Roe Deer may be encountered almost
anywhere, but have a great knack of remaining inconspicuous and
are best seen early morning.
Foxes are regularly seen, often sunning themselves
on the west bank.
Rabbits are in the woods and the meadows.
Grey Squirrels are common, especially at the entrance
to the woodland on the path to the bird hide.
Muntjac Deer have ben reported from the North end.
1 Wood Mouse Apodemus sylvaticus found dead
9th May 2000
1 Dormouse found 4th Nov 2011.
Also evidence of Dormouse nests found in 7 bird nest boxes at the
end of 2011.
Some Dormouse boxes have now been erected to encourage these fabulous
Bank Vole April 2012
Rats are sometimes seen by the Duck feeding area.
Bats at the Res
Common Pipistrelles, Soprano Pipistrelles, Daubenton's, Noctules and Serotines
have all beeen recorded.
A Soprano Pipistrelle (small bat) interrupted by a Serotine (large bat)
over the reeds at the south end (audio recording September 2017).
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