Bird Sightings

Seen an interesting bird?  Then let us know by submitting a record on our on-line database.  It is easy to do but if you need some instructions take a look at the Submit Sightings Page.  To view the latest sightings just click on the menu item for Latest Sightings.

Some birds are not uncommon in other parts of the country or around our coasts, but may be in Buckinghamshire.  If you want to see just how scarce a particular species is then take a look at the Bucks List.

Black-winged Stilt - A Bucks Rarity

Discovered at Newton Leys by local birder Jenny Baker at 8am on 27th April 2022, this Black-winged Stilt stayed and showed well to many admirers until 19:30 at least. It was not present the following morning.

Photos copyright Mark Rayment

There is an excellent article from Bir Guides about this sighting. Visit https://www.birdguides.com/news/black-winged-stilt-drops-in-at-buckinghamshire-housing-estate/

This is only the 5th record for this species in the county following two at College Lake in May 2019.

To see previous photos of Black-winged Stilts in the county click on these links https://bucksbirdclub.co.uk/black-winged-stilts-a-3rd-county-record/
https://bucksbirdclub.co.uk/black-winged-stilts-at-little-marlow-gp/
or search in the Photo Gallery.