Images of Fineshade Wood
Seen from the hide in 2018
The Wildlife Hide in Fineshade Wood is a popular place to see and take photos of wildlife. You will find many pictures taken from the hide throughout this website but this gallery shows some of the particularly interesting ones that have been taken during 2018. As well as showing the wildlife they will also chart the course of the seasons, from the frozen and particularly long winter, through the warmer days of spring and summer, and on into autumn and winter once again.
Please, if you take any pictures from the hide in 2018, may we publish them here too?
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About 30 people attended a course run by FC on how to manage woodland for protected species. They gathered in front of the hide to discuss Great Crested Newts
These attractive birds often take food from right in front of the hide. Photo by Mattie-Lou Horne
Cold winds throughout February ensured that the pond was often frozen. Photo: Barrie Galpin
At the beginning of March "The Beast from the East" brought extremely low temperatures and, eventually, about 20cm of snow. Photo: Barrie Galpin
Photo: Barrie Galpin
The unmistakeable shape of a Raven seen flying over the hide in mid March Photo: Kurt Hellwing
Several pairs of Red KItes nest in Fineshade. This one was collecting grass to add to a nearby nest. Photo: Kurt Hellwing
One of eight Kites over the clearing, Photo: Kurt Hellwing
A pair of Moorhens have nested on the pond for several years. It seems that they managed to survive the harsh winter. Photo: Barrie Galpin
Buzzards now nest regularly in Fineshade. They are about the same size as Red Kites but have a very different shape Photo: Kurt Hellwing