SEVERNSIDE BIRDS























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Red-throated Diver.....................very rare visitor; 1991,1993, 2000, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
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Black-throated Diver..................very rare visitor; 1991, 2000, 2015
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Pacific Diver................................one record, November 2009
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Great Northern Diver..................rare visitor; 1983,1989, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015
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Little Grebe.................................migrant, resident
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Great Crested Grebe....................usually only one or two records each year.
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Slavonian Grebe..........................five records; 1989, 1996, 2000, 2010, 2016
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Black-necked Grebe....................two records; 1996, 2015
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Fulmar..........................................regular visitor in SW or W gales
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Sooty Shearwater.........................one record in September 1974 (3rd county record)
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Manx Shearwater.........................annual in summer/autumn gales. 1000 birds in June 1977
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Balearic Shearwater.....................one record in September 1988 (1st county record)
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Cory’s Shearwater.......................two records; November 2000, January 2004  (1st & 2nd county records)
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Fregetta Storm Petrel................. one record, November 2009 (Black-bellied or White-bellied Storm Petrel)
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Storm Petrel..............................storm driven visitor, almost annual. 30+ June 2012
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Leach’s Petrel.................... .......storm driven visitor, almost annual. 250+ in Oct. 1952
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Northern Gannet..........................storm driven visitor
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Cormorant....................................migrant/resident in small numbers
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Shag.............................................very scarce visitor
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Bittern.........................................four records; January&February 2011, 2 at ASW Feb 2012, November 2014, Jan 2017
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Cattle Egret...............................one record September 2012
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Little Egret..................................1st recorded May 1993, now regular (highest count 14)
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Great White Egret.......................7 records; September 2013, May 2015, June 2015, Oct 2015(2), Dec 2015, Sep & Oct 2016
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Grey Heron................................ non-breeding resident
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White Stork.................................two records, 2 birds September 2010, one April 2015
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Glossy Ibis................................. three records; October 2009, September 2010, November 2015
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Spoonbill.....................................11 records, Apr (2), May 98  Feb 04, Apr 06, Sep 08, Sep 11(5), Oct 11 (2), May 12, Mar 14, May  15, Oct 15
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Mute Swan.................................two or three breeding  pairs.
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Bewick’s Swan............................less than annual winter visitor, usually “fly overs”
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Whooper Swan............................7 records; 5 birds in Nov1983, 2 Jan 05,  March 08, 2 Nov 09, 2 Oct 10, Feb 12. Nov 13
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Pink-footed Goose.......................very rare visitor; 1940 , 1996
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White-fronted Goose...................rare winter visitor, usually small numbers
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Greylag Goose.............................1st record 1984, recently annual in small numbers
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Canada Goose..............................once rare visitor, now annual in small numbers.
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Barnacle Goose............................rare migrant, may involve some wild birds
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Brent Goose.................................migrant / winter visitor. Max 115 in Jan 2009. Pale-bellied race in 1995, 07, 09, 10 and 12
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Egyptian Goose...........................four records, March 2013 and December 2013, April 2016, May 2016
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Shelduck.......................................resident, a few pairs breed.
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Mandarin.....................................one record of a pair, March 2006
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Wigeon........................................common winter visitor. 7000+ in  March 1987
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Gadwall....................................... migrant, resident in small numbers. Bred 2002
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Teal..............................................common migrant / winter visitor
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Green-winged Teal...................4 records; December 2013, March 2014, November 2014, Jan, Feb and April 2015
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Mallard........................................ common resident
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Northern Pintail............................annual visitor, small numbers
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Garganey................................... .once rare but now regular migrant
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Northern Shoveler........................migrant/winter visitor in small numbers
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Red-crested Pochard....................three records; 1996, 1998 and 2002
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Common Pochard........................migrant/winter visitor in small numbers
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Ring-necked Duck....................... two drakes 1988,drake 2000 at Orchard Pools plus returning to ASW most years to 2008
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Tufted Duck.................................migrant/winter visitor in small numbers
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Greater Scaup..............................rare migrant
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Eider............................................scarce migrant/storm driven
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Long-tailed Duck.........................rare migrant
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Common Scoter...........................annual migrant / storm driven
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Velvet Scoter...............................very rare migrant/winter visitor
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Goldeneye...................................scarce migrant
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Smew...........................................6 records; 5 drakes 1991, 2 1997, redhead Jan, drake Feb 2003, redhead Jan 2006, Nov 2010
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Red-breasted Merganser..............scarce migrant/winter visitor. Nine females in 1998
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Goosander....................................scarce migrant/winter visitor
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Ruddy Duck.................................previous scarce migrant/ bred at ASW. Now very rare.
