Wildlife

Moorhen and Chicks

Having a large pond in the garden means we have easy access to interesting wildlife on our door step. We have Moorhens all year round. During the Winter months we sometimes see them feeding below the bird feeders. They breed in the early spring hiding their chicks in the reeds beds around the pond.

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Toad Invasion

Every spring hundreds of Common Toads (Bufo Bufo) seemingly appear from no where to breed in our pond and the afternoon and evening air is full of their ‘chirping’.

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Cleared for take off

I often see Mute Swans on the river Don at Dyce, but very rarely see them in flight. During a lunchtime visit I was lucky enough to see one of these graceful birds taking off and then flying low across the surface of the river.

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