Rons Blog

May 20th Roe Deer sightings near Hide

I have seen Roe Deer near the Hide for 3 days now. The young {Kids} are born May to June so if you see any lying in the grass leave well alone Mum leaves them and comes back to feed them Several times a day.

May 2oth Pheasant

Great to get up close to these birds at the hide, there is one male bird that will come very close to be fed. A large, long-tailed gamebird. Males have rich chestnut, golden-brown and black markings on body and tail, with a dark green head and red face wattling. Females are mottled with paler brown… Read more »

May 19th Orange Tip Butterfly

A small butterfly has been seen around the Park, this is the first I have seen this butterfly and after I.D it turned out to be the Orange Tip This butterfly has white uppersides to its wings. It is only the males that have orange-tipped forewings; females have small black tips. In both sexes the undersides… Read more »

May18th Tufted Ducks

Walking round the park I noticed a pair of Tufted Ducks on the Lake. The tufted duck is a medium-sized diving duck, smaller than a mallard. It is black on the head, neck, breast and back and white on the sides. It has a small crest and a yellow eye. In flight it shows an… Read more »

May 13th Tawny Owls

The Owls are active around the reception area in the large tall Pine Trees. The sun was shining early in the morning and one of the 2 Tawny Owl young was seen sitting on the edge of the pine tree. This is unusual as the Owl is mainly nocturnal.

May 8th Tawny Owl update

The weather has been bad this week but it didnt stop the Tawny Owl hunting. I blocked the hole up at the base of the tree with a sandbag to stop further distruption to the nest. There is one Owlet in the nest and from a brief look it looks well developed. They fledge 30-37… Read more »

May 08th/Bullfinch Young

Its been 4 weeks since the Bullfinch arrived outside 30 Birchwood, and on 8th May a young Female was seen to be fed by the adult Male. What a great sight, this is the first time that i have seen the bird so to see young being fed was just great.


First time to my feeders the Greenfinch visit twice a day, there is a pair which is nice and the first thing i noticed was the size of the bird, they dwarf the goldfinch.


The Male  and Female Bullfinch are still here feeding on Sunflower. They visit from 6.30 in the morning and return 4 times a day 1700hrs for there last feed. There using the clear plastic window feeders, but are easily scared away by any movement. I thought that they would have moved on by now so… Read more »

Willow Tit

The Willow Tit is visiting the feeders for the Sunflower at 30 Birchwood, lets hope there are young in the nest. The Bird is identical to the Marsh Tit and many debates go on about it. These birds are red listed by the RSPB, meaning they are of highest conservation concern. I am very privileged… Read more »

Young Dunnocks

Sitting having a brew when i spotted 3 young Dunnocks being fed by the Adult on the grass outside 30 Birchwood. A small brown and grey bird. Quiet and unobtrusive, it is often seen on its own, creeping along the edge of a flower bed or near to a bush, moving with a rather nervous,… Read more »

Tawny Owl Diary

After finding the tree with the Tawny Owl nest in had to find a way that i could set the wildlife camera up without disturbing the bird. The nest is very close to the track where a farmer drives his vehicle everyday to feed his Sheep. With this in mind i decided to set the… Read more »


When i was out last week visiting the hide i decided to explore the woods just to the left of the hide. I found 2 trees that had large oval holes in them. I looked in one but saw nothing then i looked in the other one and at the bottom was a Tawny Owl… Read more »

Roe Deer

Keep your eyes peeled for the Roe Deer around the park, best time dusk or dawn, this photo was my first and it all happened last year when i hid in cover and waited for the deer to arrive. When the deer appeared it was very interested in me and came close to have a… Read more »

Sunset over the Lake

If you like a nice Sunset visit the Lake when the Sun goes down there are some great Sunsets.

Bird Sightings around the Park

Its has been a great month for sightings in and around the park and down at the hide, Bullfinch Siskin Jay Greenfinch Red Legged Partridge Reed Bunting Willow Warbler Willow Tit Buzzard Great Spotted Woodpecker Coal Tit Willow Tit Great Tit Chaffinch Robin Song Thrush Tawny Owl and Grey Heron. The Hide is getting many… Read more »