Bird Records

Birds

This is a list of the bird species that have been seen at the lagoons since 1995. Some have only been seen once but others are regularly seen on the site.

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Species Status Max Count Date of Max Count
Mute Swan Resident and winter visitor. Breeds. 88 09/03/14
Bewick’s Swan Rare passage migrant. 10 29/01/93
Whooper Swan Uncommon passage migrant. 129 22/03/15
Bean Goose Rare passage migrant. One record. 1 07/03/97
Pink-footed Goose Uncommon passage migrant 3800 23/01/05
White-fronted Goose Rare passage migrant and winter visitor 27 18/11/11
Greylag Goose Common resident and winter visitor. Breeds. 3500 29/10/2012
Canada Goose Common resident and winter visitor. Breeds. 2000 04/09/00
Barnacle Goose Rare visitor. Escape. 6 13/01/93
Brent Goose Rare visitor. 3 28/04/16
Egyptian Goose Uncommon visitor. 7 08/11/15
Ruddy Shelduck Rare visitor. 01/06/2003, 11/06/2004. 2 01/06/03
Common Shelduck Uncommon visitor and passage migrant. 16 1992
Mandarin Duck Rare vagrant. 1 13/10/16
Eurasian Wigeon Common winter visitor. 540 05/02/06
Gadwall Common resident. Breeds. 180 14/01/11
Eurasian Teal Common winter visitor. 568 11/11/12
Green-winged Teal Rare winter visitor. 08/03/2009, 14/10/2012. 1 14/10/12
Mallard Common resident. Breeds. 250 12/08/98
Pintail Uncommon passage migrant. 15 29/09/01
Garganey Uncommon passage migrant. Attempted breeding in 2004. 6 12/08/95
Shoveler Common winter visitor. 196 11/10/05
Red-crested Pochard Uncommon visitor. 8 22/06/12
Common Pochard Uncommon resident and common winter visitor. Breeds. 80 23/10/05
Tufted Duck Common resident and passage migrant. Breeds. 200 27/09/05
Scaup Rare winter visitor. 12 24/03/96
Lesser Scaup Rare vagrant. One record. 1 21/12/13
Long-tailed Duck Rare vagrant. One record. 1 11/10/00
Common Scoter Uncommon vagrant. 27 11/11/99
Goldeneye Common winter visitor. 38 12/01/97
Smew Rare winter visitor. 6 21/03/99
Red-breasted Merganser Rare winter visitor. 13/04/1993, 02/12/1995. 1 13/04/93
Goosander Uncommon winter visitor. 12 04/01/02
Ruddy Duck Last recorded, 2012. 25 11/10/05
Quail Rare visitor. One record. 1 24/08/97
Red-legged Partridge Rare visitor. Formerly common. 14 12/10/02
Grey Partridge Rare visitor. Former breeder. 30 08/10/06
Common Pheasant Common resident. Breeds. 19 10/10/15
Great Northern Diver Rare visitor. One record. 1 20/12/98
Gannet Rare visitor. One record. 1 27/10/02
Cormorant Common resident and winter visitor. 60 19/10/14
Shag Rare visitor. One record. 1 22/02/93
Bittern Uncommon winter visitor. Rare summer visitor. 3 13/03/16
Little Egret Common winter visitor. 13 11/12/16
Great White Egret Rare visitor. 08/01/2012, 25/10/2012,08/09/2013. 1 08/09/13
Grey Heron Common resident. 12 16/12/99
Spoonbill Rare visitor. One record. 1 03/07/06
Little Grebe Common resident. Breeds. 47 09/08/03
Great Crested Grebe Common resident. Breeds. 24 12/09/00
Red-necked Grebe Rare visitor. One record. 1 05/11/08
Slavonian Grebe Rare visitor. One record. 1 11/10/95
Black-necked Grebe Uncommon visitor. 1 07/09/08
Honey Buzzard Rare visitor. 12/05/1997, 26/05/2001. 2 26/05/01
Red Kite Uncommon passage migrant. 1 08/05/16
Marsh Harrier Uncommon passage migrant. 1 breeding record. 4 24/04/15
Hen Harrier Rare visitor. 04/10/2000, 11/11/2000, 15/10/2011. 1 15/10/11
Sparrowhawk Common resident. Breeds. 5 16/09/07
Common Buzzard Common resident. 14 11/03/12
Rough-legged Buzzard Rare winter visitor. 2 11/03/12
