Sightings at Fell End Reserve
Enjoy nature at it’s finest at Fell End Nature Reserve. Below are just some of the fantastic wildlife species which have been spotted at the reserve, this page will be regularly updated with new species spotted at the reserve!
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Lapwings can be spotted throughout the UK in lowland areas. Lapwings have a very distinctive black and white appearance and have recently seen a large decline placing them on the conservation list therefore we are thrilled to have spotted them enjoying the reserve!
The Fallow Deer is a species native to Europe with some long standing populations across the UK. We think they are a beautiful sight at the reserve!
The Marsh Harrier is the largest of the Harrier species having a wingspan of up to 130cm. They have been spotted several times at Fell End Nature Reserve.
Moorhens are very popular around the UK, especially in lowland areas, they have become a regular visitor to the reserve!
The Shoveler is a breed of duck with a huge bill! The UK now accounts for 20% of the European population of Shoveler Ducks, placing them in the amber category on the conservation list, we are thrilled to have spotted another rare species at the reserve!
Teal are another breed of Duck preferring to settle in the North of England, they are also in the amber category on the conservation list.
The Wren is the most common breeding bird in the UK and is particularly small with a very loud singing voice, we’re sure you’ll be able to hear them when you visit the reserve.
The Tufted Duck is a much more common Duck with numbers rising in the Winter due to movement from Iceland and Europe.
There aren’t only Birds at the nature reserve but plants too! The Primrose blooms during Spring with its beautiful yellow colouring.
The May Blossom is another plant blooming in the Spring months of May to June, make sure you visit the reserve during this time to spot it.
Baby Blue Tits and Great Tits
After a very successful first year at Fell End Nature Reserve our nesting boxes are currently home to some young Blue Tits and Great Tits, we can’t wait to see them fly!
Canary Shouldered Thorn
This moth flies from July – October and is attracted to artificial light, you will usually find them in woodland and gardens.
A very common moth which can be found in hedgerows, this moth can differ greatly in both its colour and its markings so can be difficult to identify at times!
Large Yellow Underwing
This is a very abundant large moth which can be found throughout Britain.
This moth has a very distinct white edge and can be found throughout Britain. They are usually around between May and August.