Birds

Typical birds of reedbeds such as reed warblers, sedge warblers and reed buntings can often be found on The Common, with occasional visits from snipe, jack snipe, woodcock and water rail. The wooded areas are home to tree creepers (right), nuthatches, great spotted woodpeckers, and most of the tit family. Regularly visiting warblers are chiffchaffs, blackcaps and whitethroats. Summer days will usually have swifts screaming overhead. Raptors such as buzzards, red kites and kestrels occasionally put in an appearance, whilst with luck, barn owls and tawny owls can also be seen or heard.

Click here to see the latest list of birds recorded on and close to the Commons.

Click here to download a PDF version of the list. (Opens in a new window. Click on the links to see the RSPB page for the species.)

Click here to see the full list of birds recorded on or close to the Commons throughout 2016.

Click here for a full list (PDF) of birds recorded on or close to the Commons between 2005 and 2015.

Click here for pictures of birds on the Commons.