The woods provide an excellent habitat for breeding and migratory birds. Amateur ornithologists have been keeping records over a number of years. The PDF link below contains a table with a summary of the results. 

As the arable land became increasingly wooded over the 20th century, woodland birds have benefited at the expense of birds more used to farmland. And of course ring-necked parakeets are now everywhere.

The Friends Group is interested in any other records that you are willing to share, as well as any interesting sightings.

Recent Sightings

Seen in December and January - kingfisher

Seen in February - redpoll

Seen in March - our pair of mandarin ducks and a pair of siskin