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Goldcrest - Regulus regulus
Sand Martin - Riparia riparia
Common Stonechat - Saxicola torquatus
Woodcock - Scolopax rusticola
These birds are excellently camouflaged so are rarely seen, more often heard as they are flushed near a path. They breed on the reserve.
Nuthatch - Sitta europaea
Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
Turtle Dove - Streptopelia turtur
Tawny Owl - Strix aluco
Tawny Owls can often be heard calling, as early as February. They are one of the first birds to begin to breed and the bird ringers visit the many nest boxes on Foxglove and on the training area from late April, to ring the chicks.
Starling - Sturnus vulgaris
Blackcap - Sylvia atricapilla
Blackcaps are one of Foxglove's summer migrants. It likes to nest in hedges where there are plenty of Brambles.
Garden Warbler - Sylvia borin
Whitethroat - Sylvia communis
Lesser Whitethroat - Sylvia curruca
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
Little Grebes dive in one palce and surface somewhere totally different, making photographing them very difficult. Visitors have enjoyed watching them at the nest and then feeding the young.
Black Grouse - Tetrao tetrix
Wren - Troglodytes troglodytes
Redwing - Turdus iliacus
Redwings visit the reserve in late autumn feeding on the Hawthorn berries, especially in the trees around the Stone Pile parking area. Over a period of several weeks they clear the berries and the reserve changes from autumnal red to winter grey.
Blackbird - Turdus merula
During the winter 'our' Blackbirds are joined by winter migrants from Europe. Like the Redwings they too enjoy the berries of Hawthorn as pasr of their diet.