Warblers and Flycatchers, Tits and Allies

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.

Warblers and Flycatchers



Spotted in Wanborough or around


Willow Warbler

A challenge to spot and identify. Seen amongst the trees along The Hollow

Chiff Chaff

Distinctive song has been seen and heard around upper Wanborough

Black Cap

Regular garden visitor across the village but especially in Upper Wanborough


The smallest bird common to Europe. Seen in several gardens around Wanborough and the Churchyard, always in a large established evergreen tree.

Common Whitethroat

Small brown bird with a distinctive white throat. Has been seen amongst the trees at the top of The Hollow

Tits and Allies



Spotted in Wanborough or around


Blue Tit

Popular and frequent garden visitor, easily recognised due to its blue and yellow colours.

Great Tit

Larger than the Blue Tit, more distinct black cap and black stripe on the breast.

Long Tailed Tit

As the name suggests, this tiny birds tail makes up 2/3rd of its length. Often flitting through trees in small groups of around eight birds. Seen at various locations around the village

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European Nuthatch

Blue, white and pink with a black bandits mask, most often seen clinging to tree trunks and limbs

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Common Treecreeper

Small wren like brown bird, with long down turned beak, likes to 'hop' up and down tree trunks in a spiral to feed