Dawlish Warren Bird List

This page lists all species recorded from Dawlish Warren Recording Area. A total of 308 species have been recorded at the Warren with a further 29 species only recorded as escapees/releases. This list follows the latest taxonomic order from the BOU.

The Recording Area covers some 210 hectares (505 acres) however, only c.35% of this consists of terrestrial habitats.  The sandspit from Langstone Rock at the western end to the end of Warren Point is only 2.25 kilometres long (1.4 miles) and roughly 0.4 kilometres wide (0.25 miles).

It is the intention to try to locate Dawlish Warren photographs of as many species as possible.   If you can help, please get in touch.
Last updated 25/09/21.

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Dark-bellied Brent Goose                    Branta (b.) bernicla

Abundant autumn and early winter visitor, uncommon in spring, rare in summer.

© Alan Keatley
 

Pale-bellied Brent Goose                    Branta (bernicla) hrota

Annual winter visitor and spring migrant, fewer in autumn.



© Alan Keatley

 

Black Brant                                          Branta (bernicla) nigricans

Vagrant; four records. All adults.

  • 29 Oct - 8 Nov 2017

  • 27 Sep 2013 ~ 9 Mar 2014

  • 15 & 22 Feb 2009

  • Nov 1988


Mar 2014 © Lee Collins

 

Red-breasted Goose                            Branta ruficollis

Vagrant; one record. Two recent records were both escapes.

  • 6-9 Oct, 13 Nov & 23-28 Dec 2010

  • 18 Feb & 23-28 Dec 2010

  • 1828


Escape, Feb 2010 © Simon Thurgood

 

Canada Goose                                     Branta canadensis

Increasing common often abundant in autumn and early winter. Regular breeder.

© John Lee

 

Barnacle Goose                                   Branta leucopsis

Rare wild migrant and winter visitor, infrequent feral/escapee autumn and winter visitor.

(with Pale-bellied Brent) © Alan Keatley

 

Ridgeway's Cackling Goose                Branta hutchinsii

Escapee; one record,

  • 29 Sep 2016

Bar-headed Goose                               Branta indicus

Escapee; Scarce annual visitor.


© Colin Scott

 

Snow Goose                                        Anser caerulescens

Escapee; two records, returning bird.

  • 5-7 Sep 2021

  • 27 Sep - 1 Oct 2020

 

Greylag Goose                                     Anser anser

Rare wild migrant and winter visitor, infrequent feral autumn and winter visitor.


© Lee Collins

 

Pink-footed Goose                               Anser brachyrhynchus

Vagrant; one record. a previous escapee/feral record.

  • 18 Sep 2010 - first winter

  • 23 Sep 1998 - Exe longstayer with Canada Geese

European White-fronted Goose           Anser a. albifrons

Rare migrant and winter visitor.

Nov 2013 © Simon Thurgood


Mute Swan                                         
Cygnus olor

Usually resident in small numbers, common in autumn, recently scarce early year, has bred.

© Simon Thurgood

 

Black Swan                                         Cygnus atratus

Escapee/feral; Scarce annual visitor.

 

Bewick's Swan                                    Cygnus columbianus bewickii

Previously very rare autumn migrant and winter visitor, now vagrant.

 

Whooper Swan                                    Cygnus c. cygnus

Rare autumn migrant and winter visitor.


10/06/2007 © Dave Smallshire

 

Egyptian Goose                                   Alopochen aegyptiacus

Rare feral visitor/escapee.

 

© David Flack

 

Shelduck                                             Tadorna tadorna

Common winter visitor, uncommon to June, scarce late summer, has bred.


© Simon Thurgood

 

Muscovy Duck                                     Cairina mschata

Feral/escapee; four records.

  • 7-8 Mar 2019

  • 30 Mar 2015

  • 20 Sep 2008

  • 5 Feb 2007

Ruddy Shelduck                                  Tadorna ferruginea

Feral/escapee; five records.

  • 4 & 29 Apr 2021

  • 7 Oct 2003 (5) - flew SW

  • 9 & 11 Jul 1995

  • 5 Aug 1993

  • 29 Oct 1986


29/04/21 © Lee Collins

 

Cape Shelduck                                    Tadorna cana

Escapee; one record.

  • 10-11 Nov 2005 (2)

Fulvous Whistling Duck                        Dendrocygna bicolor

Escapee; one record.

  • 12 Dec 2004

White-faced Whistling Duck                 Dendrocygna viduata

Escapee; one record.

  • 29 Sep 2003

Mandarin                                              Aix galericulata

Vagrant; seven records.

03/04/2016 © Matt Laing

 

Garganey                                             Spatula querquedula         

Rare spring migrant and autumn vagrant.


11/4/2018 © Lee Collins

 

Northern Shoveler                               Spatula clypeata

Annual autumn migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in summer.


© Alan Keatley

 

Gadwall                                               Mareca strepera

Recently annual autumn migrant and winter visitor, scarce in spring.

© Lee Collins

 

Chiloe Wigeon                                    Mareca sibilatrix

Escapee; two records. Both drakes, one returning for five winters.

  • 5 Jan ~ 17 Feb 2010

  • 2 Jan 2009

  • 6 Mar 2008

  • 1 ~ 29 Jan, 7 Oct, 15 & 24 Dec 2007

  • 11-12 Feb, 4 Mar, 7 Dec 2006

  • 28 Nov 1998


Jan 2010 © Ivan Lakin

 

Eurasian Wigeon                                 Mareca penelope

Very abundant late autumn migrant and early winter visitor, less so in late winter and early spring. Rare in summer.


© Simon Thurgood

 

American Wigeon                                Mareca americana

Vagrant; three records. All drakes.

  • 23 Oct 2011 - 11 Feb 2012

  • 7 Apr 2011

  • 27 Oct, 13 Dec 1990 - 19 Jan 1991


Dec 2011 © Lee Collins

 

Mallard                                                Anas platyrhynchos

Common late autumn and winter visitor, present throughout most of the year.


© Colin Scott


Northern Pintail                                  
Anas acuta

Uncommon autumn migrant and winter visitor, rare in spring.


© Lee Collins

 

Eurasian Teal                                      Anas crecca

Very abundant late autumn and early winter visitor, scarce through to Apr. Very rare in summer.


© Alan Keatley

 

Red-crested Pochard                           Netta rufina

Vagrant; five records.

  • 5 Oct 2018 - first winter male

  • 11 Nov 2013 - fem/imm

  • 17-18 Apr 1999 - female

  • 20 Sep 1997 - eclipse male

  • 14 Jan 1982 - male

Pochard                                               Aythya ferina

Previously near annual, now very rare late autumn migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in summer.

                                                           

Tufted Duck                                         Aythya fuligula

Previously rare, recently annual autumn migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in spring and summer.

© Dave Jewell 


Greater Scaup                                    
Aythya marila

Near-annual winter visitor and rare autumn migrant.

© Alan Keatley

 

Common Eider                                     Somateria m. mollissima

Absent to common visitor throughout the year.

© Matt Knott


Surf Scoter                                         
Melanitta perspicillata

Rare migrant; nine records of at least 12 birds.

Nov 2010 © Lee Collins

 

Velvet Scoter                                       Melanitta fusca

Recently an uncommon winter visitor, scarce migrant, vagrant in summer.

 

 

Common Scoter                                   Melanitta nigra

Sporadically common sometimes abundant throughout the year.

© Alan Keatley

 

Long-tailed Duck                                 Clangula hyemalis

Annual winter visitor, scarce spring and autumn migrant, vagrant in summer.

© Lee Collins 


Goldeneye                                          
Bucephala clangula

Uncommon, rarely common winter visitor, vagrant in spring.

© Simon Thurgood

 

Smew                                                  Mergellus albellus

Formerly very rare winter visitor, now vagrant.

 

Goosander                                           Mergus merganser

Rare autumn migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in spring.


© Lee Collins 


Red-breasted Merganser                    
Mergus serrator

Previously common to abundant winter visitor, now scarce. Occasional in summer, has bred.

© Alan Keatley

 

Ruddy Duck                                         Oxyura j. jamaicensis

Vagrant; four records of seven individuals. All fem/imm.

  • 7 Sep 1988

  • 6 Mar 1983

  • 8 (3) and 14 Jan 1981

  • 7 Jan 1979 (2)

Grey Partridge                                     Perdix perdix

Extinct resident and vagrant.

  • 21 Apr 2001 - the first since Oct 1974

Common Pheasant                              Phasianus colchicus

Formerly near-annual visitor, now occasional breeding resident.

© Alan Keatley

 

Quail                                                    Coturnix coturnix

Vagrant; two records.

  • 15 Sep 2019

  • 27 May 1967

Red-legged Partridge                          Alectoris rufa

Very rare visitor.


Mar 2019 © Lee Collins

 

Indian Peafowl                                    Pavo cristatus

Escapee; two records.

  • 17 Mar 2021 - footprints

  • 5 Jun 2020 - female

European Nightjar                               Caprimulgus europaeus

Rare spring and autumn migrant.

07/05/2012 © Lee Collins 


Alpine Swift                                        
Tachymarptis melba

Vagrant; one record.

  • 4 Oct 1975

Common Swift                                     Apus apus

Often common migrant and summer visitor.

 


© Ben Lucking

 

Great Spotted Cuckoo                         Clamator glandarius

Vagrant; two records.

  • 20-28 Mar 1990 - first summer

  • 22 Feb 1998 - adult


Mar 1990 © Photographer unknown

 

Cuckoo                                                Cuculus canorus

Uncommon migrant, no longer breeds.

 

© Lee Summersby

 

Feral Pigeon                                        Columba livia

Regular visitor throughout the year in small numbers. Has bred.

 

Stock Dove                                          Columba oenas

Annual visitor, rarely a common late autumn migrant.
 

 
© Alan Keatley


Woodpigeon                      
                 Columba palumbus

Common breeding resident, can be a very abundant late autumn migrant.

© Lee Collins

 

Collared Dove                                      Streptopelia decaocto

Previously an infrequent visitor throughout the year in small numbers. Now regular breeder.

 


© Lee Collins

 

Turtle Dove                                          Streptopelia turtur

Previously an annual passage migrant, once common now rare and no longer annual.

 

Water Rail                                           Rallus aquaticus

Uncommon, rarely common winter visitor and migrant, rare in summer, has bred.
 

© Lee Collins

 

Corncrake                                          Crex crex

Vagrant; two records. 

  • 6 Oct 1962

  • 5 Jun 1955 - dead

Spotted Crake                                     Porzana porzana

Vagrant; two records.

  • 27 Aug - 24 Sep 2006

  • 8 Jan 1977


Aug 2006 © John Lee
 

Common Moorhen                               Gallinula chloropus

Common breeding resident.

 

 

Common Coot                                      Fulica atra

Once an occasional winter visitor, then uncommon breeding resident, now vagrant.

© Simon Thurgood

 

Common Crane                                   Grus grus

Vagrant; one record. 

  • 26 Oct 2007

Little Grebe                                         Tachybaptus ruficollis

Annual to infrequent winter visitor, now regular breeder and virtually resident.

© Andy Stuthridge

 

Red-necked Grebe                               Podiceps grisegena
Near-annual winter visitor and autumn migrant, vagrant Apr to Sept.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Great-crested Grebe                            Podiceps cristatus    

Up to the early 1980’s an uncommon winter visitor and spring migrant, recently common.

© Lee Collins

 

Slavonian Grebe                                 Podiceps auritus

Once a regular often common winter visitor and spring migrant. Now, excepting a single 14 year residency, a vagrant. 

© James Packer

 

Black-necked Grebe                            Podiceps nigricollis

Barely annual winter visitor and scarce migrant, none May to Aug.

© Colin Scott

 

Stone-curlew                                       Burhinus oedicnemus

Vagrant; seven records.

21/04/2016 © Luke Harman

 

Eurasian Oystercatcher                        Haematopus o. ostralegus

Very abundant winter visitor and autumn migrant, abundant throughout the summer, has bred.

 

© Colin Scott

 

Black-winged Stilt                               Himantopus himantopus

Vagrant; two records.

  • 11 Sep 1967 (5)

  • before 1837

Avocet                                                 Recurvirostra avosetta

Near-annual autumn migrant, scarce winter visitor and rare in spring.

© Alan Keatley

 

Northern Lapwing                                Vanellus vanellus

Common migrant and winter visitor, rarely abundant in cold weather, rare at other times, has bred.

