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Noak Bridge Nature Reserve  -  wildlife


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most of the photos are from the gallery pages
and have been taken in earlier years


reported wildlife & flowering plants & fungi - first sightings in the Reserve - 2017
muntjac deer (Jun)

blackbird (Jan)
blackcap (Apr)  (1)
blue tit (Jan)
chiffchaff (Apr)  (1)
dunnock (Apr)  (1)
goldfinch (Jan)
great tit (Jan)
long-tailed tit (Mar)
magpie (Jan)
robin (Jan)
song thrush (Jun)
sparrow (Apr)
wood pigeon (Mar)
wren (Apr)  (1)

       edible frog (Jun)  (2)
smooth newt (Apr)

great pond snail (Mar)

common darter (Jun)
four-spotted chaser (Jun)

common blue damselfly (Jun)

7-spot ladybird (Aug)
10-spot ladybird (Jun)  (3)

oak bush cricket (Jun)  (4)

pond skater (Mar)

       essex skipper (Jun)
holly blue (Jun)
large skipper (Jun)
large white (Jun)
meadow brown (Jun)
orange tip (Apr)
red admiral (Jun)
ringlet (Jun)
small copper (Jul)
small white (Apr)
small tortoiseshell (Jun)
speckled wood (Apr)

brimstone moth (Jun)  (5)
china mark moth (Jun)  (6)

(1)  birds identified by their calls
(2)  edible frog - identification not certain - heard, not seen
(3)  identification not certain
(4)  nymph
(5)  Opisthograptis luteolata
(6)  identification as a species of Acentropinae not certain

black horehound (Jun)
black meddick (Jun)
blackthorn (Mar)
bluebell (Apr)
bramble (Jun)
bristly oxtongue (Jun)
broad-leaved dock (Jun)
broad-leaved pondweed (Jun)  (1)
Canadian goldenrod (Jul)
cleavers (May)
common birds-foot trefoil (Jun)
common duckweed (Jun)
common fleabane (Aug)
common mallow (Jun)
common ragwort (Jun)
common sorrel (Jun)
cow parsley (Mar)
creeping cinquefoil (Jun)

       creeping thistle (Jun)
daffodil (Mar)  (2)
daisy (Apr)
dandelion (Mar)
dog-rose (Aug)
dog violet (Mar)  (3)
field bindweed (Jun)
fodder vetch (May)
garlic mustard (Apr)
goat's rue (Jun)
great willowherb (Jun)
hawthorn (Mar)
hedge bindweed (Jun)
herb robert (Apr)
honeysuckle (Aug)
lilac (Apr)
meadow buttercup (Apr)
meadow vetchling (Jun)

       michaelmas daisy (Sep)
ox-eye daisy (Jun)
perforate St John's wort (Jun)
privet (Jun)
primrose (Mar)
red bartsia (Jun)
red clover (Jun)
red dead nettle (Apr)
ribwort plantain (Jun)
scarlet pimpernel (Jun)
self-heal (Mar)
Spanish bluebell (Apr)
spear thistle (Jul)
stinging nettle (Jun)
wayfaring-tree (Mar)
white clover (Jun)
white dead nettle (Mar)
yellow rattle (May)

(1)  in Willow Pond
(2)  various hybrids
(3)  identification not certain - possibly sweet violet

winter twiglet (Jan)  (1)
meadow coral (Sep)  (2)

(1)  Tubaria hiemalis - identification not certain - growing in the new meadow (cleared scrubland)
(2)  Clavulinopsis corniculata - identification not certain - growing in the East Meadow


reported wildlife & flowering plants & fungi - first sightings in the Reserve - 2016
blackbird (Jan)
blackcap (Apr)  (1)
blue tit (Jan)
bullfinch (Apr)  (1)
chiffchaff (Mar)
coal tit (Apr)  (1)
collared dove (Apr)
crow (Apr)
great tit (Jan)
greater spotted woodpecker (Apr)  (1)
greenfinch (Jan)  (1)
grey wagtail (Sep)  (2)
jay (Jan)
kingfisher (Jan)
lesser black-backed gull (Apr)  (2)
long-tailed tit (Apr)
magpie (Jan)
mallard (Apr)
nightingale (May)  (1)
pheasant (Oct)
robin (Jan)
song thrush (Apr)  (1)
sparrow (Jan)
sparrowhawk (Apr)
wood pigeon (Jan)
wren (Apr)  (1)

       brown rat (Feb)
fox (Jan)
grey squirrel (Apr)
roe deer (Mar)  (2)
vole (Jul)  (3)

frog (Jun)  (4)
smooth newt (Apr)








azure damselfly (Jun)
emerald damselfly (Jul)  (2)
large red damselfly (Jun)

brown hawker (Jul)  (2)
common darter (Jul)  (2)
migrant hawker (Sep)

       comma (Apr)
large white (Jul)
essex skipper (Jul)  (5)
large skipper (Sep)  (2)
orange tip (Apr)
peacock butterfly (Apr)
red admiral (Jul)
small tortoiseshell (Apr)
small white (May)
speckled wood (Apr)

five-spot burnet (Jun)

mayfly (Jul)  (3)

buff-tailed bumblebee (Apr)

7-spot ladybird (Apr)
click beetle (Aug)  (3)
whirligig beetle (Apr)

lesser water boatman (Jul)
pond skater (Apr)

(1)  birds identified by their calls
(2)  identification not certain
(3)  species not identified
(4)  heard in Willow Pond, species not identified
(5)  identification not certain - possibly a small skipper

asparagus (Aug)  (1)
black meddick (Jun)
blackthorn (Mar)
bristly oxtongue (Sep)
Canadian goldenrod (Aug)
charlock (May)
cleavers (Apr)
common field speedwell (Apr)
common fleabane (Jul)
common knapweed (Aug)
common ragwort (Jul)
common sorrel (Jul)
perforate St John's wort (Jul)
common water-plantain (Aug)
cow parsley (Apr)
creeping buttercup (May)
creeping thistle (Aug)
cuckoo pint (Aug)
daisy (Apr)

       daffodil (Mar)  (2)
dandelion (Apr)
dog-rose (May)
dog violet (Mar)
elder (May)
field bindweed (Jul)
field pepperwort (May)
fodder vetch (May)
garlic mustard (Apr)
great reedmace (Aug)
great willowherb (Aug)
greater stitchwort (Apr)
ground ivy (Apr)
hawthorn (Apr)
hedge bindweed (Aug)
hedge woundwort (Jun)
herb robert (Apr)
hoary willowherb (Jun)  (3)

       iris (Jun)  (1)
meadow vetchling (Jun)
michaelmas daisy (Oct)
periwinkle (Apr)  (4)
primrose (Apr)
purple loosestrife (Jul)
red dead nettle (Apr)
ribwort plantain (Jul)
snowberry (Sep)
Spanish bluebell (Apr)
stinging nettle (Jun)
sweet violet (Apr)
water crowfoot (Apr)  (4)
white clover (Jun)
white dead nettle (Apr)
wild teasel (Jul)
woody nightshade (Jun)
yellow flag (Jun)

