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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SpeciesStatusMax CountDate of Max Count
Mute SwanResident and winter visitor. Breeds.8809/03/2014
Bewick’s SwanRare passage migrant.1029/01/1993
Whooper SwanUncommon passage migrant.12922/03/1915
Bean GooseRare passage migrant. One record.107/03/1997
Pink-footed GooseUncommon passage migrant380023/01/2005
White-fronted GooseRare passage migrant and winter visitor2718/11/2011
Greylag GooseCommon resident and winter visitor. Breeds.350029/10/2012
Canada GooseCommon resident and winter visitor. Breeds.200004/09/2000
Barnacle GooseRare visitor. Escape.613/01/1993
Brent GooseRare visitor.328/04/2016
Egyptian GooseUncommon visitor.708/11/2015
Ruddy ShelduckRare visitor. 01/06/2003, 11/06/2004.201/06/2003
Common ShelduckUncommon visitor and passage migrant.161992
Mandarin DuckRare vagrant.113/10/2016
Eurasian WigeonCommon winter visitor.54005/02/2006
GadwallCommon resident. Breeds.18014/01/2011
Eurasian TealCommon winter visitor.56811/11/2012
Green-winged TealRare winter visitor. 08/03/2009, 14/10/2012.114/10/2012
MallardCommon resident. Breeds.25012/08/1998
PintailUncommon passage migrant.1529/09/2001
GarganeyUncommon passage migrant. Attempted breeding in 2004.612/08/1995
ShovelerCommon winter visitor.19611/10/2005
Red-crested PochardUncommon visitor.822/06/2012
Common PochardUncommon resident and common winter visitor. Breeds.8023/10/2005
Tufted DuckCommon resident and passage migrant. Breeds.20027/09/2005
ScaupRare winter visitor.1224/03/1996
Lesser ScaupRare vagrant. One record.121/12/2013
Long-tailed DuckRare vagrant. One record.111/10/2000
Common ScoterUncommon vagrant.2711/11/1999
GoldeneyeCommon winter visitor.3812/01/1997
SmewRare winter visitor.621/03/1999
Red-breasted MerganserRare passage migrant and winter visitor. 13/04/1993, 02/12/1995, 09/04/2018, 27/10/2019.209/04/2018
GoosanderUncommon winter visitor.1204/01/2002
Ruddy DuckLast recorded, 15/05/2019.2511/10/2005
QuailRare visitor. One record.124/08/1997
Red-legged PartridgeRare visitor. Formerly common.1412/10/2002
Grey PartridgeRare visitor. Former breeder.3008/10/2006
Common PheasantCommon resident. Breeds.1910/10/2015
Great Northern DiverRare visitor. One record.120/12/1998
GannetRare visitor. One record.127/10/2002
CormorantCommon resident and winter visitor.6019/10/2014
ShagRare visitor. One record.122/02/1993
BitternUncommon winter visitor. Rare summer visitor.313/03/2016
Little EgretCommon winter visitor.1311/12/2016
Great White EgretUncommon visitor.108/09/2013
Grey HeronCommon resident.1216/12/1999
SpoonbillRare visitor. One record.103/07/2006
Little GrebeCommon resident. Breeds.4709/08/2003
Great Crested GrebeCommon resident. Breeds.2412/09/2000
Red-necked GrebeRare visitor. One record.105/11/2008
Slavonian GrebeRare visitor. 11/10/1995, 15/12/2019.111/10/1995
Black-necked GrebeUncommon visitor.221/03/2018
Honey BuzzardRare visitor. 12/05/1997, 26/05/2001.226/05/2001
Red KiteUncommon passage migrant.108/05/2016
Marsh HarrierUncommon passage migrant. 1 breeding record.424/04/2015
Hen HarrierRare visitor. 04/10/2000, 11/11/2000, 15/10/2011.115/10/2011
SparrowhawkCommon resident. Breeds.516/09/2007
Common BuzzardCommon resident.1411/03/2012
Rough-legged BuzzardRare winter visitor. One record.211/03/2012
OspreyRare passage migrant.214/09/2008
Water RailCommon winter visitor. Rare breeder.1315/01/2014
