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Wildlife Watch May 2014 – Rainford

Monday 2nd June 2014

What an exciting month, the woodland has been a hive of activity with birds nesting and new flora in blossom, it’s a great update for the month of may.

Great spotted woodpecker and chicks
Shelducks on newly created pond at front of site
Pair of breeding oystercatchers – three unhatched eggs on same pond
Swallows nesting in the barn
Bank voles in pond at rear of woodland
Young frogs and toads
Orange tip butterfly
Large white butterfly
Peacock butterfly
Brimstone butterfly
Speckled wood butterfly
Chiff chaff
Swallow
Buzzard
Mistle thrush
Jay
Black cap
Black bird
Wren
Collared dove
Wood pigeon
Tree sparrow
Great tit
Blue tit
Pied wagtail
Grey squirrel
Stoat
Rabbit
Chaffinch
Jackdaws
Robin
Song thrush
Moorhen
Pheasant
Crow
Tree creepers
Banded demoiselle damselflies
At least one adult fox Common spotted orchids
Other types of orchid – early purple orchid and variety of marsh orchid
White campion
Bristly oxtongue
Goosegrass
Buttercups
Wild poppies
Cuckoo flowers

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