Data Collection Day 5 – Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve

It was the second of my dusk sampling, this time at Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve, not far from the campus wilderness. In total, I witnessed 16 species of bird throughout the evening (the weather was much nicer than the monday before!) and I recorded an additional 3 species. This brings the total for Maiden Erlegh to be 25 species of bird so far!

The full alphabetical list is:

  • Blackbird (Turdus merula)
  • Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
  • Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)
  • Carrion Crow (Corvus corone corone)
  • Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
  • Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
  • Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
  • Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
  • Great Tit (Parus major)
  • Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
  • Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
  • House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
  • Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
  • Magpie (Pica pica)
  • Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
  • Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
  • Stock Dove (Columba oenas)
  • Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
  • Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

About Thomas Whitlock

I'm a third student at the University of Reading, currently studied for a degree in Zoology. I have a wide interest in biodiversity, most notably British wildlife. I have an especial interest in British mammals and birds. I hope to become a wildlife cameraman or photographer after I graduate, and I feel that blogging will be a key component of any future job in Zoology. This is my first blog, so please be kind!
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