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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.

All of the pictures above link to species pages. 
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To view the photographic contributors page click here.  
Can other contributors of photos please supply details to Jim Rose.

Highlights of birds from previous years

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

What's New

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

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