SJ8609 : Belvide Reservoir

taken 4 years ago, near to Kiddemore Green, Staffordshire, Great Britain

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Belvide Reservoir
Belvide Reservoir
Much willow and scrub clearance has taken place in the south-east bay of the reservoir to create these earth bunds and pools. The main aim of this work is to enhance, correct and rejoin fragmented reed bed habitat areas in the bay.
Belvide Reservoir :: SJ8610

Belvide is a 180-acre canal feeder reservoir constructed in 1834 to supply the nearby Shropshire Union Canal. Birdwatching interest in the site did not awaken until the 1920s, but it is now regarded as one of the top sites in the Midlands. Owned by the Canal & Rivers Trust (formerly British Waterways), the site is leased to and managed by the West Midland Bird Club. It is scheduled as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) under the stewardship of Natural England. Integral to the reserve is a 3 ha tract of broad-leaved woodland which is owned by the Club.

Websites:
West Midland Bird Club LinkExternal link
Belvide News LinkExternal link
Daily bird sightings LinkExternal link

***Access to the site is restricted to members and permit holders of the West Midland Bird Club***

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SJ8609, 34 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 November, 2015   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 21 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Construction, Development 
Primary Subject of Photo
Reservoir 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8662 0986 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.1758N 2:11.9623W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 86721 09822
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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