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BLACKTOFT SANDS RSPB RESERVE 
ENGLAND

EAST YORKSHIRE (s)

SE84o03´/23o02´ 190ha (122ha reedbeds) tidally influenced confluence of Rivers Trent and Ouse, extensive reedbeds and open water barely above sea level 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (1980 to present)

 

Birding Site Guide

From Goole (approach via M62 or M18) take the A161 towards Swinefleet, and follow the RSPB signs from here along the minor road that follows the River Ouse floodbank to Ousefleet. Just past (e of) Ousefleet, on the left before a 90 degree bend, there is the signed RSPB car park. Facilities include a small visitor centre with toilet and shop and 7 hides, wheelchair access. 

The habitat is reedbeds and marsh at the confluence of the River Trent with the River Ouse/Humber, and is situated on the w bank of the former and the s of the latter. 


RSPB reserves www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/


Species Notes

Rarities not on my list have included Green Heron Butorides striatus and Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis and a good many others. Search the arable fields around here on passage as these often hold small groups of Dotterel. Rose-coloured Starling has been found nearby. 


Birds seen (some common species may have been missed off)

 

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 

Flora 

Author: BSG

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