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Lac du Der Species List

This is a simple checklist, with brief comments, of all the bird species I have seen in and around the Lac du Der / Lac d'Orient area

Little Grebe -  Only occasional sightings on Lac d'Orient

Great Crested Grebe - Common on all lakes, the most widespread grebe, sometimes present in very large numbers

Cormorant - Common on all lakes, large numbers roost on the Lac du Der

Great White Egret - Becoming more and more common, not now unusual to see this species

Grey Heron - Common

Purple Heron - Apparently breeds at Lac du Der 

Mute swan - Common

Bewicks Swan - Rare, seen on Lac d'Orient

Whooper Swan - Present in small numbers in winter

Bean Goose - Present in small numbers in winter

Grey Lag Goose - Present in large numbers in winter, probably breeds

Wigeon - Present in very large numbers in winter

Gadwall - Common resident

Teal - Common

Mallard - Common resident

Pintail - Common

Shoveler - Common

Pochard - Common

Tufted duck - Common

Goldeneye - Common in winter, especially in the wildfowl areas near Champaubert Church and Larzicourt

Smew - Common in winter, especially in the wildfowl areas near Champaubert Church and Larzicourt

Goosander - Often present in winter in large numbers out on the open water

Black Kite - Status unknown, seen South of Lac d'Orient in spring

Red Kite - Present in low numbers in winter

White-Tailed Eagle- Present in low numbers in winter, apparently near any of the lakes

Hen Harrier - Present in winter, sometimes in good numbers - appears to roost in reeds well out in the Lac du Der

Goshawk - Occasional sightings, probably under-recorded

Sparrowhawk - Resident, common 

Osprey - Common and regular on passage

Common Buzzard -Resident, common

Kestrel - Resident, common

Peregrine - Regular sightings, probably winter visitors

Grey Partridge -Resident, common 

Pheasant - Resident, common 

Moorhen - Resident, common 

Coot - Resident, Common - winter visitor in very large numbers 

Common Crane - Winter visitor, very large numbers on passage 

Lapwing - Resident, common - winter visitor in very large numbers 

Dunlin - Status unknown, probably winter visitor and on passage in low numbers

Snipe - Resident, common - winter visitor in very large numbers

Woodcock - Status unknown, probable resident and winter visitor in low numbers

Curlew - Winter visitor, large numbers on passage 

Redshank -Resident, common - winter visitor in very large numbers

Mediterranean Gull - Status unknown, probably a passage migrant

Little Gull - Status unknown, probably a passage migrant

Black Headed Gull - Status unknown, probably a passage migrant and winter visitor

Common Gull - Status unknown, probably a passage migrant and winter visitor

Herring Gull - Status unknown, probably a passage migrant and winter visitor

Great Black-Backed Gull -  Passage migrant and winter visitor

Woodpigeon - Resident, common - winter visitor in very large numbers

Collared Dove - Resident, common 

Cuckoo - Status unknown, probably common summer visitor

Barn Owl - Status unknown, probable common resident

Short-Eared Owl - Winter visitor

Tawny Owl - Status unknown, probable common resident

Kingfisher - Resident, probably not uncommon

Green Woodpecker - Resident, probably not uncommon

Great Spotted Woodpecker - Resident, probably not uncommon

Black Woodpecker - Status unknown, probably uncommon resident

Middle Spotted Woodpecker - Resident, probably not uncommon

Skylark - Status unknown, probable common resident

Barn Swallow - Common breeding visitor and passage migrant

Meadow Pipit - Common resident and winter visitor

Water Pipit - Probably common resident and winter visitor

Grey Wagtail - Common resident and winter visitor

White Wagtail - Common resident and winter visitor

Dipper - Status unknown - breeds on the Seine not very far away

Wren - Common

Dunnock - Common

Robin - Common

Black Redstart - Common

Stonechat - Common

Blackbird - Common

Fieldfare - Common winter visitor, may breed

Song Thrush - Common

Redwing - Common winter visitor

Mistle Thrush - Common

Blackcap - Possibly winters

Chiffchaff  - Possibly winters

Goldcrest - Status unknown, present in winter

Firecrest - Status unknown, present in winter

Longtailed Tit - Common

Crested Tit  - Common

Marsh Tit - Resident

Willow Tit - Resident

Blue Tit - Common

Great Tit - Common

Nuthatch - Common

Short-Toed Treecreeper- Common

Great Grey Shrike - Status unknown, present in winter

Jay - Common

Magpie - Common

Jackdaw - Common, winters in large numbers

Carrion Crow - Common

Rook - Common, winters in large numbers

Starling - Common resident and winter visitor in very large numbers

House Sparrow - Common

Tree Sparrow - Common

Chaffinch  - Common

Brambling - Occasionally recorded in the area

Serin - Early migrants recorded in the Seine valley

Greenfinch - Common in woodland, seen at the lac du Der

Goldfinch - Common

Siskin - Common

Linnet - Common

Redpoll - Occasionally recorded in the area

Bullfinch - Common

Yellowhammer - Occasionally recorded in the area

Reed Bunting - Common

Corn Bunting - Occasionally recorded in the area

 

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