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  • Lodmoor Nature Reserve

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    Name of Location Lodmoor Nature Reserve
    Highlights Over-wintering birds
    Facilities
    • Some parking nearby
    • Charge for parking
    • No visitor facilities
    • Defined paths
    OS Map Reference SY688813
    Aspect Detail
    Manager RSPB
    Area Western Dorset
    Ten Top Species: 
    Species Scientific Name Status Record Date Interest Level
    Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Vagrant 31/03/2011
    5
    Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Occasional 08/10/2013
    4
    Bittern Botaurus stellaris Recorded by others
    4
    Short Winged Conehead Conocephalus dorsalis SSSI Notification
    4
    Lesser Marsh Grasshopper Chorthippus albomarginatus SSSI Notification
    4
    Sea Club-rush Bolboschoenus maratima SSSI notification
    4
    Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus Recorded by others
    4
    Water Rail Rallus aquaticus Photographed by Ian Andrews
    3
    Pintail Anas acuta Recorded by others
    3
    Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia Recorded by others
    3

    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.

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