Recent Sightings

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August 2017

20th Common Sandpiper: 2 – Manor Farm Quarry (BuBC)
19th Spotted Flycatcher: catching flies near Howe Park Wood – Tattenhoe, MK.  (BuBC)
19th Hobby : Quainton Hills (BuBC)
19th Ringed Plover: One on the dam side flew toward rocks on far side – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
19th House Sparrow: 70 At entrants to farm near wood – Wicken.  (BuBC)
19th Redstart: Foxcote Res (BuBC)
19th Common Sandpiper: Foxcote Res (BuBC)
19th Grey Wagtail: 2 under bridge between lakes, another one at overflow – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
19th Hobby: Hunting Linnets – Hardmead (BuBC)
17th Common Sandpiper : Foxcote Res SP860306 (BuBC)
17th Wheatear: 4 – Leckhampstead Wharf SP860306 (BuBC)
17th Grass Snake – 2 basking on stone walls at St. Andrew’s Church, Great Linford (Martin Kincaid)
16th Common Sandpiper – Floodplain Forest NR (Saffron Summerfield)
16th Wheatear: Juv. – Ravenstone STW (BuBC)
15th Wasp Spider Argiope bruennichi found in long grass at Simpson (Ruth McCracken) (reported to Parks Trust)

Wasp Spider ©Ruth McCracken at Simpson 15 August 2017

Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)  ©Ruth McCracken at Simpson 15 August 2017

15th Common and Slender Groundhoppers found on MKNHS Walk at Bury Field, Newport Pagnell (Martin Kincaid)
15th Hobby: Hardmead (BuBC)
15th Whinchat: 1 fem/juv on fence posts by Tove, Castlethorpe Mill (BuBC)
15th Spotted Flycatcher: 4 in churchyard/ 1 top South slopes – Quainton Hills (BuBC)
14th Redstart: Quainton Hills (BuBC)
14th White egrets: 4  across from the hide, which are always present – Willen Lake (Anthony Sharpe)
14th Kingfisher: at the river, at the back of Willen Lake (Anthony Sharpe)
13th Common Sandpiper: 2 – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
11th Greenshank: 2 – Manor Farm Quarry (BuBC)
10th Common Sandpiper: Over Sailing club lake – Emberton (BuBC)
9th Puffballs in a row (either large ­Bovista nigrescens or small Calvatia gigantea?), Portway grid-road verge near North Witan roundabout (Mike LeRoy)
08th Wheatear : Manor Farm Quarry (BuBC)
08th Hobby: Manor Farm Quarry (BuBC)
08th Hobby: Wolverton (BuBC)
08th Greenshank: Calling over the church at dusk – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
08th Cattle Egret: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
08th Ringed Plover: Manor Farm Quarry (BuBC)
08th Common Sandpiper: Manor Farm Quarry (BuBC)
7th Noctule and Pipistrelle bats flying at dusk, Floodplain Forest NR (Martin Kincaid)
7th Hummingbird Hawk-moth egg-laying on valerian in garden, Oldbrook (Martin Kincaid)
7th Sparrow-hawks: Juvenile  around nest site, Shenley Wood (Martin Kincaid)
7th Brown Argus:4 1 Painted Lady – Stonepit, Great Linford (Martin Kincaid)
7th Painted Lady – Stonepit, Great Linford (Martin Kincaid)
7th Cattle Egret at Willen in front of hide but only viewable from east bank (that’s the Pineham side) (BuBC)
6th Wheatear: Ravenstone Mill (BuBC)
6th Hobby: Passed low under the red kites – Shipton (BuBC)
6th Common Sandpiper: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
5th Hobby: Manor Farm Quarry (BuBC)
5th Bar-headed Goose: 2 By  eastern hide with grey lag – Manor Farm Quarry (BuBC)
5th Wheatear: juv – Hardmead (BuBC)
4th Caspian Tern: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
4th Swifts: 4 – Wolverton (BuBC)
3rd Common Sandpiper: Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
3rd Goosander : Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
3rd Hobby: Hardmead (BuBC)
2nd Common Sandpiper: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
2nd Painted Lady: 2  – Floodplain Forest NR (Martin Kincaid)
2nd Small Copper – Floodplain Forest NR (Martin Kincaid)
2nd Common Sandpiper: 2 – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
2nd Goosander: 7 (fem and 6 full size juv) – Olney, At the mill (BuBC)
1st Great Crested Newts: Howe Park Ponds (Lawrence Pepper)
1st  Adonis’ Ladybird: Willen Island (Martin Kincaid)
1st Short-winged Coneheads: Willen Island (Martin Kincaid)
1st Grass Poly in flower – Willen Island (Martin Kincaid)
1st Greater Dodder in flower – River Ouzel, North Willen (Martin Kincaid)
1st Oak Bush Cricket, Campbell Park (Martin Kincaid)
1st Spotted Flycatcher: 4 Adults feeding at least 2 young at nest- Hardmead (BuBC)
1st Field Vole: Edgewick Farm (Julian Lambley)

Field Vole ©Julian Lambley, Edgewick Farm 1 August 2017

Field Vole ©Julian Lambley, Edgewick Farm 1 August 2017

July 2017

31st Grass snake seen near Goosey Bridge, Olney Meadows West (Julie Lane)
31st Ringed Plover: On the spit – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
31st Common Sandpiper : On the spit then flew to weir on east side- Willen Lake North (BuBC)
30th Common Tern (5 adults, 1 fledged young, 1 chick) Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
30th Lapwing: (4 adults) Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
30th Small Red-eyed Damselfly: Caldecotte Lake Business Park (Janice Robertson)
30th Common Sandpiper: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
28th Corn Mint: Shenley Wood (Janice Robertson)
28th Goosander: : juv fem – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
28th Black-tailed Godwit: On spit – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
28th Goosander: : juv Downstream from The Mill – Olney (BuBC)
27th  Scarce Chaser dragonfly at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (Martin Kincaid)

Scarce Chaser Dragonfly by Martin Kincaid, Linford Lakes NR 27 July 2017

Scarce Chaser Dragonfly by Martin Kincaid, Linford Lakes NR 27 July 2017

28th Ringed Plover: On the spit – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
26th Hobby : Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
26th Common Sandpiper: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
26th Common Sandpiper: 2 – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
25th Turnstone: On the spit – Willen (BuBC)
25th Oystercatcher: On the spit – Willen (BuBC)
25th Volucella zonaria Hoverfly: Johnson’s Field, Olney Julie Lane

