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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.

During the winter months, 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!

In spring, breeding season hits and many birds are busy nesting and raising young while hidden. Come summer, juvenile birds begin to venture out exploring and testing their wings.

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.