Birds of the Park
Turdus Philomelos breeds in forests, gardens and parks and is partially migratory with many birds wintering in Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Turdus Merula. The male of the species, which is found throughout most of Europe, is all black except for a yellow eye ring and bill. It has a rich melodious song and the adult and juvenile have mainly dark brown plumage.
Erithacus Rubacula is an old world fly catcher. The male and the female are similar in colouration with, contrary to popular vernacular, an orange breast and face lined with grey, brown underparts and a whitish belly.
Cyanistes or paurus Caeruleus is a small passerine bird in the Tit family paridae. The bird is easily recognised by his blue and yellow plumage. Blue Tits are usually resident and non-migratory birds that are a widespread and common resident breeder.
COMMON WOOD PIGEON
Columba Palumbus is a member of the Dove and Pigeon family Columbidae and is a large grey bird with a pinkish breast. Juvenile birds do not have the white ring round their neck.
Corvidae is a member of the Crow family and believed to be one of the most intelligent of all animals. The European Magpie is one of the few animal species known to be able to recognise itself in a mirror test.
Fringilla Coelebs, also called by a wide variety of other names, is a small passerine bird in the Finch family. The breeding male is unmistakable with his reddish underparts and blue-grey cap. The female is drabber and greener but still obvious.
The Wren are passerine birds in the mainly new world family Troglodytidae. There are approximately 80 species of true wrens. Most wrens are small and rather inconspicuous except from their loud and complex songs.
Anas Platyrhynchos is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and sub-tropical Americas, Europe, Asia and North Africa. The male birds have bright green or blue heads while the female is light brown.
Gallinula Tenebrosa, sometimes called Marsh Hens are medium sized water birds that are members of the rail family Rallidae. These birds are mostly brown and black with some white markings and plumage colour. They are very attentive parents as we have often witnessed on our pond.
OTHER BIRDS FOUND IN THE PARK:
Jay, Sparrow Hawk, Tawny Owl, White Throat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiff Chaff, Goldfinch, Goldcrest, Linett, Dunnock, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Greater Spotted Woodpecker (Winter visitors) Mistle Thrush, Great Tit, Coal Tit and Long Tailed Tit