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2006 Highlights


 

January

This Great Grey Shrike at Grendon Underwood was the first in the county for many years.  GGSwire1-200.jpg (6374 bytes)

 

Hawfinch09-03-065e-200.JPG (11270 bytes) An influx of Hawfinches into the county started at the very start of the year.

March

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This Red-necked Grebe seems to be doing a tour of the lakes in the Milton Keynes area. 

 

 

This superb Long-eared Owl was showing off at Pitchcott

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April

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This Alpine Swift was seen over Maidenhead, Berks and also in Bucks.

 

 

Rowsham again proved to be a migrant hotspot during April with this super Stone Curlew

 

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Another excellent find at Calvert was this Avocet

 

 

May

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This superb Wilson's Phalarope was county first in late May.

 

August

 

This Temminck's Stint was at Foxcote Reservoir from 31st August.  Click on the image so see an excellent set of photos.

 

September

This Black-necked Grebe was a short stayer at Foxcote Reservoir in September

October

 

This Common Scoter was at Calvert for two days in October.

 

This Little Gull brightened up Little Marlow during late October.

 

 

November

 

This Purple Heron at Latimer on 13th Nov is a "mega" rarity for Buckinghamshire.

 

These Great Northern Diver was found at Calvert on 28th Nov.

 

December

This Leach's Storm Petrel was a one day bird at Startopsend Reservoir. Another was photographed at Little Marlow  GP on the same day.

 

 

 

 

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What's New

The following items have been added to this website during 2006, plus a few of the more recent ones from 2005.  Also see the 2003 highlights page   2004 highlights page and 2005 highlights page.

Leach's Storm Petrel photos added 8th and 19th Dec 2006

Great Northern Diver photos added 28th Nov 2006

Red Kite photos added 28th Nov 2006

Golden Plover photos added 28th Nov 2006

Purple Heron photos added 13th,14th and 21st Nov 2006

Sedge Warbler photos added 8th Nov 2006

Lapwing photos added 8th Nov 2006

Wheatear photos added 8th Nov 2006

Stonechat photos added 5th Nov 2006

Common Scoter photo added 4th Nov 2006

Sandwich Tern photos added 4th Nov 2006

Reed Warbler photo added 3rd Nov 2006

Great Crested Grebe photos added  3rd Nov 2006

Golden Plover photo added 21st October 2006

Little Gull photos added 15th Oct 2006

Yellow Wagtail photos added 10th October 2006

Ruff  photos added  9th October 2006

Temminck's Stint photos added  1st September 2006

Merlin photos added  29th August 2006

Redstart photos added  29th August 2006

Wood Sandpiper photos added  29th August 2006

Common Sandpiper photos added  29th August 2006

Greenshank photos added  29th August 2006

Mediterranean Gull photos added  31st July 2006

Hobby photos added  31st July 2006

Great Crested Grebe photos added  31st July 2006

Oystercatcher photos added  31st July 2006

Wilson's Phalarope photos added  28th May 2006

Grasshopper Warbler photos added  7th May 2006

Peregrine photos added  7th May 2006

Arctic Tern photos added  7th May 2006

Blue-headed Wagtail photos added  7th May 2006

Tern Rafts photos added  2nd May 2006

Bar-tailed Godwit photos added  29th April 2006

Greenshank photos added  29th April 2006

Alpine Swift photos added  29th April 2006

Wood Warbler photos added  28th April 2006

Kittiwake photos added  28th April 2006

Stone Curlew photos added  12th April 2006

Avocet photos added  12th April 2006

Ring Ouzel photos added  12th April 2006

Wheatear photos added  12th April 2006

Long-eared Owl photos added  20th March 2006

Hawfinch photos added  14th March 2006

Red-necked Grebe photos added  14th March 2006

Red-crested Pochard photo added  14th March 2006

Marsh Tit photo added  14th March 2006

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker photo added  14th March 2006

Uncommon bird distribution graphs updated to 2004.   Rarity records for 2004 also added - 12th March.

Black Redstart photos added  7th and 14th March 2006.

Probable hybrid duck photos added  4th March 2006.

Barn Owl photos added  4th March 2006.

Bittern photos added  15th February 2006.

Velvet Scoter photos added  15th February 2006.

Raven photos added  15th February 2006.

Bean Geese photos added  29th January 2006.

Hawfinch photos added  29th January 2006.  New photo added 15th Feb.

Redpoll photos added  29th January 2006.

Smew photos added  29th January 2006.

Great Grey Shrike photo added  21st January 2006.  More pictures added 14th Feb

Brent Goose photo added  17th January 2006.

 


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