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Honey Buzzard............................three records May 1991, Sept. 1996, May 2011
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Black Kite...................................  one record March 2010
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Red Kite.......................................60 records, 2005, 06, 07 (3), 08, 09 (3), 2010 (5), 2011(5), 2012 (9), 2013 (14), 2014 (3), 2015(3), 2016 (11), 2017 (2)
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Marsh Harrier..............................rare migrant. 36 records 1983-2017
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Hen Harrier................................rare migrant. Only 18 records since 1985
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Montagu’s Harrier.......................two records; October 1991, May 2015
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Sparrowhawk...............................resident
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Northern Goshawk...................... six records; October 1985 at ASW, Jul. 1997, Aug. 1998, Nov 06, Oct 10, Sep 2011
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Common Buzzard........................resident
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Osprey.........................................20 records; 1979, 1987, 1997, 2000, 03 (2), 05, 07, 08, 09 (2), 10, 11(2), 2013(2),2015(2), 2016(2)
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Common Kestrel..........................resident
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Red-footed Falcon.......................one record; October 2014
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Merlin..........................................migrant, winter visitor
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Hobby..........................................migrant, summer visitor
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Peregrine ...................................resident
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Red-legged Partridge.....................previously regular, now rare visitor
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Grey Partridge..............................previously regular, now very rare visitor
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Quail............................................one record July 2006
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Pheasant.......................................resident
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Water Rail................................... migrant , winter visitor
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Moorhen.......................................resident
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Coot..............................................resident
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Common Crane............................8 records; Jan. 2000,  March 2010,  May 2013, Sep 2014,  March 2015, Feb,March,Oct 2016 (?  Mainly Slimbridge Cranes),
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Oystercatcher...............................once scarce now resident with peak of 200+ birds
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Avocet.........................................rare migrant , winter visitor. 25 present March 2014
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Stone Curlew...............................three records: July 1999, April 2006, March 2013
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Little Ringed Plover..................  annual migrant. Has bred
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Ringed Plover..............................common spring/autumn migrant. Scarce in winter
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Kentish Plover.............................five records. May 1947, May 1949, August 1979, May 2004, Sep. 2006
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Dotterel........................................two records; September 1974, May 2011
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American Golden Plover.............two records; 1st Jan 2002, Oct/Nov 2013
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Golden Plover..............................uncommon spring, autumn migrant, winter visitor
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Grey Plover.................................spring,autumn migrant
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Lapwing.......................................migrant,winter visitor. Has bred
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Knot.............................................migrant, occasional winter visitor
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Sanderling.....................................spring,autumn migrant
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Semipalmated Sandpiper........ one record September 2009
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Little Stint....................................spring,autumn migrant, more common in autumn
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Temminck’s Stint.........................two records, May 2004, May 2016
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Pectoral Sandpiper.......................seven records; undated at ASW, September 1998, Sep 2006 (2), Sep 2008, Sep 2014, Sep 2016
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White-rumped Sandpiper.........four records; Oct. 1985, Aug. 1995, Nov. 1998, Aug. 2001
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Curlew Sandpiper....................... spring,autumn migrant, more common in autumn
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Purple Sandpiper..........................formerly annual winter visitor, now rare
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Dunlin..........................................common migrant, winter visitor
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Broad-billed Sandpiper................one record; May 1988 (2nd county record)
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Buff-breasted Sandpiper...........three records; September 1989, May 1990, September 2003
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Ruff.............................................scarce autumn migrant, rare winter visitor
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Jack Snipe....................................winter visitor
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Common Snipe............................winter visitor
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Long-billed Dowitcher................one record; October 1977 (2nd county record)
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Woodcock....................................scarce winter visitor (during freezing conditions)
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Black-tailed Godwit.....................migrant and winter visitor
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Bar-tailed Godwit.................. .....migrant and winter visitor
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Whimbrel.....................................spring/ autumn migrant
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Eurasian Curlew...........................migrant,winter visitor
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Spotted Redshank........................rare migrant , winter visitor
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Common Redshank......................migrant,winter visitor. Has bred.
