Hillers Farm Shop/ Garden Center

Apart from going to Upton Warren another place i visit is Hillers.Hillers is a Farm Shop,it has a cafe/gift shop/toilets and a garden center,as you walk between the cafe and the gift shop it takes you into the gardens,The maintainence man who looks after the area,has erected a Bird Hide in the far left hand corner of the gardens,the hide backs on to the grounds/woods of Ragly Hall.When you first get into the hide and look out,it is like opening up a nature book,Goldcrest to Fallow Deer&Muntjac ,Great Spotted Woodpecker[8ft]away,Tree Creeper ,Nuthatch,Blue/Great/Coal/Long Tailed Tits,Robins,Starlings,Wrens,Pheasants ect ect, It is an amazing place,but as with nature they only turn up when they want to.

These are just afew taken there

The post code is B49 5PD,Hillers is also on the net. The GSW are male/female
john

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30 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Nice blog KF! lovely photos.

30 Aug, 2011
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robbie said:

Unbelievable photos! The Treecreeper in particular is amazing.

31 Aug, 2011
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great photos, that's going on my list to visit

31 Aug, 2011
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eje said:

Yet another amazing set of cracking photo's.

31 Aug, 2011
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muddywalters said:

Great blog - outstanding photos. I wish this place was on my doorstep!

31 Aug, 2011
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delboy said:

Great blog & amazing pictures.

2 Sep, 2011
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donna said:

all great photos I like the little gold creast. I have yet to get a photo of a gold creast it is one of the birds which I do not get in my garden

2 Sep, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Great to be able to incorporate the farm shop garden centre and bird watching ! What a great venue !

12 Sep, 2011
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phili said:

Sorry a bit late to this blog John,an outstanding series of shots,very well done.

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