Recent Sightings 2020

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May 2020

21st Lapwing: 4 circling and calling. Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
21st Shoveller: pair. Stony Stratford NR (Joe CLinch)
20th Tawny Owl: Calling at night. Calverton End (Joe Clinch)
20th Great White Egret: 1 Gayhurst (BuBC)
19th Whitethroat: 2 Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
19th Sedge Warbler: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
19th Cetti’s Warbler: heard, Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
17th Nightingales: 2 m singing in a wood nr Olney. So, at least 3 in Olney area (Julie Lane)
Recording below of nightingale, with long-tailed tits and raven in distance. Olney (Julie Lane)
16th Fox cub: in Paul’s conservatory, entered presumably having passed behind Paul at his computer, through kitchen and lounge… 1 of 2 cubs which visit the garden. Bancroft. (Paul Lund)
16th Cuckoo: 2 m calling from separate directions. Weston Underwood/Olney (Julie Lane)
16th Osprey: Seen and photographed at Millenium Country Park, Marston Vale (Marston Vale News)
16th Hobby: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
15th Water Crowfoot and Celery-leaved buttercup: in lower pond. Little Linford Wood (Phil and Mary Sarre)
15th Mouse-Ear Hawkweed: Calverton Road bank. Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)

14th Goosander: female with 5 young, at the R.Ouse bridge. 05.30. Olney (BuBC)
13th Little Ringed Plover: 1 Willen Lake North (BuBC)
13th Bullfinch: 1 m Loughton Valley Park North (Joe Clinch)
13th Yellow Rattle: in flower. Loughton Valley Park North (Joe Clinch)
13th Common Blue: 1 m on Birdsfoot Trefoil, Grafton St side bank, Bradville (Joe Clinch)
12th Mole: 1 dormant by side of path at 3pm, between Mill Farm and Quarry Hall Farm, n. of Newport Pagnell (Martin Ferns)
11th Spotted Flycatcher: 1 in bush, Bury Field side of R. Ouse. Newport Pagnell. (BuBC)
9th Fox and 2 cubs; hedgehog; mouse; magpie; wood pigeons; robin: captured on a trail camera in garden, early morning. Bancroft (Paul Lund)
9th White Wagtail: 1 m in dazzling summer plumage, on the seasonal pool. Ravenstone (BuBC)
9th Hobby: “A first for my garden records, with 3 appearances: First, one circling overhead; a few hrs later, fleeting view of one zooming through much closer to ground; finally, one circling and drifting over while eating prey. Tattenthoe. ( Harry Appleyard / BuBC)
9th Cuckoo: 1 in flight. SP87955067 Olney (Julie Lane)
9th Oystercatcher: 1 in flight. SP87955067 Olney (Julie Lane)
9th Banded Demoisselle Calopteryx splendens 2 and Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula 1:  with blue-green others, which I couldn’t identify, above small gully by R. Ouse. SP871466. Sherington (Martin Ferns)
8th Emperor Moth: 1 m in garden. New Bradwell (Tony Wood)
8th Lapwing: 2 Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
8th Oyster Catcher: 2 Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
8th Common Tern: 4 Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
8th Meadow Saxifrage: in flower. Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
8th Reed Bunting: 1 m. Bury Field SP872443 (Martin Ferns)
7th Cattle Egret: 2 with cattle in Warren Field, Ouzel Linear Park, SP884357. Simpson (Peter Barnes)
