Chapman’s Well is one of our best bird-watching sites. The vast areas of marshy grassland and ponds provide fabulous places for birds to feed and breed throughout the year. We have heron, stonechat, skylark, linnet and reed bunting. Many birds of prey hunt overhead including five species of owl (short eared, long eared, barn, tawny and little owl), kestrel, red kite, buzzard and we’ve even had a marsh harrier. It’s an especially good breeding site for wading birds such as lapwing, curlew, snipe and redshank. Please remain on the paths and keep your dog on a lead to avoid disturbing the birds and their nests and from damaging the heathland. Water birds include coot, mallard, moorhen and tufted duck. The various ponds are also home to frogs, toads and newts.
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