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Birds (Text list)

Below is a list of birds recorded at the SECC including the status details of each bird.

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Little Grebe - rare winter visitor on River Clyde.
Fulmar - 1 record of bird passing through.
Manx Shearwater - 1 record of 3 birds heading upriver.
Shag - 1 record of a juvenile bird on 24 August 2007.
Cormorant - seen throughout the year but more abundant during the winter.
Grey Heron - scarce but regular at River Clyde.
Mute Swan - regular birds on River Clyde and overflying.
Whooper Swan - Rare winter migrant (overflying birds)
Pink-footed Goose - rare winter migrant (overflying birds)
Greylag Goose - occaisional overflying birds.
Shelduck - rare migrant (overflying birds)
Teal - 1 record of a pair flying upriver past the site in spring 2006.
Mallard - regular on River Clyde and overflying birds.
Pochard - Rare cold weather movements along the River Clyde.
Tufted Duck - Occasionaly seen flying along the river.
Goldeneye - Occasionaly seen flying along the river.<
Red-breasted Merganser
Goosander - Occasionaly seen flying along the river.
Honey Buzzard - 2 juveniles birds flew south over centre on 16 Sep 2009 (pending acceptance by local raritie's committee) Sparrowhawk - regular over the site.
Osprey - 2 seperate records during May 2005.
Kestrel - regular over site, has bred on Finnieston Crane.
Peregrine - regular in winter, often perched on Finnieston Crane.
Oystercatcher - Annual overflying spring/autumn migrant
Ringed Plover - Annual overflying spring migrant, a nesting attempt failed when Magpies got the eggs.
Little Ringed Plover - 2 birds circled car park 7 briefly before flying off west in July 2016.
Golden Plover - rare overflying migrant.
Snipe- Rare overflying migrant.
Woodcock - rare but annual migrant mainly in November.
Curlew- Rare overflying migrant.
Common Sandpiper,
Mediterranean Gull,
Arctic Tern - 2 in June 2006.
Black-headed Gull - present year round but commoner in the winter.
Common Gull - common winter visitor
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Common in summer, usualy present in smaller numbers in winter.
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull, rare winter visitor
Great Black-backed Gull
Kittiwake - Rare overflying migrant.
Sandwich Tern - scarce but annual mainly spring migrant.
Black Guillemot - 1 summer record.
Guillemot - scarce winter migrant.
Razorbill, rare winter migrant
Feral Pigeon - Resident
Stock Dove
Woodpigeon - Resident
Collared Dove
Long-eared Owl - 1 record.
Swift - annual summer migrant.
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 record in 2005.
Swallow annual summer migrant.
Sand Martin - annual summer migrant.
House Martin - rare but almost annual summer migrant.
Meadow Pipit- annual migrant.
Grey Wagtail - annual winter visitor.
Pied Wagtail - 1-2 pairs breed most years, up to 30 roost in winter.
Kingfisher - hard weather movements, 2 records (both at helipad/Tall Ship area.
Waxwing - rare migrant.
Wren -
Dunnock - resident.
Robin - resident.
Song Thrush,,
Mistle Thrush,
, Sedge Warbler,
Garden Warbler,
Willow Warbler,
Long-tailed Tit,
Coal Tit,
Blue Tit,
Great Tit,
Carrion Crow,
Hooded Crow,
House Sparrow,
Lesser Redpoll,
Common Redpoll,
Reed Bunting,
Peregrine - adult female
Peregrine - adult female