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  1. Ruby-tailed Wasp near the Warren – small but possibly one of the best-looking British insects.

    Comment by Paul Morris — June 24, 2017 @ 7:45 pm | Reply

  2. The wind was keeping most of the insects down but a couple from Lancashire told me that they’d had small skipper. In sheltered areas the usual butterflies could be found plus fresh small Tortoiseshell, red admiral and comma. Marbled white riverside of the fence east of the Warren. On the hillside a golden brown made me consider heaths, only saw underwing which was light brown but still a meadow brown, would be great to see Upper wing photographs as it is possibly a variation such as grisea-aurea.

    Comment by Julian — June 22, 2017 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

    • There were two six-spot burnet moths below the sluice early am, another by Bower’s.

      Comment by Rob P — June 22, 2017 @ 10:06 pm | Reply

  3. Emperor (2), black-tailed skimmers (4-all females), four spotted chasers (5), brown hawkers (3) and broad-bodied chaser (2-male) all present this morning along southern edge of main lake and dragonfly ditch. Possible lesser emperor but was at base of thick clump of reeds and partially obscured.
    Marbled white butterfly on hillside close to visitor centre. Cinnabars in good numbers along south shore of main lake along with numerous ringlets and meadow browns. At least ten common blues in same area and solitary red admiral. Ringlet and meadow brown aroumd site.
    In Temple Newsam, ringlets and meadow browns in good numbers and solitary four-spotted chaser on small pond below Shroggs.

    Comment by Rob P — June 21, 2017 @ 11:13 pm | Reply

  4. 2 male small skipper hillside, 3 comma fleet plantation, marbled white reported from the hillside.

    Comment by Julian — June 21, 2017 @ 7:43 pm | Reply

  5. 2/3 Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell all of which looked fresh, large white, GV white and a pinkish butterfly that zipped past and I assume was a painted lady. Everywhere there were meadow brown and ringlet, on one stretch of hillside path a dozen lifted off from a one metre section right under my feet. Blues were more sparse and appear to be in decline. Large black and white on the hillside flew across close and fast.

    Comment by Julian — June 19, 2017 @ 9:33 pm | Reply

  6. Four White Letter Hairstreak’s this morning in the usual Elm Tree, all very high up, a few Red Admiral’s in the same area, (DN, GYL).

    Comment by Gyl. SwillyBirder — June 18, 2017 @ 2:24 pm | Reply

  7. At least 3 Emerald Damsels & 4 Emperor Dragons on Dragonfly Ditch & main ditch below hillside, numbers of Black-tailed Skimmers, 4 Spotted Chasers and Brown Hawkers beginning to appear over the site this am.

    Comment by JK — June 18, 2017 @ 2:11 pm | Reply

  8. White letter hairstreak 2 seen but only searched downwind side of the elm, quite breezy today, tomorrow and Monday have been predicted to be less breezy. Red admiral on the causeway, number of other types of butterflies down due to the breeze.

    Comment by Julian — June 17, 2017 @ 6:11 pm | Reply

    • Early there were good numbers of meadow browns and common blues around site. At least six ringlets on hillside. Weasel on Lowther path next to first oxbow.

      Comment by Rob P — June 17, 2017 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

  9. Broad-barred White moth on the outside of the hide by the door this morning.

    Comment by Paul Morris — June 15, 2017 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

  10. Surprise of the day is Brown Argus that appeared around the bridge on the path bottom near the dragline. Difficult to follow and kept disappearing, fortunately it returned and landed several times in the larger of the two dried out puddles! Painted lady on the path Reedbeds.

    Comment by Julian — June 14, 2017 @ 9:10 pm | Reply

  11. 3 Brown hawkers Grassy ridge near Lowther

    Comment by Peter Haigh — June 14, 2017 @ 4:05 pm | Reply

  12. Emperor dragonfly on dragonfly ditch. 3 spikes of bee orchid on the middle Path hillside. 13/6

    Comment by Julian — June 14, 2017 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  13. Three Cinnabars on path to old lock and another near causeway. Two Common Blue below warren, along with Little Skipper.

    Comment by Rob P — June 13, 2017 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

  14. 3 or 4 Common Blue around Bowers. A single Brown Argus, 3 Large Skipper and quite a few Meadow Brown on hillside paths plus a newly emerged Ringlet drying its wings.

