Recent Sightings 2020

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January 2020

26th Goldeneye : (4m 3f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
26th Goldeneye : (1m) in the south western corner of the N lake – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
26th Jack Snipe : In front of the hide – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
25th Goosander : 6 – Emberton (BuBC)
25th Goldeneye : (5m 5f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
25th Bittern : Right hand reedbed. – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
24th Caspian Gull : 4 – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
24th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
24th Caspian Gull : 2 Caspian Gull X Herring Gull hybrids – Newton Leys (BuBC)
24th Great White Egret : 3 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
23nd Goosander : 6 (including 2 adult drakes) – Emberton (BuBC)
22nd Goldeneye : (1m 1f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
22nd Goldeneye : 23 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
22nd Snowdrops: Stony Stratford (Mary Sarre)
22nd Celandine: Stony Stratford (Mary Sarre)
22nd Reed Bunting: (1st year male): home garden, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
21st Caspian Gull : 4 – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
21st Goosander : 2 – Stony Stratford NR (BuBC)
20th Goldeneye : (4m 3f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
19th Kingfisher: Stony Straford NR (Joe Clinch)
19th Fox: Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
19th Barn Owl: over the M1 between Junction 13 and 14 (Milton Keynes) (BuBC)
19th Goldeneye : (3m 2f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
19th Goldeneye : (5m; 2f)  – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
18th Winter Aconites, Calverton Place, SP788390 (Mary Sarre)
18th Otter: Far hide – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
18th Goosander: (7m 2f) – Tongwell (BuBC)
18th Marsh Harrier: (f) circled lake,  seen off by a couple of Rooks – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
18th Goldeneye : (3m 1f) Full courtship displays in bright sunshine – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
18th Goosander : (4m 5f) – Stowe (BuBC)
18th Woodcock : Stoke Goldington (BuBC)
17th Woodcock : Whitchurch (BuBC)
17th Caspian Gull : 2 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
16th Goosander : Tattenhoe Park (BuBC)
15th Great White Egret : 3 On the now submerged bund – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
15th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
14th Goldeneye : (7m 2f)  – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
13th Goldeneye : 3m – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
12th Great White Egret : 2 On the bund – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
12th Goosander: (1m 1f) – Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
12th Shoveller: (5m 3f) – Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
12th Kingfisher: – Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
12th Great White Egret : From the Otter Hide – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
12th Goosander : 3 – Tongwell (BuBC)
12th Bittern :  – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
12th Pintail : (1m 1f) – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
11th Great White Egret : 3  – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
11th Goosander : (2m 1f) – Tongwell (BuBC)
11th Bittern : 2 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
10th Bittern : 2 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
10th Caspian Gull : – Newton Leys
10th Great White Egret : – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
9th Goldeneye : (6m 3f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
9th Caspian Gull : 2 adults near adult 3w and 2w – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
9th Great White Egret : 3 roosted, in thicket behind Heron Hide – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
9th Goosander : 6 – Tongwell (BuBC)
9th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
9th Caspian Gull : An unringed adult – Newton Leys (BuBC)
9th Goosander : 5 – Emberton (BuBC)
9th Lapwing: 170 – Floodplain Forest NR (Jenny Mercer)
9th Goosander : (4m 1f)  – Emberton (BuBC)

8th Wood Duck: canal path between iron trunk aqueduct & Cosgrove –  Cosgrove (Martin Ferns)

Wood Duck @Martin Ferns, on the canal path between the iron trunk aqueduct (over the Ouse) and Cosgrove, 8 January 2020

Wood Duck @Martin Ferns, on the canal path between the iron trunk aqueduct (over the Ouse) and Cosgrove, 8 January 2020

8th Goosander : (3m 2f) – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
8th Goldeneye : 8 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
8th Great White Egret : 3 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
7th Caspian Gull : 2 (ad + 2nd wint) – Newton Leys (BuBC)
7th Bittern : – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
6th Goldeneye : (5m 4f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
6th Goldeneye : (6m 3f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
6th Chinese water-deer : By field hedgerow near Moulsoe – SP 90028 41602 (Mike LeRoy)
5th Bittern : – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
5th Great White Egret: 3 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
5th Pintail : (m) – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
5th Goosander : 5 – Stowe (BuBC)
4th Bittern : 2 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
4th Caspian Gull : 5 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
4th Caspian Gull : 4 – Newton Leys (BuBC)
4th Great White Egret: 3 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
4th Siskin: 10 on car park Alders – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
4th Goldeneye : (5m 5f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
4th Rat by feeder at Shenley Retirement village – Shenley Wood (Peter Hassett)
4th Goldcrest – beside Fulmer Street SP826 363 – Shenley Wood (Peter Hassett)
4th Bearded Tit : (Possible) couple of brief calls – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Caspian Gull : 2 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
3rd Caspian Gull : 4 – Newton Leys (BuBC)
3rd Goldeneye : (1m, 2f) – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
3rd Goosander : (2m, 2f) On the lake immediately by car park. – Tongwell (BuBC)
3rd Bittern : 2 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
2nd Goldeneye : 5 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
2nd Caspian Gull : (1w, 2w & 2 full adults) – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
2nd Goosander : (f) – Hyde Lane (BuBC)
2nd Goosander : (pair) off the river behind Mill Street – Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
2nd Goosander : (1m 1f) – Tongwell (BuBC)
2nd Bittern : – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
1st Goldeneye : (4m, 2f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
1st Bittern : – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
1st Caspian Gull : (Adult) – Newton Leys (BuBC)