Waders, Gulls and Turns

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.



Waders

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Spotted in Wanborough or around

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Lapwing

Small numbers can be seen on the flooded fields near Commonhead, species declined in recent years

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Common Snipe

Rarely seen skirting around ditches of the lower wetter fields of the Marsh and area near woodland margins

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Woodcock

Rarely seen skirting around ditches of the lower wetter fields of the Marsh and area near woodland margins

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Curlew

Very occasionally one will drop into rest and feed in a wet open field, but heard rather than seen


Gulls and Turns

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Spotted in Wanborough or around

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Black Headed Gull

Regular visitor to the outlying fields, tends to scavenge in Swindon

Herring Gull

The light grey coloured 'ice cream thief' found in towns and rubbish tips etc. Distinct red spot on yellow bill. Regular visitor to the outlying fields, tends to scavenge in Swindon

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Lesser Black Backed Gull

Regular visitor to the outlying fields, tends to scavenge in Swindon

Great Black Backed Gull

Regular visitor to the outlying fields, tends to scavenge in Swindon