    Comment by Debbie Nicholson — June 13, 2017 @ 6:36 pm | Reply

  15. Four Ringlet on hillside and numerous Meadow Browns. Around Lowther, several Speckled Woods, a Red Admiral and one Ringlet. Female Black-tailed Skimmer between Lowther and oxbow. Also noted one Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle on hillside and two around Lowther.

    Comment by Rob P — June 11, 2017 @ 6:15 pm | Reply

  16. Brimstone butterfly (f) in garden at Little Preston on 9th. Red Admirals on 3rd, 8th &10 June at least 2 individuals.

    Comment by John Martin — June 11, 2017 @ 6:04 pm | Reply

  17. 9/6 20 or so large red damselfly Woodlesford goit in area of soft rush, most paired and laying. 40+ Azure again most paired and laying NE end dragonfly ditch. 15 red-eyed damselfly oxbow on floating vegetation.

    Comment by Julian — June 10, 2017 @ 8:47 am | Reply

  18. 2 Ringlet on hillside path with 20+ Meadow Brown, 5 Large Skipper,Brown Argus and Painted Lady.

    Comment by Rob Leighton — June 9, 2017 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

  19. Young Fox seen entering Swillington Park from the Coach road this morning.

    Comment by Gyl. SwillyBirder — June 9, 2017 @ 5:43 pm | Reply

  20. 7 male Banded Dems + 1 female Gropper Corner, Bluetails & Common Blues as well, 21 B/Orchid spikes Old Lock

    Comment by JK — June 7, 2017 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

  21. At least 3 spikes of Bee Orchid opp Old Lock

    Comment by JK — June 6, 2017 @ 2:55 pm | Reply

  22. At least 33 Rabbits along the railway line at Lemonroyd yesterday. Black-tailed Skimmer on hillside path this morning.

    Comment by Paul Morris — June 4, 2017 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

    • A female black-tailed skimmer was on path between Bowers and r+f early morning.

      Comment by Rob P — June 4, 2017 @ 9:03 pm | Reply

  23. Hillside, 10+ large skipper, dingy skipper, Brown argus, 2 common blue, 5 meadow brown, 2 painted Lady. Elsewhere 2 more painted lady, small copper, plenty of common blue. Opposite hide below weir a dozen or more mostly male banded demoiselle in 4m. Azures still laying in the dragonfly ditch.

    Comment by Julian — June 3, 2017 @ 9:24 pm | Reply

  24. Emperor dragonfly in old lock late afternoon. Greeny-yellow colouration.

    Comment by Dave McMahon — June 3, 2017 @ 8:32 pm | Reply

  25. At least two ruby tailed wasps (unsure of exact species) exploring the woodwork at the Warren late morning.

    Comment by Chris Doyle — June 3, 2017 @ 4:04 pm | Reply

  26. At the west end of the main hillside path (near a small pink stake) were a large skipper, mother shiptons, meadow brown and a very small fast butterfly which landed for five or six seconds, enough time to see it was clearly finely chequered black and white. According to my books it looked like a grizzled skipper. Unfortunatley too fast for a photo.

    Comment by mike pullan — June 2, 2017 @ 11:14 pm | Reply

    • As far as I can find Grizzled Skipper has not been recorded in Yorkshire. Could it have been a Small Argent and Sable, a day-flying moth that is on the wing at present?

      Comment by Paul Morris — June 3, 2017 @ 6:14 pm | Reply

      • I think the day flying Latticed Heath moth is more likely. Similar pattern to Grizzled Skipper and it does occur in the locality.

        Comment by Dave Hunton — June 3, 2017 @ 10:23 pm | Reply

        • Thanks for the suggestions. I think the L. Heath is the more likely. The wing pattern didn’t have the fairly obvious white banding of the S. Argent, and it was small. Ah well, ‘hope springs eternal’….backed up with a decent photo.

          Comment by mike pullan — June 3, 2017 @ 11:33 pm | Reply

          • Gordon recorded Latticed Heath on the hillside today, Pic in the gallery.

            Comment by Dave Hunton — June 4, 2017 @ 8:33 pm

    • I saw a similar butterfly/moth on May 15 which I thought was Grizzled Skipper. Gordon’s photo of the Latticed Heath looks very like the insect I saw, as you thought.

      Comment by petegriff — June 9, 2017 @ 12:21 am | Reply

  27. Single brown argus West End of the main path hillside, couple of large skipper. Possible clouded yellow reported, no picture.

