South Essex

South Essex

South Essex
A landscape of wetlands and marshes nestled along the Thames Estuary.
Latest blog posts
  • Sightings South Essex Marshes w/c 25th May

    With the breeding season well underway the birds a starting to quieten down a little bit, but good performances still being put on at all of the reserves. At Bowers Marsh corn buntings are in full voice and the skylarks are still flying high. Other visitors...
  • Essex Wildlife Photography Competition 2015

    It's only a few months until the annual Canvey Island Wildlife Day and in celebration we are again running the Essex Wildlife Photography Competition. The Essex Wildlife Photography Competition is being hosted by the RSPB and Canvey Town Council...
  • What to spot and Christmas opening times

    Merry Christmas everyone! Across the reserves wintering bird numbers are really starting to rise with plenty of waders and wildfowl. Over 1000 each of lapwing and wigeon have been feeding amongst the scrapes and wet grasslands, Bowers Marsh and West...
  • Pump it Up! ...or down in our case!

    The autumn period on the South Essex Reserves has been unusually mild and dry compared to recent years. This as it happens, has been somewhat of a bonus to the South Essex Reserves team as we have been recovering from some of the effects of last years...
  • Lots of bearded tits

    Bearded tit (by Andy Hay (rspb-images.com) Bearded tits have been particularly active recently; now is a great time of year to see them as young birds flock up in preparation to disperse and find new homes. Vange Marsh is the best place to see them...
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