COVID-19:  New Government guidelines allow one person to meet one other person from outside their household outdoors - as long as they stay more than 2m apart. We are allowed to spend more time outdoors for multiple times a day with no time limit and are free to drive as far as we like to outdoor open spaces. Please continue to record your sightings whether at home or as part of your exercise. Also should you observe any rare species during this time it would be advisable not to post these at this time in order to prevent unwanted attention. By all means forward them to the county recorder or make a note to enter them when restrictions are lifted.

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

Tuesday 02 Jun
Epping: 4 Ring-necked Parakeet
Colchester: 2 Peregrine Falcon
Goldhanger: 1 Turtle Dove
Galleywood, near Chelmsford: 1 Red Kite
Rivenhall End: 1 Red Kite
Whetmead NR, nr Witham: 1 Red Kite
Laindon: 2 Red Kite
Monday 01 Jun
Wintry Wood, Epping Forest: 3 Mandarin Duck
Abberton Reservoir: 2 Turtle Dove, 1 Great White Egret, 1 Mandarin Duck, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 14 Egyptian Goose, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Elsenham Hall, near Stansted Mountfitchett: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
Brightlingsea: 1 Cetti's Warbler
Alresford: 1 Turtle Dove
Sunday 31 May
Wrabness: 4 Turtle Dove
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Little Ringed Plover
Warley: 1 Red Kite
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (EWT): 2 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
Saturday 30 May
Copford: 1 Red Kite
Friday 29 May
Epping: 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
Thorndon CP (North): 1 Bullfinch
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Little Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Mandarin Duck, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 14 Egyptian Goose, 3 Barnacle Goose
Naze, The: 5 Cetti's Warbler
Wickford: 1 Red Kite
Nayland: 1 Red Kite
Thursday 28 May
The Hythe, Colchester: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Abberton Reservoir: 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Barnacle Goose, 4 Egyptian Goose, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Epping: 1 Red Kite, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 1 Spotted Flycatcher
East Tilbury: 2 Little Ringed Plover
Fordham: 1 Red Kite
Lofts Farm GPs, Heybridge: 4 Egyptian Goose, 1 Kingfisher
Ingatestone: 1 Red Kite
South Weald: 2 Mandarin Duck
Wintry Wood, Epping Forest: 1 Mandarin Duck
Wednesday 27 May
Goldhanger: 1 Turtle Dove
Maldon: 1 Black Redstart
Bowers Marsh (RSPB): 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Black-necked Grebe, 1 Grasshopper Warbler
The Hythe, Colchester: 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Cetti's Warbler
Mountnessing: 1 Raven
Abberton Reservoir: 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Cattle Egret
Tuesday 26 May
Epping: 1 Red Kite
Kelvedon Hatch: 1 Red Kite
Abberton Reservoir: 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Red Kite, 5 Egyptian Goose, 2 Mandarin Duck, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Black Swan, 3 Barnacle Goose, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Bullfinch
Copford: 1 Red Kite
Frinton-on-Sea: 1 Red-footed Falcon
Monday 25 May
Galleywood, near Chelmsford: 1 Red Kite
West Mersea: 1 Great White Egret
Bowers Marsh (RSPB): 1 Garganey, 4 Bearded Tit, 6 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Peregrine Falcon
Wrabness: 3 Turtle Dove, 1 Bullfinch
TQ5993: 1 Red Kite
Frinton-on-Sea: 1 Serin
Sunday 24 May
Westley Heights: 1 Spotted Flycatcher