7th Spotted Flycatcher: 1 SP856465 Tyringham Park (BuBC)
6th Common Sandpiper: 4. 2 on ski-tow walkway, 2 on edge of new building works by bandstand. Willen Lake South (BuBC)
6th Turnstone: Full summer-plumaged bird present until dusk on wooden pontoons. Willen Lake South.(BuBC)
6th Yellow Iris and Marsh Thistle: in flower, bank of R. Ouse. Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
6th Otter: 1 swimming in the river then climbed on to some logs to eat a fish. By footbridge over R. Ouzel next to the Groveway road bridge. Walton MK (Ed Ficek)
6th Kingfisher: 1 along R Ouzel under Groveway Bridge, Walton MK (Ed Ficek)
5th Mandarin Duck: 2 Caldecotte Lake North (Peter Barnes)
5th Reed Warbler: 3 at least, singing in reeds near NW inlet culvert. Willen Lake North. (BuBC)
5th Cetti’s Warbler: 2 singing, one near NW inlet culvert; other S side of lake. 13.30 Willen Lake North (BuBC)
5th Arctic Tern: 13.58. Floodplain Forest Reserve (BuBC)
5th Hobby: 4 at least. 13.58. Floodplain Forest Reserve (BuBC)
4th Terrapin: 1 on swan’s nest over several days. Walton Lake (Philip Strangeway)
4th Dryad’s Saddle fungus, Polyporus squamosus: Newton Blossomville (Julie Lane)
4th Swift: 8 SP884515 Olney (Julie Lane)
4th Swift: 1 flying at roof level and quietly calling, at the colony airspace, 8.30. Gawcott Buckingham (Sue Hetherington)
4th Swift: 6 over Stony Stratford 17.45 (Phil Sarre)
4th Cetti’s warbler: heard 12.24 Tongwell (BuBC)
4th Herring Gull: 5 on the lake, 12.24 Tongwell Lake (BuBC)
4th Brimstone Moth: 1 home garden. Stony Stratford. (Joe Clinch)
3rd Otter: 1 in lake, also came onto bank near where swans are nesting. 21.00 Furzton Lake (Lisa Webster)
3rd Dusky Thrush: 1 very uncommon visitor probable Oakhill Wood, heard singing for an hour, but only brief view. NW corner of Oakhill Wood SP808358. (More details on BuBC)
3rd Sand Martin: 12 over paddock, w of N Bucks bridges, SP877441 Newport Pagnell. 15.45 (BuBC)
3rd Spotted Flycatcher: 1 insect catching W of roadside hedge, N Bucks bridges Newport Pagnell.15.45 (BuBC)
3rd Sparrowhawk: in garden,morning, Stantonbury (Adam A)
2nd Peregrine: 3 chicks and 1 egg in nest at Stadium MK (reported by County Recorder)
2nd Raven: 2 ‘cronking’, circling high in thermal with Red Kite (BuBC)
2nd Ringed Plover: 1 Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
2nd Swift: 3 swooping over SE corner of Bury Field, Newport Pagnell (Martin Ferns)
2nd Whitethroat: 1, probably several in long grass/ parsley SE corner of Bury Field, Newport Pagnell (Martin Ferns)
1st Star of Bethlehem: beside footpath into village from N. Lathbury (Martin Ferns)
1st Goosander: 2 f. Floodplain Forest NR (Andy Harding / BuBC)
1st Common Sandpiper: 1 Floodplain Forest NR (Andy Harding / BuBC)
1st Oyster Catcher: 1. Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
1st Little Ringed Plover: Pair. Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
1st Dunlin: 1 summer-plumaged bird on the T-shaped pontoon late morning. Willen Lake South.(BuBC)
1st Common Sandpiper: 1 on ski-tow planking in NW corner. Willen Lake South (BuBC)

April 2020

30th Swift: 5 over colony site, 19.40. SP839397. Heelands (Mike LeRoy)
30th Swift: 1 soaring above colony site, the first to return. 19.10 hrs. SP845390. Bradwell Common (Mike LeRoy)

21st Hummingbird Hawk-moth: in garden at Willen Village (Frances Higgs)

