Here is our reserve bird list for the year (2020). We will try to routinely update the list and hopefully match last year's count of 133 species. Dates are when first seen/reported (unless 01/01-10/01 when initial list put up). 

Edit 04/01/21: And that's a wrap with 169 species seen. Not too bad! A big thank you to all the visitors who were out at all times and in all conditions walking around the reserve and reporting sightings to us. Let's see what 2021 brings. 

  1. Canada goose
  2. greylag goose
  3. white-fronted goose (29/12)
  4. mute swan
  5. Bewick's Swan (26/09, fly-over)
  6. whooper swan (06/11, fly-over)
  7. Egyptian goose
  8. shelduck (03/02)
  9. garganey (17/05)
  10. shoveler
  11. gadwall
  12. wigeon
  13. mallard
  14. pintail
  15. teal
  16. red-crested pochard (05/07)
  17. pochard
  18. tufted duck
  19. scaup (12/01)
  20. common scoter (19/07)
  21. goldeneye
  22. smew (08/02)
  23. goosander (07/02)
  24. red-breasted merganser (13/10, fly-over)
  25. red-legged partridge
  26. pheasant
  27. little grebe
  28. great-crested grebe
  29. black-necked grebe (10/08)
  30. glossy ibis (05/05)
  31. bittern
  32. cattle egret (26/04)
  33. grey heron
  34. great white egret
  35. little egret
  36. cormorant
  37. osprey (02/06, fly-over)
  38. sparrowhawk
  39. marsh harrier
  40. hen harrier (07/05, fly-over)
  41. red kite (28/01)
  42. buzzard
  43. water rail (heard only)
  44. moorhen
  45. coot
  46. crane (24/04, fly-over)
  47. oystercatcher (06/02)
  48. avocet (06/03)
  49. lapwing
  50. golden plover
  51. ringed plover (25/09)
  52. little ringed plover (08/06)
  53. whimbrel (24/04)
  54. curlew (06/03)
  55. bar-tailed godwit (18/04)
  56. black-tailed godwit (16/01)
  57. turnstone (15/08)
  58. knot (20/09)
  59. ruff (23/02)
  60. curlew sandpiper (09/09)
  61. sanderling (15/08)
  62. dunlin (06/03)
  63. little stint (30/09)
  64. woodcock (06/03)
  65. jack snipe (06/02)
  66. snipe (09/03)
  67. common sandpiper (28/07)
  68. green sandpiper (02/07)
  69. redshank (11/03)
  70. wood sandpiper (18/08)
  71. greenshank (17/08)
  72. kittiwake (22/03)
  73. black-headed gull
  74. little gull (25/03)
  75. Mediterranean gull (14/03)
  76. common gull
  77. great black-backed gull
  78. Iceland gull (15/02)
  79. herring gull
  80. Caspian gull (06/02)
  81. yellow-legged gull (17/02)
  82. lesser black-backed gull
  83. sandwich tern (28/08)
  84. common tern (06/04)
  85. arctic tern (20/04)
  86. black tern (23/04)
  87. feral pigeon 
  88. stock dove (13/03)
  89. woodpigeon
  90. turtle dove (17/05)
  91. collared dove (29/07)
  92. cuckoo (01/05)
  93. barn owl
  94. tawny owl (19/03)
  95. little owl (04/01)
  96. long-eared owl
  97. swift (01/05)
  98. kingfisher (06/03)
  99. wryneck (07/09)
  100. great-spotted woodpecker
  101. green woodpecker
  102. kestrel
  103. red-footed falcon (09/06)
  104. merlin (11/09)
  105. hobby (10/05)
  106. peregrine (01/01)
  107. Alexandrine parakeet (29/12, fly-over (feral))
  108. red-backed shrike (25/05)
  109. jay
  110. magpie
  111. jackdaw
  112. rook
  113. carrion crow
  114. raven (28/08)
  115. blue tit
  116. great tit
  117. bearded tit (16/10)
  118. skylark
  119. sand martin (12/03)
  120. swallow (06/04)
  121. house martin (19/08)
  122. Cetti's warbler
  123. long-tailed tit
  124. willow warbler
  125. chiffchaff
  126. sedge warbler (08/04)
  127. reed warbler (10/05)
  128. grasshopper warbler (08/05)
  129. blackcap (25/03)
  130. garden warbler (08/04)
  131. lesser whitethroat (09/06)
  132. whitethroat (02/05)
  133. goldcrest
  134. wren
  135. treecreeper
  136. starling
  137. blackbird
  138. fieldfare
  139. redwing (present at start of year. First 2020 winter sighting: 27/09)
  140. song thrush
  141. mistle thrush
  142. spotted flycatcher (05/09)
  143. robin
  144. redstart (26/08)
  145. whinchat (05/09)
  146. stonechat
  147. wheatear (05/09)
  148. house sparrow (14/07)
  149. tree sparrow (22/09, fly-over)
  150. dunnock
  151. yellow wagtail (24/04)
  152. grey wagtail (18/06)
  153. pied wagtail
  154. meadow pipit
  155. tree pipit (28/08, fly-over)
  156. water pipit (03/01)
  157. rock pipit (13/10, fly-over)
  158. chaffinch
  159. brambling (17/10, fly-over)
  160. hawfinch (28/08, fly-over)
  161. bullfinch
  162. greenfinch
  163. linnet
  164. redpoll (22/09, fly-over)
  165. crossbill (26/09, fly-over)
  166. goldfinch
  167. siskin (05/10, fly-over)
  168. yellowhammer
  169. reed bunting
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