TQ8596 : Birds cross the winter sun

taken 6 years ago, near to South Fambridge, Essex, Great Britain

Birds cross the winter sun
Birds cross the winter sun
A flock of birds at the Blue House Farm Nature Reserve fly close to the River Crouch over snow and ice on a clear January day.
Blue House Farm Nature Reserve
Managed by Essex Wildlife Trust since 1998 this 600 acre farm is situated on the north bank of the River Crouch.

The Flat Fields have been grassland for the last 100 years, the remainder of the farm comprises of coastal grazing marsh with ancient creeks and hollows betraying its salt marsh origins.

The above adapted from Essex Wildlife Trust LinkExternal link
See also RSPB: LinkExternal link
Dengie Peninsula
The Dengie (pronounced with a soft G) Peninsula is an area of South Essex, bounded by the River Blackwater to the north, the River Crouch to the south and the North Sea to the east. The western Boundary of the old "Dengie Hundred" ran from (and included) North Fambridge to Woodham Walter: The nearby town of Maldon was not part of the Dengie Hundred as it was a borough in its own right. See LinkExternal link for a map of the Essex Hundreds.

The area has a relatively low population density, with large areas of farm and marsh land. The largest towns are Burnham on Crouch with a population of c. 7,500 and Southminster with a population of c. 3,800.

Useful links:
Dengie 100 LinkExternal link
Essex-family-history LinkExternal link
wikipedia LinkExternal link
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TQ8596, 78 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
County (from Tags)
Essex 
Place (from Tags)
North Fambridge  Blue House Farm Nature Reserve 
Near (from Tags)
River Crouch 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 856 965 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.2325N 0:40.8662E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 856 967
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Essex Wildlife Trust  Flock of Birds  Sun  Nature Reserve 

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