The feeding station at Hawthorn Wood is a magical place, with unrivalled close-up views of colourful woodland birds.

Species including bullfinch, long-tailed tit, great-spotted woodpecker and treecreeper are all regulars, along with a host of others.

The best time of year to see them is during the winter months, when the cold weather sends them flocking to the fat balls and nut feeders in huge numbers. Bullfinches in particular have been known to queue up on the frosty branches waiting their turn!

The hide overlooking the feeding station is fully accessible and with its large windows and detailed ID charts, is an ideal place for wildlife watching beginners.