Shustoke Reservoir lies two miles east of Coleshill on the B4114 Coleshill to Furnace End Road, south of the River Bourne. At 1.5km west to east, the main pool is only 400m at its widest point. The River Bourne feeds the smaller eastern pool (8 acres), the water is then transferred to the main reservoir (92 acres). Disturbance at weekends can be a problem.
Friday, 23 January 2009
After a blank year at the site for the species in 2008, a Little egret feeding at the eastern end was a nice surprise. A very high count of 39 Red legged Partridge may relate to a recent release in the area. Also noted were 8 Phesant and 2 Goldcrest. L Johnson...