30th House Martin: about 20, but no other hirundines at 11.00. Furzton Lake (BuBC)
30th Blackcap: 1 m  Wolverton SP8122 (BuBC)
29th Mistle Thrush: 1 Parkland. Wolverton Mill (Joe Clinch)
28th Tawny Owl: 1 f Heard calling intermittently at 2130 in Shenley Church End, possibly from Shenley Wood (Lucy Davies)
28th Liitle Grebe: 1 heard nr Salden House, Mursley (BuBC)
28th Swift: 3 High over south lake, not mixing with the large Hirundine flock. 09.00 Willen Lake South (BuBC)
28th Swift: 3 briefly seen from garden, performing aerobatics overhead. First for this year. Tattenhoe. (Harry Appleyard / BuBC)
27th Swift: 2 Gawcott (Sue hetherington)
27th Swift 2: Sherington (BuBC)
27th Common Sandpiper: 1 Floodplain Forest Reserve (BuBC)
27th Whimbrel: 2 flew in from N and landed on Pontoon for 3 mins before heading off high S. Willen Lake South (BuBC)
27th Reed Bunting: 1 m (probable) perched on bush by side of R.Ouse. Liitle Linford (BuBC)
27th Lesser Whitethroat: 1 seen and heard along Tongwell Lane. Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
27th Swift: 1 Weston Underwood (BuBC)
27th Cuckoo: 1 seen and heard. Olney (BuBC)
26th Wood Warbler: A first, singing frequently while foraging the treetops of linear woodland overlooking one of the meadows. Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard / BuBC)
26th Lesser Whitethroat: 1 m singing, heard from garden. Stoke Goldington (BuBC)
26th Goosander: 1 m disturbed and flew off from weir north of Mill House (BuBC)
26th Swift: 3 screaming overhead. Buckingham (BuBC)
26th Swift: 3 over Mill House stables. Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
25th Large Red Damselfly: 1 Tattenhow Park (Robert Phillips)
25th Common Sandpiper: Floodplain Forest Reserve (BuBC)
25th Lesser Whitethroat: 1 heard briefly Lathbury Rd, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
25th Goosander: 1 f N.Bucks Bridges by weir. Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
25th Nightingale: 1 male singing. Olney (Julie Lane) As recorded here:
25th Cuckoo: Calling from poplars on R. Ouse nr Sherington Bridge (BuBC)
24th Marsh Harrier: 2 (probable) high and distant travelling E-W. Stoke Goldington (BuBC)
24th Redstart: 1 in bushes N edge of R. Ouse, Lathbury (BuBC)
24th Cuckoo: 1 m in tree NW of Bury Field , calling then flew NE towards Lathbury SP869454 (BuBC)
24thvGarden Warbler: 1 Tongwell (BuBC)
24th House Martin: 2 Over pony field along Tongwell Lane, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
24th Wheatear: 1 m on track between Quarry Hall Farm and Mill Farm, Newport Pagnell (Martin Ferns)
24th Grey Wagtail: 1 by the lake, Tongwell. (BuBC)
24th Shelduck: 1 m asleep on the spit. Willen Lake North (BuBC)
24th Arctic Tern: 2 flew in high from S, circled 2-3 times and headed off W. Willen Lake South (BuBC)
24th Lesser Whitethroat: 3 at least, singing along E. side of Willen Lake South (BuBC)
24th Whimbrel: 2 flying north roughly following R. Ouzel, calling: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
24th Cuckoo: Heard calling then seen flying across pits to Cosgrove Park. Floodplain Forest Reserve (BuBC)
24th Goosander: 2 f. Floodplain Forest Reserve (BuBC)
23rd Reed Warbler: My first for Tattenhoe area this year, quietly singing in a hedgrow by a meadow. (Harry Appleyard / BuBC)
23rd Lesser Whitethroat: Singing nr fields. Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard / BuBC)
23rd Lapwing: 2 displaying: Stony Stratford Nature Reserve (Joe Clinch)
23rd Oyster Catcher: Stony Stratford Nature Reserve (Joe Clinch)
23rd Herb-Paris Paris quadrifolia: A small clump, just come into flower Linford Wood SP 84859 40412 (Mike LeRoy)
23rd Greater Stitchwort Stellaria holostea: Linford Wood Several locations  (Mike LeRoy)
23rd Primrose Primula vulgaris, Wood anemone Anemone nemorosa, Lesser celandine Ranunculus ficaria Still in flower in Linford Wood (SP 84733 40378, centre point of the wood) (Mike LeRoy)
23rd Bluebells Hyacinthoides non-scripta: Flowering in profusion in Linford Wood (Mike LeRoy)
23rd Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon: A small clump, coming into flower. Linford Wood West SP84576 40127 (Mike LeRoy)
23rd Cormorant: 1 on jetty, Lodge Lake (Sean Hardy)
