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 22 Feb
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Egyptian Goose, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Great White Egret, 3 Long-tailed Duck, 5 Goosander, 1 Smew, 1 Black Swan, 2 Whooper Swan
Friday 21 Feb
Ardleigh Reservoir: 6 Goosander
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 2 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 3 Great White Egret, 2 Whooper Swan, 1 Smew, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Scaup, 5 Goosander
Thursday 20 Feb
Rayne: 2 Red Kite
Witham: 2 Mandarin Duck
Holland Haven: 4 Purple Sandpiper
Great Totham: 14 Goosander
Wednesday 19 Feb
Great Totham: 10 Goosander
TQ5490: 3 Ring-necked Parakeet
Gloucester Park, Basildon: 1 Kingfisher
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Whooper Swan, 1 Scaup, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Smew, 6 Goosander, 1 Ferruginous Duck, 1 Grey Partridge
Witham: 1 Harris's Hawk
Tuesday 18 Feb
Ardleigh Reservoir: 7 Goosander, 1 Kingfisher
Kelvedon: 1 Red Kite
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Bullfinch
Stow Marsh: 1 Kingfisher
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
Gloucester Park, Basildon: 1 Kingfisher
Monday 17 Feb
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Bullfinch
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Whooper Swan, 1 Ferruginous Duck, 3 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Scaup, 1 Black Swan, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Slavonian Grebe
Epping: 2 Red Kite
Sunday 16 Feb
Great Totham: 6 Goosander
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries: 3 Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Raven
Abberton Reservoir: 3 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Scaup, 2 Smew, 2 Whooper Swan, 3 Great White Egret, 5 Goosander, 1 Merlin
Saturday 15 Feb
Naze, The: 3 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Smew, 2 Whooper Swan, 3 Great White Egret, 1 Ferruginous Duck, 5 Goosander, 2 Long-tailed Duck
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea: 2 Bullfinch
Weald CP, near South Weald: 2 Goosander
Friday 14 Feb
Witham: 1 Bullfinch
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Barnacle Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Ferruginous Duck, 2 Great White Egret, 3 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Whooper Swan, 2 Smew, 4 Scaup, 1 Goosander, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Galleyhill Wood, near Waltham Abbey: 3 Red Kite
Epping: 1 Red Kite
Colchester: 2 Peregrine Falcon
Ardleigh Reservoir: 1 Kingfisher
Thursday 13 Feb
Great Totham: 1 Goosander
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Ferruginous Duck, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Scaup, 5 Goosander, 2 Whooper Swan, 2 Great White Egret
Gloucester Park, Basildon: 1 Kingfisher
East Tilbury: 1 Brambling
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
Wednesday 12 Feb
Farnham, near Bishops Stortford: 1 Raven, 1 Red Kite
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 2 Egyptian Goose
South Woodham Ferrers: 1 Great White Egret
Mistley: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Scaup, 2 Black Swan
Wrabness: 3 Bullfinch
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Ferruginous Duck, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Smew, 2 Scaup, 10 Goosander, 2 Great White Egret
Tuesday 11 Feb
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Red Kite
Witham: 1 Bullfinch