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.
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.
A telescope is useful, as the only
viewing is from the edge of the site to avoid disturbing
By permit only to Trust members. Please
contact email@example.com or
telephone 0117 9177270.