Spotted CrakeRare passage migrant. One record.127/08/2013
MoorhenCommon resident. Breeds.3125/06/2000
CootCommon resident. Breeds.20630/11/2008
Common CraneRare passage migrant. 18/10/1998, 05/11/2005, 16/06/2012, 18/03/2016.218/03/2016
Stone CurlewRare passage migrant. One record.123/05/1997
AvocetRare passage migrant. 19/05/1996, 02/04/2002, 19/04/2010, 30/04/2017.302/04/2002
OystercatcherCommon passage migrant and summer visitor.715/07/2002
Grey PloverUncommon passage migrant.314/10/2000
Golden PloverFormerly common winter visitor. Now rare passage migrant.500023/01/2004
DotterelRare passage migrant. 26/08/1995, 23/05/1997.123/05/1997
Little Ringed PloverUncommon summer visitor and passage migrant. Breeds.1409/06/2013
Ringed PloverUncommon passage migrant. One breeding attempt 2012.4715/05/2001
Northern LapwingUncommon resident and winter visitor.160028/11/2002
WhimbrelUncommon passage migrant.302/04/2003
CurlewUncommon passage migrant.5002/08/2001
Black-tailed GodwitUncommon passage migrant.5117/11/2000
Bar-tailed GodwitUncommon passage migrant.1216/07/2000
TurnstoneUncommon passage migrant.1912/08/2000
KnotUncommon passage migrant.817/05/2002
RuffUncommon passage migrant.2511/09/1998
Curlew SandpiperUncommon passage migrant.5002/08/2001
Temminck’s StintRare passage migrant. 14/10/1995, 06/03/2000, 29/04/2007, 18/05/2019.318/05/2019
SanderlingUncommon passage migrant.716/05/2002
DunlinUncommon passage migrant.5215/05/2001
Purple SandpiperRare passage migrant. One record.121/11/2004
Little StintUncommon passage migrant.729/09/1994
Buff-breasted SandpiperRare visitor. One record.112/09/1992
Grey PhalaropeRare winter visitor. 04/11/1996, 04/10/2001, 27/12/2011.127/12/2011
Common SandpiperCommon passage migrant.609/08/1997
Green SandpiperUncommon winter visitor and passage migrant.722/08/2001
Spotted RedshankUncommon passage migrant.930/04/2004
GreenshankUncommon passage migrant.1428/04/1997
Lesser YellowlegsRare vagrant. One record.126/11/1995
Wood SandpiperUncommon passage migrant.209/05/2000
Common RedshankUncommon passage migrant.1516/10/2005
Jack SnipeUncommon passage migrant and winter visitor.418/03/2006
WoodcockUncommon winter visitor.226/11/2013
Common SnipeUncommon winter visitor and passage migrant.20030/12/2001
Arctic SkuaRare passage migrant. 26/06/1997, 24/08/1997, 16/09/2011.426/06/1997
Little TernRare passage migrant. One record.129/08/1995
Black TernUncommon passage migrant.4209/05/1993
White-winged Black TernRare passage migrant. One record.129/09/1994
Sandwich TernUncommon passage migrant.407/09/1999
Common TernCommon summer visitor. Breeds.10001/05/1997
Arctic TernUncommon passage migrant.10202/05/1998
KittiwakeRare vagrant. 10/01/1997, 01/04/2009, 02/05/2010, 13/04/2013, 17/04/2013, 26/06/2016.126/06/2016
Black-headed GullCommon resident and winter visitor. Breeds.400010/03/2009
Little GullUncommon passage migrant.1221/04/2003
Mediterranean GullUncommon passage migrant.104/08/2014
Common GullCommon passage migrant and winter visitor.15018/07/2003
Lesser Black-backed GullCommon passage migrant and winter visitor.100027/08/2009
Herring GullCommon passage migrant and winter visitor.120007/01/2009
Yellow-legged GullUncommon passage migrant.809/08/2001
Caspian GullUncommon winter visitor.117/12/2012
Iceland GullRare winter visitor. 27/12/1996,14/01/2002, 29/12/2007, 01/01/2010, 27/12/2011.127/12/2011
Glaucous GullRare winter visitor. 19/12/1997, 14/02/2001, 24/01/2003, 09/02/2003, 01/01/2004.101/01/2004
Great Black-backed GullCommon passage migrant and winter visitor.50016/01/2003
Feral Rock DoveCommon visitor.80001/10/2007
Stock DoveUncommon resident. Breeds.5612/01/2008
Wood PigeonCommon resident and winter visitor. Breeds.102810/02/2008
Collared DoveUncommon visitor.10302/10/2003
Turtle DoveRare passage migrant. Last bred 2004.729/08/1999
CuckooUncommon summer visitor. Breeds.510/05/1999
Barn OwlUncommon resident.220/12/2016
Little OwlUncommon visitor.228/06/2007
Tawny OwlUncommon resident.224/08/2000
Short-eared OwlUncommon winter visitor.130/11/2016
Long-eared OwlRare winter visitor. 03/12/1991, 07/09/1996, 08/12/1996, 10/10/1998.110/10/1998
Common SwiftCommon summer visitor.40031/07/2007
Little SwiftRare vagrant. One record.126/05/2001
KingfisherUncommon resident. Breeds.613/09/2003
Green WoodpeckerCommon resident. Breeds.814/07/2001
Great Spotted WoodpeckerCommon resident. Breeds.405/06/2005
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerRare vagrant. One record.11996
KestrelCommon resident. Breeds.614/03/2006
MerlinRare winter visitor.226/10/2007
HobbyUncommon summer visitor.425/08/2003
Peregrine FalconUncommon resident.314/03/2012
Ring-necked ParakeetRare visitor. Presumed escapes.228/02/2016
Great Grey ShrikeRare winter visitor. One record.111/11/1999
MagpieCommon resident. Breeds.4913/01/2001
JayCommon visitor.505/10/1996
JackdawCommon visitor.82031/01/2015
RookCommon visitor.50110/01/2016
Carrion CrowCommon resident. Breeds.70031/10/2015
RavenUncommon visitor.324/07/2016
GoldcrestCommon winter visitor.1009/10/2016
FirecrestRare vagrant. 13/03/2016, 09/04/2018.113/03/2016
Blue TitCommon resident. Breeds.5010/09/2006
Great TitCommon resident. Breeds.4908/02/2016
Coal TitRare visitor.213/10/2000
Willow TitRare visitor. Last bred 2009.1014/06/2003
Marsh TitRare visitor.225/06/2002
Bearded TitRare winter visitor.613/10/2016
WoodlarkRare vagrant. 14/05/2008, 07/10/2018.114/05/2008
SkylarkUncommon resident and passage migrant.10109/10/2005
Sand MartinCommon summer visitor. Breeds.50006/07/2001
SwallowCommon summer visitor. Breeds.50007/09/2008
House MartinCommon summer visitor.35019/09/2012
Cetti’s WarblerCommon resident. Breeds.1210/05/2015
Long-tailed TitCommon resident. Breeds.6712/09/2010
Yellow-browed WarblerRare vagrant. One record.103/10/2016
Dusky WarblerRare vagrant. One record.107/10/2007
Wood WarblerRare passage migrant. 12/08/1996, 29/04/2001, 26/04/2014.112/08/1996
ChiffchaffCommon summer visitor, passage migrant and winter visitor. Breeds.5111/09/2016
P. c. abietinnusRare vagrant. One record.123/11/2007
P. c. tristisRare winter visitor. 14/01/2007, 28/12/2011, 10/01/2012, 30/03/2014.130/03/2014
Willow WarblerCommon summer visitor and passage migrant. Breeds.2310/04/2005
BlackcapCommon summer visitor. Breeds.5808/05/2016
Garden WarblerCommon summer visitor. Breeds.1611/05/2008
Lesser WhitethroatCommon summer visitor. Breeds.1004/05/2015
Common WhitethroatCommon summer visitor. Breeds.5113/05/2007
Grasshopper WarblerUncommon summer visitor. Breeds.1129/04/2007
Sedge WarblerCommon summer visitor. Breeds.6910/05/2009
Marsh WarblerRare vagrant. One record.114/06/1997
Reed WarblerCommon summer visitor. Breeds.3705/05/2013
Great Reed WarblerRare vagrant. 09/06/1997, 09/05/2016.109/05/2016
WaxwingUncommon winter visitor.15028/03/2005
TreecreeperUncommon winter visitor.202/12/2012
