Beddington Farmlands Bird Group

BFBG

All time systematic list

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  • RED-THROATED DIVER 3 records, 1958, 1991, 1996

  • LITTLE GREBE Noted throughout the year

  • GREAT-CRESTED GREBE Infrequently recorded every year.

  • RED-NECKED GREBE 1 record, 1995

  • BLACK-NECKED GREBE 11 records 1993-2015

  • GANNET 9 records 1962-2012

  • FULMAR 2 records, 2001, 2008

  • CORMORANT Noted throughout the year

  • SHAG 6 records, 1962, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2008

  • BITTERN 5 records, 1928, 1947, 1968, 2012, 2 in 2013

  • LITTLE BITTERN 2 records, 1954, 1956

          CATTLE EGRET 1 record 2017

  • LITTLE EGRET 10 records 1991-2001 now seen regularly and winters.

  • GREAT WHITE EGRET 4 records, 2008-2013. Now becoming more frequent with 4 records in 2014 alone.

  • GLOSSY IBIS 2 records 2014

  • GREY HERON Noted throughout the year

  • PURPLE HERON 4 records, 1982, 1989, 1999, 2005      

  • WHITE STORK 1 record 1978

  • SPOONBILL 6 records, 1982, 1989, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2014

  • MUTE SWAN Noted throughout the year

  • BEWICK’S SWAN 14 records 1955-2016

  • WHOOPER SWAN 5 records, 1962, 1981, 1994, 1996

  • BEAN GOOSE 3 records, 1958, 1997, 2010

  • PINK-FOOTED GOOSE 2 records, 1938, 1963

  • WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE Many records but less than annual (6 sightings 1992-2005)

  • GREYLAG GOOSE A few sightings per year, mostly in spring or with Canada flock.

  • CANADA GOOSE Noted throughout the year, many birds roost in the winter months.

  • BARNACLE GOOSE 1 accepted record 1959, a few records of feral birds.

  • BRENT GOOSE Not annual but one to a handful of records most years. Occasionally on lake.

  • EGYPTIAN GOOSE 5 records, 1976-2001 now regular.

  • SHELDUCK Fairly regular, especially in spring. Some prolonged stayers.

  • MANDARIN DUCK 11 records, 1962-2012 is becoming more regularly recorded.

  • WIGEON Regular winter visitor

  • GADWALL Regular and seen in most months

  • TEAL Regular winter visitor

  • GREEN-WINGED TEAL 2 records 1997-8, 2005

  • MALLARD Commonly seen throughout the year

  • PINTAIL Less than annual but noted occasionally in autumn and winter periods

  • GARGANEY Noted in most years, mostly spring and autumn

  • SHOVELER Regular winter visitor

  • RED-CRESTED POCHARD 7 records 1940-2001 same returning bird 2003-2007

  • POCHARD Regular winter visitor

  • FERRUGINOUS DUCK 1 record 1990

  • RING-NECKED DUCK 1 record 2002

  • TUFTED DUCK Seen throughout the year

  • SCAUP 7 records 1947-2010

  • EIDER 1 record 1993

  • LONG-TAILED DUCK 1 record 1975

  • COMMON SCOTER 6 records, 1937, 1951, 1976, 1994, 2005, 2006

  • VELVET SCOTER 1 record 1993

  • GOLDENEYE Scarcely recorded during winter periods.

  • SMEW 13 records 1938-2004

  • RED-BREASTED MERGANSER 13 records 1958-2005

  • GOOSANDER Less then annually recorded during the winter period

  • RUDDY DUCK A few seen most years, mostly spring and summer

  • HONEY BUZZARD 12 records, 1981, 2000 (influx year with at least 5 records including one of 2 birds), 2001 (3), 2008, 2010 (2)

  • BLACK KITE 1 record 2011

  • RED KITE 15 records 1966-2005 now increasing and reaching double figures per year

  • MARSH HARRIER 24 records 1954-1996, 35 records 1997-2005, 19 records 2006 - 2014

