Water Birds at College Lake, Tring Reservoirs Buckinghamshire

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Originally built to serve the canal system, the reservoirs have become one of the best birdwatching spots in southern England.

 

An outstanding centre for wildlife that delights and informs wildlife watchers of all ages. Located 2 miles north of Tring.

 

Water Birds at College Lake, Tring Reservoirs BuckinghamshireCollege Lake in Tring, attracts all kinds of wildfowl. (managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust)

 

Seasonal Highlights
Spring:
 Osprey, sand martin, swift, yellow wagtail.
Summer: Common tern, great crested grebe, hobby, reed and sedge warbler.
Autumn: Golden plover, lapwing.
Winter: Bittern, jack snipe, pochard, shoveler, teal.

 

 

Lapwings are unmistakeableLapwing

 

Redshank at TringRedshank

 

Little ringed ploverLittle ringed plover

 

Oyster Catcher TringOystercatcher

 

Common Tern TringCommon Tern

 

Tufted duck TringTufted duck

 

Graylag Geese and their young chicksGraylag Geese and their young chicks

 

Canada Geese and Gulls TringCanada Geese and young chick

 

During late spring then you may spot a hobby hunting over the water.

 

College Lake, Upper Icknield Way, Bulbourne, Tring, Herts, HP23 5QG

 

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