Time Of Year
of this area is the Heronry in the larch plantation. This is active
from March until June and up to twenty-four nests have been counted.
may be seen at any time of the year include the following: great
crested grebe, Canada goose, mallard, teal, tufted duck, kestrel,
pheasant, moorhen, coot, black-headed gull, woodpigeon, pied wagtail,
wren, goldcrest, robin, blackbird, songthrush, treecreeper, linnet,
chaffinch, greenfinch, goldfinch, and blue, great and coal tits.
birds are the little grebe, mute swan, wigeon, shoveller, pochard,
and goosander - but these are to be seen less regularly.
In the spring
the following birds will join the regulars: Common sandpiper, swift
and swallow, tree pipit, willow warbler and chiffchaff.
visitors are goldeneye on the water and siskin in the woods. Occasional
winter visitors include Bewick's swan, smew, and crossbill.