(1)  not flowering
(2)  various hybrids
(3)  identification not certain (possibly great willowherb)
(4)  species not identified

clustered bonnet (Nov)  (1)
coral spot (Nov)  (2)
scurfy twiglet (Nov)  (3)

(1)  (Mycena inclinata) identification not certain - growing on the stag beetle log pyramid
(2)  (Nectria cinnabarium) identification not certain - growing near the stag beetle log pyramid
(3)  (Tubaria furfuracea) identification not certain - growing in the new meadow (cleared scrubland)


reported wildlife & flowering plants - first sightings in the Reserve - 2015
common shrew (Jul)

blackbird (Apr)
blackcap (Apr)
blue tit (Mar)
buzzard (Jun)
chiffchaff (Apr)
common tern (Jun)  (1)
goldfinch (Aug)
great tit (Apr)
green woodpecker (Aug)
jay (Apr)
kingfisher (Apr)
magpie (Mar)
mallard (Apr)
moorhen (Apr)
robin (Feb)
sparrow (Apr)
sparrowhawk (Apr)
wood pigeon (Mar)
wren (Apr)

three-spined stickleback (Jun)  (2)

       adder (Apr)
grass snake (Apr)

great crested newt (Jul)
smooth newt (Apr)


black slug (Arion ater) (Aug)
white lipped snail (Sep)  (2)

harvestman (Aug)  (3)

black-tailed skimmer (Jun)
broad-bodied chaser (Jun)
four-spotted chaser (Jun)
ruddy darter (Jul)
southern hawker (Sep)
azure damselfly (Jun)
blue-tailed damselfly (Jun)
large red damselfly (Jun)

field grasshoper (Aug)
slender groundhopper (Apr)  (4)

       comma (Apr)
common blue (May)  (2)
orange tip (Apr)
peacock butterfly (Apr)
small tortoiseshell (Apr)
small white (May)
speckled wood (Apr)

red-tailed bumble bee (Apr)

bee fly (Apr)  (3)
chironomid fly (Jun)  (3)
dung fly (Aug)

common scorpionfly (Jun)  (5)

red longhorn beetle (Jun)  (6)
swollen-thighed Beetle (Jun)  (7)
whirligig beetle (Jul)

aphid (Jun)  (3)
dock bug (Jun)  (8)
lesser water boatman (Jun)

(1)  flying overhead
(2)  identification not certain
(3)  species not identified
(4)  Tetrix subulata, seen in Puckles Pond
(5)  Panorpa communis (identification not certian)
(6)  Stictoleptura rubra
(7)  Oedemera nobilis (false oil beetle, thick-legged flower beetle)
(8)  Coreus marginatus

blackthorn (Mar)
bramble (Jun)
Canadian goldenrod (Aug)
cleavers (Apr)
common birds-foot trefoil (Jun)
common duckweed (Jun)
common fleabane (Aug)
common knapweed (Aug)
common mallow (Jun)
common poppy (Jun)
common ragwort (Aug)
common sorrel (Jun)
cow parsley (Apr)
creeping buttercup (Jul)
creeping thistle (Jun)
cuckoo pint (Apr)
cut-leaved crane's-bill (Jun)
daffodil (Mar)  (1)
daisy (Jun)
dandelion (Apr)
dog-rose (Jun)
dog violet (Mar)

       elder (Jun)
field bindweed (Sep)
fodder vetch (May)
garlic mustard (Apr)
germander speedwell (Jun)
grape hyacinth (Apr)
greater stitchwort (Apr)
hawthorn (Apr)
hedge bedstraw (Sep)
hedge bindweed (Aug)
hedge mustard (Jun)
hogweed (Jun)
honeysuckle (Feb)
iris (Jun)  (1)
meadow buttercup (Jun)
meadow vetchling (Aug)
michaelmas daisy (Oct)
ox-eye daisy (Jun)
perennial sow thistle (Aug)
pineapple mayweed (Jun)
primrose (Mar)

       purple loosestrife (Aug)
red bartsia (Aug)
red clover (Jun)
red dead nettle (Apr)
ribbed melilot (Aug)
ribwort plantain (May)
scarlet pimpernel (Jun)
sheep's sorrel (Jun)
smooth hawk's-beard (Aug)
Spanish bluebell (Apr)
spear thistle (Aug)
sweet violet (Apr)
tufted vetch (Jun)
wayfaring-tree (Jun)
white clover (Jun)
white dead nettle (Apr)
wild teasel (Aug)
wood anemone (Apr)
yellow archangel (Apr)
yellow flag (Jun)
yellow rattle (Jun)

(1)  white flower (species not identified)


reported wildlife & flowering plants - first sightings in the Reserve - 2014
blackbird (Jan)
blackcap (Mar)
blue tit (Jan)
chaffinch (Jan)
chiffchaff (Apr)
common tern (Aug)  (2)
crow (Apr)
dunnock (Jan)
goldfinch (Apr)
great tit (Jan)
green finch (Apr)
jay (Feb)
kingfisher (Jul)
long-tailed tit (Jan)
magpie (Jan)
mallard (Jan)
moorhen (Apr)
robin (Jan)
song thrush (Jan)
wood pigeon (Jan)

       fox (Apr)
grey squirrel (Jan)
muntjac deer (Oct)
polecat / ferret (Nov)  (3)

grass snake (Jun)
newt (Apr)  (4)
slow worm (Apr)

stickleback (Jul)  (5)

common woodlouse (Apr)

daphnia (Jul)



buff-tailed bumblebee (Apr)
common carder bee (Mar)  (3)

       comma (Apr)
meadow brown (Jun)
orange tip (Apr)
peacock butterfly (Apr)
red admiral (May)
small heath (Jul)  (3)
small tortoiseshell (Apr)
speckled wood (Apr)

common blue damselfly (Aug)  (3)
emperor dragonfly (Jun)  (6)
migrant hawker (Aug)
southern hawker (Aug)  (3)

bee fly (Apr)  (4)
large diving beetle (Jul)  (4)
pond skater (Apr)
thick-legged flower beetle (Jun)  (7)
whirligig beetle (Jun)

