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A list of local birds seen by, or reported to, David O'Hara throughout the year 2020.

David has produced a spreadsheet which you can download

The table below is my abbreviated version of David's Spreadsheet.

 

Bird Report Year Ending 2020

BoCC4 = Birds of Conservation Concern

  Good View Heard only Comments

Ducks, Geese and Waterfowl, Anatidae

Greylag Goose, (Anser anser)
fairly common resident
Yes Fly over .
Canada Goose, (Branta canadensis)
very common, widespread resident
Yes Fly over .

Wigeon, (Anas penelope)
BoCC4 Amber list
fairly common inland Winter visitor
rare in summer

Yes   Sightings in flooded hollow in field.
Teal, (Anas crecca)
BoCC4 Amber list
very common inland Winter visitor
scarce resident,
Yes   Sightings in flooded hollow in field.
Mallard, (Anas platyrhynchos)
BoCC4 Amber list
common widespread resident.
very common in winter
Yes

Frequent sightings in stream and ponds.
Known breeder.

Herons, Egrets and Bitterns, Ardeidae

Little Egret, (Egretta garzetta)
locally common resident
Yes   Frequent sightings
Grey Heron, (Ardea cinerea)
locally common distributed breeder
Yes   Frequent sightings

Hawks, Eagles and Kites, Accipitridae

Sparrowhawk, (Accipter nisus)
fairly common, widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings in gardens & woodlands.
Buzzard, (Buteo buteo)
common widespread resident
Yes   Daily sightings in built up areas & woodlands
Known breeder

Falcons, and Caracaras, Falconidae

Kestrel, (Falco tinnunculus)
common widespread resident and migrant.
Yes   Frequent sightings wet meadows by stream

Rails, Gallinules and Coots, Rallidae

Moorhen, (Gallinula chloropus)
very common widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings stream / ponds / damp areas
Coot, (Fulica atra)
very common, widespread resident
Yes . Frequen sightings ponds / damp areas

Gulls, Turns and Skimmers, Lardae

Black-headed Gull, (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
abundant winter visitor, common local disributed breeder
Yes . Frequent sightings
Common Gull, (Larus canus)
common, widespread migrant and winter visitor
Yes   Few sightings mixed with Black-headed Gulls
Lesser Black-backed Gull, (Larus fuscus)
common, widespread migrant and winter visitor
Yes . Few sightings mixed with Black-headed Gulls
Herring Gull, (Larus argentatus)
fairly common winter visitor
Yes . Frequent sightings

Pigeons and Doves, Columbidae

Stock Dove, (Columba oenas )
Yes   Frequent sightings in garden at feeding station
Woodpigeon, (Columba palumbus) Yes   Common bird everywhere
Collered Dove, (Streptopelia decaocto) Yes   Common bird everywhere

Barn-Owls,Tytonidae

Barn Owl, (Tyto alba)
uncommon local resident (schedule 1 bird)
Yes   Sightings along Wistaston Green Road
Tawny Owl, (Strix aluco)
BoCC4 Amber list, (previously green)
fairly common, thinly distributed resident
Yes   Frequently heard calling along Broughton Lane

Swifts, Apogidae

Swift, (Apus apus)
common summer visitor and migrant
thinly distributed breeder
Yes   Frequent sightings. Less sightings this year due to loss of nesting sites

Kingfishers, Alcedinidae

Kingfisher, (Alcedo atthis) (schedule 1 bird)
uncommon resident thinly distributed
Yes   Frequent sightings along stream
Great Spotted Woodpecker, (Dendrocopos major)
common resident widely distributed
Yes   Frequent sighting common in woodlands
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, (Dendrocopos minor),
BoCC4 Red list
scarce resident thinly distributed
Yes   Only in Rookery Covert

Crows, Jays and Magpie, Corvidae

Magpie, (Pica pica)
very common resident
Yes   Frequent sighting very common known breeder
Jay, (Garrulus glandarius)
common widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings depending upon time of year
Jackdaw, (Corvus monedula)
very common widespread resident and visitor
Yes   Frequent sightings very common known breeder
Rook, (Corvus frugilegus)
common resident thinly distributed
Yes   Frequent sightings known breeder.
rookerys move between woods
Carrion Crow, (Corvus corone)
very common widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings common bird
Raven, (Corvus corax)
scarce resident
Yes   Frequent sightings

