Alan Whitehead: North Duffield Carr Life List BOU, All records Record(s) 1 to 158 of 158 total. Seq. Species Scientific Name Date Location Comments 1 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa 2 Grey Partridge Perdix perdix 04/01/1993 6 records of 15 birds. 93,04,05, 08 3 Quail Coturnix coturnix Calling between 17/5 and 13/7 2008. 31/5/11, 18/5/12. 4 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 5 Brent Goose Branta bernicla 15/1/2006, 5/2/2010 6 Canada Goose Branta canadensis Record count 100 - 15/1/2019 7 Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 31/03/2004 Suprisingly only one record of 2 birds 8 Greylag Goose Anser anser Record count 62 - 26/11/2004 9 Taiga Bean Goose Anser fabalis 08/03/1988 1 record 10 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 10 sightings of 280 birds. Record count 200 flew N on 30/1/2005 11 Tundra Bean Goose Anser serrirostris 30/01/2000 3 birds. 2/3/2004 - 1 birds 12 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 5 on 8/3/1988, 5/4/1993, 2/3/2004 13 Mute Swan Cygnus olor 30/03/2010 Record count 100 - 30/3/2010 14 Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus 11 sightings seen in 8 years totaling 112 birds. 88,90,98,99,00,02,04,08. Record count 47 - 14/2/1998 15 Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Seen every year. Record count 63 - 28/1/2006 16 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca 18/03/2011 1 bird 17 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Record count 47 - 19/2/2005 18 Garganey Spatula querquedula 13 sightings of 16 birds - 98,99,06,08,10,12.18 19 Shoveler Spatula clypeata Record count 56 - 1/1/2010 20 Gadwall Mareca strepera Record count 50 - 1/2/2010 21 Wigeon Mareca penelope Record count c3000 - 8/3/1988 22 American Wigeon Mareca americana 23/03/2007 Drake. 2 males had been present in the Bubwith area 23 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Record count 40 - 1/11/2009 24 Pintail Anas acuta Record count 100 - 1/3/2004 25 Teal Anas crecca Record count 1500 - 8/3/1988 26 Pochard Aythya ferina Record count c2000 - 18/1/1998 27 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Drakes on 21/2/2004, 29/5/2006 28 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Record count 62 - 14/2/1998 29 Scaup Aythya marila 26/11/2012 21/3//2013 30 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 31/03/2006 Drake on river 31 Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 15 records of 32 birds - 88,93,98,99,01,02,03,04,05,10 32 Goosander Mergus merganser 3 birds - 1/1/2003, 1/4/2004, 21/3/2009 33 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 14/03/2003 Ad W female 34 Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis 7 records of 29 birds - 93,98,99,04,06 35 Swift Apus apus c250 on 31/5/2006 36 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 37 Rock Dove Columba livia 38 Stock Dove Columba oenas 39 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 40 Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur Only 1 sighting on 24/8/2000 41 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 42 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus Seen on 5th May 2010. Heard on 4 other dates 43 Corncrake Crex crex 06/06/2009 11/5/2018. Both heard only. 44 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 45 Coot Fulica atra Record count c100 - 5/2/2008 46 Crane Grus grus 20/03/2011 3 birds flew S down the LDV 1 on 18/5/2012 47 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Record count 6 - 2/5/2004 48 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Record count 4 - 17/3/2004 49 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 8 records of 18 birds - 98,04,06. Recorod count 5 - 30/5/1998 50 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Record count 13 - 27/2/2004 51 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Record count c1500 - 25/2/2007 52 Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria Record count c3000 - 17/2/2005 53 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 6 records of 92 birds. Excellent count 42 - 19/5/2006 54 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 07/05/1988 55 Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 6 records of 25 birds 56 Curlew Numenius arquata 57 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Amazing count of 130 on 26/4/1999 58 Ruff Calidris pugnax 18 on 16/2/2018 59 Sanderling Calidris alba 24/03/2019 An overdue addition 60 Dunlin Calidris alpina Record count 325 - 23/2/1993 61 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 01/02/2008 Flushed from field by Rocky! 62 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus 6 records! 63 Snipe Gallinago gallinago 64 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 04/05/1988 65 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 8 records of 9 birds - 00,04,05,07,08,09,11.19. 66 Redshank Tringa totanus 67 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 17/05/2019 1 record 68 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 3 records - 9/4/88, 2/5/98, 28/4/10 69 Greenshank Tringa nebularia 8 sightings of 13 individuals 70 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 71 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus 5 1st summer birds - 2/5/1998, 3 on 12/5/2004, 29/4/2006 72 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus Ad winter 13/2/1997, 31/3/2004, 19/12/2019 73 Common Gull Larus canus 74 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 100 on 1/2/2008 75 Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 3 records. 