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The following lists the wild birds found in and around Radley.

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Group Order Family Species Common Name Author Date
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) photographed 15 March 2009 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Charadriiformes
Laridae
Larus ridibundus
Black-headed Gull
B Crowley
2009/03/15
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) photographed 22 June 2014 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Charadriiformes
Laridae
Larus ridibundus
Black-headed Gull
B Crowley
2014/06/28
Blackbird and young (14 June 2004)Birds, Resident
Passeriformes
Turdidae
Turdus merula
Blackbird
2004/06/14
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) photographed 30 January 2011 by B CrowleyBirds, Non-resident, Summer
Passeriformes
Sylviidae
Sylvia atricapilla
Blackcap
B Crowley
2011/01/30
Blue tit at nesting box. Photographed 26 May 2008 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Paridae
Parus caeruleus
Blue Tit
B Crowley
2008/05/26
Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) photographed 19 December 2010 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Fringillidae
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Bullfinch
B Crowley
2010/12/19
Buzzard over Radley, photographed 22 July 2007 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Accipitriformes
Accipitridae
Buteo buteo
Buzzard
B Crowley
2007/07/22
Canada Goose photographed 15 May 2005 by L PasquireBirds, Resident
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Branta canadensis
Canada Goose
L J Pasquire
2005/05/15
Canary (Serinus cararia) photographed 26 January 2009 by G CockerBirds, Non-resident, Escapee
Passeriformes
Fringillidae
Serinus canaria
Canary
G Cocker
2009/01/26
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone), photographed 28 May 2011 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Corvidae
Corvus corone
Carrion Crow
B Crowley
2011/05/28
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) photographed 15 February 2009 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Fringillidae
Fringilla coelebs
Chaffinch
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/02/15
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) photographed 11 April 2009 by B CrowleyBirds, Non-resident, Summer
Passeriformes
Phylloscopidae
Phylloscopus collybita
Chiffchaff
B Crowley
2009/04/11
Coal tit (Parus ater) photographed 6 February 2009 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Paridae
Parus ater
Coal Tit
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/02/06
Collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto) photographed 7 February 2009 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Columbiformes
Columbidae
Streptopelia decaocto
Collared Dove
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/02/07
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) in flight over Thrupp Lake, 28 May 2011. Photograph by B Crowley.Birds, Non-resident, Summer
Charadriiformes
Sternidae
Sterna hirundo
Common Tern
B Crowley
2011/05/28
Coot (Fulica atra) photographed 26 December 2008 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Gruiformes
Rallidae
Fulica atra
Coot
B Crowley
2008/12/26
Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) photographed on Longmead Lake 1 April 2008 by J KellardBirds, Resident
Suliformes
Phalacrocoracidae
Phalacrocorax carbo
Cormorant
J Kellard
2008/04/01
Dunnock, photographed 18 March 2009 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Prunellidae
Prunella modularis
Dunnock
B Crowley
2009/03/18
Dunnock (Prunella modularis) leucistic jeuvenile, photographed 31 August 2011 by B Crowley, with thanks to Jason Coppock, Ben Carpenter and Ian Lewington for helping with the identification.Birds, Resident
Passeriformes
Prunellidae
Prunella modularis
Dunnock
B Crowley
2011/08/31
Eastern Rosella Parakeet, photographed 19 June 2005 by L PasquireBirds, Non-resident, Escapee
Psittaciformes
Psittaculidae
Platycercus eximius
Eastern Rosella Parakeet
L J Pasquire
2005/06/19
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) photographed on Thrupp Lake, 22 June 2014 by B CrowleyBirds, Feral non-native
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Alopochen aegyptiacus
Egyptian Goose
B Crowley
2014/06/28
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) photographed 05 February 2009 by B CrowleyBirds, Non-resident, Winter
Passeriformes
Turdidae
Turdus pilaris
Fieldfare
B Crowley
2009/02/05
Gadwall (Anas strepera) on Thrupp Lake, photographed 07 March 2011 by George CockerBirds, Resident
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Anas Strepera
Gadwall
G Cocker
2011/03/07
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) photographed 13 March 2011 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Fringillidae
Carduelis carduelis
Goldfinch
B Crowley
2011/03/13
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus ) photographed 15 March 2009 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Podicipediformes
Podicipedidae
Podiceps cristatus
Great Crested Grebe
B Crowley
2009/03/15
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult pair, photographed 09 May 2010 by M KosniowskiBirds, Resident
Podicipediformes
Podicipedidae
Podiceps cristatus
Great Crested Grebe
M Kosniowski
2010/05/09
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) with chick, photographed 08 August 2010 by M KosniowskiBirds, Resident
Podicipediformes
Podicipedidae
Podiceps cristatus
Great Crested Grebe
M Kosniowski
2010/08/08
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) photographed 7 Febraury 2009 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Piciformes
Picidae
Dendrocopos major
Great Spotted Woodpecker
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/02/07
Great tit (Parus major) photographed 7 November 2008 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Paridae
Parus major
Great Tit
S Calvert-Fisher
2008/11/07
Green sandpiper, photographed 2 Oct 2005 by Stephen BurchBirds, Non-resident, Passage
Charadriiformes
Scolopacidae
Tringa ochropus
Green Sandpiper
S Burch
2005/10/02
Greenfinch (12 June 2004)Birds, Resident
Passeriformes
Fringillidae
Carduelis chloris
Greenfinch
2004/06/12
Grey Heron, photographed 6 June 2005 by L PasquireBirds, Resident
Pelecaniformes
Ardeidae
Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron
L J Pasquire
2005/06/06
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) photographed in flight 4 June 2008 by J KellardBirds, Resident
Pelecaniformes
Ardeidae
Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron
J Kellard
2008/06/04
Grey heron Ardea cinerea) on Thrupp Lake, 28 May 2011. Photograph by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Pelecaniformes
Ardeidae
Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron
B Crowley
2011/05/28
Grey Phalarope, photographed on 21 November 2009 by Stephen BurchBirds, Non-resident, Passage
Charadriiformes
Scolopacidae
Phalaropus fulicarius
Grey Phalarope
S Burch
2009/11/21
Greylag geese, photographed 10 April 2006 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Anser Anser
Greylag Goose
B Crowley
2006/04/10
Hobby (Falco subbuteo) photographed 02 June 2009 by M KosniowskiBirds, Resident
Falconiformes
Falconidae
Falco subbuteo
Hobby
M Kosniowski
2009/06/02
House Martin (Delichon urbica) photographed 29 April 2011 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Non-resident, Summer
Passeriformes
Hirundinidae
Delichon urbica
House Martin
S Calvert-Fisher
2011/05/29
House sparrow (Passer domesticus) photographed 19 April 2009 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Passeridae
Passer domesticus
House Sparrow
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/04/19
Jackdaws (Corvus monedula) photographed 01 March 2009 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Corvidae
Corvus monedula
Jackdaw
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/03/01
Jay (Garrulus glandarius) photographed 07 January 2010 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Corvidae
Garrulus glandarius
Jay
S Calvert-Fisher
2010/01/07
Kingfisher, photographed 18 September 2005 by Stephen BurchBirds, Resident
Coraciiformes
Alcedinidae
Alcedo atthis
Kingfisher
S Burch
2005/09/18
Lapwing, photographed 10 June 2008 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Charadriiformes
Charadriidae
Vanellus vanellus
Lapwing
B Crowley
2008/06/10
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina) photographed 26 July 2008 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Fringillidae
Carduelis cannabina
Linnet
S Calvert-Fisher
2008/07/26
Little egret (Egretta garzetta) photographed in flight over Orchard Lake by M KosniowskiBirds, Non-resident, Passage
Pelecaniformes
Ardeidae
Egretta garzetta
Little Egret
M Kosniowski
2010/08/08
Long-tailed tit, photographed 19 March 2006 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Aegithalidae
Aegithalos caudatus
Long-tailed tit
B Crowley
2006/03/19
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) photographed on Longmead Lake 1 April 2008 by J KellardBirds, Resident
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
J Kellard
2008/04/01
Family of Mute Swans, photographed 6 June 2005 by L PasquireBirds, Resident
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Cygnus olor
Mute Swan
L J Pasquire
2005/06/05
Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) photographed 01 January 2011 by George CockerBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Sittidae
Sitta europaea
Nuthatch
G Cocker
2011/01/01
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) photographed 28 May 2011 by B CrowleyBirds, Non-resident, Summer
Charadriiformes
Haematopodidae
Haematopus ostralegus
Oystercatcher
B Crowley
2011/05/28
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) in flight over Thrupp Lake. Photographed 14 July 2013 by B CrowleyBirds, Non-resident, Summer
Charadriiformes
Haematopodidae
Haematopus ostralegus
Oystercatcher
B Crowley
2013/07/14
Pheasant (part albino) (Dec 2004)Birds, Resident
Galliformes
Phasianidae
Phasianus colchicus
Pheasant
2004/12/01
Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) photographed 20 March 2011 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Galliformes
Phasianidae
Phasianus colchicus
Pheasant
B Crowley
2011/03/20
Pied wagtail (Motacilla alba) photographed 18 November 2008 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Motacillidae
Motacilla alba
Pied Wagtail
S Calvert-Fisher
2008/11/18
Pochard (Aythya ferina) -male - on Thrupp Lake, photographed 03 December 2011 by B Crowley.Birds, Resident
