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201904 - Fobbing Marsh

Thursday 11 April 2019 - Fobbing Marsh managed by Essex Wildlife Trust

First thing to say is that we never actually got to Fobbing Marsh! But we now know where it is.

On a cold, very fresh and pleasant day, even if a bit grey, Maria, Sue and Alan took a walk from Fobbing, starting at Marsh Lane.

Signposts were almost non-existent so it was not clear where the Marsh was. Having circled around a few areas, we eventually found a gate marked 'EWT Fobbing Marsh'. However, by this time - about 90 minutes - we felt it best to head back to the car.

For future reference, drive towards Fobbing. Stop and park where the speed limit reduces to 30mph. Walk down Marsh Lane [on the left when driving down], where the main path turns left and the another lesser path right - ignore them and head straight across the field. This leads to the Fobbing Marsh gate. Good luck.

And Wildlife, was a little thin. A few goldfinches, a few ducks hidden in the reeds and a soaring buzzard who appeared to have a large nest in the trees. The highlight were several skylarks that were twittering and displaying throughout our walk.

Thanks to Alan Aldridge for the photos.
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