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Biodiversity at Rawcliffe Bridge

Latin name: Tyto alba

Habitat: Farmland, Grassland, Marine and intertidal Wetland

Diet: Mice, Voles, Shrews and some larger mammals and small birds

Family: Owls

UK conservation status: Green

Latin name: Cyanistes caeruleus

Habitat: Woodland, Farmland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Insects, Caterpillars, seeds and nuts

Family: Tits

UK conservation status: Green

Latin name: Buteo buteo

Habitat: Woodland, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland and Upland

Diet: Small mammals, birds and carrion (Earthworms and large insects when other prey is in short supply)

Family: Kites, Hawks and Eagles

UK conservation status: Green

Latin name: Carduelis carduelis

Habitat: Farmland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Seeds and insects (in summer)

Family: Finches

UK conservation status: Green

Latin name: Parus major

Habitat: Woodland, Farmland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Insects, seeds and nuts

Family: Tits

UK conservation status: Green

Latin name: Chloris chloris

Habitat: Woodland, Farmland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Seeds and Insects

Family: Finches

UK conservation status: Green

Latin name: Falco tinnunculus

Habitat: Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Small mammals and birds, worms and insects

Family: Falcons

UK conservation status: Amber

Latin name: Acanthis cabaret

Habitat: Woodland, Farmland, Heathland, Wetland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Seeds (particularly of birch and alder), plants (like willowherb and sorrel) - but they also visit bird feeders

Family: Finches

UK conservation status: Red

Latin name: Linaria cannabina

Habitat: Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Seeds and Insects

Family: Finches

UK conservation status: Red

Latin name: Anthus pratensis

Habitat: Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Wetland, Marine and intertidal Upland

Diet: Insects (Flies, Beetles and Moths) and Spiders

Family: Pipits and Wagtails

UK conservation status: Amber

Latin name: Turdus viscivorus

Habitat: Woodland, Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Worms, Slugs, Insects and Berries

Family: Thrushes

UK conservation status: Red

Latin name: Turdus iliacus

Habitat: Woodland, Farmland, Grassland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Berries and Worms

Family: Thrushes

UK conservation status: Red

Latin name: Emberiza schoeniclus

Habitat: Farmland, Grassland, Wetland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Seeds and Insects

Family: Buntings

UK conservation status: Amber

Latin name: Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Habitat: Farmland, Wetland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Insects (Berries in Autumn)

Family: Warblers

UK conservation status: Green

Latin name: Spinus spinus

Habitat: Woodland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Seeds (especially of conifers, alders and birch) and some Insects

Family: Finches

UK conservation status: Green

Latin name: Accipiter nisus

Habitat: Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Wetland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Mainly small birds (but 120 different species have been recorded). Males can catch birds up to thrush size, but females, being bigger, can catch birds up to pigeon size. Some sparrowhawks catch bats.

Family: Kites, Hawks and Eagles

UK conservation status: Green

Latin name: Passer montanus

Habitat: Woodland, Farmland, Urban and Suburban

Diet: Seeds and Insects

Family: Old World Sparrows

UK conservation status: Red

Rawcliffe Bridge

Rawcliffe Bridge

At first glance the Hinchliffe’s 350-acre farm at Rawcliffe Bridge near Goole in East Yorkshire looks like the efficient, productive arable farm that it is. But when you take a moment to look and listen, what is fascinating about this place is that you enter a vibrant world of diverse bird, insect and plant life; a balance between intensive farming and highly effective wildlife management.

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