Introduction to Birdlife in Bradden

Introduction

The aim of this site is to provide information about local birds in a readable format, and to provide a means to enable the exchange of news and views about bird related topics, together with local bird sightings.

We would hope that use of these pages will encourage anyone with a casual interest in bird-life to progress to develop a deeper knowledge or interest.

Birds you might see around Bradden

The birds that you are likely to see at any given time and in any given place is influenced by a number of factors, including:

  • Geographical location
  • Topography
  • Local habitat(s)
  • Season of the year
  • Weather
  • Exact place you are looking.

For these reasons, one can never predict exactly which bird species you will see, but a little knowledge will help to identify likely species in any given area.

Bradden may be described as a fairly typical small rural hamlet in lowland south-east midlands of England.  Its latitude is  52 degrees North, and lies between 96 and 148 metres above sea-level, and is fortunate that it does not therefore suffer extremes of climate.

For ease of reference we have divided the different habitats found within the parish into the following:

  • In or near the village
  • Fields and hedgerows
  • Woodland
  • Streams and ponds

Please refer to the Bradden Bird Table to find out which species you can find in which habitat.

Your views and sightings

We are keen to capture all your interesting bird sightings from Bradden and the surrounding area.  Please let us know what you have seen.

All suggestions for improvement of these pages will be gratefully received.



 
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