Kinglets, Regulidae

Goldcrest, (Regulus regulus)
common resident and winter visitor
widely distributed

Yes   Few sightings

Chickadees and Tits, Paridae

Blue Tit, (Cyanistes caeruleus)
abundant widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings, very common, known breeder
Great Tit, (Parus major)
abundant widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings, very common, known breeder
Coal Tit, (Periparus ater)
common resident, widely distributed
Yes   Frequent sightings

Swallows, Hirundinidae

Swallow, (Hirundo rustica)
very common and widespread summer visitor
Yes   Small number of sightings due to loss
of nesting sites
House Martin, (Delichon urbicum),
common, widespread summer visitor
Yes   Very small number of sightings due to loss of nesting sites

Aegithalidae

Long-tailed Tit, (Aegithalos caudatus)
abundant widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings common in woods / along stream

Old World Warblers, Sylviidae

Blackcap, (Stlvia atricapilla)
very common summer visitor,widely disributed
uncommon winter visitor
Yes   Frequent sightings, summer migrant also sometimes in winter
Garden Warbler, (Sylvia borin)
common summer visitor, thinly distributed
Yes   Frequent sightings, summer migrant
Whitethroat, (Sylvia communis)
very common summer visitor, widely distributed
Yes   Frequent sightings, summer migrant,
common around filterbeds site

Locustella, Warblers

Grasshopper Warbler, (Locustella naevia)
BoCC4 Red list
uncommon summer visitor, thinly distributed
Yes   First record for Wistaston stayed around for 5 days

Nuthatches, Sittidae

Nuthatch, (Sitta europea)
very common, widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings, common bird known breeder
Treecreepers, (Certhiidae)      
Treecreeper, (Certhia familiaris)
common widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings, common bird

Wrens, Troglodytigdae

Wren, (Troglodytes troglodytes)
abundant widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings, very common known breeder

Starlings, Sturnidae

Starling, (Sturnus vulgaris),
very common widespread resident and winter visitor
Yes   Frequent sightings, very common Known breeder

Thrushes and Allies, Turdidae

Blackbird, (Turdus merula)
abundent widespread resident and winter visitor
Yes   Frequent sightings, very common known breeder
Fieldfare, (Turdus pilaris),
BoCC4 Red list
Yes   Frequent sightings, common winter migrant
Song Thrush, (Turdus philomelos),
BoCC4 Red list
very common, widespread resident and winter vistor
Yes   Frequent sightings common known breeder
Redwing, (Turdus iliacus),
BoCC4 Red list
very common, widespread winter visitor and migrant
Yes   Frequent sightings.
Robin, (Erithacus rubecula)
abundant, widespread resident and winter visitor
Yes   Frequent sightings, very common bird

Accentors, Prunellidae

Dunnock, (Prunella modularis)
abundant widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings, very common bird

Old World Sparrows,Passeridae

House Sparrow, (Passer domesticus),
BoCC4 Red list
abundant widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings, very common to certain areas

Wagtails and Pipits, Motacillidae

Grey Wagtail, (Motacilla cinerea),
BoCC4Red list
fairly common resident and migrant
Yes   Frequent sightings along stream known breeder
Pied Wagtail, (Motacilla alba)
very common widespread resident
Yes   Small number of sightings
White/Pied Wagtail, (Motacilla alba alba)
uncommon migrant
Yes   One sighting

Siskins, Crossbills and Allies, Fringillidae

Chaffinch, (Fringilla coelebs)
abundant, widespread resident and winter visitor
Yes   Frequent sightings, common bird
Greefinch, (Chloris chloris)
very common, widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings but in decline
Goldfinch, (Carduelis carduelis)
abundant, widespread resident
Yes   Frequent sightings, very common bird
Siskin, (Carduelis spinus)
common winter visitor and migrant
Yes   Small number of sightings
Lesser Redpoll, (Carduelis cabaret),
BoCC4 Red list
scarce resident and fairly common winter visitor
thinly distributed
Yes   Small number of sightings
Bullfinch, (Pyrrhula pyrrhula),
common widespread resident
Yes   Small number of sightings

 

 

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