A lot has been going on on Bowers Marsh for the keen-eyed observer. Among the dragonflies and damselflies there have been Emperor and Southern Migrant Hawker. Several species of Emerald Damselfly have been reported; Emerald, Scarce Emerald and Willow Emerald. Small Red Damselflies have also been seen.
On the water or water's edge have been Garganey, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, and Wood Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, Whimbrel and a Kingfisher.
On land or in the air a Peregrine and Yellow Wagtails have been reported.
Finally mammals have been represented by Weasel and Water Vole.
West Canvey Marsh
Its been quieter on West Canvey however a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was seen on the reservoir. Common and Green Sandpipers were also present..
Canvey Wick is predominantly an insect reserve. Among those recorded in the last week were:- Shrill Carder and Brown-banded Carder Bees, Clouded Yellow, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood and Gate Keeper butterflies.
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