South Essex

South Essex

South Essex
A landscape of wetlands and marshes nestled along the Thames Estuary.
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  • Autumn passage is now well under way...

    Avocet by Andy Hay (rspb-images.com) Autumn passage is now well under way with plenty to see on the South Essex Reserves. Bowers Marsh and Vange Marsh are the best places to go for migrant waders; species seen recently have included plenty of black...
  • One Wild Day at Wallasea is coming! The South Essex Visitor Centre will be closed on Sunday 20 July

    One Wild Day at Wallasea is nearly here! Due to this event the South Essex visitor centre will be closed. The Wildlife Garden will still be open for you to enjoy. This event is an amazing opportunity to come along and discover the incredible...
  • Red-necked phalarope seen on Bowers Marsh

    Red-necked phalarope by Chris Gormesall (rspb-images.com) The highlight of the last few of weeks has been a female red-necked phalarope, which was seen on the fresh lagoon at Bowers Marsh. Unfortunately it only stayed around for a few hours, but gave...
  • Watch out, chicks about!

    Wet, muddy ground conditions have attracted good numbers of migrant waders to the South Essex reserves. The undoubted highlight was the pair of black-winged stilts which stopped off at Bowers Marsh, the first of these birds recorded in the UK this spring...
  • Let's get pumping!

    Surface water on the South Essex reserves has begun to evaporate over the last few months. The sheer amount of rainfall over the winter has meant that the pools and logoon’s on West Canvey, Vange and Bowers Marshes will stay at favorable levels...
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