Recent Sightings 2019

 

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July 2019

20th Hobby : Hawking house marts and swifts – Wolverton (BuBC)
20th Hobby: 2 – Buckingham (BuBC)
18th Hobby: 3 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
16th Common Sandpiper: Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
14th Hobby:  (juv) on ground on bank opposite hide – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
14th Common Sandpiper: 2 on dam – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
13th Common Sandpiper: Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
10th Common Sandpiper: Willen Lakes – on sky ramp (BuBC)
9th Grasshopper Warbler: Reeling in evening – Goosey Bank, Olney (Julie Lane)
9th Hobby: Flying low over the fields towards the linear park – Tattenhoe Park, MK(BuBC)
9th Hobby: Hawking House Martins –  Wolverton (BuBC)
7th Common Tern: Several at Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
7th Bullfinch:2 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
7th Little Owl : Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
7th Green Woodpecker: 2 one adult one juvenile – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
7th Oystercatcher : Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
7th Barn Owl : Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
7th Green Sandpiper:2 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
7th Hobby:2 Foxcote reservoir (BuBC)
7th Water Figwort: Tombs Meadow, bank of River Ouse, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
7th Marsh Thistle: Tombs Meadow, bank of River Ouse, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
7th Meadowsweet: Tombs Meadow, bank of River Ouse, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
7th Marsh Woundwort: Tombs Meadow, bank of River Ouse, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
7th Purple Loosestrife: Tombs Meadow, bank of River Ouse, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
7th Great Willow Herb: Tombs Meadow, bank of River Ouse, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
7th Common Tern: c.12 ad and 13 juv (inc. 3 not yet fledged) – Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
6th Goosander: 10 (1m, 1f, 10 young) Buckingham SP730351 (BuBC)
5th Hummingbird hawkmoth: Bancroft, MK (Paul Lund)
5th Ringlet butterfly: Bancroft, MK (Paul Lund)
5th Scarlet tiger moth – Willen Village, MK (Paul Lund)
5th Hobby : Little Linford Wood (BuBC)
4th Gatekeeper: Castle Meadow, Newport Pagnell (Carol Allen)
4th Ringlet: Castle Meadow, Newport Pagnell (Carol Allen)
3rd Spotted Flycatcher : Still behind the church.  – Gayhurst (BuBC)
3rd Goosander : Adult sized juvenile on the river near the mill. – Olney (BuBC)
2nd Bufflehead: (escapee) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
2nd Grasshopper Warbler: (m) Reeling in meadow N of river – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
2nd White-winged Black Tern:  in front of the Viaduct Hide – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
1st Black-tailed Godwit : 33 Circled reserve several times – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
1st Grasshopper Warbler : Opposite side of river to the reserve – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
1st Common Sandpiper : On the dam.  – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
1st Ringlet: St Mary’s Church, Shenley Church End, MK (Peter Hassett)

June 2019

30th Scarlet Tiger moth: – Barton Hartshorn (JHC)
Scarlet Tiger moth @JHC Barton Hartshorn 30 June 2019

Scarlet Tiger moth @JHC Barton Hartshorn 30 June 2019

30th Emperor dragonfly: – Caldecotte Business Park ponds (Janice Robertson)
30th Cuckoo: – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
30th Ruddy Shelduck: 2 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
30th Egyptian Goose: 2 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
28th Large White butterfly: seen in garden – Shenley Church End (Peter Hassett)
27th Cinnabar moths:  and larvae – Bancroft (Paul Lund)
27th Painted lady butterfly: – Bancroft (Paul Lund)
27th Red tailed bumblebee: – Bancroft (Paul Lund)
27th Song thrush: – Bancroft (Paul Lund)
27th Spotted Flycatcher : Petsoe End, Olney  (BuBC)
27th Painted Lady butterfly: seen in garden – Shenley Church End (Peter Hassett)
26th Firecrest : Heard singing in the canopy – Back Wood (BuBC)
26th Spotted Flycatcher : 4 Ad and juvs.  – Stowe (BuBC)
26th Betony: near the ponds- Howe Park Wood (Janice Robertson)
26th Sainfoin: near the ponds- Howe Park Wood (Janice Robertson)
26th Kidney vetch: near the ponds- Howe Park Wood (Janice Robertson)
26th Dropwort: near the ponds- Howe Park Wood (Janice Robertson)
26th Common spotted orchid near the ponds- Howe Park Wood (Janice Robertson)
26th Pyramidal orchid: 3 near the ponds- Howe Park Wood (Janice Robertson)
Pyramidal orchid ©Janice Robertson, Howe Park Wood 26 June 2019

Pyramidal orchid ©Janice Robertson, Howe Park Wood 26 June 2019

25th Scarlet Tiger moth: – Flitwick Moor (Paul Lund)
25th Six-spot burnet: – Flitwick Moor (Paul Lund)
21st Song Thrush: Nest in garden, feeding young, Stony Stratford (Mary Sarre)
21st Little Owl – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
21st Common Tern – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
21st Cuckoo: (m) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Hobby : Stowe (BuBC)
20th Cuckoo : Calling from park side – Emberton (BuBC)
20th Hobby : Buckinghamt (BuBC)
19th Ringlet Butterfly: Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
18th Otter: 19:00 large adult crossing path river to Willen Lake North (Mark Strutton)
18th Hobby : Wing (BuBC)
18th Spotted Flycatcher : 2 at the church – Gayhurst (BuBC)
17th Meadow Pipit: Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
17th Cuckoo : singing – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
17th Nuthatch : (probable) – Howe Park Wood, MK (BuBC)
16th Hobby : Tattenhoe, MK (BuBC)
16th Cuckoo: calling by the viaduct – Haversham (BuBC)
16th Hobby : 2 juv – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
16th Jay: first I’ve ever seen in garden – Shenley Church End (Peter Hassett)
14th Hobby : Buckingham (BuBC)
12th Hobby: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
12th Spotted Flycatcher : in garden – Stowe (BuBC)
11th Sparrowhawk: in Garden – Shenley Church End (Peter Hassett)
11th Spotted Flycatcher : 1 adult and 2 recently fledged juveniles – Hardmead (BuBC)
10th Wood White: 2 sheltering under a clover flower – Salcey Forest (Julie Lane)
Wood White ©Julie Lane, Salcey Forest 10 June 2019

Wood White ©Julie Lane, Salcey Forest 10 June 2019

9th Siskin: (juv) – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
9th Cuckoo : Cosgrove, Milton Keynes (BuBC)
9th Hedgehog: in garden – Stony Stratford (Mary Sarre)
9th Green Sandpiper: from iron trunk hide – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
9th Cuckoo: (2m) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
5th Goosander: 8 – Olney (BuBC)
4th Peregrine Falcon: -Stadium MK (Dvid Hallam)
4th Garganey : (m) On small lake WNW of Wolfe’s Obelisk – Stowe (BuBC)

