Wildlife to Look Out For at our Stanmore Hall Touring Park
From peacocks to bats, there is plenty of wildlife to spot around our Stanmore Hall Touring Park.
Located near the historic town of Bridgnorth in the South Shropshire countryside, the park is set in beautiful parkland with a two-acre lake creating the perfect home for plenty of species.
Have you spotted any of these when staying with us?
Residents to the park, the peacocks have to be the first species mentioned in this post!
Peacocks tend to start showing off their impressive tail feather displays in spring, so this is the best time to visit to catch a glimpse of the beautiful feathers. They will begin shedding their feathers in late summer/ autumn, ready to regenerate brand new feathers to impress the peahens.
An iconic sight around the park (we even featured them in the park's logo), our guests always remember seeing the peacocks strutting around the lake.
Another classic bird species that can be spotted all year round, our guests always delight in seeing the gang of ducks strolling around the park.
Did you know that ducks have regional accents? It is thought that the countryside ducks quack quieter and more relaxed than city ducks!
Another impressive sight to see at our Stanmore Hall Touring Park, the Canadian Geese descend on the lake once a year.
Visiting the park from late autumn to early winter, the geese will eat all the lily pads on the lake and then leave the park once they're gone. We've estimated that there has been approximately 300 counted at one time in previous years!
Most likely to be spotted high in the treetops, the mistle thrush can be heard by its distinctive fluty call.
Look out for their black spots and whitish tailfeathers, as they can be spotted all year around but are most likely to be in flocks during July and August.
Distinguishable by its olive-green colour and red eyes, the tench can be spotted all year round, although they tend to favour hiding amongst weeds and out of sight.
Once known as the "Doctor Fish" because it was thought that their mucus had healing properties when boiled, tench can grow up to 70cm in length.
A member of the carp family, roach tend to hang around in shoals and can be identified by their silvery colour.
Active all year round, roach have a similar body shape to carp.
First introduced to the UK in the Middle Ages, the carp is a large fish that can grow up to a metre in length.
Known for its fighting spirit, the carp is distinguishable by its greyish colour.
Please note that bats are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act in the UK, so if you want to catch a glimpse of them please take care not to disturb them.
Known as the "water bat", it is no surprise that the Daubenton's bat has been known to call our Stanmore Hall Touring Park home!
Hunting at twilight, they will fly above water and catch midges and mayflies off the water's surface, so keep an eye on our lake between April and October if you're hoping to spot one.
Britain's largest bat species with a wingspan up to 40cm wide, the Noctule is a tree-dweller and will fly above the tree canopy at night searching for insects to feast on.
Listen out for their calls between April and October, as unlike other bats that communicate at a frequency we can't hear, the Noctule can sometimes be heard by humans.
The most common bat in the UK, the common pipistrelle may still be hard to spot due to its tiny size. Growing to only 4.5cm in length, this bat is so small that it can fit in a matchbox!
With big appetites where they will eat up to 3000 insects in a night, spot them between April and October as they whizz around catching their prey.
Have you spotted any of the above wildlife when staying at our Stanmore Hall Touring Park? Don't forget we always love to see your photos, and you can send them to us at email@example.com.More Stories