Friday, 5 October 2018

A bird's eye view of Standlake Common

After a dry summer, water levels at Standlake Common are the lowest they have been in many years. It's the perfect time to take some aerial photographs and get a better look at the islands.

The East shore and Langley's Lane bird hide.
Water levels are around 25cm lower than they were during Summer and Autumn 2016 and 2017. As we can see in the photographs, the lower water levels expose more islands and gravel shoreline.
While water levels are low we can walk across to several of the islands, making it easier to carry out vegetation removal - an added bonus!

Standlake Common Nature Reserve facing West towards Shifford. You can see the River Thames meandering along the South of the reserve.

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