SP9314 : On the Water's Edge at College Lake

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

On the Water's Edge at College Lake
On the Water's Edge at College Lake
This was taken from the Octagon hide - and while there were few birds around (apart from the ever present Canada Geese) it was relaxing just to watch the light wind rustling the reeds. This picture is currently my favourite wallpaper!
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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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9339 1417 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.1018N 0:38.7914W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9340 1418
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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