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LIST OF BIRDS RECORDED IN SHEEPCOTE VALLEY

Source of records: Sussex Ornithological Society Annual Bird Reports for years 1997-2002.
(NB 2003 data not yet published) available from www.sos.org.uk at 8.00 per copy.

This is obviously NOT an exhaustive list - just extracts from the full documents.

Breeding Birds in Sheepcote Valley and surrounding area -
(Wilson Avenue to Ovingdean including Happy Valley and Wick Bottom)

kestrel
sparrowhawk
partridge (e)
stock dove
wood pigeon
collared dove
skylark (e)
meadow pipit
pied wagtail
wren
yellowhammer (e)

dunnock (e)
robin
stonechat
blackbird
song thrush (e)
whitethroat
blackcap
chiffchaff
willow warbler (e)
blue tit
great tit

long-tailed tit
magpie
crow
starling (e)
house sparrow (e)
greenfinch
goldfinch
chaffinch
linnet (e)
green
woodpecker

great spotted
woodpecker
swallow (e)
swift
house martin (e)

Possibles ?
goldcrest (e)
pheasant
reed bunting (e)
tawny owl
little owl



Passage migrants other than those listed above.
Seen occasionally in Spring and/or Autumn, plus real rarities *, **, ***

mistle thrush (e)
ring ouzel (e)
whinchat
yellow wagtail
grey wagtail
wryneck * (e)
red backed shrike * (e)
night heron **
spotted flycatcher (e)

pied flycatcher
redstart (e)
black redstart (e)
wheatear
tree pipit (e)
hen harrier (e)
nightingale (e)
fieldfare (e)
hume yellow browed
                   warbler ***

redwing
reed bunting
firecrest (e)
pallas's warbler **
yellow browed warbler **
shorteared owl
woodchat shrike ***
lesser redpoll (e)



Numbers of various species seen on specific dates:-

pied wagtail

1763

Oct 2003

whinchat

8

May 3rd 2002

firecrest (e)

8

March 2002

redstart (e)

8

Sept 10th 2002

chiffchaff

50

Oct 3rd 2002

skylark (e)

395

Oct 17th 2002

ring ouzel (e)

40

Oct 11th 2002

reed bunting (e)

111

Oct 2002

blackbird

100

Oct 16th 2002

lesser redpoll (e)

80

Oct 19th 2002

wheatear

70

May 3rd 2002

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