Date Details Sitename
Friday 19 Feb

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 12:00 to 13:00, Mild, breezy and overcast
2000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Estimate. These birds were grazing east marsh, which is the eastern most field on Marsh Farm. ) 20 Curlew (Feed on a wet meadow.) 100 Black-tailed Godwit (Estimate. Feeding on a wet meadow with curlew.) 2 Stonechat (A pair. I believe this pair have been here all winter.) 1 Cetti's Warbler (Calling from reed bed.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Thursday 11 Feb

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 13:30 to 15:00, Cold and bright with snow on the ground.
263 Black-tailed Godwit (A flock feeding on snow covered fields on East Marsh. These birds would normally be on the salt marsh roost over the high tide period.) 69 Snipe (At least this number on snow covered fields around East Marsh) 2 Stonechat (Working the fence line on East Marsh.) 20 Meadow Pipit (At least, working the margins of a sheep field. These birds seem to find food even on snow covered grass.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Tuesday 09 Feb

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 14:30 to 14:45, Very cold, wind in the north east. Snow on the ground.
39 Meadow Pipit (At least. A flock close-in with the sheep and feeding where the sheep have cleared the snow.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Monday 25 Jan

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 14:00 to 15:00, Sunny, clear skies and cold.
44 Avocet (Feeding on a falling tide at the east end of Clements Green Creek.) 1000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (An estimate of the flock on East Marsh. Too many to count while walking.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Wednesday 09 Dec

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 14:00 to 14:45, Cold, some clear sky.
2 Stonechat (A male and female working a fence line close to Marsh Farm.) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Thursday 19 Nov

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 14:15 to 15:45, Cold NW wind and sunny. Very high tide nearly all the wader roost under water. Peacock butterfly
42 Grey Plover 6 Siskin (on Washlands in the morning, flew off west. ) 550 Lapwing 1 Water Rail (Saltcoats reedbed) 600 Dunlin 2 Snipe 170 Black-tailed Godwit 650 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 70 Curlew 1 Spotted Redshank 100 Ringed Plover 1 Cetti's Warbler (pools reedbed) 1 Marsh Harrier (2cy male hunting the wader roost) 70 Golden Plover [Alan Shearring]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Tuesday 17 Nov

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 09:17 to 09:30, Sunny , low tide.
1 Great White Egret (Seen from riverside carpark.. ) [Dawn James]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Monday 09 Nov

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 11:45 to 13:00, Mild, overcast with skies brightening. Highlights of species seen.
2 Bearded Tit (One male & female. At least two possibly three birds heard. East marsh reed bed.) 2 Stonechat (Males.) 1 Buzzard (Saltcoats marsh) [Robert Pease]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Monday 19 Oct

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 13:00 to 14:30, High tide
2 Buzzard 2 Stonechat (usual pair, all the first winters of 16/10 have moved on) 1 Marsh Harrier (male) 2 Cetti's Warbler 100 Lapwing 10 Little Egret (roosting on saltmarsh) 150 Black-tailed Godwit 900 Starling [Alan Shearring]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers
Friday 16 Oct

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers 12:30 to 14:00, High tide NE wind
2 Water Rail 3 Cetti's Warbler 6 Stonechat (all looked like 1st winters) 2 Sparrowhawk 500 Starling 1 Rock Pipit 1 Snipe 20 Linnet 160 Teal 1 Mistle Thrush [Alan Shearring]

Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers