Status of birds in Holywells Park

The table below shows the species of birds that have been recorded along with their status as per the following definitions:

Resident = breeding and recorded throughout the year but Winter and Summer populations do not necessarily consist of the same individuals and populations may be swelled by migrants,

Visitor = occurs at any time of the year, but does not breed

Summer visitor = breeding annually but not present in Winter,

Winter visitor = present outside the breeding season,

Migrant = recorded on passage through the area,

Irregular = recorded less than annually,

Vagrant = does not normally occur

  1. The status of birds is given in the context of bird species being seen and heard within, above and in the immediate locality of Holywells Park. It is not representative of the wider Ipswich area nor Suffolk.
  Bird species Status
1. Mute Swan Vagrant
2. Whooper Swan Vagrant
3. Greylag Goose Irregular
4. Greater Canada Goose Resident
5. Common Shelduck Visitor
6. Mandarin Duck Resident
7. Wood Duck Irregular
8. Eurasian Wigeon Vagrant/ Migrant
9. Gadwall Irregular
10. Eurasian Teal Irregular
11. Mallard Resident
12. Northern Shoveler Vagrant
13. Common Pochard Vagrant
14. Tufted Duck Resident
15. Red Legged Partridge Irregular
16. Common Pheasant Resident
17. Northern Fulmar Vagrant
18. Little Grebe Irregular
19. Great Cormorant Visitor
20. Great Bittern Vagrant
21. Little Egret Visitor
22. Grey Heron Visitor
23. Eurasian Marsh Harrier Irregular/ Migrant
24. Eurasian Sparrowhawk Resident
25. Common Buzzard Irregular/ Migrant
26. Rough Legged Buzzard Vagrant/ Migrant
27. Osprey Vagrant/ Migrant
28. Common Kestrel Visitor
29. Eurasian Hobby Migrant
30. Peregrine Falcon Irregular/ Winter Visitor
31. Water Rail Irregular/ Winter Visitor
32. Common Moorhen Resident
33. Common Coot Resident
34. Eurasian Oystercatcher Irregular
35. Northern Lapwing Irregular
36. Common Snipe Irregular/ Winter Visitor
37. Eurasian Woodcock Irregular/ Winter Visitor
38. Curlew Migrant
39. Common Sandpiper Vagrant
40. Green Sandpiper Vagrant
41. Spotted Redshank Vagrant
42. Common Redshank Irregular
43. Common Greenshank Migrant
44. Ruddy Turnstone Vagrant
45. Black-Headed Gull Visitor
46. Common Gull Winter Visitor
47. Lesser Black-Backed Gull Summer Visitor (breeds nearby)
48. Herring Gull Visitor
49. Great Black-Backed Gull Vagrant
50. Common Tern Migrant
51. Rock Pigeon (Dove) Visitor
52. Stock Pigeon (Dove) Resident
53. Common Woodpigeon Visitor/ Winter Visitor
54. Eurasian Collared Dove Resident
55. European Turtle Dove Vagrant
56. Rose-Ringed/ Ring Necked Parakeet Vagrant
57. Common Cuckoo Vagrant
58. Little Owl Vagrant
59. Tawny Owl Resident
60. Common Swift Migrant
61. Common Kingfisher Visitor
62. Wryneck Vagrant
63. Green Woodpecker Resident
64. Great Spotted Woodpecker Resident
65. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Vagrant
66. Skylark Migrant
67. Sand Martin Migrant
68. Barn Swallow Migrant
69. House Martin Migrant
70. Meadow Pipit Migrant
71. Grey Wagtail Visitor
72. Pied Wagtail Resident
73. Bohemian Waxwing Winter Visitor
74. Winter Wren Resident
75. Hedge Accentor (Dunnock) Resident
76. European Robin Resident/ Winter Visitor
77. Common Nightingale Irregular
78. Common Redstart Vagrant
79. Ring Ouzel Vagrant/ Migrant
80. Blackbird Resident/ Winter Visitor
81. Fieldfare Winter Visitor
82. Song Thrush Resident/ Winter Visitor
83. Redwing Winter Visitor
84. Mistle Thrush Resident/ Winter Visitor
85. Sedge Warbler Migrant
86. Eurasian Reed Warbler Migrant
87. Blackcap Summer Visitor (over winters?)
88. Garden Warbler Migrant
89. Lesser Whitethroat Migrant
90. Common Whitethroat Migrant
91. Yellow- browed Warbler Vagrant
92. Wood Warbler Vagrant
93. Common Chiffchaff Summer Visitor (over winters?)
94. Willow Warbler Migrant
95. Goldcrest Resident/ Winter Visitor
96. Firecrest Migrant
97. Spotted Flycatcher Migrant
98. Pied Flycatcher Vagrant
99. Long-tailed Tit Resident
100. Blue Tit Resident
101. Great Tit Resident
102. Coal Tit Resident
103. Marsh Tit Vagrant
104. Eurasian Nuthatch Vagrant
105. Eurasian Treecreeper Resident
106. Eurasian Golden Oriole Vagrant
107. Red-backed Shrike Vagrant
108. Eurasian Jay Resident
109. Black-Billed Magpie Resident
110. Eurasian Jackdaw Visitor
111. Rook Irregular
112. Carrion Crow Resident
113. Common Starling Visitor/ Winter Visitor
114. House Sparrow Vagrant
115. Chaffinch Resident/ Winter Visitor
116. Brambling Irregular/ Winter Visitor
117. European Greenfinch Resident/ Winter Visitor
118. European Goldfinch Resident/ Winter Visitor
119. Eurasian Siskin Winter Visitor
120. Common Linnet Vagrant
121. Lesser Redpoll Irregular/ Winter Visitor
122. Common Bullfinch Irregular
123. Hawfinch Vagrant
124. Yellow Hammer Vagrant
125. Reed Bunting Vagrant

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