Ham Common, Dorset
Ham Common is a Local Nature Reserve at Hamworthy, near Poole, Dorset. Located on the north west shores of Poole Harbour, it is predominantly a heathland site but includes many other habitats including waste ground, mixed woodland, and a freshwater lake (Hamworthy Lake).
Birds inhabiting the reserve include the avocet, grey phalarope, osprey, Dartford warbler, yellow-browed warbler, serin, black-throated diver, hobby, peregrine falcon, wryneck, hoopoe and nightjar.
Butterflies inhabiting the reserve include the Long-tailed Blue, European Swallowtail, Purple Hairstreak, Grayling, Silver-washed Fritillary, Dark Green Fritillary, Brown Argus and Silver-studded Blue.
- "Ham Common, Dorset". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England.
- "Map of Ham Common, Dorset". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England.
- Ham Common Wildlife Reports from 1992 to 2009[clarification needed]