  • HEN HARRIER 17 records 1934-2014

  • GOSHAWK 3 records 1960, 2013 and 2014

  • SPARROWHAWK Regularly seen throughout the year

  • COMMON BUZZARD 13 records 1946-1996, 75 records 1997-2005. Now regular

  • OSPREY 8 records 1979-1996, 19 records 1997-2008, 9 records 2009-2015

  • KESTREL Regularly seen throughout the year

  • MERLIN 25 records 1954-2013

  • HOBBY Fairly regularly noted from spring until Autumn

  • PEREGRINE 2 records, 1957, 1993. Annually and regularly recorded since 1994

  • RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE Formerly bred, now very rare at Beddington

  • GREY PARTRIDGE Formerly bred, 1 record 2014

  • QUAIL 3 records, 1987, 1997, 2015

  • PHEASANT Still seen fairly regularly but decreasing

  • WATER RAIL Regularly seen in the autumn and winter months

  • SPOTTED CRAKE Bred in 1960’s, 7 records 1975-2006

  • LITTLE/BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 record accepted as either Little or Baillon’s, 1955

  • CORN CRAKE Bred until 1918, 3 records since, 1952, 1962, 1964

  • MOORHEN Abundant

  • COOT Abundant

  • COMMON CRANE 5 records, 2 in 2010, 2 in 2011, 1 in 2013

  • OYSTERCATCHER One to a few sightings most years

  • BLACK-WINGED STILT 1 record 1955

  • AVOCET 13 records 1955-2005

  • STONE-CURLEW 6 records 1955,1957,1971,1979,1982 & 2015

  • LITTLE RINGED PLOVER Seen fairly regularly from spring until autumn

  • RINGED PLOVER A few sightings every year

  • KILLDEER 1 record 1984

  • PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER 1 record 2010

  • GOLDEN PLOVER A few sightings most years, mostly from autumn until spring

  • GREY PLOVER One to a handful of sightings most but not every year.

  • LAPWING Seen throughout the year in varying numbers

  • KNOT A scarce visitor, although almost annual in recent years

  • SANDERLING Scarce visitor, one or two records in most but not all years

  • LITTLE STINT Seen on autumn passage in most years

  • TEMMINCK’S STINT 10 records 1981-2005

  • PECTORAL SANDPIPER 12 records 1988-2015

  • CURLEW SANDPIPER Irregular visitor, there have been spring as well as autumn sightings

  • PURPLE SANDPIPER 1 record 1956

  • DUNLIN Regular passage migrant and sometimes winter visitor

  • RUFF Passage migrant in small numbers, the odd bird seen in winter

  • JACK SNIPE Small numbers late autumn and winter

  • SNIPE Present for most of the year in varying numbers

  • WOODCOCK Rarely recorded but probably under detected

  • BLACK-TAILED GODWIT Annually recorded on passage, has been noted in winter

  • BAR-TAILED GODWIT Fairly scarce, less than annually recorded (13 sightings 1992-2005)

  • WHIMBREL Passage migrant recorded in varying numbers in most years

  • CURLEW A handful of sightings most years

  • REDSHANK Recorded mostly from spring until autumn with some winter sightings

  • SPOTTED REDSHANK Fairly scarce passage migrant, now less than annual

  • GREENSHANK Annually recorded on passage, has been noted in winter

  • LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1 record 1984

  • GREEN SANDPIPER Recorded in most months of the year, good numbers on passage

  • WOOD SANDPIPER Noted in small numbers, on passage, most years

  • COMMON SANDPIPER Passage migrant annually seen in good numbers

  • TURNSTONE Fairly scarce and less than annually recorded

  • GREY PHALAROPE 2 records 1987 & 2014

  • ARCTIC SKUA 10 records 1985-2002

  • LONG TAILED SKUA 1 Record 2012

  • GREAT SKUA 1 record 1998

  • MEDITERRANEAN GULL Noted regularly amongst the gull flock

  • LITTLE GULL A handfull of sightings in most years

  • SABINE’S GULL 3 records 1987, 2007, 2016

  • BLACK-HEADED GULL Abundant from autumn until early summer

  • RING-BILLED GULL 1 record 1995

  • COMMON GULL Fairly common during the winter months

  • LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL Very Common in the winter

