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Every Monday we will be visiting one of our nature reserves in the south-east of England to find out which species of birds live there or visit during the spring and summer months.

Our chosen reserve this week is Woods Mill Nature Reserve, Sussex.

barn owlWoods Mill is the headquarters of Sussex Wildlife Trust and an environmental education centre. The nature reserve provides a peaceful setting, comprising coppice woodland, meadows and a large reed-fringed pond.

Many birds live on and visit the reserve throughout the year.

By the stream that is lined with blackthorn, hawthorn, apple and willow trees you will find in the spring: bullfinch, blackcap, robin, chiffchaff and garden warbler.

While in the reeds around the lake you will see: brown and southern hawkers and red and ruddy darters.

blackcapIn the fields and meadows during the late spring and summer months visitors are likely to see: barn owls, kestrels, whitethroats and stock doves.

Woods Mill is open throughout the year to school groups and the general public. If you have never been then take the opportunity this summer to visit and enjoy a day in the beautiful Sussex countryside learning about the wonders of nature.

Woods Mill Nature Reserve

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