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Autumn birds

2 crossbills flew over FAUNA at 8.40 this morning, heading west. There were also a few redwing whizzing … Read More

Grey wagtail

Spotted this morning chasing insects close to the Cromwell Road gate.

More butterflies

Lots of whites flying in the wetter areas of the meadows today, and this Green Veined White was … Read More

Wildflower plot

The wild flower plot behind the Fauna Stones has been only a modest success. Goodness knows why the … Read More

Mammals & migrants

Stoat and brown hare both in FAUNA this afternoon. Interested to see a chiffchaff that had been ringed … Read More

Barn owl

The barn owl has been showing very well lately and seems to becoming something of a local celebrity … Read More

Here, Hare Here

While checking barn owl roost sites yesterday¬†I noted¬†at least 2 hares on the reserve. The mixed finch flock … Read More


A mallard duck has at least five small ducklings on School Pond. Also, meadow vetchling by the Fauna … Read More

Some more flowers

Here are some more flowers observed today Honeysuckle (Hay meadow / Upper Sowerholme boundary) Water Cress in same … Read More

More migrants & other news

Superb males of each redstart and whinchat in FAUNA late morning. No sign of any lapwing activity in … Read More