December's pick of the month

Birds

Winter at Glyndebourne is a quiet time for the staff here, however, in the garden the trees and bushes are full with visitors of the bird kind. The grounds are a natural haven for wildbirds; Cuckoos and Little Owls are often heard but not seen, birds of prey such as Buzzards, Sparrowhawks, Kestrels, and sometimes even Red Kites, command the skies whilst at ground level, game and waterfowl patrol the fields and lake.

To help some of the smaller birds through the colder months, every day we replenish over twenty bird feeding stations with peanuts and wild bird seed. The stations are hung in trees and bushes around the theatre, and throughout the garden, and attract all varieties of Finches, Tits, Wagtails, Crests, Thrushes, Creepers and the more common species of birds such as Blackbirds, Sparrows and Robins.

Click on the image gallery for each month’s special plant, and return here next month to discover more about our plant of the month for January.