Woolhampton Reed Bed

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Woolhampton Reed Bed is a 5.77 hectare (14.25 acre) Site of Special Scientific Interest in the civil parish of Woolhampton in the English county of Berkshire.[1] The site was officially notified in 1985.

The site is adjacent to the River Kennet and consists of dense reed bed with smaller areas of tall fen vegetation and carr woodland. It is notable for its nesting passerine bird populations and for the diversity of insects it supports, which include several uncommon species including reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus), a species which in Britain nests almost exclusively in this habitat.[2]


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  2. ^ "Woolhampton Reed Bed" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 2006-09-22. 

Coordinates: 51°23′47″N 1°10′30″W / 51.39643°N 1.17490°W / 51.39643; -1.17490