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Redstart, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 19 Garden Warbler, 60 Whitethroat, 30 Blackcap, 10 Chiffchaff, 8 Wil...
2 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 10 Mistle Thrush, 3 Swift, 4 Swallow, 3 House M...
Common Buzzard, Red Kite, 9 Yellowhammer - Middle Woodford - Bob Blamey Spotted Flycatcher - ...
Cuckoo, Spotted Flycatcher. 4 Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, ...
3 Skylark, 5 Corn Bunting, 25 Starling, Red Kite - Stoford - Bob Blamey
RED-BACKED SHRIKE (male) - Blakehill - Tom & Anne Binny 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroat, 20 Bl...

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Grid reference: ST9331

The lake was created by damming a tributary of the river Nadder. It is in the grounds of what was once Fonthill Abbey, built by the 18th century eccentric, William Beckford.

Various rarities have been recorded here. The usual waterfowl include Mandarin Duck, Mallard, Tufted Ducks, Pochard, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe. Also woodland species such as Chiffchaff, Robin, Chaffinch Nutchatch, Treecreeper.

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