Nature on a Lunch Break

I have decided in my moment of madness to give space to the Nature/Wildlife I see at my place of work, things I see on a Lunch Break. There is a lot of wildlife/nature on this small site,.

It’s a place surrounded by farmers fields, small wooded area with a small pond at one end, with a brook running along the side. I’ve worked here since December 1998 and have been keeping a record of the various Nature and Wildlife on site.

Breeding birds on site are Bullfinch, Treecreeper, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch, Wren, Robin, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Blue Tit and Swallow most years, Dipper was a breeding bird in the early years but is now lost has a breeding bird with only the odd sightings in some years. In the Summer months we attract Chiffchaff and Blackcap as breeding birds, with Willow Warbler only passing throu, hasn’t stopped to breed yet.

We attract the common grassland butterflies and various moths along with Dragonflies and Damselflies and of course various bugs and creepy crawlies.

The sites ID Wildlife below :-

Bird List

  1. Blackbird
  2. Blackcap
  3. Black headed Gull
  4. Blue Tit
  5. Brambling
  6. Bullfinch
  7. Buzzard
  8. Canada Goose
  9. Chaffinch
  10. Chiffchaff
  11. Coal Tit
  12. Collard Dove
  13. Common Gull
  14. Coot
  15. Cormorant
  16. Crow
  17. Dipper
  18. Dunnock
  19. Fieldfare
  20. Garden Warbler
  21. Goldcrest
  22. Goldfinch
  23. Great Spotted Woodpecker
  24. Great Tit
  25. Greenfinch
  26. Green Woodpecker
  27. Grey Heron
  28. Grey Wagtail
  29. Herring Gull
  30. Hobby
  31. House Martin
  32. House Sparrow
  33. Jackdaw
  34. Jay
  35. Kestrel
  36. Kingfisher
  37. Lapwing
  38. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  39. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
  40. Linnet
  41. Long Tailed Tit
  42. Mallard
  43. Magpie
  44. Mistle Thrush
  45. Moorhen
  46. Nuthatch
  47. Pheasant
  48. Pied Wagtail
  49. Pink footed Goose
  50. Raven
  51. Redwing
  52. Robin
  53. Rook
  54. Sand Martin
  55. Siskin
  56. Song Thrush
  57. Sparrowhawk
  58. Spotted Flycatcher
  59. Starling
  60. Swallow
  61. Swift
  62. Tawny Owl
  63. Treecreeper
  64. Willow Warbler
  65. Woodcock
  66. Woodpigeon
  67. Wren

Butterfly

  1. Brimstone
  2. Comma
  3. Common Blue
  4. Gatekeeper
  5. Green-veined White
  6. Holly Blue
  7. Large Skipper
  8. Large White
  9. Meadow Brown
  10. Orange tip
  11. Painted Lady
  12. Peacock
  13. Red Admiral
  14. Ringlet
  15. Small Copper
  16. Small Heath
  17. Small Skipper
  18. Small White
  19. Small Tortoiseshell
  20. Speckled Wood
  21. White letter Hairstreak

