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 18 Feb
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 1 Bittern, 1 Egyptian Goose
Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury: 4 Twite, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Cetti's Warbler
Terling: 1 Long-eared Owl
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries: 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl
Sunday 17 Feb
University of Essex, Colchester: 10 Goosander
Hanningfield Reservoir: 1 Red Kite, 6 Goosander
West Mersea: 1 Great Northern Diver
Abberton Reservoir: 9 Smew, 5 Great White Egret, 6 Scaup, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Goosander, 1 Ring-necked Duck, 2 Cetti's Warbler
East Tilbury: 2 Cetti's Warbler
Fingringhoe Mill: 5 Water Pipit, 2 White Wagtail
Epping: 1 Red Kite
Saturday 16 Feb
Fingringhoe: 2 Water Pipit, 1 Red Kite
Naze, The: 4 Cetti's Warbler
Rainham Marshes NR RSPB: 2 Glaucous Gull
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 2 Egyptian Goose, 7 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Bittern, 1 Jack Snipe
Rainham: 1 Glaucous Gull
Hylands Park, Chelmsford: 1 Firecrest
TL7315: 1 Mandarin Duck
Thursday 14 Feb
Easton Lodge, near Dunmow: 2 Grey Partridge
Chigborough Lakes: 1 Bullfinch
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 1 Egyptian Goose
Abberton Reservoir: 3 Great White Egret, 5 Scaup, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 8 Egyptian Goose, 5 Goosander, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Wednesday 13 Feb
Wivenhoe: 2 Lesser Redpoll
Belchamp Walter, near Sudbury: 1 Marsh Tit
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 12 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Bullfinch
Tollesbury Wick NR EWT: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 14 Barnacle Goose, 2 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Great White Egret
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Long-tailed Duck, 5 Black-necked Grebe, 6 Scaup, 3 Great White Egret, 9 Smew, 8 Goosander, 1 Peregrine Falcon
West Mersea: 2 Great Northern Diver
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 1 Kingfisher
Tuesday 12 Feb
Abberton Reservoir: 4 Scaup, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 6 Black-necked Grebe
South Woodham Ferrers: 1 Red Kite, 1 Bullfinch
Holland Haven: 30 White-fronted Goose, 2 Purple Sandpiper
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 4 Bullfinch, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Brambling
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
Burnham-on-Crouch: 2 Kingfisher
Monday 11 Feb
Fingringhoe: 2 Water Pipit
Hanningfield Reservoir: 1 Red Kite
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Scaup, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Ring-necked Duck
Jaywick: 2 Snow Bunting
Sunday 10 Feb
Wivenhoe: 1 Firecrest
Halstead: 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Abberton Reservoir: 8 Scaup, 4 Smew, 5 Goosander, 3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Great White Egret
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 2 Goosander, 6 Bullfinch
East Mersea: 1 Hen Harrier
West Mersea: 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe
Ardleigh Reservoir: 2 Goosander
Saturday 09 Feb
Naze, The: 2 Cetti's Warbler