What’s About – Week of 1st November 2016


Large groups of Fieldfares and Redwings around Tattenhoe
Large groups of Lesser Redpolls and Siskins over Rushmere Country Park (29th)
Jack Snipe reported from North Willen Lake (29th)
Female Scaup at Floodplain Forest (27th)
2 Bramblings among chaffinch flock at Bow Brickhill (29th – MK)
Pintail – drake at Stony Stratford Reserve (31st – MK)
Little grebe, kingfisher and Cetti’s warbler at Emberton Park last Monday 24th October  (Julie Lane)


Harvest Mouse brought in dead by cat in Stony Stratford recently. Now at taxidermist!
Otter seen at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (25th – MK)
Noctule Bat seen at 4pm over Howe Park Wood (31st – Harry Appleyard)


Baby grass snake at Rushmere country park last Sunday 25th October (Julie Lane)


Buff-tailed and White-tailed bumblebee queens at LLNR (31st – MK)

Brimstone butterfly – female flying at LLNR (31st – MK)

Male Southern Hawker, Rushmere Country Park (29th)
Common Darter dragonflies mating at Stony Stratford Reserve (30th – MK)


Funeral Bell Galerina marginata, Black Bulgar Bulgaria inquinans and Clitocybe geotropa among species found at Linford Wood (30th – Bucks Fungus Group – see separate News Item)
Common Parasol mushrooms Macrolepiota procera at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (31st – MK)

(MK = Martin Kincaid, all other sightings by Harry appleyard unless indicated otherwise)