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Wildlife at The Suffolk Escape
Apr 11, 2022

Wildlife at The Suffolk Escape


We’ve always been aware of, and so grateful for, the array of wildlife on our farm. Some of it can be seen and heard directly from the log cabins or Sheepyard Barn, which feels a such a treat and a real honour.

Sitting quietly on the deck at the lodges with a cup of tea or relaxing in the outdoor lounge at the barn, you’re likely to be lucky enough to have your own sights and sounds wildlife show! Even better, you don’t have to wander far from the log cabins or Sheepyard Barn to spot even more.

We were delighted to have a wildlife photographer and RSPB volunteer stay with us recently who very kindly shared his knowledge, experience and photographs of what he saw around The Suffolk Escape. We hope this information will help those staying with us in the future to know what to look out for and help with identification of any sightings.

Skylark Yellowhammer
Green Woodpecker Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Moorhen Greylag goose
Mallard Linnet
Greenfinch Goldfinch
Common Buzzard Red Kite
Kestrel Raven
Grey Wagtail Pied Wagtail
Dunnock Wren
Redwing Fieldfare
Sparrowhawk Wood Pigeon
Jackdaw Crow
Rook Blackbird
Song Thrush Mistle Thrush
Long tailed tit Robin
Blue tit Great tit
Starling Nuthatch
House Sparrow Magpie
Pheasant Chiffchaff
Reed Bunting Goldcrest
Tawny Owl Roe Deer
Brown Hare


We were particularly excited because it is only early spring so we can expect to see more birds coming through on migration over the coming weeks. Examples of birds to look out for are:

House Martin
Yellow Wagtail
Ring Ouzel

It’s not just birds that you may see when staying here. Not only are there often herds of deer roaming the fields around the lodges and barn, but our guests were also treated to three pipistrelle bats hunting over the lake at dusk while they enjoyed a soak in the hot tub!

If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, our location is a great base to access some of the dedicated wildlife reserves in Suffolk. Our wildlife photographer guest has kindly shared some nearby places to visit that are rich with wildlife:

RSPB Minsmere

SWT Languard Point

SWT Trimley Marshes

NNR Walberswick & Blyth Estuary

SWT Lackford Lakes

We’d love to hear about the different wildlife you see or hear while staying with us so please do drop us a line.