What else do we record? Well just about anything connected with wildlife / nature, if it moves we record it, if it doesn’t move we record it!A day at Gibside is not complete without a sighting of a Red Kite. We can usually manage to see at least one Red Kite on most visits to Gibside. Red Kites have been reintroduced into the Derwent Valley since 2004.
|Is it a bird? The workers stop to watch a Red Kite.|
|Red Kite - silouette|
|Coot on nest - Octagon Pond|
|Common Carder Bee on Bugle Flower|
Some bee species build underground nests.
The two photographs below show the individual cells of an underground bumblebee nest
Butterflies are a common sight when we are surveying wild flowers.
|Five-spot Burnet Moth|
During pond surveys we often see and record amphibians, in particular frogs, toads and newts.
Dragonfly which had been caught in our net.
It was released unharmed a few seconds later.
|Large Red Damselfly|
|Common Blue Damselfly|