  • HERRING GULL Very Common in the winter, quite a few non-breeding birds summer

  • YELLOW-LEGGED GULL Regularly recorded in small numbers amongst the gull flock

  • CASPIAN GULL First reported in 1999, several records every year

  • ICELAND GULL 11 records 1956-2005, now increasing

  • GLAUCOUS GULL 13 records 1955-2005, now increasing

  • GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL 2 records (including the first ever British record) 2007/2009 The second bird controversially accepted by the BBRC then put back into circulation.

  • GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL Fairly common during winter

  • KITTIWAKE A handful of sightings most years, some have been of large flocks

  • SANDWICH TERN Less than annually recorded

  • COMMON TERN Regularly noted from spring until autumn

  • ARCTIC TERN A handful of records on passage in most years

  • LITTLE TERN 12 records 1990-2009

  • BLACK TERN A fairly scarce and less than annual passage migrant

  • GUILLEMOT 2 records, 1986, 1998

  • FERAL ROCK DOVE Regularly recorded throughout the year

  • STOCK DOVE Regularly recorded throughout the year

  • WOOD PIGEON Commonly recorded throughout the year

  • COLLARED DOVE Regularly recorded throughout the year

  • TURTLE DOVE Scarcely recorded nowadays and now less than annual

  • RING-NECKED PARAKEET Common

  • CUCKOO A few sightings per year

  • BARN OWL Scarce visitor

  • LITTLE OWL Occasionally seen

  • TAWNY OWL Very scarcely noted but certainly present

  • LONG-EARED OWL Scarce visitor

  • SHORT-EARED OWL Formerly wintered, now a less than annual passage migrant

  • SWIFT Very common during the summer months

  • ALPINE SWIFT 1 record 1967

  • KINGFISHER Fairly frequently seen

  • BEE-EATER 1 record 1958

  • HOOPOE 4 records, 1956, 1959, 1968, 1972

  • WRYNECK 2 records 2008, 2014

  • GREEN WOODPECKER Frequently heard and seen

  • GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER Frequently heard and seen

  • LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER Quite scarce

  • SHORT-TOED LARK 1 record 1966

  • WOODLARK 4 records, 1962, 1965, 1995, 2015

  • SKYLARK Present throughout the year and on passage

  • SAND MARTIN Fairly common from spring to autumn

  • SWALLOW Fairly common from spring to autumn

  • RED-RUMPED SWALLOW 4 records 1999, 2003, 2 in 2013

  • HOUSE MARTIN Fairly common from spring to autumn

  • RICHARD’S PIPIT 2 records, 1958, 1970

  • TAWNY PIPIT 2 records, 1989, 1992

  • TREE PIPIT A handful of records per year

  • MEADOW PIPIT Common on passage and during winter months

  • RED-THROATED PIPIT 4 records, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000

