Here is our reserve bird list for the year (2021). We will try to routinely update the list and hopefully match last year's count of 169 species. Dates are when first seen/reported (unless 01/01-04/01 when initial list put up). 

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

Butterflies:

  1. small/Essex skipper
  2. large skipper
  3. brimstone
  4. large white
  5. small white
  6. green-veined white 
  7. orange-tip 
  8. small copper 
  9. brown argus
  10. common blue
  11. holly blue
  12. red admiral
  13. painted lady 
  14. small tortoiseshell 
  15. peacock 
  16. comma 
  17. speckled wood 
  18. gatekeeper
  19. meadow brown
  20. ringlet
  21. small heath

Dragon/Damselflies

  1. banded demoiselle
  2. emerald damselfly
  3. willow emerald damselfly
  4. white-legged damselfly
  5. large red damselfly
  6. azure damselfly
  7. variable damselfly
  8. common blue damselfly
  9. blue-tailed damselfly
  10. red-eyed damselfly 
  11. small red-eyed damselfly 
  12. hairy dragonfly
  13. migrant hawker
  14. southern migrant hawker 
  15. southern hawker 
  16. brown hawker
  17. Norfolk hawker
  18. emperor dragonfly 
  19. four-spotted chaser
  20. scarce chaser
  21. broad-bodied chaser
  22. black-tailed skimmer
  23. common darter
  24. ruddy darter
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