Special Interest Breaks - Birdwatching
Stay in a luxury apartment in the Cotswolds on a Fishing, Rambling, Golf, Birdwatching Break or Local Gardens for £189 for 2 people for 3 nights.
For Bird Watchers we have our own 27acre Parkland where we have details of Bird Sightings and also we are close to Slimbridge Nature Reserve which is a well known Bird Reserve.
Bird Life At Stouts Hill
Owner Colin Hudson has recently completed a list of all the birds spotted at Stouts Hill during the week 25th November to 2nd December 2006 and the following is his report for which we thank him.
The more common species seen:
Mallard, kestrel, pheasant, moorhen, lapwing, blackheaded gull, wood pigeon, collar dove, green woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker, skylark, meadow pipit, pied wagtail, wren, dunnock, robin, blackbird, songthrush, gold crest, longtailed tit, jay, magpie, jackdaw, rook, carrion crow, starling, house sparrow, chaffinch, greenfinch, goldfinch, linnet, yellowhammer, and heron.
A few notable species:
A buzzard overhead, a sparrowhawk flashed along the bottom hedge on 28th November, a nuthatch in the tree on the driveway on 30th November, whilst in the games room pausing for breath I looked out of the window and saw a tree creeper just below. Tawny owls were heard most evenings by the lakeside. I spent a few minutes on the afternoon of 1st December speaking to a fisherman/birdwatcher by the lake and he told me that he often sees a kingfisher, I was not lucky enough to see one for myself this week. Perhaps on my next visit?
There is now a bird identification book in the library at Stouts Hill following a visitor's recommendation.
Slimbridge Wetland Centre
We are fortunate at Stouts Hill to have nearby the world famous Slimbridge Bird Sanctuary. This, the vision of Sir Peter Scott, holds international significance as the headquarters of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and it is here that the world renowned experts of WWT Consulting and Species Conservation are based.
With an astounding array of wildlife from water voles to waders, hares to dragonflies, Slimbridge is home to the world's largest collection of swans, geese, and ducks. It is the only place in the world where you can see all six species of flamingo.
The award winning visitor centre and grounds are home to a year round programme of activities and events. With bird watching, arts and craft sessions, music festivals and farmers markets. At the visitor centre you can take a trip to the top of Sloane Tower for a magnificent 360 degree view of Slimbridge and the Severn Estuary.
For more information telephone: 01453 891 900
All breaks are priced at £189 for 2 people for 3 nights on a self catering basis. Our luxury apartments are 1 bedroom (sleeping 4 persons) or 2 bedroom (sleeping 6 persons). Bookings can be made direct to Stouts Hill Club Ltd. on 01453 860134.
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