LIVE WEBCAM WITH WATERFOWL AND WATERBIRDS
Location: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, Lancashire, England
Info: Live streaming webcam showing waterbirds and waterfowl at the Brockholes Nature Reserve in Lancashire, England.
Brockholes covers a 250 acre site and is situated in the flood-plain of the river Ribble. Originally a quarry extraction site it was bought by the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire and turned in to an area of key habitats such as pools, reedbeds and woodland.
The shallow lake provides excellent birdwatching : when the water level is down, wading birds feed on small invertebrates in the exposed mud. The lake has some of the richest water plant life in and around it, including White Water Lily and Cuckoo flower. Diving ducks use the lakes to forage for aquatic vegetation and invertebrates, and Great Crested Grebe hunt for fish in the deeper water.
The marsh and wet grassland area provides ideal habitat for breeding wading birds such as Lapwing, Redshank and Snipe. The reedbeds are home to to Sedge Warblers, Reed Warblers, Reed Buntings and Water Rail.