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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.
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
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.
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.
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.