Bird List

Below is the full list of birds known to have been recorded at the patch. All sightings are valuable and appreciated - please email yours to cfbwbirds@gmail.com, remember some things that are commonplace elsewhere are noteworthy including all fly-over waterbirds etc so we would be glad to hear about them! Bold species are those that are particularly scarce at the patch currently.

Species/list total up to date as of 25.06.2017
  1. Mute Swan - 6 records: 1 in 2008, 1 in 2010, 1 in 2011, 1 in 2012, 1 in 2013, 3 in 2015, 1 in 2016
  2. White-fronted Goose - 1 record 2016
  3. Greylag Goose - scarce fly-over
  4. Canada Goose - uncommon fly-over
  5. Brent Goose - 1 record 2011
  6. Egyptian Goose - 4 records: 2 in 2010, 1 in 2011, 1 in 2016
  7. Shelduck - 1 record 2012
  8. Mandarin - 1 record 1970s
  9. Gadwall - 1 record 2016
  10. Mallard - regular fly-over Feb-Jun
  11. Quail - 3 records: 1 in 1960s, 1 in 2010, 1 in 2011
  12. Red-legged Partridge - formerly common, now a roughly annual visitor
  13. Grey Partridge - formerly common, no records for 40+ years
  14. Pheasant - common
  15. Cormorant - uncommon fly-over
  16. Little Egret - 3 records: 1 in 2008, 1 in 2012, 1 in 2013
  17. Grey Heron - regular fly-over
  18. Honey-buzzard - 3 records: 1 in 2012, 1 in 2013, 1 in 2016
  19. Red Kite - now regular fly-over e.g. c30 records in 2013
  20. Marsh Harrier - 5 records: 2 in 2011, 1 in 2012, 1 in 2013, 1 in 2014
  21. Hen Harrier - 4 records: 1 in 2010, 1 in 2011, 2 in 2013
  22. Montagu's Harrier (presumed) - 1 record 2014
  23. Goshawk - 3 records: 1 in 2005, 1 in 2010, 1 in 2016
  24. Sparrowhawk - low-level resident, breeds
  25. Buzzard - low-level resident, breeds
  26. Osprey - 5 records: 2 in 2010, 1 in 2011, 1 in 2012, 1 in 2015
  27. Moorhen - 1 record 2014
  28. Oystercatcher - 1 record 2012
  29. Grey Plover - 1 record 2011
  30. Golden Plover - scarce annual passage migrant/winter visitor
  31. Dotterel - 1 record 2012
  32. Lapwing - uncommon visitor/fly-over 
  33. Whimbrel - 2 records: 1 in 2012, 1 in 2013
  34. Curlew - 7 records: 1 in 2010, 2 in 2011, 1 in 2012, 2 in 2013, 1 in 2017
  35. Bar-tailed Godwit - 2 records: 1 in 2012, 1 in 2016
  36. Dunlin - 2 records 2013 
  37. Green Sandpiper - 2 records: 1 in 2012, 1 in 2013
  38. Redshank - 2 records: 1 in 2014, 1 in 2017
  39. Woodcock - common winter visitor/passage migrant
  40. Snipe - 11 records since 2005: 1 in 2006, 1 in 2009, 1 in 2010, 4 in 2011, 3 in 2012, 1 in 2013
  41. Black Tern - 1 record 2012
  42. Sandwich Tern - 1 record 2014
  43. Common Tern - 1 record 2012 - also 'Commic' Terns in 2011 & 2013
  44. Kittiwake - 1 record 2013
  45. Black-headed Gull - common winter visitor/passage migrant
  46. Mediterranean Gull - 4 records: 3 in 2016, 1 in 2017
  47. Common Gull - common winter visitor/passage migrant
  48. Lesser Black-backed Gull - common winter visitor/passage migrant
  49. Herring Gull - common fly-over year round, occasionally pitching down
  50. Yellow-legged Gull - 1 record 2011
  51. Iceland Gull - 2 records: 1 in 2012, 1 in 2016
  52. Great Black-backed Gull - scarce winter fly-over
  53. Rock Dove (feral) - common, breeds
  54. Stock Dove- common, breeds
  55. Woodpigeon - common, breeds
  56. Collared Dove - common in residential areas, breeds
  57. Turtle Dove - 1 record 2011 - surely present in the past but not recorded
  58. Cuckoo - formerly a common breeder, now just about annual
  59. Barn Owl - scarce winter visitor
  60. Little Owl - common year round
  61. Tawny Owl - common year round
  62. Short-eared Owl - 4 records: 1 in 2010, 2 in 2011, 1 in 2016
  63. Swift - common summer visitor/passage migrant, probably breeds
  64. Wryneck - bred until 1960s
  65. Green Woodpecker - common year round
  66. Great Spotted Woodpecker - common year round
  67. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - reasonably common but hard to detect
  68. Kestrel - low-level resident, breeds
