Annual Bird Information

This is an indicative list which gives a general outline and guide to what may be seen. For further reference I suggest the RSPB Bird books.

OCTOBER

The month of shorter days, longer nights and colder weather, with all resident birds preparing for the winter to come. The first winter visitors arrive towards the end of the month, the rest will follow in November.

RESIDENT BIRDS

Blackbird

Robin

Thrush

Crow

Rook

Jackdaw

Dunnock

Gulls

Wagtails

Buzzard

Cormorant

Partridge

Owls

Jay

Wood Pigeon

Woodpecker

Wren

Sparrow

Tits

Finches

Magpie

Pheasant

Kestrel

Kingfisher

Plover

WINTER VISITING BIRDS
Fieldfare
Redwing
Brambling
Artic Starling
Lapwing
RESIDENT DUCKS & GEESE

Mallard

Moorhen

Golden Eye

Mute Swan

Little Egret

Greylag Goose

Gadwall

Common Scoter

Coot

Tufted Duck

Grebe

Grey Heron

Shelduck

Canada Goose

Pochard

WINTER VISITING DUCKS & GEESE

Brent
Geese

Bewicks
Swans

Pink Footed
Geese

Barnacle
Geese

Wigeon

Teal