Reedbeds - Associated Priority Species

Old mill
Reedbeds Corporation Marshes Walberswick. Photo: Dave Fincham

Birds - link to photos

Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Common Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia

Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

Bittern Botaurus stellaris

Mammals - link to photos

Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus

Water shrew Neomys fodiens (Suffolk Priority species)

Pipistrelle Bat Pipistrellus pipistrellus (Suffolk Priority species)

Beetles - link to photos

Zircon Reed Beetle Donacia aquatica

Flies - link to photos

Broads Long-legged Fly Dolichopus laticola

Cigarillo Gall-fly Lipara similis

Black Fungus Gnat Asindulum nigrum

Molluscs - link to photos

Depressed River Mussel Pseudanodonta complanata

Desmoulin's Whorl Snail Vertigo moulinsiana

Swollen Spire Snail Mercuria similis

Narrow-mouth Whorl Snail Vertigo angustior

Moths - link to photos

For detailed information about each species click on the name to visit Suffolk Moth Group website

Moth species marked ** are designated as 'Priority - Research Only'. The species are common and widespread, but rapidly declining.

White-mantled Wainscot Archanara neurica

Fenn's Wainscot Chortodes brevilinea

The Concolorous Chortodes extrema

Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa**