Apart from the legendary llamas (they made the national press) there is an abundance of wildlife at Goadby Marwood - and I don't just mean the villagers ....

although some of them are certainly wild. Badgers, foxes, weasels are often seen, and the bird life at Goadby Marwood is really fantastic.

One inhabitant with an eye for the birds has recorded over 50 different species in his garden: 

Barn Owl
Blackbird
Blackcap
Blue Tit
Brambling
Bullfinch

Buzzard
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Coal Tit
Collared Dove

Crossbill (juvenile on bird feeder)
Crow
Cuckoo
Dunnock
Fieldfare
Geeenfinch
Goldcrest
Goldfinch
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
Green Woodpecker

Grey Heron (!)

Grey Wagtail
House Sparrow
Jackdaw
Jay
Kestrel
Kingfisher (on washing line!!)
Lesser Redpoll
Long-tailed tit
Magpie

Mallard (with 9 ducklings)
Marsh (Willow?) Tit
Mistle Thrush
Moorhen
Nuthatch
Partridge (red legged)
Pheasant
Pied Wagtail
Pigeon
Redwing
Robin
Siskin
Snipe (on pond edge)
Song Thrush
Sparrow Hawk
Spotted Flycatcher
Starling
Swallow
Tawny Owl
Tree Creeper
Tree Sparrow
Willow Warbler

 

Skylarks and Yellow Hammers have been heard from the garden and the following birds have flown overhead. No doubt there have been many others:


Mute Swan
Canadian Geese
House Martin

Raven
Red Kite

Swift