The estate is built on what was a pasture, and we face the original hedge which was the field boundary. Needless to say that the development was controversial because of its siting, and there is still a lot of opposition even though it is now built. It should all settle down in around 10 years or so, judging from another controversial development back in the 90's.
The hedge is a mature with hazel, blackthorn, field maple, crab apples, ash and pedunculate oak. Behind lies a playing field and beyond that open countryside. So far we have had a fox stroll by, and a muntjac exploring the hedge. as a scratchy video from my mobile demonstrates https://youtu.be/Nx2mzNUMGIU. 3 families of mallard ducklings were raised on a nearby pond, and a piece of land which regularly floods and had standing water until the end of July had a Little Egret.
Within a couple of days of moving my wife put up three bird feeders - peanuts, grain and niger seed. (We are now back to dispensing industrial quantities of bird feed). Blue and great tits were the first to appear on the feeders followed by dunnock and robins. Goldfinch arrived only after a few weeks but they are now regulars. From time to time we get clouds of housemartins circling around, occasionally perching on the roof.
A few butterflies so far including Speckled Wood, Large White, Small Tortoiseshell, and a Painted Lady. This Southern Hawker Dragonfly has been a regular.