What’s About – week of 3rd November 2015


  • Marsh Tits – Howe Park Wood and Oxley Park
  • Redwings – Tattenhoe
  • Fieldfares – Tattenhoe Park
  • Siskins – Tattenhoe
  • Lesser Redpolls – Tattenhoe
  • Woodcock – Tattenhoe Park (Sunday 1st November)
  • Mistle Thrush – St. Giles Church meadow, Tattenhoe (Sunday 1st November)
  • Great-Spotted Woodpecker drumming – Howe Park Wood (Monday 2nd November)
  • Tawny Owl calling – Willen Lake South (Sunday 1st November)

(all Harry Appleyard)

  • Red Crested Pochard drake at North Willen Lake (1st Nov, Martin Kincaid)
  • Starling murmuration growing at North Willen (Ann Strutton)
  • Yellowhammers in hedgerows outside Little Linford Wood (1st Nov, Martin Kincaid)
  • During this month we have had the pleasure of almost daily visits by up to 20 Goldfinches, 2 Greenfinches, 2 Long Tailed Tits, 4 Chaffinches and a Wren (Val & Brian Ellis Bancroft)



  • Peacock Butterfly – St.Giles Church meadow, Tattenhoe (Sunday 1st November)
  • Commas – Tattenhoe (Sunday 1st November)
  • Brimstones – Howe Park Wood (Sunday 1st November)
  • Red Admiral – Howe Park Wood (Sunday 1st November)
  • Larva of Grey Dagger moth found in bat box at LLNR (1st Nov, MK)


Common Darters – Howe Park Wood and Tattenhoe Park



  • Roesel’s Bush-crickets still at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (1st Nov, Simon Bunker)
  • ¡Oak Bush-cricket at Campbell Park Pavilion (30th Oct, MK)

Sightings Martin Kincaid and Harry Appleyard


Harebells still in flower at Stonepit, Great Linford