Volucella zonaria Hoverfly ©Julie Lane. Johnson's Field, Olney. 25 July 2017

Volucella zonaria Hoverfly ©Julie Lane. Johnson’s Field, Olney. 25 July 2017

24/7 : Hobby : Caldecotte Lake (BuBC)
23rd Redstart : Stowe (BuBC)
23rd Common Sandpiper : 15 -Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
23rd Goosander :3 (fem/imm) –  Foxcote Res. sat on dam (BuBC)
23rd Hobby : Flying over reeds to west of hide – Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
23rd Common Sandpiper: 6 – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
23rd Hobby: Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
21st Common Sandpiper : Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
20th Hobby: hunting swallows- Ford (BuBC)
20th Common Sandpiper: 4 – Foxcote Res.(BuBC)
18th Ruddy Shelduck : Tattenhoe Park  (Harry Appleyard)
18th Clouded Yellow (1), Painted Lady (4), Small Copper (1) and many Essex Skippers among 14 butterfly species at Pineham Park (Martin Kincaid)
18th Roesel’s, Dark and Speckled Bush-Crickets at Pineham Park (Martin Kincaid)
18th 3 Chinese Water Deer – Pineham Park (Martin Kincaid)
18th Female Purple Emperor, near Visitor Centre, Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
17th 2 Silver Washed Fritillaries still at Shenley Wood (Martin Kincaid)
17th Serotine and Pipistrelle bats recorded at The Green, Woughton-on-the-Green (Martin Kincaid)
17th White Admirals: several – Shenley Wood and Hazeley Wood (Lindsey Moreland)
17th Silver washed fritillaries – Shenley Wood and Hazeley Wood (Lindsey Moreland)
17th Purple hairstreak: Hazeley Wood in a clearing (Lindsey Moreland)
17th Purple Emperor Hazeley Wood (Lindsey Moreland)
14th Redstart: male – Stowe (BuBC)
14th Redstart: male 2 – Quainton Hills (BuBC)
14th Spotted Flycatcher: 4 – Quainton Hills (BuBC)
10th Goosander : fem on spit – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
9th Quail : Hardmead (BuBC)
9th Hobby: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
9th Spotted Flycatcher: Swanbourne (BuBC)
5th Purple hairstreak:-  Little Linford Wood (Julian Lambley)
5th White admirals: – Little Linford Wood (Julian Lambley)
5th Silver washed fritillaries – Little Linford Wood (Julian Lambley)
5th Redstart: Male – Stowe (BuBC)
2nd Great Crested newt: Old Wolverton Allotments (David Christopher)

Great-crested newt ©David Christopher, Old Wolverton Allotments 2 July 2017

Great-crested newt ©David Christopher, Old Wolverton Allotments 2 July 2017

3rd Goosander: 4 (juv) – Olney Mill (BuBC)
2nd Red Kite (pair) over St Mary’s Church, Shenley Church End (Charlie Scott)
2nd Hobby : Buckingham. Seen to stoop at high speed after House Martin (BuBC)
1st Ringed Plover: Manor Farm Quarry (BuBC)
1st Common Tern: 4 -Foxcote Res (BuBC)

June 2017

29th Ringed Plover: 2 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
27th Spotted Flycatcher: Breeding pair – Dunton (BuBC)
26th Red Kite: over CMK Library Midsummer Boulevard (Mike LeRoy)
26th Cuckoo: Adult Male – Flood Plain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
25th Hobby: Woolstone, Milton Keynes (BuBC)
25th Ringed Plover: 2 – Manor Farm Quarry (BuBC)
25th Ringed Plover: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
25th Common Sandpiper: Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
24th Spotted Flycatcher: Middle Claydon (BuBC)
22nd Tree Sparrow: 8 – Lavendon Mill, SP9354, nesting in a hedgerow north of Harrold Road (BuBC)
21st Wood White: Stoke goldington (Pete Best)
17th Red Kite: New Bradwell (Valérie Demouy)
17th Hobby: Stowe (BuBC)
16th Spotted Flycatcher: (pair) – Hardmead (BuBC)
14th Quail: Hardmead (BuBC)
13th Barn owl: Bury Common, Newport Pagnell (Ann Jones)
13th Cuckoo: calling – Bury Common, Newport Pagnell (Ann Jones)
11th Spotted Flycatcher : on aerial of White House at Sherington Bridge (BuBC)
11th Tree Sparrow: Singing at traditional breeding site – Little Linford Wood. (BuBC)
9th Ringed Plover: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
8th Redlegged partridge: 2 – Pilch Fields (Jenny Mercer)
8th Stock dove – Pilch Fields (Jenny Mercer)
8th Reed warblers: 2 – Pilch Fields (Jenny Mercer)
8th Green woodpecker – Pilch Fields (Jenny Mercer)
8th Starling nest with young in big field hedge adjacent to poultry farm  – Pilch Fields (Jenny Mercer)
8th Spotted Flycatcher: 2 – Sherington in garden of Bridge Leys Cottage (BuBC)
8th Spotted Flycatcher: 4 – Newport Pagnell, Pair nesting in Ousebank Gardens and another by Great Ouse (BuBC)
7th Goosander: Female with 8 young – Newport Pagnell still at Ousebank Gardens near the cemetery (BuBC)
5th Goosander: female with two young – on the Ouse at Beachampton where it forms the Bucks-Northants boundary (SP 770 374) (BuBC)
3rd Wood White: 32 butterflies at Wicken Wood (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Grizzled Skipper at Wicken Wood (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Cuckoo calling at Wicken Wood (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Painted Lady in Deanshanger (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Hummingbird Hawk-moth in Stony Stratford High Street (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Common Tern: 6 nests at Stony Stratford Nature Reserve (Martin Kincaid)
2nd Water Shrew – Kingsmead Wood (Martin Kincaid)
1st Quail : Hardmead (BuBC)
1st Goosander: Female with 8 young Newport Pagnell on river near cemetery (BuBC)
1st Beautiful demoiselles: large numbers at Little Linford Wood (Julian Lambley)
1st Marsh Orchids: 81 flower heads – private land at Stoke Hammond SP892284 (Julian Lambley)
1st Marsh Orchids: 4 – Golf course at Stoke Hammond SP892284 (Julian Lambley)
1st Bee Orchid: – Golf course at Stoke Hammond SP892284 (Julian Lambley)
1st Goosander: 5 Juveniles at the weir – Olney (BuBC)

