TQ5479 : Cleared area in the bulrushes

near to Wennington, Havering, Great Britain

Cleared area in the bulrushes
Cleared area in the bulrushes
A few bulrushes have been cleared in this waterlogged area of marsh.
Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve
Rainham Marshes is an RSPB nature reserve to the east of London, adjacent to the Thames Estuary in Purfleet.
In 2000, the area of land was bought from the Ministry of Defence, who used it as a test firing range. With no activity for several years, the nature reserve was officially opened to the public in 2006. It has maintained much of its Medieval landscape, and is the largest area of wetland on the upper parts of the Thames Estuary.
The reserve contains Wennington, Aveley and Rainham Marshes, which have been designated as a Metropolitan Site of Importance for Nature Conservation. It has also been designated by Natural England as a Site of Special Scientific Interest as the Inner Thames Marshes.
The reserve is home to a diverse range of bird species, wetland plants and insects. It also has one of the most dense water vole populations in the country. In December 2005, the site was visited by a Sociable Lapwing; over 1,700 people visited the reserve to see this bird. Late in the bird's stay, four Penduline Tits were also found at the site. Entrance to the site is free to residents of Thurrock and the London Borough of Havering.
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Saturday, 17 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 19 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Lowlands 
Place (from Tags)
Aveley Marshes  Aveley 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5478 7959 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.6442N 0:13.6937E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 54764 79576
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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