September, 2010

South Essex

South Essex
A landscape of wetlands and marshes nestled along the Thames Estuary.

South Essex

  • Brent goose watch at Leigh-on-Sea

    Monday 4th – Friday 22nd October: Brent Goose Watch at Leigh-on-Sea 10am – 4pm daily (weather permitting).
    Come to the beautiful fishing village of Leigh-on-Sea to experience the sight and sound of some special visitors – brent geese which have flown thousands of miles from Siberia! Location: Victoria Wharf, Old Leigh (just behind the car park). Free event.

  • 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 events this weekend!

    Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th September: Magical Moth Weekend at Wat Tyler Country Park 10 am – 5 pm, Moth night Saturday 9 pm.
    Come along, help us set up the light traps and record the species caught on Saturday night. Join us on Sunday morning at 9 am and help empty the traps. Free event; donations appreciated. Booking essential for Saturday evening, call 01268 498627.


  • Are you “on the sea’s side”?

    These Little Owls are!

    Eleven under 5s came along to a very “fishy” RSPB Discovery Zone today to find out more about the seaside and sealife though a varied and action packed programme of crafts, an outdoor trail, games, songs, a break for refreshments, more craft, more songs, more games, colouring and a story to end the session.

    An added treat for the Little Owls this month – big owl, “Owlbert”, put in an appearance just as the children were getting ready to leave. Here they are, all posing for a picture with their fishy creations.


    Click here  to find out more about the RSPB’s “Are you on the sea’s side” campaign.

    If you’re reading this blog and thinking you and your little ones would like to get in on the action, Little Owls meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 10am to noon in the RSPB Discovery Zone at Wat Tyler Country Park. Little Owls is a free event (at the moment) and there is no need to book; just turn up.