Recent Sightings 2024

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May

21st Swallow (50), Sand Martin (2), House Martin (100), Swift (50): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
20th Swift (30), Kingfisher (1), Cuckoo (2): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
20th Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Cuckoo, Common Tern (4): Stony Stratford NR (BuBC)
19th Spotted Flycatcher (3): Rushmere Park (BuBC)
18th Gadwall (2), Cetti’s Warbler (1), Cuckoo (2), Common Tern (6), Lapwing (2): Stony Stratford NR (BuBC)
17th Blackcap (2), Reed Warbler (2), Common Tern (2): Caldecotte Lake (BuBC)
16th Common Whitethroat (6), Reed warbler (3), Cuckoo (2): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
15th Banded Demoiselle (m + f): Ouse Valley Park, behind the allotments New Bradwell ( Graham Lynham)


Banded Demoiselle (m+f) (Photo © Graham Lynham

14th Dozens of Spindle Ermine micro-moth  (Yponomeuta cagnagella ) caterpillars. In several areas of hedgerow on east side of North Bucks way between Oakhill and Hazeley Wood (Mike LeRoy/ ID by Janice Robertson)
13th Swallow (1), Grey Wagtail (1), Reed Warbler (4), Blackcap (4), Garden Warbler (1 heard singing), Cuckoo (1 heard), Swift (7), Caldecotte Lake (Harry Appleyard)
12th Spotted Flycatcher: on edge of Clearfell, Rushmere Park (BuBC)
10th Aurora Borealis: seen over northern Milton Keynes (Julian Lambley)

Aurora Borealis (Photo © Julian Lambley)
10th Willow Warbler, 2 m singing:  My first of year, despite much time in suitable habitat. Wicken Wood. (Chris Coppock/ BuBC)
7th White Stork: Circling over Grand Union Canal/River Ouzel area at Soulbury heading off high to the South (Charles Kessler)
7th Swift (4): Returned to Bradwell Common Colony on the same date as last year (Mike LeRoy)
6th Black Tern: Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
6th Oyster Catcher, Common Tern (3): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
5th Grey Heron, Green Woodpecker, Jay, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Blackcap, Cuckoo, Stock Dove, Garden Warbler: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
4th Early Purple Orchid: Linford Wood (Charles Vaton)
4th Grass Snake: On grid road H1Greenleys/Wolverton, being attacked by two Magpies (Charles Vaton)
4th Osprey, Common Whitethroat, Cuckoo, Peregrine Falcon: Floodplain Forest NR (Jane Barrow)
2nd Goldilocks Buttercup: Howe Park Wood (Janice Robertson)

Goldilocks Buttercup (photo© Janice Robertson)

1st Cuckoo: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)

April

30th Hoary Plantain: Pilch Fields ( Janice Robertson)

Hoary Plantain (photo© Janice Robertson)

30th Twayblade, Adder’s Tongue, Green Veined Orchid, Yellow Rattle, Pignut: Pilch Field (Bob Phillips)

Yellow Rattle, Adders Tongue, Twayblade (photo©  Bob Phillips)

30th White Stork: Flying towards Willen from Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
28th Sticky Mouse-ear, Guilder Rose, Pendulous Sedge, Bugle, Bush Vetch, Common Figwort, Barren Strawberry: Shenley Wood (Bob Phillips)
28th Swallow (circa. 200), Yellow Wagtail (4): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
28th Greenshank: Willen Lake (BuBC)
27th Hobby, Cuckoo (heard): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
27th Little Gull (2): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
26th Little Egret, Cormorant (2), Great Crested Grebe, Large Red Damselfly (10+), Coot with 5 chicks: Magna Park (Graham Lynham)


Coot with Chicks, Large Red Damselfly (photo© Graham Lynham)

26th Cuckoo: Calling from between Great Brickhill and Rushmere Park (Rob Andrews)
26th White Wagtail: Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
25th Cuckoo: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
25th Hobby: Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
24th Cuckoo: New Bradwell (BuBC)
23rd Snipe: Flew up and away when accidentally disturbed by the drainage channel, Mill Field Stoney Stratford (Tim Pearson)
23rd Goosander (m): River Great Ouse by Mill Field Stoney Stratford (Tim Pearson)
23rd Swift (3): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
23rd Common Scoter (m): Linford Lakes NR, on Blackhorse Lake, diving frequently (Alan Nelson)
22nd Swift (7): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
22nd Cuckoo (1), Reed Warbler (2), Garden Warbler (2): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
21st Swift: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
21st Waxwing (35): Willen Lake South (BuBC)
20th Hairy Dragonfly (f): Stony Stratford NR (Graham Lynham)

