Southfield Development

Annotated List of Birds seen on/above the Newark Air Museum site

As part of its development of the Southfield Site the museum has been noting various aspects of the site’s biodiversity and the following species list has recently been compiled by some of the museum’s members and staff.

If you have seen any other species whilst visiting the museum site we would love to hear from you.

*Indicates probably breeding on site

Species                                                                  Status at Winthorpe

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)                                      Scarce visitor

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)                                    Occasional visitor

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)                                  Occasional visitor

Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)                                Regular visitor soaring over site

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)                          Regular visitor

Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)                              Scarce passage migrant

Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)                         Resident in area

Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)                                Common resident in area

Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)                                   Resident*

Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)                          Occasional visitor

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)                     Scarce passage migrant

Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)                         Occasional visitor

Common Gull (Larus canus)                                       Occasional visitor

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)                    Occasional visitor

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)                                  Occasional visitor

Stock Dove (Columba oenas)                                     Scarce resident

Wood Pigeon (Columba palumba)                               Common resident*

Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)                        Resident

Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)                                             Heard in area

Common Swift (Apus apus)                                        Occasional overflights in summer

Skylark (Alauda arvensis)                                          Resident in area

Swallow (Hirundo rustica)                                          Common summer visitor*

Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)                                 Scarce passage migrant

Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba)                                     Resident*

Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)                                  Resident*

Dunnock (Prunella modularis)                                    Resident*

Robin (Erithacus rubecula)                                         Common resident*

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)                    Occasional passage migrant

Blackbird (Turdus merula)                                          Common resident*

Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)                                            Occasional winter visitor

Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)                                          Resident*

Magpie (Pica pica)                                                     Resident in area

Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)                                       Resident

Rook (Corvus frugilegus)                                            Common resident

Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)                                    Common resident

Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)                                          Common resident*

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)                           Resident*

Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)                                       Resident*

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)                                    Resident*

Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)                                   Resident*

Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)                                      Common resident*

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citronella)                           Resident


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