Places to see birds

Croxley Common Moor

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Croxley Common Moor
Jenni Anderson

Scattered scrub on the Moor is desirable habitat for birds, providing nesting and food sites and trees with which to display from. It also provides important microclimate conditions (warmer, drier) for insects and grass snakes.

The Common Moor speciality is the Green Woodpecker. This resident breeder can be seen throughout the year and almost definitely heard with at least two pairs resident on the reserve. Young birds are regularly seen by late summer. A walk along the river will frequently produce a Kingfisher as it flashes its brilliant blue low to the river, and Grey Wagtails are frequently seen. Reed Buntings are resident all year with at least four males holding territory in spring.