Water Ski Pit (Private)

No public access but this site is viewable from a few points along the surrounding tracks and footpaths. Particularly good for diving duck in winter plus it is especially good for Great Crested Grebe, Goldeneye, Tufted Duck and Pochard. Terns regularly use this site for fishing and the area also attracts large numbers of hirundines especially Swift in spring and summer. The surrounding broad woodland fringes have in the past held breeding Nightingale, but these have since disappeared. This habitat holds many species of passerine with notable birds being Willow Tit, Bullfinch, Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler.


Rarities have included:

  • White-winged Black Tern (1992 and 1994)


Scarce species have included:

  • Great Skua
  • Greater Scaup
  • White-fronted Goose
  • Tundra Bean Goose
  • Smew
  • Slavonian Grebe.