Birds and Wildlife at Millbrook

We have worked with 'Get Wild About Devon' to create a wildlife fact sheet.

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We have also worked with Sandy and Rod at 'Treasure Trails Devon' to integrate the fact sheet with a treasure trail for guests. Watch the blog for more information.

Bird Watching at Millbrook

With the help of Andy Cudmore and Norman Briden from the 'Devon Bird watching and Preservation Society' we have compiled a bird survey to help us look at the birds visiting Millbrook.



Visit: Spring

  • House Martin
  • Swallow
  • Mistle Thrush
  • Blue Tit
  • Wood pigeon
  • Mallard
  • Moorhen
  • Buzzard
  • Carrion Crow
  • Goldcrest
  • Blackbird
  • Robin
  • Blackcap
  • Garden Warbler
  • Nuthatch
  • Grey Wagtail
  • Swift
  • Jay
  • Kingfisher
  • Willow Warbler
  • Yellowhammer
  • Great Tit
  • Skylark
  • Jackdaw
  • Magpie
  • Chiff Chaff
  • Little Owl
  • Raven
  • Wren
  • Greenfinch
  • Greater Spotted Woodpecker
  • Coal Tit

They also saw Beautiful Demoiselle and Common Blue Damselflies, Broad Bodied Chaser Dragonfly, Common Blue and Small White Butterflies.

Visit: Summer

  • Swallow
  • Jackdaw
  • Robin
  • Wood Pidgeon
  • Carrion Crow
  • Willow Warbler
  • Blackbird
  • Moorhen
  • Mallard
  • Wren
  • Rook
  • Linnet
  • Yellowhammer
  • Greenfinch
  • Pheasant
  • Blue Tit
  • Raven
  • Song Thrush
  • Goldfinch
  • Buzzard
  • House Martin
  • Great Tit
  • Magpie
  • Mistle Trush

Butterflies - Small White, Meadow Brown, Cinnabar Moth, Gatekeeper, Ringlet, Red Admiral, Large White, Small Skipper and Speckled Wood.

Emperor & Southern Hawker Dragonflies.

Common Blue, Blue Tailed, Beautiful Demoiselle, Large Red and Azure Damselflies.

Visit: Winter

  • Blackbird
  • Bluetit
  • Brambling
  • Bullfinch
  • Buzzard
  • Chaffinch
  • Coal Tit
  • Crow
  • Gold Crest
  • Goldfinch
  • Great Tit
  • Greenfinch
  • House Sparrow
  • Jackdaw
  • Long Tailed Tit
  • Magpie
  • Mallard
  • Meadow Pipit
  • Mistle Thrush
  • Muthatch
  • Pheasant
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Raven
  • Robin
  • Rook
  • Sky Lark
  • Song Thrush
  • Starling
  • Treecreeper
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Wren

No Butterflies were seen (too cold!)

Visit: Spring

  • Blackbird
  • Blackcap
  • Bluetit
  • Buzzard
  • Chaffinch
  • Chiffchaff
  • Coal Tit
  • Crow
  • Dunnock
  • Goldcrest
  • Great Tit
  • Greater Spotted Woodpecker
  • House Sparrow
  • Jackdaw
  • House Sparrow
  • Jackdaw
  • Long tailed Tit
  • Magpie
  • Mallard
  • Mistle Thrush
  • Nuthatch
  • Pheasant
  • Raven
  • Robin
  • Rook
  • Swallow
  • Swift
  • Willow Warbler
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Wren
  • Yellow Hammer

Butterflies - Holly Blue, Large White, Orange Tip, Small White, Speckled Wood

Damselflies - Azure, Beautiful Demoiselle, Common Blue, Large Red


They commented about badger activity in the top meadow near the wood. They observed very recent (probably a couple of hours old) badger runs, recent digging and bedding replacement activity and said it would appear that an active sett is in the immediate area of the wood.

In addition our guests have also seen:

  • Tawny Owl
  • Barn Owl
  • Green Woodpecker








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