Autumn wildlife at Coughton Court

Grey Wagtail perching on branch in lake at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Due to the variety of habitat, from woodland to meadow, river to lake and the mature trees dispersed around the well maintained grounds, the diversity of wildlife is fantastic.

Most of the geese have now flown off to their next destination but there are still lots of ducks to spot.  We also have a couple of herons who live around the lake, sheep in the fields and longhorn cattle on the back field. Butterflies are still enjoying the flowers especially on sunny autumn days, how many can you spot on your next visit?

Over in Timm's Grove there are lots of different species to spot from the greater spotted woodpecker to nuthatches moving up and down the trees. If you're really lucky we've even spotted monkjack and fallow deer in the woodland and running across the fields. You'll also spot lots of creepy crawlies under the logs and rocks - don't forget to pop them back where you found them!

There are lots of surprises under the logs in the Bluebell Woods
Found under a log at Coughton Court, Warwickshire
There are lots of surprises under the logs in the Bluebell Woods

Over on the lake you're bound to spot lots of ducks and moorhens and keep a watchful eye out for the herons who live on the lake. If you're really lucky you might even spot the bright blue flash of a kingfisher.

This duck is getting into a flap. Will you see them like this?
Flapping duck at Coughton Court, Warwickshire
This duck is getting into a flap. Will you see them like this?

Be careful where you tread as the butterflies love to bask in the sun on the grass and perch a while on the late flowers in the bog garden.

Butterflies enjoy the autumn sunshine
Butterflies at Coughton Court, Warwickshire
Butterflies enjoy the autumn sunshine