At this time of year, the wetland birds that visit Northward Hill are beginning to get a little more interesting and varied. Some of the birds noted by the team and members of the public include:
Other birds recorded include Green Woodpecker, Little Owl, Tawny Owl, Collard Dove, Turtle Dove, Robin, Blue-tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch and Canada Geese.
Sightings of the Ruddy Darter, Red Admiral, Small Copper, Common Blue, Large White and Painted Lady all make the wildlife here more exciting. A moth trap set last week collected a Burnished Bronze and White Ware amongst others.
Finally, a rather interesting observation. Sitting at the Ernie Viewpoint, a Badger came plodding along right past us, quite happily, before reaching under a bush and grabbing a rabbit, before retreating under a small Hawthorne to crunch away on it.
On the 27th August, some bird watchers identified a Kentish Plover and Petrel Sandpiper (If that's how you spell it!), quite rare birds and already attracting bird watchers!
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