Date Details Sitename
Friday 29 Nov

Stow Marsh 13:30 to 16:00, Sunny, high tide
150 Black-tailed Godwit 1 Snipe 8 Great Crested Grebe 3 Turnstone 1400 Dunlin 35 Grey Plover 100 Golden Plover 3 Rock Pipit 4 Buzzard (on fields) 1500 Lapwing 500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Marsh Harrier (female and juv hunting) 2 Stonechat (pair) 1 Peregrine Falcon (young male made a dusk raid on the roosting waders) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Tuesday 15 Oct

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 15:45, Very high tide, sunny and warm
2 Raven (pair flew east at medium height calling at 10.30am) 6 Buzzard 2 Sparrowhawk (male plus female) 2 Cetti's Warbler (singing Saltcoats reedbed) 143 Black-tailed Godwit 9 Grey Plover 5 Great Crested Grebe 2 Rock Pipit 45 Linnet 2 Stonechat (pair) 5 Greenshank 500 Lapwing 1 Peregrine Falcon (large female perched in its usual place in the fields) 1 Avocet 460 Wigeon 20 Meadow Pipit 1 Common Sandpiper 1 Marsh Harrier (male) 700 Redshank (in high tide roost) 1 Water Rail (Saltcoats reedbed) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Saturday 21 Sep

Stow Marsh 14:15 to 16:15, Warm and sunny ESE breeze. Tide coming in
3 Buzzard (hunting fields) 122 Wigeon 3 Wheatear 1 Peregrine Falcon (high over Brandy Hole) 1 Stonechat (female) 1 Greenshank 3 Whinchat [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Wednesday 18 Sep

Stow Marsh 13:15 to 16:30, Warm and sunny, NE wind. High tide
1 Lesser Whitethroat (Washlands) 1 Willow Warbler (Washlands) 18 Little Egret 3 Stonechat (Pair plus a female) 84 Swallow (heading low east) 12 Yellow Wagtail (on seawall including a 'Channel' wagtail) 3 Marsh Harrier (adult male plus two juv) 2 Wheatear 5 Whinchat 20 Meadow Pipit (on seawall) 1 Greenshank 2 Avocet 1 Common Sandpiper 5 Buzzard 1 Hobby 2 Lapland Bunting (one on saltings and another flew over calling) 9 Dunlin 400 Redshank [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Wednesday 11 Sep

Stow Marsh 14:00 to 16:30, Tide going out. Strong SW wind, rain and sun.
1 Willow Warbler (in a Marsh Farm hedge) 1150 Starling (some in fields and mobile flocks) 120 Golden Plover 20 Black-tailed Godwit 85 Teal 3 Ringed Plover 110 Swallow (low across fields heading west) 2 Sand Martin (heading west) 18 Wigeon 2 Yellow-legged Gull 7 Yellow Wagtail (on saltmarsh with meadow pipits) 1 Grey Wagtail (flew west along Crouch) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 06 Sep

Stow Marsh 12:00 to 15:30, Low tide. Fresh to strong SW wind and rain
42 House Martin (heading low south) 57 Sand Martin (heading low south) 352 Swallow (heading low south) 3 Yellow Wagtail 123 Golden Plover 2 Ringed Plover 5 Grey Plover (summer plumage) 1 Merlin (female battling low south against the wind) 1 Wheatear 2 Great Crested Grebe 3 Greenshank 1 Little Stint (juv in with a group of redshank in Stow Creek) 1 Marsh Harrier (juv male) 1 Sparrowhawk (hunting low along the borrowdykes) 45 Curlew 1 Yellow-legged Gull 42 Teal 2 Water Rail 500 Starling (mobile flocks) 1 Ruff (juv female) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Friday 23 Aug

Stow Marsh 13:45 to 16:15, Sunny, hot, tide coming in.Good views of the BBMF going from Southend to Clacton
46 Yellow Wagtail 260 Red-legged Partridge 2 Grey Partridge 6 Whimbrel 1 Whinchat 2 White Wagtail 1 Wheatear 12 Dunlin 1 Buzzard (in the fields) 1 Hobby (low along the borrowdykes took a small bird) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
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