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Gorge Glow worm survey 22/07/2014

We helped with the glow worm survey, I was happy when I saw my first glow worm.

Fox, Canada, Greylag, Starling Carrion Crow, Little Egret Grey Heron, Blackbird, Collard Dove, White Lipped Snail, Lavender Beetle, Tawney Owl, Soprano Pipistrelle Bat and 25 Glow Worms.

Rainham Marshes 19/07/2014

Spent the day at Rainham Marshes and did a couple guided walks. I learnt some new plant & mini beast names and could not believe that I got wrote down 11 pages of things that we saw in my notebook!

Plants
Great Willow Herb, Greater Reed Mace and Lesser Reed Mace, Goats Rue, Swallow Wort, Bristly Ox Tongue, Prickly Lettuce, Yarrow, Bramble, Ragwort, Fat Hen, Coltsfoot, Bind Weed, Flowering Rush, Hawks Beard, Teasel, Common Reed, Wild Carrot, Stingy Nettle, Dogwood, Hickory, Old Mans Beard, Corrigiola, Horse Chesnut, Greater Bird (Plant), Ivy, Wildhop, Sloe Berries (Blackthorn), Hawthorn, Elder Berry, Black Poplar Tree, Wild Cherry, Commen Foot Man, Honey Suckle, Fennel, Wallnut Tree, Hogweed, Wayfairing Tree, Silverbirch Tree, Mayweed, Red Clover, Hemlock, Field Maple Tree, White Clover, Privet, Alder Buckthorn, Guelder Rose, Ash Tree, Broad Leaved Dock, Dog Rose, Elder, Rowan, Vetch & Buddleia.


Mini Beasts
Small & Large Skipper, Gate Keeper, Green Veined White, Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Ringlet, Comma, Holly Blue, Large White, Meadow Brown Butterfly's, Common Wasp, Buff Tailed Bumblebee, Hairy Legged Mining Bee, Shrill Carder Bee, Red Tailed Bumblebee, Tree Bumblebee, Honey Bee, White Tailed Bee, Brown Banded Carder Bee. Leaf Cutter Bee, Cinnabar caterpiller, Blue Talied Damselfy, Meadow, Common Green, Field & Lesser Marsh Grasshopper and Rose Bush & Dark Bush Cricket Male & Female, Short Winged Conehead Bush Cricket, Great Black Slug, Common & Pill Woodlouse, Flesh Fly, Picture Wing Fly, Sawfly, Tachinid Fly, Cleg Fly, Stilt Legged Fly, Micropeza (Fly), Pond Skater, Green and Blue Bottle Fly, Common Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha Fulva) Lavender Beetle, Weevil, Oedemera nobilis (also known as the False Oil Beetle, Thick-Legged Flower Beetle or Swollen-Thighed Beetle), Micro Weevil,Territorital Hoverfly, Marmalade Hoverfly, Helophilus Hoverfly (Sun Fly), Xanthogramma Pedissequum, Eupeodes corollae, Eristalis intricarius, Garden Spider, Wolf Spider, Wasp Spider, Larinioides cornutus (Spider), Red Spider Mite, Garden Orb Spider, Water Ladybird, 7 & 22 Spot Ladybird, Harliquin, Ladybird and Harliquin Larvae, Drinker Moth Eggs, 6 Spot Burnet Moth, Common Darter, Emporer, Brown Hawker Dragonflys, Wandering Snail, Dark and White Lipped Snail, Garden Snail, Great Pond Snail, Whirligig Beetle, Green Aphid, Greater Earwig, Harvestman, Daddy Long Legs, Black and Meadow Ant, Gnat, Ruby Tailed Wasp

Birds
Robin, Starling, House Sparrow, Collard Dove, Wood Pigeon, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Lapwing, Little Egret, Canada & Greylag, Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Carrion Crow, Swift, Ruff, Grey Heron, Linnet, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Blackbird, Reed Bunting, Coot, Mallard, Little Egret, Black Tailed Godwit, Tufted Duck, Pochard, Head Headed and Herring Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Ferral Pigeon, Swallow, Cetti, Reed and Sedge Warblers, Marsh Harrier, Mute Swan, Gadwall, Wren, Bearded Tit, Moorhen, Magpie, Chiffchaff, Whimbrel, Jay, Skylark, Long Tailed Tit, Cormorant, Great Black Backed Gull, Egyptian Geese, House Martin, Sand MArtin, Green Woodpecker

Other
Terrapin, Marsh Frog, Water Shrew, Water Vole, Rudd, Stickleback, Mole Hill

Belfairs 13/07/2014

We have now been to all 9 Essex Wild Trust Visiter Centres. Took a walk round and my younger brother wanted to jump in all the puddles. We managed to count 50 squirrels on the way round the trail.

Hobby, Wood Pigeon, House Martin, Swift, Black Headed Gull, Pigeon, Grey Squirrel, Herring Gull, Robin, Collard Dove, Carrion crow, Magpie, Jay, Blackbird, Great Tit, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Rook, Speckled Wood, Great Black Slug, Daddly Long Legs & Azure Damselfly

Gorge 05/07/14 Fishing

We went to the gorge and did some fishing with the kingfisher club. We caught some Roach and Perch.

Carrion Crow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Blackbird, Little Egret, Black Headed Gull, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Slow Worm, Magpie, Blackcap, Canada, Greylag, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Blue Tit, Great Tit and a Kingfisher.

Rainham Marshes 22/06/2014

Took a walk round with our friends and I was their guide for the afternoon.

Swift, Cormorant, Wood Pigeon, Goldfinch, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting, Magpie, Starling, Coot, Collard Dove, Blue Tit, Herring Gull, Black Headed Gull, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, LIttle Egret, Coot, Shelduck, Mallard, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, Little Grebe, Graylag, Moorhen, Great Crested Grebe, Bearded Tit, Carrion Crow, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Redshank, Lapwing, Cetti Warbler, Skylark, House Martin, Sand Martin, Pigeon, Blackbird, Pheasant, Robin, Meadow Pipit, Jackdaw

6 Spot Burnet Moth, Meadow Brown, Small Tortoiseshell, Common Blue, Large White, Green Veined White , Peacock Butterfly, 7 Spot & Harliquin Ladybird, Buff Tailed Bumblebee, Blue Tailed & Azure Damselfy, COmmon Wasp, Cuckoo Spit, Marsh Frog, Small Skipper, Red Dater Dragonfly, Comma, Lipped Snail, Pond Skater, Honey Bee, Buff Tailed Bumblebee, Field & Meadow Grasshopper, Wood, Black and Meadow Ant, Broadbodied Chaser, Migrant Hawker, Ground Beetle, Spider, Small Skipper and a Water Vole