The Wildlife

This page is for photographs of wildlife I’ve seen at Marsh Flatts Farm.

Red-Legged Partridge

Red-Legged Partridge

There’s one Red-Legged Partridge who thinks he owns the place and seems to like perching on the highest points of the derelict outbuildings and announcing his presence. RSPB information page is here.

Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker

Greater-Spotted Woodpecker

This woodpecker is only an occasional visitor – once every few months or so – but the distinctive drumming sound gives it away. RSPB information page is here.

Male Pheasant

Male Pheasant

This pheasant also thinks he owns the place. RSPB information page is here. As of August 2015 he’s often accompanied by a female.

Fieldfare feeding on hawthorn berries, 2015-11-15

Fieldfare feeding on Hawthorn berries, 2015-11-15

Spotted a flock of Fieldfares tucking into the bumper crop of Hawthorn berries in mid November. RSPB information page is here.

Not Yet Photographed

 

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2 thoughts on “The Wildlife

  1. I AM INTERESTED IN THE PROJECT AT MARSH FLATTS. MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY FARMED MARSH FLATTS FOR AROUND 100YRS. MY MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER WAS BORN THERE IN 1883. HER HUSBAND (NOT MY GRANDFATHER) WAS A LABOURER ON THE FARM AND WAS REPUTEDLY THE BEST RICK THATCHER IN THE AREA. MY PATERNAL GRANDFATHER WAS A WAGGONER ON THE FARM AT THE AGE OF 13. MY PATERNAL GRANDFATHER STATED THAT MY MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER COULD DO ANY JOB ON THE FARM OFTEN BETTER THAN THE MEN. IT WAS SAD TO HEAR THE OLD FARM HAD GONE, THE END OF AN ERA. BUT YOUR PROJECT IS VERY INTERESTING AND A STRIDE INTO THE FUTURE. BEST WISHES

    • Hi Ron. Thanks for your comment. I know there were some members of the HOLMES family who worked at the farm in the 1800s (there’s a James HOLMES who has a gravestone in St Peter’s Churchyard and who died aged 87 in 1920). Purely by chance I happened to engage Gordon Holmes of Trent & Derwent Electrical Services to do some work at the farm and he mentioned some of his family had worked there years ago.
      David

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