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This is the patch, an overall area of about 200 hectares. We count anything we can see on or from the patch - though we'll mention it if in the fact the bird was miles and miles away. It's a moot point as to whether the residential streets that separate the Park and the Flats count or not, but we have to walk through them to get from one to the other, and you can't just switch off if you're a birder. A few of us actually live in these streets, and just you try and stop us counting anything we see from our gardens! We also annexed the Golf Course, but in reality this means that we view the Basin from Overton Drive.
For the purposes of the 2014 bird report and to bring that report into line with the older surveys, the map below shows the area covered in the document.