Natural England - Kingley Vale: wildlife

Kingley Vale: wildlife

There is a rich variety of wildlife at Kingley Vale NNR. Of the 58 species of butterfly that breed in England, 39 have been recorded at Kingley Vale.

Breeding birds at Kingley Vale include the nightingale, grasshopper warbler, blackcap, marsh tit and green woodpecker. Buzzards are often seen too at the reserve along with other birds of prey including kestrel, sparrowhawk, hobby (in summer), red kite and tawny owl.

Rabbits and herds of roe and fallow deer live on the reserve, as do other mammals including stoats, weasels, foxes, dormice, badgers and bats.