The Wildlife of
Holy Island

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About Holy Island

National Trust LinkLindisfarne Castle was originally built in Tudor times as a lookout fort. It was converted to a home in Edwardian times. When you walk from the car park to the Castle, you pass the harbour and shoreline, meadows and wetlands. From the Castle you can look out over the Priory, harbour, island and the North Sea. Holy Island is renowned for its wildlife. Click on the Oak Leaf to see the National Trust's website for Lindisfarne

My visits here are from 2019 onwards

New Species

May 2021Tue 18thBarnacle
Tue 18thCinnabar Moth
Tue 18thGrey Top Shell
Tue 18thHawthorn Fly
Tue 18thHermit Crab
Tue 18thLimpet
Tue 18thLinnet
Tue 18thLittle Tern
Tue 18thPeriwinkle
Tue 18thShore Crab
Tue 18thTopknot

April 2021Thu 22ndWheatear

December 2020Thu 17thKnot
Thu 17thPheasant
Thu 17thShelduck

October 2020Mon 26thBrown Shrike
Mon 26thRazorbill
Mon 26thRedwing
Mon 26thShag
Mon 26thTreecreeper

July 2020Wed 29thBuff-tailed Bumblebee
Wed 29thCommon Carder Bumblebee
Wed 29thChaffinch
Wed 29thDark Green Fritillary
Wed 29thGreen-veined White
Wed 29thKittiwake
Wed 29thLesser Black-backed Gull
Wed 29thPale Straw Pearl Moth
Wed 29thReed Bunting
Wed 29thWall Brown


Birds of PreyTits, Nuthatches and Tree CreepersDippers, Dunnocks, Wrens and Starlings
WadersLarks, Pipits and WagtailsCorvids
Ducks, Grebes and CootsHerons and EgretsFinches and Buntings
Pigeons and PheasantsGeese and SwansGulls
Fulmar, Gannet, Petrels and ShearwatersSwallow, Swift and MartinsThrushes and Chats



All the other Animals

MammalsMarine LifeCaterpillars