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Recording and Publishing Data on our Wildlife

  

 

Thrushes, Flycatchers, Wagtails, Pipits,
Sparrows, Finches & Buntings
 

RING OUZEL Turdus torquatus
Scarce and local breeding bird in the hills; uncommon double passage migrant

BLACKBIRD Turdus merula
Abundant breeding resident and winter visitor; common double passage migrant, more evident in autumn

FIELDFARE Turdus pilaris
Common to abundant winter visitor and passage migrant

SONG THRUSH Turdus philomelos
Abundant breeding resident, common winter visitor and passage migrant

REDWING Turdus iliacus
Abundant double passage migrant and winter visitor

MISTLE THRUSH Turdus viscivorus
Common breeding resident; some autumn passage/dispersal

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER Muscicapa striata
Fairly common breeding bird and double passage migrant.

ROBIN Erithacus rubecula
Abundant breeding resident, autumn passage migrant and winter visitor

THRUSH NIGHTINGALE
Vagrant

NIGHTINGALE
Vagrant

BLUETHROAT* Luscinia svecica
Vagrant.
One at Adlcliffe in May 2008

Bluethroat

BLACK REDSTART Phoenicurus ochruros
Rare breeding bird, uncommon double passage migrant and winter visitor

REDSTART Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Fairly common breeding bird and double passage migrant

WHINCHAT Saxicola rubetra
Uncommon breeding bird on eastern hills; common double passage migrant

SIBERIAN STONECHAT
Vagrant

STONECHAT Saxicola torquata
Uncommon and local breeding bird; uncommon passage migrant and winter visitor

WHEATEAR Oenanthe oenanthe
Fairly common though local breeding bird; common double passage migrant

PIED WHEATEAR
Vagrant

BLACK-EARED WHEATEAR
Vagrant

DESERT WHEATEAR
Vagrant. Latest one at Crosby in October 2008.

RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER
Vagrant

PIED FLYCATCHER Ficedula hypoleuca
Uncommon breeding bird and passage migrant.

DUNNOCK Prunella modularis
Abundant breeding resident and uncommon double passage migrant

HOUSE SPARROW Passer domesticus
Abundant but decreasing resident.

TREE SPARROW Passer montanus
Fairly common but declining breeding bird. Flocks in winter also decreasing.

BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL Motacilla flava flava
Scarce passage migrant, mostly in spring

YELLOW WAGTAIL Motacilla flava flavissima
Uncommon and declining summer visitor; fairly common passage migrant

CITRINE WAGTAIL
Vagrant

GREY WAGTAIL Motacilla cinerea
Fairly common breeding bird, mainly on upland streams in the east; common passage migrant, especially in autumn. Widespread in small numbers in winter

WHITE WAGTAIL Motacilla alba alba
Spring passage migrant in variable numbers, mainly coastal; much scarcer in autumn

PIED WAGTAIL Motacilla alba yarrellii
Common and widespread breeding bird and winter visitor; abundant double passage migrant

RICHARD’S PIPIT* Anthus novaeseelandiae
Rare passage migrant, mostly in autumn

TAWNY PIPIT
Vagrant

TREE PIPIT Anthus trivialis
Uncommon and local breeding bird in the north and east; fairly common double passage migrant

MEADOW PIPIT Anthus pratensis
Abundant breeding bird, especially in the east, and double passage migrant; scarcer in winter

RED-THROATED PIPIT
Vagrant

ROCK PIPIT Anthus petrosus
Uncommon winter visitor and passage migrant, mainly in autumn

WATER PIPIT Anthus spinoletta
Uncommon winter visitor and scarce passage migrant

CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs
Abundant breeding bird, passage migrant and winter visitor.

BRAMBLING Fringilla montifringilla
Winters in variable numbers. Fairly common double passage migrant, mostly in autumn.

SERIN Serinus serinus
Vagrant

GREENFINCH Carduelis chloris
Abundant breeding bird. Some autumn movement, flocks in winter.

GOLDFINCH Carduelis carduelis
Common breeding resident and passage migrant. Flocks in winter.Goldfinch

SISKIN Carduelis spinus
Uncommon recent breeding colonist. Double passage migrant and winter visitor.

LINNET Carduelis cannabina
Common breeding resident. Double passage migrant, abundant winter flocks in the west.

TWITE Carduelis flavirostris
Scarce and decreasing breeder. Winters on some coasts.

LESSER REDPOLL Carduelis cabaret
Fairly common but decreasing breeding bird. Common double passage migrant and winter visitor.

COMMON REDPOLL Carduelis flammea
Scarce winter visitor

ARCTIC REDPOLL Carduelis hornemanni
Vagrant

CROSSBILL Loxia curvirostra
Rare breeding bird. Occasional irruptive movements.

COMMON ROSEFINCH Carpodacus erythrinus
Vagrant

BULLFINCH Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Common breeding resident.
Bullfinch

HAWFINCH Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Rare and localised breeding resident. Woodwell is the only semi-reliable site in Lancashire.

SNOW BUNTING Plectrophenax nivalis
Uncommon winter visitor to summits and coasts.

SONG SPARROW Melospiza melodia
Vagrant

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW Zonotrichia leucophrys
Vagrant

DARK-EYED JUNCO Junco hyemalis
Vagrant

YELLOWHAMMER Emberiza citrinella
Fairly common but decreasing resident, mostly in the south. Scarce autumn passage migrant.

CIRL BUNTING Emberiza cirlus
Vagrant

ORTOLAN Emberiza hortulana
Vagrant

LITTLE BUNTING Emberiza pusilla
Vagrant

REED BUNTING Emberiza schoeniclus
Common breeding bird and winter visitor. Double passage migrant.

CORN BUNTING Emberiza calandra
Common breeding bird in the south-west and Fylde.

BLACKPOLL WARBLER Dendroica striata
Vagrant

OVENBIRD Seirus aurocapillus
A wing was washed up on the beach at Formby in January 1969.

 

Swans to Game Birds

Divers to Herons

Raptors to Rails

Waders

Skuas to Sandgrouse

Pigeons to Swallows

Warblers to Starlings

Bittern by Tony Disley
  Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society
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