Whilst you are enjoying the gardens, or perhaps elsewhere in the grounds at Waterperry you are most likely to come across a great variety of creatures, depending on the season and time of day.
This is a list of what has been seen here (let us know if you find anything else):
Mammals: Muntjac and Roe deer; hares, rabbits, voles, woodmice, harvest mice, moles, stoats, weasels, otter, mink, water voles, foxes, badgers
Amphibians: grass snakes, frogs, toads
Insects: numerous including Stag beetles, ladybirds, hover flies, cockchafers, dragonflies, damsel flies, brimstone, mayflies, and several types of butterfly
Aquatics: Signal crayfish, pike, stickleback, tench, roach
Above: photo of otter taken with night vision camera on the riverbank in 2014
All year: Barn owl, Blackbird, Blue tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Chaffinch, Coal tit, Collared dove, Cormorant, Crow, Curlew, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great spotted woodpecker, Great tit, Green woodpecker, Greenfinch, Grey heron, Grey partridge, Grey wagtail, House sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Lapwing, Little egret, Little owl, Long-tailed tit, Magpie, Mallard, Marshtit, Mistle thrush, Moorhen, Mute swan, Nuthatch, Pheasant, Pied wagtail, Raven, Red kite, Red-legged partiridge, Ring-necked parakeet, Robin, Rook, Song thrush, Sparrowhawk, Starling, Stock dove, Tawney owl, Tree creeper, Wood pigeon, Wren