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Commoge Marsh














Habitat Map | Management Plan Summary





 
Annotated List of Birds of Commoge Marsh
















Species                Status and Notes

Little Grebe           Regular autumn and winter visitor

Cormorant              Regular visitor throughout the year

Little Egret           Regular autumn and winter visitor

Grey Heron             Regular visitor throughout the year

Mute Swan              Resident, breeds

Greylag Goose          Rare winter visitor, recorded in 1994 and 1999

Barnacle Goose         One record, 26th October 1985

Shelduck               Regular visitor throughout the year

Wigeon                 Regular autumn and winter visitor

Teal                   Regular autumn and winter visitor

Mallard                Resident, breeds

American Black Duck    One record, a male, 13th March 1994

Pintail                One record, a female, 20th April 1989

Garganey               Rare visitor, recorded in 1983 and 1999

Blue-winged Teal       One record, a male, 7th and 8th May 1988

Pochard                One record, 20th November 1988

Tufted Duck            One record of 2 birds, 20th November 1988

Long-tailed Duck       One record, 6th November 1988 to 20th April 1989

Goldeneye              Occasional winter visitor, recorded in 1988 and 1989

Red-breasted Merganser Occasional winter visitor, recorded in 1988 and 1989

Osprey                 One record, a juvenile, 22nd September 1994

Sparrowhawk            Regular visitor throughout the year

Peregrine              Regular visitor throughout the year

Corncrake              One record, adjacent to the marsh, mid-May to mid-June 1976

Water Rail             One record of 3 birds 22nd May 1988

Moorhen                Resident, breeds

Coot                   Occasional winter visitor, recorded in 1988 and 1989

Oystercatcher          Regular visitor throughout the year

Ringed Plover          Occasional autumn visitor, recorded in 1985, 1988 and 1989

American Golden Plover One record, a juvenile, 10th to 14th October 1993

Pacific Golden Plover  One record, an adult, 5th to 8th October 1991

Golden Plover          Regular autumn and winter visitor

Lapwing                Regular autumn and winter visitor

Knot                   Regular autumn and winter visitor in small numbers

Semipalmated Sandpiper One record, 7th to 10th September 1975

Little Stint           Regular autumn visitor in small numbers

Least Sandpiper        One record, 29th and 30th August 1993

White-rumped Sandpiper One record, a juvenile, 1st to 10th October 1993

Pectoral Sandpiper     Occasional autumn visitor, recorded in 1984 and 1988

Curlew Sandpiper       Regular autumn visitor in small numbers

Dunlin                 Regular autumn and winter visitor

Stilt Sandpiper        One record, 15th to 18th August 1988

Ruff                   Regular autumn visitor in small numbers, with rare spring and winter

                       records

Snipe                  Regular autumn and winter visitor

Whimbrel               Regular spring and autumn visitor

Curlew                 Regular visitor throughout the year

Spotted Redshank       Regular autumn and winter visitor in small numbers, with rare

                                     spring records

Redshank               Regular visitor throughout the year

Greenshank             Regular autumn and winter visitor

 

Lesser Yellowlegs      Occasional visitor, recorded in 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996 and 1998

Green Sandpiper        Occasional autumn visitor, recorded in 1985 and 1988

Wood Sandpiper         Occasional autumn visitor, recorded in 1976, 1983, 1985, 1989

                       and 1991

Turnstone              One record of 5 birds, 29th to 31st August 1985

Wilson’s Phalarope     One record, 29th August 1983

Mediterranean Gull     Occasional autumn and winter visitor recorded in 1989 and 1999

Little Gull            One record, 11th April 1976

Black-headed Gull      Regular autumn and winter visitor

Ring-billed Gull       Occasional autumn and winter visitor recorded in 1990, 1995 and 1996

Common Gull            Regular autumn, spring and winter visitor

Lesser Black-backed

  Gull                 Regular autumn, spring and winter visitor

Herring Gull           Regular autumn, spring and winter visitor

Iceland Gull           One record, 11th January 1999

Glaucous Gull          One record, 11th April 1977

Great Black-backed

  Gull                 Regular autumn, spring and winter visitor

Kittiwake              Occasional visitor, recorded in 1991 and 1992

Franklin’s Gull        One record, 11th January 1999

Sandwich Tern          Occasional autumn visitor, recorded in 1985, 1989 and 1990

Common Tern            One record of two birds, 6th August 1985

Black Tern             One record of two birds, 6th May 1980

Rock Dove              Resident, probably breeds

Woodpigeon             Resident, probably breeds

Swift                  Regular spring, autumn and summer visitor

Kingfisher             Regular autumn and winter visitor

Sand Martin            Regular spring and autumn visitor

House Martin           Regular spring and autumn visitor

Swallow                Summer visitor, probably breeds

Meadow Pipit           Regular spring, autumn and winter visitor

Wren                   Resident, breeds

Dunnock                Resident, breeds

Robin                  Resident, breeds

Blackbird              Resident, breeds

Fieldfare              Regular autumn and winter visitor

Redwing                Regular autumn and winter visitor

Sedge Warbler          Summer visitor, probably breeds

Whitethroat            Summer visitor, probably breeds

Chiffchaff             Summer visitor, probably breeds

Willow Warbler         Summer visitor, probably breeds

Blue Tit               Resident, probably breeds

Great Tit              Resident, probably breeds

Magpie                 Regular visitor throughout the year, probably breeds

Jackdaw                Regular visitor throughout the year, breeds locally

Rook                   Regular visitor throughout the year, breeds locally

Hooded Crow            Regular visitor throughout the year, breeds locally

Starling               Regular visitor throughout the year, probably breeds

Chaffinch              Regular visitor throughout the year, probably breeds

Siskin                 Regular autumn and winter visitor

Goldfinch              Regular visitor throughout the year, probably breeds

Redpoll                Regular autumn and winter visitor

Yellowhammer           Resident in the vicinity of the marsh, breeds

 
 
Others species of which no written records have been found, but which are likely to have occurred at Commoge Marsh: Gadwall, Shoveler, Hen Harrier, Kestrel, Merlin, Pheasant, Grey Plover, Sanderling, Woodcock, Collared dove, Cuckoo, Long-eared Owl, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Stonechat, Song Thrush, Grasshopper Warbler, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher, Long-tailed tit, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Chough, Raven, House Sparrow, Linnet, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting.

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