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Bird species list for Poverest Park and Covet Wood - all records obtained from 2013-present;

Common Name Scientific Name Conservation Status Site Status Notes
Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus RSPB Green Very common
Blackbird Turdus merula RSPB Green Very common
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla RSPB Green Common Seen/heard in good numbers throughout Poverest Park, Covet Wood and Poverest Allotments during the spring and summer. Thought to breed onsite. Overwintering suspected Eastern migrants also recorded in all aforementioned areas during autumn and winter.
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus RSPB Amber Common Regularly seen overhead and feeding on the playing fields and within the children's playground.
Canada Goose Branta canadensis Not Assessed Common Regularly seen overhead, and occasionally feeding on the playing fields and in the neighbouring Poverest Allotments.
Carrion Crow Corvus corone RSPB Green Very common
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs RSPB Green Very common
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita RSPB Green Common Only recorded during spring and summer. Thought to breed within Covet Wood.
Coal Tit Periparus ater RSPB Green Common Only recorded during autumn and winter. Not thought to breed onsite.
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto RSPB Green Very common
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo RSPB Green Rare Occasionally seen flying overhead.
Common Gull Larus canus RSPB Amber Common Regularly seen overhead and feeding on the playing fields and within the children's playground.
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis RSPB Green Rare Recorded in bramble scrub in neighbouring Poverest Allotments in September 2015. Observation likely to have been a bird on passage.
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo RSPB Green Rare Occasionally seen flying overhead.
Dunnock Prunella modularis RSPB Amber; SPI England; London BAP Very common
Feral Pigeon Columba livia RSPB Green Very common
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris RSPB Red Common Common autumn/winter migrant.
Goldcrest Regulus regulus RSPB Green Common
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis RSPB Green Very common
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major RSPB Green Common
Great Tit Parus major RSPB Green Very common
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis RSPB Green Common
Greenfinch Chloris chloris RSPB Green Very common
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea RSPB Green Uncommon Occasionally seen flying overhead and hunting in ponds within the neighbouring Poverest Allotments.
Herring Gull Larus argentatus RSPB Red; SPI England; London BAP Uncommon Occasionally seen overhead and feeding on the playing fields.
Hobby Falco subbuteo RSPB Green Rare Occasionally seen flying overhead. Known to breed locally.
House Martin Delichon urbicum RSPB Amber Common Regularly seen foraging overhead in summer.
House Sparrow Passer domesticus RSPB Red; SPI England; London BAP Very common
Jackdaw Coloeus monedula RSPB Green Very common
Jay Garrulus glandarius RSPB Green Very common
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus RSPB Amber Rare Seen hunting over rough grassland onsite on one occasion in 2014.
Lesser Redpoll Acanthis flammea RSPB Red; SPI England; London BAP Rare Occasionally seen in the hedgerow boundary between Poverest Park and Poverest Allotments during winter.
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus RSPB Green Very common
Magpie Pica pica RSPB Green Very common
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos RSPB Amber Uncommon Occasionally seen in ephemeral pond in Covet Wood and in Poverest Allotments.
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus RSPB Red Common
Nuthatch Sitta europaea RSPB Green Very common
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba RSPB Green Common
Redwing Turdus iliacus RSPB Red Very common Very common autumn/winter migrant.
Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri Not Assessed Very common
Robin Erithacus rubecula RSPB Green Very common
Siskin Carduelis spinus RSPB Green Uncommon Occasionally seen in hedgerow boundary between Poverest Park and Poverest Allotments during winter.
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos RSPB Red; SPI England; London BAP Common
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus RSPB Green Common
Starling Sturnus vulgaris RSPB Red; SPI England; London BAP Very common
Swallow Hirundo rustica RSPB Green Common Regularly seen foraging overhead in summer.
Swift Apus apus RSPB Amber Common Regularly seen foraging overhead in summer.
Treecreeper Certhia familiaris RSPB Green Common
Woodpigeon Columba palumbus RSPB Green Very common
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes RSPB Green Very common

Species list produced by Jamie Fletcher - jmfletcher89@gmail.com

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