Oldbury Power Station bird species list 2020

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Below is a summary of the bird species reported at OPS in 2020. A total of 149 species.

Species

Max. no. and months when reported

Little Grebe

3 (Mar-Jun, Aug-Dec)

Great Crested Grebe

2 (Jan, May, Sep)

Manx Shearwater

1 (Oct)

Cormorant

26 (All yr)

Little Egret

8 (Feb - Dec)

Great White Egret

2 (Jun, Sep)

Grey Heron

12 (All yr)

Mute Swan

7 (Jan, Mar-Dec)

Whooper Swan

4 (Dec)

Barnacle Goose

2 (Apr)

Egyptian Goose

1 (Jan)

Greylag Goose

10 (Mar-Apr, Jul-Sep, Dec)

Canada Goose

213 (All yr)

Tundra Bean Goose

11 (Dec)

Shelduck

64 (All yr)

Wigeon

220 (Jan-Apr, Sep-Dec)

Teal

83 (Jan-Apr, Aug-Dec)

Garganey

4 (Apr, Aug)

Mallard

159 (All yr)

Gadwall

6 (Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec)

Pintail

3 (Jan, Sep, Nov-Dec)

Shoveler

2 (Mar-Apr, Sep, Dec)

Tufted Duck

5 (Jan-Jun)

Common Scoter

5 (Jul)

Red-breasted Merganser

22 (Jul)

Red Kite

1 (Jan, Apr-May, Jul, Sep)

Marsh Harrier

1 (Jan-Feb, Apr-May)

Sparrowhawk

5 (All yr, except Jun)

Goswhawk

2 (Jan, Mar)

Buzzard

17 (All yr)

Kestrel

3 (All yr)

Merlin

1 (Jan, Oct-Dec)

Hobby

1 (Apr-May, Aug-Sep)

Peregrine

3 (All yr)

Red-legged Partridge

1 (Jul, Dec)

Pheasant

17 (All yr)

Water Rail

6 (Jan-Apr, Sep-Dec)

Moorhen

18 (All yr)

Coot

2 (Jan-May, Aug-Dec)

Avocet

6 (Sep)

Oystercatcher

13 (All yr)

Ringed Plover

150 (All yr)

Grey Plover

42 (Jan-Feb, Apr, Oct)

Golden Plover

2 (Aug-Oct)

Lapwing

550 (Jan-Mar, May, Jul-Dec)

Knot

4 (Feb, Apr, Aug-Dec)

Dunlin

1000 (All yr)

Curlew Sandpiper

3 (Aug-Sep)

Sanderling

10 (May, Aug)

Common Snipe

35 (Jan-Apr, Sep-Dec)

Black-tailed Godwit

13 (Jan, Mar, Jul, Sep, Nov)

Bar-tailed Godwit

25 (Apr, Jul-Oct)

Whimbrel

29 (Apr-Jul)

Curlew

260 (All yr)

Redshank

108 (Jan-Apr, Jul-Dec)

Greenshank

2 (May, Aug)

Common Sandpiper

11 (Apr-May, Jul-Sep)

Green Sandpiper

3 (Aug)

Turnstone

90 (Jan-Mar, Jul-Dec)

Grey Phalarope

1 (Aug)

Arctic Skua

1 (Apr)

Mediterranean Gull

3 (Jan, Mar, Aug-Sep)

Black-headed Gull

2,000 (All yr)

Common Gull

2,000 (All yr, except Jun)

Little Gull

3 (Mar-Apr, Nov)

Kittiwake

9 (Feb, Jun)

Lesser Black-backed Gull

40 (All yr)

Herring Gull

100 (All yr)

Yellow-legged Gull

1 (Aug)

Great Black-backed Gull

12 (All yr)

Common Tern

10 (Apr, Jul-Aug, Oct)

Arctic Tern

5 (Apr, Aug)

"Commic" Tern

1 (Aug)

Sandwich Tern

6 (Apr)

Feral Pigeon

12 (All yr, except Oct)

Stock Dove

55 (All yr)

Woodpigeon

1,600 (All yr)

Collared Dove

33 (All yr)

Cuckoo

1 (Apr-Jun)

Tawny Owl

2 (Jun-Aug, Nov)

Barn Owl

1 (May)

Short-eared Owl

1 (Jan-Apr)

Nightjar

1 (Aug)

Swift

35 (May-Aug)

Kingfisher

2 (Jul-Nov)

Hoopoe

1 (Mar)

Wryneck

1 (Sep)

Green Woodpecker

5 (All yr)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

5 (All yr)

Skylark

45 (All yr, except Aug)

Sand Martin

50 (Mar-May, Jul-Sep)

Swallow

300 (Mar-Oct)

House Martin

60 (Apr-Oct)

Meadow Pipit

100 (All yr)

Tree Pipit

2 (Apr, Aug-Sep)

Rock Pipit

3 (Jan-Mar, Jul, Oct-Dec)

Yellow Wagtail

20 (Apr-May, Jul-Sep)

Grey Wagtail

2 (All yr)

Pied Wagtail

100 (All yr)

Wren

26 (All yr)

Dunnock

10 (All yr)

Robin

24 (All yr)

Redstart

2 (Jul-Sep)

Black Redstart

3+ (Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec)

Whinchat

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

Stonechat

20 (Jan-Mar, Jun-Dec)

Wheatear

14 (Mar-May, Jul-Nov)

Blackbird

60 (All yr)

Fieldfare

250 (Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec)

Song Thrush

12 (All yr)

Redwing

500 (Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec)

Mistle Thrush

15 (All yr, except Sep)

Grasshopper Warbler

1 (Apr)

Sedge Warbler

10 (Apr-Sep)

Cetti's Warbler

5 (All yr)

Reed Warbler

15 (Apr-Sep)

Lesser Whitethroat

9 (Apr-Sep)

Whitethroat

15 (Apr-Sep)

Garden Warbler

1 (Jul-Aug)

Blackcap

20 (All yr !)

Chiffchaff

33 (All yr)

Willow Warbler

4 (Mar-May, Jul-Aug)

Goldcrest

8 (All yr)

Spotted Flycatcher

1 (Aug)

Long-tailed Tit

26 (All yr)

Coal Tit

3 (All yr, except Jun)

Blue Tit

18 (All yr)

Great Tit

18 (All yr)

Treecreeper

2 (Jan, Jun, Oct-Dec)

Jay

4 (All yr, except Feb and Dec)

Magpie

11 (All yr)

Jackdaw

300 (All yr)

Rook

235 (All yr)

Carrion Crow

153 (All yr)

Raven

6 (All yr)

Starling

7,000 (All yr)

House Sparrow

15 (All yr)

Chaffinch

400 (All yr)

Brambling

1 (Oct-Nov)

Greenfinch

6 (Mar-Dec)

Goldfinch

230 (All yr)

Siskin

5 (Mar, May, Jul, Sep-Nov)

Linnet

140 (All yr)

Lesser Redpoll

3 (Mar, Sep-Dec)

Common Redpoll

1+ (Dec)

Bullfinch

13 (All yr)

Crossbill

3 (Jun)

Yellowhammer

2 (Nov-Dec)

Reed Bunting

10 (All yr)

Corn Bunting

1 (Feb, Mar)

 

Exotics:

Bar-headed Goose

1 (Oct)

 

 

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