Weekday and Weekend Walks, and Weekend Coach Outings

Moor Green Lakes 2017
Wednesday morning walk

Date: Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 09:30

Details:

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The next outdoor meeting is to Little Marlow Gravel Pits on Monday 1st January. Hope to see you there.

Moor Green Lakes, 13/12/2017, rain

Mute Swan

Canada Goose

Mandarin Duck

Wigeon

Gadwall

Teal

Mallard

Shoveler

Pochard

Tufted Duck

Goosander

Pheasant (H)

Cormorant

Grey Heron

Little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Sparrowhawk

Common Buzzard

Moorhen

Coot

Lapwing

Snipe

Black-headed Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Herring Gull

Wood Pigeon

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Kestrel

Magpie

Jay

Jackdaw

Carrion Crow

Goldcrest

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Long-tailed Tit

Nuthatch

Treecreeper

Wren

Starling

Blackbird

Song Thrush

Redwing

Mistle Thrush

Robin

Dunnock

Pied Wagtail

Chaffinch

Bullfinch

Greenfinch

Goldfinch

Siskin

Reed Bunting

52 Bird Species seen, plus 1 heard

Other Wildlife

Grey Squirrel

5 People

 
---- Original Programme Information ----

Moor Green Lakes
Moor Green Lakes

Meet 9.30am in the car park, Lower Sandhurst Road, Eversley, Berks, near RG40 3TF.
OS SU805628 Lat/Long: 51.3586, -0.8442
Click here for a map of the car park location

The car park is small, please read this parking information

Map of Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve

Three former gravel pits were restored in 1993 with islands and scrapes to create the Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve. More recent gravel workings to the west are being added to the reserve. There are ash, willow, maple and hazel trees, scrub and grassland. The river Blackwater runs along the southern edge of the site.

Bird feeders in the free car park but no toilets or food. Two hides, two screens. A walk of up to four miles on footpaths, no steep slopes, mud probable.

Regular visitors include Canada, greylag, barnacle and Egyptian geese, wigeon, pochard, gadwall, teal, goosander, shoveler, goldeneye, tufted duck, coot, grebes, gulls, thrushes, nuthatch, reed bunting, stonechat, linnet, meadow pipit, finches and siskin. The barn owl can sometimes be seen in its box. Rarer are bittern, smew, little egret, snipe, water rail, green sandpiper, kingfisher, redpoll, goldcrest and brambling. Expect around 40 species.

Click here for a report and birds-seen-list of our visit on 28 January 2015

Click here for a report and birds-seen-list of our visit on 10 December 2016

Click here for more information about the reserve