    Comment by Julian — June 1, 2017 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

  28. A tatty Painted lady on the hillside bridle path this morning.

    Comment by Gyl. SwillyBirder — June 1, 2017 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

  29. Painted Lady on path between Eastern Reed Bed and Ridge and Furrow this afternoon.

    Comment by Jim Welford — May 31, 2017 @ 11:08 pm | Reply

  30. Terry pin seen in the old lock again on sunny days.

    Comment by Julian — May 31, 2017 @ 9:28 pm | Reply

  31. Male Common blue butterfly all over site. 25 between lemonroyd Bridge and the main causeway. 2 Brown argus middle of the middle path on the hillside, both female, one worn and the other fresh. Whilst sat on the bench a male came and fed on the clover right in front, looked like it was holding a territory it stayed for so long. After a dog walker came past it disappeared! Main path had 4 large skipper.

    Comment by Julian — May 31, 2017 @ 9:26 pm | Reply

    • A small dark butterfly flew erratically a metre above the vegetation evading id o the middle path but was probably a newly emerged brown argus.

      Comment by Julian — May 31, 2017 @ 10:06 pm | Reply

  32. Five common blues and a cinnibar moth between the old lock and top of the causeway path this afternoon.

    Comment by Rob P — May 30, 2017 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

  33. Painted Lady eastern reedbed, ridge n furrow path 11:30. ( GYL, DN)

    Comment by Gyl. SwillyBirder — May 30, 2017 @ 6:39 pm | Reply

  34. My first Bee Orchid of the year by the old lock.

    Comment by Paul Morris — May 30, 2017 @ 3:18 pm | Reply

  35. Holly Blue at lunchtime in garden at Little Preston

    Comment by John Martin — May 28, 2017 @ 5:07 pm | Reply

  36. Holly Blue in garden at Little Preston at lunch time.

    Comment by John Martin — May 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

  37. Holly Blue 1 poss 2 in garden at Little Preston on 26th May.

    Comment by John Martin — May 28, 2017 @ 9:20 am | Reply

  38. Dingy Skipper 150 yds south of the old lock.
    Large Skipper on hillside path.

    Comment by Gyl. SwillyBirder — May 27, 2017 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

  39. Painted Lady by Colton Beck just north of Skelton Lake.

    Comment by Paul Morris — May 27, 2017 @ 3:29 pm | Reply

  40. Clouded yellow female 13.45 on red clover by path on west of Bowers Lake by cattle pens.

    Comment by Dave McMahon — May 26, 2017 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

  41. This morning Clouded Yellow opp. Caroline Pond, Red-eyed Damsels (6) & Banded Dems (4) on Ox Bow, Azure’s egg-laying on Dragon Fly Ditch

    Comment by JK — May 26, 2017 @ 5:09 pm | Reply

  42. Male Large Red Damselfly top end (Oddball) of Dragonfly Ditch, between 0600 & 0800 it was mostly Bluetail activity Azures seemed active later on. No Red-eye activity early doors on Ox-Bow.

    Comment by JK — May 25, 2017 @ 9:28 pm | Reply

  43. Brown argus just down from the metal gate towards balance res. Dingy skipper 2. Common blue 7. Dragonfly ditch near the path up to the drag line 10+ Azure damselfly, some paired and laying, my first this year. 95%of the blues were azures here. Oxbow likewise had azures and 4 red-eyed damselfly, again 1 st and laying. 3, 4 spotted chaser.

    Comment by Julian — May 25, 2017 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  44. Lowther Pathway today – Pyrochroa serraticornis Cardinal Beetle , speckled wood 3,Green veined white 2, common blue 1, common blue damselflies 10+ 5 female (Fb), banded demoiselle 1.

    Comment by Peter Haigh — May 25, 2017 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  45. A pair of mating Hornets at Lowther Lake. A Painted Lady by the Rabbit Warren.

    Comment by Paul Morris — May 25, 2017 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

  46. Mother Shipton moth on hillside path.

    Comment by Debbie Nicholson — May 23, 2017 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

  47. Cinnabar moth by the hide. Male Brown Argus in regular aerial combat with a larger male Common Blue on the hillside path down to the Balance Reservoir, also Small Copper on the back of the hillside. Plenty of tadpoles, fish fry and a few pond skaters and water beetles in the ditch at the base of the hillside.

