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Expedition species list | Chesters, September 17

During each of our Expeditions, we compile a species list of the wildlife we enjoy identifying and watching. Upon returning from Expeditions we write an ecological report that includes the species list, details of where we observed signs of other species, and information on the recording techniques we used; i.e. camera traps, optics etc. We offer these reports to the lovely landowners of our Expedition sites, and include any relevant suggestions regarding how to conserve or enhance their land for stable, flourishing ecosystem.

The following list was compiled over 3 days, during our Chesters Expedition in the last weekend of September 2017.

Birds

  • Barn Owl Tyto alba     
  • Blackbird Turdus merula                                        
  • Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
  • Blue Tit Parus caeruleus
  • Carrion crow Corvus corone
  • Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs                           
  • Coal tit Periparus ater
  • Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
  • Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
  • Coot Fulica atra             
  • Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
  • Dipper Cinclus cinclus
  • Goldcrest Regulus regulus
  • Goosander Mergus merganser
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
  • Great Tit Parus major
  • Grey Heron Ardea cinerea                               
  • Greylag Goose Anser anser
  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  • Jackdaw  Corvus monedula
  • Jay Garrulus glandarius
  • Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
  • Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
  • Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret
  • Little grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
  • Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
  • Magpie Pica pica
  • Mallard Ana platyrhynchos
  • Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis           
  • Moorhen Gallinula chloropus            
  • Mute swan Cygnus olor
  • Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus     
  • Pheasant Phasianus colchicus              
  • Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa     
  • Reed bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
  • Robin Erithacus rubecula
  • Siskin Spinus spinus                                
  • Skylark Alauda arvenis
  • Snipe Gallinago gallinago   
  • Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus                             
  • Starling Sturnus vulgaris
  • Tawny Owl Strix aluco                         
  • Teal Anas crecca
  • Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
  • Wigeon Anas penelope              
  • Woodpigeon Columba palumbus
  • Wren Troglodytes troglodytes                           
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Reptiles

  • Adder Vipera berus

Mammals

  • Bank Vole Myodes glareolus
  • Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus
  • European Hare Lepus europaeus
  • European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus
  • House Mouse Mus musculus (dead)
  • Soprano Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus
  • Wood Mouse Apodemus sylvaticus
Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus)

Amphibians

  • Common Toad Bufo bufo (dead)

Fungi

  • Apricot Club Clavulinopsis luteoalba
  • Common Earthball Scleroderma citrinum
  • Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria
  • Honey Waxcap Hygrocybe reidii
  • Jew’s/ Jelly Ear Auricularia auricula-judae
  • Lesser Stagshorn Calocera cornea
  • Shaggy Inkcap Coprinus comatus
  •  The Sickener Russula emetica
Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)

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