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Surlingham Church Marsh Life List

1 Canada Goose Branta canadensis
2 Greylag Goose Anser anser
3 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
4 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
5 Mute Swan Cygnus olor
6 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
7 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
8 Garganey Spatula querquedula
9 Shoveler Spatula clypeata
10 Gadwall Mareca strepera
11 Wigeon Mareca penelope
12 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
13 Teal Anas crecca
14 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
15 Scaup Aythya marila
16 Goosander Mergus merganser
17 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
18 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
19 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
20 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
21 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
22 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
23 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
24 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
25 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
26 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
27 Buzzard Buteo buteo
28 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
29 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
30 Coot Fulica atra
31 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
32 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
33 Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
34 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
35 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
36 Curlew Numenius arquata
37 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
38 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
39 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
40 Snipe Gallinago gallinago
41 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
42 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
43 Redshank Tringa totanus
44 Greenshank Tringa nebularia
45 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
46 Common Gull Larus canus
47 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
48 Herring Gull Larus argentatus
49 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
50 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
51 Stock Dove Columba oenas
52 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus
53 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
54 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
55 Barn Owl Tyto alba
56 Tawny Owl Strix aluco
57 Little Owl Athene noctua
58 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
59 Swift Apus apus
60 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
61 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
62 Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
63 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
64 Hobby Falco subbuteo
65 Peregrine Falco peregrinus
66 Jay Garrulus glandarius
67 Magpie Pica pica
68 Jackdaw Coloeus monedula
69 Rook Corvus frugilegus
70 Carrion Crow Corvus corone
71 Coal Tit Periparus ater
72 Marsh Tit Poecile palustris
73 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
74 Great Tit Parus major
75 Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus
76 Skylark Alauda arvensis
77 Sand Martin Riparia riparia
78 Swallow Hirundo rustica
79 House Martin Delichon urbicum
80 Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
81 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
82 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
83 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
84 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
85 Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia
86 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
87 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
88 Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
89 Goldcrest Regulus regulus
90 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
91 Nuthatch Sitta europaea
92 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
93 Starling Sturnus vulgaris
94 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
95 Blackbird Turdus merula
96 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
97 Redwing Turdus iliacus
98 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
99 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
100 Robin Erithacus rubecula
101 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
102 Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
103 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
104 Dunnock Prunella modularis
105 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
106 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
107 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba
108 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
109 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
110 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
111 Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
112 Greenfinch Chloris chloris
113 Linnet Linaria cannabina
114 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret
115 Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
116 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
117 Siskin Spinus spinus
118 Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
119 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus


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