Thursley Common

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Thursley Common, looking towards Pudmore Pond

Thursley Common is a heathland Site of Special Scientific Interest and national nature reserve in Surrey, England.[1][2]

It is one of the last remaining heathlands in Surrey. It is most famed for its diverse wildlife. Whilst crossbill, woodlark and stonechat are regularly seen, birds such as Dartford Warbler, whinchat, wheatear, tree pipit and redstart are frequently encountered.

Rarer birds include osprey, Red Kite, Black Redstart, and Great Grey Shrike have been seen.

In 2006, 60% of the common was destroyed by fire. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Micscape Magazine, April 1998
  2. ^ "Thursley NNR". Natural England. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Heathland: A Burning Issue, The Independent 13 July 2010

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Coordinates: 51°09′42″N 0°42′30″W / 51.1616°N 0.7082°W / 51.1616; -0.7082