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Northern Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis

Picture of Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nisus

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

Picture of Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Sedge Warbler - Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

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

Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos

Picture of Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus

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

Picture of Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

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

Teal - Anas crecca

Picture of Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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.

Picture of Greylag Goose Anser anser

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

Picture of Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis

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.

Picture of Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Tree Pipit - Anthus trivialis

A summer migrant.

Wood Mouse - Apodemus sylvaticus

Swift - Apus apus

Picture of Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

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.

Picture of Water Vole Arvicola amphibius

Water Vole - Arvicola amphibius

Water Vole, until recently known as A terrestris.

Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus

Picture of Long-eared Owl Asio otus

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.

Picture of Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula

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

Bohemian Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus

Greater Canada Goose - Branta canadensis

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