Bird Watching

Yew Tree House - the Shropshire B&B for Bird Watchers

Close to the Meres Ellesmere, Fenn's, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses. Lake Vyrnwy, Shropshire Hills and North Wales.

 

"The best bird watching garden I have come across"

AC Cambridgeshire - former RSPB Reserve Warden.

 

For Bird Watchers, Yew Tree House Bed and Breakfast Shropshire is a real treat. There are 3 acres of stunning garden and woodlands teeming with wildlife. Just a few hundred yards away are the unspoilt Shropshire Union Canal, Llangollen Canal and in particular, the Montgomery Canal which is almost a nature reserve in itself. Opposite Yew Tree House is a flooded meadow with a fascinating variety of waterfowl.

 

Close-by are the Meres at Ellesmere and the Shropshire Wildlife Trust's Wood Lane Reserve. Slightly further afield is Fenn's, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses, probably the best lowland raised bogs in Britain and a Natural England National Nature Reserve. Yew Tree house is also convenient for the RSPB's Reserves at Lake Vyrnwy.

It requires no effort to see the varied - as well as some rarer birds - at Yew Tree House B&B. While you enjoy your locally-sourced home cooked breakfast, you can watch the birds on the bird feeders enjoying theirs. Obviously, nothing can be guaranteed, but it is unusual not to see a Tree Sparrow or Woodpecker over breakfast.


Below is a list of birds spotted in the gardens at Yew Tree House:-

Barn Owl

Black Cap

Blackbird

Blue Tit

Brambling

Bullfinch

Buzzard

Carrion Crow

Chaffinch

Chiffchaff

Collared Dove

Duck

Fieldfare

Goldcrest

Goldfinch

Great Tit

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Greenfinch

House Sparrow

Jackdaw

Jay

Lesser Redpoll

Long Tailed Tit

Magpie

Marsh Tit

Mistle Thrush

Moorhen

Nuthatch

Pheasant

Pied Wagtail

Raven

Redwing

Reed Bunting

Robin

Rook

Siskin

Song Thrush

Sparrowhawk

Starling

Teal

Tree Sparrow

Willow Warbler

Wood Pigeon

Wren

Yellowhammer

 

Heard but not seen:

Tawney Owl

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