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The AGM using Zoom is on 30th September 2020, see WOS News for details.

Field Trips are cancelled until further notice.

Latest Sightings.

Please note that it may be several days beofre there are any more sightings updates
Ruddy Shelduck, 4 Shoveler, 4 Little Egret, Cettis Warbler, 560 Canada Goose - Langford Lakes - John...
4 Stonechat, 25 Linnet, 8 Chiffchaff, 8 Swallow, 2 Red Kite - Pewsey - Brian Heath 4 Teal, 2 Little...
MERLIN, Redstart, Stonechat, 12 Mistle Thrush, 50 House Martin - Avebury - Robin Nelson Lesser Whit...
3 Stonechat - Avebury - Robin Nelson 2 Wheatear, Whinchat, 8 Stonechat - Morgan's Hill - Robin Nels...

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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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