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The AGM and Bird Fair postponed due to Coronavirus restrictions.

Field Trips are cancelled until further notice.

Latest Sightings.

2 QUAIL, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 8 Stonechat, Garden Warbler, 8 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff,...
Redstart - Avebury - Robin Nelson 12 Swift, Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap - Rood Ashto...
Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 4 Garden WArbler, 3 Reed WArbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 18 Blackcap, 7...
Redstart, 3 Whinchat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Gard...
2 Red Kite - Melksham - William Loaring 2 Spotted Flycatcher - Avebury - Robin Nelson 2 Yellow Wag...

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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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