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Hope Springs is set in the grounds of an old school, with its own lake, mature trees and gardens. Surrounded by rich Cotswold countryside, as you can probably imagine, Hope Springs has lots of wildlife!

Photos - Birds

Photos

the geese like our lake

swallow on the old stable  greenfinch

bluebells in the copse  small tortoiseshell

the lake

oscar studies the local rodents

just up the hill from HoST  view over part of Wishbourne to the Vale of Evesham

Birds

Here are some of the birds you can see in and around Hope Springs:

  1. Great-crested Grebe (old gravel pits in the village)
  2. Dabchick (old gravel pits in the village, and a couple of times on the HS lake)
  3. Cormorant (flying over from reservoir)
  4. Grey Heron
  5. Mute Swan
  6. Greylag Goose (resident, tame - see pics)
  7. Canada Goose (old gravel pits in the village)
  8. Mallard
  9. Pochard
  10. Tufted Duck
  11. Sparrowhawk
  12. Buzzard
  13. Kestrel
  14. Peregrine (once in 2003, flew over)
  15. Red-legged Partridge
  16. Pheasant
  17. Moorhen
  18. Coot
  19. Little Ringed Plover (old gravel pits in the village)
  20. Golden Plover (local fields, winter)
  21. Lapwing
  22. Curlew (up the hill, and flying over)
  23. Common Sandpiper (occasional)
  24. Black-headed Gull
  25. Common Gull
  26. Herring Gull
  27. Great Black-backed Gull
  28. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  29. Common Tern (passage)
  30. Woodpigeon
  31. Stock Dove
  32. Collared Dove
  33. Turtle Dove
  34. Cuckoo
  35. Barn Owl
  36. Tawny Owl
  37. Little Owl
  38. Swift
  39. Kingfisher
  40. Green Woodpecker
  41. Great Spotted Woodpecker
  42. Skylark
  43. Sand Martin (nest at the old gravel pits in the village)
  44. Swallow
  45. House Martin
  46. Meadow Pipit
  47. Pied WagtailGrey Wagtail
  48. Yellow Wagtail
  49. Wren
  50. Dunnock
  51. Robin
  52. Redstart
  53. Northern Wheatear (passage)
  54. Blackbird
  55. Ring Ouzel (pasage)
  56. Fieldfare
  57. Redwing
  58. Song Thrush
  59. Mistle Thrush
  60. Sedge Warbler
  61. Reed Warbler
  62. Garden Warbler
  63. Lesser Whitethroat
  64. Whitethroat
  65. Blackcap
  66. Willow Warbler
  67. Chiffchaff
  68. Goldcrest
  69. Pied Flycatcher (passage)
  70. Spotted Flycatcher
  71. Willow Tit
  72. Blue Tit
  73. Great Tit
  74. Coal Tit
  75. Long-tailed Tit
  76. Nuthatch
  77. Treecreeper
  78. Starling
  79. Jay
  80. Magpie
  81. Jackdaw
  82. Carrion Crow
  83. Rook
  84. House Sparrow
  85. Chaffinch
  86. Brambling
  87. Siskin (occasional)
  88. Greenfinch
  89. Goldfinch
  90. Bullfinch
  91. Lesser Redpoll
  92. Linnet
  93. Yellowhammer
  94. Reed Bunting

 

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