ART OF THE DUN­STER

Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

PEs­tate, man­aged by the Crown Es­tate and the Forestry Commission, Croy­don Hill is an ex­ten­sive area of ex­otic conifer plan­ta­tions, with ad­mixed broadleaved trees, par­tic­u­larly birch and rowan. It is one of the more reli­able sites in the county for Cross­bills, though num­bers vary from year to year, and the birds range widely so are not al­ways easy to find. It also at­tracts good num­bers of other conif­er­ous wood­land species, in­clud­ing Siskins, Coal Tits, and Gold­crests. Owls in­clude Tawny and, pos­si­bly, Longeared. Keep an eye out over­head for Buz­zard (pic­tured above) and Raven, and Wood­cock are reg­u­lar in win­ter. A net­work of way­marked trails

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