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 breeding in a Scots pine, making them one of the very few tree-breeding pairs in the UK.