Farm and Lambing Barns now open
Open 10 am to 3 pm (4pm from Feb)
Snettisham Park Wildlife
There is a rich variety of wildlife on and around Snettisham Park especially in the deer park. As the seasons change there is so much to enjoy.
Please see our Mulitmedia Gallery for more exciting pictures.
English (Grey) PartridgesAt Snettisham Park Farm and Warren Farm we now have 86 pairs of English Partridges in our spring count compared to 184 pairs last year. This is due to terrible weather conditions with hatching last May and June.
ShelduckEvery year we have at least one pair of Shelduck on the mill pond at the top of the deer park. They nest in rabbit burrows. We have nine beautiful ducklings this year and our visitors can see them whilst on safari.
Oyster Catchers are normally found on the sea shore, but each year we have at least 1 pair hatch out in our deer park. These birds have the same colour plumage as Shelduck - long orange beak. If anybody can throw some light as to why this may be we would be very interested to hear from you.
French PartridgeFrench Partridges are larger than the English, they have red legs as opposed to the English Partridge. Unlike Pheasants which are polygamous (many wives) French Partridges are generally paired for life (are monogamous).
Mad March HaresAt times we have seen up to 20 hares running around together in one field.