Druridge Pools and East Chevington

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East Chevington reserve

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Druridge pools and East Chevington nature reserve

Druridge pools and East Chevington nature reserve

Druridge pools and East Chevington nature reserve were established from reclamation of the extensive open cast workings that existed in Druridge bay in the 1970's.They now form a link between Hauxley to the north, and Cresswell ponds to the south.The whole Druridge Bay area is now totally reclaimed with the East Chevington reserve promising to be a superb coastal reedbed. It is hoped that Marsh Harrier (now breeding) , Bittern and Bearded Tit will all become regular breeding species.However, large numbers of waders and wildfowl are present right along the entire stretch of this coastline in winter with many species commuting between the various sites including regular Smew, Scaup, Pintail, Wigeon, Teal,Shoveler, Long-tailed Duck,Goldeneye, Whooper Swan and Pink-footed geese.Lapwing and Golden Plover are often joined by over-wintering Ruff.
Hen Harrier (particularly around Chevington moor, which is now a virtually guaranteed site for Barn Owl and buzzard), Short Eared Owl and Merlin are often present aswell as Twite and Tree Sparrow with mixed flocks of finches and buntings.Lapland and Snow Bunting can also be found.Recent rarities include Glossy Ibis. The information centre at Hauxley has a latest sightings board, but the area is well watched so anything of note usually gets passed along the 'birder's grapevine'.

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This is a brief outline of East Chevington and Druridge pools.We highly recommend the publication below.

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Recent bird photographs from Druridge pools and East Chevington
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Suggested Birdwatching walks around Chevington and Druridge pools

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