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A landscape of wetlands and marshes nestled along the Thames Estuary.
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  • Blog Post: Four spoonbills on Bowers Marsh

    The opening of Bowers Marsh was celebrated with the arrival of four spoonbill, giving great views on the edge of the main freshwater lagoon. A juvenile glossy ibis has also been popping in and out of Bowers Marsh and has also been seen flying over Vange Marsh. The ibis has been quite mobile, although...
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    Vange Marsh - 23rd August 2010
  • Media: Spoonbills

    Vange Marsh - 23rd August 2010
  • Media: Spoonbill

    Digiscoped at the Wat Tyler scrape 04/06 from Motor Boat museum hide
  • Blog Post: Butcher bird found on Vange Marsh

    Late evening Friday, two spoonbills were found on the freshmarsh at Vange Marsh.This tempted a couple of local birders to visit the reserve early on Saturday morning and they soon found an adult female red-backed shrike . The red-backed shrike is a summer migrant that was formerly widespread in...
  • Blog Post: To spot a flycatcher!

    The end of August/beginning of September is the prime time for finding spotted flycatchers as they stop off to feed on their long journey south. Spotted flycatchers have declined by over 50% during the last 25 years and is now a species of serious conservation concern and as such is red listed. Spotted...
  • Blog Post: Recent happenings on the marshes!

    An immature spoonbill was still present on Vange Marsh on Tuesday, along with two little ringed plovers and seven spotted redshanks still. A kingfisher has been seen a couple of times near the first hide on West Canvey Marsh and a common buzzard drifted over north-east Monday lunchtime. Two big local...
  • Blog Post: Spoonbills increase in number!

    Vange Marsh proves to be a big attraction for spoonbills . Yesterday another immature bird joined the two adults and immature which have been present most of August. All four are still present today. Also on the marsh are 2 ruff , 11 green sandpipers and 2 greenshanks . Warblers in the scrubland area...