Date Details Sitename
Thursday 08 Aug

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 16:00, Hot, low tide SW wind picking up. Egg laying pair of southern migrant hawkers.
94 Swallow (heading low south including a flock of 91) 1 Dunlin (summer plumage) 1 Wheatear 5 Great Crested Grebe (on Crouch) 28 Stock Dove 15 Whimbrel 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Greenshank 55 Black-tailed Godwit 6 Yellow Wagtail (along seawall) 400 Starling (flock on the saltmarsh) 380 Redshank 3 Buzzard 1 Raven (soaring with one of the buzzards) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Sunday 21 Jul

Stow Marsh 12:30 to 17:00, Tide coming in. Pair Southern Migrant Hawkers
69 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Pochard (female with 4 young) 10 Sand Martin (heading south) 1 Green Sandpiper 1 Yellow Wagtail 5 Buzzard 5 Swift (heading west) 19 Stock Dove 5 Corn Bunting (singing males plus a family party in addition) 1 Yellow-legged Gull 2 Whimbrel 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) 2 Great Crested Grebe (on Crouch) 16 Little Egret 3 Shelduck (plus creches of 4 and 9 young) 21 Curlew 6 Common Sandpiper 1 Common Tern 1 Dunlin 1 Whinchat (male in summer plumage) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Wednesday 15 May

Stow Marsh 14:30 to 16:30, Low tide warm East wind
2 Swallow 1 Cetti's Warbler (Saltcoates) 4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Marsh Harrier 4 Buzzard (three of which came low from the east) 4 Teal (two pair) 1 Whimbrel 4 Stock Dove [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Wednesday 01 May

Stow Marsh 10:40 to 10:50, Sunny
2 Cuckoo (1seen in tree betweenthe reedbeds and the lake near the park. 1heard more distantly . ) [Dawn James]

Stow Marsh
Saturday 20 Apr

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 15:15, High tide, very warm East breeze
1 Whitethroat 1 Reed Warbler 142 Black-tailed Godwit 12 Great Crested Grebe 11 Whimbrel 38 Teal 6 Buzzard 2 Common Tern 2 Marsh Harrier 2 Pink-footed Goose (heading high west over the Crouch) 1 Cuckoo 1 Swallow 26 Stock Dove 2 Tree Pipit (feeding on seawall) 1 Lesser Whitethroat [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Saturday 06 Apr

Stow Marsh 14:00 to 16:00, High tide. Very misty with drizzle. With Bob Flindall
4 Swallow 1 Whimbrel 330 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Common Tern 1 Snipe 1 Cetti's Warbler 1 Water Rail 2 Corn Bunting 21 Great Crested Grebe (in one group) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 15 Feb

Stow Marsh 11:30 to 15:45, Sunny warm. Low tide. Peacock butterfly on saltmarsh
49 Mute Swan (Marsh Farm) 67 Little Grebe (in Crouch) 1 Marsh Harrier (female hunting Marsh Farm) 40 Ringed Plover 700 Golden Plover 1150 Dunlin 1 Merlin (female chasing waders Brandy Hole) 8 Great Crested Grebe 180 Black-tailed Godwit 45 Avocet 1000 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (in scattered mobile flocks) 900 Teal 800 Wigeon 750 Stock Dove 101 Grey Plover (good count this far up the Crouch) 2 Rock Pipit 5 Buzzard 1 Short-eared Owl (a very confiding individual allowing approach within 30 feet, hunting the borrow dykes) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Thursday 31 Jan

Stow Marsh 13:30 to 16:15, Cold east breeze. Traces of snow and water bodies frozen Low tide
50 Redwing 1 Lesser Redpoll 1400 Wigeon 1600 Teal 1 Knot (unusual here) 650 Stock Dove (one huge flock that gradually split up) 3 Snipe 900 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (very mobile) 57 Avocet 26 Little Grebe (in Crouch) 1 Rock Pipit 15 Linnet 1 Twite (on saltmarsh on its own) 20 Grey Plover 2 Peregrine Falcon (adult female and juv male. ) 3 Buzzard 1 Whimbrel 122 Canada Goose (including two canada x greylag) 3 Little Egret 1 Water Rail (feeding out in the open) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Wednesday 23 Jan

Stow Marsh 09:10 to 09:15, Cold ,Dam partly frozen.
1 Water Rail (Out in the open at Clements Dam until spooked by a redshank.) 1 Redshank 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 20 Fieldfare 12 Redwing [Dawn James]

Stow Marsh
Friday 11 Jan

Stow Marsh 13:15 to 16:00, Cold with drizzle, high tide coming in. The raptors constantly setting up the birds on the fields
5 Redwing 350 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (No rings) 450 Stock Dove 6 Fieldfare 400 Wigeon 2 Marsh Harrier 1500 Lapwing 800 Golden Plover 1 Peregrine Falcon (female, sitting in field with occasional forays) 6 Grey Partridge 1 Merlin (male flew fast and low across the fields) 2 Buzzard (Perched on fences) 7 Great Crested Grebe 2 Rock Pipit 170 Black-tailed Godwit [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh