|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
Great crested grebe with young (Podiceps cristatus)
|Area of Search||Gloucestershire|
|Natural England website|
The site is in the Severn Vale and consists of a number of lakes created as a result of gravel extraction. These provide a good open water habitat which is important for wintering wildfowl. The site is mostly standing water which is surrounded by broadleaved woodland, scrub and the margins support marginal vegetation.
The over-wintering birds include large numbers of mallard, teal, shoveler, pochard, tufted duck and pintail. Rarer species also visit such as smew and scaup. The lakes are used as a breeding area for tufted duck, mallard and great crested grebe.
It is a good area for invertebrates, notably dragonflies.
- Natural England SSSI information on the citation
- Natural England SSSI information on the Frampton Pools units
- Natural England (SSSI information)
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