Hairy Dragonfly (photo© Graham Lynham)

20th Waxwing (10): Willen Lake South (BuBC)
19th Lesser Whitethroat, Swallow (30), Common Sandpiper, House Martin (3): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
18th Meadow Saxifrage: In flower at Stony Stratford NR (Joe Clinch)
18th Green Woodpecker: Several seen together in the field adjacent to the Dinosaur Crazy Golf at Furzton Lake (Bob Phillips)

Green Woodpecker (photo© Bob Phillips)

18th Weasel: Seen just after the boardwalk, adjacent to the canal at Willen Park (Stephanie Davenport)
18th Common Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Black Backed Gull: Floodplain Forest NR (Bob Phillips)
17th Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler: Floodplain Forest NR (Russell Simpson)
16th Garden Warbler: Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
15th Cuckoo (m): Tattenhoe (BuBC)
14th Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, Blackcap, Jay, Redpoll: Linford Lakes NR (A permit is required for this site)  (Russell Simpson)
14th Cuckoo: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
14th Garden Warbler, Cuckoo: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
13th Willow Warbler, Whitethroat: Heard singing at Floodplain Forest NR (Jane Grisdale)
13th Sedge Warbler (2): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
13th Linnet (pr), Kestrel (2): Bury Field meadow (Martin Ferns)
13th Lesser Whitethroat: Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
12th Oystercatcher (2), Cetti’s Warbler (3), Blackcap (6), Willow Warbler (6), Sedge Warbler (3): Emberton Park (BuBC)
11th Rose Ringed Parrakeet: Fields near the Irish Centre, Bletchley (Andrew Parker)
11th Reed Warbler (singing), Mandarin Duck (m): Caldecotte Lake (Andrew Parker)
10th Snipe (10), Common Sandpiper (1): On the island at Willen Lake North (BuBC)
10th Swallow: One flying over NE corner of Willen Lake North (Martin Ferns)
10th Cuckoo: Calling from behind the heronry at Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
9th Cetti’s Warbler: Singing Male at Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
9th Reed Warbler: Singing at Mount Farm (BuBC)
8th Hobby: Circling over Howe Park Wood (BuBC)
8th Herb Paris: Howe Park Wood (Janice Robertson)

Herb Paris (photo© Janice Robertson)

8th White Stork: Flying over Caldecotte Lake (BuBC)
7th Swallow (4), Common Sandpiper (2), Goldeneye (2): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
6th Common Sandpiper (1), Snipe (6), Sedge Warbler (1): Willen Lake North (BuBC)
6th Barn Owl: Stony Stratford NR (BuBC)
5th Sand Martin (10): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
4th Snipe (5), Green Woodpecker: Floodplain Forest Nr (BuBC)
3rd Angle Shades Moth: Home garden, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)

Angle Shades Moth (photo©Joe Clinch)

3rd Mealy Redpoll, Common Tern: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
3rd Swallow: Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
2nd Little Ringed Plover, Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
2nd Common Tern (3): Willen Lake North (BuBC)
2nd Blackcap: Kents Hill Park (Steven Cousins)
2nd Common Sandpiper: Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
1st Snipe (2), Oystercatcher: Stony Stratford NR (BuBC)
1st Orange Tip, Comma, Peacock Butterflies, House Martin: Tongwell Lake (Alan Nelson)

March

31st Sand Martin (25): Over the island Willen Lake North (BuBC)
31st Great Spotted Woodpecker (1), Reed Bunting (1), Yellow Hammer (4), Linnet (2), Nuthatch (2), Treecreeper (1), Blackcap (3): Little Linford Wood (BuBC)
31st Little Gull: Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
29th Kingfisher (1), Buzzard (2), Shoveler (2), Gadwall (6), Cetti’s Warbler (1), Green Woodpecker (1), Willow Warbler (2), Long-tailed tit (2): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
28th Great Spotted Woodpecker (1), Greenfinch (2), Siskin (9), Willow Warbler singing (1), Pied Wagtail (1), Grey wagtail (1): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
27th Sand Martin (3): Over Mill Stream at North Bridge, Newport Pagnell (BuBC)
27th Swallow (1), Sand Martin (3): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
27th Snipe (20+): In front of the hide at Willen Lake North (BuBC)
27th Green Woodpecker, Jay, Water Rail (heard), Buzzard (2), Cetti’s Warbler (2): Willen Lake North (BuBC)
26th Green Sandpiper, Willow Warbler: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
26th Barn Owl (2): Stony Stratford NR (BuBC)
26th Bat (species unknown): Flying, in full sun,  just above the canal at Tongwell (Joe Clinch)
25th Willow Warbler: Near the river at Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
25th Little Ringed Plover: Farm Hide at Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
25th Wood Anemone, Lesser Celandine, Primrose, Dog’s Mercury, Bluebells (about to flower): Linford Wood (Mike LeRoy)
24th Kingfisher (f+m): Lodge Lake (Graham Lynham)

