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.

White Stork in South Bucks

On 8th June, photos posted on Twitter and on Facebook of a White Stork at Cockmarsh, just over the border in Berkshire, were tantalising and several Bucks birders crossed the Thames to try and locate the bird. Unfortunately all that could be gleaned was a report that “a Crane” was seen to fly off north, presumably over the river into Bucks.

A wander around some of the likely places in the area the following day did not produce anything however the video below has since been posted on Twitter. This was taken on Monday 8th at Bradenham about 11 kilometres to the NW from Cockmarsh.

There are 18 prior records of the species in the county. The origin of this bird is not known but there are release schemes in Southern England at present, so a possible source.