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

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