Kingfisher (f+m) (Photos©Graham Lynham)

24th Sand Martin: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
24th Willow Warbler (3 singing): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
23rd Sand Martin (12):Willen Lake North (BuBC)
23rd Sand Martin (10): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
22nd Kingfisher: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
21st Marsh Marigold: Inlet off River Ouse, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
21st Cuckooflower: Sheltered damp ground close to the bank of River Ouse, Wolverton Mill (Joe Clinch)
20th Willow Warbler: Heard singing at first then showed well along the path from Warbler Hide to Otter Hide. Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
20th Waxwings (circa 60): Still present at Oldbrook (BuBC)
20th Little Ringed Plover: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
20th Redwing (9), Goldeneye (1), Cetti’s Warbler (2): Foxcote Reservoir  (BuBC)
19th Chiffchaff (heard): Kents Hill Park (Steve Cousins)
19th Waxwing (circa. 60): Near the Christian Centre in Oldbrook (Bob Phillips)

Waxwing (Photo© Bob Phillips)

18th Ring-necked Parakeet: Flying overhead Coffee Hall (James Appleby)
18th Chiffchaff (2): Campbell Park (James Appleby)
18th Frogs spawning (5): Garden Pond, Bletchley (Andrew Parker)

5 Frogs Spawning (photo© Andrew Parker)

17th Otter: Right in front of the Near Hide at Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
17th Snipe (3), Great White Egret (4), Chiffchaff (5 heard), Siskin (3), Lesser Redpoll (2), Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
16th Chiffchaff (heard): Lakes Lane Newport Pagnell (Martin Ferns)
16th Little Egret: River Ouse behind Mill Lane, Newport Pagnell (Martin Ferns)
16th Gadwall, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Oystercatcher (pair): Gayhurst Quarry Lakes, Newport Pagnell (Martin Ferns)
16th Lesser Redpoll (10), Siskin (6), Chiffchaff(4), Cetti’s Warbler: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
16th Yellow-legged Gull: Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
15th Peacock Butterfly: On the path south of Willen Lake South (Martin Ferns)
15th Gadwall, Wigeon (10), Stonechat, Snipe (2), Redwing (3), Fieldfare (6), Great White Egret, Oystercatcher: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
14th Goldeneye (2m, 4f): Willen Lake South (BuBC)
14th Mealy Redpoll, with a flock of Lesser Redpoll, Bank Vole: Linford Lakes NR (Andrew Chambers)

Bank Vole, Mealy Redpoll (photo© Andrew Chambers)

14th Snipe (16): Willen Lake North: Mostly on the island but a few in front of the hide (BuBC)
14th Long-tailed tit, Brimstone butterfly (2), Comma butterfly: Canal at Dowhead Park (Tom Primett)
14th Brimstone Butterfly: Car park at Camphill Willen (Martin Ferns)
14th Ring-necked green parakeet (pr): Ousel Valley Park (Alex Moody)
14th Brimstone butterfly (several): Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
13th Lesser Redpoll : Rammamere Heath (BuBC)
13th Merlin: Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
12th Sand Martin, Goldeneye (4), Green Sandpiper: Foxcote Reservoir  (BuBC)
12th Great White Egret (8), Fieldfare (60), Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
11th Fieldfare (150), Redwing (30): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
11th Cetti’s Warbler: Mount Farm (BuBC)
10th Long-tailed tit (4), Green Sandpiper (1), Goldeneye (6), Teat (2), Wigeon (3): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
9th Stock Dove (2): Near Pagoda, Willen Lake North (BuBC)
8th Coltsfoot (in flower): Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
8th Pintail (f): Amongst reeds on the bund, Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
8th Goosander (pair): River Ouse, The Millfield, Stony Stratford (Joe Clinch)
7th Green Woodpecker (4), Shoveler (2), Wigeon (42), Snipe (15), Green Sandpiper (1): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
6th Cetti’s Warbler, Oystercatcher, Fieldfare (200): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
5th Kestrel, Buzzard, Red Kite, Chinese Water Deer (10+), Field Mouse (2), Little Egret: Magna
Park (Graham Lynham)

