photo of harvestmouse
Harvest Mouse

There will be few surprises here for anyone with a knowledge of British fauna.

Harvest Mouse might be one as their distribution and status is poorly understood, though several years of searching for their used breeding nests has shown them to be present more often than not.

Roe Deer have recently moved into the area and are widely distributed whilst Muntjac have probably been present for many years but this small (introduced) nocturnal deer is now being increasingly observed, heard or detected from their footprints (slots).

The bats were all recorded from a single session on 29th September 2021 by Mike Reid (assisted by Neil Pinder) using high-tech bat monitoring software. Many thanks to Mike for this initiative.

Mammalia - Mammals

Mole Talpa europaea
Common Shrew Sorex araneus
Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Soprano Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus
Noctule Nyctalus noctula
Brown Long-eared Plecotus auritus
Whiskered/Brandt's Myotis mystacinus/brandtii
Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus
Brown Hare Lepus europaeus
Bank Vole Clethrionomys glareolus
Water Vole Arvicola terrestris
Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus
Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus
Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis
Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
Badger Meles meles
Stoat Mustela erminea
Weasel Mustela nivalis
N. American Mink Mustela vison
Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus
Muntjac Muntiacus reevesi

Pisces - fish

(Trout) (Salmo trutta) Considered doubtful - transient escape?
Chub Leuciscus cephalus
Minnow Phoxinus phoxinus
Stone Loach Noemacheilus barbatulus
Three-spined Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus

Amphibia - Amphibians

Common Frog Rana temporaria
Common Toad Bufo bufo
Smooth Newt Triturus vulgaris
Great-crested Newt Triturus cristatus

Reptilia - Reptiles

Grass snake Natrix natrix