Birds & Insects on the Meads

Birds on the Meads

Birds that are commonly seen in or flying over the Meads include:

Blue titCollard doveMoorhen
Great titGreat spotted woodpeckerBlackbird
Long-tailed tipGreen woodpeckerSong thrush
Coal titJackdawMistle thrush
ChaffinchMagpieRedwing
GoldfinchCarrion crowFieldfare
GreenfinchRookBlack-headed gull
YellowhammerJaySparrowhawk
WrenGrey wagtailKestrel
RobinPied wagtailSwallow
DunnockKingfisherSwift
GoldcrestLittle egretHousemartin
BlackcapGrey heronChiffchaff
StarlingGrey heronSiskin
PheasantMute swanNuthatch
Wood pigeonMallardTreecreeper
Ferral pigeonCootTawny owl

Overhead:

RavenCanada Goose
Red kiteHerring gull
Buzzard

Insects

Offers to survey the insect population of The Meads will be gratefully received but, in the meantime, the river provides habitat for damselflies, particularly the Banded Demoiselle, and dragonflies, including the Common Darter and the Emperor Dragonfly.

The Dell in particular attracts many butterflies, including the following:

Marbled WhitPainted Lady
GatekeeperPeacock
RingletRed Admiral
Small TortoiseshellLarge Skipper
Large WhitSmall Copper
Small WhiteCommon Blue
Meadow BrownComma
Orange TipSpeckled Wood
Brimstone
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