gravel pit, now managed for wildlife. Location: TL375128 - near Amwell village on backroad
to Stanstead Abbotts. Admission: Public access Facilities: Public hide and viewing area. Features: Disused gravel pit with reedbeds and woodland.
Breeding reedbed and woodland birds as well as Ringed and
Little Ringed Plover. Wintering ducks normally include good
numbers of Smew. Bitterns regular in winter. In process of
becoming SSSI on basis of wintering Gadwall and Shoveler. (Contributed by Toby Austin)
Springs - Herts & Middx WT
beds. Location: TL223123 - near Lemsford village. Admission: Facilities: Paths and hides (access by arrangement). Telephone: 01707 335517 Features: Lagoons, marsh and river stretch provide habitat
for a wide variety of water birds including Water Rail and Kingfisher.
Green Sandpiper winter (juv illustrated).
House Marsh and Meads - RSPB / H&M WT
ajoining reserves. Rye Meads (H&M WT) accessible through
RSPB reserve. Location: TL387099 E of Hoddeston opposite Rye House
railway station. Facilities: Nature trails and hides. RSPB reserve has
close circuit tv on breeding Kingfisher and Common Tern colonies. Admission: Charge to enter RSPB reserve (free to members). Features: Breeding reedbed warblers, Kingfisher, Snipe.
Bittern is regular in winter along with wildfowl, Water Rail
and Jack Snipe.