3rd Reed Warbler: Linford Lakes NR (Soumen Nayak)

Reed Warbler ©Soumen Nayak, Linford Lakes NR 3 June 2019

Reed Warbler ©Soumen Nayak, Linford Lakes NR 3 June 2019

2nd Cuckoo : Foxcote Res (BuBC)
2nd Cuckoo: Male – SP836484 Stoke Goldington (BuBC)
1st Kingfisher: – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
1st Hobby: 2 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
1st Spotted Flycatcher : At the church yard – Gayhurst (BuBC)

May 2019

31st Woodcock : over bypass. Stony Stratford (BuBC)
31th Bee Orchids: in verge outside police station CMK, Witan Gate side (Gillian Bladen-Clark)
Bee orchid ©Gillian Bladen-Clark, WItan Gate, Milton, Keynes 30 May 2019

Bee orchid ©Gillian Bladen-Clark, WItan Gate, Milton, Keynes 30 May 2019

30th Tree Sparrow : 6, 3 occupied nests in the ruins area Little Linford Wood (BuBC)
30th Spotted Flycatcher : (pair) in tall firs at back of churchyard – Gayhurst (BuBC)
30th Spotted Flycatcher : (pair) Pair showing well in churchyard – Hardmead (BuBC)
30th Spotted Flycatcher : in garden – Stowe (BuBC)
30th Spotted Flycatcher : singing – Winslow (BuBC)
29th Cuckoo : Stockgrove Country Park (BuBC)
29th Cuckoo : calling – Middle Claydon (BuBC)
27th Tree bumblebee: colony in vacant bird box – Stony Stratford (Phil Sarre)
27th Buzzard: – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
27th Common Tern: – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
27th Ringed Plover: from farm hide – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
27th Grey Wagtail : (M) near viaduct – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
27th Shoveler: (m) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
27th Long-tailed Tit : 2 – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
27th Treecreper: near farm hide – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
27th Cuckoo: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
27th Hobby : Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
26th Cuckoo spit: garden mint plant –  Burnham (Geraldine Barnett)
26th Hobby : Over the bypass – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
26th Cuckoo: Wing park – Wing (BuBC)
26th Cuckoo: Weston Road – Olney (BuBC)
25th Grey Wagtai:l (pair feeding young), The Mill, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
24th Cuckoo : 2 Calling males – Emberton (BuBC)
24th Goosander : Ad fem plus 2 young in wierpool – Emberton (BuBC)
24th Spotted Flycatcher : At the ChurchSP845463 – Gayhurst (BuBC)
22nd Fieldfare: 5 -Pilch Field (Jenny Mercer)
22nd Cuckoo : calling  Swanbourne (BuBC)
22nd Cuckoo: Heard calling from the south – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
22nd Hobby: – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
21st Broad-bodied chaser: Little Linford Wood (Julian Lambley)
21st Hairy Shieldbug: Little Linford Wood (Julian Lambley)

21st Wood White: Little Linford Wood (Julian Lambley)

21st Spotted Flycatcher : 2 At the rectory – Hardmead (BuBC)
21st Cuckoo: – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
21st Ringed Plover: On island between Farm and Viaduct Hides – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Goosander : 6 adult with five young, mill – Olney (BuBC)
20th White-winged Black Tern : Willen Lake South (BuBC)
20th Hobby : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
19th White-winged Black Tern : Foxcote Res (BuBC)
19th Spotted Flycatcher : Hardmead (BuBC)
18th Spotted Flycatcher : in grounds of Calverton House – Calverton (BuBC)
18th Common Sandpiper : Foxcote Res (BuBC)
18th Black Tern : 4 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
18th Marsh Harrier : quartering western reedbed – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
18th Greenshank : Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
17th Common Sandpiper: 2 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
17th Red-legged partridge: 2 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
17th Pochard: (pair) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
17th Swift: 30+ – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
17th Cuckoo: calling – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
17th Common Tern: 12 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
17th Little Egret: 4 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
17th Cetti’s warblers: singing – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
17th Reed Warblers: singing – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
15th Black Tern : Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
15th Spotted Flycatcher : Hardmead (BuBC)
14th Meadow Saxifrage: Stony Stratford NR (Peter Hassett)
13th Large Redeye damselfly: Stonepit Field, MK (Peter Hassett)
13th Azure damselfly: Linford Lakes NR (Peter Hassett)
13th Small Redeye damselfly: Linford Lakes NR (Peter Hassett)
12th Goosander: (f, 5 ducklings) on  Great Ouse, S of A428 Turvey Bridge – Cold Brayfield (BuBC)
12th Mandarin duck: (2m) on north-western arm – Caldecotte Lake (BuBC)
12th Cuckoo : Calling distantly towards Great Wood.  – Ravenstone (BuBC)
12th Hobby : 2 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
11th Wood Warbler: singing, centre of NW quadrant of Stoke Park Wood (Ian Saunders)
10th Common Sandpiper : 2 On ski-tow pontoon – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
10th Hobby : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
10th Black Tern : Willen Lake South (BuBC)
10th Black Tern : Foxcote (BuBC)
10th Black Tern : Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
9th Swifts: 4 Church St Wolverton (Jenny Mercer)
9th Cuckoo : 3 in vicinity of Woodlands Farm SP8651-  Weston Underwood (BuBC)
9th Common Sandpiper : 3 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
9th Black Tern : Foxcote Res (BuBC)
9th Black Tern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
8th Common Sandpiper : Floodplain Forest (BuBC)
8th Wheatear : (f) – Furzton Lake (BuBC)
8th Common Sandpiper : 2 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
8th Black Tern : 2 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
8th Black Tern: 5 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
8th Common Tern: 20- Foxcote Res (BuBC)
8th Hobby: 2 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
8th Cetti’s warbler: – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
8th Lesser Whitethroat:- Foxcote Res (BuBC)
8th Black Tern: Furzton Lake, MK (BuBC)
7th Black Tern: 5 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
7th Whinchat :(m) – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
7th Cuckoo : calling from the conservation area and surrounding fields- Hillesden (BuBC)
7th Cetti’s warbler: 2 – Willen Lake (BuBC)
7th Common tern: 4 – Willen Lake (BuBC)
7th Lapwing: 3 – Willen Lake (BuBC)
7th Common Sandpiper: incl rare blue-rumped variety on plastic toys – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
7th Hobby: perched on the island – Willen Lake (BuBC
7th Black Tern : Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
7th Swift : 3 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
7th Common Sandpiper : 3 Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
7th Cuckoo : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
7th Black Tern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
7th Cuckoo : (m) SP727166 – Waddesdon  (BuBC)
7th Swift: Buckingham (BuBC)
6th Swift : 5 – Caldecotte Lake (BuBC)
6th Hobby : hawking low over water/reedbeds – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
6th Swift : 15 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
6th Little Gull : (1w into 1s) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
6th Cockoo: 2 Ravenstone SP848517 (BuBC)
5th Swift : 3 hawking low over the lake – Caldecotte Lake (BuBC)
5th Arctic Tern : Calvert sailing Lake (BuBC)
5th Common Sandpiper : On rafts in front of 1st hide – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
5th Swift : 25 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
4th Arctic Tern: Willen (BuBC)
4th Swift : 2 – Magna Park, MK (BuBC)
4th Firecrest : recorded in full song in the canopy – Back Wood (BuBC)
4th Wheatear : (f) – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
4th Goosander : Female with three young, down from The Mil – Olney (BuBC)
4th Arctic Tern : During hail storm, moved off when weather cleared – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
4th Tree Sparrow : 3 In  hedges by stone barn 0n the E side of wood  – Little Linford Wood (BuBC)
4th Ringed Plover: 2 , Bradwell New Workings – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
4th Swift : 2 First two of the year over the house – Olney (BuBC)
4th Common Sandpiper : 2 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
3rd Fieldfare – Pilch Field (Jenny Mercer)
3rd Green-winged Orchid: – Pilch Field (Jenny Mercer)
3rd Cowslips:Pilch Field: – Pilch Field (Jenny Mercer)
3rd Marsh Marigold: – Pilch Field (Jenny Mercer)
3rd Adder’s-tongue: – Pilch Field (Jenny Mercer)
3rd Grasshopper Warbler: on E side of lake by the ouzel in deep cover – Walton Lake, MK (BuBC)
3rd Wheatear: (f) – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
3rd Hobby: Feeding on insects over lake for 20mins – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
3rd Cuckoo: 2 Male and female calling – Hillesden (BuBC)
2nd Wheatear : (m) – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
2nd Garden Warbler : Heard singing – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
2nd Garden Warbler : Seen singing near Howe Park Wood – Tattenhoe, MK (BuBC)
2nd Common Sandpiper :  – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
2nd Cuckoo: – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
2nd Swift : 50 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
2nd Cuckoo: Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)