© Alan Keatley

 

European Golden Plover                     Pluvialis apricaria

Annual to infrequent autumn migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in spring.

© Lee Collins
 

American Golden Plover                     Pluvialis dominica

Vagrant; one record.

  • 15-19 Oct & 7 Nov 2010

Oct 2010

 

Grey Plover                                         Pluvialis squatarola

Abundant winter visitor and common migrant, a few may summer.

© Alan Keatley

 

Ringed Plover                                      Charadrius h. hiaticula

Abundant winter visitor and autumn migrant, previously bred.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

‘Tundra’ Ringed Plover                       Charadrius hiaticula tundrae

Uncommon autumn passage migrant.

 

Semipalmated Plover                         Charadrius semipalmatus

Vagrant; one record.

  • 31 Mar - 7 May - returning bird

  • Apr - 21 Sep 1997

Jun 1997 © Alan Tate

 

Little Ringed Plover                             Charadrius dubius

Former vagrant, now annual passage migrant. 

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Kentish Plover                                     Charadrius alexandrinus

Once a near-annual spring and autumn migrant. Now rare.

 

Apr 2010 © Lee Collins

 

Greater Sand Plover                             Charadrius leschenaultii columbinus

Vagrant; one record.

  • 27 Apr - 4 May 1988

May 1988 © Mike Lockyear

 

Eurasian Dotterel                                 Charadrius morinellus

Vagrant; six records. Three undated Victorian reports.

  • 18-23 Sep 2021

  • 10 Sep 1961

  • Jun 1867


Sep 2021 © Lee Collins

 

Whimbrel                                             Numenius phaeopus

Common spring and autumn migrant.

© Dave Jewell

 

Eurasian Curlew                                  Numenius arquata

Abundant autumn migrant and winter visitor, sometimes common in summer, scarce in spring.

© Colin Scott

 

Bar-tailed Godwit                                Limosa lapponica

Abundant winter visitor and migrant.

© Lee Collins

 

Black-tailed Godwit                             Limosa limosa islandica

Common, occasionally abundant, winter visitor and migrant.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Turnstone                                            Arenaria interpres

Common, sometimes abundant winter visitor and migrant, absent briefly midsummer.

 

© Dave Boult

 

Knot                                                     Calidris canutus islandica

Abundant winter visitor and common autumn migrant, scarce in spring.

 


© Luke Harman

 

‘Siberian’ Knot                                     Calidris c. canutus

Common, rarely abundant autumn migrant, scarce in spring.

 

Ruff                                                      Calidris pugnax

Annual autumn migrant, now rare in winter and spring migrant.

© Lee Collins

 

Broad-billed Sandpiper                       Calidris falcinellus

Vagrant; five records.

  • 1 May 2006

  • 16-17 Jul 2004

  • 13-30 May 2000

  • 1-2 May 1988

  • 27 May 1974

01/05/2006 © Ivan Lakin

 

Curlew Sandpiper                               Calidris ferruginea

Uncommon, rarely common autumn migrant, scarce in spring, vagrant in winter.

© Lee Collins

 

Temminck’s Stint                                 Calidris temminckii

Vagrant; three records.

  • 22 May 2013

  • 16-17 May 1992

  • 17 Sep 1989

22/5/2013 © Ivan Lakin

 

Sanderling                                           Calidris alba

Common to abundant winter visitor and migrant.

 


© Alan Keatley

 

Dunlin                                                  Calidris a. alpina

Very abundant winter visitor and autumn migrant, common in spring.


© Colin Scott
 

‘Southern’ Dunlin                                Calidris alpina schinzii

Common, rarely abundant, spring and autumn migrant.

 

‘Arctic’ Dunlin                                      Calidris alpina arctica

Scarce spring and autumn migrant.

 

Purple Sandpiper                                Calidris maritima

Previously an annual winter visitor, rare visitor since 1985 but records now increasing.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Baird's Sandpiper                                Calidris bairdii

Vagrant; five records.

  • 27 Oct 2020

  • 19 Sep-7 Oct 2001 - juvenile

  • 8 Aug 2000 - adult

  • 30-31 Aug 1993 - juvenile

  • 24-30 Sep 1983 - juvenile

 

Little Stint                                            Calidris minuta

Scarce spring, uncommon, rarely common autumn migrant, vagrant in winter.

© Simon Thurgood

 

White-rumped Sandpiper                    Calidris fuscicollis

Vagrant; three records.

  • 5 Nov 2013

  • 25 Jul 1998

  • 28-30 May 1998

Buff-breasted Sandpiper                      Calidris subruficollis

Vagrant; eight records.

 

Sep 2011 © Lee Collins

 

Pectoral Sandpiper                             Calidris melanotos

Rare autumn and very rare spring migrant.


Sep 2015 © Lee Collins

 

Semipalmated Sandpiper                   Calidris pusilla

Vagrant; two records.

  • 22-25 Aug 2010 - juvenile

  • 26 Aug - 8 Sep 2008 - juvenile

Aug 2008 © John Lee

 

Western Sandpiper                              Calidris maura

Vagrant; one record. Pended by BBRC.

  • 8 Apr ~ 29 May 2009

May 2009 © Lee Collins

 

Long-billed Dowitcher                          Limnodromus scolopaceus

Vagrant; one record.

  • 10 Oct 2019 - juvenile


10/10/2019 © Luke Harman

 

Eurasian Woodcock                             Scolopax rusticola

Scarce winter visitor in hard-weather, rare migrant.

 

Jack Snipe                                           Lymnocryptes minimus

Very uncommon winter visitor and scarce migrant.

 


© Alan Keatley

 

Common Snipe                                    Gallinago gallinago

Common, rarely abundant winter visitor and uncommon migrant.

© Alan Keatley

 

Grey Phalarope                                   Phalaropus fulicarius

Near-annual autumn migrant and rare winter visitor.


Sep 2017 © Ian Teague

 

Common Sandpiper                            Actitis hypoleucos

Uncommon autumn and usually annual spring migrant, rarely common, vagrant in winter.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Green Sandpiper                                 Tringa ochropus

Scarce autumn migrant, vagrant in winter and spring.

 

Lesser Yellowlegs                                Tringa flavipes

Vagrant; two records.

