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 20 Oct
Hanningfield Reservoir: 1 Black-necked Grebe
Thorndon CP (North): 1 Raven
West Mersea: 1 Redstart, 2 Curlew Sandpiper
Beckton: 1 Ring Ouzel
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 5 Bearded Tit
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO): 1 Great White Egret, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Brambling
East Mersea: 2 Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher
Alresford: 1 Woodlark, 1 Curlew Sandpiper
Saturday 19 Oct
Naze, The: 1 Merlin, 4 Cetti's Warbler
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO): 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Merlin
Bradwell-on-Sea: 2 Peregrine Falcon
Abberton Reservoir: 6 Great White Egret, 6 Goosander, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 15 Egyptian Goose, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Black Swan, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Kingfisher
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 2 Bearded Tit
Friday 18 Oct
West Mersea: 1 Ring Ouzel
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Great White Egret
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 1 Peregrine Falcon
Naze, The: 1 Brambling
East Mersea: 2 Spoonbill, 1 Kingfisher
Chelmsford City Centre: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Thursday 17 Oct
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 1 Kingfisher
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Broomhouse, Langham: 1 Kingfisher
Vange Marsh RSPB: 1 Kingfisher, 4 Bearded Tit
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Scaup, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Peregrine Falcon
West Mersea: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Frinton-on-Sea: 6 Brambling, 18 Redpoll sp., 1 Short-eared Owl
Wednesday 16 Oct
Halstead: 1 Ring Ouzel
Holland Haven: 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Short-eared Owl
East Mersea: 2 Spoonbill
Tuesday 15 Oct
Wormingford, Colchester: 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Bullfinch
Hanningfield Reservoir: 5 Goosander, 4 Great White Egret
Abberton Reservoir: 5 Goosander, 4 Great White Egret
Colne Pt: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Stow Marsh: 2 Raven, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Peregrine Falcon
East Mersea: 1 Curlew Sandpiper
Old Hall Marshes NR RSPB: 5 Cattle Egret, 3 Cetti's Warbler
Monday 14 Oct
St Osyth: 5 Little Gull
East Mersea: 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Ring Ouzel
Sunday 13 Oct
Beckton: 1 Great White Egret, 1 Black Tern, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Brightlingsea: 2 Kingfisher, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Purple Sandpiper
Naze, The: 6 Cetti's Warbler
Holland Haven: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Bearded Tit, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO): 2 Merlin
WigboroWick Farm, St Osyth: 4 Ring Ouzel, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Saturday 12 Oct
South Woodham Ferrers: 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 1 Black-necked Grebe
Manningtree: 1 Kingfisher, 5 Egyptian Goose
Naze, The: 5 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Ring Ouzel, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Egyptian Goose, 7 Great White Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Goosander
West Mersea: 1 Ring Ouzel