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Birds of Northamptonshire

A selection of the 320 species of Birds to be found in Northamptonshire
Grey Heron
Common
Habitat: All wetlands
Thrapston Gravel Pits
Whooper Swan
Rare Migrant
Habitat: Wetlands
Canada Goose
Very common
Habitat: Wetlands
An introduced species whose numbers
are almost in pest proportions
Tufted Duck
Common
Habitat: Reservoirs, Lakes
and Gravel Pits
Coot
Common
Habitat: Reservoirs,
Lakes and Gravel Pits
Curlew
Uncommon
Habitat: Wetlands
Has breed recently. Migrants and birds moving due to severe weather account for most records
Black-headed Gull
Very common
Habitat: Wetlands
Numbers increase in the winter. Visits most habitats in search of food
Seen in large numbers in winter at the gull roosts at our reservoirs
Turtle Dove
Very Scarce
Habitat: Broad-leaved Woodland
Summer visitor. Numbers have declined significantly in the last 10 years
Brigstock CP if you are lucky
Tawny Owl
Common
Habitat: Woodland
Most vocal in the February and March
Swallow
Common
Habitat: Variety of habitats
Summer visitor
Large flocks in autumn proir to migration
Wren
Common
Habitat: Variety of habitats with low vegetation
Likes gardens
Reed Warbler
Locally common
Habitat: Wetlands
Summer visitor
Pitsford Reservoir, Ditchford GP
Great Tit
Common
Habitat: Woodland
Regularly visits gardens
Blue Tit
Very common
Habitat: Woodland
Also found in a variety of other habitats including gardens and parks
Nuthatch
Locally common
Habitat: Broad-leaved Woodland
Salcey Forest
Jay
Locally common
Habitat: Woodland
Rook
Common
Habitat: Farmland
Nests in large tree-top colonies
In winter found in large crow flocks roaming the countryside
Greenfinch
Very common
Habitat: Gardens, parks and farmland

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