Windsurf Pool

(Private Property)

View only from Hawthorn Lane track and do not cross fence lines. This former windsurfing lake has recently been divided into a series of smaller pools and has now established itself as an important reedbed habitat where Reed Warbler thrive in summer and is a regular winter home to both Bittern and Water Rail. The pools are shallow especially in mid-summer and can often attract herons, egrets and waders. The surrounding willow & hawthorn woodland can house good numbers of passerines and the small grass field to the south has recorded Stonechat in winter. In summer Hobby can often be seen here in good numbers feeding on insects alongside hirundines which also occasionally become its prey. Goosander, Red-crested Pochard, Pochard, Gadwall, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal and Great Crested Grebe are noted here regularly.


Rarities have included:

  • Great White Egret (2007, 2016 more regularly in recent years).


Scarce species have included:

  • Bittern
  • Greater Scaup.