Thursday, 28 July 2011

Broadgate Farm Bird Hide

During you stay at Broadgate Farm you can visit our bird hide which overlooks the scraps on the next field which encourages wading birds or admire the views of the local area.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Honeysuckle on the farm

Flowering honeysuckle not only gives us a lovely smell and colourful flowers to admire but is ideal for the birds and bees.
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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Vacancies at 'Bug Inn'

Situated next to the stream in a quiet shady part of the garden insects and bugs can also enjoy the benefits of staying at Broadgate Farm.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Lapwing Chicks

Whilst Brian was bringing the cows into milk this morning he saw some lapwing chicks in the field next to the house, he thought they were about 2 weeks old.

From our Nature Diary

17th June 2011
we have seen lapwings, curlews, snipe, swifts and swallows whilst walking here today. What a nice quiet place to visit.
2nd July 2011
Farmer busy in fields, plenty of black bales, there are lots of crows, seagulls, along with curlews, lapwings and many small pheasants.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Sand Martins

Sand Martins at Broadgate Farm

Many thanks to David Melville for taking these photo and allowing them to be used on our blog

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

More photos taken by a visitor

21 st June 2011, Longest day, damp showers all day
but these bird don't seem to mind.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Photos of bird life round the farm

These photos were taken on the farm by a visitor who has been staying

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Supper at Broadgate Farm

The woodpecker is back regularly


A family of bullfinches enjoy a quiet supper at the same time.

Excerpts from Nature Diary

20th June 2010
lovely site, beautiful views, good length dog walk,
viewed curlews, oyster catcher, rabbits, hare, blue tit, great tit, buzzards, chaffinches, swallows, house martins, lapwings, curlews and whinbrells.
30th June 2010
Dusk after a long hot bright day,
seen whimbrells, hare, rabbits, buzzards, pigeon, swifts, crows,seagulls, chaffinches and ' a black bunny'
2nd July 2010
lots of rabbits, curlews, lapwings, and owl, bats and great views
25th October 2010
Very frosty over night, but sunny and blue skies during the day, saw a flock of swallows, woodcock, lapwing and pheasants.
26th February 2011, by Anne and Peter B
We just love the walks up here, everything is available to see, all you need to do is keep watching.
24th February 2011
3 lapwing and 2 buzzards
25th March 2011 by Gavin T. RSPB
27 curlews, 8 lapwing, goldcrest, oyster catchers and curlews
7th May 2011, Jim Southport
3 buzzards, curlews and pheasants

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

A Beautiful Summers Night

Our resident woodpecker enjoys a quiet supper just outside our new garden room.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Mother Duck and Family

A mother duck and new family enjoy a swim on the stream at the side of the farm house but decide to make a rapid exit when they spot me taking this photo

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Spring is here

A pink picture

Easter Sunday Treat

This new born calf was the centre of attention for walkers as they passed during their walk on Easter Sunday.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Interent access finally restored, Free WiFi is available to all Bed and Breakfast Guest

After weeks of only being able to access the internet by using the public access points in the libary we are now back up and running.
We now have a high speed wifi internet access in the farm house which is available for use by bed and breakfast guest.
If you like to know more about how our connection was made please email for details