Studley Castle & Sewage Works

 Our recording area
Map showing close location to Studley
 Hawfinch in church yard 2018
 Black Redstart (2019/20)
 Little Owl (2019)
For the last couple of years myself, Mark Clarke (MC) & Chris Lane (CL) have been visting an area to the east of Studley. I noticed that Morton Bagot birder Richard Harbird (RH)also visited recently prompting a few texts & emails. 

The areas run from Castle Farm to the church which has now been extended to the sewage works. The area has a real mix of habitats including arable farming, woodland, open grassland and a river. The Sewage works is off limits but you can observe what is flying in and out from the perimeter.

I'm trying to undertake some research in terms of historical records that I will post if I make any progress. My best sightings on this patch have included Great White Egret, Hawfinch, Black Redstart, Cetti's Warbler, Tree Sparrow & Little Owl. Richard's old sightings included a amazing 127 Common Snipe, a Jack Snipe, 362 Black-headed Gulls, a Turtle Dove & Yellow Wagtail all from 1986. Chris's highlights were Tree Sparrow, Little & Barn Owl, Cuckoo, Marsh Tit, Common Redstart, Mealy & Lesser Redpoll & a Spotted Flycatcher.

2020 sightings - updated 19th April (Contributions from myself, MC & RH)

1 Black-headed Gull
2 Blackbird
3 Blackcap
4 Blackcap
5 Blue Tit
6 Bullfinch
7 Buzzard
8 Canada Goose
9 Carrion Crow
10 Cetti's Warbler
11 Chaffinch
12 Chiffchaff
13 Coal Tit
14 Collared Dove
15 Common Gull
16 Common Sandpiper
17 Common Snipe
18 Common Tern
19 Common Whitethroat
20 Coot
21 Cormorant
22 Cuckoo
23 Dunnock
24 Feral Pigeon / Rock Dove
25 Fieldfare
26 Gadwall
27 Garden Warbler
28 Goldcrest
29 Goldfinch
30 Goosander
31 Great Black-backed Gull
32 Great Crested Grebe
33 Great Spotted Woodpecker
34 Great Tit
35 Grey Heron
36 Grey Wagtail
37 Greylag Goose
38 Herring Gull
39 House Martin
40 House Sparrow
41 Jack Snipe
42 Jackdaw
43 Jay
44 Kestrel
45 Lapwing
46 Lesser Black-backed Gull
47 Lesser Whitethroat
48 Linnet
49 Little Egret
50 Little Grebe
51 Little Ringed Plover
52 Long-tailed Tit
53 Magpie
54 Mallard
55 Marsh Tit
56 Meadow Pipit
57 Merlin
58 Mistle Thrush
59 Moorhen
60 Mute Swan
61 Nuthatch
62 Oystercatcher
63 Peregrine
64 Pheasant
65 Pied Wagtail
66 Pochard
67 Raven
68 Red Kite
69 Red-crested Pochard
70 Red-legged Partridge
71 Redwing
72 Reed Bunting
73 Reed Warbler
74 Robin
75 Rook
76 Sand Martin
77 Sedge Warbler
78 Shelduck
79 Shelduck
80 Shoveler
81 Skylark
82 Song Thrush
83 Sparrowhawk
84 Starling
85 Stock Dove
86 Stonechat
87 Swallow
88 Teal
89 Treecreeper
90 Tufted Duck
91 Water Rail
92 Wheatear
93 Wigeon
94 Willow Warbler
95 Woodcock
96 Woodpigeon
97 Wren
98 Yellow Wagtail
99 Yellow-legged Gull
100 Yellowhammer


Site Records (ND / MC / RE / CL/ RH)


1 Barn Owl
2 Black Redstart
3 Black-headed Gull
4 Blackbird
5 Blackcap
6 Blue Tit
7 Bullfinch
8 Buzzard
9 Canada Goose
10 Carrion Crow
11 Cetti's Warbler
12 Chaffinch
13 Chiffchaff
14 Coal Tit
15 Collared Dove
16 Common Gull
17 Common Redstart
18 Common Snipe
19 Common Whitethroat
20 Coot
21 Cormorant
22 Cuckoo
23 Curlew
24 Dunnock
25 Feral Pigeon / Rock Dove
26 Fieldfare
27 Goldcrest
28 Goldfinch
29 Goosander
30 Great Spotted Woodpecker
31 Great Tit
32 Great White Egret
33 Green Woodpecker
34 Greenfinch
35 Grey Heron
36 Grey Wagtail
37 Greylag Goose
38 Hawfinch
39 Herring Gull
40 House Martin
41 House Sparrow
42 Jack Snipe
43 Jackdaw
44 Jay
45 Kestrel
46 Kingfisher
47 Lesser Black-backed Gull
48 Lesser Redpoll
49 Lesser Whitethroat
50 Linnet
51 Little Egret
52 Little Owl
53 Long-tailed Tit
54 Magpie
55 Mallard
56 Mandarin
57 Marsh Tit
58 Meadow Pipit
59 Mealy Redpoll
60 Mistle Thrush
61 Moorhen
62 Mute Swan
63 Nuthatch
64 Peregrine
65 Pheasant
66 Pied Wagtail
67 Raven
68 Red Kite
69 Redwing
70 Reed Bunting
71 Robin
72 Rook
73 Sand Martin
74 Shelduck
75 Skylark
76 Song Thrush
77 Sparrowhawk
78 Spotted Flycatcher
79 Starling
80 Stock Dove
81 Stonechat
82 Swallow
83 Swift
84 Tawny Owl
85 Teal
86 Tree Sparrow
87 Treecreeper
88 Turtle Dove
89 Woodpigeon
90 Wren
91 Yellow Wagtail
92 Yellowhammer






































































































































































































































































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