22nd Speckled Wood butterflies Pararge aegeria: 2 (males?) spiralling around each other. Bradwell Common grid-road landscape SP 84319 38796
22nd Goosander: 1 female with 9 fluffy chicks, Olney Mill (Julie Lane)
22nd Common Tern: 2 (probable) flying over Haversham in direction of M1 (BuBC)
22nd Sedge Warbler: 2 in song from reeds and lakeside bushes. Furzton Lake (BuBC)
22nd Common Tern: 5 Furzton Lake (BuBC)
22nd Swift: A small group, high and calling. Willen Lake South (Ann Strutton)
22nd Marsh Marigold: ditch off R. Ouse, Lathbury (Martin Ferns)
22nd Small Tortoiseshell: 1 Quarry Hall Farm, Gayhurst (Martin Ferns)
22nd Green-veined White: 1 female, among nettles, Lathbury (Martin Ferns)
22nd Cuckoo: 1 heard calling near lakes at end of Lakes Lane, Newport Pagnell (Martin Ferns)
21st  Holly Blue butterfly Celastrina argiolus: V6 Grafton Street grid-road landscape SP 83914 39165 (Mike LeRoy)
21st Lesser Whitethroat: Heard singing, Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard / BuBC)
21st Lesser Whitethroat: 3. Sherington (BuBC)
20th Hedgehog: 1 roadkill. V8 N of Fishermead roundabout (Mike LeRoy)
20th Marsh Marigold: ditch off R. Ouse, Stony Straford (Joe Clinch)
20th Hedgehog: 1 in garden, Stony Startford (Joe Clinch)
20th Speckled Wood: Calverton (Joe Clinch)
20th Linnet: 15. Deanshanger (Chirs Coppock / (BuBC)
20th Fieldfare: 3 foraging on pasture. Deanshanger (Chris Coppock / BuBC)
20th Grasshopper Warbler: 1 heard singing nr Ouse, Olney (Julie Lane)
19th Red Kite: probable male and female, wheeling in flight above the mill, Haversham (BuBC)
19th Lesser Whitethroat: Singing in tall Blackthorn hedge near Church, Sherington. First of year.  (BuBC)
19th Lesser Whitethroat: Heard singing Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard / BuBC)
19th Lesser Blacbacked Gull: 1 Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
19th Whitethroat: Sherington Road, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
19th Swallow: 1 North Bucks Bridges, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
19th Sand Martin 3: North Bucks Bridges, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
19th Comma: Linford Wood (Joe Clinch)
18th Reed Warbler: 1 singing. Stony Stratford (BuBC)
18th Great White Egret: Circled, then headed east towards Linford. Forest Floodplain Reserve (BuBC)
18th Swallow: 2 Flying over Lacehill, Buckingham (BuBC)
17th Skylarks: singing over rough grassland, western boundary of Fairfield development, (Joe Clinch)
17th Purple Orchid: Linford Wood (Bob Phillips)
17th Wheatear: 1 m First for this year, Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard / BuBC)
17th Yellow Figwort – scrophularia vernalis: on hedge bank, Lower Weald Calverton (Mary Sarre)
17th Swift: 1 Over canal, Old Wolverton (BuBC)
17th Reed Warbler: 1 Seen and heard in reeds by Tongwell Lake (BuBC)
16th Lesser Whitethroat: First for this year, heard singing near one of the fields, TattenHoe Park (Harry Appleyard / BuBC)
16th Cuckoo: 1 probable m: Heard calling; earliest heard for 4 years, Haversham Lake (BuBC)
15th Spurge-laurel – daphne laureola: 1 Newton Blossomville (Julie Lane)
15th Foxes: 2 relaxing in the sunshine – 1 lactating female Newton Blossomville (Julie Lane)
15th Blackcap: 1 Newton Blossomville (Julie Lane)
15th Swallow: 1 Newton Blossomville (Julie Lane)
15th Sand Martin: 1  N Bucks bridges , Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
15th Little Egret: 2 N Bucks bridges , Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
15th Garden Warbler: 1 N Bucks bridges, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
15th Whitethroat: 1 Sherington Rd near horse paddocks, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
15th Whimbrel: 1 Ravenstone (BuBC)
14th Garlic mustard – allaria petiolata: coming into flower, both sides of R. Ouse, Lathbury and Bury Field (Martin Ferns)
14th Lady’s smock/cuckoo flower – cardamine pratensis; nr R. Ouse, Lathbury (Martin Ferns)
14th Sedge Warbler: 1 SE corner of Tongwell Lake (BuBC)
14th Sedge Warbler: 1 m singing along the river. Floodplain Forest Reserve (BuBC)
14th Little Egret: 1 on edge of Ouse nr N Bucks bridges, Newport Pagnell (Martin Ferns)
13th Water Crowfoot: in seasonal pond, not seen for many years (Mary Sarre)
