Category Archives: Grounds – Flora and fauna

Meadow wildflowers to huge historic trees are featured in this category, along with posts about the wide range of wildlife that lives and forages in the gardens and landscape at Compton Verney

30 Bird Species to see at Compton Verney

Interested in bird watching? If your answer is yes, and you are in the south Warwickshire area then Compton Verney could be worth a look. Although an art gallery with all the modern conveniences, it does happen to be situated in 120 acres of designed landscape – it is quite simply a bird magnet!

Great Crested Grebe, October 2015 at Compton Verney. © Compton Verney / Alwyn Knapton 2015

Great Crested Grebe, October 2015 at Compton Verney. © Compton Verney / Alwyn Knapton 2015

Adjacent woodland and streams direct birds from surrounding farmland to our large lake, parkland and woodland garden areas, and with an ever-growing path network that is easy to navigate; opportunity to see birds is better than ever!

Bird species recorded throughout the year totals 85 now, and for your information our bird watcher Alwyn has listed just a few highlights below that might tempt you to dress up in your greens and grab some binoculars. 
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Bird Spot

Latest image sent through from our bird recorder Alwyn, with a note saying there are good numbers of Long Tailed Tits around the lake at the moment, moving around with Chiff-Chaff’s and other members of the tit family.

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Long Tailed Tit © Alwyn Knapton/Compton Verney 2015

Another spot this morning was a cormorant, who was down on the lake fishing along with our anglers!

Of course, you can visit Compton Verney with your camera, most of the grounds are accessible quite easily, and we would love to see your results. You can share your tweeting bird images on twitter (pun intended!) using the hashtag #CVGrounds and we’ll share to the world!

Visiting information available on the following link to the Compton Verney website: http://www.comptonverney.org.uk/plan_your_visit/default.aspx