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WHAT AM I LIKELY TO SEE DURING MY VISIT?

It is really important to us that we set expectations before you arrive.  The majority of the birds you will encounter are woodland birds.  Whilst we have regular visits from birds of prey, including Tawny Owls, Buzzards and Sparrow Hawks, we would not want visitors to book on the expectation of seeing these magnificent birds. 

 

There is a full list of what we have seen in our garden and around the hide area here.  

What could I see?: FAQ
Black cap bird singing in tree

What have we seen at Hillgrove?

Birds

Black cap

Blackbird

Blue tit

Bullfinch

Buzzard

Carrion crow

Chaffinch

Chiffchaff

Coal tit

Collared dove

Coot

Cuckoo

Dunnock

Gold crest

Goldfinch

Great tit

Greater spotted woodpecker

Green finch

Green woodpecker

Grey heron

Grey wagtail

Jackdaw

Jay

Kestrel

Kingfisher

Long tailed tit

Magpie

Marsh tit

Mallard ducks

Moorhen

Nuthatch

Pheasant

Pied wagtail

Redwing

Robin

Song thrush

Sparrow hawk

Stock dove

Swift

Tawny owl

Tree creeper

Tree sparrow

Wood pigeon

Wren

Willow warbler

Colours indicate current RSPB status as per the link below

https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/downloads/bocc5/bocc5-report.pdf

Insects

7 spotted ladybird

Ashy mining bee

Bee fly

Buff tailed bumble bee

Cabbage white butterfly 

Cinnabar moth

Cockchafer

Comma butterfly

Damsel fly 

Dragon fly 

Elephant hawk moth caterpillar

False oil beetle

Holly blue butterfly

Marbled white butterfly

May fly

Orange tip butterfly

Peacock butterfly

Red admiral butterfly

Soldier Beetle

Speckled wood butterfly

Spotted Long Horn

Yellow crab spider (I know not an insect!)

Mammals

Badger

Bank vole

Fox

Grey Squirrels

Moles (evidence)

Muntjac Deer

Pygmy shrew

Wood mouse

Pond Life & Other

Broad bodied dragonfly nymph

Caddis larvae

Common newt

Common toad

Damselfly nymph

Ear snail

Freshwater shrimp

Grass snake

Lesser water boatman

Mayfly nymph

Pond louse

Stickleback

Water boatman

Water mite

Water scorpion

Tree creeper bird climbing up the trunk of a tree
Grey squirell
water scorpion
orange butterfly on nettles
What could I see?: Welcome
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