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HIGH­LIGHTS: A Manx Shear­wa­ter found in Wen­dover Woods was taken into care (4th). A Leach’s Pe­trel was at Calvert Lakes (28th). Great White Egrets were at Manor Farm (6th-20th), Shab­bing­ton (1st) and Wooburn Green (20th). A dark-bel­lied Brent Goose was at Lit­tle Mar­low GP (18th). A Honey Buz­zard flew over Steps Hill (8th). Wry­necks were in Gran­bor­ough (14th, dead) and Old Amer­sham (14th)

CALVERT LAKES: A Bit­tern (19th-29th) and an Osprey (6th) were noted.

IVINGHOE HILLS: A Knot and a flock of 16 Black-tailed God­wits flew over (30th). Tree Pip­its were logged on four dates. Max­ima were five Red­starts (13th), nine Whin­chats (8th & 13th) and six Stonechats (23rd). There was a Grasshop­per War­bler (13th).

LIT­TLE MAR­LOW GP: Waders in­cluded a Ruff (15th), Jack Snipe (23rd) and Green­shank (2nd). There were two Mediter­ranean Gulls (19th) and up to three Yel­low-legged Gulls. Last month’s Black Tern re­mained (to 7th). A Red­start was seen (6th).

LODGE HILL: There were two Red­starts (1st and 6th), six Whin­chats (5th), three Stonechats (28th), a Grasshop­per War­bler (1st), Firecrest (25th) and 42 Corn Bunt­ings (2nd).

MANOR FARM: A Ruff (2nd), three Green­shanks (17th) and a Yel­low-legged Gull (7th and 11th) were noted.

QUAINTON HILLS: There were 10 Red­starts (3rd), five Whin­chats (18th) and a Stonechat (18th).

OTHER SITES: A Gar­ganey was at Willen Lakes (9th). Ospreys flew over Den­ham (6th), Col­lege Lake (18th) and Ha­zle­mere (25th). A Green­shank was at Dor­ney Lake (5th). Tree Pip­its flew over Bled­low Ridge (14th) and Buck­ing­ham (12th). Whin­chats peaked at five at Ayles­bury STW (9th). Adam Bassett (www.bucks­bird­club.co.uk)

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