Jacksons Coppice and Marsh is an ancient water meadow and woodland beside the River Sow in Staffordshire.
Making the most of a rain free day, my Mum and I set off to the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve near Eccleshall. This was the first time we had visited the reserve and we were not disappointed, but were surprised to be the only people at the reserve.
We were able to walk through the wet alder woodland and marshland on a raised boardwalk. The reserve was alive with so much birdsong! We were lucky enough to see blue tits, great tits, wrens, nuthatches, tree creepers, robins, buzzards and my favourite, the greater spotted woodpecker.
A cloudy day, lots of tree coverage, very tall trees which birds seemed to enjoy sitting right at the top of and not the best telephoto lens on my camera made it a challenge to get some good photos of the wildlife at Jacksons Coppice and Marsh. But hopefully it will give you an idea of what we saw today.
Jacksons Coppice is well known for its carpets of bluebells in spring as well as spring wildlife such as grass snakes and frogs, so another trip is definately on the cards! Watch this space!