Your recent sightings at South Essex Wildlife Garden
Your recent sightings
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. Oth...Posted 02 Jun 2015 by Izzy D
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...Posted 20 Aug 2014 by Leila
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...Posted 14 May 2014 by Leila
Spring has sprung in South Essex
Spring has arrived and its now a great time to get out and look for migrant birds. Early migrants are already starting to arrive with sand martin and wheatear being seen on the reserves. small tortoiseshell by David Lee Spring is when our reserves...Posted 05 Apr 2014 by Leila
Marsh Harriers have been showing well.....
Marsh Harriers by Ben Hall (rspb-images.com) Marsh harriers have been showing well recently with several birds in the area, both males and females being spotted. Bowers Marsh is a great place to see them, as is the hide in Wat Tyler Country Park...Posted 10 Dec 2013 by Leila
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...Posted 20 Nov 2013 by Leila