The Birds of Buscot

In a bird survey conducted by the British Trust for Ornithology in 2002, a one-kilometre square sample area on the Buscot Park estate was found to have the second highest count of breeding birds in the UK.  Sixty breeding species were counted here, exactly the same number as the top spot, a one-kilometre square site in the Kennet Valley in Berkshire.  However, one of the Buscot nesting species - the black swan - was discounted from the survey because it is not strictly regarded as a native species.  The other 2,000 squares in the UK survey had an average count of thirty-five different species.  Altogether the total number of different species counted at Buscot is in excess of one hundred.  They include such rarities as Golden Plover, Woodlark, Snow, Reed and Corn Bunting, Barn Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Kingfisher.


In more recent years, Red Kite have been sighted on the estate, and in the surrounding fields.


Sadly, we lost our last surviving Black Swan over the winter of 2010/11.

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