Monday March 30th
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Every Monday we will be visiting one of our nature reserves in the south-east find out which species of birds live there or visit during the spring and summer months.
Our chosen site this week is Warnham Local Nature Reserve.
The 92 acre site includes a 17 acre (6.9 ha) millpond, marshes, grassland, reedbeds, hedges and woodlands. The Mill Pond was orginally created to provide water for the iron foundry and more recently for a mill to grind corn. The mill still stands on the site but is not open to the public.The mill pond is fed by two streams, Boldings Brook and Chennels Brook, and there are three small ponds used for pond dipping. Two board walks give access to wetlands and woodland.
The site situated on the outskirts of Horsham, West Sussex is open every day of the year.
A wide range of species of birds live on the wetland reserve. These include herons, visiting cormorants, a variety of ducks, geese and swans and many smaller birds, including kingfishers, nut-hatches, tree-creepers, long-tailed tits, blue-tits, great-tits, green and spotted woodpeckers and many more.
Address: Warnham Nature Reserve, Warnham Road, Horsham,West Sussex, RH12 2RA