Bird survey carried out on Three Owls Meadow

June 3, 2020


Bird survey carried out on Three Owls Meadow, Shore Road, Banks SD399219


The breeding bird survey was carried out at 6.30am to 8.30am on Sunday 31stth May 2020 in clear, but warm conditions. The main criterion for potential breeding was singing males in suitable habitat. The status of each species is for the area and is based on the Lancashire Bird Report and local knowledge.




Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) – Common Breeding resident: Breed activity observed.

Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) - Common breeding resident. Breed activity observed on periphery of reserve.

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) - Common Local breeder:  young being fed and at least 3 pairs observed.

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)- Common breeder: approx. 20 individuals seen in suitable habitat.

Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii) – Common breeder: a pair flew along adjacent service road and called from suitable habitat.

Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)- Uncommon breeder: singing males heard.

Greenfinch– Common breeder – minimum of 3 singing males in the area.

Linnet (Linaria cannabina) – Common breeder: Large flock of up to 40 birds plus 4 singing males in suitable habitat.

European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)- Common breeder: Several small flocks totalling 15 birds plus a minimum of 5 singing individuals.

Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)- Common breeder: four pairs seen plus1 family party observed feeding.

Great Tit (Parus major)- Common breeder: 3 individual sing males observed plus numerous contacts.

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)-Common breeder migrant: 5 individuals feeding over reserve plus nests observed on periphery of area.

Common Whitethroat (Curruca communis)- common breeder migrant: 3 singing and displaying males with 2 pairs on territory carrying food.

Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)- common breeder: over 4 males singing.

Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)- common breeder: few birds feeding on reserve no evidence of breeding.

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)-Common breeder resident: 3 singing males.

Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)- common breeding resident: two individual  seen feeding.

Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)-common breeding resident: numerous males seen on reserve (maxima 10).

Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra) – uncommon declining local breeder: single male singing on fence of reserve.

Report compiled by Rob Yates 01/06/2020v1



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