South Essex

South Essex

South Essex
A landscape of wetlands and marshes nestled along the Thames Estuary.
Latest blog posts
  • An explosion of Orchids at Canvey Wick

    Canvey Wick Nature reserve may be more known for its importance to invertebrate life and its brownfield oil refinery roots, but what is special about the reserve does not end there. This brownfield reserve is special for other types of wildlife too, from...
  • Water Voles on the South Essex Reserves

    Assistant Warden Susy Jones talks about her work with water voles across the South Essex Reserves: As Summer approaches its end, my mind turns to getting the last water vole surveys of the year done. Our reserves in South Essex are a stronghold for...
  • Wild Wednesdays on West Canvey Marsh this Summer!

    Once again this year we will be running our Wild Wednesdays with the chance for your Wild Things to explore the ditches and grassy areas of West Canvey Marsh in search for creepy crawlies. Last year despite the rain, each Wednesday we ran the event turned...
  • Photography Competition time for Canvey Island Wildlife day 2018

    Excited to announce that once again, the RSPB and Canvey Town Council are running Canvey Island Wildlife day on the 26 May 2018. Along with the Wildlife day we will be running the Essex Wildlife Photography Competition which is, as always, free to...
  • A thank you and goodbye to Steph

    Here at South Essex we want to start celebrating the people that make the South Essex Reserves such a special place ranging from the staff and volunteers who go out every week to improve the habitat on Bowers Marsh to our brilliant Welcome Hosts found...
Latest photos
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Wat Tyler Goose Family

A late April brood setting out to explore the big bad world.
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Swallow feeding young

On the fence by the path next to the flooded fields.
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Spoonbills

Vange Marsh - 23rd August 2010
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Female Common Darter

Just east of Benfleet station. It just sat on a bush while I poked a macro lens in its face. I took about...
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I smell FROG!

This grass snake seemed to be swimming after Marsh Frogs in a pond east of Benfleet station.
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Mr Fox

Not sure he's supposed to be in there...he was certainly acting suspiciously... West Canvey Marsh...
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Spoonbills

Vange Marsh - 23rd August 2010
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Woodchat Shrike

West Canvey Marshes
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West Canvey 24/4/10

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Reed Warbler

Taken from Holly Cottage hide at Wat Tyler CP on 24/05/10. The bird that previously perched on this twig...
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Mediterranean Gull - West Canvey Marsh 24 April 2010

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Male Kestrel at Wat Tyler

This male has been a good provider for the chicks, making an average of two food drops an hour during...
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