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Northern Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis

Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nisus

The short rounded wings of the Sparrowhawk are ideally adapted to hunting small birds in woodland.

Sedge Warbler - Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

A summer migrant that has used the reed bed to breed.

Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos

Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus

These can often be seen flying amongst the conifers in large family groups. They also visit the back garden halting the dishes being washed!

Skylark - Alauda arvensis

Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis

Often a flash of blue is all that shows the Kingfisher is around. Usually seen on the lake but sometimes in the Scrapes and at the Voley Pond.

Red-legged Partridge - Alectoris rufa

Pintail - Anas acuta

This male Pintail was seen on the lake in early part of November 2018. It remained there for a few days.

Teal - Anas crecca

Wigeon - Anas penelope

This male Wigeon arrived on the lake in early November 2018.

Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard can be seen on the lake throughout the year, even when there is ice on the lake. During the spring and early summer females can be seen with their ducklings.

Greylag Goose - Anser anser

In recent years a Greylag Goose has nested in the Scrapes and hatched her young. Once hatched she takes them down to the lake.

Pink-footed Goose - Anser brachyrhynchus

Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus

Meadow Pipit - Anthus pratensis

Meadow Pipits have been recorded at Foxglove. In late summer and early autumn they migrate down the Pennines and we are able to mist net for them, sometimes catching more then 100 birds in a morning.

Tree Pipit - Anthus trivialis

A summer migrant.

Wood Mouse - Apodemus sylvaticus

Swift - Apus apus

Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea

Grey Herons feed on Frogs, fish, and small mammals. They can often be seen on the wetland, the lake and in the Scrapes, taking flight as you approach. A large wing span and trailing long legs is a help at identification.

Water Vole - Arvicola amphibius

Water Vole, until recently known as A terrestris.

Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus

Long-eared Owl - Asio otus

Long-eared Owls have been seen at Foxglove but have not bred. Out on the training area they have and some young have been ringed.

Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula

This pair of Tufted Ducks were seen on the wetland pools. They nest late in the season.

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