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

Saturday 17 Aug
Kelvedon Hatch: 1 Raven
Weald CP, near South Weald: 1 Raven, 1 Red Kite
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Great White Egret, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 2 Little Ringed Plover
Great Baddow, Chelmsford: 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Kingfisher
Alresford: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Friday 16 Aug
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Great White Egret, 3 Cattle Egret, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Wood Sandpiper
Hanningfield Reservoir: 3 Little Ringed Plover, 15 Red-crested Pochard, 4 Egyptian Goose
Holland Haven: 2 Little Ringed Plover
Chigborough Lakes: 2 Bullfinch
Thursday 15 Aug
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Kingfisher
Sudbury, Suffolk: 2 Kingfisher, 1 Marsh Tit, 2 Bullfinch
The Hythe, Colchester: 2 Peregrine Falcon
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Bearded Tit
Frinton-on-Sea: 1 Tree Pipit
Wednesday 14 Aug
Rayne: 1 Tree Pipit
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge: 1 Wood Sandpiper
Frinton-on-Sea: 1 Fulmar, 1 Black Tern, 1 Tree Pipit
Tuesday 13 Aug
Russell Green GPs, near Chelmsford: 1 Turtle Dove
South Woodham Ferrers: 3 Cetti's Warbler
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Chigborough Lakes: 1 Bullfinch
Walton-on-The-Naze: 8 Barnacle Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Great White Egret, 12 Egyptian Goose, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Ruddy Shelduck
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge: 2 Bearded Tit
Wrabness: 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Bullfinch
Monday 12 Aug
Tilbury: 1 Arctic Tern
Wrabness: 2 Turtle Dove
Sunday 11 Aug
Beckton: 1 Grasshopper Warbler
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Great White Egret, 2 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Cattle Egret, 30 Egyptian Goose
Hanningfield Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Egyptian Goose, 6 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Little Ringed Plover
Mistley: 1 Black Swan
Friday 09 Aug
Langdon Hills NR EWT: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Bullfinch
Hanningfield Reservoir: 3 Garganey, 12 Red-crested Pochard, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egret, 4 Egyptian Goose, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Frinton-on-Sea: 1 Little Gull, 2 Black Tern
Thursday 08 Aug
Wrabness: 2 Turtle Dove
Chigborough Lakes: 1 Kingfisher
Abberton Reservoir: 4 Garganey, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Cattle Egret, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 2 Great White Egret, 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 2 Black Swan, 10 Egyptian Goose, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Curlew Sandpiper
Vange Marsh RSPB: 2 Bearded Tit
Stanford Warren: 2 Kingfisher
Stow Marsh: 1 Raven
Alresford: 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Grey Partridge
Wednesday 07 Aug
Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury: 2 Bullfinch
Hanningfield Reservoir: 1 Garganey, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 9 Red-crested Pochard
Tuesday 06 Aug
Abberton Reservoir: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Ruddy Shelduck, 1 Great White Egret, 2 Little Ringed Plover
Monday 05 Aug
Abberton Reservoir: 4 Cattle Egret, 1 Ruddy Shelduck
Stratford: 1 Peregrine Falcon