SP9314 : A heron on the Marsh at College Lake, near Tring

taken 3 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

A heron on the Marsh at College Lake, near Tring
A heron on the Marsh at College Lake, near Tring, taken 3 years ago
This view was taken from the main hide SP9313 : Visitor Centre Hide from Castle Hide, College Lake, near Tring adjacent to the Visitor's Centre SP9313 : Visitor Centre and Hide, College Lake, near Tring (June 2010) at College Lake. There is nearly always a heron or two somewhere on the marsh - often young ones from the heronries at nearby Marsworth and Wilstone Reservoirs.
The Visitors' Centre, College Lake, near Tring :: SP9313
Work started on the current Visitors' Centre in 2009, which was designed to contain many eco-friendly features. It was opened the following year, and includes a reception area, small cafe (drinks, sandwiches, cakes, and ice creams) with views over the reserve, a display area, toilets and staff offices. There is a large hide with excellent views over the reserve immediately adjacent to it.
There are good disabled facilities and mobility vehicles can be arranged for those who cannot walk round the reserve.
College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring
College Lake is a large nature reserve with a very wide variety of habitats created from a large chalk pit. There is a large area of marsh with islands, and a deep water lake, while the cliffs surrounding the pit are in various stages of being "recovered" by nature. There is open meadow land and an area kept as an old fashioned cornfield full of flowers. There is woodland all round the area (originally planted to hide the quarry) and a large new woodland of native trees and shrubs. This all means that whatever time of the year you visit you can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife.

There are good facilities for the visitor (and for school parties), including many hides, and displays of old agricultural equipment. It is run by the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. LinkExternal link
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2014
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 June, 2014   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 14 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Educational sites  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Bird (from Tags)
Heron 
Primary Subject of Photo
Heron 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9343 1402 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.0205N 0:38.7590W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9350 1395
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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