Date Details Sitename
Saturday 13 Jun

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 05:15 to 06:30, Cool but bright
4 Cuckoo (Possibly as many as six. Two over Saltcoats reed bed and four together, calling and following, over East Marsh. At least one adult male and a female. I was not able to determine the sex of all.) 3 Cetti's Warbler (At least three singing birds all on territories from Saltcoats to East Marsh.) 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Sunbathing in the early morning light.) 7 Sedge Warbler (Singing males.) 2 Reed Warbler (Two seen sitting together high in reed bed. None heard singing, perhaps the cuckoos were too active.) 4 Reed Bunting (Males singing.) 1 Corn Bunting (One singing male on east marsh.) 3 Linnet (One singing male.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Monday 04 May

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 10:00 to 10:00, East Marsh and Saltcoats- warm and sunny.
2 Shelduck (A Pair) 2 Mute Swan (Breeding pair) 3 Great Crested Grebe 2 Little Grebe 2 Oystercatcher 28 Whimbrel (A flock of 26 on the grazing marsh west of Stow Creek. Two on East marsh.) 5 Stock Dove (East marsh.) 1 Curlew (Stow marsh) 2 Cuckoo (Male and female.) 5 Lesser Whitethroat (Singing) 3 Whitethroat (Singing) 6 Blackcap (Singing) 2 Chiffchaff (Singing) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing - one seen.) 1 Bearded Tit (Calling in reed bed on East marsh.) 10 Reed Warbler (Conservative estimate ) 2 Sedge Warbler 2 Meadow Pipit (Singing) 1 Corn Bunting (Singing) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Thursday 16 Apr

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 11:45 to 13:15,
3 Reed Warbler (Singing) 1 Sedge Warbler (Singing) 1 Bearded Tit (Seen calling) 3 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only) 2 Turnstone (East marsh) 3 Chiffchaff (Singing ) 1 Whitethroat [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Tuesday 14 Apr

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 16:00 to 17:30,
1 Whimbrel 1 Reed Warbler (Singing and seen) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Singing) 1 Chiffchaff (Singing) 70 Black-tailed Godwit (The main flock over on Brandy Hole with 15 on East Marsh SWF.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Sunday 05 Apr

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 10:00 to 10:45, Bright, clear and warm.
2 Cetti's Warbler (One early this morning, just after sun rise, calling along Creekview Road close to gardens. Later calling from the edge of Salcoates marsh. A second bird calling from the west end of Clements Green Creek.) 2 Chiffchaff (Good dawn chorus this morning with a good mix of species.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Thursday 02 Apr

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 16:15 to 17:15, Bright, NW breeze, cool.
122 Black-tailed Godwit (Clements Green Creek, East Marsh and the Crouch) 15 Curlew (East Marsh) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Salcoates marsh) 4 Chiffchaff (Country park along Creekview Road.) 25 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (East marsh.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Monday 09 Mar

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 12:15 to 13:30, Overcast, mild with a light breeze. High tide covering all the salt marsh.
1 Cetti's Warbler (Short song phrases and calls.) 21 Curlew (Feeding on flood meadow, east marsh.) 25 Shelduck (East marsh.) 8 Great Crested Grebe (Clement Green Creek.) 3 Little Grebe (Calling from the reeds.) 2 Kestrel (Male and female.) 1 Buzzard (Fly over.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Saturday 05 Oct

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 13:15 to 15:30, Cloudy then sun, tide coming in. First Wall butterfly for the area since 1997!
64 Wigeon 42 Golden Plover 5 Great Crested Grebe 1 Stonechat (female) 1 Water Pipit (flew across Crouch to Brandy Hole) 135 Curlew 115 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Merlin 44 Ringed Plover 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) [Alan Shearring]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Tuesday 10 Sep

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 12:00 to 13:00, Warm and still, gathering cloud.
50 Ringed Plover (Hawbush Creek roost.) 2 Cetti's Warbler (Saltcoats reed marsh.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Monday 19 Aug

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 18:45 to 19:30, Mild and calm with hazy sun.
25 Sand Martin (Passing through south) 2 Golden Plover (Clements Green Creek) 8 Turnstone (Clements Green Creek.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers