Wildlife of the Rodwell Trail
birds seen from the trail in 2021


40 species so far this year

Black-throated Diver
Black-necked Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Cormorant
Shag
Gannet
Dark-bellied Brent Goose
Red-breasted Merganser
Oystercatcher
Black-headed Gull
Mediterranean Gull >
Common Gull
Herring Gull >
Great Black-backed Gull
Razorbill
Wood Pigeon
Feral Pigeon
Collared Dove
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Pied Wagtail
Wren
Dunnock >
Robin
Stonechat
Blackbird
Redwing
Song Thrush
Long-tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Magpie
Rook
Jackdaw >
Carrion Crow
Starling
House Sparrow >
Chaffinch
Goldfinch




Red-necked Grebe (photographed at Lodmoor on 16th November 2020)


January 8th
The 20 Great Crested Grebes seen from Sandsfoot this mornng was by far the highest total for the winter so far. A flock of 8 Black-necked Grebes was also a good number but no divers coukd be found, just a lone Razorbill. On the way back the first Green Woodpecker seen for some time was at Old Castle Road. A commotion in the bushes near Chickerell Road was almost certainly caused by a roosting Tawny Owl but nothing could actually be seen of it.

January 7th
A flock of 15 Redwings flying along the northernmost section of the trail at dawn this morning was the largest number I have seen for years.

January 1st
An excellent start to the year with a Black-throated Diver off Sandsfoot and a Red-necked Grebe off the Sailing Club. Great-crested Grebes were at a maximum for this winter with about 15 visible from Sandsfoot. One or two Black-necked Grebes were further out and a Stonechat was at the southern end of the Trail. A Redwing was in the trees near Buxton Road and Great Spotted Woodpecker was calling from Rodwell Cutting.

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