Raptors

Buzzards are now a common sight over Knepp, wheeling overhead with their distinctive cries. They feed on earthworms, small mammals and a plentiful supply of young rabbits.

Red Kites have now colonised us and are successfully breeding.

Ravens have returned to Knepp after an absence of over a hundred years, nesting in the old Pleasure Grounds around the castle.

In 2016 we had our first pair of Peregrine Falcons, and in 2017 discovered they were nesting in an oak tree, making them one of the very few tree-breeding pairs in the UK.