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Ver Valley Bird List - birds seen along the Ver Valley since 2000
Common birds seen all year
Birds seen mainly winter months only
Birds seen mainly summer months only
Rarer birds
Species Status Season Breeding Comments
Little Grebe Common All Year Yes  
Great Crested Grebe Common All Year Yes  
Cormorant Common All Year Yes  
Little Egret Common All Year No Breed at lake since 2014
Grey Heron Common All Year Yes Breeding Colony at Lake
Mute Swan Common All Year Yes  
Greylag Goose Common All Year Yes  
Canada Goose Common All Year Yes  
Ruddy Shelduck Rare Vagrant   1 seen 2009
Mandarin Rare Vagrant    
Wigeon Rare Winter Visitor    
Gadwall Common All Year Yes  
Teal Common Winter Visitor    
Mallard Common All Year Yes  
Pintail Very Rare Vagrant    
Shoveler Common Winter Visitor    
Pochard Common Winter Visitor    
Ruddy Duck Common Winter Visitor  
Osprey Very Rare Vagrant  

1 seen Sept 2009 - Park Street

1 seen Redbournbury Aug 2015

Red Kite Common All Year Yes Seen regularly since 2006
Marsh Harrier Very Rare Vagrant   1 seen 2001
Goshawk Very Rare All Year Possible  
Sparrowhawk Common All Year Yes  
Buzzard Common All Year Yes  
Kestrel Common All Year Yes  
Merlin Very Rare Vagrant   Female present for few days In Nov 2008
Hobby Common Summer Visitor Some Years Seen mainly on passage
Peregrine Very Rare Vagrant   Passage only
Red-legged Partridge Common All Year Yes Introduced species bred for shooting
Grey Partridge Common All Year Yes Declining breeding species
Pheasant Common All Year Yes Introduced species bred for shooting
Water Rail Rare Winter Visitor  
Moorhen Common All Year Yes  
Coot Common All Year Yes  
Crane Very Rare Vagrant   5 birds flew over in 2005
Little Ringed Plover Very Rare Vagrant Yes Bred in 2001 and 2009
Ringed Plover Very Rare Vagrant    
Golden Plover Common Winter Visitor   Passage only
Lapwing Common All Year Yes Passage and breeding bird
Dunlin Very Rare Vagrant   6 seen 2001
Jack Snipe Very Rare Vagrant   Passage only
Snipe Common Winter Visitor Previously breeding species
Woodcock Very Rare Vagrant   Passage only
Redshank Rare Vagrant   Passage only
Greenshank Rare Winter Visitor   Passage only
Green Sandpiper Rare Winter Visitor    
Common Sandpiper Very Rare Vagrant   Passage only
Black-headed Gull Common All Year    
Common Gull Common All Year    
Lesser Black-backed Gull Common All Year    
Herring Gull Common All Year    
Great Black-backed Gull Rare Vagrant   Passage only
Common Tern Rare Vagrant   Passage only
Feral/ Rock Pigeon Common All Year Yes  
Stock Dove Common All Year Yes  
Woodpigeon Common All Year Yes  
Collared Dove Common All Year Yes  
Turtle Dove Very Rare Vagrant   Passage only - did breed previously
Ring-necked Parakeet Rare Vagrant   Introduced species spreading through home counties
Cuckoo Common Summer Visitor Yes Declining breeding species
Barn Owl Common All Year Yes  
Little Owl Common All Year Yes  
Tawny Owl Common All Year Yes  
Short-eared Owl Very Rare Winter Visitor   1 seen in the 2015/16 winter
Swift Common Summer Visitor Yes  
Kingfisher Common All Year Yes  
Green Woodpecker Common All Year Yes  
Great Spotted Woodpecker Common All Year Yes  
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Very Rare All Year Possible Declining breeding species
Skylark Common All Year Yes  
Sand Martin Rare Summer Visitor   Passage only
Swallow Common Summer Visitor Yes  
House Martin Common Summer Visitor Yes  
Meadow Pipit Common All Year   Mainly passage only
Yellow Wagtail Rare Summer Visitor Breeding some years
Grey Wagtail Common All Year Yes  
Pied Wagtail Common All Year Yes  
Bohemian Waxwing Rare Vagrant   Influx some winters
Wren Common All Year Yes  
Dunnock Common All Year Yes  
Robin Common All Year Yes  
Black Redstart Very Rare Vagrant   Passage only
Redstart Very Rare Vagrant   Passage only
Whinchat Rare Vagrant   Passage only
Stonechat Rare Winter Visitor   Over winters most years
Wheatear Rare Vagrant   Passage only
Song Thrush Common All Year Yes  
Redwing Common Winter Visitor    
Mistle Thrush Common All Year Yes  
Fieldfare Common Winter Visitor    
Blackbird Common All Year Yes  
Ring Ouzel Very Rare Passage   Male on Passage in April 2007
Grasshopper Warbler Very Rare Passage   Passage only - did breed previously
Sedge Warbler Common Summer Visitor Yes  
Reed Warbler Common Summer Visitor Yes  
Lesser Whitethroat Common Summer Visitor Yes  
Whitethroat Common Summer Visitor Yes  
Garden Warbler Common Summer Visitor Yes  
Blackcap Common Summer Visitor Yes  
Wood Warbler Very Rare Vagrant   Passage only - seen 2006
Chiffchaff Common Summer Visitor Yes  
Willow Warbler Common Summer Visitor Yes  
Goldcrest Common All Year Yes  
Firecrest Very Rare Vagrant    
Spotted Flycatcher Rare Summer Visitor Yes Breeds most years
Long-tailed Tit Common All Year Yes  
Marsh Tit Rare All Year
Coal Tit Common All Year Yes  
BlueTit Common All Year Yes  
Great Tit Common All Year Yes  
Nuthatch Common All Year Yes  
Treecreeper Common All Year Yes  
Jay Common All Year Yes  
Magpie Common All Year Yes  
Jackdaw Common All Year Yes  
Rook Common All Year Yes  
Carrion Crow Common All Year Yes  
Raven Very Rare All Year   Now breeding
Starling Common All Year Yes  
House Sparrow Common All Year Yes  
Tree Sparrow Rare Vagrant   Breeding colony nearby
Chaffinch Common All Year Yes  
Brambling Rare Winter Visitor   Good numbers some winters
Greenfinch Common All Year Yes  
Goldfinch Common All Year Yes  
Siskin Rare Winter Visitor   Good numbers some winters
Linnet Common All Year Yes  
Common Redpoll Rare Winter Visitor   Good numbers some winters
Crossbill Very Rare Winter Visitor    
Bullfinch Common All Year Yes  
Yellowhammer Common All Year Yes  
Reed Bunting Common All Year Yes  
Corn Bunting Very Rare All Year    
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