WrenCommon resident. Breeds.6609/11/2014
StarlingCommon visitor. Roosts.1200030/10/2016
Ring OuzelUncommon passage migrant.220/04/2007
BlackbirdCommon resident and winter visitor. Breeds.11713/12/2009
FieldfareCommon winter visitor.10001991
Song ThrushCommon resident and winter visitor.2018/11/2000
RedwingCommon winter visitor.60020/12/2009
Mistle ThrushUncommon visitor.1101/09/1999
Spotted FlycatcherUncommon passage migrant.815/08/2009
RobinCommon resident and winter visitor.8811/10/2015
NightingaleRare passage migrant. 07/05/2001, 15/05/2011.115/05/2011
Pied FlycatcherRare passage migrant. 25/04/2001, 12/04/2015.112/04/2015
Black RedstartRare passage migrant. 23/11/1997, 03/02/2003, 05/04/2012, 02/05/2012, 12/04/2013, 07/05/2013.212/04/2013
Common RedstartUncommon passage migrant.316/04/2013
WhinchatUncommon passage migrant.101999
StonechatUncommon passage migrant and winter visitor.504/03/2001
Northern WheatearUncommon passage migrant.3423/04/2006
O. o. leucorhoaRare passage migrant. 25/09/1999, 12/09/2006, 28/04/2007, 04/05/2014.104/05/2014
DunnockCommon resident. Breeds.5909/10/2011
House SparrowUncommon visitor.6020/08/2006
Tree SparrowUncommon visitor. Last bred 2001.6017/10/2002
Yellow WagtailRare passage migrant. 15/05/2004, 28/04/2006, 22/04/2007.228/04/2006
M. f. flavissimaUncommon summer visitor and passage migrant. Breeds.6515/08/1993
Grey WagtailUncommon resident. Breeds.725/08/2001
White WagtailUncommon passage migrant.307/04/2016
M. a. yarrelliiCommon resident and passage migrant. Breeds.3205/12/2004
Richard’s PipitRare vagrant. One record.129/09/1996
Tree PipitRare passage migrant. 06/05/1995, 08/10/2000, 02/04/2005, 12/10/2008.206/05/1995
Meadow PipitUncommon passage migrant.20504/10/2001
Rock PipitRare passage migrant. 04/11/1996, 20/10/2002, 07/10/2007, 13/10/2009, 23/03/2011, 07/11/2011.107/11/2011
Water PipitRare passage migrant. 25/01/1997, 03/03/1997, 24/03/1998, 07/11/2003, 19/03/2004.203/03/1997
BramblingUncommon winter visitor.818/11/2000
ChaffinchCommon resident. Breeds.7812/10/2014
BullfinchCommon resident. Breeds.3009/11/2014
GreenfinchCommon resident. Breeds.20026/07/2005
LinnetCommon resident. Breeds.12612/09/2004
TwiteRare vagrant. 22/10/1999, 10/04/2013.222/10/1999
Lesser RedpollCommon winter visitor.7214/10/2012
Common RedpollRare winter visitor.18/10/1998, 06/12/2013.106/12/2013
CrossbillRare vagrant. 10/11/1997, 25/08/2003, 03/09/2005, 31/12/2006.910/11/1997
GoldfinchCommon resident. Breeds.22914/09/2002
SiskinUncommon passage migrant and winter visitor.2507/10/2001
YellowhammerRare winter visitor.1114/09/2003
Reed BuntingCommon resident. Breeds.4714/06/2015
Corn BuntingRare vagrant. 06/03/2007, 27/12/2007.127/12/2007
Running Total Species – 221

Appendix 1 – Escapes

SpeciesStatusMax CountDate of Max Count
Black SwanUncommon visitor.203/10/2001
Lesser Canada Goose 113/02/2000
Bar-headed Goose 301/05/1996
Ross’s Goose 107/09/1996
Emperor Goose 113/12/1996
Argentine Blue-bill 122/03/2002
Peruvian Ruddy Duck 127/08/2007
Sacred Ibis 121/07/2012
African Spoonbill 117/08/2005
Saker 106/11/1999
Cockatiel 130/05/1999
Running Total Species – 232

Appendix 2 – Hybrids, etc.

SpeciesStatusMax CountDate of Max Count
Greylag x Canada Goose 924/08/2000
Barnacle x Canada Goose 31997
Shoveler x Pintail 129/12/1999
Pochard x Tufted Duck 123/09/1994
Roseate x Common Tern 101/06/1993
Running Total Species – 237

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