April 2019

30th Grasshopper Warbler: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
30th Wheatear : (f) – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
30th Hobby :flew round lake, chased off SE by gull –  Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
30th Grasshopper Warbler : Back Wood (BuBC)
29th Swift : 6 – Whitchurch (BuBC)
29th Cuckoo : 2 sitting on electric fence near river SP878459 – Sherington (BuBC)
28th Goosander : (m) flying over to SW – Furzton Lake (BuBC)
28th Oyster Catcher: (pair) – Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
28th Common Tern: (pair) – Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
28th Lapwing: (2 young) – Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
28th Meadow Saxifrage in flower – Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
28th Wheatear : (m) – Tattenhoe Park – Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
28th Arctic Tern : – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
28th Hobby : West over Churchyard. – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
27th Arctic Tern : 5 – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
27th Mediterranean Gull : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
27th Swift : 2 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
27th Garden Warbler: singing – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
27th Mediterranean Gull : (1st Summer) – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
26th Marsh Harrier: (f) – Sherington (BuBC)
26th Swift: 12 – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
26th Swift : 2 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
26th Swift : Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
26th Little Gull : Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
26th Garden Warbler: singing – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
26th Grasshopper Warbler: – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
25th Lesser Whitethroat : Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
25th Sedge Warbler : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
25th Cuckoo: – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
25th Sedge Warbler: (m) Singing by Warbler Hide. – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
25th Garden Warbler : (4m) – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
25th Sedge Warbler : singing – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
25th Garden Warbler : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
25th Arctic tern:  passing through – Willen Lake (BuBC)
25th Red Crested Pochard:  – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
25th Grasshopper Warbler:  – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
24th Lesser Whitethroat : singing – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
24th Lesser Whitethroat : singing – Tattenhoe, MK (BuBC)
24th Jack Snipe : feeding on the edge of the bund, showing very well- Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
24th Little Ringed Plover:  – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
24th Yellow Wagtail:  – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
24th Grasshopper Warbler:  – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
24th Cuckoo: – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
24th Common Sandpiper : On raft – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
24th Black Tern : Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
24th Cuckoo : calling – Steeple Claydon (BuBC)
24th Garganey : in front if hide 1. – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
24th Black Tern : Calvert Sailing Lakel (BuBC)
23rd Sedge Warbler: – Tongwell (BuBC)
23rd Reed warbler: 4 – Tongwell (BuBC)
23rd Cetti’s warbler: – Tongwell (BuBC)
23rd Grey wagtails: (pair) – Tongwell (BuBC)
23rd Kingfishers: (pair) both carrying fish to nest site somewhere – Tongwell (BuBC)
23rd Cuckoo: (m) singing( – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
23rd Cattle Egret: (possible) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
23rd Bar-tailed Godwit : (f) flying towards the outflow near The Bowl – Furzton Lake (BuBC)
23rd Lesser Whitethroat : singing. Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
23rd Goosander : Female with 6 young down from The Mill – Olney (BuBC)
23rd Black Necked Grebe: 2 – Calvert BBOWT lake (BuBC)
23rd Garganey: 2 (m)  in middle but separate most of time – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
23rd Sedge Warbler 6 : Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve, Manor Farm Quarry. (BuBC)
23rd Cuckoo : Heard at North end – Floodplain Forest NR(BuBC)
23rd Common Sandpiper : From Farm Hide – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
23rd Grasshopper Warbler: Reeling near Warbler Hide – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
22nd Spring walk on hot pm at Pilch Field SSSI BBOWT Reserve.Early showing of Green winged orchids, with cowslips. Many more to come.. Cowslips and orchids all short steamed this year. Adders Tongue, an atypical fern, just starting to appear along edges of ridges. At the break of slope in the big field to left walking downhill, the damp slope has great array of Marsh Valerian, proving its Locally “common”. It’s a pale pink flower head, about the size of scabious and has both male and female flower heads on separate plants.. Its worth taking a hand lens to be sure what’s what. King cups seem to have expanded their territory over the rushy area to left of the break of slope. Nearby, there are willow and other trees in the old agricultural pond, now full of silt and soil, Jo Clinch and I were very surprised to see 5 birds fly off – possibly fieldfare – which were also seen during the very hot spell about a month ago by Julian and Anne Lambley, Ann Biggins and myself on two occasions. Rather late for fieldfare – but what else would they be?
Special flowers later in the year include Southern Marsh orchid at end of ridge and furrow to right of large patches of Ragged Robin (20-40 Plants) Late June to early July.
Milkwort in Little Pilch on dry slope just across the very boggy patch. Dropwort and pepper saxifrage are local to just the top left area of Little Pilch and are quite special in JULY AND August and September have a lot of scabious and Spiney Restharrow.. (Jenny Mercer)
22ndSedge Warbler : singing from bushes near the brook – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
22nd Lesser Whitethroat : 2 singing. Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
22nd Goosander : Female with 8 young down from The Mill – Olney (BuBC)
22nd Grasshopper Warbler: reeling from scrub South of Warbler Hide – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
22nd Sedge Warbler: Singing – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
22nd Sedge Warbler: Singing from riverside – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
22nd Cuckoo: 2 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
22nd Wheatear: (m) in fields by Swans Way – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