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Greenshank..................................annual spring, autumn migrant
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Lesser Yellowlegs........................ one record at ASW, October 1984
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Green Sandpiper..........................migrant,winter visitor
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Wood Sandpiper..........................rare migrant. (very rare in spring)
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Terek Sandpiper...........................one record; September 1986 (1st  county record)
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Common Sandpiper.....................spring/autumn migrant
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Turnstone....................................winter visitor, migrant
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Red-necked Phalarope.................two records; October 2001, August 2014
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Grey Phalarope............................rare autumn/winter storm driven visitor
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Pomarine Skua..................... ....rare spring  migrant / storm driven visitor
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Arctic Skua..................................annual spring migrant, storm driven summer/autumn visitor
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Long-tailed Skua.......................very rare spring / rare autumn migrant
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Great Skua.................................. annual spring migrant / storm driven visitor
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Mediterranean Gull.................  ..migrant, winter visitor. Increasing number of records
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Laughing Gull..............................One record, May 2012
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Franklin’s Gull.............................two records; May 1984, June 1988 (1st and 2nd county records)
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Little Gull.................................... spring migrant, storm driven autumn winter visitor
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Sabine’s Gull................................rare storm driven autumn visitor. Four spring records.
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Black-headed Gull........................migrant/winter visitor
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Ring-billed Gull............................very rare visitor (1987, 1991, 1997 and 2008)
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Common Gull...............................migrant, winter visitor
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Lesser Black-backed Gull.............non-breeding migrant, winter visitor
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Herring Gull..................................non-breeding resident, migrant, winter visitor
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Caspian Gull................................ Very rare, November 2003, January 2004, Aug 2006
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Yellow-legged Gull.......................migrant,visitor. Increasing in recent years.
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Iceland Gull...................................rare migrant/winter visitor
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Glaucous Gull.............................very rare winter visitor
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Great Black-backed Gull...............one or two pairs present throughout year
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Kittiwake......................................regular storm driven visitor. Sometimes hundreds
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Sandwich Tern..............................scarce migrant
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Roseate Tern.................................three records; May 1990, October 1997, Aug 2016
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Common Tern...............................annual migrant. Sometimes hundreds in Spring
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Arctic Tern...................................annual migrant. Sometimes hundreds in Spring
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Little Tern....................................rare  migrant in small numbers
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Black Tern....................................annual migrant
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White-winged Black Tern.............one record; May 1990
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Guillemot......................................anuual storm driven visitor
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Razorbill.......................................rare storm driven visitor. Rarer than Guillemot
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Black Guillemot...........................two records; October 1998, November 2015
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Little Auk...................................rare storm driven winter visitor
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Puffin...........................................rarer than Little Auk, 1951 (found dead), 1997, 2002 (2), 2014
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Feral Dove....................................resident
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Stock Dove...................................resident/migrant/winter visitor ( 1 or 2 pairs breed)
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Woodpigeon.................................resident /migrant /winter visitor
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Collard Dove................................resident
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Turtle Dove..................................scarce migrant
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Ring-necked Parakeet...................Seven records, Jan 2006, April 2008, August 2013, April 2014, Aug & Oct 2015, Oct 2016
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Cuckoo.........................................migrant/summer visitor. Recently scarce
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Barn Owl......................................formerly regular, now very rare visitor
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Little Owl....................................resident
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Tawny Owl..................................rare
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Long-eared Owl...........................rare winter visitor, migrant
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Short-eared Owl...................... .... annual winter visitor (has summered)
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Nightjar.........................................one record; September 2006
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Common Swift............................ migrant/summer visitor
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Alpine Swift.................................one record; June 1999
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Kingfisher..................................migrant/visitor
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Bee-eater......................................two records; May 2007, July 2016
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Hoopoe........................................Four or five records; 1889, April 1993, August 2003, April 2008
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Wryneck.....................................June, Aug 1976, Aug 1984, Aug/Sep 2003, Aug/Sep 2010, Aug 2014, Sep 2015
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Green Woodpecker......................resident
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Great Spotted Woodpecker..........resident
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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker........rare visitor
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Wood Lark...................................very rare visitor (six records)
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Sky Lark.......................................resident,migrant
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Shore Lark..................................very rare; recorded in 1960, 1977, 2004 and 2009
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Sand Martin.................................spring,autumn migrant
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Swallow........................................migrant,summer visitor
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Red-rumped Swallow...................two records; September 1977, April 1988
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House Martin...............................migrant,summer visitor
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Richard’s Pipit.............................five records; November 1993, March 07, November 09, October 2011, May 2014
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Tree Pipit.....................................spring,autumn migrant
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Meadow Pipit...............................migrant,resident,winter visitor
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Red-throated Pipit..................,....two records April 2012, October 2015
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Rock Pipit....................................migrant,winter visitor
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Water Pipit...................................rare winter visitor/spring migrant
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Yellow Wagtail........................... migrant