(1)  some birds identified by their calls
(2)  repeatedly flying over the Reserve
(3)  identification not certain
(4)  species not identified
(5)  in Puckles Pond
(6)  laying eggs in Puckles Pond
(7)  Oedemera nobilis

asparagus (Aug)  (1)
black meddick (Jun)  (2)
blackthorn (Mar)
bluebell (April)
bramble (May)
broad-leaved pondweed (Aug)  (1)
bulbous buttercup (May)
Canadian goldenrod (Nov)
common birds-foot trefoil (Jun)
common fleabane (Aug)
common knapweed (Aug)
common mallow (Jun)
common ragwort (Jun)
cow parsley (Apr)
cuckoo pint (Apr)
daffodil (Mar)  (3)
daisy (Apr)
dandelion (Mar)
dog violet (Mar)
dog-rose (May)  (4)

       elder (May)
field bindweed (Jul)
fodder vetch (May)
garlic mustard (Apr)
germander speedwell (Mar)
goat's rue (Aug)
grape hyacinth (Apr)
grass vetchling (May)
greater stitchwort (Apr)
ground ivy (Apr)
hawthorn (Apr)
hedge bindweed (May)
hedge woundwort (Jun)
herb robert (Apr)
honeysuckle (May)
large bindweed (Jul)
lilac (Apr)
meadow buttercup (May)
meadow foxtail grass (Jun)

       michaelmas daisy (Sep)
ox-eye daisy (Jun)
pear (Apr)
primrose (Mar)
purple loosestrife (Aug)
red bartsia (Jun)
red clover (Jun)
red dead nettle (Mar)
ribbed melilot (Jul)
snowdrop (Feb)
spindle (Sep)
water mint (Aug)
wayfaring-tree (Apr)
white clover (Jun)
white dead nettle (Mar)
yarrow (Jul)
yellow archangel (Apr)
yellow flag (May)
yellow rattle (Jun)

(1)  not flowering
(2)  identification not certain (hop trefoil?)
(3)  various hybrids
(4)  white petals (field-rose?)


reported wildlife & flowering plants - first sightings in the Reserve - 2013
blackbird (Jan)
blackcap (May)
blue tit (Feb)
bullfinch (Mar)
chiffchaff (May)
crow (Apr)
dunnock (Apr)
goldcrest (Feb)
great tit (Feb)
green finch (Feb)
green woodpecker (Mar)
heron (Aug)
jay (Mar)
long-tailed tit (Jan)
magpie (Jan)
mallard (Feb)
moorhen (May)
robin (Feb)
song thrush (May)
sparrow (May)
sparrowhawk (May)
wood pigeon (Feb)
wren (May)

       fox (Feb)

grass snake (May)
great crested newt (Apr)
smooth newt (Apr)
slow worm (Apr)

earthworm (Apr)

great pond snail (May)
snail (Cepaea) (Apr)  (2)

common woodlouse (May)

black millipede (Apr)  (2)

7-spot ladybird (Apr)
acorn beetle (Jun)  (3)
common red cardinal beetle (Jun)
longhorn beetle (Jun)  (4)

garden ant (Apr)  (5)

       fritillary (Apr)
orange tip (May)
peacock butterfly (Apr)
ringlet (Jul)  (5)
small white (May)
speckled wood (May)
magpie moth (Aug)

buff-tailed bumblebee (Apr)
ichneumon wasp (May)  (2)

azure damselfly (Jun)
blue-tailed damselfly (Jul)
emperor dragonfly (Jun)
large red damselfly (Jun)
southern hawker (Jul)

bee fly (May)  (2)
crane fly (May)  (2)

greater water boatman (Jul)
pond skater (Apr)

(1)  some birds identified by their calls
(2)  species not known
(3)  Balaninus glandium
(4)  Gracilia minuta
(5)  identification not certain

black horehound (Apr)
black medic (Jun)
bluebell (May)
bramble (Jun)
broad-leaved dock (Jun)
Canadian goldenrod (Aug)
cleavers (May)
common birds-foot trefoil (Aug)
common fleabane (Sep)
common knapweed (Aug)
common ragwort (Aug)
perforate St John's wort (Aug)
cow parsley (Apr)
cuckoo pint (May)
daffodil (Apr)  (1)

       daisy (Jun)
dandelion (Apr)
dog violet (Apr)
field bindweed (Aug)
fodder vetch (May)
garlic mustard (May)
germander speedwell (Apr)
goat's rue (Sep)
great willowherb (Aug)
hairy bittercress (Apr)
hawthorn (May)
hedge bindweed (Jul)
herb robert (Apr)
honeysuckle (Aug)

       knotgrass (Sep)
meadow foxtail grass (May)
meadow buttercup (May)
ox-eye daisy (Jun)
primrose (Mar)
red bartsia (Aug)
red clover (Jun)
red dead nettle (May)
water mint (Sep)
white campion (Jun)
white clover (Jun)
white dead nettle (Apr)
wild teasel (Aug)
yellow rattle (Jun)

(1)  various hybrids


Jim Bishop's plant list for the new area of scrub clearance in Oak Wood - 18 Jun 2013
ash (Fraxinus excelsior)
aster (Aster novi-belgii)
black bryony (Tamus communis)
bramble (Rubus spp - various species)
carot (Daucus carota)
cat's tail (Phleum bertolinii)
charlock (Sinapis arvensis)
cherry (Prunus avium)
creeping cinquefoil (Potentilla reptans)
cleavers (Galium aparine)
cock's foot (Dactylis glomerata)
common fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica)
perforate St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)
cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)
creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense)
crested dog's tail (Cynosurus cristatus)
dogwood (Swida sanguinea)
false oat grass (Arrhenatherum elatius)
false wood brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum)
figwort (Scrophularia nodosa)
field maple (Acer campestre)
garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
goat willow (Salix caprea)
goat's rue (Galega officinalis)
hard rush (Juncus inflexus)
hedge bedstraw (Gallium mollugo)
hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium)

honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)
ivy (Hedera helix)
lesser stitchwort (Stellaria graminea)
male fern (Dryopteris felix-max)
may (Crataegus monogyna)
meadow buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
meadow foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis)
meadow vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis)
mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)
nipplewort (Lapsana communis)
oak (Quercus petraea)
oxford ragwort (Senecio squalidus) ??
pink campion (Silene dioica)
remote sedge (Carex remota)
rose (Rosa spp - various species)
rough meadow grass (Poa trivialis)
sheep's sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
sloe (Prunus spinosa(
smooth sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)
stone parsley (Sison amomum) ??
tufted vetch (Vicia cracca)
wild teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
wood dock (Rumex sanguineus)
wood sedge (Carex sylvatica)
yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
yorkshire fog (Holcus lanatus)


