Wildlife and Bird Watching
Stallion Valley holiday cottages is surrounded by fields and set in private grounds, 3.5 acres of mature woodland and ponds.
Enjoy the local wildlife. Birds flock to our feeders, tits, finch's, jays, doves, magpies, woodpeckers, and nuthatches.
Red kites are regular visitors buzzards, roost in our trees, swallows and redstarts nest in the barns. Gold crests flit amongst the trees, blackbirds, thrushes and wagtails are regular visitors.
During 2012 we had redstarts, swallows tree creepers and tufted ducks nesting.
At night bats swoop and owls hoot. Squirrels raid the bird feeders and we have to protect our chickens from marauding foxes and a pole cat.
Cardigan Bay's Heritage Coast, dolphin and seal watching is a short drive away.
We are also on the doorstep of The Cambrian Mountains and Brechfa Forest.
They have been a nuisance eating more than their fair share from the bird feeders ...
Having said all that negative stuff about grey squirrels don’t you just have to admit this one photographed in a Stallion Valley holiday cottage garden is cute?
The information has been written to help visitors to West Wales to be able see and appreciate bottlenose dolphins more easily.
New Quay is in the centre of the Cardigan Bay coast and is an ideal starting place for dolphin spotting.
A small, 38 acres, uninhabited island in the estuary of the River Teifi.
It is known for having a small colony of grey seals and is owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.
On a scenic headland overlooking the nature reserve of Cardigan Island, which is 250 metres off-shore.
You can see bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals, seal pups, harbour porpoises, sea-birds, rare choughs and skylarks.
Managed by The Wildlife Trust of South and South West Wales this nature reserve is adjacent to The National trust Dinefwr estate.
Bluebells, birds, woodland and wilfowl and butterflies.
Photographic evidence Batty holiday cottage residents!
Absolutely beautiful to look at, warm to the touch and very timid. My internet research tells me it is a Common Pipistrelle.
The site comprises three raised bogs. It is a wild landscape made accessible by a network of boardwalks, bird hides and paths that enable visitors to get right into the heart of the reserve and to enjoy seeing the wildlife at close quarters
March 2015: Our garden pond is full of frogs and they are having a lot of fun!
Spring is in our West Wales air.
Talley Lakes – Wildlife trust S & W Wales
A non-profit organisation dedicated to conserving Cardigan Bay’s marine wildlife through education and research.
The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is based in the heart of New Quay, overlooking the beautiful beach and harbour.
The Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve is situated a mile from the town of Cardigan, on the banks of the River Teifi. Entrance is free but parking is £3 for the day (2014).
The centre houses a café and information centre.