Birdlife is very healthy here at Ruberslaw Wild Woods. From a rich small bird population (goldfinch, yellowhammer, greenfinch, blue tit, coal tit, chaffinch, bullfinch, chaffinch, skylark, treecreeper) through larger birds such as woodpecker, skylark, jays and occasional snipe and cuckoo, to raptors such as buzzard, sparrow hawk, goshawk, hen harrier, and kestrel. You will hear their cries as they hunt over the heather. After dark you will hear owls.
Each year, our Hub plays host to families of swallows throughout the summer. Swallows are small birds with dark, glossy-blue backs, red throats, pale underparts and long tail streamers. They are extremely agile in flight and spend most of their time on the wing. They are widespread breeding birds in the Northern Hemisphere, migrating south in winter. When you visit our site, you'll see them swooping in and out of the Hub rafters - just watch out for the poo! We love our seasonal bird friends...but they are not the cleanest of house guests!
Happy wild-life viewing, but please remember:
'Take only pictures and Leave only footprints
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