Date Details Sitename
Friday 01 Jan

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 10:15 to 15:00, Overcast, temperature just above freezing
1 Canada Goose 7 Barnacle Goose 1 Greylag Goose 9 White-fronted Goose 3 Mute Swan 3 Shelduck 1 Shoveler 1 Gadwall 1 Wigeon 1 Mallard 1 Teal 1 Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon 1 Wood Pigeon 1 Moorhen 1 Coot 2 Little Grebe 5 Avocet 1 Lapwing 1 Grey Plover 4 Curlew 21 Dunlin 12 Redshank 1 Black-headed Gull 14 Common Gull 2 Great Black-backed Gull 1 Herring Gull 4 Cormorant 1 Grey Heron 1 Buzzard 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Peregrine Falcon 1 Magpie 1 Rook 1 Carrion Crow 4 Raven 3 Blue Tit 1 Great Tit 5 Long-tailed Tit 1 Starling 9 Blackbird 7 Redwing 28 Fieldfare 1 Song Thrush 4 Robin 10 Stonechat 4 House Sparrow 6 Dunnock 4 Pied Wagtail 1 Chaffinch 1 Greenfinch 1 Goldfinch 12 Reed Bunting [Alan Shearman]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Wednesday 16 Dec

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 10:45 to 12:15, Sunny, cold.
1 Great White Egret 4 Little Egret 1 Barnacle Goose 3 Pintail 1 Kestrel 2 Peregrine Falcon (Sitting on the ground, among the geese.) 21 Curlew (Dropped down onto Pitsea Marsh.) 1 Green Woodpecker 5 Stonechat (Two pairs plus a female.) 30 Fieldfare 2 Bearded Tit (At least.) 9 Reed Bunting (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Sunday 06 Dec

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 11:30 to 15:15, Cloudy, becoming sunnier. Chilly.
5 White-fronted Goose (Four adults, one juv.) 4 Barnacle Goose 2 Tundra Bean Goose (Showing from wind pump viewpoint, but elusive: often ducking down into a hollow. Later,showingbetter from main viewpoint. Last seen at 15:15 flying g North, close to car park.) 23 Pintail 20 Pochard 6 Tufted Duck 1 Scaup (Female, with female tufties.) 2 Marsh Harrier (Adult male & female.) 2 Water Rail (Calling.) 1 Green Sandpiper (From wind pump viewpoint.) 10 Stonechat (Four pairs plus two males.) 2 Fieldfare 3 Bearded Tit (At least. Calling unseen.) 5 Goldfinch 17 Reed Bunting (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Saturday 05 Dec

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny patchy clouds
2 Tundra Bean Goose 7 Barnacle Goose 6 White-fronted Goose (With large numbers of Canadian geese ) [Paul Frampton]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Wednesday 02 Dec

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 10:30 to 15:00, Cloudy, some sun. Cold.
4 White-fronted Goose (At least three adults & one juv. With main goose flock near old barn.) 4 Barnacle Goose (With main goose flock near old barn.) 6 Pintail (Two males, four females. Made off east when management work commenced.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Immature.) 1 Kestrel 6 Avocet (Saline.) 100 Grey Plover (Approx. Saline area. Some in flight around main lagoon.) 120 Dunlin (Approx. Saline area. Some in flight around main lagoon.) 1 Snipe (In flight.) 18 Black-tailed Godwit (Saline area.) 7 Curlew (Saline area.) 30 Redshank (At least. Saline area.) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Rock Pipit (Saline area.) 7 Stonechat (Three pairs; plus a male (chased by a robin).) 42 Fieldfare (At least.) 10 Bearded Tit (At least. Including four males in view together, feeding on Reed plumes.) 1 Raven (Flying over.) 32 Goldfinch (At least.) 15 Reed Bunting (At least. ) [Andrew Cox]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Sunday 22 Nov

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 11:15 to 11:20, Sunny with light breeze
1 Raven (Flying over calling ) [Paul Frampton]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Sunday 01 Nov

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 09:00 to 12:00, Cloudy, breezy.
1 Pintail (Female.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male, showing well.) 1 Kestrel 2 Water Rail 4 Avocet (Saline area.) 6 Snipe (At least.) 13 Curlew (Saline area.) 8 Black-tailed Godwit (Saline area.) 6 Redshank (Saline area.) 2 Stonechat (Pair.) 9 Bearded Tit (At least. Most from viewpoint.) 11 Goldfinch (At least.) 7 Linnet (At least.) 7 Reed Bunting (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Saturday 25 Jul

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 12:45 to 14:45, Cloudy, breezy, warm.
40 Black-tailed Godwit (Mostly on fresh lagoon. Some on saline.) 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Mediterranean Gull (Adult, still in breeding plumage.) 20 Common Tern (At least. Including at least six fledged young.) 2 Stonechat (Both males.) [Andrew Cox]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Friday 24 Jul

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 06:45 to 07:00, Cloudy 18 C
1 White Stork (On pylon before flying down to field at 06.53. At total of 3 were seen on 22/07/20) [Clive Woodward]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Friday 10 Jul

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 10:15 to 12:45, Sun & clouds. Some breeze, occasional light showers. Warm
3 Little Grebe (Adult with two young.) 1 Black-necked Grebe 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult male.) 1 Hobby (Hunting low along edge of landfill. Later it (or another) shot low across the track leading to the first viewpoint.) 3 Oystercatcher (Saline lagoon.) 7 Black-tailed Godwit (Four flew across the Manorway. Seven on saline lagoon.) 2 Greenshank (Main lagoon.) 1 Common Sandpiper (Main lagoon.) 2 Mediterranean Gull 6 Common Tern (At least. Much coming & going. Some carrying fish.) 3 Yellow Wagtail (Pair, with female carrying food to presumed nest site in a wheat field. Juvenile not far from car park.) 2 Sand Martin (At least.) 1 Swallow 3 Stonechat (Male with at least two young in tow. Associating with white throats & goldfinches.) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing male.) 3 Bearded Tit (At least. Male & at least one juv.) 5 Greenfinch (At least.) 2 Linnet (Pair) 7 Reed Bunting (Five males (four singing). Two females.) 1 Corn Bunting [Andrew Cox]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)