    Comment by Paul Morris — May 23, 2017 @ 3:14 pm | Reply

  48. male common blue butterfly and dingy skipper 200m west of methley copse, 3 dingy skipper on hillside path equally spread all along it, one was possibly female 2 mother shiptons at the west end. Brimstone along railway with peacock and large white with a holly blue drinking water from the streams edge.

    Comment by julian — May 22, 2017 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

  49. There was a common blue by the path to the old lock from the causeway and a second but different sexton beetle (possibly nicrophorus interruptus) on the long causeway verge.

    Comment by mike pullan — May 21, 2017 @ 11:04 pm | Reply

  50. 18/5 dingy skipper on hillside and another 200m towards old lock from methley copse, small brown fast low flying and difficult to track once airborne.

    Comment by julian — May 19, 2017 @ 2:59 pm | Reply

  51. Male 4-spotted Chaser expanding it’s wings by Dragonfly Ditch along with a female Bluetail Damselfly (rufuscens-obsoleta), Common Blue Demselfly with another possible female B/T(r-o) by Ox-Bow, several Banded Dems. in Gropper Corner plus at least 4prs on banking upriver from the hide.

    Comment by JK — May 18, 2017 @ 7:50 pm | Reply

  52. Adult Common Frog in hillside plantation yesterday.

    Comment by petegriff — May 15, 2017 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

  53. Male Dingy Skipper c100m west of top hillside seat on a Plantain flower in open areas between small Hawthorns, mid afternoon. Photos taken but not good enough for Gallery, but will send to interested parties. Just before finding this lifer for me, a small, fast butterfly with a pale underwing zipped past me as the path bends upwards, c60m from the seat. As it settled I was hoping it was a Dingy Skipper, but instead saw a black and white chequered butterfly with its wings spread, clinging to a grass stem. I have a strong feeling that it was a Grizzled Skipper, a species that was resident at Stourton Marsh, Pontefract Road, in the 1980s before Arla built on the site. Whilst transferring some of the flora, including orchids to Rothwell pastures and Leventhorpe Ash ponds, Leeds City Council may have helped to transfer some butterfly eggs too. I know that they are in serious decline, especially in Yorkshire, and a photo would have been nice, but I hope that one of you enthusiasts might spot this species in the hillside area to confirm its presence?

    Comment by Pete Griff — May 15, 2017 @ 12:44 am | Reply

  54. Hare at Skelton this morning, several other sightings there in the last few week, all of single animals. Squirrel in Fleet Plantation.

    Comment by Paul Morris — May 14, 2017 @ 8:36 pm | Reply

  55. A walk along Night Heron path 14/5, 11 Banded Demoiselle, 4 Comma, 3 Small White and 1 Large White. 4 Ladybird species, 14 Spot, 7 Spot, Harlequin and 16 Spot. Apparently I’m
    colour blind as my 16 spot was red, all pictures I can find of 16 spot are yellow.

    Comment by Rob Leighton — May 14, 2017 @ 6:03 pm | Reply

  56. Going back a week there was a brimstone butterfly by the viewing screen on the river at Woodlesford on the 5th May.

    Comment by Chris Doyle — May 12, 2017 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  57. Hare south side of Main Lake 11/05 at 07.30

    Comment by Rob Leighton — May 12, 2017 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

  58. Brimstone in Little Preston garden yesterday afternoon

    Comment by John Martin — May 12, 2017 @ 4:43 pm | Reply

  59. Brimstone Butterfly near Warren yesterday

    Comment by sibgchairman — May 11, 2017 @ 10:08 pm | Reply

  60. Dingy skipper up path to the right of seat and 2 further up the path to the left with a small copper. Dingy skipper also 200 m towards old lock from Methley copse, so 4 in all and as far as I can tell all male.

    Comment by Julian — May 11, 2017 @ 5:52 pm | Reply

  61. Male Dingy skipper on hillside path ranged over 300m in an hour. 3 mother shipton moths on hilltop, with holly blue and 3 small tortoiseshell. Large Weasel on path between new sluice and gropper corner.

    Comment by julian — May 10, 2017 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

    • mature banded demoiselle near gropper corner and beyond fleet plantation, teneral common blue and blue tailed damselfly also found.

      Comment by julian — May 10, 2017 @ 6:33 pm | Reply

  62. Temple Newsam wood this morning 2 orange tip, 2 speckled wood. Brimstone on Astley this afternoon.

    Comment by pgcoates — May 10, 2017 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

  63. Male Brimstone by the Warren and Methley Copse, female Brimstone in hide car park.

    Comment by Paul Morris — May 10, 2017 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

    • Brimstone also goose fields.

