Last summer Morwenna from the National Trust carried out a bird and butterfly survey. We were very excited that she wanted to carry part of it out through Saltwell Park, our field which takes the footpath down to the lake. She saw lots of action and send us the following report. Thank you Morwenna!
The route for both surveys was along the road, then along the path heading to the lake, skirting
round the caravan park woodland.
Breeding Bird Survey
Visits on 12/05/22 and 15/06/22
– Canada goose
– Barnacle goose
– Greylag goose
– Green woodpecker
– Great tit
– Willow warbler
– House sparrow
– Pied wagtail
– Great spotted woodpecker
– Coal tit
– Blue tit
Many of these species were only heard, and from some distance, so may not have been on
Manesty land, but are in the area. Varying numbers.
Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey
Visits on 13/07/22 and 11/08/22
– Meadow brown
– Green-veined white
You can read more about wildlife in Borrowdale on the National Trust website.