Red Squirrels and Birds Seen in our Garden

Red Squirrels

We have a number of Red Squirrels who visit the garden, each individually recognisable usually because of their tail or body colour.

 

At the end of 2012 we spotted a very small baby squirrel, and couldn't decide whether it had been blown from hid drey, or his parents has said "right, time for you to move on!"  Whichever way it was he had managed to find our feeders and started helping himself.  

 

Because he was so young his teeth obviously hadn't the strength to instantly open the hazelnuts on offer, so he engineered a way to get himself onto the swinging tray that had sunflower seeds and various other seeds etc. for the birds, he would then sit for 20 or minutes at a time stuffing his face - well you can't blame him, then topping up with a hazelnut when he wasn't so hungry.

 

He still makes an entrance, and perhaps now even has a lady friend because there are now 2 squirrels finding their way onto the tray! 

Birds That Visit The Garden At Stafford House

We get an enormous variety of birds coming into the garden, as well as all the usual Robins, Bluetits and Blackbids we get some of the more seasonal ones too.

 

In the months of late October to March we get the orange/salmon breasted "Brambling" or Bramble Finch, also within that time we get "Siskins", "Goldfinches" and the "Lesser Red Poll" or as Bill Oddie (a past presenter of "Spring Watch) would call "A Little Brown Job"

 

The everyday visitors such as the Chaffinches, the Bluetits, the Coaltits, seem to come and go in varous numbers,  looking more like a swarm of bees as they busy themselves feeding both on the feeders as well as on the floor.

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News

"Roadbase 2017" After hatching a plan to Motorcycle the length and breadth of the country raising money for "The Air Abulance"  Dave Ascough and Daren Cox rested their weary bodies with us here at Stafford House on Sunday 17th September 2017.

 

(Please note that it isn't Dave & Darren on the above picture, but Dave's wife Sam on the left, and myself on the right!

 

Please click here to go to the "News Section" where you can read more, and ride with them on their adventure! 

 

"The Wigton & District Flower Club" visit the Garden!

 

Click on the picture which will take you to the Information & Contact Us page, then check out the "News Section"

 

We are proud to announce that we have just been awarded yet another Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor for 2017

 

Check out the "Homes" section of the Cumberland News dated Friday 30th June 2017.

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