Low Sutton - Masham
the wonderful world of nature
We are blessed with an abundance of wild life here at Low Sutton and the surrounding area. Hares can be seen on a regular basis, Hedgehogs creep around looking for food sometimes coming into our courtyard, Buzzards fly over head in the thermals and Tawny Owls can be heard on a calm night hooting away to each other.
If you are lucky you may see a Little Owl in the daytime although they are heard screeching at various times of the day and night.
Oyster Catchers, Lapwings, Curlews, Grey Lag Geese and Swallows to name a few all make an appearance at some time in the year some staying to have their young in the surrounding fields and hedgerows.
In the summer of 2014 we erected a feeding station in our courtyard and we were amazed at the number of birds visiting over the following months.
Visits include Great Tits, Blue Tits, Long Tailed Tits, a pair of Nuthatch's, Tree and House Sparrows, Robins, Blackbirds, Wood Pigeons, Collared Doves, Thrushes, a Bullfinch, Chaffinches, a Treecreeper, Wrens and lets not forget the odd Jackdaw, Rook and a Grey Squirel.
We seem to have nests everywhere which has resulted in an explosion of young birds in early summer very quickly learning to use the feeders. The snapshot taken of the great spotted woodpecker with its young visiting the courtyard is priceless.