Barn Owl
Blackbird
Blackcap
Black-headed Gull
Black Redstart
Blue Tit
Brambling
Bullfinch
Buzzard
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Coal Tit
Collared Dove
Common Gull
Coot
Crested Tit
Crossbill
Cuckoo
Dunnock
Feral Pigeon
Fieldfare
Garden Warbler
Goldcrest
Goldfinch
Goshawk
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
Greenfinch
Green Woodpecker
Grey Heron
Grey Partridge
Grey Wagtail
Hawfinch
Herring Gull
Hoopoe
House Martin
House Sparrow
Jackdaw
Jay
Kestrel
Kingfisher
Lapwing
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Whitethroat
Linnet
Little Owl
Long-eared Owl
Long-tailed Tit
Magpie
Mallard
Marsh Tit
Meadow Pipit
Mistle Thrush
Moorhen
Nightingale
Nuthatch
Peregrine
Pheasant
Pied Flycatcher
Pied Wagtail
Quail
Raven
Red Kite
Red-legged Partridge
Redpoll
Redstart
Redwing
Reed Bunting
Ring-necked Parakeet
Robin
Rook
Sand Martin
Serin
Short-eared Owl
Siskin
Skylark
Song Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Spotted Flycatcher
Starling
Stock Dove
Stonechat
Swallow
Swift
Tawny Owl
Treecreeper
Tree Sparrow
Turtle Dove
Waxwing
Whinchat
Whitethroat
Willow Tit
Willow Warbler
Wood Pigeon
Wren
Yellow Wagtail
Yellowhammer

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Carsington Water

Carsington Water is the 9th largest reservoir in England and is owned by Severn Trent Water. In addition to providing drinking water, the reservoir provides facilities for water sports, fishing and bird watching.

By walking around the reservoir or sitting in one of several hides you can watch a good variety of species. The hides look over the water and allow you to watch wildfowl and waders, including divers and some of the scarcer gulls and grebes in the winter, in relative warmth and comfort - one of the hides is even centrally heated.

The land around the reservoir comprises woodland and grassland and so birds of these habitats may also be seen. Tree Sparrows are present in good numbers, and Kingfisher, Buzzard and Raven are often seen.

The visitors centre has a restaurant and shops, including one that sells bird foods, feeders, binoculars, etc.

Below is a list of species I have observed on visits at different times of the year.

What You Might See
Barnacle goose
Bewick's swan
Black-headed gull
Blackbird
Blue tit
Brambling
Bullfinch
Canada goose
Carrion crow
Chaffinch
Common buzzard
Common gull
Common scoter
Coot
Cormorant
Curlew
Dunlin
Dunnock
Ferruginous duck
Fieldfare
Gadwall
Goldcrest
Goldeneye
Golden plover
Goldfinch
Great black-backed gull 
Great crested grebe
Great northern diver
Great spotted woodpecker
Great tit
Greenfinch
Green woodpecker
Grey heron
Grey wagtail
Herring gull
House sparrow
Jackdaw
Kestrel
Kingfisher
Lapwing
Lesser black-backed gull
Linnet
Little grebe
Little owl
Long-tailed tit
Magpie
Mallard
Meadow pipit
Mistle thrush
Moorhen
Mute swan
Oystercatcher 
Pheasant
Pied wagtail
Pochard
Raven
Red-crested Pochard
Redpoll
Redshank
Redwing
Robin
Rook
Ruddy duck
Siskin
Slavonian grebe
Snipe
Song thrush
Sparrowhawk
Starling
Teal
Treecreeper
Tree sparrow
Tufted duck
Wigeon
Willow tit
Wood pigeon
Wren
Yellowhammer
Yellow-legged gull 


Last revision: 21 Feb 2015
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