North Cave Wetlands – 12/06/2022

Highltights from this visit included a Mole active above ground on East Path before reaching the hide. Apparently they can feed on the surface when worms become hared to come by due to dry conditions. A pair of Borad-bodied Chasers were active on the south side of Carp Lake.

Birds
Avocet – Recurvirostra avosetta
Blackbird – Turdus merula
Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Buzzard – Buteo buteo
Carrion Crow – Corvus corone
Cetti’s Warbler – Cettia cetti
Chiffchaff – Phylloscopus collybita
Common Tern – Sterna hirundo
Coot – Fulica atra
Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo
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
Jackdaw – Coloeus monedula
Lapwing – Vanellus vanellus
Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fuscus
Linnet – Linaria cannabina
Little Egret – Egretta garzetta
Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis
Magpie – Pica pica
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos
Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
Mute Swan – Cygnus olor
Oystercatcher – Haematopus ostralegus
Pied Wagtail – Motacilla alba
Reed Bunting – Emberiza schoeniclus
Rock Dove – Columba livia
Sand Martin – Riparia riparia
Sedge Warbler – Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Shelduck – Tadorna tadorna
Skylark – Alauda arvensis
Swallow – Hirundo rustica
Swift – Apus apus
Tufted Duck – Aythya fuligula
Whitethroat – Curruca communis
Woodpigeon – Columba palumbus
Yellowhammer – Emberiza citrinella

Beetles
2-spot Ladybird – Adalia bipunctata
Green Nettle Weevil – Phyllobius pomaceus
Harlequin Ladybird – Harmonia axyridis
Agapanthia villosoviridescens
Oedemera lurida

Butterflies
Comma – Polygonia c-album
Common Blue – Polyommatus icarus
Large Skipper – Ochlodes sylvanus
Red Admiral – Vanessa atalanta
Small Tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae
Speckled Wood – Pararge aegeria

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

Wasps
Ectemnius continuus

Moths
Common Marble – Celypha lacunana

Flies
Broad Centurion – Chloromyia formosa
Twin-lobed Deerfly – Chrysops relictus
Eristalis intricarius
Eristalis tenax
Eupeodes
Myathropa florea
Parhelophilus
Sicus ferrugineus
Volucella bombylans
Volucella pellucens

Mammals
European Mole – Talpa europaea