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30 May 2023

Serridge Wildlife Survey

Grid Ref SO 6289 0818

 

It is the time of year for us to collect data in our Wildlife Surveys.

A beautiful afternoon and, once again, we saw a sounder of feral boar quietly foraging in the woods so we turned back and did not disturb them.

 

This old tree trunk shows many holes in it made by Woodpeckers and is probably being used for nesting.

 

This is a Sweet Chestnut tree which had looked dead over the winter but it has now revived with many leaves growing.

 

The open area which had been cleared of trees due to Ash Die Back is now a haven for many wild plants and species.

 

Survey at Serridge Green

Insects

White -Barred Clearwing moth 2 (New to site and new to square) also nationally notable (very rare)

Birds

Great Spotted Woodpecker
Willow Warbler
Black Cap
Chiffchaff
Gold Crest
Raven
Wood Pigeon
Wren
Chaffinch

Plants

Ragged Robin
Ladies Smock
Brook Lime
Greater Stitchwort
Tormentil
Wood Spurge

 

Survey towards Waterloo Pond

Insects

Large Red Damselfly
Azure Damselfly
Downy Emerald
Burnett Companion 2
Brown Silver Line 1
Cinnabar 2
Marbled White Spot
Cydia Lacuna
Pyrausta Aurata/Purpuralis
Micropterix Carpheles
Forest Bug
Speckled Wood 3
Small Copper 1
Red Admiral 1
Comma 1

 

Plants

Brooklime
Wood Spurge
Silverweed
Common Fleabane
Creeping Jenny
Wood Speedwell

 

Birds

Willow Warbler
Black Cap
Chaffinch
Black Bird
Song Thrush
Chiffchaff
Wood Pigeon
Buzzard
Goshawk
Wren

Survey of the clearfell area

Broad Bodied Chaser (male) 1
Large White 1
Peacock Butterfly 3
Frog Hopper 1
Common Swift
Fallow Deer 3