An Elegant Tern which appeared on Hayling Island, Hampshire (from 7th) and relocated to the Pagham Harbour area of West Sussex, (from 10th) was shown to be a known colour-ringed individual. As such, it will doubtless be accepted to the British List, potentially forging the way for the putative pending records of recent years to also be accepted. BEDFORDSHIRE (8th). HIGHLIGHTS:No Lady Amherst’sA Sanderling Pheasantswas at have Broom been GP reportedRobin Chittenden.this year. For the latest bird news please phonefrom a 09068 landline 700or mobile245. Calls phoneto 09068cost 65p 700245per minute plus your phone company access charge. Service provided by Birdline East Anglia. For enquiries please call 0330 3336946 or 07941 333 970, www.birdlineeastanglia.co.uk BERKSHIRE DINTON PASTURES CP: Highlights included two Oystercatchers, and two Mediterranean Gulls (17th-27th). LOWER FARM GP: An escaped Red-breasted Goose was present (12th-28th). Also seen were two Shelducks (1st-6th), two Garganeys (18th), six Common Scoters (27th), two Oystercatchers (16th-27th) and a Redstart (17th). MOOR GREEN LAKES: There was a Shelduck (17th), five Oystercatchers, and two Mediterranean Gulls (1st-18th). THEALE GP: Highlights included five Red-crested Pochards (4th-11th), three Oystercatchers (14th-30th), two Mediterranean Gulls (12th) and an Arctic Tern (12th). OTHER SITES: An Oystercatcher was at Englefield (4th), with five at Summerleaze GP (25th). A Curlew was at Queen Mother Reservoir (10th). A Redstart was at Wellbottom Down, Lambourn (14th). Marek Walford (www.berksbirds.co.uk) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HIGHLIGHTS: There were two Black-necked Grebes at Little Marlow GP (6th) and an Osprey flew over Gallows Bridge (7th). OTHER: Quail were at Hardmead (1st & 14th) and Shabbington (3rd & 6th). Ringed Plovers were seen at Manor Farm (9th & 25th) and Willen Lakes (25th & 29th). There were eight Black-tailed Godwits at College Lake (26th) and two more there (27th). There were two fourth calendar year Yellow-legged Gulls at Little Marlow GP (singles on 6th, 10th, 15th, 28th & 30th). There were two Turtle Doves at a private MOD site in the north (5th). Tree Sparrows were seen at Little Linford Wood (11th) and Lavendon Mill (22nd) and a Crossbill flew over Dancersend (25th). Adam Bassett (www.bucksbirdclub.co.uk) HAMPSHIRE BLASHFORD LAKES: A Black-necked Grebe was on Ibsley Water (30th). Also there was a Little Gull (15th-16th), 1,000 Swifts (5th & 8th), a Common Sandpiper (26th) and 20 Black-tailed Godwits (28th). Ivy Lake held an unseasonal Wigeon (29th). HILL HEAD-HAMBLE: Titchfield Haven had a Marsh Warbler (12th). A Cattle Egret (10th) flew over Posbrook, before landing at the Haven. The Little Gull from 2016 remained (to 4th). There was a Spoonbill (15th), a Ruff at Hill Head (10th), and the first returning Green Sandpipers (17th and 30th). Off Hill Head, Common Scoters were regular, with 60 (7th). A Shag was seen (30th). A Storm Petrel was off Chilling (7th). A Great White Egret was on the Hamble (12th). Hook-with-warsash held two Little Gulls (3rd), a Yellow-legged Gull (16th) and two Green Sandpipers (30th). LANGSTONE HARBOUR: An Elegant Tern was at Fishery Creek (7th) and off Sandy Point (9th). A Roseate Tern was at the Hayling Oysterbeds (12th). Sandy Point logged three Storm Petrels (9th), two Manx Shearwaters (7th), an Arctic Skua (10th), Great Skua (6th), eight Kittiwakes (10th), a Little Gull (21st), seven Fulmars (10th) and a Serin (1st). A Long-tailed Duck flew into Chichester Harbour (14th). Farlington logged a Ruff (to 23rd), two