South Essex

South Essex
A landscape of wetlands and marshes nestled along the Thames Estuary.
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  • Media: Southern migrant Hawker

    East of Benfleet station. I'm grateful to Howard Vaughan of RSPB Rainham Marshes for guiding me to this specimen. This is a rare British dragonfly which has taken up residence this year in the area.
  • Media: Emperor Dragonfly

    Taken east of Benfleet as it patrolled a pond.
  • Media: I smell FROG!

    This grass snake seemed to be swimming after Marsh Frogs in a pond east of Benfleet station.
  • Media: 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 20 pictures but only two were sharp when I looked at them on the computer.
  • Media: Cardinal Beetle

    Shortly after setting off home from catching the grass snake this beetle landed in front of me and allowed me to get nice and close by lying down.
  • Media: Crane-fly

    Ever wondered what a daddy longlegs looks like close up?
  • Media: Female Emperor Ovipositing

    Taken east of Benfleet.