13th Wheatear: 2 m in freshly tilled field, Hardmead (BuBC)
13th Kingfisher: 2 (pair) Bradwell (Sean Hardy)
13th Little Egret: 1 Bradwell (Sean Hardy)
13th Little Egret: 1 Fenny Stratford (Jim Hammett)
12th Chinese Water Deer: 1 near Hoo Wood, Gayhurst (Martin Ferns)
12th House Martin: 1 Broughton (BuBC)
12th Whitethroat: 1 m seen and heard in Broughton Gate Park, just S of pavilion (BuBC)
11th Whitethroat: 1 Sherington (BuBC)
11th Sedge Warbler: 1 m singing. Lodge Lake (BuBC)
11th Whimbrel: 1 probable sighting, Ravenstone Mill (BuBC)
11th Hen Harrier: 1 f circling over Sherington Bridge Newport Pagnell, before moving off toward Olney (BuBC)
11th Garden Warbler: 1 singing  near North Bucks bridges, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
11th Field Fare: 20 in tree near North Bucks bridges, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
11th Sand Martin: flying over North Bucks bridges, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
11th Ring Ouzel: 1 by Aspreys, Olney (BuBC)
10th Greater Stitchwort – stellaria holostea: Middleton (Martin Ferns)
10th House Martin: 1 flying north over Bradwell (BuBC)
10th Common Crossbill: 1 calling, low over SW. Stowe  (BuBC)
10th House Martin: 1 Broughton (BuBC)
9th House Martin: 2 Broughton (BuBC)
9th Ring Ouzel: 1 My third Ring Ouzel record for this site. Photographed in the same part of the site as my previous on 22nd Oct 2018, briefly foraging by one of the fields before mobbed by a Blackbird. (Harry Appleyard) (BuBC)
9th Ringed Plover: 1 Bradwell New Workings, Manor Farm Quarry (BuBC)
9th Whitethroat: 1 Sherington (BuBC)
8th Cuckoo: 1 photographed heading north over field and housing toward Kingsmead. Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard) (BuBC)
8th Redstart: 1 heard calling before spotted in the trees of a private car park. Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard) (BuBC)
8th Willow Warbler: 1 m singing in trees by one of the fields, Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard) (BuBC)
8th Bluebells – Hyacinthoides non scripta: 2  clumps in flower, Bradwell Common, by Saxon St (Mike LeRoy)
8th Little Egret: 1 from N. Bucks bridges, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
8th Treecreeper: 1 Newport Pagnell churchyard (BuBC)
8th Song thrush: 4 at least around Newport Pagnell, 3 singing  (BuBC)
7th Willow Warbler: 4 m singing Willen Lakes, 3 around N lake, 3 on S lake (BuBC)
7th Willow Warbler: 3 m (at least) singing around Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard) (BuBC)
7th Willow Warbler: 1 singing from one of the outer footpaths Howe Park Wood (Harry Appleyard) (BuBC)
7th Willow Warbler: 2 singing Tattenhoe (Harry Appleyard) (BuBC)
7th Willow Warbler: 1 singing Hyde Lane Buckingham (BuBC)
7th Sedge Warbler: 1 singing Hyde Lane Buckingham (BuBC)
6th Reed Warbler: 2 Willen Lake North (BuBC)
6th Willow Warbler: 1 m singing in trees by one of the fields, Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard) (BuBC)
6th Common Tern: 1 Willen Lake South (BuBC)
6th Willow Warbler: 1 singing, Sherington (BuBC)
6th Willow Warbler: 1 singing in willow trees, Broughton Linear Park (BuBC)
6th Swallow: 1 Broughton (BuBC)
6th Swallow: 1 Bradwell (BuBC)
6th Willow Warbler: 1 singing Bradwell Abbey (BuBC)
5th Peacock butterfly: 1 in garden Tattenhoe (Beverly Berzins)
5th Swallow: 1 over Scout Hut, Loughton (BuBC)
5th Swallow: 1 heading north late pm, Bradwell (BuBC)
5th Swallow: 1 heading NE, Dadford (north of Buckingham) (BuBC)
5th House Martin: 2 Wolverton (BuBC)
5th Swallow; 1 Akeley (BuBC)
5th Great Spotted Woodpeckers: pair River Ouzel nr OU (Rebecca Hiorns)
4th Mandarin Duck: pair River Ouzel nr Caldecotte Lake (Rebecca Hiorns)
4th Raven: 1m 1f presumed pair skytussling with Buzzard late pm, Bradwell
3rd Roe Deer: 4; Muntjac: 2; Hare: 1; Hyde Lane,  Buckingham (BuBC / Chris Coppock)
3rd Fieldfare:  max 100;  Goldcrest: several singing males; Chiffchaffs: numerous;
Song Thrush 4-5 singing (BuBC / Chris Coppock)
3rd Sedge Warbler: 1 singing Hyde Lane, Buckingham (BuBC)
3rd Jay 1; Blackcap 3; Chiffchaff 7; Song Thrush 3: Tongwell  (BuBC)
1st Goosander:  1 Tattenhoe. (Harry Appleyard) Distant, flying NW – 4th record from Tattenhoe area