Field Mouse, Kestrel (photo©Graham Lynham)

4th Jack Snipe: In front of the hide at Willen Lake North (BuBC)
3rd Redpoll, Siskin: Linford Lakes NR. A permit is required to visit this site (Bob Phillips)
3rd Scaup: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
2nd Scarlet Elf Cap: Little Linford Wood (Julian Lambley)

Scarlet Elf Cap (photo © Julian Lambley)

1st Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer: Little Linford Wood (BuBC)


February

 

29th Oystercatcher, Redwing (25), Fieldfare (130): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
28th Goosander (f): Balancing Lakes, Wolverton Mill ( Joe Clinch)
28th Bittern, Siskin (circa 30): Tongwell Lake (Alan Nelson)
27th Scaup: North-east corner of Willen Lake North (BuBC)
26th Cetti’s Warbler, Water Rail (heard), Snipe (3), Goldeneye (6): Willen Lake North (BuBC)
26th Siskin (30+): Tongwell Lake (Alan Nelson)
26th Little Grebe (9), Scaup: Willen Lake North (Alan Nelson)
26th Blackcap (3):On the canal between Wolverton and Old Wolverton (BuBC)
25th Red-crested Pochard: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
24th Red Fox, Chiffchaff (2), Lesser Redpoll (6): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
23rd Common Crossbill: Flew over Oak Wood Rushmere Park (BuBC)
22nd Yellowhammer (3): Passenham Quarry (BuBC)
22nd Cetti’s Warbler, Little Grebe, Goldeneye (3m, 1f), Wigeon (114): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
20th Goosander (1m, 1f), Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Cetti’s Warbler, Siskin (1m,1f), Lesser Redpoll (4): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
20th Common Scoter: On Blackhorse Lake from entrance track. Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
19th  Waxwing (75): Still feeding at Glebe Farm. Best viewed from Warren Way (BuBC)
18th Common Scoter: Seen from Heron Hide at Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
17th Cetti’s Warbler, Red-crested Pochard, Goldeneye, Snipe (30): Willen Lake North (BuBC)
17th Waxwing (75): seen at Winehouse Grove, Glebe Farm (BuBC)
17th Common Scoter (m): To the right of the Heronry Hide, Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
16th Grey Partridge: Little Linford Wood (BuBC)
16th Pintail (1m, 1f), Goosander (1m, 8f), Stonechat (1m, 1f): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
16th Common Scoter (m): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
15th Snipe (circa. 20): In front of the Willen Lake North Hide (Andrew Parker)

Snipe (Photo © Andrew Parker)

15th Common Scoter: Moving from car park end to in front of the Otter Hide, Linford Lakes NR Note, a permit is required to visit this complex (BuBC)
15th Pintail: Blackhorse Lake, Linford Lakes (BuBC)
14th Pipistrelle bats: After 5.00pm at Tongwell Lake (Alan Nelson)
13th Waxwing (69): Still at Glebe Farm opposite garage on A421 (BuBC)
12th Pintail (2m, 3f): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
12th Cetti’s Warbler, Raven, Scaup (1m, 2f), Goldeneye (9), Red-crested Pochard, Snipe (22): Willen Lake North (snipe in front of the hide) (BuBC)
12th Waxwing (circa 60): Still present at Glebe Farm/A421 (BuBC)
11th Snipe (6): In front of the hide Willen Lake North (Bob Phillips)

Snipe ( Photo © Bob Phillips)

11th Waxwing (circa 50): Still present at Glebe Farm/A421 garage (Bob Phillips)

Waxwing (photo © Bob Phillips)

10th Waxwing (30+): Still present at Glebe Farm/A421 (Graham Lynham)
10th Song Thrush: Ikea Car Park (Graham Lynham)

Song Thrush (photo © Graham Lynham)

10th Goosander (1m, 2f): Willen Lake South (Ann Strutton)
9th Waxwing (60): Still showing well along the footpath at Grebe Farm estate (BuBC)
8th Waxwing (circa 30): Still present at Glebe Farm (Peter Barnes)
8th Stonechat, Meadow Pipit (3), Lapwing (circa. 200): Willen Road Excavations E of M1, S of H4/H3  (BuBC)
7th Scaup (m): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
7th Scaup (m): Willen Lake North (BuBC)
7th Waxwing (circa. 60): Kingston/Glebe Farm (Janice Robertson)

