At this reserve, you'll find intertidal mudflat, scrubland, grassland, a balancing pond, a newt pond and a large length of sea wall. 

The old sea walls are particularly important here, as birds will snuggle up to roost on the ends of these at high tide, before they feed on the mudflats of Stanford Wharf and the Thames estuary when the tide is out.

The reserve is being developed, in particular, as a feeding and roosting site for wintering and passage birds, including Shelduck, Teal, Wigeon, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Grey Plover, Black-tailed Godwit and Redshank.

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