reported wildlife, flowering plants & fungi - first sightings in the Reserve - 2012
muntjac deer (Aug)
roe deer (Jul) (1)
fox (Feb)
grey squirrel (Jan)

blackbird (Jan
blackcap (Apr)
blue tit (Jan)
bullfinch (Jan)  (2)
chaffinch (Apr)
chiffchaff (Mar)
collared dove (Jan)
dunnock (Apr)
goldfinch (Apr)
great tit (Mar)
green woodpecker (Mar)
greenfinch (Apr)
house sparrow (May)
jay (Jan)
long-tailed tit (Mar)
magpie (Jan)
mallard (Feb)
robin (Jan)
song thrush (Apr)
wood pigeon (Feb)

       newt (Jun)  (3)
edible frog (Jul)  (4)

great pond snail (May)

comma (Jul)
green-veined white (Aug)
holly blue (Jun)
large skipper (Jun)
long-horned moth (May)
meadow brown (Jul)
orange underwing (Jun)
red admiral (Jun)
ringlet (Jul)
small skipper (Jun)  (1)
small white (Mar)
speckled wood (Jun)

bee fly (Mar) (5)
common green bottle fly (May)
dung fly (Jul)
flesh fly (Jul)  (5)
midge (Jul)  (5)
sepsis fly (Jul)  (5)
soldier fly (Jul)  (5)

       azure damselfly (Jul)
blue-tailed damselfly (Jul)
common darter (Jul)
ruddy darter (Aug)

honey bee (Jul)
red-tailed bumble bee (Mar)
white-tailed bumble bee (Jul)  (1)

dark bush-cricket (Jul)
field grasshoper (Jul)
meadow grasshopper (Jul)
speckled bush-cricket (Jul)

7-spot ladybird (Apr)
flea beetle (Jul)  (5)
flower beetle (Jul)  (5)
soldier beetle (Jul)
whirligig beetle (Jul)

greater water boatman (Aug)
lesser water boatman (Jun)
pond skater (Apr)
red and black froghopper (May)
yellow and black leafhopper (Jul)  (6)

(1)  identification not certain
(2)  heard, not seen
(3)  newtlet (tadpole) - species not identified
(4)  heard, not seen; assumed to be edible frog
(5)  species not identified
(6)  Evacanthus interruptus

alkanet (May)
asparagus (May)  (1)
autumn hawkbit (Jul)
black horehound (Jul)
black medic (Jul)
blackthorn (Mar)
bramble (Jun)
branched bur reed (Jul)
bristly oxtongue (Jul)
broad-leaved pondweed (Jul)
catsear (Jul)
centaury (Jul)
charlock (Jul)
cleavers (May)
common birds-foot trefoil (Jul)
common knapweed (Jul)
common mallow (May)
common ragwort (Jul)
perforate St John's wort (Jul)
common vetch (Jun)
common water-plantain (Jul)
cow parsley (May)
creeping thistle (Jul)
cuckoo pint (May)
daffodil (Mar)  (2)
dandelion (Mar)
dog violet (Mar)  (6)

       dog-rose (Jun)
elder (Jun)
field bindweed (Jul)
flowering rush (Jul)
fodder vetch (May)  (3)
garlic mustard (May)
goat's rue (Jun)
great willowherb (Jul)
greater stitchwort (Apr)
hawthorn (Mar)
hedge bedstraw (Jul)
hedge bindweed (Jul)
hedge woundwort (Jun)
hemlock (Jul)
herb robert (May)
hogweed (Jul)
honeysuckle (May)
hop trefoil (Jun)  (4)
horseradish (Jul)
lesser burdock (Jul)
lupin (Lupin)
meadow buttercup (May)
melilot (Jul)  (5)
michaelmas daisy (Oct)
mugwort (Jul)
nipplewort (Jul)
ox-eye daisy (May)

       perennial sow thistle (Jul)
prickly lettuce (Jul)
primrose (Mar)
purple loosestrife (Jun)
red clover (May)
red dead nettle (Mar)
remote sedge (Jul)
salsify (Jul)
scented mayweed (Jul)
self-heal (Jul)
smooth tare (Jul)
snowberry (Jul)
spiny sow thistle (Jul)
tufted meadow grass (Jul)
water crowfoot (Jul)
white water lily (Jul)
wavy bittercress (Mar)
white campion (Jun)
white clover (Jun)
wild teasel (Jul)
white dead nettle (Mar)
wood dock (Jul)
yarrow (Jul)
yellow flag (Jun)
yellow rattle (Jun)
yellow vetchling (Jul)  (4)

(1)  not in flower
(2)  various hybrids, about a dozen clumps in the East Meadow
(3)  the vetch most commonly found in the Reserve is now thought to be fodder vetch (July 2012)
(4)  identification not certain
(5)  species not identified
(6)  2 species, not identified (larger dark purple, and smaller light purple)

bracket fungus (Jan)  (1)

(1)  type not identified (perhaps oyster bracket?)


reported wildlife, flowering plants & fungi - first sightings in the Reserve - 2011
common shrew (Apr)
fox (Jul)
grey squirrel (Nov)
water vole (Jun)

crow (Jan)
blackbird (Apr)
blackcap (Apr)
blue tit (Feb)
bullfinch (Jul)
cetti's warbler (Apr)  (1,2)
chaffinch (Apr)
chiffchaff (Apr)
crow (Apr)
great tit (Jan)
greater spotted woodpecker (Apr)
green woodpecker (Feb)  (2)
house sparrow (Apr)
jay (Jan)
kestrel (?)
long-tailed tit (Mar)
magpie (Jan)
mallard (May)
moorhen (Apr)
robin (Feb)
song thrush (Jul)
sparrowhawk (Apr)  (2)
starling (Apr)
wood pigeon (Jan)
wren (Mar)

adder (Apr)
common lizard (Sep)
grass snake (May)
slow worm (Aug)

frog (Jul)  (3)
smooth newt (Apr)
great crested newt (Apr)

       great pond snail (Apr)

water louse (May)

bee fly (Apr)
hoverfly (Apr)  (3)
flesh fly (Jun)  (3)
scorpion fly (May)

brimstone (Apr)
comma (Apr)
essex skipper (Jul)  (1)
five-spot burnet (Jun)
fritillary (Jun)  (4)
gatekeeper (Jun)  (1)
green-veined white (Jul)
large skipper (Jun)  (1)
meadow brown (Jul)
oak eggar moth (May)  (5)
orange tip (Apr)  (6)
red admiral (Jun)
ringlet (Jun)
peacock butterfly (Apr)
speckled wood (Apr)
six-spot burnet (May)  (5)
small white (Apr)
speckled wood (Jul)