May 2017

30th Spotted Flycatcher: pair – Hardmead (BuBC)
26th Hobby: Tyringham Park (BuBC)
24th Duke of Burgundy butterflies: 5 at Totternhoe (Douglas Goddard)
24th Spotted Flycatcher: Padbury (BuBC)
24th Tawny Owl : Winslow SP777264 (BuBC)
23rd Glossy Ibis: Summer Leys (TheWildlifeTrustBCN)
23rd Spotted Flycatcher : Buckingham (BuBC)
22nd Arctic Tern : Willen Lake South  (BuBC)
22nd Raven: flying SE over Haversham estate  (BuBC)
21st Hobby: 5 hawking insects – Hyde Lane (BuBC)
21st 7 Grass Snakes, Great Crested Newt, Water Shrew, Pygmy Shrew and Common Toads found under tins at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (Martin Kincaid/Carol Watts)
21st Hobby at Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
20th Dingy Skipper – North Bucks Way (Martin Kincaid)
20th Swifts: 50+ over South Willen Lake, plus House Martins, Swallows and 33 Common Terns (Martin Kincaid)
20th – Greater Butterfly Orchids and Common Twayblade in flower at Linford Wood (Martin Kincaid)
20th Angle Shades moth: Calverton End, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
20th Spotted Flycatcher: 2 – Biddlesden Park SP625390 (BuBC)
20th Swifts: 2 – North Bucks Way, north of Hazeley Wood (SP812370) (Janice Robertson)
20th Lesser Whitethroat – North Bucks Way, north of Hazeley Wood SP812370 (Janice Robertson)
19th Hobby : Hawking insects over R.Ouse – Newport Pagnell SP875442 (BuBC)
19th Hobby: over reeds opposite hide-  Foxcote Res  (BuBC)
19th Spotted Flycatcher: Hardmead (BuBC)
18th Spotted Flycatcher: 2 –  Winslow (BuBC)
17th Swifts: 2 – Tattenhoe (near Howe Park Wood) SP835341 (Janice Robertson)
15th Redstart: 2 male  2 male -Blue Lagoon (Fran Whelan)
14th Swifts: 10 screaming – Stony Stratford (Mary Sarre)
14th Spotted Flycatcher: 2 Singing males – Stowe (BuBC)
14th Spotted Flycatcher: 3 – Waddesdon (BuBC)
14th Hobby: 3 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
14th Hobby: – Tyringham Bridge  (Julie Lane)
14th Red Kite: – Tyringham Bridge  (Julie Lane)
14th Common terns: 2 – Tyringham Bridge  (Julie Lane)
13th Spotted Flycatcher: Hillesden (BuBC)
13th Black Swan – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
12th Muntjac deer – Wolverton road in Newport Pagnell (Sophie Scard)
12th Cuckoo seen and heard in Emberton Park (SP886501) (Julie Lane)
12th Swifts  Weston Road, Olney (SP883510) (Julie Lane)
10th Whinchat – Linford Lakes NR (Robert Phillips)
10th Yellow Wagtail – Linford Lakes NR (Robert Phillips)
10th Large Red Damselfly – Linford Lakes NR (Robert Phillips)
10th Azure Blue Damselfly – Linford Lakes NR (Robert Phillips)
10th Hobby: Hyde Lane  (BuBC)
10th Spotted Flycatcher: Maid’s Moreton  (BuBC)
9th Ringed Plover: 3 – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
9th Common Sandpiper: 2 – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
8th Common Sandpiper: 2 – Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
8th Little Gull: first summer bird – Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
7th Cetti’s Warbler : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
7th Cuckoo: Stowe (BuBC)
7th Cuckoo: Hillesden (BuBC)
7th Grey Plover : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
7th Firecrest: Horton Wood, near the footpath on SE side of the wood (BuBC)
7th Goosander: Female adult & 9 young – Olney own from the Mill.  (BuBC)
7th Common Sandpiper: 6 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
7th Wheatear: 6 – Ravenstone STW (BuBC)
6th Hobby : Willen Lake South (BuBC)
6th Arctic Tern: Willen Lake South (BuBC)
6th Common Sandpiper: 2 – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
6th Common Sandpiper: 6 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
6th Swifts: Olney (SP884515) (Julie Lane)
6th Grasshopper Warbler: calling from field by river – Manor Farm Quarry  (BuBC)
6th Cetti’s Warbler: 2 – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
6th Ringed Plover: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
6th Terns: 98 Common, 1 Arctic, 1 Black – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
6th Cuckoo: 3 – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
6th Black-necked Grebe: male – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
6th Swifts: 3-10 – Tongwell street near Willen Lake (SP882412) (Julie Lane)
6th Wigeon: Foxcote, Willen and Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
6th Black Necked Grebe: Linford Lakes NR, at end of Bund viewable from Near hide (BuBC)
5th Cuckoo : Emberton (BuBC)
5th Cetti’s Warbler : Emberton (BuBC)
5th Arctic Tern: 2 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
5th Swift: – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
4th Cetti’s Warbler: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
4th Common Sandpiper: 2 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
4th Arctic Tern: 4 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
4th Grasshopper Warbler Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
3rd Wheatear: (1 male, 9 fem) – Ravenstone STW, including 2 big Greenlanders. (BuBC)
3rd Hobby: Foxcote Res (BuBC)
3rd Common Sandpiper: 2 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
2nd Large Red Damselfly: Large numbers around Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
2nd Azure Damselfly: Several in Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
2nd Four-spotted Chaser: Two in Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
2nd Black Tern: Willen Lake South (BuBC)
2nd Common Sandpiper: Caldecotte Lake South (BuBC)
2nd Cetti’s Warbler: Caldecotte Lake north and south (BuBC)
2nd Garden Warbler: Caldecotte Lake south (BuBC)
2nd Common Terns: Caldecotte Lake north and south (BuBC)
1st Grey Partridge: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
1st Black Tern: Willen Lake South (BuBC)
1st Ringed Plover : Foxcote Res. On the dam (BuBC)
1st Common Sandpiper: 2 – Foxcote Res. Both on the dam wall (BuBC)
1st Common Sandpiper : Willen Lake South (BuBC)
1st Common Sandpiper: Foxcote Res. On the dam.  (BuBC)
1st Cuckoo : Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
1st Great White Egret: Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
1st Goosander: Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)

April 2017

30th Wheatear:  Fem – Tattenhoe Park,  SP827334. Looking for insects in field near the linear park (Harry Appleyard)
30th Common Sandpiper : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
30th Cuckoo: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
30th  Common Sandpiper: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
30th Yellow Wagtail:2 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
30th Great White Egret: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
30th Cuckoo: New Bradwell New Workings (BuBC)
29th Herb Paris Paris quadrifolia in flower – Linford Wood (Mike LeRoy)
29th Common Terns: 55 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
29th Song Thrush: Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
29th Cuckoo : Emberton. Heard singing river side. (BuBC)
29th Wheatear: 12 – Sheep fields, Ravenstone STW (BuBC)
29th Yellow Wagtail: 3 -Ravenstone STW (BuBC)
29th Cuckoo : Olney Meadows, singing in a dead tree under Weston Road (BuBC)
29th Swift: 2 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
29th Common Sandpiper : Foxcote Res (BuBC)
29th Cuckoo: Stowe. Heard calling from Stowe Gardens (BuBC)
29th Wheatear: 3 – Lenborough (BuBC)
29th Swift: Olney Meadows (BuBC)
29th Cetti’s Warbler – Emberton Park (BuBC)
29th Black-tailed Godwit: Olney – Just down from the Mill (BuBC)
29th Wheatear: Olney Meadows (BuBC)
29th Goosander: 11 (fem and 10 juv) – Olney. By the A509 bridge (BuBC)
28th Swifts: Stony Stratford centre (Phil Sarre)
28th Cuckoo : Hillesden calling from SE corner of nature reserve (BuBC)
28th Yellow Wagtail: 2 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
28th Cuckoo : Hillesden. (BuBC)
28th Cuckoo : Lillingstone Lovell. Along Akeley Lane. (BuBC)
28th Common Sandpiper : Foxcote Res (BuBC)
28th Common Sandpiper :  Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
28th Peregrine: Aylesbury the single egg has hatched overnight (BuBC)
27th Cuckoo: calling – Linford Lakes NR (Mike LeRoy)
27th Yellow Wagtail : Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
27th Grasshopper Warbler: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
27th White Wagtail: Bradwell New Workings, Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
27th Common Sandpiper : Bradwell New Workings, Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
27th White Wagtail: Male on Stilt scrape – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
26th Goosander: Duck with 4  ducklings On River between Manor Farm & Cosgrove Park Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
26th Hobby: Willen Lake North, Willen Lakes (BuBC)
26th Arctic Tern: 2 – Willen Lake South in the ski-tow area (BuBC)
26th Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and Ringed Plover. Overhead: two Swifts.Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
26th Wheatear: 2 – Ravenstone STW, On fence by rabbit bank (BuBC)
26th Swift: Tattenhoe Park flying low over fields and ponds, Milton Keynes SP824331 (Harry Appleyard)
26th Early Purple Orchid: 16 in flower in Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
25th Oak apple galls Biorhiza pallida: – many on veteran Oak near Shenley Wood (Mike LeRoy)
25th Yellow Wagtail: 2 – Olney Down from the Mill (BuBC)
25th Common Sandpiper: Olney. Down from the Mill.(BuBC)
25th Common Sandpiper: 2 – Linford Lakes NR Sitting on poles in front of near hide.(BuBC)
25th Lesser Whitethroat: 2 -opposite building works for Kents Hill school (BuBC)
24th Arctic Terns: 2 and 42 Common Terns – WIllen Lake South (BuBC)
24th Hobby and 2 each of Ringed Plover & Little Ringed Plover – WIllen Lake North (BuBC)
24th Common Sandpiper: 2 Floodplain Forest NR SP80942 (BuBC)
24th Goosander: Female with 10 young – Olney (BuBC)
24th Ring Ouzel: 1 male in Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)

Ring Ouzel, by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe Park 24 April 2017

Ring Ouzel, by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe Park 24 April 2017

24th Yellow Wagtail: 1 calling in flight over Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
23rd Small Copper Butterfly: 1 near Water Spinney, Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
23rd Holly Blue Butterfly: 1 male basking near Tattenhoe allotments (Harry Appleyard)
23rd Large Red Damselfly: Large numbers around Tattenhoe ponds (Harry Appleyard)

Meadow saxifrage by Jenny Mercer, Stony Stratford NR 23 April 2017

Meadow saxifrage by Jenny Mercer, Stony Stratford NR 23 April 2017

23rd Meadow Saxifrage, Cuckoo Flower, Ground Ivy –
in Parks Trust meadow on immediately to left at junction of Car park access road and Queen Eleanor St§ ( Stony Stratford loop road/ by pass) (Jenny Mercer)
23rd Badgers: 3 – Old Wolverton (Martin Kincaid)
23rd Slow Worms: 2, 1 Common Lizard – Rushmere Country Park. (Martin Kincaid)
23rd Cetti’s Warbler: 2 – Willen Lake North Both singing, 1 by hide, other along western edge. (BuBC)
23rd Common Sandpiper: 2 -Willen Lake South, On the Pontoon (BuBC)
23rd – Poplar Hawk-moth in Gordon Redford’s trap, Linford Lakes N.R. (Martin Kincaid)
22nd – Tree Sparrows, Yellowhammers, Linnets and Skylarks in fields outside Little Linford Wood. (Martin Kincaid)
22nd – Ruff, 4 Redshank, 2 Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear – Floodplain Forest N.R. (Martin Kincaid)
21st – Shelduck – a pair at Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
21st  Tree Sparrows – Wood Farm (derelict) west of Little Linford Wood (Mike LeRoy)
21st  Skylarks: 4 singing – near Wood Farm (west of Little Linford Wood) (Mike LeRoy)
22nd Cetti’s Warbler: Singing – Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
22nd Ruff: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
21st  Goosander: fem – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
21st  Yellow Wagtail:- Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
21st  Yellow Wagtail:- Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
21st  Osprey: flew west, low and slow- Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
21st  Reed Warbler: 2 singing- Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
21st  Sedge Warbler: 2 singing- Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
21st  Common Sandpiper: Bradwell New Workings,  Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
21st Whitethroat: Singing – Padbury. (BuBC)
21st Pintail: Foxcote (BuBC)
20th Lesser Whitethroat: 1 singing in Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
20th Sedge Warbler: – Emberton (BuBC)
20th American Robin in Kingswood village (BuBC)
20th Grasshopper Warbler: 2 – Arncott MOD (BuBC)
20th Lesser Whitethroat : 2 – Arncott MOD (BuBC)
20th Whitethroat : 3 – Arncott MOD (BuBC)
19th Meadow Saxifrage just coming into flower Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
19th Cuckoo : Olney Meadows (BuBC)
19th Wheatear: male -Ravenstone STW. On rabbit bank (BuBC)
19th Lesser Whitethroat: Calling male –  Hardmead (BuBC)
19th Cetti’s Warbler: male – Olney near the children’s play area on Weston Road (BuBC)
19th Blackbird: 2 Juvenile calling near Tattenhoe Linear Park (Harry Appleyard)
19th Ruby Tiger Moth: 1 near Kingsmead Wood (Harry Appleyard)
19th Large White Butterfly in Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
19th Garden Warbler: 1 singing in Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
19th Common Whitethroat: 1 singing near Kingsmead Wood (Harry Appleyard)
19th Whitethroat: OU and Simpson (BuBC)
19th Reed Warblers: Simpson pond (BuBC)
18th Large Red Damselfly: 12 around Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)

Large Red Damselfly by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe 18 April 2017

Large Red Damselfly by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe 18 April 2017

18th Holly Blue Butterfly: 1 basking by Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
18th Scorpion-fly: Male in Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
18th Yellow Wagtail: 3 in flight near Howe Park Wood (Heading east) (Harry Appleyard)
18th Redstart: 1 male by field by Winfold Lane, near Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
18th Ring Ouzel: female – Quainton Hills. On east slopes. (BuBC)
18th Lesser Whitethroat : Turweston Airfield, East, Turweston (BuBC)
18th Osprey: Bradville SP842406. Over the A422 towards linford lakes. (BuBC)
17th Ring-necked Parakeet: 2 – 2 flew over Sherwood Drive just outside Bletchley Park Museum (BuBC)
17th Yellow Wagtail: 5 (male) – Ravenstone STW, On the works.(BuBC
17th Wheatear: 4 – Ravenstone STW, Above the rabbit bank. (BuBC)
17th House Martin: 4 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
17th Wheatear: male – Lillingstone Dayrell.(BuBC)
17th  Cuckoo – Lillingstone Dayrell.(BuBC)
17th Swallows, Sand Martins and House Martins Caldecotte  both lakes. (BuBC)
17th Cetti’s Warbler and Reed Warblers – Caldecotte  both lakes (BuBC)
17th Yellow Wagtail: Caldecotte  south lake. (BuBC)
17th House Martin: with Swallows – Olney  (BuBC)
17th Cetti’s Warbler: Olney near the children’s play area on Weston Road (BuBC)
17th Sedge Warbler: 2 – Olney near the children’s play area on Weston Road (BuBC)
17th Grasshopper Warbler: 2 – Olney near the children’s play area on Weston Road (BuBC)
17th Goosander: 5 – Olney – On the river down from the Mill.  (BuBC)
17th Yellow Wagtail: 6 – Olney.  On the Meadows just down from the Mill.  (BuBC)
16th Yellow Wagtail:5 – Olney. On the Meadows with the pied.  (BuBC)
16th Cuckoo: heard calling – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
16th Grey Partridge: 2 – Ravenstone STW  (BuBC)
16th House Martin: 3 – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
16th Cuckoo : Hardmead (BuBC)
16th Reed Warbler: 2 – Willen Lake North  (BuBC)
16th Cetti’s Warbler : 3 singing males – Willen Lake North  (BuBC)
16th Sedge Warbler : 4 singing males – Willen Lake North  (BuBC)
16th Sedge Warbler : 1 showing very well at end of bandstand peninsula – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
15th Roesel’s Bush cricket, Metrioptera roeselii: 1st stage instar along the butterfly bank – Linford Lakes NR (Simon Bunker)
15th Kingfisher: along the section of stream between the railway & industrial estate of Bradwell Abbey, from the railway tunnel to the A5 underpass into wymbush  (Paul Manchester)
15th Great Crested Grebe on nest  by the edge of the water at lodge lake on the corner by the Kam Tong Garden.  (Paul Manchester)
15th Wheatear: five males, two females; feeding on insects on cultivated field – Lillingstone Dayrell  (BuBC)
14th Common Whitethroat: 1 in full song by Kingsmead Wood (Ringed on right leg) (Harry Appleyard)
14th Swallow: 1 in flight over Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
12th Bee Orchid leaf rosettes: 47 – Walton Hall on large lawn north now of the Jennie Lee Building (Kevin Ryan)
12th Bee Orchid leaf rosettes: 8 – Walton Hall At rear (south) of Jennie Lee Building on small square of uncut grass more marked with explanatory board provided by “Estates Ground Team” (Kevin Ryan)
12th Wheatear: male – Ravenstone STW, On rabbit bank. (BuBC)
12th Sand martins plus a few Swallows – Foxcote  Res (BuBC)
11th Redstarts at Tongwell Lake (BuBC)
11th Cetti’s Warbler : Mount Farm (BuBC)
11th Redstart: male – North Marston in Horse paddock (BuBC)
11th Yellow Wagtail: 2 – Olney Meadows (BuBC)
10th Bee Orchid leaf rosettes: 2 – Walton Hall SP 885 369 (Kevin Ryan)
10th Bee Orchid leaf rosettes: 98 – Crownhill SP 8260 3765 (Kevin Ryan)
10th Leucojum aestivum (Summer snowflake) – Stony Stratford Along the banks of the river Great Ouse  (Mary Sarre)
10th Marsh Marigold – Stony Stratford Along the banks of the river Great Ouse  (Mary Sarre)
09th Cetti’s Warbler :- Willen Lake North, Willen Lakes heard , 1 either side of hide (BuBC)
09th Common Tern- Willen Lake North (BuBC)
9th Little Tern: 2 – Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
9th Pintail: 2 – Willen Lake North, pair on spit (BuBC)
9th Hedgehog i active in my garden in Woburn Sands (Viola Read)
8th Yellow Wagtail: Olney – On the river spit down from the Mill (BuBC)
8th Redstart at Blue Lagoon (BuBC)
7th Wheatear: Female near Warrington Lodge Farm (BuBC)
7th Toad spawn: large quantity in pond in Aspley wood near old fullers earth workings (Viola Read)
7th Goldeneye: 2 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
7th Slender Groundhopper’s x3. Tetrix subulata – Linford Lakes NR round the back of the centre just at the end of the wooden walkway (Simon Bunker)
7th Slender Groundhopper x2. Tetrix undulata – Linford Lakes NR, round the back of the centre just at the end of the wooden walkway (Simon Bunker)
7th Osprey: Newport Pagnell – Flying over (BuBC)
6th Grasshopper Warbler singing – Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
6th Kingfisher – Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
6th  Redshank: 2 on island North Willen Lake (Martin Kincaid)
6th Great White Egret on island North Willen Lake (Martin Kincaid)
5th Goldeneye : Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
5th  Ringed Plover: 2 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
5th  Green Veined White butterfly – Stony Stratford NR (Martin Kincaid)
5th Snakeshead Fritillaries: 3 – Stony Stratford NR (Martin Kincaid)
5th Green Sandpiper Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
4th Blackcap singing Caldecotte Lake (Joe Clinch)
3rd Waxwings: 7 still present at Calverton End, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)

