|The greenshank with colour rings (low res image due to long range)|
It is easy to visit, just pull off the road and walk ten metres to the viewing screen!
|Balscote Quarry NR viewpoint|
It is sad to think that this is pretty much the only place in our local area where these waders can pause for feeding. There are hardly any other shallow water habitats left, even in the floodplain of the River Cherwell. This is also very bad news for our breeding wading birds, even the once common lapwing has become extremely scarce. Thanks in part to the work of the BOS, they retain a small foothold in our patch.