Charlton Brook Dam was once a thriving fishing community with several species inhabiting the dam, including Bream, Carp, Roach, and even a few years ago trout frequented these waters.
As recent as the 1950's the brook boasted Otters amongst it's residents but sadly these are no longer present. In addition Frogs, Newts and freshwater shrimps are also prevalent along with several species of birds. Herons, Grey Wagtails, Wrens, Finches, and many members of the Tit family visit the dam and on rare occasions you may see the Kingfisher.
Lets not forget the local ducks and Moorhens who are looked after by local residents. Due to the poor state of the dam they are fed on a regular basis and in the breeding season fledglings are often rescued from the weir and reunited with their parents.
We are working collaboratively with other partners who are keen to help the group educate the local community to care for the dam and brook and surroundings. This includes other wild inhabitants such as, Foxes, Squirrels, Hedgehogs, Bats and Fieldmice.See Also ...... The Woodlands Of Sheffield
BIRDS found on or around the dam.
Barn Owl, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Grey Wagtail, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Jay, Jackdoor, Kingfisher, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, The Common Duck, Moorhen, Nuthatch, Robin, Rook, Songthrush, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Tawny Owl, Wood Pigeon, Swift, Wren
ANIMALS, Fox, Grey Squirrel, Squirrel, Hedgehog, Harvestmouse, Woodmouse,
INSECTS, Dragonfly, Red-Admiral, Butterflies,
FISH, Bream, Carp, Gudgeon, Roach,
FOR MORE DETAILS SEE THE R.S.P.B