Bird spotting walk - 24th June 2006

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Michelder Spoil Heaps

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Species list
Blackcap (4 singing) Greenfinch Robin
Bullfinch (1 heard singing) Green Woodpecker (at least 1) Swallow (1)
Chaffinch Jay (1 heard) Willow Tit (1 heard)
Chiffchaff (1 singing) Long-tailed Tit (a family party) Woodpigeon
Dunnock Nuthatch (1 seen) Wren
Garden Warbler (1 male, singing and seen) Pheasant (1 heard)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 over on leaving) Racing Pigeon (2 north-east / east)


Roe Deer (1), Slow Worm (female)


Common Blue (1) Marbled White (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (at least 2, probably 3)
Large Skipper (4) Meadow Brown (14) Small Heath (2)


Burnet Moth sp. (7 larvae and pupae) Mullein Moth (1 larva) Wood Tiger (2)
Celypha lacunana (1) Silver-ground Carpet (1)
Cinnabar (21+ larvae) Udea olivalis (1)

and of the many plants noted, here are just a few of the more noteworthy, notable or just plain obvious...

Common Rock-rose Fly Orchid Ploughman's Spikenard
Common Spotted Orchid Greater Butterfly Orchid Pyramidal Orchid
Common Twayblade Lesser Butterfly Orchid Squinancywort
Cut-leaved Germander Lesser Stitchwort Viper's Bugloss
Fairy Flax Mouse-ear Hawkweed Wild Strawberry

For a complete list of the species recorded, or a list of all species currently recorded on the reserve, please contact Peter.

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