22nd Grasshopper Warbler: Singing & showing  front meadow – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
22nd Garden Warbler : 3 singing – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
21st Yellow Wagtail : singing – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
21st Lesser Whitethroat : 2 singing – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
21st Ring-necked parakeet: Emerson Valley, MK (Radhika Rajbans)
21st Goosander : Female with 8 young down from The Mill – Olney (BuBC)
21st Whitethroat : At least 2 present, singing out in the open – Tattenhoe, MK (BuBC)
21st Common Sandpiper : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
21st Garden Warbler : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
21st Sedge Warbler : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
21st Whinchat : (m) – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
20th Willow Warbler : One seen, at least two others singing. – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Whitethroat : 2 Singing in trees beside E. access path – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Sedge Warbler : Singing – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
20th Garden Warbler : Singing – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
20th Lesser Whitethroat: Singing – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
20th Whitethroat : Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
20th Lesser Whitethroat : Singing – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
20th Whitethroat : Singing – Tattenhoe, MK (BuBC)
20th Wheatear : (m) – Ravenstone STW, Ravenstone (BuBC)
20th Yellow Wagtail : Ravenstone STW, Ravenstone (BuBC)
20th Cuckoo : Heard to the north of – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Cuckoo : Ravenstone Great Wood, Ravenstone (BuBC)
19th Red Kite: Simpson, MK (Lisa Baxter)
19th Cuckoo : (m) Cooing from trees not far from the lake – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
19th Yellow Wagtail : Calling in fligh – Broughton, MK (BuBC)
19th Whitethroat : singing – Magna Park, MK (BuBC)
19th Little Gull: briefly at – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
19th Yellow Wagtail : flying over – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
19th Sedge Warbler : Singing – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
19th Whitethroat : Singing along Swans Way – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
19th Yellow Wagtail : Ravenstone STW, Ravenstone (BuBC)
18th Yellow Wagtail : Calling in flight over the fields to the north.  – Magna Park, MK (BuBC)
18th Whitethroat : Singing – Broughton, MK (BuBC)
18th Yellow Wagtail : Calling in flight low over lake to the north west – Furzton Lake, MK (BuBC)
18th Yellow Wagtail : near Howe Park Wood, calling in flight to the NE – Tattenhoe, MK (BuBC)
18th Whitethroat : singing – Tattenhoe, MK (BuBC)
18th Cuckoo: – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
18th Sedge Warbler: singing – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
17th Sedge Warbler: singing from a Hawthorn bush by the river – Floodplain Forest NR  (BuBC)
17th Reed Warbler: singing on E. side of lake SP829384 – Lodge Lake, MK (BuBC)
17th Yellow Wagtail :Calling in flight to the north west. Quite low – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
17th Lesser Whitethroat: Singing while looking for insects. – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
17th Common Tern : 4 didn’t stick around and headed off north – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
17th Sedge Warbler : (m) Olney meadows – Olney (BuBC)
17th Cuckoo: calling – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
17th Nightingale: heard and seen near Warbler hide – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
17th Red Crested Pochard on main lake on north side of bund – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
17th Wheatear : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
16th Common Whitethroat : Magna Park, MK (BuBC)
16th Yellow Wagtail : Down from the Mill.  – Olney  (BuBC)
16th Wheatear : (m) – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
16th Lesser Whitethroat: heard – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
16th Yellow Wagtail : Calling in flight over fields to NW – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
16th Wheatear : (m) – Floodplain Forest NR  (BuBC)
14th Greenshank: 2 on the spit – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
14th Red-crested Pochard: (m) – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
14th Garden Warbler : singing – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Yellow Wagtail : Tattenhoe, MK (BuBC)
13th Yellow Wagtail : Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
13th Brambling : (4f) – Caldecotte Lake, MK (BuBC)
13th Yellow Wagtail : Caldecotte Lake, MK (BuBC)
13th Wheatear : (m) – Floodplain Forest NR  (BuBC)
13th Bluebells: flowering – Shenley Wood, MK (Peter Hassett)
13th Rooks: nesting – Shenley Wood, MK (Peter Hassett)
13th Goldeneye: (m) seen from Heron Hide – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Little Egret: in reeds at northern edge of lake – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Common Buzzard: over main lake – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Red Kite: over main lake – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Sand Martin: 3 over main lake – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Chiffchaff: singing in wooded areas – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Willow Warbler: singing in wooded areas – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Blackcap: singing in wooded areas – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Garden Warbler: singing in wooded areas – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Speckled Wood butterfly near Wild Flower Meadow – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Yellow Wagtail : (m) On the meadows at the mill – Olney (BuBC)
13th Goosander : (m) On the river at the mill – Olney (BuBC)
13th Sand Martin : 11 over field rear of Mill Street – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
12th Goosander: (f) New Bradwell On new workings – now a lake! SP824418 (BuBC)
12th Little Gull: 2 – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
12th Hawfinch: Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
11th Wheatear : 3 – Wing (BuBC)
11th Chiffchaff: 6+ – Tongwell (BuBC)
11th Blackcap: 10+ – Tongwell (BuBC)
11th Willow warbler: Tongwell (BuBC)
11th Garden warbler: Tongwell (BuBC)
11th Cettis warbler: Tongwell (BuBC)
11th Yellow Wagtail : calling – Howe Park Wood, MK (BuBC)
11th Redstart : (m) – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
11th Wheatear: (m) – Rowsham (BuBC)
10th Wheatear: (2m 1f) – Rowsham (BuBC)
10th Little Gull : 2 – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
10th Comma Butterfly – Willen Lake North (Harry Appleyard)

10th Speckled Wood Butterfly – Willen Lake North (Harry Appleyard)

