South Essex

South Essex

South Essex
A landscape of wetlands and marshes nestled along the Thames Estuary.
Latest blog posts
  • The South Essex reserves have been pulling in some good birds recently....

    The reserves have been pulling in some good birds recently; a female summer plumage red-necked phalarope stayed a morning on Vange Marsh, and a male white-spotted bluethroat was seen briefly from the hide overlooking Pitsea Scrape. Red-necked Phalarope...
  • Essex Wildlife Photography Competition 2015

    It's only a few months until the annual Canvey Island Wildlife Day and in celebration we are again running the Essex Wildlife Photography Competition. The Essex Wildlife Photography Competition is being hosted by the RSPB and Canvey Town Council...
  • Give Nature a Home in your back garden

    In case you’ve missed it the RSPB are asking everyone to get involved and build nature a home where you live. Here in South Essex we are lucky enough to have an amazing team of wildlife volunteers who have built some fantastic homes for wildlife...
  • Local wildlife garden wins honours

    On 27 September the RSPB’s Wildlife Garden at Flatford was awarded first place in the Recreation category at the annual Biffa Building Communities Awards. The ceremony took place at Chatham’s Historic Dockyard in Kent, and was attended by...
  • 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. Other visitors...
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