1st White-Tailed Eagle: 2 Aylesbury, heading north (BuBC)

March 2020

29th Sparrowhawk: 1 Bancroft (Paul Lund)
28th Grey Wagtail: 1 at stream alongside Walton Lake (Scott Sharp)
27th Grey Wagtail: 1 Tongwell (BuBC)
27th Blackcap: 2 Tongwell (BuBC)
27th Chiffchaff: 8 Tongwell (BuBC)
26th House Martin: 4 adults Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
26th Shoveler: 1 m Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
25th Goldeneye: 2 Foxcote Res. (BuBC)
22nd Great White Egret: 2 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
22nd Goldeneye: 2m 3f – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
22nd Goldeneye: 1 (f) Willen Lake North (BuBC)
22nd Common Sandpiper: 1 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
21st Bluebells flowering: Brownleys Spinney, Gayhurst (Martin Ferns)
21st Goldeneye: (pair) Willen Lake South (BuBC)
21st Pintail: 2 – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
20th Peregrine: carrying prey beneath Golden Plovers – A508/Castlethorpe turn (Chris Coppock)
20th Golden Plover: c400 – A508/Castlethorpe turn (Chris Coppock)
20th Goldeneye: pair – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
20th Shelduck:  3m 2f – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
20th Goldeneye: 3m 4f Willen Lake South (BuBC)
19th Goldeneye: 7 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
19th Fieldfare: 10 – Floodplain Forest NR (Chris Coppock)
19th Chiffchaff: 3 – Floodplain Forest NR (Chris Coppock)
19th Oystercatcher 4 – Floodplain Forest NR (Chris Coppock)
19th Peregrine: Incinerator chimney, by Floodplain Forest NR (Chris Coppock)
19th Common Scoter: (pair) – Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
19th Great White Egret and Little Egret: together by Great Ouse, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
18th Goosander: 2 m Calvert Sailing Lake, Calvert (BuBC)
17th Little Egret: 1 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
17th Grey Heron: 6-7 active nests – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
17th Stock Dove: 16 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
17th Goldeneye: 10 (max) –  Willen Lake North (BuBC)
17th Chiffchaff: 2 heard – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
17th  Water Rail: 1 heard – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
17th Cetti’s Warbler: 2 heard – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
17th Lapwing: 6 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
17th Green Sandpiper: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
17th Snipe: 2 (min) – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
16th Brimstone: Tongwell Lake (BuBC)
16th Goosander: Redhead – Tongwell Lake (BuBC)
16th Brimstone Butterfly: Flying along Wordsworth Avenue – Newport Pagnell (Martin Ferns)
16th Red-crested Pochard: f – Stowe (BuBC)
16th Goosander: (pair) – Stowe (BuBC)
15th Goosander: Emberton (BuBC)
15th Great White Egret: 4 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
14th Cowslips: Flowering on the southern edge (H4 side) of Linford Wood (Martin Ferns)
14th Avocet: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
14th Goosander: m – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
12th Goosander: 2 Redhead – Tongwell Lake (BuBC)
11th Goldeneye : – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
11th Goldeneye : 6 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
10th Cowslips: Coming into bloom – Pilch Field NR (Jenny Mercer)

