Latest Sightings April 2020

Click on the link to send in your sightings info@foteb.org.uk to help us monitor Emm Brook wildlife.This type of ‘citizen science’ allows us to get a clearer picture of what is happening along the Emm.

For previous months sightings see Archive

The "Area Seen" refers to the 10 sections that the Brook has been split into for monitoring purposes (see Wildlife page under Monitoring ).

For what you can expect to see on the Emm this month, click here April

All sightings unless stated are from personal observations by Eddie Napper


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What is this life if full of care , we have no time to stand and stare. Leisure - W. H. Davies.

Birds

01/04/20  Male Kingfisher At an undisclosed location on the Emm Brook a pair of Kingfisher have been seen and possibly may be nesting. Female Kingfisher The key to telling the difference between a male and female kingfisher is the beak colour. The males beak is all black, the female has a pinky orange tinge to the lower part of the beak. Little Egret Also seen along the river was a Little Egret . Not a bad way to start the month.A Grey Heron flew over my garden in the afternoon.

Insects

01/04/20  Brindled Pug I wasnt expecting the overnight temperature to go as low as it did, when I put the moth trap out in my Area 5 garden. This resulted in only 2 moths a Hebrew Charecter Orthosia gothica and a Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata . This is an early spring species, and one of the first Pugs of the season to be regularly encountered.

Plants/ Trees

Why do leaves change colour

Fungi

Amphibians and Reptiles

Mammals

02/04/20  Hedgehog Poo In my Area 5 garden this morning was evidence of fresh European hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus Poo. I belive that they are back.

Fish/ Crustaceans

Molluscs