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Robin Redbreast

Dean Messenger

Croydon, United Kingdom

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This little fat chappy sat around 3 feet from me happily singing away for 10 minutes or more.
Canon EOS 1000D
Tamron 70-300 Lens
f/5.6
1/80 sec
ISO 800@ 271mm

Taken at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve
O.S Map 188 TQ520565: Nr Sevenoaks
Post code: TN13 3DH

Within easy reach of London and just a stones throw from the M25 and M26 motorways, you will be surprised by the peace and tranquility that the lakes and woodland walks at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve have to offer. As you step away from the Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre it is incredibly easy to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind you.

The reserve covers some 55 hectares, and is comprised of roughly equal proportions of water and land. It includes five lakes and a mixed habitat of ponds, seasonally flooded pools, reedbed, and woodland. A spectacular array of birds reside within this special sanctuary and the different habitats support diverse communites of plants, fungi and animals. To date well over two thousand species of flora and fauna have been identified here and more are regularly added to the list – wildlife enthusiasts of all levels will find something to delight on each visit.

Don’t be fooled by appearances though, the character of the site is almost entirely man-made – all the lakes were deliberately dug and most of the trees were planted by hand to create this natural looking landscape. Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve was the first example in Britain of an commercial gravel-pit being developed, post operation, for the benefit of wildlife and nature conservation

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