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 Greenfinch

Taken just by the holly cottage hide.
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Waxwing at Pitsea

Only 5 birds present today 8th February in the Aldi car park at Pitsea. At least we had some sunshine...
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Grey Heron

Taking to the air post lunch, West Canvey Marsh 25th April 2010.
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Waxwing at Pitsea

One of only 5 birds present this morning at Aldi car park in Pitsea. At last the sun was shining after...
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Dragonfly

Dragonfly at West Canvey Marsh.
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Sunday Afternoon

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Female Emperor Ovipositing

Taken east of Benfleet.
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Cuckoo Bee

These black and white bees are buzzing round the Wat Tyler Wildlife garden.
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Kestrel Young at Wat Tyler CP

Well now we know for sure that we have 4 young in the nestbox viewed across Timberman's Creek at...
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Inside the new visitor centre at Wat Tyler Country Park

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Scorpionfly, Wat Tyler Country Park 13 May 2010

Captured on plants in the wildlife garden beside the RSPB visitor Centre
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West Canvey 24/4/10

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