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Footland Wood East Sussex

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Species
Crossbill
©
Will Rawles
Date
22 January 2012
Description
What a treat to see this at a Woodland less than 5 minutes drive from where I live! A pair decided to come down to a puddle for a drink about 10 meters away from where a friend and I were standing.
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Site Details

Footlands is a Forestry Enterprise wood; as such consists of various conifers but contains some of the best mature beech in the area. It lies about 2 miles south of Robertsbridge. Specialities include Nightjar, Hawfinch, Woodcock, Crossbills and winter thrush and finch flocks.

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Birding Sites in the Footland Wood Area

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Directions

Off the A21; around 2 miles south of Robertsbridge take the B2089 for approx 1/4 mile - the signposted car park is on the south side of the road.

Access

No restrictions

Parking

Directly off the B2089. Parking is free.

Opening Times

Open at all times.

Facilities

None.

Key Areas / Routes

Pine copse. Due E of car park. TQ767205, best for crossbills. Birch scrub S of car park. TQ763203 for warblers and Nightjar. Beech and hemlock area of wood TQ768198, for roosting finches (including Hawfinch) and thrushes; for this site follow the main track into the wood turn right at the small pond and follow the path round until you reach the seat; the birds should fly overhead.

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