The most conspicuous wildlife at Pitsford Reservoir is the birdlife. The whole reservoir was designated a SSSI in 1970, principally because of the large numbers of wildfowl. In winter up to 10,000 birds can be seen, including wigeon, gadwall, pintail and teal. Over 25 species of duck have been recorded as well as three species of diver and five of grebe. The scrub areas attract winter flocks of thrushes to their berry crop and over 60 species of bird are known to breed here in spring and summer, varying in size from heron to the tiny goldcrest.

A feeding station ensures a good chance of seeing tree sparrow and many other small birds attracted to the seeds. The diversity of habitats provides food and shelter in spring for a huge range of migrant songbirds.

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Postcode: NN6 9BN

Latitude / Longitude: 52.3239921, -0.8555573

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