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Aythya ferina
Pochard
B Crowley
2011/12/03
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) photographed 8 March 2009 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Accipitriformes
Accipitridae
Milvus milvus
Red Kite
B Crowley
2009/03/08
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) photographed 05 May 2014 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Accipitriformes
Accipitridae
Milvus milvus
Red Kite
B Crowley
2014/05/16
Female red-crested pochard (Netta rufina) on Thrupp Lake, 28 May 2011. Photograph by B Crowley.Birds, Non-resident, Passage
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Netta rufina
Red-crested Pochard
B Crowley
2011/05/28
Red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) photographed 29 May 2010 by George CockerBirds, Resident
Galliformes
Phasianidae
Alectoris rufa
Red-legged Partridge
G Cocker
2010/05/29
Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) photographed 9 November 2008 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Non-resident, Winter
Passeriformes
Fringillidae
Carduelis flammea
Redpoll
S Calvert-Fisher
2008/11/09
Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) photographed 23 May 2009 by J KellardBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Emberizidae
Emberiza schoeniclus
Reed Bunting
J Kellard
2009/05/23
Robin, photographed 14 May 2005 by L PasquireBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Muscicapidae
Erithacus rubecula
Robin
L J Pasquire
2005/05/14
Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) photographed 09 May 2010 by M KosniowskiBirds, Non-resident, Summer
Passeriformes
Hirundinidae
Riparia riparia
Sand Martin
M Kosniowski
2010/05/09
Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) photographed 24 April 2010 by M Kosniowski, id by J CoppockBirds, Non-resident, Summer
Passeriformes
Acrocephalidae
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Sedge Warbler
M Kosniowski
2010/04/24
Shoveler (Anas clypeata) on Thrupp Lake, photographed 30 January 2011 by B CrowleyBirds, Non-resident, Winter
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Anas clypeata
Shoveler
B Crowley
2011/01/30
Siskins (Carduelis spinus) photographed 23 March 2009 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Non-resident, Winter
Passeriformes
Fringillidae
Carduelis spinus
Siskin
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/03/23
Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) photographed 07 January 2010 by S Calvert FisherBirds, Resident
Charadriiformes
Scolopacidae
Gallinago gallinago
Snipe
S Calvert-Fisher
2010/01/07
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) photographed 6 February 2009 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Turdidae
Turdus philomelos
Songthrush
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/02/06
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) photographed in flight 29 March 2008 by J KellardBirds, Resident
Falconiformes
Accipitridae
Accipiter nisus
Sparrowhawk
J Kellard
2008/03/29
Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) photographed 22 May 2009 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Sturnidae
Sturnus vulgaris
Starling
B Crowley
2009/05/22
Swallow (Hirundo rustica) photographed 23 August 2009 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Non-resident, Summer
Passeriformes
Hirundinidae
Hirundo rustica
Swallow
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/08/23
Teal (Anas crecca) photographed 08 March 2009 by B CrowleyBirds, Non-resident, Winter
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Anas crecca
Teal
B Crowley
2009/03/08
Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris) photographed 20 November 2011 by George CockerBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Certhiidae
Certhia familiaris
Treecreeper
G Cocker
2011/11/20
Tufted duck, photographed 14 January 2007 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Aythya fuligula
Tufted Duck
B Crowley
2007/01/14
Tufted ducks (Aythya fuligula) photographed 22 April 2009 by M KosniowskiBirds, Resident
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Aythya fuligula
Tufted Duck
M Kosniowski
2009/04/22
White-rumped sandpiper, photographed 5 November 2005 by Stephen Burch.Birds, Non-resident, Passage
Charadriiformes
Scolopacidae
Calidris fuscicollis
White-rumped Sandpiper
S Burch
2005/11/05
Whitethroat, photographed 26 April 2006 by L PasquireBirds, Non-resident, Summer
Passeriformes
Sylviidae
Sylvia communis
Whitethroat
L J Pasquire
2006/04/26
Wigeon (Anas penelope) - male, photographed 03 December 2011 by B CrowleyBirds, Non-resident, Winter
Anseriformes
Anatidae
Anas penelope
Wigeon
B Crowley
2011/12/03
Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus) photographed 21 February 2009 by B CrowleyBirds, Resident
Columbiformes
Columbidae
Columba palumbus
Wood Pigeon
B Crowley
2009/02/21
Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) juvenile, photographed 24 May 2014 by S Calvert FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Troglodytidae
Troglodytes troglodytes
Wren
S Calvert-Fisher
2014/06/01
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) photographed 24 March 2009 by S Calvert-FisherBirds, Resident
Passeriformes
Emberizidae
Emberiza citrinella
Yellowhammer
S Calvert-Fisher
2009/03/24
 

