SK9571 : Boultham Mere

taken 4 months ago, near to Boultham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Boultham Mere
Boultham Mere
View from the hide at Boultham Mere Nature Reserve
Boultham Mere Nature Reserve
Boultham Mere LinkExternal link is a 47 acre marsh / wetland habitat formerly known as Skewbridge Ballast Pit, gifted to Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust by the British Railways Property Board in 1988.
The reserve attracts many wintering wildfowl, including teal, shoveler, goosander and goldeneye. There are also many breeding birds, including up to 20 pairs of both reed and sedge warblers, two pairs of great crested grebes and three pairs of little grebes. Kingfisher and common tern also breed on the reserve. The reserve provides one of only two regular sites in Lincolnshire for wintering bittern. In recent years, scarce birds recorded include Savi's warbler, marsh warbler, purple heron, goshawk, Mediterranean gull, little gull, hobby and osprey. The reserve and adjoining drain are rich in dragonflies and damselflies with 12 species regularly recorded. Many butterflies may be seen in summer, including orange-tip, ringlet, large skipper, meadow brown and wall brown. Flowering plants of interest include lesser water-plantain and waterviolet.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9561 7137 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.8464N 0:34.1485W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9554 7130
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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