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Grey Wagtail................................migrant,winter visitor
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Pied Wagtail.................................migrant,resident,winter visitor
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Waxwing......................................four records; January 1958, November 2005, December 2010, January 2011
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Wren.............................................resident
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Hedge Accentor...........................resident
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Robin...........................................resident , migrant, winter visitor
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Nightingale..................................rare migrant. Possibly bred 1998
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Black Redstart...........................scarce autumn/winter visitor
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Common Redstart....................... spring, autumn migrant
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Whinchat............................... .....spring,autumn migrant
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Stonechat............................. .......migrant, winter visitor
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Northern Wheatear......................spring,autumn migrant
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Desert Wheatear.......................one record, December 2013
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Ring Ouzel...................................rare migrant
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Blackbird......................................resident, migrant, winter visitor
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Fieldfare.......................................migrant, winter visitor
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Song Thrush.................................resident,migrant,winter visitor
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Redwing.......................................migrant,winter visitor
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Mistle Thrush...............................resident,migrant,winter visitor
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Cetti’s Warbler............................ rare
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Grasshopper Warbler...................scarce spring, rare autumn migrant. Has bred
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Sedge Warbler...............................migrant,summer visitor
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Marsh Warbler.............................two records, June 1978 and 2009
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Reed Warbler....................... .......migrant,summer visitor
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Dartford Warbler......................4 records of 5 birds October and November 2005, April 2006, October/November 2015
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Subalpine Warbler.......................one record May 2004, 1st county record
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Lesser Whitethroat.......................migrant,summer visitor
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Whitethroat..................................migrant,summer visitor
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Garden Warbler............................spring,autumn migrant
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Blackcap.......................................migrant,summer visitor. Some winter records
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Yellow-browed Warbler...............two records; October 2001, October 2016
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Wood Warbler..............................scarce spring, rare autumn migrant
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Chiffchaff.....................................migrant,summer visitor. Some winter records
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Willow Warbler............................migrant,summer visitor
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Goldcrest............................. ........resident
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Firecrest......................................rare migrant/winter visitor
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Spotted Flycatcher.......................migrant/summer visitor
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Pied Flycatcher............................scarce migrant
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Bearded Tit................................5 records; pair at Hoar Gout Nov-Dec 1976,  pair March 2004, Oct 12, Oct 13, Dec 14
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Long-tailed Tit..............................resident
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Marsh Tit......................................very rare migrant
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Willow Tit....................................two records; April 1988, September 1992
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Coal Tit........................................scarce migrant/winter visitor
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Blue Tit.........................................resident
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Great Tit.......................................resident
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Nuthatch.......................................very rare migrant
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Eurasian Treecreeper....................rare migrant
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Golden Oriole..............................two records; June 1991, May 2016
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Red-backed Shrike.....................one record; August 2003
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Great Grey Shrike.....................recorded in 3 winters; 1999, 2000, 2004. (at least 2 different birds)
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Jay................................................one or two resident pairs and autumn migrant
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Magpie.........................................resident
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Jackdaw........................................resident
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Rook.............................................resident
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Carrion Crow................................resident
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Hooded Crow...............................four records; 1971,1988,1992,1994
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Raven........................................... resident
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Starling.........................................resident, large flocks present late summer
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Rose-coloured Starling............Two records September 2004 and June 2012
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House Sparrow.............................resident
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Tree Sparrow................................formerly resident, breeder. Now rare migrant
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Chaffinch......................................resident, migrant, winter visitor
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Brambling....................................scarce migrant winter visitor (once common)
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Greenfinch....................................resident
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Goldfinch.....................................resident, larger flocks present autumn and winter
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Siskin...........................................migrant/ winter visitor
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Linnet..........................................migrant/ winter visitor / resident
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Twite............................................very rare winter visitor
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Lesser Redpoll.............................migrant/ winter visitor
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Common Redpoll.........................Four records; October 1988, April 2004, April 2008, January 2009
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Common Crossbill.......................rare migrant; 1989,1997,1999, 2002, 2003,2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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Bullfinch......................................resident
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Hawfinch......................................seven records; June 1991(2), September 1998, Oct 2010 (2 dates), Oct 2012, Nov 2015 (5)
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Lapland Bunting...........................very rare migrant / winter visitor
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Snow Bunting.............................rare migrant / winter visitor
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Yellowhammer.............................scarce migrant / winter visitor
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Cirl Bunting..................................recorded in winters of 1940,1941,1943 and in 1969 and 1975
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Reed Bunting................................resident/migrant/winter visitor
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Corn Bunting................................rare migrant/winter visitor






Last updated:  24th March 2017
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