 Recorded species with no photograph

Resident birds

  • Little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
  • Mandarin (Aix galericulata)
  • Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
  • Peregrine (Falco peregrinus)
  • Grey partridge (Perdix perdix)
  • Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
  • Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola)
  • Redshank (Tringa totanus)
  • Stock Dove (Columba oenas)
  • Barn owl (Tyto alba)
  • Little owl (Athene noctua)
  • Tawny owl (Strix aluco)
  • Green woodpecker (Picus viridis)
  • Lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocops minor)
  • Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
  • Grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
  • Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
  • Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
  • Marsh tit (Parus palustris)
  • Magpie (Pica pica)
  • Rook (Corvus frugilegus)
  • Cetti’s warbler (Cettia cetti)


Non-Resident Birds

Summer visitors

  • Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
  • Little ringed plover  (Charadrius dubius)
  • Black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa)
  • Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
  • Swift (Apus apus)
  • Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
  • Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
  • Garden warbler (Sylvia borin)
  • Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
  • Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
  • Grasshopper warbler (Locustella naevia)
  • Spotted flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
  • Garganey  (Anas querquedula)


Winter visitors

  • Pintail (Anas acuta)
  • Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
  • Smew (Mergus albellus)
  • Common gull (Larus canus)
  • Herring gull (Larus argentatus)
  • Yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis)
  • Great blackbacked gull (Larus marinus)
  • Lesser blackbacked gull  (Larus fuscus)
  • Redwing (Turdus iliacus)
  • Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)


Passage Birds

  • Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
  • Common sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos)
  • Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
  • Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
  • Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) Nov 2004, Jan 2011.
  • Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) Sept 2005, Sept 2009
  • Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) May 2006.
  • Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) Aug 2006
  • Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) Aug 2006
  • Little Stint (Calidris minuta) Sept 2006
  • Spotted redshank (Tringa erythropus) Sept 2006
  • Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) Sept 2006
  • Iceland Gull  (Larus glaucoides) April 2009
  • Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) Sept 2009
  • Bewick’s Swan (Cygnus columbianus) Jan & Dec 2010
  • Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana) Sept 2010
  • Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) Oct 2010
  • Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) Jan 2011
  • Scaup (Aythya marila) Jan 2011


Escapees

  • Yellow-billed Pintail (Anas georgica) June 2008.
We are grateful to John Hillsdon for his help in compiling the original list. Additional sightings by Steve King, Stephen Burch, Sue Calvert-Fisher and many others.
 
If you too have seen any birds in Radley that are not included, please contact us.
 

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