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

Sunday 21 Apr
Witham: 1 Red Kite
Roydon: 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Marsh Tit
Saturday 20 Apr
South Woodham Ferrers: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Hanningfield Reservoir: 1 Garganey
Kelvedon Hatch: 1 Red Kite
Twinstead: 1 Marsh Tit
Langford, near Maldon: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Moverons, near Brightlingsea: 1 Raven, 4 Cetti's Warbler
Naze, The: 7 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Fulmar
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 3 Ring-necked Parakeet, 3 Cetti's Warbler
Rainham Marshes NR RSPB: 1 Cattle Egret, 2 Red Kite, 4 Cetti's Warbler
Stow Marsh: 2 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Tree Pipit
Chigborough Lakes: 3 Cetti's Warbler
Friday 19 Apr
Broomhouse, Langham: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Hanningfield Reservoir: 1 Garganey
Rayne: 4 Crane
Burnham-on-Crouch: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Abberton Reservoir: 3 Scaup, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Ring-necked Duck
Fingringhoe Mill: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Fingringhoe GP: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 1 Peregrine Falcon
South Weald: 4 Raven
Heybridge GP: 6 Cetti's Warbler
Thursday 18 Apr
Chigborough Lakes: 1 Garganey, 4 Cetti's Warbler
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Rainham Marshes NR RSPB: 23 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Raven, 2 Bearded Tit
Heybridge GP: 3 Cetti's Warbler
East Tilbury: 4 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Red Kite, 1 Little Ringed Plover
Hatfield Forest: 1 Marsh Tit
Naze, The: 5 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Brambling
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Black Tern, 2 Scaup, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Little Ringed Plover
Vange Marsh RSPB: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Bearded Tit
Blue House Farm EWT, North Fambridge: 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Bearded Tit, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Tree Pipit
Wednesday 17 Apr
Maldon: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Debden: 2 Bullfinch
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 2 Garganey, 2 Little Gull, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Egyptian Goose, 2 Long-tailed Duck
Naze, The: 6 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Firecrest
Burnham-on-Crouch: 1 Black Kite
Tuesday 16 Apr
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Goosander, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 1 Great White Egret, 3 Scaup, 1 Red Kite, 2 Little Ringed Plover
Stanford Rivers, near Chipping Ongar: 1 Red Kite
Heybridge GP: 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Red Kite, 11 Cetti's Warbler
West Bergholt: 1 Black Kite
WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth: 1 Redstart
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries: 2 Little Ringed Plover
Monday 15 Apr
Beeleigh: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers: 2 Cetti's Warbler
Hanningfield Reservoir: 9 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Garganey, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Chigborough Lakes: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 1 White Wagtail