Just getting ready to leave again to meet clients this evening for Roe and was thinking about all the different types of wildlife I used to see fairly regularly when I was a youth, but not anymore!
For instance issued to see Glow worms...............havnt seen one for about 5 years now, nightingales..... don't hear them so much these days (although one permission I have near Petworth they are a regular visitor, however not so many this year.
Common Lizards, don't see them so much these days either...........however I found a colony of them on the sea wall near where we live a few weeks back. That's the first time I have seen any for a good few years.
Turtle Doves I have not seen or heard for many years, and yet about 20 years ago they were a fairly common summer visitor.
On the other hand I found a Sparrow hawks nest about 50yds from where I stay on the estate, now a common bird but in my youth not so common, and Buzzards are everywhere.
Maybe its me getting older, but some species seem to be disappearing quickly, whilst others seem to be gaining.