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

September 2021Sat 25thPeregrine Falcon
Sat 25thPink-footed Goose
Sat 25thRabbit
Sat 25thRoe Deer
Tue 7thChiffchaff
Tue 7thCommon Green Grasshopper
Tue 7thGarden Rose Tortrix
Tue 7thGolden Plover
Tue 7thMerlin
Tue 7thWillow Warbler

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


Birds of PreyWarblers, Crests and FlycatchersTits, Nuthatches and Tree Creepers
Dippers, Dunnocks, Wrens and StarlingsWadersLarks, Pipits and Wagtails
CorvidsDucks, Grebes and CootsHerons and Egrets
Finches and BuntingsPigeons and PheasantsGeese and Swans
GullsFulmar, Gannet, Petrels and ShearwatersSwallow, Swift and Martins
Thrushes and ChatsAuksTerns



All the other Animals

MammalsMarine LifeGrasshoppers