10th Turkeytail Fungus: Pilch Field NR (Jenny Mercer)

Turkeytail Fungus, Pilch Field NR © Jenny Mercer, 10th March 2020

10th Goosander : Redhead octagon lake – Stowe (BuBC)
10th Goldeneye : 8 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
10th Blackcap: f –  home garden, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
9th Fieldfare/Redwing: 40 – mixed flock – Floodplain Forest NR (Jenny Mercer)
9th Goldeneye: 10 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
8th Pintail: 2 m f – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
8th Great White Egret : 4 display by one of a presumed pair- Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
8th Red-crested Pochard : f On Octagon Lake at west end around islands – Stowe (BuBC)
8th Garganey : m – Stowe (BuBC)
8th Goosander : f – Stowe (BuBC)
7th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
6th Shelduck: 2 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
6th Goldeneye: 12 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
6th Cetti’s Warbler: 2 singing – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
5th Caspian Gull : 1w and 2w in roost. – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
5th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
4th Goldeneye :6m 3f – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
3rd Bittern : – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
2nd Bittern : – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
2nd Goosander : 1m 2f On R Ouse by Millfields.  – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
2nd Little Owl: 2 in the usual tree – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
2nd Little Grebe : 2 – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
1st Goldeneye : 4m 3f N edge of reservoir. Displaying.  – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
1st Goosander : 1f – Stowe (BuBC)
1st Stonechat : 1m roadside fence SP720357 – Foscote Park (BuBC)
1st Great Crested Grebe: pair displaying in full breeding plumage Lodge Lake(Joe Clinch)
1st Red-breasted Merganser : In lake just W of Palladian Bridge. – Stowe (BuBC)

