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Summer birds

  • 03/07/2018
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Probables and some possibles for Summer 2018

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Commonly sighted
Mute SwanCygnus olorSpotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Greylag GooseAnser anserRedshankTringa totanus
(Greater) Canada GooseBranta canadensisTurnstoneArenaria interpres
ShelduckTadorna tadornaSandwich ternSterna sandvicensis
GadwallAnas streperaCommon TernSterna hirundo
TealAnas creccaBlack-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
MallardAnas platyrhynchosMediterranean GullLarus melanocephalus
PintailAnas acutaLesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
GarganeyAnas querquedulaHerring GullLarus argentatus
ShovelerAnas clypeataStock DoveColumba oenas
PochardAythya ferinaWoodpigeonColumba palumbus
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaCuckooCuculus canorus
PheasantPhasianus colchicusBarn OwlTyto alba
CormorantPhalacrocorax carboLittle OwlAthene noctua
Little EgretEgretta garzettaGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis
Grey HeronArdea cinereaJackdawCorvus monedula
SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRookCorvus frugilegus
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisCarrion CrowCorvus corone
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusHooded CrowCorvus cornix
Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosusBearded TitPanurus biarmicus
BuzzardButeo buteoYellow wagtailMotacilla flava
KestrelFalco tinnunculusPied WagtailMotacilla alba
HobbyFalco subbuteoSwiftApus apus
MoorhenGallinula chloropusSkylarkAlauda arvensis
CootFulica atraSwallowHirundo rustica
OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusHouse martinDelichon urbica
AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaSand MartinRiparia riparia
Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaCetti’s WarblerCettia cetti
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusBlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Golden PloverPluvialis apricariaWhitethroatSylvia communis
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaGrasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia
LapwingVanellus vanellusSedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Little StintCalidris minutaReed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
SnipeGallinago gallinagoStarlingSturnus vulgaris
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRobinErithacus rubecula
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusStonechatSaxicola torquatus
CurlewNumenius arquataHouse SparrowPasser domesticus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosMeadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusGoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
RuffPhilomachus pugnaxReed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus
Occasional birds to be posted on the car park notice board e.g.
Spoonbill and Osprey regularly spotted in August
Some others:
Emerald DamselflyBrown hare - huge numbers this yearGrass snake
Blue-tailed DamselflyWatervoleSlow worm
Common Blue Damselfly Common lizard
Azure Damselfly
Large Skipper butterfly
Common Blue butterfly Great Crested Newt
Small Heath butterfly Smooth newt
Gate keeper butterfly Marsh frog
Peacock butterfly
Red Admiral butterfly
Painted Lady butterfly
Large White butterflyComma