If you are a regular visitor to Longham Lakes, you might like to know that SembCorp Bournemouth Water, the owners, are kindly allowing birders to use the Study Centre car park, so long as they display a numbered pass on their dashboard. To obtain such a pass, which is free, please e-mail me at Dominic@birdwords.co.uk with your name, address and a phone number (preferably a mobile). This information will be held by SembCorp, helping them to keep tabs on numbers and to inform us of any restrictions. They do ask: please do not use the bays set aside for anglers; and secondly, if there are already 10+ cars in the car park, please leave your car elsewhere. Thank you.