Birdlife in & Around Everton Village

Male Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Male Greater Spotted Woodpecker, photo courtesy David Miller


Nuthatch, photo courtesy David Miller

Everton has an enviable location ‘by sea and forest enchanted’ (a phrase often applied to Lymington, our nearby big neighbour). There are many different habitats near here: open sea, a shore line of beaches and cliffs, tidal salt marshes, open farmland, and the mixed deciduous woodland and heathland of the New Forest. This variety is matched in our wildlife.

One Everton resident has compiled this list of nearly 40 species of bird that have set foot in, or fed in, or flown down through, his small garden within the last year. This list does not count the regular fly-past of migrant species including many kinds of ducks, geese, waders and seabirds.

Male Chaffinch

Male Chaffinch, photo courtesy David Miller

  • Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit
  • Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch
  • Nuthatch
  • House Sparrow, Tree sparrow
  • Dunnock (Hedge Sparrow or Hedge Accentor)
  • Song Thrush, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush
  • Robin, Wren
  • Starling
  • Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Stock Dove
  • Rook, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Magpie
  • Pheasant
  • Green Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Woodpecker
  • Pied Wagtail
  • House Martin, Swift, Swallow
  • Blackcap
  • Tawny Owl, Little Owl
  • Grey Heron
  • Herring gull, Black-headed gull
  • Sparrowhawk

… but no sign of the fearsome Hordle Peacocks yet…