5 November 2004

Patch List

This is a list of birds I have seen on my local patch, a wide area of land to the east of Leamington Spa. For more information about my patch, click here.

Update #1: When I picked this list up in October 2014 for the first time in many a long year, the most recent note said: "Total to 1st March 2009: 101 species. Most recent new species - Golden Plover, more than 100 seen wheeling high over fields between Offchurch and Hunningham." Well, I might not have done a huge amount of birding in recent years, but that was due an update. To the list I was able to add Stonechat (Leam Valley, 2009); Black-Necked Grebe (Napton, 2011); and Great Grey Shrike (Napton, 2010). Total now 104.

Update #2: In May 2016 I found a Red Kite near Napton; in early August a Redstart at the reservoir. As a result my patch list now stands at 106.

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Black-Necked Grebe
Cormorant (Great) Phalacrocorax carbo
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
Wigeon Anas penelope
Gadwall Anas strepera
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Teal Anas crecca
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Pochard Aythya ferina
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Goosander Mergus merganser
Red Kite Milvus milvus
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Buzzard Buteo buteo
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Hobby Falco subbuteo
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Water Rail
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Coot Fulica atra
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Lapwing (Northern) Vanellus vanellus
Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Common Gull Larus Canus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Feral Pigeon Columba livia
Stock Dove Columba oenas
Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Little Owl Athene noctua
Swift Apus apus
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Sky Lark Alauda arvensis
Sand Martin Riparia riparia
Swallow (Barn) Hirundo rustica
House Martin Delichon urbica
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Pied Wagtail / White Motacilla alba
Wren Troglodytes Troglodytes
Dunnock Prunella modularis
Robin Erithacus rubecula
Common Redstart
Blackbird Turdus merula
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Redwing Turdus iliacus
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
Cetti’s Warbler Cettia cetti
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
Marsh Tit Parus palustris
Willow Tit Parus montanus
Coal Tit Parus ater
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus
Great Tit Parus major
Nuthatch Sitta europaea
Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
Jay Garrulus glandarius
Magpie (Common) Pica pica
Jackdaw Corvus monedula
Rook Corvus frugilegus
Carrion Crow Corvus corone
Raven Corvus corax
Starling Sturnus vulgaris
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Siskin Carduelis spinus
Linnet Carduelis cannabina
Corn Bunting
Reed Bunting

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