Local Wildlife

At Lower Gill wildlife conservation is a high priority and our land is managed under the guidelines of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. This involves managing the land to encourage wildlife by preserving and creating habitats for wildlife. In most cases this involves using traditional methods to manage hedgerows, woodland areas and meadows. One of the most important features to maintain is area of wet pasture and boggy areas this encourages the insect life that supports the young of birds such as Lapwings and Curlews whose plaintive cry is so evocative of this area.

List of some of the species seen at Lower Gill

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See our gallery page for some of the birds we have photographed at Lower Gill.

Curlews
Lapwings
Oystercatchers
Skylarks
Little owls
Tawny owls
Blackbirds
Herons
Mallards
Dippers
Buzzzards
Sparrowhawks
Kestrels
Swallows
Partridge
Pheasants
Jays
Greater Spotted Woodpeckers
yellow Wagtails
Grey Wagtails
Pied Wagtails
Wrens

Blue Tits
Great Tits
Coal Tits
Long Tailed Tits
Tree Creeper
Greenfinch
Goldcrests
Chaffinches
Robins
Fieldfares
Goldfinches

Hedgehogs
Hares
Foxes
sika Deer
Red Deer
Badgers
Rabbits
Squirrels
Voles
Bats

Birding in Bowland Leaflet (PDF 5.5mb)

Blue Bells on our farm walk
Blue Bells on our farm walk

Heron taking off from the beck
Heron taking off from the beck

Wildlife watching hot spots near Lower Gill

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