Bowers Marsh

The sky has been filled with Swift, Swallow and House Martin hawking for prey. On the fresh water lagoon there have been over 100 Avocet with Shelduck and Oystercatcher among them while the Black-necked Grebe continue to be seen on occasions.

Vange Marsh

Although the water levels are low Marsh Harrier have been searching for prey. A Spotted Redshank has been seen in all its glory of summer plumage with the red Black-tailed Godwit matching them. Both Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat are singing in the bushes.

West Canvey Marsh

Loads of butterflies mostly Marbled White and little Skippers. An Egyptian Goose has paid a visit. The Little Grebe and Tufted Ducks have been seen with chicks.