lake’s surface. Wimbleball attracts a wonderful variety of birds. Glaucous and Iceland Gulls are possibilities in winter, and Common Sandpipers pass through on migration and may linger. During spring 2015, a Ring-necked Duck was present. In the woodland on the south side of the lake we chanced upon a Lesser Spotted Allow a full day to really make the most of everything this site has to offer Woodpecker, high in the canopy. Beyond Bessom Bridge at the north end lies Hurscombe Nature Reserve. The woodland attracts Brambling and Siskin, and Buzzards soar overhead. Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Nuthatch and Blue and Long-tailed Tit are very likely. Listen for Chifchaff. As an added treat, Roe Deer are frequently seen around the shores.