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

Butterflies:

  1. brimstone (24/02)
  2. peacock (04/04)
  3. comma (20/04)
  4. orange-tip (20/04)
  5. small copper (20/04)
  6. speckled wood (20/04)
  7. small tortoiseshell (23/04)
  8. holly blue (23/04)
  9. green-veined white (23/04)
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