Bird Survey 2018

Ongoing monthly surveys show that the birdlife on Green Dragon farmland is ever increasing.

Bird of the Month – December 2018

FIELDFARE

A very social bird, the Fieldfare is a type of thrush that is often spotted in large flocks. It is a winter visitor to the UK and enjoys feasting on seasonal berries to be found in hedgerows, woodlands and parks, similar to the open farmland at Green Dragon.

Fieldfares certainly brighten up the winter scene until they return to their summer home in Scandinavia.  In the Spring they nest in small colonies, which gives them greater protection against predators. Fieldfares often pelt intruders with droppings as they defend the nest!

Bird Survey Results 2018

 JanFebMarAprilMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
Blue Titxxxxxxxxx
Great Titxxxxxxxx
Long Tailed Titx
Goldfinchxxxxxxx
Greenfinch
Linnet
Bullfinchxx
Chaffinchxxxxxxxxx
Redpoll
Carrion Crowxxxxxxxxxxx
Jackdawx
Jayx
Ravenxx
Rookxxx
Blackbirdxxxxxxxxxx
Fieldfarexxxxx
Redwingxxxx
Red Kitexxxxxxxxxxx
Buzzardxxxxxxxx
Kestrelxxxxxxxxxxx
Hobby
Sparrowhawk
Red Legged Partridgexxxxx
Dunnockxxxxxxxxx
Mallardxxx
Wrenxxxxxxxxxx
Starlingxxxxxxxxx
Wood Pigeonxxxxxxxxxxx
Collared Dove
Stock Dovexxx
Robinxxxxxxxxxx
Moorhenxxxx
Magpiexxxxxxxxxxx
Pheasantxxxxx
Pied Wagtailxxxx
Yellow Wagtail
Green Woodpeckerxx
Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Skylarkxxxx
Meadow Pipitxx
Lesser Black Backed Gull
Yellow Hammerx
Reed Bunting
Mistle Thrush
Song Thrush
House Sparrowxxxxxxxxxx
Barn Owl
Short-eared Owlx
Chiff Chaffx
Garden Warbler
Willow Warbler
Black Cap
Lesser Whitethroat
Whitethroatxxx
House Martinxx
Swallowxxxxx
Swiftxx
Goldcrestx
Cuckoo
Redstart
Stonechatxxxx
Whinchat
Wheatearx
Lapwing
Kingfisher
Spotted Flycatcher
Heron
Canada Goosex
Greylag Goose