Ladywalk Reserve sits in a loop formed by the River Tame. This reserve is an integral part of the important wildlife area known as the Tame Valley Wetlands.
The 50 hectare site features woodland, wetlands, reed beds and pools, which are the result of flooded gravel extraction workings, and the River Tame flows around three sides of the reserve. The range of habitats is particularly attractive to birds and over 200 species have been recorded.
The large area of reedbed has become an important feature not just to this reserve but to the whole Tame Valley. Wintering Eurasian bittern are frequent visitors and the reserve has been identified as one of the best sites in the country to observe this bird.
Ladywalk Reserve is owned by E.ON and is leased to and managed by the WMBC.
About West Midland Bird Club
The West Midland Bird Club was formed in 1929 and is dedicated to the study and conservation of wild birds in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.
The club manages several reserves across the region, organises field visits and talks, produces quarterly newsletters and an annual report on the birds of the region.
For more information about the club and membership, please visit www.westmidlandbirdclub.org.uk.
The West Midland Bird Club is a Registered Charity, number 213311.
Open to members of West Midland Bird Club only, but there is a public bird hide which can be visited by contacting the club via the website.
If this is your first visit to Ladywalk, make sure that you visit the River Walk Hide. Its elevated position gives excellent panoramic views across the reserve. There is a good network of paths, but please be aware that these can get very muddy in winter. There is a bird feeding station next to Hide ‘A’, which attracts flocks of tits and finches.
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For more information about West Midlands Bird Club visit www.westmidlandbirdclub.org.uk