Speckled Wood Butterfly - ©Harry Appleyard, Willen Lake North 10 April 2019

Speckled Wood Butterfly – ©Harry Appleyard, Willen Lake North 10 April 2019

10th Tawny Mining Bee – Willen Lake North (Harry Appleyard)
10th Redstart : Tattenhoe Park (BuBC)
10th Yellow Wagtail : Tattenhoe Park (BuBC)
10th Willow Warbler : 8 – Rammamere Heath (BuBC)
10th Goldeneye : (f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
10th Mistletoe: high in old Lime tree – Great Linford Manor Park (Mary Sarre)
10th Willow Warbler : 4 singing –  Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
10th Common Crossbill: pair calling – Howe Park Wood, MK (BuBC)
9th Common tern: Caldecotte Lake North (BuBC)
9th Swallow: Caldecotte Lake North (BuBC)
9th House martin: Caldecotte Lake North (BuBC)
9th Blackcap: Caldecotte Lake North (BuBC)
9th Raven: Caldecotte Lake North (BuBC)
9th Goldeneye : (f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
9th Common Scoter : (2m) an adult and a 1st-su. – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
9th Willow Warbler : Tattenhoe (BuBC)
9th Redstart : Tattenhoe Park (BuBC)
8th Goldeneye: (f) –  Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
8th Willow Warbler : Mount Farm, MK (BuBC)
8th Goosander  (f) – Hyde Lane (BuBC)
8th Little Gull: 4 adult – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
8th Little Gull: adult – Caldecott South (BuBC)
8th Little Gull: 2 adult Foxcote Res (BuBC)
7th House Martin : 5 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
7th Swallow : 3 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
7th Redstart : Tattenhoe Park (BuBC)
7th Willow Warbler : Tattenhoe Park (BuBC)
7th Goosander : 2 flying over – Tattenhoe Park (BuBC)
7th Common Tern : Furzton Lake, MK (BuBC)
7th Cetti’s Warbler : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
7th Willow Warbler : Willen Lake South (BuBC)
6th Fieldfare: 30 – Pilch fields (Julian Lambley)
6th Pochard: (m) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
6th Wigeon: 6 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
6th Sand Martin: 35 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
6th Ashy Mining-bee Andrena cineraria: garden of The Hide – Linford Lakes NR (Jane Grisdale)
6th Redstart: male still present – Tattenhoe Park, Milton Keynes (BuBC)
6th Willow Warbler: Tattenhoe Park, Milton Keynes (BuBC)
6th Yellow Wagtail: Tattenhoe Park, Milton Keynes (BuBC)
6th Common Tern: Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
6th Brambling: 61 under feeders – Stowe (BuBC)
5th Hirundines: At least 100 (all 3 species) – Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
5th Cetti’s Warbler: heard singing- Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
5th Green Sandpiper: On the dam – Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
5th Willow Warbler: Singing male – Emberton (BuBC)
5th Willow Warbler: Single singing male – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
5th Redstart: First winter male present for third day – Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
5th Goosander: (f) – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
5th Swallow: 6 – Stowe (BuBC)
5th Goosander : (pair) – Stowe (BuBC)
5th Brambling : 6 – Stowe (BuBC)
4th Red Wasp: Vespula rufa – queen found whilst cleaning Kingfisher bank, Stony Stratford NR (Martin Kincaid)
4th Tree Bumblebee: Bombus hypnorum found whilst cleaning Kingfisher bank, Stony Stratford NR (Martin Kincaid)
4th Red Mason Bees: Osmia bicolor nests found whilst cleaning Kingfisher bank, Stony Stratford NR (Martin Kincaid)
4th Snake’s Head Fritiallary: – 6 in flower, Stony Stratford NR (Martin Kincaid)
4th Otter: – seen from Warbler Hide, Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
4th Yellow Wagtail: Tattenhoe Park MK (BuBC)
4th Little Ringed Plover : 2 from the hide – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
4th Swallow : 12 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
4th House Martin : 2 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
4th Willow Warbler : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
4th Redstart :  – Tattenhoe Park MK (BuBC)
4th House Martin: – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
4th Goldeneye : (f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
4th Swallow : 4 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
3rd Kingfishers: (pair) burrowing in river bank near Linford (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Bluebells: in flower – Campbell Park (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Common Pug moth: – Campbell Park (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Garganey: (m) viewable from hide – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Otters: 3 viewable from hide – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Meadow Pipit: 82 – Tattenhoe Park MK (BuBC)
3rd Swallow : 3 – Tattenhoe Park MK (BuBC)
3rd Swallow : 3 – Tattenhoe Park MK (BuBC)
3rd Lapwing: 20 – WIllen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Oystercatcher: 2 – WIllen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Snipe: – WIllen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Little Ringed Plover: – WIllen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Redshank:  – WIllen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Cetti’s warbler: – WIllen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Blackcap : – WIllen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Garganey: (m) – WIllen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Redstart : 2 (m) – Tattenhoe Park MK (BuBC)
3rd Common Sandpiper : Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
3rd Common Tern : Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
3rd Willow Warbler : Tattenhoe Park, MK (BuBC)
3rd Wheatear : (f) On fence posts above rabbit bank  – Ravenstone STW (BuBC)
3rd Swallow : 2 – Stowe (BuBC)
3rd Brambling : 12 – Stowe (BuBC)
2nd Little Ringed Plover: On the boardwalk in front of the pavilion – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
2nd House Martin : 2 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
2nd Sand Martin : 5 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
2nd Swallow : 3 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
2nd Willow Warbler : Tattenhoe Park (BuBC)
1st Little Ringed Plover : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
1st Green Sandpiper : 3 On / behind island spit – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
1st Little Egret : 5 in heronry – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
1st Redshank : On island spit – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
1st Little Ringed Plover: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)

March 2019

31st Snipe: 8 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
31st Red Kite : (pair) seen above wood engaged in courtship ritual – Howe Park Wood (BuBC)
31st Nuthatch : High in trees in SE section of circular walk – Howe Park Wood (BuBC)
31st Black-tailed Godwit : 3 lovely sum plum islandica – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
31st Little Ringed Plover : 2 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
31st Goldeneye : (f) – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
31st Sand Martin : 51 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
31st Swallow : 10 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
31st Sand Martin : 10 – Hillesden (BuBC)
31st Swallow : Hillesden (BuBC)
31st Tree Sparrow : Heard calls not seen.  – Hillesden (BuBC)
31st Wheatear : 2 – Hillesden (BuBC)
31st Swallow : Heading east – Stowe (BuBC)
31st Brambling: 24 under garden  feeders – Stowe (BuBC)
31st Sand Martin : 40 passing through – Hyde Lane (BuBC)
31st Wheatear : 2 – Buckingham (BuBC)
30th Green-winged Orchid: at break of slope in main field – Pilch Field (Jenny Mercer)
30th Cowslips: at break of slope in main field – Pilch Field (Jenny Mercer)
30th Marsh marigolds: at break of slope in main field – Pilch Field (Jenny Mercer)
30th Marsh Valerian: at break of slope in main field – Pilch Field (Jenny Mercer)
30th Small White butterfly: Broughton (Harry Appleyard)
30th Sand Martin: 5 over mill pool – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
30th Snipe: 16+ Willen Lake North (BuBC)
30th Goldeneye: (f) Willen Lake North (BuBC)
30th Blackcap:  Willen Lake North (BuBC)
29th Light Orange Underwing Moths: (At least 2) – Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
29th Peacock Butterflies: – Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
29th Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies: – Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
29th Orange-tip Butterfly: (m) – Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
29th Brimstone Butterflies: – Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
29th Brimstone Butterflies: –  Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
29th Comma Butterflies: – Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
29th Speckled Wood Butterfly: – Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)
29th Red Admiral Butterfly: – Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard)