Waxwings(photo © Janice Robertson)

7th Ring-necked Parakeet: Flew over Wolverton (Adam Alston)
6th Black Swan:  Left bay near the wheel, Willen Lake South (BuBC)
5th Great White Egret, Siskins, Redpoll: Emberton Country Park (Alan Nelson)
5th Scaup (1m, 2f): Willen Lake North (BuBC)
5th Waxwing (32): Still at Kingston (BuBC)
4th Lesser Periwinkle, Winter Aconite: Stowe Gardens (Bob Phillips)

Winter Aconite and Lesser Periwinkle(photo© Bob Phillips)

4th Waxwing (56): At the BP garage on the A421, Kingston (BuBC)
4th Scaup (2f+1m): Willen Lake North ( BuBC)
3rd Bullfinch (1m), Nuthatch (3), Goldcrest (6), Coal Tit (2), Common Crossbill (10), Siskin (7), Lesser Redpoll (2): Buttermilk Wood ( Harry Appleyard)
2nd Weasel: Going from the river to the lake, Willen Lake South (Ann Strutton)
1st Goosander (f), Little Grebe (2): Caldecote South Lake ( Steve & Susie Cousins)
1st Oystercatcher, Raven, Greenfinch (3), Great Spotted Woodpecker: Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)

January

31st Green Sandpiper, Peregrine Falcon: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
30th Goosander (7), Great White Egret, Snipe (30): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
30th Leucistic Jackdaw: Calverton Church (Julian Lambley)

Leucistic Jackdaw( photo© Julian Lambley)

29th Pintail (m), Great White Egret, Lapwing (circa 1000), Golden Plover (22): Grebe Lake (BuBC)
28th Skylark, Stonechat (1m,1f), Kestrel being mobbed by 10 crows: Bury Fields, Newport Pagnell (Martin Ferns)
28th Scaup (m): Willen Lake North (BuBC)
27th Lapwing (circa. 200): Flying East along Ouse valley towards Quarry Hill Farm, Gayhurst (Martin Ferns)
27th Fieldfare (185): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
26th Woodcock (2):  Near Pochard Lake Great Brickhill (BuBC)
26th Goldeneye(10), Scaup, Snipe (4): Willen Lake North (BuBC)
26th Siskin (3), Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler: Willen Lake South (BuBC)
25th Raven, Stonechat: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
24th Lesser Black-backed Gull with unusual left wingtip all white: Floodplain Forest NR (Graham Lynham)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (photo©Graham Lynham)

23rd Redwing (250), Fieldfare (350): Passenham Quarry (BuBC)
22nd Otter: Seen swimming into the reeds to the left of the Otter Hide at Linford Lakes NR (Andrew Chambers)
22nd Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer: Little Linford Wood (BuBC)
21st Scaup: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
20th Fieldfare (20): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
19th Little Egret (9), Mediterranean Gull: Mount Farm (BuBC)
19th Pintail: Stood on the ice at the back of the reservoir, Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
19th Goosander (7), Great White Egret, Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Kingfisher, Stonechat: Floodplain Forest NR (Joe Clinch)
18th Scaup (m): Ice free patch in front of the buildings on Willen Lake South (BuBC)
17th Canada Goose (271): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
17th Song Thrush, Mediterranean Gull: Mount Farm Park (Harry Appleyard)
17th Goldcrest, Goosander: Caldecote Lake (Harry Appleyard)
16th Shoveler (5), Water Rail, Teal (21), Siskin (6): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
15th Grey Heron (10): Heronry getting active, Furzton Lake (BuBC)
15th Mediterranean Gull, Little Egret (9): Mount Farm Park (BuBC)
14th Impressive Starling Murmuration: West Bank of Willen Lake North just north of the Peace Pagoda. Watched from 16.10hrs to 16.40hrs (Susan Weatherhead)
13th  Brown Hairstreak eggs on Blackthorn. MKNHS outing to RSPB Otmoor (Julian Lambley)
Brown Hairstreak Eggs(photo©Julian Lambley)