Osprey Rare passage migrant. 2 14/09/08
Water Rail Common winter visitor. Rare breeder. 13 15/01/14
Spotted Crake Rare passage migrant. One record. 1 27/08/13
Moorhen Common resident. Breeds. 31 25/06/00
Coot Common resident. Breeds. 206 30/11/08
Common Crane Rare passage migrant. 18/10/1998, 05/11/2005, 16/06/2012, 18/03/2016. 2 18/03/16
Stone Curlew Rare passage migrant. One record. 1 23/05/97
Avocet Rare passage migrant. 19/05/1996, 02/04/2002, 19/04/2010. 3 02/04/02
Oystercatcher Common passage migrant and summer visitor. 7 15/07/02
Grey Plover Uncommon passage migrant. 3 14/10/00
Golden Plover Formerly common winter visitor. Now rare passage migrant. 5000 23/01/04
Dotterel Rare passage migrant. 26/08/1995, 23/05/1997, 1 23/05/97
Liitle Ringed Plover Uncommon summer visitor and passage migrant. Breeds. 14 09/06/13
Ringed Plover Uncommon passage migrant. One breeding attempt 2012. 47 15/05/01
Northern Lapwing Uncommon resident and winter visitor. 1600 28/11/02
Whimbrel Uncommon passage migrant. 3 02/04/03
Curlew Uncommon passage migrant. 50 02/08/01
Black-tailed Godwit Uncommon passage migrant. 51 17/11/00
Bar-tailed Godwit Uncommon passage migrant. 12 16/07/00
Turnstone Uncommon passage migrant. 19 12/08/00
Knot Uncommon passage migrant. 8 17/05/02
Ruff Uncommon passage migrant. 25 11/09/98
Curlew Sandpiper Uncommon passage migrant. 50 02/08/01
Temminck’s Stint Rare passage migrant. 14/10/1995, 06/03/2000, 29/04/2007. 1 29/04/07
Sanderling Uncommon passage migrant. 7 16/05/02
Dunlin Uncommon passage migrant. 52 15/05/01
Purple Sandpiper Rare passage migrant. One record. 1 21/11/04
Little Stint Uncommon passage migrant. 7 29/09/94
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Rare visitor. One record. 1 12/09/92
Grey Phalarope Rare winter visitor. 04/11/1996, 04/10/2001, 27/12/2011 1 27/12/11
Common Sandpiper Common passage migrant. 6 09/08/97
Green Sandpiper Uncommon winter visitor and passage migrant. 7 22/08/01
Spotted Redshank Uncommon passage migrant. 9 30/04/04
Greenshank Uncommon passage migrant. 14 28/04/97
Lesser Yellowlegs Rare vagrant. One record. 1 26/11/95
Wood Sandpiper Uncommon passage migrant. 2 09/05/00
Common Redshank Uncommon passage migrant. 15 16/10/05
Jack Snipe Uncommon passage migrant and winter visitor. 4 18/03/06
Woodcock Uncommon winter visitor. 2 26/11/13
Common Snipe Uncommon winter visitor and passage migrant. 200 30/12/01
Arctic Skua Rare passage migrant. 26/06/1997, 24/08/1997, 16/09/2011. 4 26/06/97
Little Tern Rare passage migrant. One record. 1 29/08/95
Black Tern Uncommon passage migrant. 42 09/05/93
White-winged Black Tern Rare passage migrant. One record. 1 29/09/94
Sandwich Tern Uncommon passage migrant. 4 07/09/99
Common Tern Common summer visitor. Breeds. 100 01/05/97
Arctic Tern Uncommon passage migrant. 102 02/05/98
Kittiwake Rare vagrant. 10/01/1997, 01/04/2009, 02/05/2010, 13/04/2013, 17/04/2013, 26/06/2016. 1 26/06/16
Black-headed Gull Common resident and winter visitor. 1st bred 2016. 4000 10/03/09
Little Gull Uncommon passage migrant. 12 21/04/03
Mediterranean Gull Uncommon passage migrant. 1 04/08/14
Common Gull Common passage migrant and winter visitor. 150 18/07/03
Lesser Black-backed Gull Common passage migrant and winter visitor. 1000 27/08/09
Herring Gull Common passage migrant and winter visitor. 1200 07/01/09
Yellow-legged Gull Uncommon passage migrant. 8 09/08/01
Caspian Gull Uncommon winter visitor. 1 17/12/12
Iceland Gull Rare winter visitor. 27/12/1996,14/01/2002, 29/12/2007, 01/01/2010, 27/12/2011 1 27/12/11
