Bird Feeding Stations

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Feeding Now Started

The Lodge feeding station is now open and we have started to feed the birds again. 

Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robin & Chaffinch have been recorded.

The work on the new wildlife pond has been completed

There are many different species of birds that can be found in the reserve, and all of them are looking for food to stay alive.

To help, in January 2009 a Bird Feeding Station was created in the reserve. It is located just outside the Vinters Valley Lodge and attracts a number of different species.

Visitors to the reserve can watch and monitor the birds through holes cut into the wooden fence panels (during the time we feed the birds – October to March). The panels were kindly donated by Boxley Timber & Fencing Supplies Ltd.

The feeding station offers peanuts, grain, sunflower seeds, and fat balls. Since the station was setup a total of twenty different species have been seen, and the numbers keep increasing.

During August 2019 the feeding station wildlife pond was repaired and increased in size, allowing birds to drink and bathe.

At the feeding station is a list and details of the species being seen and photos to help you identify the birds you see.

So the next time you are visiting the reserve why not take a look and see what birds are feeding.

Thank you to all our supporters who have helped build and make the feeding station.

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Blackbird
Common Visitor
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Blackcap
Rare Visitor
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Blue Tit
Very Common Visitor
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Bramling
Rare Visitor
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Bullfinch
Rare Visitor
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Cettis Warbler
Rare Visitor
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Chaffinch
Very Common Visitor
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ChiffChaff
Rare Visitor
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Coal Tit
Less Common Visitor
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Collard Dove
Less Common Visitor
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Dunnock
Very Common Visitor
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Feral Pigeon
Rare Visitor
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Goldfinch
Rare Visitor
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Great Spotted Woodpecker
Less Common Visitor
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Great Tit
Very Common Visitor
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Greenfinch
Less Common Visitor
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Goldfinch
Rare Visitor
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Long-tailed Tit
Common Visitor
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Magpie
Less Common Visitor
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Moorhen
Less Common Visitor
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Nuthatch
Common Visitor
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Pheasant
Rare Visitor
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Robin
Very Common Visitor
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Siskin
Rare Visitor
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Song Thrush
Rare Visitor
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Woodpigeon
Very Common Visitor
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Wren
Less Common Visitor
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Feeding Currently Stopped

The Netley Meadow Feeding Station is currently closed, and we will start feeding again in October 2019.

Following the success of the Feeding Station at the Lodge, another feeding area was created in Netley Meadow, in January 2010.

During the summer of 2011 the area was renamed to “Netley Meadow Bird Feeding Station”.

In October 2014, thanks to the help of a team from the Hilton Hotel in Maidstone, this feeding station saw a new fence put up around it. Viewing windows have been added and there is a seat allowing you to sit and watch.

The Netley Meadow feeding station offers peanuts, grain, sunflower seeds, and fat balls. Since the station was setup a total of sixteen different species have been seen .

Thank you to all our supporters who have kindly donated spare old feeders to make the feeding station.

So the next time you are visiting the reserve why not take a look and see what birds are feeding.

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Blackbird
Common Visitor
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Blue Tit
Very Common Visitor
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Bullfinch
Rare Visitor
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Chaffinch
Common Visitor
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Coal Tit
Less Common Visitor
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Dunnock
Very Common Visitor
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Goldcrest
Rare Visitor
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Great Spotted Woodpecker
Less Common Visitor
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Great Tit
Very Common Visitor
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Greenfinch
Rare Visitor
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Jay
Rare Visitor
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Long-tailed Tit
Common Visitor
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Magpie
Less Common Visitor
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Nuthatch
Common Visitor
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Pheasant
Rare Visitor
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Robin
Very Common Visitor
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Woodpigeon
Less Common Visitor
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Wren
Less Common Visitor

Bird Feeding Stations

The information provided is an approximate guide and we can not guarantee you will see every bird during your visit to the feeding stations.