13th Fieldfare (6), Teal (12), Goosander (8), Shoveler (8), Snipe (30+): Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
13th Redpoll (2), Siskin (4): Tongwell Lake (Alan Nelson)
12th Jack Snipe (2): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
11th Bullfinch (2), Goosander (2), Teal (4): Stony Stratford NR (BuBC)
10th Stonechat, Dunlin: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
9th Goosander (5) on River Ouse, Canada Geese (50+) on adjacent flooded field. Seen from North Bridge Newport Pagnel (Martin Ferns)
9th Great White Egret, Little Egret (2), Grey Heron: Banks of River Ouse, Mill Farm, Gayhurst Quarry area (Martin Ferns)
9th Wigeon (c50), Tufted Duck (c30): Gayhust Quarry Lakes (Martin Ferns)
9th Pintail (4m): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
9th Goosander (m): On River Ouse at Old Wolverton, Stony Stratford (BuBC)
9th Great White Egret (4): Linford Lakes NR (Bob Phillips)
8th Goosander (2m, 2f): Caldecotte Lake (Peter Barnes)
8th Siskin (30 approx.), Lesser Redpoll (2): Rushmere Park (BuBC)
7th Goldeneye (3), Wigeon (41), Great White Egret (1): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
7th Tawny Owl: Shenley Wood (calling) (BuBC)
6th Teal (26), Goosander (2m, 2f), Great White Egret (2): Linford Lake NR (BuBC)
5th Fieldfare (13), Goldeneye (3): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
5th Little Grebe (25), Tufted Duck (140), Goldeneye (14): Willen Lake North (BuBC)
4th Cetti’s Warbler, Goldeneye (5): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
2nd Lesser Redpoll (3): In birches near Warbler Hide, Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)
2nd Goosander (2m, 1f):On the flooded R Ouzel, just north of the flood control barrier (Peter Barnes)
2nd Goldeneye (3), Shoveler (10), Teal (12), Wigeon (34), Snipe (9): Willen Lakes (BuBC)
1st Lapwing (200), Goosander (4), Lesser Redpoll (3): Linford Lakes NR (BuBC)

 

December 2023

30th Mandarin Duck (f), Goldcrest: Emerson Valley Park (Bob Phillips)
Mandarin Duck (f), Goldcrest (photo©Bob Phillips)

30th Goosander (10), Goldcrest (2), Long-tailed tit (30), Siskin (6): Emberton Country Park (BuBC)
30th Lesser Redpoll (circa 200), Siskin (6), Mistle Thrush (2): Rammamere Heath (BuBC)
29th Redpoll (12), Goosander (2m, 2f): Tongwell Lake (Bob Phillips)
Redpoll, Goosander (m), Goosander(f) (photo©Bob Phillips)

28th Siskin (2), Great White Egret, Little Grebe: Stony Stratford NR (BuBC)
28th Goldeneye (3m, 4f): Willen Lake (BuBC)
27th Lesser Redpoll (2), Siskin (15): Rushmere Park (BuBC)
26th Green Sandpiper (2): Willen Lake North (BuBC)
26th Raven, Sparrowhawk: Great Brickhill (BuBC)
25th Redpoll (15): Tongwell Lake (Alan Nelson)
24th Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Siskin, Bullfinch: Tattenhoe Park (Harry Appleyard)
23rd Little Egret: In stream at the centre of a large roundabout between IKEA and TKMax, Bletchley (Steven Cousins)
22nd Goldeneye, Snipe, Mediterranean Gull, Goosander, Little Grebe (25), Cetti’s Warbler, Black Swan: Willen Lake North (BuBC)
22nd Ring-necked Parakeet: Mount Farm (BuBC)
21st Goosander (2), Goldeneye (2), Wigeon (60): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
21st Fieldfare (circa 100):Old Wolverton, Stony Stratford (BuBC)
20th Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker (3), Goldcrest (2): Tattenhoe Milton Keynes (Harry Appleyard)
20th Mandarin Duck, Goldcrest, Siskin (6), Chiffchaff: Emerson Valley (Harry Appleyard)
20th Goosander (f), Siskin (10): Caldecotte Lake (BuBC)
19th Goosander (16), Chiffchaff: Floodplain Forest NR (BuBC)
17th Lapwing ( circa 150), Goosander (1 f), Snipe, Great White Egret, Redwings (circa 20): Floodplain Forest NR (Bob Phillips)
16th Starlings (circa 3000): Flew into the reeds to roost (BuBC)
15th Pintail , Goosander (2), Snipe (13): Floodplain Forest NR (Julian Lambley)
14th Goldeneye (6), Wigeon (34): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
12th White Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail: On the dam at Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)
10th Goldeneye (10): Foxcote Reservoir (BuBC)