  • 9 Sep 2013

  • 23 May 2003

Common Redshank                             Tringa totanus

Abundant autumn migrant and winter visitor, uncommon spring migrant.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Wood Sandpiper                                 Tringa glareola

Rare autumn migrant, vagrant in spring.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Spotted Redshank                               Tringa erythropus

Previously annual autumn migrant and winter visitor, now very scarce. Vagrant in late spring.

 


© Lee Collins

 

Common Greenshank                          Tringa nebularia

Uncommon autumn migrant and winter visitor, scare spring migrant.

 


© Lee Collins 

 

Cream-coloured Courser                     Cursorius cursor

Vagrant; one record.

  • 11-14 Oct 1959

Collared Pratincole                             Glareola pratincola

Vagrant; one record.

  • 7 Sep 1851 (2)

Black-legged Kittiwake                        Rissa tridactyla

Regular passage migrant, summer and winter visitor, especially after storms.

 


© Simon Thurgood

 

Sabine's Gull                                       Xema sabini

Rare autumn migrant, vagrant at other times.
 


05/09/2008 © Stan Stanbury

 

Bonaparte's Gull                                  Chroiccephalus philadelphia

Vagrant; six records.

 


Oct 2015 © Dave Jewell

 

Black-headed Gull                               Chroiccephalus ridibundus

Abundant to very abundant winter visitor, irregularly common to abundant through summer.

 


© Lee Collins

 

Little Gull                                             Hydrocoloeus minutus

Irregular storm refugee and migrant throughout the year.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Laughing Gull                                      Leucophaeus atricilla

Vagrant; one record.

  • 5 Aug 2006 - first summer

05/08/2006 © Lee Collins

 

Mediterranean Gull                             Ichthyaetus melanocephalus

Uncommon visitor throughout the year, increasing.

 


© Alan Keatley

 

Great Black-headed Gull                     Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus

Vagrant; only British record.

  • Late May or Early June 1859 - adult

Late May or Early June 1859 © Royal Albert Memorial Museum

 

Common Gull                                      Larus c. canus

Common to abundant winter visitor and migrant, infrequent May to June.

 


© Lee Collins

 

Ring-billed Gull                                   Larus delawarensis

Previously rare spring migrant, vagrant at other times.

 

Great Black-backed Gull                      Larus marinus

Common non-breeding resident, often abundant in autumn.


© Lee Collins

 

Glaucous Gull                                      Larus hyperboreus

Rare winter visitor and migrant.

 


Dec 2005 © John Fortey

 

Iceland Gull                                         Larus g. glaucoides

Rare passage and winter visitor.

 


Mar 2018 © Lee Collins

 

Kumlien's Gull                                       Larus g. kumlieni

Vagrant; one record.

  • 9 Feb, 29 Mar & 14 Apr 2014 - first winter

Herring Gull                                         Larus argenteus argentatus

Abundant, rarely very abundant breeding resident.

 

© Ben Lucking

 

‘Scandinavian’ Herring Gull                Larus a. argentatus

Very rare winter visitor.

 

Caspian Gull                                        Larus cachinnans

Vagrant; six records. All since 2014.

  • 6 Nov 2020 - second winter

  • 20 Nov 2018 - first winter

  • 17 Jan 2018 - first winter

  • 29 Dec 2016 - first winter

  • 6 Nov 2015 - first winter

  • 6 Apr 2014 - first summer


17/01/2018 © Lee Collins

 

Yellow-legged Gull                              Larus michahellis

Rare passage migrant, summer and winter visitor.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Lesser Black-backed Gull                    Larus fuscus graellsii

Uncommon visitor throughout the year, a rarely common migrant.

 

© Lee Collins

 

‘Scandinavian’ Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus f. intermedius

Rare spring migrant, vagrant in autumn and winter.

 

‘Baltic’ Lesser Black-backed Gull        Larus f. fuscus

Vagrant; two records. In circulation with BBRC.

 

Gull-billed Tern                                   Gelochelidon nilotica

Vagrant; two records.

  • 8-9 Sep 1977 (2)

  • 24 Jul 1982

Caspian Tern                                       Hydroprogne caspia

Vagrant; one record.

  • 27 Jul 2004

27/07/2004 © Mike Lockyear

 

Royal/Lesser Crested Tern                   Thalasseus maxima/T. bengalensis

Vagrant; one record.

  • 19 Dec 1987 - first winter

Lesser Crested Tern                             Thalasseus bengalensis

Vagrant; one record.

  • 17-20 Jul 1985


July 1985 © Dave Hopkins

 

Sandwich Tern                                    Thalasseus sandvicensis

Common non-breeding summer visitor, abundant in autumn, vagrant in winter.

 

© Colin Scott

 

Elegant Tern                                        Thalasseus elegans

Vagrant; three records.

 

18 May 2002 - 1st for Britain

8 Jul 2002

18-19 Jul 2002

 

 

Little Tern                                            Sternula albifrons

Uncommon to infrequent non-breeding summer visitor and migrant.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Roseate Tern                                       Sterna dougallii

Uncommon spring and early autumn migrant.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Common Tern                                      Sterna hirundo

Usually common summer visitor, rarely abundant migrant, has bred.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Arctic Tern                                           Sterna paradisaea

Uncommon migrant.

 


© Lee Collins

 

White-winged Black Tern                    Chlidonias leucopterus

Vagrant; Two records.

  • 8~17 Aug 2017 - juvenile

  • 6 Aug 1994 - adult

Aug 2017 © Lee Collins

 

Black Tern                                           Chlidonias n. niger

Annual to frequent autumn migrant, near-annual in spring.

 

© Lee Collins

 

South Polar Skua                                Stercorarius maccormicki

Vagrant; one record. Not accepted by BBRC.

  • 11-12 & 26 Jan 1996 - later in Dorset

Great Skua                                          Stercorarius skua

Annual to irregular autumn migrant; scarce in spring and winter.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Pomarine Skua                                    Stercorarius pomarinus

Near-annual spring and autumn migrant, vagrant in winter.

 

Arctic Skua                                          Stercorarius parasiticus

Uncommon, rarely common spring and autumn migrant, rare in winter.

 

© Stan Stanbury

 

Long-tailed Skua                                 Stercorarius longicaudus

Rare late spring and autumn migrant.

