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Bathampton Meadow
view of reserve
for watery views and waders

This reserve was created in 1996 to provide additional flood relief for the A46 Bathampton by-pass, these wet meadows and the oxbow lake have proved particularly attractive to a number of migrant birds.

What to look out for

The site is good for migrant water birds, with waders such as dunlin, ringed and little ringed plover, and green and common sandpiper which are attracted to the muddy margins in spring and autumn. Sand martin and kingfisher have been seen regularly by the oxbow, and other migrant birds include yellow wagtail, whinchat and hobby. Small blue butterfly has been recorded here.


Further information

A telescope is useful, as the only viewing is from the edge of the site to avoid disturbing the birds.


By permit only to Trust members. Please contact members@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk or telephone 0117 9177270.


Further information
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Rich Andrews


Small blue butterfly
Mike Dimery

Location details
Grid ref
ST 775 669
Area 9.26 hectares