Watch the birdie! (8th November 2011)

Watch the birdie! (8th November 2011)

Sutcliffe Park bird list

Park Ranger, John Beckham, visits Sutcliffe Park from time to time as part of his duties.

During 2010 and 2011 John recorded an impressive list of 38 bird species he saw (and/or heard) in the park.

A significant number are birds associated with water. They certainly wouldn’t have been found in the park before the River Quaggy was handsomely restored here in 2004.

To John’s list might be added the little ringed plover, common sandpiper, yellow wagtail, linnet and a rare over-wintering jack snipe – all recorded back in 2004/2005.

Any other sightings, let us know.

Great Crested Grebe, Reed Warbler, Little Egret

Great Crested Grebe, Reed Warbler, Little Egret

Records of all forms of wildlife – plants, fungi, insects, birds, bats, etc – are invaluable. Regular surveys with counts or estimates of species numbers are particularly useful for managing habitats.

The Quaggy is studded with parks and open green spaces along its banks so plenty of work for any volunteer naturalists out there.

Do get in touch if you can help.

Here is John’s list:

  • GREAT CRESTED GREBE
  • CANADA GOOSE
  • COOT
  • LITTLE EGRET
  • ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET
  • GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
  • PIED WAGTAIL
  • DUNNOCK
  • MISTLE THRUSH
  • BLUE TIT
  • MAGPIE
  • STARLING
  • GREENFINCH
  • LITTLE GREBE
  • MALLARD
  • MOORHEN
  • WOODPIGEON
  • SWIFT
  • GREEN WOODPECKER
  • GREY WAGTAIL
  • ROBIN
  • REED WARBLER
  • GREAT TIT
  • CARRION CROW
  • HOUSE SPARROW
  • GOLDFINCH
  • GREY HERON
  • TUFTED DUCK
  • BLACK HEADED GULL
  • COLLARED DOVE
  • KINGFISHER
  • HOUSE MARTIN
  • WREN
  • SONG THRUSH
  • GOLDCREST
  • LONG TAILED TIT
  • JAY
  • CHAFFINCH
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