 

Little Auk                                             Alle alle

Scarce late autumn and early winter visitor.

© Jo King

 

Guillemot                                             Uria aalgae

Winter visitor and regular throughout the year except June, very rarely common.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Razorbill                                              Alca torda
Regular throughout the year except June, rarely common.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Black Guillemot                                   Cepphus grylle

Vagrant; eight records.

 

Long-billed Murrelet                            Brachyramphus perdix     

Vagrant; only British record.

  • 7 & 12 Nov 2006 - off Dawlish 11-14 Nov.


Nov 2006 © Stuart Elsom

 

Puffin                                                   Fratecula arctica
Now a rare migrant and winter visitor.

 

Red-throated Diver                              Gavia stellata
Regular, scarcely common winter visitor and migrant, rare to vagrant June to Sept

 

© Colin Scott

 

Black-throated Diver                            Gavia arctica
Previously annual to infrequent winter visitor and passage migrant, very rare May to Oct. Now rare.

 

Great Northern Diver                           Gavia Immer

Usually an uncommon winter visitor and passage migrant, scarce Apr to Oct.

© Alan Keatley

 

European Storm-petrel                        Hydrobates pelagicus

Scarce summer visitor and autumn storm refugee, vagrant in winter.

 

Leach's Storm-petrel                           Oceanodroma leucorhoa

Rare autumn and winter storm refugee.

 

Northern Fulmar                                  Fulmarus glacialis
Regular visitor Mar to June and Aug to Sept, infrequent to scarce at other times rarely common.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Cory's Shearwater                                Calonectris borealis

Vagrant; three records of 35 individuals.

  • 21 Jul 2017 (33)

  • 20 Aug 2016

  • 24 Jun 2008

Sooty Shearwater                                Ardenna grisea

Rare autumn passage migrant.

 

Great Shearwater                                Ardenna gravis

Vagrant; three records of 12 individuals.

  • 21 Jul 2017 (8)

  • 10 August 2014 (3)

  • 18 Aug 2000

Manx Shearwater                                Puffinus puffinus

Recorded mostly May to July, usually infrequently though sometimes in large numbers.

 

Balearic Shearwater                           Puffinus mauretanicus

A nearly annual to uncommon summer visitor and autumn migrant, vagrant in spring and winter.

 

Black Stork                                          Ciconia nigra

Vagrant; one record.

  • 31 May 2014

White Stork                                          Ciconia ciconia

Vagrant; two records. Escapee; one record.

  • 23 Aug 2017 - known escape

  • 21 May 2012 (3)

  • 26 Sep 1980

21/05/2012 © Jeannette and Philip Rutter

 

Northern Gannet                                  Morus bassanus

Recorded throughout the year, often common and occasionally abundant during storms.

© Alan Keatley 

 

Great Cormorant                                  Phalacrocorax c. carbo

Non-breeding common resident, abundant in autumn.

 

© Lee Collins

 

‘Continental’ Cormorant                      Phalacrocorax c. sinensis

Scarce under recorded visitor.

 

European Shag                                    Phalocrocorax aristotelis

Common, sometimes abundant non-breeding resident.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Glossy Ibis                                            Plegadis falcinellus

Vagrant; three records of two individuals.

  • 28 Feb 2019

  • 4 Feb & 21 May 2012

Sacred Ibis                                           Threskiornis aethiopicus

Escapee; one record.

  • 27 Nov 1988

Eurasian Spoonbill                              Platalea leucorodia

Rare passage migrant and historically winter visitor.

 

Jan 2009 © Simon Thurgood

 

Great Bittern                                         Botaurus stellaris

Vagrant; six records.

Jan 2010 © Lee Collins

 

Cattle Egret                                           Bubulcus ibis

Vagrant; now very rare to scarce winter visitor. First recorded on 22-23 Feb 2008. Minimum 99 individuals by end of 2020.


Oct 2020 © Lee Collins

 

Grey Heron                                           Ardea cinerea

Uncommon non-breeding resident, often absent Jan to May, sometimes common autumn migrant.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Purple Heron                                        Ardea purpurea

Vagrant: two records.

  • 5 May 2008

  • 19 Apr 2006

Great White Egret                                Ardea alba

Previously a vagrant, now rare. First recorded in Oct 1997, with 13 records of 18 birds.


27/10/2017 © Alan Keatley
 

Little Egret                                           Egretta garzetta

Uncommon non-breeding resident, most common in autumn.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Chilean Flamingo                                Phoenicopterus chilensis

Escapee; one record.

  • Sep ~ Nov 1964

Osprey                                                 Pandion haliaetus

Scarce spring and nearly annual autumn migrant.

 

© Bob Reeves

 

European Honey-buzzard                    Pernis apivorus

Vagrant; five records.

  • 14 Sep 2008

  • 25 Apr 2002

  • 4 Oct 2000

  • 28 May 1999

  • 6 Jun 1995

Short-toed Eagle                                  Circaetus gallicus

Vagrant; one record.

  • 16 Oct 2011 - 2nd British record

Eurasian Sparrowhawk                       Accipiter nisus

Uncommon resident and migrant, has bred.

© Simon Thurgood

 

Northern Goshawk                               Accipiter gentilis

Vagrant; three records.

  • 7 Nov 2010

  • 25 Aug 1992

  • Oct 1983

Marsh Harrier                                      Circus aeruginosus

Rare autumn and vagrant spring migrant.

 

Hen Harrier                                          Circus cyaneus

Rare autumn and vagrant spring migrant.

 

Montagu's Harrier                                Circus pygargus

Vagrant; five records.

  • 27 Apr 2013 - 2nd yr female

  • 12 Apr 1979 - 2nd yr male

  • 16 Sep 1961 - female

  • 7 Aug 1960 - juvenile

  • 17 May 1952 - male

Red Kite                                               Milvus milvus

Former vagrant, now scarce migrant. First record in May 2002. Minimum 102 individuals by end of 2020.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Black Kite                                            Milvus migrans

Vagrant; one record.

  • 8 May 2005

White-tailed Eagle                              Haliaeetus albicilla

Vagrant; one record. G466, an immature male released on the Isle of Wight in Aug 2020.

  • 21 Mar 2021

Common Buzzard                                Buteo buteo

Infrequent overhead visitor throughout the year, very rare on site. Migrants pass through in spring and especially autumn.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Barn Owl                                             Tyto alba

Vagrant; four records.

  • 19 Nov 2016

  • 12 Nov & 5 Dec 2003

  • 8 Dec 2002

  • 1967 - undated

Nov 2016 © Lee Collins

 

Little Owl                                             Athene noctua

Vagrant; six records.

 

Long-eared Owl                                   Asio otus

Very rare late autumn and winter visitor.

 

12/10/2012 © Lee Collins

 

Short-eared Owl                                  Asio flammeus

Annual autumn migrant, scare in winter and spring, previously over wintered.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Tawny Owl                                          Strix aluco

Rare autumn and winter visitor, occasional resident.

 

© Dave Jewell

 

Hoopoe                                                Upupa epops

Rare spring and vagrant autumn migrant.

 


01/04/2013 © Dave Stone

 

Common Kingfisher                             Alcedo atthis
Annual autumn migrant and winter visitor.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Wryneck                                              Jynx torquilla

Rare autumn and vagrant spring migrant.

 

Sep 2014 © Lee Collins

 

Great Spotted Woodpecker                 Dendrocopos major

Breeding resident, previously spring and autumn migrant, scarce late summer and winter visitor.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Green Woodpecker                             Picus viridis

Uncommon, sporadic non-breeding resident.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Common Kestrel                                  Falco tinnunculus

Uncommon non-breeding resident and autumn migrant.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Red-footed Falcon                               Falco vespertinus

Vagrant; one record

  • 3 Jun 2008 - first summer male

Merlin                                                  Falco columbarius

Annual late autumn migrant and winter visitor, scarce in spring.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Hobby                                                  Falco subbuteo

Annual spring migrant, scarce in autumn.

 

Peregrine                                            Falco peregrinus

Regular non-breeding visitor, especially in autumn.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Saker                                                   Falco cherrug

Escapee; one record.

  • Apr 1985

Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo         Cacatua sulphurea

Escapee; one record.

  • Jan 1986

Grey Cockatiel                                     Nymphicus hollandicus

Escapee; several records.

 

Budgerigar                                           Melopsittacus undulatus

Escapee; several records.

 

Senegal Parrot                                    Poicephalus senegalus

Escapee; one record.

  • 25 Aug - 14 Oct 1998

Ring-necked Parakeet                         Psittacula krameri

Escapee; three records.

  • 19 Aug 2019

  • 9 Aug 1987

  • 1984

19/08/2019 © Lee Collins

 

Red-backed Shrike                              Lanius collurio           

Once scarce? migrant, now vagrant.

 

Sep 2013 © Lee Collins

 

Lesser Grey Shrike                              Lanius minor

Vagrant; one record.

  • 26 May 2002

26/05/2002 © Dave Stone

 

Great Grey Shrike                               Lanius excubitor

Vagrant; one record.

  • 23 Oct 2015

23/10/2015 © Lee Collins

 

Woodchat Shrike                                 Lanius s. senator

Vagrant; five records.

 

8 Sep 2014 - juvenile

4 Jun 2007 - first summer male

4 Jun 2002 - first summer male

17-19 May 1993 - male

3 July 1982

 

Sep 2014 © Lee Collins

 

Red-eyed Vireo                                    Vireo olivaceus

Vagrant; one record.

  • 4 Nov 1996

Golden Oriole                                      Oriolus oriolus

Vagrant; one record.

  • 7 May 2012 - adult male

Red-whiskered Bulbul                          Pycnonotus jocusus

Escapee; one record.

  • 20 Jul 2003

Jay                                                       Garrulus glandarius

Rare spring and scarce autumn migrant.

 

Black-billed Magpie                             Pica pica

Uncommon breeding resident, common in winter.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Chough                                                Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Vagrant; one record.

  • 13 Oct 1984

Eurasian Jackdaw                               Corvus monedula spermologus

A regular rarely common autumn migrant, previously infrequent at other times, now regular early summer.

 

© Dave Jewell

 

Rook                                                    Corvus frugilegus

Infrequent migrant and winter visitor.

 

© Ivan Lakin

 

Carrion Crow                                       Corvus corone

Common breeding resident, occasionally abundant in autumn.

 

© Ben Lucking

 

Raven                                                   Corvus corax

Previously an infrequent visitor absent during the summer, now regular all year.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Waxwing                                             Bombycilla garrulus

Vagrant; four records of 28 individuals.

  • 10 Feb 2017

  • 2 Dec 2012

  • 29 Nov 2012 (20) & 29-30 Nov 2012 (5)

  • 23 Dec 2010

© Dave Jewell

 

Coal Tit                                                Periparus ater

Near-annual autumn migrant, rare winter visitor.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

‘Continental’ Coal Tit                           Periparus a. ater

Rare autumn and vagrant spring migrant.

 

Marsh Tit                                              Poecile palustris
Very rare autumn migrant.  

 

Willow Tit                                            Poecile montanus  

Vagrant; three records.

  • 23 Apr 2016

  • 23-26 Apr 2002

  • 21-22 Mar 2002


23/04/2016 © Luke Harman

 

Blue Tit                                                Cyanistes c. obscurus

Common breeding resident and infrequent autumn migrant.

 


© Lee Collins

 

Great Tit                                              Parus major

Uncommon breeding resident.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Penduline Tit                                       Remiz pendulinus

Vagrant; one record. Not accepted by BBRC.

  • 11 Oct 2010

Bearded Tit                                          Panurus biarmicus

Rare late autumn migrant, vagrant winter visitor and spring migrant.

 

Jan 2013 © Laurie Allnatt

 

Woodlark                                           Lullula arborea

Rare migrant and vagrant winter visitor.

 

Mar 2018 © Luke Harman

 

Skylark                                              Alauda arvensis

Common breeding resident and migrant.

 

 

Shore Lark                                           Eremophila alpestris flava

Annual autumn migrant (1969-73) otherwise a vagrant.

 

Short-toed Lark                                    Calandrella brachydactyla

Vagrant; four records.

  • 25 May 2013

  • 11-14 Nov 2005

  • 17 Sep 1989

  • 2 Aug 1928


25/05/2013 © Lee Collins

 

Sand Martin                                         Riparia riparia

Frequent to uncommon passage migrant.

