1986 Birdlife

  A survey was conducted around the    
 Donisthorpe area to ascertain which   
 were the most common species of       
 birdlife.The results have been divided
 into four major areas.                
   Woodland :-Jay,magpie,wood pigeon,  
 hedge sparrow,pied wagtail,song       
 thrush,pheasant,partridge,crow,rooks. 
   Rivers and Pools :-Swifts,swallows, 
 coot,moorhen,grey heron,kingfisher,   
 mallard duck,reed bunting,great       
 crested grebe,swans,geese.            
   Villages :-House sparrow,tree       
 sparrow,song thrush,blackbird,        
 starling,swallow,pied wagtail,magpie, 
 rook,jackdaw,robin,great tit,blue tit,
 barn owl.                             
   Fields :-Hedge sparrow,tree sparrow,
 song thrush,mistle thrush,blackbird,  
 carrion crow,magpie,yellow hammer,    
 fieldfare,wood pigeon,sparrow hawk,   
 kestrel,goldfinch,greenfinch,barn owl.
 

Map of the area

What is Domesday?

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Shortly afterwards the website was added to The National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive.

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