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MARSH HARRIER - CWP74 - John Grearson
WHITE STORK (from re-introduction scheme) - The Ham, Durrington - Rob Turner Goldeneye - Corsham La...
Fieldfare - Cricklade - Robin Griffiths 75 Fieldfare - Oare - Andrew Dawson 9 COMMON CROSSBILL, 20...
Fieldfare (1st Autumn record), 70 Redwing, 40 Song Thrush, 30 Blackbird, 10 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, ...
WHITE STORK - at east end of The  Ham, Durrington on building roof (present 2 weeks) - Jan Belz...
YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, Kingfisher, 5 Green Sandpiper, 3 Teal , Little Grebe - Langf...

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Grid reference: ST9331

The lake was created by damming a tributary of the river Nadder. It is in the grounds of what was once Fonthill Abbey, built by the 18th century eccentric, William Beckford.

Various rarities have been recorded here. The usual waterfowl include Mandarin Duck, Mallard, Tufted Ducks, Pochard, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe. Also woodland species such as Chiffchaff, Robin, Chaffinch Nutchatch, Treecreeper.

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