Friday, April 12, 2013

Kicking it off for Cumbria!

I know I'm late to the party, but I'm loving the idea of this idea! Thanks to Rob for the head up and to Andy for thinking it up in the first place!
My name is Tristan Reid and I am based in North Cumbria! My kids are very excited about helping out with this project, so I'll be in good company!

Our 1km square is NY2447. The following map shows the area:

The habitat is mostly agricultural (predominantly livestock crazing) with some mature hedges and copses! Here is my species count so far:


Taxon Venacular
1 Cyanistes caeruleus Blue Tit
2 Periparus ater Coal Tit
3 Parus major Great Tit
4 Aegithalos caudatus Long-tailed Tit
5 Carduelis carduelis Goldfinch
6 Carduelis spinus Siskin
7 Carduelis cabaret Lesser Redpoll
8 Pyrrhula pyrrhula Bullfinch
9 Emberiza citrinella Yellowhammer
10 Passer domesticus House Sparrow
11 Passer montanus Tree Sparrow
12 Fringilla coelebs Chaffinch
13 Fringilla montifringilla Brambling
14 Sturnus vulgaris Starling
15 Corcus frugilegus Rook
16 Corvus corone Carrion Crow
17 Corvus corax Raven
18 Corvus monedula Jackdaw
19 Pica pica Magpie
20 Regulus regulus Goldcrest
21 Troglodytes troglodytes Wren
22 Turdus merula Blackbird
23 Turdus philomelos Song Thrush
24 Turdus ilicus Redwing
25 Turdus viscivorus Mistle Thrush
26 Turdus pilaris Fieldfare
27 Erithacus rubecula Robin
28 Prunella modularis Dunnock
29 Cinclus cinclus Dipper
30 Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail
31 Motacilla alba Pied Wagtail
32 Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit
33 Alauda arvensis Skylark
34 Dendrocopos major Great Spotted Woodpecker
35 Columba palumbus Wood Pigeon
36 Columba oenas Stock Dove
37 Columba livia Feral Pigeon
38 Streptopelia decaocto Collared Dove
39 Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull
40 Larus argentatus Herring Gull
41 Larus canus Common Gull
42 Chroicocephalus ridibundus Black-headed Gull
43 Gallinago gallinago Snipe
44 Numenius arquata Curlew
45 Vanellus vanellus Lapwing
46 Pluvialis apricaria Golden Plover
47 Haematopus ostralegus Oystercatcher
48 Gallinula chloropus Moorhen
49 Falco tinnunculus Kestrel
50 Accipiter nisus Sparrowhawk
51 Buteo buteo Buzzard
52 Ardea cinerea Grey Heron
53 Anas crecca Teal
54 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard
55 Anser anser Greylag Goose
56 Cygnus olor Mute Swan
57 Fraxinus excelsior Ash
58 Quercus petraea Oak
59 Crataegus monogyna Hawthorn
60 Betual pendula Silver Birch
61 Fagus sylvatica Beech
62 Viburnum opulus Guelder-rose
63 Ilex aquifolium Holly
64 Ulex europaeus Gorse
65 Hedera helix  Ivy
66 Acer pseudoplatanus Sycamore
67 Ranunculus repens Creeping Buttercup
68 Trifolium repens White Clover
69 Geranium molle Dovesfoot Cranesbill
70 Stellaria media Common Chickweed
71 Crocus tommasinianus Early Crocus
72 Narcissus pseudonarcissus Wild Daffodil
73 Rumex obstusifolius Broad-leaved Dock
74 Geranium robertianum Herb Robert
75 Cerastium fontanum Common Mouse-ear
76 Urtica dioica Common Nettle
77 Primula vulgaris Primrose
78 Stellaria holostea  Greater Stitchwort
79 Vicia sativa Common Vetch
80 Erophila verna  Common Whitlow-grass
81 Chamerion angustifolium Rosebay Willowherb
82 Dactylis glomerata Cocksfoot
83 Juncus affusis Softrush
84 Polypodium vulgare Common Polypody
85 Capreolus capreolus Roe Deer
86 Oryctolagus cuniculus Rabbit
87 Mustela nivalis Least Weasel
88 Talpa europaea Mole
89 Xylocampa areola Early Grey
90 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character
91 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab
92 Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut
93 Orthosia munda Twin Spotted Quaker
94 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker
95 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker
96 Agonopterix heracliana Agonopterix heracliana
97 Lithophane ornitopus Grey Shoulder Knot
98 Oxidus gracilis Garden Centipede
99 Tegenaria duellica House Spider
100 Hypogymnia physodes Puffed-shield Lichen
101 Parmelia sulcata Netted-shield Lichen
102 Porcellio scaber Common Rough Woodlouse  

Red Chestnut

So, not the highest of lists - but plenty of the year left to add to it :-)


  1. Nice one Tris - will you be training for Turkey in your square? Will be suspicious if Armenian Gull pops up on your list?

  2. That last ? Was meant to be ;-) #peronifingers

  3. Ha, would take a brave man to claim one in the UK :-) I guess this is training for Turkey, sort of! I plan to record as much wildlife as I can during my journey!