birding beaumonts



Black Redstart  (Phoenicurus ochruros)

Rougequeue noir

April 26th 2009


Black Woodpecker  (Dryocopus martius)

Pic noir 

April 14th 2015


Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla25th April 2009

Fauvette à tête noire

example 2 ( 29 April 2010 )

example 3 ( 29 April 2010 )   

Blackcaps can sing pretty wierdly sometimes, as in examples 2 and 3. 


Bluethroat  (Luscinia svecica)


April 7th 2013


Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybitaExample 1 - song in spring

Pouillot veloce 

26th April 2009.

Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)   Example 2 - calls in autumn

Pouillot Veloce

In autumn these odd-sounding single 'weep' and 'wink' calls (very different from the usual 'hoeet' ) are commonly heard - juveniles 'learning' the sounds of adult birds?


Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)

Fauvette grisette

22nd July 2010


Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus)

Pouillot brun 

22nd October 2013


Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)              

Merle noir

May 1st 2009

Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)   

Epervier d'Europe

Example 1

Example 2

Example 1 - a female recorded near the nest (with recently fledged juveniles in the vicinity) - 11th August 2007                                

Example 2 - a female perched near the nest - 9th May 2009


Garden Warbler  (Sylvia borin)

Fauvette des jardins 

April 25th 2009.


Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)

Fauvette babillarde

9th May 2009.

Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)

Grive draine

March 5th 2009


Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)      

Rossignol philomèle

April 20th 2014.


Redwing (Turdus iliacus)

Grive mauvis 

Migrating overhead - 31st October 2014


Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)

Rousserolle effarvatte 

18th May 2013


Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

Perruche a collier

Singles or small groups fly overhead in the early mornings.

September 1st 2013  


Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)

Phragmite des joncs

This individual was at the Mare Perchée from 22-24th April 2010.  


Sky Lark (alauda arvensis)
Alouette des champs

In October small flocks seen and heard calling overhead.

October 9th 2010.


Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

Grive musicienne

April 25th 2009



Siberian Chiffchaff   (Phylloscopus collybita tristis)                                               

Pouillot de Sibérie

Example 1the 'peep' note (a bit like a squeeky bicycle)  (C)                                          

Example 2 - 3 different-sounding calls may be heard, one after the other  (B)  

March 17th 2007


Willow Warbler   (Phylloscopus trochilus)

Pouillot fitis

example 1

example 2

26th April 2009