Glaucous Gull Rare winter visitor. 19/12/1997, 14/02/2001, 24/01/2003, 09/02/2003, 01/01/2004 1 01/01/04
Great Black-backed Gull Common passage migrant and winter visitor. 500 16/01/03
Feral Rock Dove Common visitor. 800 01/10/07
Stock Dove Uncommon resident. Breeds. 56 12/01/08
Wood Pigeon Common resident and winter visitor. Breeds. 1028 10/02/08
Collared Dove Uncommon visitor. 103 02/10/03
Turtle Dove Rare passage migrant. Last bred 2004. 7 29/08/99
Cuckoo Uncommon summer visitor. Breeds. 5 10/05/99
Barn Owl Uncommon resident. 2 20/12/16
Little Owl Uncommon visitor. 2 28/06/07
Tawny Owl Uncommon resident. 2 24/08/00
Short-eared Owl Uncommon winter visitor. 1 30/11/16
Long-eared Owl Rare winter visitor. 03/12/1991, 07/09/1996, 08/12/1996, 10/10/1998. 1 10/10/98
Common Swift Common summer visitor. 400 31/07/07
Little Swift Rare vagrant. One record. 1 26/05/01
Kingfisher Uncommon resident. Breeds. 6 13/09/03
Green Woodpecker Common resident. Breeds. 8 14/07/01
Great Spotted Woodpecker Uncommon resident. Breeds. 4 05/06/05
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Rare vagrant. One record. 1 1996
Kestrel Common resident. Breeds. 6 14/03/06
Merlin Rare winter visitor. 2 26/10/07
Hobby Uncommon summer visitor. 4 25/08/03
Peregrine Falcon Uncommon resident. 3 14/03/12
Ring-necked Parakeet Rare visitor. Presumed escapes. 2 28/02/16
Great Grey Shrike Rare winter visitor. One record. 1 11/11/99
Magpie Common resident. Breeds. 49 13/01/01
Jay Uncommon vagrant. 5 05/10/96
Jackdaw Common visitor. 820 31/01/15
Rook Common visitor. 501 10/01/16
Carrion Crow Common resident. Breeds. 700 31/10/15
Raven Uncommon visitor. 3 24/07/16
Goldcrest Uncommon winter visitor. 10 09/10/16
Firecrest Rare vagrant. 1 13/03/16
Blue Tit Common resident. Breeds. 50 10/09/06
Great Tit Common resident. Breeds. 49 08/02/16
Coal Tit Rare visitor. 2 13/10/00
Willow Tit Rare visitor. Last bred 2009. 10 14/06/03
Marsh Tit Rare visitor. 2 25/06/02
Bearded Tit Rare winter visitor. 6 13/10/16
Woodlark Rare vagrant. One record. 1 14/05/08
Skylark Uncommon resident and passage migrant. 101 09/10/05
Sand Martin Common summer visitor. Breeds. 500 06/07/01
Swallow Common summer visitor. Breeds. 500 07/09/08
House Martin Common summer visitor. 350 19/09/12
Cetti’s Warbler Common resident. Breeds. 12 10/05/15
Long-tailed Tit Common resident. Breeds. 67 12/09/10
Yellow-browed Warbler Rare vagrant. One record. 1 03/10/16
Dusky Warbler Rare vagrant. One record. 1 07/10/07
Wood Warbler Rare passage migrant. 12/08/1996, 29/04/2001, 26/04/2014. 1 12/08/96
Chiffchaff Common summer visitor, passage migrant and winter visitor. Breeds. 51 11/09/16
P. c. abietinnus Rare vagrant. One record. 1 23/11/07
P. c. tristis Rare winter visitor. 14/01/2007, 28/12/2011, 10/01/2012, 30/03/2014, 1 30/03/14
Willow Warbler Common summer visitor and passage migrant. Breeds. 23 10/04/05
Blackcap Common summer visitor. Breeds. 58 08/05/16
Garden Warbler Common summer visitor. Breeds. 16 11/05/08
Lesser Whitethroat Common summer visitor. Breeds. 10 04/05/15
Common Whitethroat Common summer visitor. Breeds. 51 13/05/07
Grasshopper Warbler Uncommon summer visitor. Breeds. 11 29/04/07
Sedge Warbler Common summer visitor. Breeds. 69 10/05/09
Marsh Warbler Rare vagrant. One record. 1 14/06/97
Reed Warbler Common summer visitor. Breeds. 37 05/05/13
Great Reed Warbler Rare vagrant. 09/06/1997, 09/05/2016. 1 09/05/16
Waxwing Uncommon winter visitor. 150 28/03/05
