SJ9024 : Doxey Marshes

taken 4 years ago, near to Doxey, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Doxey Marshes
Doxey Marshes
Doxey Marshes is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its wet grassland habitat and its breeding wading birds and wildfowl. It is particularly noted for its populations of breeding snipe. The habitat is one of the most threatened nationally, along with related wildlife such as snipe, lapwing, little ringed plover, otter and water shrew.
Doxey Marshes lies within the floodplain of the River Sow and periodically it breaches its banks and subjects the marshes to flooding. Wading birds love the shallow pools and muddy edges this flooding leaves behind as a source of food. In the autumn and spring during the migration period, Doxey can attract all kinds of rare birds.


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SJ9024, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9036 2450 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.0770N 2:8.6688W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9027 2437
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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