Date Details Sitename
Sunday 22 Sep

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 09:00 to 13:00, Sunny at first, cloud building then squally showers
1 Reed Bunting 1 Meadow Pipit 2 Cetti's Warbler 4 Little Grebe 1 Tufted Duck 2 Pochard 20 Teal (+) 50 Wigeon (+) 2 Pintail (females) 9 Shoveler (+) 8 Mallard 4 Shelduck 1 Yellow-legged Gull (juv moulting in to 1st winter) 1 Kestrel [Bob Graves]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Thursday 05 Sep

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 10:45 to 12:30, Sunny, breezy
6 Little Egret 20 Gadwall 30 Teal 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Sparrowhawk 5 Golden Plover 40 Lapwing 2 Ruff 50 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Green Sandpiper 5 Whinchat 3 Whitethroat (common darter, migrant hawker, hairy dragonfly, emperor dragonfly) [John McLaughlin]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Sunday 25 Aug

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 07:00 to 09:30, Light cloud cover, warm.
90 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Greenshank 1 Spotted Redshank 1 Common Sandpiper 2 Green Sandpiper 6 Ruff 1 Oystercatcher 65 Avocet 2 Bearded Tit 1 Cetti's Warbler 3 Whinchat (Two near car park.) 1 Yellow Wagtail 80 Goldfinch 2 Linnet 3 Little Egret 6 Grey Heron 1 Marsh Harrier [Andrew Dodd]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
Saturday 03 Aug

Bowers Marsh (RSPB) 13:30 to 14:45, sunny warm
1 Garganey (male) 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Little Ringed Plover 1 Dunlin 3 Avocet 1 Common Gull 1 Bearded Tit (calling) 1 Green Woodpecker 1 Golden Plover 1 Yellow Wagtail (male) [Mark Gregory]

Bowers Marsh (RSPB)
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)