Supplementary material for:
Parker, P. (2018) The development of Kings Dyke Nature reserve, Whittlesey. Nature in Cambridgeshire 61: 3 - 11

Table 2. Birds: Other red and amber list species recorded at Kings Dyke Nature reserve
Common Name Latin Name Status at Kings Dyke Nature reserve
Grey partridge Perdix perdix Occasional
Curlew Numenius arquata Occasional passage
Black tailed godwit Limosa limosa Occasional passage
Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Regular winter
Merlin Falco columbarius Occasional winter
Ring ouzel Turdus torquatus Annual passage
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris Regular winter
Redwing Turdus iliacus Regular winter
Spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata Regular passage
Black redstart Phoenicurus ochruros Regular birds in recent years – potential breeder in the brickworks
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Occasional passage
Yellow wagtail Motacilla flava Regular summer
Grey wagtail Motacilla cinerea Regular
Tree pipit Anthus trivialis One record
Lesser redpoll Carduelis cabaret Regular winter

Common Name Latin Name Status at Kings Dyke Nature reserve
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Regular throughout year
Wigeon Anas penelope Regular winter
Gadwall Anas strepera Regular all year
Teal Anas crecca Regular all year
Garganey Anas querquedula Occasional passage
Shoveller Anas clypeata Regular winter
Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 1 record
Quail Coturnix coturnix 1 record
Gannet Morus bassanus 1 record
Honey buzzard Pernis apivorus Occasional passage
Montagu’s harrier Circus pygargus Occasional passage
Osprey Pandion haliaetus 2 records – 1 long stayer
Spotted crake Porzana porzana 1 record
Crane Grus grus Regular over
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Regular
Bar tailed godwit Limosa lapponica Occasional
Dunlin Calidris alpina Occasional
Common sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Annual
Green sandpiper Tringa ochropus Regular
Greenshank Tringa nebularia Occasional
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Regular – good numbers in winter
Common gull Larus canus Regular winter
Tawny owl Strix aluco Regular
Short eared owl Asio flammeus Occasional winter
Swift Apus apus regular summer
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Regular – possible breeder close by
House martin Delichon urbica Regular summer
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Occasional passage

Table 3 Mammal species recorded at Kings Dyke Nature reserve
Common Name Latin Name Status at Kings Dyke Nature reserve
Water Shrew Neomys fodiens Frequent around main lake
Common Shrew Sorex araneus Frequent
Pygmy Shrew Sorex minutus Frequent
Northern mole Talpa europea Occasional mole hill
Common pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus Common
Soprano pipistrelle Pipistellus pygmaeus Common
Nathusius pipistrelle Pipistrellus nathusii Two records
Brown long eared Plecotus auritus Occasional
Noctule Ncytalus noctula Occasional
Barbastelle Barbastella barbastellus Single record
Daubenton’s Myotis daubentonii Common over lake
Red fox Vulpes vulpes Regular
Otter Lutra lutra Occasional
Badger Meles meles Regular, active sett
Stoat Mustela ermine Regular
Weasel Mustela nivalis Occasional
American mink Mustela vison Occasional (trapped)
Red deer Cervus elaphus One spent winter in 2000
Chinese water deer Hydropotes inermis One record
Chinese muntjac Muntiacus reevesi Common
Roe deer Capreolus capreolus Becoming frequent
Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis Common
Northern Water Vole Arvicola amphibius Common
Bank Vole Myodes glareolus Occasional
Field Vole Microtus agrestis Abundant
Wood Mouse Apodemus sylvaticus Common
Harvest mouse Micromys minutus Frequent
Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus Common (controlled)
Brown Hare Lepus europaeus Occasional
Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus Abundant

Table 4 Butterflies recorded at Kings Dyke Nature reserve
Latin name Common name Status at Kings Dyke Nature reserve
Aeshna cyanea* Southern hawker Occasional
Aeshna grandis* Brown hawker Frequent
Aeshna mixta* Migrant hawker Common
Anax imperator* Emperor Frequent
Brachytron pratense* Hairy dragonfly Common
Chalcolestes viridis Willow emerald Single record
Coenagrion puella* Azure damselfly Common
Coenagrion pulchellum* Variable damselfly Abundant
Enallagma cyathigerum* Common blue damselfly Common
Erythromma najas* Red eyed damselfly Frequent
Ischnura elegans* Blue-tailed damselfly Common
Lestes sponsa* Emerald damselfly Common
Libellula depressa* Broad bodied chaser Occasional
Libellula fulva Scarce chaser Rare
Libellula quadrimaculata* Four-spotted chaser Common
Orthetrum cancellatum* Black-tailed skimmer Common
Pyrrhosoma nymphula* Large red damselfly Frequent
Sympetrum sanguineum* Ruddy darter Common
Sympetrum striolatum* Common darter Abundant
* breeding Total species 19

Table 5 Butterflies recorded at Kings Dyke Nature Reserve
Latin name Common name Status at Kings Dyke Nature reserve
Ochlodes sylvanus Large skipper Common
Thymelicus lineola Essex skipper Frequent
Aricia agestis Brown argus Common
Callophrys rubi Green hairstreak Frequent
Celastrina argiolus Holly blue Common
Lycaena phlaeas Small copper Frequent
Polyommatus icarus Common blue Common
Aglais urticae Small tortoiseshell Common
Aphantopus hyperantus Ringlet Common
Argynnis paphia Silver-washed fritillary Single record
Coenonympha pamphilus Small heath Occasional
Cynthia cardui Painted lady Occasional
Inachis io Peacock Common
Lasiommata megera Wall Common
Maniola jurtina Meadow brown Common
Melanargia galathea Marbled white Single record
Pararge aegeria Speckled wood Common
Polygonia c-album Comma Frequent
Pyronia tithonus Gatekeeper Common
Vanessa atalanta Red admiral Frequent
Anthocharis cardamines Orange tip Common
Colias croceus Clouded yellow Rare
Gonepteryx rhamni Brimstone Frequent
Pieris brassicae Large white Common
Pieris napi Green veined white Common
Pieris rapae Small white Common
  Total species 26