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Lodmoor Nature Reserve
Name of Location Lodmoor Nature Reserve Highlights Over-wintering birds Diversity High (150-200 species) Facilities
- Some parking nearby
- Charge for parking
- No visitor facilities
- Defined paths
OS Map Reference SY688813Ten Top Species: Species Scientific Name Status Record Date Interest Level Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Vagrant 31/03/20115 Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus Recorded by others4 Bittern Botaurus stellaris Recorded by others4 Short Winged Conehead Conocephalus dorsalis SSSI Notification4 Lesser Marsh Grasshopper Chorthippus albomarginatus SSSI Notification4 Sea Club-rush Bolboschoenus maratima SSSI notification4 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Occasional 08/10/20134 Saltmarsh Rush Juncus geradi SSSI notification3 Hoverfly (H pendulus) Helophilus pendulus Present 08/10/20133 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus Photographed by Ian Andrews3 Habitat(s) Extent Comment SH: Hedgerow Scrub Partial There are hedgerows, especially along the seaward side of the reserve. CR: Reedbed Foundation Lodmoor is a large reed bed with scrapes made for the benefit of the birds
This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:
SSSI Name Lodmoor Primary Photo Description
An area of reedbed and brackish grassland, Lodmoor is of outstanding interest for birds. Construction of a sea wall in the early 20th century has prevented regular tidal inundation, but the low-lying land is still influenced by saline groundwater. Frequent flooding by freshwater occurs, especially in winter. The site is notable for waders on passage and wildfowl in winter, and several nationally rare species breed.
Interest Biological Status Now Featured on NoD My Notes Being a large reed-bed much of this site is inaccessible but good paths make observation of much of it possible.