June 2013

The List is divided into birds which one might normally expect to see in a typical year and those, described as Accidentals/Rarities, which are seldom seen.

  • The area covered by the List is the whole of Bedgebury, thus including the forest in general, the Pinetum, Bell School and its grounds; and all other peripheral and privately-owned land

  • Any queries or comments on the List should be directed by email to      

  • Abbreviations in the main list are purposely kept as simple as possible. SV is summer visitor; WV is winter visitor; all other birds in that first list are considered as resident in the region

Barn Swallow SV Greenfinch Pied Wagtail 
Blackbird  Grey Heron Red-legged Partridge 
Blackcap SV Grey Wagtail Redpoll
Black-headed Gull  Greylag Goose Redwing WV
Blue Tit  Hawfinch WV  Robin 
Brambling WV Herring Gull Rock Dove (feral pigeon) 
Bullfinch  House Martin SV Rook 
Canada Goose  House Sparrow  Siskin
Carrion Crow  Jackdaw  Skylark SV
Chaffinch  Jay  Song Thrush 
Chiffchaff SV Kestrel  Sparrowhawk 
Coal Tit  Kingfisher  Spotted Flycatcher SV
Collared Dove  Lapwing  Starling 
Common Buzzard  Lesser Black-backed Gull  Stock Dove 
Common Crossbill Linnet SV Stonechat WV
Coot  Little Grebe  Swift SV
Cormorant  Little Owl  Tawny Owl 
Cuckoo SV Long-tailed Tit  Teal WV
Dunnock  Magpie  Tree Pipit  SV
Fieldfare WV Mallard  Treecreeper 
Firecrest  Mandarin Duck  Tufted Duck 
Garden Warbler SV Marsh Tit  Turtle Dove SV
Goldcrest  Meadow Pipit WV Whitethroat SV
Golden Plover WV Mistle Thrush  Willow Warbler SV
Goldfinch  Moorhen  Woodcock 
Great Crested Grebe  Mute Swan  Woodpigeon 
Great-spotted Woodpecker  Nightingale SV Wren 
Great Tit  Nightjar SV Yellowhammer 
Green Woodpecker  Nuthatch  Pheasant


Accidentals/Rarities Sighting notes
Barn Owl Resident
Osprey Passage
Goosander Dec 1999
Goshawk Occasional
Great Grey Shrike Jan/Feb 2011
Peregrine Falcon Nov/Dec 2008
Common Sandpiper May 1999
Hobby Passage
Lesser-spotted Woodpecker Occasional
Sand Martin Passage
Waxwing Winter 1998
Wheatear Passage
Wood Warbler April 1996
Willow Tit March 1997
Raven Occasional
Red Kite Occasional
Two-barred Crossbill Oct/Nov 1990
Reed Bunting Occasional
Pied Flycatcher June 2013
Bittern Winter 2006