Pigeons, Cuckoos and Woodpeckers

This is a colour coded guide to how easy it is to see these birds in and around Wanborough. Please note that many of our birds migrate and can only be seen either in the spring/summer or the autumn/winter. This means there will be something to find all year round. If you need help identifying a bird and can't find it here, then try the "Identify a bird" section on the RSPB website.

Click on the images below to see more pictures of our local bird population.

Easy to see around the village, good for new bird spotters to identify

Frequent visitor fairly easy to find around the village and surrounds

More difficult to spot, rare to find in the village, you will have to go looking for these

A rare find, keep your eyes open, you never know you might be lucky.



Pigeons and Cuckoos

Photo

Name

Spotted in Wanborough or around

Comments

Wood Pigeon

Common, spotted all over the village sitting on roof tops, trees and telephone wires

Collared Dove

Common, spotted all over the village sitting on roof tops, trees and telephone wires

No photographs yet

Turtle Dove

Rarely here, however have seen the odd one with other collared doves or pigeons, blown off course during migration

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Cuckoo

Pigeons make a three note call "Oo Ooo Oo", the Cuckoo says it's name in two syllables "Cuck - Oo. More likely to be heard than seen.


Woodpeckers

Photo

Name

Spotted in Wanborough or around

Comments

Green Woodpecker

Distinctive 'yaffling' call, often seen on the ground feeding on insects, regularly spotted around Upper Wanborough and Rodway Green Space

No photographs yet

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Seen in Warneage Wood and in the Old Oak by Adams Meadow