All birds recorded in Westfield

We have compiled a list of all bird species known by us to have occurred within the Parish of Westfield since 1970 (column 1).  These records are based mainly on our own garden observations since moving to Westfield in 1979 (columns 2 & 3), plus additional birds that we or others have seen elsewhere in Westfield over the entire period (column 4).  We have included all species seen or heard (and positively identified from their call), either in, or flying over, our gardens.  Some of the waders, ducks, and geese for example, have only been heard overhead at night whilst on migration.

If you have seen or heard any species in Westfield not already on the list, or indeed any of the less common species already recorded, we would love to hear from you so we can keep this list fully up to date!   The Parish boundary map can be checked using the link on the ‘Post your sightings’ page.

Ralph and Dave

Westfield Parish Species list (latest update – Great Grey Shrike added 30/1/15).

 

 

 

British (English) Scientific name

WP Main list

Dave’s garden

Ralph’s garden

WP additional elsewhere

Mute Swan Cygnus olor

X

X

X

Bewick’s Swan Cygnus columbianus
White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

X

X

Greylag Goose Anser anser

X

X

X

Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
Canada Goose Branta canadensis

X

X

X

Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Brent Goose Branta bernicla

X

X

Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata X X
Wigeon Anas penelope

X

X

Gadwall Anas strepera
Teal Anas crecca

X

X

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

X

X

X

Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Shoveler Anas clypeata
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
Pochard Aythya ferina
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula  X  X
Scaup Aythya marila
Eider Somateria mollissima
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca
Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Smew Mergellus albellus
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Goosander Mergus merganser
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa

X

X

Grey Partridge Perdix perdix

X

X

Quail Coturnix coturnix
Pheasant Phasianus colchicus

X

X

X

Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata
Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica
Great Northern Diver Gavia immer
Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
Leach’s Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Gannet Morus bassanus X  X
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

X

X

X

Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Bittern Botaurus stellaris
Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Little Egret Egretta garzetta

X

 X

X

Great White Egret Ardea alba X X
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

X

X

X

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
Black Kite Milvus migrans X X
Red Kite Milvus milvus

X

X

Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus

X

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus

X

X

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

X

X

X

Buzzard Buteo buteo

X

X

X

Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus
Osprey Pandion haliaetus

X

X

Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

X

X

X

Merlin Falco columbarius

X

X

Hobby Falco subbuteo

X

X

X

Peregrine Falco peregrinus

X

X

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus

X

X

Spotted Crake Porzana porzana

X

X

Corncrake Crex crex
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

X

X

Coot Fulica atra

X

X

Crane Grus grus
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Dotterel Charadrius morinellus
Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria

X

X

X

Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

X

X

X

Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
Dunlin Calidris alpina

X

X

Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus

X

X

Snipe Gallinago gallinago

X

X

X

Woodcock Scolopax rusticola

X

X

X

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

X

X

X

Curlew Numenius arquata

X

X

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

X

X

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus

X

X

X

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Greenshank Tringa nebularia

X

X

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

X

X

Redshank Tringa totanus

X

X

Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus
Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

X

X

X

Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus

X

      X

X

Common Gull Larus canus

X

X

X

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

X

X

X

Herring Gull Larus argentatus

X

X

X

Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
IcelandGull Larus glaucoides
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

X

X

Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Black Tern Chlidoniasniger
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
SandwichTern Sterna sandvicensis

X

X

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

X

X

Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Guillemot Uria aalge
Razorbill Alca torda
Little Auk Alle alle
Rock Dove / Feral Pigeon Columba livia

X

X

X

Stock Dove Columba oenas

X

X

Woodpigeon Columba palumbus

X

X

X

Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

X

X

X

Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur

X

X

X

Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri

X

X

Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

X

X

X

Barn Owl Tyto alba

X

X

Little Owl Athene noctua

X

X

X

Tawny Owl Strix aluco

X

X

X

Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus

X

X

Swift Apus apus

X

X

X

Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

X

X

Hoopoe Upupa epops

X

X

Wryneck Jynx torquilla

X

X

Green Woodpecker Picus viridis

X

X

X

Great-Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major

X

X

X

Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor

X

X

X

Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor  X  X
Magpie Pica pica

X

X

X

Jay Garrulus glandarius

X

X

X

Jackdaw Corvus monedula

X

X

X

Rook Corvus frugilegus

X

X

X

Carrion Crow Corvus corone

X

X

X

Raven Corvus corax

X

X

X

Goldcrest Regulus regulus

X

X

X

Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus
Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus

X

X

X

Great Tit Parus major

X

X

X

Coal Tit Periparus ater

X

X

X

WillowTit Poecilemontana
Marsh Tit Poecile palustris

X

X

X

Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus
Woodlark Lullula arborea
Skylark Alauda arvensis

X

X

X

Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris
Sand Martin Riparia riparia

X

X

X

Swallow Hirundo rustica

X

X

X

House Martin Delichon urbicum

X

X

X

Cetti’s Warbler Cettia cetti
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus

X

X

X

Pallas’s Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Radde’s Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix

X

X

Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

X

X

X

WillowWarbler Phylloscopus trochilus

X

X

X

Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla

X

X

X

Garden Warbler Sylvia borin

X

X

X

Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca

X

X

X

Whitethroat Sylvia communis

X

X

X

DartfordWarbler Sylvia undata
Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia

X

X

Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus

X

X

Bee-eater Merops apiaster

X

X

Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus

X

X

X

Nuthatch Sitta europaea

X

X

X

Treecreeper Certhia familiaris

X

X

X

Wren Troglodytes troglodytes

X

X

X

Starling Sturnus vulgaris

X

X

X

Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
Blackbird Turdus merula

X

X

X

Fieldfare Turdus pilaris

X

X

X

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

X

X

X

Redwing Turdus iliacus

X

X

X

Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus

X

X

X

Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata

X

X

Robin Erithacus rubecula

X

X

X

Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos

X

X

X

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

X

X

Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus

X

X

Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
Stonechat Saxicola torquatus X X
Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe

X

X

Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
Dunnock Prunella modularis

X

X

X

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

X

X

X

Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

X

X

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

X

X

X

Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

X

X

Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba

X

X

X

Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

X

X

Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis

X

X

X

Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

X

X

X

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla  X  X
Serin Serinus serinus
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris

X

X

X

Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

X

X

X

Siskin Carduelis spinus

X

X

X

Linnet Carduelis cannabina

X

X

X

Twite Carduelis flavirostris
Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret

X

X

X

Mealy Redpoll Carduelis flammea
Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra

X

X

X

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula

X

X

X

Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes

X

X

Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
LaplandBunting Calcarius lapponicus
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

X

X

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

X

X

X

Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
Other Species
   TOTAL

132

Adapted from Richard Thompson’s RX bird race list 2011.[RX refers to the coast & inland strip between Bexhill and Hythe].
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  1. Lorraine Ashley

     /  February 10, 2012

    Hi, i saw a Great White Egret 2 years ago in the fields by Forge stream, Cottage Lane. I saw it several times as it was around for about a week before disappearing. It was a very impressive bird, perhaps slightly bigger than a Heron.

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