Birds

A total of 98 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:

nimble_asset_Dunnock
Dunnock
Prunella modularis

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Grey-Heron
Grey Heron
Ardea cinerea

About:

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

nimble_asset_Little-Egret
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta
About:

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

nimble_asset_Corn-Bunting
Corn Bunting
Emberiza calandra
About:

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

nimble_asset_Yellowhammer
Yellowhammer
Emberiza citrinella

About:

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

nimble_asset_Blackbird
Blackbird
Turdus merula

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Fieldfare
Fieldfare
Turdus pilaris
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Winter Migrant Only
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: The Valley Floor Area

nimble_asset_Mistle-Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Turdus viscivorus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: MacGrory’s Meadow

nimble_asset_Nightingale
Nightingale
Luscinia megarhynchos

About:

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

nimble_asset_Redwing
Redwing
Turdus iliacus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Winter Migrant Only
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: The Valley Floor Area

nimble_asset_Robin
Robin
Erithacus rubecula
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Song-Thrush
Song Thrush
Turdus philomelos
About:

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

nimble_asset_Ring-Ouzel
Ring Ouzel
Turdus torquatus

About:

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

nimble_asset_Cormorant
Cormorant
Phalacrocorax carbo

About:

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

nimble_asset_Carrion-Crow
Carrion Crow
Corvus corone
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Jackdaw
Jackdaw
Corvus monedula
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Valley Floor/Crem Valley Areas

nimble_asset_Jay
Jay
Garrulus glandarius

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Magpie
Magpie
Pica pica

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Cuckoo
Cuckoo
Cuculus canorus
About:

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

nimble_asset_Hobby
Hobby
Falco subbuteo
About:

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

nimble_asset_Kestrel
Kestrel
Falco tinnunculus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

nimble_asset_Bramling
Bramling
Fringilla montifringilla

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Winter Migrant Only
Last Recorded: XXXX
Best Location To See: The Lodge Feeding Station

nimble_asset_Bullfinch
Bullfinch
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
About:

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

nimble_asset_Chaffinch
Chaffinch
Fringilla coelebs
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Crossbill
Crossbill
Loxia curvirostra

About:

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

nimble_asset_Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Carduelis carduelis

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Netley Meadow

nimble_asset_Greenfinch
Greenfinch
Carduelis chloris
About:

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

nimble_asset_Hawfinch
Hawfinch
Coccothraustes coccothraustes
About:

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

nimble_asset_Common-Redpoll
Common redpoll
Carduelis flammea

About:

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

nimble_asset_Lesser-Redpoll
Lesser Redpoll
Carduelis cabaret

About:

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

nimble_asset_Siskin
Siskin
Carduelis spinus
About:

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

nimble_asset_Spotted-Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata
About:

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

nimble_asset_Little-Grebe
Little Grebe
Tachybaptus ruficollis

About:

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

nimble_asset_Black-headed-Gull
Black-headed Gull
Larus ridibundus

About:

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

nimble_asset_Common-Gull
Common Gull
Larus canus
About:

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

nimble_asset_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

nimble_asset_Herring-Gull
Herring Gull
Larus argentatus

About:

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

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

About:

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

nimble_asset_Mediterranean-Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Larus melanocephalus
About:

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

nimble_asset_Buzzard
Buzzard
Buteo buteo
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

nimble_asset_Honey-Buzzard
Honey Buzzard
Pernis apivorus

About:

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

nimble_asset_Red-Kit
Red Kite
Milvus milvus

About:

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

nimble_asset_Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Accipiter nisus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Beech Bank Area

nimble_asset_Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Alcedo atthis
About:

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

nimble_asset_Skylark
Skylark
Alauda arvensis

About:

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

nimble_asset_Long-tailed-Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Aegithalos caudatus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Nuthatch
Nuthatch
Sitta europaea
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Feeding Stations

nimble_asset_Tawny-Owl
Tawny Owl
Strix aluco
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

nimble_asset_Ring-necked-Parakeet
Ring-necked Parakeet
Psittacula krameri

About:

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

nimble_asset_Pheasant
Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

nimble_asset_Collared-Dove
Collard Dove
Streptopelia decaocto
About:

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

nimble_asset_Stock-Dove
Stock Dove
Columba oenas
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Beech Bank Area

nimble_asset_Turtle-Dove
Turtle Dove
Streptopelia turtur

About:

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

nimble_asset_Woodpigeon
Woodpigeon
Columba palumbus

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

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

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

nimble_asset_Grey-Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Motacilla cinerea
About:

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

nimble_asset_Meadow-Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Anthus pratensis

About:

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

nimble_asset_Pied-Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
Motacilla alba

About:

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

nimble_asset_Lapwing
Lapwing
Vanellus vanellus
About:

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

nimble_asset_Coot
Coot
Fulica atra
About:

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

nimble_asset_Moorhen
Moorhen
Gallinula chloropus

About:

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

nimble_asset_Water-Rail
Water Rail
Rallus aquaticus

About:

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

nimble_asset_Green-Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Tringa ochropus
About:

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

nimble_asset_Snipe
Snipe
Gallinago gallinago
About:

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

nimble_asset_Woodcock
Woodcock
Scolopax rusticola

About:

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

nimble_asset_House-Sparrow
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus

About:

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

nimble_asset_Starling
Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: No Details

nimble_asset_House-Martin
House Martin
Delichon urbica
About:

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

nimble_asset_Swallow
Swallow
Hirundo rustica

About:

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

nimble_asset_Canada-Goose
Canada Goose
Branta canadensis

About:

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

nimble_asset_Gadwall
Gadwall
Anas strepera
About:

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

nimble_asset_Greylag-Goose
Greylag Goose
Anser anser
About:

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

nimble_asset_Mute-Swan
Mute Swan
Cygnus olor

About:

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

nimble_asset_Pochard
Pochard
Aythya ferina

About:

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

nimble_asset_Mallard
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
About:

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

nimble_asset_Mandarin
Mandarin
Aix galericulata
About:

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

nimble_asset_Teal
Teal
Anas crecca

About:

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

nimble_asset_Tufted-Duck
Tufted Duck
Aythya fuligula

About:

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

nimble_asset_Swift
Swift
Apus apus
About:

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

nimble_asset_Blue-Tit
Blue Tit
Cyanistes caeruleus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Coal-Tit
Coal Tit
Periparus ater

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Feeding Stations

nimble_asset_Great-Tit
Great Tit
Parus major

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Treecreeper
Treecreeper
Certhia familiaris
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: MacGrory’s Meadow

nimble_asset_Blackcap
Blackcap
Sylvia atricapilla
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Summer Migrant / Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Cettis-Warbler
Cettis Warbler
Cettia cetti

About:

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

nimble_asset_ChiffChaff
Chiffchaff
Phylloscopus collybita

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Summer Migrant / Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Garden-Warbler
Garden Warbler
Sylvia borin
About:

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

nimble_asset_Goldcrest
Goldcrest
Regulus regulus
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Silt Trap Area

nimble_asset_Lesser-Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
Sylvia curruca

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Less Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Meadow Areas

nimble_asset_Reed-Warbler
Reed Warbler
Acrocephalus scirpaceus

About:

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

nimble_asset_Sedge-Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
About:

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

nimble_asset_Whitethroat
Whitethroat
Sylvia communis
About:

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

nimble_asset_Willow-Warbler
Willow Warbler
Phylloscopus trochilus

About:

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

nimble_asset_Waxwing
Waxwing
Bombycilla garrulus

About:

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

nimble_asset_Wren
Wren
Troglodytes troglodytes
About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Lesser-Spotted-Woodpecker
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Dendrocopos minor
About:

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

nimble_asset_Great-Spotted-Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Dendrocopos major

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

nimble_asset_Green-Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Picus viridis

About:

Vinters Valley Status: Very Common
Last Recorded: 2019
Best Location To See: Anywhere

Birds

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

Database last updated: August 2019