Having just topped up the birdfeeder by the Secret campsite office with peanuts, I was surprised to see a sparrowhawk fly straight in and perch on the top of it. Sussex is a great county for these birds as there is lots of woodland throughout the county and the secret campsite is surrounded by some great stands of protected, ancient woodland which acts as great cover for these raptors as they cruise along the edges of the woods to flush out any unsuspecting songbirds. This one sat on the feeder for a few minutes deterring any of the resident blue tits and nuthatches from having a peck at the peanuts. There are lots of berries and nuts around the campsite at this time of year, as we planted lots of native woodland edge species as a rich food source for the local fauna.

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