2008-2009 Bucks Bird Club Field and Indoor Meetings
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|Willen Lake hosted this smart drake Red-breasted Merganser in mid December.|
|This Merlin was seen briefly on a hedgerow at Marsh Gibbon in Mid-December.|
|One of two Whooper Swans seen at Wooton House in late October. More photos of different birds added in December.|
|This Cattle Egret at Haversham in late Nov/early Dec is a third county record|
|One of a pair of Black- Necked Grebes that were at Furzton Lake at the start of December|
|One of four Bean Geese seen at Hillesden Pools in mid-November|
|This Jack Snipe was well watched at Calvert during early November.|
|One of several Short-eared Owls seen at Linford in October and November.|
|This 1st winter Caspian Gull was seen at Calvert|
|Recent years have shown a number of Great Grey Shrikes in the county. This one was at Ivinghoe in mid-October.|
|One of two Little Gulls seen at Tring Reservoirs in early October.|
|This Ferruginous Duck was an excellent find at Calvert in late September. More photos late Oct.|
|This superb photo of a Wryneck was taken in a Prestwood garden in mid-September|
Grey Phalaropes were seen at Weston Turville
Res and Startopsend Res in early September.
|This juvenile White-winged Black Tern was at Wilstone Reservoir and became the first Bucks record for this species.|
This male Peregrine Falcon is one of a pair
that are resident in the centre of Aylesbury.
A nesting platform was erected by the Bucks County Council in early 2008.
Updated August 2008
|A mega bird for the county in the form of Purple Heron was seen briefly at College Lake in early May|
|This Great Reed Warbler was a one day visitor to Willen Lake on 11th May. It may well be the "bird of the year" for 2008.|
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The following items have been added to this website during 2008 plus a few of the more recent ones from 2007. Also see the 2003 highlights page 2004 highlights page 2005 highlights page 2006 highlights page and 2007 highlights page
Red-breasted Merganser photos added 21st December 2008.
Merlin photos added 14th December 2008.
Whooper Swan photos added 14th December 2008.
Fieldfare photo added 14th December 2008.
Cattle Egret photo added 1st December 2008.
Black-necked Grebe photo added 1st December 2008.
Bean Goose photo added 16th November 2008.
Jack Snipe photo added 9th November 2008.
Little Owl photo added 9th November 2008.
Gibraltar Point Trip photod added 4th November 2008.
Brambling photo added 4th November 2008.
Short-eared Owl photo added 4th November 2008.
Caspian Gull photos added 4th November 2008.
Whooper Swan photos added 30th October 2008.
Meadow Pipit photos added 30th October 2008.
Great Grey Shrike photos added 9th October 2008.
Little Gull photos added 15th October 2008.
Spotted Flycatcher photos added 15th October 2008.
Ferruginous Duck Photos added 30th September
Wryneck Photos added 15th September
Redstart Photos added 16th September
White-winged Black Tern Photos added 1st September
Shag Photos added 30th August
Peregrine Photos added 28th August
Black Tern Photos added 5th August
Kestrel Photos added 5th August
Sanderling Photos added 5th August
2008/9 Diary Published 1st August
Redshank Photos added 20th July
Common Buzzard photo added 21st July
Common Tern article updated added 20th July
Pied Wagtail photos added 5th July
Grey Wagtail photos added 5th July
Spotted Flycatcher photos added 5th July
Black-throated Diver photos added 19th May
Purple Heron photos added 19th May
Shelduck photo added 17th May
Red-legged Partridge photo added 17th May
Great Reed Warbler photo added 13th May
Temminck's Stint photo added 13th May
Grey Plover photo added 11th May
Skylark photo added 11th May
Little Gull photo added 2nd May
Black-necked Grebe photo added 28th April
Wheatear photo added 28th April
Redstart photo added 28th April
Ring Ouzel photo added 28th April
Ring-necked Parakeet photo added 28th April
Pied Flycatcher photo added 28th April
Sedge Warbler photo added 26th April
Chiffchaff photo added 16th April
Mandarin photo added 16th and 29th April
Bird List tables updated with data from the 2006 Annual Report
Firecrest photos added 31st March
Goldcrest photos added 31st March
Little Ringed Plover photos added 31st March
Yellow Wagtail photos added 31st March
Avocet photos added 28th March
Cormorant photos added 25th March
All bird distribution charts updated. Charts provided by Dave Ferguson.
Little Grebe photos added 13th March
Iceland Gull photos added 9th March
Tree Sparrow photos added 9th March
Long-tailed Tit photos added 9th March
Willow Tit photos added 9th March
Barn Owl photos added 9th March
Glaucous Gull photos added 3rd March
Jack Snipe photos added 1st March
Brambling photos added 29th February
Lesser Redpoll photos added 29th February
Siskin photos added 29th February
Little Auk photos added 22nd February
Bittern photos added 21st February
Partial albino Bullfinch photos added 21st February
Scarce bird sighting added from 2005 Annual Report details added 17th February
2006 Annual Report details added 13th February
Iceland Gull photo added 12th February
Green Woodpecker updated 12th February
Gadwall photo added 12th February
Wigeon photo added 12th February
Goldeneye photo added 12th February
Atlas update map updated 11th February
Peregrine photos added 4th and 8th Feb 2008.
Siskin photos added 18th January and 8th February 2008.
Sparrowhawk photos added 8th February 2008.
Great Black-backed Gull photos added 8th February 2008.
Atlas update map updated 29th January
Kingfisher photos added 21st January 2008.
Fieldfare photos added 18th January 2008.
Great Grey Shrike photos added 18th January 2008.
Caspian Gull photos added 18th January 2008.
Yellow-legged Gull photos added 10th and 24th December
Brambling photo added 10th December
Kestrel photo added 10th December
Link to East berks RSPB site added 9th December