Spring Wildlife at Baddesley Clinton

A pair of ducklings

Spring is a wonderful time of year for the animals at Baddesley as the wildlife starts to wake up from the long winter sleep, and our 150 acres of parkland, farmland and woodland provide many different types of habitat for the Warwickshire wildlife to thrive.

As the season progresses, more and more baby animals and birds start to make Baddesley their home. Given the number of ducks which have here at Baddesley, there are always plenty of ducklings.

A Duckling on the water
Duckling
A Duckling on the water

Our stew pond is usually full of spawn, but is it frog spawn or toad spawn? It’s easy to tell – frog spawn comes in shapeless clumps, but toads lay theirs in neat strings.

Frog spawn on the left, toad spawn on the right
Spawn
Frog spawn on the left, toad spawn on the right

Not strictly wildlife, the sheep are owned and managed by our tenant farmer. It’s always lovely to watch the spring lambs gambolling around in the fields.

Watch the spring lambs in the fields
Gambolling
Watch the spring lambs in the fields

There are usually lots of birds to spot, especially from the bird screen hidden in the woodland. The busy birds will be collecting food for their chicks from the feeders and the woodland floor across the Baddesley estate and gardens.


A word of warning: don’t approach Canada geese if they have young. They are very protective!

A family of Canada geese
Canada geese
A family of Canada geese

We’d love to see any photos you have taken on a visit to Baddesley. Please share them on social media!