Treecreeper Uncommon winter visitor. 2 02/12/12
Wren Common resident. Breeds. 66 09/11/14
Starling Common visitor. Roosts. 12000 30/10/16
Ring Ouzel Uncommon passage migrant. 2 20/04/07
Blackbird Common resident and winter visitor. Breeds. 117 13/12/09
Fieldfare Common winter visitor. 1000 1991
Song Thrush Common resident and winter visitor. 20 18/11/00
Redwing Common winter visitor. 600 20/12/09
Mistle Thrush Uncommon visitor. 11 01/09/99
Spotted Flycatcher Uncommon passage migrant. 8 15/08/09
Robin Common resident and winter visitor. 88 11/10/15
Nightingale Rare passage migrant. 07/05/2001, 15/05/2011. 1 15/05/11
Pied Flycatcher Rare passage migrant. 25/04/2001, 12/04/2015. 1 12/04/15
Black Redstart Rare passage migrant. 23/11/1997, 03/02/2003, 05/04/2012, 02/05/2012, 12/04/2013, 07/05/2013. 2 12/04/13
Common Redstart Uncommon passage migrant. 3 16/04/13
Whinchat Uncommon passage migrant. 10 1999
Stonechat Uncommon passage migrant and winter visitor. 5 04/03/01
Northern Wheatear Passage migrant. 34 23/04/06
O. o. leucorhoa Rare passage migrant. 25/09/1999, 12/09/2006, 28/04/2007, 04/05/2014 1 04/05/14
Dunnock Common resident. Breeds. 59 09/10/11
House Sparrow Uncommon visitor. 60 20/08/06
Tree Sparrow Uncommon visitor. Last bred 2001. 60 17/10/02
Yellow Wagtail Rare passage migrant. 15/05/2004, 28/04/2006, 22/04/2007 2 28/04/06
M. f. flavissima Uncommon summer visitor and passage migrant. Breeds. 65 15/08/93
Grey Wagtail Uncommon resident. Breeds. 7 25/08/01
White Wagtail Uncommon passage migrant. 3 07/04/16
M. a. yarrellii Common resident and passage migrant. Breeds. 32 05/12/04
Richard’s Pipit Rare vagrant. One record. 1 29/09/96
Tree Pipit Rare passage migrant. 06/05/95, 08/10/2000, 02/04/2005, 12/10/2008 2 06/05/95
Meadow Pipit Uncommon passage migrant. 205 04/10/01
Rock Pipit Rare passage migrant. 04/11/1996, 20/10/2002, 07/10/2007, 13/10/2009, 23/03/2011, 07/11/2011, 1 07/11/11
Water Pipit Rare passage migrant. 25/01/1997, 03/03/1997, 24/03/1998, 07/11/2003, 19/03/2004 2 03/03/97
Brambling Uncommon winter visitor. 8 18/11/00
Chaffinch Common resident. Breeds. 78 12/10/14
Bullfinch Common resident. Breeds. 30 09/11/14
Greenfinch Common resident. Breeds. 200 26/07/05
Linnet Common resident. Breeds. 126 12/09/04
Twite Rare vagrant. 22/10/1999, 10/04/2013. 2 22/10/99
Lesser Redpoll Common winter visitor. 72 14/10/12
Common Redpoll Rare winter visitor.18/10/1998, 06/12/2013. 1 06/12/13
Crossbill Rare vagrant. 10/11/1997, 25/08/2003, 03/09/2005, 31/12/2006, 9 10/11/97
Goldfinch Common resident. Breeds. 229 14/09/02
Siskin Uncommon passage migrant and winter visitor. 25 07/10/01
Yellowhammer Rare winter visitor. 11 14/09/03
Reed Bunting Common resident. Breeds. 47 14/06/15
Corn Bunting Rare vagrant. 06/03/2007, 27/12/2007, 1 27/12/07
Running Total Species – 221

Appendix 1 – Escapes

Species Status Max Count Date of Max Count
Black Swan Uncommon visitor. 2 03/10/01
Lesser Canada Goose 1 13/02/00
Bar-headed Goose 3 01/05/96
Ross’s Goose 1 07/09/96
Emperor Goose 1 13/12/96
Argentine Blue-bill 1 22/03/02
Peruvian Ruddy Duck 1 27/08/07
Sacred Ibis 1 21/07/12
African Spoonbill 1 17/08/05
Saker 1 06/11/99
Cockatiel 1 30/05/99
Running Total Species – 232

Appendix 2 – Hybrids, etc.

Species Status Max Count Date of Max Count
Greylag x Canada Goose 9 24/08/00
Barnacle x Canada Goose 3 1997
Shoveler x Pintail 1 29/12/99
Pochard x Tufted Duck 1 23/09/94
Roseate x Common Tern 1 01/06/93
Running Total Species – 237

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