3rd winter 26/2/2004, 1st winter 16/2/2008, 29/3/2011 76 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides 25/02/2018 77 Herring Gull Larus argentatus 78 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 79 Common Tern Sterna hirundo 80 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea 01/05/2004 3 Birds. 4/5/2012 - 12 birds 81 Black Tern Chlidonias niger 08/05/2016 A fitting 150th for the reserve!!! 82 Gannet Morus bassanus 26/09/2007 2 birds 83 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 84 Bittern Botaurus stellaris 22/11/2012 85 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Record count 10 - 1/4/2010 86 Great White Egret Ardea alba 30/05/2016 151 for the reserve 87 Little Egret Egretta garzetta 5/5/2006, 2 on 28/5/2006, 7/6/2006. Regular now. 12 in May 19! 88 Osprey Pandion haliaetus 15/04/2012 1st after 26 years! 89 Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus 14/09/2008 2 birds 90 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 91 Goshawk Accipiter gentilis 05/04/1993 92 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 26 records of 34 birds includng an unbelievable 6 on 17th September 2008 93 Red Kite Milvus milvus 28/08/2008 94 Buzzard Buteo buteo 95 Barn Owl Tyto alba Seen regularly. More than 1 in view at once not uncommon! 96 Tawny Owl Strix aluco 97 Long-eared Owl Asio otus Amazing record of young bird 27/6/2009. Seen in daylight by many over period of c3 weeks between late June and mid July 98 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 4 records. 22/3/1998, 4/5/2008,12/10/2010, 26/9/2011. 99 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 8 sightings 100 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 15 records. 03, 04, 08, 10, 11, 17 101 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 102 Merlin Falco columbarius 7 records. 88.04. 06, 07, 09, 11, 12 103 Hobby Falco subbuteo 21/09/2008 Took too long! Also 25/6/2011, 11/5/2018 104 Peregrine Falco peregrinus Seen most winters 105 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 24/05/2010 MY MOMENT! 106 Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor 20/02/2011 Another major sighting. Also seen on Skipwith Common. 107 Jay Garrulus glandarius 4 records. 2 on 10/11/2005, 12/11/2005, 23/12/2005, 2/1/2006 108 Magpie Pica pica 9 on 26/12/1998 109 Jackdaw Coloeus monedula 110 Rook Corvus frugilegus 111 Carrion Crow Corvus corone 112 Marsh Tit Poecile palustris 02/10/2005 113 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus 114 Great Tit Parus major 115 Skylark Alauda arvensis 116 Sand Martin Riparia riparia c250 on 4/5/2004 117 Swallow Hirundo rustica c250 on 19/9/2005 118 House Martin Delichon urbicum c50 on 2/9/2005 119 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus 120 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Earliest 20/4/2008 121 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Earliest 31/3/2004 122 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Earliest 23/4/2010 123 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Earliest 25/4/2007 124 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 16/05/2011 1 record 125 Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca Earliest 27/4/1999 126 Whitethroat Curruca communis Earliest 17/4/2008 127 Goldcrest Regulus regulus 6 sightings of 10 individuals 128 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 129 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 10/12/2005 4 records - 25/3/11, 8/2/16, 7/2/18 130 Starling Sturnus vulgaris 131 Blackbird Turdus merula 132 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris Record count - c500 on 1/1/2003 133 Redwing Turdus iliacus Record count - c50 on 8/3/1988 134 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 135 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 136 Robin Erithacus rubecula 137 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 3 records. 2 on 25/8/2006, 17/9/2008, 1/9/2011 138 Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09 139 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 5 records. 2 on 5/4/1993, 2/10/2005, 17/9/2008, 5/5/2010 140 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 21/02/2004 Only record! 141 Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 142 Dunnock Prunella modularis 143 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Seen most years 144 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 5 records. 05,06,07,09,10 145 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 30 on 15/11/1997 146 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis c80 on 19/9/2005 147 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 2 records. 19/3/2004, 19/2/2005 148 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus 03/03/2018 149 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 150 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 6 records. 2 on 14/2/2004, 3 on 1/3/2004, 5/2/2005, 6/1/2008, 10/2/2008, 16/1/2011 151 Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula 152 Greenfinch Chloris chloris 153 Linnet Linaria cannabina 154 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret 3 records. 1/1/2004, 14/2/2004, 18/12/2005 155 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 156 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra 157 Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella Record count - 10 on 1/1/2004 158 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus Record count - 20 on 24/3/2004