29th Tree Pipit: (possible) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
29th Goosander: (f) –  Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
29th Brambling : Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
29th Goosander: (f) – Stowe (BuBC)
29th Brambling : Lower Ascott (BuBC)
29th Grass Snake: 7 basking in St Andrews Churchyard, Great Linford (Martin Kincaid)
29th Speckled Wood: Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
29th Orange Tip: Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
29th Comma: Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
29th Peacock: Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
29th Small Tortoiseshell: Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
29th Brimstone butterflies: – Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
29th Bee-fly Bombylius major: 4 – Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
29th Ashy mining bees Andrena cineraria – car park, Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
29th Great Diving Beetle – Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
29th Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva – South Willen Lake (Martin Kincaid)
Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva ©Martin Kincaid, Willen Lake South 29 MArch 2019

Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva ©Martin Kincaid, Willen Lake South 29 MArch 2019

29th Bee Orchids in rosette – South Willen Lake (Martin Kincaid)
29th Goldeneye : (m, 2f) Foxcote Res (BuBC)
29th Brambling: 21 under garden  feeders – Stowe (BuBC)
29th Sand Martin: 5 Newport Pagnell Mill. From bridge over main road – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
28th Sand Martin: 5 Over the river and paddocks behind Mill Lane. – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
28th Goosander : (f) – Stowe (BuBC)
28th Wheatear: (f) n the field before the rabbit burrows – Ravenstone STW (BuBC)
28th Brimstone: in garden – Shenley Church End (Peter Hassett)
26th Goosander: (1m 3f) Floodplain Forest NR(BuBC)
26th Tree Sparrow: 4 Around and inside the barns at Hill Farm.  – Little Linford (BuBC)
26th Wheatear: (m) – Tattenhoe Park, Milton Keynes (Harry Appleyard)
Wheatear ©Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe Park, MK 26 March 2019

Wheatear ©Harry Appleyard, Tattenhoe Park, MK 23 March 2019

26th Brambling: 18 on feeders – Stowe (BuBC)
25th Goosander: (m) – Tongwell (BuBC)
25th Comma: (BuBC)
25th Peacock: (BuBC)
25th Brimstone: (BuBC)
25th Sand Martin : 2 – Over paddock and river.rear of Mill st. Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
24th Brambling: 11 on feeders – Stowe (BuBC)
24th Comma: Bradwell (BuBC)
24th Brimstone:2 – Bradwell (BuBC)
24th Brambling : Howe Park Wood SU708919 (BuBC)
24th Tree Sparrow: 4 – Little Linford Wood (BuBC)
23rd Orange-tip Butterfly: (m) – Tongwell Lake (Harry Appleyard)
23rd Western Conifer Seed Bug: – Leptoglossus occidentalis – Bradwell Common, SP 84378 38908 (Mike LeRoy)
23rd Goldeneye : (f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
23rd Wheatear: (m) – Tattenhoe Park, Milton Keynes (BuBC)
23rd Wheatear : central Milton Keynes SP847380 (BuBC)
22nd Wheatear: (m) N side of track on rabbit bank – Ravenstone STW (BuBC)
22nd Goosander: (m) – Emberton (BuBC)
20th Grey Wagtails: (pair) – Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
20th Cetti’s Warbler: 2 – Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
20th Wheatear: (m) N side of track on rabbit bank – Ravenstone STW (BuBC)
20th Brambling: 14 on feeders – Stowe (BuBC)
20th Woodcock : Flying over Monks Way – Bradwell (BuBC)
20th Willow Tit: in hedgerows at top of path between Lakes Lane and Gayhurst Quarry(BuBC)
20th Sand Martin : by one of the lakes near the Bletchley Brick Pits – Newton Leys (BuBC)
20th Common Crossbill : Howe Park Wood, MK (BuBC)
20th Goosander: (2 pair) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Chiffchaff: 3 Willen Lake North (BuBC)
19th Sand Martin: 2 13:30 Over main lake – Stony Stratford (Martin Kincaid)
19th Meadow Pipit: 101- Tattenhoe Park, MK (Harry Appleyard)
19th Orange Underwing: Tattenhoe Park, MK (Harry Appleyard)
18th Goosander: (m 3 f) – NT Stowe Gardens (BuBC)
18th Sand Martin: 10 – Haversham Lake, Linford GP (BuBC)
17th Chiffchaff: 3 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
17th Goosander: (m f) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
17th Oystercatcher: 2 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
17th Redshank: 3 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
17th Grey Wagtail: along river towards Stony Stratford – Ouse Valley Park (BuBC)
17th Stonechat: (f) near iron trunk hide – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
17th Goldeneye: (4m 2f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
17th Goldeneye: (2m 4f) – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
17th Brambling: (m) on feeders – Wing (BuBC)
17th Goosander: 5 – Stowe (BuBC)
16th Goldeneye: 3 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
16th Goosander: (pair), River Ouse – Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
14th Danish Scurvygrass in flower along Queen Eleanor Street, Stony Stratford (Martin Kincaid)
14th Danish Scurvygrass in flower, V4 near Furzton (Martin Kincaid)
14th Lesser Celandine: Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (Martin Kincaid)
14th Common Dog Violet: Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (Martin Kincaid)
14th Red Deadnettle: Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (Martin Kincaid)
14th Cowslip: Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (Martin Kincaid)
14th Marsh Marigold: Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (Martin Kincaid)
13th Colt’s Foot – Stantonbury (Martin Kincaid)
13th Large numbers of mating Common Toads – Howe Park Wood ponds (Martin Kincaid)

13th Brambling: (m f) in more open area near Gravelly Hill. – Penn Wood (BuBC)

12th Bluebells: flowering in Water Spinney, Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard)
Flowering Bluebells ©Harry Appleyard, Water Spinney, 12 March 2019

