St Nicks

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Birds

The following 32 species of birds have been regularly recorded on the reserve since 2011, all year round or in the appropriate season. Those marked with * are known to have bred on the reserve during the recording period. All photos were taken at St Nicks by our Wildwatch volunteers or staff members, or Lewis Outing. Click on the image to enlarge it and right click if you would like to see credit where due.

For the latest sightings, please see the Wildwatch Group’s blog and let us have yours!

For more unusual and sporadic sightings see this page.

 

Blackbird bathing, March 2015, by Lewis OutingBlackbird*
Turdus merula


 

Blackcap (June 2016, by Lewis Outing)

Blackcap*
Sylvia atricapilla

(click here for a blog post about this species)


 

Blue Tit (by Lewis Outing 2017)Blue Tit*
Cyanistes caeruleus


 

Bullfinch couple - female (left, by Lewis Outing), male (right, by Ian Traynor)Bullfinch*
Pyrrhula pyrrhula

(click here for a blog post about this species)


 

Carrion Crow*
Corvus corone


 

Chaffinch
Fringilla coelebs


 

Chiffchaff young being fed, by Ian Traynor 2014Chiffchaff*
Phylloscopus collybita (2016 recorded into November)

(click here for a blog post about this species)


 

Coal Tit
Periparus ater


 

Collared Dove
Streptopelia decaocto



Kingfisher with fish, by Ian Traynor 2011
Common Kingfisher 
Alcedo atthis

(click here for a blog post about this species)


 

Dunnock, by Ian TraynorDunnock*
Prunella modularis

(click here for a blog post about this species)


 

Goldcrest, by Ian TraynorGoldcrest
Regulus regulus

(click here for a blog post about this species)


 

Goldfinch, by Ian TraynorGoldfinch
Carduelis carduelis


 

Great Spotted Woodpecker, by IanTraynor 2014Great Spotted Woodpecker
Dendrocopos major


 

Great Tit, by Ian TraynorGreat Tit*
Parus major


 

Greenfinch, by Ian TraynorGreenfinch
Chloris chloris


 

Grey Wagtail on Osbaldwick Beck, by Ian TraynorGrey Wagtail
Motacilla cinerea

(click here for a blog post about this species)


 

House Sparrow
Passer domesticus


 

Jackdaw
Corvus monedula


 

Long-tailed Tit (by Ian Traynor)Long-tailed Tit*
Aegitholos caudatus

(click here for a blog post about this species)


 

Magpies - juvenile begging (by Ian Traynor 2014)Magpie*
Pica pica

(click here for a blog post about this species)


 

Mallards - female with ducklings on the left, male on the right (2009)Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos


 

Moorhen in a tree (by Ian Traynor 2014)Moorhen
Gallinula chloropus


 

Redwing, by Ian TraynorRedwing
Turdus iliacus


 

Robins - juvenile left by I Traynor, adult right by L OutingRobin*
Erithacus rubecula

(click here for a blog post about this species)


Siskin on Alder, by Ian TraynorSiskin
Spinus spinus

(click here for a blog post about this species)


 

Song Thrush, by Ian TraynorSong Thrush*
Turdus philomelus


 

Sparrowhawk
Accipiter nisus


 

Tawny Owl
Strix aluco


 

Tree Creaper, by Lewis Outing 2015Treecreeper
Certhia familiaris


 

Wood Pigeon, by Ian TraynorWood Pigeon*
Columba palumbus


 

Wren singing, by Ian Traynor 2014Wren *
Troglodytes troglodytes

(click here for a blog post about this species)


 

Birds regularly seen flying over in season

 

This page was last updated 23 Jan 2019