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England, Surrey


A deciduous woodland containing English Oak, Ash and Birch, this reserve also has an understorey of Hazel and adjacent pastureland. The birdlife of this wood is typical of a southern English woodland.


Notable Species

Breeding species include various warblers and tits, Common Treecreeper, Eurasian Nuthatch, Tawny Owl and Great Spotted Woodpecker but there are no particularly scarce or unusual species.


Birds you can see here include:

Tawny Owl, Common Woodpigeon, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Common Wren, Dunnock, European Robin, Eurasian Blackbird, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Redwing, Mistle Thrush, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Common Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, Eurasian Treecreeper, Common Jay, Common Magpie, Carrion Crow, Common Starling, Chaffinch, European Greenfinch

Other Wildlife

The plants of the reserve include Wild Daffodil, and along the stream grow Golden-scaled Fern and Pendulous Sedge.

Insects of note include Golden-ringed Dragonfly and White Admiral butterfly.

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Access and Facilities

The reserve is of open access at all times and is situated close to the Surrey/Sussex border. It can be reached on the B2131 Haslemere to Petworth road 1km east of Haslemere. Park by the second turning to Black Down and follow the public footpath to the reserve.

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Content and images originally posted by Steve