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Recording and Publishing Data on our Wildlife

  

 

Pigeons, Owls, Swifts, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Larks, Swallows, Pipts & Thrushes
 

FERAL PIGEON Columba livia
Abundant and widely-distributed breeding resident

STOCK DOVE Columba oenas
Fairly common breeding resident; local flocks in winter

WOODPIGEON Columba palumbus
Abundant breeding resident; widespread winter flocks

COLLARED DOVE Streptopelia decaocto
Common breeding resident, more local in the east; some coastal passage 
Collared Dove

TURTLE DOVE Streptopelia turtur
Rare breeding visitor to the south-west; scarce passage migrant elsewhere

RING-NECKED PARAKEET
Feral birds seen occasionally.

CUCKOO Cuculus canorus
Uncommon breeding bird and double passage migrant, more numerous in spring

BARN OWL Tyto alba
Uncommon breeding resident; most numerous in the south-west and the Fylde

LITTLE OWL Athene noctua
Fairly common and widespread breeding resident

TAWNY OWL Strix aluco
Common and widespread breeding resident

LONG-EARED OWL Asio otus
Scarce and local breeding bird; uncommon passage migrant and winter visitor

SHORT-EARED OWL Asio flammeus
Scarce upland breeding bird; uncommon passage migrant and winter visitor

TENGMALM'S OWL
Vagrant

NIGHTJAR
Former breeding bird but now less than annual very rare migrant.

SWIFT Apus apus
Common summer visitor and abundant passage migrant

PALLID SWIFT Apus pallidus
Vagrant. First record at Seaforth and Crosby during the spring of 2009

ALPINE SWIFT
Vagrant

LITTLE SWIFT
Vagrant

KINGFISHER Alcedo atthis
Uncommon but widely-distributed breeding bird, mainly in the east; post-breeding dispersal westwards

EUROPEAN BEE-EATER
Vagrant

ROLLER
Vagrant

HOOPOE* Upupa epops
Rare passage migrant

GREEN WOODPECKER Picus viridis
Uncommon and local breeding resident, mostly in the north and east

GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER Dendrocopos major
Common and widespread breeding resident; some autumn dispersal/passage

LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER Dendrocopos minor
Scarce and local breeding resident

GOLDEN ORIOLE Oriolus oriolus
Vagrant

ISABELINE SHRIKE Lanius isabellinus
Vagrant

RED-BACKED SHRIKE
Very rare visitor.

GREAT GREY SHRIKE Lanius excubitor
Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant.

WOODCHAT SHRIKE
Vagrant

CHOUGH Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Vagrant. A flurry of recent recods from Silverdale and the Fylde.

MAGPIE Pica pica
Abundant resident

JAY Garrulus glandarius
Common resident. Occasional irruptions, some winter dispersal.

BLUE JAY Cyanocitta cristata
Vagrant. One recorded in 2003 could end up being Britain's first if accepted.

NUTCRACKER Nucifraga caryocatactes
Vagrant. The only records are from 1968 during a large influx into Britain.

JACKDAW Corvus monedula
Common breeding resident, some autumn movement.

ROOK Corvus frugilegus
Abundant resident.

CARRION CROW Corvus corone
Abundant breeding bird. Some southward movement in October.

HOODED CROW Corvus cornix
Scarce winter visitor; has bred with Carrion Crow.

RAVEN Corvus corax
Scarce but widespread breeding bird.

GOLDCREST Regulus regulus
Fairly common breeding bird, especially in the east. Common double passage migrant and winter visitor in variable numbers.

FIRECREST Regulus ignicapilla
Uncommon passage migrant, scarce in winter.

EURASIAN PENDULINE TIT Remiz pendulinus
Vagrant first recorded in 2004.

BLUE TIT Parus caeruleus
Abundant breeding bird. Marked autumn passage.

GREAT TIT Parus major
Abundant breeding bird, less common on autumn passage than Blue Tit.

CRESTED TIT Parus cristatus
Old record.

COAL TIT Parus ater
Common breeding bird. Some irruptive movements in autumn.

WILLOW TIT Parus montanus
Uncommon breeder in the birch copses of the south-west. Very rare elsewhere.

MARSH TIT Parus palustris
Uncommon breeder, virtually absent south of the Ribble and in the Fylde.

BEARDED TIT (Bearded Reedling) Panurus biarmicus
Resident at Leighton Moss. Autumn and winter dispersal to Marton Mere, Blackpool. Rare elsewhere.

WOODLARK
Vagrant

SKYLARK Alauda arvensis
Abundant breeding bird and winter visitor; common passage migrant

SHORE LARK Eremophila alpestris
Scarce and irregular winter visitor and passage migrant

SAND MARTIN Riparia riparia
Common but local breeding bird, mainly in the east; abundant double passage migrant

SWALLOW Hirundo rustica
Abundant breeding bird and double passage migrant

HOUSE MARTIN Delichon urbica
Common and widespread breeding bird; abundant passage migrant

RED-RUMPED SWALLOW
Vagrant

 

Swans to Game Birds

Divers to Herons

Raptors to Rails

Waders

Skuas to Sandgrouse

Warblers to Starlings

Thrushes to Buntings

Bittern by Tony Disley
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