buff-tailed bumblebee (Apr)  (1)
early bumblebee (Apr)  (1)
red-tailed bumblebee (Apr)

       azure damselfly (Jun)  (1)
common blue damselfly (May)
large red damselfly (May)
broad-bodied chaser (Jun)
brown hawker (Jul)
emperor dragonfly (May)
four-spotted chaser (Jun)
migrant hawker (Aug) (1)
southern hawker (Aug)

mayfly (May)

colymbetes (May)
false blister beetle (May)  (7)
flea beetle (Jul) (3)
thick-kneed flower beetle (Jun)  (1)
raspberry beetle (May)
whirligig beetle (Apr)
7-spot ladybird (Jan)
harlequin ladybird (May)
orange ladybird (Feb)  (8)

iris sawfly (May)  (9)

gorse shield bug (May)
pond skater (Apr)
red and black froghopper (May)
horned treehopper (May)

grey bush cricket (Jun)
roesel's bush cricket (May)

(1)  identification not certain
(2)  heard, not seen
(3)  species not identified
(4)  possibly a dark green fritillary or a high brown fritillary
(5)  caterpillar - burnet moth identification not certain (five-spot?)
(6)  male (female seen in May)
(7)  Oedemera nobilis
(8)  16-spot ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata)
(9)  larva & imago (adult)

autumn hawkbit (Jul)
black horehound (Jul)
black medic (Jul)
bluebell (Apr)
bulbous buttercup (May)
creeping cinquefoil (Jul)
common birds-foot trefoil (May)
common fleabane (Jul)
common mallow (May)
creeping buttercup (Jul)
creeping thistle (Jul)
daisy (Apr)
dandelion (Apr)
dog violet
dove's foot geranium (Jul) (1)
chickweed (Jul)
cleavers (May)
common vetch (May)
common water-plantain (Jul)
cow parsley (Apr)
cuckoo pint (May)
cut-leaved crane's-bill (May)
daffodil (Apr)
field bindweed (Jun)
fool's parsley (Jul) (2)
garlic mustard (May)

       goat's rue (Jun)
grape hyacinth (Apr)
greater spearwort (Jul)
greater stitchwort (Apr)
hedge bedstraw (Jul)
hedge bindweed (Jun)
hedge mustard (May)
hedge woundwort (Jun)
herb robert (May)
hoary cress (May)
hogweed (Jul)
horseradish (Jun)  (1)
lesser stitchwort (May)
lesser trefoil (May)  (2)
meadow buttercup (May)
meadow vetchling (May)
mugwort (May)  (1)
ox-eye daisy (May)
periwinkle (Apr)  (1)
perennial sow thistle (Jul)
primrose (Apr)
purple loosestrife (Jun)
red bartsia (Jul)
red campion (May)
red clover (May)

       red dead nettle (Mar)
ribwort plantain (May)
sheep's sorrel (May
slender bird's-foot trefoil (Jul)
smooth hawk's-beard (May)
spotted medick (May)
St John's wort (Jul)  (3)
stinging nettle (May)
stone parsley (Jul)  (4)
sweet violet (Mar)
tufted vetch (Jul)  (5)
upright hedge parsley (Jul)
white water lily (Sep)  (1)
wavy bittercress (Mar)
white campion (May)
white clover (Jun)
white dead nettle (Apr)
wild carrot (Jul)
wood avens (May)
woody mightshade (May)
yarrow (Jul)
yellow archangel (Apr)
yellow flag (May)
yellow melilot (Jul)
yellow rattle (May)

(1)  not in flower
(2)  identification not certain (hop trefoil?)
(3)  species not identified
(4)  identification not certain (corn parsley?)
(5)  the vetch most commonly found in the Reserve is now thought to be fodder vetch (July 2102)

butter cap (greasy tough-shank), Collybia butyracea (Nov)
clouded agaric (clouded funnel cap), Clitocybe nebularis (Nov)
common puffball, Lycoperdon perlatum (Nov)
ink cap, Coprinus (Jul)  (1)
Mycena (Nov)  (1)
poison pie, Hebeloma crustuliniforme (Nov)
russet shank, Collybia dryophila (Nov)
silver-leaf fungus, Chondostereum purpureum (Nov)
wood blewit, Lepista nuda (Nov)
wood woolly-foot, Collybia peronata (Nov)

(1)  species not identified


reported wildlife, flowering plants & fungi - (first) sightings on the Reserve - 2010
brown rat (May)
fox (Nov)
grey squirrel (Nov)
muntjac (Jun)
wood mouse (Nov)  (1)

blackbird (Apr)
blackcap (Apr)
blue tit (Apr)
bullfinch (Apr)
crow (May)
dunnock (Aug)
green woodpecker (Aug)
house martin (Jun)
jay (Apr)
kingfisher (Jun)
long-tailed tit (Sep)
magpie (Apr)
mallard (Apr)
moorhen (Apr)
sparrowhawk (Jun)
wood pigeon (Apr)

       adder (Aug)
common lizard (Apr)
smooth newt (Apr)
great crested newt (Apr)
grass snake (Jun)

earthworm (Apr)

great pond snail (Jul)

daphnia (Apr)

7-spot ladybird (Apr)
Colymbetes fuscus (Sep)
soldier beetle (Apr)
water ladybird (Jun)
whirligig beetle (Jul)

pond skater (Jul)
red-tailed bumblebee (Apr)
iris sawfly (Jul)  (2)
caddisfly (Limnephilus) (Apr)  (3)

       comma (Apr)
gatekeeper (Aug)
holly blue (Jun)
large white (Jul)
meadow brown (Aug)
orange tip (Apr)
peacock butterfly (Apr)
red admiral (Jun)
small white (Apr)
speckled wood (Jun)

brown hawker (Aug)
common darter (Sep)
four-spotted chaser (Jun)
emperor dragonfly (Aug)
common darter (Aug)  (4)
ruddy darter (Aug)  (5)
southern hawker (Aug)  (6)
azure damselfly (Jun)  (7)
blue-tailed damselfly (Jun)
common blue damselfly (Jun)  (7)
large red damselfly (Jun)  (7)
scarce emerald damselfly (Jun)  (7)

