Weekday and Weekend Walks, and Weekend Coach Outings

Moor Green Lakes 2018
Saturday morning walk

Date: Saturday 20 October 2018 at 09:30

Details:

On a very nice autumnal morning 12 members met up with Brian Reeve to see various waders & ducks at the Moor Green Lakes. We walked towards the River Blackwater, seeing gadwall, shoveler, tufted ducks, little grebes & great crested grebes.

Walking along the footpath beside the old disused gravel pit, which is now being filled in, we saw green sandpipers, lapwings, Common & black headed gulls along with grey wagtails & snipe. The best sightings of the day were a barn owl sitting in the owl box, and two buzzards fighting on the footpath.

Then we walked in the opposite direction towards the furthest hide, but as was closed because of a wasps nest inside, we went back to the other hide and saw little egret, Egyptian geese & herons on the far bank.

There were also sightings of long-tailed tits, blue tits, great tits & coal tits in the car park on the feeders together with nuthatch & chaffinch. The total number of species seen was 45 and 1 heard.


Click Here to see a few photos from the visit

 

Moor Green Lakes, 20/10/2018, sunny

Mute Swan

Greylag Goose

Canada Goose

Egyptian Goose

Wigeon

Gadwall

Teal

Mallard

Shoveler

Pochard

Tufted Duck

Cormorant

Little Egret

Grey Heron

Little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Common Buzzard

Moorhen

Coot

Lapwing

Green Sandpiper

Snipe

Black-headed Gull

Common Gull

Wood Pigeon

Collared Dove

Barn Owl

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Kestrel

Magpie

Jay

Jackdaw

Carrion Crow

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Coal Tit

Skylark H

Long-tailed Tit

Nuthatch

Wren

Blackbird

Robin

Dunnock

Grey Wagtail

Chaffinch

Linnet

45 Bird Species seen and 1 heard

Other Wildlife

Speckled Wood Butterfly

Peacock Butterfly

Grey Squirrel

13 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 a report and birds-seen-list of our visit on 13 December 2017

Click here for more information about the reserve