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Each year Rupert Pyrah publishes a survey of birds seen in a 10 km area around Brookmans Park. The data, which is all published on this site, goes back to 1996. In the past, the number of months a bird was seen during the year was printed below each image. However, in 2003, Rupert introduced a new system where a percentage of the total months 1996-2003 in which each species was seen is given alongside the name of the species. This is to provide a guide to the chances of seeing the bird. You can also read Rupert's full report for 2003 by clicking here. Thumbnail images have now been added (copyright details below). Click on any image to take you to a larger version and click on the link below the picture to take you to a site offering more information. Note: Images are not to scale.

Yellow Wagtail Woodcock Golden Plover Sand Martin
Yellow Wagtail
14%
Woodcock
11%
Golden Plover
20%
Sand Martin
10%
Tufted Duck Great Crested Grebew Tree Sparrow Snipe
Tufted Duck
5%
Great Crested Grebe
3%
Tree Sparrow
19%
Common Snipe
7%
Common Crossbill Buzzard Reed Bunting Short-Eared Owl Whinchat
Common Crossbill
5%
Buzzard
33%
Reed Bunting
20%
Short-Eared Owl
3%
Whinchat
4%
Teal Grey Partridge Little Ringed Plover Turtle Dove
Teal
19%
Grey Partridge
3%
Little Ringed Plover
breeding but
not seen
Turtle Dove
2%
Brambling Gadwall Greater Black Backed Gull Hawfinch Redstart
Brambling
5%
Gadwall
3%
Great Black Backed Gull
2%
Hawfinch
1%
Redstart
4%
Barn Owl Firecrest Wheatear Pied Flycatcher Peregrine Stonechat
Barn Owl
1%
Firecrest
breeding but
not seen
Wheatear
2%
Pied Flycatcher
1%
Peregrine
2%
Stonechat
8%
Hen Harrier Redshank Sedge Warbler
Hen Harrier
1%
Redshank
1%
Sedge Warbler
1%
Little Egret Red Kite Long Eared Owl
Little Egret
1%
Red Kite
2%
Long Eared Owl
1%

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We don't yet have rights to use an image for the Mandarin Duck which was seen during one month in 2000, again in 2001 and twice in 2002. Permission to use the scanned images comes from Ash Midcalf and www.birdcheck.co.uk; thanks to them for their cooperation. The illustrations on these pages are from Morris's British Birds of 1891. Although excellent, they don't offer male/female differences or show the birds in flight. Because of this, links have been provided, below each bird image, to a number of sites, which give alternative views of the birds and further information about them. The main sites linked to for this purpose are two excellent sites, Birds of Britain and British Garden Birds.

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Other local nature studies from Gobions Woodland Trust
Herbs of Gobions Woods
Shrubs and Trees of Gobions Woods
Fungi in Gobions
Butterflies seen in Gobions in 1999
Butterflies seen in Gobions in 1998
Bird survey 1996-2000 page four

Environment section index

August, 2002


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