(1)  identification made from droppings and half-eaten food in dormouse shelters
(2)  Rhadinoceraea micans - larvae on yellow flag
(3)  larvae - species not identified
(4)  identification not certain - possibly ruddy darter
(5)  male & female
(6)  identification not certain
(7)  male

asparagus (Nov)
blackthorn (Apr)
bluebell (May)
bramble (Jun)
bush vetch (May)  (1)
buttercup (May)
Canadian goldenrod (Sep)
chickweed (Apr)
common fleabane (Aug)
common mallow (Jul)
common ragwort (Sep)
common water-plantain (Jul)
corn parsley (Aug)
cow parsley (Apr)
creeping cinquefoil (Jun)
creeping thistle (Aug)

       dandelion (Apr)
dog-rose (Jun)
elder (Jun)
field pepperwort (Jun)
flowering rush (Aug)
greater spearwort (Aug)
greater stitchwort (Apr)
hawthorn (May)
hedge bindweed (Sep)
hedge mustard (Jun)
herb robert (May)
hogweed (Jun)
field bindweed (Aug)
lilac (Apr)
michaelmas daisy (Sep)
primrose (Apr)

       purple loosestrife (Aug)
red dead nettle (Apr)
spear thistle (Aug)
stinging nettle (Jun)
stonewort (Sep)  (2)
sweet violet (Apr)
upright hedge parsley (Aug)
water mint (Sep)
wavy bittercress (Apr)  (3)
white clover (Jul)
white dead nettle (Apr)
white water lily (Aug)
wild carrot (Aug)
wild teasel (Sep)
woody nightshade (Jun)
yellow flag (Jun)

(1)  the vetch most commonly found in the Reserve is now thought to be fodder vetch (July 2102)
(2)  possibly Chara globularis (fragile stonewort)
(3)  identification not certain

amethyst deceiver (Sep)
bay boletus (Sep)
milkcap (Sep)  (1)
russula (Sep)  (1)

(1)  species not identified


reported wildlife & flowering plants - (first) sightings on the Reserve - 2009
blackbird (Jul)
blackcap (Apr)
blue tit (Jan)
bullfinch (Jan)
chaffinch (Apr)
chiffchaff (Mar)
collared dove (Jan)
coot (May)
crow (May)
cuckoo (Apr)  (1)
dunnock (Jan)
egret (May)  (2)
garden warbler (May)
goldfinch (Mar)
great tit (Jan)
green woodpecker (Sep)
greenfinch (Mar)
jay (Jan)
kingfisher (Jan)
long-tailed tit (Jan)
magpie (Jan)
mallard (Feb)
robin (Jan)
song thrush (May)
stonechat (May)  (1)
willow warbler (Apr)
wood pigeon (Mar)
wren (Jan)

       brown rat (Jul)
fox (Jan)

grass snake (Apr)
smooth newt (Apr)
great crested newt (Apr)

earthworm (Jan)

funnel web spider (Jul)
nursery web spider (Apr)

common woodlouse (Apr)

Colymbetes fuscus (Sep)
lesser diving beetle (May)  (4,6)
whirligig beetle (Jun)

buff-tailed bumblebee (Mar)  (4)
cuckoo bee (Nomada) (Apr)  (3)
rose gall wasp (Aug)  (5)

bee fly (Bombylius) (Apr)  (3)

caddisfly (Limnephilus) (Apr)  (3)

meadow grasshopper (Jul)

       pond skater (Jun)
shield bug (Apr)  (3)

azure damselfly (May)  (4)
blue-tailed damselfly (May)
broad bodied damselfly (Jun)
common blue damselfly (Jun)
common darter (Aug)
emperor dragonfly (May)
four-spotted chaser (Jun)
large red damselfly (May)
ruddy darter (Jun)
scarce emerald damselfly (Aug)
southern hawker (Aug)

essex skipper (Jul)
green oak tortrix (May)  (4,6)
large white (Apr)
meadow brown (Jun)  (4)
orange tip (Apr)
painted lady (Jun)
peacock butterfly (Mar)
red underwing (Aug)
small blue (May)
small copper (May)
small white (May)
speckled wood (Apr)

(1)  song heard
(2)  flying over the Reserve
(3)  species not identified
(4)  identification not certain
(5)  robin's pincushion (dog-rose gall formed by larvae of Diplolepis rosae )
(6)  caterpillar / larva

autumn hawkbit (Aug)
black medick (Aug)
blackthorn (Apr)
bluebell (Apr)
bramble (May)
bristly oxtongue (Aug)
Buddleja davidii (Aug)
bush vetch (May)  (1)
Canadian goldenrod (Aug)  (3)
canadian pond weed (Aug)
common bird's-foot trefoil (Jun)
common club-rush (Aug)
common fleabane (Aug)
common mallow (Jul)
common ragwort (Jul)
common reed (Aug)
cow parsley (Apr)
creeping cinquefoil (Aug)
creeping thistle (Aug)
cuckoo pint (May)
cut-leaved crane's-bill (May)
daisy (May)
dandelion (Mar)
daffodil (Mar)
dog-rose (May)
dove's-foot crane's-bill (Aug)
field bindweed (Jul)
flowering rush (Aug)  (2)

       goat's rue (Aug)
cleavers (Aug)
grass vetchling (Jun)
great willowherb (Aug)
great lettuce (Sep)
great reedmace (Aug)  (4)
greater plantain (Aug)
greater spearwort (Aug)
greater stitchwort (Apr)
hawkweed ox-tongue (Aug)
hedge bindweed (Jul)
hedge mustard (Aug)
hedge woundwort (Aug)
hogweed (Aug)
lesser stitchwort (Jun)
hawthorn (May)
herb robert (May)
honeysuckle (Jun)
lesser celandine (Mar)
many-flowered woodrush (Aug)
meadow buttercup (May)
michaelmas daisy (Sep)
mugwort (Aug)
pondweed (Potamogeton) (Aug)  (3)
primrose (Mar)
privet (Aug)

       purple loosestrife (Jul)
red clover (Jun)
red dead nettle (Jul)
rigid hornwort (Aug)  (2)
rowan (Aug)
sea club-rush (Aug)
smaller cat's-tail (Aug)
spear thistle (Aug)
St John's wort (Aug)  (3)
stinging nettle (Aug)
sweet vernal grass (Aug)  (2)
sweet violet (Mar)
tare (Aug)  (3)
tufted vetch (Aug)
unbranched bur-reed (Aug)
upright hedge parsley (Aug)
water milfoil (Aug)  (2)
water mint (Aug)
white clover (Jun)
white dead nettle (Apr)
wild teasel (Aug)
wood avens (May)
wood dock (Aug)
wood false-brome (Aug) (2)
woody nightshade (Aug)
yarrow (Jul)
yellow medick (aug)
yorkshire fog (Aug)