 

Barn Swallow                                      Hirundo rustica

Locally nesting summer visitor, a common rarely abundant autumn migrant.

© Simon Thurgood

 

House Martin                                        Delichon urbica

Common summer visitor and migrant, occasionally abundant in autumn.

 

Red-rumped Swallow                          Cecropis daurica
Rare vagrant: five records.

  • 14 May 2021

  • 2 Apr 2019

  • 5 May 2012

  • 27 May 2010

  • 4 May 2009

02/04/2019 © Dave Land

 

Cetti's Warbler                                     Cettia cetti

Vagrant; ten records.

 

Feb 2007 © John Lee

 

Long-tailed Tit                                     Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus

Common breeding resident.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Wood Warbler                                     Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Very rare spring and autumn migrant.

 

15/05/2009 © Ivan Lakin

 

Yellow-browed Warbler                       Phylloscopus inornatus

Previously vagrant, now scarce autumn migrant.

 

Jan 2017 © Dave Smallshire

 

Radde's Warbler                                  Phylloscopus schwarzi

Vagrant; one record.

  • 18 Oct 2000

Dusky Warbler                                     Phylloscopus fuscatus

Vagrant; one record.

  • 21-28 Nov 1994

Willow Warbler                                   Phylloscopus t. trochilis

Previously bred now only a common passage migrant.

 

© John Lee

 

‘Scandinavian’ Willow Warbler           Phylloscopus trochilis acredula

Vagrant; one record.

  • 28 Apr 1998 - 'showing characteristics of'

Chiffchaff                                             Phylloscopus c. collybita

Often common migrant, uncommon breeder and in winter.

 

© Lee Collins

 

‘Scandinavian’ Chiffchaff                    Phylloscopus collybita abietinus

Scarce autumn migrant, rare winter visitor and spring migrant.

 

‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff                             Phylloscopus (collybita) tristis

Rare late autumn early winter visitor.

 


© Lee Collins

 

Great Reed Warbler                            Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Vagrant; one record.

  • 18 May 2004

18/05/2004 © Ivan Lakin

 

Aquatic Warbler                                  Acrocephalus paludicola

Previously a very rare autumn migrant, now vagrant.

 

10/09/2009 © Simon Thurgood

 

Sedge Warbler                                    Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Annual to infrequent migrant, previously bred.

 

 

Reed Warbler                                      Acrocephalus s. scirpaceus

Uncommon breeding summer visitor and migrant.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Melodious Warbler                              Hippolais polyglotta

Vagrant; five records.

  • 18-23 Aug 2020

  • 31 Jul 1983

  • 4 Aug 1982

  • 27-30 Aug 1980

  • 15 Aug 1980

18/0582020 © Luke Harman

 

Savi's Warbler                                     Locustella l. luscinioides

Vagrant; one record.

  • 27 Apr 1998

Grasshopper Warbler           Locustella n. naevia

Scarce spring and rare autumn migrant.

 

Blackcap                                              Sylvia atricapilla

Uncommon breeder, spring and rarely common autumn migrant, once wintered.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Garden Warbler                                   Sylvia borin

Infrequent, sometimes frequent passage migrant, rare midsummer.

 

© Ben Lucking

 

Barred Warbler                                    Sylvia nisoria

Very rare autumn migrant.

 

18/10/2018 © Luke Harman

 

Lesser Whitethroat                              Sylvia c. curruca

Frequent passage migrant and occasional breeder.

 

 

'Siberian' Lesser Whitethroat              Sylvia c. blythi

Vagrant; one record.

  • 12-13 Oct 2019

Oct 2019 © Lee Collins

 

Eastern Subalpine Warbler                  Sylvia cantillans albistriata

Vagrant; one record.

  • 14 May 2017 - first summer male

14/05/2017 © Steph Murphy

 

Whitethroat                                          Sylvia c. communis

Common breeding summer visitor and migrant.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Dartford Warbler                                  Sylvia undata

Previously a near-annual autumn migrant and winter visitor, now rare.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Firecrest                                              Regulus ignicapillus

Annual, occasionally infrequent autumn and winter visitor, scarce spring migrant.

 

© Jo King

 

Goldcrest                                             Regulus regulus

Infrequent winter visitor and spring migrant occasionally common in autumn, has bred.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Wren                                                    Troglodytes troglodytes

Common breeding resident.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Nuthatch                                             Sitta europea caesia

Rare spring and vagrant autumn visitor.

 

Aug 2014 © Lee Collins 

 

Treecreeper                                         Certhia familiaris britannica

Rare migrant and winter visitor, occasionally non breeding resident.

 

Feb 2021 © Jo King

 

Rose-coloured Starling                        Pastor roseus

Vagrant; eight records.

 


31/05/2018 © Simon Thurgood

 

Common Starling                                Sturnus vulgaris

Abundant late summer and autumn migrant, once very abundant winter roost, scarce spring migrant and breeder.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

White-shouldered Starling                   Sturnus sinensis

Escapee; one record.

  • 29 Jun 1997

Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah             Vidua orientalis

Escapee; one record.

  • 15 Sep 1999

Song Thrush                                        Turdus p. philomelos & p. clarkei

Uncommon migrant and winter visitor and breeding resident, respectively.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Mistle Thrush                                       Turdus viscivorus

Infrequent to uncommon autumn migrant, and winter visitor, has bred.

 

Redwing                                              Turdus i. Iliacus & i. coburni

Sporadic uncommon autumn and hard weather winter visitor, rare spring migrant.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Blackbird                                             Turdus merula

Common breeding resident and autumn migrant.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Fieldfare                                              Turdus pilaris

Sporadic uncommon autumn and hard weather winter visitor, very rare spring migrant.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Ring Ouzel                                           Turdus t. torquatus

Very scarce migant, vagrant in spring.

 

28/10/2015 © Simon Thurgood

 

Spotted Flycatcher                              Muscicapa s. striata

Annual to infrequent passage migrant.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

European Robin                                   Erithacus r. rubecula & r. melophilus

Regular autumn migrant and common breeding resident respectively.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Nightingale                                          Luscinia megarhynchos

Very rare, now vagrant spring and autumn migrant.

