Thanks to our keen eyed regular guests (you know who you are) we are now constantly spotting Britain’s smallest bird. It appears we have the right habitat at the Hill to make these visitors welcome.They appear to be a very much at home flitting among the Larches.
So we welcome to the Goldcrest (Regulus regulus ) to the Bracken Hill menagerie!
Oh and whilst we are on the subject of wildlife, an early hours of the morning cup of tea requirement allowed one of these characters to be spotted crossing the front lawn!
We have certainly spotted their nocturnal activity at the Hill previously, hoof prints, the sweet shoots of the daffodils & tulips munched off etc, etc. Apparently Chinese in origin these little deer are now considered a pest, but we have an open house policy for all creatures who stray through our boundary here at Bracken Hill. So you too might glimpse one of these timid creatures on your stay!
small but beautiful!
April 6th, 2010