… Recorded Species

The complete historical list for Swillington Ings Bird Group’s recording area.

TOTAL 253 + 10ssp          (Updated  July 2017)

For completeness a list of feral/escape birds that have been recorded is included at the bottom of the page.

Modified  :-

8 April 2009,   Red-footed Falcon deleted, Nightjar added following a records review.

25 May 2009   Collared Pratincole and Whiskered Tern added.

March 2010      Mandarin Duck added.

10 Sept 2010  Guillemot added.

8  Oct 2010  Lapland Bunting (flyover) added.

2 July 2011 Cattle Egret  – Not accepted by YNU

7 Sept 2011 Sabine’s Gull added

12 Oct 2011  Bean Goose (Tundra) added

20 April 2013  Cetti’s Warbler added.

20 August 2014   Long-tailed Skua added.

18 Oct 2014  Taiga Goose ssp added (from 2012), Lesser Black backed Gull ssp fuscus deleted.

18 January 2015    American Wigeon added

11 July 2015  Little Bittern added (prov)

8 August 2015  Black-crowned Night-heron added. (prov)

9 April 2016  Black-headed (Yellow) Wagtail ssp added

9 May 2016  Red-footed Falcon added

18 July 2017 Caspian Tern added



Mute Swan Slavonian Grebe Sabine’s Gull Yellow-browed Warbler
Bewick’s Swan Black-necked Grebe Kittiwake Wood Warbler
Whooper Swan Honey-buzzard Bonaparte’s Gull Chiffchaff
Bean Goose Black Kite Black-headed Gull   (Siberian Chiffchaff)
     (Taiga Bean Goose Red Kite Little Gull Willow Warbler
Pink-footed Goose Marsh-harrier Mediterranean Gull Blackcap
White-fronted Goose Hen Harrier Common  Gull Garden Warbler
    (Greenland WF Goose) Montagu’s Harrier Ring-billed Gull Lesser Whitethroat
Greylag Goose Goshawk Lesser Black-backed Gull Common Whitethroat
Canada Goose Sparrowhawk   (LBBG – intermedius) Dartford Warbler
Barnacle Goose Common Buzzard Herring Gull Grasshopper-warbler
Brent Goose Osprey Yellow-legged Gull Sedge Warbler
Egyptian Goose Water Rail Caspian Gull Reed Warbler
Shelduck Spotted Crake Iceland Gull Great Reed Warbler
Mandarin Corncrake   (Kumlien’s Gull) Waxwing
Eurasian Wigeon Moorhen Glaucous Gull Nuthatch
American Wigeon Coot Great Black-backed Gull Treecreeper
Gadwall Common Crane Stock Dove Wren
Common Teal Avocet Wood Pigeon Common Starling
Green-winged Teal Oystercatcher Collared-dove Ring Ouzel
Mallard Golden Plover Turtle-dove Blackbird
Pintail Grey Plover Common Cuckoo Fieldfare
Garganey Lapwing Barn Owl Song Thrush
Shoveler Little Ringed Plover Little Owl Redwing
Red-crested Pochard Ringed Plover Tawny Owl Mistle Thrush
Common Pochard Kentish Plover Long-eared Owl Spotted Flycatcher
Ring-necked Duck Whimbrel Short-eared Owl Robin
Feruginous Duck Curlew Nightjar Nightingale
Tufted  Duck Black-tailed Godwit Swift Pied Flycatcher
Greater Scaup Bar-tailed Godwit Hoopoe Black Redstart
Lesser Scaup Turnstone Kingfisher Common Redstart
Common Eider Knot Wryneck Whinchat
Long-tailed Duck Ruff Green Woodpecker Stonechat
Common Scoter Curlew Sandpiper Great Spotted Woodpecker Northern Wheatear
Velvet Scoter Temminck’s Stint Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dunnock
Goldeneye Sanderling Kestrel House Sparrow
Smew Dunlin Red-footed Falcon Tree Sparrow
Red-breasted Merganser Purple Sandpiper Merlin Yellow Wagtail
Goosander Little Stint Hobby   (Blue-headed Yellow Wag)
Ruddy Duck Pectoral Sandpiper Peregrine Falcon   (Grey-headed Yellow Wag)
Quail Grey  Phalarope Golden Oriole   (Black-headed Wagtail)
Red-legged Partridge Common Sandpiper Red-backed Shrike Grey Wagtail
Grey Partridge Spotted Sandpiper Great Grey  Shrike Pied Wagtail
Pheasant Green Sandpiper Magpie   (White Wagtail)
Red-throated Diver Spotted Redshank Jay Richard’s Pipit
Black-throated Diver Greenshank Jackdaw Tree Pipit
Great Northern Diver Marsh Sandpiper Rook Meadow Pipit
Fulmar Wood Sandpiper Carrion Crow Rock Pipit
Gannet Common Redshank Hooded Crow Water Pipit
Great Cormorant Jack Snipe Raven Brambling
  (Continental Cormorant) Woodcock Goldcrest Chaffinch
Shag Common Snipe Firecrest Hawfinch
Great Bittern Collared Pratincole Blue Tit Bullfinch
Little Bittern Arctic Skua Great Tit Greenfinch
Black-crowned Night Heron Long-tailed Skua Coal Tit Linnet
Little Egret Great Skua Willow Tit Twite
Great White Egret Little Auk Marsh Tit Lesser  Redpoll
Grey Heron Guillemot Bearded Tit Common (Mealy) Redpoll
Purple Heron Little Tern Woodlark Crossbill
Glossy Ibis Caspian Tern Skylark Goldfinch
Spoonbill Whiskered Tern Shorelark Siskin
Pied-billed Grebe Black Tern Sand Martin Snow Bunting
Little Grebe White-winged Black Tern Swallow Lapland Bunting
Great Crested Grebe Sandwich Tern House Martin Yellowhammer
Red-necked Grebe Common Tern Cetti’s Warbler Reed Bunting
 Arctic Tern Long-tailed Tit Corn Bunting


Feral or escaped birds recorded.

African Firefinch
Alexandrine Parakeet
Bahama Pintail
Bar headed Goose
Black Swan
Blue Phased Snow Goose
Buff Necked Ibis
Chestnut Teal
Chilean Flamingo
Chiloe Wigeon
Chinese Swan Goose
Eagle Owl
Harris’s Hawk
Masked Lovebird
Muscovy Duck
Red-billed Teal
Ring Necked Parakeet
Ross’s Goose
Ruddy Shelduck
Sacred Ibis
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.
White Stork

Wood Duck

Probably a few Falconer’s Hybrid Birds have been seen in the Valley, i’e Lanner type Falcon , Goshawk type with jessie’s , mainly from the Biffa tip area , Gull scarer’s ?

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