(1)  the vetch most commonly found in the Reserve is now thought to be fodder vetch (July 2102)
(2)  identification not certain
(3)  species not identified
(4)  Typha latifolia


reported wildlife & flowering plants - (first) sightings on the Reserve - 2008
blackcap (Mar)
blackbird (Feb)
blackcap (May)
blue tit (Jan)
bullfinch (Feb)
chaffinch (Feb)
chiffchaff (Apr)  (1)
collared dove (Apr)
crow (May)
dunnock (Jan)
great tit (Mar)
greenfinch (Mar)
heron (Apr)
house sparrow (Feb)
jay (Feb)
kingfisher (Apr)
magpie (Jan)
mallard (Apr)
marsh tit (Oct)
mistle thrush (May)
moorhen (Apr)
robin (Jan)
shoveler (Apr)
song thrush (Apr)  (1)
sparrowhawk (Apr)
spotted woodpecker (Feb)  (2)
swallow (May)
whitethroat (Apr)
wood pigeon (Jan)
wren (Jan)

       fox (Apr)
grey squirrel (Jan)
common shrew (Aug)

fish (Aug)  (3)

common frog (Aug)
edible frog (May)  (4)
great crested newt (Mar)
smooth newt (Apr)

grass snake (Apr)

pond snail (May)

water spider (May)

brimstone (Apr)
gatekeeper (Aug)
green-veined white (May)  (4)
large white (Apr)
orange tip (Apr)
meadow brown (Jul)
peacock (Apr)
ringlet (Jul)  (4)
skipper (Aug)
small blue (Aug)
speckled wood (Apr)
tortrix moth (May)  (5)

       bee fly (Apr)  (6)
blow fly (Apr)

buff-tailed bumblebee (Mar)
mining bee (Apr)  (6)

5-spot ladybird (Apr)
7-spot ladybird (Apr)

red and black froghopper (Jun)  (7)
greater water boatman (Apr)
pond skater (Apr)

oak bush cricket (May)

emperor dragonfly (Jul)
four-spotted chaser (May)
large red damselfly (May)

(1)  identified by its song
(2)  unable to identify whether great or lesser spotted woodpecker
(3)  in stream by bridge at southern end of Plotlands Way (sticklebacks?)
(4)  a colony of edible frogs has since been identified in the Reserve by the Essex Amphibian and Reptile Group
(5)  caterpillar
(6)  species not identified
(7)  Cercopis vulnerata

black meddick (Jun)
blackthorn (Feb)
bluebell (Apr)
bramble (May)
bush vetch (Jun)  (1)
buttercup (May)
Canadian goldenrod (Aug)
common bird's-foot trefoil (Jun)
common fleabane (Aug)
common mallow (Jun)
common ragwort (Aug)
common sorrel (Jun)
cow parsley (Apr)
creeping cinquefoil (Jun)  (2)
cuckoo pint (May)
curled dock (Jun)
cut-leaved dead-nettle (Apr)
dandelion (Mar)

       daffodil (Apr)
daisy (Jun)
dog-rose (Jun)
garlic mustard (Apr)
greater stitchwort (Apr)
ground ivy (Apr)
hawthorn (Apr)
hedge bindweed (Aug)
herb robert (Aug)
honeysuckle (Apr)
hop (Jun)  (2)
lupin (May)
michaelmas daisy (Aug)
ox-eye daisy (Jun)
pear (Apr)
purple loosestrife (Aug)
privet (Jun)

       red campion (May)
red clover (Jun)
redshank (Sep)
ribwort plantain (Jun)
St John's wort (Aug)  (2)
sweet violet (Feb)
germander speedwell (Apr)
white campion (Jun)
white clover (Jun)
white dead-nettle (Mar)
white water lily (Jun)
wild teasel (Aug)
woody nightshade (Aug)
yarrow (Aug)
yellow archangel (Apr)
yellow flag (Jun)
yellow rattle (May)

(1)  the vetch most commonly found in the Reserve is now thought to be fodder vetch (July 2102)
(2)  species not certain


reported wildlife (first) sightings on the Reserve - 2007
fox (Jan)
grey squirrel (May)
pygmy shrew (Apr)  (3)

blackbird (Jul)
blackcap (May)
blue tit (Feb)
collared dove (Mar)
coot (Mar)
crow (Mar)
egret (Mar)  (1)
fieldfare (Jan)
goldfinch (Jan)
great tit (Mar)
greater spotted woodpecker (Jun)
green woodpecker (Mar)
greenfinch (Mar)
herring-gull (Mar)  (2)
house sparrow (Mar)
jay (Jun)
magpie (Feb)
mallard (Mar)
moorhen (Mar)
robin (Nov)
whitethroat (May)
wood pigeon (Feb)
wren (Mar)

       adder (Mar)
grass snake (Apr)
great crested newt (Mar)

great pond snail (Aug)

garden spider (Aug)
wasp spider (Aug)

common froghopper (Aug)
green shieldbug (Sep)
lesser water boatman (Aug)

field grasshoper (Aug)
meadow grasshopper (Aug)
grey bush cricket (Aug)
oak bush cricket (Aug)
short-winged conehead cricket (Aug)
speckled bush cricket (Aug)

hover fly (Apr)  (4)
hover fly (Jul)  (5)
opomyzid fly (Jul)  (6)

bumblebee (Mar)
cuckoo bee (May)  (7)
oak gall wasp (Jul)  (8)

       blue-tailed damselfly (Jul)  (9)
blue-tailed damselfly (Jul)  (10)
common emerald damselfly (Aug)
four-spotted chaser (Jun)
large red damselfly (May)
ruddy darter (Jul)
southern hawker (Jun)

brimstone (Apr)
clouded yellow (Apr)
comma (Mar)
common blue (Apr)
gatekeeper (Aug)
holly blue (Aug)
meadow brown (Jun)
orange tip (Apr)
painted lady (Apr)
peacock (Apr)
small white (Apr)
small tortoiseshell (Jun)
speckled wood (Apr)

brown china mark moth (Aug)
rosy footman moth (Jan)  (11)
small ranunculus (Aug)  (11)
webb's wainscot (Aug)  (12)

