North Cave Wetlands – 18/05/2022

A great visit with plenty of invertebrates to be found. A Holly Blue on the East Path was a nice find, they seem to be having a good year around East Yorkshire this year. A female Broad-bodied Chaser was found on the south side of Far Lake, with a female Hairy Dragonfly, Four-spotted Chaser and Red-eyed Damselfly all found in the south-west corner of Main Lake. Melangyna compositarum/labiatarum was a new hovefly for me for the site. A nice selection of beetles were present, a Water Ladybird along the north path being the highlight, though this one got away from having its portrait taken. Egyptian Geese on Dryham Ings cell A were also a first for the year.

Birds
Avocet – Recurvirostra avosetta
Blackbird – Turdus merula
Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-tailed Godwit – Limosa limosa
Blue Tit – Cyanistes caeruleus
Carrion Crow – Corvus corone
Cetti’s Warbler – Cettia cetti
Chaffinch – Fringilla coelebs
Chiffchaff – Phylloscopus collybita
Common Sandpiper – Actitis hypoleucos
Common Tern – Sterna hirundo
Coot – Fulica atra
Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo
Dunnock – Prunella modularis
Egyptian Goose – Alopochen aegyptiaca
Gadwall – Mareca strepera
Goldfinch – Carduelis carduelis
Great Crested Grebe – Podiceps cristatus
Great Tit – Parus major
Grey Heron – Ardea cinerea
Greylag Goose – Anser anser
House Sparrow – Passer domesticus
Jackdaw – Coloeus monedula
Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fuscus
Lesser Whitethroat – Curruca curruca
Little Egret – Egretta garzetta
Long-tailed Tit – Aegithalos caudatus
Magpie – Pica pica
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos
Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
Mute Swan – Cygnus olor
Oystercatcher – Haematopus ostralegus
Reed Warbler – Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Rock Dove – Columba livia
Rook – Corvus frugilegus
Sand Martin – Riparia riparia
Sedge Warbler – Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Shelduck – Tadorna tadorna
Shoveler – Spatula clypeata
Swift – Apus apus
Tufted Duck – Aythya fuligula
Whitethroat – Curruca communis
Wigeon – Mareca penelope
Woodpigeon – Columba palumbus
Wren – Troglodytes troglodytes

Amphibians
Great Crested Newt – Triturus cristatus
Smooth Newt – Lissotriton vulgaris

Beetles
14-spot Ladybird – Propylea quattuordecimpunctata
7-spot Ladybird – Coccinella septempunctata
Alder Leaf Beetle – Agelastica alni
Common Cardinal Beetle – Pyrochroa serraticornis
Knotgrass Leaf Beetle – Chrysolina polita
Small Green Nettle Weevil – Phyllobius roboretanus
Wasp Beetle – Clytus arietis
Water Ladybird – Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata
Agapanthia villosoviridescens
Amara sp.
Athous haemorrhoidalis
Cantharis cryptica
Cantharis livida
Cantharis nigricans
Cantharis rustica
Grammoptera ruficornis
Oedemera lurida

Butterflies
Brimstone – Gonepteryx rhamni
Common Blue – Polyommatus icarus
Green-veined White – Pieris napi
Holly Blue – Celastrina argiolus
Orange-tip – Anthocharis cardamines
Peacock – Aglais io
Red Admiral – Vanessa atalanta
Small Tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae
Speckled Wood – Pararge aegeria

Caddisfiles
Mystacides longicornis

Dragonflies
Azure Damselfly – Coenagrion puella
Blue-tailed Damselfly – Ischnura elegans
Broad-bodied Chaser – Libellula depressa
Common Blue Damselfly – Enallagma cyathigerum
Four-spotted Chaser – Libellula quadrimaculata
Hairy Dragonfly – Brachytron pratense
Large Red Damselfly – Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Red-eyed Damselfly – Erythromma najas

Sawflies
Arge cyanocrocea

Moths
Common Marble – Celypha lacunana
Common Nettle-tap – Anthophila fabriciana
Garden Tiger – Arctia caja

True Bugs
Cercopis vulnerata

Flies
Empis trigramma
Melangyna compositarum/labiatarum
Oxyna parietina
Tachina fera
Volucella bombylans

Mammals
European Rabbit – Oryctolagus cuniculus