Waxwing by Julian Lambley, Stony Stratford 3 April 2017

Waxwing by Julian Lambley, Stony Stratford 3 April 2017

3rd Holly Blue Butterfly: 1 in Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
3rd Speckled Wood Butterfly: 1 in Water Spinney, Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
3rd Orange Tip Butterflies: Several males around Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)

Male Orange Tip Butterfly by Harry Appleyard, Howe Park Wood 3 April 2017

Male Orange Tip Butterfly by Harry Appleyard, Howe Park Wood 3 April 2017

3rd Redwing: 1 in Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
3rd Swallow: Padbury (BuBC)
3rd Lapwings nesting on island – Stony Stratford NR (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Skylark nesting – Stony Stratford NR   (Martin Kincaid)
2nd Bluebells, Daphne laureola  and coltsfoot all in flower – Finemere wood  (Mary Sarre)
2nd Marsh Harrier: Female  over Bletchley Bus Station  (BuBC)
1st Cardamine pratensis, Ladies Smock in full flower –  Little Linford Wood (Julian Lambley)
1st April  –  Common Shrew, Water Shrew, Wood-mouse, Rabbit, Fox, Badger (3), Muntjac deer (2) and 1 Noctule bat – (Linford Lakes Mammal Group)
1st Red kites: 3 flying over Stony at the same time, displaying (Michèle Welborn)
1st Buzzards: 2 displaying over Stony Stratford (Michèle Welborn)
1st Willow Warbler – Buckingham (BuBC)
1st Sand martins – Linford Lakes NR checking out the holes at the near hide (BuBC)
1st Redstart: fem fly catching in sunshine nr entrance – Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
1st Goldeneye: 2 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)

March 2017

31st Bee-flies and Ashy Mining Bees near car park – Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
31st Calocybe gambosa , St George’s fungus . Stony Stratford.  (Julian Lambley)
31st Swallow: 4 – Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
31st Sand Martins – Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
31st Sandwich Terns: 3 on the ski pontoon on Willen south (BuBC)
30th Common Tern: 2 – Willen (BuBC)
30th Willow Warbler: 1 singing near St.Giles Church, Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
30th Swallow: 1 in flight over Kingsmead Wood, heading towards Westcroft (Harry Appleyard)
30th Small White Butterfly: 1 near Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
30th Orange Tip Butterfly: 1 by Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
29th Cetti’s Warbler : Newport Pagnell next to the footbridge into riverside meadow off willen road (BuBC)
27th Fallow deer – Pilch Field NR (Jenny Mercer)
27th Hare – Pilch Field NR (Jenny Mercer)
27th Waxwings: 7 – Calverton End, Stony Stratford  (Joe Clinch)
27th Little Ringed Plover: 3 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
27th Snipe: 2 – Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
27th Oyster Catchers 2 – Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
27th Little Ringed Plover 2 – Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
27th Redshank – Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
26th Avocet, Foxcote (BuBC)
26th Redshank: 2  Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
26th Swallow: Whitchurch. (BuBC)
26th Green Sandpiper – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
25th Swallow – Claydon Lakes. (BuBC)
25th Possible Egyptian goose – Floodplain Forest NR (Phil Sarre)
25th Wood anemone – Little Linford Wood (Mary Sarre)
25th Early Dog violet – Little Linford Wood (Mary Sarre)
25th Barren strawberry – Little Linford Wood (Mary Sarre)
25th Wood sorrel – Little Linford Wood (Mary Sarre)
25th Comma butterfly (2) – Little Linford Wood (Mary Sarre)
25th Little Owl in tree on edge of Gayhurst – (Mary Sarre)Park.
25th Sand Martin: Stowe.First back at breeding site. (BuBC)
24th Wood anemones – Shenley Wood. (Mary Sarre)
24th Primroses – Shenley Wood. (Mary Sarre)
24th Celandines, – Shenley Wood. (Mary Sarre)
24th Sweet violets, (white and Purple) – Calverton (Mary Sarre)
24th Gorse in flower along V2 Medbourn (Mary Sarre)
24th Little Ringed Plover: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
24th Waxwing: 23 in oak tree about half way down Hendrix Drive, Crownhill (BuBC)
23rd Goosander: 2 (m+f) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
23rd Redwing: 50+ briefly in Walnut Tree (BuBC)
22nd Bluebells: Starting to flower in Howe Park Wood and Water Spinney, Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
22nd Cowslips: large numbers of in flower – Atterbury (Martin Kincaid)
22nd Bee-fly Bombylius major – 2 seen visiting primroses along Railway Walk, Great Linford (Martin Kincaid)
22nd Common Carder Bee Bombus pascuorum – Great Linford (Martin Kincaid)
21st Snipe: 12 – Stony Stratford Nature Reserve (Martin Kincaid)
21st Wheatear – a female at Stanton Low (close to St Peter’s Church) (Martin Kincaid)
21st Goosander: 7 (3 ad male,1 imm male,3 fem) Olney (BuBC)
21st Caspian Gull: Quainton Hills. In sheep field. (BuBC)
21st Iceland Gull: Quainton Hills. In sheep field. (BuBC)
21st First Aylesbury peregrine egg of the 2017 season laid (BuBC)
20th Bearded Tit: female at Willen in reedbed in front of hospice (BuBC)
20th Sand Martin: 13 at Willen Lake South (BuBC)
20th Iceland Gull: Quainton Hills (BuBC)
20th Herring Gull: Calvert Landfill (BuBC)
20th Bittern: Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
20th Common Sandpiper: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
19th Red Kite: Bletchley (Raymond Copeland)
19th Cetti’s Warbler : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
19th Red Kite: Shenley Church End (Peter Hassett)
18th Iceland Gull: 2 Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
18th Cetti’s Warbler : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
18th Iceland Gull : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
18th Bearded Tit: female – Willen Lake North in front of the Peace Pagoda, in the reedbed just in front of the wooden posts (BuBC)
18th Shelduck: Floodplain Forest NR (Peter Hassett)
18th Red Admiral: Floodplain Forest NR (Peter Hassett)
18th Little Ringed Plover: Floodplain Forest NR (Peter Hassett)
17th Caspian Gull: 3 Calvert (BuBC)
17th Iceland Gull : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
17th Little Ringed Plover: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
17th Black Redstart: Imm – Central Milton Keynes. On the waste ground opposite large car park between Argos and Sainsbury’s. (BuBC)
15th Brimstone butterflies: 5 male – Bradwell Common (Mike LeRoy)
15th Small Tortoiseshell butterflies: 4 – Bradwell Common (Mike LeRoy)
15th Waxwings: 30 in oldbrook behind lidl and tesco in play park (BuBC)
14th Red-tailed Bumblebee: 2 in Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)