      Comment by Julian — May 10, 2017 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

  64. Field Vole, Common Shrew & Pygmy Shrew under shelters this morning near balance res. (DN, GYL)

    Comment by Gyl. SwillyBirder — May 6, 2017 @ 7:50 pm | Reply

  65. Brown argus on the hillside, from the bench 100 m past the split in the path as you go west. Seen 3 times, probably only one. Seen down the hill off the path twice.

    Comment by Julian — May 5, 2017 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

    • as only seen in flight best to not count.

      Comment by julian — May 10, 2017 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  66. Brimstone bottom of hillside pgc/ t fulcher.

    Comment by pgcoates — May 4, 2017 @ 5:45 pm | Reply

  67. green butterfly reported to me in vicinity of gropper seat

    Comment by julian — May 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm | Reply

  68. mink along weir and back. cattle eating willow on r&f perhaps we should get them on west reedbed or some wild horses!

    Comment by julian — May 3, 2017 @ 6:08 pm | Reply

  69. Three hares on hillside this evening.

    Comment by Rob P — April 26, 2017 @ 11:49 pm | Reply

  70. Stoat on path at bottom of hillside 09:30

    Comment by sibgchairman — April 26, 2017 @ 10:52 pm | Reply

  71. Butterfly’s round Lowther Lake, 2 small white, 3 orange tip, 1 small tortiseshell, 3 speckled wood.

    Comment by pgcoates — April 26, 2017 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

  72. Holly Blue at Beck Cottage Little Preston on afternoon of 21st.

    Comment by John Martin — April 23, 2017 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

  73. A grass snake was seen by the waterside near the new sluice. Evidently it slid over a ladies foot. She did not enjoy the encounter.

    Comment by Mike Pullan — April 19, 2017 @ 11:05 pm | Reply

    • Did u see it Mike, or is it report from the lady? It would be good to have a name to go with the report as snakes are very rare in our area. Thanks.

      Comment by petegriff — May 12, 2017 @ 11:14 am | Reply

  74. Chatting to one of the anglers at Lowther this morning, he said that Mink had bred on the island there for the last two or three years. Apparently their diet contains about 30% fish and 70% birds/mammals, so anglers would rather have Mink than Otter (whose diet is about 90% fish), though preferably neither. Also a Stoat in the south-west corner on Easter Monday.

    Comment by Paul Morris — April 19, 2017 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

  75. On the Alder saplings lining the path to the warren are large numbers of Alder Leaf Beetles (Angelastica alni), iridescent blue/black about 10mm long.

    Comment by Mike Pullan — April 17, 2017 @ 9:28 pm | Reply

  76. Weasel crossing path at bottom of Temple Newsam golf course (path runs,parallel to Pontefract Lane)

    Comment by Stewart K-E — April 15, 2017 (moved from birds page GR)

    Comment by Gordon — April 15, 2017 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

  77. 2 Speckled Wood and Orange Tip around Lowther this am. Numerous Garden and Buff-tailed Bumblebees also about.

    Comment by Gordon — April 15, 2017 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

  78. Five hares ‘chasing’ on R & F.

    Comment by Mike Pullan — April 13, 2017 @ 10:38 pm | Reply

  79. Weasel old lock area, ran across the path and under some briar. 10/4

    Comment by Julian — April 11, 2017 @ 2:49 pm | Reply

  80. Stoat ran across the path at the bottom of the slope down from the dragline.

    Comment by Paul Morris — April 8, 2017 @ 10:13 pm | Reply

  81. Three brown hares on r+f at 7pm.

    Comment by Rob P — April 8, 2017 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  82. Brown Hare feeding on R&F yesterday pm

    Comment by JK — April 7, 2017 @ 7:07 pm | Reply

  83. Mammal & Herptiles safari around the Balance res, ERB, WRB, shelters had 40 Toads, 10 Common Frogs, 16 Smooth Newts, with 10 together under one shelter. Two Field Voles and a third unidentified dark furry thing that disappeared rather quickly into the Reeds and was seen entering the water and then out of sight. Also a couple of Ants Nests with one of them covered in eggs, which the Ants were then visibly seen picking up the eggs and disappearing into holes further underground. ( DN, GYL).

