Database » Birds

  • Tawny Owl in flight with prey ©N.Wilde

    >Birds of prey

    Birds of prey are carnivorous and catch their food whilst on the wing. They have keen eyesight to locate their prey and take it by using skillful flight, strong claws and sharp bills. Buzzards, Sparrowhawks and Kestrels are commonly seen in the daytime in Wyre. Peregrine Falcons, Hobbys, Goshawks, Red Kites and Ospreys are seen across the area [...]

  • Goldfinch ©R.Winnall

    >Garden birds

    Many birds visit gardens in and around the Wyre Forest, especially if bird food is on offer. Gardens and parks provide excellent opportunities for watching birds and studying their behaviour. Feeding the birds in cold weather, when natural food is scarce, can substantially increase their chances of survival .

  • Dipper, Dowles Brook, 14 April 2014 ©Matt Lissimore

    >Water birds

    The River Severn and Dowles Brook are good places to look out for birds. Trimpley Reservoirs can also provide some interesting records, particularly during the winter months when many ducks and other water birds come in to feed and roost.

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker female ©Matt Lissimore

    >Woodland birds

    The Wyre Forest is an important habitat for woodland birds. Many species are resident all the year round. Several species arrive from the south to breed in the summer months, including Willow Warblers, Wood Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Garden Warblers, Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats, Tree Pipits, Swallows, Swifts, House Martins, Sand Martins, Cuckoos, Pied Flycatchers, Spotted Flycatchers, Redstarts, and [...]