Langford Lakes Nature Reserve webcam installed by Wild Connections.

Autumn and Winter

At the bird table – the peak season for use of the table. Our summer visitors, the warblers in particular, will have returned to their winter haunts abroad, and if the weather is particularly cold we should have good numbers of winter visitors from the North and Scandinavia.

Our resident birds will visit the table more often, especially in very cold snaps and frosty conditions.

Watch out for: Long-tailed; Blue, Great and Coal Tits and Goldcrests.  Finches especially, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Siskin and even Redpoll and Brambling visit on occasion. We have also seen Reed Bunting at the table occasionally. Wren, Dunnock, Robin and members of the Thrush family will visit regularly and Great Spotted Woodpecker also visits more often at this time of year.

On the lakes – this time of year sees growing numbers of waterfowl and winter ducks often include Wigeon; Shoveler and Pintail alongside our resident Mallard; Gadwall and Tufted Ducks. You can never be sure what will turn up so keep your eyes open.

Also, throughout the winter we get large numbers of roosting gulls on the lakes, especially just before dusk. Rarities amongst the Gulls do occasionally turn up in the flocks of Lesser Black-backed, Herring; Common and Black-headed Gulls so well worth a second look.

Record what you've seen.