Species checklists

Following are checklists (last updated 2007, plants 2008) for Birds; Mammals; Butterflies; Dragonflies; and Plants recorded along the Trail:

BIRDS
Grey Heron
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Mallard
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Moorhen
Coot
Black-headed Gull
Feral Pigeon
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
Tawny Owl
Swift
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Swallow
House Martin
Grey Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
Waxwing
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Goldcrest
Spotted Flycatcher
Long-tailed Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Nuthatch
Treecreeper
Jay
Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
Carrion Crow
Starling
House Sparrow
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Lesser Redpoll
Bullfinch
Fishing lakes, when quiet
Occasional on lakes
Occasional on lakes
Stream and ponds
Regular, hunting or soaring over
Occasional, soaring
Pond and lakes
Lakes
Flying over
Town centre
Common
Thinly spread
Has been reported
Town centre in summer
Occasional in woodland and gardens
One recent record close to the Trail
Building areas and over water
Building areas and over water
Occasional near lakes
Town areas, widespread
One record in the 1970s
Common
Widespread
Very common
Very common
Widespread
Thinly spread
Local in summer
Local in summer woodland
Thinly spread, conifers
Rare summer visitor
Widespread
Near conifers
Very common
Common
Local in woodland
Thinly spread
Shy, only in woodland
Common
Town centre
Overflying
Thinly spread
Fairly common
Thinly spread
Common
Common
Fairly common
Scarce winter visitor
Occasional in thick shrubbery

BUTTERFLIES
Brimstone
Comma
Common Blue
Gatekeeper
Green-veined White
Large Skipper
Large White
Meadow Brown
Orange Tip
Peacock
Red Admiral
Small Copper
Small Tortoiseshell
Small White
Speckled Wood
Uncommon
Occasional
Scarce
Occasional
Occasional
Local, uncommon
Frequent
Occasional
Occasional
Frequent
Occasional
Local, uncommon
Occasional
Occasional
Occasional

DRAGONFLIES
Common Blue Damselfly
Red-eyed Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Southern Hawker
Brown Hawker
Banded Demoiselle
Common Darter
Park pond area, uncommon
Dingle Lake only (private property)
Park pond area, scarce
Frequent
Occasional near Dingle Lake
Infrequent near brook
Occasional
(Azure and Large Red Damselfly probably occur)

MAMMALS
Badger
Brown Rat
Bats
Grey Squirrel
Mole
Rabbit
Red Fox
Water Vole
One record – road casualty, 2006
One record – dead, 2007
Present but not identified
Widespread
Widespread
Widespread
Occasional at night
Dingle Lake, 1960s

PLANTS

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