February 2020

29th Great White Egret: In field by river N of Black Horse Lake – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
29th Goosander : 1 male on Black Horse Lake – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
28th Caspian Gull : 2 Both 3w – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
28th Mediterranean Gull : Adult with near full hood. – Calvert Sailing Lake (BuBC)
28th Bittern : n front of 1st hide – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
27th Great White Egret: – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
27th Goosander : 2 – Tongwell (BuBC)
26th Sweet Violet (White): in flower on bank W of Iron Trunk Aqueduct, Wolverton (Joe Clinch)
26th Colts-foot: in flower – Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
26th Goosander : (pair) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
25th Pintail : 1m 1f – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
25th Goldeneye : 4m 4f – Foxcote Res  (BuBC)
25th Great White Egret : 3 – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
24th Bittern : Flew in from left and dropped  into reeds – Calvert BBOWT Lake, Calvert
24th Woodcock : Flew out of woodland & crossed A418 into a set-a-side field – Wing (BuBC)
22nd Goosander : 1m 3f – Stowe (BuBC)
21st Mediterranean Gull : 2nd winter – Newton Leys (BuBC)
21st Goldeneye : (2m/3f) N edge of reservoir all morning. – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
20th Goosander : f – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
20th Caspian Gull : 1w and 2 3w moved to sailing late on – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
19th Goosander : f – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
17th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
16th Barn Owl : 17:30 Crossroads between Wing and Mentmore – Wing (BuBC)
16th Goldeneye : 4m 3f – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
16th Great White Egret : 3 between Black Horse Lake & river – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
14th Barn Owl : SP785392 – Calverton (BuBC)
14th Treecreeper: Woodland hide SP839429 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
14th Kingfisher: SP839430 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
14th Great White Egret : 2 SP839430 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
14th Goosander : 2f – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
14th Goosander : 8m 2f – Emberton(BuBC)
14th Peregrine : In garden, enjoying a mouse.  – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
13th Great White Egret : – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
13th Goldeneye : 9 – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
12th Goosander : 1m 2f On first lake  from visitor centre SP677370 – Stowe (BuBC)
12th Mediterranean Gull : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
12th Caspian Gull : 6 – Calvert BBOWT Lake, (BuBC)
12th Goosander : (5m 2f) Down from The Mill.  – Olney (BuBC)
12th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
12th Goldcrest : Willen Lake North (BuBC)
12th Snipe : 20 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
12th Redshank : – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
11th Barn Owl : 17:30 On entrance road (2 pole boxes) SP843428 – Linford Lakes NR  (BuBC)
11th Great White Egret : 2 on bund, 1 feeding in reeds at W end – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
10th Goosander : (5m 1f) – Emberton (BuBC)
9th Goldeneye : (3m 4f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
8th Goldeneye : (3m 4f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
8th Goosander: pair – Tongwell (BuBC)
7th Caspian Gull : Newton Leys (BuBC)
7th Goosander : 1m 3f – Stowe (BuBC)
7th Goosander : (pair) Down from The Mill.  – Olney (BuBC)
6th Great White Egret : 3  On the still submerged bund – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
6th Pintail: 1m Willen Lake (BuBC)
5th Great White Egret : 2 – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
5th Goldeneye : (5m 7f) Foxcote Res (BuBC)
5th Goosander : Pair on the river at Toombs Meadow – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
4th Goosander : 2m 4f – Stowe (BuBC)
4th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
3rd Goosanders: pair – Tongwell (BuBC)
3rd Cetti Warbler: 2 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Goldeneye: pair – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
3rd Gadwall: 7 – Walton lake (BuBC)
3rd Water rail: 2 – Walton lake (BuBC)
3rd Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
2nd Pintail : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
2nd Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
2nd Great White Egret : – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
2nd Goosander: 5m 4f – Tongwell (BuBC)
2nd Goldeneye: 5m 5f – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
1st Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
1st Goldeneye : (5m 6f) – Foxcote Res (BuBC)
1st Goosander : (2m 1f) – Emberton (BuBC)
1st Goosander: (Pair) – Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)

January 2020

31st Caspian Gull : 4 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
31st Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
31st Lesser Spotted Woodpecker : 1m – Little Linford Wood (BuBC)
29th Goldeneye : 1m – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
29th Goldeneye : m1 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
29th Cetti Warbler: 2 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
29th Goosander: 1m – Tongwell Lake (BuBC)
29th Short-eared Owl : – Chicheley (BuBC)
29th Short-eared Owl : 2 – Wing (BuBC)
29th Caspian Gull : 3 – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
28th Caspian Gull : (2w) – Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
28th Bittern : Calvert BBOWT Lake (BuBC)
28th Great White Egret : Calvert BBOWT Lake(BuBC)
27th Bullfinch: 2 – Shenley Church End (Peter Hassett)
26th Redpoll: home garden – Stony Stratford (BuBC)
26th Goldeneye : 23 – Willen Lake South (BuBC)
26th Goldeneye : 1 – Willen Lake North (BuBC)
26th Goosander : (2m 1f) – Down from The Mill. – Olney (BuBC)
Great White Egret : 2 on the band – Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
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 Muntjac: Hazeley Wood (Janice Robertson)
24th Nuthatch: Hazeley Wood (Janice Robertson)
24th Fieldfare: 20 – Hazeley Wood (Janice Robertson)
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)