Barnwood Park and Arboretum

Bird Sightings

Great Spotted Woodpeckers are regularly seen in the park and arboretum.

Green Woodpeckers are spotted occasionally (last known sighting was in July 2020).

A pair of Ravens started visiting the arboretum in December 2017 and were often seen (and heard!) on top of one of the giant redwoods. They still visit occasionally.

A Little Egret has been a regular visitor to the brook and some of us have seen two! The photo was sent to us by Derek Lightstone in May 2020.

A Kingfisher has been seen twice in January 2021 and again in December.

There are occasional sightings of a Treecreeper in the Arboretum. The latest sightings were in October 2020 and January 2021.

A pair of Little Egrets was seen on the new ponds in the Balancing Pond area on 10th May 2021 and a pair of grey wagtails are regular visitors to the same ponds.

In the Big Garden Birdwatch on 26th January 2020 we saw 23 species of birds:

Blackbirds, Black Backed Gulls, Blue Tits, Carrion Crows, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Goldfinches, Great Tits,  House Sparrow, Jay, Long Tailed Tits, Magpies, Mallards, Mistle Thrush, Moorhens, Robins, Song Thrush, Sparrow Hawk, Starling, Woodpigeons and Wrens.

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