  • ROCK PIPIT A handful of records per year on passage

  • WATER PIPIT Birds winter annually but numbers decreasing

  • YELLOW WAGTAIL Fairly common passage migrant, formerly bred

  • CITRINE WAGTAIL 1 record 1993

  • GREY WAGTAIL Regularly seen throughout the year in small numbers

  • PIED WAGTAIL Regularly seen with highest numbers in winter and on passage

  • WAXWING 6 records, 1961, 1970, 1996, 1999, 2009, 2013

  • WREN Abundant

  • DUNNOCK Very common

  • ROBIN Common, more so in winter

  • NIGHTINGALE 13 records 1963-2010

  • BLUETHROAT 4 records, 1963, 1976, the same bird 1997 and 1999

  • BLACK REDSTART Has wintered but now scarce with less than one record per year

  • REDSTART Uncommon on passage

  • WHINCHAT Fairly regular on passage but not common

  • STONECHAT A few birds winter

  • WHEATEAR Fairly common on passage

  • RING OUZEL Fairly regular but uncommon on passage

  • BLACKBIRD Very common

  • FIELDFARE Fairly common on passage and during winter months

  • SONG THRUSH Common

  • REDWING Fairly common on passage and during winter months

  • MISTLE THRUSH Fairly common

  • CETTI’S WARBLER 3 records 2002, 2009, 2011-12, now increasing

  • GRASSHOPPER WARBLER Very scarce visitor

  • AQUATIC WARBLER 2 records, 1959, 1965

  • SEDGE WARBLER Fairly common during the summer months

  • MARSH WARBLER 3 records, 1994, 1995 (bred?), 2000

  • REED WARBLER Fairly common during the summer months

  • DARTFORD WARBLER 13 records, 1988-2016, of wintering birds

  • LESSER WHITETHROAT Regularly recorded in small numbers from spring until autumn

  • WHITETHROAT Very common from spring until autumn

  • GARDEN WARBLER Regularly recorded in small numbers from spring until autumn

  • BLACKCAP Common and sometimes winters

  • WOOD WARBLER 12 records 1937-2013

  • CHIFFCHAFF Common and wintering birds noted annually

  • WILLOW WARBLER Fairly common from spring until autumn, mostly on passage

  • GOLDCREST Common, more so in winter

  • FIRECREST 10 records 1956-2010

     YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 1 record 2016

  • SPOTTED FLYCATCHER Becoming scarce and now less than annual

  • RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER 1 record 1955

  • PIED FLYCATCHER Very scarce (7 sightings 1992-2003)

  • BEARDED TIT 10 records 1971-2015

  • LONG-TAILED TIT Commonly noted

  • MARSH TIT Formerly present, now very scarce (3 sightings 1992-2014)

  • WILLOW TIT Formerly present, now a rarity

  • COAL TIT Very scarce, (13 sightings 1980-2005)

  • BLUE TIT Very common

  • GREAT TIT Very common

  • NUTHATCH Scarcely recorded

  • TREECREEPER Scarcely recorded

  • GOLDEN ORIOLE 1 record 1994

  • RED-BACKED SHRIKE Formerly bred on Mitcham Common but now a rarity at Beddington

  • GREAT GREY SHRIKE Last record, 1993

  • JAY Commonly noted

  • MAGPIE Very Common

  • JACKDAW Abundant

  • ROOK Formerly scarce, now fairly regularly recorded

  • CARRION CROW Abundant

  • HOODED CROW A handful of records. Last recorded 1985

  • RAVEN 4 records 1990, 2 in 2008, 2 in 2009, now increasing

  • STARLING Abundant

  • HOUSE SPARROW Fairly common

  • TREE SPARROW Almost extinct on the site due to habitat loss

  • CHAFFINCH Common, more so in winter

  • BRAMBLING A few passage birds noted annually

  • GREENFINCH Common

  • GOLDFINCH Common

  • SISKIN Fairly frequently noted on passage and during winter months

      SERIN 1 record 2015

  • LINNET Fairly common

  • TWITE 2 records 1991 & 2017

  • LESSER REDPOLL Frequently noted on passage and during winter months

  • COMMON REDPOLL 2 records 2009, 2010

  • CROSSBILL 14 records 1958-2015

  • COMMON ROSEFINCH 1 record 1995

  • BULLFINCH A handful of records annually

  • HAWFINCH 4 records 2 in 1954, 2015, 6 in 2017 

  • LAPLAND BUNTING 12 records 1958-2010

  • SNOW BUNTING 8 records 1956-1996

  • YELLOWHAMMER Fairly scarce, usually on passage and in winter months

  • CIRL BUNTING 1 record 1954      

  • ORTOLAN BUNTING 5 records, 1972, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2006

  • RUSTIC BUNTING 1 record 1993

  • LITTLE BUNTING 2 records, 1956, 1993

  • REED BUNTING Fairly common

  • CORN BUNTING Formerly a winter visitor, now a rarity

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  • Total 260 Species

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