Posted by Admin on 21 October 2010, 6:36 pm


This table lists 97 species of birds which there is a good or fair chance of seeing in Northwood or Medham.
At April 2010, a total of 80 birds have been recorded.

If you have seen a bird not recorded on this list, or any other bird not mentioned, please contact the Natural History editor ( ) with your sightings, including date and location of sighting, number seen and any other information you have.
This list will be updated regularly to reflect any information you send in. With the contribution of more people the total can be increased greatly.

Recorded Little grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Recorded Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Recorded Little egret Egretta garzetta
Recorded Grey heron Ardea cinerea
Recorded Mute swan Cygnus olor
Recorded ‘Tundra’ Bean goose Anser fabalis rossicus
Recorded Brent goose Branta bernicla
Recorded Canada goose Branta canadensis
Recorded Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Recorded Wigeon Anas penelope
Recorded Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Teal Anas crecca
Recorded Red breasted merganser Mergus serrator
Recorded Buzzard Buteo buteo
Recorded Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Recorded Peregrine Falco peregrinus
Recorded Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Recorded Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Grey partridge Perdix perdix
Recorded Coot Fulica atra
Recorded Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Recorded Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Recorded Curlew Numenius arquata
Recorded Redshank Tringa totanus
Recorded Common sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Recorded Black-headed gull Larus ridibundus
Recorded Mediterranean gull Larus melanocephalus
Recorded Herring gull Larus argentatus
Recorded Common gull Larus canus
Recorded Woodpigeon Columba palumbus
Recorded Stock dove Columba oenas
Recorded Collared dove Streptopelia decaocto
Recorded Barn owl Tyto alba
Recorded Long-eared owl Asio otus
Recorded Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Recorded Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Recorded Great spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Recorded Green woodpecker Picus viridis
Recorded Swallow Hirundo rustica
Recorded House martin Delichon urbica
Sand martin Riparia riparia
Recorded Swift Apus apus
Recorded Skylark Alauda arvensis
Recorded Meadow pipit Anthus pratensis
Grey wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Recorded Pied wagtail Motacilla alba
Recorded Dunnock Prunella modularis
Recorded Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Recorded Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Recorded Robin Erithacus rubecula
Black redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Recorded Stonechat Saxicola torquata
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
Recorded Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Recorded Blackbird Turdus merula
Recorded Mistle thrush Turdus viscivorus
Recorded Song thrush Turdus philomelos
Recorded Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Recorded Redwing Turdus iliacus
Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
Recorded Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Recorded Garden warbler Sylvia borin
Recorded Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Recorded Willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Recorded Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Recorded Firecrest Regulus ignicapillus
Recorded Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Recorded Long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus
Recorded Great tit Parus major
Recorded Coal tit Parus ater
Recorded Blue tit Parus caeruleus
Marsh tit Parus palustris
Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
Nuthatch Sitta europaea
Recorded Jay Garrulous glandarius
Recorded Rook Corvus frugilegus
Recorded Jackdaw Corvus monedula
Recorded Magpie Pica pica
Recorded Carrion crow Corvus corone
Recorded Raven Corvus corax
Recorded Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Recorded Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
Recorded Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Recorded Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Recorded Linnet Carduelis cannabina
Recorded Twite Carduelis flavirostris
Siskin Carduelis spinus
Recorded Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Common redpoll Carduelis flammea
Recorded Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Recorded Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
Reed bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Recorded House sparrow Passer domesticus

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1. How is Northwood and Medham defined?

This definition uses roads and the river to mark the boundary. It closely matches the area of the proposed Northwood Parish Council, shown on this map.

North: Pallance Road, Place Road, Three Gates Road, Newport Road, to Shamblers Copse.
East: Line of low-tide of River Medina.
South: Pinkmead to Chawton Lane, then Crockers Farm to Trafford Farm.
West: Hillis Gate Road to Hillis Corner.
This is approximately 4.5 (1.7 sq.miles)

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