    Comment by Gyl. SwillyBirder — April 7, 2017 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

  84. 3 small tortoiseshell butterfly up by dragline today 15.45pm.

    Comment by pgcoates — April 3, 2017 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

  85. Temple Newsam, Speckled Wood, Comma, Brimstone, Peacock and Orange Tip butterflies.

    Comment by mike pullan — April 3, 2017 @ 5:29 pm | Reply

  86. Small White in the hide car park this morning.

    Comment by Paul Morris — April 2, 2017 @ 5:18 pm | Reply

  87. Speckled Wood Butterfly in Little Preston garden this afternoon.

    Comment by John Martin — March 31, 2017 @ 7:18 pm | Reply

  88. Hide windows covered in ladybirds, 17 Spot..? Some flew out more remained

    Comment by Julian — March 30, 2017 @ 9:47 pm | Reply

  89. 2 x Red Admiral at Woodlesford lock. 14.20pm.

    Comment by pgcoates — March 26, 2017 @ 5:26 pm | Reply

  90. Hare R&F 25/03

    Comment by Rob Leighton — March 25, 2017 @ 7:51 pm | Reply

  91. Comma Shan house bridge 24/03

    Comment by Rob Leighton — March 25, 2017 @ 7:51 pm | Reply

  92. Presumably the same Weasel as Julian’s was in the same area this morning around 8.35

    Comment by Rob Hunton — March 17, 2017 @ 3:29 pm | Reply

  93. Weasel on east path under gorse past crossroads

    Comment by julian — March 15, 2017 @ 6:18 pm | Reply

  94. Comma – east edge of Eshald Lane plantation this am

    Comment by JK — March 13, 2017 @ 3:24 pm | Reply

  95. Stoat running across car park near visitor centre 13.30pm.

    Comment by pgcoates — March 9, 2017 @ 7:38 pm | Reply

  96. Frog spawn in a pond at Temple Newsam this morning

    Comment by Dave Hunton — March 5, 2017 @ 12:53 pm | Reply

  97. Common Quaker (2) last night are our 10th sp of moth this year.

    Comment by John Martin — March 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am | Reply

  98. 7 Toads & 1 Common Shrew under boards around the site today.

    Comment by pgcoates — February 24, 2017 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

  99. Dead badger on side of Wakefield Road too, just uphill from Swillington Farm turning, also looked like roadkill.

    Comment by Dale — February 20, 2017 @ 6:18 pm | Reply

  100. Dead Hedgehog Wakefield Rd just North of Swilly Park, RTA. First Common Frog in garden pond yesterday evening and first Peacock butterfly in garden early afternoon today.

    Comment by John Martin — February 18, 2017 @ 5:53 pm | Reply

  101. Fox on grass bank Lemonroyd Lake watching LT Duck. Common Shrew under wooden board & 2 Toads.

    Comment by pgcoates — February 17, 2017 @ 6:08 pm | Reply

  102. A poached deer presumably Roe was found within the last few day at the Southern end of Hall Lane. Report to Police by local dog walkers. The carcass had been jointed and cleaned.
    Please report any suspicious activity to the Police.

    Comment by John Martin — February 17, 2017 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

  103. Fox on hillsiide by zig zag fence. Mink walking a long wall top in front of hide 12.45pm.

    Comment by pgcoates — February 9, 2017 @ 6:12 pm | Reply

  104. A herd of 19 cows on the south bank of Astley Lake this morning was a new addition for the mammal list.

    Comment by Paul Morris — February 3, 2017 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

  105. 5 Hare’s running on R & F this morning.

    Comment by pgcoates — February 1, 2017 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

  106. Fox walking across field coach road.

    Comment by pgcoates — January 17, 2017 @ 2:58 pm | Reply

  107. Two Roe Deer in set-aside field at back of Astley on 12 Jan and Three in Temp woods on 13 Jan

    Comment by Gordon — January 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  108. Single Roe Deer in the field to the left of Fleakingley Beck.

    Comment by Paul Morris — January 2, 2017 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

  109. A Fox walked across fields at the top of the hillside on New Year’s Eve, also a Squirrel in the copse by Skelton Lake (uncommon there).
    On New Year’s Day, four or five Roe Deer on the hillside, two or three behind Astley Lake and two below the plantation, towards dusk.

    Comment by Paul Morris — January 1, 2017 @ 7:44 pm | Reply


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