Date Details Sitename
Friday 20 Mar

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 11:45 to 14:45, Dry, cloudy, cold E breeze, 10c. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen.
1 Peregrine Falcon (Male. Made several swoops over meadow snatching a Teal which escaped it's aggressor.) 1 Marsh Harrier (Female, up with the Peregrine seeking flushed birds.) 1 Kestrel 200 Wigeon (Circa.) 100 Shelduck (Circa.) 50 Shoveler (Circa. ) 20 Tufted Duck (Circa.) 10 Gadwall 4 Pochard (2 pair.) 6 Mallard 6 Common Gull 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Snipe 12 Teal 1 Buzzard 2 Curlew 6 Lapwing 2 Little Egret 4 Goldfinch 1 Skylark 50 Canada Goose (Plus.) 1 Long-tailed Tit 3 Pied Wagtail 1 Mute Swan 100 Starling (Single flock.) [David Hale]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB
Tuesday 25 Feb

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 10:00 to 13:00,
10 Barnacle Goose 1 Black-headed Gull 2 Blackbird 88 Canada Goose 1 Carrion Crow 1 Cetti's Warbler 7 Common Gull 1 Coot 2 Grey Heron 12 Greylag Goose 1 Herring Gull 1 House Sparrow 2 Little Grebe 1 Magpie 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Moorhen 2 Mute Swan 2 Oystercatcher 1 Pied Wagtail 2 Pintail 11 Pochard 3 Redshank 13 Shelduck 79 Shoveler 5 Skylark 450 Starling 7 Stock Dove 62 Teal 26 Tufted Duck 147 Wigeon 1 Wood Pigeon 2 Wren [Alan Shearman]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB
Monday 03 Feb

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 11:00 to 13:40, Dry, overcast, W breeze, 10c. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen.
1 Peregrine Falcon (Male. Sitting on meadow.) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Pintail (Drake.) 200 Wigeon (Circa.) 30 Shoveler (Circa, mostly drakes.) 50 Teal (Circa.) 10 Tufted Duck 20 Mallard 1 Stonechat (Female.) 12 Skylark (At least.) 10 Barnacle Goose (Grazing meadow.) 50 Canada Goose (Circa.) 6 Greylag Goose 1 Pochard (Drake.) 300 Starling (At least.) 50 Black-headed Gull (Plus. Colour ringed bird, left leg, yellow ring number, 2PSF, right leg, silver ring.) [David Hale]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB
Thursday 16 Jan

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 10:00 to 12:30, Dry, sun & cloud, S breeze, 8c. Sightings with Brenda from road side screen.
1 Marsh Harrier (Male. After quartering the marsh he eventually caught a wader of some kind.) 1 Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 1000 Lapwing (Large flock up over Bowers Marsh.) 200 Wigeon (Circa.) 50 Teal (Circa.) 6 Shoveler 4 Pochard (2 pair.) 1 Little Grebe 2 Grey Heron 4 Skylark 20 Goldfinch (At least.) 300 Starling (At least. Mobile flocks.) 4 Moorhen 9 Barnacle Goose 1 Green Sandpiper (Flushed by M Harrier.) 2 Curlew 100 Canada Goose (Circa.) 20 Greylag Goose 4 Common Gull 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 30 Black-headed Gull (Circa.) [David Hale]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB
Friday 22 Nov

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 12:30 to 14:10, Dry, overcast, light SE breeze, 10c. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen.
1 Peregrine Falcon (Male, resting / preening on cattle water trough for an hour.) 2 Marsh Harrier (Females. One over Teal on water in anticipation.) 100 Canada Goose (Plus.) 15 Greylag Goose 10 Shoveler 40 Wigeon (Plus.) 50 Mallard (Circa.) 1 Kestrel 80 Teal (Plus.) 2 Stonechat (Pair.) 8 Chaffinch 9 Meadow Pipit 12 Pied Wagtail (Plus. Good water level at last, nice muddy edges.) 200 Starling (Plus. Many feeding amongst cattle.) 6 Common Gull 10 Black-headed Gull [David Hale]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB
Friday 13 Sep

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 12:30 to 13:30, Dry, hot & sunny, light breeze 26c. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen. Reservoir dried out !.
1 Kestrel (6 Clouded Yellow, many Small White Butterfly.) 1 Buzzard 20 Pied Wagtail (Circa.) 3 Common Gull 50 Black-headed Gull (Circa.) 2 Goldfinch 8 House Sparrow (Poor sightings due to empty reservoir.) [David Hale]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB
Wednesday 28 Aug

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 09:45 to 11:45, SW breeze, light shower turning dry & warm, overcast. Sightings from roadside screen with Brenda.
1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 2 Sparrowhawk (Possible pair interacting at distance.) 1 Green Sandpiper (Water very low, benefit is lots of mud.) 3 Little Ringed Plover 1 Black-tailed Godwit 24 Lapwing 50 Black-headed Gull (Circa.) 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Herring Gull 3 Grey Heron 2 Little Egret 10 Teal 8 Mallard 2 Linnet 6 Goldfinch 1 Chiffchaff (Roadside hedge.) 8 House Sparrow (Many Small White butterflies.) 7 Swallow (Moving through heading South.) 20 Pied Wagtail (Circa.) 1 Snipe (Resting on bank. Flew off fast & high towards Bowers Marsh.) [David Hale]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB
Tuesday 20 Aug

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 10:00 to 12:00, Dry, bright & breezy. 20c. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen.
2 Common Sandpiper (Water very low.) 1 Avocet 4 Little Egret 2 Grey Heron 50 Goldfinch (Circa. A nice Charm, most appeared to be juveniles.) 1 Swallow 12 Black-headed Gull 10 Pied Wagtail (At least.) 3 Shoveler (Females.) 12 Mallard [David Hale]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB
Tuesday 06 Aug

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 12:30 to 15:30, Dry, warm, sun & cloud, S breeze. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen.
2 Common Sandpiper 10 Black-tailed Godwit 3 Dunlin 2 Marsh Harrier (Females, together.) 7 Avocet 1 Kestrel 2 Little Egret 1 Grey Heron 18 Lapwing 3 Teal 3 Swallow 10 Goldfinch 10 Stock Dove (Circa.) 200 Starling (Circa. In a tight flock working the meadow.) 3 Common Gull 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Herring Gull 30 Black-headed Gull (Circa.) 10 Pied Wagtail (At least.) 8 Mallard [David Hale]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB
Saturday 27 Jul

West Canvey Marshes RSPB 13:00 to 16:00, Dry to start, rain from 15 00. Overcast with cool W breeze. Sightings with Brenda from roadside screen.
1 Marsh Harrier (Female.) 1 Kestrel 2 Common Sandpiper 5 Little Ringed Plover 18 Lapwing 1 Grey Heron 5 Little Egret 7 Avocet 32 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Yellow Wagtail (Male.) 1 Common Tern 1 Common Gull 3 Shoveler (Females.) 1 Herring Gull 2 Skylark 1 Teal (Female.) 12 Stock Dove 500 Starling (Circa. Large flock, probably more.) 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 6 Black-headed Gull 12 Pied Wagtail (Circa.) 2 Goldfinch 2 Swallow [David Hale]

West Canvey Marshes RSPB