Red-tailed Bumblebee by Harry Appleyard, Howe Park Wood 14 March 2017

Red-tailed Bumblebee by Harry Appleyard, Howe Park Wood 14 March 2017

14th Chiffchaff: 8 singing around Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
14th Skylark: 1 singing near Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
14th Wood Anemone Anemone nemorosa flowering – Linford Wood (Mike LeRoy)
14th Dog’s Mercury Mercurialis perennis flowering – Linford Wood (Mike LeRoy)
14th House Sparrows: mating – Stony Stratford garden (Michèle Welborn)
14th Eristalis pertinax Stony Stratford garden (Michèle Welborn)
14th Vole: Linford Lakes NR (Mark Lynham)

Bank Vole by Mark Lynham, Linford Lakes NR, 14 March 2017

Bank Vole by Mark Lynham, Linford Lakes NR, 14 March 2017

13th  Robins: mating – Stony Stratford garden (Michèle Welborn)
13th  Warbler: Newport Pagnell GP (BuBC)
13th Sand Martin, Dadford (BuBC)
13th Sand Martin, College Lake (BuBC)
13th Buzzard: 5 at Willen Lake North (BuBC)
13th Waterail: calling – Lodge Lake (BuBC)
13th chiffchaff – Lodge Lake (BuBC)
13th sparow hawk: female – Lodge Lake (BuBC)
13th Stonechat: male – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
13th Goosander, Stony Stratford(BuBC)
13th Green Sandpiper: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
13th Chiffchaff: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
13th Redshank : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
13th Comma, Brimstone and small tortoiseshell butterfly Stony Stratford (Julian Lambley)
12th Pochard: Leucistic drake – Foxcote (BuBC)
11th Redshank : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
11th Goosander: Male – Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve (BuBC)
11th Goldeneye: 13 at Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
11th Muntjac: 1 barking in Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
11th Common Toad: 46 around Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
11th Marsh Tit: 1 in Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
11th Skylark: 2 singing near Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
11th Chiffchaff: 2 singing around Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
11th Waxwings: by roundabout on Douglas Place, Oldbrook. (BuBC)
10th Hedgehog: Shenley Church End (Peter Hassett)
10th Common Toad: 33 around Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
10th Cetti’s Warbler: 2 Calvert BBOWT Lake, Roosting in reeds. (BuBC)
10th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake, Roosting in reeds. (BuBC)
9th Goosander: male – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
8th Little Egret: 5 at Old Haversham behind church feeding in horse field. (BuBC)
7th Tree Sparrow : Tingewick (BuBC)
7th Water rail right outside hide, Foxcote (BuBC)
7th Fieldfare (some Redwing) in hedge leading to hide. Foxcote (BuBC)
7th white-faced Tufties. Foxcote (BuBC)
7th Stonechat (? pair) on b/w fence along minor road from Foscott Park to A422 (BuBC)
6th Hedgehog active in back garden (Newport Pagnell) (Arthur Allen)
6th Water Rail : Caldecotte Lake SP890347 (BuBC)
5th Waxwings (3) feeding on cotoneaster berries, Calverton End, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
5th Oystercatchers:4 , 5 Red Kite and still 2 Stonechat at Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
5th Scaup : Foxcote Res. female. (BuBC)
5th Goldeneye: 11 at Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
4th White-fronted Goose: 40 Hillesden. (BuBC)
4th Goosander (3 male 2 female) Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
4th Stonechat (2 male 1 female) Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
4th Great Crested Grebe (pair nest building) Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
4th Cattle Egret : Fenny Stratford.  In field with cattle West of the A5 (BuBC)
4th Goosander: Two pairs Hartwell House Lake, Upper Hartwell village (BuBC)
3rd Caspian Gull : Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
3rd Waxwings: 30 in Kristal Place Oldbrook, feeding on berries (BuBC)
3rd White-fronted Goose: north of Wing Road about a mile east of Cublington. (BuBC)
2nd Bittern in full view – Linford Lakes NR  (Mike LeRoy)
2nd Great-crested Grebe: two pairs of  – Linford Lakes NR  (Mike LeRoy)
2nd Lapwing: 46 – Linford Lakes NR  (Mike LeRoy)
2nd Oystercatchers: 2 – Linford Lakes NR  (Mike LeRoy)
2nd Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake, Calvert (BuBC)
2nd Long-Tailed Tit: Pair nest-building in Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
2nd Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly: 1 near Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
2nd Cattle Egret : Fenny Stratford.  In field with cattle East of the A5 (BuBC)
1st Buff-tailed Bumblebee – Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
1st Brimstone butterfly: female – Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
1st Great Crested Newts active – Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
1st Colt’s Foot in flower – South Willen Lake (Martin Kincaid)
1st Scaup – female still at Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)

February 2017

28th Danish Scurvygrass coming into flower along Queen Eleanor Street, Stony Stratford (Martin Kincaid)
28th Primroses in flower along H7 (Fishermead) and at Bradwell Abbey. (Martin Kincaid)
28th Goldeneye: 22 at Foxcote Reservoir. (BuBC)
28th Mediterranean Gull: First winter in roost. Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
27th Cherry (Myrobalan) Plum Prunus cerasifera tree breaking into blossom – first one at Witan Gate/Bradwell Common roundabout (Mike LeRoy)
27th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
26th Goldeneye: 15 Willen Lake South (BuBC)
26th Cattle Egret : Fenny Stratford. Still, in field West of A5 (BuBC)
25th White-fronted Goose : 41 at Hillesden (BuBC)
25th Jack Snipe : Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve opp Farm Hide. (BuBC)
25th Bean Goose : Hillesden. (BuBC)
25th Cattle Egret : Fenny Stratford. Still, in field West of A5 (BuBC)
24th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake, Calvert. (BuBC)
24th Bean Goose : Hillesden. (BuBC)
24th White-fronted Goose : 40 at Hillesden (BuBC)
24th Goldeneye: 13 at Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
24th Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly: 2 in Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
24th Tree Bumblebee: 1 near Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
24th Buff-tailed Bumblebee: Large numbers around Pussy Willow trees in Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)

Tree Bumblebee by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe 24 February 2017

Tree Bumblebee by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe 24 February 2017

