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 09 Dec
Hanningfield Reservoir: 12 Goosander, 4 Egyptian Goose, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Sunday 08 Dec
Broadfields Farm, Cranham: 8 Egyptian Goose
The Hythe, Colchester: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries: 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Great White Egret
Saturday 07 Dec
Colne Pt: 5 Snow Bunting
Naze, The: 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 15 Snow Bunting
Canvey Island, Thames Estuary: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Scaup, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 29 Goosander, 4 Great White Egret, 1 Bullfinch
West Mersea: 1 Black Brant
Friday 06 Dec
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Bearded Tit
Manningtree: 2 Peregrine Falcon
Thursday 05 Dec
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 2 Egyptian Goose
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Raven
Wednesday 04 Dec
Bradwell Bird Observatory (BBO): 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 1 Twite
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Bewick's Swan, 6 Scaup, 36 Goosander, 5 Great White Egret
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Bullfinch
Tuesday 03 Dec
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 2 Peregrine Falcon
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 1 Black Redstart
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries: 5 Short-eared Owl, 3 Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 3 Great White Egret
Monday 02 Dec
Langdon Hills NR EWT: 1 Bullfinch
Cattawade Marsh/Splodge: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Egyptian Goose, 1 Kingfisher
Goldhanger: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 2 Egyptian Goose
Sunday 01 Dec
Hanningfield Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Goosander, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Wallasea Island, Crouch/Roach Estuaries: 4 Hen Harrier, 7 Short-eared Owl, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Merlin, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Glaucous Gull
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
Copt Hall, Little Wigborough: 1 Slavonian Grebe
Abberton Reservoir: 5 Cattle Egret, 6 Bewick's Swan, 2 Great White Egret, 1 Egyptian Goose
Saturday 30 Nov
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Great White Egret, 5 Bewick's Swan, 5 Cattle Egret, 2 Goosander
Naze, The: 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Merlin, 16 Snow Bunting
East Tilbury: 1 Velvet Scoter
Layer-de-la-Haye: 1 Cattle Egret, 6 Bewick's Swan
Vange Marsh RSPB: 2 Bearded Tit
Witham: 3 Mandarin Duck
Frinton-on-Sea: 5 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 1 Shag, 1 Goosander, 3 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Tern
Friday 29 Nov
Thorndon CP (North): 4 Bullfinch
Wrabness: 1 Kingfisher
Stow Marsh: 1 Peregrine Falcon
Wat Tyler CP, Pitsea: 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Bearded Tit
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Black Swan, 6 Bewick's Swan, 55 Goosander, 3 Scaup, 5 Cattle Egret, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 10 Great White Egret, 6 Egyptian Goose
Fingringhoe Wick NR EWT: 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Goosander, 1 Kingfisher
Witham: 1 Harris's Hawk, 2 Kingfisher
Frinton-on-Sea: 2 Snow Bunting
Wednesday 27 Nov
Colne Pt: 1 Merlin
Writtle: 1 Merlin
Tuesday 26 Nov
The Hythe, Colchester: 2 Peregrine Falcon
Frinton-on-Sea: 1 Velvet Scoter