Category Archives: Wildlife

Rarer butterflies of Narroways and Ashley Vale

There have been 24 species of butterflies recorded in Narroways/Ashley Vale in the past 20 or 30 years. This is a an impressive count for an urban site and considering there are only 70 resident and migrant butterfly species in … Continue reading

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Saw this fella today

Saw this today, on top of a fence post on Cutthroat Lane, and Church Field. He’s a beauty – male and a year or more old, by the size and colours, but with common lizards, it’s always a guess, as … Continue reading

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An early sighting

Walking past Narroways Hill today, along the foot path on Cutthroat Lane, I saw an adult common lizard (Lacerta vivipara) basking on the sleeper fence. Time was about 11.45 am. This is very early indeed to see lizards out and … Continue reading

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Wildlife sightings October to December 2013

Please find below the wildlife records for Narroways/Ashley Vale/St Werburghs for October to December 2013. Lots of ravens and a few late butterflies along with bramblings (which I still haven’t seen). Happy reading and happy wildlife viewing. Will be in … Continue reading

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Ravens in the tower

Ravens in the tower – there has been a lot of recent raven activity in St Werburghs church tower – to the chagrin of local crows and magpies.

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Spotted today…

This morning 10 – 12.30: 1 Raven (circling over Church Field) 3 Meadow Pipit (to SW over hill), 1 Pied Wagtail to SW over hill, Jay (cutting), Chiffchaff singing from trees behind seat, party of Long-tailed Tits (stony path) Grey … Continue reading

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Wildlife observations

There will be a wildlife review of 2005 available at the AGM on 17th January  but some highlights have been the Waxwings back in early 2005, the Ravens that have been seen on St.Werburghs church tower recently and the Tawny … Continue reading

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Owl box

With the expert help of Keith and Linda Hall we have erected a Tawny Owl Nestbox in the woodland at Narroways to try to entice the owls heard recently to make themselves at home. It would be fantastic to have local nesting … Continue reading

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