Bird Feeding Stations

The Lodge Feeding Station Logo 2021
Station Now Open

The Lodge feeding station is now open

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.

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

The Netley Meadow Feeding Station is now open

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.

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