25
taxa
13 birds
2 arachnids
7 insects
2 mollusks
1 mammal
9
life list firsts

Photos / Sounds

What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 09:26 AM CEST

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What

Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 09:35 AM CEST

Description

I think this is a different colouration of blackbird? May be something to do with its age, although I don’t know too much about the different stages of blackbird life. Any ideas?

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What

Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 09:41 AM CEST

Description

Another blackbird, I think...

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What

Hornet Mimic Hover Fly Volucella zonaria

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 09:54 AM CEST

Description

This was a very large insect, about 25mm long. I think it might be a type of hover fly?

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What

Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 10:10 AM CEST

Description

Very tiny spider. I realise there’s problem little chance of a species ID on this guy, but interested in getting an idea of what sort of animal he is!

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What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 10:25 AM CEST

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What

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 10:34 AM CEST

Description

Interesting to see this honey bee (I think) jostling with the Red Admiral for space on the Buddleia. The Red Admiral seemed to be using its wings to ‘shoo’ the bee away, which was something I hadn’t seen before!

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Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 11:38 AM CEST

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What

Grey Cross Spider Larinioides sclopetarius

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 01:03 PM CEST

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What

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 01:16 PM CEST

Description

Interesting colouration of Great Crested Grebe. Maybe a young one?

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What

Domestic Duck Anas platyrhynchos var. domesticus

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 01:19 PM CEST

Description

Thought these were Mallards at first, but the colouration doesn’t look right... however, it could just be some variation. Any ideas?

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What

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 01:27 PM CEST

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Square

What

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 01:34 PM CEST

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What

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 01:59 PM CEST

Description

First time I’ve seen a Lapwing, but there were LOADS at Attenborough! These two were at a small hide near the visitor centre, but there were big flocks on some of the other lakes.

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What

Common Carder Bee Bombus pascuorum

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:02 PM CEST

Description

I’ve overblown the brightness on the first photo so you can see into the flower, as I think the blunt pointed tail is probably the best hope of an ID! It was distinctively not like a bee I’d seen before, chiefly because of the pointed black tail. Unfortunately, these were the best photos I could get! (Initial ID based on iNat AI)

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What

Domestic Greylag Goose Anser anser var. domesticus

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:05 PM CEST

Description

Probably an odd colouring of Greylag Goose? The standard domestic goose varieties tend to have more orange bills and feet than this though. Could it be some other sort of colour variance?

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Square

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:07 PM CEST

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What

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:18 PM CEST

Description

Three panel story of a solitary heron trying to get a fish and missing. :(

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What

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:19 PM CEST

Description

Odd colouration of a Cormorant. Juvenile maybe?

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What

Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:24 PM CEST

Description

Very exciting to see this one!! We were in a hide, and a gentleman in there had apparently seen it land, and then with eyes like an eagle managed to spot it in the reeds! They called it in to the nature reserve headquarters, as I think there’s only really one in the reserve. Very cool!

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What

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:37 PM CEST

Description

First time I’ve seen one in the UK!

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What

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:41 PM CEST

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What

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:43 PM CEST

Description

Not sure what this bird is - Grey wader with long black beak, white underside and white on black stripe over the eye. Maybe Green Sandpiper because of the shape of the white part under the wing?

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What

Grove Snail Cepaea nemoralis

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:48 PM CEST

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What

White-lipped Snail Cepaea hortensis

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:51 PM CEST

Description

Potentially a very pale white-lipped snail?

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What

Cinnabar Moth Tyria jacobaeae

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 02:57 PM CEST

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What

Gall Wasps and Allies Superfamily Cynipoidea

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 03:35 PM CEST

Description

No idea what this is/was. I took a photo because it looked like an interesting Gall, and then turned it over and it looked like the shed exoskeleton of the Alien or something, bursting out of the leaf! Very intrigued to find out what it is...

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No photos or sounds

What

Brown Hare Lepus europaeus

Observer

jonathancampbell

Date

August 2, 2019 09:00 PM BST

Description

Saw three Brown Hares (assuming this species given range) as we were driving to a wedding in Cratfield. It was about 9:00pm, just after sunset, so beginning to get dusky conditions. The hares all ran along in front of the car, for quite a way, and then as soon as there was open land they ran off at an angle. This appeared to be a technique for evading predators, as I guess they don't know that a car can't go through the undergrowth on either side of the road!

Couldn't take a photo, unfortunately, but this can be tacked on to the 'ones that got away' list!