The Great Spotted Woodpecker is one of two woodpecker species that we have here at Wellington, the other being the Green Woodpecker.
Category: ‘Wild’ Areas
The Goldcrest is surprisingly common at Wellington but rather difficult to spot.
The Wren, one of Britain’s smallest birds, is a resident here at Wellington College.
This stunning moth resembles the colours of its caterpillars’ favourite foodplants, willow herbs, and can sometimes be seen resting among the foliage of these plants during the day in early summer.
his beautiful fritillary is one of Britain’s largest butterflies. Like many species, it declined during the twentieth century, but it is now making some encouraging recovery, particularly in southern England.
This resident bird is small and brown with a white belly. Its curved bill is perfect for getting insects out of the crevices of trees.
The Pied Wagtail, a year-round resident at Wellington, is often found in large numbers feeding on Turf where it takes flies and small insects from the grass.
A mid-sized member of the Corvid family, the Jackdaws are gregarious birds often seen around Turf and South Front. Although initially looking all black, they have a grey head. They feed on almost anything from seeds and berries to carrion and waste food from the bins.
The grey wagtail is a year round resident here at Wellington. Particularly seen in Prince’s Quad and by Swan Lake, it is characterised by its wagging tail and grey and yellow plumage. They have a distinctive bobbing flight pattern.
This small finch is a resident at Wellington where it can be seen amongst the quads and gardens. Often in large family flocks called Charms, they will descend en masse to feed on seeds and buds on plants.