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ESSEX (London), (E)

National Grid SW 370217 00o00´/00o00´ 372ha 10-20m, mostly ancient flood meadows (now isolated from river by flood defences), reedbeds and some scrub and woodland 
passage spring and autumn but anytime can be good (08.05.2008)


Birding Site Guide

Located just inside the M25, at junction 31 follow the RSPB signs 1.5 miles along the A1207 to the reserve. There is parking and toilets a visitor centre and shop, with a cafeteria upstairs. The views from here over the marshes are spectacular. There is a 2.5 mile circuit walk of the reserve and all can be done by wheelchair.

RSPB Reserves 

Birds seen in a 3 hour visit.

Full bird list

The reserve has many Water Voles. 

There are many Marsh Frogs here and some strange hybrids. 

Author: BSG