The open parkland and gardens of Belton House are a haven for birdlife.
Belton’s woods, streams and meadows all provide excellent conditions for various species to thrive. Look and listen out for both green and great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, treecreeper and goldfinch.
A kingfisher can often be spotted along the riverbank and, if you’re lucky, common buzzards and red kites can be seen flying high over the park.
Over winter, Belton becomes home to fieldfare and redwing birds that breed in Scandinavia.
A great place for twitchers is the Pleasure Grounds at the top of the gardens or Bellmount Tower. Download or pick up a copy of Belton’s seasonal i-spy leaflet for your next visit and see how many species you can spot.