Data Collection Day 19 – Redhatch Copse

Today was my final sample at Redhatch Copse behind Sibly Hall. The weather was again lovely, with sun out and the birds singing, it was a very nice stroll through the woodland, even if it was at 6am this morning. In total, a further 15 species were recorded, with the Goldfinch not being recorded before, taking the total bird species present to 20.

The full alphabetical list is below:

  • Blackbird (Turdus merula)
  • Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)
  • Carrion Crow (Corvus corone corone)
  • ChiffChaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
  • Coal Tit (Parus ater)
  • Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
  • Great Tit (Parus major)
  • Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
  • Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
  • Magpie (Pica pica)
  • Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
  • Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
  • Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
  • 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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2 Responses to Data Collection Day 19 – Redhatch Copse

  1. d.storrie says:

    The copse now has a 30 metre telecommunciations mast erected. Considerable distruption to the copse and the birds have gone away!! so much for the environment!

  2. Thomas Whitlock says:

    I couldn’t agree more. If my research has shown anything, is that this area of fragmented woodland holds a large amount of bird species. It is a real shame for the both the area and the environment.

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