North Cave Wetlands – 12/05/2019

A sunny evening visit with a gentle south-easterly wind blowing. Temperature around 12 Degrees C.

A short evening visit found one new species, Caddisfly Limnephilus sparsus along the western path. Click beetle Dalopius marginatus was new for the site. Two Hoverflies, a Parhelophilus sp. and
Syritta pipiens were new for the year (NFY) along with micro moth Common Birch Bell Epinotia immundana.

Beetles (8)
14-spot Ladybird – Propylea quattuordecimpunctata
22-spot Ladybird – Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata
7-spot Ladybird – Coccinella septempunctata
Alder Leaf Beetle – Agelastica alni
Green Nettle Weevil – Phyllobius pomaceus
Small Green Nettle Weevil – Phyllobius roboretanus
Dalopius marginatus (NFS)
Polydrusus cervinus

Dragonflies (2)
Blue-tailed Damselfly – Ischnura elegans
Common Blue Damselfly – Enallagma cyathigerum

Butterflies (2)
Green-veined White – Pieris napi
Speckled Wood – Pararge aegeria

Moths (2)
Common Birch Bell – Epinotia immundana (NFY)
Feathered Bright – Incurvaria masculella

Bees (2)
Large Red-tailed Bumblebee – Bombus lapidarius
Tree Bumblebee – Bombus hypnorum

Caddisflies (1)
Limnephilus sparsus (NEW)

True Bugs (2)
Cercopis vulnerata
Harpocera thoracica

Hoverflies (3)
Leucozona lucorum
Parhelophilus sp. (NFY)
Syritta pipiens (NFY)

Bird-wise a short list as I didn’t walk the full site, Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula the only addition to my reserve year list.

Birds (30)

Avocet – Recurvirostra avosetta
Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Blue Tit – Cyanistes caeruleus
Cetti’s Warbler – Cettia cetti
Common Sandpiper – Actitis hypoleucos
Common Tern – Sterna hirundo
Coot – Fulica atra
Gadwall – Anas strepera
Greylag Goose – Anser anser
Jackdaw – Corvus monedula
Lapwing – Vanellus vanellus
Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fuscus
Little Egret – Egretta garzetta
Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis
Little Ringed Plover – Charadrius dubius
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos
Mediterranean Gull – Larus melanocephalus
Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
Mute Swan – Cygnus olor
Oystercatcher – Haematopus ostralegus
Pied Wagtail – Motacilla alba yarrellii
Ringed Plover – Charadrius hiaticula (NFY)
Robin – Erithacus rubecula
Sand Martin – Riparia riparia
Shelduck – Tadorna tadorna
Shoveler – Anas clypeata
Swift – Apus apus
Teal – Anas crecca
Tufted Duck – Aythya fuligula
Wren – Troglodytes troglodytes