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THE BIRD PAGE

 

If you're a bit of a birder, this is the holiday home for you - especially if you're fascinated by birds that frequent estuaries. We are extremely lucky in that at low tide, all the estuary birds seem to congregate at the bend in the river directly in front of the house, affording us with the most superb view of all their antics!

We have a powerful telescope for your use, 80mm 28x - 45x which brings all the birds into sharp focus, together with a hefty tome of a bird-identifying book.

One of the most fascinating birds is a lone male osprey who lives on the estuary and hasn't actually migrated for the last seven years so he's there year-round!

Below is a list of all the birds that have been seen on or around the estuary......so far........!

(This list very kindly produced by local resident John Stiles)

Red-throated Diver
Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Slavonian Grebe
Cormorant
Little Egret
Grey Heron
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
Brent Goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
Mallard
Shoveler
Teal
Tufted Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
Osprey
Kestrel
Red-legged Partridge
Coot
Oystercatcher
Ringed Plover
Golden Plover
Lapwing
Turnstone
Dunlin
Curlew
Black-tailed Godwit
Redshank
Common Sandpiper
Black-headed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Common Tern
Woodpigeon
Collared Dove
Turtle Dove
Cuckoo
Tawny Owl
Little Owl
Swift
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Skylark
Sand Martin
Swallow
House Martin
Tree Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Blackbird
Fieldfare
Redwing
Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Cetti's Warbler
Garden Warbler
Whitethroat
Blackcap
Wood Warbler
Chiffchaff
Goldcrest
Spotted Flycatcher
Marsh Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Nuthatch
Starling
Jay
Magpie
Jackdaw
Carrion Crow
Rook
Tree Sparrow
House Sparrow
Chaffinch
Siskin
Greenfinch
Golfinch
Bullfinch
Linnet
Corn Bunting
Yellowhammer
Cirl Bunting
Spoonbill
and more..........

The following have also been spotted at other local sites:

Greenshank
Moorhen
Marsh Harrier
Kingfisher
Snipe
Reed Warbler
Peregrine
Gadwall
Rock Pipet
Wheatear
Chough
Redstart
Black Redstart
Raven
Stonechat
Whinchat
and more..........

This wonderful website fatbirder.com is the premier web resource about birds, birding & birdwatching for birders - hundreds of pages & tens of thousands of links about birding everywhere in the world.

 

 
Curlew
Spoonbill

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