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Bothal Pond

Bothal Pond is a small freshwater lake, surrounded by farmland, which sits on private land with no access. The lake can be easily viewed however from the adjacent roads. The site can be great for waders in the autumn which at times can include Greenshank, Redshank and Spotted Redshank; and Common, Curlew, Green and Wood Sandpipers. Bothal is also popular with wildfowl especially in the winter months. At times Great Crested Grebes can be found.

Bothal Pond continues to surprise and impress and has attracted a wide selection of rarities over the past two decades. In 2015 a Black-winged Pratincole and a Gull-billed Tern were discovered.

 

Photo to the left
a Black-winged
Practincole
at Bothal Pond
by Mike Hodgson
in May 2015

 

 

 

Photo to the below
a Great White Egret
at Bothal Pond
by Paul Buskin
in March 2016

 

In March 2016, a Great White Egret came to visit and stayed in the area for over a week, much to the delight of the local birdwatchers and residents.

Bothal Pond is only a short drive from the QEII Country Park and Morpeth town Centre and is definitely worth a visit if your in the area.