Oldbury Power Station bird species list 2019

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Below is a summary of the bird species reported at OPS in 2019. A total of 157 species.

Species

Max. no. and months when reported

Little Grebe

2 (Feb, Apr-May, Nov)

Great Crested Grebe

1 (Mar, Apr, Aug, Sep)

Fulmar

1 (Apr)

Petrel sp.

1 (Dec)

Gannet

9 (Aug)

Cormorant

17 (All yr)

Little Egret

8 (All yr)

Great White Egret

1 (Feb)

Grey Heron

8 (All yr)

Mute Swan

3 (Jan-May, Oct-Dec)

Brent Goose

2 (Jan, Oct, Nov)

Barnacle Goose

6 (Jan)

Egyptian Goose

1 (Feb)

Greylag Goose

45 (Jan, Mar-May, Sep-Nov)

'Greenland' White-fronted Goose

6 (Mar)

Canada Goose

460 (All yr)

Shelduck

52 (All yr)

Wigeon

149 (Jan-Apr, Sep-Dec)

Teal

264 (All yr, except May)

Mallard

130 (All yr)

Gadwall

3 (Feb-Mar, Oct-Dec)

Pintail

2 (Mar, Sep-Oct)

Shoveler

5 (Mar-Apr, Jun, Nov-Dec)

Tufted Duck

29 (Jan-Aug, Oct)

Pochard

1 (Jan)

Common Scoter

1 (Apr)

Red Kite

1 (Mar, Aug)

Marsh Harrier

1 (Apr)

Sparrowhawk

5 (All yr)

Goswhawk

1 (Apr)

Buzzard

9 (All yr)

Honey Buzzard

1 (Aug)

Osprey

1 (Sep)

Kestrel

3 (All yr)

Merlin

1 (Jan-Feb, Dec)

Hobby

1 (Jun, Aug-Sep)

Peregrine

3 (All yr)

Red-legged Partridge

1 (Mar)

Pheasant

12 (All yr)

Water Rail

3 (Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec)

Moorhen

18 (All yr)

Coot

4 (Jan-Jun, Dec)

Avocet

3 (Apr, Aug, Oct, Dec)

Oystercatcher

12 (All yr)

Ringed Plover

150 (Jan-May, Aug-Dec)

Golden Plover

42 (Jan-Feb, Apr, Oct)

Grey Plover

14 (Jan-May, Oct-Dec)

Lapwing

500 (Jan-Feb, May, Jul-Dec)

Knot

50 (Mar-May, Aug-Dec)

Ruff

1 (Oct)

Dunlin

3000 (All yr)

Curlew Sandpiper

2 (Sep)

Sanderling

3 (May, Aug)

Jack Snipe

1 (Jan, Dec)

Common Snipe

44 (Jan-Feb, Apr, Aug-Dec)

Woodcock

1 (Mar, Nov)

Black-tailed Godwit

400 (Apr-May, Jul-Oct)

Bar-tailed Godwit

142 (Jan-May)

Whimbrel

17 (Apr-May, Jul-Aug)

Curlew

300 (All yr)

Redshank

125 (All yr, except Jun)

Greenshank

2 (May, Jul-Sep)

Common Sandpiper

14 (Apr-May, Jul-Sep)

Green Sandpiper

1 (Aug, Oct-Nov)

Turnstone

65 (Jan-Mar, Jul-Dec)

Great Skua

1 (Apr)

Arctic Skua

2 (Apr)

Mediterranean Gull

1 (Feb-Apr, Aug-Sep)

Black-headed Gull

2,000 (All yr)

Common Gull

500 (All yr, except Jun)

Little Gull

3 (Apr)

Kittiwake

1 (Dec)

Iceland Gull

1 (Apr)

Lesser Black-backed Gull

90 (All yr)

Herring Gull

120 (All yr)

Yellow-legged Gull

1 (Mar)

Great Black-backed Gull

15 (All yr)

Common Tern

6 (Apr-May, Jul, Sep-Oct)

