Egyptian Goose
Monday 29 Jun
Thorndon CP (North): 8 Egyptian Goose
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Bowers Marsh (RSPB): 3 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Bearded Tit
Ardleigh Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher
Frinton-on-Sea: 23 Crossbill
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford: 1 Little Ringed Plover
Coggeshall: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Little Ringed Plover
Sunday 28 Jun
Terling: 2 Spotted Flycatcher
Langham: 3 Egyptian Goose
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO): 1 Rose-coloured Starling
Tilbury: 3 Little Ringed Plover
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Egyptian Goose