Birds seen in Breinton include the usual garden and rural birds: blackbird, robin, house sparrow, blue tit, coal tit, wren, wood pigeon, magpie, crow, starling, greenfinch, swallows, swifts, house martins, mallards, greater black backed gull, etc.

Buzzards nest in Wyevale Wood, with greater Spotted and green woodpeckers. Kingfishers dart along the river banks. The distinctive songs of the skylark and blackcap, and the call of the cuckoo are common sounds all over Breinton in early summer.

Baby Tawny owl in woods at Breinton Court, April 2014 (N. Geeson)

Baby Tawny owl in woods at Breinton Court, April 2014 (N. Geeson)

The many orchards provide a rich habitat for many birds, including woodpeckers, redwings and jays. A long-eared owl was seen in a Breinton orchard in July 2012. Spotted flycatchers have been seen in the ancient wood on the steep slope down to the River Wye near Warham.

Thrush near Kings Acre Road, June 2014 (N. Geeson)

Thrush near Kings Acre Road, June 2014 (N. Geeson)

Goldfinch near Kings Acre Road, May 2014, (N. Geeson)

Goldfinch near Kings Acre Road, May 2014, (N. Geeson)

Yellowhammer on Wych elm, bridleway from Kings Acre Road to Breinton ridge, July 2014 (N. Geeson)

Yellowhammer on Wych elm, bridleway from Kings Acre Road to Breinton ridge, July 2014 (N. Geeson)

Greater Spotted Woodpecker near Kings Acre Road, June 2014 (N. Geeson)

Greater Spotted Woodpecker near Kings Acre Road, June 2014 (N. Geeson)

pixelSee also : http://www.herefordshirebirds.org/HOC/Newsletter_files/Autumn_2012_Final%20-%20