Wildlife

  • A kestrel posing on the children's slide, September 2015
  • The kestrel having a good look round perched on our old rockery lampost, September 2015
  • A kestrel posing on the children's slide, September 2015
  • A green woodpecker on our perching post, popular with kestrels. July 2015
  • A green woodpecker on our perching post, popular with kestrels. July 2015
  • A shiny, shimmering beetle in the pub, May 2015
  • A pheasant in the garden
  • A tawny owl in the tree opposite the pub, spotted having tried to photograph a buzzard nearby!
  • A pheasant in the garden
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  • A shimmering beetle!
  • Our resident Blue Tit visiting its young in the patio wall, 31 May 2013
  • Our resident Blue Tit squeezing between the patio bricks to feed its chicks, 31 May 2013
  • Our resident Blue Tit with a caterpillar for its hungry chicks, 31 May 2013
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  • Our resident Blue Tit about to fly off once more for food, 31 May 2013
  • The chicks are beginning to appear outside. We've coned off the area. Saturday 1 June 2013
  • The first fledgling appears. Saturday 1 June 2013
  • The first fledgling appears. Saturday 1 June 2013
  • And now there are two... Saturday 1 June 2013
  • The first fledglings appear in the sunshine. Saturday 1 June 2013
  • The first fledglings appear in the sunshine. Saturday 1 June 2013
  • The first fledglings appear in the sunshine. Saturday 1 June 2013
  • The first fledglings appear in the sunshine. Saturday 1 June 2013
  • The first fledglings appear in the sunshine. Saturday 1 June 2013
  • One chick falls out, unable yet to fly. Saturday 1 June 2013
  • One chick falls out, unable yet to fly. Saturday 1 June 2013
  • One chick falls out, unable yet to fly.
  • Another chick s out!
  • Now there are two out the nest...
  • One of the chicks is looking for Mum...
  • One of the chicks sees Mum overhead
  • One of the chicks sees Mum overhead
  • One of the chicks sees Mum overhead
  • There are four chicks in total. Two out of the nest and these two ready to jump!
  • There are four chicks in total. Two out of the nest and these two ready to jump!
  • The two chicks on the steps...
  • The two appearing between the bricks ready to jon their siblings...
  • Four in total!
  • One of the hungry fledglings
  • One of the fledglings
  • One of the fledglings
  • All four
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  • One of the blue tit chicks out of the nest, 1st June
  • Another blue tit chick out of the nest, 1st June
  • One of the blue tit chicks out of the nest, 1st June
  • One of the blue tit chicks out of the nest, 1st June
  • A flock of Fieldfare descend in the garden, 18 April 2013
  • A flock of Fieldfare descend in the garden, 18 April 2013
  • Fieldfare, 18 April 2013
  • A mandarin duck appears in the flooded brook
  • Our resident swans enjoying our watery garden in February 2013
  • Our resident swan with her cygnets, May 2012