Editorial by Lesley Collins

Chairman’s Watchpoint by Gerry Johnson

Notice of 2016 Annual General Meeting

News and Information

Margaret’s Musings by EBwS President Margaret Mitchell

Archivist Report by Terry Jeffries

Migration – Out of Africa


EBwS Photography Competition

EBwS Birdathon

A Falkland’s Odyssey by John and Diana Camp

Conservation by Simon Tonkin

Essex Tawny Owl by Jeff Martin

An update of Colour Ringed Gulls from Pitsea Landfill Site by Paul Roper – North Thames Gull Group


‘The List’ A poem by Arnold Hitchon

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve by Barry Yates

Indoor Meetings by Gerry Johnson

Field Trips

Hen Harrier Day by John Smart

EWT Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

Alberta by Lesley and Steve Collins

Programme of 2016

Old Lodge Nature Reserve by Mark Monk-Terry

Birding For All

Bird Reports

Abberton Reservoir by David Wimpress

Dengie Peninsula by Judith Ross

Foulness by Dr Chris Lewis

Hanningfield Reservoir by David Acfield

Langdon Hills and Thameside Nature Park by Andrew Cox & Southend RSPB website (Graham Mee)

Mersea Island by Steve Entwistle

Metropolitan Essex by Howard Vaughan

North East Essex by Dr Simon Cox

RSPB Rainham Marshes by Howard Vaughan

Southend area by Paul Baker

Wat Tyler and Vange Marsh by Andrew Cox

EBwS Photography Competition and EBwS Birdathon Rules

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Essex Birding Journal No 127