Buckerell is situated on the edge of the Blackdown hills AONB and less than a mile from the River Otter. This means we have varied wildlife in the area including mammals and birds. Deer and Hare are frequently seen in the fields of the village, as well as the usual Rabbits, Foxes and Badgers. Beavers are now also to be found in the River Otter.
Raven, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Kestrels are seen over the hills and fields, whilst smaller birds such as Goldcrest, Firecrests and ChiffChaffs are seen throughout the year. Siskins may be seen in the Winter and Dippers may be seen on the Otter. There have also been sightings of peregrine falcons and red kites within the past 12 months.
We are keen for observations of birds to be recorded in the area with the BTO, this should be done by clicking the button below.