 

Pied Flycatcher                                   Ficedula h. hypoleuca

Scarce to annual passage migrant.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Black Redstart                                     Phoenicurus ochruros gibraltariensis

Near-annual autumn migrant, scarce winter visitor and spring migrant.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Redstart                                                Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Annual to infrequent passage migrant.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Whinchat                                             Saxicola ruberta

Annual to infrequent passage migrant.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Stonechat                                            Saxicola rubicola

Now breeding resident and regular autumn migrant.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Northern Wheatear                              Oenanthe o. oenanthe

Often common spring and autumn migrant.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

‘Greenland’ Wheatear                         Oenanthe o. leucorhoa

Uncommon spring and scarce autumn migrant.

 

Dipper                                                 Cinclus cinclus

Vagrant; one record.

  • 15 Aug 1981

Tree Sparrow                                      Passer montanus

Vagrant; four records.

  • 9 May 2003

  • 16 Oct 1976 (4)

  • 21 Sep 1960 (2)

  • 4 Sep 1933

House Sparrow                                    Passer domesticus

Usually common breeding resident, recently uncommon in winter.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Dunnock                                              Prunella modularis

Common breeding resident.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Yellow Wagtail                                    Motacilla (f.) flava

Very rare passage migrant.

 

‘British’ Yellow Wagtail                       Motacilla (flava) flavissima

Annual to frequent passage migrant.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Grey Wagtail                                       Motacilla cinerea

Frequent autumn migrant, scarce winter visitor, rare at other times.

 


© Simon Thurgood

 

Pied Wagtail                                        Motacilla (alba) yarrellii

Uncommon breeding resident, common, rarely abundant autumn migrant and winter visitor.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

White Wagtail                                      Motacilla (a.) alba

Scarce spring and uncommon autumn migrant.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Richard's Pipit                                     Anthus richardi

Very rare autumn and vagrant spring migrant.

 

06/11/2011 © Lee Collins

 

Tawny Pipit                                         Anthus campestris

Vagrant; three records.

  • 29 Sep 2012

  • 8 May 2001

  • 13 & 15 Sep 1989

Meadow Pipit                                      Anthus pratensis

Uncommon breeding resident, often common migrant, occasionally abundant in autumn.

 

© Ben Lucking

 

Tree Pipit                                             Anthus trivialis

Scarce annual passage migrant, more frequent in autumn.

 

Red-throated Pipit                               Anthus cervinus

Vagrant; one record.

  • 14 Oct 2002

Water Pipit                                          Anthus s. spinoletta

Rare migrant and winter visitor, vagrant in spring.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Rock Pipit                                            Anthus p. petrosus

Uncommon breeding resident and occasional winter visitor.

 

© Lee Collins

 

‘Scandinavian’ Rock Pipit                   Anthus p. littoralis

Rare migrant and scarce winter visitor.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Southern Red Bishop                           Euplectes orix

Escapee; one record.

  • 2 Aug 2010 - immature

Zebra Finch                                           Taeniopygia guttata

Escapee; two records.

  • 16 Aug 2013

  • 14 Apr 2002

16/08/2013 © Dave Hutton

 

Chestnut Munia                                     Lonchura atricapilla

Escapee; one record.

  • 22 May - 18 Jun 2004

Chaffinch                                                Fringilla coelebs

Common, rarely abundant autumn migrant. Uncommon breeding resident.

 

Brambling                                              Fringilla montifringilla

Near-annual occasionally infrequent autumn migrant, vagrant spring and winter visitor.

 

Hawfinch                                             Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Vagrant; eight records.

 

Bullfinch                                              Pyrrula pyrulla pileata

Uncommon breeding resident and migrant.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Common Rosefinch                             Carpodacus erythrinus

Vagrant; two records.

  • 20 Oct 1997

  • 1 Nov 2008

European Greenfinch                          Chloris chloris

Common breeding resident, sometimes abundant autumn migrant.

 

© Simon Thurgood

 

Twite                                                   Linaria flavirostris

Vagrant; three records of four individuals.

  • 27 Jan - 8 Mar 1980

  • 12 Feb 1978

  • 15 & 20 Nov 1969 (2)

Linnet                                                  Linaria cannabina

Common breeding resident and migrant, often abundant late autumn and early winter.

 

© Lee Collins

 

Common 'Mealy' Redpoll                    Carduelis f. flammea
Vagrant; one record.

  • 5 Nov 2008

Lesser Redpoll                                     Carduelis cabaret

Annual to uncommon autumn migrant, scarce in late winter and spring.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

Crossbill                                               Loxia curvirostra

Rare autumn visitor, vagrant at other times.

 

Goldfinch                                              Carduelis carduelis

Common, sometimes abundant autumn migrant and winter visitor. Increasing breeder.

 


© Alan Keatley

 

Serin                                                   Serinus serinus

Very rare visitor with seven records.

 

Island Canary                                      Serinus canaria

Escapee; one record.

  • 16-19 Oct 2008

Yellow-fronted Canary                        Serinus mozambicus

Escapee; one record.

  • 4 Aug, 20 Sep & 20 Oct 2001

European Siskin                                  Spinus spinus

Often common autumn migrant and winter visitor, rare in spring.

 

Desert Finch                                         Rhodospiza obsoleta

Vagrant/escapee; one record.

  • 21 Aug 2000

Lapland Bunting                                  Calcarius lapponicus

Very rare autumn and winter visitor.

 

Snow Bunting                                      Plectrophenax nivalis

Near-annual autumn and vagrant spring migrant, rare in winter.

 

Apr 2014 © Lee Collins

 

Corn Bunting                                       Emberiza calandra        

Vagrant; one record.

  • 7 Oct 2002

Yellowhammer                                    Emberiza citrinella

Previously common, now a scarce autumn migrant and winter visitor.

 

Ortolan Bunting                                   Emberiza hortulana

Vagrant; one record.

  • 4 May 2007 - male

Cirl Bunting                                         Emberiza cirlus

Previously a common locally breeding resident, now back once again.

 

© Ben Lucking

 

Little Bunting                                       Emberiza pusilla

Vagrant; one record.

  • 13 Apr 1990

Red-headed Bunting                            Emberiza bruniceps      

Escapee; two records. Both males.

  • 14-25 May 1993

  • 28 Sep 1963

Reed Bunting                                       Emberiza schoeniclus

Often common migrant winter visitor and breeding resident.

 

© Alan Keatley

 

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