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Wildlife Diary

There is a wide variety of wildlife to be seen and heard in and around our village.  The village and it's surroundings fields form part of an oasis and corridors where the wildlife can migrate around the local area and beyond.

This diary is intended to document the more unusual occurances. 

It was rumoured that Red Kites had been observed around the Yardley Hastings area for a while, but we now have multiple sitings over our village. This diary was initially set up to document those sitings.

Date
  Details
   
25/05/11

Cuckoo calling all morning and into the afternoon around the village

25/05/11

Cuckoo calling from large Ash tree in Taylors Orchard at 08:30

20/05/11

Green Woodpecker appears to be nesting at the edge of Vic Field

18/05/11

Muntjac deer ran along KC 38 and into undergrowth at 10:00am

17/05/11

Very vocal male Cuckoo on top branch of large Ash in Taylor's Orchard at 15:30

26/04/11

Two Muntjac deer (one larger than the other) emerged from Taylor's Orchard into the field

23/04/11

Barking by deer in Taylor's Orchard from 9:00 pm for over two hours

22/04/11

Barking by deer in Taylor's Orchard in the evening for the past three days

19/04/11

Mature Buzzard purched in old Ash tree at the edge of Taylor's Orchard

17/04/11

Sparrow Hawk juvenile sitting on the fence next to Taylor's Orchard for over half an hour

13/04/11

Tawny Owl calling from around Taylor's Orchard and other areas of Lower End

01/03/11

Confirmed siting of a Red Kite low over Lower End at 15:00.

27/02/11

Muntjac deer crossing tarmac path in Taylor's orchard

09/02/11

Several hares seen in the fields North East of the village

14/11/10

Muntjac deer crossed the tarmac footpath and through the iron fence in Taylor's Orchard

25/09/10

Red Kite, mobbed by crows, very low (25 feet) over the Lower End of our village at 14:10.

30/08/10

Confirmed siting of a Red Kite very low over the Lower End of our village at 16:15.

22/08/10

Red Kite observed over the village at 13:30.

15/08/10

Confirmed siting of a Red Kite low over the Lower End at 16:00.

12/08/10

Confirmed siting of a Red Kite low over the Lower End at 16:10.

14/07/10

Confirmed siting of a Red Kite very low over our village green at 12:45.

08/07/10

Red Kite observed low over centre of the village at 16:25

06/07/10

Confirmed siting of a Red Kite low over the B526 near Preston Deanery at 13:25.

28/06/10

Confirmed siting of a Red Kite gliding low over the Lower End of our village at 13:20.

28/06/10

Red Kite observed high over village at 09:50 this morning

26/06/10

Confirmed siting of a Red Kite gliding low over the Lower End of our village at 12:15 lunch time.

14/05/10

One Red Kite observed very low over A428 near Yardley Hastings, and another much higher over Denton, at 11:30 am today

13/05/10
  Red Kite observed circling low over the A428 near Denton today at 9:30am
19/03/10
  Red Kite observed above Lower End during the afternoon.
19/03/10
  Red Kite circled low over Home Farm late morning. Mobbed by crows.
29/10/09
  Red Kite seen close to Yardley Hastings
21/09/09

Muntjac deer with a young fawn wardered down the path in Taylor's Orchard

18/08/09
  Red Kite observed low over the A428 near Denton today at midday
10/05/09
  Unconfirmed report of Red Kite over road from Denton to Whiston

If you have seen any unusual wild life then please let us know.

 

 

 

Date last updated:   25 May 2011                                                                                       Valid until:   31 Dec 2012