At Tyddyn Isaf there is an abundance of local wildlife. If you see any particularly interesting or unusual species when you are out and about then please do let us know so that we can add it to our lists!
In the fields that border the camping and caravan park you will more than likely see some of our sheep. We graze them on rotation to help keep our fields healthy. If you are visiting us in March / April then you may get to see the young lambs skipping across the fields.
At Tyddyn Isaf we have a herd of Welsh Black Cattle. They can often be found rummaging around the woodland, or in the adjacent fields. The cows generally calve in early summer, so at this time of year we put them in the fields alongside our woodland walk. Be sure to keep a look our for our new arrivals!
Birds of Prey
We are incredibly lucky to regularly encounter several birds of prey at Tyddyn Isaf. You will often see male and female Hawks and Buzzards hovering above the woodland and hedgerows across the park. There is also a majestic Barn owl who regularly hunts at dusk in the wildlife corridors within Wendy Wood.
There is currently a red squirrel breeding programme in place in two areas within a 5 mile radius of Tyddyn Isaf. In the summer of 2012 a red squirrel was spotted within our woodland, so it is possible that their colony may be growing. As a consequence we have tried to encourage their habitation by providing squirral boxes at various locations across the park. Please let us know if you spot any red squirrels!
Last year one of our holiday home owners recorded all of the species of birds that he saw during the season. We would like to thank Mr Phil Cunliffe for his time and excellent spotting abilities, and welcome any additions to the list from any of our guests:
|Blackbird (Turdus merula)||Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)||Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)|
|Robin (Erithacus rubercula)||Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)||Curlew(Numenius arquata)|
|Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)||Meadow Pipit(Anthus pratensis)||Dunnock (Prunella Modularis)|
|Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)||Great Tit (Parus major)||Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major)|
|Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba)||Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)||Collared Dove(Streptopelia decaocto)|
|Skylark (Alauda arvensis)||Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)||Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)|
|Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)||Chiff Chaff (Phylloscopus collybita)||Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)|
|Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)||Great Black Backed Gull (Larus marinus)||Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)|
|Swallow (Hirundo rustica)||Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)||Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)|
House Martin (Delichon urbicum)
|Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)||Oystercatcher(Haematopus ostralegus)|
|Black Headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)||Lesser Black Backed Gull (Larus fuscus)||Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)|
|House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)||Linnet(Carduelis cannabina)||Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)|
|Magpie (Pica pica)||Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)||Long Tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)|
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
|Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)||Barn Owl|