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.

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Peregrines Breeding

2021 has seen a significant increase number of Peregrines attempting to breed in the county. Most of these are on the steeples of tall churches or other tall buildings where they are relatively secure from unwanted disturbance. A summary is as follows :-

Aylesbury – The breeding pair in Aylesbury have breed on the specially erected platform on the council offices for some years. This year a single bird fledged and was seen on the top of County Hall in mid June.

High Wycombe – A pair attempted to breed on All Saints church but apparently failed. Hopefully this pair will return and try again next year.

Milton Keynes – A pair again attempted to nest in the MK Stadium. Details awaited.

Marlow – A pair have made use of a new platform that was installed over the winter months on All Saints church (next to Marlow bridge) and as of mid June there were three well grown youngsters getting ready to fly.
The WildMarlow group were instrumental in arranging for the platform and also for monitoring of the breeding. This has been reported regularly on Twitter by @wildmarlow1. A recent video is shown at the bottom of this post. WildMarlow have organised a drop in event at the bottom of Marlow High Street on Sunday 4th July (from 10am to 2pm), so that members of the public can view the birds perched on the spire. Members of the Buckinghamshire Bird Club will also be present.
Telescopes will be provided and suitable Covid precautions will be taken.

The following photos were kindly provided by local photographer Neil Richards.

Parenting activities underway!
The 2021 Juveniles
The above video clip is linked to the @WildMarlow Twitter feed. There are many other videos and photo on this feed.

To see a previous post on Peregrines in the county visit