Flowering Bluebells ©Harry Appleyard, Water Spinney, 12 March 2019

12th Goosander: (m f) on River Ouse downstream from Stony Stratford sluice (Mary Sarre)
12th Kingfisher: on River Ouse downstream from Stony Stratford sluice (Mary Sarre)
11th Goosander : (3m 5f) – Stowe (BuBC)
11th Wheatear: (m) -Tattenhoe Park, Milton Keynes (BuBC)
11th Great White Egret : On Motorway Pit.  – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
10th Goldeneye: (m) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
9th Otters; 3 – Willen North (BuBC)
9th Goosander: (2m 1f) – Tongwell (BuBC)
9th Buzzard, Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
9th Kestrel, Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
9th Bullfinch (pair), Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
9th Goosander (2f), Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
9th Shoveller (2m,1f) Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
9th Oystercatcher  island (2) Stony Stratford NR(Joe Clinch)
9th Lapwing island (3) on rough grass (5) Stony Stratford NR
8th Goosander : 3 – On the River great Ouse at Olney Mill (BuBC)
8th Goosander : (pair) – Emberton (BuBC)
8th Brambling : At least seven with Chaffinches under feeders – Stowe (BuBC)
8th Goldeneye : (4m 3f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
8th Greenfinch: 2 – on garden feeders, Shenley Church End, MK (Peter Hassett)
7th Frogspawn: Accumulating in garden pond – Stony Stratford (Mary Sarre)
6th Goosander: (m) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
6th Stonechat: (f) –  Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
5th Goosander: (m) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
5th Oystercatcher:Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
5th Stonechat: (f) Near Farm Hide – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
5th Green Sandpiper: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
5th Little Owl: 2 In usual tree – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
4th Sand Martin :  3 –  Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
3rd Stonechat : 2 – Magna Park, East Milton Keynes (BuBC)
3rd Brambling : 5 user feeders – Stowe (BuBC)
3rd Goldeneye: (5m 4f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
3rd Great White Egret : Mobile around the pits.  – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
2nd Chiffchaff: Singing –  Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
2nd Treecreeper: 2 –  Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
2nd Goosander: (2f) – Stony Stratford NR  (Joe Clinch)
2nd Goldeneye : (3m 2f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
2nd Goosander : Regular male tight in along southern shore. – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
2nd Brambling: (3m 4f) Stowe (BuBC)

February 2019

28th Goosander : 7 taking off from weir rear of Mill Street – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
27th Oystercatcher : Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
27th Little Owl : tree just outside reserve boundary in easternmost grazing field  – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
27th Caspian Gull : Newton Leys (BuBC)
27th Goosander : (m) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
27th Goldeneye : (pair) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
27th Stonechat : (m) At the south end of south lake in shrubs  – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
27th Treecreeper: from boardwalk over ponds, near Kingfisher hide –  Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
27th Grey Wagtail: 2 On riverbank opposite Churchyard – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
27th Song Thrush: 3 In Churchyard, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
26th Goosander: 3 A drake and two females near the mill – Olney (BuBC)
26th Comma butterfly: Polygonia c-album in my Bancroft garden (Paul Lund)
26th Common Crossbill : 2 – Back Wood (BuBC)
25th Hedgehog: in garden – Oldbrook (Martin Kincaid)
25th Great White Egret : On Motorway Pit happily fishing – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
25th Brambling: Tingewick (BuBC)
23rd Goosander : (3f) – Hyde Lane (BuBC)
22nd Goldcrest: Lamport Garden – Stowe (BuBC)
22nd Goosander: Calvert Sailing Lake  (BuBC)
22nd Caspian Gull: 2 (1adult,1 first winter) Newton Leys (BuBC)
22nd Grey Partridge: 2 From far hide in field adjacent to reserve – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
22nd Great White Egret: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
21st Little Owl: Little Linford Wood (BuBC)

Little Owl – Little Linford Wood 21/02/19 © Rob Norris

21st Brimstone: (m) – Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
21st Goldeneye: 5 (3f 2m) – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
21st Stonechat: (1f) – Tattenhoe Park (BuBC)
21st Goosander: 7 (5f 2m) – Stowe (BuBC)
21st Goosander: 3 (red heads) Emberton (BuBC)
21st Brambling: With Chaffinch on apple tree rear of Mill Street – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
20th Goosander: 5 (3m) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Nuthatch: In trees along NE section of circular walk – Howe Park Wood (BuBC)
20th Caspian Gull: 2 (1adult, 1first winter) Newton Leys (BuBC)
20th Common Crossbill: Back Wood (BuBC)
20th Mediterranean Gull: Adult – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
20th Stonechat: (2m) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Goosander: (1m 1f) On river at Mill Field – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
19th Woodcock: 2 – Little Linford Wood (BuBC)
19th Brambling: Tattenhoe Park  (BuBC)
19th Goosander: (m) –  On river east of weir behind Mill Street – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
18th Common Crossbill: Great Brickhill (BuBC)
18th Goosander: 3 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
17th Peacock Butterfly: Little Linford Wood (Harry Appleyard)
17th Common Crossbill: (2) – Back Wood (BuBC)
17th Woodcock: Little Linford Wood (BuBC)
17th Stonechat: (m) – Tattenhoe Park (BuBC)
16th Stonechat: (m) – Wing (BuBC)
16th 4 Goosander: (2m 2f) – Tongwell (BuBC)
16th Common Crossbill: 2  (1m 1f ) -Back Wood (BuBC)
16th Oystercatcher: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
16th Common Sandpiper: Bradwell New Workings – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
16th Goosander: 3 (2m 1f) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
16th Red Kite: Hawking along River Ouse – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
16th Caspian Gull: 2 (1 adult, 13rd winter) – Newton Leys (BuBC)
16th Corn Bunting: 1 (f) – trapped and ringed at a private site near Tingewick (BuBC)
14th Merlin: (m) – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
14th Goosander: 7 (5m 2f) – Emberton (BuBC)
12th Water Vole – Tongwell Lake (Jo Angell)
12th Great White Egret: Flew in at dusk – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
12th Caspian Gull: 1st winter – Newton Leys (BuBC)
12th Goldeneye: 13 (7m 6 f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
12th Common Crossbill: 9 feeding on larch near the golf course – Back Wood (BuBC)
12th Goosander: 8 (2m 4f Farm Hide, 1m 1f Viaduct Hide) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
12th Goosander: (1m 1f) In river near railway viaduct – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
11th Stonechat: (pair) In stubble field between Kickles Wood and river – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
10th Goldeneye: 8 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
10th Jack Snipe: 1 with 7 Common Snipe – Private site, Wing (BuBC)
9th Otter: 2 – Playing at Tongwell Lake (Jo Angell)
9th Goosander: 3 (m) – Tongwell (BuBC)
9th Stonechat: (m) – Fisherman’s Pit, Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
9th Goosander: (m) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
9th Pintail: (m) Still present on west bank – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
9th Siskin: 7 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
9th Red-crested Pochard: (2 m 1f) – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
9th Goosander: 3 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
9th Merlin: (f) Flying fast and low over stubble field – Hardmead (BuBC)
8th Tree Sparrow: On feeders – Dag Lane, Stoke Goldington (BuBC)
6th Goosander: 11 (7m 4f) – Emberton (BuBC)
5th Dunnock: Medbourne (Soumen Nayak)
5th Greater-spotted Woodpecker: Medbourne (Soumen Nayak)

Great-spotted Woodpecker © Soumen Nayak

5th Goosander: 12 (7m 5f) – Tongwell (BuBC)
4th Bittern: Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
3rd Jelly Ear Fungus: Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Birch Bracket: Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Candle Snuff: Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Coral Spot: Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Yellow Brain Fungus: Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Scarlet Elf Cup: Linford Lakes NR (Martin Kincaid)
3rd Red-banded Bracket: 2nd record for Bucks/MK – Linford Lakes NR (Justin Long)

