Birds and Wildlife

Birds And Wildlife in Our Garden

Langrish House is a member of the RSPB and the Wildfowl Trust.

The gardens are full of wild life.

There are plenty of rabbits and grey squirrels.

The chickens and bantams are no longer completely free range as since the Hunting Ban we have been over run with foxes and they were ‘disappearing’ on a daily basis. Sadly, thanks to legislation from Brussels, we are not allowed to serve you their absolutely delicious fresh eggs – we have to eat them ourselves!

We encourage birds by providing nest boxes in the garden, making sure they have water during dry spells and feeding them as per the RSPB guidelines. You may be able to see the following birds:

  • Sparrows
  • Robins
  • Blue Tits
  • Great Tits
  • Nuthatch
  • Gold Finches
  • Green Finches
  • Pied Wagtails
  • Yellow Wagtails
  • Chaffinches
  • Pheasants
  • Partridges
  • Duck
  • Crows
  • Rooks
  • Greater Spotted Woodpecker
  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
  • Black Cap
  • Wren
  • Stock Dove
  • Collared Dove
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Jackdaw
  • Heron
  • Magpie
  • Song Thrush
  • Dunnock
  • Wood Pigeon

We would be thrilled to hear of more that you may have identified. There is an RSPB book to help with identification in the Hall.

If you are looking towards the Lake you may be able to see the Heron which lives down there and feeds very well on the fish. It has a very ungainly flight!

Occasionally a group of Canada Geese fly towards the Lake and make a lot of noise about it!

When my husband was a boy, there were swans on the Lake, but they left many years ago.

At night it is often possible to hear the Screech Owls. Birds and Wildlife