Bird Watch Update

Our bird recording expert has been out exploring with notepad and pencil again, updating the list in respect of the birds who visit or reside at Compton Verney.

Whilst spotting, recording and snapping appears to be a simple process, I can testify personally to many failed attempts at capturing bird images, that’s why I share so many pictures of flowers and bees – they generally do stay in one place long enough for me to focus!

Alwyn has been recording at Compton Verney and nearby for many years now, and his knowledge of the preferred hunting ground for any given species, coupled with quick recognition of a bird in flight, and of course their bird song, means he is often in the right place at the right time. Even with this advantage however, it is still difficult to capture good images whilst out roving and recording. He manages to do it however, frequently, and I’m glad to share a few more example here. Enjoy!

More grounds images can be seen via the link to C V Grounds tag board – #CVGrounds


Blue tit clinging to a tree in the Ice House Coppice, a woodland garden area at Compton Verney. © Compton Verney/Alwyn Knapton 2015



Swallow over the East Park © Compton Verney/Alwyn Knapton 2015

Swallow over the East Park © Compton Verney/Alwyn Knapton 2015