Moths

  1. Adela reaumurella [150]
  2. Ancylis badiana [1126]
  3. Bee Moth [1428]
  4. Brimstone [1906]
  5. Buff Ermine [72.019]
  6. Burrnished Brass [2434]
  7. Celypha lacunana [1076]
  8. Centre barred Sallow [2269]
  9. Cinnabar Moth [2069]
  10. Clouded Border [1758]
  11. Common Carpet Moth [1738]
  12. Common Footman [2050]
  13. Common Rustic agg
  14. Common White Wave [1955]
  15. Coxcomb Prominent [2008]
  16. Dark Arches [2321]
  17. Dotted Border [1934]
  18. Early Thorn [1917]
  19. Feathered Thorn [1923]
  20. Large Emerald [1666]
  21. Large Yellow Underwing [2107]
  22. Lesser Yellow Underwing [1813]
  23. Light Emerald [1961]
  24. Lime Hawk Moth  [1979]
  25. Mother of Pearl  [1405]
  26. Narrow bordered 5 spotted Burnet [171]
  27. Nettle Tap Moth [385]
  28. Orange Swift [1761]
  29. Pale Prominent [2011]
  30. Pale Tussock [72.015]
  31. Scalloped Oak [1921]
  32. Silver Ground Carpet [1721]
  33. Silver Y [2441]
  34. Single dotted Wave [1708]
  35. Six Spotted Burnet [169]
  36. Small Fan footed Wave [1702]
  37. Small Yellow Underwing [1700]
  38. Smoky Wainscot [73.293]
  39. Straw Dot Moth [2474]
  40. Swallow tailed [1922]
  41. Riband Wave [1713]
  42. White Ermine [72.020]
  43. Yellow barred Brindle [1883]
  44. Yellow Barred Longhorn Moth [148]
  45. Yellow Shell [1742]

Dragonfly and Damselfly

  1. Azure Damselfly
  2. Blue tailed Damselfly
  3. Broad Bodied Chaser
  4. Brown Hawker
  5. Common Blue Damselfly
  6. Common Darter
  7. Common Hawker
  8. Emperor Dragonfly
  9. Large Red Damselfly
  10. Southern Hawker

Hoverflies

  1. Chrysotoxum bicinctum
  2. Cheilosia illustrata
  3. Dasysyrphus albostriatus
  4. Epistrophe grossulariae
  5. Episyrphus balteatus
  6. Eristalis arbustorum
  7. Eristalis horticola
  8. Eristalis pertinax
  9. Erastalis tenax
  10. Helophilus pendulus
  11. Helophilus trivittatus
  12. Leucozona glaucia
  13. Leucozona laternaria
  14. Leucozona lucorum
  15. Melanostoma scalare
  16. Merodon equestris
  17. Mesembrina meridiana
  18. Myathropa florea
  19. Platycheirus albimanus
  20. Rhingia campestris
  21. Sphaerophoria scripta
  22. Syritta pipiens
  23. Syrphus ribesii
  24. Syrphus torvus
  25. Volucella Bombylans
  26. Volucella inanis
  27. Volucella pellucens
  28. Xylota sylvarum

Longhorn Beetles

  1. Golden bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle [Agapanthia villosoviridescens]
  2. Grammoptera ruficornis
  3. Longhorn Wasp Beetle [Clytus arietis]
  4. Black Clouded Longhorn Beetle [Leiopus nebolosus]
  5. Spotted Longhorn Beetle [Rutpela maculata]

Shield Bugs

  1. Hawthorn Shield Bug [Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale]
  2. Sloe Shield Bug or Hairy  [Dolycoris baccarum] 
  3. Gorse Shield Bug [Piezodorus liturathus]
  4. Birch Shield Bug [Elasmostethus interstinctus]
  5. Common Green Shield Bug [Palomena prasina]
  6. Red Legged Shield Bug or Forest [Pentatoma rufipes]
  7. Spiked Shieldbug [Picromerus bidens]

Lady Bugs

  1. Harlequin Ladybird
  2. 2 Spot Ladybird
  3. 4 Spot Ladybird
  4. 7 Spot Ladybird
  5. 16 Spot Ladybird

Spiders

  1. Harvestman Spider [Rilaena triangularis]
  2. Long legged Spider [Tetragnatha entesa]
  3. Nursery Web Spider
  4. Wolf Spider [Pardosa lugubris]

Bats

  1. Common Pipistrelle
  2. Noctule
  3. Soprano Pipistrelle

Fungi

  1. Blushing Bracket
  2. Candle Snuff Fungi
  3. Clouded Agraic
  4. Common Earthball
  5. Common Puffball
  6. Jelly Ear
  7. Mycenae Species [Common Bonnet]
  8. Oyster Mushroom

Other

  1. Fox
  2. Mink
  3. Roe Deer
  4. Stoat