This large pond is home to nice nesting species as Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Sedge Warbler, Purple Heron. In the surrounding bocage, Red-backed Shrike, Wood Lark,Montagu's Harrier are also nesting.
In winter, the pond can be hosting Common Teal, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Eurasian Wigeon and several vagrants. The place is also really great in times of migration with lots of passerines in the hedgerows and waterfowl on the pond.
Cross the farm and park on the parking spot. You can then walk to the observatory or in the forest.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Wetland, Plain, Grassland, Scattered trees and bushes, Lake, Mud flats, Agriculture, Reedbeds
ConditionsFlat, Swampy, Open landscape, High water possible
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring migration
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Etang du Léché, just here : https://goo.gl/maps/svBPuJrchuTeMNa57