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Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

From the main car park a path leads to the wa­ter where the pe­riph­eral round-lake path can be ac­cessed plus a range of shorter routes. We spot­ted Lit­tle Grebe div­ing, and as we headed north to­wards Bes­som Bridge

1The road crosses the shal­lower end of the lake on Bes­som Bridge; from here Hurscombe Na­ture Re­serve can be ac­cessed.

2A well-sited bird hide at the north-east end makes an ex­cel­lent paus­ing point. Search the sky for Gold­eneye, Wi­geon, and Great Crested Grebe.

34Con­tin­uethrough West Hill Wood, lis­ten­ing for Jay and Great Spot­ted Wood­pecker. Ap­proach­ing the south end, some wood­land has been cleared; Ravens ‘cronk ‘over­head, eye­ing up pic­nics!

. Fur­ther wood­land flanks the southerly shore. Here we saw the Lesser Spot­ted Wood­pecker ex­plor­ing the canopy be­fore it bounced off along the edge of the wood. In win­ter Goosander roost near the dam at the south-west cor­ner.

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