Date Details Sitename
Thursday 19 Nov

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 14:15 to 15:45, Cold NW wind and sunny. Very high tide nearly all the wader roost under water. Peacock butterfly
42 Grey Plover 6 Siskin (on Washlands in the morning, flew off west. ) 550 Lapwing 1 Water Rail (Saltcoats reedbed) 600 Dunlin 2 Snipe 170 Black-tailed Godwit 650 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 70 Curlew 1 Spotted Redshank 100 Ringed Plover 1 Cetti's Warbler (pools reedbed) 1 Marsh Harrier (2cy male hunting the wader roost) 70 Golden Plover [Alan Shearring]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Tuesday 17 Nov

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 09:17 to 09:30, Sunny , low tide.
1 Great White Egret (Seen from riverside carpark.. ) [Dawn James]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Monday 09 Nov

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 11:45 to 13:00, Mild, overcast with skies brightening. Highlights of species seen.
2 Bearded Tit (One male & female. At least two possibly three birds heard. East marsh reed bed.) 2 Stonechat (Males.) 1 Buzzard (Saltcoats marsh) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Monday 19 Oct

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 13:00 to 14:30, High tide
2 Buzzard 2 Stonechat (usual pair, all the first winters of 16/10 have moved on) 1 Marsh Harrier (male) 2 Cetti's Warbler 100 Lapwing 10 Little Egret (roosting on saltmarsh) 150 Black-tailed Godwit 900 Starling [Alan Shearring]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Friday 16 Oct

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 12:30 to 14:00, High tide NE wind
2 Water Rail 3 Cetti's Warbler 6 Stonechat (all looked like 1st winters) 2 Sparrowhawk 500 Starling 1 Rock Pipit 1 Snipe 20 Linnet 160 Teal 1 Mistle Thrush [Alan Shearring]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Tuesday 08 Sep

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 13:45 to 15:45, Tide coming in. Sunny and muggy
1 Lesser Whitethroat 118 Ringed Plover 14 Yellow Wagtail 1 House Martin 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Reed Warbler 6 Bearded Tit (East Marsh reedbed) 105 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Grey Plover [Alan Shearring]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Friday 04 Sep

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 11:00 to 12:00, W breeze tide coming in
1 Willow Warbler 70 Sand Martin (heading south) 100 Swallow (heading south) 80 Teal 180 Yellow Wagtail 2 Water Rail 700 Starling 1 Cetti's Warbler 25 Ringed Plover [Alan Shearring]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Sunday 30 Aug

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 10:45 to 12:30, Over cast, stiff NW breeze.
60 Sand Martin (Saltcoats lake.) 15 House Martin (Saltcoats lake) 10 Swallow (East Marsh) 3 Kestrel 2 Cetti's Warbler (Calling around Saltcoats marsh) 60 Ringed Plover (Clements Green Creek) 2 Dunlin (Clements Green Creek) 1 Whinchat (East Marsh (south side of Clements Green Creek).) 8 Yellow Wagtail (Marsh Farm.) 1 Chiffchaff (Heard.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Saturday 13 Jun

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 05:15 to 06:30, Cool but bright
4 Cuckoo (Possibly as many as six. Two over Saltcoats reed bed and four together, calling and following, over East Marsh. At least one adult male and a female. I was not able to determine the sex of all.) 3 Cetti's Warbler (At least three singing birds all on territories from Saltcoats to East Marsh.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Sunbathing in the early morning light.) 7 Sedge Warbler (Singing males.) 2 Reed Warbler (Two seen sitting together high in reed bed. None heard singing, perhaps the cuckoos were too active.) 4 Reed Bunting (Males singing.) 1 Corn Bunting (One singing male on east marsh.) 3 Linnet (One singing male.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Monday 04 May

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 10:00 to 10:00, East Marsh and Saltcoats- warm and sunny.
2 Shelduck (A Pair) 2 Mute Swan (Breeding pair) 3 Great Crested Grebe 2 Little Grebe 2 Oystercatcher 28 Whimbrel (A flock of 26 on the grazing marsh west of Stow Creek. Two on East marsh.) 5 Stock Dove (East marsh.) 1 Curlew (Stow marsh) 2 Cuckoo (Male and female.) 5 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing) 3 Whitethroat (Singing) 6 Blackcap (Singing) 2 Chiffchaff (Singing) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing - one seen.) 1 Bearded Tit (Calling in reed bed on East marsh.) 10 Reed Warbler (Conservative estimate ) 2 Sedge Warbler 2 Meadow Pipit (Singing) 1 Corn Bunting (Singing) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers