Date Details Sitename
Friday 13 Nov

Stow Marsh 13:30 to 15:30, Nice mild sunny afternoon. SW wind tide going out. Common seal in Crouch.
1250 Dunlin 700 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (an adult different to last week) 1100 Wigeon 1250 Teal 2 Buzzard (hunting the fields) 800 Golden Plover 1 Bearded Tit (one pinging in the reeds) 3 Stonechat 11 Great Crested Grebe (on Crouch) 2 Marsh Harrier (adult male plus a 2cy male) 8 Pink-footed Goose (group flew fairly high up along the Crouch Valley then headed towards Hanningfield at 14.45) 29 Avocet [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 06 Nov

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 13:00, Sunny, tide coming in moderate SE wind. Lots of small birds in game cover, common seal on Crouch
1 Water Rail 540 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose 100 Black-tailed Godwit 200 Dunlin 400 Golden Plover 22 Grey Plover 100 Linnet 2 Lapland Bunting (flew overhead calling in a small group of linnet, went into gamecover.) 70 Corn Bunting 4 Buzzard 3 Marsh Harrier (male + female adults plus one of the 2cy males) 8 Great Crested Grebe 7 Stonechat (2 pair, female plus 2 first winters) 21 Little Egret 3 Rock Pipit 1 Snipe [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 23 Oct

Stow Marsh 14:00 to 16:30, Rain then lovely sunshine, a bit windy W. Tide coming in
800 Wigeon (Clements Green Creek) 1 Lesser Redpoll (Saltcoats) 500 Teal (Clements Green Creek) 300 Golden Plover 450 Redshank 4 Marsh Harrier (adult male, adult female and two 2cy males one of which spent a lot of the time walking around the fields) 7 Buzzard (4 soaring and 3 perched on posts in the fields) 1 Rock Pipit 105 Linnet 11 Great Crested Grebe (on Crouch) 1 Corn Bunting 10 Dunlin (not many have arrived yet) 36 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 7 Stonechat (5 first winters in a group on a bush plus a separate pair) 260 Lapwing 9 Grey Plover 2 Cetti's Warbler (one at Saltcoats and one in a reedbed on Stow Marsh 1 1/4 miles east of their usual locations) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 16 Oct

Stow Marsh 14:00 to 16:00, Tide going out NE wind. Partridge shoot
10 Meadow Pipit (feeding on saltings) 29 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 4 Great Crested Grebe 5 Turnstone 6 Stonechat (pair and the others were 1st winters) 2 Buzzard (hunting fields) 29 Linnet 1 Merlin (female) 890 Wigeon (appeared from the east as tide went out) 25 Avocet 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Spotted Redshank 1 Cetti's Warbler [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Thursday 10 Sep

Stow Marsh 13:45 to 15:45, Warm and sunny. Tide coming in. Clouded yellow heading west along seawall
8 Buzzard 2 Chiffchaff (juvs) 1 Lesser Whitethroat 8 Grey Plover 90 Golden Plover 1 Hobby (flew in and plonked itself down on the mud scaring off all the golden plover) 3 Yellow Wagtail (all the cattle have gone) 1 Wheatear 1 White Wagtail 1 Swallow [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Wednesday 02 Sep

Stow Marsh 11:30 to 14:30, High tide and a SW breeze. Clouded yellow along seawall
1 Whinchat 1 Sedge Warbler (First winter) 1 Willow Warbler 62 Yellow Wagtail (including an interesting 'Channel' type bird) 1 Water Rail 81 Swallow (heading south) 98 Black-tailed Godwit 21 Ringed Plover 1 Yellow-legged Gull 105 Red-legged Partridge 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 9 Wheatear 150 Golden Plover 1 Marsh Harrier (female) 4 Avocet 3 Common Sandpiper 56 Dunlin 500 Starling 35 Stock Dove 1 Greenshank [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Thursday 27 Aug

Stow Marsh 09:30 to 11:45, Tide going out, SW breeze
23 Yellow Wagtail 401 Swallow (heading low SSW) 23 Sand Martin (in with the swallows) 4 Reed Warbler (family group) 5 Great Crested Grebe 11 Whinchat 6 Wheatear 1 Whimbrel 56 Stock Dove 6 Teal [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Monday 02 Mar

Stow Marsh 13:45 to 16:15, Tide coming in. Sunny but still a cold breeze
1 White Wagtail (feeding on waterlogged meadow with pied wagtails) 24 Shoveler 5 Buzzard 900 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (in two flocks) 1 Rock Pipit 10 Great Crested Grebe 5 Stock Dove 1 Peregrine Falcon (juv male perched in fields) 2 Taiga Bean Goose (on a fleet then flew over to the fields) 55 Golden Plover 380 Black-tailed Godwit ( a few in full summer plumage) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Tuesday 18 Feb

Stow Marsh 13:30 to 15:30, Low tide. Very windy then rain, not a good day to go birding!
1 Kingfisher (by sluice) 1 Pintail 400 Starling (on fields) 700 Rook (on fields) 26 Avocet 70 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Rock Pipit 18 Great Crested Grebe 700 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (very wary due to the wind) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 10 Jan

Stow Marsh 12:30 to 15:30, Tide going out. Sunny and mild
2 Redwing (first for the area this winter!) 15 Chaffinch (in sunflower field on Marsh Farm) 35 Blue Tit (with the chaffinchs above) 23 Magpie (in sheep field) 1100 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (very mobile and restless) 4 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (family party) 2 Black Brant (a pair) 1 Water Rail 270 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Merlin (juv male) 8 Great Crested Grebe 5 Shoveler 1000 Dunlin 1 Rock Pipit 2 Peregrine Falcon (one chasing pigeons unsuccesfully over Brandy Hole and the usual large female perched in the usual place on the fields) 2 Stonechat 11 Stock Dove 2 Buzzard (perched on fences and occasionally hunting the fields) 55 Corn Bunting (gathering on bushes pre roost) 1 Marsh Harrier (juv male) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh