Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings - Adam Bas­sett (www.bucks­bird­club.co.uk)

HIGH­LIGHTS: A Cat­tle Egret was at Col­lege Lake (12th). Great White Egrets were at Stowe

(28th) and Manor Farm (30th). Marsh Har­ri­ers were at Col­lege Lake (1st) and Gal­lows Bridge (24th). Ospreys flew over Lit­tle Mar­low GP (4th), New­port Pag­nell (7th), Brad­well Lakes (18th) and Lin­ford (21st). Two Black-winged Stilts at Lit­tle Mar­low GP (20th) were only the third county record. A Tem­minck’s Stint was there (30th). Two Lit­tle Terns were at both Fox­cote Reser­voir (9th) and Lit­tle Mar­low GP (30th). A Sand­wich Tern was at Dor­ney Lake (12th). A Short-eared Owl re­mained at Gal­lows Bridge (to 24th). Waxwings were at Lit­tle Chal­font (3rd) and Old­brook, Mil­ton Keynes (25th).

COL­LEGE LAKE: There was a Dun­lin (30th), Jack Snipe (22nd-29th) and Green­shank (30th).

LIT­TLE MAR­LOW GP: There were two Ringed Plovers (30th), Dun­lin (17th & 29th-30th), two Mediter­ranean Gulls (30th), a Black Tern (30th), an Arc­tic Tern (18th), with two (25th), and a Grasshop­per War­bler (29th).

MANOR FARM: There were two Ringed Plovers (4th), a Ruff (22nd) and Grasshop­per War­bler (from 26th).

OTHER SITES: A Dun­lin was at Pit­stone Quarry (30th). A Green­shank was at Lin­ford (20th). Tree Pip­its were at Steps Hill (6th) and Pit­stone Hill (25th). Red­starts were at seven sites, in­clud­ing four at Row­sham (17th-18th). Whin­chats were at Ayles­bury STW (17th), Pit­stone Hill (23rd), Quain­ton Hills (25th) and Spring­field Quarry (27th-30th). Ring Ouzels were seen on the hills (from 2nd), with three at Iv­inghoe (11th) and one at Tat­ten­hoe Park, Mil­ton Keynes (24th). Three Grasshop­per War­blers were at the pri­vate Arn­cott MOD site (29th). Ten Tree Spar­rows were at Lit­tle Lin­ford Wood (22nd). Calvert Lakes had a Dun­lin (29th) and Arc­tic Tern (24th). Gal­lows Bridge had a Green­shank (24th) and Grasshop­per War­bler (13th). Ol­ney held a Black-tailed God­wit (29th) and Grasshop­per War­bler (17th). Star­top’s End Reser­voir logged a Dun­lin (17th) and Black Tern (30th). Willen Lakes had two Pin­tails (9th), a Whim­brel (22nd) and two Arc­tic Terns (26th).

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