Species recorded in Westfield Parish

A list of all bird species recorded within the boundary of Westfield Parish is now on WW!  Further lists will appear soon, and with your help will be updated regularly as more and more species are recorded.  Amphibians & reptiles, mammals, and butterflies will be next. 

Siskins male & fem (left) on niger feeder Westfield RH 7 Mar 2009

Much wildlife can be found in Westfield’s gardens and ponds,  but we also have a wide variety of important habitats within the open countryside,  much of which can be seen from public footpaths and roads.  These include woodland, scrub, hedges, arable, meadow, pasture, marsh, river, and stream, with each supporting a differing range of animal and plant species.  

'Inane' hoverfly Volucella inanis on Angelica Westfield RH 21 Aug 2011

Westfield Parish may be larger, and support more wildlife than you think, extending as it does all the way from the River Brede in the north, down to the edge of Hastings in the south.  A map showing the Parish boundary that defines our recording area is viewable here: http://www.westfieldvillage.co.uk/maps

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  1. Libby

     /  March 29, 2013

    Last Saturday, March 23rd we had one female & two male siskins on our sunflower feeder. We have lived in Wheel Lane for 13 years & have never seen siskin before. As a bonus we also saw a treecreeper on our olive tree at the same time.

    • Thank you Libby, glad to know Siskins have dropped in at last. It’s been a good winter for Siskins visiting garden feeders, though the flip side is natural food for Siskins must have been in very short supply. Ralph

  2. Libby

     /  May 28, 2013

    Went for an evening walk on the 1066 path – 28/5 – in the hope of seeing the Reed Bunting again. Sure enough the pair were there near the pond.I then heard a very noisy song & saw what I think was a Reed Warbler right at the top of the dead tree by the pond. I then watched it flitting amongst the vegetation & clinging to the reeds. I was amazed at the volume of the song especially as it had to compete with the Marsh Frogs.


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    WESTFIELD WILDLIFE has been created for Westfield residents and visitors to submit news and photos of any wildlife observed in the Parish. We also aim to post our own sightings and topical wildlife news as often as time allows.

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