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Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1 From the House fol­low the track north­wards through the swing gate and check the gar­den and or­chard for Goldfinch and Bullfinch. Yel­lowham­mers breed in the hedges. In the au­tumn, Red­wings and Field­fares visit here.

2 Then there is a small brook where Reed Bunt­ings can be found.

3 Press on through Broad­lands LNR and some wood­land with a good va­ri­ety of birds that breed here: Black­cap, Sedge War­bler, Lesser Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Col­lared Dove and Spot­ted Fly­catcher. There are vis­i­tors like Bram­bling in the win­ter.

4 Cross the meadow and walk by the River Lugg where Whooper and Bewick’s Swans have been recorded along with the lo­cal Mute Swans. King­fish­ers are here, and Grey Wag­tails, with Sand Martins nest­ing in the river bank in spring. Birds of prey, such as Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buz­zard, Merlin and Hobby, have all been recorded here.

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