South Essex

South Essex

South Essex
A landscape of wetlands and marshes nestled along the Thames Estuary.
Latest blog posts
  • 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...
  • The Geese have returned

    Essex is home to some fantastic wildlife spectacles and none more impressive than the migration of the brent geese. They arrive from their breeding ground in northern Russia and Siberia to feed on the eel grass found along the coastline and recently...
  • Susy`s love of water voles

    No animal I have ever known of is as rotund, plump, and squidgy looking, as our water vole. They have deep brown eyes, set in rich chestnut fur, with a gentle creamy eye ring, which can make them look almost spectacled. And no animal species has ever...
  • Canvey Island Wildlife Day Photography competition 2017

    We are coming round for another Canvey Island Wildlife day, this year on the 27 May. Means its time for another Essex Wildlife competition, run by RSPB and Canvey Town Council and completely free to enter! Have you got what it takes to show...
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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Woodchat Shrike

West Canvey Marshes
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Wormeries

As part of the Guiding Centenary "Adventure 100" badge, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides of West...
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Spoonbill

Digiscoped on scrape at Wat Tyler CP from Motorboat Museum hide 04/06
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Spoonbills

Vange Marsh - 23rd August 2010
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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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