Ornithology

Photo:Cotton's Wood - centre

Cotton's Wood - centre

The Birds of Cotton's Wood - 1991

By John Emberson

Common Name 

Bi-Nomial

Status

Total for Year

Crude Daily Average

Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Resident

6

Less than 1

Hobby

Falco subbuteo

Summer Visitor

1

Less than 1

feral pigeon

Columba livia (Domest.)

Resident

2

Less than 1

Wood Pigeon

Columba palumbus

Resident

260

2.7

Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Resident

1

Less than 1

Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

Summer Visitor

1

Less than 1

Green Woodpecker

Picus viridis

Resident

10

Less than 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopus major

Resident

16

Less than 1

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopus minor

Resident

18

Less than 1

Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Summer Visitor

1

Less than 1

Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

Resident

94

Less than 1

Dunnock

Prunella modularis

Resident

67

Less than 1

Robin

Erythacus rubecula

Resident

156

1.6

Blackbird

Turdus merula

Resident

260

2.7

Fieldfare

Turdus pilaris

Winter Visitor

226

2.4

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

Resident

42

Less than 1

Redwing

Turdus iliacus

Winter Visitor

70

Less than 1

Mistle Thrush

Turdus viscivorus

Resident

66

Less than 1

Whitethroat

Sylvia communis

Summer Visitor

1

Less than 1

Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla

Summer Visitor

14

Less than 1

Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus  collybitus

Summer Visitor

1

Less than 1

Willow Warbler

Phylloscopus trochilus

Summer Visitor

1

Less than 1

Spotted Flycatcher

Muscicapa striata

Summer Visitor

44

Less than 1

Goldcrest

Regulus regulus

Resident

13

Less than 1

Long-tailed Tit

Aegithalos caudatus

Resident

77

Less than 1

Blue Tit

Parus caeruleus

Resident

458

4.8

Great Tit

Parus major

Resident

273

2.8

Tree Creeper

Certhia familiaris

Resident

23

Less than 1

Jay

Garrulus glandarius

Resident

82

Less than 1

Magpie

Pica pica

Resident

45

Less than 1

Carrion Crow

Corvus carone

Resident

37

Less than 1

Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Resident

130

1.3

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Resident

115

1.2

Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs

Resident

340

3.5

Greenfinch

Carduelis chloris

Resident

67

Less than 1

Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis

Resident

7

Less than 1

Linnet

Acanthus cannabina

Resident

2

Less than 1

Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Resident

4

Less than 1

Yellowhammer

Emberiza citronella

Resident

1

Less than 1

This page was added by John Emberson on 16/04/2019.
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Cotton's Wood TQ848902 comprises 2.5 acres of mainly Hornbeam, Oak and Ash trees. 

A 12 month survey of the birds of the wood was carried out by visiting the wood eight times a month from January to December 1991. The ten most numerous species recorded in the wood can be seen in bold in the above list.

It's worth noting that one of those species i.e. the Fieldfare is a winter visitor to the UK.

 

By John Emberson-admin
On 23/04/2019
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