Date Details Sitename
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
Monday 30 Dec

Stow Marsh 12:30 to 16:00, Sunny and warm. Tide coming in
12 Turnstone 1450 Lapwing 60 Ringed Plover 6 Stonechat 6 Buzzard (perched in the fields and occasionally hunting) 11 Great Crested Grebe 30 Corn Bunting (in a bush in the fields) 1000 Dunlin 1000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 6 Stock Dove 1 Water Pipit (at foot of seawall) 2 Peregrine Falcon (large female and juv male, not associating, perched in the fields) 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) 1 Rock Pipit (with the water pipit) 150 Curlew (roosting Brandy Hole) 40 Golden Plover (Brandy Hole) 160 Canada Goose 2 Merlin (female perched on post Brandy Hole and a male made a late dash across the fields) 72 Linnet [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Monday 23 Dec

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 15:45, Low tide. Sunny with a moderate west wind
750 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 300 Black-tailed Godwit 35 Avocet 1200 Dunlin (feeding in Clements Green Creek) 950 Teal 3 Stonechat 7 Great Crested Grebe 1 Buzzard (perched on fence in middle of fields) 100 Corn Bunting (came into roost at dusk in the reedbed) 1 Water Rail [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 29 Nov

Stow Marsh 13:30 to 16:00, Sunny, high tide
150 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Snipe 8 Great Crested Grebe 3 Turnstone 1400 Dunlin 35 Grey Plover 100 Golden Plover 3 Rock Pipit 4 Buzzard (on fields) 1500 Lapwing 500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Marsh Harrier (female and juv hunting) 2 Stonechat (pair) 1 Peregrine Falcon (young male made a dusk raid on the roosting waders) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Tuesday 15 Oct

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 15:45, Very high tide, sunny and warm
2 Raven (pair flew east at medium height calling at 10.30am) 6 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk (male plus female) 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing Saltcoats reedbed) 143 Black-tailed Godwit 9 Grey Plover 5 Great Crested Grebe 2 Rock Pipit 45 Linnet 2 Stonechat (pair) 5 Greenshank 500 Lapwing 1 Peregrine Falcon (large female perched in its usual place in the fields) 1 Avocet 460 Wigeon 20 Meadow Pipit 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Marsh Harrier (male) 700 Redshank (in high tide roost) 1 Water Rail (Saltcoats reedbed) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Saturday 21 Sep

Stow Marsh 14:15 to 16:15, Warm and sunny ESE breeze. Tide coming in
3 Buzzard (hunting fields) 122 Wigeon 3 Wheatear 1 Peregrine Falcon (high over Brandy Hole) 1 Stonechat (female) 1 Greenshank 3 Whinchat [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Wednesday 18 Sep

Stow Marsh 13:15 to 16:30, Warm and sunny, NE wind. High tide
1 Lesser Whitethroat (Washlands) 1 Willow Warbler (Washlands) 18 Little Egret 3 Stonechat (Pair plus a female) 84 Swallow (heading low east) 12 Yellow Wagtail (on seawall including a 'Channel' wagtail) 3 Marsh Harrier (adult male plus two juv) 2 Wheatear 5 Whinchat 20 Meadow Pipit (on seawall) 1 Greenshank 2 Avocet 1 Common Sandpiper 5 Buzzard 1 Hobby 2 Lapland Bunting (one on saltings and another flew over calling) 9 Dunlin 400 Redshank [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Wednesday 11 Sep

Stow Marsh 14:00 to 16:30, Tide going out. Strong SW wind, rain and sun.
1 Willow Warbler (in a Marsh Farm hedge) 1150 Starling (some in fields and mobile flocks) 120 Golden Plover 20 Black-tailed Godwit 85 Teal 3 Ringed Plover 110 Swallow (low across fields heading west) 2 Sand Martin (heading west) 18 Wigeon 2 Yellow-legged Gull 7 Yellow Wagtail (on saltmarsh with meadow pipits) 1 Grey Wagtail (flew west along Crouch) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 06 Sep

Stow Marsh 12:00 to 15:30, Low tide. Fresh to strong SW wind and rain
42 House Martin (heading low south) 57 Sand Martin (heading low south) 352 Swallow (heading low south) 3 Yellow Wagtail 123 Golden Plover 2 Ringed Plover 5 Grey Plover (summer plumage) 1 Merlin (female battling low south against the wind) 1 Wheatear 2 Great Crested Grebe 3 Greenshank 1 Little Stint (juv in with a group of redshank in Stow Creek) 1 Marsh Harrier (juv male) 1 Sparrowhawk (hunting low along the borrowdykes) 45 Curlew 1 Yellow-legged Gull 42 Teal 2 Water Rail 500 Starling (mobile flocks) 1 Ruff (juv female) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 23 Aug

Stow Marsh 13:45 to 16:15, Sunny, hot, tide coming in.Good views of the BBMF going from Southend to Clacton
46 Yellow Wagtail 260 Red-legged Partridge 2 Grey Partridge 6 Whimbrel 1 Whinchat 2 White Wagtail 1 Wheatear 12 Dunlin 1 Buzzard (in the fields) 1 Hobby (low along the borrowdykes took a small bird) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh