West Canvey Marsh
Although there isn't a lot going on on the marsh the Avocets continue to look after their chicks although they are becoming more independent now. The Black-tailed Godwits are still showing off their summer plumage. A Peregrine has been seen looking for prey. There are plenty of butterflies mostly Marbled White, Meadow Brown and Peacock.
Bowers is the busiest reserve. The Swallows are charging around. On the water there are Avocets, Oystercatcher, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and Ringed Plover. The Black-necked Grebe is reported to still be residence with their chicks and there has been a report of a Garganey.
The Spotted Redshank are coming out of their summer plumage. Green Sandpipers and Greenshanks have been probing the mud for food and a Buzzard has been flying overhead.
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