A well-established country park of about 550 acres on the western extremity of the Colne Valley Park, which runs from Rickmansworth to Uxbridge.   From junction 1 of the M40 take the A412 Uxbridge Road to Slough and turn right after 3 miles along Black Park Road. The park entrance is a further 1 mile on the left. There is a large pay and display car park here.

The park consists of mostly surfaced paths and tracks through a range of habitats with woodland, open parkland and scrub with a large central lake.  There are information boards, a cafe and toilets.

The site is popular with the general public and walkers so its often best for birders to visit early or later in the day for the best chance of seeing the site’s birds.  There is year round access to the park’s public footpaths.

In the autumn and winter months its worth checking the lake for wildfowl including pochard, shoveler, teal, tufted duck. Also little grebe, kingfisher, egrets and grey wagtail.  Good chance of siskin and redpoll feeding in the lakeside trees.  Ring-necked parakeets are often found here and throughout the park.

The woodland tracts with conifers can hold crossbill, firecrest and with luck, hawfinches have been seen. Also the commoner tit flocks with nuthatch, treecreeper, jay and great spotted woodpecker.

The open parkland and scrubby areas are good for kestrels, buzzards, finches and thrushes depending on the time of year.

 

 

 

Location

Postcode: SL3 6DT

Latitude / Longitude: 51.5399402, -0.5535999

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