Parish Bird List

141 species to end of August 2105
Mute Swan Cygnus olor  Regular visitor with occasional breeding records.
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus  Scarce Winter/Spring visitor
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus  Occasional skeins over in spring and autumn
Greylag Goose Anser anser  Resident and winter visitor
Canada Goose Branta canadensis  Resident breeder
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis  Single record with Canadas
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
Annual spring visitor - occasional summer records
One record (three birds) on river
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope  Scarce winter visiutor to floods
Gadwall Anas strepera  Single record of pair on floods
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca  Former breeding species now uncommon winter/spring visitor
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos  Resident breeding species/winter influx
Northern Pintail Anas acuta  Single flyover record
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula  Uncommon visitor to floods/manor pond
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula  Two records on Swale
Goosander Mergus merganser  Breeding resident on Swale
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa  Resident
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix  Resident
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix  Rare summer visitor
Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus  Common resident
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis  Breeding resident
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus  Single flyover record
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis  One spring record on floodwater
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo  Regular, and increasing, visitor 
Little Egret Egretta garzetta  Annual visitor with highest numbers in late summer
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea  Regular visitor
Red Kite Milvus milvus  Rare visitor
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla   Single record of bird from Scottish release scheme
Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus   Single wartime record
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus  Single record of two birds
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus  Resident
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo  Resident
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus  One record of two birds
Osprey Pandion haliaetus  Rare spring/autumn visitor along river
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus  Resident
Merlin Falco columbarius  Rare winter/early spring migrant
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo  Rare summer visitor - one probable breeding record
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  Rare winter/easrly spring visitor
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus  Two records in winter 2015
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus  Resident on Manor Pond and rivers
Common Coot Fulica atra  Rare late summer visitor
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus  Spring/summer visitor - occasionally breeds
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius  Two records of four birds including nesting pair in 2013
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula  Rare spring/autumn visitor 
European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria  Mainly Winter/early spring visitor
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola  Single flyover record
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus  Resident breeder and winter visitor
Dunlin Calidris alpina  Rare spring/autumn migrant
Ruff Philomachus pugnax  Single record of 11 birds
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago  Regular autumn/winter visitor
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola  Scarce autumn/winter visitor
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica  Single wartime record of two birds
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus  Rare spring migrant
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata  Breeding species and regular winter visitor
Common Redshank Tringa totanus  Former breeding species now scarce passage migrant
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia  Single record of four birds
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus  Scarce late winter/spring visitor 
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos  Occasional summer visitor
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus  Seen in every month of the year but main numbers in winter
Common Gull Larus canus  Uncommon winter and common spring visitor
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus  Seen in most months with peak counts in late summer
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis  Single record
Herring Gull Larus argentatus  Highest numbers in winter but birds now seen in every month
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus  Scarce winter visitor
Common Tern Sterna hirundo  Single record of flock flying around church!
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea  Single record
Feral Pigeon Columba livia  Resident
Stock Pigeon Columba oenas  Resident
Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus  Abundant resident
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto  Common resident
European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur  Former breeding species - no recent records
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus  Former regular breeding species now less than annual visitor
Barn Owl Tyto alba  Resident breeding species
Little Owl Athene noctua  Resident breeding species
Tawny Owl Strix aluco  Uncommon breeding species
Long-eared Owl Asio otus  Rare autumn/winter visitor
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus  Rare visitor
Common Swift Apus apus  Common summer visitor
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis  Resident breeding species
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis  Former breeding species - no recent records
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major  Resident breeding species
Sky Lark Alauda arvensis  Common breeding species -autumn/winter influx
Sand Martin Riparia riparia  Common Summer visitor
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  Common summer visitor
House Martin Delichon urbicum  Summer visitor
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis  Former breeding species - no recent records
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis  Winter/spring visitor. Occasional breeding records.
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava  Summer breeding visitor
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea  Scarce autumn/winter visitor
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba  Common resident
Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus  Rare winter visitor
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes  Common resident
Dunnock Prunella modularis  Common resident
European Robin Erithacus rubecula  Common resident
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus  Former breeding species, only one recent record
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra  Former breeding species, two recent spring migrants
Stonechat Saxicola torquata  Former breeding species but only one modern sighting
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe  Annual spring migrant, one autumn record.
Common Blackbird Turdus merula  Common resident with numbers enhanced by winter migrants
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris   Common winter visitor
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos   Resident 
Redwing Turdus iliacus   Winter visitor
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus   Resident
Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia   Former breeding species - only two recent records
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus   Bred through to 1990s but now scarce spring migrant
Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus  Former breeding species - only one modern record
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla  Summer nester - rare winter visitor
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin   Summer visitor
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca   Summer visitor
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis   Common summer visitor
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita  Common summer breeding species - rare winter visitor
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus  Regular but declining summer visitor
Goldcrest Regulus regulus  Regular autumn/winter visitor and uncommon breeding species
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Much declined summer nester
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus  Common resident
Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus   Very common resident
Great Tit Parus major   Common resident
Coal Tit Periparus ater   Uncommon nesting species and common winter visitor
Willow Tit Poecile montanus   Former breeding species - no recent records
Marsh Tit Poecile palustris   Former breeding species but only one record in last decade
Nuthatch Sitta europaea   Scarce breeding species
Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris  Now uncommon breeding resident
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius  Mainly scarce autumn visitor
Magpie Pica pica  Resident
Jackdaw Corvus monedula  Resident
Rook Corvus frugilegus Common resident - at least three rookeries in parish
Carrion Crow Corvus corone Resident
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris  Regular but declining nesting species- common winter visitor
House Sparrow Passer domesticus  Much declined resident
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus  Currently increasing resident with influx of winter birds
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Common resident and winter visitor
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla  Rare winter visitor
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris  Resident breeding species and common winter visitor
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis  Common resident/winter visitor
Siskin Carduelis spinus Scarce, mainly spring, passage migrant
Linnet Carduelis cannabina  Resident and winter visitor
Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret  Scarce winter/spring visitor
Common Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula  Uncommon resident
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella  Breeding resident with winter influx 
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus   Breeding resident - numbers enhanced in winter
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra  Regular breeding resident

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