THE MARSHFIELD PATCH LIST

The Systematic List follows the conventions of the British Ornithologist' Union (BOU) and the IOC World Bird List. The list currently stands at 164 - 155 full species and 9 forms.

 

The most recent addition: WIGEON - Mareca penelope: West Littleton Pond on March 10th 2021. (John Barnett)

 

RARITY STATUS: M (mega) R (rare) S (scarce) U (uncommon) C (common)

 

GEESE, SWANS

U

CANADA GOOSE  Branta candensis

S

MUTE SWAN  Cygnus olor

WILDFOWL

M

MANDARIN  Aix galericulata

M

GADWALL  Mareca strepera

M

WIGEON  Mareca penelope

C

MALLARD  Anas platyrhynchos

R

COMMON TEAL  Anas crecca

M

TUFTED DUCK  Aythya fuligula

M

COMMON SCOTER  Melanitta nigra

PARTRIDGE, QUAIL ETC

C

RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE  Alectoris rufa

R

GREY PARTRIDGE  Perdix perdix

S

COMMON QUAIL  Coturnix coturnix

C

COMMON PHEASANT  Phasianus colchicus

GREBES

R

LITTLE GREBE  Tachybaptus ruficollis

STORKS, HERONS

M

WHITE STORK  Ciconia ciconia

M

COMMON CRANE  Grus grus

C

GREY HERON  Ardea cinerea

S

LITTLE EGRET  Egretta garzetta

CORMORANTS

S

CORMORANT  Phalacrocorax carbo

RAPTORS

M

OSPREY  Pandion haliaetus

C

SPARROWHAWK  Accipiter nisus

S

GOSHAWK  Accipiter gentilis

R

MARSH HARRIER  Circus aeruginosus

R

HEN HARRIER  Circus cyaneus

M

PALLID HARRIER  Circus macrourus

M

MONTAGU'S HARRIER  Circus pygargus

U

RED KITE  Milvus milvus

M

BLACK KITE  Milvus migrans

C

COMMON BUZZARD  Buteo buteo

RAILS, CRAKES

U

WATER RAIL  Rallus aquaticus

M

CORNCRAKE  Crex crex

C

MOORHEN  Gallinula chloropus

S

COOT  Fulica atra

WADERS

M

STONE CURLEW  Burhinus oedicnemus

M

OYSTERCATCHER  Haematopus ostralegus

S

LAPWING  Vanellus vanellus

C

GOLDEN PLOVER  Pluvialis apricaria

M

RINGED PLOVER  Charadrius hiaticula psammodromus

M

DOTTEREL  Charadrius morinellus

M

WHIMBREL  Numenius phaeopus islandicus

M

CURLEW  Numenius arquata

S

WOODCOCK  Scolopax rusticola

R

JACK SNIPE Lymnocryptes minimus

U

COMMON SNIPE  Gallinago gallinago

M

COMMON SANDPIPER  Actitis hypoleucos

M

GREEN SANDPIPER  Tringa ochropus

M

REDSHANK  Tringa totanus

M

WOOD SANDPIPER  Tringa glareola

M

GREENSHANK  Tringa nebularia

GULLS

C

BLACK-HEADED GULL  Chroicocephalus ridibundus

R

MEDITERRANEAN GULL  Ichthyaetus melanocephalus

C

COMMON GULL  Larus canus

R

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL  Larus marinus

C

HERRING GULL  Larus argentatus argenteus

S

Scandinavian Herring Gull  Larus argentatus argentatus

M

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL  Larus michahellis

C

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL  Larus fuscus graellsii

S

Continental Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus intermedius

AUKS

M

LITTLE AUK  Alle alle

DOVES, PIGEONS

C

ROCK DOVE  Columba livia

C

STOCK DOVE  Columba oenas

C

WOODPIGEON  Columba palumbus

M

TURTLE DOVE  Streptopelia turtur

C

COLLARED DOVE  Streptopelia decaocto

CUCKOO, OWLS

S

CUCKOO  Cuculus canorus

U

BARN OWL  Tyto alba

C

TAWNY OWL  Strix aluco

U

LITTLE OWL  Athene noctua

R

SHORT-EARED OWL  Asio flammeus

NIGHTJAR, SWIFT, EXOTICS, WOODPECKERS

M

EUROPEAN NIGHTJAR  Caprimulgus europaeus

C

COMMON SWIFT  Apus apus

S

KINGFISHER  Alcedo atthis ispida

M

HOOPOE  Upupa epops

M

WAXWING  Bombycilla garrulus

M

DIPPER  Cinclus cinclus gularis

M

WRYNECK  Jynx torquilla

M

LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER  Dryobates minor comminutus

C

GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER  Dendrocopos major anglicus