24th Bank Vole: 2 in Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
24th Red Kite: 2 circling near Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
24th Cattle Egret: Fenny Stratford in field adjacent to Dobbies Garden Centre. (BuBC)
23rd Goldeneye: 19 at Willen Lake South (BuBC)
23rd Cattle Egret: Fenny Stratford in favoured field East of A5 (BuBC)
22nd White-fronted Goose : 40 at Hillesden (BuBC)
21st Stonechat: pair Manor Farm Quarry by Farm Hide (BuBC)
21st Cattle Egret: Fenny Stratford in favoured field west of A5.  (BuBC)
20th White-fronted Goose : 40 at Hillesden (BuBC)
20th Bean Goose: Hillesden. In long grass to the right of the main pool, looking from the path (BuBC)
20th Comma and Brimstone butterflies at Community Orchard, Woughton on the Green (Martin Kincaid)
20th Buff-tailed Bumblebee – a queen at Woughton on the Green (Martin Kincaid)
20th Grass Snake basking at Walton Lake (Martin Kincaid)
20th Woodcock and 2 Red Kites at Elfield Nature Park (Martin Kincaid)
20th Frogspawn – lots of in ponds at Elfield Nature Park (Martin Kincaid)
18th Whirligig Beetles in pond at Little Linford Wood (Martin Kincaid & Joe Clinch)
20th Red kites: 3 and one buzzard circling low over centre Woburn Sands 12.30 (Viola Read)
20th Goldeneye: 23  Willen Lake South.  (BuBC)
19th Frogs: 10, probably males in our pond yesterday, and last night escorted a frog across the road (Mary & Phil Sarre)
19th Oyster Catcher (1) at Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
19th Goosander (pair) at Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
19th Shoveller (3) at Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
19th Reed Bunting (8) at Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
19th Greenfinch (10) at Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
19th Bullfinch (1) at Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
19th Bank Vole in tussock grass near bank of River Ouse Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
19th Stonechat : male – Ravenstone STW, (BuBC)
19th Cattle Egret : Fenny Stratford. On the east side of the A5 with cattle, (BuBC)
19th Waxwing: 16  at West Bletchley SP841330. (BuBC)
19th Scaup: male Linford Lakes NR -last seen between the centre and bund at 13.30. (BuBC)
19th Waxwing: Group of 22 over Tattenhoe Park heading towards Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
18th Whirligig Beetles in pond at Little Linford Wood (Martin Kincaid & Joe Clinch)
18th Little Grebes: 2 from the Far Hide. Linford Lakes NR (Amanda and Mark Lynham)
18th Fieldfare about 20-30  near the car park. Linford Lakes NR (Amanda and Mark Lynham)
18th Bank Vole Linford Lakes NR (Peter Hassett)

18th Goldcrest  Linford Lakes NR (Peter Hassett)

Firecrest by Peter Hassett, Linford Lakes NR 18 February 2017

Firecrest by Peter Hassett, Linford Lakes NR 18 February 2017

18th Cattle Egret : Fenny Stratford approx 500 metres up the A5 from the roundabout on the West side of the road. (BuBC)
18th Scaup: female still at Linford Lakes NR (Peter Hassett)
17th Red Kite: 3 Circling above houses.Two Mile ash SP8203. (BuBC)
17th Tawny Owl: 1 Roosting in Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
17th Honey Bees: Large numbers feeding on Pussy Willow buds around Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
17th Buff-tailed Bumblebee: 3 by Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
17th Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly: 1 by Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
17th Crocus: Purple and Yellow Flowers near Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
17th Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly: 1 Shenley Church End (Peter Hassett)

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly by Peter Hassett , Shenley Church End 17 February 2017

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly by Peter Hassett , Shenley Church End 17 February 2017

17th Red Kite : Shenley Church End (Peter Hassett)
16th Goosander : 6 at Emberton. On lake just to right of visitor entrance. (BuBC)
16th Tree Sparrow : 2 (male) at Dag lane Stoke Goldington. (BuBC)
16th Skylark: 1 Singing over fields near Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
16th Red Kite: Multiple birds circling over Tattenhoe and Kingsmead (Harry Appleyard)
16th Marsh Tit: 1 in Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)

Marsh Tit by Harry Appleyard, Howe Park Wood 16 February 2017

Marsh Tit by Harry Appleyard, Howe Park Wood 16 February 2017

16th Chaffinch: 1 singing in Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
16th Smooth Newt: 1 in Kingsmead (Harry Appleyard)
16th Water Rail: 1 in Tattenhoe Linear Park (Harry Appleyard)

Water Rail by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe Linear Park 16 February 2017

Water Rail by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe Linear Park 16 February 2017

16th Cattle Egret : feeding with cattle EAST of the A5 opposite Crossroads Farm at SP 896 338. (BuBC)
16th White-fronted Goose at Claydon (BuBC)
15th Cattle Egret near Caldecotte Lake SP892337 (BuBC)
15th Bean Goose : Claydon Lakes. (BuBC)
14th Goosander  : 12 (male 6, fem 6) : Emberton SP881502 (BuBC)
14th Skylarks singing over Floodplain Forest NR (Martin Kincaid)
14th 6 Snipe, 3 Kestrels and Little Owl – Floodplain Forest NR (Martin Kincaid)
14th Bittern and female Scaup still at Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
14th Stonechats : 2 at Stanton Low (Martin Kincaid)
14th Cetti’s Warbler : Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
14th Bean Goose : Claydon Lakes. (BuBC)
14th White-fronted Goose : 41 at Hillesden (BuBC)
14th 5 Pintail : Foxcote Res. 4 males + female.(BuBC)
13th Goosander :  (2 ad male,1juv male,2 fem)  Olney (BuBC)
13th Goldeneye : 6 pairs Willen Lake south (Ann Strutton)
12th Water Rail  : from hide number 3  Linford Lakes NR (Mark Lynham)

Water Rail by Mark Lynham, Linford Lakes NR 12 February 2017

Water Rail by Mark Lynham, Linford Lakes NR 12 February 2017

12th Little Owl (calling) at dusk today hedgerow Passenham side of the River Ouse, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
12th Bean Goose : Middle Claydon, east of Old Blackmore hill farm (BuBC)
12th Goosander : 2 at Stony Stratford, (BuBC)
11th Red kites, one over Newport Pagnell High Street, one over Willen Church (Ann Strutton)
11th Scaup : female Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
11th White-fronted Goose : 41 at Hillesden (BuBC)
11th Goosander :13 at Emberton (BuBC)
11th Bean Goose at Blackmorehill Farm between Middle Claydon and Calvert (BuBC)
10th Redwings : 10+ Willen Lake Poplar plantation (Ann Strutton)
10th Cetti’s warbler  and Water Rail Willen Lake north  (Ann Strutton)
10th Bean Goose : Claydon Lakes.  (BuBC)
9th White-fronted Goose : 41 at Hillesden (BuBC)
09th Stonechat : Bradwell New Workings, Manor Farm Quarry.  (BuBC)
8th Water Rail: 2 in Tattenhoe Linear Park (Harry Appleyard)
8th Common Scoter, Calvert (BuBC)
8th White-fronted Goose : 41 at Hillesden (BuBC)
7th Waxwings : 2 outside The Point,  Milton Keynes at 8:36. (BuBC)
7th Magpies building nest, Emerson Valley (Harry Appleyard)
7th Male Wigeon, Emerson Valley brook (Harry Appleyard)
7th Red Kites circling regularly over Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
7th Marsh Tit, Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
7th Buff-tailed bumblebee and small group of honey bees, Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
7th Snowdrops flowering in Tattenhoe Linear Park (Harry Appleyard)

Snowdrops by Harry Appleyard , Tattenhoe 4 February 2017

Snowdrops – Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe 4 February 2017

