Birds

A total of 100 bird species have been recorded in the nature reserve, since records began. 

Below is a list.  Not all the bird species recorded are common or often seen in the reserve:

Dunnock
Dunnock
Prunella modularis

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Grey Heron
Grey Heron
Ardea cinerea

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Little Egret
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Corn Bunting
Corn Bunting
Emberiza calandra
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Yellowhammer
Emberiza citrinella

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Hedge Areas

Blackbird
Blackbird
Turdus merula

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Fieldfare
Fieldfare
Turdus pilaris
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Winter Migrant Only
Last Recorded: 2020
Best Location To See: The Valley Floor Area

Mistle Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Turdus viscivorus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: MacGrory’s Meadow

Nightingale
Nightingale
Luscinia megarhynchos

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Kitchen Garden Area

Redwing
Redwing
Turdus iliacus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Winter Migrant Only
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: The Valley Floor Area

Robin
Robin
Erithacus rubecula
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Song Thrush
Song Thrush
Turdus philomelos
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Valley Floor Area

Ring Ouzel
Ring Ouzel
Turdus torquatus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Cormorant
Cormorant
Phalacrocorax carbo

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Carrion Crow
Carrion Crow
Corvus corone
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Jackdaw
Jackdaw
Corvus monedula
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Valley Floor/Crem Valley Areas

Jay
Jay
Garrulus glandarius

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Magpie
Magpie
Pica pica

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Cuckoo
Cuckoo
Cuculus canorus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Summer Migrant / Rare
Last Recorded: 2017
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Hobby
Hobby
Falco subbuteo
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Kestrel
Kestrel
Falco tinnunculus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

Bramling
Bramling
Fringilla montifringilla

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Winter Migrant Only
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: The Lodge Feeding Station

Bullfinch
Bullfinch
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Hedge Areas

Chaffinch
Chaffinch
Fringilla coelebs
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Crossbill
Crossbill
Loxia curvirostra

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Carduelis carduelis

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Netley Meadow

Greenfinch
Greenfinch
Carduelis chloris
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Hedge Areas

Hawfinch
Hawfinch
Coccothraustes coccothraustes
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Hedge Areas

Common Redpoll
Common redpoll
Carduelis flammea

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Lesser Redpoll
Lesser Redpoll
Carduelis cabaret

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: No Details

Siskin
Siskin
Carduelis spinus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2017
Best Location To See: Bird Feeding Stations

Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Little Grebe
Little Grebe
Tachybaptus ruficollis

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Black-headed Gull
Black-headed Gull
Larus ridibundus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Common Gull
Common Gull
Larus canus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Great black-backed Gull
Great black-backed Gull
Larus marinus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Herring Gull
Herring Gull
Larus argentatus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Lesser black-backed Gull
Lesser-Black-Backed Gull
Larus fuscus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Mediterranean Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Larus melanocephalus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Buzzard
Buzzard
Buteo buteo
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

Honey Buzzard
Honey Buzzard
Pernis apivorus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Red Kit
Red Kite
Milvus milvus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Accipiter nisus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Beech Bank Area

Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Alcedo atthis
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Skylark
Skylark
Alauda arvensis

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

Long-tailed Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Aegithalos caudatus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Nuthatch
Nuthatch
Sitta europaea
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Feeding Stations

Tawny Owl
Tawny Owl
Strix aluco
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

Ring-necked Parakeet
Ring-necked Parakeet
Psittacula krameri

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Lodge Road Entrance

Pheasant
Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

Collared Dove
Collard Dove
Streptopelia decaocto
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Valley Floor Area

Stock Dove
Stock Dove
Columba oenas
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Beech Bank Area

Turtle Dove
Turtle Dove
Streptopelia turtur

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Woodpigeon
Columba palumbus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Feral Pigeon
Feral Pigeon
Columba livia (domest.)
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Motacilla cinerea
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Meadow Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Anthus pratensis

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Pied Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
Motacilla alba

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Valley Floor Area

Lapwing
Lapwing
Vanellus vanellus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Coot
Coot
Fulica atra
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Moorhen
Moorhen
Gallinula chloropus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Flight: Late Jun – Early September
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Netley Meadow

Water Rail
Water Rail
Rallus aquaticus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Green Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Tringa ochropus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Snipe
Snipe
Gallinago gallinago
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Marsh Area

Woodcock
Woodcock
Scolopax rusticola

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Marsh Area

House Sparrow
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: No Details

Starling
Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: No Details

House Martin
House Martin
Delichon urbica
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Summer Migrant / Rare
Last Recorded: 2017
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Swallow
Swallow
Hirundo rustica

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Summer Migrant / Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Canada Goose
Canada Goose
Branta canadensis

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Gadwall
Gadwall
Anas strepera
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Greylag Goose
Greylag Goose
Anser anser
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: 2017
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Mute Swan
Mute Swan
Cygnus olor

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Pochard
Pochard
Aythya ferina

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: 2017
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Mallard
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Mandarin
Mandarin
Aix galericulata
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Teal
Teal
Anas crecca

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Tufted Duck
Tufted Duck
Aythya fuligula

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Swift
Swift
Apus apus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Summer Migrant / Less Common
Last Recorded: 2017
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Blue Tit
Blue Tit
Cyanistes caeruleus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Coal Tit
Coal Tit
Periparus ater

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Feeding Stations

Great Tit
Great Tit
Parus major

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Treecreeper
Treecreeper
Certhia familiaris
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: MacGrory’s Meadow

Blackcap
Blackcap
Sylvia atricapilla
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Summer Migrant / Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Cettis Warbler
Cettis Warbler
Cettia cetti

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Feeding Stations

ChiffChaff
Chiffchaff
Phylloscopus collybita

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Summer Migrant / Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Garden Warbler
Garden Warbler
Sylvia borin
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Goldcrest
Goldcrest
Regulus regulus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Silt Trap Area

Lesser Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
Sylvia curruca

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

Reed Warbler
Reed Warbler
Acrocephalus scirpaceus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Whitethroat
Whitethroat
Sylvia communis
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler
Phylloscopus trochilus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2018
Best Location To See: Lake Area

Waxwing
Waxwing
Bombycilla garrulus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Winter Migrant Only
Last Recorded: 2017
Best Location To See: The Valley Floor Area

Wren
Wren
Troglodytes troglodytes
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Dendrocopos minor
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Rare
Last Recorded: No Details
Best Location To See: No Details

Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Dendrocopos major

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Green Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Picus viridis

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2021
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Birds

We cannot guarantee you will see all the species listed during your visit.

Database last updated: August 2019