Interested in wildlife in BS3? Join the group

Finbar Cullen and Ben Barker have set up a BS3 Wildlife Group on Facebook.

And don’t forget to join in the BS3 Winter Garden Bird Watch which runs from October to March.   Download a recording sheet.

Over the years over 25 households have been keeping an eye out for which birds are visiting their gardens. Over 2000 records have been submitted to the Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre (BRERC). Here’s a summary for the 2016-17 season Winter Garden Bird Count for Greater Bedminster 16-17

Update: Bird Report (2019-2020)

The BS3 Wildlife Group have produced a Report on Butterflies and Moths, 2018 (with pictures and tables!).  They asked the question ‘How many species of butterfly can we find in BS3?’ For 2017, the answer turned out to be 16, or rather, 15 plus a mystery.

And here’s some of our visiting birds

Species common name Latin name Status
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros Amber
Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Amber
Blackbird Turdus merula Green
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Green
Blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus Green
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Green
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Green
Coal tit Periparus ater Green
Collared dove Streptopelia decaocto Green
Crow Corvus corone Green
Dunnock Prunella modularis Amber
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris Red
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Green
Goldcrest Regulus regulus Green
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Green
Great tit Parus major Green
Greater Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Green
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris Green
Grey wagtail Motacilla cinerea Amber
Jackdaw Corvus monedula Green
Jay Garrulus glandarius Green
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Amber
Long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus Green
Magpie Pica pica Green
Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba Green
Pigeon (feral) Columba livia Green
Raven Corvus corax Green
Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret Red
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Amber
Redwing Turdus iliacus Red
Robin Erithacus rubecula Green
Sparrow Passer domesticus Red
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Green
Starling Sturnus vulgaris Red
Thrush (Song) Turdus philomelos Red
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Red
Wood pigeon Columba palumbus Green
Woodpecker greater spotted Dendrocopos major Green
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Green

One thought on “Interested in wildlife in BS3? Join the group

  1. Since feeding smaller birds with fatballs & seedmix (Hangers in twiggy bushes) in Dame Emily/Dean Lane Park a colony of v small sparrows (?this seasons) has come to feed.

    Often the hangers are torn/destroyed by ? Squirrels..
    but it is definitely worth pursueing .
    Endless wet is not tolerated well by many birds…or us!!!

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