(1)  in the field bordering Plotlands Way
(2)  flying overhead
(3)  dead
(4)  Myathropa florea
(5)  Myiatropa florea (female)
(6)  Opomyza germinationis
(7)  Nomada fulvicornis
(8)  Andricus quercuscalicis (larva)
(9)  Ischnura elegans (male)
(10)  Ischnura elegans rufescens (female)
(11)  larva
(12)  pupa case


reported wildlife (first) sightings on the Reserve - 2006
grey squirrel (Jan)
pygmy shrew (Jun)

adder (Apr)
smooth newt (May)  *
grass snake (Jul)
slow worm (Jul)

comma (Apr)
brimstone (male) (Aug)
common blue (Aug)
essex skipper (Jun)
green-veined white (Jun)
large white (Jun)
meadow brown (Jun)
orange tip (Apr)
painted lady (Jun)
peacock (Apr)
red admiral (Jul)
ringlet (Jun)
silver-studded blue (Aug)
skipper (Jun)
small copper (Sep)
small tortoiseshell (Apr)
speckled wood (May)
     bearded tit (Jul)
blackbird (Apr)
blackcap (Apr)
blue tit (Jul)
bullfinch (Feb)
chaffinch (Jun)
chiffchaff (Apr)
collared dove (Apr)
crow (Apr)
dunnock (Apr)
fieldfare (Jan)
goldcrest (Jul)
great tit (Apr)
great spotted woodpecker (Jul)
green woodpecker (Apr)
greenfinch (Apr)
heron (Feb)
jay (Apr)
kestrel (Apr)
long-tailed tit (Apr)
magpie (Apr)
mistle thrush (Apr)
moorhen (Apr)
redwing (Apr)
robin (Apr)
sparrowhawk (May)
starling (Jul)
stonechat (May)
swallow (Apr)
treecreeper (Jul)
wren (Apr)

     bumblebee (Feb)
robin's pincushion gall wasp (Jul)

common field grasshoppper (Jun)
dark bush cricket (Jul)
meadow grasshopper (Aug)

hawthorn shield bug (May)

damselfly (green) (Jun)  **
common blue damselfly (Jun)

dragonfly (hawker) (Jul)  **
dragonfly (large red) (Jul)  **
emperor dragonfly (Jun)  ***
four-spotted chaser (Jul)
migrant hawker (Sep)


common fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica)
cuckoo pint (Arum maculatum)
purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
water mint (Mentha aquatica)

blackish-purple russula (Russula atropurpurea)
common white helvella (Helvella crispa)
yellow slime mold (Fuligo septa)


*    identification not certain - possibly a great crested newt
**   species not identified
***  female, laying eggs in Puckles Pond


Ranger's record of wildlife sightings on the Reserve - 2005
adder
grass snake

slow worm

chiff chaff
dunnock
greenfinch
kestrel
pied wagtail
sparrowhawk

brimstone
comma
common blue
gatekeeper
peacock
speckled wood

     diamond bug (Family Phymatidae)
honey bee (Apis mellifera)
red tailed bumblebee
soldier beetle
large red damselfly
common blue damselfly
common darter
southern hawker dragonfly
migrant hawker dragonfly
hoverfly (Syrphus vitripennis)
hoverfly (Myathropa florae)
hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)
hoverfly (Cheilosia scutellata)

lesser garden spider (Meta segmentata)

cuckoo pint


flowers identified in the reserve during summer 2002
blackthorn
bluebell
bramble
bush vetch  (1)
campion
Canadian goldenrod
chamomile
common birds-foot trefoil
common cats ear
common couch grass
common fleabane
common horsetail
common poppy
cowbane
dandelion
dead nettle
deadly nightshade
     dock
dog violet
dog-rose
fern
field bindweed
field horetail
floating sweet grass
forget-me-not
goats beard
grass vetchling
groundsel
hedge bindweed
honeysuckle
meadow buttercup
meadow foxtail grass
meadow grass
ox-eye daisy
     meadow vetchling
primrose
purple clover
purple loosestrife
red nettle
ribwart
sandwart
scarlet pimpernel
sweet violet
thistle
vernal grass
white clover
wild carrot
wild mustard
wild radish
common teasel

(1)  the vetch most commonly found in the Reserve is now thought to be fodder vetch (July 2102)


birds identified by Betty Haynes from spring 2002 to spring 2003
blackbird
blackcap
blue tit
bullfinch
chaffinch
chiff chaff
collar dove
dunnock
goldfinch
great tit
green finch
     green woodpecker
heron
jay
kestrel
kingfisher (Jan)
l/spotted woodpecker
long tailed tit
magpie
mistle thrush
pied wagtail
redwing
     robin
rook
song thrush
sparrowhawk
spotted flycatcher
starling
stonechat
treecreeper
wood pigeon
wren



birds seen in the Reserve between November 1999 and February 2000
barn owl
blackbird
blue tit
bullfinch
collared dove
dunnock
fieldfare
great spotted woodpecker
green woodpecker
     heron
jay
kestrel
kingfisher (Jan)
lesser spotted woodpecker
magpie
mistle thrush
pied wagtail
red crested pochard
     redwing
robin
stonechat
song thrush
treecreeper
tufted duck
wood pigeon
wren



fungi found on foray led by Steve Prewer, October 1999
Agrocybe erebia
Armillaria tubescens (false honey fungus)
Boletus (species not identified)
Clitocybe flaccida (tawny funnel-cap)
Collybia fusipes (spindle shank)
Collybia peronata (wood woolly-foot)
Coprinus comatus (shaggy ink-cap)
Coriolus versicolor (many-zoned polypore)
Cortinarius purpurascens
Flammulina velutipes (velvet shank)
Galerina mutabilis
Heteroporus biennis (mazy-gill bracket)
Incrustoporia semipileata (bracket-type)
Laccaria laccata (deceiver)
Lepiota rhacodes (shaggy parasol)
Mycena (speirea?)
Nectria cinnabarina (coral spot fungus)
Nolanea staurospora
Russula fragilis (fragile russula)
Scleroderma (areolatum?)


trees and shrubs list
alder
apple
ash
blackberry
blackthorn
common oak
crab apple
crack willow
damson
dog rose
     domesticated plum
elder
goat willow
hawthorn
holly
honeysuckle
hornbeam
horse chestnut
ivy
lilac
     lombardy poplar
mahonia (Mahonia aquifolium?)
maple (species?)
ornamental (flowering) cherry
pear
privet
silver birch
wayfaring tree
wild service tree



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many thanks to Jim Bishop for his August 2009 and June 2013 'flower lists' & November 2011 mushroom identifications, as well as much other help
thanks to Ray Cranfield of the Essex Amphibian and Reptile Group for identifying the colony of edible frogs in the Reserve
thanks to John Pettitt for the scarlet pimpernel, snowdrops and spear thistle photos
thanks to Coco De Mole for the Kingfisher photos (taken Dec 2015)
thanks to Mark Williams for many identifications of birds by their songs
thanks to Jean Youé and Joan Fynn for help with flower identifications
email contact - info@nbnrs.org.uk
last updated - 18 October 2017
URL - http://www.nbnrs.org.uk/wildlife.html