Birds We are recording the birds and listing them as we have seen, as follows:- Lapwing, swallow, swift, martin, heron, egret, white swan, greylag and canada geese, house sparrow, hedge sparrow, yellowhammer, greenfinch, bullfinch, chaffinch, blue-tit, robin, wren, blackbird, song thrush, nightingale, fieldfare, woodcock, lark, buzzard, kestrel, sparrow hawk, barn owl, little owl, rook, raven, crow, kingfisher, pheasant, partridge, wood pigeon, spotted woodpecker, pied wagtail, magpie, swan, mallard duck, coot, moorhen, yellow wagtail, grey wagtail, reed bunting, stock dove, meadow pipit, tawny owl, lesser black-backed gull, chiffchaff, red kite, magpie and teal (other varieties to follow).
Dragonflies The ponds have attracted many types of Dragonfly (six) and other flying insects including Damselfly. These have been identified as follows: Damsel and Dragon Flies identified at the Moonfleet Ponds
Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo
Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum
Broad-bodied Chaser Libellula depressa
Common Darter Sympetrum striolatum
Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea
Moths Project Our campers had a very interesting day in August, when one of our locals (Paul Harris) brought his moth trap. We had a fascinating insight to the night life of the moth. The children on the site were captivated, children and adults alike had an education:- and some of the beautiful specimens are as follows.
Large Yellow Underwing
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Wild Mammals Field mouse, Common Shrew, Fallow deer, Roe deer, Sika deer, Fox, Badger, Mole, Rat, Rabbit, Hare, Otter, Stoat, Water Vole and Weasel, and Bats yet to be identified.
Snakes & Reptiles Slowworm, Grass snake, Adder, Common Toad, Natterjack Toad, Common Frog, Great Crested Newt, Common Lizard.