The Panoramic view from Whitehouse Barns
The Panoramic view from Whitehouse Barns: click picture to enlarge it. Thursday, 23rd November 2017

BIRDS and ANIMALS AROUND WHITEHOUSE BARNS NEAR SOUTHWOLD, SUFFOLK

Situated in the midst of a Site of Special Scientific Interest close to the River Blyth Marshes there is so much to see right on your doorstep.

Because of the wealth of unusual birdlife, the site around Whitehouse Barns has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The intertidal marshes directly beside the property are also designated as a RAMSAR (wetland of international significance), a Special Protection Area AND a Special Area for Conservation as well as being part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Few areas carry higher designations for wildlife. We are only about 10 miles from Minsmere, but many visitors say they see an even wider selection of birds from the windows of Whitehouse Barns (although we don't have bitterns, they do nest on the Hen Reedbeds which are close by!)

Our neighbour is a very serious birdwatcher, as are many of our regular guests who come again and again. We also have a good selection of bird books on the shelves. Resident birds include a large flock of avocets, egrets, woodpeckers, owls, and waders, with marsh harriers, kestrels and black pheasants as regular visitors.

Curlew at Whitehouse Barns
Barn owl at Whitehouse Barns
Little Egret at Whitehouse Barns

Here is a selection of bird logs written in our visitors book: