Bury Wildlife

Birds 3

Sterna hirundo common tern Summer visitor fairly common in Bury onopen water and breeds in GM.

Chlidonias niger Black Tern rare passage mirgrant through Bury.

White-winged Black Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) is a small tern generally found in or near bodies of fresh water across from Southeastern Europe east to Australia. Bury May 2014

Phalacrocorax carbo cormorant increasinmgly a inland bird Elton has resident flock.

Chroicocephalus ridibundus Black headed gull common inland gull in Bury

Larus argentatus Herring Gull21/04/2013B Common This pic from the coast

Larus canus Common Gull22/06/2013B

Larus marinus Great Black Backed Gull 16.03.14 Common Tips etc this on the coast

Larus fuscus Lesser Black Backed Gull 16.03.14

Morus bassanus Northern Gannet29/09/2010Bn  Juvenile at Moses Gate uncommon visitor

Stercorarius skua Great Skua03/10/2013T Uncommon visitor this in Audenshaw

Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern01/05/2011B

shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis rochdale 16/09/14


Tyto alba Barn Owl picture taken at local fair in Bury. Few in Bury but threatened as all owls.

Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) picture taken at local fair in Bury. Esacapees are breeding in the wild and north west bury had such a bird a few years ago. Voracious raptor was a British native 9000 years ago native of Europe.

Athene noctua little owl This small owl was introduced to the UK in the 19th century. It can be seen in the daylight, usually perching on a tree branch, telegraph pole or rock. Declining but not uncommon in Bury

Strix aluco tawney owl  picture taken at local fair in Bury Male and female have distinctive call and are nocturnal. Not uncommon in Bury but declining.

Falco tinnunculus Kestrel Kestrels are found in a wide variety of habitats, from moor and heath, to farmland and urban areas. Feeds on small mamals common in Bury.

Buteo buteo  buzzard. Now the commonest and most widespread UK bird of prey. It is quite large with broad, rounded wings, and a short neck and tail seen in Bury soaring or perched. Fairly common

Accipiter nisus Sparrowhawk 28/08/2014 increasingly common

Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon19/02/2013B

Cinclus cinclus Dipper Found along fast-flowing rivers like the Irwell and in upland. Stands  on stones in the river before diving into river. Not uncommon in Bury

Alcedo atthis Kingfisher Kingfishers are small unmistakable bright blue and orange birds of slow moving or still water. They fly rapidly, low over water, and hunt fish from riverside perches, occasionally hovering above the water's surface. Not uncommon in Bury

Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail Found in fast flowing rivers and can be seen around farmyards and lowland streams, even in city centres. Not ubcommon in Bury.

Motacilla alba pied wagtai  Best looked for near water and can be found in most habitats, even town centres. They gather together in large roosts, sometimes in towns, often assembling on roofs beforehand. common

Sylvia communis whitethroat It is a summer visitor and passage migrant, with birds breeding widely, although it avoids urban and mountainous areas. It winters in Africa, south of the Sahara. not uncommon in bury

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus sedge warbler It is a summer visitor, and winters in Africa, south of the Sahara Desert. Its song is a noisy, rambling warble compared to the more rhythmic song of the reed warbler. likes reed beds spasmodic in Bury.

Acrocephalus scirpaceus Reed Warbler In the summer, can be looked for in reedbeds in lowland central and southern England and Wales - it is rarer elsewhere. Sings from within the reedbed rather than from a perch, so often heard rather than seen. Rare in Bury

Phylloscopus collybita chiffchaff  All year round, but most arrive in late March and depart in August and September. Distinctiv e call fairly common in bury.

Phylloscopus trochilus willow warbler Willow warblers are widespread and can be seen in suitable habitat across most of the UK.

Locustella naevia Grasshopper Warbler20/07/2013B

Phylloscopus sibilatrix Wood Warbler02/06/2013B

Sylvia atricapilla Blackcap21/04/2013B

Sylvia curruca Lesser Whitethroat22/06/2013B

Apus apus swift  The swift is a medium-sized aerial bird, which is a superb flier. It evens sleeps on the wing. fairly common in bury before returning to africa

Riparia riparia sand martin Found along rivers and other water bodies throughout the UK. Also found around man-made gravel pits where artificial nesting banks are sometimes provided. fairly common in bury.

Hirundo rustica swallow Swallows are found in areas where there is a ready and accessible supply of small insects. They are particularly fond of open pasture with access to water and quiet farm buildings common in bury

Delichon urbicum House Martin 14/07/2012B


Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri),  UK naturilised parrakeet colony in south manchester breeding and moving north.


Indian Peafowl or Blue Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) escapee in bury.


Lagopus lagopus red grouse The best place to see this bird is on upland heather moors, when is suddenly rockets up from the heather when disturbed . Declining but present in Bury


Dendrocopos major Woodlands, especially with mature broad-leaved trees, although mature conifers will support them. Also in parks and large gardens. Will come to peanut feeders and birdtables. common in bury.


Picus viridis Green Woodpecker This one was seen in Ashton. They are in Bury in the Holcombe and Cheesden area, but can pop up anywhere. A very specific call they like ants.


Dendrocopos minor Lesser Spotted Woodpecker09/07/2013T


Cuculus canorus Cuckoo 27/04/2013B