6th Cetti’s Warbler : Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
6th Goosander : 6 at Floodplain Forest NR  (BuBC)
6th Stonechat at Floodplain Forest NR  (BuBC)
6th Pintail : Male at Floodplain Forest NR  (BuBC)
6th White-fronted Goose : 39 at Hillesden. (BuBC)
5th Caspian Gull :  Willen Lake South (BuBC)
5th Goosander : 2 pairs Gayhurst Quarry. (BuBC)
5th Goosander : 2 Tongwell (BuBC)
5th Goosander : 2 at Stony Stratford NR,  (BuBC)
5th Golden Plover : 4 Tongwell (BuBC)
5th Peregrine Falcons: 2 StadiumMK (BuBC)
5th Scaup: female Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
5th White-fronted Goose 39 at Hillesden. (BuBC)
5th Cetti’s Warbler Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
5th Mandarin duck – pair at Stony Stratford NR (Martin Kincaid)
5th Grey Wagtail – , riverside walk. (Martin Kincaid)
4th  Snipe: 6 outside hide at North Willen Lake (Martin Kincaid)

Snipe by Tony Woods at Willen Lake, 4 February 2017

Snipe by Tony Woods at Willen Lake, 4 February 2017

4th Water Rail outside hide at North Willen Lake (Martin Kincaid)
4th  Fine display of Snowdrops in woodland at Campbell Park (Martin Kincaid)
4th Jack Snipe: 15:00 at Linford Lakes NR on the bund. (BuBC)
4th  Waxwing: 18 at Bradwell Common, by footbridge from Hadley Place over H5. (Mike LeRoy)
4th White-fronted Goose :39 (ad/juv) at Hillesden. (BuBC)
4th Pintail: 2 mail at Floodplain Forest NR. To the right of Farm Hide. (BuBC)
4th Scaup female Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
4th  Northern Pintail male Linford Lakes NR (BuBC).
03rd Bean Goose : Hillesden. (BuBC)
03rd White-fronted Goose 40 at Hillesden. (BuBC)
03rd Goosander @ 11:30 : 4 pairs Emberton. (BuBC)
03rd Waxwing @ 11:00 : 35 In car park off Secklow Gate. Central Milton Keynes,  (BuBC)
02nd Red-crested Pochard : Willen Lake South (BuBC)
02nd Scaup : Willen Lake South near the climbing wall (BuBC)
02nd Waxwings 37 @ 08:56. SW Corner of The Point car park CMK.(BuBC)
01st  Scarlet Elf Cup fungus Sarcoscypha coccinea – large quantities on dead wood at Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
01st  Siskins 30+ , female Scaup and Bittern at Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
01st Waxwings. Flock of 30 in CMK, close to Christ the Cornerstone church (Harry Appleyard)
01st Bittern : Linford Lakes NR In usual reed bed as viewed from Far Hide. Please note permit is required for access (BuBC)
01st Scaup : Linford Lakes NR Behind bund viewed from Far Hide. Please note permit is required for access (BuBC)
01st Stonechat : 2  (pair)  Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
01st Woodcock : Little Linford Wood(BuBC)
01st Waxwing 30 at 14:00 Milton Keynes SP853389. In the tops of trees on Midsummer Boulevard by the Point. (BuBC)

January 2017

31st Jan – Common, Pygmy and Water Shrews all found under tins at Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
31st Jan – Woodmice and Bank Voles in log piles at Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
30th Jan – Snowdrops beginning to flower at Stony Stratford NR (Martin Kincaid)
29th Winter Aconite, Eranthis hyemalis,  in flower  Calverton (Mary Sarre)
28th Red Kite near Triple Star sculpture at Furzton Lake (Mike LeRoy)
27th Stonechat (male) on Olney Meadows. (BuBC)
27th Goosander (2 pairs) Caldecotte Lake North.  (BuBC)
27th Short-eared Owl : Hollington Wood SP897483.  (BuBC)
27th Goosander 6 (3male,3 fem) On the river at Olney Mill.BuBC)
26th Barnacle Goose among Canada goose flock at Floodplain Forest (Martin Kincaid)
26th Snipe 5 at Floodplain Forest (Martin Kincaid)
26th Marsh Tit on feeders at Stony Stratford Nature Reserve (Martin Kincaid)
26th Bullfinches 4 beautiful male  on the bird table at Summer Leys.(Julie Lane)
26th Green woodpecker on the pasture near the lake at Summer Leys. (Julie Lane)
26th Goosander 2 (pair)  at Emberton Lakes which are 95% frozen. (BuBC)
26th Woodcock – 1 seen in flight over houses Deanshanger Road, Stony Stratford (BuBC)
25th Badger crossing the Haversham road above Linford Lakes. (Julie Lane)
24th 6 snipe, kingfisher, bank vole Before the lakes froze, Willen Lake North (Ann Strutton)24th Several pairs of golden eye after the lakes froze, Willen Lake South  (Ann Strutton)
24th displaying wigeon after the lakes froze. Willen Lake South (Ann Strutton)
24th 3 bank voles, 2 field mice! Caught in the Strutton’s attic. (Ann Strutton)
24th Little Egret between the Iron Bridge & wooden foot bridge, Newport Pagnell (Arthur Allen)
23rd Goosander (pair), River Ouse Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
23rd Tree Creeper, tree by River Ouse Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
23rd 3 Goosander, 2 male and one female on Great Ouse West of Stony. Moving about a lot. (Mary and Phil Sarre)
23rd 3 Goosander (2 males, 1 fem),  Caldecotte Lake on South lake  (BuBC)
23rd Water Rail by the hide,  Walton Balancing Lake  (BuBC)
23rd 24 Goldeneye, Willen Lake South (BuBC)
22nd Woodcock : Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
22nd 12 Goosander, 20+ Snipe at Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve (Ian Saunders)
22nd Crossbills – small flock at Rushmere Country Park (Martin Kincaid)
22nd Goldeneye – 12 (6 of each) Goldeneye : Willen Lake South  (BuBC)
21st Goosander – 9 at Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th 2 Bitterns roosting in reed bed at Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
20th Goosander (female) on River Ouse Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
20th Grey Wagtail River Ouse Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
20th Waxwing – Outside the Plumb Centre, Denbigh (BuBC)
20th Goldeneye – 13 Willen Lake South
19th  Bittern  one roosting at Walton Lake (hide facing out to H8) (MK)
18th Peacock butterfly – seen at Walton Lake during Parks Trust work party (Martin Kincaid)
17th Scaup – female at South Willen Lake (Martin Kincaid)
17th 8 Common Snipe – outside hide at North Willen Lake.  (Martin Kincaid)
17th Bittern – in reeds at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (Carol Watts)
15th 30 Waxwings – in rowan trees outside IKEA, Denbigh (BuBC)
14th Red kite -Linford Wood (Ann Strutton)
14th 2 Waxwings – near Genesis House, CMK (Martin Kincaid)
14th Water Rail and Kingfisher – North Willen Lake (Martin Kincaid)
13th Otter – Willen Lake North yesterday at dusk (Ann Strutton)
13th Siskins – Large group of near St.Giles Church, Tattenhoe  (Harry Appleyard)

Male Siskin by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe 13 January 2017

Male Siskin by Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe 13 January 2017

13th Water Shrew –  Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (Martin Kincaid)
12th Peregrine – Floodplain Forest (Ashley Beolens)
12th Otter – flood control structure at North Willen Lake (Mark Strutton)
7th Fieldfare – St.Giles Church orchard, Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
7th Wigeon –  Emerson Valley brook (Harry Appleyard)
4th Bittern – 1 seen roosting at Linford Lakes at 4pm (Martin Kincaid)
4th Goosander – A pair at Stony Stratford N.R (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Wigeon – Loughton Brook, Emerson Valley (Harry Appleyard)
2nd Waxwings – 15 reported from near Roade Main Garage, Roade
2nd Barn Owl – one at Olney Meadows (Paul Moon)
1st Water Rail – Willen North (Peter Hassett)
1st Snowdrops – Willen Hospice
1st 200 Jackdaws roosting at Linford Wood (Mike LeRoy)