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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 Spotting

Two images received today from our wildlife recorder Alwyn, that I thought you might like to see. Alwyn visits often to record bird life around the grounds and landscape at Compton Verney. Occasionally one or two are caught on camera, and here are two snapped recently.

The brightest is of course the Kingfisher, caught with lunch in his beak. The other is a Wren, paused on a shrub within the Ice House Coppice. Images © Alwyn Knapton 2014

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