C

GREEN WOODPECKER  Picus viridis

FALCONS

U

KESTREL  Falco tinnunculus

U

MERLIN  Falco columbarius aesalon

U

HOBBY  Falco subbuteo

U

PEREGRINE  Falco peregrinus

SHRIKES

M

RED-BACKED SHRIKE  Lanius collurio

M

GREAT GREY SHRIKE  Lanius excubitor

M

WOODCHAT SHRIKE  Lanius senator

CORVIDS

U

JAY  Garrulus glandarius rufitergum

M

Continental Jay  Garrulus glandarius glandarius

U

MAGPIE  Pica pica

C

JACKDAW  Coloeus monedula spermologus

M

Nordic Jackdaw  Coloeus monedula monedula

C

ROOK  Corvus frugilegus

C

CARRION CROW  Corvus corone

C

COMMON RAVEN  Corvus corax

TITS

C

COAL TIT  Periparus ater britannicus

U

MARSH TIT  Poecile palustris dresseri

M

WILLOW TIT  Poecile montanus kleinschmidti

C

BLUE TIT  Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus

C

GREAT TIT  Parus major newtoni

C

LONG-TAILED TIT  Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus

MARTINS, SWALLOW

U

SAND MARTIN  Riparia riparia

C

HOUSE MARTIN  Delichon urbicum

C

SWALLOW  Hirundo rustica

WARBLERS

U

WILLOW WARBLER  Phylloscopus trochilus

C

COMMON CHIFFCHAFF  Phylloscopus collybita

M

WOOD WARBLER  Phylloscopus sibilatrix

R

SEDGE WARBLER  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

R

REED WARBLER  Acrocephalus scirpaceus

R

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER  Locustella naevia

U

BLACKCAP  Sylvia atricapilla

U

GARDEN WARBLER  Sylvia borin

U

LESSER WHITETHROAT  Sylvia curruca

C

COMMON WHITETHROAT  Sylvia communis

M

DARTFORD WARBLER  Sylvia undata

C

GOLDCREST  Regulus regulus

WREN, NUTHATCH, TREECREEPER

C

WREN  Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus

C

NUTHATCH  Sitta europaea caesia

C

TREECREEPER  Certhia familiaris brittanica

STARLING, THRUSHES

C

STARLING  Sturnus vulgaris

M

RING OUZEL  Turdus torquatus

C

BLACKBIRD  Turdus merula

U

Continental Blackbird  Turdus merula merula

C

FIELDFARE  Turdus pilaris

C

REDWING  Turdus iliacus

C

SONG THRUSH  Turdus philomelos clarkei

U

Continental Song Thrush  Turdus philomelos philomelos

C

MISTLE THRUSH  Turdus viscivorus

CHATS

S

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER  Muscicapa striata

C

ROBIN  Erithacus rubecula melophilus

M

RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT  Luscinia svecica

M

NIGHTINGALE  Luscinia megarhynchos

M

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL  Tarsiger cyanurus

R

PIED FLYCATCHER  Ficedula hypoleuca

R

BLACK REDSTART  Phoenicurus ochruros gibraltariensis

S

COMMON REDSTART  Phoenicurus phoenicurus

S

WHINCHAT  Saxicola rubetra

U

COMMON STONECHAT  Saxicola rubicola hibernans

U

NORTHERN WHEATEAR  Oenanthe oenanthe

S

Greenland Wheatear  Oenanthe oenanthe leucorhoa

C

DUNNOCK  Prunella modularis occidentalis

LARKS, PIPITS, WAGTAILS

C

SKYLARK  Alauda arvensis

C

MEADOW PIPIT  Anthus pratensis

S

TREE PIPIT  Anthus trivialis

S

YELLOW WAGTAIL  Motacilla flava flavissima

C

GREY WAGTAIL  Motacilla cinerea

C

PIED WAGTAIL  Motacilla alba yarrellii

S

White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba

FINCHES, BUNTINGS

C

HOUSE SPARROW  Passer domesticus

M

TREE SPARROW  Passer montanus

C

CHAFFINCH  Fringilla coelebs gengleri

S

Continental Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs coelebs

R

BRAMBLING  Fringilla montifringilla

R

HAWFINCH  Coccothraustes coccothraustes

U

BULLFINCH  Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata

U

GREENFINCH  Chloris chloris

C

LINNET  Linaria cannabina

U

LESSER REDPOLL  Acanthis cabaret

M

COMMON CROSSBILL  Loxia curvirostra

C

GOLDFINCH  Carduelis carduelis britannica

U

SISKIN  Spinus spinus

C

CORN BUNTING  Emberiza calandra

C

YELLOWHAMMER  Emberiza citrinella

U

REED BUNTING  Emberiza schoeniclus

M

LAPLAND BUNTING  Calcarius lapponicus