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Kelham Bridge

Contact: Leicester & Rutland Wildlife Trust

Grid Ref: SK410123

Kelham Bridge lake landscape

Created on the site of a former sewage works, Kelham Bridge is dominated by the River Sence and the areas of floodplain habitats that have been created along its margins.

Away from the river, pools have been created for wintering and migrant birds, while new reedbeds provide habitats for invertebrates, birds, small mammals and amphibians. Whitethroat, reed and sedge warbler are all present in good numbers and grasshopper warblers sing across the site.

Grey partridge, little ringed plover, little owl and kingfisher can often be seen, while 15 species of dragonfly and 19 species of butterfly have been recorded.

Harvest mouse and water shrew have been seen and provide a food source for birds of prey, for which Kelham Bridge is renowned.

Marsh hen and Montague’s harrier, osprey, redfooted falcon, merlin and peregrine have all been seen here.

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