Date Details Sitename
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
Friday 28 Dec

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 16:00, Very misty to start then cleared with the sun. Tide coming in. Lots of wildfowling taking place.
600 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Too distant to read any rings) 1 Rock Pipit 1000 Wigeon 10 Shoveler 2 Stonechat (pair) 950 Teal 50 Linnet 130 Black-tailed Godwit 1400 Dunlin 42 Avocet 150 Canada Goose 15 Little Grebe 11 Great Crested Grebe 1 Marsh Harrier (juv) 2 Buzzard (perched on posts in the fields) 900 Golden Plover 3 Turnstone 1 Water Rail 2 Corn Bunting (Only two came into the main roost at dusk.) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh
Wednesday 12 Dec

Stow Marsh 13:00 to 15:30, Sunny but cold with a moderate SE breeze. High tide
570 Dark-bellied Brent Goose 2 Buzzard (perched in fields late afternoon) 2000 Dunlin 1000 Golden Plover 4 Rock Pipit 10 Great Crested Grebe 500 Stock Dove 2 Peregrine Falcon (pair constantly setting up all the birds on the fields, then perched on the ground) 1 Merlin (female trying to ambush linnets in the game cover) 36 Grey Plover 10 Pink-footed Goose (flew west along the Crouch, presumably those turning up at Hanningfield.) 50 Linnet 31 Skylark 1 Sparrowhawk (male trying to ambush birds going into the reed bed roost) [Alan Shearring]

Stow Marsh