What’s About – Week of June 14th, 2016


Yellowhammers singing in and around Whaddon

Yellow Wagtail, Whaddon

Skylarks singing over Tattenhoe Park

Little Owl at Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve/Manor Farm (8th) and near main hide there (9th) MK

Barn Owls hunting at Linford Lakes (11th) MK



Water Shrew found at Pineham (10th) MK/Harry Appleyard

Otter at Hyde Lane Gravel Pits (private site – 12th) MK

Brown Long Eared bats roosting in hide at Linford Lakes



Bullhead (Miller’s Thumb) found in pond dipping session at Linford Lakes (8th – James Walsh (Parks Trust))



Large Skipper, North Bucks Way (8th)

Female Common Blue Butterflies, Howe Park Wood (9th)

Polyommatus icarus

Female Common Blue, Howe Park Wood (9th June)








Small Heath, Tattenhoe Park (11th) Kingsmead Wood (9th – MK)

Small Copper near Water Spinney, Tattenhoe (11th)

Painted ladies appearing throughout Milton Keynes.



Broad-Bodied Chasers and Four-Spotted Chasers throughout Tattenhoe

Libellula quadrimaculata

Four-Spotted Chaser, Howe Park Wood (9th June)








Emperor Dragonflies in St.Giles Church meadow and Tattenhoe Park

Common Darters now emerging in Tattenhoe Park

Sympetrum striolatum

Common Darter, Tattenhoe Park (9th June)








Red-Eyed Damselflies, Tattenhoe Park

Immature female White-Legged Damselfly near Water Spinney

Large colony of white legged damselflies found at Pineham (10th – Harry Appleyard)



Sainfoin in flower at Howe Park Wood (10th – MK)

Wood Vetch in flower at Campbell Park (9th – MK)

MK = Martin Kincaid., All other sightings and photographs by Harry Appleyard unless otherwise stated