In May 2018 we were fortunate enough to have a wildlife photographer stay with us here are Melbecks. Not only did he take some great photographs from his cottage window but also managed to get some photographs of badgers as they emerged from there sett in the nearby woods.
Squirrels In Action
The Red Squirrels are a great attraction at Melbecks and we have an active population. They tend to come looking for food in the early morning or late afternoon, and seem to know when a fresh supply of nuts has been placed outside for them.
Crows are ever present at Melbecks. Although they don’t roost with us, they are often seem around the chicken pen on the lookout for tit-bits and spilt food.
Lollipop Bird or Long Tailed Tit
The Long-Tailed Tit or Lollipop Bird is a frequent visitor to the garden. Here a young bird in its distinctive bottled shaped nest hidden in a gorse bush is being fed.
These nocturnal creatures are very shy and not usually out in the day time. Here we see a youngster tentatively emerging from its sett