Estate Blog | Birds on the Estate
Deene Park is set in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, surrounded by all types of habitats for mammals, amphibians and birds. With the gardens and the lake, Deene Park is a haven for wildlife, with over 80 different types of birds, from the small Goldcrest to the large Kite. You don’t need to go far to see them either. A flash of blue, with the whistle call and a Kingfisher is perched, looking into the water for his next meal.
We are very passionate about encouraging wildlife. As you may recall from our previous blog ‘Owl Boxes on the Estate’, we have put up several owl and bird boxes around the estate, all made by the children from Isebrook School in Kettering. These boxes have been encouraging many birds to nest, such as Owls and Sparrow Hawks.
At present, there are a lot of young birds around. Ducklings and goslings have been spotted on the lakeside. These little families move around from the lake to the large lawns to the south of the hall. Nearby, the swans are nesting, so we are hoping to see some cygnets soon. Our black swans Sydney and Adelaide are still courting, but no nest for them yet.
A Great Tit has been nesting in one of our bird boxes on the Estate. Click on the link below to watch it in action.
We hope to keep you updated on the different birds we have here on the Estate, picking out some of our favourites and giving you further information on them, including which birds come and go throughout the year, so keep an eye out for our next blog!