Birds

8th January 2016 – reported by Caralyn Judge

Blackbirds, Starlings, Blue Tits, Great Tit’s, Long Tailed Tits, Grey Wagtail, Carrion Crow, Robin, Skylark, Magpie, House Sparrow, Hedge Sparrow, Wood Pigeon, Collard Dove, Gold Finches, Song Thrush, Coot, Male Kestrel, Slavonian Grebe, Little Egret, Redwing – Observed in one day while walking from Porch Light Close to Gas Road via Church Marshes and Kemsley on the 8th January 2016.

Also a Little Eared Owl – at the end of October2015 flying down the creek from the mouth just before dusk

6th February 2013 – reported by Mr Patrick Worsley

Greenshank: 1 in Creek off Eastwood’s Wharf.

Bearded Tit: 1 male seen/heard in reedbed south of Eastwood’s Wharf + Water Rail heard.

January 2013 – Spotted in Milton Creek Country Park

Redwing

A member of the Thrush family, Redwing migrate from Scandinavia to over winter in Southern England. They have recently been seen feeding on Hawthorn berries at various locations around the park but especially around the fishing lake. They can be identified by their distinctive eye stripe and flash of red beneath the wings.

Fieldfare

Another member of the Thrush family from Scandinavia and also over wintering in Southern England. Up to 30 Fieldfares have been seen  feeding on Rosehips along the bund path between Recreation Way and Miller Close. The yellow beak against the grey head really stands out when compared to similar looking species.

Turtle Doves

On Wednesday 1st August 2012 the Park Ranger spotted two Turtle Doves  by the large reed bed on the creek and sent a text to the site monitoring ecologist who confirmed that it was quite a significant sighting.

Kestrels

A pair of kestrels with a juvenile have been spotted by the creek at Churchfield Wharf (July 2012). There are also resident kestrals in the main area of the park which can regularly be seen circling overhead.

 

Does anyone has any images of kestrals or other birds see in the area that they are willing to share as we would love to be able to display them here.