Bird Watching at Mallory Meadows

by | Feb 14, 2023

Relax, grab a cuppa and enjoy some bird watching at Mallory Meadows.

How about some bird watching? With so many mature trees and hedgerows it’s no surprise many birds choose to make their nests here. With so many native beautiful birds flying around we thought you might like to know which ones you could see during your stay.  We would love to know if you see any other birds that aren’t listed below.

We don’t put out bird food, the cheeky squirrels steal it and destroy the feeders!   We do actively support the bio-diversity of our site to ensure there is an abundance of seeds, insects and food available for them to find and enjoy.

Get bird watching now,  listed below is a list of birds we’ve seen and heard, follow the links to the RSPB website for more information about each bird, you can even listen to their calls.

Green woodpecker on a tree

Green Woodpecker

The Green Woodpecker can be seen all year round and is the largest of Britain’s woodpeckers.  We have seen them around the Garden lawn and grassed areas and can be heard in the trees.

Mistle thrush

Can be seen all year round, with flocks of Mistle thrush seen in July and August.  We have seen them hopping about all over the site.


Can be seen all year round and we see them all over our site, they can clearly be heard singing from the tops of the trees

Red Wing in the trees


They can be seen during the winter months, we usually see them for a few days in January hopping about in the meadow area under the trees between the house and the road.

Carrion Crow

The Carrion Crow can also be seen all year round.  The Crow is incredibly intelligent and adaptable, they have been known to sneak into the cabins on changeover days and try and steal the contents of the goody bags!


Robin sat on a branchCan be seen all year round, and both males and females look identical.  Robins can be seen and heard anywhere on our site and are a joy to watch.

Lesser spotted woodpecker.

We are very lucky to have the smallest and least common woodpecker in the UK visit us.  The Lesser spotted woodpecker has black and white feathers, the male has a bright red crown.  They can be seen all year round and we often hear and spot them in the trees at the back of the cabins

Goldfinch sat on a branch


These highly coloured birds can be seen all year round and can usually be found hunting for seeds in bushes, trees or rough ground.

Blue tit

Another all-year bird, with a distinctive colourful mix of blue, yellow and green feathers. In 2022 we had blue tits make a nest on the veranda of Squirrel cabin.  They can be seen and heard everywhere on site.

Great tit

The Great Tit is the largest UK tit, its black head, white cheeks, and green and yellow feathers make it easy to identify.  In the winter they join with Blue tits to search for food, they can be seen bobbing about the hedgerows and smaller trees.

WrenWren sat in some bushes

Another all-year-round bird, the wren is one of the UK’s most common breeding birds.  They have a very loud voice for a small bird and can be seen anywhere, they like to hide under shrubs and the base of trees.


Can be seen across England and Wales, they have a black strip on their head with distinctive feathers blue-grey on the top, whitish below and chestnut to the sides.  They can be seen on site all year round, in the spring Nuthatch can be observed nesting in a hole in the trunk of the large beech tree near the entrance gate.

Little Owl sat in treePied Wagtail

A small and sprightly black and white bird, with a frantically wagging tail.  They can be seen all over the site dashing about over grassed areas in search of food.

 Little Owl

Was only introduced to the UK in the 19th century and can be seen in the daylight perched on a telegraph pole, tree branch or on the table tennis canopy.  The numbers of little owls are in decline, we feel very lucky that our Little owls can be heard at night and can often be seen perching on posts around the site.

Happy bird watching!