Date Details Sitename
Friday 14 Sep

Stow Marsh 09:00 to 12:15, Low tide. Fresh to strong SW wind keeping the birds down low.
70 Swallow (heading west) 3 Greenshank 18 Wigeon 55 Teal 350 Golden Plover 38 Linnet 2 Yellow Wagtail 1100 Starling 2 Sand Martin 4 House Martin 160 Stock Dove 1 Merlin (female flew across the Crouch to Brandy Hole) 4 Grey Plover 18 Cormorant 1 Whimbrel 3 Great Crested Grebe (on Crouch) 360 Redshank 1 Montagu's Harrier (female keeping low spent much time in the reed filled ditches, in flight twice and perched for a while on a post. Interacted briefly with a Common Buzzard) 55 Ringed Plover 7 Dunlin 1 Buzzard 3 Twite (flew low west along the bottom of the seawall) 1 Shore Lark (On the saltmarsh of Stow Creek flew off calling when disturbed heading SW) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 07 Sep

Stow Marsh 09:15 to 12:15, High tide sunny with a SW wind
Whinchat (Marsh Farm CP) Pied Flycatcher (juv in Marsh Farm CP spinney) 220 Golden Plover 109 Swallow (heading west) Turnstone 80 Black-tailed Godwit 22 Little Egret 4 Wheatear 3 Buzzard 85 Stock Dove 2 Great Crested Grebe (on Crouch) Greenshank 5 Avocet 20 House Martin (in one group west) White Wagtail 3 Sand Martin (west) Marsh Harrier (female) Reed Warbler [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 24 Aug

Stow Marsh 10:15 to 13:15, Tide coming in SW breeze.
891 Swallow (groups heading low west, still coming through when I left ) 26 Sand Martin (in with the swallows) 2 House Martin 5 Corn Bunting (flew south west) Hobby 2 Buzzard Green Sandpiper 21 Little Egret 105 Black-tailed Godwit Common Sandpiper Yellow Wagtail Wheatear (immaculate male) 6 Ringed Plover 100 Curlew 53 Stock Dove 350 Lapwing 2 Whinchat (Marsh Farm fences) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 17 Aug

Stow Marsh 14:00 to 16:30, Tide coming in SW breeze. Very quite
15 Little Grebe (Mainly juv on Saltcoats pool) 250 Redshank Marsh Harrier 5 Whimbrel 22 Black-tailed Godwit 8 Yellow Wagtail Buzzard 18 Swallow (heading south) Greenshank 100 Curlew 25 Little Egret 12 Golden Plover 4 Teal Yellow-legged Gull (3rd year) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 10 Aug

Stow Marsh 10:00 to 12:00, High tide. SW breeze and rain
2 House Martin Water Rail 8 Yellow Wagtail 11 Ringed Plover 75 Swallow (in small groups heading west) Whinchat 3 Wheatear 47 Golden Plover Great White Egret (in borrow dyke then flew off SW at 11.15) 750 Starling (on the fields and heading west in small groups) 11 Black-tailed Godwit [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Tuesday 31 Jul

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 16:00, Warm, high tide. Fairly quite. Two common seals
2 Common Sandpiper 8 Whimbrel Wheatear 6 Avocet Yellow Wagtail 3 Ringed Plover 6 Golden Plover 10 Stock Dove 130 Redshank Marsh Harrier (Male) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 13 Jul

Stow Marsh , 10:30 to 13:30, Warm, cool E breeze tide coming in. Four southern migrant hawkers at Saltcoats
7 Gadwall (Males), 1 Garganey (Female), 22 Little Egret, 44 Lapwing, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Breeding plumage), 7 Whimbrel, 62 Curlew, 5 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 19 Sand Martin (Heading in a group north), 32 Swallow (Feeding in a group over saltmarsh), 1 White Wagtail, 1 Wheatear (Juv), 7 Corn Bunting (Including one juv) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Sunday 07 Jan

Stow Marsh , 13:00 to 15:00, Tide coming in strong ENE wind. Grey seal
4 Shoveler, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe (Close into Stow Marsh seawall), 1 Little Egret (Still a lack of in the area), 250 Golden Plover, 1000 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 40 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher (Clements green creek sluice), 1 Rock Pipit, 500 Rook (On fields) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Thursday 28 Dec

Stow Marsh , 13:00 to 15:45, Low tide cold 3c
2 Little Egret (Numbers still affected by the weather), 1 Marsh Harrier (Juv male), 1 Sparrowhawk (Male tried to raid the reedbed roost), 3 Buzzard (Hunting the fields), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Sitting on sea wall), 3 Water Rail (Feeding in the open), 45 Avocet, 650 Golden Plover, 1050 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 14 Fieldfare, 103 Corn Bunting (Came into reedbed roost, disappointing total as 60 were feeding in the game cover, usually more from the surrounding areas) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Sunday 17 Dec

Stow Marsh , 10:45 to 14:15, Foggy and cold start then constant rain High tide
40 Mute Swan, 0 White-fronted Goose (No sign of the birds reported recently), 120 Canada Goose, 700 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 50 Little Grebe, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 0 Little Egret (None, presumably departed the area due to the recent weather), 42 Avocet, 500 Golden Plover (Spread out on the fields), 20 Grey Plover, 12 Knot, 2 Little Stint, 700 Dunlin, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Snipe, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Rock Pipit, 9 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 30 Linnet [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh