Date Details Sitename
Friday 12 Jul

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 11:00 to 12:00, Sun & cloud. Warm.
3 Little Ringed Plover (At least.) 1 Dunlin 1 Common Sandpiper 7 Common Tern (All carrying fish towards Wat Tyler.) [Andrew Cox]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Tuesday 25 Jun

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 11:15 to 15:00, Dry, hot & humid. Light breeze & overcast made it bearable. Sightings with Brenda from the benches viewpoint.
3 Black-necked Grebe (2 adults with one chick hitching a ride.) 50 Avocet (Circa, many chicks of all sizes.) 4 Tufted Duck (2 pair with 5 & 11 tiny ducklings.) 2 Little Ringed Plover (Pair with two chicks.) 4 Oystercatcher ( Pair with single chick.) 10 Redshank (Circa, pair with 2 chicks. ) 6 Lapwing (Pair with 2 chicks.) 4 Mute Swan (2 pair with 3 & 2 small cygnets.) 6 Pochard (3 pair.) 1 Buzzard 1 Marsh Harrier (Male.) 1 Peregrine Falcon (Top of distant pylon. Many Meadow Brown, few Small Skipper , 1 Marbled White, 1 Painted Lady & 1 Red Admiral Butterfly. 2, 6 Spot Burnet Moth's.) 10 Skylark (Circa.) 2 Swallow 1 Blackcap (Male.) 1 Reed Bunting (Male.) 1 Grey Heron 2 Little Egret 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Fly over in breeding colours.) [David Hale]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Friday 21 Jun

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 10:30 to 13:00, Sunny with light breeze
2 Black-necked Grebe (Feeding their humbugs) 2 Barnacle Goose 4 Avocet (with young) 2 Redshank (with young) 1 Little Ringed Plover [Paul Chamberlain]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Friday 31 May

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 09:15 to 09:30, Overcast, warm.
1 Black-necked Grebe (From double benches. ) [David Curle]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Friday 24 May

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 13:15 to 16:15, Sun & clouds. Warm.
3 Black-necked Grebe 2 Shoveler (Pair.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Male. Carrying prey item.) 1 Hobby 1 Kestrel 10 Common Tern (At least. Many coming & going between Benfleet Creek & Wat Tyler. Often carrying fish.) 5 Swallow 2 Bearded Tit (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Saturday 18 May

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 11:15 to 12:15, Sun & cloud. Warm.
3 Black-necked Grebe 1 Ring-necked Duck (Male.) 1 Kestrel 3 Common Tern (Overhead.) 1 Cuckoo 1 Yellow Wagtail (Singing Male, sitting on wire fence.) 6 Reed Warbler (Singing males. At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 15:00 to 16:30, Bright and warm
1 Peregrine Falcon (Adult on Pylon, crop full) 1 Wryneck (Calling fairly consistently as it moved through the brambles/scrub on the tip face from the southern boundary. Despite a twenty minute wait it refused to show itself) 2 Bearded Tit [Mike Harris]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Thursday 25 Apr

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 09:30 to 13:00, Strong,cool southerly breeze.Cloudy.
2 Black-necked Grebe (In southern corner of lake.) 1 Cetti's Warbler 3 Sedge Warbler 4 Reed Warbler [Peter Heath]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Saturday 06 Apr

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 12:45 to 14:00, car park only - light drizzle
2 Little Ringed Plover 4 Fieldfare 1 White Wagtail [Mark Gregory]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Saturday 02 Feb

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 13:45 to 16:15, Sunny, some cloud. Cold
6 Mute Swan (Four adults, two immature.) 60 Pintail 1 Marsh Harrier (Adult Male.) 1 Kestrel 4 Oystercatcher 10 Avocet (Saline area.) 12 Dunlin (At least.) 70 Pied Wagtail (At least. On flooded field next to entrance track.) 1 Stonechat (Male.) 25 Fieldfare (At least.) 2 Bearded Tit (At least.) 5 Reed Bunting (At least.) [Andrew Cox]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Friday 18 Jan

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 13:45 to 16:45, Sunny, some cloud. Cold
5 White-fronted Goose (On marsh with other geese. All flushed into the main flood by a helicopter. The white-fronts flew back out onto the marsh & were feeding in full view.) 12 Pintail 1 Kestrel 2 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Ruff 10 Fieldfare (At least.) 4 Bearded Tit (Two males & two females feeding on reed plumes close to viewpoint.) 13 Mute Swan [Andrew Cox]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)