Local Habitats

We have divided the different habitats found within the Parish into the following broad categories:

  • 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.

Local habitats and their respective birds

Naturally the birds seen on any walk through the village or the surrounding countryside will vary according to the precise circumstances.  Season, weather, time of day, whether you have animals or make a noise, how much time you devote, will all have a bearing on the number of different birds you see.

The following is an indication of other possible influences on likely species to be seen in a typical walk through Bradden.

In or Near the Village

Size of garden
Planting scheme
Any mature trees
Availability of shelter
Availability of food

Field or Hedgerow

Size of field
Size of field margins and whether sprayed
Any livestock
Which crops are planted
Any mature trees
Availability of shelter – thickness and height of hedges
Availability of food – weed seeds or insects

Woodland

Size of copse or wood
Size of margins and whether sprayed
Type of trees – coniferous or broadleaved
Maturity of trees
Variety of trees
Proximity to other (perhaps larger) woodlands
Availability of shelter – thickness and height of understorey
Availability of food – weed seeds or insects

Streams or Ponds

Size of stream or pond
Speed of flow
Type of margins and whether sprayed
Availability of nearby shelter
Availability of food – in the water or on the banks



 
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