Wildlife of the Rodwell Trail
birds seen from the trail in 2020


51 species so far this year

Great Northern Diver
Black-necked Grebe
Slavonian Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Cormorant
Shag
Grey Heron
Dark-bellied Brent Goose
Red-breasted Merganser
Eider
Common Scoter
Oystercatcher
Black-headed Gull
Mediterranean Gull >
Common Gull
Herring Gull >
Great Black-backed Gull
Sandwich Tern
Wood Pigeon
Feral Pigeon
Collared Dove
Meadow Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Wren
Dunnock >
Robin
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Cetti's Warbler (heard)
--> Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Goldcrest
Firecrest
Long-tailed Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Magpie
Rook
Raven
Jackdaw >
Carrion Crow
Starling
House Sparrow >
Chaffinch
Bullfinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Linnet




Grey Wagtail at Rodwell Halt, 05 January 2020


February 12th
A very bright Chiffchaff at the southern end of Downclose Cutting somehow looked very like an early migrant, although with no pollen on its face I can't be sure. Two Great Northern Divers were offshore and five Black-necked Grebes were just south of Smallmouth.

February 11th
A Sandwich Tern was off Sandsfoot Castle this afternoon with four Great Northern Divers, a Black-necked Grebe and a Common Scoter further out. A smart male Bullfinch was in Downclose Cutting where there was also a Linnet and several Greenfinches.

January 22nd
Three new birds for the year today with two Common Scoter off Sandsfoot, a Coal Tit calling at Buxton Road and a Bullfinch opposite Marsh Road.

January 13th
The first Firecrest of the year was at Rodwell Halt and the female Eider was still at Smallmouth.

January 1st
A very quiet start to the year with two Eider at Smallmouth the only notable record.

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