The SSSI marsh, that can be accessed by a short walk down the sea lane, has a abundance of wildlife to be enjoyed. We will do our best to capture as many pictures and stories as possible to share with our visitors on this page in order to let you know what to keep an eye out for.
Most recently we have rescued two baby seals that had managed to get left behind as the tide went out. On Monday 6th July one of our regular dog walkers kindly called me to say she had found two distressed seals out on the marsh. Sure enough they were to abandoned pups, one around the usual weight of 10kg but the second a a very skinny 6.5kg. A quick call to our local seal sanctuary, Nature land, and within 30mins two of their staff had come to collect them. They are now doing well and can be visited in their temporary home, Nature land.
Natureland’s Bev has kindly sent a few update photos of the boys…..
A few more pictures, sent by Bev, showing the progress of the boys, who now have names……. Pepsi and Cola. Pepsi being the smaller one and Cola, the larger. Pepsi lost some weight during his first few weeks and things weren’t looking too good, but, thanks to the staff at Natureland he has now gained weight and is doing well. These guys can now be seen outside at the rescue centre if anyone is interested
Not that it’s a usual occurrence!! But in 2018 we were visited by this beautiful snowy owl all the way from the Arctic tundra. Obviously not native to our country, it is believed that this bird had been blown off course and found itself in the UK! Strangely this is not the first time we have spotted a snowy owl on the farm so it’s always worth keeping your eyes pealed!
Other wildlife to look out for is listed below. We will, whenever we get them, add some images just in case you don’t know what you are looking for but for now all we can do is list the more common wildlife by name.
- Marsh harrier
- Hen harrier
- Barn owl
- Roe deer
- Chinese water deer
- Short eared owl
- Muntjac deer
- Water voles (often in the ditch right outside the compound)
- Little egrets
- And many more. Please feel free to ask us if you want to know anything (IF we can help!!)