Monday, August 20, 2018

List of wild life seen at Kirklee

As has been noted by many allotmenters, these "green oasis's" provide a home to many different types of wild life.  Below is a log kept by Keith Vickerman at Kirklee of what he has seen over the time he has had a plot.

BIRDS

On ground

Sparrow hawk

Woodcock

Herring gull

Wood pigeon

Collared dove

Feral pigeon

Tawny owl

Great spotted woodpecker

Swallow

House martin

Pied wagtail

Grey wagtail

Starling

Magpie

Rook

Carrion crow

Waxwing

Wren

Dunnock

Garden warbler

Blackcap

Willow warbler

Chiffchaff

Goldcrest

Spotted flycatcher

Robin

Blackbird

Song thrush

Mistle thrush

Fieldfare

Redwing

Long-tailed tit

Coal tit

Blue tit

Great tit

Tree creeper

House sparrow

Chaffinch

Greenfinch

Siskin

Redpoll

Goldfinch*

Bullfinch

Linnet*

Passing over

Cormorant

Heron

Mute swan

Whooper swan

Pink-footed goose

Grey lag goose

Canada goose

Mallard

Goldeneye

Tufted duck

Goosander

Kestrel

Peregrine falcon

Buzzard

Black-headed gull

Common gull

Lesser black-backed gull

Curlew

Oyster catcher

Golden plover

Swift

Meadow pipit

Skylark

Sand martin

Brambling

Raven

Jackdaw

BUTTERFLIES

Large white

Small white

Green-veined white

Orange tip

Small tortoiseshell

Peacock

Painted lady

Red admiral

Meadow brown

*These records pre-dates the reversion of the Julian Avenue site to allotments in 1974. While left uncultivated the land became heath-like with gorse, teasel and thistles.

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