Red-banded Bracket (Fomitopsis pinicola ) © Justin Long

3rd Goldeneye: 10 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
3rd Pintail: (m) seen while bird on south lake was still present – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Pintail: (m) – near the bandstand – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
3rd Lesser Redpoll:  (f) Stowe (BuBC)
3rd Goosander: 10 (5m 5f) – Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
3rd Green Sandpiper: Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
3rd Brambling: 5 – Stowe (BuBC)
2nd Goldeneye: 3 (m) Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
2nd Goosander: (m) Foxcote Reservoir  (BuBC)
2nd Bittern: Showing in reeds from Far(Heronry) Hide – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
2nd Goosander: Pair flying over – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
2nd Bittern: Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
1st Goosander: 4 (2 m 2 f) At the mill – Olney (BuBC)
1st Bittern: Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
1st Goldeneye: (m) Hide 1 – N end of lake – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
1st Brambling: group of 5 plus 1 single – Stowe (BuBC)
1st Goosander: (m) Flew over weir and landed on river back of Mill St – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)

January 2019

30th Goldeneye: (2m 1f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
30th Goldeneye: (8m) – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
30th Pintail: (m) Still present on west side. – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
29th Muscovy Duck: (1m 1f) presumed escapees – Furzton Lake (local resident, Michelle Moore)

Muscovy Ducks © Michelle Moore

29th Goldeneye: 8 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
29th Caspian Gull : Resting on partly frozen lake. – Newton Leys (BuBC)
29th Goosander : (m) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
29th Pintail: (m) Still present on west side. – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
29th Goldeneye : (m) Still present along south side.  – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
29th Great White Egret : In the roost with Little Egrets – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
29th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
28th Pintail: (m) In north west corner – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
28th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
27th Goosander : 8 – Stowe (BuBC)
26th Great White Egret : 2 In the roost – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
26th Goldeneye : (6m 6f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
26th Goldeneye : (m) – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
26th Pintail : (m) on west side, often close into reeds- Willen Lake North (BuBC)
26th Stonechat : (m) East of weir north river behind Mill Street – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
25th Pintail : (m) – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
24th Goldeneye : (m f) Male and female near bird feeding area.  – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
24th Pintail : From the hide – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
24th Goosander : (4m 7f) 9 On sailing lake, 2 on main lake – Emberton (BuBC)
24th Goosander : (2m 1f) on the river above weir – Olney (BuBC)
23rd Goosander : (6m 4f) –  Stony Stratford (BuBC)
23rd Jay: 2 – Toot, Shenley Church End (Peter Hassett)
23rd Goosander:  (2m 1f) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
22nd Pintail: (m) – Willen Lake North
22nd Woodcock: 2 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
20th Goldeneye : 9 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
20th Goldeneye: (2m, 1f or imm) -Foxcote Res (BuBC)
20th Snipe : 3 possibly the same bird moving around – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Goosander : (3m 2f) -Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Sparrowhawk: (f) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Bittern: Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
20th Goosander : Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
20th Grey Wagtail: River Ouse near weir Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
20th Goosander: 5  – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
20th Great White Egret : 2 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
19th Goosander : (4m 4f) – Tongwell (BuBC)
19th Great White Egret : Linford Lakes NR (Peter Hassett)
19th Goosander : (4m 3f) – Stowe (BuBC)
18th Goldeneye : 2 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
18th Goosander : (7m 5f) – Emberton (BuBC)
18th Stonechat : (pair) Bury Field Common -Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
18th Goosander : (2f 9m)  –  Tongwell (BuBC)
18th Common Crossbill : at large grassy area near Woburn golf club turning – Back Wood (BuBC)
17th Goosander: (2m 2f) – Tongwell  (BuBC)
17th Cattle Egret: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
17th Great White Egret: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
17th Goosander: 2 – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
17th Tree Sparrow : Stony Stratford (BuBC)
17th Bittern: R/H channel between Reed beds – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
17th Goosander: 6 – Emberton (BuBC)
17th Goosander: Floodplain Forest NR  (BuBC)
16th Woodcock: Little Linford Wood BuBC
16th Goldeneye : (4m, 1f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
16th Stonechat : Perched on the felled tree pile – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
16th Bittern:  Far right reed bed – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
16th Goosander: 6 – Tongwell  (BuBC)
15th Goosander: (pair) – Floodplain Forest NR  (BuBC)
13th Otter: ‘porpoising’ in the NW corner off reservoir, just off spit. – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
13th Goldeneye : (2m, 2f, 1juv) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
13th Goosander: (m f) – Emberton (BuBC)
13th Goosander: (m) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
13th Goldeneye: (18) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
13th Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) – Calverton (Mary Sarre)
12th Bittern:  Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
12th Great White Egret: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
12th Goosander: 6 – Stowe (BuBC)
11th Bittern : Walked across channel into RH reedbed.  – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
10th Goosander: (3m 3f) Tongwell (BuBC)
9th Woodcock: 4 – Little Linford Wood BuBC
9th Goosander: (m f) – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
8th Stonechat: (m) – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
8th Goosander : Flew up the river. – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
8th Brambling: (m f) on feeder – Stowe (BuBC)
8th Great White Egret: 2 Linford Lakes NR (Mike LeRoy)
8th Mealy Redpoll: 2 SP830454 – Little Linford Wood (BuBC)
7th Caspian Gull: Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
7th Great White Egret: 3 Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
7th Bittern: Flew from central reedbeds, to  far LH reedbed – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
6th Goosander : (4m 4f) Near car park at end of Yeomans Drive – Tongwell (BuBC)
6th Bittern: Hide 1, Left hand channel. – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
6th Brambling: (m) on feeder – Stowe (BuBC)
6th Great White Egret: 3 seen from M1 – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
5th Goosander : (5m 7f ) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
5th Goldeneye : (3m 7f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
4th Bittern : Left hand cut in the reed bed by Top Hide – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
4th Goldeneye : (2f) – Tongwell (BuBC)
4th Goosander : (2m) – Tongwell (BuBC)
3rd Caspian Gull : A first-winter at the Waste Lagoon – Bletchley (BuBC)
3rd Great White Egret: 3 wading in deep water on the Motorway Pit – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
3rd Goosander: 2 – Stowe (BuBC)
3rd Goldeneye : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
2nd Goosander : On southern side of lake. – Tongwell (BuBC)
2nd Stonechat: (2m + pair) – Bury Field, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
2nd Merlin: Milton Keynes bowl SP848366 (BuBC)
2nd Goosander : (2m 1f) – Stony Stratford NR (BuBC)
1st Goldeneye : (3m, 3f/imm) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
1st Water Pipit : To left of iron trunk hide.  – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
1st Goldeneye : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
1st Goosander : 6 – Emberton (BuBC)
1st Stonechat: (pair) Far end of Fishing Pit – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
1st Goosander: (m) – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)
1st Great White Egret: 3 Together on Motorway Pit.  – Gayhurst Quarry (BuBC)