RSPB Vange Marshes

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Vange marshes
RSPB Vange Marshes

RSPB Vange Marshes

Vange Marsh is a mosaic of wetland habitats in South Essex. Fresh and saltwater lagoons attract breeding avocet, common tern, little ringed plover (pictured) , lapwing and reed bunting. In winter, wigeons, teals and shovelers visit the site and bearded tits thrive in the reedbeds.

In summer, scarce emerald damselflies buzz around the reserve and the diamond patterned coats of adders can be glimpsed slithering through the long grass.

Each season brings a different experience at our nature reserves. In spring, the air is filled with birdsong as they compete to establish territories and attract a mate. In summer, look out for young birds making their first venture into the outside world. Autumn brings large movements of migrating birds - some heading south to a warmer climate, others seeking refuge in the UK from the cold Arctic winter. In winter, look out for large flocks of birds gathering to feed, or flying at dusk to form large roosts to keep warm.

For more information visit the RSPB website here

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