“Bird Watch - August Guest House”
One of the extra "perks" that our guests enjoy at breakfast time in August
Guest House, is bird watching. Our breakfast room over looks our extensive
garden, with views beyond across Rosedale valley.
We have had a lot of interest shown by our guest in the various form of
wildlife that appears in our garden. Of late we have a rather unusual bird that
has taken up residence in the area, namely, a greater spotted woodpecker. It is
unusual inasmuch that it's beak is considerably longer than normal. Our guests
are fascinated by the antics of "Woody" the woodpecker. His fame has spread so
much that he has appeared on television and several articles in the national
As "Woody" has attracted so much interest, we have dedicated a page to him and
the other wildlife that appear at various times of the year in our garden.
Some of the other wildlife visitors include; Regular visitors.
Greater spotted woodpecker Woody with the long beak, also parents feeding
juveniles in late spring. Goldfinches and Siskin.Many others that like mixed seed, peanuts and fat balls;
Blue tits, Great tits, Coal tits, Long tailed tits, Willow tits, Dyson tits,
Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Blackbirds, Thrushes, Missle thrushes, Sparrows,
Dunnocks, Pheasants, Jackdaws, Wrens, Robins.Occasional visitors;
Jays, reed buntings, Fieldflare, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Tree sparrow, Nuthatch,
Brambling, Collared dove, Woodpigeon, Pied wagtail, Owls.Locally in nearby fields and the Moors;
Green woodpecker, Gulls, Partridges, Magpies, Red grouse, Curlews, Lapwings,
Merlin's, Ring ouzel. We will be adding various photographs as
they become available.