February, 2011

South Essex

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

South Essex

  • West Canvey Marsh yesterday

    Yesterday on the marsh one green sandpiper, a peregrine falcon, corn bunting, linnet, chaffinch, cormorant, 2 little egret, 6 shoveler, 10 shelduck, tufted duck, a brent goose with the canada geese. Good numbers of gadwall, teal, wigeon, mallard and skylark.

    At Wat Tyler Country Park on Sunday, Scrape Hide only: 7 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 79 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 immature male Marsh Harrier, 1 Snipe, 3 Cetti's Warbler (heard only). While at the marina there were 380 wigeon on Vange Wick and 15 black-tailed godwits in the creek.

  • Wildlife Explorers and the Big Garden Bird Watch

    In their meeting last Saturday, members of our Wildlife Explorer group learned about garden birds so they could take part  in the Big Garden Bird Watch. Most of them also got to make a robin nest box thanks to the hard work and preparation of volunteer youth leader Dave. 

    If you are aged 4 to 13 and interested in joining our Wildlife Explorer group, do get in touch. You can email us at se.education@rspb.org.uk or 'phone 01268 498625.