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Barnett WoodSatellite View
one mile west of Wigmore. Park by minor road one mile west of A4110 from Wigmore at bottom of hill. Then take track and paths south. Woodland birds.
Bircher Common & Fishpool ValleySatellite View
Seven miles SW of Ludlow. Car park half-mile northwest of B4362 from Cock Gate. Then follow paths and nature trails north and west through the woods and up the valley to Bircher and Leinthall Commons. Woodland birds and summer warblers.
Bodenham LakeSatellite View
Five miles south of Leominster the lake is now an official nature reserve run by the County Council. It has a hide, and there is a car park at the entrance. Otherwise view from minor road 1.5 mile east of A417. Wildfowl, passage terns and waders.
Olchon ValleySatellite View
Two to four miles north-west of Longtown. There are three parking areas: at Black Darren grid ref. SO297300; the Ford at grid ref. SO274337 and at Black Hill grid ref. SO287330. Then paths to hills, woods and Olchon Brook. Woodland and upland species including Red Grouse, Peregrine and Ring Ouzel.
Wellington Gravel PitsSatellite View
Three and a half miles north of Hereford. Entrance to site south of minor road, half a mile east of A49 at grid ref. Go to porta-cabin adjoining weighbridge and book in. Then southeast to disused gravel pits. Wildfowl, passage terns and waders.
Number of bird species: 251
County Bird - Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
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Hereford Nature TrustWebsite
Since being founded in 1962, the Herefordshire Nature Trust, a registered charity, has been playing a key role in protecting this heritage and conserving the wildlife of our county. In addition, the Herefordshire Nature Trust is one of a nationwide network of Wildlife Trusts associated with the Royal Society for Nature Conservation.
Herefordshire Ornithology ClubWebsite
The Club takes an active interest in all local conservation issues and has ties with national and local conservation bodies. We support and co-ordinate various bird monitoring schemes within the county and will be running our own full County tetrad survey Breeding Atlas from April 2008.
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Sink Green FarmAccommodation
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The Wild Bird Food CompanyWebsite
The Wild Bird Food Company, Whitestone, Hereford HR1 3RX Tel: 01432 850009 - Welcome to The Wild Bird Food Company. The easiest way to buy bird food and a great range of related products online. You can browse our products by type, or if you want to attract a certain kind of bird to your garden, click "By Bird Type" and find out what we have to offer you...
Birds love live food - Protein is necessary in the diet of all wild birds and one of the best sources of this is live food. The decrease in bird habitats through intensively farmed land and consequent loss of hedgerows, copses and woodland has seen a continuing decline in natural sources of live food such as worms, larvae, and beetles. Supplying this food at your garden birdtable is therefore becoming very important for a whole range of birds from Robins and Wrens to the less common Woodpeckers and Tits...
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