Bampton in Devon

BuzzardBampton's Birds

This area around Bampton is rich in bird life, and a number of residents are keen bird-watchers; many houses sport bird tables, feeders, and bird-baths. Because the town is in a river valley, we have the river and brook, water meadows, old quarries, and steep wooded hillsides, all providing a wide range of habitats. Below is a list of over 80 birds which have been spotted in Bampton or its close proximity.

 

Black headed Gull

House Martin

Robin

Blackbird

House Sparrow.

Rook

Blackcap

Jackdaw

Sand Martin

Blue Tit

Jay

Sedge Warbler

Brambling

Kestrel

Siskin

Bullfinch

Kingfisher

Skylark

Buzzard   

Kite

Snipe

Canada Goose

Lapwing

Song Thrush

Carolina/wood Duck

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Sparrowhawk

Carrion Crow

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Spotted Flycatcher

Chaffinch

Linnet

Starling

Chiffchaff

Long tailed Tit

Stock Dove

Coal Tit

Magpie

Swallow

Cormorant

Mallard

Swift

Cuckoo

Marsh Tit

Tawny Owl

Dipper

Meadow Pipit

Tree Creeper

Dunnock

Mistle Thrush

Tree Pipit

Fieldfare

Moorhen

Whitethroat

Garden Warbler

Mute Swan

Willow Tit

Goldcrest

Nuthatch

Willow Warbler

Goldfinch

Oystercatcher

Wood Pigeon

Goosander

Peregrine

Wood Warbler

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Pheasant

Woodcock

Great Tit

Pied Flycatcher

Wren

Green Woodpecker

Pied Wagtail

Yellowhammer

Greenfinch

Raven

Lesser Redpoll

Grey Wagtail

Red-legged Partridge

Little Egret

Heron

Redstart

Water Rail

Herring Gull

Redwing

Whimbrel

Hobby

Reed Bunting

Waxwing

Bittern

   

Not all these birds will you see everyday(!), but this list gives a pretty comprehensive idea of what has been seen in the last few years. Unless, of course, you can add to this list...


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