The Summer Bird Walk took place on the morning of 3 July – a pleasant day after an unusually hot early summer. Four people participated, and the following 29 species were recorded. Nine species recorded during the previous year’s Summer Bird Walk were not seen this time: Swallow, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Marsh Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Raven, Jackdaw, Starling, and Chaffinch. On the other hand, six species were noted this year which had not been seen on the 2009 Summer walk: Blackcap, Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, Yellowhammer, Red-legged Partridge, and Lesser Black-back Gull.

Lesser Black-back Gull (C)

Red Kite (A, B, C)

Buzzard (A, B, C)

Kestrel (C)

Red-legged Partridge (C)

Woodpigeon (A, B, C)

Great-spotted Woodpecker (A)

Green Woodpecker (B)

Skylark (C)

Swift (A)

House Martin (A)

Wren (A, B)

Blackbird (B)

Song Thrush (B) (2 singing males)

Dunnock (C)

Whitethroat (A, C)

Blackcap (B) (singing male)

Chiffchaff (B)

Blue Tit (A, B, C)

Great Tit (B)

Nuthatch (B)

Magpie (A, C)

Carrion Crow (A, C)

Rook (A, C) (very large flock of estimated 1,000+ circling in thermal over towards Goring)

House Sparrow (A)

Greenfinch (A)

Goldfinch (A, C)

Bullfinch (A)

Yellowhammer (C)