Here is our reserve bird list for the year (2022). Resident species that may be seen year-round are marked with “(r)”. 

  1. Canada goose (r)
  2. Barnacle goose (28/04; presumed feral bird)
  3. greylag goose (r)
  4. pink-footed goose
  5. white-fronted goose (01/01)
  6. mute swan (r)
  7. Egyptian goose (r)
  8. shelduck (26/02)
  9. garganey (16/03)
  10. shoveler (r)
  11. gadwall (r)
  12. wigeon (present winter)
  13. mallard (r)
  14. pintail (04/01; present winter)
  15. teal (present winter)
  16. red-crested pochard (07/05)
  17. pochard (r)
  18. tufted duck (r)
  19. scaup (22/04)
  20. goldeneye (present winter)
  21. smew (present winter)
  22. goosander (23/02; present winter into spring)
  23. red-legged partridge (r)
  24. grey partridge (20/04)
  25. pheasant (r)
  26. little grebe (r)
  27. great-crested grebe (r)
  28. glossy ibis (04/05; in flight over reserve)
  29. spoonbill (06/02; in flight over reserve)
  30. bittern (r)
  31. cattle egret (present outside breeding season)
  32. grey heron (r)
  33. great white egret (present outside breeding season)
  34. little egret (r)
  35. cormorant (r)
  36. osprey (30/04; in flight over reserve)
  37. sparrowhawk (r)
  38. marsh harrier (r)
  39. red kite (r)
  40. white-tailed eagle (19/04; in flight over reserve)
  41. buzzard (r)
  42. water rail (r)
  43. moorhen (r)
  44. coot (r)
  45. oystercatcher (first record 04/02; present spring & summer)
  46. avocet (16/03)
  47. lapwing (r)
  48. ringed plover (25/04; passage migrant)
  49. little-ringed plover (first record 02/04)
  50. whimbrel (15/04; passage migrant)
  51. bar-tailed godwit (21/04; passage migrant)
  52. black-tailed godwit (05/04; passage migrant)
  53. knot (02/04; passage migrant)
  54. ruff (19/02; passage migrant)
  55. sanderling (23/04; passage migrant)
  56. dunlin (23/04; passage migrant)
  57. woodcock (16/02; present winter)
  58. snipe (present outside breeding season)
  59. common sandpiper (14/04)
  60. green sandpiper (19/01)
  61. redshank (19/01)
  62. wood sandpiper (03/04; passage migrant)
  63. spotted redshank (26/04; passage migrant)
  64. greenshank (20/04; passage migrant)
  65. black-headed gull (r)
  66. little gull (22/04; passage migrant)
  67. Mediterranean gull (24/02; in gull roost)
  68. common gull (present winter)
  69. great black-backed gull (present winter)
  70. herring gull (present winter)
  71. Caspian gull (06/02; in gull roost)
  72. yellow-legged gull (06/02; in gull roost)
  73. lesser black-backed gull (r)
  74. sandwich tern (08/07; passage migrant)
  75. little tern (06/05; passage migrant)
  76. common tern (first record 11/04; present spring & summer)
  77. Arctic tern (25/04; passage migrant)
  78. black tern (15/05; passage migrant)
  79. stock dove (r)
  80. woodpigeon (r)
  81. turtle dove (first record 19/02; present spring & summer)
  82. collared dove (chance to be seen year-round)
  83. cuckoo (first record 19/02; present spring & summer)
  84. barn owl (r)
  85. tawny owl (r)
  86. little owl (18/01)
  87. long-eared owl
  88. short-eared owl (24/03)
  89. swift (28/04; present spring & summer)
  90. kingfisher (r)
  91. great-spotted woodpecker (r)
  92. green woodpecker (r)
  93. kestrel (r)
  94. hobby (first record 28/04; present spring & summer)
  95. peregrine (first record 04/01; chance to be seen year-round)
  96. jay (r)
  97. magpie (r)
  98. jackdaw (r)
  99. rook (r)
  100. carrion crow (r)
  101. raven (30/04; in flight over reserve)
  102. blue tit (r)
  103. great tit (r)
  104. skylark (r)
  105. sand martin (first record 05/03; present spring & summer)
  106. swallow (first record 01/04; present spring & summer)
  107. house martin (first record 28/04; present spring & summer)
  108. Cetti's warbler (r)
  109. long-tailed tit (r)
  110. willow warbler (first record 05/04; present spring & summer)
  111. chiffchaff (r)
  112. sedge warbler (first record 12/04; present spring & summer)
  113. reed warbler (first record 11/04; present spring & summer)
  114. grasshopper warbler (first record 14/04; present spring & summer)
  115. Savi’s warbler (20/04)
  116. blackcap (first record 26/03; present spring & summer)
  117. garden warbler (first record 10/04; present spring & summer)
  118. lesser whitethroat (first record 18/04; present spring & summer)
  119. whitethroat (first record 13/04; present spring & summer)
  120. goldcrest (r)
  121. wren (r)
  122. treecreeper (r)
  123. starling (r)
  124. blackbird (r)
  125. fieldfare (present winter)
  126. redwing (present winter)
  127. song thrush (r)
  128. mistle thrush (chance to be seen year-round)
  129. spotted flycatcher (26/07; passage migrant)
  130. robin (r)
  131. nightingale (first record 04/05; present summer)
  132. stonechat (present autumn & winter)
  133. wheatear (07/05; passage migrant)
  134. house sparrow (chance to be seen year-round)
  135. dunnock (r)
  136. yellow wagtail (15/04; passage migrant)
  137. grey wagtail (07/02)
  138. pied wagtail (r)
  139. meadow pipit (20/04; passage migrant)
  140. water pipit (07/03; passage migrant)
  141. chaffinch (r)
  142. brambling (05/04)
  143. bullfinch (r)
  144. greenfinch (r)
  145. linnet (r)
  146. redpoll (21/01)
  147. goldfinch (r)
  148. siskin (07/02)
  149. corn bunting (02/05; chance to be seen year-round)
  150. yellowhammer (r)
  151. reed bunting (r)

Butterflies

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

Dragon/Damselflies

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