Pochards (2nd), two Pintails (29th) and eight Bearded Tits (25th). LYMINGTON-MILFORD-ON-SEA: Waders included a Spotted Redshank (22nd), Common Sandpiper (20th), 85 Black-tailed Godwits (15th), 11 Grey Plovers (3rd) and Sanderling (6th and 15th). Four Bearded Tits were seen (14th). Offshore there was a Red-breasted Merganser (15th) and eight Eiders (11th). Milford-on-sea had a Balearic Shearwater (5th) and Kittiwake (6th). OTHER SITES: A Serin was at Acres Down (1st). An Osprey flew over Piper’s Wait (3rd). A Wryneck was at Noar Hill (1st). A Bee-eater flew over South Warnborough (19th). Up to three Great White Egrets were at Fishlake Meadows (2nd-29th), along with four Hobbies and an unseasonal Pintail (29th). Two Quails were at Over Wallop (2nd-6th) and three at Ladle Hill (19th-27th). Inland feeding movements of Mediterranean Gulls included 110 over Leigh Park (1st) and 130 at Cranbury Park (21st). Yellow-legged Gulls were at Lower Test (23rd-24th) and Fleet Pond (30th). Lower Test also held a Green Sandpiper (15th). Tom Jordan HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHLIGHTS: A Honey Buzzard flew over Wilstone Reservoir (3rd). Two Garganeys were at Rye Meads, and another at Amwell (25th). Robin Chittenden. For the latest bird news please phone 09068 700 245. Calls to 09068 700245 from a landline or mobile phone cost 65p per minute plus your phone company access charge. Service provided by Birdline East Anglia. For enquiries please call 0330 3336946 or 07941 333 970, www.birdlineeastanglia.co.uk KENT HIGHLIGHTS: A Squacco Heron was at Dungeness RSPB (11th-14th). Honey Buzzards were at Lydd, Folkestone and Littlestone-on-sea (1st), Folkestone (2nd), Lydd (3rd), Dungeness RSPB (18th and 21st) and Sandwich Bay (24th-25th). A Rose-coloured Starling was at Dungeness RSPB (1st). Bee-eaters flew over Dungeness NNR (2nd and 17th), Lydd (9th), Foreness Point (15th) and Stodmarsh (22nd). A Red-footed Falcon hunted with Hobbies at Grove Ferry (2nd), with others at Worth Marsh (20th) and Stodmarsh (25th-30th). A Red-rumped Swallow was over Kingsdown and a Black Kite over St Margaret’s at Cliffe (3rd). A Marsh Warbler was at Hadlow (4th). SURREY HIGHLIGHTS: Thorncombe Street had a Common Rosefinch (1st). A Red-footed Falcon was at Frensham Common (10th-19th). A Red-backed Shrike was at Thursley Common (24th). LONDON WETLAND CENTRE: A Caspian Gull was recorded (12th). A Garganey was noted. STAINES RESERVOIRS: A Kittiwake visited King George VI Reservoir (2nd). Arctic Tern, Black-necked Grebe, Greenshank, Ringed Plover and Wood Sandpiper were also recorded. OTHER SITES: A Red-crested Pochard was near Bramley on various dates (3rd-13th). Beddington SF had a Little Gull (7th). There was a Wood Warbler on Ash Ranges (3rd-7th). Peter Bryant SUSSEX EAST SUSSEX: A Honey Buzzard flew over Poundgate (1st). A Black-winged Stilt was at Rye Harbour (2nd), with two at The Midrips (2nd). A Garganey was at Pannel Valley (3rd). Another was at Pett Level (18th), with a Spotted Redshank there (22nd). A Storm Petrel flew past Splash Point (8th). Little Gulls were at Rye Harbour (11th and 27th), with Ospreys there (16th-18th and 29th) and a Wood Sandpiper (30th). A Turtle Dove was in Ashdown Forest (16th). WEST SUSSEX: An Elegant Tern, Black Tern, Little Gull and Roseate Tern were at Church Norton (10th-20th). A Quail sang at The Burgh (7th). A Balearic Shearwater passed Selsey Bill (8th), with two (9th), and Storm Petrels (6th and 7th). A Turtle Dove flew over Pagham Harbour (17th), with a Spotted Redshank there (21st).
Red-footed Falcon, Frensham Common, Surrey, 11 June