Monday, 25 August 2014

Recent wildlife sights and sounds

The recent activity of various events, surveying and guided walks on the heath, including the new sightings board for visitors to add their records to, has all allowed us to start gathering greater numbers of wildlife records for Knettishall.

The summer, particularly July, was very good for some of our rarer species including the White Admiral butterfly and Bee Orchids, but some of the more recent highlights include:

- July and August - regular Barn Owl sightings
- August - Weasel and Stoat
- July/August - Good numbers of dragonflies including Banded Demoiselles and Hawkers
- 6th/16th/18th August - Kingfisher
- August - Hobby, Buzzard and Kestrel sightings
- 17th August - Goldcrest, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Osprey passing through
- 17th and 23rd August - Spotted Flycatcher
- August - Brown Argus butterfly
- August - Adder
- Three possible Nightjar sightings between 11th and 22nd August

The heather is also in flower now around the site

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