Wildlife Sightings in the Meshaw area

 

Flora and Fauna

 

What's been seen in the Meshaw area over the years. I'd add a Plants section and a Moths section, but I suspect the lists would be enormous, and anyway I wouldn't know where to start. But if you'd like to help you know who to contact :)

 

Animals

Bats

Birds

Butterflies

Recent Sightings -

 

6/8/18 Small Copper and M/F Common Blues on Birdsfoot Trefoil

 

2/8/18 Hummingbird Hawk Moth

 

15/7/18 Clouded Yellow

 

28/6/18 Tawny Owlets branching

 

12/6/18 Orchids in full bloom everywhere!

 

2/5/18 Orange tips on the wing

 

22/4/18 Swallows to the south of Meshaw

 

20/4/18 Speckled Woods flitting around

 

19/4/18 House Martins to the south of Meshaw

 

1/4/18 Chiffchaff heard to the south of Meshaw

 

16/3/18 Red Kite at Aller Cross - how soon before they're common over Meshaw?

 

14/3/18 Two hundred starlings shouting their heads off in a garden. Probably a temporary dispersal from the Kitcott mob.

 

12/3/18 Rook. The rookery at Kitcott had blown right out in storms. Now 17 new platforms are in progress with rooks bringing in nest material all the time. c. 32 birds up in the rookery today.

 

11/3/18 Red Deer. 4 stags, 3 or 4 points, seen leaping hedges at dusk. They disappeared into oak woodland.

 

9/3/18 Starling. c. 2,000 birds performing ''Murmuration'' aerobatics over Southdown/Kitcott area.

 

3/3/18 Red Kite. One adult seen over Meshaw & at Aller Cross.

 

Some Winter visitors

 

Some fieldfares visiting Roger C's garden in late winter 2018. According to Tim :

 

"These are Fieldfare & are really beautiful birds. They are in the same family as our Blackbird & Song Thrush, they come here in the Winter along with Redwing from NW Europe. Pushed eastwards by the cold weather & looking to eat all the berries in our English hedgerows!"