This page lists the birds seen in, or above Covingham in 2021. Birds seen in 2019 and 2020, but have not yet been recorded in 2021 are shown at the bottom of the page.  For each species there is a list to the RSPB description for the bird.

The order and headings are those used in the Collins Bird Guide.

Herons and Storks

Little Egret
One is frequently seen along Dorcan Stream
All year
Grey Heron
Sometimes seen along Dorcan Stream or flying about
All year

Birds of Prey

Red Kite
Becoming more common over Covingham
all year
Sparrowhawk
Will sit out on fences. Other birds will 'dissappear'
All year

Gulls

Black-headed Gull
Common on the parks. It is the smaller of the regular gulls
all year
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Frequently seen on lamp posts and roofs
all year
Herring Gull
Not so common nowadays.
all year

Pigeons and Doves

Collared Dove
Fairly common in Covingham
all year
Feral Pigeon (Rock Dove)
Not so common in Covingham. There are flocks of 'racing pigeons', which are related.
all year
Wood Pigeon
Commonest pigeon
all year
White Doves/Racing Pigeons
Not a wild bird, but there are flocks in Covingham
all year

Woodpeckers

Great Spotted Woodpecker
Often seen on bird feeders and in trees
all year

Pipits and Wagtails

Pied Wagtail
Seen in gardens and the parks
all year
Grey Wagtail
Seen close to rivers and streams
all year

Accentors

Dunnock
Seen in trees hedges and bushes along Dorcan Stream.
all year

Thrushes

Robin
Common in gardens.
all year
Blackbird
Common garden bird.
all year
Song Thrush
Not seen that frequently in Covingham
all year
Redwing
May be seen during winter
winter
Fieldfare
May be seen during winter
winter

Warblers

Blackcap
Winter visitor to gardens and bird feeders
winter/summer

Crests and Wrens

Wren
Found in hedges and fallen trees. Heard more often than seen
all year

Tits

Blue Tit
Common visitor to bird tables
all year
Great Tit
Common visitor to bird tables
all year
Long-tailed Tit
Common visitor to bird tables
all year

Crows

Jackdaw
Often seen in parks and gardens
all year
Magpie
Often seen in parks and gardens
all year
Carrion Crow
Often seen in parks and gardens
all year

Starlings

Starling
Common around Covingham
all year

Sparrows

House Sparrow
Often seen in parks and hedges
all year

Finches

Chaffinch
Common visitor to bird tables and gardens
all year
Goldfinch
Found in the trees around the parks and in gardens
all year

Seen in 2019 or 2020, but not yet seen in 2021

Residents

Mallard

Common Buzzard

Coal Tit

Jay

Greenfinch

Summer visitors

House Martin

Common Swift

Chiffchaff (although some overwinter)

Seen when migrating

Spotted Flycatcher