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More detailed list of birds found in the Country Park
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Common Name

Scientific (Latin) Name

Status

1

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficallis

A

2

Gannet

Morus bassanus

VR

3

Fulmar

Fulmurus glacialis

A

4

Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

R,w

5

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

R,w

6

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor

R

7

Bewicks swan

Cygnus columbianus

A,w

8

Pinkfooted Goose

Anser brachyrhynchus

VR,w

9

Greylag Goose

Anser anser

R

10

Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

R

11

Shellduck

Tadorna tadorna

S

12

Wigeon

Anas penelope

R,w

13

Teal

Anas crecca

A,w

14

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

S,W

15

Pochard

Aythya ferina

VR,w

16

Tufted Duck

Aythya fubigula

R,w

17

Common Scoter

Melanitta nigra

VR,w

18

Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

VR,w

19

Goosander (Common Merganser)

Mergus merganser

A,w

20

Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus

A

21

Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis

A

22

Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

F,r

23

Rough Legged Buzzard

Buteo lagopus

A,w

24

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

A,s

25

Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

F,r

26

Peregrine

Falco peregrinus

A,w

27

Hobby

Falco subbuteo

A

28

Red-legged Partridge

Alectoris rufa

A,r

29

Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

F

30

Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

R,r

31

Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus

S,r,w

32

Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

A,s

33

Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula

S,r

34

Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

VR,w

35

Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus

S,r

36

Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

A,s

37

Dunlin

Calidris or Erolia alpina

S,w

38

Woodcock

Scolopax rusticola

A,w

39

Bar Tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

R,w

40

Curlew

Numenius arquata

S,w

41

Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

S,w

42

Redshank

Tringa totanus

S,w

43

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

A,s

44

Artic Skua

Stercorarius parasiticus

VR

45

Mediterranean Gull

Larus melanocephalus

A,r

46

Black-headed Gull

Larus ribibundus

C,r

47

Common Gull

Larus canus

C,r

48

Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

C,r

49

Lesser Black Backed Gull

Larus fuscus

S,w,r

50

Great Black Backed Gull

Larus marinus

C,r

51

Artic Tern

Sterna paradisaea

VR,s

52

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

R,s

53

Guillemot

Uria aalge

VR,w

54

Little Auk

Alle alle

A,w

55

Feral Pigeon (Rock Pidgeon)

Columba livia

F,r

56

Stock Dove

Columba oenas

S,r

57

Wood Pigeon

Columba palumbus

C,r

58

Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

S,r

59

Turtle Dove

Streptopelia turtur

R,s

60

Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

R,s

61

Tawny Owl

Strix aluco

F,r

62

Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

A,r

63

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major

S,r

64

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Picoides minor

A,w

65

Skylark

Alauda arvensis

R,r

66

Swift

Apus apus

F,s

67

Sand Martin

Riparia riparia

R,s

68

Swallow

Hirundo rustica

F,s

69

House Martin

Delichon urbica

F,s

70

Tree Pipit

Anthus trivialis

A,s

71

Meadow Pipit

Anthus pratensis

R,r

72

Yellow Wagtail (Blue-headed Wagtail)

Motacilla flava

R,s

73

Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

VR,r

74

Pied Wagtail

Motacilla alba yarrelli

S,r

75

Waxwing

Bombycilla garrulus

VR,w

76

Winter Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

C,r

77

Dunnock

Prunella modularis

C,r

78

Robin

Erithacus rubecula

C,r

79

Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe

A,s

80

Fieldfare

Turdus pilaris

F,w

81

Blackbird

Turdus merula

C,r

82

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

C,r

83

Redwing

Turdus iliacus

F,w

84

Mistle Thrush

Turdus viscivorus

F,r

85

Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

A,s

86

Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca

R,s

87

Whitethroat

Sylvia communis

S,s

88

Garden Warbler

Sylvia borin

S,s

89

Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla

F,s

90

Grasshopper Warbler

Locustella naevia

-

91

Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus collybita

S,s

92

Willow Warbler

Phylloscopus trochilus

F,s

93

Spotted Flycatcher

Muscicapa striata

S,s

94

Goldcrest

Regulus regulus

S,r

95

Long Tailed Tit

Aegithalos caudatus

F,r

96

Willow Tit

Poecile montana

S,r

97

Coal Tit

Periparus ater

S,r

98

Blue Tit

Cyanistes caeruleus

C,r

99

Great Tit

Parus major

C,r

100

Marsh Tit

Parus palustris

-

101

Treecreeper

Certhia familiaris

F,r

102

Jay

Garrulus glandarius

A,r

103

Magpie

Pica pica

C,r

104

Jackdaw

Corvus monedula

F,r

105

Rook

Corvus frugilegus

F,r

106

Carrion Crow

Corvus corone

F,r

107

Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

C,r

108

Rose-coloured Starling

Sturnus roseus

-

109

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

S,r

110

Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

R,r

111

Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs

C,r

112

Brambling

Fringilla montifringilla

R,w

113

Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

F,r

114

Greenfinch

Carduelis chloris

C,r

115

Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis

S,r

116

Siskin

Carduelis spinus

R,w

117

Linnet

Carduelis cannabina

S,r

118

Redpoll

Carduelis flammea

R,r

119

Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

VR,w

120

Hawfinch

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

S,r

121

Yellowhammer

Emberiza citrinella

R,r

122

Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

VR,r

123

Snow Bunting

Plectrophenax nivalis

-


Key

A

 Accidental, less than 5 records ever recorded

VR

 Very Rare, does not occur annually

R

 Rare, several records annually

S

 Scarce, present in the area in small numbers

F

 Fairly Common, present in good numbers

C

 Common, present in large number

w

 Winter visitor

s

 Summer visitor

r

 Resident all year round



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