  69. Merlin - 1 record 2014
  70. Hobby - scarce, breeds
  71. Peregrine - scarce visitor
  72. Rose-ringed Parakeet - common, breeds
  73. Golden Oriole - 1 record 1987
  74. Magpie - common, breeds
  75. Jay - common, breeds
  76. Jackdaw - common, probably breeds
  77. Rook - numbers variable, generally absent in summer
  78. Carrion Crow - common, breeds
  79. Raven - 14 records: 1 in 2010, 1 in 2011, 3 in 2013, 3 in 2014, 2 in 2015, 3 in 2016 and 1 in 2017
  80. Goldcrest - common breeder/winter visitor/passage migrant
  81. Firecrest - rare; 4 records: 1 in 2010, 1 in 2011, 2 in 2014, 5 in 2015, 2 in 2016
  82. Blue Tit - common, breeds
  83. Great Tit - common, breeds
  84. Coal Tit - common, breeds
  85. Willow Tit - bred until 1960s, still in Perrot's Wood in mid 1970s
  86. Marsh Tit - resident until 2008, few records since since: 2 in 2010, 1 in 2011, 1 in 2012, 2 in 2013, 1 in 2014
  87. Woodlark - 4 records: 1 in 2007, 1 in 2012, 2 in 2013
  88. Skylark - common breeder/winter visitor
  89. Sand Martin - uncommon passage migrant
  90. Swallow - common passage migrant, breeds
  91. House Martin - common passage migrant, breeds
  92. Long-tailed Tit - common, breeds
  93. Wood Warbler - bred until 1970s, now rare; recent records in 2011 and 2015
  94. Chiffchaff - common passage migrant/breeder
  95. Willow Warbler - common passage migrant, uncommon breeder
  96. Blackcap - common passage migrant/breeder
  97. Garden Warbler - uncommon passage migrant/breeder
  98. Lesser Whitethroat - scarce passage migrant
  99. Whitethroat - common passage migrant/breeder
  100. Dartford Warbler - 1 record: 2016
  101. Grasshopper Warbler - 11 records: 1 in 2010, 7 in 2011, 1 in 2012, 1 in 2013, 1 in 2016
  102. Sedge Warbler - 2 records: 1 in 2012, 1 in 2014
  103. Reed Warbler - 2 records: 1 in 2011, 1 in 2013
  104. Waxwing - 7 records: 1 in 2005, 2 in 2010, 5 in 2011
  105. Nuthatch - common, breeds
  106. Treecreeper - common, breeds
  107. Wren - abundant, breeds
  108. Starling - common, breeds
  109. Ring Ouzel - scarce passage migrant
  110. Blackbird - common, breeds
  111. Fieldfare - common winter visitor/passage migrant
  112. Song Thrush - common resident breeder/passage migrant
  113. Redwing - common winter visitor/passage migrant
  114. Mistle Thrush - fairly common, breeds
  115. Spotted Flycatcher - bred until 1970s, now a scarce passage migrant
  116. Robin - abundant, breeds
  117. Nightingale - 1 record 1958
  118. Pied Flycatcher - 2 records: 1 in 1977, 1 in 2012
  119. Black Redstart - 10 records: 3 in 2010, 2 in 2011, 3 in 2012, 1 in 2015, 1 in 2017
  120. Common Redstart - scarce passage migrant
  121. Whinchat - fairly common passage migrant
  122. Stonechat - fairly common passage migrant and occasional winter visitor
  123. Wheatear - fairly common passage migrant
  124. Dunnock - common, breeds
  125. House Sparrow - common, breeds
  126. Yellow Wagtail - uncommon passage migrant
  127. Grey Wagtail - scarce winter visitor/passage migrant
  128. Pied Wagtail - common, breeds
  129. Tree Pipit - uncommon passage migrant
  130. Meadow Pipit - common passage migrant & variable winter visitor
  131. Brambling - fairly common winter visitor/passage migrant
  132. Chaffinch - common, breeds
  133. Hawfinch - very rare visitor - none since 1970s till 1 in 2013 and 1 in 2016
  134. Bullfinch - fairly common, breeds
  135. Greenfinch - common in winter, largely restricted to residential areas in summer where it breeds
  136. Linnet - common, breeds
  137. Lesser Redpoll - common winter visitor/passage migrant
  138. Mealy Redpoll - 4+ records: 2 in 2010, 2+ in 2011, 1 in 2012
  139. Crossbill - scarce/sporadic visitor
  140. Goldfinch - common, breeds
  141. Siskin - common winter visitor/passage migrant
  142. Corn Bunting - 1 record 2010
  143. Yellowhammer - common, breeds
  144. Reed Bunting - bred mid-late 20th century, now rare passage migrant/winter visitor