Costessey House Private Estate List

A list of all the birds I have seen at Costessey House Private Estate, my local patch between Costessey and Drayton just outside Norwich, Norfolk. I have been working the patch since October 2011. List updated every time a new patch bird is seen. A species status key can be seen below.

Key:

CBR  – Common Breeding Resident

BR – Breeding Resident

C – Common (non breeding)

S – Summer Visitor

W – Winter Visitor

U/O – Locally Uncommon/Occasional Records

PR + Bold  – Patch Rarity

R + Bold + Capitals  – Genuine scarcity (Rare breeder or vagrant to Britain) and above 

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  1. Mute Swan – CBR
  2. Egyptian Goose – W, has bred
  3. Mallard – CBR
  4. Pheasant – CBR
  5. Cormorant – C
  6. Grey Heron – CBR
  7. Common Buzzard – C
  8. Sparrowhawk – CBR
  9. Kestrel – CBR
  10. Moorhen – CBR
  11. Snipe – W + U/O
  12. Black-headed Gull – C
  13. Common Gull – W
  14. Herring Gull – C
  15. Feral Pigeon – C
  16. Wood Pigeon – CBR
  17. Tawny Owl –  CBR
  18. Pied Wagtail – CBR
  19. Dunnock – CBR
  20. Robin – CBR
  21. Redwing – W
  22. Fiedlfare – W
  23. Blackbird – CBR
  24. Wren – CBR
  25. Great Tit – CBR
  26. Coal Tit – C
  27. Blue Tit – CBR
  28. Long-tailed Tit – C
  29. Magpie – CBR
  30. Jay – CBR
  31. Jackdaw – CBR
  32. Carrion Crow – CBR
  33. Rook – C
  34. Starling – C
  35. House Sparrow – U/O, 3 records: x1 Oct 2011, x2 Feb 2013, June 2014
  36. Chaffinch – CBR
  37. Goldfinch – CBR
  38. Greenfinch – CBR
  39. Bullfinch – CBR
  40. Song Thrush  – CBR
  41. Chiffchaff – S
  42. Green Woodpecker – CBR
  43. Reed Bunting – CBR
  44. Blackcap – S
  45. Meadow Pipit – U/O, several records: up to 15 in Oct 2012
  46. Lesser Black Backed Gull –  C
  47. Skylark – C
  48. Lesser Redpoll – U/O, several records
  49. Cetti’s Warbler – Presumed Breeding Resident, 2 pairs as of 2017
  50. Little EgretU/O, several annual records
  51. Kingfisher –BR
  52. Barn Owl – CBR
  53. Great Black Backed Gull – U/O, 3 records: April  + Oct 2012+ Feb 2013
  54. Goldcrest – CBR
  55. Red-legged Partridge – CBR
  56. Swallow – S
  57. Willow Warbler – S
  58. Common Tern – S
  59. Greenshank – PR: x3 over Costessey House Marsh on 4th May 2012, x1 Sluice Field next two days
  60. Mistle Thrush – U/O, several records of 2 birds
  61. Sedge Warbler – S
  62. Whitethroat – S
  63. Great Spotted Woodpecker – CBR
  64. Swift – S
  65. Oystercatcher – U/O, 4 records: May 2012-June 2014
  66. Stock Dove – CBR
  67. House Martin – S
  68. Lesser Whitethroat – U/O, 2 records: at Costessey Marsh, 5th-6th May 2012 + 3oth April 2013
  69. Yellowhammer – CBR
  70. Collared Dove – C
  71. Nuthatch – BR
  72. Little Owl – S
  73. Lapwing – U/O, 5 records: July + Oct 2012, February 2013, April 2013 flock of 150+
  74. Greylag Goose – U/O, several records
  75. YELLOW-LEGGED GULL – R: x1 adult on flooded Sluice Field with Lesser Black Backed Gulls on 18th July 2012
  76. Grey Wagtail – C
  77. Green Sandpiper – PR, 2 records: x2  26th August ’12, x1 Costessey House Marsh 4th July 2013
  78. Reed Warbler – S (one pair)
  79. Hobby – S (one pair)
  80. Siskin – U/O: several records
  81. Pink-footed Goose – U/O, 1 record: x36 over Kettringham’s Marsh on 25th Oct 2012
  82. Linnet – C
  83. Brambling – U/O, 2 records: x1 male by cottage 25th Oct 2012, x1 fem 9th April 2013
  84. Teal – U/O, several annual records, maximum of x30 in Feb 2014
  85. COMMON CRANE – R: x6 adults NW over Costessey Marsh on 2nd February 2013
  86. BITTERN – R: x1 at Costessey Marsh briefly on 5th February 2013
  87. Little Grebe –  U/O, 2 records: 7th Feb 2013 Kettringham’s Marsh, 9th April 2013
  88. Gadwall – U/O, 3 records: x6 maximum in April 2013 at Sluice Field, + female in 2017
  89. Water Rail – U/O, 1 record: at Costessey Marsh, 4th April 2013
  90. Woodcock – W, several records, x3 recorded in one day, April 2015
  91. Stonechat – U/O, 1 record: male at Costessey Marsh, 5th April 2013
  92. Jack Snipe – PR, 1 record: one at Fisherman’s Trail, 8th April 2013
  93. Canada Goose – U/O, several records
  94. Grasshopper Warbler – S
  95. Peregrine – U/O, 1 record: male east over Costessey Marsh, 24th June 2013
  96.  Garden Warbler – U/O, 2 records: Kettringham’s Marsh, 24th June 2013, + June 2016
  97. Treecreeper – U/O, 4 records: 2nd July 2013 first record 
  98. Golden Plover – PR, 1 record: one over Costessey Marsh, 31st July 2013
  99. Spotted Flycatcher – U/O, 1 record: paddocks, 13th August 2013
  100. Common Crossbill – U/O, 1 record: over Mill Lane, 27th Dec 2013
  101. Cuckoo –S: returning individual in May-June every year since 2014
  102.  Sand Martin – U/O, 1 record by Sluice Field, 5th June 2014
  103. Common Redshank – U/O, 1 record over Sluice Field, 11th June 2014
  104. Tufted Duck – U/O, 1 record: Costessey Marsh, Feb 2015
  105. Goosander – U/O, 1 record: Oct 2015
  106. Shelduck – U/O, 1 record: June 2016 over Sluice Field
  107. Ring Ouzel – PR: 1 record, pair (male + female) from 13th-20th April 2017 on Costessey House Marsh, twitched by 50 + birders 

 

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