The Next Bucks Bird Club Indoor Meeting

On 2nd April Chris Ward will be presenting a talk called “Our Changing Wildlife”.

“The populations of many British bird species, and other wildlife, are constantly changing. Which species are increasing or declining, and what are the factors behind these changes? What, if anything, can be done to help those species in trouble? How has our wildlife changed historically, and what does the future hold for our birdlife?”

Chris is an excellent photographer and it should be a fascinating talk.

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Barn Owl – An example of one of Chris’s photo.

For more information on the talk click on this link.

Submit Your Bucks Sightings

Although the majority of bird records are submitted by members of the Buckinghamshire Bird Club, we are always pleased to receive records from other birders.  We ask that only records that are reliable are submitted.  Please indicate if there is any doubt over the identification or origin of an unusual species.  For certain scarce species within the county, you may be asked to supply written “field notes” before the record can be accepted as part of the official county records. Forms to use for the submission of scarce and rare species can be downloaded on the Reporting Scarce and Rare Birds page.

The preferred method of record submission is via the “Latest Bucks Sightings” page on this website.

Alternatively records may be submitted in spreadsheet format (Excel or compatible format).

See below for more information on both of these methods…


Submission via Website Click here to read Submit Your Bucks Sightings →

Aylesbury Peregrines

 

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Following the successful fledging of young Peregrines in the past two years, a number of improvements have been made to the platform, the cameras replaced with better specification models and repositioned to give a better view.  One of the cameras was funded by the Bucks Bird Club.

It is hoped that the web cams will be turned on again by 20th March.

The pair have a great view of Aylesbury!

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These photos were taken recently using the new cameras

 

Click here to go to the web camera website.

 

 

 

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This photos shows the difference in size and colouration between the male and female.  This is not always obvious when just one is sat on the nest.

 

Please post any sightings of Peregrines on the sightings website.

The Next Bucks Bird Club Field Meeting

The next field meeting is to BBOWT reserve at Gallows Bridge Farm on 12th April 2015.  

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We hope to see breeding birds such as Curlew and Lapwing but hopefully a few migrant waders and passerines.

Link to field trip details

 

 

 

Latest Buckinghamshire Bird Atlas now Available at Reduced Price

The Birds of Buckinghamshire – Published October 2012

The book is a 400 page full colour hard cover quality production and contains the data compiled through the efforts of many county birders while recording for the BTO Atlas project. Each species includes maps comparing the last survey carried out in 1980 with the present status plus a photograph taken within the county by a local birder. In addition there are great articles on Bucks bird sites & habitat, migration and charts showing arrival & departure dates as well as others showing changes in species distribution and gains & losses.

This book is an excellent production and a must for anyone interested in any aspect of Buckinghamshire birdlife.

 

The new Birds of Buckinghamshire is now available at £10 to non-members and free to members (postage and packing extra).

To obtain your copy:

If you live in or near to Bucks – Order directly from John Gearing, at john_gearing@hotmail.com or by telephone to 01296748245.  John is co-ordinating the orders and advising purchasers on collection points around the county.

If you live further afield – Order from John Gearing but allow for £6-00 postage and packing.

To View a some sample pages of the sites section click here.

To view the pages for Tree and Meadow Pipit click here  

To view the pages for Goldfinch and Siskin click here