Arctic Tern

16 (Apr-May)

"Commic" Tern

13 (Apr-May, Jul-Aug)

Sandwich Tern

2 (Apr)

Feral Pigeon

14 (All yr)

Stock Dove

34 (All yr)

Woodpigeon

300 (All yr)

Collared Dove

60 (All yr)

Cuckoo

2 (Apr-Jun)

Tawny Owl

2 (Jan, Mar-May, Jul-Oct, Dec)

Barn Owl

1 (Jun)

Short-eared Owl

1 (Jan-Feb, Apr)

Swift

19 (May-Aug)

Kingfisher

1 (Jul-Aug, Oct)

Green Woodpecker

4 (All yr)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

5 (All yr)

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

1 (Dec)

Skylark

44 (All yr, except Dec)

Sand Martin

200 (Mar-May, Jul-Sep)

Swallow

500 (Mar-Oct)

House Martin

400 (Apr-Sep)

Meadow Pipit

2,000 (All yr, except Jun)

Tree Pipit

4 (Apr-May, Aug-Sep)

Rock Pipit

5 (Jan-Feb, Oct-Dec)

Water Pipit

1 (Oct)

Yellow Wagtail

5 (Apr-May, Jul-Sep)

Grey Wagtail

2 (All yr)

Pied Wagtail

209 (All yr)

Wren

21 (All yr)

Dunnock

7 (All yr)

Robin

23 (All yr)

Redstart

2 (Apr, Jul-Aug, Oct)

Black Redstart

3+ (Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec)

Whinchat

5 (Apr, Aug-Sep)

Stonechat

8 (Jan-Apr, Sep-Dec)

Wheatear

7 (Feb-May, Jul-Oct)

Blackbird

22 (All yr)

Fieldfare

370 (Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec)

Song Thrush

15 (All yr)

Redwing

3400 (Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec)

Mistle Thrush

5 (All yr, except Jun)

Grasshopper Warbler

1 (Apr)

Sedge Warbler

9 (Apr-Sep)

Cetti's Warbler

5 (All yr)

Reed Warbler

24 (Apr-Aug)

Lesser Whitethroat

7 (Apr-Oct)

Whitethroat

35 (Apr-Sep)

Garden Warbler

3 (Apr-May, Aug-Sep)

Blackcap

45 (Mar-Oct, Dec)

Chiffchaff

39 (All yr)

Willow Warbler

10 (Apr-May, Jul-Sep)

Wood Warbler

1 (May)

Goldcrest

8 (All yr)

Firecrest

1 (Dec)

Spotted Flycatcher

2 (Jun, Aug-Sep)

Long-tailed Tit

32 (All yr)

Coal Tit

3 (Jun-Oct, Dec)

Blue Tit

10 (All yr)

Great Tit

15 (All yr)

Nuthatch

1 (Jun, Aug)

Treecreeper

3 (Jan-Feb, Jun, Aug-Oct, Dec)

Jay

5 (All yr)

Magpie

18 (All yr)

Jackdaw

200 (All yr)

Rook

150 (All yr)

Carrion Crow

131 (All yr)

Raven

8 (All yr)

Starling

3,000 (All yr)

House Sparrow

60 (Jan-Feb, Apr-Oct)

Chaffinch

340 (All yr)

Brambling

1 (Mar, Oct)

Greenfinch

27 (All yr)

Goldfinch

200 (All yr)

Siskin

32 (Jan-Apr, Oct-Nov)

Linnet

200 (All yr)

Lesser Redpoll

3 (Jan-Apr, Oct-Nov)

Bullfinch

18 (All yr)

Hawfinch

1 (Oct)

Crossbill

4 (Mar, Apr)

Yellowhammer

11 (Jan-May, Aug, Oct, Dec)

Reed Bunting

14 (All yr)

Corn Bunting

1 (Jan-Mar)

 

Exotics:

Greylag x Canada Goose

1 (Nov)

Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull

1 (Nov)

 

 

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